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Hola Amigos🥺 Hope all of you are safe & sound in your homes 🏡The last few weeks have been incredibly difficult and life changing for all of us around the world🌏And unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a foreseeable end to this pandemic. It took me all of two weeks to try and get used to this new and restrictive routine and finally after a miniature meltdown I resigned myself to the fact that this is the way things are going to be for a couple of weeks if not months going forward. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone may we all come out of this stronger, more resilient and as better human beings❣️#withme #coronavid19 #quarantinelife #quarantinediaries #karachibeautybloggers #pakistanibeautyblogger #dubaibeautyblogger #dubaidiaries #dubailife #cleanbeautyblogger #lockdownlife #lockdown2020
Today on super short product reviews we will be moving away from skincare & beauty products and shining the spotlight on hair care.
Now usually I review one brand at a time but today I wanted to do an episode devoted entirely to my hair routine.
A little bit of info about my hair: I have thick, long, color treated hair that because of the coloring and the harsh water & humidity here has become very dry and prone to split ends and occasional frizz.
I have tried countless natural shampoos, shampoo bars and conditioners and have found some to be totally awesome while others to be totally awful. You can check my Instagram for the winning and the failing brands.
Ok so the brand(s) in focus today are: Innersense & Jordan Seban.
I chose the color awakening shampoo, conditioner and the sweet spirit leave in conditioner.
From Jordan Seban I chose the the LeBaume leave in conditioner.
Both brands use all natural, organic ingredients and are free from all the usual chemicals: sls, pthalates, silicones.
The Innersense shampoo and conditioner are priced at $28 & $30, the leave in conditioner is $26 all are 10oz.
The Jordan Seban leave in conditioner is $38 for 4oz.
Ok not that we have the specs out of the way let me start with my experience with each of them. The color awakening bath is used like a regular shampoo, not ginormous suds like sulphate shampoos bit good enough that I felt like my hair and scalp were clean. The conditioner is used like conventional conditioners you apply leave for 2 mins and rinse clean.
I did feel that my hair was not totally tangle free with just the conditioner and I had to use the sweet spirit leave in conditioner for me to able to comb my hair after. ( I just used a few pumps and rubbed it through the length of my hair)
Once it was dry though my hair did feel softer, with almost no frizz.
So overall I do like this trio. However I found the conditioner a bit of a let down. Usually when I use a conditioner bar i can detangle my hair pretty easily without the need for a third product which wasn’t the case here.
Also if you occasionally use hair oil, then this shampoo will not be able to wash out the oil, based on the lather it produces.
Ok moving on to the Jordan Seban leave in. I primarily bought that to prep and protect my hair before I use use heat styling and also to further prevent frizz. It’s going to be summer soon and we have 90% humidity in the summer so frizz and fly always are a major problem.
The balm is like a thick gel, and you need only a dime sized amount, I usually use it when my hair is pretty damp right after a shower and then I let it either air dry or use a hair dryer.
When I used the Jordan Seban in conjunction with the inner sense trio I found my hair was, softer, tangle and frizz free and almost straight and this was when it was air dried.
So overall I’m pretty happy with these 4 products and I will definitely be repurchasing the leave in conditioners by both brands. The shampoo and conditioner by Innersense, I’m not sure about just because I regularly oil my hair and I don’t want to purchase a separate shampoo just for those days.
Have you guys tried these brands? What was your experience like?
🍃Let’s talk about the eye area today. I have been through countless eye creams serums and oils from super expensive to drugstore affordable brands all claiming to lift, tighten, brighten and hydrate the delicate eye area and almost all being totally disappointing.
🍃Therefore it’s no wonder I’m extremely skeptical when I see yet another product claiming to be the miracle cure for all the problems in the eye area. So when I read the rave reviews about the @Earthwisebeauty Passion eye serum I was part skeptical part hopeful. Before I start reviewing the product though let me list for you my own problems with my eyes and the solutions I expect a product to provide:
I have dark circles
And my eye area is super dry plus I hate it when eye products migrate into the eye and as I result I get itchy, irritated 😭eyes and blurry vision.
🍃Ok now let’s start with the product:
The passion eye serum comes in a 15 ml bottle and retails for $85💸 which i know is a bit of a sticker shock but it lasts forever because you really only need a drop for both eyes. I’ve been using mine for the last 3 months and I still have more than half still left.
Let’s move on to the ingredients: there are a lot of ingredients so I’m only going to list the most significant ones here:
🍃Seabuckthorn (for firmness), green coffee oil ( to treat dark circles & puffiness), Amaranth ( high in Squalene for lines & wrinkles).
Ok now lets move on to the texture: it’s a deep, gold colored oil, which instantly hydrates, is non sticky, non irritating and won’t migrate into your eyes. Its very fast absorbing provided you only use a small amount: 1 drop 💧is more than enough for both eyes.
In terms of results: I found it to be very moisturizing for my dry under eye area, in terms of dark circles: honestly I didn’t find a visible difference there. For my fine lines I feel like there has been a slight improvement the skin under the eyes does appear less crepey.
