5.31.2013

Review: Nutrine Unscented Garlic Shampoo

 Today I will reviewing the Nutrine Unscented Garlic Shampoo. I have had problems with hair loss ever since I became a vegetarian and no matter what I eat or vitamins I take I since mange to lose big amounts of hair everyday (I think it's genetics). I first heard of this shampoo a few years ago and heard great reviews on it but at the time my hair loss wasn't a huge problem but recently it was becoming too noticeable so I decided to finally get it. I got this shampoo in the begging of the month so I have been using this for a whole month. So what were the results? Keep reading to find out (I'm such a tease).

What it claims to do: "Nutrine Garlic Shampoo contains unscented garlic extract and other natural ingredients. Nutrine Garlic Shampoo promotes cleanse, healthier hair and scalp with regular use which aids in the prevention of excessive hair loss."

Pros:
- Makes hair thicker
- Grows hair around the scalp area
- Smells great
- Good amount of product in bottle 
- Uses natural ingredients

Cons:
- Dries out hair

My experience: After the first use I notice that my hair already felt thicker! A whole month later it increased my overall hair growth, my scalp had more hair and my hair got stronger. The only problem I have is that it makes my hair dry afterwards so I have to double on the conditioner, speaking of which they also have a Garlic Unscented conditioner which I'm thinking about getting since I loved the shampoo! I'm so glad I got this shampoo because I saw improvements after my first use I will continue to use this and would recommend to anyone who has hair loss problems.

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! If you have hair loss or scalp problems but if you are looking for a shampoo that will make your hair grow longer then this is not for you.

You can buy the Nutrine Unscented Garlic Shampoo here

Do you have hair growth problems? What are your favorite products to use?

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-Michelle

5.24.2013

Review: Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Facial Towelettes

Hey loves! Today I have another makeup wipe review for you guys! A few weeks ago I reviewed the Simple makeup wipes and one of my readers recommend me these wipes so I did. I've tried the Yes To Cucumber facial wipes before but this was my first time try anything for the Yes To Blueberries line, which targets anti-aging problems. I was really excited to try these wipes but how well did they perform? Keep reading to find out!

What it claims to do: "Yes To Blueberries features products that help improve skin firmness, protect skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and nourish age damaged skin. It's a recipe for youth enhancing goodness!"

Pros:
- Takes off makeup
- Wipe stays wet for a good amount of time
- Soft on skin
- Refreshing
- Moisturizing

Cons:
- Smells horrible

My experience: The first time I used one of these wipes the smell is the first thing I notice. I'm not sure what blueberries smell like but I can tell you that they don't smell like these wipes. Aside from the awful smell the wipes are pretty darn good. The wetness level is average and they leave my face feeling refreshed afterwards.

Would I recommend this to someone? It's a pretty average facial wipe if you ask me. But I would recommend these to someone, that is if you think you can handle the smell.

You can buy the Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Facial Wipes here.

Have you tried these wipes before? Did you like them?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

5.20.2013

NOTD: Ombre 2.0

The ombre nail trend has been around for a few seasons now but just yesterday I decided to try out a different way of creating the gradient effect. If you've been following my blog from the start you may remember back when I did my first ombre nails, I showed you guys how I did it back then and now I would like to share another way you can get the same look using a slight different technique. I actually prefer this way better because it looks more natural and it's less messy!

Colors I used: Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth, Essie Play Date, and Zoya Kendal

I added 1-2 layers of each color in a row on a make up  sponge and dabbed repeatedly on my finger nails until the colors transferred onto my nails (I did three applications on each nail). Wait until the polish has dried a little and then seal with a top coat for a smoother finish.

Have you tried ombre nails? Which way do you prefer my first technique or this one?

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-Michelle

5.19.2013

The Adventures in Macaron Tasting

 I have a special blog post for you guys today but first I want to say Happy Birthday to my older sister and this post is in honor of you! Today's post is on macarons! My older sister started baking macarons recently and now she makes a batch almost every week! I haven't made any myself nor have seen my sister prepare them but I've tasted one from almost every batch so far and have tasted them, so yeah.


