New Ouidad Product review

Hi babes! As you all know I love the Ouidad Advanced Climate Control line. Well, they have recently added a new product to their line. Its the Bi-phase spray. I vlogged about it. You can check it out below, as well as a how-to for beach ready hair. Also Ouidad is having a presale on the ACC line, get 20% off by using promocode: presale20. Check it out! Let me know what you think and leave a comment and if you like the video and want to see more please subscribe to my channel.

 

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Farsali Trifecta

Hi lovelies!! This year has been a busy one to say the least. I have things much more organized now. So, I will be posting more regularly.

Today I will be reviewing Farsali. I wanted to see what all the hype was for myself. The review will consist of the Unicorn Essence, Rose Gold Elixir, and the Volcanic Elixir. The Jelly Beam highlight will be a whole other post.

I’ll begin with the Unicorn Essence; this is an antioxidant serum and primer in one. It is ideal for all skin types and its also oil-free. Its free of sulfates and parabens. It’s supposed to protect skin from free radical damage, while also prepping your skin for your makeup application.

First off let me say that it smells delightful. I am not a fan of things that go on my face to have an overpowering scent. This particular product hit the mark on the strength and type of smell that you have on you face. It feels good when you put it on and my skin quickly absorbs it. I personally use this as a primer. If you didn’t know this works well as an eye-shadow primer too.

Let me further explain why Unicorn Essence is an antioxidant serum. It has Acai berry extract which is commonly used in anti-aging products. Its rich in Vitamin A, B, C, & E. In a sense it revives your skin by healing damaged skin and restores its moisture.

It’s also contains Goji berry extract. If you haven’t heard of this fruit; then you need to start taking it. For starters, eating this fruit helps with your heart and boost you immune system. The benefits of the extract for the skin are remarkable. It is high in vitamin A, so, it contains plenty of antioxidants; this helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Eating goji berries and using Unicorn essence will help improve skin elasticity. It also helps with reducing the appearance of scars. Goji also helps damaged skin. In addition, goji berries contain two known endogenous skin antioxidants, which are heme oxygenase-1 and metallothionein. These two antioxidants have been proven to facilitate in photoimmune protection. That means it helps protect your skin.

Goji berries can help combat the onset of dehydrated skin because of the amino acids they contain. Amino acids aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin hydration, and improve skin color and tone. In addition, to amino acids, goji berries also contain polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been known to have antioxidant properties, and their presence in goji berries help to increase skin hydration, as well as to tighten and firm the surface of the skin, thereby promoting the appearance of a radiant, youthful glow.

Unicorn essence also contains elderberry extract. This is the superstar of antioxidants. This helps against free radicals. They’re anti-bactirial which is good for acne prone skin. It helps with allergic rashes and is an anti-imflammatory. This extract is what makes it good for all skin types.

Lastly, it has blueberry extract. Now this may not sound as exotic as the other extracts. However,  the blueberry extract is just as important. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than green tea. They are loaded with vitamins A, C, & E. Blueberries whether you ingest them or use the extract on your skin; they will help make you look younger, revive your dull skin and make it look brighter. It also helps repair sun damaged skin.

I personally use this product everyday as a primer. I have loads of different primers and this one is my favorite one. I have never used it as an eyeshadow primer just cause I personally use some concealer as a primer for my eyes. I also use this to make powder highlighters pop more. I personally will take some of my powder highlighter and mix in a drop or two of the unicorn essence and dab it on. I let it dry a little bit and then blend it in and voila. It is a little pricey. You get a 1 oz. bottle for $54. However, I would definitely recommend this product it is worth the money in my opinion.

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Moving on to the Rose Gold Elixir. This is also ideal for all skin types. This is recommended for daytime use. It is a lightweight hydrating beauty oil. It has anti-aging benefits. It is supposed to leave your skin naturally radiant and glowing. The base of this luxurious Elixir is Rosehip seed oil. Rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids — high in linoleic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A (retinol) — all essential for skin health. Rosehips have been found to regenerate tissue and reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.

Rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. Safflower seed oil is less aggravating to skin and contains about 78% of linoleic acid, which is undoubtedly a secret weapon in fighting against acne problems. Linoleic acid, its principal fatty acid, is an essential fatty that cannot be synthesized by the human body.

