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Review: Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo

I have oily hair. Oily, fine, limp and lifeless. Most of my life, I’ve washed my hair everyday. Or, everyday that I had to go somewhere/look somewhat presentable…

Years ago, I discovered the benefits of using baby powder. On days I wasn’t going to do my hair or I was too rushed to wash it, I would sprinkle baby powder in my hands and rub it together and work it through my hair. It did a good job, a great job in comparison to any of the dry shampoos I found on the market.

Then, I watched Kayley Melissa’s review  of Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo and I was intrigued. I, like Kayley am not a Kardashian fan. This product, however, is life changing.



This product is the best dry shampoo I have ever used. I would go as far to say I almost cannot tell if my hair hasn’t been washed. It is that good.

For this dry shampoo, I shake it many, many times. I actually count it fifteen times. By doing so, there is a tiny whitecast that blends out quickly.

I highly recommend it to everyone!

Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo is available at Ulta for $13.99


Have you tried Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo? What are your thoughts? Have you tried anything else from the line?



June 3, 2015 · 8:49 pm

New Jo Malone Colognes – REVIEW

A few weeks ago, I was in the market for a new perfume. I just finished a bottle of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and I wanted a change. I had been familiar with Jo Malone Colognes, but I didn’t feel tempted to spend quite that much money on perfume.


I started browsing the Jo Malone counter and before I knew it, I had fallen in love with a scent. Of course, it’s limited edition, which makes it even more delicious. I decided on Plum Blossom Cologne, one of three limited edition Colognes. Then, the very convincing sales lady layered Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne on top of Plum Blossom and I really fell in love. By itself, Wood Sage & Sea Salt isn’t my favorite, but I love it paired with Plum Blossom.


When I was convinced to spend almost $300 on perfume, I was told that my Plum Blossom wouldn’t be available for a few weeks. However, I was also given a gift with purchase. This soften the blow when I realized I got the gift.


The lovely little samples are of a small cologne of English Pear & Freesia, a lotion of Peony & Blush Suede (love) and a body gel of Grapfruit.

All in all, I love my purchases.

What do you think of Jo Malone? Over hyped and over priced? Or absolutely fantastic?

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Simple Cleansing Micellar Water Review

Micellar Water

For the past year or so, I watched enviously as European Bloggers used Bioderma, a cleansing water. As you know my love for cleansing oils, I wanted to try Bioderma badly. Cleansing waters, aka Micellar Waters or Micelle Solutions are makeup removers with a water-like consistency.

I received a sample from a Sephora purchase of Dermaclear Micro Water and fell in love.

As previously stated, cleansing waters remove makeup effectively with no residue. They are divine. As much as I loved Dermaclear, I wanted to find a more affordable drugstore option.

I found Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water at the drugstore and was a bit disappointed. Although it was just as effective at removing makeup as Dermaclear’s version, it did leave a slight residue and wasn’t as moisturizing on the skin.

The price, however, is great. From anywhere from $6ish-$8ish, you get 6.7 oz of Micellar Water from Simple, for just over an ounce more you pay $32 for Dermaclear’s water. It’s quite a price difference and the differences between the two aren’t significant.

Pros of cleansing waters:

-Excellent at removing leftover waterproof makeup that your cleanser didn’t remove.

-Fabulous at cleaning up makeup mistakes. Removes the mistake without taking off other makeup.

Cons of cleansing waters:

-Personally, I don’t care for cleansing waters to actually cleanse my skin. I just use them to remove difficult makeup.

-In order for the water to be effective, I saturate one cotton pad per eye. A little does not go a long way.


Have you tried any cleansing waters? What do you think? What is your favorite brand?


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L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation Review

Pro Matte Foundation

I have to say I was pretty excited when I first learned about the new L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation. I found glowing reviews online, and L’Oreal described exactly what I wanted: dewy, long lasting foundation.

L’Oreal says it is a 24 hour, lasting, Demi-Matte Finish that is never dull and never flat. It boasted to be air light and medium coverage.

My verdict? I don’t like this foundation. I wouldn’t repurchase it and I have considering returning it. Womp womp.

Things I don’t like:

This foundation is not for dry skin. I found this to be dull and flat. I have dry skin with oily patches (which is a change I’ve recently experienced. Previously, I had oily/combo). The foundation doesn’t smooth well on my dry cheeks – instead, it highlighted the baby hairs I have and made my dry skin feel even drier.

Dryness around my eyes and mouth.

Dryness around my eyes and mouth.

The foundation coverage is too light. It is a light foundation that you can build to medium.

Coverage light around my nose.

Coverage light around my nose.

A little does not go a long way. I built this foundation to get a medium coverage and I ended up using quite a bit, about double of what I normal use with other foundations.

This foundation doesn’t last. I have sun spots on my forehead and by the end of the day (10 hours or so after application) you can see them clearly. Other reviewers paired this foundation with the Infallible Pro-Matte Powder and said it lasted all day.

This foundation is the wrong color. Now, this is clearly my fault for buying the wrong color, but usually I am the lightest color in every foundation range I’ve used but this is color is a bit too light. It is easy to blend with a bronzer to darken. (I have Classic Ivory 101).

Using highlighters, I worked  the product to look more dewy than it was before.

Using highlighters, I worked the product to look more dewy than it was before.

However. As my skin is not everyone’s skin type, this foundation will work for many. Do you have oily or combination skin? You will love this. This will mattify the oil on your skin and turn it into a wonderful glow. Do you hate the feeling of foundation on your skin? This is perfect for you. Do you have little to cover up and need a base to color correct some areas? Yep, buy this.

Overall, this isn’t for me. But, it may be for you!

What are your thoughts?

Other reviews:

Tati’s Review

Sam’s Review

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