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Fall Trend: Thigh-High Suede Boots and Ankle Boots

Hello all!

Today, I wanted to talk about the season’s best trend ever: Thigh-high suede boots. I absolutely love this look! I recently just purchased a pair from Forever 21’s website, when they were doing a 20% off. I also purchased their gold zippered ankle boots! Check out my video to get the details!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo: Dark & Deep Brown Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Today, I have a video for you guys! In 2014, I wrote a post about my favorite dry shampoo, Batiste Dry Shampoo: Dark & Deep Brown, back in 2014. And…it’s still my favorite, so I thought it would be fun to make a video and show you guys exactly how I use it! Hope it helps any of you who want to try out dry shampoo!

Review: AG Fast Food Shampoo

Hello everyone!

Sorry for being so MIA lately! I’ve been having a stressful time, but now everything is great! So let’s hop into the review!

I want to talk about the AG Fast Food Shampoo. It was recommended by Farah Dukai, a huge beauty youtuber and one of my favorites as well. I trust her opinions and she really loved this shampoo, so I figured I would give it a shot. I found the smaller size for less than $15 (full size is $55), in the clearance section of Ulta.

AG Fast Food Shampoo

This shampoo is sulfate-free and claims to provide lots of hydration to chronically dry hair and other hair types. It sounded so great, so I tried it out immediately. The first couple times, I noticed my hair felt softer and looked shinier.

But after the third week with it, I started to notice a lot of fall out from my hair. I know fall out is normal, but it was an unusual amount. I didn’t know exactly what it was, so I kept on using the shampoo. I also bought one for my mom, who started using it as well. After a couple weeks, she told me that it was causing her hair to fall out!

I immediately stopped using it and went back to my regular shampoo, Garnier Pure Clean, and my hair returned to normal, with its minimal amount of fall out, which is normal.

I’ve heard a lot of great reviews about this shampoo, but unfortunarly it’s not for me. It might be my hair type, which is medium thick and straight. But, the shampoo claims to be for all hair types, which is a wide claim.

Feel free to comment and ask questions! Have you guys ever tried this shampoo? Let me know about your experience.

Thanks so much for reading!

Review: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask

Hello lovelies!

So I wanted to share one of my favorite masks. It’s the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask. I love it! When I peel it off, I can feel all of the dirt and oil leaving my face, and I can see it on the mask. It gives that satisfactory feeling you get when you pull off a pore strip.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful: Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask

The only con I have about it, is putting it on. The product is extremely messy, sticky, and drips everywhere. Be sure to get your hair out of the way, and apply the mask preferably over the sink. Also, while you’re waiting for it to dry, put a towel on. I know that sounds weird, but think of it like a bib. The mask drips in different places, and I learned that setting a towel on me, while I’m sitting down helps my clothes from getting ruined. The instructions say to wait about 5 to 10 minutes for it to dry, but for me it take about 20. To each their own I guess.

Also, it’s super affordable, which is always good. I usually get mine at CVS. The tube in the picture is about $4.29, and the sample is $2.  But overall, this mask is awesome!

Let me know if you’ve tried it or what your favorite mask is! Also, check out my number one mask: Avocado and Oatmeal Masque.

Thanks so much for reading!

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Dark & Deep Brown

Hello there!

So I hate washing my hair! I know I’m not the only one out there who hates it. It’s such a chore for short or long hair. That’s why I absolutely love the Batiste Dry Shampoo: A Hint of Colour Dark & Deep Brown and wanted to share it with you guys. Now this specific one will work best for my dark haired people out there, but don’t worry, they have one specifically for blondes too! There’s actually quite a variety from different colors to different scents, and there’s also their original dry shampoo.

