Monday, September 25, 2023

Boxwalla October Beauty Box: A Skincare Nerd's Dream Featuring Cipher

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Boxwalla has a really special October Beauty Box in store for you! Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated cruelty-free green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy luxurious, and sustainably crafted beauty products.

The October Beauty Box is themed A Skincare Nerd's Dream, and features two exquisite products from Cipher Skincare.

Cost to Subscribe: $59.95 (or $49.95 for prepaid); Retail Value: $223.00. Free U.S. Shipping Always.

Each Beauty Box contains (Retail value $223.00):

  • Cipher Skincare 88 mph Short Contact Remodeling Balm (full size, 30 ml, $118)
  • Cipher Skincare Sensitive Cleansing Cream (full size, 30 ml, $105)
About Cipher Skincare,

Founded by Jenny Hinton in 2018, Cipher Skincare terms their uniquely holistic, streamlined approach "intelligent alchemy". What is intelligent alchemy, you ask? Transformative, multitasking skincare consciously curated from the best of science and nature. Cipher's focus is on coupling benefits that encompass all skin tones, types, and genders in a powerful way. Elegant, intentional formulations based on forward-thinking cosmetic science and the best of nature’s offerings–all selectively concocted in house in small batches to ensure quality and care. Skincare shouldn’t be a chore and Cipher hopes to make this daily ritual just a little bit sweeter.
Cipher Skincare 88 mph Short Contact Remodeling Balm: This incredible product is a serum, treatment and a mask in one serious multitasking product. It has a wonderful emollient gel texture that sinks into the skin. The base is made from Australian Sandalwood Nut Oil, and the water soluble ingredients are "loaded inside a lipid chassis to form a highly active microemulsion suspension system." Furthermore, it contains Retinal, St. John's Wort, Olive Oil and other nourishing ingredients to fortify the skin after lightly exfoliating dead skin cells. The result is soft, smooth and supple skin that is vibrant, luminous and even in skin tone. Additionally, it plumps fine lines and leaves skin clear and refreshed.

According to Cipher Skincare,

A breakthrough short-contact intensive retinoid treatment to noticeably remodel the skin without irritation. high-dose retinal, active brighteners, and restorative factors loaded inside an instantaneous delivery system target wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven pigmentation. skin looks more radiant, clear, and wholly revitalized.

Directions: Massage 2-4 pumps into freshly cleansed, gently towel dried skin for 30 seconds. leave on for 90 seconds; 2 minutes total. add water to emulsify and rinse thoroughly. immediately apply a gentle moisturizer. Introduce into routine slowly and do not exceed recommended treatment time. begin with 1-2x weekly use for the first 4 weeks, then gradually adjust frequency and duration to suit tolerance; up to 15 minutes daily for very advanced users. Most enjoy using 2-7 times per week depending on tolerance and experience level.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Fusanus Spicatus Kernel (Sandalwood Nut) Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Aqua, Glycereth-26, Dextrin Palmitate, Hydrogenated Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Olive Glycerides, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Ectoin, Salicylic Acid, Hyperium Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Panthenol, Oryzanol, Madecassoside, Tocopherol, Retinal, Tripeptide-29, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide Eop, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate.
Cipher Night Shift Holistic Tone Balancing Treatment: This potent multitasker plumps fine lines, helps to fade hyperpigmentation and reduces the appearance of redness when skin is irritated. It can be used both in the morning and night, but as the name suggests, it is especially recommended for nighttime use so that it can get to work while you are sleeping. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, balanced, calm, luminous and fine lines are beautifully plumped. This incredible product is so effective and efficient, and frankly it's shocking that it is able to do so many things and so well!

According to Cipher Skincare,

A comprehensive remedy to support healthy, vibrant skin resistant to sensitivity. A unique focus on holistic revitalization allows potent actives to brighten and blur pigmented spots while skin-strengthening factors neutralize redness, plump fine lines, and build supple resilience. Skin feels calm and nourished with a balanced, even radiance.

It may be just as much art as it’s science, but the idea is to make skin feel good, not just look good. Generally, we would have to reach for multiple products to get the best of both - but not with Night Shift.

Night Shift contains a unique combination of pigmentation correctors, active brighteners and restoration factors that work beautifully together to help balance tone while also firming, repairing, and strengthening the skin!

