Dove Product Review

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Hello everyone! I don’t know about you but for me it is very hard to find a brand that I buy a majority of my products from. However, recently I have been doing that with Dove. I first found this brand when I was in need of a good dry shampoo. Boy did I find one. From there I wanted to try more and more of their products. I love this brand because it is a great price for the quality of the products. I have four products of theirs that I purchase regularly; two hair products and two body products.

  • Dove Refresh + Care: Volume & fullness dry shampoo. So I basically bathe in dry shampoo. I use it on first day hair for styling, second day hair for volume and third day hair to try and trick everyone into thinking it’s not third day hair. With that being said I needed to find a dry shampoo that did everything I needed it to without leaving my hair feeling even more dirty. This product comes out as a white spray but very easily absorbs any unwanted oil in my hair and blends into my dark brown hair color. It also gives my hair volume throughout the day! There is no need to reapply. Added bonus: it smells great!
  • Dove Style + Care: I was never really into using mousse. That was until I found a way to give myself a lovely blow out. On days when I don’t feel like doing anything to my hair but still want a little volume and style, I just spray a small amount in my hand and apply it to my roots after I get out of the shower. I rub it into my roots and then blow dry my hair while using a round brush to give it a slight curl. I make sure to lift up from the roots so my hair gets bigger. My boyfriend will use this as well to style his hair sometimes and he loves it too. It doesn’t make my hair feel weird or crunchy (which is a great thing).
  • Dove Advanced Care: I have very sensitive skin so it has been hard finding a deodorant that didn’t irritate me. The advanced care works so well and I can apply it right after shaving without the fear of it making my skin break out. I love the coconut scent and the smooth application. If you aren’t into stick deodorant, they also have it in a spray.
  • Dove Shower Foam: I didn’t realize how much I would love this product until I used it. First, I love that it is a foam. Just two pumps is enough for my whole body. Second, it has Shea butter in it which makes my skin so happy and nourished. Third, it smells wonderful!! I grabbed this products because I was out of body wash and wanted to try a foam one. This truly makes my skin feel amazing. After using it I don’t need to use as much lotion on my body after the shower. It is especially amazing while it is still cold out and my skin needs all the extra love it can get. I highly recommend this product. They have other scents in this foam range if you don’t like vanilla.


Not only is the women’s line of products amazing but I know that the men’s line is great as well. They are the only shower products that my boyfriend will buy. I know they have a wider variety of products that I am very excited to try for myself. I linked each product to the Target website, check them out!

Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite Dove product or if you try any of them out!!



*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my hair and skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.


L’Oreal Pure Clay Face Mask Review


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Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite beauty products. If you have been here before, you probably know that I am crazy into face masks. I have a growing collection in my office and I try to use one every three days (or whenever I’m stresses….Which ever comes first, ha). Recently, I have been doing reviews on sheet masks. I really enjoy those because they are convenient and they don’t make that big of a mess. However, I have been loving L’Oreal’s Pure Clay masks. 

So far I have purchased and used the Clear&Comfort, Detox&Brighten and Exfoliate-Refine pure clay masks. I found all of these (plus others that I would love to try) at Target for about $10 each. My very first thought about these products is that there is a lot of product for the price. I have used each of mine at least 5 times on my entire face and I still have a lot left to use! I also love the fact that they come in little glass jars. Very aesthetically pleasing! 

I used the e.l.f. foundation brush to apply all of the masks. I find that it applies the masks evenly and makes less of a mess. I kept each mask on for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how much I put on or how long it takes to fully dry. I have tried two different ways to remove the masks, direct rinsing and with a wet face cloth. I found that using the face cloth is less messy, but it takes longer and more effort to remove it. Rinsing directly gets water everywhere, but it comes off quicker. 

  • Detox&Brighten: charcoal + 3 pure clays mask. I was very excited to try this mask specifically. I have tried so many charcoal face mask in the search for the perfect one. I put this one on and instantly noticed how thick the consistency was and how smoothly it went on my face. Once it was applied I noticed it working right away. As the mask dried I could feel it detoxing my skin! I felt it most in my T-zone (which happens to be where I break out the most). As the mask drys it makes it very hard to move your face, so when you can’t move any part of your face you know its ready to take off! I really like to use this mask on days when I break out, or after a night out with my friends. It automatically makes my skin/face feel cleaner, brighter and overall happier!


