Pantene Gold Series First Impression


I was lucky enough to be sent some free goodies from Pantene by Influenster. The new Pantene Gold Series hair care line is dedicated to African American hair. 

I tested out these products recently so I wanted to give my first impression opinion to you all. When using these products I did not deep condition or do a L.O.C method because I wanted to see how the products performed on their own. 

The Pantene Gold Series does include more products than what I will mention, so I will just go over the products that were sent to me. 

*All product perks: moisture, smell, and slip.*

First things first, the shampoo. Initially I was pretty nervous when I seen that the shampoo did contain sulfate and it lathered but once I used it I was amazed. Sulfate is not good on the hair but this shampoo has a light lather and was still moisturizing. After rinsing, my hair felt clean and soft. 

Second, the conditioner was one of my favorite things from the products because of its amazing slip and how easy I was able to detangle my hair. The conditioner did not contain any sulfate so it was extra rich in moisture. I also noticed that I had less hair shedding when I detangled my hair. I did have to go into the conditioner more to cover as much of my hair as I wanted but it was worth it. I also used this baby as a leave in when I applied the butter creme. 

Lastly, the butter creme was amazing because it coated my hair well and sunk into my hair nicely. I noticed that my hair did not drip as much as it normally does when I apply a product, and I’m sure that’s because my hair was absorbing the butter creme well. 

I used the butter creme in combination with the conditioner as a leave in to do four braid outs over night. Once I woke up I seperated the braid outs, shook my hair, and picked it out a little to add definition. My curls were soft and manageable than ever before. I also noticed that the curls were more defined and I had less frizz with my front curls compared to how they usually be. 

Con: I would like Pantene to eventually make larger sizes of the shampoo & conditioner because I can see myself using up the products within a month or less. 

Overall I love the products and I feel that they do cater to black hair and Pantene did an amazing job with celebrating our culture with this line. I look forward to trying out the rest of the collection and repurchasing these pieces in the future. 

Have you all tried out this line? If so, how did you like it, let me know in the comments. Talk to you all in my next post, muah! 

Natural Eyepalettes Worth Trying 

Hey Goldens! If any of you are looking for any new natural palettes ,or are beginners and want to dip into trying upscale natural palettes, I have rounded up a few new and old palettes that are worth checking out. They are great for the person who wants to create an effortless look that still looks like you took 30 minutes to do. Most palettes are bold and can be intimidating but not these! They take the cake when it comes to simple. All palettes are also great for any skin tone. 

*All images are not mine. I have found awesome swatches and/or images of each palette to show to you all. *

Morphe 35o 

I’m sure some of you have heard about the cult favorite 35o palette ($22.99) by morphe (which is currently sold out). The palette is inspired by nature and is great for year round natural eye looks. Morphe also came out with the all matte (on sale for $22.99 and currently in stock!!) and shimmer (on sale for $22.99 and in stock!!) versions of the palette for anyone who wants to have one or the other. The good thing about Morohe is that they try not to make the same colors twice so even if you have the original 35o you can still have the shimmer and matte palettes in your Wishlist! 

Original morphe 35o
Matte morphe 35o
Shimmer morphe 35o
 

Tarte’s Tartellete In Bloom ($45) & Tartiest Pro ($53) Palettes 

I personally have not tried out any of tarte’s shadows before,but by the looks of these palettes I easily fall in love! The Tartellete palette is more natural because it consists of tans and brown with a few shimmer shades. While the Tartiest pro palette is natural as well with a little kick as it has deeper reds, oranges, and burgundy colors. Both would be perfect for yourself or anyone who needs an everyday palette to lean towards for work or school. I would personally recommend the tartlette in bloom because it’s small and compact so it’s easy to have in your purse makeup bag and it’s a great start to our makeup collection if your just beginning. The pro palette is much more of an investment and is good if you are looking for more colors to choose from.

I had a difficult time trying to find swatches of this palette for brown skin but there are several tutorial and looks on women with darker skin.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi-Sweet ($49 ea.) Palettes 

Too faced is known for their cult favorite chocolate palettes that not only look good but smell good too! I mean…who doesn’t like a palette that can make them hungry? The good thing about these palettes are that the shadows are blendable and build able. The shadows are good transitional shades and the palettes come with a variety of colors that you can choose that allows for a natural eye look that is unique to you. The chocolate bar has more deeper hues for anyone who wants a natural look with a little more color. Semi-sweet as has more brown shades that are great for a quick and simple look that’s good for the working girl who wants to look good without wasting too much time.  I say each one is perfect together or separate! 


Naked Ultimate Basics Palette ($54)

 This blog post is all about basic palettes , so it would not be right to not add the naked ultimate basics palette that was made simply for this topic! This palette consists of all matte shadows that consists of shades that allow for day or night look. It can’t get much better than this! All of the colors are great for transition and can be used alone for the perfect look. As you can see the palette is good for any skin tone and is slim and compact enough to through in your purse or for travel. 

I enjoyed creating this post for you and I hope you all liked it as well. It’s always great to have a good basic palette in your stash that you can reach for every now and then. So…what are you waiting for…Treat Yo Self ! 😘

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

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Aéropostale crew socks
aeropostale.com

Tory burch wallet
toryburch.com

Tory Burch key chain ring
neimanmarcus.com

Beautyblender mineral makeup
southmoonunder.com

Mac cosmetic
macys.com

Drink holder
nordstrom.com

Eat Pretty Book
$14 – joythestore.com

Track Awards Ceremony 

January 23,2016

My #ootd had a lot of planning involved . I wanted to have a look that resembled Kim Kardashian (long trench coats) , but i also wanted to incorporate my own personal style to the look as well.

After much shopping I , as you can see, did not quite resemble the “Kim Kardshian look”, but I feel that it still turned out great.

Outfit Details: Necklaces: Kendra Scott, Altar’d State|Vest: Zara |Dress: Urban Outfitters |Clutch: Tory Burch| OTK Boots: Stewart Weitzman