MULTI-COLORED HAIR EXTENSION KIT FROM KISSPAT

I just got this hair extension kit from KISSPAT and I’m so excited about it! It came on time, nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. I’ve been planning a really cool Halloween look for the last month or so and when I saw these I knew they would be perfect! I honestly thought they were going to be cheap clip-in extensions but they’re not, they’re really nice stick-tips that come with everything you need to install them yourself so that’s awesome.  The package says there’s 50 in it and it comes in an assortment of colors to I’m about to have rainbow hair, I’m so excited!

I haven’t put them in yet obviously because I’m saving them for my costume but I’ve used extensions like these in the past, they’re really simple. The kit comes with 100 micro-beads in blonde, brunette, and black so they’ll blend in with your hair. All you do is stick the hair extension inside, pull some of your own hair through the bead using the threading hook that they included, then use pliers to clamp the bead onto the extension and your hair and it’s  done! You just continue doing that all around your head until you’re happy with the results. I love this method because it lasts a lot longer and you can clean your hair with them in because the beads act as clamps and they hold the extensions to your hair for a long time or until you choose to take them out. I love this kit, I’m super happy with it and I can’t wait to use it this Halloween!

You can find this kit online at Amazon.com/gp/product/B00MILQS00

 

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PLATINUM SNAIL ANTI-AGING COLLECTION FROM KENRA PROFESSIONAL

Kenra Professional just launched their new Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection and I was lucky enough to get the whole set and I’m so excited to share it with you guys! It’e the FIRST professional hair care product infused with snail essence which is a highly concentrated blend of proteins proven to awaken the youth in hair. It’s a very popular and fast growing anti-aging Korean beauty ingredient that they use in skin and hair care so I had extremely high hopes when I started using these products. Their website claims the collection will help with dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, un-manageability and coarse texture. I’ve only been using them for about a month and they’ve already changed my hair for the better, I’m so in love with the line so far. The minute I opened everything up I was already in love because the packaging is so stunning. Everything matches in silver and blue and it just looks so sleek and luxurious which is awesome.

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The first thing I tried out was their Platinum Snail CC Creme. I was a little confused because I’ve never heard of a CC creme for your hair! I’ve used CC creme foundations before, but I had no idea how to use a hair CC creme. It says on the bottle that you just apply a little bit evenly through damp or wet hair so it’s similar to a hair oil in that sense. Here’s some of it’s claims on their website:

  • Fight all 10 signs of aging hair.
  • Lightweight creme without styling hold.
  • Restores & prolongs youth in hair.
  • Enriched with Snail Essence, a highly concentrated blend of proteins.
  • Formulated without sulfates & parabens.

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So the first day I just immediately ran it through my dry hair because I was so excited to start testing. My first impression was that it smelled AMAZING!! I can’t place the scent exactly put it’s very floral. It smells like an expensive perfume, I love it. I would later find out that all of the products in the collection smell the exact same which I LOVE because mixing hair scents is not my favorite thing to do so it’s nice that there’s one consistent scent throughout the entire collection. I also just can’t get enough of it! Multiple times I day you can find me sniffing my hair and even my friends have been commenting on how good I smell and I haven’t changed my perfume, laundry detergent, or deodorant so I know it’s because of this! Anyway, I really do love the CC creme. It’s one of my favorite products in the collection because it’s super simple to use and it just makes your hair look smoother, sleeker, and overall more healthy every time you use it. I like to use it after a shower, of course, while my hair is drying. But I also love to apply it at the middle or end of a long day because it just brings back a little life into your hair.

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The next night was hair washing night (I only wash my hair twice a week because it’s so dry so yes, I have hair nights!) and I finally got to test out the shampoo and conditioner. Before I get into it, lets read the claims:

I would 100% agree with each and every one of those claims. I am SO picky with shampoo & conditioner so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this but I really do. I would say that these two products are some of the best pieces of the collection because they have totally changed the look and texture of my hair. If you can only get one or two products from the entire line, get these and thank me when you do! First of all, they obviously smell great, just like the CC creme and feel just as nice. They have a nice, thick consistency that I definitely prefer when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. They don’t irritate the skin on my scalp at all which is a MUST because I have a sensitive scalp that is prone to dandruff. The shampoo lathers really nicely and I feel like it does a great job at cleaning my hair unlike a lot of other high-end shampoos that tend to feel like lotion for your hair. The conditioner is amazing, honestly. It’s my new favorite conditioner, I’ve even started using it as a hair mask because it works to well. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and it looks so much healthier and shinier since I’ve been using it. I’ve naturally got pretty dry, damaged hair. I rarely use heat tools, I don’t color my hair, and I take extra precautions with showering and products to ensure that my hair retains as much moisture as possible but no matter what I do it still looks a bit dry and frizzy, that’s just a fact of my life and I was really used to it until I started using this system. I honestly thought there was nothing more that I could be doing to improve the look and feel of my hair but this HAS changed it. It looks like I’ve barely got any dead ends, my hair is almost never frizzy anymore. Everything feels so soft and beautiful. It honestly looks like I’m wearing a wig, it’s unreal. I couldn’t be happier with this pair of products, you HAVE to try them!!

