Monday, May 23, 2022

Recent Purchase Reviews

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Now that I have had some time to use some of my recent purchases, I thought I would update you all on the likes, dislikes and repurchases. I am going to be honest. They are all winners.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

I bought this during the Sephora Spring Sale. I have used about half of the bottle now. I love that it comes in a jumbo size. I wash my hair a lot more often now than I did before (every other day to every 3 days), so this has lasted me longer. I LOVE the scent. The girls even mentioned that it smells really good. It doesn't leave a build up in your hair. It doesn't turn your hair white. It blends in very easily. It doesn't make your head itch and it feels light in your hair.

I love Living Proof's dry shampoo, but I think I like this one even more. I will definitely repurchase when I need more.

NYX Marshmallow Primer

Now I usually use No Poreblem as my makeup primer, when Biana recommended this, I had to try it. I used a gift card that I had from Ulta to purchase it. I LOVE the smell of it. It isn't too sweet, but it definitely has a vanilla marshmallow scent to it. It comes out in a thick mousse like consistency. It blends in very easily to the face and it isn't greasy at all. Some of the reviews I read said their face was greasy when using this, but mine never has. And that is wearing it all day, taking walks outside and it makes my makeup stay. 

It is about the same price as my No Poreblem, but I find this easier to dispense and it goes on smoother and easier. I still have a lot of the bottle left and I will be repurchasing it when it comes time. Also, I only use one pump of it and it covers my face and neck.

Chanel Le Volume Mascara

Now if you know me, I am super picky about my mascara. I LOVE Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. It is my go to mascara. So when I did Rent the Runway, they sent me some Chanel products to try...a mascara (the one above), a moisturizer and some perfume. I have used them all and really love Chanel products minus the price tags.

I used all of the travel size mascara. I love this mascara. Do I love it more than Tarte's? Not sure. BUT after the full washing my hair shower, my lashes are always damp and never take mascara as good as when I don't wash my hair. But when I use the Chanel Le Volume Mascara, they always look great post shower. 

Since I used the whole travel one, I bought a full size. It is about $11 more than the Tarte mascara, but I am using both of them now. Chanel post hair wash shower and Tarte otherwise. I think they both are great mascaras and have a spot in my makeup drawer.

FHI Unbrush Wet Brush

I bought this brush off of Amazon a month ago and I LOVE it. I don't use any other brush now. And I want to purchase two more for my girls. This brush is amazing for detangling hair. It is light, vented and very durable. I have extensions and it never pulls on my hair. It can also pull through thick hair easily. 

I loved it when I tried it on my dry hair, but it is a real star with wet hair. It brushes through tangles easily, doesn't pull out a bunch of hair when you brush and it helps dry your hair faster when you blow dry it because it is vented.

It is less than $14 and easily my favorite purchase this year. I can't say enough good things about this brush.

Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner

Again, I purchased these during the Sephora Spring Sale. I also purchased the Hair Repair Perfector, but I feel like I need to use the Hair Repair Perfector before I give my review and opinion. I don't use it every time I wash my hair is why.

Anyways, I really like the Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner. I love the shampoo because it lathers very well. I put about a nickel size drop on my palm and distribute it through my hair. I lather it up a bunch and then put my head back in the water for a second or two and then lather it even more This really helps distribute it, lathers better and gets all of my hair without using a ton of product. 

The conditioner I don't do the same method since it doesn't lather like the shampoo. So I end up using a bit more, but I do that with my Kerastase line as well. It leaves my hair soft and my hair is becoming even more healthy. I am seeing growth on top where I was seeing breakage and my hair just feels really clean.

I alternate between this line and my Kerastase Blond Absolut Shampoo and Conditioner. The Kerastase line keeps my blonde very blonde!

So as you can see, all winners this time!


  1. I want to try that mascara. Have a beautiful day my friend. Regine

    1. It is a great one. Pricey, but worth it. I hope you are having a wonderful day too!

  2. I love seeing what people think of products after they have used them awhile. I love Channel mascaras. I don't purchase them all the time, but definitely a favorite! I need new bottles of my Olaplex, I ran out this weekend. Glad to see you liking them.

    1. I love them too. It is my favorite kind of post. I think these and the ones where you do the empties are the best. I feel like they are more genuine that way. I love Olaplex a lot and the way my hair feels after it. I feel like it is way more strengthening than my Kerastase.

  3. So glad you liked the primer too - we tend to like the same ones :) I love Amika hair products - they smell so good!

    1. I agree. thank you for the recommendation on it. I agree on the amazing smell of Amika products. I want to add in their overnight serum for my hair and extensions.

  4. Oh thanks for sharing- some great products here- I want to try that Chanel mascara!

    1. It is a great one. I love how much length and volume that I get out of it.

  5. I've been thinking about trying a primer. I'll have to remember this one!

    1. I love the primer. I think it is necessary to keep the foundation and concealer from running in the heat and also to give a more smooth look for the foundation. And this one isn't expensive like a lot of them are.