Amika Brooklyn Heat Lightweight Speed Dryer

Hey everyone! How are you? (Mental health check in the comments). I haven’t updated in a while but I wanted to drop in and rave about my Amika hair dryer for a minute. Specifically, the 1875 watt Brooklyn Heat. I’ll also mention their amazing 3D Volume and Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner later on.

I bought this dryer a little over a year ago and it is the absolute best hair dryer I’ve ever used! I cannot believe the quality, super high end. Not to mention the design is to die for – right down to the box it comes in, beautiful. The price point of Amika dryers is a little steep (around $120) but in my opinion absolutely worth it.

Now down to the actual specs – Brooklyn Heat comes with 3 temperature and 2 speed settings. The LED lights indicate changes in the temperature and speed (super pretty btw). There is a removable end cap + lint filter which makes for seamless cleaning. There’s also a cool shot button which I love, it helps set your look perfectly because this baby gets HOT!

Amika hair dryers are next level and I highly recommend investing! Another product I swear by is their 3D Volume & Thickening Shampoo + Conditioner.

Cruelty-Free, Vegan and recyclable while also being free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petroleum is no easy task! Wow!

This weightless shampoo thoroughly cleanses and plumps from root to tip for the ultimate go-big moment now, and healthier-looking hair every time you use it — thanks to redensyl®.

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I can honestly say I’ve seen a big difference in my hair since I started using both the shampoo and conditioner. It’s definitely much thicker, I was actually getting worried at how thin it was getting until I switched to Amika. The scent is a big plus for me too, it smells so good! Again, the price point is a little steep but with the results and quality I can say it’s worth it.

Thanks for reading, I hope you’ll check out Amika – let me know if you’ve tried them before in the comments.

Fenty Skin Cookies N’ Clean Whipped Clay Detox Mask

How’s everyone doing? I just wanted to drop in and rave about Fenty Skin’s new detoxifying clay mask Cookies N’ Clean for a minute! This won’t be a particularly long review but this product is worth a special mention! The first thing I noticed is the texture, super bouncy! I don’t know if ya’ll have been keeping up with the reels for Cookies N’ Clean but you can literally bounce the product with your finger! It’s too pretty, a light grey with black charcoal beads that break to darken the mask when you massage it in. It’s TRULY a masterpiece!

Let’s get down to the details:

  • Unique lightweight and fragrance-free whipped clay formula helps extract dirt, oil, and impurities
  • Encapsulated charcoal bursts upon massaging the mask into skin and helps detoxify
  • Salicylic acid helps clarify pores 
  • Instantly refines skin’s texture and minimizes the look of pores 
  • Instantly reduces excess oil and fights shine throughout the day
  • Tested on all skin types, including sensitive skin

Now that we’ve peeped the specifics I want to dive in to what using the mask is like. Firstly, there are a LOT of charcoal beads – which I love! The mask itself applies evenly despite the beads which do break when you massage them in. I find them a little hard to break but I feel like this helps exfoliate. The sensation from the mask is the best part, icy – clean and fresh I absolutely loved the way it made my skin feel during and after treatment.

Packaging recommends 2-3 times a week and I agree so you don’t dry your face out. I say this because it CLEAN cleans your pores! I was having an oily acne moment complete with itching and one 15 minute application cleared it right up. I can’t recommend this mask enough, let me know if you’ve tried it in the comments and keep an eye out for my upcoming review of the entire Fenty Skin line! ✨

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dermala Best Cleanse Forever and Oat So Sweet

Do you have #fobo (fear of breaking out) – me too! I’m so super excited to share with you Dermala’s Best Cleanse Forever Hydrating Cleanser & Oat So Sweet Daily Moisturizer! Both formulated to improve acne prone skin. Ahhh! I’m so impressed with each! The cleanser smells super fresh, clean and left my face oh so soft! Best Cleanse Forever features some pretty amazing ingredients: 

Hyaluronic Acid 

Niacinamide 

Ceramide NP 

Aloe vera 

SE Microbiome & Sugar Complex (prebiotic + postbiotic essence)

Oat So Sweet

All favorites of mine with a ton of benefits you can feel after one application! I followed up with Oat So Sweet and I am definitely sticking with it as my daily moisturizer. Dermala products are inspired to work with your unique skin-and-gut environment, the microbiome, so you can achieve glowing blemish-free skin through the natural power of probiotic skincare – how cool is that?! 

