Bounce Back with Aussie

This is a sponsored post by Aussie Summer Curls Rescue. All opinions are 100% my own. Click on links to the product.

What I love 

Okay.. Aussie sent me a huge box of their curly hair collection and I was pretty surprised. Most of their products were pretty good and fairly cheap (all under $10). Highlighting the products that completely surprised me, however, you should still check out what Aussie has to offer.

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 Leave-In Detangling Milk: If you want a great Wash-in-Go, try their leave in. This was actually one of the first things I ran out of first. Sidenote... I dont believe in the whole dime-sized amount, haha. The bottle is a pretty decent size and it smells great.   

 3 Minute Deep Conditioner: Usually, when I use a product that is meant for deep conditioning, I'm used to detangling my hair up and throwing a shower cap on for about 30 mins. Am I the only one? So, I was a little skeptical of this 3-minute process. TBH it does work in the 3 minutes. The deep conditioner has an amazing slip and leaves my hair soft and shiny. I am guilty of leaving it in for longer than 3 minutes even though, I know it works. 

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For the most part, all shampoos and conditions work pretty much the same in my hair Aussie's still left my curls in the best shape/ form. However, it was only one product that I could not get down with (in my 2000's voice).

Curl Pudding: I will say ALL hair is different. Something that may work for me, might not be the best for you. My experience with the curl Pudding left my hair crunchy. Plus I wasn't Crazy for the scent. 


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Thank you for reading, again this is a sponsored post brought to you by Aussie Summer Curls Rescue. Please remember to share, we are growing! Like/comment if you'd like me to review a specific product for you. 

 


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I Didn't Mean to Buy All This !

My name is Kyrsten and I am addicted to shopping... and the crowd goes "heyyy Kyrsten!". I went to Bath & Body Works to buy about four things that I saw online the night before. Let me tell yall, I had a blast in that store. I was probably the only customer in there at the time. So, everywhere I walked an employee would ask "Do you need help" or "I see you like fruity fragrances, you should get this". Let's just say that their customer service was A1.  So I put together a little haul for you guys, push play! 



As of today, the sale is still going on. I will link a few of the products that are seen in the haul. Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you'd like to see more video/blog post in the comment section below.

That Summer Glow

Recently, I have searched for a body shimmer that was similar to the Rihanna body glow I knew that I didn't want to spend over $60 for a body shimmer right now. So I searched Instagram to try out some new products. Look at the gems!

 

Want that summer glow? Try out either of the two body shimmers. Both Under $40
 
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Shipping Details:

G.IRL ships every tuesday, very fast shipping great communication !

Celestial Beauty took a minute to ship. However, communication was amazing. I was told that they hand make all of their products so that's the reaason why it took a minute to get to me. When I say a minute. hmm .. a little over a week so still not bad !

 

 

 

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What's Your Signature Scent

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My weeks are pretty hectic. If I'm not in class I'm getting ready for work, especially since the semester has started to pick up and it's almost the busy season for us leasing consultants. I usually don't pay a lot of attention to what I wear to work or class anymore unless I have a meeting or I'm catching up with a friend after class, or heading to Brewers Cafè after my day is finished (i can't be a bum everywhere I go). 

One thing I do take seriously is my personal hygiene. Although throughout the week I may dress "bummy" the number one factor of when I leave the house is how I smell. I have to smell nice before leaving. Even after a shower, or after I put lotion on, I have to put some kind of perfume on. I don’t have a signature scent or a favorite perfume. Usually, before I leave I just pick up the first bottle I see.  I give myself three sprays and run out the door.

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A few days ago I received a package from Gem Scents. She sent me three of her fragrances of hers: Urban Jewel, Cocos Sol, and Signature. In the package, I also received a few crystals. I don’t really know much about crystals, but I was so happy to have received them too, maybe I’ll have to do a little research.

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Urban Jewel has an earthly fresh scent. I wore this scent first. To me, certain scents are worn for certain occasions. I would wear Urban Jewel on a "chill day". This is a scent that you want if you want to smell good without being overbearing.  

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Cocos Sol was actually my favorite scent. I try to keep perfume in my bag when I'm on the go and I think Cocos Sol will be my go-to for a while. It has a tropical scent. If you like the smell of coconut, you would like Cocos Sol!

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Signature, I couldn't figure out what Signature smelled like, but I knew I liked it. I wore it to work this past Sunday and I had a few residents ask me what I was wearing, so I knew it wasn't just me. I wanted to look up what nodes were highlighted in Signature. As stated on Gem Scents Aromatics website, Signature has nodes of "vanilla wood musk, amber, and sandalwood". I would have never guessed, but after reading her description I had an 'aha' moment. 

If you want to find out more about Spirit Corley Gem Scents Aromatics, head over to her website https://gemscents.comSince this isn't a perfume, but a body oil, it will prevent skin from drying. Gem Scents Aromatics are long lasting after apply to arms and neck I didn't have to reapply throughout the day.By the way, this is also a black-owned business.

