February Favourites 2020!

fda2b862bdc169fb6a9fbf958836d964 Eiffel Structube Chairs 

Somewhere in one of my previous monthly favourites I wrote about the new dining room table I got; the one where I got a noise complaint from me attempting to put this thing together! Well, for Christmas I ask for chairs to go with it and I got them! This year for Christmas I’ve been adulting hard, I’ve never been so excited for towels, chairs and a toaster oven in my life. I guess we all get to an age where useless things aren’t cool anymore and organization and a nice dining set is sexy af. My boyfriend’s mum ordered them from Structube, on Christmas day they were sitting in a big box and two were out in the open (which was totally fine). With Structube you get quality items for a descent price however you do need to put them together.  The chairs were really easy to put together with two people. I unpacked and unwrapped everything and my boyfriend screwed in the pieces (all he had to do was attach the legs to the seat part). We had a good system and got it done in 30 mins or so. The chairs are absolutely amazing, they’re comfortable, sleek and stylish and cost $39 each.

 

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

Do you have dry, itchy, irratated or even build up and oily scalp? Me too! Literally the whole world has had something wrong with their scalp at some point in their lives and it’s nothing to be embrassessed about. As a hairstlyist I’ve seen some bad scalps that needed some serious TLC, thankfully there’s hundred of products out there to suit your specific needs. I’ve heard great things about Briogeo and have wanted to try it for awhile; at Christmas I got a Briogeo hair box that had 3 or 4 products in it. As you see in the photo the shampoo in grey, that’s because of the charcoal and it feels gritty. I put it on my scalp and rubbed like I normally would when washing my hair. It feels amazing when washing, it does have a menthol feeling (but that is normal with most detox/cleansing shampoos) but it doesn’t hurt. It’s just refreshing. Once I got out of the shower and used my regular products, air dried then felt my scalp, it felt so good! I was seriously impressed with the product and want to work it into my hair routine. In the pack it was a small shampoo but Sephora has the regular size for $54.

 

Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I always have the hardest time when it comes to finding a good makeup remover. No matter what I always find something wrong with the product, whether it be it doesn’t remove all the makeup, it’s not good with waterproof or that it stays and leaves a residue. I have found a couple and wrote about them but I’m adding in this one to the list. For Christmas my mum, sister and I got The Body Shop advent calendars because they’re cool af. This advant calendar was way better than getting chocolate (because lets face it the older we get the more our bodies can’t handle chocolate like the way it use too). The first day I used this remover I was impressed because I actually got it directly in my eye and it didn’t hurt. So it’s definately safe to say that it’s actually gentle. I had no problem removing the makeup, it smells good and calming, it’s suitable for sensitive skin (HELLO) and contact len wearers (I don’t wear contacts so I can’t say). I have used the bottle almost everyday (Tuesday to Saturday) since December and I still have the same bottle, it is definately worth the money and it’s not even that expensive. The Body Shop has it regularly priced $19.00. Not bad!

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Living Proof Healthy + Strong Trial Set Review

As my Sephora makeup interests grows so does my curiosity for hair products. I’m an Aveda trained hair stylist so I know Aveda products, I’ve heard many people use Living Proof hair products and I wanted to try some without buying the big bottles. I saw this little set online at Sephora and decided to order it when I did a big order.

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This kit cost $24 ($34 value) and it comes with Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conidtioner, Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment and Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.

Perfect Hair Day Shampoo

For the shampoo I had mixed emotions about it, some days I loved it and other days I felt like it didn’t clean my hair (that clean feeling you get in the shower) but once I got out and styled my hair it was clean. With this I felt like you needed a lot of shampoo in order to get a good lather even after trying to add water and it made my hair extremely tangly. Over all, it’s an okay shampoo for everyday use. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

Perfect Hair Day Conditioner

With the conditioner a little goes a long way especially with my short hair and it not having to go onto my roots. If I did accidently got it on my roots, it made them greasy where as others I would rinse it out and it would be fine. This conditioner is super moisurizing and it helps with the shampoo making my hair tangly. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

5-in-1 Styling Treatment

This product claims to be a heat protector, uv protector, helps smooth and condition, provides volume, strength and it polishes. It comes in a little package, it’s a thick cream which you don’t need a lot at all. I didn’t like this product so much,  I found it was heavy for my hair but when it came to straightening it was amazing. However, usually after a couple of days I curl my hair, with this product I couldn’t, it kept it too straight. This is $37 for 118 mL.

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

I absolutely love this dry shampoo. Your hair looks cleaner after using it, a little goes a long way and it smells amazing whereas others smell awful. For 53 mL it’s $19 and for 118 mL is $32.

Over all, I think Living Proof is a great brand but I don’t know if the Perfect Hair Day line is for my hair (besides the dry shampoo). They do have other lines that I can try so we won’t jump to conclusions about it just yet.

Let me know in the comments if you used any of these products or any other line by Living Proof!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.