Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review: TULA Probiotic Skincare #TULA #ProbioticSkincare #ExfoliatingMask #OvernightSkinRescue

(product photos courtesy of www.tula.com)

Probiotics are good-for-you bacteria that work to improve your health, inside and out. Probiotics are the foundation of all TULA products. These same bacteria that are best known to help calm your stomach are also clinically proven to help restore your skin’s natural balance, leaving skin more hydrated, more radiant, and more resistant to damage in the future. These products are made with clean, clinically-proven, high-quality ingredients that nourish your skin the same way a healthy diet nourishes your body. The products are formulated with probiotics, healthy superfoods, and targeted safe ingredients like AHAs, retinol, and Vitamin C to improve overall skin health and deliver specific benefits. They are 100% free from phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrolatum, gluten, and mineral oil. They are also cruelty free. I tried two of them, the Exfoliating Treatment Mask and the Multi-Spectrum Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment. Below is my review. 

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask1.7 oz./48.3g $54.00

This probiotic Exfoliating Treatment Mask is great for oily, normal, combination, sensitive and mature skin types. It has detoxifying bentonite clay that provides gentle exfoliation and purification without stripping the skin of essential oils. The mask contains bentonite clay, which detoxifies the skin and draws out impurities. Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Camelina sativa seed oil have anti-oxidant actions that protect the skin and provide anti-aging effects. Turmeric root has powerful anti-oxidant and healing properties that help reduce inflammation. Probiotic technology protects against harmful bacteria and restores skin's natural balance. Retinol (Vitamin A) aids in skin renewal and collagen synthesis. This mask contains the probiotic strain bifida ferment lysate, which helps to protect the skin's immunity defense and helps provide free radical protection. 

In an independent, 4-week blind consumer use study of 23 women ages 25-60, 100% of women said they would recommend this mask to a friend after using it just once. 100% of women said this mask left thier skin feeling smoother but not stripped or dry. >95% of women said they would purchase this mask again after just one use.

To use: apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin (avoidiing the eye area). Leave on for five to ten minutes. Dampen fingers and gently massage the product into skin. Rinse well with cool water. Can be used two to three times per week. 

I found this mask to be wonderfully purifying yet gentle enough that my skin did not get overstripped and too dry. I would highly recommend this for sensitive skins, as it does not strip the delicate natural moisture barrier of the skin. It is also recommended for oily and combination skins because of the clay that helps to absorb oil and it could be used for dry skins once in a while if needed. This is a really fun mask to use and I think that many would really like it.

1.67 oz./47.5g $85.00
I also tried the exciting Multi-Spectrum Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment. This is an anti-aging overnight treatment cream that leverages concentrated probiotics and peptides for powerful skin rejuvenation. It is suitable for dry, normal, combination, sensitive and mature skin. It contains Vitamin C, which aids in collagen synthesis and reduces dark spots. It also contains Indian Gentian, a botanical extract, regenerates cells and reduces wrinkles. Alpha Hydroxy Acids increase cell turnover for younger looking skin and a smoother skin texture. A blend of watermelon rind and fruit extracts provide an instant and prolonged hydration boost. This cream contains three strains of probiotics: Bifida Ferment Lysate, which helps the skin's immunity and fights free radicals; Lactobacillus Casei & Acidophilus for skin clarity and redness reduction and the third strain is Bacillus Coagulans Ferment which helps increase skin’s elasticity, decreases pore size, and improves fine lines and wrinkles.

An independent 4-week blind consumer study of women ages 35-55 took place. The results are as follows: 88% of women would recommend this cream to a friend after just 1 use. 96% of women said their skin looked and felt smoother after 4 weeks. 86% of women reported firmer looking skin after 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, the majority of women said their skin looked 5 years younger with renewed radiance and a youthful bounce. 92% agreed their skintone looked hydrated, healthier and more even toned. In a 28-day randomized, double-blind and placebo controlled study, women saw a 48% decrease in the appearance of pore size, a 63% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and a 33% decrease in the appearance of redness.

To use: apply a thin layer to clean dry skin before bedtime. This cream can be used with other creams such as TULA's Hydrating Day & Night Cream. It is richer and more emollient than most creams are, so you may just want to stick with this one cream. It works to reduce pore size. It is specially formulated with multi-strain probiotic technology to leave skin nourished and balanced. Suitable for all ages and all skin types, ideal for anyone seeking a more potent hydrating and anti-aging treatment. It can be used with a serum and should be. Make sure to use the serum first though. 

