CoLab Vs Dove Dry Shampoo Review

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In the past year, I have been gravitating more and more to dry shampoo. I once thought it was annoying, itchy and unhygienic to use it since it prolongs the wear of your hair. But when I started really using it, I started to like it a bit more, especially after all sweaty when you need that fresh hair smell after the gym.


From what I can remember, Dove Dry Shampoo was the very first dry shampoo brand that I have tried. I didn’t find it all to comfort to wear at first, but I guess it grew on me. The verdict on the Dove Dry Shampoo is that I noticed that upon spray this on to my roots the product gave white streaks on my hair. This doesn’t bother THAT much because I have brown hair but this might be a problem for dark haired people.

I don’t think that there is any scent to it. It just smells fresh like soap or what. But all in all, its pretty good for the median price you pay, but could still be better I think!

This is something that I have just tried recently(I’m on my second bottle already), the COLAB Dry Shampoo in New York (and available in other scents) is brand by Ruth Crilly(amodelrecommends). What I really like about this brand of dry shampoo is that they offer a few scents to choose from depending on what is your favorite scent. Although I noticed that the tin empties faster, I think that it still makes up for it. But I feel that upon spraying this on to your hair, everything is find but I noticed that my hair still goes back to becoming oily after a few hours. 

So if you were to buy a dry shampoo, which brand will give you a bang for your buck? Can you guess it?


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Huge Colourpop Haul and Swatches!

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So, I just made an order for Colourpop a few weeks ago and I am so not guilty about it. I mainly got products from the lip section because it is infamously known for their great quality and value. I mean $6 for something of that caliber. Damn!


The Colourpop has recently branched out too a bunch of other beauty ranges like powders, highlighters, eyeshadows and a ton of different collaborations with well-known beauty aficionados. But they are mainly known to have a wide range liquid lipsticks that range from Ultra matte lip, Ultra satin lip, Ultra glossy lip, Ultra metallic lip, Lippie Stix and many many more.

Since I had the chance to order some, I had to narrowed down the products that I wanted to what I actually needed(basically the shades that I can use to work everyday). I previously purchased Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper and the Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park, and after some testing I thought that the formula of the Satin Lip was WAY more comfortable to wear than the Matte Lip.

DSC01198Let me start with the Lippie Stix shades… The Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town Creme is a great rich creamy nude shade. This has got to be the most comfortable one of the bunch. Then the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte is a matte dusty rose color. It isn’t too pink toned, which I like. While the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl Matte is a bit to barbie-esque for me. I shall wait for a fancy dress party and try to pull of a Barbie make up look then!

For the liquid lipsticks, I was generally going for more of the Satin Lip spectrum. The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso, I found was a (sort of) dupe for the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte. The Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi is a more brown nude but not too brown that of the Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper. It reminds me of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow, but a tad bit darker. While the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius is a light pink-ish nude, not too barbie for my taste!

The cherry on top of all these has got to be the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money! It’s color pay-off is mind blowing! When you look at it with the packaging, it looks like a powder, but when you actually swatch it, it feels like a cream! It was love at first sight with this one! Watch out for some instagram looks with this new highlighter!

 

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Left to Right: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town CremeColourpop Lippie Stix in Cami MatteColourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl MatteColourpop Ultra Satin Lip in CalypsoColourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi and Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius 
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Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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4 Steps on Reorganizing Your Work Desk

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Einstein may have argued that a messy workspace is a sign of a creative mind, I prefer however, an ‘organized mess’. That means lots of things but in an order the way I like it. This includes, greenery, cute stationary and everything on trend. Let’s face it – mess equals stress. 

So, to get your desk AND life in check, here are a few ways to upgrade your desk space. A happy space is a happy …. (I can’t find a fitting word that rhymes with space).


Declutter Your Desk

Decluttering is the very first step to upgrading your desk, as per the rules of Marie Kondo(link to her book, here!). If it no longer pertains to what you are doing right now, get rid of it! You don’t need a million post it notes from a month ago nor files of this that don’t mean anything to you anymore. Just let go!

Organize What’s Left

After decluttering, organize what you have at hand. Starting with your laptop files(I swear you feel like an organizational queen!) to the stack of paperwork  collecting dust and the useless spam emails that no one really reads. Keep your important items within your eyesight, but not too close too!

Personalize In An Inspiring Way

Personalize your desk in a way that is inspiring, but not distracting!(I find this quite difficult)Adding some flowers, motivational postcards and Instagram worthy stationery can really do the trick during a long day at work. 

Create A Ritual

Habits can be very powerful and to maintain a tidy desk, you’ve got to make it a priority. Create an end of the day ritual, what I like to do is that I write down all the tasks I have completed on my work calendar and at the end of everyday I write down what things I need to do on the next day. This really helps me start working in the morning, especially for a forgetful person like myself. Every week I like to also throw away all the pieces of paper I no longer need. Make a habit of creating an organized and productive work environment for yourself!


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