#TheBreakdown | My Holy Grail Vitamin C Serum [40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum]

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40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum

You ever love a product so much, but never hear anything about it? That’s how I feel about the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum!* I’ve been using this product for years and it has been pretty much the only Vitamin C Serum that I’ve been faithful to. It was a discount find at Marshalls, so when I do see it, I buy it in bulk. And if I don’t see it at my local Marshalls, I peruse the nearby stores and hope to get lucky.

But what is it about the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum that gets me going? I’ve always wondered myself. I mean, I feel like it works… But does it? Today I’m going to do a little breakdown of the product and  see if it really is doing all the wonders a Vitamin C serums should be doing or if I should quit the fantasy and look for a big girl product.

Before we look at look deeper at the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum, let’s talk about Vitamin C serums in general. What’s all the rage about them? Vitamin C serums are known for their anti-aging and brightening benefits. Basically, it can make your skin look firm and plump while helping fade those pesky post-acne dark spots. I’ve even read of Vitamin C serums increasing the effectiveness of sunscreen, however I’m not too sure about that claim, but I generally never skip some sort of Vitamin C in my daily morning routine, so perhaps it is working in my favor.^ With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at what is going here with the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum.

Starting with ingredients, below is what is in the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

August 9, 2017
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#Empties | July 2017

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July 2017 Empties

First and foremost, sorry about the smudgy corner. I later discovered that the lens I was using was a bit dirty. 😑 Anyways, I don’t know about you, but July flew right by. I know that I had had a few moments where I was less active, but with traveling, work and then the passing of my Boston, Tareek, I felt really drained. I’m feeling more energized now, but I think it may take me a bit to get up to speed.

Anyways, that was a bit of a ramble, but here’s my July ’17 Empties! Read more…

August 2, 2017
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#SampleSunday | OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner

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OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner

I’m so picky when it comes to hair care. Growing up in a salon made it difficult to trust anything that’s sold in the drugstore. You can’t imaging how many times, from various stylists, about how there’s nothing of high quality in the drugstore. However, as time went on, and times got financially trying, I began to venture to the land of cheaper deals for hair care. In comes OGX. I’ve always been curious about the brand and had wanted to try their products, but I never knew where to start. I’ve been lucky enough to be sent some products, so today we’ll talk about a set I recently emptied. Let’s chat about the OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner.

So what is the OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water range? This range is coconut water based and is, “…an ultra-light splash of hydration infused with coconut water, electrolytes and coconut oil helps take your hair from parched to silky, shiny perfection.” So did this range provide that? I’ll go through the ingredients and then talk about my experience with the products. Read more…

July 30, 2017
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#TheBreakdown | Thoughts on the #10Products10Days Challenge

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Despite being such a big skincare junkie, I have a pretty basic routine. My husband may seem to insist otherwise, but I really do stick to the bare bones of a routine. One morning I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and stumbled upon the below ‘gram. I instantly wanted to join. I mean, how hard could it be? #10Products10Days? Easy peasy!

My already minimal routines surely would get me through this. My AM routine typically consists of a cleanse or rinse, toner, a Vitamin C serum, a moisturizer (albeit oil or cream) and then SPF. My PM routine isn’t much different; a first cleanse to remove makeup, a second cleanse to remove leftovers, toner, a serum or form of Retinol and a night cream. I sometimes add things in for eye care, by my under eye area isn’t particularly dry, therefore it tends to get left out. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the ten products I chose, reasons for said products and thoughts on the whole experiment. Read more…

July 26, 2017
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#SampleSunday | Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

I don’t know if you’re like me, but chances are that if you’re a skincare fanatic, you are. I change up routine depending on the general season as opposed to the day. My skin typically stays the same, unless I’m travelling to a different climate or the weather goes nuts. With that in mind, the hotter the months, the less I want to use creams, balms or oils to remove my makeup due to the fact that I’m wearing less makeup in general. However, this time around, I decided to try a balm. And by now, you know that balm is the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm.*

Farmacy is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I love the idea of their products. They’re like K-beauty meets green beauty and we all know I’m a fan of both. According to the brand, this “…nourishing cleansing balm that gently melts away makeup and impurities caused by pollution, leaving the skin hydrated and silky smooth.” Additionally, the Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm features sunflower oil, ginger root oil, moringa and papaya extracts and whole list of other natural ingredients that are leave the skin glowing and promotes complexion toning. Farmacy also claims this product is good for all skin types.

So what’s the deal with the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm? Is this a great makeup remover? Let’s take a look at the ingredients and then talk about my experience.

Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

July 23, 2017
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