I happen to love this overnight treatment. It is luxurious and really makes a difference in how my skin looks the next day. It does help reduce pore size, dark spots, and makes skin glow and keeps it well hydrated. This is a product that you need to keep in your beauty arsenal for regular "touch-ups". It is kind of a beauty regime must have. Just like a cleanser and an exfoliant, this overnight treatment is becoming a thing to have now. And probiotic skincare is the new wave of the future. Soon many more lines will have probiotics in their skincare. That does not necessarily mean they will know what they are doing though. TULA does. Their skincare is extraordinary. 

TULA Skincare can be found onliine at www.tula.com. Like TULA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TULA/; Follow TULA on Twitter:@tula; Follow TULA on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/liveTULA/ and Follow TULA on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tula/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Block Island Organics MEMORIAL DAY SALE! #BlockIslandOrganics #MemorialDaySale #MineralSunscreen

Block Island Organics is having a Memorial Day Sale. The reason I am recommending them is because they have an awesome mineral sunscreen. I know a lot of people cannot use chemical sunscreens. They have titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in theirs and they don't leave a nasty white mess on the skin.

The sale is for 20% off storewide. The promo to use at checkout is MDAY17.
Sale Dates are 5/25/17-5/30/17; Here is the URL for the code to the sale: http://www.blockislandorganics.com//mineral-sunscreen.aspx. The Code works on all products and customers can use it more than once but it is not combinable with other codes.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

Review: Cloud 10 Hair Care #Cloud10 #HairCare

(product photos courtesy of www.cloud10hair.com)

Cloud 10 Hair Care
Cloud 10 Hair Care is formulated for you by you so that you get exactly what you want in your hair care products. Your hair is unique, your shampoo should be too! For years the stylists at Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar have been mixing shampoos and conditioners to meet the needs of their clients' hair demands. Then the realization hit, wouldn't everyone like to have custom mixed shampoos and conditioners, tailored to their exact needs? That is when they came up with the idea to take this to their website and bring it to everyone. I tried the shampoo and conditioner. Here is my review on the two...

Here is how you customize your shampoo and conditioner. First, you are introduced to the main website, which asks if you would like to customize your hair care products. Click on Customize Your Formula. You are then taken to a page that asks if you had one wish for your hair what would it be. Your choices are: a) healthier hair, b) more volume, c) less frizz d) stronger hair, e) more moisture f) revitalized hair, g) better curl definition, h) lots of shine and i) thicker hair. Click on your choice. I clicked on less frizz. Click NEXT. Then you come to a page that asks what scent you want in your shampoo and conditioner. The choices are: a) jasmine, b) coconut c) vanilla d) lavender and e) citrus. I chose jasmine. I ADORE Jasmine. Then click NEXT. Now customize what type of scalp you have. Is it: a) dry, b) normal or c) oily. Mine is Dry. Click NEXT. Then you customize the type of lather you like a)light or b) luxurious. I chose luxurious. NEXT. Then you are asked about what type of chemical treatments have you had done to your hair, i.e. chemical straightening, darkened, permed, lightened or no treatments. Finally you are asked what color your hair is right now. Mine is red. That is it, in 6 easy steps you have customized shampoo and conditioner. You get to choose to put your name and a special label on the bottles. Here are mine. 

How are the shampoo and conditioner themselves? Very good. To start off, they are paraben-free and sulfate-free. The customized Cloud 10 Shampoo is an ultra-nourishing shampoo that is specially formulated to tame frizz and flyaways. This advanced formula also enhances body while adding moisture and shine. It leaves my hair feeling soft and bouncy while helping to get rid of frizz and leaves hair shiny yet not at all weighed down. The customized Cloud 10 Conditioner is a powerful, ultra-rich conditioner that provides immediate shine and control of frizzy, flyaway hair. Enriches with active ingredients, this intensive treatment nourishes from within that provide immediate shine and smooth and control frizz. Make sure to leave it on for 1-2 minutes. They both have a lot of botanical extracts that help keep hair looking its best. The conditioner went very well with the shampoo. It left my hair without any frizz at all and allowed it to be shiny and manageable. 

I was very happy with the shampoo and conditioner. I think having them customized for what I wanted was a fun and valuable experience. These are not drugstore products but salon quality products that give you salon quality results. 

