Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Allure Summer 2014 Box Review

I almost to forgot to show yall my Allure Summer box! It arrived last Tuesday and it was the bomb as usual.

This year's sale was MADNESS and a hot mess. Long story short Allure's website crashed when the sale when live and people were PISSED. They light up Allure's facebook page with all kinds of curse words. So, Allure had another sale that following week and it was STILL madness but I got mine.  

Here is what I got:

Aloxxi Flexible Hairspray
Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer
Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray
Burt’s Bees Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat
Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
Developlus Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System
Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash
One ’N Only Argan Oil Cream-to-Serum Styler
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray
GK Hair ThermalStyleHer
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam MascaraI
T Cosmetics Your Skin But Better® CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face + Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Not Your Monther’s Intensive Hair Unit Renewal Treatment
Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Conditioner
Redken Mess Around 10 Disrupting Cream-Paste
Rembrandt Deeply White® Toothpaste
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
Rusk Freezing Spray
Sally Hansen Triple Shine™ Nail Color
Softsoap Sea Kissed Exfoliating Body Wash
TanTowel Classic Self-Tan Towelettes

Awesome sauce (I hate the commericail but stupid awesome is stuck in my head). Anyway, the box was $44.95, and has $350+ worth of products.

Were you lucky enough to score a box too? 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Five things and Yacon Syrup!!

 Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
  1. I have totally fell in love with this site. OH budget be beware.
  2. The Beyonce and Jay Z drama has been tripping me out lately from this to this. SMH
  3. I am accepting all and any donations for this baby. HOT
  4. Just in case you are having a bad day this will most certainly brighten it.
  5. I was recently sent this cool syrup called, YACON SYRUP by Life & Food. I was so pumped because I was for reals JUST reading an article about this stuff!  Anybody who knows me know I am always all for anything healthy. So, some 100% Pure Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup heck yea sign me up.

 Product details from
  • 100% pure organic Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
  • Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Good source of antioxidant.
  • High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
  • Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Certified Organic ingredients from one of the best Yacon farms in Peru.
  • 100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA
So, on to the details. Well is reminds me of King Syrup (remember that? lol) or molasses. The smell is different not bad or strong but different. I used one teaspoon in my coffee and at first taste it was weird but kinda like with red wine (loves me some red wine) it got better with each sip.  

The suggested use is three teaspoons a daily however, please note the below warning from amazon.

Safety Considerations Studies have shown that taking too much Yacon Syrup can have some adverse effects on the digestive system, mainly in the form of gas, bloating and discomfort. Because the active ingredient is essentially a sugar, once it hits the intestines, it can produce a lot of gas, therefore causing flatulence, cramping and bloating. Some people have stated certain adverse side effects with increased bowel movements, particularly due to the fibre content within the Yacon Syrup. While this is a positive factor for most people, for some with sensitive intestines and digestion, caution should be exercised. In order to prevent this, take only about 1-2 teaspoons 30 to 60 minutes before a meal and have no more than 4-5 teaspoons in a day.

Not sure, if I will continue use of this once this bottle is gone. I will have to wait to see if I notice some "results" but, it is a nice sweetener alternative and I am glad I glad to try it!

It is available for purchase on amazon for $18.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

April Curlbox Review

Curlbox is quickly becoming my fave subscription! It always shows up on time with NO issues and has tons of products so, you really feel like you get your monies worth. 

Here is the box:
Check out the PANTENE goods!

This month was all about Pantene. I have never been a Pantene Fan nothing against them just for some reason I never brought their products. So, this was exciting for me to get to try them. 

The box included all full size Pantene Pro-V products:

Expert Collection Keragloss Oil Mist
Curly Hair Series Moisturizer and Styler
No Crunch Curls Whip Stylers Heat Protection Spray
Defining Curls Styling Custard
2 Minute Moisture Hair Masque Deep Conditioner
Truly Natural Hair Shine Serum

So far, I have tried the 2 minute hair masque and I LOVE IT!! It is for real the best! On the other hand I was not a fan of the defining curl styling custard it made my hair sticky and gummy feeling. Oh and the hair shine serum was nice, it gave a good amount of shine without looking oily. 

I have yet to try the others so, time will tell.

What do you think of this month's?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Even Glow Serum – Antioxidant Skin Treatment – 20% Vitamin C by Valentia Skin Care Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have been searching for a new product that evens my skin tone (stupid hyperpigmentation)  so, I was up for the challenge when asked to review Even Glow Serum. 

Serums are my boo thangs and this one would be no exceptions. So, first I was pleased with the packing which is a dark eye dropper bottle. Second, the smell was so pleasant. This serum is thicker than some vitamin C serums but, that was nice since a lot are watery. It applies very smoothly and absorbs quickly with no tacky feel, I hate that tacky feel.  I started to see an improvement in hydration within the first two days. My skin just drinks this stuff up! I have been using for about 6 days so, no change yet with my fine lines. However, my GLOW is amazing. People keep asking me why I am glowing. 

Valentia Skin Care Vitamin C Serum
Below is an excerpt from Amazon

  • EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.
  • INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.
I am excited to continue suing this product because so far it does what it promises cause this girl is glowing! Even Glow is available for purchase on Amazon for $35.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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