Use Up That Makeup! May Makeup Basket and mini reviews

I know it’s a bit late but I was traveling….May is here, can you believe it? And it’s time for a new makeup basket and a Use Up that Makeup update!  I didn’t wear much makeup for the month of April, so there is no discernible progress on the products I chose for my April makeup basket unfortunately.  I thought about taking pictures of the April products, but they look exactly the same so I guess I won’t.  The only thing that looks satisfyingly low is my tiny Chloe Fleur de Parfum sample!  Now that May is upon us, I have switched out some of the products, and I am ready to use my May Makeup Basket!

Here are the products I want to focus on using in the May Makeup Basket:

May makeup basket - Makeup forever Waterblend

My HG, ride-or -die Make Up Forever Water Blend Foundation in the shade Y215.  I will always love you Water Blend Foundation.  So easy to apply, so cooling on my skin, so breathable and moisturizing, does not accentuate my dry spots, the perfect color match, and it’s the sheer light coverage I love.  It also smells good.

Lately, I’ve been quite pleased with my skin because it is less flaky and dry after I switched up my skin care products.  In light of that, I’ve just been applying this foundation with my fingers – no fuss at all.  Before, I would use a sponge to stamp it on so as to not kick up the flakiness with my hands or a brush, though it hardly accentuates it at all on its own.  I drew a little line to mark how much foundation is currently left.  Out of all of my foundations, this is the one with noticeable empty space.  I recently realized how much I love empty space!

Milani Make It Last setting spray.  This was in my last makeup basket and I’ve made  a little progress, as you can see by the line I drew on it for April.  I think I will make more progress this month as I am feeling ready to use makeup again!

Chloe Fleur de Parfum sample.  This was also in my last basket, and it’s almost empty!  Another week and it will will be gone, and I will start using my Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Perfume.  Fruity and slightly floral, it smells like fresh nectarines, not the cloying candy fruit scents that I hate!  Nectarine Blossom is the perfect summer scent.

May Makeup Basket fragrance Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey

may Makeup basket - bobbi brown shimmer brick powder eyeshadows

May is looking like a month of Bobbi Brown and I’m not complaining one bit 🙂  The love affair continues.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow.  I got this in my recent Bobbi Brown order, before I decided to go on a much needed no-buy for the rest of 2017.  I used it a few times and  I may speak on this more at the end of May after I’ve thoroughly used this product.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar.  This was in my April basket and it gives a lovely coral and gold glow to my face.  It is quite pigmented though, so for pale princesses, I use the faintest touch with my brush, building it up to the glow I like and blending it in with my blush.   Whatever is left over I apply on my temples and top of my nose.  Then at the end, I’ll take my powder brush to do a sweep of my face to blend it in some more.

Bobbi Brown Eye shadows in Espresso and Stone.  Stone is a beautiful warm toned taupe, brown, and silver color very much like MAC’s satin taupe except Stone comes out warm toned on me while Satin Taupe is cool.  I love it all over my lids as a sheer wash of color though it sometimes comes off as too much of a camel color on me if I use too much.

For eyeliner this month, I feel like using Espresso eye shadow lightly pressed into my lash line.  I am over applying eye liner for the time being and yearn for the simplicity of a few dabs of a dark eye shadow to define the eyes.  I don’t even feel like winging out the eyeliner.  I just want utterly natural definition.  Plus, removal at night is a breeze because it’s just a powder.

May Makeup basket - benefit hoola lite and dandelion kevyn aucoin sculpting powder

Benefit Dandelion blush.  A “you can’t go wrong with me” type of blush.  It smells amazing too!  A good dupe would be L’Oreal True Match Blush in Baby Blossom.

Benefit Hoola Lite bronzer.  Really, an amazing option for pale princesses who would like to gently bronze up their skin!  It is cooler in tone than most bronzers and is very light.  I am looking forward to using it this month, and of course, it smells lovely too.

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium.  I’ve had this contour powder for 3-4 years and it’s still going strong.  It was my favorite before I discovered the Sephora Colorful Powder in Tranquil.  It is much more brown than the Sephora powder, but still cool toned enough that it doesn’t look weirdly bronze or muddy on my face if used with a light hand.  There is a slight dip in the middle of the pan that I want to focus on, but I don’t hope to make much progress with it in one month.  It’s very pigmented and I only use the lightest dabs on the hollows of my cheeks and my nose!

