Weekly Recap July 3rd to 9th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything…

Monday July 3rd – June 2017 Empties

Thursday July 6th – Taming My Hair with the Conair Straightening Brush

This coming week I’ll be posting on Monday and Thursday, I’ll be continuing with this posting schedule for the rest of the month.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original posts for product disclosures.

May 2017 Empties

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I’m still working my way through my stash of all things skin, body and haircare. And I’m still mostly only purchasing things as I use them up.

Let’s take a look at what I managed to finish this month:

Empties May 2017

SKINCARE:

Empties May 2017

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser  (PR sample) – original review is here. I absolutely loved this gentle scrub! I have this on my wishlist to replace once I use up a few more things in my stash.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads – original review is here. I think I’m going to buy the full size of this one.

Tarte Brighter Days Moisturizer – original review is here. This was just ok. I won’t be buying the full size of this one.

BODY AND HAIRCARE:

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Ingenium Naturals CuraTif Body Salve (PR sample) – original review here. This is so good when my skin is dry. I loved this one! I still have a bunch of body lotions / creams to use up, so for now this is going on my wishlist.

Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo – I bought this and used it for two weeks before I realized that it might not be cruelty free. I have some older hair goop from Marc Anthony that says that they don’t test on animals, but newer products no longer have that on the label. I won’t be re-purchasing. The CoLab dry shampoos are my fave so far.

MAKEUP:

Empties May 2017

Tokyo Milk Dark Lip Elixir – I won this in a giveaway back in 2015. I loved this lip balm, but I have so many to use up!

Nyx HD Concealer – original review here. I love this concealer and I’ve already re-purchased it, this time in the shade light (I had porcelain in the winter).

Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for products identified as PR samples.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017 Unboxing / First Impressions

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Yes, you read that right, this is my March Ipsy Glam Bag unboxing. Why? Because my March bag got lost in the mail, and they sent out a replacement bag and it arrived after my April Glam Bag! Ipsy CS had warned me that I might not get the products that were picked for me in my first bag, but surprisingly enough, everything in the replacement bag was what I was originally supposed to receive.

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Bag design: pale pink fold over type bag, with the face having a honeycomb textured weave, and with the back being plain. It is a cute bag. The month’s theme was “You are Beautiful”.

Product #1: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I’m super happy to get this one, I’ve used it before I started blogging and I remember liking it. I’m saving it for my summer vacation, so I won’t be opening it until then.

Product #2: Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

At first glance it appears to be nearly the same shade as Birthday Suit (in the 2017 Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift). But I like this shade better. I’ve swatched them side by side for comparison.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017

Product #3: Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe and Jasmine Conditioning Treatment

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I own other products from Marc Anthony that have the not tested on animals logo on the packaging, so something must have changed on the past year since this one does not, nor do other products that I’ve looked at recently. I really don’t like the scent of jasmine in most products, but thankfully the aloe vera makes this passable scent-wise for me. I haven’t done more than just sniff this. I might pass it onto someone…

Product #4: Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I love getting brushes in my Ipsy Glam Bag. This is a cute little blending brush. I wish that the handle was a bit longer, but that is just a personal preference thing.

Product #5: Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

This is so tiny! The outer packaging made it look like we were getting a nice sized pan, but it is so mini!

 

So there you have it, it is a pretty good bag, for March.

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

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Weekly Re-Cap (Nov 28th – Dec 4th)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s posts in case you’ve missed out.

Monday, November 28th – Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 12 Review & Update

Project Pan 12 Collab

Wednesday, November 30th – Project Pan 12 Re-Cap & Conclusion

PP12 FInal

Friday, December 2nd – Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion

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How was your week?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original posts for product disclosures.

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Styling Lotion

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

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Sorry for posting later than usual, I usually have the posts written up the day before, but had a longer than expected work day yesterday so this review didn’t get written up until this morning. Better late than never!

Onto the review!

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

I purchased the Curl Defining Lotion from Marc Anthony’s Strictly Curls line about two months ago to try out on my thick, wavy, often out of control, sometimes beastly hair. The website claims:

Our number one curly hair product for soft yet defined curls. Strictly Curls™ Curl Defining Lotion is the perfect product for those who love and want to enhance their curls. This alcohol-free, lightweight, non-sticky formula enriched with Vitamin E and Vitamin B binds to the curl strands to create definition, while leaving your curls bouncy and soft to the touch. Curl Defining Lotion will give you lasting curls while repelling humidity, locking in shine and giving you the ultimate frizz control.

First off, this pale lemon lotion smells really nice, kind of reminiscent of lemon meringue pie to me. It doesn’t leave my hair sticky or crunchy but instead makes it super soft and shiny. It tames frizz up to a point. Yesterday is was super wet and rainy, and despite leaving my house with beautiful smooth waves and an umbrella, by the time I got to my appointment, my hair was super wavy, but definitely starting to frizz up. I think that on days like that, I might need to use a second product to help tame and control frizz, or just resign myself to having a giant mane of hair!

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

The Curl Defining Lotion comes in a massive 245ml / 8.3oz tube, I’ve barely made a dent in it after using it for around two months!

Have you tried this? What is your favourite product to enhance curls or waves and control frizz?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is very much based on my experience of using this product.