Directions: Apply two to four pumps to clean face, neck, and eye contour. gently massage to absorb. Perfect as a standalone, multitasking treatment or layered as desired. May also be used during the day. For best results, use at least once per day, wear sunscreen, and limit sun exposure.
Boxwalla took a deep dive into the ingredients in Night Shift, and this is what they had to say:

There is liposome encapsulated enzymes derived from two kinds of Icelandic microalgae, skin mimicking peptides that support collagen stores and boost elasticity, alpha arbutin derived from bearberry ( a red berry that is a favorite food of bears!), antioxidant-rich organic açaí berry oil, glabridin isolated from licorice root and so much more! I’m excited to go into all the nerdy details of the ‘how and why’ of each of these ingredients!
One set of ingredients that helps with the repair, restoration, and skin barrier fortification is Icelandic Arctic Microalgae and Night Shift contains not one, but two kinds: Haematococcus Pluvialis & Chlorella Vulgaria.
Both are a form of green microalgae, also known as phytoplankton. Depending on the extraction and refining techniques used, microalgae extracts can serve many functions.
Haematococcus pluvialis is a rich source of astaxanthin! Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that has tyrosinase-inhibiting properties thereby helping with reducing hyperpigmentation. Chlorella vulgaris is rich in caretenoids. A speciality extract from these two micro algae extracts are combined to form a dna repair active. This combination contains multi-pathway healing enzymes that are encapsulated in a lecithin delivery mechanism to ensure that they are optimally delivered to the skin.
The three enzymes are: UVDE (UV Damage Endonuclease), OGG1 (Oxoguanine Glycosylase), and TRX (Thioredoxin) and they enhance both DNA repair and the functionality of the antioxidant system of the skin. They don’t require light or energy to be activated which is why they work at night while you sleep! Studies have shown that they can significantly improve (double!) keratinocyte repair over an 8-hour period of sleep. They also deliver visible improvements in skin radiance, firmness and smoothness! Keratinocytes are the cells in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).
Since microalgae can serve many purposes in skincare depending on how the specific active is sourced and treated, Nightshift also contains a specially derived Plankton extract from the cell wall of Chlorella, which is a prebiotic active that supports tissue repair and a balanced skin microbiome

Ingredients: Aqua, Niacinamide, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Propanediol, Alpha Arbutin, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Glycereth-26, Undecane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Diheptyl Succinate, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Tridecane, Plankton Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis (Microalgae) Extract, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Xylitylglucoside, Glabridin, Madecassoside, Beta Glucan, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Olive Glycerides, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Lecithin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid.
Overall Assessment: This is a box worth getting before it sells out, and Cipher is a brand that you really need to know about. Boxwalla is so adept at curating their boxes, and they are beautifully articulated, purposeful, effective and such a pleasure to use. A+

Cost to Subscribe: $59.95 (or $49.95 for prepaid) from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links). Free U.S. Shipping Always. Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Beauty Spotlight Team Welcomes Autumn

If you love lattes, mochas, hot chocolate and more, then the SMEG Milk Frother is a worthwhile splurge! Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can't believe just how easy it is to use, and how perfect the drinks are every single time!

If you’re a fan of Thrive Causemetics makeup brand, known for giving back to the community, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty thinks you will love their skincare brand, Bigger Than Beauty, and she absolutely adores their perfect eye gel-cream.

It's the autumn equinox and time to assess what you need for the perfect fall and winter wardrobe. Angie from Your True Self Blog has created a checklist to help you create a complete seasonal wardrobe that works.

Saturday, September 23, 2023


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Space NK is having their 20%Off Sale. There are some spectacular products on sale, and it is definitely worth taking look to see if there is anything that really speaks to you! This offer will be available between 7:00am 22nd September and 11:45pm 25th September 2023 (BST). Visit:

