Review: Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel texturizing styling cream

Sampled this cool product this week. Here are my thoughts:

scent: I think its floral but depends on opinion it does linger

texture of product: medium rich not too thick easy to rub into palm and style hair

end results: hair has a little more movement less “blah” if you will.

I did not see much of a detangling quality to it but enjoyed how it made my somewhat limp/dull hair look.

I’d rate this an 8/10 its pricey but its like a fancy brilliantine if you like creamy-or wax like styling products.

Drugstore Finds: Winter Edition.

Here are a couple of my current favorites:

*Rhoto dry aid lubricant eye drops(purchased at Rite Aid for under $15)

*Purell hand sanitizing wipes

*Wet ones antibacterial wipes


I have been using the eyedrops daily and it works like a gem. 2 drops per eye and I’m good to go. I feel instant relief. It’s almost as good as the gel drop type I always use and still use but with less goopiness to have to wipe off.

As for the sanitizing wipes they’re both awesome. I throw one or the other in my bag at all times now. The purell version smells incredible its a fresh scent the best smelling wipes I’ve ever smelled actually! Purell version is non-alcohol and has 20 wipes and is resealable

finally the wet ones I like to purchase in the inidividual packaging cause its handy that way there’s two times however many there is in a box(which i’ll have to get back to you on that)this one does contain alcohol but smells good, and is said to get rid of 99.99% of germs and that works for me!

Budgets Help With Everything.

The one thing I’ve learned in the past year or so is to come up with a budget. I like when people ask me what I want and I immediately in a non-offensive way go “what is my top dollar of this budget/wishlist.” You know at first the person is going to be like “well I can’t…tell you how much cause its..a gift…60bucks” hahaha. You then go “ok let me see what I can think of” there’s always something ya know? A couple years ago I wanted the tatcha cleansing oil and someone wanted to get me something so I was like “tatcha cleansing oil its 36 bucks(it was at the time not sure what the current price is) I don’t want anything else just the cleansing oil.” It was one of the coolest things I ever got as gift.  I must’ve used this product every day I didn’t need to second cleanse and it never stripped my skin and smelled like something from heaven. Honestly out of cleansing oils the tatcha one and the boscia one are my favorite and 3rd in line is Burt’s bees.

My wonderful friend was like “I remember you telling me how much you loved ULTA” and I was like “ok” she was like “so check your inbox” and I found an e-card she sent me. I bought my favorites which included the Garnier micellar water, and a cc cream.   Even while I was ordering online I was thinking about a budget for my shipment which was $250 that would include everything  for the next 9 months so ofcourse I planned on getting a huge bottle of Bioderma and forgot! The one thing I started doing different is that I never order during holidays, I don’t order during the hot summers and I give myself an online-shopping break. The only other online orders I make are for friend’s gifts and sudden I forgot to get them something and there’s express shipping moments. I joked to my friend I don’t care about how expensive the shipping fee is if it gets to her the way she prefers. She was like “just give me slow shipping” so I was like “ok…if that’s what ya want.” My one friend lives in California where my favorite store is located so when I choose the 5 day shipping method it gets there in 2 so its like the best $5.95 you can spend! She loves the company so much that its all I use now.  I do not use budgets on my friends though. My dad laughs a lot he’s like “you don’t even buy me stuff” I go “you only want shaving cream and shea butter stuff.” He was like ” that is a fact.” My father is now on the nivea men shaving cream train that I have been on for some time. He loves it and says he doesn’t know why he didn’t get it all this time. This amazing shaving cream is about $2.85-3.50 best budget shaving cream I’ve ever used. He uses the blue version I use the white.

 

 

Empties: Dec 2018

  • Boscia make up break up cool cleansing oil 5oz
  • Bioderma red lid 500ml
  • lucas papaw ointment 15g
  • aveeno baby eczema therapy night time balm 1oz

 

sampled: fresh rose deep hydration face cream, Kiehl’s cucumber herbal conditioning cleanser, Clarins blue orchid face treatment oil

taking any questions! also thank you for reading! Happy New Year!