May Makeup Basket

Top to Bottom: Rimmel Brow Pencil; Lancome Definicils Waterproof mascara; Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof mascara; MUFE Ultra HD Concealer; Rimmel Moisture Renew transparent lip pencil

All of the above were in my April basket, and I’m still using them!  I’ll only go into one of them.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD concealer in Y21.  I honestly have not found a concealer formula that I prefer more in my makeup adventures and misadventures. It’s light weight, moisturizing and has good coverage.  Y21 is a super light shade too!  Rejoice, pale princesses!  In fact, now that I’ve been using it more, I think it is TOO light for me to just slap on.  I just use a careful amount under my eyes to brighten them.  I could also use it on the high points of my cheeks and nose for a natural, liquid highlight.  When I finish this tube, I’ll repurchase in the next lightest shade, Y23.

may makeup basket bobbi brown pale mauve

And finally, we have the lipstick!

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Lip Color.  This is also new from my last Bobbi Brown order before I went on a makeup detox.  Pale Mauve is a lovely natural color for me.  I don’t think it is too cool-toned a pink, which works better for me.  I feel it is a creamy formula.  I always wear lipstick with some sort of lip balm with SPF so cannot speak to whether it’s drying over time.  It’s worth checking out if you are in the market for a new quality MLBB lip color!

Here is the look I’ll be focusing on wearing this month using the products I just mentioned.

Use up that makeup may makeup basket

use up that makeup may makeup basket

It’s a very natural, no fuss, boring look that I live in!

Oh and as for how I’m doing on my no-buy so far – I did 100% amazeballs.   I didn’t buy one iota of makeup since starting this no-buy in the beginning of April.  Shopping my stash makes me happy 🙂

Are you shopping your stash or on a no-buy too?  How does it feel?

All items mentioned were purchased by myself.  All opinions are my own.

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What’s In My Minimalist Travel Makeup Bag! Sort Of

I’ll be traveling soon so I thought I would do a quick post about what’s in my travel makeup bag!  It’s not as minimalist as I would like, but I have a lot of products I am working on using now.  One day, I’ll get it down to where I want it to be.  Read on to see what’s in my wannabe minimalist travel makeup bag!

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Use Up That Makeup! Update 1 and How I Sanitize Makeup

So, based on my recent posts, I clearly read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and loved it.  I plan on KonMari-ing my whole life. I started with makeup because I think it’s the area of my life that needed the most attention.  Clothes and shoes next, though I won’t be posting about that.

I had to go through my makeup a total of 5-6 rounds, sorting things that sparked joy in me, and things to be sanitized and donated or tossed.  I will be posting some quick reviews on the products I let go.  I had to go through so many rounds because letting go can be hard.  At times I wasn’t sure if I should let something go.  My thoughts were:  it’s a nice product, and maybe I’ll use it later; or ugh, that item was on the pricier side. But in the end, if I am honest with myself, I would just rather use something else because I’ve been ignoring it all this time.

This experience has taught me that there really are not as many products as I thought that truly gave me joy.  There are plenty of great products, but they don’t reach the point of giving me joy, and I had too many of them to use them all.

The way I interpret this sparking joy business is,  you’re not supposed to over-analyze or waver about your joy in an item.  Whether or not something sparks joy is a quick and sure thing much like a spark of light.  That is what you want to fill your home and life with.  The book states that the decision is usually an instantaneous feeling. It was hard for me at first, but I got better at it the more I practiced.

Now, I feel so liberated from all of the extra makeup “stuff” I felt I should get through before I could use what I really wanted!  I did keep some things that I wavered on because I think they are dormant, and as I rotate through my makeup baskets, the joy has a good chance of being reignited.  If not, letting go will be easier by then.

As for my April makeup basket, I have not been good about using any of the makeup in there.   Use Up That Makeup April edition seems like it’s going to be a flop!

I just have been wanting to keep it simple and wear glasses.  FYI, I’ve got the worst vision so putting on makeup without wearing contacts is near impossible and my brushes keep on bumping the mirror.  The only things I am interested in putting on my face right now are very basic items, like a bit of foundation, mascara, and lipstick.  Taking it back to when I first got into makeup!