Included Brands: Augustinus Bader, Acqua Di Parma, AESOP, Charlotte Tilbury, By Terry, Chantecaille, K18, Oribe, Olaplex, Beautyblender, Color Wow, HOURGLASS, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Sisley Paris, Space NK, Kiehl's, Revitalash, Tula Skincare, This Works, Laura Mercier, Kate Somerville, Vieve, Oskia, Fresh, RÉVIVE, Aromatherapy Associates, Natura Bissé, Drunk Elephant, Niod, Vieve, Suzanne Kauffman, Dr. Denise Gross, Living Proof, Medik8, Jo Loves, Tan-Luxe, Eve Lom, Emma Hardie, Paula's Choice, Elemis, Sarah Chapman, NARS, Fresh, Caudalie, Mirror Water, Milk Makeup, Laneige, Summer Fridays, Erborian, Skin Rocks, Malin + Goetz, NÉCESSAIRE, Sarah Chapman, Face Gym, Hair by Sam McKnight, Melanin Haircare, Niod, Olverum, Ouai, Institute Esthederm, Kevyn Aucoin, Stella by Stella McCartney and Sunday Riley.

Excludes: Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, Sale, Gift Cards, E-Gift Cards, Selected Christmas Sets, Vintner's Daughter, Dr Dennis Gross Electricals, Rare Beauty, Diptyque, Byredo, Bulgari, Juliette Has A Gun, The Ordinary, Naturium, Sol De Janeiro, Hourglass Ambient Lightning Edit Unlocked JellyFish, Ambient Lightning Edit Unlocked Snake, Ambient Lightning Edit Unlocked Leopard, Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm Duo, Kosas The Wet Set, and Kosas Most Wanted Lipstick Set.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Nurive CoreVital Retinol Cream Review

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Nurive CoreVital Retinol Cream is an effective and affordable cruelty-free retinol-based cream that gently encourages skin cell turnover while nourishing, hydrating and smoothing the skin. It helps fade sun spots after extended use, and it is formulated with sensitive skin in mind. My skin is acclimated to retinol-based products because I use them regularly, and therefore there was no break-in period for me with this gentle retinol cream. However, It is always a good idea to patch test retinol products before using them on your whole face, and it is always a good idea to have your doctor evaluate your skin before using a product that exfoliates the skin. Suspicious dark spots and moles should be evaluated to make sure that they aren't cancerous or pre-cancerous since it would be a very bad idea to apply exfoliating products to those areas. Furthermore, it is very important to use a high SPF sunscreen on the skin when using products such as retinol since they leave the skin more vulnerable, and therefore one needs to further protect the skin. My skin doesn't peel or become dry with this retinol cream, and instead it looks refreshed and luminous.
According to Nurive,

CoreVital™ Retinol Cream is one of Nurive's CoreVital line that encapsulates our core vision of what luxury skincare can and will be: Skincare for all.

With sensitive skin in mind, we carefully formulated CoreVital Retinol Cream with gentle ingredients.


  • Retinol: Helps relieve wrinkles
  • Cica: Soothes irritated skin.
  • Okra & Squalane: Hydrates skin.
  • Tocopherol: Antioxidant & anti-aging.
  • Clean and Ethical Beauty.
  • Certified Vegan, Cruelty Free, Carbon Free by Carbon Fund.

Caution: For external use only. Keep away from direct contact with eyes, and avoid direct sunlight when applied. Immediately stop using and consult a doctor if skin becomes red, swollen and/or itchy during use. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.

Overall Assessment: This is so effective and affordable, and I am so pleased to be using it! 

$21.99 for 1.69 oz. from Nurive and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Affordable Luxury Finds for Skin & Hair from KIBON Beauty, Illuminessence, J's Natural Beauty and Esha Girl

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As summer gives way to fall, it is time to add more nourishing and hydrating products into our skincare and haircare routines. I have discovered numerous new-to-me brands that are perfect to usher in the new season, and to make matters even better, they are affordable luxury!

KIBON Beauty Radiance Sheet Mask ($13.00 for 5 sheet masks from KIBON Beauty): These hydrating sheet masks offer the skin a radiant and dewy glow! Formulated to renew dull texture and hydrate the skin, KIBON uses their proprietary LipoButy™ Technology in the KIBON Beauty’s Radiance Mask. These masks are, "inspired by botanical science and the art of simplicity, KIBON Beauty provides high quality, plant-based, low ingredient count skincare that is designed for all skin types." As a skincare brand, KIBON is rooted in science, and they only use proven active ingredients that have been verified for their efficacy.