 

Celebrating Christmas Early/gifts that I got.

Here are some of the cool stuff I got this year:

  • its a 10 miracle moisture shampoo
  • Koh gen do cleansing spa water
  • Evian facial spray(I got the huge bottle yay!)
  • Burt’s bees cleansing oil(many bottles)
  • Koh gen do cotton
  • not a beauty product but UGG mittens which had me all giddy.
  • leggings that were too small/2 various colors.

I really just hinted out what I wanted/ could use and people gifted it for me. Aside from that I was given cash.  I plan to use some of this cash to purchase a couple beauty products and maybe a decent haircut. That is my 2019 plan.

Dear Favorite Friend/Reader

In case I don’t tell you enough, thank you for everything. I adore you and I truly appreciate how supportive you have been. I hope you read this and know that “yes” you are my best friend you don’t have to say “I thought I was your best friend” because you were and always are-and I wouldn’t trade you for a million bucks…and if I DID win a million bucks, I’d buy a house close to yours(since you live in a fancier area)and I’d relocate and then take your family out to dinner! I MISS YOU but I never tell you enough!

love you

Review: Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

I like Clarins. I like their lip products and their skincare. When my mom came home with a sample of the blue orchid face treatment oil going “I don’t know what to do with this-what is this” I said “well it’s mine now.” I’ve been using it for a couple days, I was using the Kora organics for almost 3 months or a little less but thought maybe I should switch things up for a couple months so it was perfect timing. Here’s what I thought of the product:

-smells very strong, I’d say it smelled masculine almost like male cologne

-sinks in quick

-does not give me any irritation or burning sensation

-face glows after application

-I don’t add anything else and just slap on sunscreen(mine are generally moisturizing but..)and I don’t feel a tight feeling.

Overall because people paid me compliments on my skin pretty much overnight its a 8/10. The smell is almost overwhelming but the product works for me.

Diptyque “sapine” pine candle

I love winter and all things like cranberry, gingerbread, and pine scented stuff. I finally saved some money and bought the Diptyque “sapine” pine candle (bought the huge one because I’ll be burning it every day)and it hasn’t failed me. After a couple minutes of it being lit, the scent is surrounding you making you feel warm and happy. I just sit there sipping my hot cup of pike place coffee and I feel so happy. The simple things can really make you happy.

I’m so happy with my candle, I’m going to purchase the room spray–thank you Diptyque!

I buy in bulk!

I was asked by father if I wanted anything from Amazon. The first and only think I could think of was Lucas papaw ointment. Every since they came out with the smaller slanted applicator its more easy to use. It kinda reminds me of a more rock and roll version of Aquaphor lip repair(which I love to this day) so I just got the shipment and I was super excited. Now I have a whole bunch to slather on my hands during these cold months(today’s exceptional warm but…still)

My friends are like what do you buy in bulk? In case I never write about it here: Aquaphor lip repair, lucas papaw ointment, Neutrogena pink grapefruit body wash, and dove cool essentials spray deodorant and sensodyne?is that how you spell it I use sensodyne all the time because my teeth are so sensitive and drink gobs and gobs of coffee(im back to drinking coffee btw!!woo).

 

Empties: November 2018

  • OleHenriksen truth serum 1oz
  • Suntegrity 5-in-1 sunscreen “light”
  • Josie Maran argan daily moisturizer spf 47
  • Arcona white tea purifying cleanser
  • Gloss Moderne clean luxury shampoo .23oz x5
  • Gloss Moderne clean luxury conditioner .23oz x4
  • OUAI treatment masque x3
  • Pond’s original fresh moisture clean towelettes
  • Koh Gen Do pure cotton
  • Malin + Goetz peppermint body scrub

sampled: iles formula haute performance shampoo, conditioner, finishing serum, drybar southern belle volume boosting shampoo+ conditioner