  • Clear&Comfort: Seaweed + 3 pure clays. Now I will be honest, I feel like an alien when I have this mask on because my face is SO blue, haha. I was very excited to try this mask. I got it because I needed an everyday mask. This mask is supposed to draw out the build up of dirt and oils in your pores. And it does exactly that. I have combination skin, where my t-zone is either oily or dry (depending on the time of the year). I really think this mask really balances out and improves my skin. While this masks dries, it’s not as hard as the charcoal mask, but you know it’s dry. 


  • Exfoliate- Refine: Red algae + 3 pure clays. I haven’t used this mask as much as the other two. I really enjoyed how the mask is creamy when you put it on and then you can feel the exfoliating part when you remove the mask. Out of the three, I would use this one about once a week. It really cleans your skin and makes your face feel SO smooth after. I really like to use this one before I get into the shower. I find it is easier to really exfoliate my skin if I’m not worried about getting water all over the place haha. I think that it would also be really nice to use one of those electric cleansing brushes to remove it. The box says to use three times a week for best results, however I am scared that if I exfoliate that often I will just break out more (my skin is weird like that). 


Overall, I am absolutely in love with this brand and these masks. There are a few more that I want to get my hands on, as well as, facial cleansers that match each mask. I highly recommend picking up one (or all) of these masks haha! My skin has really cleared up after using them and I just feel happy in my soul when I put one on. It truly is my favorite part of the day!

Let me know in the comments which masks or brands you like! 












Milk Face Mask Review


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Alighty!!!! This time around I used my Lapcos Milk sheet face mask. This one is the moisturizing mask. Like my other review I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. If you didn’t read my previous review, my night time routine is to get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.

My frist impression of this mask is again, A LOT of product. This is my second Lapcos sheet mask and both seem to have this in common. This mask didn’t really have a scent to it…I guess you could say that it smelt clean (which is always a good thing). The product on this mask looked milky (makes sense right? haha). Again, the mask was hard to unfold dues to the extreme amount of product in the packaging. The mask itself fit my face nicely, however it still slid off my face if I moved around while wearing it. I kept the mask on for about 25minutes this time.

After the 25 minutes were up I took the mask off and decided to take a clean towel and dab off some of the remaining product. I then started to rub in the remaining product, this time it took about 10 minutes for my skin to absorb all of the product. My skin felt sooooooo nice!!!!!! Again after the product was all absorbed I went to bed.

The next morning I woke morning and right away I could tell that my face felt more moisturized. When I looked at my skin I could see how my skin looked healthier!!! My skin is usually dry around my knows and eyebrows, this made my whole face soooo soft and moisturized! I didn’t know how thirsty my skin was until the next morning! I HIGHLY recommend this mask to anyone who has dry skin or for everyone to use when the colder season comes around to keep your face feeling happy and healthy. I’m DEFINITELY going to be purchasing more then one of these mask in the very near future.


Honey Face Mask Review


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Recently I used my Lapcos Honey sheet face mask. This one is the nourishing mask and I decided to do a little review on each mask. This is the first Lapcos product that I have tried and I have many more masks that I look forward to using and reviewing!!! I wanted you all to know my first impression, how I felt while wearing it, how my skin felt after I took it off and how my skin felt the day after I used it. I like to use a face mask as part of my bedtime routine. So what I like to do is get into my comfy pjs and wash all the makeup off my face (with my ACURE sensitive face wash) or I will wipe off my makeup using my Simple micellar cleansing wipes. I’ll put my hair up and depending on how crazy my hair was that day, I’ll use a headband to keep all my baby hairs back. Then I’ll put on a face mask and once the 20ish minutes is up, I’ll rub in the remaining product and go to sleep.

My fist impression of this sheet mask is that it smelt really nice. It has a nice honey smell (obviously) but it wasn’t overwhelming. As I was pulling it out of the packaging I noticed that there was A LOT of product. I think that this could be both good and bad; good because there is plenty of product for your skin, bad because its very messy to take out and unfold. That was my problem when I tried to unfold the mask, it was slippery and I kept wiping off my hands while unfolding it. Once I got it open I put it on my face and it fit pretty nice.

While I had it on my face I had to keep my face tilted towards the ceiling because the amount of product on the mask made it slide off my face if I tried to do anything with the mask on. I also had to constantly rub in the extra product into my neck as I was wearing the mask to avoid it from dripping all over me. During the time I had it on if felt nice on my skin and I felt my skin absorbing the product.

After the 20ish minutes I took off the mask and there was A LOT of product still on my face. The instructions say to rub in the remaining product but there was soooo much that I tried to let some of it absorb for a few minutes before I started to rub it in. After about 10 minutes my face was still pretty wet. I started to rub the product into my skin but it still took a little over a half hour after I took off the mask for my face to finally dry. From there I went to bed.