KIBON Beauty complies with the European Cosmetic Regulation, the most stringent cosmetic regulation in the world, which bans 1328 ingredients that are known to be toxic to the body. KIBON Beauty is Cruelty-Free, 100% vegan, formulated without any harsh chemicals, irritants, allergens, fragrance, mineral oil, heavy metals, parabens, GMOs, petroleum, paraffin, SLS/SLES, TEA, and DEA. All ingredients are responsibly and ethically sourced.

Illuminessence Cucumber Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($28.00 for 1 oz. from Illuminessence): This collagen boosting facial serum is deeply hydrating and nourishing, With ingredients such as aloe vera and cucumber distillate, this serums lightweight and fast absorbing. It plumps fine lines and leaves skin comfortable and luminous. All of Illuminessence products are dermatologist tested and approved. They only use all-natural, organic products and the only preservative ever used is Eco-Certified in compliance with Organic Labeling. 

Illuminescence believes in transparency and in making high quality natural products that are affordable. Every ingredient is carefully selected to meet the strictest European standards for skincare. Janna Fackrell, the founder, together with her husband Cecil Fackrell, who practiced dermatology for 20 years, created specialty formulas that address varied skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. From hydrated skin to shiny and soft hair, illuminessence offers a range of all-natural, organic, and anti-aging goods that improve and keep your youthful glow. Each product is handcrafted, dermatologist-tested and approved, and cater even to the most sensitive skin. But that's not all – illuminessence is also committed to giving back to the community. 25% of their proceeds go towards Sacred Hearts Healing Center, a non-profit spiritual center dedicated to offering guidance through various healing modalities in a caring, peaceful, and sacred atmosphere.

Organic Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B5, Cucumber Distillate, Chamomile Hydrosol, Allantoin, Calendula Extract, Sodium Lactate, Propanediol, Liquid Germal Plus (Eco Certified Preservative).

J's Natural Beauty God's Gift Organic Collagen and Anti-Aging Moisturizing Cream ($36.99 from J's Natural Beauty and their Amazon Store): This natural brand makes affordable and inclusive products for all hair and skin types. All of their products are 100% plant-based, vegan, and free from synthetics, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and sulfates. Furthermore, they are packaged and shipped using 100% recyclable materials. This thick and fast-absorbing cream includes an SPF 30, and it melts into the skin in a pleasant and luxurious way. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin, and it softens the appearance of fine lines. It is non-greasy, and it includes nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Borage oil, Rosehip oil, Aloe Vera, Macadamia Seed oil and Myrrh.

Claims and Features:

  • Moisturizes, Lifts and Firms – Keep your skin young-looking with our facial moisturizer! Like a hydrating serum, our day and night cream for face locks in moisture, providing a 10-layer deep hydration to keep your skin soft and supple.
  • All-Natural Firming Cream – Our hydrating face cream is packed with natural extracts, antioxidants, vitamins and essential oils that stimulate collagen and peptide production. Their skin tightening properties make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
  • Safeguards Your Skin from the Sun – No need to use a separate facial sunscreen! Our moisturizer with SPF 30 shields skin against sun damage and harmful UVB rays, while keeping it well-nourished.
  • Deals with Scars and Uneven Skin Tones – An alternative to retinol cream, our collagen face cream helps blur scars while evening out skin tone. These face care benefits bring you closer to having that flawlessly smooth skin you’ve always dreamed of!
  • Light Weight and Highly Absorbent Moisturizer – Hate the greasy feel of thick facial cream? With this moisturizer face cream, no more icky feeling! Use it as a day cream and night moisturizer to help combat dryness and address lines and wrinkles.
  • Suitablefir all skin types.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)Butter, Organic Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip)Fruit Oil, Organic Borago Officinalis(Borage)Oil, Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia)Seed Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis(Jojoba)Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Organic Magnifera Indica(Mango)Butter, Organic D-Alpha Tocopherol Vitamin E, Organic Commiphora(Myrrh)Oil, Organic Camellia Sinensis(Green Tree)Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Other Organic Essential Oils Xantham Gum, Cetearyl Olivate And Sorbitan Olivate, Euxylk 900 Light.  
About J’s Natural Beauty, Keeping beauty real and honest is at the heart of J’s Natural Beauty. This small, Black, woman-owned business uses 100% plant-based ingredients for effective and luxurious natural skin and hair care. Free from synthetics and other toxic ingredients that are common in other so-called “natural” brands. Their motto “Where real is real” is seen in every formula and empowers everyone to let their natural beauty shine.

