Summer Empties

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Happy Tuesday Friends,

This is the first time I am doing a post like this. Typically, I do my empties on my youtube channel, look at me switching thing up 🙂 Let’s jump right in. I wanted to do a short review on these products, being I have used them up I can tell you how I feel about them.

Sunday Riley Good Genes I really enjoyed this product. There is something about using a product that makes you feel luxurious. Every night I would get excited because I got to give myself a mini facial in a bottle. Unfortunately, this product caused my skin to break out over time. My entire jawline had small bumps which then turned into scars that I am still trying clear up. I really wished it would have worked for my skin because I really loved this product.

Thayers Witch Hazel Okay so… you need this product. This was like no other toner I have every used before. I used to rave about the Neutrogena No Alcohol Toner. I use this product for so many things.  It works great to take my makeup off, to tone, as a refresher and a micellar water. It helps to decrease inflammation and redness (that’s what pimples are!). I can go on and on about this product. I already repurchased and I had to get a back up to my back up.

OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème I have used this product before, this is about my second or third bottle. It is a great moisturizer but there isn’t much special about it. I do like the way it smells. It is lacking something that I can’t put my finger on. Not to discount this is a great  product, but I still wanted to try other things. I know that is a weird way to describe this product but it is great.

Kate Somerville Ret-A-Sphere I don’t know why I have to explain how many times I have repurchased each product but I feel the need to share lol. This is number 2 for this product. In my mind retnol will have fade my dark spots because it is a chemical exfoliant. Welcome to my 30s because my skin must have changed, this freaked my skin out. The first tube I used it did wonders for my skin which is why I wanted to repurchase it.

Shea Moisture Shea Oil When I was in college my hair started to grow like a tumbleweed (lol) my hair dresser said it may have been the shea butter I was using. I had been on the hunt to find a better shea oil for natural hair and here it is. I found it.  I loved this oil it was amazing very moisturizing and it is inexpensive!

Deva Curl One Condition I love this line! It does wonders for my hair. Washing my hair has been much easier. It provided so much slip making my wash day so much easier. I think I may have talked about this line in other post. Overall if you have natural hair… this should be in your shower. It is amazing.

Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara I tried this mascara just to try something new. I normally wear the Benefit They’re real I wanted to try this because I heard great things about it. It was great, but I prefer they’re real.

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer I. Love. This. Stuff! I can’t with out it. I am a big eyelash person, and when I discovered this my life has been forever changed. I think this is my 4th tub.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer I really really really like this brow pencil. I was using a cheap eyebrow pencil which was great, I had used that pencil for years, but I did like the face I needed to sharpen it after each use. I was on the hunt to find a brow pencil that I didn’t need to sharpen. I got lucky, not only did I find a twist up pencil but it also has an angled tip. It makes a more precise line and angle.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi Friends,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I am talking hair. It is funny that I don’t talk about hair very much on my blog considering… one of my dreams growing up was to become a hairstylist. I actually do hair on the side and love doing it quite a bit. Same goes with make up, I guess because once I have found a routine that works, I stick with it. Today I am giving you all my schedule (yes, schedule) on how I cleanse my hair.

I like to use three types of cleansers and I use them in “cycles.” Typically, I wash my hair once a week. At the beginning of the “cycle” I cleanse my hair with a traditional shampoo with the matching conditioner. In case you haven’t noticed, I have natural hair and I have learned over the years my hair responds better with less shampoo (it dries it out). The next week I co-wash (conditioner wash) which is when you just use conditioner. This allows me to redo my hair, provide moisture and lightly cleanse. The next week I use a co-wash cleanser and the matching conditioner after two weeks without a shampoo I start to get itchy (lol) so using a “no poo” cleanser allows me to cleanse my hair and scalp without drying it out. The last week in the cycle, I co-wash again, then back to the top. 🙂

Also, in the cycle is the deep condition process. I always try to deep condition when I wash my hair. My goal is twice a month but if we are being honest, I am lucky if I do it once (I am going to do better). I love this deep conditioner and I have been using it for years.

img_7496_fotorimg_7494_fotorimg_7498_fotorimg_7500_fotor2Let me know if you all are interested in seeing more hair post. I would like to share with you the tool and styling products I use too. Would you be interested?

Deva Curl

Hi Friends,

If you can’t tell, I have curly hair. If you have ever watched my YouTube  Channel you will find a few tips and tricks I use to keep all this hair under control. Recently, I discovered the Deva Curl line, just to let you know in the beginning of this post… the products are amazing! As of now, these are the only products I’ve used from Deva Curl and yes I love both the One Conditioner and the No Poo Shampoo.


A few months ago I decided to try the line, and I loved it. I went through the travel sized products quicker than I would have liked and never purchased them again. Until now, but this time to got the regular size. This buying this product maybe one of the best hair decisions I have ever made. I really like this line it makes washing your hair so easy. Last night I washed my hair and it took all of 30 minutes, this means I got 15 minutes back into my day!!!

Seriously, if you are in the marked for a new shampoo and conditioner you should try these products. After washing my hair it was so soft and so easy to manage.  Detangling, which is usually a chore was so easy.  

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Product Review: Deva Curl

At my last hair appointment my hair dresser informed me that I need to stop using cheap hair products. Yes I admit I use whatever I can find on sale to take care of all this hair. I promise I have a good reason! Well I have a lot of hair, and I got through products quick. I would tell myself it is okay as long as I am not using heat on my hair. Well according to my hair dresser I need to use better products so I am starting with the Deva Curl line.

Deva Curl is a brand that emphasizes the curly girl lifestyle. According to the brand those ladies with curly hair have a story to tell and Deva Curl wants to know about it. Their products will help women with curly hair celebrate their curls in a healthy way.

I purchased the no-poo shampoo and the one condition. The no-poo shampoo is a shampoo marketed to cleanse hair without using harsh chemicals. These chemicals will hair avoid dryness and frizz, leaving you with healthy beautiful curls. The one condition is the mate to the no poo, that gives hair the most amount of hydration.

I am just going to jump in and tell you all this product is amazing. On my first use the no poo made my hair feel clean but not striped of all the moisture I am trying to hold on to. When it was time to use the conditioner, I became a believer.  I was able to detangle my hair with out clogging my tub, that alone is an amazing benefit! Running a comb through my hair and it being completely detangled, is the best feeling ever!

After washing and styling my hair, I have noticed less frizz and more moisture. Which is everything I have been looking for in a shampoo and conditioner.

Over all I recommend this product, and I think I even want to make a visit to one of the salon they have.

xx

Jazmin Mac