Trust me, you will love Cloud 10 Hair Care. It is truly great salon hair care. I love the fact that you can customize it somewhat to get exactly what you need. For me, that makes it so much easier than going to the drugstore and purchasing a shampoo and conditioner that will likely do a subpar job. 

Cloud 10 Hair Care Customized Shampoo and Conditioner set retails for $25.95. It is available through www.cloud10hair.com. Like Cloud 10 on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Cloud10Hair; Follow Cloud 10 on Twitter:@cloud10hair; Follow Cloud 10 on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cloud10hair/ and Follow Cloud 10 on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cloud10hair/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: Items from LANEIGE Skincare and Cosmetics #LANEIGE #Korea

(product photos courtesy of us.laneige.com)

I was given a few items from LANEIGE to review. I love this line. It is top quality. No wonder it is one of the best exported Korean lines that exists. They are the top brand currently and are even sold at Target!

2.3 fl.oz./70mL $25.00

This is a clarifying gel-clay mask, made from mineral mud and refreshing mint water, to remove pore-clogging oil and impurities. It is innovative and a pleasure to use, this watery, gel-clay mask leaves skin feeling clean, refreshed and free of debris and excess oil. It features Pore Minisizing™ technology, it glides smoothly onto skin, clearing impurities and reducing the appearance of pores. With a fast-acting formula, the mask dries quickly to absorb excess oil, say goodbye to shine! How to use: after cleansing skin, apply evenly across face, avoiding eye area and lips. Let dry completley and rinse off with lukewarm water. Use enclosed sponge to remove remaining residue. Use 1-2 times a week when skin needs it. I thing this is best for normal to oily skin and acneic skins.  

Now that my skin is starting to produce a little bit of oil this spring, I can use this kind of mask once a week. It will help to keep my pores clear of debris that seems to build up our of nowhere. I keep my skin well exfoliated, so I imagine that most of this is due to the change in seasons. Well, this mask will be a great help in keeping the blemishes down

1.05 oz./30g $38.00
I have been loving these foundations that come in the cushion form. They are light enough for my skin, have coverage that can be built up from sheer to medium and usually have a beautiful luminous finish. BB Cushion Hydra Radiance from LANEIGE is a radiance-enhancing, ultra-hydrating version of LANEIGE's global award-winning BB Cushion, this features Melacrusher and double-coated pigments that instantly brighten and moisturize. It includes a full size and a full size refill and additional applicator puff. It is the ultimate in on-the-go beauty. It comes in 6 shades. The shades are: Porcelain, Beige, Sand, Cinnamon, Coffe and Cacao. I wear Porcelain. 

This foundation-forward version of LANEIGE's popular BB Cushion is a real "glow getter"! It also contains a broad spectrum SPF 50 that protects against UVA/UVB rays (octinoxate 7%, titanium dioxide 4.15% and zinc oxide 9.8%), The Melacrusher™ brightening technology evens skin and creates a luminous finish. It has double coated pigments, infused with micro pearls and moisturizer, to ensure long-lasting hydration and a flawless complexion. The cushion also features an exclusive Skin Fit air cushion and dense antimicrobial applicator for thin, even layer of coverage every time. Apply whenever and wherever you want, with no buildup or bother. Directions: Apply by pressing the puff into moistened sponge and pat onto face. Reapply throughout the day if desired. The key is to make sure the sponge is moistened, otherwise you will not get good coverage. 

I really like the coverage I get with this. It is pretty good medium coverage that actually covers blemishes and things that you want covered. Skin looks luminous and pretty. It is definitely a good investment if you like cushion foundations. Below are a couple of photos of me wearing the foundation.

1.05 oz./30g $38.00
LANEIGE's BB Cushion Pore Blur is a little bit different. It is still a version of LANEIGE's global award-winning BB Cushion, but this one is a pore-perfecting, ultra light, oil-absorbing formula that targets shine and delivers a flawless semi-matte, soft focus finish. It includes a Full Size refill and an additional applicator puff. It comes in 6 shades: Porcelain, Beige, Sand, Cinnamon, Coffee and Cacao. I wear Porcelain. 

