Category: Let’s Review: Monthly

July 2017

July has some good things, and some bad things, but I did learn a lot about myself this month. Some things I learned to like, some I learned to let go. So I guess let’s get started!

HUMAN RESOURCES SUCK

I am currently in a business HR class this term, and let me tell you how much this class sucks ass and is basically a common sense class that should be called “How to NOT be a shitty person”. I’m not kidding, it’s completely easy, which I am grateful for, as my other class is quite difficult and taxing. However, what is so striking about it is the fact that what we are having to read, out of a widely used college textbook I might add, is basically just telling you to be nice to each other and act like an adult. I was under the impression that this was just a given. Seriously. From the time we are born we are(at least SHOULD) be taught how to be respectful and courteous to our fellow man, even if we don’t agree with them. Opinions are a good thing, as long as you respect someone else’s even when it differs from your own. Don’t be a culturist or racist fucktard. I mean, basic concepts of how to live. Has our society as a whole become so self-centered that even adults need to be taught the world doesn’t revolve around them?

KNOCKOFFS ARE SOMETIMES GREAT

I love love LOVE Pureology brand haircare, however the price doesn’t love me! I decided to finally just break down and try a knockoff. Now, normally I’m one of those people that doesn’t trust store brands, however I took my bottle of Pureology and a bottle of Suave Professionals Biotin, and the ingredients were exactly the same, and even in the same order. That being said, it was the same exact shampoo so I bought it to at least try. If it sucked, well, I only paid $6 USD total for shampoo and conditioner. My hair feels just as healythy, smells the same, and I’ve noticed no difference even after 2 weeks. I WILL be buying from now on! Every once in a while give “cheapy” brands a chance, because sometimes it’s a great way to save!

MONTHLY FAVOURITES LIST

  • BareMinerals Translucent Powder Duo– I paid $20 for this from a friend, as she accidentally bought 2 of them. They are $40 brand new from retailers and boutiques. One side is a matte finish, while the other is a glowy finish. I’ve only been able to use it about twice now, as I don’t currently have a brush(thanks to my kiddos puppy) and hate wasting it. There’s a substantial amount of powder in both, and from the little use I’ve gotten I feel like it was at least worth the $20 I spent. Definitely my new fave finishing powder. Even my large pores looked non-existent.
  • Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Antioxidant Super Moisturizer– Holy crap. I love this stuff. I have had terrible experience with garnier products, and the only reason I even tried it was because I got a free sample and ran out of moisturizer. I use it because it’s extremely hydrating, but not so much so my skin is oily. I liked it well enough to buy a full sized jar, and still have no complaints!
  • Yes To Tomatoes! Charcoal Bar– Definitely still using this baby! I swear I’ll never go buy another soap as long as I live(unless Shea Moisture ever makes mine again) My skin is overall clearer, looks healthier, and I do feel much better using this as it’s completely natural. It is a tad drying so following up with lotion is important, but well worth the benefit of using it.
  • Jane Eyre– I honestly cannot even imagine how many times I have read this book. I still completely love it, always will. In all honesty, it is one of my favourite books ever written, despite it’s slow story progression. I’ve always been rather apt to read classic literature over newly written materials. Meaning I used to enjoy most of those boring books from AP English lol

    All in all this month was pretty unimpressive, and hot. It’s been completely terrible weather-wise.

  • REVIEW: “Yes To…” Brand…and other updates

    Hello everyone! I apologise for anyone following my previous posts. I am an airhead at times and somehow managed to delete half my website…oops! That aside, I have a review for you guys. You know I am always complaining about never being able to find a skincare regimen that works. Either it’s too drying, too greasy, ect.

    For those of you who have combination skin, I have a suggestion for you, and better yet it is a “drugstore” brand! This brand is called “Yes To…” and I’ll be reviewing two of their products. I purchased mine at a WalMart Supercenter here in the US, but for my foreign readers, there is a website for their products as well as being sold on amazon.com. I am a big fan of this brand, as it is almost completely organic and has no parabens, sulfates, or sulfites, and uses 98% natural ingredients in all their products. It’s actually good quality for less than a lot of premium brands I’ve tried.

    Yes to Grapefruit Face Wash-$9.99USD


    This is called Yes To Grapefruit Correct and Repair daily face wash. It is made with lemon balm, and grapefruit extracts. It has small exfoliating beads that help to keep the dirt and grime away, as well as clean black heads. It also claims to restore elasticity and radiance as well as even skin tone. Personally, I have noticed clearer skin, a more firm feeling and my skin tone is evening out a bit, so I can say that at least for my personal use this is true. I also have noticed that my pores are appearing smaller, and my face oil is definitely diminishing. It is great for daily use, and has had no drying effect those I use it twice daily.
    Overall I would recommend this for those of you with oily, or combination skin.
    RATING: 9/10

    Yes to Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar-$5.99USD


    Yes to Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar is a bar soap that, as stated is an activated charcoal soap bar. Unlike most bar soaps, this one is not slimy or perfumed heavily. I normally am not a bar soap user, however, I’ll be using this one for the foreseeable future. I have had this bar for well over 2 weeks, use it daily and not only is my skin softer, cleaner, and healthier looking, the bar itself looks barely used. It will last you quite a long time. It claims to be 98% natural ingredients, with active charcoal to scrub out impurities and leave skin healthier. I can attest that it at least mostly lives up to these claims. It can also be used for your face if you have blackhead issues, or live somewhere prone to high temperatures and dirt(like me!)
    The only issue I have with the bar itself is the fact that as it is glycerin and charcoal, it does leave you literally “squeaky” clean. I’d use it last in bathing, and follow with your favourite body moisturiser. Overall, I’ll be using this product frequently, and have completely replaced my body wash with this.
    RATING: 8.9/10

    I’m still working on finding a good moisturiser, but these two products have made a permanent home in my beauty regimen. Also, I’ll have some pictures at a later date, but I let the kiddo pick out a hair colour for me, and she picked burgundy. I’m waiting for it to fade down a little, because it came out almost completely black o.O
    Also FINALLY figured out what I’ll be doing for ComicCon this year, provided I can ever find a good substitution for blades(hubby has suggested PVC in place of the blades since metal is not allowed in any form) I believe we are going to go for Attack on Titan scout regiment uniform for me, and garrison regiment uniform for him. I’ll definitely keep you guys posted as the outfit comes along!
    This month has been pretty crazy, honestly. In a good way for the most part though. I passed my classes with acceptable grades. It kept me busy most days, on top of work. This heat is killing me with being over 100 degrees already. It always gets up in that range, but usually not until mid-late July, and it started early June this year. If you believe old-wives tales that means we will have an exceptionally cold winter, though and that would definitely make me happy!
    I’m going to buy the Kat Von D Alchemy Palette as well as a new Tarte Palette with my next pay period, so I’ll review those for you guys too as soon as they come in. Until next time!

    What is your favourite skin care regimen?
    DO you have a favourite brand, or just whatever works?