Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Micellar Technology Enters the Hair Care Category with Redken

Redken-Clean Maniac Micellar-Shampoo

By now we’ve all heard of the glory that is micellar water and products. How did we ever exist without it all these years? Well, we’re at phase 2 now with other types of products coming out that use it like this one from REDKEN. It’s their Clean Maniac Micellar Clean Touch Shampoo.

As you may recall, tiny micelles inside a product act like a magnet and attach itself to dirt, oils and even odors to make them easier to remove. So it only seems obvious to use it in hair care products, right?

And they claim that this is gentler on strands than a clarifying shampoo, can be used everyday and using this won’t harm your bottle/salon hair color. Check, check and checkmate!

Pick it up for $19/10.1oz, $34/33.8oz @ ulta.com and they also offer a conditioner and styling products in the collection. Is this something you are interested in trying out?

Disclosure: A sample was provided for this post. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

This is a Stain You'll Want to Know About

Me n’ a lip stain go together like shala-la-la! So these PIXI BEAUTY GelTint & SilkGloss ($12 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) are right up my alley. I can get a little tired of liquid lipsticks here and there, so these are a nice alternative to color that will last longer than 1 hour.

Choose from:

  • BerryTint & SweetGloss
  • PinkTint & PrettyGloss
  • BeachTint & FreshGloss

And the tints seem to be a tad mint infused but know that the mint is not irritating in the least. And the tint color is buildable! While i only got about 2.5 hours of wear, I'm will to trade-off longtime wear for the weightlessness these delivered.

My favorite of the bunch is the BerryTint and I’m not much of a gloss person anymore so I rarely use it, but the tint is great by itself and it doesn’t dry lips out at all.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Light & Simple with the Latest from Clean Perfume

There’s nothing like the power of fragrance to take you away and boost your mood. I think we can all use a little dash right now. I’m getting my fix from the latest from the CLEAN brand.

They came out with two new ones a few months ago: Rain & Pear (fresh with notes freesia, of dewy pear, melon, violet and muguet, among others) and Air & Coconut Water (fresh with a little more floral than the aforementioned with notes of bergamot, lemon, coconut nat neo, freesia, rose, clean air musk, among others).

Both are light and airy and nice for the current season but I’m leaning more towards the Air & Coconut Water.


Something I’ve always been interested in is layering different scents, or what Clean calls it, fragrance pairing. And they show you how to pair theirs!

You should know that the above two are eau de fraiche. What does that mean exactly? See the bullet points below!

  • eau de parfum -- 15 to 22 percent essential oils
  • eau de toilette -- 8 to 15 percent
  • cologne or eau de cologne -- 4 percent
  • eau fraiche -- the most diluted version of scent with just 1 to 3 percent.


So if you like your scent to be just a wisp of scent and not overpowering, these could be just for you. 

$48/5.9oz @ cleanperfume.com, kohls.com.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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