I  am  actually going to declutter my Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth foundation that I put in my April Makeup Basket.  After using it again this month, I realized that while it did give me immense joy the first few months I got it, I now just prefer other foundations.  I guess we all change, and that’s ok.  It’s still a good foundation for dry skin, don’t get me wrong.  I would just rather use other things.  In addition, the bottle does not have a pump, and it annoys me that I need to be so careful about not spilling it.

Maybe the spark would have been preserved if I only ever had one or two foundations at a time to focus on, and I didn’t have all of these other foundations I would rather use now.  But that is not how events occurred, so I’ll just go with it and not feel guilty about it.  And after thinking about it some more, just because an item is good, does not mean I have to own it, especially if it won’t be allowed to serve its purpose.

I have really been enjoying a cocktail of two waterproof mascaras (Lancome Definicils and Maybelline Full N Soft)  in my basket that are doing wonders for my little lashes though.  Definicils really lengthens and separates, and my lashes become quite fluttery.  The Full N Soft makes my lashes pretty.  It’s a no frills mascara that volumizes and lengthens a little.  It has a boring brush wand, but something about it just works!  I always fall back in love with Full N Soft when I use it again.  The only thing is the waterproof formulas are a little uncomfortable and tight feeling on my lash line, as if the waxiness is pulling on my lashes – does anyone else feel that way with waterproof?  Maybe I’ll go back to regular mascara after I use these up.

In the midst of KonMari-ing my makeup, I also got on a roll and cleaned and sanitized ALL of my makeup and ALL of my brushes.  I thought I would take this post to show you how I do that. This is just my personal method.  It’s not necessarily the best way or the correct way, but it’s what I do.  There are tons of other youtube videos and blog posts about how to clean makeup and brushes.  You can choose your favorite!

Here are the products I use.  Its very simple and cheap!

sanitizing makeup and brushes

I just use a baby shampoo, rubbing alcohol, a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol.  For the rubbing alcohol, I buy the one with the highest alcohol content in the store at the time, but at least 70%.

And this is how I clean and sanitize makeup by category–  warning: it’s repetitive.

Powders (face powders/eye shadows/blushes/etc):

  1. Thoroughly spritz the powder with alcohol (2-5 spritzes depending on how big the product is).  Let dry.
  2. take a clean tissue and wipe off top layer.
  3. Thoroughly spritz the powder with alcohol again  and let dry.
  4. If I think the makeup just needs a quick clean, I’ll just do step 3.

Eye/Brow/Pencil products:

  1. Pencils: spritz with alcohol, and use tissue to wipe off outer layer of product. Take a clean sharpener, spritz the sharpener with alcohol and dry.  Sharpen the pencil.  Spritz with alcohol again for good measure.  (Usually, sharpening is enough I think, but I was on a mission so I figured I would sanitize them)
  2. Mechanical Pencil liners:  twist up a small portion and spritz with alcohol.  Use tissue to wipe product gently so as not to break it.  Spritz with alcohol again and let dry.  (If it just needs a quick clean, I just spritz with alcohol and let dry)
  3. Gel Liner: spritz with alcohol and let dry.  Use tissue to wipe off top layer.  Thoroughly spritz again with alcohol, and let dry.  Take care not to forget about it or else the gel liner itself will dry out.  (again, if it just needs a quick clean, I’ll just spritz with alcohol and let it dry)
  4. Liquid Liner:  If something happens to my liquid liners, I throw them away.

Lipsticks:

  1. Twist up a little more than what I normally do.  Spritz with alcohol
  2. wipe off outer layer,
  3. spritz again with alcohol and let dry

Cream products (ex. paint pots, blushes)

  1. spritz with alcohol. Let dry.
  2. wipe off top layer
  3. spritz with alcohol and let dry.

To clean and sanitize my brushes, I do the following:

  1. Wet brushes with water (not the ferrules and handles)
  2. pour some baby shampoo onto hand or brush cleaning mitt.  I like the real techniques mitt.
  3. swirl the brush in the shampoo to get a nice lather
  4. Rinse and repeat until clean.
  5. wipe brushes off on a clean towel
  6. pour some alcohol onto a cotton pad and wipe down brush handles to sanitize
  7. pour a bit of alcohol into a small bowl
  8. quickly dip the brush end into the alcohol, and wipe off on a clean towel
  9. lay flat over the edge of a table to dry.

If I don’t need to sanitize my brushes, I just do steps 1-5 and lay them flat over the edge of a table to dry.

