This is the closest to having a caramel machiato at home with no fuss. Tastes wonderful just like getting one of their coffees. I do tend to add either an extra espresso or some drizzle of caramel. You will finish the bottle before it expires!
Love love Lipton Iced Tea bags. They do tend to leave a very slight film on the top of the tea pitcher or pot of boiling water so I always rinse the bag off first before making in a heated pot. Always has a great, rich, smooth taste. I have tried other brands of tea and this is always my go to.
Gold peak unsweetened black tea is very good. Obviously not as smooth tasting as homemade tea but a great substitute. Has a similar taste to the slightly spiced black teas at Starbucks but with a bit of acidity that that comes from preserving taste and freshness. Always nice and in the cold sections of grocery stores and convenience stores. Gold Peak teas are also brewed in restaurants. It says "Home brewed taste" and that could not be more accurate. Comes in 18.5oz single bottles or 6 pack,52oz, 64oz and a large 89oz jug.
I received Clinique Blackhead Solutions 7 Day Deep Pore Cleanse & Scrub free to test courtesy of Influenster and Clinique. I highly recommend this product, I tried it as both a mask and day scrub/wash. When we hear Clinique we think high quality and expect the best. Growing up Clinique was the IT Brand of makeup and skincare that my Mom and Grandmother used, the first that myself and my Sister were introduced to. Once again Clinique hit it out of the park with their Blackhead Solutions 7 day deep pore cleanse and scrub 3in1. So amazing I had my Husband try it as well who has problems with larger pores and blackheads due to his Cystic Fibrosis salt and sweat getting lodged in his pores making it difficult to remove unless using a heavy scrub or picking, squeezing that always causes scarring and spread of bacteria. I have Rosacea and it didn't bother it much at all as long as I didn't scrub hard because this product definitely has some scrubbing in it that helps get the dead skin bacteria and just all around yuck out of your pores and off the top layer. Skin felt amazing for days after just one use. Smoother, softer, smaller pores helping to push out the yuck in those pores making it easy to remove what us left. Works great on dry or oily even combination and sensitive skin. A serious game changer. You don't have to use a bunch just a small pea amount or two will do especially if using it as a daily wash. This product lives up to what it claims below"Multifunctional formula works as a daily cleanser/scrub and deep-cleansing mask to visibly reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads. Controls excess oil and smooths the way for clearer skin, helping to prevent future blackheads. Proven Results:Immediately, see a 75% reduction in the appearance of visible pores In 1 week, see a 92% reduction in the appearance of visible pores In 6 weeks, see a 94% improvement in the appearance of blackheads when used twice daily" Visit my profile to see the before and afters of myself and my Husband. You can find this at Sephora and Clinique. $24 for a 4.2oz/125ml bottle and it is definitely worth it plus it will last you a bit.
I received the Carol's Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Frizz Tamer palmade and Volume Booster Leave-in spray to test out. I was so excited to try these both as I have thin/fine curly hair that is low density with some frizz when the moisture is sucked out of it in this Az heat. I'll start with the Volume Boosting leave-in. I tried this on wet hair straight from the shower as I would my normal products as well as tried it on dry and damp (60% dry) hair. It definitely works best on wet but not soaking wet hair as we curly girl/guy method followers would normally apply products. It does leave an odd mix of tacky but oily texture and weight to the hair. Again I have very fine & low density hair. His may work better on different porosity hair. I recommend trying the travel size if avail first unless you have coupons & it's a sale item for the full size. It was not as weightless and soft as it was touted to be although I don't use heat on my hair other than going outside in the sun. I did also try this with the diffuser on cool as it says you can use the hairdryer or diffuse for added volume. I didn't see a lot of change in volume, I had realistic expectations but this didn't even meet those. Perhaps this product would be better on straight hair or those straightening their hair with a heat product.
Now on to the Frizz Tamer palmade. This product is actually pretty nice. You really just need a pea sized amount and rub between your fingers or hands to warm the palmade to apply. Again, I tried on wet,dry & damp(60%dry) hair. Seemed to work well on all, fantastic for those flyaways or those wonky curls that don't quite want to get in line with the others. In this case you would take a small amount and warm the product in your fingers or hands. Grabbing the strands of hair that are a bit wonky slide it down the section and roll the hair over your finger as you would a curling iron then scrunch very softly. From wonky curl to Perfect little ringlets with no heat.
I really wanted to like this shampoo and conditioner set from L'Oréal. Frizz-Defy. I have curly hair so frizz and moisture is a regular thing for me. I was expecting more from this. It didn't do much for the frizz but was oily on my hair almost like I just put a hit of coconut oil in my hair. The conditioner is very thick which is great especially for those who need moisture. Unfortunately, this is not a "Curly Girl / curly method" approved product for those who follow this as I do. I did have to do another wash to get the product out. It also has "Itchy M's" if you are sensitive to it like I am. I gave this a few different tries on wash days and also tried a small bit as a leave in but didn't like it at all. It left me with the typical "Halo" frizz and down my curls as you can see in the pictures. Definitely doesn't compare to my other products I use. The smell isn't amazing but not offensive. It may be okay for even regular use but it doesn't seem to do what it's advertised as, we'll as far as I could tell. I don't use heat on my hair so I don't know how it would react with heat and do with that type of frizz control. #gotitfree #contest #honest with the price point it's not bad to give it a shot, you never know if it may be your magical product!
Review for: L'Oreal Paris Hair Expert EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo 8.5 fl. oz. Tube more...
I really wanted to like this shampoo and conditioner set from L'Oréal. Frizz-Defy. I have curly hair so frizz and moisture is a regular thing for me. I was expecting more from this. It didn't do much for the frizz but was oily on my hair almost like I just put a hit of coconut oil in my hair. The conditioner is very thick which is great especially for those who need moisture. Unfortunately, this is not a "Curly Girl / curly method" approved product for those who follow this as I do. I did have to do another wash to get the product out. It also has "Itchy M's" if you are sensitive to it like I am. You get a decent clean from the shampoo but with my "Itchy M's" sensitiveness and this having BOTH of them in it I couldn't give a full review on this area.. I gave this a few different tries on wash days and also tried a small bit as a leave in but didn't like it at all. The smell isn't amazing but not offensive. It may be okay for even regular use but it doesn't seem to do what it's advertised as, we'll as far as I could tell. I don't use heat on my hair so I don't know how it would react with heat and do with that type of frizz control.
My husband uses this for his bad acne & oily prone areas. It's also great for those thicker hair areas & dense beard hairs where you can get very bad acne from buildup becoming irritated. He prefers this product to others and feels it helps his skin & breakouts more. I don't get alot of breakouts & have Rosacea so this Product I wouldn't recommend for someone like myself but definitely would for a similar case to my Husband.
Combination, Dry, Sensitive
Acne, Blackheads, Puffiness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness, Sensitivity, Scarring, Uneven Skin Tone