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Usually after I shower and apply my products, I let me hair air dry. I try to avoid using a blow dryer (or any heat) at all cost because I don’t want to damage my hair any further. When I let it air dry it tends to develop these nice, beachy waves that I like to keep in place all day so I use a hair spray to lock in that style every time I dry my hair. I tried out there Shaping Spray for this and it worked out really well! Some of the claims for this spray include:

  • 1st Professional Alcohol Free Hairspray
  • Max Moisture Retention
  • Optimal Working Time
  • Extra Firm Hold & High Shine

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I’m usually pretty nervous to try out new hairsprays because I don’t want my hair to come out feeling crunchy or dry but this didn’t do that at all even though it’s an “extra firm hold” hairspray. Normally I don’t use high hold or extra hold because those tend to leave your hair feeling unhealthy but like I said, this didn’t do that. My hair looked just as soft and shiny after applying it as it did before so I’m really loving that! It also did a phenomenal job at locking in my natural waves so I’m really excited to keep using this daily, it’s definitely become one of my go-to hair products.

The Kenra Platinum Heat Block is very similar but also keeps your hair safe from the high heat involved in using hair straighteners and other heat tools. Like I said earlier, I use heat tools as little as possible but if I’m going out I’ll definitely straighten or curl my hair and when I do I NEVER go without a heat protecting spray, it’s essential. Some of the claims for this spray include:

  • Multi-benefit styler provides heat protection up to 450 degrees F and finishes with a high hold.
  • Enriched with Bee Propolis for unparalleled heat protection
  • Allows for clean release from styling tools

It works very similar to the Shaping Spray so I’m really enjoying it. My hair looks and feels great after using it, even after using a hair straightener which tends to dry out my hair and make it appear frizzier later in the day. Since I started using this, that hasn’t really been happening. (And if my hair does start to look a bit dull at the end of the day, I just run some of the CC creme through it and it’s back to looking great!) Both sprays in this collection have really great nozzles. You know how some hairsprays have really inconsistent sprayers that leave some of your hair DRENCHED in hairspray and some of your hair dry?? It’s like you can never control the amount you want to use and some parts of your hair ALWAYS turn out crunchy and gross and the rest was left patchy and untouched? (I’m looking at you Aqua Net! The collective nightmare of all of our teen years, haha) Well these definitely aren’t like that. They both spray a fine, even mist so it’s really easy to control the amount of product you’re applying and I love that.

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As you can probably tell, I’m in love with this collection. I wouldn’t have a single negative thing to say about it even if I tried REALLY hard to be critical. Obviously I’ve only been using the system for about a month so I’m not sure if my hair is going to continue improving as I continue to use it but let me know if you want an update on my progress after I’ve at least finished the bottles of shampoo and conditioner and I can definitely write up a quick update for you guys! Also, since I’ve had such an amazing experience with this collection, I’m really interested in trying out more from Kenra Professional. Have you ever used any of their products? If you have, let me know in the comments which of their products is your favorite so I can try them out!

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For more information, visit their website at KenraProfessional.com. If you’re interested in trying out any of these products, you can find them at www.ulta.com/brand/kenra-professional

**THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY BRAND BACKER. I RECEIVED COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS TO FACILITATE MY REVIEW BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, I WAS NOT PAID TO SAY NICE THINGS, ONLY TO GIVE MY HONEST OPINION! IF YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF BRANDBACKER.COM, IT’S A WEBSITE THAT CONNECTS YOU WITH COMPANIES THAT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS. IT’S REALLY COOL, YOU SHOULD SIGN UP IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!

Focus Shampoo & Conditioner with Argan & Hemp Seed Oil 

I just got this new shampoo & conditioner from Focus Hair Care that’s supposed to help with hair loss and I’m really excited to be testing them out! They came on time, nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. First of all, I want to say that I LOVE that these are sold as an affordable set. I always thought it was unfortunately that you have to buy shampoo and conditioner separately, especially if they’re supposed to be a “system.” Anyway, I don’t have any bald spots or anything like that to worry about, but my hair is definitely thinner than it used to be. I’ve been looking for products to help with fullness for a long time and these seem to be like something that will definitely help with that. On the website the description says it’s:

  • Enriched with biotin, Argan oil, Hemp seed oil and Ginseng Root extract to improve scalp condition and promote thicker, fuller hair
  • Builds body and volume in fine, thinning hair, encourages hair growth and activates dormant hair follicles
  • Strengthens hair strands and boosts volume which leads to easy hair management
  • Paraben free, Sulfate free, Gluten free, Cruelty-free. No animal testing

It has great packaging, it smells great, and doesn’t irritate the skin on my scalp at all. It smells very natural and cinnamon-y, like a rich cinnamon scented candle, I love it. The shampoo lathers really nicely and I feel like it does a great job at cleaning my hair. The conditioner is amazing, honestly. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and it looks a lot healthier and shinier since I’ve been using it. I haven’t been using this system long enough to see any dramatic differences but I’m excited to keep using it! Let me know if you want an update on my progress after I’ve been using it for a longer period of time!

