Battle of the Budget 10-in-1s!
I’m all about low maintenance hair and saving money, so of course I have to review these 2 drugstore hair primers. I’ll be breaking down the winner by category and tallying the winner! Round 1: price- both are a standard 6 oz, but NYM is $7 while Eva is $12. Both are affordable but NYM wins this one. Round 2: texture- Eva is definitely the heavier of the 2 options, you can tell by the fineness of the mist. This is likely due to it’s high amount of oils in the ingredient lists, which is very good for moisture. Personally tho, since my hair is straight and fine, this tends to weight down my hair. Contrastingly, the NYM first ingredient is water which is probably why it’s lighter and cheaper. This round is a tie. Round 3: scent- Both of these are scented with fragrance showing up in the middle of the ingredients list. The Eva product is a stronger, fruity scent that is close to Viva la Juicy perfume, a personal classic of middle school. The NYM is also sweet, but closer to candy than fruit. It’s also lighter than Eva. This round is subjective for sure, but I give it to Eva since I prefer a strong scent if something is scented. Round 4: usage- by this I mean does it really do 10 things? Eva doesn’t list the 10 things on the bottle, but NYM claims to add body, detangle, add shine, protect, moisturize, control frizz, repair dry hair, heat protection, mend split ends, and create silkiness. I think a few of those are repeats, however the one it doesn’t follow through on is repairing dry hair. When I used NYM, I had to add an additional leave-in conditioner to keep my ends from looking dry. Eva doesn’t add body for me since it can make my hair look oily. Again, a tie! Round 5: flexibility- I find that I’m able to use NYM in more situations than Eva. With Eva, I only use as a heat protector since other usage tends to make my hair look wet or oily. I can use NYM as a detangler before I air dry, to calm down bed head, and to heat protect. This round goes to NYM! Results: I prefer NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector
Oct. 30, 2020
laducstAgree the Eve is not good for fine straight hair. Tip: It works better then when applied to wet hair.
Dec. 29, 2020
Three must-haves from Target
Cherie post 1: Three favorites from Target: Not your Mothers, All eyes on me, 10 in 1 hair perfector. NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector OMG. I love this stuff! If you have dry, damaged, and easily tangled hair like me this is going to be your new haircare BFF. I have naturally thick, coarse long hair that also gets super oily after 2 days on no wash. I apply this into the middle and end strands to wet hair and boom! It tame smy frizz, detangles, softens without oily sticky feeling, smells AMAZING and is also a heat protectant! I also use it to re moisturize my hair on my non-wash days. Megababe thigh rescue megababe - Thigh Rescue This is an anti-friction stick for your thighs. When I say this is the best product invented, i'm not over-exaggerating! If you get thigh chafe in the summer, the moment you try this you’re gonna be like “why on earth did I wait this long to try this?! The years of my thick-thigh life would've been so much better if this was in my life!” It's definitely a summer must-have. I like to keep it in my purse, for easy re-application :) Nature Republic Aloe Vera Foam CleanserNATURE REPUBLIC - Foam Smoothing Facial Cleanser I always come back to this cleanser, it’s my favorite drugstore cleanser. It foams and applies really nicely, it is super clarifying but non-drying! It has a budget friendly price tag too, $7.99 at Target! I have sensitive skin and it doesn’t irritate or make my skin red :)
New Skincare Faves?
Hey guys! After being on this app for a little I decided I wanted to try out some really raved about products and see if they worked for me. Since I’m going to be trying them out anyways I might as well post about them so stay tuned if you see any product that you’re curious about. 😊
Saying Goodbye 👋🏼
This past year I’ve been very aware of my purchases and also very cautious about what I’m bringing into my makeup/beauty collection. Every once and a while I will do a little bit of a declutter and make sure I’m only keeping the things that I’m using on a weekly, or at least monthly basis. This most recent declutter I noticed these two products and realized I haven’t reached for them in months. OFRA - OFRA Highlighter is a beautiful formula- it’s what makes these so many people’s favorite highlighter, it easily glides over the top of whatever product you have underneath and gives you an intense glow. The only reason I’m getting rid of this is because my taste in highlighters have changed and I now like much more soft, more of a “lit from within” type of glow. A couple highlighters that I love and give me this effect are the MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Irresistible Glow Highlighter Collection & my ride or die MAYA CHIA - The Highlight of the Day The #SGX NYC - So Whipped[products]#[FourStars] is a whipped mousse formula that is supposed to calm frizz, define natural curls, and create a little bit of hold- I do think that this does all of these things, but it’s in the smallest way and I have so many other products that give me better results! Currently I’m obsessed with the eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer it smells unbelievable and gives my hair such a smooth texture without getting weighed down! The spray nozzle gives the lightest diffused mist so it’s very difficult to overdo it and use too much, highly highly recommend this one! I’ve found regular declutters and being deliberate about what products I bring into my collection really helpful. It’s let me find what my personal taste is and which products I’ll tend to gravitate for and will actually use on a daily basis!
