theBalm Cosmetics | theBalm Jovi palette & The smoke palette

PR samples are provided by Notino, all opinions and photos are my own.

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Hi Lovelies,

I’m back with another beauty haul, today I am going to be reviewing 2 palettes of the Balm cosmetics, Guys! I don’t know how much I rave about this brand, probably a lot, but I was excited to try theBalmJovi palette and the Smoke palette. So, lets get into this review, SHALL WE.

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I am a huge “palette girl” I love a great drugstore brand palette, I mean I’m all for luxury brands, but I don’t like being completely broke. The Balm, if I haven’t said it before, this brand has great quality products for great prices.

Okay now for the palette, the Balm Jovi palette is a full face palette that comes with 12 eye shadows , highlighter, blush, and 2 lip shades. I never used a full face palette, I buy products individually, but I feel that this palette has its advantages, I mean you’re paying for a palette that comes literally with everything, and you’re saving a ton of money. This palette retails for $20, which is a great price for the entire palette.

This palette is so amazing the eye shadows have 4 metallic shades, 4 matte, and 4 shimmer shades. All the eye shadow shades are super pigmented, they are very creamy and I love how the shades vary they have light shades, transition shades, and dark shades also they have a few warm tone colors which I live for.

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I swatched all the shades and I did have to prime my arm, I never had to do that BTW, but the shadows shows up as they do in the palette. Each swatch is 2 layers so they show up better. Okay, so the shades itself are super pigmented, they all show up nicely, they are not at all chalky, they apply very smooth, and even swatch super creamy. I like that that the palette had 3 different shade finishes ( metallic, matte, and shimmer).

The consistency of this palette is very nice I think the shades are lovely so the swatches are above. (left to right)

The first 4 are all metallic shades_

  • Metallica  ( white Metallic)
  • Iron Maiden ( Golden)
  • Led Zepplin ( Olive Green Metallic)
  • Alice Cooper (Brown w/Mauve undertone Metallic)

I really love these pigmented metallic shades, they are rich in color, and apply so creamy, I also like that they are grouped as heavy metal rock bands, all of whom I’ve listened to a billion times, these shades apply really nice with/out primer, there is a ton of fall out, but what eyeshadow doesn’t.

The MID – 4 Matte

  • Adagio ( very light brown w/white undertone)
  • Allegro (Taupe Brown)
  • Moderato ( Deep matte Purple)
  • Presto (Deep Brown)

So these 4 are all matte shades based on classical music, which is really great. I love the shades, they are very wearable warm tone shades. I like the deep purple that is in the mix. I think the shades are really pretty, the only thing is that these are best with a primer, otherwise they show up super light, barely visible with exception of the deep purple. Overall the classical shades are really nice, and  nice range of shades for the palette.

The last 4 – Shimmer shades

  • Blink 182 ( Nude Brown w/ pink undertone )
  • The Stroke ( Navy Blue)
  • Rem ( Lilac Purple)
  • Third Eye Blinded ( A fair Pink shimmer)

The last 4 are all shimmer shades, these shades are grouped based off popular rock bands. These shades have to be my favorite, they are super pigmented, and out of all the shades these 4 didn’t have as much fall out as the rest. These shades look really pretty with/without primer. The shimmer shades do have a ton of glitter, but I really like the shimmer on my eyes.

Overall the eye shades look really nice, the application of these shades all have a nice creamy consistency, I have to say the metallic shades have to be my favorite, they show up better on my eyes and the color range is wearable day or night.

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Next is the Smoke Balm palette, this palette is a great palette for any day, they only contain 3 shades a shimmer black, a warm neutral shade, and a highlight shade. I really like the shades in this palette, the shades are not crazy shades, they are warm tone colors, which I appreciate.

The shades are:

  • Blaze ( shimmer Black)
  • Spark ( Matte taupe brown)
  • Flame ( highlight)

I really like this palette, Blaze and spark are my favorite, they are super pigmented and have a very rich consistency. The shades start off light, so they are buildable, the highlight shade is a little to light for my skin tone, it almost look chalky, but swatch wise its very beautiful, it looks like Ice, its kind of comparable to the champagne pop glow palette.

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Here are the swatches of the smoke balm palette.

Well that’s all for my review on the balm jovi and smoke balm palette. Be sure to “LIKE” this post, and tell me if you tried either palette? Do you like THE BALM COSMETICS? If so, whats your favorite product of the brand? Tell me in the comments below.

xx,

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Diety America Hair care- Collection

PR samples courtesy of Diety America, all opinions are my own.

Hi Lovelies,

Hair Problems, something everyone goes through whether its heat damage, to thin, or just flat I haven’t came across a girl whos’ hair was just perfect, unless you’re Sofia Vergara.

