Alyee H.
Review for L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
I have ghostly white skin, which in fact I cherish, so I avoid ever going out in the
sun without my skin drenched in sunscreen. When it comes to tanning, I have
never used a tanning bed nor have the desire to fry my skin in the sun. That said,
I have occasionally dipped my toe into using self-tanning products and so I was
intrigued to try out Loreal's new Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse.

It’s interesting that this is a water mousse and in fact looks just like a
foamy soap dispenser. I went all-in and even made sure, as directed, to fully
exfoliate my skin prior to applying this because I didn’t want any buildup. I
absolutely love that I experienced no transfer of the product onto my clothes
nor my bed.

The soft coconut scent is lovely, but it does stick around for
quite a while. After the color started to appear, I did notice darker spots
where it gathered by my wrists and ankles and a few areas where it streaked on
the undersides of my wrists and arms. However, the streaking was very minimal
and could be due to user error. The final color was a nice tan shade with a
soft glow and not at all too orange, but I gave this a few less stars is
because Loreal is not a cruelty-free brand. I received this complimentary of
Influenster and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse  
Porcelain
Combination
Acne, Large Pores, Sensitivity
Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Dryness, Itchiness, Scarring, Moles, In-Grown Hairs, Body Acne
Review for Tom's of Maine Natural Powder Antiperspirant - 3 months, 1 week ago
Tom’s Of Maine Natural Powder Antiperspirant & Deodorant has been a great first step on my journey of discovering natural deodorants and what they can do for my body. I chose the Natural Powder antiperspirant simply because that’s what my Walmart had available at the time, but I am also interested in trying out the Fresh Meadow scent next time. I did choose antiperspirant over their aluminum-free deodorant because as much I would like to say I don’t sweat, that couldn't be further from the truth. What’s great is that Tom’s provides both options and is up-front about their ingredients.

Above all, I need that wetness protection when running around chasing preschoolers all day. I’m not sure about the whole 24 hours of wetness-protection, but I do know it withstands a long work day and lots of stressors without any embarrassing underarm wet spots or stinkies. I don’t mind the baby powder fragrance and only a fraction of scent translates to your underarm, leaving it barely noticeable. Plus, I like using fragrance mists, so I don’t mind that this is subtle. The deodorant swipes clear on skin and I haven’t noticed any transfer of product to the undersides of my sleeves.

I gave myself an entire week and then some days of trying this out, since there can be some transition time necessary when switching to a natural deodorant. I felt that this scent worked with my body’s chemistry and was effective at stopping any odors. Best of all, Tom’s of Maine products are made cruelty-free with no artificial fragrances or preservatives and no animal ingredients. I received complimentary products from Tom's of Maine for my honest review. 

Tom's of Maine Natural Powder Antiperspirant
Review for Garnier SkinActive Balancing Facial Mist with Green Tea, 4.4 fl. oz. - 3 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I would love it if this weather could make up its mind! One minute it’s snowy and the next its 50’s with sunshine; gotta love Michigan! Thankfully Garnier SkinActive Balancing Facial Mist with Green Tea is there for your skin no matter the conditions. It’s a facial spray that instantly cools and hydrates your face whether you're wearing makeup or none at all.

I love the green tea scent, and in fact it smells so delicious that it makes me crave Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey. I love how it made my face feel after going between outdoors and indoors all day in this dry winter weather. It does not cause makeup to slide or become oily, but simply refreshes, which is perfect coming from an oily skin girl.

Plus, you can use it anytime you want with limitless frequency, so if you really want to apply it every hour on the hour, you do you! This has become easily one of my favorite to-go skincare products. I love spritzing before and after the gym, after long hours in the classroom and right before bed. Garnier also has two other SkinActive Facial Mists: a hydrating blue that includes aloe juice and a soothing pink with rose water. I received a sample complimentary from Pinchme for my honest review!

Garnier SkinActive Balancing Facial Mist with Green Tea, 4.4 fl. oz.
Combination
Acne, Large Pores, Sensitivity
Review for NEXXUS® KERAPHIX SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 FL OZ - 3 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Im so happy I made time to try out the Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo & Conditioner!  I received both a sample packet of the Conditioner and Shampoo from Conde Nast & Allure #tryitsampling I was initially intrigued because it focuses on severely damaged hair. My hair is already considerably damaged just because it's bleach blonde, why is why I love trying out new restorative products to see what will help repair it.

Our hair is made up of more than 90% proteins, and those proteins are lost when we introduce bleaching, coloring and heat styling.  The Keraphix combo is made to target severely damaged hair by replenishing those lost proteins. I love that it is Silicone-free and infused with their exclusive ProteinFusion blend that contains keratin, black rice, collagen and elastin, Keraphix nourishes, strengthens and heals damaged hair.

It smells perfume-y, yet not overwhelming to me, but could be a bit much if you're particularly sensitive. 💓The shampoo has a thick and silky texture that lathers nicely without leaving a "completely stripped" feeling. When paired with the conditioner it noticeably made my hair softer right out of the shower, and even more so as I went to brush and dry it. It made my hair less tangle-prone and much easier to brush out. Once dried, my hair felt stronger, softer and a lot less frizzy.

I also think that this makes a great stand-alone Shampoo if you like to mix and match or just switch up your routine. I would recommend that everyone, especially us who love to dye our hair to give it a try!

NEXXUS® KERAPHIX SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 FL OZ
NEXXUS® KERAPHIX CONDITIONER FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 OZ
Platinum
Dry, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Damage, Dryness, Volume, Split Ends, Brittleness, Heat Protection
Review for NEXXUS® KERAPHIX CONDITIONER FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 OZ - 3 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Im so happy I made time to try out the Nexxus Keraphix Conditioner & Shampoo! I received both a sample packet of the Conditioner and Shampoo from Conde Nast & Allure #tryitsampling I was initially intrigued because it focuses on severely damaged hair. My hair is already considerably damaged just because it's bleach blonde, why is why I love trying out new restorative products to see what will help repair it.

