Saturday, July 6, 2019

Maple Holistics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Maple Holistics is a cruelty-free, all-natural company that sells personal care products such as the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo that's designed to remove buildup, restore volume, boost shine. To learn more about the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, then read this article.

Maple Holistics sent this product to the author of LeeNG Beauty for free for review purposes. Any opinions are the author’s own.


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Maple Holistics is a cruelty-free, all-natural company that sells personal care products encompassing hair care, bath and body, and health foods. Providing high-quality, natural products for better hygiene and health, they use the purest ingredients to maximize the therapeutic abilities of their products. In addition to being cruelty-free and all-natural, Maple Holistics’ products are sulfate-free, made in the USA, and even safe for color-treated hair.

Customer service is a top priority for Maple Holistics and they stand behind a hassle-free, a hundred percent money-back guarantee. So, if not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund or exchange it. Not only do they care about their customers, but they also care about the environment. 

Get a free shampoo (or an equivalent donation made to a charity) for every six empty Maple Holistics bottles you mail back as part of their recycling program. When you return your bottles, Maple Holistics recycles and reformulates them into new bottles to use for new products.


I've been a long-term collaborator with this brand, so I’ll list links for other reviews I’ve done about their other products below. Recently, they sent me their newest product, the Apple Cider Shampoo, that costs $12.95 USD for a 10-ounce bottle. 





Maple Holistics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo helps remove buildup, restore volume, and boost shine. Its key ingredient, apple cider vinegar (ACV), possesses scalp-soothing properties in addition to a myriad of other hair benefits. This shampoo is also enriched with sunflower, argan, and jojoba oil to add softness and shine to hair. 

I don't experiment much with hair products and use whatever is available to me at the moment. However, I do know what using good and cheap-quality shampoo feels, looks like, and the difference between the two. 

When you start washing with Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, the directions say to use a quarter-size amount of product to lather, let it sit for 2-3 minutes, then rinse. A quarter-size amount is more than enough for short hair. It also has a strong, distinct herbal scent due to its blend of ACV and essential oils (wild mint and rosemary).

I like the ACV Shampoo because it gets all the gel and hairspray out without stripping my scalp in the process despite washing my hair daily. My scalp feels good and my hair is touchably soft and shiny. 

If you’re interested in purchasing the Apple Cider Shampoo or checking out their other products, you can head over to the Maple Holistics website.

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Other reviews for Maple Holistics products:

Tea Tree Shampoo

Jojoba Essential Oil

Almond Oil

Silk18 Shampoo

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sir John x Luminess Cosmetics The Lion King Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

On June 15th, Luminess Cosmetics released a limited edition makeup collection inspired by Disney's The Lion King, in collaboration with celebrity makeup artist, Sir John. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


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ABOUT LUMINESS COSMETICS
"Nearly 25 years ago, Luminess began a mission to provide innovative beauty solutions to the beauty enthusiast not compromised by the constraints of the traditional beauty market. Founded by CEO, Sean Mehta, Luminess was created as a professional Airbrush Cosmetics line that was designed to be easy-to-use for the at home consumer while providing superior professional results. Expanding beyond their roots in Airbrush Cosmetics, Luminess has continued to innovate in lip, eye and color cosmetic formulations along with breakthrough skincare items launching a full range of products that maintain its core principles of Quality, Efficacy, and Innovation. Today, Luminess is a full-service beauty brand used by millions of consumers daily and continues to rank as the #1 global leader in Airbrush Cosmetics, providing innovative solutions to the majority of beauty needs from canvas to color."

ABOUT SIR JOHN


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"Sir John is a makeup and color artist who reveals and transforms, inspired by the essence of his client's natural beauty. A consummate visionary, Sir John uses the power of cosmetics to exalt women to their highest impact. In his youth, Sir John fell in love with the vibrant aesthetic of The Lion King and as an adult has developed a deep appreciation for South Africa where he often finds himself at work and plays. Because his long-time client and friend Beyonce is the voice of Nala in the upcoming CGI remake, Disney considered it a natural fit for Sir John to develop a capsule collection of cosmetics in partnership with Luminess Cosmetics, inspired by the film. Both the cosmetics line and film are set for release in July 2019."

