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The Nécessaire Body Care Review

The Nécessaire body wash

 

Hello, darlings! Happy Fall to you all. Starting to feel the chill? I’m starting to fall for Fall, even though I know I’m still wishing for Summer days. What are you hoping for this coming season? Any Fall pictorial plans?

Le’ts start this season with some exciting body care reviews. Let’s talk about this very interesting brand that I’ve been eyeing for some time. This is one of those brands that belong to the category of “Instagram Made Me Try It”, LOL :-). Haven’t y’all did? I know…right.. So, let’s talk about The Nécessaire Body Care products. Familiar much?

I have been longing to try this brand because I see their stuff everywhere on Insta. Everyone seems to be loving and raving this brand’s products and that sparked my curiosity. For starters, I really like their packaging. For me, their large tubes look sleek and have a nice and cool minimalistic flair. Theirs are the kinds of packaging I would do if I have to design my own skincare brand – simple and sleek.

 

So, here are my thoughts about The Nécessaire’s body wash, body exfoliator, and body lotion.

 

The Nécessaire body lotion

 

The Body Wash – For most of Nécessaire’s products, they come in three different types: fragrance-free, sandalwood, and eucalyptus. I picked the sandalwood scent out of curiosity and I really really love it. The scent is earthy and fresh, and the body wash itself foams very well. This is a daily multi-vitamin body wash with essential oils that are perfect for any skin type. I really like that this is made of clean ingredients and this feels really mild on the skin. For me, this doesn’t feel very stripping. In fact, this feels quite moisturizing. Using this feels so good as if giving me that spa-like experience. I find that this is quite softening and this gives me that relaxing feel. I also like the design of the tube, which makes it easy to dispense the product.

 

The Body Exfoliator – This exfoliator is also available in fragrance-free, sandalwood, and eucalyptus scents. I personally picked the eucalyptus because I wanted an exfoliator that is invigorating. I can definitely say that this exfoliator fits the bill perfectly because this will definitely awaken your senses. The eucalyptus scent is not very strong, but it’s enough to transport you into another dimension of self-care, lol. It has bamboo charcoal, AHA/Glycolic Acid, and BHA/Salicylic Acid which are perfect for a thorough exfoliation. I do feel that this scrubs gently compared to some other exfoliators I’ve tried in the past, so, this can work really well for those with dry or sensitive skin. Also, this is made of clean ingredients.

 

The Nécessaire eucalyptus body exfoliator

 

The Body Lotion – This lotion feels so creamy and so smooth. This has the right consistency and weight, which is not too thick and not too light. However, this only comes in fragrance-free type which is unfortunate, because I would love to have this in several different scents. I really like the way this feels on my skin because this doesn’t settle much on the surface. Even though this is fragrance-free, this doesn’t leave any weird lingering scent because this really is devoid of any fragrance at all. Also, this feels so calming and is made of clean ingredients, which is perfect for any skin type especially for those with very sensitive skin. Further, I like that this has multivitamins and is ph balanced.

 

The Nécessaire body care

 

Bottom line, I’m really impressed with this brand. Their body care products are worthy of Instagram raves. For me, their products are very interesting and I hope they’d expand to more product types and more scents in the future. Also, their products are perfect for that on the spot self-care.

 

Are you a Nécessaire fan? Which products do you like the most from this brand?

 

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The White Company Peony Hand & Nail Set Review

the white company review

 

Hello all! Here’s an interesting skincare set I scored during the last Nordstrom anniversary sale. I’ve always been curious about this brand and wondered what their products smell like. Finally, during the last Nordy sale, I tried the peony hand wash and hand cream from The White Company. Are you familiar with the brand at all? I might have heard my cousin talking about them, but, I haven’t tried anything from them until this review. I did spot their very interesting book in amazon about interior design and I need to check it out soon.

 

the white company hand and nail set review

 

Anyway, for this review, let’s take a look at The White Company’s hand wash and hand cream. For me, packaging-wise, I’m really impressed by the design and sleekness of their bottles. They’re the kind that adds beauty to your bathroom counter. Also, it seems to me that the aesthetic of the brand’s products, in general, elevates your mood and your entire home.

 

the white company hand and body cream review

 

Peony Hand Wash – I’m super impressed by the scent of this product. I love peonies and even though I feel like I’ve already sniffed almost all kinds of peonies out there, still, the scent of this hand wash is so unique, breathtaking, and just really good. I’m impressed with the pump dispenser because it feels stable and the soap foams really well.