best & blah hair products @ Sephora 🌟
BEST & BLAH 👉🏻 Sephora Edition 😌🙌🏼 We all know the holy grail products we can find at Sephora. For me, I flock to the shelves for Ouai, a haircare line quite popular in the IG community 💡Before trying out their line, I was always skeptical of the value in their products. Come on, is this really worth it? I was an avid fan of it's a 10 haircare - Leave-In Conditioner Spray Product , my holy grail for my wavy, thick hair (which, is extremely damaged!) I could always count on that single product after washing my hair to smooth my hair and aid in softening my ends. Eventually, I had to try out Ouai haircare. After bleaching my hair to its absolute end, I knew I needed to find quality products when it came to styling my hair. My hair had always been picky with the products it uses, especially when it came to styling products. Sticky, thick and too drying formulas turn me off. So, when needing to find my “best and blah,” I knew I had to put Ouai in the hot seat. 1. OUAI - OUAI Wave Spray This one left my hair tacky, even with a minimal amount of product sprayed on. My waves weren’t much defined as they would be without this product. This one is $12 (small bottle) at Sephora. Worth it? No, not in my opinion. A better alternative is NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Beach Babe Soft Waves Spray . 2. OUAI - OUAI Volume Spray Hmmm.. perhaps my hair is thick enough to have volume already. Nevertheless, I was not a huge fan of this volume spray. I used it before blowing my hair out and all it did for me was add more product onto my hair, no volume. Worth it? No 😭 I tried my best to like this product but I can’t bring myself to pay $26. 3. OUAI - Dry Shampoo Foam A NEW DRY SHAMPOO FAVORITE! I love this formula (mousse-like) and the smell. It leaves a refreshing and cooling feeling on my scalp. Worth it? YES. I’ll definitely be buying this again, worth the $28! 4. gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil This is a great hair oil, don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the packaging, the consistency and the result of my hair after smoothing this into it; HOWEVER, $46 doesn’t sit right with me for a hair oil so is it worth it? Not for me. 5. eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer I enjoyed the smell and lightweight spray of the nozzle, offering a lighter application of the product. But, too much and your hair gets STICKY. Beware of the amount you use. If used right, it’s worth your time. Worth it? $12 for a great heat protectant is worth it to me! 6. gisou - Propolis Infused Polishing Primer Ehhhh, I couldn’t find the value in this for me. I heard a lot of people talk about their hair feeling smoother after styling once using this; however, I personally couldn’t notice a difference. I loved the creamy texture but I can’t purchase it again. Worth it? $34 isn’t worth it for me 😭
Definitely worth the money. 10/10 recommend
dyson - Airwrap Styler I absolutely love love love this system. I have little to no coordination when it comes to styling my hair. This system has made curling my hair sooooo much easier. I would recommend this product to people like me. I have a genetic disorder that makes every joint in my body dislocate multiple times a day so the less time i can spend on my hair there better. It is light weight and balanced. With a normal hair dryer I would spend about 20-30 minutes on my hair. With my Dyson I spend about 5 minutes. If I'm curling my hair with an iron I would spend 1-1.5 hours and have multiple burns. With the Dyson it takes me 30 minutes if my hair is dripping wet. It took a while to get used to the length of the base butt once you are used to it, you don't notice it as much. I am also able to dry my 3 year old step daughter's hair in under 5 minutes. It is much quieter than a normal dryer which means I can do my hair without waking up anyone in my house so that is also a major win in my book.