 

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February Favorites

February has come to an end and I would like to shine a little light on my favorite items. Most of the products that are listed below I got for my birthday. Even though that was in the middle of the month, they were still able to make it to the top of the list. If you are interested in any of these products, I have attached the Amazon pictures & links to each item.

 

I've been using the Gratiae Organic Beauty By Nature Exfoliating Body Scrub for the majority of this month. I havent ran out yet so, this exfoliating srub will defiently last me through the next month. I have the Apple scent, but to me it doesn't really smell like apples. It smells really good, like a fresh floral smell without being too overwhelming. 

 

A friend of mine brought me an adult coloring book called Patterns for Peace. It is a Christian based coloring book, inclluding short versus and small devotionals on each page. I wasnt able to find the exact book on Amazon but I did find something similar.

 

The Premier Dead Sea Luxury Moisture Cream for Multi-Use corelated with the Gratiae Organic Beauty Body Scrub. The lotion has sea salt mineral that softens the skin. I mainly used this for my hands throughout out the day. I did not leave my hands feeling sticky or oily. It also Contains aloe vera, jojoba oil, and essential oils to name a few componets. 

 

Mud Soap Mineral by Premier: I was secpital when I used this for the first time since I tend to use African Black Soap. I have not tried this soap on my face since I am not a fan of fragent soaps on my face. However, the scent of this bar was fresh. It did not have a floral or fruity smell. Since most of the products that I have listed already has some kind of mineral component to it, they all work together to create a smooth and moisturized you. 

 

The Business Boutique by Ramsey Press, helps you figure out what your talents are while creating a step-by-step plan in growth strategies. This is probably my favorite self help book. After each chapter it has exercises to complete, like whats your vision, mission satement and goals. I would highly recoomend this book to anyone who has the slightest thought about going into business. 

 

Which Mask is Better?

Back in December, I received two different facial masks for Christmas. I've been eyeing both of them for a while, but it always takes me a minute to actually buy stuff I really want, which is weird. I want to give you guys a review of what I thought of the Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Shea Moisture Clarifying Mud Mask. When I got them I thought I had to of the same items and that they both do the same thing, but I was wrong.

Dead Sea Mud Mask

I didn't have to put a lot on my face to get full coverage. Plus it didn't take long to dry. When it dried, it didn't give my skin that hard, crunchy feeling I  dislike. It kind of hurts once it gets too hard. After I washed all the product off, my skin felt really smooth. Do you know that feeling when you just washed your hands with the sea salt "soap"? Well yeah, that feeling. Like all the dead skin on your face has been removed. Hence the name of the product. 

Shea Moisture Clarifying Mud Mask

I don't know if I am spoiled by the Dead Sea Mask but the Shea Moisture just did not work for me. I had to put on so many coats of the product. Plus, the time it took to dry felt like forever. I have pretty oily skin and when I took it off it made my face feel like I was drowning. I'm pretty sure the product was made to have some type of moisturizing support. I guess this just wasn't for me. To be honest, I would still use the product if this was the last face mask in the house.

If you click on either one of the pictures it will lead you to the item on Amazon. The Shea Moisture Clarifying Mud Mask wasn't all that bad, it just wasn't for me. If you are really interested in trying out one of these masks, I would definitely recommend the Dead Sea Mud Mask. 

Loving the Curls

Texture discrimination is giving an unjust treatment towards women with a tight curl pattern.Since Team Natural isn't just a hashtag anymore and hardly anyone is getting relaxers anymore, there is a lot of talk about “good hair” and “bad hair”. Let’s just say you have two women wearing the same hairstyle… let's go with a wash n go. Same style different texture, 4c, and 3b. In most cases, the women with the 3b hair pattern will be uplifted while the 4c women wouldn’t get the same treatment. I can only speak from what I’VE SEEN.
    

When I first went natural my hair texture was so different from what is now. It was a lot tighter and I honestly didn't know what I was doing. I would straighten it, causing all types of heat damage. Til one day I thought maybe my natural hair isn't so bad. I wore it out in an up-down little do and my friend wore hers’ in the same style(who is biracial). A guy in my class looked at me and said why are you trying to be like her. I was appalled because I wasn’t. I thought I was trying to embrace my hair, my curls, and myself.
  

 There is no such thing as a bad hair texture only bad hair when it isn’t properly taken care of. We have stopped embracing the European standard of beauty, but have found another way to divide each other. Nothing is wrong with using weave, braids, or wigs as a protective style, but you shouldn’t be used to shield you from your own beauty.
   

 Over the years I have learned to love my natural hair, yes my pattern has become looser and a lot more manageable, but that wasn't the reason why I shifted my mindset. There is a guy at my job that told me that he’s glad that his children do not have hair like me. In the past, I would have sunken down in my shell. I just came to the realization this is me and who gives a shit what anyone else thinks. 

I am not my hair

I am not this skin

I am not your expectations 

I am not my hair

I am not this skin

I am a soul that lives within         

                                                                          - India.Arie