LUSH Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze: This is a total princess product. You rake it through dry hair and leave in for about twenty or so minutes before shampooing it out. It is supposed to de-frizz and keep hair manageable. For $22.95, the 7.8 ounce tub of product does what it claims, but the scent was a little too strong for me and it LINGERS like a mo-fo.
The Verdict: I won’t be repurchasing this because it does have SLS and alcohol in it and the smell gave me a headache sometimes, but it is a good product that accomplishes what it claims.
100% Pure Yuzu and Pomelo Glossing Shampoo: I didn’t see anything special about this shampoo. It didn’t clean my hair thoroughly enough in one wash so I had to go for two, which is probably why I seemed to barrel through it in a little over a month. In terms of glossing, I didn’t see a difference, but the smell was pleasant. I had high hopes for this shampoo because I love 100% Pure products and it cost me $14.99, but it just didn’t work out between the two of us.
The Verdict: No repurchase and I can’t recommend it.
P.S. please comment with shampoo recommendations
Clinique Bottom Lash Masacara: LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I adore this product. I first bought it two years ago after watching Tanya Burr feature it in countless tutorials. For $10 it really lasts a long time. I had mine for 6 months but the packaging is breaking now ad it has dried out quite a bit. It doesn’t budge or smudge and defines every lash. I even used it on my top lashes for a while. Some of my friends have given me hell for purchasing this because they see it as useless, but you really can’t hate until you try.
The Verdict: Will definitely repurchase.
Jojoba Oil: I know the bottle is Aura Cacia, but I actually just emptied the Aura Cacia jojoba oil into the dessert essence bottle because I like the Dessert Essence bottle better. I never cheat on Jojoba oil. We’ve been together since December and we’re in it for the long haul (is it weird the I have a relationship with my beauty products? Probably, but oh well). I usually pay between ten and twelve dollars for a bottle.
The Verdict: Hell to the yes, I’ve already repurchased.
La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo: I have been using this for three years and my skin is addicted. I go through a tube pretty often which isn’t cost effective, as I pay $36 per 1.7 oz. or 40 mL. However, I like it as an acne treatment with benzoyl peroxide and LHA. Yes, I have cut my tube up, because when it sounds like its coughing out the last drop, there’s always at least 6 more uses in there.
The Verdict: Already have.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I began using this before I started going natural and I still use my second bottle. I think it’s worth the $70 tag because each bottle lasts me around 9 months. I tried looking up the ingredients on the site to see if I could try to DIY this baby, but the site was vague and the oil blend seems really particular. I tried going without this for a month or two last year and my skin just seemed to hate me.
The Verdict: Not done with my second bottle yet. I probably will repurchase this but close my eyes when I’m paying.
Do you have opinions on any of these products? And, please comment with a shampoo recommendation.
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