It wasn’t until 3 months ago that I heard of Diety America, if you don’t know who they are here’s a little insight. Diety America is a hair brand that helps with healthy; natural regrowth. All of the products are based from Tibet, and Chinese herbal extracts, also carrying ginseng, wheat, protein, and Avocado. This brand couldn’t have contacted me at a better time, especially since my hair was in the process of breaking off. Through contacts they wanted me to review for them, and it didn’t take long to say yes.

What they sent were 2 leave in conditioners, Plant shampoo, a heat protectant, as well as, a serum dropper and a scalp treatment.

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I tried this entire collection in the course of 3 months, in moderation of course.Now that I’m done rambling, let’s talk about the products.

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The Super Gro Serum Nutmeg + Serum Gro scalp Treatment

I use these every night just to keep my scalp from being dry, because my hair soaks up moisture. The super grow w/nutmeg is very lightweight on my hair, it has a mentholated feeling when I apply it to my hair. Its made with Asian herbal extract, Chinese ginseng extract, Nutmeg Oil, Argan Oil, and Knotweed, all are ingredients made to grow healthy hair from the root, as well as, protect hair from breakage. With the nutmeg you definitely can smell it in the ingredients and feel a burning sensation as well. The Serum gro scalp treatment is similar to the super gro but without any nutmeg, or menthol. I prefer the super gro with the nutmeg, but both works just the same.

Leave in Hydrating & Repair Scalp Treatment / Deep Penetrating Conditioner

The Hydrating leave in conditioner and the Deep Conditioner were my favorite products to use weekly. The hydrating leave in conditioner is made up of Water, Soy Protein, Ginseng, Shea Butter, Asian & Tibetan herbs, and Knotweed. The hydrating conditioner I liked because it could be used as a styling product or just to condition and wash out. It really is a hydrating conditioner, it is kind of, heavy so you don’t need much. As most conditioners its meant to repair the hair and keep breakage from happening. I used this twice a week and by the end of the week wash it out, because the build up can cause your hair to feel sticky. The Deep Condition , is made of Tibetan Herbs, Aloe Vera, Ginseng, and Avocado, all ingredients that promotes healthy hair growth, and stops breakage. The deep condition acted like a hair mask, when you apply all over the hair it hardens and you leave it on for about 15 min, then wash it out. I think both of these combinations helped my hair the most, because I did use these as my holy grail products. If you’re trying to grow your hair, these are my recommended products, because these duos have a combination of hair growth ingredients, and you can use it weekly if not daily.

The Plant Shampoo

I really like using the plant shampoo, made of the same as the leave in hydrating leave in conditioner, the plant shampoo is an all organics shampoo that helps repair hair. I used the shampoo and the consistency is very thick, it smells like grass, yeah that’s how natural it is. It really did help my hair to stop breakage. I used this every 2 weeks and within the first months usage, I could see a difference. I really do like the way it lathers my hair and that its not filled with alcohol and parabens, which are both harmful to your hair.

Repairing Essence Daily Moisturizer lotion

I normally do not like lotions in my hair mainly because, lotions tends to make my hair sticky and stiff, The daily moisturizer changed my entire opinion about certain lotions. This daily moisturizer contains Amino Acids, Vitamin C5, Ironic Protein, and Collagen. This is a daily lotion, which you can use daily, but I only used it when I used the deep conditioner, to keep my hair hydrated and shiny. This lotion works really well, its not like any lotion I ever tried, its light weight, the consistency in my hair is nice, it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all.

As for the entire Diety America collection, I really liked the natural quality of the products, I have used tons of “natural” products but these products takes the cake. I think that as far as the ingredients, being free of sulfates, and parabens are always great. the shampoos’ and conditioners works well together. I highly recommend this brand to people who liiivvvee for organic and Au’ natural products.

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I hope you enjoyed my review, be sure to “LIke” this post, and “comment” if you love organic products like the collection in the post. Be sure to check out Diety America  

Until next time, xo

2016-10-15-14-26-18

Dermae New Brand Packaging | Review

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Hi Loves,

Happy Monday to everyone, I hope everyone is safe that encountered  Hurricane Matthew, Virginia did manage to get a hit, but I’m okay, my family’s okay, and Thank God there was not much damage, than a few trees that fell.

Okay, so I’m back with another product review, and I have a lot to share. Recently, Dermae  came out with a ton of brand new products and has brand new packaging. If you don’t know about Dermae, it is a healthy skin care line that has a cruelty free formula and also vegan, which allows the skin to gain nutrients, and aid the skin into health. I was able to try the Dermae Hydrating day ( old packaging) + night cream (new packaging). So, I used both products after my day and nighttime regimen, and can see a difference. I have used it for a full month, so I can base my opinion off of that. Both creams, have the same texture and feeling on my face, the creams are not at all heavy, or sticky like some night creams ( It doesn’t feel like a mask when I go to bed. ) It takes at least 2 weeks to start noticing a difference, my skin did not break out as easily, in all areas of my face, it was hydrated, and now that the weather is changing my skin is known to get dry, especially during the cold season ( I live in Virginia, so our weather is Bipolar. LOL).