Definitely recommending this brand HIGHLY and look forward to exploring more of their products. Best Cleanse Forever is so lovely as is Oat So Sweet, thank you for sending them my way to try Dermala! 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

 

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk

Replica Beach Walk

Once again I’d like to thank Influenster for sending over Replica – Beach Walk by Maison Margiela free for me to try in exchange for an honest review. Firstly the packaging is cute, the box has a matte feel making it a little hard to open – I actually had to open the bottom first. Still not entirely sure if It’s meant that way. Initially I couldn’t get the pump to work so I had to unclog it with a needle – unexpected due to the products super high price point.

The scent! Wow! Strong and long lasting this perfume induces clear memories of the ocean and beach. I am literally transported back to my teens and the nostalgia factor is off the charts. I recommend wearing this out in the Summer, night or day. It’s super clean and appropriate for most occasions.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Truly Beauty Essentials

Unicorn CBD Body Butter

For this post I will be focusing on a few of my favorite Truly Beauty products. Let’s start with the Unicorn CBD Body Butter – Absolutely love the whipped texture of this! Very soft and smells just like cotton candy. It leaves my skin feeling amazing and really helps my dry spots especially my elbows! You can really tell the difference between this and the Unicorn Butter Truly makes without CBD. I definitely recommend spending the extra for the benefit of the added CBD. One con I have is that it’s not the easiest to apply – you really have to let it warm in your hands well before application, I would say its harder than your average whipped butter.

CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Mask

Next up is the CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Mask which I absolutely love! If you’re a fan of watermelon this is for you! It’s SUPER scented and the scent actually carries a while. My favorite thing about this mask is the texture – as the name suggests it’s actually jelly. Pairing this mask with the CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser has been a complete game changer for me and I cannot rave about this line enough!

Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub

Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub is soo good! Again as with most Truly products the scent is heavy. Blue Tansy and Lavender are what I pick up on the most, it’s heavenly but like i’ve said before I have seen people complain about the scent being too heavy – in my personal opinion this is not the case but I am a big fan of scented skincare. This product is super exfoliating and really gets the job done, the whipped consistency is again beautiful! Truly has been blowing me away with their textures and this is definitely a stand out product.

Unicorn Fruit Lip Plumping Balm

Last but not least i’d love to shout out the Truly Unicorn Fruit Lip Plumping Balm! I absolutely love the whipped consistency of this balm! It’s minty and plumps my lips without burning. It also leaves you with a nice glossy shine. The rainbow swirl is beautiful as with all truly unicorn products! Definitely recommend especially for the price point.

Thanks for reading and I hope to have more Truly Beauty centered reviews soon!! I’d rate this brand as a whole, a solid 4 1/2. They’re definitely not just a famous TikTok trend – their products are worth it and super beneficial.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Ralph’s Club by Ralph Lauren

Wow! This is such an amazingly beautiful scent! Lavandin and Clary Sage are paired perfectly with Virginia Cedarwood and Vetiver. The packaging is just stunning as well, a smooth black flask!

It’s kind of pricey but worth it, in my opinion – i’m rating 4 1/2 stars for this reason alone. Thank you Influenster and Ralph Lauren Fragrances for sending me this fragrance for free in exchange for my honest review, I love it!

I am absolutely in love and highly recommend.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair

So excited to have received the Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair Cream free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review! My expectations were super high and I have to say Tatcha definitely lives up to the hype. This cream goes on powder soft and leaves your skin feeling amazingly hydrated. I cannot believe the difference since I started applying before bed! I had severe “acne rash” not quite sure exactly what beside my nose but it’s 100 percent gone, score!! Love this stuff and highly recommend – it’s literal magic in a jar!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

FOREO Luna 3

Completely in love with my FOREO Luna 3 that I received complimentary from Influenster! It is too amazing for words! It’s the first in skincare technology and there are 16 intensity settings plus it’s app controlled! How crazy is that? You can even set a custom routine the device remembers while the app is off 😱

As for functionality the Luna 3 is completely waterproof and my face feels so clean! I could instantly tell the difference after my first use. I am using the Luna 3 for normal skin and it easily exfoliated my dry patches away, my acne was even less red after. I highly recommend this magic device, it truly is something special and definitely worth the price point in my opinion.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

YSL Black Opium Illicit Green

YSL Illicit Green

I absolutely cannot believe how wonderful this fragrance smells! The price point is high but so worth it for the quality of this product. I’m super excited to add this to my collection and find it perfect for a night out. The coffee notes are to die for and you can really smell the fig. There’s a zing to this scent I adore and the packaging is stunning. Very long lasting and I highly recommend if you can grab it! *Free from Influenster

Rating: 5 out of 5.