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Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Styling Gel

As an aspiring YouTuber, I do a lot of videos using many products. I have been a fan of Mielle Organics for a couple of years but I have been doing a lot of videos using products that I currently have or have been gifted.

In doing this, my hair has been ravaged.  My hair had been very dry lately and the product was not being absorbed. I would do videos and apply conditioner and could still see the conditioner sitting in parts of my hair.  From that moment it was just downhill for any other product applied after that.

So today I washed my hair and used the Mielle Organics Leave In Conditioner, Mint Almond Oil and Avocado Hair Milk.  My styler of choice was the Honey and Ginger Styling Gel.

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This gel hasn’t been on the market that long but people are really excited about it due to its ingredients.  This is the list of ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Honey*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Marshmallow Extract, Pectin, Parfum (Fragrance), Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.  Honey is the 3rd ingredient.

* CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS.

Here are the results of my hair once I was done styling:

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This is my hair dry.  You can see the shrinkage is minimal:

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The consistency is more like a lotion but I love that it doesn’t make your hair crunchy.

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Your hair is still soft after it dries.  It’s good to know that you can feel good about what you are putting on your hair.  The gel is now available at Sally Beauty Supply but it’s hard to find because it’s flying off the shelves as quick as it’s restocked.  If you don’t see it there, you can purchase from their website:  https://mielleorganics.com/products/honey-ginger-styling-gel?variant=21857873733

Mielle Organics can be purchased at Target, Sally Beauty Supply, CVS and other retail locations.  You can find a retailer near you on their website by typing in your zip code: https://mielleorganics.com/apps/store-locator

Have you tried Mielle Organics?  What’s your favorite product?  Do you have questions about the products and how to use them?  Let me know – I have every product in their line.

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The perfume collection is growing feat. Scentbird’s gift box

This video consist of the Scentbird Hollywood Diva gift set. It includes Modern Muse, Gucci Premiere and Black Opium.

Here is my link to use to get a free Scentbird perfume: https://www.scentbird.com/r/d/patriciajackson5

I also bought The One, Pink Sugar and Viva La Juicy Noir.

The One notes are vanilla, peach, litchi, amber and lily.

Premiere notes are white flowers, bergamot, orange blossom, musk and woods.

Pink Sugar notes are cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, licorice and raspberry.

Viva La Juicy Noir notes are wild berries, caramel, vanilla, honeysuckle and gardenia.

Mielle Organics all natural products can be purchased online at https://www.mielleorganics.com
You can also check them out on Instragram and Twitter: @mielleorganics

Check out the latest video:

https://youtu.be/gO9hxVvX1H4

Deep conditioning with Mielle Organics and the Q-Redew steamer

Hey all! It’s another weekend wash day and I thought I’d share my new routine using Mielle Organics deep conditioner and the Q-Redew steamer.  I wanted to show another benefit of using the steamer: deep conditioning.

Have you used either product?  Would you like to try the products? Let me know. Check out the latest video.  As always click, like and subscribe on my YouTube channel and I will do the same.

Mielle Organics Platinum Box

Mielle Organics just celebrated their 2nd anniversary in the hair industry.  They offered 2 boxes: gold and platinum.  The platinum box contained the ENTIRE LINE along with a t-shirt, candle and journal.

Check out the new video giving a description of each item along with ideas for gift giving.

As always: click, like and subscribe and I will do the same:

https://youtu.be/GD8C0shaJbw

 

The Mane Choice Manetabolism Vitamins

Hey all, sorry I have been out of the loop for a moment but I was getting my YouTube channel together.  Yes, you heard it right, the blog is now LIVE!!!!!

I will now be bringing product reviews and information to you live on video.  This is a new undertaking for me and I’m stepping out from behind the screen to in front of it.

I hope you will support me and click, like and subscribe. Please let me know your YouTube channel and I will be sure to do the same.

Without further ado, here’s the video:

https://youtu.be/tOHRHXXDH1w

Colourpop

By now most of you know that I have a not so slight obsession with Colourpop. What’s not to love? They have make up in a zillion colors and you don’t have to break the bank to look cute.

I took advantage of a HUGE sale last month. All items were 20% off. I got some lipsticks for as little as $4.80.  Shipping is free when you spend $30 so I had to buy 7 shades.

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That’s cheaper than drugstore lipstick and much better quality.  By the way, this is not my total Colourpop stash. I bought the new Matte X lipsticks also – I will highlight those in another blog.

Another reason I adore this company is because most of the products are vegan. On the FAQs page they list the items that are not: https://colourpop.com/faqs/ . It might seem like a long list but when you compare that to the number of products that they sell, you see that it’s not many non-vegan products at all. When you are able to find products that are not harmful and look great – it’s a win-win.

