I spent the weekend at my SO’s mom’s house and took my VO5 cowash, kbb milk, kbb super silky, curls princess glaze and sebastian hi contrast gel along for the weekend away. I’ve only used the princess glaze once before and without a hard holding gel on top so I was interested to see how it would hold up. I’ve never really tried too hard to make my hair look good when I’m away since enjoying the time with family or sightseeing is the main goal. SoCal weather has been pretty dreary as of late and the past weekend was no exception. We had a bit of drizzle on the way over and grey clouds pretty much defined the weather for the entire weekend. With gloomy weather and knowing that I don’t have much luck with good hair days away from home, I was pretty much anticipating blah hair days.  Well, luck must have been on my side because this combination worked very well! I had great boosting, definition, NO frizz, and great wave definition!

In skincare news, I’ve been using GoW’s lemony mint cleanser in the mornings and have to say that it’s just alright. It’s a non-foaming cleanser marketed for the oily, blemish-prone  gals and while I haven’t experienced any breakouts, I can’t say that I’m bowled over either. I purchased another sample to figure out my true feelings about the product and I still feel like it’s a good cleanser but not a great one.

My last order included a sample of the base cream sans wax and I must say it feel pretty nice. I spritz my face after applying my serums and HA+oil, spritz my hand holding about 1/2 dime’s worth of the cream and apply. My skin absorbs this cream quite readily and without any greasy feeling. My current oil blend is a mix of squalene and cranberry seed oil. I’m not sure how I feel about the squalene oil; it doesn’t appear to be clogging my pores but it still feels a bit heavier than I’d prefer. My mix is probably a 9:1 ratio of squalene to cranberry so I think the next time I use squalene, I’ll use a lighter hand.

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