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Hair Color -Bumble and bumble. -Color Stick in Natural Shades (Red)

on 9/20/2018 3:38:00 PM

For those of us with Reclaimed Red Hair, (or any colored shade, I'd think) the issue of roots is a constant hassle. This little stick is simply remarkable--you can whip off the cap, turn it sideways (think of shading with a pencil, when you were a kid), and color away. Your roots are gone, in no time at all.

I don't know if you can add images, to MUA reviews. I'm going to try, since I know you can add video URLS; I'll delete these if that doesn't work.

Undone roots:

Used the product roots:

if you can see those, you'll see that I left part of the hair undone, so that it was obvious I'd used the B&B Color Stick, rather than having had my roots done. That's about 90 seconds of effort, seriously. Stuff is a godsend.

In short, easy-to-use, easy-to-store, you could carry it in a purse if you needed to (think crayon with a cap). The only downside is, it's $26.00 USD (Geeze, B&B!), but all of their products are silly-expensive. I've tried all sorts of root cover-ups, and thing I've tried, for this purpose. No muss, no fuss, no hassle and it washes out easily. Lasts from wash to wash.

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Cleansers -Kiehl's -Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

on 9/20/2018 3:31:00 PM


It’s okayish but no more. If I didn’t have any better options I’d use it but overall this cleanser isn’t even in my top 10. I think I’ll finish mine and forget about it forever.

I have a sensitive combination to dry skin and I sometimes find the deep cleansing wash to be drying. It doesn’t irritate my skin very noticeably but it’s nowhere near soothing either. I’m getting the impression that it does more harm than it helps.

Anyway, as it also doesn’t remove even light makeup and does absolutely nothing exceptional whatsoever I find no reason to justify the price tag. Really, I’ve tried more expensive cleaners that were worth it. This one just doesn’t. Korean $5 cleanser can do a better job than Kiehl’s Deep Cleansing Face Wash.

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Conditioner -Nioxin -Scalp Therapy

on 9/20/2018 3:25:00 PM


Bought the shampoo and conditioner in #1 with the hopes it would help my super fine virgin hair. I used it for about a week. Just long enough to make me itchy all over my body! I have NEVER had this happen before!
What the heck do they put in this stuff?!

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Lip Treatments -NUXE -Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey and Precious Oils

on 9/20/2018 3:08:00 PM


I’ve loved Nuxe oil for a long time and recently received a gift set which included the Nuxe lip balm. I’m of the opinion that you can never have enough lip balm. This one is truly indulgent, very rich consistency with a fantastic smell and very moisturising. I can see this becoming a real favourite!

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Hair Treatments -Aphogee -Two-Step Protein Treatment (formerly Treatment for Damaged Hair)

on 9/20/2018 2:24:00 PM


My hair is not severely damaged, but it has been regularly highlighted for 6 years now. It gets crunchy and i have some breakage. I really started noticing it a few weeks ago...little tiny broken pieces of hair every time i brushed, even though I was using a soft bristle brush. I used this treatment this morning. I applied the protein after putting it into a small spray bottle because I was afraid it would not distribute evenly if i just dumped it on. It's a very thin consistency that quickly gets stick as it begins to dry. As you dry it with a hair dryer, it becomes very stiff. That is normal.
After rinsing the protein and applying the conditioner and then rinsing that out, i allowed my hair to air dry. It was much less frizzy and much smoother and fuller. It is like the protein really "filled in" the damaged spots in my hair shafts. It's not dramatic, but it is noticeable and a co-worker even asked me if I did something to my hair bc it looks good.
I am trying to grow my hair out. It has not been able to grow much past my shoulders. I am severely limiting heat styling and drying and planning to use this treatment every 6 weeks to maintain strength to avoid breakage.

Lotions/ Creams -Mary Kay -Satin Hands Fragrance Free Hand Softener

on 9/20/2018 2:22:00 PM

The scrub is not so harsh that you even need this.

It is a synthetic wax-ester based softener. Meh.
I just use the scrub and hand cream.

I guess if you were ultra dry and in need of flaky-flaky exfoliation this could help.
It can't hurt - unscented and benign and chock full of mineral oil.


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Masks -Shea Moisture -African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask


I normally don't do too many reviews, unless the product is really bad or causes me allergic reactions or breakouts. But I really wanted to review this one because of all the low ratings I saw and I don't think it deserves that. They have recently changed the formula of this product and it's a little bit more liquidy but it's still pretty solid and I actually like the reformulated product more. Does masks doesn't totally dry on your face but that doesn't mean it's not working. There are directions on the product that tell you to leave it on for 10 minutes and I just rinse it off really well with cool water. I don't use a towel like the directions say to. I notice a slight stinging or tingling where I have acne and I feel like that really gets into the pimples itself to dry and clear them up but never dries out the rest of my skin and I have very sensitive skin.

I naturally have some redness to my face and I like this product because it turns it down a lot. I have pretty large pores and I haven't noticed any change from this product unfortunately. However recently I use a face mask from Walgreens that gave me the worst reaction I've ever had. It wasn't an allergic reaction as I've had those before with other products and this wasn't similar in any way. But it's stripped my face completely of any moisture barrier, I had the worst redness I've ever had in my life my face was tight and itchy and flaking and very dry, and I had pimples all over my face. They range from small whiteheads two bigger cystic type acne, just for your information it was The Studio 35 Beauty manuka honey masks and it was the worst experience I've ever had. Besides this African black soap clarifying mud mask I usually just make my own masks but I got as a gift and was excited to try it out and I was horrified. I had an event coming up and my face looked wrecked. I left it alone for a few days just keeping it moisturized and washing it with a very mild moisturizing cleanser but nothing was getting better. I started using this shea moisture mask morning and night and within two days my face had nearly completely healed. The turnaround was a miracle. I can't believe how fast it cleared that up. Everyone's skin is different and this mask might not work for everyone, but for me this mask was amazing and I do continue to rebuy it when I run out. for my combination and acne-prone skin this is a miracle but for my horrible reaction this was priceless and I am very thankful that my face can clear up before the event because of this product.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Blistex -Conditioning lip serum

on 9/20/2018 2:07:00 PM


I am pleasantly surprised. Will repurchase, possibly even buy one for home (my current serum lives at work).
Love the packaging. Have germophobic tendancies, so the pump is excellent.
Product does everything it claims, conditions well. I had sone dry patches and after first application they were soothed, three days later they are gone.
Works well on its own or under other lip balms.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent -Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

on 9/20/2018 2:01:00 PM


The best mascara I've bought. It amplifies lashes without clumps, and stats on all day.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Liquid -Bourjois -Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

on 9/20/2018 2:00:00 PM


I ordered this online as it is not avail in the USA. Mac NC15/20 I ordered #51 and it's not a bad match. I am not loving this the way I thought I would. It has no staying power. I use my usual moisturizer, then primer, or no primer, or adding a dot of Mac Strobe which usually can fix anything. If I apply more heavily, it's cakey. If I apply lightly, the coverage is decent but it's gone in 4-5 hours. I do not have blemishes to cover and my undereye circles are more than I can expect any foundation to cover so I have a separate concealer (Nars Radiant) for them. I have applied w/brush and fingers. Fingers give a more natural finish. I also find it faintly drying.

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