Are you ready for a "pore-fect" complexion? This foundation-forward version of LANEIGE's popular BB Cushion blurs pores and imperfections for instant flawlessness. It also has a SPF 50 that protects against UVA/UVB rays (octinoxate 7%, titanium dioxide 4.15% and zinc oxide 9.8%). It has oil-minimizing powder and Pore Minisizing™ blend of Pine Needle and Mint Water means skin stays fresh, with a semi-matte, soft focus finish. Features an exclusive Skin Fit air cushion and dense antimicrobial applicator for a thin, even layer of coverage every single time. Apply wherever and wherever you want, with no buildup or bother. Directions: apply by pressing the puff into moistened sponge and pat onto face. Reapply throughout the day if desired.

This is another winner. It applies like heaven. You get great coverage from it and a wonderful finish from the cushion. Semi-matte yet just slightly luminous enough with the soft focus finish. Below you are going to see a couple of photos of me wearing the foundation. 

Can you see the differences in the foundation? 

0.07 oz./2g $27.00

Now this is cool. I have a love for lipstick, so to get two colors in one, it brings out my ombré side. These LANEIGE Two Tone Lipsticks are a split-bullet, high gloss/semi-matte lipstick that combines two complementary shades for a trendy ombré effect. A cult K-Beauty favorite for creating an effortless ombré lip. This fashionable high gloss and semi-matte formula combins two makeup artist-curates shades in one sleek tube. Available in 8 fun, trendy color duos, it features a custome oblique cut that delivers a youthful, fuller pout and a perfect gradation with every swipe. Directions: Gently push down the slider to reveal the lipstick. Place the darker color on the inner lips and the lighter color on the outer edges for instant gradient lips. Or you can do as I did, wearing one color lip on top then having a trendy ombré lip on bottom. These are wonderful lipsticks with great long-lasting color that does a perfect ombré look. I would highly recommend these. 

In the photos below you can see me wearing each of the Two Tone Lipstick I tried.

wearing Burgundy Love LANEIGE Two Tone Lipstick
wearing Red Blossom LANEIGE Two Tone Lipstick

wearing Juicy Pop LANEIGE Two Tone Lipstick

LANEIGE is available online at us.laneige.comLike LANEIGE on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Laneige.USA?fref=ts; Follow LANEIGE on Twitter: @LANEIGEUS; Follow LANEIGE on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laneigeus/; and Subscribe to LANEIGE on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/LaneigeUS
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis  
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: OXY On-The-Go-Acne Stick #Oxy #OnTheGoAcneStick

(product photo courtesy of www.oxyskincare.com)

0.07oz./2g $5.69
Are you stuck with stubborn acne? Are you a teenager? An adult? Do not disparage. Do not despair. OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick is here! With a single bound it can destroy an acne blemish on the go, in a touch up situation or at home in a destroy mission. It contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is perfect for fighting and treating acne blemishes, especially in a lowered percentage like this because: a) it kills bacteria that cause acne, which are present on acne blemishes like pustules and whiteheads. b) it actually exfoliates the skin, helping to get rid of the acne blemish altogether. It can help unclog a blackhead so that it can be removed from the skin; can rid the skin of a pustule, so it can heal; and get rid of whiteheads so they can heal too; and finally it is portable so it can be used at home or outside of the home, lightly on top of makeup so that it can be used whenever you want to, so that the blemish gets treated and the follicular blockage can be treated and removed so that the follicle is cleared of debris and can be free to just grow regular hair again. It does not require that you wash your hands to use this product. It has an on-the-go convenience, it goes in your bag or backpack. This product goes on clear with a no-touch, mess-free applicator. It can be worn over makeup, since it is dabbed on.

To use: cleanse skin thoroughly before applying this product. Cover entire affected area with a thin coating 1-3 times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 time per day then increase every next day by 1 time until you are up to 3 times a day. If excessive drying does occur, go down to 1 time per day or 1 time every other day if needed. Skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or swelling. Reduce irritation by decreasing use or discontinue use of this product. Make sure to use a sunscreen, this product can cause skin sensitivity. Also, this product may lighten hair and some towels and linens. Wash hands after using and use all white pillow cases.

I had a blemish disappear in two days because of this stick. The On-The-Go Acne Stick cleared up a pimple in two days. I was pleasantly surprised, lower strength products take up 5 days and higher strength products cause my skin to peel.  

OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick can be purchased at any mass market retailer such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target and WalMart. Like Oxy Skin Care on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxyskincare; Follow Oxy Skin Care on Twitter:@OXYSkinCare and Subscribe to Oxy Skin Care on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/oxyskincare.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am The Makeup Junkie

(These were sent with consideration) 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: Zoella Beauty Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak and Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful Solid Perfume #ZoellaBeauty #ScooperDooper #BlissfulMissful

(product photos courtesy of www.target.com)

13.5 fl.oz./435 mL $11.00
This indulgent, decadent Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak by Zoella Beauty is a treat to the skin. It is beautifully scented and the luxurious bubble bath that forms has the most wonderful soothing floral notes that relax your senses, all while extracts of Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter soften and condition the skin. You will find that Scooper Dooper becomes the ultimate bath time indulgence. To use: scoop up a small handful and swirl it under warm running water, then lie back and relax. Bubbles, no troubles!

When I first used this it had been a long while since I have used anything in the bath to help ease my troubles and pump up my bubbles. I was looking forward to it and sure did need it. I started the warm water and let it go for a while until there was enough there that we could use the soak. I scooped some up and slowly let it run like honey down through my fingers into the water. I could see the bubbles starting to form and float around the tub with ease, not bursting each other, just floating next to each other, all the while the floating bubble mountain was getting larger and larger. I stepped in very carefully, as I am disabled. I held on to the soap bar on the wall. Slowly I sat all the way in, allowing for my unease at sitting in this position to creep though me. 

When I was all the way in, I enjoyed smelling the lovely floral scent that emanates from the foaming bath soak as if by magic. It is light and lovely, with a hint of sugar in it that makes it seem sweet and citrusy all at the same time. I laid and relaxed until the bubble started to pop on their own and the water slowly but easily started to turn cold. I had to get out before it turned too cold and I would not be able to get out at easily. I had help to get out, I dried off and dressed. Then I thought about the lovely bubbles and scent that came out of the Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

0.8oz./25g $8.50
If you are in need of a soothing fragrrance, look no further than in the direction of Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance. Placed into a heart shaped tin that is small enough to fit into your purse, or a small bag so a swipe of the fresh and floral scent is always available. Wherever life may take you in a day. It is like having a fresh bouquet at your fingertips. The floral is a green floral, so in this light heavenly floral fragrance are green notes of a floral that is so beautiful and vibrant but has a hard time being pinned down. Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance really is a little pot of joy. It reminds you of all of those feelings, at once and you smell it then feel them, then are over it.

Scents, if they are good and complex, take you on a journey. See, there should be more than one note in the heart and base qualities, the ones that you end up settling down with on a fragrance. It it is important to remember that half the notes disappear and you may not recognize them.

Blissful Mistful reminds me of a lily. It has that green floral that a lily has. Even is that does not turn out to be its main scent. The goal of the company was for me to like the scent and to use it. Their goal was accomplished. I do like the scent and I will use it. And this leads to possible purchases of other Zoella Beauty products because I was so happy with these two.

Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak retails for $11.00 and can be found at www.target.com and in Target stores. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)


Review: L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue #LOREAL #VoluminousMascara #CobaltBlue

(product photo courtesy of www.lorealparisusa.com)

0.26 oz./7.7mL $7.29
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue not only carries the original formula for Voluminous mascara, which means it separates and builds lashes 5x fuller and has bold volume. It is also uniquely formulated to resist clumping, to soften and build lashes up to 5x their normal and natural thickness. It has a uniuqe maximizing formula that quickly thickens and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic look. The Volume Maximizing Brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving lashes soft with virtually no flakes, smudges or clumps. This mascara is clump resitant, fragrance-free, it has been ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested. This mascara is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. 

Here is a photo of me just wearing the mascara and nothing else:
wearing only L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Cobalt Blue

This mascara looks good alone. It thickens as well as regular Voluminous Original. As you can see from my pitiful lashes (which are so pitiful they are invisible without mascara), two coats of the Cobalt Blue Mascara with nothing else on my face makes them my eyes look bright and cheery. Now I am going to go apply brows, brush and lips. I think this mascara is just enough, I might apply a little navy liner to go with it. 

Here is a photo of me wearing the Cobalt Blue over Voluminous Original and the blue kind of gets lost because I am wearing blue eyeshadow. It overpowers the mascara. With it I am wearing hot pink blush and baby pink lips. Kind of 60's look. 

The Loréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue is available at online at www.lorealparisusa.com and in stores at Ulta, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target and WalMart. It is available at various other large chain mass marketers. It retails for $7.29. Like L’Oréal Paris on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/lorealparis; Follow L’Oréal Paris on Twitter:@LOrealParisUSA; Subscribe to L’Oréal Paris on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/lorealparisnyc and Follow L’Oréal Paris on Instagram:http://instagram.com/lorealparisusa#.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)

Expert Application Technique. Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip—no need to pump the wand. Voluminous® Original Mascara will easily remove with soap and water.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: L'Oréal Paris Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask, Rebalancing Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Shampoo #LOREAL #LOREALPARISUSA #ExtraordinaryClay

(product photos courtesy of www.lorealparisusa.com)

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Rebalancing Clay Shampoo 
12.6 fl.oz./375mL $4.99
With L'Oréal's new Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo your oily hair finally gets some relief. It gets up to 48HRs of purifies roots and hydrated ends. Yet it is silicone free. This shampoo was made specifically for those who have oily roots and dry ends. It contains three refined clays that absorb excess oil at the root and rehydrate the dry lengths of hair. They also purify the roots and hydrate the dry lengths without weighging down beauitifullly fresh, flowing hair from root to tip. To use, massage into wet hair after using the Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask. Lather and rinse. Follow with Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner. Great for color-treated hair. 

Now that the weather is getting hot, my roots are getting a little bit oilier. Normally they are very dry. They are still dry, but are somewhat oilier than normal. So I feel that I could test this in good conscious. The shampoo is amazing. It really cleans up the scalp and root area without drying it out. And it leaves the rest of the hair feeling hydrated and very soft. I did try out the Pre-Shampoo Mask first.

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner
12.6 fl.oz./375mL $4.99

Like the shampoo, the conditioner provides up to 48 HRs of purified roots and hydrated ends. Normally with oily hair you would avoid the conditioner and your hair would stay damaged at the ends. Well now you can enjoy all the benefits of a regular conditioner from root to tip. Extraordinary Clay Conditioner for oily roots and dry ends with three refined clays instantly purifies oily roots and hydrates dry lengths without weighing down hair for beautifully fresh, flowing hair that looks shiny and feels soft from root to tip. This conditioner is silicone-free. How to: apply after Rebalancing Shampoo. Leave on for 1-3 minutes. For longer lasting freshness use Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo between shampoos. Suitable for color treated hair. 

This conditioner left my hair feeling incredibly soft and bouncy, shiny, manageable and all together pretty good. I have never tried a conditioner or shampoo like this before at all and I was pretty skeptical. But the clays really do cleanse the oil out of the roots and hydrate the rest of the hair really well. The conditioner makes the hair feel out of this world amazing. 

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Clay Pre-Shampoo Clay Mask
5.1 fl.oz.150mL $6.99
This pre-shampoo mask is for really oily roots. It deeply absorbs oil and purifies the scalp. This clay mask gives you ultra-fresh lightweight hair that stays long-lasting fresh and is beautiful longer. How to use: on dry hair, before shampooing, apply the mask on the roots section by section making sure to fully cover the entire head. Leave on for 5 minutes to absorb excess oil and impurities. Rinse while gently massaging the scalp to ensure all product is washed away. Follow with Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner. 

Now for me this will be a little bit of overkill as my roots are not that oily but I did find that it worked incredibly well. I used this and it actually made my hair feel amazing. It felt like I had taken all of the hair products out of my hair and there was nothing in my hair. Maybe I will leave this to use once in a while to use for purification of my scalp. It certainly does a great job of it!

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo
4 oz./115g $6.99

Dry shampoos are very popular now. With good reason. Finally people realize you do not have to wash your hair every day. This dry shampoo is suited better towards those who have oily hair. It, like everything in this collection, has the power of three clays in it. It is their first dry shampoo for oily, fine hair that absorbs oil at the root and instantly refreshes hair between shampoos for a clean-feeling, lightweight hair with no visible residue. You get instantly purity plus the freshness. For normal to oily hair. Remember, no visible residue. Shake well before using. Hold can 6-8 inches from hair. Spray directly on oily roots and lightly throughout rest of hair to absorb oil. Brush through the hair. Also try Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask, Shampoo and Conditioner. 

I love this dry shampoo. I love them in general but this one is really quite good. If your hair is not feeling fresh, spray it with this and it will be. This is one of the best dry shampoos I have ever used and I am saying I have used some of the best in the business. Because of the clays it automatically absorbs so much oil so you are going to feel really "fresh" and your hair will feel practically just washed. 

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Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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