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I usually skip a day because my hair gets oily fast. Sometimes I skip two because I’m just too lazy to be bothered with it (don’t judge me). All you need to do is shake that can, and then spray it on those greasy roots! Make sure you separate each section, and I would not spray it on the actual part you’re parting your hair on. Especially with this dark one, because it does have stain, that’s why it’s meant for dark hair. Make sure you spray it far away, like you would hair spray, the instructions say spray about 30 cm away from the hair, and I agree with it. Spraying it too close doesn’t spread it evenly. After you spray it, let it settle for a couple minutes, after all, it’s basically power. Then, shake your hair out and you’ll have voluminous, clean-looking hair! No one has to know what it really is 🙂

The description on the back says it will “remove any excess grease. Hair feels gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture”. It does soak up all the grease/oil, and it looks like it’s clean. But, to be honest it doesn’t feel “gorgeously clean”. It feels kind of…rough. But it looks damn good and clean! Also, it really does give great volume! Usually on my second day hair, I’ll curl it first, because the natural oils helps it hold a curl slightly more, and after I’ll spray the dry shampoo. It helps it hold better, and the texture is amazing!

 

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Before: My third day hair! Gross, I know, but I had to let you guys see how it soaks up the oil!

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The dry shampoo sprays a tinted powder, giving your hair this color. After it settles, shake it out.

 

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After: Look at the difference! Definitely does it’s job!

 

I’ve only seen it at ULTA and Cvs. It’s 8.99 at ULTA. Maybe more than you would usually pay for say, a hairspray, but you really don’t use a lot of the product, so it actually lasts quite a long time. It has 6.73 fl. oz. One usually lasts me about two month, which isn’t bad at all! I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoos, like Pssst, Tresemme,and Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo, and none of them really worked for me. I think it’s because they were all the regular white spray, and it just made my hair look…like a faded black. There are a couple of downsides to the Batiste one though. First of all, it does have a scent, but I deal with it. It’s basically like the scent of hairspray, you just gotta live with it. Another thing about it is that, if you don’t give it time to settle onto your hair, when you touch it, the dark color might go on your hands, but you can wash it off. So let it settle! One last thing that I find annoying about it, is that after you use it, you need to clean the little part that the product comes out of. Because the product is a dark powder, it stains the white nozzle thingy and just looks gross.

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So yes, it does have some downsides, but it’s the best one I’ve tried so far, and it does the job. So when you’re feeling like you don’t want to wash your hair but it looks greasy/oily, definitely give this a go! Let me know if you tried it!

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!

Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation

I absolutely love this foundation! I’m extremely skeptical about what I use on my face because in middle school,  I looked like a pepperoni pizza. I used to wear foundations that would break me out even more, and eventually I just stopped with makeup. But a couple months ago, I wanted to try some again. I did a lot of research and read/watched tons of reviews. That’s how I heard of the Tarte foundation.

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My skin is oily/combination and this works perfectly with it! I’ve been using it for about five months and it’s been great. It has a great thick texture and makes your face look matte. It’s great for people with oily skin because it’s oil-free! I just use my fingers and dot some of it onto my face, and then I use a brush to blend it out. My color is medium honey, and it completely matches me. The range of colors this foundation has is quite impressive, it features 16 different shades!

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Tarte Amazoniam Clay Foundation Full Coverage in Medium Sand

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Full Coverage in Medium Honey

The foundation has SPF 15 and is supposed to last 12 hours. I’ve used it without a primer and it’s lasted me about my entire day, which is about 12 hours. I’m pretty lazy, so I never do touch-ups, add a finishing product, or anything like that.

Some ingredients that they used in this are mineral pigments, vitamin E, sodium hyaluronate, and obviously Amazonian clay. The mineral pigments don’t have any oils or chemical ingredients, which make them better for your skin. Vitamin E has many benefits, one being that it protects your skin from UV radicals. The sodium hyaluronate can penetrate your skin  and retain water, which helps skin looks more full or plump. The Amazonian clay is known for giving skin a smooth and even look. Of course there’s more ingredients, but these are the ones that the box shows as “skinvigorating ingredients”.

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Overall, I absolutely love this foundation! Goes on well, stays on for a long time, doesn’t break me out, and the color is perfect. There is only a slight downside. It is a higher end foundation, so it’s expensive. I bought mine at Sephora for $38. It may not seem like a lot to you, but to me, as a college student, I thought it was expensive. But, it does what it says it’s supposed to do, and it’s been about 5 months, and I still have a lot of it. Definitely worth the money and I will be buying again!

If you tried it, let me know if you like it or not! Also, feel free to checkout my video down below on it!

Thanks for reading, bye!