Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Evande Skincare Review

This review is sponsored, meaning I received these products for free. This does not affect my opinion at all, and the opinions expressed below are 100% honest and my own. Now, let's get started.

I received three products from Evande, a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
Let's start with the cleanser.
First off, the top is the type of top that you have to turn to open (when you first get it), sort of like Lubriderm lotion, and at first, you need multiple pumps to get the cleanser out. The cleanser smells a bit like baby powder, and to apply it, as the instructions don't seem to require dampening your face first, it seems like all you have to do is rub it onto your face in a gentle, circular motion. It applied easily and was a nice, gentle, creamy cleanser, and you really only need one pump to have enough to cleanse your entire face. After rinsing with water, my skin felt a bit greasy, like I just put on lotion, at first, but after a few seconds, my skin felt clean and not too dry. Overall, I loved this cleanser. It worked much better than I thought it would, and although I didn't really test the make-up removing feature, I'm sure that it would do just as well for that job, so I would recommend it.

Next, the toner.
For the toner, you can choose to either spray it directly onto your face and neck, or dab it on. In my test, I sprayed it directly on, so my observations reflect that. I found that it takes a few presses to get going, but it comes out quite easily. It's a clear spray, and you only need about 2-3 sprays to cover everything. It smelled a bit flowery and clean, and after spraying, I swiped it across my face and neck as minimally as possible and waited for it to dry up. As it dried up, it felt like there were mini bubbles popping on my skin, and my skin felt like it was tightening. Overall, my skin felt a bit tighter and firmer, and my pores seemed to close a bit more.

Lastly, the moisturizer.
The moisturizer had the same kind of twist pump as the cleanser and once again, needed a few pumps before it finally came out. I used only one pump to cover the face and neck, and like the toner, it smelled a bit flowery. It was easy to smooth onto my skin and absorbed quite quickly into my skin. Afterwards, my skin felt soft and smooth, and it didn't look shiny or feel greasy. Overall, I would recommend this moisturizer.

With that, thank you for reading and I'll see you next time. Bye!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up Review

Hey guys, sorry it has been so long, but the last reviews should be coming out faster. However, I think that I'm going to stop once I'm finished. I can't really find the time and energy to get these done, so I am going to stop as soon as I finish the rest of the reviews I had promised.

First off, I want to say that this review is in fact sponsored and I received a coupon for a free box of this kit and a $20 Ulta GC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are still 100% honest and 100% mine and I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Now let's start.
I used the coupon and got the shade 3 for black hair and it's supposed to match a variety of shades including the ones shown below in the picture (Excellence- 1 Black & 3 Natural Black, Preference- 3 Soft Black & 2 Natural Black, Nutrisse- 10 Black, John Frieda Precision Foam- 2A Blue Black, Nice 'N Easy- 122 Natural Black & 124 Natural Blue Black, Nice 'N Easy Colorblend Foam- 2 Black):
Inside of the kit was everything shown in the picture (instructions, plastic gloves, a little plastic tray, the root touch-up brush, the permanent color creme, and color activating lotion):
My thoughts:
First off, the gloves, like usual, were oversized and felt like they were made from vinyl tablecloths.
About the hair color itself, it was easy to mix up, as all you had to do was empty each component into the provided plastic tray and use the provided brush to mix. The color cream squeezed out easily from its tube and had a pearly black-brown color. It honestly smelled absolutely disgusting. The activating lotion was a milky white. After mixing, it still smelled very bad, even with the bathroom fan on. When applying the hair color onto my roots, it was pretty easy to apply with the brush, but I still asked my friend to help. It took about 20-25 minutes to apply everything and another 10 to wait before I could rinse it all off. In actuality, I waited 15, because my hair's pretty stubborn, before rinsing. It rinsed out quite easily and foams when the water hits it. It took a couple minutes before the water began to run clear. In the end, my hair turned out to be not completely black, but good enough. Overall, the coloring was decent, but it really stank. I don't know if I would recommend it, but it is true that most hair coloring products stink, so if you're in the market for hair coloring products, it's an option.

Thank you for reading, and I'll see you for the next review.