Review: Garnier curl calm down cream

 

Hey everyone! I mentioned to you all a while back that I bought the Garnier Curl Calm Down Cream to try on my not so manageable curly hair. I recently finished the entire bottle and wanted to share how I feel about the product!

I have pretty curly ringlets that tend to get frizzy without any product in it. I enjoy having a natural look without looking like I have stiff curls. I also have a reasonably large amount of hair.

The cream claims to:

  • 24hr definition, frizz control and intense moisture
  • With nourishing shea
  • Makes hair super soft, with a great curl pattern

(Claims are thanks to the Garnier website!)

Retails for: $4.29

Things I liked:

  • Texture of the cream
  • Smells wonderful!
  • Makes my hair feel soft
  • Packaging! It has a pump!
  • Great for touch ups (For example: If I wanted to pick up my hair on the third day, it would be great to slick back my hair for a messy look.)
  • Price is great!

Things I DIDN’T like:

  • Didn’t do much to my hair without applying other products.
  • Always felt like I had to use a lot of cream to get all my hair.
  • Product didn’t last very long since I always had to use a lot.

All in all, the product felt good on my hair but if I used it alone, it just became a frizzy mess because it didn’t hold my curl very well. If you don’t have frizzy and extremely curly like mine then it might work for you as a light cream to give you some kind of hold. If you have curly hair like mine, I would suggest pairing this product with some sort of mousse and hairspray for a more contained look.

For more reviews, check out the Garnier website!

Please let me know if you know of any other products I should try!

@MandFLove

 

 

 

 

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April Favorites!

Happy May everyone! Flowers are blooming, the sun is out and it’s time to share my favorite items for the past month of April!

Some of these have been my favorites for a while now but since this is my first time doing this, I’ll share them 🙂

Garnier Smoothing Milk

I’ve been using this product for quite a while and I love it! I use it whether I’m going to straighten or curl my hair. It leaves the hair with a nice shine but not oily. It also smells great! The bottle bring a lot of product so they usually last me a while.

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden

Thanks to my wonderful cousin, I was able to try this primer and I realized that everyone has always been right about the amazing quality of all these Primer Potions. I am very impressed by the amount of lasting ability it lets my eyeshadow have. I also really like the matte formula because it dries quickly and creates a great base for the eye shadow I apply.

MAC Russian Red

For a while I had been using the NYX Lip Creams and had forgotten about my precious MAC lipsticks until I decided to dust off my Russian Red and fell in love with it all over again. I can’t say enough good things about this lipstick because you guys already know that it’s one of my favorites! It’s great for a lot of skin tones and it looks great! If you’re looking for a great red color, give this one a try!

ELF Studio Brush and Bronzer Duo

This blush and bronzer duo is great! Especially for $3, you can’t beat it. The pigmentation is great and I’ve heard a lot of people say that it is a dupe for Nars! It does have shimmer so be careful with it! I contour with a matte blush and then apply this duo on top.

Wet & Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Now I don’t tend to fill in my eyebrows very often but sometimes I feel like I have a few spots that need help or sometimes I cut a little too much hair and have gaps! I use the middle color and it works just fine! I stay away from the dark color since my hair is a little lighter. The gel is ok, not my favorite but for traveling, it works.

That’s all for my April favorites! Hope you all enjoyed it 🙂

Comment below what some of you favorites where!

Review: Garnier BB Cream

Very excited to share with you all my very first review!

A little bit ago I mentioned that I was looking forward to trying the new Garnier BB Cream. I have been able to try for a few weeks now and sadly I’m not too happy with it! I had a lot of high hopes for this product since it promised so much like correcting, smoothing, and even skin tone!

Let me first mention that my skin is combination. I have some dry areas but for the most part I do tend to have a really oily T zone. At first, I was very impressed by the way it felt on my skin. On my first try, I set it with my studio fix since I was scared that it wouldn’t hold up. Well, that never changed! Every time I tried to wear it without setting it, it made my face very oily. That was my first disappointment just because I was looking for something that I was able to throw on and not have to worry about.

Secondly, the consistency was very thick and it felt like a foundation, which isn’t a bad thing if you think about it, but I personally didn’t like it. It also just came off the skin! It started off great but didn’t last long.

Lastly, the product broke me out in the forehead are with small little zits that I don’t typically get. The cream was the only new item in my regular routine so I knew it had to be that. I have not used the cream in about 2 weeks and the zits have cleared out.

All in all, the product seems very promising but it need a little tweaking with the formula. I have also never tried any other BB creams so I have hopes that is one out there that really holds up to it’s name.

Hope you all enjoyed this review of the Garnier BB Cream.

Please comment below if you have tried this and what your thoughts are! If you have any other BB creams that you think I should try, please let me know!

Have a fabulous day!

This review is my true and honest opinion about this product.

Welcome & Recently Bought Items!

Welcome to my blog dedicated to makeup and fashion! I hope you all enjoy reading about what I love! Please visit the About tab to learn more about what you can find on this blog.

This weekend I got a few things that I am extremely excited about! I was in Jersey and got to visit one of my favorite drugstores: Harmon Face Value http://www.harmondiscount.com! It always has everything at great prices and some extra coupons available most of the time. My family and I also stopped by a cute boutique name Dor L Dor http://www.dorldornyc.com/ that was recommended by a friend.

List of what I purchased:

Garnier BB Cream (Harmon)

Garnier Fructis Curl Calm Down Cream (Harmon)

Wet & Wild Megalast Nailpolish (Harmon)

Revlon Photoready concealer (Harmon)

Black belt with bow detail (Dor L Dor)

Pink scarf (Dor L Dor)

1st and most exciting product is the Garnier BB Cream! I know that the reviews have been a little up and down but I wanted to give it a try especially since some of the spring heat is coming through. First impression after I took the product out was that the packaging lied! It clearly stated that the picture on the outside is the “actual size” but if you see the product, it’s not true! I’m going to just ignore that and focus on the product itself!

I will update you all once I try it for a few weeks 🙂

Price: $11.99 (Harmon Face Value)

Color: Light/Medium

I have been dying to try this product for a WHILE, but seeing it’s ~13 or more price tag always made me a little uneasy. Until I found it for $7.99 plus a $1 coupon off today at Harmon! I had to purchase it and I’m so excited to try it!

Price: $6.99 (Harmon Face Value) *price after coupon*

Color: Light/Medium

I’m adding this Curl Calm Down cream to my hair products for the summer since I plan to let my natural curls be in full swing! I already use the Smoothing Milk from Garnier, so I’m hoping this will be good to tame my mane!

Price: $3.29 (Harmon Face Value)

This will be the second bottle (other one I own is Tropicalia) of this nail polish that I buy and I absolutely love it! The different brush shape really makes a difference and the staying power is better than the Orly polish I have on now!

Price: $1.79 (Harmon Face Value)

Color: Through the Grapevine

When I saw this belt, I had to get it! I’ll post pictures when I incorporate this into an outfit.

Price: $8.99 (Dor L Dor)

Last item was this beautiful pink scarf! My friend had this on today at her Deli and the color was just beautiful! My aunt was nice enough to purchase this for me as a gift! Can’t wait to wear it!

Price: $9.99 (Dor L Dor)

Like I mentioned before, I’m really excited about all of these items!

Thank you to anyone that has taken the time to look at my blog, I really appreciate it and I hope you find something that you can relate to 🙂

If anyone has tried any of the products mentioned, please let me know how they worked out for you!

*All items mentioned were purchased by me with the exception of the scarf which was a gift from my aunt.*