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. Vitamin E works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs.

Lemongrass oil has one key benefit which is skin healing properties. It is also perfect for getting even and glowing skin. Orange peel oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn’t just for acne-prone skin though: It’s been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

I personally haven’t used this on my face at all. I use this to hydrate my lips before I apply a matte lipstick.  So, I can’t really recommend it for your skin or not. That is something you would have to decide for yourself. However,  I do recommend this product for your lips. It makes your lips plump and luscious, especially if you’re wearing a matte lipstick.

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Lastly we have the Volcanic Elixir. This elixir is great for all skin types; especially acne prone skin. It is ideal for night-time use.

It contains Tamanu oil. There are a lot of benefits associated with Tamanu oil. It has a wide range of natural treatments for acne and acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, toenail fungus, stretch marks, age spots, skin rashes, general scarring, dermatitis through to anti-aging and as an ingredient in making good skin products for oily skin.

Tamanu Oil can be used as a stand-alone product, whether it be solely as a product for oily acne skin or for the prevention or reduction of scarring or just for beautiful, blemish-free skin. Not only can you use Tamanu Oil for skin rejuvenation but you can even use Tamanu Oil for hair and scalp rejuvenation as well. It also seems to great for healthy, nail growth.

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I personally use this product every night before going to bed. I apply just like a serum. I love it. It smells earthy and its thick and feels good on the skin without leaving an oily residue. I recommend this product. It is less expensive than the other two but I believe just as important in your beauty routine. I believe that Farsali really knocked it out of the park with these 3 little miracles.

If you guys would like to see a tutorial on  how I make my highlighter pop with the unicorn essence, or how I prep my lips with the rose gold, or a simple tutorial on my night-time regimen, let me know. Till next time babes! xoxo

Light as a feather

 

Hi babes! Today I will be reviewing Ouidad’s “Advanced climate control feather-light styling cream. I have had the pleasure of previously trying and reviewing the entire Advanced climate control line. If you would like to read that post click the link: “Have a good hair day“. Thanks to Ouidad they sent me the newest product to the line.

My hair is semi curly. Meaning if left to its own devices I would look like I have a giant frizz ball on my head. So, I have to either straighten it or tame the frizz. My hair is extremely damaged to say the least from all the heat and coloring I have done to it.

However, thanks to Ouidad’s “advanced climate control” line, I can have natural curls without the frizz. My hair has been slowly restoring itself back to its former glory. I live in Florida and the humidity is something I have going against me. With this styling cream I can feel confident that my hair won’t go poof half way through it.

Anyone with curly hair will tell you that humidity is not your friend. The reason is that the structure of curly hair exposes the hair cuticles more than with straight hair. In a sense it leaves your hair vulnerable to unwanted volume, unruliness, and dullness.

The entire line helps combat this. The added benefit about the styling cream is that it does not weigh your hair down. It’s super light while leaving your hair feeling natural, without the  feeling like you have a ton of product in your hair.

The styling cream contain key ingredients that nourish your hair while sealing your cuticles to lock out humidity. It also has a UV filter to protect your hair against sun damage.

One of these key ingredients is Olive oil. This helps clean your scalp and tame your frizz. It also helps improve hair elasticity and helps prevent breakage. It also contains meadowfoam seed oil, which helps hydrate your hair and scalp. It also helps fight dandruff and aid with hair loss prevention. While soy bean oil helps your hair keeps its natural shine.

Like any product if you want to get the best results, use as directed. Ouidad has a good video on their site on they rake and shake technique. Here are the written directions to the technique: Divide damp hair into sections. Rake a nickel-size amount of cream through each section, using fingertips to seal and smooth the cuticle from roots to ends. When finished, hold the ends of hair in each section and shake to create curls. Let hair air-dry for more relaxed curls or blow-dry with a diffuser for more bounce.

Final results with combining the styling cream and their rake and shake technique:

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If you would like to see a tutorial on this look leave a comment below. Well till next time lovelies! xoxo!

