It’s Been Awhile….

I’ve missed you, beloved reader. I’m back. (And better than I knew I could be.) So much to share. (I can’t wait!) Please look forward to it. Change is good. (Officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION.)

2015 New Year Update: Go Well, Beloved Reader

Hello, beloved reader! It has been a while, no? I have never taken as long of a hiatus before as a blogger, and this one was well-timed. I have completely over-turned my life (in the best way), gaining many things and loosing others. I am now reaching a point where things have begun to settle again and I can began …

Hiatus…!

As I am sure you have noticed beloved readers, I have taken a break from blogging. Thank you for all of your kind e-mails and thoughts! They warm my heart and always make me smile. I have not quit blogging–in fact, I am in the processes of implementing huge changes with AML. There will still be great reviews, information, and …

Yes to Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer SPF 30

Beloved readers, I am a lady-beast about sunscreen. Why? Three –count them– one, two, three bouts of acute sun poisoning as a teen. Third time around I decided to make sunscreen a way of life. Thankfully, I am blessed with melanin and for my photo-insolence I suffered no peeling, perma-tanning, etc. That said, I do not want to rely solely …

Yes to Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 15

    Beloved readers, I was twelve kinds of excited to try this. I bathe in sun screen and have ever since my third bought of acute sun-poisoning. Yes. Third. After my skin took a full year to return to its normal golden tan color after severe burns on 80 percent of my body due to sun exposure. (What was …

L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Smoothing Deep Conditioner

This is not the best drugstore deep conditioner I have ever used, beloved readers, not by a (laughable) long shot; however, it is a good one. It will live your hair softer, smoother, and slightly less frizzy. It will also do so with a bit of added weight and a boring, but unoffensive “generic floral” scent. This creamy, white conditioner …

L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Intense Smoothing Conditioner

  Beloved readers, this was pleasant conditioner!  This was the second best product of its line, which I used in its entirety, while I used this. The bright white conditioner is somewhat thick, but has a slick feel. It spreads easily over hair, sinks into strands right away, and washes away cleanly leaving soft, moisturized hair in its wake. Having …

L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Finishing Crème

Beloved readers, if you are looking for basic moisturizing leave in for setting braided buns, sleek buns, box braids, and braid-outs, this is not a bad product to try. Certainly not the best, especially for around $8.00 –$4.00 too much, methinks. Still, it does a decent job of moisturizing hair. The milky white moisturizer is runny with a slightly greasy …

L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Intense Smoothing Shampoo

  Beloved readers, this was a surprisingly strong shampoo, to be marketed as one more “gentle” than others being sulfate-free. I definitely would suggest using a conditioner with this, for that reason. It did not strip my hair, but certainly removed dirt and natural oils. I used this shampoo with the entire EverSleek system, I might add. This milky-white, pearlescent …

L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Super Sleek Intense Serum

Beloved readers, this product, in one word would be: Okay. Okay, because it left me underwhelmed. Okay, because it was not bad. Okay, because it was not that good either. This is your usual serum in terms of consistency, save for one thing, it is more tacky than it is silky/slippery as silicone-based serums are. It has a “generic floral” …