Esha Girl Natural Haircare (Starting at $6.99 from Esha Girl, Amazon and Walmart): Esha Girl makes a wonderful collection of hair care products, and their recent launch  is formulated to nourish and define natural curls. Esha Natural is formulated with the finest natural ingredients, like coconut and rosemary oils, and a unique blend of plant protein and a biotin complex to ensure that hair and scalp stay healthy, no matter how one chooses to style their locks. The Esha Natural collection includes a hydrating shampoo, a hydrating conditioner, a curl defining smoothie, a curl moisture leave-in, an anti-itch relaxing scalp serum, and a heat protection spray. 

My curly hair is left soft, silky and hydrated hair after using these products, and there is no stripping or oily residue. Esha uses innovative, cutting-edge, medical-grade technology to bring its products to market, working with industry specialists to formulate the best hair care solutions for today’s consumers. Embrace your natural beauty with the Esha Natural Line - the ultimate solution for healthy, vibrant, and beautiful curls. Formulated and Made in the USA, the cruelty-free line is also free of parabens, sulfates, alcohol, and gluten.

Overall Assessment: These are wonderful and affordable finds worthy of your consideration. A+

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Neutrogena Reusable Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser Starter Kit Review

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Neutrogena Reusable Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser Starter Kit is a brilliant addition to their skincare collection, and a wonderful eco-friendly cleanser. The kit includes a reusable metal bottle and a concentrated powder cleanser refill. You simply fill up the bottle with drinking quality water and then add the powder packet and give it a good shake. The end result is a fragrance-free, 7 ingredient foaming cleanser that is gentle and creamy to the touch. It thoroughly cleans the skin without ever stripping it, and leaves it silky smooth. This is a wonderful cleanser that is an excellent choice for even the most sensitive skin types.
According to Neutrogena,

Wash away daily aggressors for instantly refreshed and replenished skin with the Neutrogena Reusable Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser Starter Kit. This kit from a dermatologist-recommended skin care brand comes with a reusable pump bottle and fragrance-free foaming facial cleanser concentrate refill to gently dissolve daily aggressors such as dirt, oil, and makeup. Formulated with just seven ingredients, the face wash creates a rich, cushiony lather that gently cleanses and is suitable for sensitive and reactive skin. The clean-rinsing, 96% biodegradable formula is unscented, non-comedogenic and free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, alcohol, mineral oil and soap.


  • Neutrogena Foaming Facial Cleanser Starter Kit with reusable pump bottle & face wash concentrate.
  • Daily foaming facial cleanser gently washes away daily aggressors like dirt, oil, & makeup.
  • Fragrance-free cleanser leaves sensitive & reactive skin feeling clean, instantly refreshed, & replenished.
  • Face wash creates a rich, cushiony lather that cleanses without over-drying skin.
  • Formulated with 7 ingredients, daily cleanser is 96% biodegradable & rinses clean without residue.
  • Unscented, non-comedogenic wash free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, alcohol, mineral oil & soap.
  • To use, remove pump from Neutrogena Reusable Bottle, fill with water, & pour in concentrate mix.
  • For a reusable face wash solution, fill with another concentrate refill; sold separately.

FILL UP: Remove pump. Fill the bottle to the indented fill line with 7.5 fl oz (221 mL) of warm, drinking quality water.

POUR IN: Cut open the packet along the dotted line and insert the mouth of it into the bottle (avoiding contact with water). To minimize dust, tap gently to empty the packet. Reattach pump.

SHAKE: Shake bottle for 10 seconds and wait for 1 minute before the first use. When finished, wash bottle according to carton instructions and fill with another concentrate refill!

DIRECTION FOR USE: Wet face. Pump cleanser into hands. Massage face gently. Rinse. No need to shake.

Ingredients: Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Sulfate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbic Acid.