amazing curl cream! ✨
I’ve been on the hunt for an amazing curl cream that defines my curls without making them too crunchy. Gels used to be my thing but I hated how stiff they would make my hair feel 😖 I started using a curl cream from a brand I found my local Marshall’s, but due to the pandemic, I have not been able to go into a store to find it. I kept searching online for something similar and I came across the Pacifica version as I was purchasing a hair mask. 🎉 💕 So my thoughts on it? The PACIfICA - Pineapple Swirl Curl Defining Cream smells great and is creamy and moisturizing. It doesn’t leave the hair feeling too stiff and does a good job at defining my hair. I do need to go in with a brush or comb to really get the definition I’m looking for, but this a great step in my regimen. I would definitely recommend this if your looking for a curl defining product, but on a budget. The tube is a good size but I do feel like I have to use a good two pumps to coat all of my hair. ⭐️ What is your favorite curl defining product? #CheriePartner
PACIfICA-Pineapple Swirl Curl Defining Cream
🙅🏻♀️Common Straightening Mistakes
Flat iron hair has been a routine for most girls. As a user for 5 + years, I want to share some of my experiences. There are some common mistakes I noticed many girls make including myself when straightening the hair. Hopefully you make none of these. I'm just gonna go and share my experiences and a few things I saw many girls did. Mistake # 1 Straighten wet hair This is the number 1 mistake in straightening. Straightening wet hair has to be damaging. It is not safe and can damage the hair dramatically. Wet hair applies heat directly to your hair and can quickly heat to scorching temperatures. By straightening wet hair, the wet hair will actually maximize the heat to dangerous levels. water would turn into vapor under high temperature and boil and even breaking your hair. So be sure to always blow-dry your hair prior to straightening. Mistake #2 Crancking up the heat Another common mistake many girls make is not using heat setting on the flat iron. I was that girl that used the highest heat setting on my hair and just went over multiple times over the same hair strands. It is not practical girl. I thought I was saving myself time and making things efficient. However, I didn’t noticed that my hair were burnt and would smell. There is no specific temperature setting. It mostly based on your hair type and the iron itself. I have thin hair but i have a lot. Normally I never go above 200℃ or 350℉. Again that also depends on the iron, if I can I would normally go lower. Mistake #3 Straightening all at once. A good practice here is to separate hair into sections - skinny up sections Reasons are simple - smaller sections make it faster. I notice many beginners including myself making section way too big, the heat from the plates of the flat iron is not even gonna get into the middle of the hair because the section is too wide. Sectioning is essentialif you are fighting with frizz or curls, you have to section your hair to get the best result. If you have thick hair or need to fight with curls, dividing your hair into more sections. I know it sounds like time consuming and too much extra work. Trust me, you are better off taking the time to do a really good thorough. You dont want to get a halfway job by saving a few minutes.
I’ve come to discover over the years that one of the most underrated hair styling products is hairspray. I think that people are intimidated by it or they think you only use it for special occasions (when you curl your hair or put it up in an up-do). However, hairspray is a great everyday product that most people can benefit from in their styling routine. The first step is finding the right hairspray! My new personal favorite is O&M’s Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray. The number one reason why it’s my new fav is that its clean beauty product which can be hard to find in an aerosol hairspray. This product is cruelty-free, PETA approved, and formulated without gluten, triclosan, MIT, and propylene glycol. It also has Sephora’s “Clean at Sephora” seal of approval. Queenie contains Australian native active lilly pilly which helps control oil in the hair leaving it looking shiny and clean as well as extending the style. Although the name says firm hold, I still find the formula flexible, not sticky. My favorite way to use this hairspray is to spray your hands with a little Queenie and then gently smooth all the frizzy hairs along your part, I then take my hands and use the rest to smooth and define my ends. After that I give my hair an all over spritz because this hairspray smells AMAZING and holds my curls or straightening all day!
amika: - Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm I think I originally received a sample of the Amika Smoothing balm in a Birchbox a couple years back. Since then, it has been a staple in my hair care routine. Pros: Can be used on wet or dry hair It smells great, not too over powering It really does make my hair less frizzy, especially when it is humid outside I am on my second bottle, the first on lasted about two years while I used about a dimes worth of product 2-3 times per week Amika’s products are sulfate-free and cruelty-free Cons: Despite what the bottle says on the back this is not a light weight formula, it does weigh my hair down. This is why the product is not 5 stars for me. The bottle makes it really difficult to get a small amount out. A little definitely goes a long way. Summary: This product smells great, will last you a long time and is definitely worth your money if you have thick frizzy hair like mine.
amika:-Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm
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