 

the white company peony hand wash review

 

Peony Hand & Body Cream – Not only is this hand cream so creamy, but this also has a very luxurious scent, perhaps a bit different from the hand wash, but overall this gives a unique blend of fresh peonies and something sort of a complex floral blend that is hard to discern, yet so unique and quite unforgettable. The texture of this is really really creamy that you can use this either as a hand cream or even as a body cream. Also, this sets into the skin immediately and doesn’t feel sticky at all.

 

the white company hand cream

 

Overall, even though I’ve only tried these two products from this very interesting brand, I feel like I need to explore their stuff more. I think I’m going to find a lot of their products to be very very interesting, so, stay tuned because I will investigate further, soon. For now, I definitely recommend this hand and nail set and I bet you’ll love it.

 

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Favorite Haircare Tools

T3 BodyWaver 1.75 Professional Ceramic Styling Iron for Waves and Volume review

 

Hello all! In this post, I’m going to be rounding up some of my favorite haircare tools of all time. A lot of these tools are sort of old, yet, they still work very well. And because they have such good quality, I haven’t been tempted to update them. Also, I’ll give you my two cents regarding what I think about the very popular Revlon Hot Air Brush that everyone seems to love nowadays. Excited much?

 

Read on.

 

T3

T3 SinglePass Compact Travel Styling Flat Iron review

 

SinglePass Compact Travel Styling Flat Iron – This is my favorite travel iron. I take this with me all the time because I really like its compact design and its lightweight ergonomic style. This comes with a dual voltage, and the plates heat up easily. This even has a safety plastic case for easy storage and to prevent burns or potentially melting other surfaces. For me, this is super reliable, and has used this in almost all my trips; both local and overseas.

 

BodyWaver 1.75” Professional Ceramic Styling Iron for Waves and Volume – This is another one of my T3 faves, although this tool takes some getting used to for it to work really well, at least in my opinion. And that’s because this may feel a bit bulky although still very light on the hands. I usually use this to curl the tips of my hair in a sort of outward motion while positioning the barrel vertically. I believe this works very well for medium to long hair. The really good thing about this is once you develop a technique on how to use this efficiently, your curling process goes really fast because this heats up quickly.

 

GHD Eclipse Styler review

 

GHD Eclipse Styler (new version – Platinum+ Professional Performance 1″ Styler) – This is a prior version of nowadays’ GHD Platinum. I haven’t tried that one yet because I never felt the need to update this really solid styler. This has been working well for me for years and looks good as new. In fact, this is my main hair straightener, and the T3 one above is my go-to for traveling. This tool heats up easily and notifies you with a sound. The heat is constant all over the plate, so it distributes evenly on the hair. Also, this doesn’t get too hot, so as not to damage the hair. You can also use this as a curler.

 

Babyliss PRO Nano Titanium Bambino Compact Dryer – This very small hair dryer is so easy to pack, so cute, and totally packs a punch in power. This isn’t foldable though, but this is a lot smaller than most travel hair dryers I’ve seen out there. The really nice thing about this is even though this may look like a kids’ hair dryer in real life, this will still dry your hair in minutes.

 

Bestool Boar Bristle Hair Brush review

 

Bestool Boar Bristle Hair Brush – I’ve always wanted to have a boar bristle hairbrush because it helps to distribute the natural oil all over the hair and prevents frizz and split ends. This brush from amazon comes with a detangler and this really works to massage my scalp and prevent oil buildup.

 

Cricket Technique Barrel Hair Brush 2 inch – If you don’t have a curling wand or curling wands are not your thing, use this big round brush with your hairdryer to create big luscious waves. This brush distributes heat all over the hair because of its hollow barrel style. All you have to do is wrap the tips of your hair around this brush (away from your head) and heat it using your blow dryer. Voila! I love this a lot and this is so easy to use. Also, very inexpensive too.

 

Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer review

 

Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer – A favorite among celebrities, this very cute, mint green, compact, and lightweight hair dryer is so powerful that this really dries the hair within minutes. This may not be a dual-voltage dryer (unfortunately), but this will really hasten hair drying time for medium to long hair. This has ion technology to eliminate frizz, and in my experience, my hair looks silkier whenever I use this as opposed to using other hair dryers. 

 

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush review

 

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush – Lastly, I couldn’t resist but write about this very interesting hair dryer+hot brush hybrid. This is that perfect 2-in-1 hair tool that you can use easily and can give you a polished look within seconds. This is not really a hair straightener, but your hair will look a bit straighter with this. I think this is more like a blow dryer that gives you a salon blowout in minutes at the comfort of being in your own home. This can create a nice wave but won’t be as defined as with a wand curler. Nevertheless, the waves that this will create are really beautiful, I would say a la Kate Middleton, lol. I love this a lot even though this is bulky to store. I also love the affordable price.

 

favorite haircare tools accessories

 

There goes my faves in haircare tools. What are yours? 

 

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