 ABOUT THE LION KING COLLECTION

Famed celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, and Luminess Cosmetics collaborated to present Disney’s The Lion King inspired makeup collection. Having fallen in love with the incredible imagination and storytelling of Disney’s original The Lion King in his youth, Sir John’s connection with the film and the world it takes place in was further heightened when his work took him to Africa. By partnering with Luminess Cosmetics (known for their high quality and innovative products), Sir John was able to create a limited edition collection for Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King”.  This collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind makeup collection featuring highly pigmented formulas with colors curated from the African landscape to create stunning day and night looks. The highly-pigmented rich formulas all come together in hand-designed etched packaging inspired by the iconic scenes and characters from the film. Together, Sir John and Luminess Cosmetics have worked closely to artistically capture the essence of the Disney characters and film while transforming them into a modern-day cosmetic collection.


KINGDOM SCULPTING PALETTE ($42.00 USD)


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CAN'T WAIT TO BE QUEEN EYESHADOW PALETTE ($42.00 USD)






CIRCLE OF LIFE HIGHLIGHTER ($40.00 USD)



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LEGACY TINTED LIP BALM ($24.00 USD)



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BE BRAVE MATTE LIPSTICK ($24.00 USD)



Shade - Lion's Mane
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Shade - Pounce
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BE PREPARED LIQUID LIPSTICK ($24.00 USD)



Shade - Trouble
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Shade - Romantic Atmosphere
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To purchase The Lion King Makeup Collection or other Luminess Cosmetics, you can do so over at the Luminess Cosmetics website

Friday, May 31, 2019

SeneGence International Navy + Golden Shimmer EyeSense Eyeliner Pencils PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched two new shades of their EyeSense Eyeliner Pencils. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Micellar Water Product Launch

Arbonne has announced the release of the RE9 Advanced Prepwork Micellar Water, a no-rinse cleanser that traps dirt, makeup, and daily grime while hydrating your skinTo learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Overnight Face Jelly PRODUCT LAUNCH

Arbonne has announced the release of the RE9 Advanced Prepwork Overnight Face Jelly that offers nightly hydration. To learn more about the product launch, then read this. 


Arbonne RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring V Gel PRODUCT LAUNCH

Arbonne has announced the release of the RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring V Gel that tightens and smooths the skin to reduce smile lines and crow’s feet. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Arbonne Botaniques Skincare Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

Arbonne has announced the release of the Botaniques skincare collection. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


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ABOUT ARBONNE

"Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others. For over 35 years, this has been the hallmark of our product integrity. From the beginning, Arbonne has developed products by combining the best of nature with leading science. Our mission is to always improve and evaluate our ingredient policy as an ever-evolving standard of excellence. This means we continuously challenge ourselves to do better and better."

BOTANIQUES SKINCARE COLLECTION

 Arbonne has announced the release of several new products at their Grand Training Conference this week including a skincare collection called Botaniques.

COCONUT BODY BUTTER ($30.00 USD)

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Island vibes in a nutshell. Infused with sustainable shea butter and coconut oil, this body butter is whipped to luxurious perfection and leaves skin moisturized.

Sustainable shea butter is harvested with fair trade principles. The fragrance is derived from natural botanicals and essential oils.

COCONUT BODY LOTION ($22.00 USD)

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Non-greasy, lightweight formula provides skin nourishment via moisturization. Tinged with the fragrance of sweet coconut, this rich formula contains vitamin E to help skin feel supple and touchably smooth.

PAPAYA BODY WASH ($20.00 USD)

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Paradise in a bottle. Step out of the shower feeling instantly refreshed, moisturized, and smelling of juicy papaya. 

Contains shea butter and olive extract to hydrate and condition, and lavender flower extract that smooths and softens skin. Refreshes and moisturizes skin, leaving it feeling soft and rejuvenated. Fragrance derived from natural botanicals and essential oils. 


PASSION FRUIT HAND WASH ($20.00 USD)

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Jet on a tropical vacation with every lather.  We’ve elevated the ordinary hand-washing experience with the cheery scent of passion fruit. Non-drying Hand Wash leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. Fragrance derived from natural botanicals and essential oils. 