This was the first macaron I tasted (ever!) and I really enjoyed it! A lot of people either love or hate macarons but this first batch of macarons made me a macaron lover! The inside was very yummy! I'm not sure what the inside was made out of (maybe, raspberry or strawberry) but it is so far the only macaron she made that has a pink filling in it.


My older sister just made these special Pikachu macarons yesterday for her birthday. These are by far the cutest macarons she's made! The inside contains Nutella which makes these even yummier! She made the faces by using red icing jelly and melting chocolates.

Have you ever had a macaron? Have you ever made any?

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-Michelle

5.16.2013

Review: Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Mask

So I have another review for you all today! Sorry for all the reviews lately it's just that I've been busy with life and reviews seem to be the easiest posts to write (plus, I have tons of products that I've been meaning to review). Anyways, today I'm reviewing the Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Mask. I'm familiar with Freeman masks (I've tried the cucumber one before) but so far this one is my favorite!

What it claims to do: "This calming mask instantly absorbs excess oil while clarifying and purging slogged pores. Dead Sea Minerals contain natural supplements that are essential for maintaining healthy skin. Sea Salts help replenish and balance moisture. Lavender and Bergamot promote relaxing aromatherapy. Rinse away the mask to reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin. Ideal for all skin typed."

Pros:
- Relaxing scent (like drinking tea on a deserted island)
- Pretty color
- Tightens skin
- Makes skin soft
- Great for oily skin

Cons:
- Itchy  

My experience: I bought this for my sister but she let me use it a few times and I fell in love with it! The smell is soothing and the aquamarine color is so pretty! The first time I used this it tighten my skin and made it feel really soft! However, within a few minutes the mask started getting itchy but not the type of itch that irritates your skin or anything. I asked my sister if she gets itchy when she uses the mask but she said no. I'm not sure what's up with my skin. I also notice that my skin is less oily the next day after I use this mask.

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! I think this is a great mask to have in your collection. Perfect for does relaxing nights!

You can buy the Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Mask here.

What's your favorite face mask?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

5.14.2013

Review: Maybelline the Falsies Mascara

Hello my lovelies! Today I will be reviewing one of my new favorite mascaras by Mayebelline, the Falsies. I haven't found a product that I really like by Maybelline in a long time but this mascara surprised me and has become my new favorite make up product!

What it claims to do? "It's not mascara, it's false lash glam in a tube, instantly patented spoon brush and pro keratin fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping. Unique flexible wand helps lift and separate, to provide the look of 3x more lashes. You will find lashes you didn't even know you had!"

Pros:
- Adds volume
- Lengthens
- Applies on evenly
- Doesn't clump
- Holds a curl
- Separates eyelashes
- Great brush (great at curling eyelashes)

Cons:
- Dries out quickly

My experience: I first tried the waterproof version of this mascara a few summers ago and hated it! It smudged and flaked and it was just horrible! I've wanted to buy the normal version of The Falsies for a while  but it wasn't until I read that Ayumi Seto uses this mascara that I decided to finally pick it up! In my first application I noticed that it made my lashes look thick and full! I love how it has a slightly curved brush because it makes it easier for me to curl my lashes with the brush. I've been wearing this mascara for a month now and can tell you that I will be repurchasing it for a long time, it's my new go-to mascara!

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! I'm not a fan of most Maybelline products but The Falsies mascara gets my stamp of approval!

You can buy the Maybelline the Falsies mascara here.

Have you tried this mascara before? Did you like it?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

5.07.2013

Review: LUSH Eau Roma Water

I have another LUSH product to review for you all today. Back last month when I was at the LUSH store the lady was trying to sell me the Tree Tea Water but they only had the larger size (typical) but I didn't want the larger size (because I didn't want invest in a product that I hadn't tried yet) so she said that the Eau Roma Water worked just the same so I decided to get this one instead. I've used almost all of the product and here are my thoughts on it...


What it claims to do? "A gentle rose and lavender tonic for everyday use that helps hydrate dry, sensitive, mature skin without causing it to overreact. Soft, comfortable skin is only a spritz away-eau my!"