And here there they are, my army of freshly cleaned and sanitized brushes.  Do I have too many? Possibly.  This is the first time I’ve cleaned them all at once, and I estimate it was 2.5 feet lined up.  I’ll be decluttering the ones I don’t reach for and donating them.  After all, if I’m donating makeup, there should be some brushes to go with it or it’ll be so hard to use!

sanitize makeup brushes

 

All products mentioned were purchased by myself.  All opinions are my own.

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Use Up that Makeup! 2017 Inventory and Thoughts on Decluttering

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Saw this hilarious evil kermit meme floating around 😀

I kind of didn’t want to do it, but I think it would be useful to post the inventory I recently did of my current makeup stash and what my goals are in terms of numbers.   I was hesitant to post these numbers because I am embarrassed, but hey, I should be open about this because it will keep me accountable! My goal is to use up that makeup!

So here it is, a snap shot of my current inventory as of 4/1/2017.  As you can see, it’s a very classy looking index card that I laminated with packing tape.  This may be a huge collection to some or a small one to others, but for me,  it’s too much.  My goal numbers are to the far right.  They’re what I’m aiming for after decluttering the makeup that I want to donate and using up what I have left. Once I start getting close to panning things, I’ll probably step it up and do some project pans, hopefully within this year!  I l.o.v.e other peoples project pans!  There is something inexplicably satisfying about seeing the silver pan at the bottom of a product.use up that makeup Continue reading

Shopping my Stash, Enjoying what I have! The April Makeup Basket

Recently Bobbi Brown had their Friends + Family sale where everything was 20% off.  Of course, I jumped on that sale and ordered some goodies online.  It’s the same percentage off as the big Sephora VIB sale in the fall, so I did not think I would get a better deal later. For quite a while now though, when I buy new makeup, I always feel  conflicted because I know I am spending a lot of money on makeup, and I know I do not need the new makeup.  So as I order more makeup online (although I love Bobbi Brown, I really do), in the back of my mind, I am thinking, What am I doing?  It’s like I am caught in this cycle of buying new makeup, then seeing something else that is new and promising in the masses of advertisements and youtube world, buying more makeup, and then forgetting to enjoy what I already have.

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Benefit Cheek Parade – blush and bronzer for pale skin!

I’m excited to say that I am now the owner of Benefit’s Cheek Parade palette.  The Benefit Cheek Parade palette was released recently, and I thought it was very pretty when I saw it online.  I was most interested in Rockateur and the new Hoola Lite and Galifornia, though all 5 of the shades seem like they would complement pale skin beautifully.  However, I have commitment issues with makeup palettes!  I’m a firm believer that there are ALWAYS going to be a few shades that I will not use, and then I think it’s wasteful for me to purchase the whole palette if that is the case.  Fast forward to today, when I saw the Cheek Parade with my own eyes at my local Sephora… I immediately grabbed it!  Even though it’s in palette form, even though I know that I have enough blushes and bronzers that I love, I had a strong affirmation in the core of my gut that the Cheek Parade and I will have a long love affair, and that there is a very good possibility that I will use every. single. color. in this palette!  Read on to see my thoughts!

Benefit Cheek Parade blush and bronzer for pale skin

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Missha’s The Original Tension Pact Natural Cover Review for Pale Skin!

I recently got my hands on some Korean beauty items and I am excited to write about my first impressions, especially the foundations.  Finding a foundation for pale skin is hard enough, but add in Asian skin undertones and you sometimes have a whole new level of difficulty.  Anyway, I thought testing some Korean brands would make finding foundations with the correct undertone a bit easier.  My first review and first impressions will be on Missha’s The Original Tension Pact Natural Cover in the shade 21.  Read on to see my thoughts!

Missha's The Original Tension Pact Natural Cover Review for Pale Skin

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MAC makeup sale and what to buy for pale skin

I just wanted to share quickly that MAC is having a 25% off sale for MAC Select members!  I think of MAC Select as like Sephora VIB.   You accumulate points and get discounts once in a while.  Sign up on their website for MAC Select (it’s free!) and you can get 25% off your purchase with code MAC25 online or in stores through March 20.   I pounced on the MAC makeup sale and ordered a few goodies last night.  As a pale princess, I’m the most excited about ordering the MAC Face and Body Foundation in the shade White! Yes, white!

