If any of you enjoy using Shea Moisture products, head on over to your local Walgreens or Duane Reade! They are currently having a sale on all their Shea Moisture products! This includes everything from their Hair Care, Body Care, and Baby Care products!
I got a few things because I just ran out of my own shampoo, Wen, which I was using I like it a lottt but it is on the pricier side. So I just didn’t repurchase that. This on the other hand were both $10.99 at my local Walgreens. I might also buy some hair treatments next time I’m there.
This I believe that this deal ends on Saturday 1/24, so go go go~ :)
Ahh yes Skin Food. it is coming around and I am really reviewing things!
Today is focused on the Black Sugar Foaming Scrub that costs $17.40 (~$10 on ebay.com). Yes the markup is insane! But sometimes I pick convenience over a great deal ;__; forgive me. I am the picture of lazy.
The first thing I’ve learned since some of the testers I’ve received is that there are no actual products that’s labelled an ‘exfoliator’ and yes I realize that I was being dumb about it. So basically if I were to get an actual exfoliator, it would usually be a mask of some sort. Which makes a lot of sense when I think about it. So when I saw that this foaming scrub was a thing, I wanted it. Full stop. The price did not matter at the time I snatched it up so fast. My wallet didn’t even realize what was happening.
This is actually really good. I enjoy how you can feel it working. But if you have rather sensitive skin, it can be a little harsh on you. Basically if you don’t enjoy the sensation of St. Ive’s Peach Scrub, you might want to stay away from this Black Sugar Foaming Scrub. The best part about it is that when you work it enough, the bits that is in it to make the scrub slowly just melts away into a gentle facial wash. I’ve used it for a while now and I love it. I wish it was a little rougher, but that’s just me.
There are a few cons. I feel like there’s not enough scrub. I mean I feel like I need to use more product to get more of the exfoliating effect than I’d like. Or I could just be really picky. Hm.. I’m trying to think of another con, but I can’t so… yep.
Bottomline: This is a great scrub. If you find it for the right price, get it. Get it forever. GET IT. Or don’t get it if you’re not a fan of harsh scrubs. Because I am. I don’t know why but I really am. I love this product and I think you should get it. :D
Last week Yaling and I went with another friend down to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Killer Heels exhibit! Since Brooklyn is kind of inconvenient for us, we decided to eat there as well since we don’t often get the chance to check out their restaurants.
And of course the place we originally picked was closed that day -______- Thankfully we had a list of nearby backups and got to Elberta about ten minutes later. We ended up leaving our homes an hour later than our original plans (the three of us are not known for our punctuality haha), and we were SO HUNGRY.
Unlimited mimosas, yeeeaaaah.
Oh. Yea. It’s been a while. But Christmas is this week!! I’m super excited! I love the holidays! I truly believe that it is the best time of the year. One great thing is all the sales! But besides that just spending time with people that matter <3 :) But let’s get on with what this post really is about.
A toner review! I don’t think I’ve done one yet ever. Truth be told, sometimes I don’t get toners. But there are a lot of good articles out there on what toners are really good for. Here’s a relatively good one from Paula’s Choice, but remember to take it with a grain of salt because they are hard core selling you their products. Which is still pretty good. But no today I am speaking of this product that I purchased from Skin Food for $15.40.
Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money thus all opinions are my own
I have been working on a bunch of other posts, but they’re all pretty image-heavy and I
am lazy haven’t finished them yet .___. But here’s a quick unboxing post! I love mojitos and I love apples and I’ve never found a place that makes apple mojitos, but if you know of one you should probably tell me because I’m sure I’d love it. So I couldn’t resist this box!
This is a post that has taken me a while to just word correctly. But I am here to talk about my hair routine! There’s a routine for everything unfortunately. One thing that I am going to get out of the way is that I use a mixture of full size, travel size, and samples that I’ve received. But for my own sanity and laziness I am only going to mention the full size stuff that I have purchased.
Let’s start off with me cutting my hair! I had to, with all the coloring that I had done to it…. well let’s say there was a lot of breakage happening. So now I am growing out my hair until I only have fresh, uncolored, undamaged hair on my head. :) There is one thing about my hair that I don’t think I’ve mentioned, it’s actually not 100% curly. It’s actually just rather wavy (like on the curly hair sites, I’d be a 2A), and I do have pieces of straight hair here and there. But It doesn’t really detract from the amount of volume that I naturally have.
Hi! I was working on a post on my hair care routine and planned on including this in it, but the hair care part is taking longer than I thought. So I was like, well this part is faster and more interesting for now!
I got a haircut~ And this time at Kiwa Salon, a place that I trust in NYC. I usually have a very hard time finding a place that I really like. But now I have and sometimes I wish it was closer to home.
And yes I had it cut pretty darn short! Why? Well you see most of the length is damaged hair. From split ends to breakage, I needed this cut. Honestly with all the damaged done to my hair I’m pleased that it looks as good as it currently does. I try to take care of it, but sometimes it does not work.
One thing I should mention is that although my hair, for the most part, is very wavy. On the scale of the curly hair charts, I would be considered a 2A. There is parts of straight hair mixed in with my tons of curly hair. My hair stylist gave me the impression that I may have more parts of straight hair on my head than I originally thought. So I guess there’s that.
Maybe I wasn’t the full on curly hair asian that I believed I was. :'(
When I got my hair cut last month, I went from bangs that went straight across my forehead to side-swept ones. I had tried to style them that way myself, before I got them trimmed, but the hair would always flop back into its original position. My stylist showed me an awesome, no-heat way to keep them in place, and it changed my life so I had to share!
Ha… yes I had purchased a Memebox from a whileee back! So I guess I will include mini reviews! No individual pictures mostly because although my camera is a lot better than no camera. It’s nothing in comparison to one of them fancy cameras most legit bloggers use.
This is their “From Nature” line, when I had purchased this wanted a box that was possibly mostly skin care because my face was in major break out mode and thought that this would be more or less very gentle on my skin. I mean although it is more or less ~natural~ products, I take it to mean that these products feature some really good ingredients found in nature instead of being all natural. Then again I know nothing about Korea and their standards for beauty companies. I mean I love it but I really haven’t heard of any 100% all natural asian beauty company that exists as of yet. So please if you have, let me know about them!
And now on with the post!
Haha I actually have today off but I wanted to tell you all that we have a new look here at prettystories.net! :) It might just be a day late or so but it’s a partyy!! Everything looks so nice and new and everything! :3
Excuse my abundant use of emoticons. Can you tell just how excited I am? Hahaha.
There isn’t too much that is exciting about this post so here is a picture of S’mores posing in one of her two new winter coats! :) She isn’t a fan of clothing but she will not try to bite them off. :P Instead she tries to shake it off but that’s no good.
I will have a post up next week about a memebox I got during the summer. :P I am a slow one! But for now just enjoy the site! If you do find any issues leave a comment and we’ll try to fix it.