You can find this set online at FocusHaircare.com/focus-hair-shampoo.html

Beauty Sponge & Silicone Blender Set from Fairyland

I was SO excited to review this, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive! I’ve been bouncing off the walls waiting for it to ship, honestly. The set came on time, nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a weird obsession with trying to find good beauty blender dupes because I’m just NOT spending $20 for a sponge that needs to be replaced semi-frequently. This isn’t a complete dupe but they’re really good sponges! They’re a little denser than the Beauty Blender but just as soft and porous and they blend out foundation and other cream makeup really well! I also love to use them to apply powder foundation to set my cream products because they take away the powdery-ness when you use them instead of a makeup brush so it’s really nice that you have multiple. I use one sponge for foundation and concealer, one sponge for cream contour, bronzer, and blushes, and one sponge for powder. They don’t smell weird (if you’ve tried a lot of sponges like me, you know that’s an issue!), they grow when you dampen them, and they’re so much more affordable!

I’ve tried a lot of silicone makeup blenders and honestly I haven’t had a bad one yet and these are no exception! You wouldn’t BELIEVE how much product they save! I usually use anywhere from 2-5 pumps of foundation depending on the type of coverage I’m looking for and with these I cover my entire face and neck with ONE PUMP!! Can you believe that? They’re worth it for that alone because they save me a fortune on foundation! They don’t push the product into your skin as well as a sponge but I love to use this to spread the foundation out over my skin and then pounce it in with the sponges, especially under the eyes because you need a sponge for that area (in my opinion). I can’t believe you can get a whole pack with 3 sponges and 2 silicone blenders for under the price of 1 beauty blender! But not only that, they come with storage for everything! The whole set comes in a really nice plastic storage case (which I’ve already re-purposed as a sandwich holder for my lunches, lol) and inside they included a silicone stand for your sponges which is AWESOME because I feel so gross about having to keep my sponge on my vanity because I feel like it soaks up germs that way and probably breaks me out. With this, I don’t have to worry about that because it has a cute little stand (with feet!) that keeps it safe. There’s also a cute little plastic container for your silicone blenders which I’ve never seen before and I’m really excited about because if you’ve ever used a silicone blender, you know how dirty they get! When you’re done using them you either have to wash them off immediately (which I’m honestly too lazy for) or you have to set it down on your vanity which gets your vanity dirty from the foundation. Now, I keep all of my silicone sponges in this and everything is clean and safe from germs! I’m totally happy with this set and all of the blenders and I would definitely recommend it!

You can find this set online at Amazon.com/gp/product/B074521SF5

Blackhead Removal Mud Mask from Glam Essentials

I just started using this new mud mask last week and I’m loving it so far, I feel like it’s going to be the best mud mask I’ve ever tried! It came on time, nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. The packaging is nice and I have to say.. I LOVE the scent! Most mud masks smell earthy or just strange and chemically but this one smells minty and fresh, it’s AMAZING! The consistency is pretty similar to other mud masks I’ve used and it wears similarly. It’s really easy to get off too which is always appreciated because I hate trying to scrub bad masks off my face. I’ve only been using this mask for a little over a week so I can’t tell you my full opinion on it yet but my skin definitely looks better after using it. I’ve noticed less blackheads and I actually think I’m starting to notice my pores shrinking which is amazing. I’m really loving it so far so I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good affordable mud mask! Let me know if you want an updated review after I’ve used the whole jar!

You can find this mask online at Amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZWEJJ2

All Natural Hair Growth Oil from Rejuvenate Organics

I got this hair growth oil from Rejuvenate Organics about a week ago and I was really excited to start testing it out, you have no idea! I’ve been using it ever since and I really like it so far. It came on time, nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. It says it’s supposed to stimulate natural hair growth which is something I’m super excited about because my hair has been thinning out for the last few years and I really want to bring back some of my volume. It’s made out of all natural/organic carrier oils and essential oils, too, so it’s actually just really great for your hair all around.

