S K I N C A R E x N E U T R O G E N A

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Loves,

How much does your skincare change? With the difficulties of the weather, & seasons, I constantly change my routine, but its definitely time to say “Boy Bye” to the routine changes and find something more long lasting.

I have tried the Neutrogena hydogel mask, Brightening hydrogel mask, and the capsule sleeping mask, and here are my thoughts.

HYDROGEL MASK

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Neutrogena has developed a hydro-GEL mask, unlike no other, ridding dry skin, and enhancing the dull appearance of skin. This hydrogel masks nourishes the skin with seaweed extract, and water in the form of flexible gel. This gel mask is translucent, and unlike sheet masks that dry down, the gel masks are infused with nutrients that keep its moisture and doesn’t dry out. I have combination skin, so I have the result of both dry & oily skin. Using this mask, help to extract dirt and oil, but keep my moisture and natural oils in my skin, which does not give a total drying effect to the skin. What I love about the mask, is after using it for 15-20 min, you can refrigerate the mask, restoring a cooling effect that helps plump the skin, and helps with redness, the left over residue from the mask, can be rubbed into the skin as a moisturizer, leaving the skin soft & supple.

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The radiance boost brightening mask, contains Vitamin B-3, which boost the skins texture, and radiance. Skin that is dull & contains scarring; and redness, this is the mask for you. The skin mask fights against acne, while cooling the skin of redness, and dry; dull skin. The mask is only $2.99

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Neutrogena capsule sleeping mask

This travel size sleeping mask, may be small; but packs a big punch. The sleeping mask, is a concentrated gel mask, infused with hyaluronic acids, meant to target all skin problems; dryness, acne, aging, etc. I got about 4 good uses out of it, putting a little on, after cleansing my face, felt very moisturizing and gave me supple; hydrated skin in the morning.

After reviewing all the mask received, I can say that they are all successful masks. The hydragel masks, contains 50% more moisture than the sheet mask, and you get more uses out of them, the infusion of enzymes, and vitamins boosts the skin appearance in minutes.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so be sure to “LIKE,” also have you tried the Neutrogena hydragel masks? If so, let me know in the comments,(If you want to check more of these mask out visit the sites below to learn more about the products)

Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask

Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask

Deep Clean® Purifying 100% Hydrogel Mask

Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Mask

Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask

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sponsored by Brandbacker, all opinions are my own.

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besthairbuy |Virgin Hair

Hi Lovelies,

Hair? A topic that is more or less stressful for the average male or female. We have the daily struggles of color changes, whether we want straight or curls, and the obvious tug  war with should I cut it and start over. 

Weaves, braids, wigs, are put on this planet to make life easier. With the constant hassles of damaging hair, weaves are a safe way to change your hair as well as, protecting it from heat, and other negative hair factors. 

besthairbuy, a site that gives you options of virgin, synthetic, and wigs to change your look whenever you get that itch. Now I know the questions that comes next, With so many options, which do I choose for the best results? 

Virgin hair is the best hair to choose from if you want a natural look, what is it about Virgin hair that makes it the top of hair choices? Virgin hair comes in a variety of  Malaysian, Indian, Peruvian, and Brazilian. When it comes to virgin hair, it has natural fibers in that makes it look more natural, and act as natural hair texture, it also last longer when taken care of. Also the price of natural hair is more on the pricey side, rather than synthetic hair. The differences are more apparent with the use of water, and how it dries, as for the variety, each type of virgin hair reacts differently, lets start with Malaysian. Virgin Malaysian hair, is the softest of hair types, also the appearance is shiny, and gives a more natural looking finish. 

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Indian hair, has a very thick; appearance nor is it as shiny as the Malaysian hair. Indian hair has a range of wavy hair. Indian hair is one of the most natural looking when it comes to the affect it has when wet.

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Peruvian Hair, a little coarser and thicker in texture than Indian or Brazilian hair. It blends well with normal African-American relaxed hair textures and medium Caucasian hair textures. The curly texture becomes more curly when wet or washed.

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Lastly, Brazilian Hair is silkier and shinier in texture than Indian Hair. The Straight textures are not bone straight but tends to curly beautifully at the end. This hair holds curls very well and tends to hold curls longer than the Indian Hair. 

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Virgin Hair can be pressed, curled, and colored, all without harming the follicles of your underlying natural hair. With virgin hair it will blend in and look more natural when added in as a sew in weave or a full lace front wig. When it comes to Virgin hair, Beyonce, Zendaya, and Yara are all queens who swear by weaves and wigs. 

