Spending almost a month sick took a huge toll on my daily life, including my skincare routine. While I was sick, I wore hardly any makeup and when I did I removed it with makeup wipes. I’m so ashamed. In the mornings, I would just wash my face with a gentle cleanser and put on moisturizer and sunscreen. I didn’t use any toners, serums, or hardly any under eye creams. Needless to say, my skin was not happy and eventually turned on me. So, once I was back to my normal self and the weather started getting a little cool, I’ve been treating myself to some new skincare products.
My skin is very particular about it’s needs once the temperatures start changing. Almost as soon as the first chilly morning happens, my skin gets drier and requests more hydrating and anti-aging products. Fall is almost here and need to figure out my fall skincare routine. So, for the most part, my latest skincare purchases have been all about the hydrating. Keep reading to see my recent pick ups and why.
Over the summer, I’ve mostly been wearing my hair in it’s natural curly state. In the past, it’s been a struggle for me to embrace my natural curls for this long, but I’m doing it. I’ve been natural for over 10 years now and the culture for curly hair has changed dramatically. For one, big beauty brands have created new lines and collections for natural curly hair. One brand that I think has done a great job embracing the need for products for naturals and curly hair is Pantene. Actually, I think they were one of the first big beauty brands to do it with their Pantene Truly Naturals line. It wasn’t the best products, but it was an effort. However, they have revamped the line with new products and new name; Pantene Gold.
A few weeks ago, while dragging myself to Walgreens for medicine and cough drops, I picked up a few products from the line. Walgreens was having a buy 2 get 1 free deal that I couldn’t pass up. So, I picked up the co-wash, leave-in detangling milk, and the hydrating oil. After trying them for awhile, I think it’s time to share my results and opinions. Keep reading to get my honest opinion of these products from the Pantene Gold collection.
After spending most of last week battling an acute case of bronchitis, I decided to take a week off from the blog and rest. Although I still have a pesky cough that I will probably have for a couple of weeks, there’s still plenty of summer left. This summer, when it came to my hair, I went very laid back by wearing my hair mostly naturally curly. I didn’t apply much if any heat to my hair these past couple of months. Therefore, I used this summer to experience with different products, mostly styling products for my curly hair.
From refresher sprays to curling cremes, I tried a lot of styling products for my curly hair. However, there were only a few that I used continuously this summer. Keep reading to see which products had me loving my natural curls this summer.
I’m a product girl. I love trying and experimenting with different products from different brands. Doing this has helped me find brands and products I couldn’t imagine not using. However, this process has also led me to products some of the worst beauty products I’ve ever tried. Don’t get me wrong, these products are necessarily horrible, but the didn’t work for me.
Interested in in why I would never use these products again, then keep reading.
Over the past few years, I’ve been learning how to properly take care of my natural nails. Up until I was 24 years old, I was an avid nail biter. My dad bites his nail, which caused me and my brother to bite ours. However, unlike them, I was able to eventually stop. Take it, it took me a couple of decades, but I did it. Ever since I stopped, I’ve always looked for ways to maintain healthy nails. The first step is knowing everyday nail care is a thing.
To maintain my nails, there are some things that I do everyday to my nails. I believe that these little things attribute to my nails staying strong and healthy.