There are many fashion items that I am always hesitant to buy because I can never be sure if they work. So many fashion items seem too good to be true, but by not trusting them, you could be missing out on some must-have products!




Charcoal toothpaste is a big question mark. I did not see an appeal to smearing a black charcoal mixture in my mouth, however, I will say that I got lucky with this product. I cannot attest to the quality of every charcoal toothpaste brand, but the Hello Activated Charcoal Fluoride-Free Whitening Toothpaste in Fresh Mint is a product that has me hooked. The look of it is quite scary, but once you have finished your teeth look and feel clean. I definitely feel that my teeth are getting progressively whiter, so I would say that this product works.


A blow dry brush seems like a lazy person’s tool, but in reality, no matter how hard I try, there is simply no way for me to blow out my hair with a brush and a blowdryer separately, and not every day calls for hair straightening. I ordered the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and it is arguably one of my favorite ordered products. The brush is large, so as a person with short, thin hair, I did not think that it would work on my hair. However, this is not the case and my hair looks voluminous and flawless after I use the hair dryer. And it is so easy to use, so even someone with no hairstyling skills, like myself, can use it. For all of you with thick hair, I learned about this product from a coworker who has some of the thickest hair I have ever seen, and she also swears by it.


Micellar water is single-handedly changing the way I think about makeup wipes. Micellar is pretty much a cleansing water that acts as a facial cleanser to remove any unwanted gunk from your skin. I use it most days to remove unwanted dirt that may be lingering in my pores, but when you see micellar water do its best work is after a long day or night of wearing makeup. I take off my makeup with Neutrogena wipes, and I think that they do a good job as far as makeup wipes go, and I have always felt like they get everything off. However, when I began using Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, I used it after taking off my makeup with a makeup wipe. The amount of makeup that came off onto my cleansing pad was alarming, and I went through two small pads to get everything out. I now use micellar water every single time I wear makeup, and if you do not, I suggest you begin to!




Dry shampoo is a product that has historically made me very nervous. My hair falls on the oily side which means that dry shampoo, in theory, is definitely a product made for my hair. However, the white, powdery nature of dry shampoo has always made me weary of using it. I decided to give it a try by using Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo. I hated this product. It left a white residue in my hair and it also made my hair extremely static. However, individuals with blonde hair tend to say this is a great dry shampoo, mostly because it blends well with their natural color.


Setting spray is the new fad amongst beauty bloggers and make up artists, so I decided to give the Urban Decay setting spray a go. My review is not that it definitely does not work, but that it does not work enough for me to really see a difference. It could potentially be slightly preserving my makeup, but I do not think that it is worth the money for a product that is only having minimal impact. I think my makeup stays on just as successfully without the setting spray, which it is why I have put it in the “don’t” column.

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