If you love these types of post be sure to “LIKE” this post, Do you like changing your hair constantly? Leave a “Comment” letting me know ( Also be sure to check out BESTHAIRBUY for the latest in hair bundles, and amazing products) 

Here are some links check’em out on all there socials, they do not disappoint!

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Simply Simplify your Skincare w/Simplicity Skincare’s Dual Pump Reversal Protection Complex | Review

Hi Lovelies,

Time flies, it was just the beginning of June and soon I’ll be back in class cue anxiety  

Summer is literally the most debatable season of them all, it super relaxing but,  with the sun; hot weather it really takes a toll on your skin, which can have you spending a summers vacation on skin products. In the weeks of being on break I have been trying this new skincare product that claims to put all other products to rest.

I’ve partnered with Brandbacker x Simplicity Skincare to test and review Simplicitys’ dual pump skin renewal   Reversal Protection Complex, and here’s my honest opinion.

I tried the Simplicity dual pump for 2 weeks ruling out all my other skincare products, but before here’s a little information on Simplicity:

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So how did the idea for Simplicity come about? One day, while at my Esthetician, I was admiring her skin. When I asked her what she used, she told me a very expensive eye cream all over her face and neck! Why? Because effective eye creams are highly concentrated and they do a great many things, from promoting cellular repair to increasing firmness to reducing wrinkles to fighting inflammation. Then I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great to have one cream that could do it all and have it be coupled with a serum that was equally as effective? I started talking to my girlfriends about it and the answer was a resounding yes! Hence the birth of Simplicity Skincare. My Reversal Protection Complex, which is derived by combining my Superior Serum with Moisture to give your skin all it deserves. I have been using it over a year and the results have been amazing!

So Simplicitys’ Dual Pump skincare comes with a dual sided pump, with one side being a light weight serum and the other a moisturizer. The serum contains Jojoba OIl, Aloe Vera, witch hazel, and vitamin E, free of phosphates, and Alcohol. The Moisturizer contains Vitamin B5, Aloe, grapeseed oil, primrose, and chamomile.

Trying the dual pump w/o any other product feels super natural, because its a serum and moisturizer in one, it was less time consuming and within a day I could feel a  difference in my skin. I used both in the morning/night after washing my face. The feel of the formulas is super light weight and the consistency doesn’t feel oily, or sticky. Its said to be a anti aging product, which doesn’t just cover aging, the ingredients also target acne, break outs, and blemishes, which I am constantly dealing with. 

Since I’ve been using it, my skin feels like it’s being protected from the sun rays, which is a huge factor in aging skin, and a few fine lines on my forehead are beginning to diminish. I feel like if I was to use the rest of this product in a month or 2, I will get the results I’m looking for, but so far so good. 

I hope you enjoyed my post on the Simplicity Skincare dual pump Reversal Protection Complex, be sure to “Like” this post, and tell me if you’ve tried it.

Want to find out more information on this product go to Simplicity Skincare 

Sponsored by Brandbacker. 

xx,

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Studio Gear Skin Perfecting Face Primer

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Hi Lovelies,

Finally 2017, a year of new beginnings, and a chance to step out of my comfort zone. I think there’s no better way then starting off the new year with a beauty review with a brand that I have grown to love.

 I have been using Studio Gear Cosmetics for over 2 years, and it seems every year their products get better and better, one being there new skin perfecting face primer. I have been using this primer for a little over month and already it’s half gone.

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When it comes to my makeup routine it never required the use of primers, but this primer has changed my outlook on primers. The prime objective skin primer, I can say that its comparable to the ELF mineral based primer. The skin perfecting primer is very light to the touch, and when applied to the face it has an airy like feel_which is good.

The perfecting primer contains a retinol that promotes cell turnover that decreases the appearance wrinkles and fine lines, it also has a milk protein that protects the skin from environmental toxins. Using the facial primer before I do my makeup, it feels like I used nothing, so that’s definitely a pro, it holds my makeup in place its not a heavy product so that’s also AMAzing.

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I feel after using this it’s pretty close to both ELF and Urban Decay’s facial primers, it’s very affordable, and my skin feels amazing all day, even with a full face of makeup. I really recommend this product, it acts as a high end product, and results will show a difference in primers.

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BTW you get a 10% off any purchase, if you checkout @studiogearcosmetics.com

CODE: BB because your awesome.