When I woke up I went to see if I could notice any change in my skin or appearance of my skin. My skin was definitely softer, however there wasn’t any noticeable change that I could see. This mask was the Nourishing mask, so there may not have even been any change to notice directly. I for sure want to try this mask again, maybe dabbing off product before I start to rub it into my face.

Let me know in the comments which face masks you like to use!!!!


June Beauty Haul

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Recently, I needed to refresh some of my beauty products. This time around I decided to treat myself with a few extra beauty goodies!!! Some of these are my go-to products and some are products I’ve never used before (reviews soon to come). Alrighty! Let’s get into the haul!

Revlon Perfect Style round brush: I have been needing a new round brush to use when I blow dry my hair. Using a round brush really increase the amount of volume of my hair, giving it a nice blowout look.

Dove Mousse: I apply a small amount of mousse to my roots before I blow dry. I don’t use this every time, but on days when I want a nice blowout, the mousse and round brush are my go to products!

TRESemme Dry Shampoo: I live on dry shampoo. It’s the first thing I reach for on days where I feel like my hair is less than lovely. I usually go for the Dove Dry Shampoo, however the store was out when I went shopping so I picked up this one! I have used it and I still find myself wanting the Dove brand. This one just sits on my hair a little more than the Dove brand. So my roots do look a little grey when I use this brand, but I will live with it for the time being!

Bella Beauty Beauty Blender: I have used beauty blenders before, but I always feel myself reaching for a foundation brush. It really depends on the day and my mood on if I use a sponge or brush. I just bought this new one cause my old beauty blender was gross.

The next few items I purchased at my work, Francesca’s, and have never tried before! I am very excited to try all of these product! I hope to put up a review of all of them (at some point in the near future). So here is pretty much my first impression of the products before actually using them.

Put Your Face On makeup bag: I absolutely love this bag! I have a weird obsession with makeup bags. I own about 6 of them and  I still want more. I like to use them to organize my everyday beauty products, especially when I travel. It makes it easy to just grab the bag I need and head out.

Nugg Lip Mask: This is a nourishing lip mask. It smells nice and I’m very excited to try it. The weather has been hot and dry, and it has not been very nice to my lips (or skin).

OhK! Avocado Sheet Mask: I am a little nervous about using this mask. I don’t really like avocado…so I am hoping it is nicer than just slapping some whipped avocado on my face.

Lapcos Sheet Masks: I bought a few of these! I got the Pearl, Honey, Charcoal and Milk sheet masks. Each of them have different purposes; the pearl brightens, the milk moisturizes, the charcoal is for pore care, and the honey is nourishing.

All of the sheet masks that I purchased are Korean brands. You can find them online through the Francesca’s website or on the brands website. I am unsure if you can find these sheet masks anywhere else. Again I am very excited to use these and I will be putting up reviews of each of them!



ACURE Beauty Haul/Review


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Recently I have been trying to change up my beauty routine. I’ve started using products that are vegan/vegetarian, without any harsh chemicals and overall just better for my skin. My mom told me about a website called ThriveMarket. They sell all different types of products that are healthy and natural at a wholesale price. I decide to try it out. ThriveMarket is a membership program, but I just used a their free trial to see if I liked it.

When you sign up (or use the free trial), you receive 15% off your first purchase. So right off the bat I was pretty excited. I went through the beauty section and selected the products I wanted to try. I got all the same brand for two reasons:

  1. My sister has said she loves this brand
  2. I didn’t want to get too many new things just incase my skin didn’t like it

I decided to go with the whole shebang and get a full face routine. I purchased these six products and it cost about $45. I was pretty pleased with that amount. As you add things to your cart it tells you how much you are saving by only paying the wholesale price. In the end I ended up saving about $40.

The products I decided to purchase were:

