Product Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade

After being disappointed by the NYX brow gel, I decided to give this pricier option a go.brows

PROS

  • Goes on INCREDIBLY PIGMENTED
  • Nice and creamy
  • Doesn’t dry out or crunch up throughout the day
  • Lasts a very long time

CONS

  • Fades and wears away a little bit throughout the day
  • Price is high

Overall, I will most likely be purchasing this product again. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you’ll know that I’ve gone through quite a few iterations of brow products since Maybelline changed the formula of their Define-A-Brow and this is by far the best replacement I’ve come across. The pigment is really good and if you don’t mind using a brush method for your brows (still perfecting this method) then this is an excellent bet for you.

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Product Review: NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade

After realizing that my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz was pulling out my eye brows (definitely some human error involved in this), I had to switch up my brow routine. Here was my first attempt:nyx

PROS:

  • Applies smoothly
  • Very affordable
  • Doesn’t have a dangerous amount of pigment so you can build it up

CONS:

  • Not a large color selection
  • The color that matched me best had a yellow undertone to it and came out looking weird on my skin
  • Stayed on for most of the day, but not all

Overall, I will not be repurchasing this product. The color match was just off and created some sort of optical illusion that made the brows look like more of a puke color. While the price is right, I went back Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade and already have better things to say about that product (coming soon).

Product Review: Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub

I really enjoyed Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Gentle Scrub so when I ran out of that, I decided to give another Neutrogena product a shot.

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PROS

  • Smells very clean and very nice!
  • The price is right
  • Leaves my dry patches feeling nice and smooth

CONS

  • The exfoliation balls (offical name) are too few and far between
  • Takes a long time to feel like you’ve gone over your whole face
  • Barely lathers up and definitely does not foam (at least in the shower where I use all my exfoliants)

Overall, I will not be repurchasing this product. I can find an affordable scrub (and know of at least one) that smells good and really gives my entire face a good exfoliation in half the time. I feel like the exfoliation balls are too large and scarce and because of this, it makes it very difficult to get an even clean. Whomp whomp..

Product Review: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Is this $6.99 version of the $20 Beauty Blender a true dupe?

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PROS

  • Blends concealer and foundation in like a dream
  • Expands when wet to apply and blend super quickly
  • Doesn’t look as dirty as the Beauty Blender due to orange color
  • Provides rounded and flat sides for more options

CONS

  • I wish it was just a little more pointed to really close to the under-eye

Overall, I fricken love this product. Since getting this for Christmas I honestly have not used anything else to blend out my foundation, concealer, or apply powder. Admittedly, I haven’t cleaned it since then either…but it still looks fine! I love the Beauty Blender but I love this sponge just as much, if not more because it expands even larger. If you’re not in the market to buy the cult Beauty Blender for $20 this is an incredible option.

Product Review: Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde Shampoo

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It’s hard for me to admit but I think my hair is naturally brown now. Which means I have to bleach it. Which means I need a product like this.

PROS

  • It visibly prevents and reduces brassiness in my hair
  • Leaves my hair feeling super duper clean
  • I love the deep purple color… that counts as a pro for me
  • Smells great and clean
  • Lathers pretty easily
  • Price is only $13.50!

CONS

  • Can’t get this product in the drugstore

Overall, I will 100% be repurchasing this shampoo. I have never used a product that has had such a visible impact on the brassiness of my hair (in a completely good way). My hairdresser recommended this product to me and I could not thank her enough. It makes my hair look and feel super clean while not ever drying it out. Love this!