Overall Assessment: I love that Neutrogena is engaging in responsible sustainability practices, and this cleanser is first rate. Once you purchase the kit, you only need to purchase the refill packets, and therefore there is far less waste and expense. A+

$14.99 for 7.5 fl oz. from Neutrogena, Amazon, Target and Walmart (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023


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Monday, September 18, 2023

milk_shake Curl Passion Curly Hair Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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milk_shake Curl Passion Curly Hair Shampoo and milk_shake Curl Passion Curly Hair Conditioner are two products that work wonders on naturally curly hair, like mine. If you have curly hair, you know how difficult it can be to find a nourishing and non-stripping shampoo that doesn't weigh down the hair, or a conditioner that gives enough moisture without leaving hair limp and greasy. Quite often, my hair is either left dry, frizzy and knotted, or weighed down by a greasy residue. Finding the right balance can be a challenge, but I have found that milk_shake knows a thing or two about properly caring for curly hair.

milk_shake Curl Passion Curly Hair Shampoo ($25.00 for 10.1 oz and $55.00 for 33.8 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store): is a lightweight shampoo that thoroughly cleanses the hair without drying it out or leaving it greasy. It enhances curls and leaves hair soft and manageable. It also has a delectable aroma that is fruity, and it enhances the experience of washing my hair.

According to milk_shake,

milk_shake® curl passion shampoo is a paraben/sles free shampoo for curly hair. It cleanses and conditions all hair types gently and deeply, giving softness and manageability. Makes curls bouncy, flexible and long-lasting. Contains organic pracaxi and babassu oils, milk proteins, fruit extracts, Integrity 41® and quinoa proteins.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-28, Laureth-4, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycine, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Caprylyl Glycol.

milk_shake Curl Passion Curly Hair Conditioner ($27.00 for 10 oz. and $66.00 for 33.8 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store): Getting a conditioner just right for curly hair can feel like an exercise in futility, but some brands just get it right, and that is certainly the case with milk_shake. They really understand the needs of curly hair, and that is such a relief. This delectably scented fruity conditioner fights frizz, leaves hair manageable and never weighs it down. Hair is left soft, smooth, moisturized and curls are beautifully enhanced.

According to milk_shake,

milk_shake® curl passion conditioner is paraben free conditioner for curly hair. It is ideal for all hair types to give softness and manageability without weighing hair down. Makes curls bouncy, flexible and long-lasting. Contains organic pracaxi and babassu oils, milk proteins, fruit extracts, Integrity 41® and quinoa proteins.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-28, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycine, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Caprylyl Glycol.

Overall Assessment: If you have curly hair, these mighty products are worthy of your consideration. They work wonders on my hair!

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

milk_shake No Frizz Glistening Serum Review

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milk_shake No Frizz Glistening Serum is an effective serum that protects hair from heated styling tools, but it can also be used on hair that is dried naturally. It fights frizz and fly-aways and leaves hair soft, smooth, manageable and shiny. It does include silicone-based ingredients, and therefore if you avoid these ingredients then be advised that they are included in this serum. It boasts a lightweight texture, is easy to work through the hair, and it has a very faint pleasant aroma, but the scent fades immediately. I love to use this product regularly because it does such an exceptional job fighting frizz and fly-aways without leaving my hair greasy.

According to milk_shake,

milk_shake glistening serum protects hair from heat while using styling tools, eliminating frizz during and after styling. milk_shake glistening serum smooths the hair cuticle, adding extreme shine.

milk_shake glistening serum, a truly versatile product made with natural oils and vitamins, can be used before and after hair styling to eliminate frizz, leaving hair looking and feeling healthy all day long. milk_shake glistening serum smoothes hair cuticles and adds extreme softness and manageability. Hair's optimum internal hydration balance is maintained, leaving it shiny and easy to comb.

Directions: Rub a few drops in your palms and apply on hair before or after styling.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Disiloxane, Dimethiconol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Hexyldecanol, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene.

Overall Assessment: I am destined to buy a replacement bottle as soon as I finish this one! It works that well on my unruly curly hair!

$30.00 for 3.4 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Beauty Spotlight Team Mid-September Week in Review

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is obsessed with high quality eyeglasses, and CELINE and LOEWE make some of the finest on the market. Check out these two beauties to see why they are worthy of your consideration.

Summer may be marching on, but Allison from Never Say Die Beauty thinks you need to know about the lightweight, absorbent, soft, cotton beach towels from Sand Cloud.

Following last week's featured post on stacking bangles, Angie from Your True Self Blog shares two style tips on special ways to layer bracelets for fall.

Don't panic about your wardrobe. Pamela from Style Yourself Confident will show you how to layer into fall one step at a time!

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