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yourestyourust asked:

Have you ever used Dr. Bronner pure castile soap? I just heard about it and am a bit confused on what exactly it is (just a body wash?) and I know it is all organic and such, will it still be effective? Can it be used as a face wash? (in that case, would the tea tree oil be best?) What is the difference between the liquid and bar soap? Haha, sorry for all the questions, I didn't want to be too vague.

Oooh, I love Castile soaps!!!!  And no- they’re not just body wash… they can be used for a million different things!  You can get them in solid bar soaps or in liquid versions at any health food store.  They’re not just an organic soap - the natural ingredients are designed to be effective for treating any skin condition (acne to eczema).  They are created from natural plant oils and extracts (olive oil, jojoba oil), so not only are they great cleansers, but they are also quite moisturizing.

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They’re gentle enough to use on a baby’s skin; you can use them as bubble bath, shampoo.. even pet wash or laundry soap!  

Liquid soap is more universal because you can easily add it to water to dilute it and put it to many uses, as I listed above.  Solid bar soap would be best if you were intending to use Castile soap simply as a cleanser or body wash.  :)

yourestyourust asked:

would the garnier ultra lift eye cream be comparable to clinique all about eyes, or is it better to splurge in this case.

If you have sensitive skin, go for the Clinique option.  But I’ve used both and personally got the same results.  However whereas the Garnier Ultralift eye cream is more anti-aging, All About Eyes is more geared towards anti-darkness.  :)

yourestyourust asked:

After I wash my face (cetaphil) or get out of the shower my face is really really shiny and it makes it look like it is all greasy but in reality it is just "squeaky clean". Is there a certain cleanser I can use to avoid that or any special moisturizer that won't make me look greasy. I was looking at the clean&clear mattifying one but wasn't sure how well it worked. Throughout the day my skin does become greasy and oily because I am acne prone.

Actually, what you need isn’t a different cleanser, it’s a moisturizer.  That shininess to your skin after you wash means it’s in need of some hydration.  I don’t know if you regularly use a moisturizer, but from the sounds of it you don’t - and I highly recommend that you do.  You are on the right track with the Clean & Clear Mattifying line - I would just choose the moisturizer instead :)  The cleanser will definitely give you the same result that your Cetaphil cleanser is already doing.  Plus the C&C is oil free, and won’t make you break out.  I definitely recommend it.

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yourestyourust asked:

Hi. I just stumbled upon a product, Orofluido, and I was wondering if you have tried it? And I know it has silicones in it, but I'm not sure I know what that means? Why are they so bad for hair? Gracias!!

Helloo :)  Well yes, Orofluido (which for those who don’t know, is an anti-frizz serum… although they call it a “hair elixir”)  does have silicones… because otherwise it wouldn’t work.  Silicones are added to hair products to coat the hair shaft and keep it from expanding throughout the day due to humidity or dryness.  So when you’re looking for an anti-frizz, smoothing or straightening product, silicones aren’t a bad ingredient.  I have yet to use a similar product without silicons that actually works.

People say that silicons are bad for your hair, mainly because it’s a compound of different chemicals, and overuse can actually dry out your hair.  BUT as with any product, you should give your hair (or skin) a rest every now and then.  Often hair products without silicons substitute natural gums and other substances that really weigh down your hair and over time dry out your hair even worse.

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I haven’t tried this product but I’ve heard about it a lot (it was in Birchbox a while back) - the packaging is interesting, but the bottle is glass (which seems dangerous to klutzy me); the scent is a strong vanilla fragrance, which some really love and some find cheapens the product as a whole.  Typically a full-size product costs $34… which for me, is a bit expensive.  Lots of people compare it to Argan/Moroccan oil, which I use and love and is much more affordable.  BUT what’s universally recognized is that this serum really works - it smooths hair and gives a lot of shine, with just a little drop of the oil. 

yourestyourust asked:

Is there a reason you prefer olive oil to other oils, such as jojoba or anything else?

I usually recommend olive oil over other natural oils because it’s more accessible than others, like jojoba or castor oil.   For instance, you can pick up a rather large bottle of olive oil for $3 at any grocery store - for other oils you need to visit a health or beauty store and will pay at least twice that.  Other oils work well and definitely do the job!  But I use olive oil for so many things [cooking, moisturizing skin & hair, cleaning brushes..]  that it never occurs to me to find other oils to use.  :)

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yourestyourust asked:

For the Rusk ‘Thick’ Body and Texture Amplifying Spray does it still work well if you air dry your hair or is it one of those products that involve heat? Thanks!

You don’t need heat for it, you can just add it to your natural texture and tousle it a bit.  :)  But it’s still good for heat too!  Unfortunately it isn’t a heat protectant… in that case it would probably be one of the best products I’ve used haha!

For everyone who doesn’t know what we’re talking about:   http://drugstoreprincess.tumblr.com/post/8875509939/today-i-put-this-in-my-hair