Mini Reviews: Sachajuan Hair Repair and Goldfaden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment

***All items purchased by me or received as a gwp. 

Sachajuan Hair Repair -

Sachajuan Hair Repair -

Sachajuan Hair Repair, $30/8.4 fl oz

First tried this as a deluxe sample and WOW WOW is all I can say!! After the 3rd try, I ran to purchase the full size so I wouldn't be without it. Leaves my hair sooooft, hydrated, I seem to have less tangles...all this while also feeling amazing I don't feel there's any product on my hair!! That probably sounds really weird?!!! Don't know how else to explain it...gotta try it to see what I hair life in a bottle ha ha! 

Goldfadden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment -

Goldfadden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment -

Goldfadden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment, $38/3oz 

Bought this on recommendation from Bronzer Bunny. This isn't as thick/dense as the L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream that I love, so I don't find it quite as deeply moisturizing. BUT somehow my hands look fresher the more I use it. Sometimes I'll actually layer it underneath the L'Occitane, and that packs quite a punch! I also love that the ingredient list is fairly simple, but is full of effective ingredients...check it out below...

Ingredients: Goldfadden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment -

Ingredients: Goldfadden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment -

Have you tried either of these 2 products?? What did you think?

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Empties: March 2015

Thought I would start showing you my Empties in a slightly different order...the first picture is of products not mentioned on the blog before.

***All items purchased by me, received as a gwp or received as a sample with purchase. Links are to previous blog posts. 

Empties: March 2015 -

Empties: March 2015 -

Products not mentioned on the blog before: 

Pantene Pro-V Miracle Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner (sample) - I'm pretty darn sure this didn't erase 6 months of damage in this single use. I mean...c'mon...seems like a pretty ridiculous claim. That said, it actually left my hair soft and moisturized. If I didn't have other shampoos and stuff already on hand, I might be willing to buy the full size. Nice, but not amazing. 

R+Co Bel Air Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner (sample) - Same with this one...nice but not amazing. And at this price point ($24/bottle) it needs to be REALLY REALLY good, so I probably will not be purchasing the full size. 

Garden of Wisdom Sesame Oil (deluxe sample) - I added it to my CeraVe and it added a nice little oomph to my CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but I didn't try it on my face. Probably won't be purchasing the full size anytime soon. 

Diptyque Eau Rose Emulsion Hand Lotion (sample) - Smelled good, but I prefer something heartier for my hands. Will not be purchasing the full size. 

Empties: March 2015 -

Empties: March 2015 -

Glycolix Elite Fortified Cream - Review HERE. I've already started another tub, and have another on backup!

Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads 15% - Review HERE. These landed in my 2014 Skincare Favorites, and I've since moved onto the stronger 20% pads. I'm seeing an even greater difference!

LUSH So White Shower Gel - Absolutely LOVE how this smells!!! Will be purchasing again when it comes back later in the year. 

Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray - By now this is a staple product! Smells great, and doesn't leave flakes when I brush through it. 

Klorane Dry Shampoo - Staple product. So far it's the best dry shampoo I've tried! 

Aquaphor - Another staple product seen often in Empties posts!

NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly (sample) - Review HERE. Still love this, but I've decided to hold off a bit on repurchasing another full size...I seem to be going through it pretty quickly and I'm going to go back to my DIY cleansing oil to save a little $ for awhile. 

L'Occitane Shower Oil - Love this stuff (hydrating with a nice, light scent) and I finally purchased a full size! It's especially great to shave with! 

Empties: March 2015 -

Empties: March 2015 -

Purged items:

Aveda Brilliant Damage Control, Aveda Damage Remedy Hair Repair and Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother - These are all very nice products (and smell goooooooood!!!), but I've since found hair products that are more effective. 

Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo - Terrible. Made my hair look even worse than before applying it. 

Replenix Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF50 - Review HERE. Didn't suit me, and it expired before I got a chance to use it up on my body. 

Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil - The only thing I liked about this is that it removed everything. What I couldn't stand is how it felt...too smooth, as though it's been overly refined. I guess I'm just used to the texture of regular face oils, my DIY oil cleanser and some other oil cleanser such as Tatcha, which are a little more dense and feel more comfortable to me. Pure personal preference! 


Empties, full size: 6

Empties, foil packets: 4

Empties, deluxe samples: 2

Purged, full size: 5

Purged, samples: 1


Empties, full size: 18

Empties, foil packets: 4

Empties, deluxe samples: 5

Purged, full size: 10

Purged, samples: 2

How did you do on your Empties for March??!!

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Beauty Pet Peeves

Some beauty pet peeves are this...

...and some are just plain annoying ha ha!! Here are some of mine!

 1. When I can't get a clean line from a high pigment lip product because of the applicator or formula...IDK why I have such problems! Ha ha! 

 2. Packaging that's unnecessarily bulky.

 3. Packaging that doesn't match the price tag, for example paying $50 for a lip balm and getting a plastic container. 

 4. All these contouring products, kits and tutorials!! I mean...why SOOOOOO many????? Seems like it's a craze that's getting out of hand. 

 5. All these creams and things that come in pots, but could very easily come in a tube or pump bottle instead.

 6. When you can't tell how much product is left in an opaque pump bottle. 

 7. Products that don't live up to the hype. 

 8. When I try a new look and I'm not happy with it, but don't have time to fix it.

 9. There are sooooooo many collections coming out ALL THE TIME. I can't keep up and it makes my head hurt ha ha!

10. I really, really, really, really wish more companies would offer travel or smaller sizes of products, especially makeup. Because how often do you finish makeup?!!! It'd be nice to have a less expensive option that would actually get used up!

So, spill please!!! What are your beauty pet peeves?!!

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Return To Sender VI

It's been awhile since my last Return to Sender post, which I guess means I've been loving a lot of product and sometimes not bought much!! Here are the items that have missed the mark, and are getting returned...

***All items purchased by me. 

Return To Sender -

Return To Sender -

Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30 - This claims to be hydrating, but it actually dried out my skin quite badly. I tried with and without moisturizer underneath and experienced the same result. It was so bad on my neck that a huge,wide patch of dry skin formed that ended up turning into scaly hard skin. Ugh. The first time I tried this it took a little over a week to get back to normal...the second time - well it's been well over 2 weeks and my neck still feels dry (my face was back to normal after about a week). What I did like about this is that it blurred my pores and redness, and wore well under makeup. But at this price point ($125) it needs to be perfect all around!!

Diorsnow Brightening Illuminating UV Protection, Translucent SPF 50 - This did NOT sink in. After several hours it still looked shiny and felt tacky. Thicker and felt slightly heavy. Couldn't get past all this to test under makeup, but I imagine it wouldn't wear well given it doesn't sink in. 

Armani Fluid Sheer #9 - Didn't care for the color (looked ruddy on my cheeks), though it does have a beautiful finish and looks naturally glowy. 

Dior Cheek & Lip Glow - Barely left a noticeable tint on my cheeks, and that was after layering it. On my lips it didn't look like I applied anything at all. 

Sun Bum Scented Lip Balm SPF 30 in Pomegranate - Loved that this had a high SPF for my lips! Unfortunately, this felt like a semi-waxy Vaseline that had zero lasting power. 

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm - Felt like a beautifully hydrating balm/cream going on, but it oxidized immediately into a darker color with an orange tint. Slightly darker I wouldn't have minded, but the orange was a no go. 

Deborah Lippmann in You've Got A Friend - I thought this was going to have more lilac than it does. It's more beige than I wanted and is too close to another color I already have.

Not pictured, Burberry Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadow in Rosewood - Read why I'm returning, HERE

Some of these I didn't show in any New In posts because I knew right away I wasn't going to keep them. But 4 of them have been mentioned, and will be the start of a Return total that I'll be keeping throughout the year. At the end of the year I'll compare my New In totals with the Return total! 

Return total for the year: 4

Have you returned anything lately??

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