It’s been 2 months but I am FINALLY getting to this post.
A little background for you:
a few months ago on IG @sweetandmasala I told you guys I was getting rid of all my skin/haircare stuff and starting fresh with CLEAN products only.
After A LOT of research on clean beauty and skincare products I got a little carried away and bought a bunch of shit from Sephora. I got the Kopari Coconut Deodorant, Starry Eye Balm and Coconut Lip Scrubby. I also bought the O&M Seven day Miracle Moisture Mask, Farmacy Honey Potion Hydration Mask, High Beauty Cannabis Facial Moisturizer and the Sunday Riley Juno – Superfood Oil.
It’s taken me so long to write this post because I really wanted to give these products a good try before giving ya’ll my opinion on these.
We’ve got a little bit of everything in this category; beauty, skincare, hair, so hopefully you’ll find something you’re into.
Kopari has the lock down on all things coconut. They’ve taken this humble ingredient and transformed its oil into literally everything. Their packaging is V chic, simple and elegant. It makes me feel like I’m really getting the good stuff.
♡ No Aluminum
♡ No Baking Soda
♡ No Parabens
♡ No Silicone
♡ No Phthalates
Right off the bat – LOVING IT.
This deo has a combination of plant based enzymes and sage oil that helps to provide odor protection & break down odor causing bacteria.
It smells like yummy coconut and is only $12, which isn’t bad for an au’natural deodorant.
Ok – LET’S TALK REALNESS.
Although I do love this deodorant & am still continuing to use it, it’s been kind of a struggle.
Its advertised as “outlasting your longest day,” & that’s just not true.
I sweat and it has been so fucking hot here in Boston. I’ve found that I have to re-apply 3-4x a day, which has kind of been annoying, not going to lie. As soon as the sweat starts I reapply.
When I do put it on though I am dry and not sticky & again, it smells good and is CLEAN.
If you don’t mind re-applying frequently then give this a go.
I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS.
♡ Caffeine- it helps de-puff, illuminate and refresh the eyes
♡ Super light
♡ Primes the eye
I use this everyday under my makeup and love using this on non-makeup days too. Give the eyes a glow up. Perfect for beauty and skincare around the eyes.
I would say this was OK – nothing really outstanding about this lip scrub. Seems like any old lip scrub to me.
I’ve been using it with my silicone lip scrub brush a few times week to exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin cells on my lips + the scrubber brings all the blood to my lips making them look fuller and pouty. Yes plz.
This has the beginnings of something great.
♡ Macadamia Seed Oil
♡ Cold Pressed Argan Oil
♡ Vanilla Bean Scent
♡ Shea Butter – which softens and hydrates hair
♡ Australian Desert Lime – to prevent premature aging
All these active ingredients should do something, right? WRONG.
For me, this hair mask was a TOTAL waste of money. It wasn’t cheap either, coming in at $36 for 8.4 ounces.
I used it two times a week and my coarse, thick, dry hair did not get any better.
Maybe I need to be an Australian beach babe for this product to work, but yeah. No hydration, no softness, no glossy glow, no NOTHING.
If you have tried this before and it worked for you, I am glad!! I wouldn’t recommend it to people with my hair type though.
Thank you. NEXT.
♡ Filled with amazing Green Envy Honey
♡ Lots of B Vitamins to smooth dry skib
♡ Glycerin for a soft and supple look and feel
Again, feeling duped with this one.
They advertise as being “100% effective.” This is a BOLD ASS STATEMENT. Shiiiiiit.
I did warm my face which made me feel like I was at a luxury spa, but I didn’t notice smoother skin, younger looking appearance or increased moisture in the skin.
IN FACT. My face felt drier after using it. SMH.
Again, not all products are for everyone. Moral of the story, try your shit out before you fall into the hype of what other people’s opinions are.
Another product I am V OBSESSED with.
♡ Take down inflammation
♡ Goes on smooth & nourishes
♡ Perfect for a makeup base.
The sativa oil in this cream plumps, firms and tightens your skin. I mean, could you ask for anything more?! + it smells good.
UGH. I’ve been going back and forth on this one. It’s been a love hate relationship. First, I love the ingredients. Lots of antioxidant rich blends of vitamins, amino acids and omegas.
The first month, I was not feeling it. I didn’t see any of the benefits taking place.
♡ Reduce appearance of redness, wrinkles & pores
The second month I started using this with my Michael Todd Sonic Eraser Pro & now i can’t stop using it.
The Sonic Eraser Pro uses ionic tech to warm up the tool which, when applied to your face, opens up the pores, which then improves the absorption of whatever oil or serum you are using.
This tool made a world of difference with this oil. Now that its being absorbed through the skin I def feel the hydration and see the brightness in my skin.
All of these beauty, skincare and hair products can be bought from Sephora, so give a few ago and let me know your thoughts.
Have a good week!
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