  1. Sensitive Facial Cleanser: This cleanser is made with peony extract and sunflower amino acid. The bottle says that it is good for dry and sensitive skin. It is vegan, sulfate free and paraben free. I have only used this a few times, but I really enjoy it. It goes on nicely and makes my skin feel great! It also smells really good, so that’s a plus.
  2. Facial Toner: This is a balancing rose and red tea toner. This is good for all skin types. I really love this product. It is extremely refreshing and it makes my skin feel healthy and hydrated after using it. There are two ways to apply it, spraying it on a cotton pad or spraying it directly on your face. I like to spray it two or three times on my face after it has been washed. This product also smells lovely.
  3. Day Cream: This cream is got kola extract and chlorella. After I wash my face in the morning I use this. A little goes a very long way when it comes to this day cream. I use about a pea sized drop and it covers my whole face and neck. It has a nice light scent that is amazing first thing in the morning.
  4. Night Cream: The night cream is argan stem cell and chlorella. This one says it hydrates and restores. It is also for normal to dry skin types. I really, really like this night cream. I put it on right before bed (again only a pea sized drop) and in the morning my face feels smooth and happy. It has a very soothing scent to it that is nice to fall asleep to.
  5. Brightening Face Mask: This face mask is argan extract and chlorella. It is for all skin types. I haven’t used this mask too much, but I use it when I feel stressed. Sometimes I will put it on my whole face, other times just in my T- zone. It is green and it smells green (like aloe mix with mint). My favorite part of this product is that the directions state “Apply evenly over the face until you look like a green sea-monster.” That just makes putting it on even more fun!
  6. Acne Spot Treatment: This one I got in the maximum strength treatment. This does have 2% salicylic acid in it. I am amazed at how quickly this treatment works. I put it on a problem spot of mine at night and in the morning it was half the size. I have tried a lot of different products in my life to get rid of my acne and all of them left my face feeling tight, dry and just gross. I really enjoy using this product knowing that it is actually working!

I have had such a great first impression with this brand and their products! I am definitely going to be placing more orders with them and trying some of their other products. I absolutely love that all of the products I received are vegan, sulfate free, paraben free and cruelty free. After just a few uses, I can already tell that they are helping my skin.

Let me know in the comments what products you have been loving or if you have tried anything in the ACURE brand!!!



Mini Beauty Haul

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It’s 2017 and you know what that means; New Year, New Me!!! Except in my case its the same me…but now I have a few more beauty products! I have been so excited to try these products and I hope my mini haul helps you in any of your 2017 beauty endeavors!

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LORAC eyeshadow palette: 

I got this palette from Ulta Beauty. I picked the LORAC Tails and Top Hats palette because the darker colors have a purple tint to them. I have been really into purple tones because they are supposed to accent brown eyes. I have no idea if it is really working but I’ve been into it. They had another palette like this one but in lighter shades. I like that it is a small palette but it still offers seven colors. It is easy to travel with and fits in almost all of my smaller makeup bags.

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Stila Liquid Lipstick/ Blush:

I was beyond excited to get this product. I absolutely love liquid lipsticks, or really any matte lipstick. This is a travel size Stila Liquid Lipstick in the shade Serenata. I have worn it almost every day since Christmas. I recommend putting chapstick on before you apply the lipstick because it will dry up your lips a little bit. The chapstick definitely helps keep your lips hydrated and helps make the lipstick last longer.

The other product that came with the liquid lipstick was the Stila Aqua Glow Water Color Blush in the shade Water Lily. This is the first liquid blush I have tried…I don’t know how I feel about it yet. I like that it has a sparkle to it and that despite the color it looks like in the container, it applies much lighter. I have tried it once and I just applied it with my hands, so I think when I try it again I will be using my beauty blender.

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Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser:

I heard about this product from my older sister and my mom. As I’ve shared before, my skin is a hot mess and a half. It has been very hard for me to find a cleanser that doesn’t cause my skin to break out even more. I completely adore Burt’s Bees products. Their chapstick has saved my lips in the freezing temperatures of winter. So I was pretty excited to try this cleanser. I really like that my skin doesn’t feel dry or tight after using it. It also doesn’t leave my face red or irritated. I only use this once a day and my Simple Micellar Cleansing Water for the other time.

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Zoella Beauty Bath Fizzers:

This was one of the best gifts I have ever received. I am, and always have been, a huge supporter of Zoella (Zoe Sugg). When she came out with her beauty line I was trilled, however none of it was sold in the US…until now. This is the only product sold at the Target closest to me. I haven’t used any of it yet (too excited to actually have it in my beauty collection) but I have heard only amazing things about it. I can’t wait for more of her products to be sold in stores and I hope that soon Target extends to her Zoella Lifestyle line!

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Bare Minerals Glow set:

Bare Minerals is a newer brand to me. I have tried their powder foundation and I thought it was great for the days where I don’t really want to wear too much makeup. This Glow set includes two powders; the vanilla sugar radiance and the original mineral veil. The vanilla sugar radiance is a light pink, sparkly highlighter. The original mineral veil is just a finishing powder. Both are very pigmented and light. I don’t use the original mineral veil on my entire face. I use it mainly in my T-zone or where I feel I get a little oily during the day. The highlighter is light enough to have a very natural look.


This has been my mini beauty haul! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my growing collection. Please comment and share some of your favorite products! I love expanding my collection and hearing what other people are loving. Have a very happy New Year!!! Subscribe to be notified when all my new post go up!