I hope you enjoyed my review be sure to “Like” and “commentwhats your favorite primer? Do you love the brand Studio Gear? If so, tell me.

Sponsored by Brandbacker.

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Belize in you | Skincare

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Hi Lovelies,

Winter is here and the topic of skin is a popular subject. I myself love a good skincare regimen, but with newer more prominent products coming out, my routine is constantly changing. When it comes to my skin its normally cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize, so when I heard about Belize in you skincare I couldn’t wait to add them into my routine.

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Belize in you Marine and Body Care is a health/beauty company that uses all natural and raw materials for the Caribbean waters and Mayan mountains of Belize.

When I got contacted through pr agents to try a few items, I was excited yet hesitant, I literally had an entire conversation with myself, before replying back. When you get used to the products that you use daily, it kind of a switch up when you have to change it, but anyways I chose a toner and serum, just to see what their products can offer to my skin.

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I got the Marine mineral skin toner and the Rooibos tea antioxidant facial serum. Lets talk about the marine toner, the toner looks very much high end skin care, as a matter of fact the cost is pretty much high end, it retails for $55. The product also is 4 fl oz, so your getting a ton of product for what your’e paying. After doing a morning and night routine, I can see a bit of a difference, I’ve used this for about a month, and my skin feels very refreshed and hydrated, some toners have that drying effect on the skin and with the winter here, dry weather and dry skin are both negative factors. The Marine mineral skin toner has ingredients of water, seaweed extract, Phenoxyethanol, which I’m sure is a long word for natural..I guess, this toner is half gone I really enjoy using it, its lightweight, the only thing that that I can say negative is that the pump shoots out to much product, which is really wasteful, a little product goes a long ways.

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The next product I tried was the Rooibos Tea antioxidant facial serum, I was really excited to try this serum, this retails for $88, this serum is made of water (aqua), Red tea, phenoxyethanol, and Hyaluronic Acid. I really love this serum, its an antioxidant which is great to help pull toxins from the skin after cleansing your face, its really light, and liquid-y, you only need about 2 pumps, because its easy to disperse over your entire face. The Rooibos tea serum, is very nice, its wet on the face, but once it dries it gives the feeling  a tight mask. The serum is more easy to use than the toner, you can control how much you want to use, which is really nice.

I feel after using both in my skin  routine, has been a great addition, my skin feels very hydrated, and firm. I usually have a problem with scaring,  but they do seem a tad lighter, which is a bonus, but most of all it doesn’t dry out the skin.

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PR samples were sent to me courtesy of Belize in you, all opinions and photos are my own.

 I hope you enjoyed my review/post on Belize in  you skin care. What’s your favorite toner? Have you heard of Belize in you skincare? Would you be willing to give it a try? Let me know in the comments below.

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HASK | Chai Seed Oil

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Hi Lovelies,

For the longest, I have been a huge fan of the Hask hair brand, and trying their variety of hair collections makes me more and more excited for upcoming products.When I got the “okay” to try the new Chai Seed Oil shampoo and condition, I was so excited.

I have tried numerous Hask hair products that dealt with numerous hair factors from damaged hair to infusing healthy hair, the Chai Seed Oil was the ultimate addition. The Chai Seed Oil is meant to bring natural volume after wash and condition. Made with, Chai seeds cultivated in South America, Chai Seed Oil is a plant enriched with proteins, antioxidants, and Omega-3’s to give your hair a hydra-boost while washing. This collections is free of sulfate and parabens, and all drying alcohols, which cause breakage and weak hair.

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I have used the Chai Seed Oil duo twice in a month, and my hair feels super soft, though my hair is shorter now, my hair feels healthy and super light. I haven’t had to straighten it as much, due to how many antioxidants and vitamins are infused in my hair.

I love using this duo, the shampoo/conditioner duo is very light, because the ingredients are natural, it doesn’t feel like its weighing my hair down. The seed oil duo smells so good, *emphasis on the good*  I mean, on the record of smelling nearly all the collections sent my way, it doesn’t compare, but none the less it still smells pretty awesome.

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Overall, I highly recommend the Chai Seed oil, if you love big jersey hair, okay maybe that a tad dramatic, but if you love movement, and soft luscious locks, this is the perfect duo. You can find Hask at Target, Ulta, and any drugstore (Walgreens, Rite Aid etc).

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I hope you enjoyed this hask hair review, Have you tried the Chai Seed Oil duo? Do you love the hask hair brand? If so, tell me in the comments below.

Products are courtesy of Brandbacker, this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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