Thursday, July 26, 2012

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

I've been debating to get a self tanner. For the longest time I used Jergens but the smell of the tanner made my stomach turn. I think is too strong and it feels sticky on my skin. I decided after much researching to get St Tropez, is a pretty reputable brand and have not heard any negative comments.

I think this tan works perfectly for those who want a beautiful sun-kissed look without using sunbeds or damaging your skin outdoors. If you can't bear the smell of false tan then I'd skip this but honestly it's not overpowering as the Jergens brand. It's also extremely easy to use and dries within minutes. I suggest buying the tan applicator mitt that they have at Sephora to apply it. It saves you time and goes on smoothly with the mitten. As far as how long it lasted. It lasted me about a week without re-application which I think is fine.
On the back of the packaging it gives you instructIons on how to apply it. It notes to exfoliate your skin. I used ocean salt from LUSH and used my exfoliated mitten in the shower. After showering I applied moisturizer to my dry areas and waited about half an hour. I then applied the self tanner all over with the mitten and waited about 60 seconds before getting dressed. It does note you can take a shower after 4 hours to reveal a more natural sun-kissed look which I did and I have to admit I LOVE this product especially for my fair skin.

You can get this product at Sephora for about $30.00 and the applicator mitt for about $6.00. The LUSH exfoliator I use is from LUSH and that costs about $19.95-$34.95 a pot depending on the size you get. I know that the self tanner is a bit expensive but I have to be honest I have never used anything that works so well and looks so natural. MUST TRY!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dry Shampoo Review

I've mentioned before in one of my videos of how oily my hair can get from the products put in my hair and just my natural oils. I tend to use a lot of dry shampoo on a daily basis between washes due to the fact that I have color treated hair and bleached hair and the last thing I want is to make it more dry by washing it constantly.

If you hate washing your hair as much as I do? I try to go as long as possible without washing it and not because I'm lazy but because skipping a day or two might actually be healthier and it also saves time, water and energy. I will be giving you my honest opinion on how I feel about each and every dry shampoo I own and have tried and which by far is my favorite.

Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

LOVE: I love that this dry shampoo gives you a bunch of volume and gives texture to your hair. I especially think this is good for people that have thin hair.
DISLIKE: Makes your hair look clean but it definitely does not make your hair FEEL clean and also if you happen to be a burnette using this product I have to say it can give you an ashy look. Also I've come across a lot of defected broken bottles with this product.

Umberto Dry Clean Dry Shampoo

LOVE: I love the packaging it looks like a high end product and is affordable. I like that is very light and doesn't leave a residue behind.
DISLIKE: Hard to find in stores since it sells out pretty fast. I also don't like that it doesn't have as much product as I would like it to.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

LOVE: It has a citrus scent that you just can't get enough of
DISLIKE: It makes your hair feel greasy and it takes a couple of washes before you can get the buildup out of your hair

Suave Dry Shampoo
LOVE: For under $3 bucks you can get a good quality dry shampoo with a great citrus scent
DISLIKE: If you spray too much it can leave a waxy texture on your hair so make sure not to spray too much

Dove Refresh Care Dry Shampoo

LOVE: The smell on this product is awesome just like any of the other dove products I currently use. It gave me a lot of volume and made my hair feel clean
DISLIKE: The packaging leaked after purchasing it twice. I didn't get any uses of it after just using it once or twice

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

LOVE: This product has a lite matte finish and you get a lot for your money since the packaging is huge. Also a little bit goes a long way, you don't have to spray so much as other dry shampoos
DISLIKE: I have nothing bad to say about this product since out of all the ones I've used this is my top favorite

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm Back!

I first wanted to say that I am sorry I've not been posting or making videos but school is just now ending
and finals are coming up so I'm trying to just finish the semester.. Not much has happened. I only been studying, working and been doing a lot of shopping. Thanks for being patient : )