Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review

I actually did this review a while ago, but honestly put posting it on the backburner for whatever reasons…

I know this palette has been out for a while and I filmed this video a while ago, but thought that I would upload it anyway to share my thoughts on this palette.  I will later be bringing you guys some looks with this palette so please check out this video and stay tuned for that!

ABH did an awesome job with the formulation in this palette. The shadows in this palette are so pigmented and blends like a dream!  I love that this is a “neutral” palette, but the shades are different than what we were seeing for a while since the whole neutral eyeshadow palette revolution.

Many people feel like the shades in this palette work great for Fall.  In my opinion, this palette is a GREAT Fall palette, but I feel like you could do wonders with it during the warmer months, because of the warm shades available.

Check out these shades tho’!

IMG_0463Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette                                           Retail Price: $42

 

As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and until next time….have a glamorous day!

XO,

Markita LaSay

 

 

 

ORS Olive Oil For Naturals

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I am really excited to bring you guys this review, basically because I was excited to have finally gotten my hands on this entire product line!  

 

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I am loving the new ORS Olive Oil for Naturals collection. 

All of these products can be found on the ORS website at:

https://www.orshaircare.com/shop/?pa_hair-style=natural

Or at your local beauty supply.

Sally’s Beauty does carry a few of these products but not the full line.  Their link is below:

http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/Search-Show?q=organic%20root%20stimulator

Products Mentioned:

1.       Butter Bliss Shampoo                                                                                            $7.99

2.      Buttery Smooth Conditioner                                                                                $7.99

3.      Buttermilk  Styling Lotion                                                                                    $7.99

4.      Butter Whipped Leave-In Conditioning Crème                                               $5.99

5.      Hydrating Hair Butter                                                                                           $9.99

6.      Butter Glaze Gel Soufflé                                                                                        $9.99

7.      Butter Crème Styling Smoothie                                                                           $9.99

8.       Butter Rich Co-Wash                                                                                             $7.99

 

 

Xo,

Markita LaSay

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair

As you may know, I have been on a healthy haircare journey for quite some time now.  Over the years, I have tried MANY hair care products and plead guilty for being a product junkie!

The bright side to being a self-professed “product junkie, is that I can bring you guys reviews on products to potentially help you make more educated decisions.  Recently, I picked up a few products from Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair. I’ve been wanting to try these products for some time now, so I decided to pick up the products that I was most interested in, which was the shampoo, conditioner and curl activator cream.  Here are my thoughts…

Cleansing Cream Shampoo:  Great for deeply cleansing the hair,  Created without sulfates, but still provides a reach lather that can help with detangling; Has a tropical scent of pinna colada or coconut.  Verdict:  Good! Love that this shampoo lathers REALLY well and did a great job at cleansing my hair. This did leave my hair a bit hard to detangle, after I treated my hair with a light protein treatment a couple of times, but this did not happen at all prior to me doing the protein treatments. 

Hydrating Cream Conditioner: Created to provide hydration and moisture to the hair after cleansing; Provides “slip” for detangling; Has the same tropical scent as the shampoo.  Verdict: OK. Did its job. This conditioner did not wow me, BUT it does do its job in hydrating the hair,  provided a good amount of slip on my very curly-kinky natural hair during detangling, especially for the price point.

Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream: Great for smoothing frizz, moisturizing the hair, and enhancing natural curl pattern during styling;  Has the same tropical scent as the shampoo and conditioner.  Verdict:  OK. Did a good job moisturizing my hair and helping take care of frizz.  This would be good for wash and go styles.  However, this product was kind of sticky and leaves a white cast on the hair once dried. I tend to have this issue with Cantu Shea Butter’s products for some reason, even if I am light-handed with the product. I did find that this worked best on slightly damp to wet hair, but overall, I would say there are other products out there within the same price point, that I would prefer. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.  If you want additional information about this products on just want to reach out to me, feel free to comment or hit me up on my other social media platforms as well.  Until next time….live life glamorously!

Xo,

Markita LaSay

 

Giovanni 2 Chic: Ultra Moist Review

Have you been contemplating for a while now, if you should go outside of your normal hair care “staples” and try some new products?   Were you wondering which products would be good for your hair type?  What would be a good brand?  Should you even go outside of products you are familiar with?

Hopefully, this video will help you make such executive decisions! 

I am excited to report that I was a winner of Giovanni’s Fall 2016 social media sweepstakes.  I have had plenty of time to test out and try these products.   Here are my thoughts…

Products Mentioned:

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo: http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-SHAMP-8

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Conditioner: http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-COND-8

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Leave-In Conditioner & Styling Elixir:  http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-TREAT-4

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and until next time…live life glamorously!

Xoxo,

Markita LaSay

 

 

 

Soap & Glory Mini Haul/Product Review

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In this video, I share with you my mini Soap & Glory haul and review.   Ulta was having a sale and you know I had to jump on it!

If you are not familiar with the brand Soap & Glory, they are actually a British beauty brand that prides themselves on giving you  “the best bang for your beauty buck”. 

I have been loving these products…they are AMAZING products for such a great price and their products smell amazing! You definitely get a lot of bang for your bucks with these products! Below, are a list of the products that I picked up and their prices.  If you have not tried this brand, I highly recommend that you do! Check out my video for more details.

  1. Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, 16.2 Fl. oz.       $10                             http://www.ulta.com/clean-on-me-creamy-clarifying-shower-gel?productId=xlsImpprod12831217
  2. The Righteous Body Butter Lotion, 16.2 Fl. oz.                        $12               http://www.ulta.com/righteous-butter-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod12831233
  3. The Righteous Butter, 10.1 Fl. oz.                                              $15            http://www.ulta.com/righteous-butter?productId=xlsImpprod12831231
  4. Hand Food, 4.2 Fl. oz.                                                                   $8                       http://www.ulta.com/hand-food?productId=xlsImpprod12831247
  5. Face Soap and Clarity, 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin Facial Wash, 11.8 Fl. oz.      $12 http://www.ulta.com/face-soap-clarity-facial-wash?productId=xlsImpprod14221055&sku=2304163&_requestid=3022319

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and until next time….live life glamorously!

xo,

Markita LaSay