Overall I’m happy with the product. Will I repurchase depends on if I can find something that can do all of the above and lighten my dark circles because that’s the one concern I found this product couldn’t alleviate.
And that’s a wrap on this review guys! As always don’t forget to like and follow and share with me if have tried you the passion eye serum. What was your experience like?
Let’s talk supplements. Most of us are guilty of not eating a text book perfect diet and in order to fill in the nutritional gaps we have all resorted at one time or another to supplements. I myself have at one time taken 3-4 different vitamin supplements to make up for my poor eating habits.
However the quality of supplements makes huge difference and like most of us I have in the past always reached for the two for one bottle at Walmart or Target.
However ever since I made the switch to a cleaner, more organic lifestyle I decided to do the same with the supplements I was taking.
Cheap vitamin and mineral supplements contain synthetic lab created ingredients. As opposed to organic supplements that are derived from plants 🍃fruits 🍊and vegetables🥑 and are better absorbed by your body.
The Garden of Life vitamins and supplements are USDA organic & Non GMO certified and made from real, whole foods.
Plus they contain probiotics and enzymes making them easy to digest which means no upset stomach or feeling queasy after 🤢
And they are available in pill, gummies and spray format. So if you can’t swallow pills you can always can your vitamins in other ways.
So get going and clean up that medicine cabinet. Garden of life supplements are available online, at iherb, amazon and target stores.
Today on super short product reviews i will be talking my two absolute favorite💋 lip colors from my go to makeup brand 100% pure🍃
I have always been a huge fan of bold lip colors and red and bright pink are two of my all time favorite plus they are universally flattering colors so they work with every complexion.
So without further ado let’s get started:
The two colors I bought are the cherry cordial ( a brilliant deep pink) and the red velvet.
Before i rave about the colors let’s go over the formulation: Like all 100% pure🍃products these too are fruit pigmented and all natural. Plus they contain pomegranate oil and coco butter meaning your lips will never be dry or flaky.
These are lip caramels which can best be described as a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss. Which means you get deep, richly pigmented color with super, glossy shine✨
Plus they are super easy to apply with the help of the wand applicator. I personally find it very difficult to get a clean, line with regular lipsticks esp when they become rounded after a couple of uses.
They are priced at $26 for 5 ml which might seem a bit pricey but they have good sales on and off so you can score some awesome deals.
Ok moving on the colors the red velvet is a gorgeous deep brown red perfect for when you want to get all glammed up.
The cherry cordial is a beautiful, berry pink it’s listed on the website as a berry red but on me it shows up as a deep pink.
The colors do bleed a bit so I would advise using a lip liner and it’s not transfer proof so be careful when you are smooching someone😘.
And that’s a wrap thank you for watching if you like this review don’t forget to like and follow and as always see you next time.
Hola mi amigos❣️
Welcome to Super Short Reviews by ShopaholicBlogs.Today I’ll be reviewing a product that I recently discovered after a long, long 🔎research. The clean, all natural perfume by SouthernEsscents.
Southern Esscents is an Etsy brand and is run by a fourth generation perfumer. Their perfumes are hand made in small batches and contain only essential oils steam extracted from fresh 🌸flowers with absolutely no additives.
Since I am a huge fan of roses🌹I chose the rose fragrance in the extra concentrated formulation. (I prefer my perfumes to last fall day). If you prefer a lighter scent they offer normal and light concentrations as well.
The perfume comes in a recyclable cardboard box inside which is this adorable glass bottle.
They currently offer one size which is 2oz costing $26 which is an awesome price given the insanely high prices mainstream perfume brands cost.
Now let’s get to the actual fragrance: the Rose is a true rose fragrance it’s simple, sweet and not the least bit overpowering. If you are prone to perfume induced allergies like sneezing and or asthma then rest assured this will not trigger any of those.
Plus it lasted all day and I was able to spray it directly on my skin which I usually avoid with regular perfumes given their awful chemical compositions.
So I conclusion if you too are on the lookout for all natural, clean perfumes, floral 💐then I highly recommend you check them out.
Today I will be reviewing an item that is a staple in every 🍃green beauty’s makeup bag the tinted lip balm 💋and the brand in focus today is @rootpretty✨
As always let’s start with the good stuff🍃
The ingredients :
This balm contains all natural, clean, pronounceble ingredients and absolutely no nasty chemicals.
The colors:🌈Their lip balm comes in 45 shades🤩
Which means there is a shade to suit everyone!
My personal favorites are the Houston 💋a bold wine shade super dramatic😘
And the Meryl💋an everyday soft berry pink.
The price:$8💰Seriously guys where can you find a totally clean tinted lip balm with 45 shades to choose from at $8?
The packaging 📦:super sleek, clean white, sturdy tube with the color clearly labeled and accurately represented.
That’s all for today guys hope your enjoyed this review don’t forget to like and follow for more fun reviews.