So Chi-Chi already reviewed a few Yes To products which we were both sent and I’ve used these enough to feel comfortable giving my opinions, now. Here’s the dish:
Yes to Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel - $14.99 - You may ask if you ‘need’ an eye gel, and the short answer is no, because they’re just heavy duty moisturizers that are eye-space space, or so several dermatologists have told me. They’re just an additional step to your regimen you may want to try. I…don’t like this, it tingles. I’ve asked a few people to try this as well and they also say it tingles. It’s not a particularly pleasant tingling, it feels kind of burning the first time you use it and if you stop using it for awhile the burning comes back. Skip.
Yes to Cucumber Daily Calming Moisturizer - $14.99 - While this has it’s upsides — nice creamy, almost primer like formulation, goes on smoothly and has nice SPF coverage, I also think it emphasizes redness (reviews online have mentioned it brings out rosacea) and isn’t quite enough to counteract dryness / flakiness that my acne medication can bring out in my chin. I think there are better moisturizers out there at this price point. Skip. 
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum - $19.99 - This is definitely my favorite product out of everything currently available from the brand, and when it runs out, I’ll more than likely be restocking immediately. I definitely notice it working on lightening up my acne scars with consistent, daily usage. You have to be a little careful with pumping too much, and it smells weird (I don’t like the smell of the grapefruit line of products in general) and it’s a lil’ goopy BUT it’s a super thin product and works great and is pretty cheap for a scar serum so WUDDUP. Try it.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme - $9.99 - I’m of the same opinion as Chi-Chi on this product. This is strongly fragranced with that grapefruit smell (which I’m not a huge fan of), but it’s basically a body butter. i don’t think it lightens up much really, it’s basically just a moisturizer. While I didn’t experience any negative side effects, break outs or redness etc, i also don’t think I experienced any…effects… in general.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask - $1.99 - These single serve masks are perfect for party sleepovers or traveling. I got 5 uses out of mine actually, I probably could have gotten more. I think it’s a nice mask to alleviate redness, minimize pores. The effects are subtle of course, but it’s nice and if you just want a cheap quick pick me up treat yo self kind of mask this is a nice one to try.
I was also sent over their lip butters, I think the berry and pomegranate ones are my favorite, I keep one in my jacket or bag at all times. Chapped lips are not kawaii.
I think the great thing about the Yes to Brand is the multiple brands within the company that cater to specific concerns (you can see them all here) and the fact they have very funny packaging and their products are paraben and pthalate free. All the packaging is recyclable, sustainable, and they give back to the communities. While some of these products don’t work for me, I’ve been a fan of the brand since high school (So many backups of their discontinued Yes to Cucumbers Leave-In Conditioner!!) and I’ll continue to try stuff out from them because they’re one of my favorite drugstore brands. Hope you liked this review. 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.
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So Chi-Chi already reviewed a few Yes To products which we were both sent and I’ve used these enough to feel comfortable giving my opinions, now. Here’s the dish:

  1. Yes to Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel - $14.99 - You may ask if you ‘need’ an eye gel, and the short answer is no, because they’re just heavy duty moisturizers that are eye-space space, or so several dermatologists have told me. They’re just an additional step to your regimen you may want to try. I…don’t like this, it tingles. I’ve asked a few people to try this as well and they also say it tingles. It’s not a particularly pleasant tingling, it feels kind of burning the first time you use it and if you stop using it for awhile the burning comes back. Skip.
  2. Yes to Cucumber Daily Calming Moisturizer - $14.99 - While this has it’s upsides — nice creamy, almost primer like formulation, goes on smoothly and has nice SPF coverage, I also think it emphasizes redness (reviews online have mentioned it brings out rosacea) and isn’t quite enough to counteract dryness / flakiness that my acne medication can bring out in my chin. I think there are better moisturizers out there at this price point. Skip.
  3. Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum - $19.99 - This is definitely my favorite product out of everything currently available from the brand, and when it runs out, I’ll more than likely be restocking immediately. I definitely notice it working on lightening up my acne scars with consistent, daily usage. You have to be a little careful with pumping too much, and it smells weird (I don’t like the smell of the grapefruit line of products in general) and it’s a lil’ goopy BUT it’s a super thin product and works great and is pretty cheap for a scar serum so WUDDUP. Try it.
  4. Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme - $9.99 - I’m of the same opinion as Chi-Chi on this product. This is strongly fragranced with that grapefruit smell (which I’m not a huge fan of), but it’s basically a body butter. i don’t think it lightens up much really, it’s basically just a moisturizer. While I didn’t experience any negative side effects, break outs or redness etc, i also don’t think I experienced any…effects… in general.
  5. Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask - $1.99 - These single serve masks are perfect for party sleepovers or traveling. I got 5 uses out of mine actually, I probably could have gotten more. I think it’s a nice mask to alleviate redness, minimize pores. The effects are subtle of course, but it’s nice and if you just want a cheap quick pick me up treat yo self kind of mask this is a nice one to try.

I was also sent over their lip butters, I think the berry and pomegranate ones are my favorite, I keep one in my jacket or bag at all times. Chapped lips are not kawaii.