Infused with aloe vera ( which contains vitamins and minerals that are taken from the inner part of the leaf) that helps moisturize and soothe. Passion fruit extract, an antioxidant, helps increase skin hydration. 

NECTARINE HAND LOTION ($15.00 USD)

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Silky-soft skin is in good hands. Made with sustainable shea butter harvested with fair trade principles, topped with the sweet scent of nectarine. Non-greasy hand lotion moisturizes, leaving skin soft and smooth. Fragrance derived from natural botanicals and essential oils. 

Contains shea butter that moisturizes to soften dry hands. Vitamin E moisturizes to soften and nurture. Sunflower and sesame oils condition skin, helping relieve dryness. 

VANILLA MOISTURIZING LIP BALM ($16.00 USD)

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Indulge your lips in soothing moisture with sustainable shea butter. Flavored with savory vanilla, sans the tint for universal appeal. An ultra-moisturizing formula that hydrates lips to provide soft, soothing comfort. Formulated with sustainably sourced shea butter. Flavor derived from natural botanicals and essential oils. 

Contains shea butter that moisturizes to soften skin. Jojoba seed oil soothes and softens dry lips. Vitamin E moisturizes to soften and nurture. Vegan, gluten-free, and certified cruelty free.

VANILLA LIP THERAPY SET ($30.00 USD)

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Our lip smoother with coconut fruit extract laced with vanilla flavor provides gentle exfoliation. Follow with our moisturizing lip salve formulated with shea butter, coconut oil, and a vanilla flavor for a kissable pout.

Set includes Lip Smoother and Lip Salve. Formulated to help keep lips feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Flavor derived from natural botanicals and essential oils. Lip Smoother acts as a scrub to help exfoliate dry, flaky skin. Lip Salve leaves lips feeling hydrated and soft. Travel-friendly tube. Conditions and hydrates with a glossy finish.

Lip Smoother contains beet sugar to exfoliate. Grape seed oil hydrates to smooth and soften the feel of lips. Shea butter, coconut pulp, and dragon fruit extract hydrate. 

Lip Salve contains meadowfoam seed oil that moisturizes and soothes dry skin. Coconut oil hydrates to smooth and soften the feel of lips. Shea butter hydrates and condition.

If you're interested in purchasing the Intelligence Counter Spot Essence or any other Arbonne product, you find a consultant on the Arbonne website

Arbonne Speak Volumes Mascara PRODUCT LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Arbonne has announced that its new Speak Volumes Mascara will be released on June 17th. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


Arbonne Intelligence Counter Spot Essence PRODUCT LAUNCH

Arbonne has announced the release of the Intelligence Counter Spot Essence, one-step treatment for spots and wrinkles. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Mary Kay TimeWise 3D Foundation PRODUCT LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Mary Kay will be releasing the new TimeWise 3D foundation on May 16th. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


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ABOUT MARY KAY


"An iconic brand isn’t built in a day. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay Inc. has empowered women while changing the world of business."

TIMEWISE 3D Foundation 

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"Our latest innovation is inspired by YOU! You make each shade truly beautiful, and you deserve a foundation that blends seamlessly with your skin tone, wears as long as you dare it to and infuses your skin with age-defying ingredients."

Mary Kay will be releasing the new TimeWise 3D Foundation on May 16th. Features the same exclusive, patent-pending Age Minimize 3D Complex as the TimeWise Miracle Set 3D skincare collection. TimeWise 3D foundation is a long-lasting foundation that provides natural-looking coverage for a flawless and instantly younger-looking complexion. IntelliMatch uses the latest advancements in shade-matching technology to guide every amazing shade of TimeWise 3D foundations, significantly improving shade authenticity.

