New to makeup or contouring? If so, you need this in your life! I bought this BH Cosmetics makeup brush set because I heard many reviewers say it’s just as good if not better than signature line brushes, and I have to agree. Now, take heed, this is a brush set to sculpt and blend, which is for bronzing, highlighting and contouring to change the shape of your face or make it look slimmer. I LOVE this set. It doesn’t shed, it applies my foundation nicely and blends my makeup flawlessly. The best part is that it is SUPER affordable. And if you follow this brand you may get it for even less because they are always throwing huge sales. I’m happy I got it. Great brushes. If you want to learn how to contour, I added a video below by one of my favorite YouTube beauty gurus, Kandee Johnson. She’s excellent. Makeup is so much fun!
I don’t know about you guys, but facing this harsh winter makes my skin extremely dry. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you’ll know I started using natural oils to moisturize and I am very content with them. However, I decided to give the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream a try and I really like it. I am swaying towards organic products, and I know this cream isn’t one of them, but it moisturizes well, the price point is excellent and it functions better than costlier lotions I’ve tried before. It’s non-greasy and fragrance free. The brand advertises that it is great for eczema and very dry skin. It’s a must have for me. Available at most drugstores.
Recently, I started drinking soda again. I tend to quit then relapse (I run two websites, it keeps me awake!). I noticed my teeth started to stain. Now, I got my teeth professionally whitened (ZOOM) by my dentist two years ago (if you guys want me to write about my experience, LMK). However, I noticed that when consuming caffeinated drinks it started to show. My pearly whites were turning yellow. I tried whitening strips, it didn’t help much. I went to my dentist to get my teeth polished and it did the job, but there were still some minor stains left. I bought the Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste on a whim, and I have to be honest and tell you this product worked extremely well for me. Within a week it eliminated all stains and my teeth look like I got them bleached again. They are brighter than most people’s future! I got the mint flavor so the taste is great. If you guys want a radiant smile, of course I advise that you see a dentist first, but will add that this toothpaste is worth giving it a shot. Available at most drugstores in the US for $5 or less.
WEN® by Chaz Dean is a famous hair care line known for their convincing infomercials, adverts showing models prancing around with lustrous hair, celebrity testimonials, and a stylist who firmly stands behind his brand guaranteeing it delivers. In the real world, consumers who are using WEN® products tell a different story, they say WEN’s line, especially their cleansing conditioners are making them lose their hair in chunks. They are going nearly bald and have pictures to prove it. If you do a web search you will see there are countless stories, numerous videos and threads of people expressing how terrible these products are and that it has made their hair fall out. This has been going on for some time; yet, the company didn’t recall the products. It looks like some of you have had enough and decided to take action. Rightfully so, these images speak for themselves. When revealing amazing transformations, WEN must’ve forgotten to include these:
On the WEN website they urge you to buy their products “NOW” because “you deserve beautiful hair.” For their sweet almond mint cleansing conditioner the company states, “It’s designed not to strip your hair and scalp of natural oils, leaving your hair with more strength, moisture, manageability and better color retention.” Allure magazine even gave it the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. WEN also shares the key ingredients, but they left out pertinent information— the one that also serves as a depilatory. This line isn’t cheap, expect to pay anywhere from $25 to over $100 for some of their kits at major retailers. The WEN company prides itself in saying they use natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals. When we compare what they say to what their products do, it seems quite misleading. The firm representing this case is Christiansen Davis, LLC. They are based in Texas, but assist clients statewide. On a side note, I truly feel for these women. A woman’s hair is definitely considered for many their beauty veil, it is sad they had to experience such devastating ordeal. There’s a high price for beauty and sometimes we pay more than what we intend to when we’re promised we’ll get more than what we want.
I am currently loving this Bath & Body Works Cool Amazon Rain fine fragrance mist. I imagine this is what heaven smells like! Believe it or not it goes on strong and then softens within a few minutes, but it is so pleasant. The top notes of this mist are: Amazon Rain, Exotic Mandarin, and Brazilian starfruit. Available at Bath & Body Works for $14USD.