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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water – Product Review

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

GarnierCurious about these new Micellar Water products that are popping up? Well FreeBeautyEvents has decided to give Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water a try.

The cleansing water promises to remove makeup, cleanse, and refresh skin in one step. No rinsing or harsh rubbing required. Safe for all skin types, and contains no oil, alcohol or fragrances. Upon first pouring some of the cleansing water onto a cotton ball, I noticed that it truly does not have a fragrance. My first thought was – “is this just water?” But once I started to rub the cotton ball on my face, my makeup starting coming off nicely, and my skin felt clean. I give the product a 4 out of 5 only because it took 3-4 cotton balls with the micellar water to completely cleanse my face (I was wearing foundation, however).

I’d definitely recommend Garnier SkinActive Micellar water for times when you are in a hurry to remove makeup, when you’re on-the-go or traveling.

Product: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

Description: “Micellar Cleansing Water features micelle cleansing molecules that pull oil and dirt away from the face. Our all-in-1 cleanser gently takes all makeup off, no rinsing, no harsh rubbing.” – From the Garnier website

Price: $8

Stars: 4 out of 5

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
– Product Review

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Revlon-Ultra-HD-LipcolorIf you are looking to try something new in the lipstick category, Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is something new and unique. The smell of the product is great – a vanilla-like scent, but doesn’t have much of a taste once applied.

The formula glides on smoothly, and once it dries you can see the matte effect. I’d recommend applying chapstick or a lip moisturizer beforehand, as my lips tended to dry out after a couple hours and I didn’t want to mess with my lipcolor.

The feel of the product is light and once it is dry you don’t even notice it. It lasted almost 4 hours for me, but then it started to fade and come off a bit. Definitely not an all-day lipcolor, but the matte effect is a fun chance – I even received a compliment on it while I was out!

I’d definitely recommend Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor for a fun, new chance of pace product.

Product: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Description: “Lightweight, high definition velvety matte color. Moisturizing, velvety feel. 100% wax-free, gel formula. Available in 8 high definition shades..” – From the Revlon website

Price: $9

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

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Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen – Product Review

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Hawaiian Tropic Silk HydrationAs summer approaches, I’ve been looking to try some of the new sunscreen options out there. I found Hawaiian Tropic’s Silk Hydration Weightless formula, which sounds like it may be lighter and less greasy than some of the thicker formulas. At first application, the smell is great, just like previous Hawaiian Tropic products I’ve used. The feeling of the lotion is definitely easy to apply, lightweight and absorbs into skin quickly which is always important when you don’t want to wait for your sunscreen to dry before you jump in the water.

After a couple hours of fun in the sun, I was protected and did not receive any sunburn which I was happy about. Make sure you pay attention to which SPF you choose, as the product comes in both SPF 15 and SPF 30. If you are fair-skinned, you may want to be careful if you are out all day with only SPF 30 protection. Just make sure to reapply often and you should be fine. The weightless-ness of this formula, with a non-greasy feel and great scent make it one of my go-to sunscreens this season.

Product: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen

Description: “Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless has a unique breathable formula that feels as if it is barely on. The light, air-soft texture feels weightless on your skin, while hydrating silk ribbons provide 12 hours of luxurious moisturization, so your skin feels silky soft while being safely UVA/UVB protected.” – From the Hawaiian Tropic website

Price: $8

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo – Product Review

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

John-Frieda-Sheer-BlondeIf you have dark blonde hair and want to go a bit lighter, this is the shampoo for you! I have naturally blonde hair that is darker at the top/roots, and can sometimes get a bit brassy. Looking for a way to lighten up a bit for summer, I decided to try John Frieda’s Go Blonder Shampoo.

After the first use, I honestly didn’t notice a huge difference. The shampoo smells great, and cleanses perfectly, leaving my strands nourished and shiny. I stuck with the shampoo for a full week, and it definitely made a difference! The longer you use it, the brighter the results will be. My hair is at least a full shade lighter, and the ends (which were lighter to begin with) are probably two shades blonder.

I’d definitely recommend this shampoo if you are looking for a summer touch-up and want to skip the salon and pricey highlights.

Product: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo

Description: “Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo gradually lightens blonde hair for a year-round sun-kissed look. The formula, containing a natural Lightening Complex, gently reduces the color pigments in the hair.” – From the John Frieda website

Price: $10

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

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CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara
– Product Review

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

198ddb92-565d-4e4d-be28-0226fc478cbf.jpg.w960As a woman with naturally thin lashes, I was so excited to try CoverGirl’s The Super Sizer Mascara. Promising 400% more volume and “fanned out lashes”, the mascara sounds like the perfect fit for someone like me. Upon first use, I found that the formula results in minimal clumps, and has a nice texture. The brush is a bit small in my opinion, but it does a great job at reaching each and every lash. The formula is also perfect if you like to go over your lashes 2-3 times with additional coats.

After an entire work day, the mascara stayed on flawlessly and still looked great. My lashes did appear to be more voluminous than my previous mascara, although not sure they had any more length than before. The only con that I encountered was at the end of the night when it came to removing my eye makeup. The mascara was harder to remove than some of my other products, and actually pulled out a couple of my lashes. I’d definitely recommend investing in a good eye makeup remover, and the problem should be solved.

Product: CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara

Description: “The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume for full, fanned out lashes. Our amazing Lash Styler transforms even small lashes— just twirl as you apply it to your lashes for an instantly Super Sized lash look. Opthalmologically tested, suitable for those who wear contact lenses.” – From the CoverGirl website

Price: $7

Stars: 3.5 out of 5

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