If you’re interested in purchasing the TimeWise 3D foundation or any other Mary Kay products, you find a beauty consultant by going to the Mary Kay website.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Avon: NAKEDPROOF Sheet Masks PRODUCT LAUNCH

Avon has recently released two types of the NAKEDPROOF Sheet Masks created for the body: Dare To Bare Décolleté Rejuvenating and Stand Firm Body Firming.  To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Younique: May 2019 Customer Kudos DISCOUNT BUNDLE

Younique has a monthly Customer Kudos program where they create a product bundle available for purchase at a discount.  The Customer Kudos for May 2019 features the new MOODSTRUCK Epic 4D Mascara, a choice of the Dip and Draw Eyeliner or MOODSTRUCK Brow Liner, and a choice of the YOU·OLOGY Liquid Makeup Remover or Cleansing Stick. To learn more about this month's Costumer Kudos, then read this.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Younique: MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D Mascara PRODUCT LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Younique will be launching their new MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D Mascara on May 1st. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Limelife by Alcone: Charged Up Shaving Cream PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched the Charged Up Shaving Cream. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Limelife by Alcone: Make-Off Remover Spray PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched the Make-Off Remover Spray, a makeup remover. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

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On April 15th, Limelife by Alcone had launched their Fresh Picked Spring/Summer 2019 Collection featuring several new products such as the Make-Off Remover Spray. 

ABOUT LIMELIFE BY ALCONE

"Incredible makeup and skin care for everyone… 

At LimeLife, we empower people to achieve their goals and dreams and to inspire others to do the same. Our family-owned company was founded in 1952 to provide professional makeup to the stage and film industry. Now we are expanding our reach to help women and men everywhere look their best every day with our all natural skincare line and personalized makeup palettes. 
Be Amazing Every Day with LimeLife!"

ABOUT THE MAKE-OFF REMOVER SPRAY

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"Our Make-Off Remover Spray gently and effectively removes waterproof makeup from your eyes, lips and face. The oil-free formula dissolves makeup for an effortless removal without leaving a greasy residue behind."

Effortlessly remove your makeup with the whole Make-Off collection. Our Make-Off Remover Cloths are available individually wrapped or in a 30-count pop-up pack to remove makeup in just one swipe. For $18.00 USD, add Make-Off Remover Spray to your wipe to remove waterproof eyeliner, mascara, or long-lasting formulas. 

Spray a cotton pad or Make-Off Remover Wipe with Make-Off Remover Spray to gently wipe away makeup from eyes, lips, and face. Spray a cotton swab with Makeup-Off Remover Spray to quickly remove mistakes.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Make-Off Remover Spray or any other Limelife by Alcone products, you can find a registered beauty guide by going to the Limelife by Alcone website.

Limelife by Alcone: Brown Perfect Mascara PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched a new shade of Perfect Mascara in brown. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.


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On April 15th, Limelife by Alcone had launched their Fresh Picked Spring/Summer 2019 Collection featuring several new products such as a new shade of Perfect Mascara in brown. 

ABOUT LIMELIFE BY ALCONE


"Incredible makeup and skin care for everyone… 

At LimeLife, we empower people to achieve their goals and dreams and to inspire others to do the same. Our family-owned company was founded in 1952 to provide professional makeup to the stage and film industry. Now we are expanding our reach to help women and men everywhere look their best every day with our all natural skincare line and personalized makeup palettes. 
Be Amazing Every Day with LimeLife!"

ABOUT THE BROWN PERFECT MASCARA


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"LimeLife’s best-selling product instantly creates the appearance of longer, fuller lashes. This professional formula contains lengthening fibers that can be applied in layers to create lashes that appear to keep growing and growing."

For $20.00 USD, the Perfect Mascara is an easy sell. Everyone loves how smooth and creamy the wax-based formula is. It coats, thickens, and lengthens lashes.

Starting at the base of the lash, swivel the wand back and forth across the lashes as you move the wand toward the end of the lash. Repeat as needed until the desired look is achieved. For natural-looking long lashes, follow application with a clean, dry wand.

Since there are lengthening fibers in this mascara, over time the formula may clump up around the tube neck. If this happens, simply clean off the brush head with a paper towel, insert the wand back into the tube, and then clean the brush head again. It's strongly suggested that mascaras are replaced every 1-2 months depending on the frequency of use.

If you’re interested in purchasing the brown Perfect Mascara or any other Limelife by Alcone products, you can find a registered beauty guide by going to the Limelife by Alcone website.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Limelife by Alcone: Fresh Picked Mini Lip Gloss Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched the Fresh Picked Mini Lip Gloss Collection featuring seven new shades. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.



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On April 15th, Limelife by Alcone had launched their Fresh Picked Spring/Summer 2019 Collection featuring several new products such as the Fresh Picked Mini Lip Gloss Collection. 