Our hair is made up of more than 90% proteins, and those proteins are lost when we introduce bleaching, coloring and heat styling.  The Keraphix combo is made to target severely damaged hair by replenishing those lost proteins. I love that it is Silicone-free and infused with their exclusive ProteinFusion blend that contains keratin, black rice, collagen and elastin, Keraphix nourishes, strengthens and heals damaged hair.

Just like the Keraphix Shampoo there is a noticeable perfume-y fragrance that is not overwhelming to me, but could be a bit much if you are particularly sensitive. The actual conditioner was creamy and moisturizing initially and left my hair tangle free even after rinsing it out. When paired with the conditioner it noticeably made my hair softer right out of the shower, and even more so as I went to brush and dry it. It made my hair less tangle-prone and much easier to brush out. Once dried, my hair felt stronger, softer and a lot less frizzy.

I would recommend that everyone, especially us who love to dye our hair to give it a try! 

NEXXUS® KERAPHIX CONDITIONER FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 OZ   NEXXUS® KERAPHIX SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR 16.5 FL OZ
Platinum
Dry, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Damage, Dryness, Volume, Split Ends, Brittleness, Heat Protection
Review for Limited Edition, UNICORN cereal - 4 months, 1 week ago
Double the magical sweetness! What you are seeing is the Kellogs Limited Edition Unicorn Cereal with Magic Cupcake flavor. As you open the box, it smells like cakey-goodness and basically a morning dessert. The consistency and appearance is that of Froot Loops, but the taste stands on its own. I ordered this online since it was only sold in certain stores. Being that I am cereal lover and in the home state of Kellogg's, I absolutely had to try this out, no matter how big of a sugar coma awaited me. The actual flavor is hard to pinpoint, so I couldn't quite decide whether it tasted like cupcakes or just crunchy sweetness. It’s definitely worth a taste if you can get your hands on it! I enjoyed the playfulness and don’t mind one bit that Kellogg's jumped on the trendy Unicorn bandwagon. What’s your unicorn name? Mines Mystic Starshine Blazer! (lol)


Limited Edition, UNICORN cereal
Organic
Review for La Mer Crème de la Mer - 4 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Look at this adorable little pot of Crème de La Mer moisturizing cream! It’s a luxurious moisturizer that works hard to relieve, moisturize and eliminate dryness from one’s skin. To use, warm the Crème by smoothing between your fingertips for a few seconds until it's translucent, then softly work into face and neck. Ingredients like Lime Tea protect against pollution and stress while Miracle Broth consisting of sea kelp, minerals and nutrients helps heal and reduce inflammation. 

There is a soft scent that oddly reminds me of diaper cream, which I don’t mind. Since it’s a very tiny pot, I will focus the use of this deep moisturizer on my problem areas such as lines in my forehead and around my mouth to see if there will be any improvement.

Definitely not a budget friendly product from prices ranging $85 for 0.5 ounces to $2160 for 16.5 ounces. That means my 0.12 ounce sample costs $20.40, which is crazy! I’m not sure about the hype, but I am happy to have been able to try it out through Conde Nast / Allure Try It Sampling.


La Mer Crème de la Mer
Combination
Acne, Large Pores, Sensitivity
Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines, Dry Eyes
Review for It's a 10® Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Product - 5 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have been using Miracle Leave In Product for over five years now, ever since my old hairstylist gave me a bottle to try. It’s a game changer if you have stubborn, overly-processed fine hair that loves to tangle. It was my first It’s a 10 product and I fell in love ever since. I remember it not being sold in stores so I would always get it from my stylist, but now it’s become much more accessible. I can even find it at my local grocery store (Meijer)!

Just like any other leave-in you apply after stepping out of the shower to damp hair, I prefer towel dried hair. I don’t have to use a lot and I apply it to mid-length to ends and work it in with my hands. Just as easy as that and my hair feels soft, manageable and I am able to brush it without destroying it. There is a lovely floral scent that leaves your hair faintly scented throughout the day, which is nothing to bothersome for me.

Made with natural ingredients like sunflower seed and green tea leaf extract, it keeps my hair protected and nourished with antioxidants. It never leaves my hair greasy or weighted and is worth every penny even though it is a bit pricey. There is nothing like being able to comb your hair without pain and worry that you’re further destroying it.

Miracle Leave-In smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling great, working best for detangling and smoothing out frizzies. It’s one of my top 5 leave-in products, so thank you for the convenient travel size!

It's a 10® Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Product
Platinum
Dry, Straight, Fine, Color Treated
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Damage, Dryness, Volume, Split Ends, Brittleness, Heat Protection
Review for Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil - 7 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Lately I have been looking for new night creams and solutions to combat my dry skin without the clogging during these hot summer nights. Therefore, I was excited to give Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil a go.

It's an innovative skincare product that combines retinol and essential oils such as blue tansy, azulene and German chamomile. It has an invigorating natural scent combined with the notes of licorice, and softly fades away once applied. Just like the smell, the beautiful and fun turquoise color fades once gently rubbed into skin. Surprisingly, it's not greasy at all and my skin quickly soaks it up, only leaving a soft texture behind while I catch some Zs. The benefits include luminous, even skin tone, while reducing redness and fine lines.

Overall, I was able to move past the scent and take in the benefits, noticing after a week of use that my dark spots were lighter and my skin felt supple. Luna Sleeping Night Oil is definitely a high-end skin care product that is worth the pricey tag of $105, making it a good investment in your skincare regimen.


Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Combination
Acne, Large Pores, Sensitivity
Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines, Dry Eyes
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