Wednesday Wishlist

Today’s Wednesday Wishlist features current products my heart desires but can’t afford! If you have any of these products feel free to comment below if you recommend them or not!

  1. Cover Fx Power Play Foundation
  2. Cover Fox Perfect Setting Powder
  3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
  4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  5. Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick in “sheer ballerina”
  6. Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner

What’s A Girl To Do…with all her old makeup

At some point in time I was makeup obsessed, I had accumulated tons of makeup but now not so much. Partially since shopping cruelty free,tired of keeping up with the newest product or formulas and also a personal lack of interest for beauty products. Lately I’ve been more concerned with my skincare regimen (how did I age this quickly?!) Don’t get me wrong I have those days when I’m feeling optimistic and would like to reach for a bright colored eyeshadow or bold color lipstick but my current makeup collection is very minimal.Today I went through what I currently own and all the old products I chucked over the years into my makeup bag. I was surprised how much is expired and/or rarely used.

I do want to purchase some new makeup but I want to make sure what I buy follows my three basic shopping guidelines:

Do I already own a product like this? If so, What makes this one different? 

How often will I use it? 

Is it cruelty-free?

Do you buy makeup often? Have you downsized your makeup collection? I’d love to read your comments!! 

Olivia Garden Hair Brushes + AG Hair Care Product Reviews

Olivia Garden Hair Brushes

What Is It? 

Ceramic + Ion Turbo Hair Brushes by Olivia Garden 

Product Claims

“This synthetic bristle thermal brush features a vented ceramic barrel for faster and more consistent styling. This unique brush also includes an ion charged material designed to help smooth and shine hair.”

“Styling brush gently massages scalp as it works through tangles. The Turbo-Vent Pro Shaper brush by Olivia Garden incorporates ion technology to restore hair’s balance, add luster and sheen, and smooth hair. Maximizes heat distribution for faster styling. Retractable pick can be used to separate hair and fits neatly into the ergonomic handle when not in use.”

Pros

Good for fine hair

Gentle bristles

Synthetic bristles

Good quality

Shines hair

Well ventilated

Good range in barrel sizes

Heats up quickly

Cons

None

Overall Rating 5/5

Before I purchased the Ceramic + Ion Turbo Vent Brush and Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush I previously owned one with boar bristles (before shopping cruelty free) and it lasted me a good 4+ years so I was pretty confident when it came time to replace it. I have thin hair so I didn’t want nylon brushes that were too rough, these are effective without scratching my scalp. My hair looks shiny and also less static after a blow out I also use the retractable pick at the end for cleaning out the bristles of my hair brush.

AG Hair Care Foam

What Is It?

Voluminzing  Foam for fine hair by AG Hair Care

Product Claims 

“Foam boosts fine-to-medium textured hair with feather-light volume while adding softness and shine. Alcohol-free and humidity-resistant, Foam discourages frizz and provides effective thermal protection from hot tools. Enhanced with AG’s Regenerative Complex, containing clinically-proven pea sprout extract coupled with ginseng and ginger to help create and maintain an optimal environment for healthy hair growth and fuller looking hair.”

Pros

Great for fine hair

Lightweight

Easy to blow dry

Pleasant scent

Achieves fullness/body

Protects against humidity

Cons

None 

Overall Rating 5/5

This foam works great on my fine thin hair, it really gives me volume without weighing my hair down nor making it greasy throughout the day. The amount of volume is noticeable compared to days I don’t use this product. I also like the fact that the AG Hair Care brand is cruelty free.

AG Hair Dry Wax

What Is It?

A mattifying dry wax for locking in style and taming frizz for hair by AG Hair Care

Product Claims

“The secret to no fuss hair. Dry Wax works magic on every hair type, instantly taming frizz and locking in style while adding volume and a matte, textured finish. Dry Wax is enhanced with AG’s Sea Complex, an infusion of three naturally texturizing seaweed extracts plus anti-aging seaberry oil, to add moveable definition.”

Pros

Tamed fly-aways

Helpful for piecey+tousled look

Good for locking frizz into place 

Cons

Greasy 

Overall Rating: 2.9/5 

The dry wax keeps my strays down I did notice it makes my hair greasy so I try to use as little as possible, I usually spray it into my hand first and work it into my hair. Using this product might take me some trial and error before getting it to work effectively, applying it straight on to the hair just releases too much pressure and product. While I personally wasn’t much of a fan of this specific product I wouldn’t be discouraged from using other products from there line as I do love their volumizing foam and have used and reviwed the AG Colour Savour Shampoo+Condition

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AG Colour Care Shampoo+Cond. Review

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What Is It?

A haircare product line to help maintain the longevity of color treated hair by AG Hair Cosmetics.

Product Claims 

Colour Savour Shampoo-

“Colour Savour’s sulfate-free,mild formulation gently cleanses hair with rich, luxurious lather. Proteins and herbal extracts soothe and repair, while our exclusive CARE Comolex provides both UV and free radical protection.”

Colour Protection Conditioner-

“This rich,creamy conditioner contains a blend of protein, animo acids and moisturizers to feed,repair and revitalize coloured hair. It contains AG’s exclusive CARE Complex, providint both UV and free-radical protection.”

Weightless Foam Volumizer-

“Foam boost fine to medium textured hair with feather light volume while adding softness and shine. Alcohol-free and humidity resistant, Foam discourages frizz snd provides effective thermal protection from hot tools.(volume factor 3/5)”

Pros:

Effective
Sulfate-Free
Pleasant smell
Creates shine
Cruelty-Free

Cons:

Drying
Pricey

Overall Rating 4.7/5

I brought AG haircare products at Ulta during a sale for $20 each for the 33.8 oz bottles (original retail $50 each) so it was a pretty good bargin! I also opted for this brand because it is Cruelty-Free. I’ve used the Burts Bees pomegranate sulfate-free shampoo+conditioner which was good for say a quick cleanse but I find this brand to be more luxurious if you like to get alittle more fancy with your haircare. I dye my hair black with a demi permanent hair color ans find that this duo helps lock in my colour alittle longer, and the conditioner is great for my dry brittle hair. I’ve read some reviews on the ulta website where some experienced dryness from using the shampoo which I have as well however it could be due to my natural hair texture, lack of hydration and vitamin intake. As for the volumizing foam, I love it, its great for my fine hair and I notice a difference when I dont use it my hair tends to look more flat and limp. This brand is overall pretty good especially when you find a good deal as I did at Ulta. So far the products have lasted me 4 months and still going (I don’t wash/blow dry my hair everyday)

*I also want to state that AG Hair Cosmetics donates a portion of sales to Women Leading Change which helps educate women in uganda and kenya. For more information you can visit the website www.aghair.com/women-leading-change/