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Review: CoconutπŸ₯₯ 1 Minute Hair Treat : Conditioner, Mask and Leave-in By Garnier Fructis

Hey, there gorgeous!

I am getting at lot of questions on my InstagramΒ and in person about my current hair routine, so I’m in the process of writing ✍️ blog post of my complete hair routine for curly hairπŸ§–β€β™€οΈπŸ’β€β™€οΈ (If you hair is dry, it will work for you, too)

While I was working on the post I received a Vox Box and tried CoconutπŸ₯₯ 1 Minute Hair TreatΒ from Garnier Fructis 🌱, so I decided to put up a review on it really fast.

I don’t know about your hair, but my hair loves shampoos from Garnier Fructis 🌱, but no matter how good product can be I have to rotate products pretty often for both my hair and skin, because my hair and skin adjust to products so fast.

I gave it a try, their formula is 100% vegan 🌱 , no silicones 🌱, no parabens🌱, no artificial colors 🌱(so the bad stuff is out).

Most of the hair masks you have to leave on your hair for half an hour or so, and truth be told I haven’t expected much results in just one minute…

But to my surprise it showed pretty decent results for 1 minute mask…

β˜‘οΈResultsβ˜‘οΈ:

πŸ‘Œ It really shows a lot moisture right away (and I mean you can feel it right away within seconds on your wet hair) and really intense gloss!

Here are the results before and after in intensely humid conditions of Florida (that day I had the windshield wipers on it was that humid).

This is before picture:

This is immediate after as it was drying out:

This is final styled:

πŸ‘Œ you can use it as a mask, as a conditioner and leave-in. My favorite combo is to use it as a mask and a conditioner

πŸ‘Œ It did not weigh my hair down at all it was really easy to manage and felt light πŸ’β€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘ŒπŸ₯₯ coconut 🌴 oil and extract are really good for your hair: anti-fungal, antibacterial. It actually penetrates your hair shaft and delivers nutrients and minerals to keep it healthier.

πŸ‘Œ I did not smell like coconut πŸ₯₯ right after. It smelled rather clean with barely any πŸ₯₯ smell.

πŸ™β€β™€οΈThing I did not like πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ:

πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I’m not sure πŸ€” but it seemed to really frizz up towards drying but it was pretty easy fix: I took some of it and used on damp hair. It fixed the problem. Although I have to admit that humidity was rather extreme that day. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ It did not provide any volume at all. It never claimed it would though, although it did make up for it with hair manageability.

πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘ Final thoughts πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘:

Will it be my all time favorite?

As a time saving product and to get results on the go. Garnier is on the right track though eliminating all the bad stuff from their products πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Really impressed with the glossy hair results.

I received the product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

#complimentary #contest

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Best Concealers I Can’t Live Without + Hacks

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Best concealer is the topic that I chose for today’s post.I wanted to write a couple of posts about products I love and use on a daily basis. I am going try to film a video sometime soon. I have it on my to-do list!

Anyway, I will be having TONS of beauty posts on my blog – all that contains info about my favorite foundations, primers, serums, mascara, lipsticks etc. You can search through those posts in two ways, the first being using the β€œBeauty” tab up top OR use the β€œSearch” bar on the left, upper corner! If you are new to my blog, my goal is to write at least one or 2 beauty posts a month if I can.

So what’s actually a concealer and is it ok to go without it. Basically, it is a highly pigmented foundation that will have to cover up minor imperfections. Concealers can be very tricky because sometimes and it really depends. One day your favorite concealer can work perfectly fine and next day it may appear powdery and flaky.

Ultimately you get what you pay for. I never had the problems with the circles with the eyes (and I religiously take vitamins and collagen which straightens the walls of underage that thins out with age. But recent allergy season that completely made me turn into a raccoon in the morning.

Best Concealer and #1 SOS undereye product of all times that conceals it all:

Bobbi Brown Corrector - Porcelain Bisque concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer concealer for dark circles

Best Concealer: Undereye Bobbi Brown Corrector – Porcelain Bisque

Bobbi Brown Corrector – Porcelain Bisque β€’ Bobbi Brown β€’ $27

It takes a little bit used to due to its texture and may seem like a MAJOR splurge, but trust me, it is worth it and it lasts forever! Once you master it (less is more is the best strategy) and believe me it’s going to take some time.

It is probably the most natural concealer one have asked for. I mean it covers it all: sleepless nights, allergies, weird unidentified redness or purpleness. You name it… I refuse to travel with it and it has to be in my house within reach.

I always know where is that little jar at all times. I never misplace it (why one would misplace their best concealer right?). I just simply cannot live without it. You don’t have to even apply it all over. I apply it most of the time in the corner of the eye for no makeup look. It survives 8 hour boating day in high heat high humidity in Florida.