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It has coconut and argon oil in it, both of which I LOVE to use on my hair anyway. It also has castor oil in it which I thought was interesting (and promising) because I use pure castor oil as a way to naturally grow my eyebrows. The oil isn’t as greasy as I thought it might be in my hands or my hair which I really appreciate. Because it’s not too thick or oily, I’m able to wash it out relatively easily. The smell is great! It’s not overpowering or unpleasant at all. I’m sure it smells like a lot of different things but the most noticeable scent (to me) is the peppermint oil so I think it smells great.

I’ve been using it two different ways. Twice I tried it as a treatment oil and put a thin amount on and left it on for an hour or more and then washed it out and that worked really well, my hair came out a lot silkier and shinier than before it was applied. The other way is completely saturating my hair in the oil before I go to bed so it can soak in my hair overnight. I use a sleeping cap to keep my pillow cases clean and in the morning I take a shower to wash it all out. This has really been improving the look and texture of my hair because it’s basically like a hair mask. I’ve only been using it for a week so I haven’t seen any noticable differences in hair growth obviously but like I said, I’m really loving it so far and I would definitely recommend it because it’s got some amazing, natural ingredients for your hair and my hair is looking great because of it!

You can find this treatment oil online at Amazon.com/gp/product/B06XYTQ7R9

5 Pack of Assorted Sheet Masks from WHEN

I just got the most awesome face masks from When!! They came in a five pack and I’m so excited to try them all out. They came on time, very nicely packaged, and looked exactly like the pictures online. The first thing I thought when I got them was “How CUTE!!” The packaging is adorable and right fits perfectly with my aesthetic, we were definitely a match made in heaven with all of these adorable colors.

Honestly, though.. who cares what a face mask looks like on the outside (except me)? As long as the product does what it says, I’m happy and it really does that and more! Usually you can’t really tell too much of a difference after using a mask, if anything your skin just feels hydrated but these are so much better! At least the few I tried have been, I’m still not finished with the whole set. They’re different from most other sheet masks I’ve tried in the past because they’re very thin and soft. Usually sheet masks have a thick, opaque paper that’s drenched in skincare ingredients but this one is very thin and I really like that because a) you look less wild and b) it helps it to stick to your face a lot better so you can get up and move around while you’re wearing it.

The website says it’s not actually paper, it’s a bio-cellulose sheet which is “a soft, gentle material made from coconuts that is highly effective in delivering nutrients to skin.” And they smell good too so it’s a really pleasant experience to use them overall. The best part is, they’re all tailor made to fit your needs at the time. For example, I’m generally a pretty oily person and don’t need a lot of hydration but sometimes if I’ve gotten very little sleep or used a drying mask on my face my skin feels really stripped.

So I would probably reach for the “Last Choice” mask because it’s a deep skin hydrating mask. And if I’m under a lot of stress or I’ve been out in the sun a lot? I could reach for the “Travelmate” mask because it helps rehelps rejuvenate, repair and soothe the skin after exposure to stress, UV rays, the wind and dry air. They even have a mask called the “Glamour Base” which is specifically designed to be worn before you do your makeup and it doubles as a primer! Here’s a list of every mask that comes in the 5-pack set:

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10:00 PM – ANTI-AGING MASK

Enriched with Hydrolyzed Collagen that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin hold onto moisture. Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid to protect and aid hydration, Ginseng Extracts to keep skin look healthy and glowing.

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GLAMOUR BASE – FIRMING MASK

Enriched with Adenosine to help smooth the skin and improve skin elasticity. It’s perfect as a makeup primer.Peptide-rich serum to aid in collagen production, improving skin firming.

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TRAVELMATE – SKIN REPAIR & REJUVENATE MASK

Serum is enriched with Swiss Alpine Herb Extract which helps rejuvenate, repair and soothe the skin after exposure to stress. Chamomile Flower Water soothes and refreshes your skin from UV rays, the wind and dry air.

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SNOW MAGIC – SKIN BRIGHTENING MASK

Enriched with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to reduce hyperpigmentation, brighten the skin, and retain moisture. Aloe Vera Leaf Extract act as a protective layer on skin and helps replenish its moisture.

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THE LAST CHOICE – DEEP SKIN HYDRATING MASK

Key ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid and Saccharide Isomerate providing skin with extra hydration.

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There’s honestly something for every one and every situation in this set and I kind of want 20 more so I can use them three times a week, lol. Obviously I’m really happy with them so far and I would DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone out there looking for a good, new face mask to try out!

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You can find these masks online at www.WhenMask.com

**THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY BRAND BACKER. I RECEIVED COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS TO FACILITATE MY REVIEW BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, I WAS NOT PAID TO SAY NICE THINGS, ONLY TO GIVE MY HONEST OPINION! IF YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF BRANDBACKER.COM, IT’S A WEBSITE THAT CONNECTS YOU WITH COMPANIES THAT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS. IT’S REALLY COOL, YOU SHOULD SIGN UP IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!