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Packaging

I do love the new packaging compared to the original, It just has a certain je n’est ce quoi (doesn’t that mean I don’t know) the new packaging ( the Hydrating Night Time cream) is simple, but much more expensive looking, It looks like it could be sold at Sephora, or Nordstrom, and very affordable, which is appealing for consumers and Dermaes’ company. The older packaging looked very normal sort of Basic, and we don’t go for basic.

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Overall I love the Day + Night Hydrating Cream, the packaging of course, I like the Brand new packaging, which is more modern, and sleek. I think both products work really well, and recommend it, to anyone who hasn’t tried the brand DERMAE.

New Products

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Dermae has expanded their product line, for facial scrubs, facial masks, mists, cleansing wipes and so much more. The DermaE brand is focusing on ethical beauty, and keeps the same cruelty free formula, providing a eco- friendly beauty products. The new products added to the Dermae brand, focuses on not one type of skin issue, but a variety of skin problems. Therapeutic, Anti ageing, Suncare, Sensitive Skin, Purifying, or just to have a heavenly glow, the new Dermae line has a product for all.

The line can be found at these Locations across the USA:

  • Target
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Sally Beauty
  • GNC
  • CVS
  • Ralphs
  • WalGreens
  • Bristol Farms
  • Whole Foods
  • Sprouts

Be sure to check out Dermae and more of their products @DERMAE

I hope you enjoyed my Product Review, be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” on this post and tell me whats your favorite beauty moisturizer? OR If you just LOVE Pumpkin season.LOL

2016-06-30-08-07-14

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Hask Review | Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection + Charcoal Purifying Hair Care

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Hi Lovelies,

So I was asked to review 2 of hask product collection, one was the Kalahari Melon Color Treatment and the other was the Charcoal Purifying Collection ( which I read reviews on and was super excited to try). Both collections came with a shampoo, conditioner, deep Conditioner and as a bonus 2 Hask brushes.

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Lets start with the Kalahari Melon Color Treatment Shampoo/Conditioner. I absolutely loved the combination, the Shampoo came out very thick, so I only needed a little, which goes a long way. The Shampoo is ment to replenish color, without damaging your hair, now I don’t color my hair, but even without color, my hair still ended up very soft, and had plenty of volume. I thought that the shampoo worked well with the conditioner, considering the conditioner was very light, so it was a great combo, and worked well with my hair. The smell is so good, it has natural ingredients that is meant to protect your hair. I loved it!!

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Next, the Charcoal Purifying Shampoo/Conditioner. Now, this I have heard of, I looked on Youtube and the reviews were great, so when I got the chance, I literally jumped on it. The shampoo does not turn your hair black (like I thought), it smells of citrus, it’s really light on my hair, and if you want a thorough wash, this would be the perfect product. The conditioner was a great detangler. The combination of shampoo/conditoner was great, it lathers well, my hair remains strong as well as, soft with a ton of volume.

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Between the two I have to say, I love the charcoal Purifying Collection. It was literally the best for my hair. The smell of citrus, and the lather it produces is amazing. I love this product.

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The hask Kalahari Melon oil is one of my favorites of hair oils. After blowdrying my hair using this makes life so much easier. The oil gives my hair a great texture, and creates volume while putting heat to my hair. This oil provides protection against heat, which is a plus considering I flat iron my hair every other week. ( on low, no damage, promise!!).

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The next thing is 2 deep Conditioners, one from the Kalahari Collection and the other from the Charcoal Purifying Collection. The charcoal deep conditioner works wonders, it provides a lot of moisture, and nutrients in the process of texturizing my hair. It works really well to put it in before using the actual conditioner, using this process makes your hair 10× softer. The same goes for the Kalahari deep condition, I really didn’t see a difference, except for the smells, which actually made my hair smell like a Lush bathbomb. Anyways, both of these deep conditioners worked well, they both seem to work better after shampooing and before using the actual conditioner, otherwise your hair is more likely to come out sticky, and a little stiff.

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Lastly, I got 2 hair brushes that came with each collection. My favorite one has to be the brush with the pineapple, I mean it reminds me of Summer.

Here are the links to both Hask Collection:

Kalahari Melon Collection

Hask Charcoal Purifying Collection

Well that’s my review, I hope you enjoyed it, this was literally the most fun post to try. “comment” below what’s your favorite hair products, and if you’ve tried Hask products, which is your favorite collection?

“This post is Sponsored by Brandbacker, all opinions are my own”

xo,