I think the great thing about the Yes to Brand is the multiple brands within the company that cater to specific concerns (you can see them all here) and the fact they have very funny packaging and their products are paraben and pthalate free. All the packaging is recyclable, sustainable, and they give back to the communities. While some of these products don’t work for me, I’ve been a fan of the brand since high school (So many backups of their discontinued Yes to Cucumbers Leave-In Conditioner!!) and I’ll continue to try stuff out from them because they’re one of my favorite drugstore brands. Hope you liked this review. 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.

What is your hair routine? My hair is super dry at the ends & really curly & frizzy. Might be because I've colored it a bunch of times but idk. I've tried a bunch of products. Switched shampoos, different kinds of oils but nothing works! Please help.

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strawberriefieldsforever19

Might be? GURL DON’T KID YOURSELF you need a haircut! This is fine though, it happens to the best of us. It sounds like your hair is damaged — destroyed — and needs to be trimmed. Products don’t cure dead hair, you feel me? You need to cut off the dead, frizzed out stuff so your hair can grow out healthier. Products aren’t miracles, they deposit nutrients etc temporarily but they are by no means surgery for dead hair follicles…. think of it as wash out elmer’s glue when you’re hoping for miracle growth. 

But: here is what I use on my colored hair at the moment:

  • Wella Brilliance Shampoo for Fine/Normal Color Treated Hair - ($13) I switched to the Wella line after getting kind of bored with L’Oreal’s Sulfate Free line. The L’Oreal line is great, but also I feel like my hair gets heavy with product quite quickly now particular now that it’s so much shorter, and that weight makes my hair feel greasy faster. This makes my hair feel lighter, and it’s specifically formulated for color treated hair. 
  • Wella Brilliance Conditioner for Fine / Normal Color Treated Hair - $14 - This is the only conditioner I’ve been bothering with lately because my hair doesn’t need any extra hair masks at the moment, because it’s pretty healthy (I’ve been letting it grow out). In combination with the shampoo, I feel like my hair is moisturized and shiny and healthy and lightweight to the point where I don’t need to add anything extra.
  • John Freida Frizz-Ease Serum - $8.99 - Post shower, I run a pea sized amount of this through the ends to prevent breakage. I haven’t gotten my hair cut in about…. 2 months? A month and a half? Idk. No split ends yet and I use heat every week.
  • Arrojo Styling Whip$18 - I go to Arrojo for cuts and get products comp’d (including this one) and I’ve compared it to other mousses, this just is so much lighter and not as tacky. I hate sticky hair products, it feels gross. This absorbs super fast and has Argan Oil in it so A+.
  • Arrojo Dry Shampoo - $22 - I switched from the Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo to this because the BnB one has a distinct smell and I’d rather not have the fragrance. But like, dry shampoo is kind of whatever, the $4 cans you get at drugstores are perfectly adequate. I think the packaging to this is super pretty haha.

For past hair routines & recommendations you can always go through the hair tag!

Review: PCA Skin The Sensitive Dry Skin Solution

Hello PD! This is a review of the PCA Skin The Sensitive Dry Skin Solution | $158.31
A couple weeks ago, one of our sponsors, SkincareRx.com, sent us both trial sizes of products for us to try and then review, and I got the PCA Skin The Sensitive Dry Skin Solution trial set. The Sensitive Dry Skin Solution comes with four products, including the Creamy Cleanser, Hydrator Plus SPF 30, Anti-Redness Serum and ReBalance, which are also sold separately. Here are the descriptions of each products and my thoughts on them. Please follow the cut!

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Because hauls are great and there’s no better way to celebrate the start of 2012 with hauling, here’s Part 1 of my first haul of 2012! This is mostly my haul from Sephora with the exception of one of the Tarina Tarantino liners (can you see a recent theme of PD? GO BUY THESE LINERS) which Arabelle gave me as part of my holiday gift. \o/

  • REN ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Night Serum | $30: This is supposed to help calm sensitive breakout prone skin, as well as moisturize and help with redness and pigmented scars. Since I have my acne under control, I’m trying to deal with the scarring so hopefully this will help.
  • tokidoki Pittura Brush Set | $24: 24 Karat Edition: (sold out online) I was debating on what I should get during the extra twenty percent off sale that Sephora was having, so I decided on this since I needed something to push me over the amount I needed to become a ~*VIB*~ this year. …these brushes are adorable and surprisingly dense. First impression: slightly impressed
  • Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliners in Spark of Envy, Tommy Jet and Amethyst Android | $15 each: !!!!!!!!!!!! I love these liners oh my gosh. Tommy Jet is a great true black liner, Amethyst Android is a purple with glitter and Spark of Envy is this metallic teal-green. They have great longevity and stay on my (oily) lids much longer than other comparable pencil liners (I’m looking at you, Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils). Out of the three, I will say that I have a bit of trouble with Amethyst Android because it smudges a bit faster than the other two colors on the top lash line.

And as usual, please do not hesitate to request a review and/or swatches of any of the products to move it up in my review queue. Arabelle and I are already planning to do a swatchfest of the liners, but if you want an in-depth review, please ask!( ̄∇ ̄)

    mini haul and reviews: acne treatments and serum

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    Hello again everyone~ Here’s another one of my mini hauls from Sasa, where I purchase some of my Asian skincare. My skin has been acting up a lot lately, so I’m trying a couple new things in my skincare routine to see if I help my skin return to some type of equilibrium. Please continue reading and see the item names and my thoughts! (Note: Because I am slow at posting reviews, I am not using the acne products mentioned in this mini haul after meeting with my dermatologist at a later time.)

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