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Miss Spa Youth Renewal Hydro-gel Facial Mask

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Hello lovelies! I know it’s been awhile but life does happen. I am back and doing what I love most and that is trying out beauty  products and let you guys know whether or not it’s worth it.

I have recently tried this gold mask by Miss Spa. It’s a Hydro-gel facial mask. It is supposed to revive fatigued skin with peptides; while boosting collagen.

This should be a part of an anti-aging regimen. You are never too young to start. Think of it a preventive skin care. Everyone always ask me why I look so young. Well ladies beside staying out of the sun and getting the proper amount of water for your body. You do little things here and there that will only improve your skins elasticity and so forth. Oh and did I mention that smoking is a big no-no! That will make you age very quickly and make you skin look dull.

Well now on to the mask. This mask is supposed to leave you skin feeling smooth, while targeting signs of aging. It is also supposed to help your skin look brighter and younger.

Unfortunately, this mask says it supposed to melt onto the skin. Meaning it sticks on so that it can do its thing. That did NOT happen here. I couldn’t tell you if this mask actually works because it did NOT melt on to my skin. It just keep falling or sliding off, no matter what position I got in. It got so bad that the mask dried out before it was able to do anything.

I have used Miss Spa products before in the past and have been quite pleased. So, I had high expectations for this one. However, this was not the case here. I hope that they can reformulate the mask, that it can better adhere to the skin or something. So ladies and gents, I do NOT recommend this product but if you want to give it a try yourself then go for it!!! Till later lovelies! xoxo

Have a good hair day everyday

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Hi there lovelies! The hair experts over at Ouidad sent me this amazing new system. Let me tell you since day one, I fell in love with it. Here’s why; I live in Florida. It’s the humidity capitol of the states. I am also a mom with 3 kids under 3. I don’t exactly have the time to put a lot of effort into my hair everyday. I wanted the ability to have a good hair day every day. Like usual I always recommend that you follow the instructions.

First you gently wash your hair with the Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo. It’s sulfate-free so it’s, tender to those locks. It gives your hair an added shine. It’s the first step in creating an important building block for good hair.

You follow with the Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner. This works as a protective barrier that keeps those locks soft and manageable. Besides having wavy hair that frizzes constantly in the Florida whether, it’s damaged from years of color treatment. Curly hair is thirsty for moisture. My hair was down right dehydrated. This conditioner has a mix of Shea butter and Murumuru butter (A palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. Murumuru butter, extracted from the seeds of the plant, may be used as a moisturizer.) You work this into your hair with a wide tooth comb. Then you wait 3 minutes and then rinse thouroughly.

At this point is when I usually do a leave in conditioner. However, I wanted to really give this system a shot. So, I decided not to and just go right into locking in that shine with the Advanced Climate Control Detangling Heat Spray. This works to help protect your hair from environmental damage. You break up your hair into sections and work it in with your fingers or wide tooth comb. I forgo the comb for this one. I am absolutely in love with this stuff. It works great and I don’t feel the need to have a leave in conditioner.

The final touch is the Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel. Okay, I was down right scared for this one. I am not a big fan of gel. It usually leaves my hair dry and flakey. I wasn’t going to back down at this point. Omg! Ladies This stuff I love it!!! It does not leave your hair dry or crusty. It actually feels quite natural. No one would ever think you have gel in your hair. You don’t even need a lot. You just break up your hair into sections and using the Rake & Shake technique (Link to the video on the technique. It’s really easy). The you can either air dry or blow dry with a difuser. I chose the air dry option. Woila! You’re done, easy peasy ladies & gents!

I definitely recommend the whole system. It’s affordable and keeps your hair looking good everyday. Till next time lovelies! xoxo

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Miracle Leave-in is still a 10 for me!

WHAT IT IS A leave-in treatment perfect for those with fine or short hair. WHAT IT DOES It s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite promotes healthier hair texture body and shine. This leave-in treatment penetrates the hair shaft to seal in and protect color. It also provides extra protection against humidity heat styling and sun and environmental damage. Helps to repair damaged and split ends while eliminating frizz. Leave-In Lite makes for a perfect detangler without weighing hair down.


It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite – 4oz

 

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite - 4oz


It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite – 4oz