I’ve been eyeing this for a loooong while but never wanted to spend $38 on it even though I knew I would get so much use out of it.  Most foundations are too dark for me so having a white foundation to mix them with would make my makeup life so much easier!  And when you think about it, $38 for 4 fl. oz.  of foundation is pretty great.  It’s comparable to drugstore prices per fluid ounce.  I guess I was always hoping to find more foundations that I did not have to mix too, but those are a rare treasure.  Whatever, I’m happy I held out for so long and snagged it on sale. 🙂

I confess I was cackling gleefully while ordering it last night for $28.50 after the discount.  Just thinking about going through my foundation stash and mixing pretty much every single one with the white F&B foundation so that they all match my skin, neck, and chest perfectly just made me giddy.  (insert googly heart eyes here)

I have never tried the white F&B foundation before, but I do have and adore the F&B foundation in the shade C1, so I’m pretty much certain I’ll love the white one too.  I love the light, moisturizing, and comfortable texture of the F&B foundation, and how natural and lit from within my skin looks with it.  C1 is a tad dark on me, so I absolutely cannot wait to mix them up!  Also, my NC 15 Studio Sculpt foundation, and my L’Oreal True Match Lumi in W1-2, and my Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth in porcelain, and etc etc…

If you’re struggling to find a foundation light enough for you, I highly suggest you try a white foundation like the white F&B to mix with darker foundations and to take advantage of the 25% off MAC makeup sale right now!

All products mentioned were purchased by myself.  All opinions are my own.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Review for Pale Skin!

Following my burgeoning crush on Bobbi Brown makeup, I recently got two samples of the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation at my local counter.  The foundation is supposed to give sheer to medium coverage and a very skin-like look, as its name suggests.  It is not a glowy or matte foundation, but very natural.  I was matched to both their lightest and second lightest shades, alabaster (00) and porcelain (0), and so I asked for a sample of both to try out at home to decide which one I liked more before purchasing.  Read on the see my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation review for pale skin!

Although I will always love my dewy, fresh skin, sometimes I just want my skin to look like my skin.  I’ve always thought of Bobbi Brown brand as a classic, yet modern brand that enhances a person’s natural features so I thought I could definitely find a foundation here that fits the bill.  I was looking for a sheer to medium coverage foundation with a natural finish, and the lady at the counter suggested their Skin Foundation.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Porcelain and Alabaster

Left: Porcelain 0; Right: Alabaster 00

In terms of coverage, the first layer is rather sheer, and if I add on a second layer, I get a medium coverage that still lets my freckles show through a bit.  Note that I only apply a thin layer of foundation at a time.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation review for pale skin

Left: Porcelain 0; Right: Alabaster 00  in bright, natural light

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation review for pale skin

Left: Porcelain; Right: Alabaster in dimmer natural light

The finish of this foundation is absolutely beautiful.  I fully agree that it blends into my skin and my skin looks like skin, but so much better.  My skin looked healthy.  However, my skin is quite dry, especially around my mouth and between my eyes, so in those areas, the foundation made my skin look powdery.  This foundation is meant for people with normal to oily skin, so I know this is not really the foundation’s fault because my forehead and cheeks (the more normal areas of my face) looked awesome!  And lets be honest – there hasn’t been one foundation, even the ones for dry skin, that has made my dry patches disappear.  However, just FYI, for my dry-skinned folks, this foundation can look noticeably powdery on your skin!

Based on how beautiful it was on the less dry areas of my face though, I was willing to overlook it and just exfoliate and over moisturize my face in preparation for this foundation if I chose to purchase it later.

This foundation feels very light on the skin, and there is no discernible scent to it.  My favorite kind of foundation!  The lasting power was all day, but my skin is dry, so that is typically the case for most foundations.  There was no oxidation for me either.

Now onto the color.  I was matched to alabaster 00 and porcelain 0.  Alabaster 00 is their lightest shade  It is a light beige with a white hint and pink undertone.  Porcelain 0 is their very fair beige with neutral undertones.

In the store, the nice lady who matched me thought porcelain worked better on me, but that alabaster also worked well.  I honestly couldn’t tell in the store myself, as store lighting is usually deceptive and terrible.  I was provided with little sample containers to test out at home before making a decision.  After trying it out the next week though, I think that neither of these shades work well for me unfortunately!!

