Day 1 vs end of day 2
I recently tried Wunderbrow eyebrow gel. Over the years, I overplucked my eyebrows to the point where they do not grow back properly now, especially the ends. It is inconvenient to fill them in with an eyebrow pencil every day, so I was very excited to find Wunderbrow, which claims that their product will stay in place for multiple days.
Wunderbrow has several different shades of eyebrow gel. I have naturally dark brown hair so I chose brunette. I probably could have used black/brown too, but I wanted a less dramatic brow. If you watch the demonstration videos on Wunderbrow’s Facebook page, you can see that many of their models opt for a dramatic, highly arched brow. I chose to apply it in a more subtle way.
The first thing that you need to know about this product is that the brush that is included is not good for applying the product. I highly recommend a fine, slanted brush for application. Another important step is cleaning the entire brow area with an oil free cleanser and completely patting it dry. Starting with a clean, oil free surface will help the eyebrow gel to stay in place longer.
I started by outlining my brow and filling it in. When I got to the ends where I am missing the most hair, I used very light strokes in the direction of my hair growth for a natural look. I also used very light strokes on the inside of my brow. I did not deviate much from my original brow shape, though it is possible to create a new or more defined shape with Wunderbrow.
To remove Wunderbrow, it is best to use makeup remover. It will fade over time, but if you need to remove it sooner, I highly recommend makeup remover and NO SCRUBBING! This could cause you to lose even more hair. The gel doesn’t wash away with water, but a gentle soap can be used if you don’t have makeup remover.
I think this is a fantastic product for people who want to fill in their brows left often or who want to create a more dramatic brow.
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If you are reading this review, you are well aware of how messy and uncomfortable periods can be. Why make it worse by using messy pads and uncomfortable tampons?
Before I tried the Lolacup, the idea of menstrual cups terrified me. These were my main issues with them:
– Just the idea of things collecting inside of me and having to pull it out and… but wait, that is exactly what tampons are like too!”
– The mess is going to be hard to clean up! Oh wait… pads (need I say more?).
For years, I have heard women praising menstrual cups and I finally decided to see what all the buzz was about. When I got my Lolacup, I was not menstruating yet but I sanitized it and inspected it. It is small and it folds up to insert comfortably. The folding method in the instructions is the best way to go. Fold in half once, then fold it in half again. It becomes compact enough to insert easily. The first time that I used it, I was concerned about it going in smoothly while the area was so dry, but I tried it anyway and it was fine! It felt very strange at first, but after a few minutes of wearing it you don’t even notice that it’s there. It is easy to remove by pulling on the exposed tip.
If you are tired of spending tons of money on pads and tampons or would like a more environmentally friendly option, try the Lolacup. You will not regret it. I will be updating my review after my next menstrual cycle to let everyone know how it worked!
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review and I am quite happy with it!
Update: I have completed my first menstrual cycle with my LolaCup and I will never use a tampon again! It was so simple to use. You definitely have to get “up close and personal” with the contents of the cup when you empty it, but you get used to it. I think it feels much more comfortable than a tampon and it is very convenient that you only have to change it every 12 hours (though I have been doing closer to 8-10). The important thing to remember is that you have to create a seal, meaning that you have to get the cup to open inside of you and tug on the bottom until it is securely in place to prevent leaks. Using your kegels helps too. I had zero problems with leaks because I worked on creating a seal every time. I exercised vigorously with my LolaCup in place without any leaking. I also used the bathroom while wearing it (1&2) and it stayed in place and didn’t get anything on it like a tampon string sometimes does. This little cup has changed my life.
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Everything about this first aid kit is perfect. It is so compact, yet it has everything you could possibly need inside! My husband and I hike a lot and safety is definitely a concern so it is nice to have a small first aid kit that can easily fit in our backpacks. It is also easy to pack the items up after you’ve used some of them- sometimes compact things like this look great until you take everything out and can barely stuff things back in, but this first aid kit is made to be used more than once so this is not a problem. The kit includes the following items:
– Small bandages
– Alcohol prep/antiseptic wipes
– Compass for navigation
– Triangular bandages
– Abdominal wound pad
– Large bandage pads
– Cold compress
– Emergency blanket
Hopefully I didn’t miss anything! This first aid kit will help us be prepared for minor injuries, insect bites, inclement weather and more. It gives me peace of mind to know that I have this first aid kit with me because it contains so many helpful items in case of emergency. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review and I’m very happy with it.
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This straightener is like magic! I have naturally straight hair but I often put my hair in a ponytail after showering and we all know what happens to hair that dries while it’s in a ponytail. The kinks drive me nuts and I end up having to wear my hair in a ponytail for the rest of the day, otherwise I look ridiculous. Thank goodness for this straightener because it has completely solved that problem for me.
As you can see in the video, the effect is almost instant. I only have to run the brush though my hair once to straighten it. As the instructions state, the temperature generally needs to be about 190-210 degrees Celsius for normal hair and up to 230 degrees Celsius for thicker hair. I had mine at about 210 degrees Celsius since my hair is of medium thickness.
The straightener has 3 buttons- on/off, temperature up (+) and temperature down (-). Hold the power button to turn the straightener on or off. Use the temperature controls to find the right temperature for your hair. It’s very simple. Though it can be turned off by pressing and holding the power button, I would also recommend unplugging the straightener after every use.
The instruction manual tells you everything that you need to know about operating the straightener but I would still recommend doing a little bit of research if this is your first time using one. I would highly recommend this straightener to everyone with long hair that needs to be tamed. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.
Here is a YouTube demonstration of the product!
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I wish that I had something pleasant to say about this anti-snoring chin strap but it just did not work for me. I snore every night and sometimes I wake myself up! I have tried strips and plastic nostril inserts for snoring but they did not work so I moved on to this strap. It feels more comfortable than I thought it would because the material is nice. It is quite uncomfortable to actually fall asleep in though. Once I did fall asleep, there was no difference in my snoring. In fact, my fiance said it sounded like I was struggling to breathe more than usual. I was tested for sleep apnea recently and I do not have it so that is not the issue. Honestly, I cannot say that this worked for me at all with my snoring problem. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.
I would not recommend this product but if you are still interested in purchasing it, you can buy it here
Viva Labs The Finest Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce
WOW! After reading about the benefits of coconut oil on just about every beauty advice website I’ve gone to, I just had to try it. I am so glad that I did. So far, I have only used this on my skin but I plan on using it for my hair as well.
I can’t believe how well coconut oil takes off my makeup. I spread it all over my face and even gently rub it around my eye area (eyes closed), then wipe it off. After my makeup has been removed, I apply another layer before bed to moisturize. I also apply it to my elbows, hands and lips. It works so nicely as a lip balm… mine have never been softer. My skin is also very soft.
I had been hesitant to try this because of the word “oil.” Generally you do not want to massage oil into your skin because it causes breakouts but this natural coconut oil does not work the same way. I have not had one pimple since I started using this daily. It absorbs really well into the skin and, though you can still feel it for a while, it is a great feeling. Eventually it all absorbs and you won’t even notice that you have it on.
I would highly recommend using coconut oil. I have had a lot of success with using coconut oil for makeup removal and moisturizing.
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If I get on the scale multiple times without moving it, I get a difference in weight anywhere from 1 pound to 7 pounds. I’ve tried it on other flat surfaces and the same thing happened. I changed the batteries and it still happens. With a bathroom scale, accuracy is the most important thing and this scale is not accurate.
I would not recommend this product but if you are still interested in trying it, you can buy it here.