Best Concealer: Best in Blending Β 

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NARS Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer β€’ NARS β€’ $30

If you are a newbie and you don’t really know how to bend evenly this is the one for you. Although after 6 hours it tends to get a little bit in the crease sometimes. But it’s a very easy fix. Let’s be honest you will be checking your makeup anyway by then.

Sooooo easy to blend. No issues. Lots of shades. No brainer. I use usually medium one although it’s a little bit too dark for me on my neck. It is actually common to have a lighter shade on one’s neck.

My weather conditions here in Florida are very demanding, it’s not ideal for the undereye area in high heat and humidity. But when it comes to face it works great! It saves me a lot of time when I want minimal makeup look.

Best Concealer: Waterproof

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer concealer for dark circles

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer – Clair 2 β€’ LancΓ΄me β€’ $31

If you are looking for good old-fashioned mate camouflage it’s your guy. Really goes the long way. Good coverage very traditional texture. Just good classic value. Now it’s a little bit pricey.

I bought it and lasted me forever. I really got tired of it and I really wanted to try out other things but I felt like it will never end.

It is highly forgiving easy to work with and you don’t need much. Expect to use less than you usually use normally. I’ve met 95-year-old French woman that used Lancome exclusively all her like and let me tell her skin was ah-mazing!

Best Concealer: Dry patches, unevenness and other surface issues, scars.

concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer Benefit Cosmetics Hide & Sheen Concealer and Highlighter Duo concealer for dark circles

Benefit Cosmetics Hide & Sheen Concealer and Highlighter Duo

Benefit Cosmetics Hide & Sheen Concealer and Highlighter Duo β€’ Benefit Cosmetics β€’ $14

Now I randomly picked it up at Sephora travel section and I tried it once and I did not quite like it at first. I don’t know why. It’s a little bit more pasty rather than creamy.

I decided to put it aside, but I happen to do some cosmetic procedures that year. I shaved biopsies (nothing too serious). It really takes time to heal and you have to follow a lot of rules and the healing usually takes a while. So you really cannot bother it a whole lot. You just have to wait it out.

Well, you know it’s kinda unrealistic just to go out with minor scars back in public. I happen to really rediscover it again and it stayed put on my face and on minor body scars until it healed up. It works great by itself but happens to disappear if you apply anything over it. If it matches your skin tone perfectly basically you want any blending at all. Surprisingly survived a pool day.

Best Concealer Hacks and Memos You Might Have Missed

Concealer hack #1 Moisturizing is a must. Sephora Collection Eye Mask β€’ $5 β€’ Sephora COPY LINK Shiseido Set of 24 Express Smoothing Eye Masks β€’ $63 β€’ QVC COPY LINK Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream β€’ $52 β€’ Sephora COPY LINK Bobbi Brown Women's Hydrating Face Cream β€’ $58 β€’ Barneys New York

Sephora Collection Eye Mask β€’ Sephora β€’ $5 Shiseido Set of 24 Express Smoothing Eye Masks β€’ Shiseido β€’ $63 Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream β€’ Bobbi Brown β€’ $52 Bobbi Brown Women’s Hydrating Face Cream β€’ Bobbi Brown β€’ $58

Above all moisturizer is a must. Due to a higher concentration of the pigment if your skin or under-eye are not moisturized properly. You can put the most expensive concealer everyone brags about and you will see it turn patchy and pasty within the first couple of hours.

If you happen to skip on your skin moisturizing routines recently, I found a quick mask is a good idea (if you don’t have time I just put it on my under-eye areas and lips only in the morning when I’m in the rush. Although masks should become your best friends.

Concealer hack #2

SOS Moisture may come in handy. If you don’t have time for a mask have a good moisturizer handy. The one like to use I bought in a travel size once again. And later upgraded all of them to regular size. This was the time I never looked back on spending a little bit extra.

Concealer hack # 3 Brushesbrushes concealer best concealer best under eye concealer under eye concealer best concealer for dark circles good concealer eye concealer best drugstore concealer concealer for dark circles

EcoTools Ultimate Concealer Duo β€’ EcoTools β€’ $5.99 Bobbi Brown Concealer Brush β€’ Bobbi Brown β€’ $29 Bobbi Brown Concealer Blending Brush β€’ Bobbi Brown β€’ $34 Eco Tools EcoTools Correcting Concealer Brush β€’ EcoTools β€’ $3.14

I have 3 different brushes depends on a concealer that I use and what needs to be accomplished. Overall favorite is Bobbi Brown brush and at the moment of purchase, it felt pretty overrated butIi was like… whatever I was splurge shopping anyway. Then I did not figure it out right away because it was smaller than I was used to. I had a couple of Ecotools brushes before it.

They will be coming up soon. But it proved itself right. It maneuvers so good and gets in all the problematic unreachable spots where nothing. Mine has a lid. Also, it is so easy to use you don’t even have to ha a technique or moves down just pretend you paint over with it. It was seriously refreshing and also I have noticed I haven’t been waisting a lot of product using it.

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