I thought at first the porcelain 0 would work for me because it has neutral undertones, which suit me better.  However, when I apply it to my face, I can tell it is a bit darker than my neck and chest though the undertone worked quite well.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation review for pale skin

Wearing shade Porcelain 0

bobbi brown skin foundation review for pale skin

When I used alabaster 00, I thought the color match was amazing. However, the more I used it, the more I could see that the undertone was not quite right – it looked a bit pink and mismatched on my skin.  In some angles and some natural lighting, it matched perfectly, but in other situations (like certain artificial lighting and some other natural lighting), it looked off!

 

bobbi brown skin foundation review for pale skin

Wearing shade Alabaster 00. Looks like a pretty good match here!

bobbi brown skin foundation review for pale skin

Alabaster looks like a good match here too!

But now it looks a little too pink/light

If only porcelain with its neutral undertones were a shade lighter!!! Can we please make something like an ultra-porcelain? haha

So all in all, the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation is undoubtedly a beautiful foundation but the color is just not quite right for me to be spending $50+ on it.  The alabaster would be perfect for my pink toned ladies, or if you’re a smidge darker than me with neutral undertones, the porcelain would be perfect.  Definitely ask your local counter for free samples of the foundations before plunking down your money for it though!

All opinions are my own.

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Nature Republic Argan Essential Oil Hair Mist Review

Nature Republic is a Korean brand that offers a variety of cosmetics and skin care inspired by nature.  I was walking around my local Nature Republic store the other day and they were having a big sale on certain items, so I decided to try the Nature Republic Argan Essential Oil Hair Mist.  It is supposed to provide nutrition to damaged hair and make it soft and tangle-free.  Read on to see my thoughts!

Nature Republic Essential Argan Hair Mist Review

When I saw the Nature Republic Argan Essential Oil Hair Mist, I thought it could be a nice thing to use on the daily because it seems fast and because it is a mist, it wouldn’t weigh down my hair with oils.  My hair is rather coarse, so I was hoping this hair mist would soften it a little.

The Nature Republic Argan Essential Oil Hair Mist comes in a typical spray bottle and sprays as a fine mist.  The liquid inside looks just like water.  I don’t see any oiliness in it at all, so I’m not sure how much nourishment my hair is going to get with this.  When I sprayed it, I did get a strong whiff of alcohol.  Alcohol is one of the ingredients listed, and I’m not sure why they would have it in there if it’s supposed to nourish and soften hair!  My hair is rather oily though so this may not be an issue for me.  Other than that, there is no other discernible fragrance.

Nature Republic Argan Essential OIl Hair Mist Review

So, per the instructions, you can mist this over your wet or dry hair.  The first time I tried this, I tried it on dry hair.  BIG MISTAKE.  My hair looked stringy and greasy, and only on the top layer where I spray it too, so it looked extra weird!  I tried combing it out and it helped a little, but a minute later, my hair would be back to stringy yuckiness!

Nature Republic Argan Essential OIl Hair Mist Review

Greasy, stringy hair after misting this spray on dry hair

Nature Republic Argan Essential OIl Hair Mist Review

After combing through, but a minute later, it’s back to intense greasy stringiness 🙁

I would never recommend using this product on dry hair, period.  Maybe if I were at the beach and could pull off a wet beach hair look, but for all other days, it’ll just look greasy.

Next I tried the hair mist on freshly washed hair because the moisture should distribute the product for evenly.  My hair does not look stringy or greasy when the hair mist is used on wet hair, but it does feel a bit weighed down after my hair dried.  I think the Nature Republic Argan Essential Oil Hair Mist gave my hair some more texture when used in this manner though, which is nice.  As for whether my hair feels softer…I honestly cannot tell!

All in all, I would not recommend this product.  It looks terrible when sprayed on dry hair, and if you spray it on wet hair, it can weigh it down once dried.  However, it does give some texture once your hair has dried, which is nice.  I also don’t know how much nourishing oils are in this product since the spray looks just like water.  It also contains alcohol, which I don’t know, but it seems like it would be damaging to hair in general.   My hair is pretty coarse and each strand is thick though, so it may be ok for my hair.  I will try to use it up since I bought it, or just save it for days at the beach, but I will not be repurchasing.

All items mentioned were purchased by myself.  All opinions are my own.

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