Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner Review

Here's one benefit print magazines can deliver that digital just can't touch: Physical samples. Over late May and early June, I ended up with three different magazines that all contained samples of Pantene's Daily Moisture Renewal shampoo and . It was enough product to get me through a couple weeks' worth of hair washing and gave me the chance to really test out these two products.

According to Pantene, the shampoo creates a "nutrient-rich lather" that "visibly replenishes dry and lifeless hair." It "nourishes and moisturizes for effortless detangling" while also making hair "silky softness from root to tip." Meanwhile the conditioner uses its "Powerful conditioning formula" to "deliver healthy hydration to transform every strand into pure silk."

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask Review

I received this new-ish Garnier product in my April Topbox but I only busted it out at the end of May. I had a wedding to attend and, wanting to look my best, I decided to test this mask's claim that it "...replumps the skin with moisture, enhances radiance and reduces the appearance of fine lines."

According to Garnier, this mask does this by containing the, "equivalent to the concentration of hydrating glycerin in Moisture Bomb Day Cream used daily for 1 week." It also contains hyaluronic acid and pomegranate, which when combined with the glycerin create, "A hydrating bomb of efficacy for dehydrated skin." And according to the 54 women who participated in Garnier's self-reporting study on this product, the vast majority of them found that his mask left them with fresh, radiant skin that wasn't wasn't oily looking or feeling.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster Review

For the first time ever, I'm reviewing a Make Up For Ever product after I've completely used it up. I received my free bottle of MUFE's Ultra HD Skin Booster back in early May and immediately started using it once or twice a day. Roughly a month later, it was all gone, which really surprised me since MUFE products tend to last forever.

Maybe I went through this one so quickly because I really wanted it to work and so I used a lot of it, hoping maybe that was the trick to making it transform my face. Unfortunately, this "hydra-plumping serum" didn't work the magic that I was hoping it would do.

Monday, June 19, 2017

My June 2017 Topbox

Last week was a good week: I landed a writing assignment for a big-name magazine (yes, one that pays), the weather was gorgeous and my June Topbox arrived. While it only contained four items, three of them are all products that are both new to me and useful. Here's what ended up in my mailbox this month:
  • belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb (10 ml)
  • ESTATE Cosmetics Lip Crayon in Sweeter Season (full size)
  • Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask (7 ml)
  • Joico Blond Life Brightening Mask (50 ml)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cake The 'Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray Review

My go-to dry shampoo is Cake's Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder because it's easy to use, it smells absolutely fantastic and it works to absorb oil and liven up my hair. So when a container of Cake's The 'Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray arrived in my Topbox a few months ago, I was thrilled. Could this product be even better than the powder? And since it's a spray, could it be even more convenient to use?

According to Cake, this is, "The best dry shampoo for dark hair to platinum blonde locks" because it cleans your roots with "no white residue." Using its "bestselling lightweight formula" it "add(s) volume to fine hair and lift flat hair" with "no sticky hairspray feel."