I bought 4 Ultra Satin Lips ( Panda, Lyin’ King, Prim, & Tansy). I also bought 3 Ultra Matte Lips (Are & Be, LAX and Zipper). These are all liquid lipsticks.

Out of all of the shades only 1 definitely did not work: Lyin’ King. I felt like it was WAYYYY to bright for me.

I’m on the fence about Are & Be.  It’s a nude lipstick but you know nudes can be hit or miss.  Hubby said it was fine, what do you think?

Here is the rest of the haul (I could not find the tube for Tansy when I took the picture). They are  listed in order: Tansy, More Better, LAX, Panda, Zipper, & Prim.

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Do I have any complaints? Well . . . I am new to the matte look. Yes, I know I’m beyond late but the whole dryness thing scared me. I keep hearing about how they all dry your lips out no matter what brand you pick.  I finally gave in a decided to be “on trend” and get some mattes in my life. True to form, the Ultra Mattes went on smooth but my lips were dry after a while. I kept licking my lips to make them moist but it didn’t work for very long. But when I tell you the Ultra Matte Lip is damn near bullet-proof – OMG!!!!! I was able to eat breakfast, lunch, & drink from a water bottle, coffee and soda all day and it didn’t come off. I would only touch up  the inner part of my bottom lip once and that was it. They did say in their information that came in the package, that some women apply Chapstick before they apply the matte lipstick. They said they could not guarantee that the product would work as applied in doing this. So basically, it’s an apply at your own risk scenario.

For the most part, I feel that I can never go wrong with Colourpop. Their colors are amazing and super pigmented.  The staying power is remarkable. They actually say that the mattes are kiss proof.

You already know my vote is two thousand thumbs up to Colourpop for great products at an affordable price. I also love that the have swatches on their website and Instagram that shows you what the colors look like on different people.  For a women of color that is a great service.

For all of my matte lipstick lovers, please tell me how to rock it without the super dry lips. I love the look but not the dryness.  I know some of my make-up artist subbies have some tips and tricks to share.

Let me know what you think of the shades I picked and tell me what you have picked.

Here is how to stay in the know with Colourpop:

Website: https://colourpop.com/

Instagram: @colourpopcosmetics

Twitter: @ColourPopCo

Facebook: ColourPop

 

Philosophy

I have had a long standing love affair with this company for years. Their products are impeccable and of the highest quality.  With that comes a hefty price tag that keeps me from buying regularly. Oh but when QVC has a sale though . . . OMG!!!!  Truth be told, this is how I always buy my Philosophy products.  You just get way more bang for your buck.

Last month QVC had a Philosophy segment on and one of the gift sets contained a 64 oz. bottle of the shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath, 32 oz of the shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath, 16 oz. of the glazed body souffle and 8 oz. of glazed body souffle.  The total cost was $76.92 BUT is was on easy pay.  So I was able to get it for $21.37 per month for 4 months.  At that price, I bought 2.

The scents available were Fresh Cream, Sweet Vanilla Fig, Lemon Custard and Orange Cocoa.  I went for the Fresh Cream and Sweet Vanilla Fig. I have had experience using the Fresh Cream so I knew what that smelled like and most things that smell like Fig and Vanilla are a safe bet if you love sexy/musky type scents.

I bought the Fresh Cream for my son and husband and the Sweet Vanilla Fig for myself.  Shockingly, my son liked the Sweet Vanilla Fig also.

I cannot tell you how massive these containers are. I just want you to see the difference in the jars of the body souffle. Next to it is the body spray that I already had. This is layering scents at its’ finest.

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You will be using this for MONTHS.  You will definitely get your money’s worth and once it’s time for re-order, you can switch up the scent and you will stay locked in at the discount price that your bought it at originally.

What I really love about Philosophy is that it’s more than a product that smells good. Their products are tested, good for your skin and hair and their mission is to uplift women.  All of their products have messages to uplift and empower.  1% of all USA net sales supports mental health efforts.  When you buy Philosophy, you know you are getting a high quality product that you can trust.

What is the drawback?  Since the amount of products you get is so massive, you might find yourself getting bored with the scent. When that happens I just switch up and use something else for a few days and then come back to it.

The lather is awesome.  2 pumps on your wet puff and several squeezes of the puff and you have a ton of lather.  My husband does 3 pumps.  The souffle is thick but not heavy.  It goes into the skin quickly.  The smell is nice but not overpowering so you can still use your favorite scent on top of it with no fear of clashing.

Give Philosophy a try.  I know that Sephora carries the brand on the ground.  They do occasionally have sales on their website.  If you want the best bang for the buck, then catch them on QVC.

Have you tried any Philosophy products?  What’s your fav?

You can find Philosophy:

Instagram and Twitter: @lovephilosophy

Facebook: Philosophy

Website: http://www.philosophy.com/