4.12.2017

march 2017 empties!

I have wanted to try ALTERNA hair products for forever, but I was always put off by the price; so when I spotted the ALTERNA Caviar Repair "Try Me" Kit {$24.99} I absolutely had to grab it - and let me say ladies, this is a hair game changer. The Repair "Try Me" Kit is geared towards taming dry/damaged/frizzy hair {all of which my hair is prone to}, and includes 3 mini products to get the job done: the Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Shampoo {$49.00}, the Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Conditioner {$49.00}, and the Caviar Repair Rx Re-Texturizing Protein Crème {$35.00}.

For me, the shampoo and conditioner lasted for 6 washes, and the Protein Cream lasted for about 9 washes {because you only need to use a small amount}. From the first day that I used this system, I saw a huge difference in my hair {especially around the crown of the head, where flyaways and frizz are always visible}. My hair was smoother, softer, and shinier giving it such a healthy look. The fragrance is subtle, but long-lasting {you can smell it on day two!}. I've never been a girl who can go days without washing her hair; but with this system I can skip a day here and there, and my hair still looks good. As for the Protein Cream...I love it! It's v lightweight, and you only need to use a dime-size amount on strands to get killer results. This system also works great on human hair weave - after my experience, a friend of mine used it on her extensions, and it didn't damage them at all! DEFINITE RE-BUY {I've already bought full-size versions of all 3 products!}.

Let me introduce you to my holy grail undereye brightener/concealer: the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in FAIR NEUTRAL {$28.00}. Ladies, prior to finding this bad boy I had a problem with undereye brighteners/concealers oxidizing mid-day, leaving a pink cast under my eyes that was unnatural and unflattering. I finally decided to ditch the drugstore products and try this one, and it has been perfection since day one. I don't bake {in the kitchen, or my face}, but this stuff stays in place for 12+ hours with no settling into creases or fading. I apply this daily - underneath my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, and on my chin and forehead {blending it out with a damp beauty blender}; but since so little is required during each use, I can get at least 3 months out of each bottle, and that is so worth it! DEFINITE RE-BUY {I'm on my second tube}.

I live for dark, sultry fragrances, so when I saw that TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection - Tainted Love No. 62 Rollerball {$22.00} featured notes of dark vanilla bean, sandalwood, orchid, sparkling citrus..., I thought it would be perfect. I was wrong. Babes, this one was such a letdown. Yes,, the scent itself is super sexy, but it fades so quickly {we're talking a couple of hours or less}! While the staying power was bad enough, I also had a huge issue with the rollerball itself. With more than half the bottle filled with product, the rollerball basically stopped working, so I had to shake it for a few minutes to get it to release anything, which was just frustrating to do when you're trying to get ready for work. NOT a re-buy.

Back at it again with the Neutrogena products! Last year, on a whim, I purchased Neutrogena's MoistureSmooth Color Stick in JUICY PEACH {$8.99} because the color looked bomb, and I have never looked back. This is my second tube, and it will so not be my last. If you're looking for moisture with a kick of color, I don't think you can beat this one. It glides on smoothly and really hydrates parched lips; but it also gives the prettiest hint of color and shine. The Juicy Peach shade is basically a pale nectar with subtle silver shimmer throughout, that really enhances your natural lip color. My one ish {you knew there had to be at least one, right?!} is that it's not very long-lasting, which can be kiiiind of frustrating; but since I love the color and moisture, I'll suffer in silence on that front. DEFINITE RE-BUY.

If you're a fan of Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara in BLACK, chances are that you will L-O-V-E Ciaté London Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara in BLACK MAGIC {$22.00} c/o. Like Better Than Sex, Wonderwand features a big, hourglass-shaped brush that easily coats every lash with a blackest black hue that brings eyes to life while lengthening and volumizing. Though not waterproof, I do find that this one does take a liiiittle more effort to remove at the end of the day, which isn't a dealbreaker, but something to take note of. My big problem with this product? It doesn't last. I used this for a few weeks, and found that one day it had just all dried up, and had to be tossed. Definitely not something you should experience with a $22.00 mascara, amiright? NOT a re-buy.


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6 comments

ellie said...

Love these reviews! So great to hear about these hair products!

ivy said...

Awesome! I still might want to try that perfume.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks for sharing - I always love these posts. The haircare items sound great because I have really frizzy hair!

Valerie Price said...

I'm such a huge fan of Neutrogena products, so I definitely want to try the color stick...sounds amazing!

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Neha Bhatt Bhagat said...

I love Neutrogena products a lot babe...!! Great post darling...Kisses, Neha

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Kashaya said...

Great post! I've always wanted to try the Altena caviar products as well but I've always been put off by the price. Sounds like I might need to give them a try.

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