ABOUT LIMELIFE BY ALCONE


"Incredible makeup and skin care for everyone… 

At LimeLife, we empower people to achieve their goals and dreams and to inspire others to do the same. Our family-owned company was founded in 1952 to provide professional makeup to the stage and film industry. Now we are expanding our reach to help women and men everywhere look their best every day with our all natural skincare line and personalized makeup palettes. 
Be Amazing Every Day with LimeLife!"

ABOUT THE FRESH PICKED MINI LIP GLOSS COLLECTION


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"Freshen up your look with new shades of Perfect Lip Gloss- Fresh Picked for Spring! This non-stick formula can be used on its own or on top of your favorite Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color to add shine and the appearance of healthier, more voluminous lips."

For $68.00 USD, the Fresh Picked Mini Lip Gloss Collection features seven new shades: Pride (deep red), Courage (warm red), Happy (orange), Humble (copper-gold shimmer), Inspire (lilac), Smile (magenta) and Spirit (orchid). You can also buy the full-size shades individually for $18.00 USD. 

This non-stick formula can be used on its own or on top of your favorite Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color to add shine and the appearance of healthier, more voluminous lips.

Years ago, Alcone sold jeweled lip glosses similar to these as a holiday gift that sold like hot cakes. So when we were looking for packaging for our glosses, we remembered those jeweled containers and how much women loved them. Sometimes, you just need a little sparkle to remind you that life can dazzle!


(A/N: Courage and Pride are switched in the swatch above.)
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If you’re interested in purchasing the Fresh Pick Mini Lip Gloss Collection or any other Limelife by Alcone products, you can find a registered beauty guide by going to the Limelife by Alcone website.

Limelife by Alcone: Enduring Eyeliner Pencil PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched the Enduring Eyeliner Pencil featuring three new shades: Black, Brown, and Neutral. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Limelife by Alcone: Perfect Glow Body Bronzer PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched Perfect Glow Moisturizing Bronzing Lotion featuring three shades. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Limelife by Alcone: Fresh Picked Eyeshadow Palette PRODUCT LAUNCH

Limelife by Alcone has just launched the limited edition Fresh Picked Eyeshadow Palette featuring six, spring-flower inspired shades. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

SeneGence International: Nangai Oil PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched a reformulation of its Nangai Oil designed to retain and deeply hydrate skin. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

SeneGence International: Lifting and Firming Neck Cream PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched its Lifting and Firming Neck Cream designed to smooth wrinkle and even out skin tone. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

SeneGence International: HairCovery Holding Spray PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has launched its newest addition to the HairCovery line, a thickening and volumizing hairspray called HairCovery Holding Spray. To learn more about the product launch, then read this.

SeneGence International: Glitz & Glam Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched its Glitz and Glam 20th Anniversary Collection consisting of two liquid lipstick shades, one lip gloss, and two eyeshadow shades to celebrate twenty years in the business. To learn more about the collection launch, then read this.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SeneGence International: The Fruit Bowl Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched its Fruit Bowl Collection consisting of three LipSense shades and one lip gloss in time for spring. To learn more about the collection launch, then read this.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SeneGence International: Clover Collection PRODUCT LAUNCH

SeneGence International has just launched its Clover Collection consisting of two eyeshadow shades and one lip gloss in time for St. Patrick’s Day. To learn more about the collection launch, then read this.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Maple Holistics: Silk18 Shampoo REVIEW

Maple Holistics is a cruelty-free, all-natural company that sells personal care products such as the Silk18 Shampoo that's designed to strengthen hair follicles and strands to protect against dryness, damage, and hair fall. To learn more about the Silk18 Shampoo, then read this article.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

SeneGence International: Berry LipSense DUPES

SeneGence International ‘Berry’ LipSense is described as a deep, rich purple matte shade. This costs $25.00 USD for the LipSense shade or $45.00 to $55.00 USD as part of a lip-kit.

Dupes were found by comparing shades in the author’s current collection, then cross-referencing with already existing swatch-comparisons. The appearance of makeup shades can be influenced by skin complexion and lighting, which can cause it to differ from person-to-person.  This is intended for those looking for similar shades and/or a color-matching tool.