Okay, so this post is looong overdue and I should've done it earlier, but things (crazy things, one of which I consider a wonderful crazy blessing) happened. Okay, so let me backup a bit.
Remember how I raved about the Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips? Well, I also sent Lifestrong Marketing Inc. an email to commend them on such an awesome product and they were kind enough to send a bag of samples my way. It definitely felt like an early Christmas treat!
I did a video (my first for this blog) on it and even took loads of photos. Being the first-timer that I am, I tried to edit the video on iMovie, but for some reason, iMovie won't show the video on the Photos file. There were some photos that I have, but none of them were of the video I took. So I looked it up on the internet to see if I could "fix" things and then POOF! It became Coco Crunch! lol, I kid. Seriously though, ALL my photos AND videos are now lost in oblivion. I'm currently using the OS X El Capitan and it has this Photos app, right? I somehow tinkered with it and created a new file/folder without any of the photos I have and when I went back to the original file/folder, everything was gone. Like it just refreshed to a totally blank folder. SO, if any of you can help me, I would REALLY totally appreciate it.
That said, I had no choice but to create a new video. This time sans my face. Just the products and my voice in the background.
And here are some of the short reviews I have about the products:
Megan Hair Spa Nourishing & Straightening
I normally stay away from products that has the word "straightening" since I'm naturally curly and prefer to stay that way, but I made an exception for this one. It doesn't really straighten your hair as far as I can tell (or maybe it would be a bit impossible to straighten naturally curly hair with just a conditioner or DIY hair spa?), but it does make my hair really smooth and silky. It tamed my otherwise wild hair and I guess that should count for something, right? Plus, it smells so good. Another good thing about this product is that one packet is good for 2 to 3 uses depending on the length of your hair and I have long hair that reaches down to my waist, and I was able to use it 3 or 4 times. Yeah, I have thin hair. All that poof and volume is just an illusion created by the curls. But yeah, if it worked well for me, imagine how effective it will be on straight hair.
Pretty Secret Ginseng Black Detox Mask
This one has a funky smell that I'm guessing you'll eventually get used to. It's very soothing to the skin and after leaving it on for about 20 minutes, it felt kinda sticky even when I had massaged the remaining essence/residue on my face. Not a deal-breaker though especially since your face feels totally moisturized afterwards and you've nothing else better to do anyway except catch up on some shows on Netflix or something.
Pretty Secret Charcoal Black Detox Mask
This one is pretty much like the Ginseng face mask, but the smell is more pleasing. Slimy to touch and a little sticky, but cool and soothing to the skin. You also don't have to wash off the remaining residue though you may find that it takes a bit long for it to dry off so you'll definitely want to clear up your schedule for this or opt to apply the mask before going to bed.
Kustie Cherry Blossom Shower & Bath Gel
This is such a fun bath gel! It smells so good and the tiny flower petals inside are such a delight to look at and touch. I've only used this a couple of times therefore I cannot yet say whether the "lightening + brightening" claim on the bottle is indeed true. Aaand I'm already as pale as can be so I don't know if this can get me even fairer though I'd rather not look like I have lost all the blood in me. Lightening and Brightening or not, it wouldn't hurt to have such a fun bath product in your bathroom!