Pros:
- Smells good
- Hydrating
- Refreshing
- Vegan

Cons:
- Comes with a spray spritzer (I don't like using spray toners because they're not as effective as regular toners)

My experience: I actually used this product as soon as I got into the car the day I bought it! My first impressions were that it smelled great and that it was refreshing, this wasn't a cool water sort of feel but a bath in a spring water sensation! That night when I got home I used it after I cleansed my face with a cotton round and again I felt like I was being treated at a spa, it is very hydrating! I also love using this when I am out and need a cool mist to refresh my face.

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! Whether you have dry or oily skin your skin will enjoy this! It's refreshing and will be a great product to have in your bag during summer!

You can buy the LUSH Eau Roma Water here.


Have you tried Eau Rome Water before? What's your favorite toner?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

5.05.2013

Face of the Month: April

This post was originally suppose to go up yesterday but it was a long day yesterday and was so tired by the time I got home that I didn't end up posting it. So today I'm sharing what products I used frequently in the month of April.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara: I decided to try out this mascara (again). I tried the waterproof version of this mascara last Summer but didn't like it. However, I love this version much better!

EOS Sphere Lip Balm in Sweet Vanilla Nonsense: This is the only EOS lip balm I have right and I'm trying to finish it so I can buy a new one. I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy another one until I used up all the whole Alice and Wonderland set.

Forever 21 Rose Hand Mirror: I use a hand mirror each time I apply on makeup because it's much more efficient for me. This cute mirror from Forever was $1 and comes in handy.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream: This was the first BB cream that I ever used and it's one of my favorites! I love the dewy look I get from this!

ELF Liquid Eyeliner: My sister recommend me this liquid eyeliner and so far so good. I just wish it wasn't so wet!

Coastal Scents Bright Eyed Eye Brightener in Light: Still using this as a concealer and loving it! Full review here.

MAC Brow Set in Beguile: I've had this for a while so I started using it again. I like how it makes my brows lighter but wish that the brush was a little bit smaller so that I could get into the corners better.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: I always use a eye primer before apply any makeup on my eyes (because I have super oily eyelids). I've been using the Too Faced primer for a while but I think it's time to invest in another one. I'm thinking about getting the Urban Decay one because I had a sample of it and really enjoyed it. What's your favorite eye primer?

Baby Lips in Yummy Plummy: Still using this Baby Lips color. I love using Yummy Plummy when I want a settle lip color that isn't too bright.

What's your current favorite makeup product?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

5.01.2013

April Random Favorites

Yesterday I shared my beauty favorites with you and now today I will be talking about my random favorites from the month of April. These random goodies can be anything from food, books, clothes, etc! i hope you enjoy! 

Cat Print Sweater from Romwe: I had a coupon for Romwe and while I was browsing through their shop I saw that they had this cat sweater that reminded me of a Wild Fox jumper, but this one was way cheaper! What I love about this sweater is that it's thin but it can still keep you warm so it's perfect for Spring!

Bobble Water Bottle with Filter: Last month I bought this water bottle by Bobble and I've been using this all month! It also has a built in filter that cleans the water for you (in case you are stranded on a island or something).

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist in Lavender Vanilla: Picked this up from Bath and Body Works because I've been wanting to try it for forever! You spray this on your pillow before you sleep and it leaves a calming scent that is suppose to make you fall asleep. I'm still not sure if this works yet but I love the smell!

Zipper May 2013 Magazine: I've been obsessed with Zipper magazines for the past couple of months (I have three so far) and have bought almost every issue that I can get my hands on! I buy my magazines from this seller on eBay but if anyone knows where I can get them cheaper please let me know! I want to start collecting them!

Ice Breaker Ice Cubes Gum in Bubble Breeze: Love this gum! I can't wait to try out the other flavors! 

Play Choo Choo Alice Cat Card Holder: This is basically my new wallet I know it's a card holder but I use cards most of the time anyways and whatever money I do have I keep in the inside pockets. I especially love the fact that the Alice cat blinks at you when you move it! So cute!

A Toltec The Four Agreements Wisdom Book: I started reading this book a few days ago and It has completely changed my views on life! I totally recommend this book! By the way this book isn't religious (even thought the cover looks like it) I mean it can be looked that way but doesn't have too. It does talk about gods and stuff but the whole book isn't about that it's about wanting to be a happier and positive person.

What is some stuff that you are currently into?

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-Michelle