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So I have been on a total product junkie binge. These are just a FEW of my top picks for the month of June. I purchased a few more items that will be popping up soon. As for these little lovelies, they have been my all-time favorites products (for now, I am such a PISCES). I try my best to keep it light during the warm weather but I don't like a total matte face. 

The Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation has been something I have been using on and off since its big debut. At first, I hated it and I did a post about it a long time ago and changed my mind about it. I hate, let me repeat...I HATE the Optical Blurring brush they try to sell with it. I think it sucks, plain and simple.

The Urban Decay Naked Powder is the best finishing powder I have ever tried. It gives you the ultimate matte finish and diffuses the light. I absolutely LOVE this powder!

But....that leads me to the Marc Jacobs Face II brush, which in my humble opinion is the HOLY GRAIL of all brushes! Yep, kick rocks Sigma and Mac! I will post a separate review on this baby! :-)

The Rimmel Stay Matte is a good cheap primer...and I hate primers but this isn't fully silicone based. It is like a lotion but its cheap magic in a bottle. I am combo-oily...typically in my T-Zone and I wore this for over 12 hours with minimal shine around the 10th hour. Keep in mind, I tested this by working out in a full face (I know, I know...smh big NO-NO) and in hot weather (I should add that we have NO AIR CONDITIONING in GERMANY). 

The Nars Laguna Bronzer speaks for itself. It's just that staple bronzer.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is just AMAZE-BALLS! Now, I will admit it will not work for everyone....I am not sure how it will look on my chocolate girls but its really a gorgeous palette if you just are a hoarder and want to add something new to your collection. It can do what other highlighters can so its not a MUST but it is finely milled and does    not look like shimmer sitting on yo' face! Gives you that J. Lo glow!














    

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Unique

This is a very interesting product. I purchased it because I have fine low porosity hair and was hoping it’d make my hair stronger. I used it according to the instructions on the bottle (put it on for about 10 minutes under a plastic cap before applying my deep conditioner). Then I did my usual deep condition with my thermal hair care hot head cap. The first thing I noticed right after applying is my hair was kind of hard and stiff. Applying my deep conditioner on top wasn’t the same either; there wasn’t really the super creamy slip I always get with it. Anyway, after deep conditioning with this product underneath my deep conditioner and then rinsing my hair felt still strangely stiff and almost dehydrated. But I felt like I had thicker hair that week. I’m really interested in experimenting with it more bc more and thicker hair is what I want.

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for the review. May I ask what deep conditioner did you use with it? The rinse builds in the hair to strengthen it over time. I do recommend using a moisturizing deep conditioner over it, if you had those results. If the one you used has protein that could be why you had those results. The rinse works great with our deep conditioners in our product line. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.
Oily and greasy

Granted I think I used too much on my fine, low porosity curls, but this was just enormously oily in my hair. I’m going to give it another try using much less.

Hi Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to review the product. A little goes a long way for low porosity, fine hair whereas thicker textures can use a heavier hand. Try using about a dime size (or a little less)on each section if you section you hair when applying products. Please update us on how that works for you.
Excellent

Bought this bundle of products a few months ago, figured now is a good time to review since I've used each a few times.

I have type 4 hair (I'd categorize it as mostly 4b and 4c) and high porosity. I've been natural for 3 years, and I've noticed over time that my hair just has a really hard time retaining moisture. These products did an awesome job moisturizing my hair. Woke up with perfect juicy curls from my twist out.

Shout out to the knot tonic That stuff alone works wonders, super soft and makes detangling a breeze. But really I think the combination is what makes everything work.

Love this product!!

The Knot Tonic is one of my favorite products. I love the way it gets the " knots out of my hair. It's AMAZING!!!

Loved it.

I went on vacation and used the growth shampoo, real nice, not heavy and not to light. Made my hair soft and very clean, love the smell also. Can’t wait to use again.