♡ Sugarbearhair Hair Vitamins ♡

Ever heard of sugarbearhair?

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(Picture taken from their official instagram page Sugarbearhair Instagram)

If you’re strolling around the social media and are following some beauty and makeup influencers, I’m pretty sure you have. Even celebrities as Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens and Kylie Jenner are promoting these sweet baby blue hair vitamins, claiming that it makes your hair shinier, stronger, grow faster and all the magical things every girl dreams about.

So to be clear, these are gummy bears, filled with the good stuff to make your hair the best it’s ever been, including zinc, iron, vitamin A, B, C, D and E and biotin? And all you have to do is taking 2 of these sweet gummy bears each day to get wonderful hair? Hardly to believe, since my hair suffered long enough from all my tortures, including dying it back and forth between blonde, red, black and brown and heating it up almost every day to the maximum. But it’s so worth the try!

 

Where do I get them?

You can order them from their original website (Click here 🙂) or from certain retailers, depending where you live. Since I’m living in Germany I ordered it from a website which provides haircare products, makeup etc. (Hagel Shop). Ordering is easy, as always online. The gummy bear treatment for 30 days retails for 29,99 $. Since I ordered it from the other website I paid 39 € for it, but when ordering it from the original website you still have to pay shipping with comes at least with 10 – 15 $. And you have to wait at least one week till you get it. The german site didn’t charge any shipping fees. And the order arrived within 2 working days.  I recommend providing it from the german retailer if you’re living in Germany or Austria, because it’s less stressful, faster and easier. Paying is as easy as almost every where with paypal and credit card.

 

What’s in it?

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Each bottle contains 60 gummy bears, which are supposed to last 30 days, since you have to take 2 a day. As you can see it contains all the good stuff for your hair, as mentioned before. But what concerns me is, that they contain so much glucose syrup and sugar. I know it’s supposed to be gummy bears, therefore there has to be sugar, but still it’s so much. And they taste as sweet as the list of ingredients makes you assume, somehow berry like. It’s not a bad taste, actually quiet tasty, but so so sweet, for my taste a little too much. I’ve tried some hair vitamins before and the pills tasted so freaking disgusting, so I do not mind taking these sugar bombs infused with vitamins.

 

So what’s with the magic? How does it work?

So you’ve seen the label, you’ve read what’s in it, but how does it work?

Did you notice that the hair vitamins in here contain mostly Biotin (5,000 mcg)? You have to know that without enough hydration and nutrients the growth is slowed down. And Biotin is mostly used to stimulate growth because it helps produce glucose and break down proteins into amino acids and your hair itself contains keratin, which is a form of protein. So after taking these your hair is supposed to grow much healthier and faster.

Iron works the same way. Lacking it your hair becomes dull and dry and thins out.

Vitamin A and E helps with your blood circulation and therefore your hair follicles grow faster.

Vitamin C helps your body creating collagene which helps tons with the strength of your hair.

Vitamin B-6 forms cells and brings oxygen to your scalp.

Vitamin B12 helps with your red blood cells which again provide oxygen to your hair follicles.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) helps delivering keratin to your hair follicles. It also helps to repair hair strands that have been the victim of breakage or shedding.

Folic Acid stimulates cell division which helps with all the growing processes in your body and your hair. (Especially when you’re trying to get pregnant this is a very important one ;))

Iodine makes the hormones, necessary for the growth of healthy hair, teeth and bones

Choline supports the construction of durable cell membranes, and is an essential component in healthy new body tissues—like hair, skin, and nails!

Inositol helps the cell communication.

And then there is Coconut Oil. This oil is used to hydrate the scalp and unlike other oils it’s not making your hair look greasy

All this vitamins and ingredients can be found in all the food we’re almost consuming every day (well at least we should try consuming them). But since we’re not always capable of consuming them or our body lacks some of them the combination they’re coming in should help you getting long, pretty hair.

 

Does it work?

There are sources that swear by this electric blue hair vitamins. And the company itself makes a huge fuss about them. They are so easy to merchandise, since they are cute, have a popping color and are tasty. The idea behind it is of course amazing and there are celebrities and social media influencers that are supporting them. But there are also the voices which calling sugarbearhair out to be a scam and not working. To be honest,  I do not expect wonders, while taking these. I believe they contain the stuff they claim to contain, but the sugar level is throwing me off. I believe you pay extra for the cute look and the cute color and the taste and there are hair vitamins out there, doing the same, which tend to be less pricey. But to be fair, I’m going to wait till the 30 days are over to decide if I’m noticing any difference in my hair and do decide if I’m going to provide them again, so I keep you updated.

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Morphe Brushes Order

It’s finally here and I am so in love!!! Today I’m presenting you my Morphe Brushes order:

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Can you just look at this beauty and enjoy it for a little while? I am completely in love!

This haul includes the the following items:

How could I not stumble across Morphe Brushes? I mean, it’s everywhere on youtube, I believe every makeup and beauty guru ones at least one of their brushes. And I wanted to try them out for a while now, so I went to their website (morphebrushes.com) and I literally spent an entire evening, looking up their products and deciding what to get. First of all, I have to say, that they do have a amazingly insane range of eyeshadow palettes, which are so affordable! Their product range includes brushes, palettes, single eyeshadows, lashes, gel liner, powder, concealers, lip products, different storage items for your brushes and makeup. What they also do, is offering a space for some brands to sell their stuff there, including Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Koren Zander, Blinking Beaute, Eye Kandy Glitter and a couple more. So you get, why I spent an entire evening there.  First I wanted to order one of their PRO Makeup Palettes – there are some with blushes, highliger, highlight and contouring and eyeshadows, again, each one of them is very affordable, but I wanted to pick up some eyeshadows I personally would love the most, So I customized one myself.

You can choose empty magnetic palettes in sizes from 4 to 28 places for eyeshadows. As you can see I went with 12. The palette I ordered has a nice feel to it. It’s all black, except for the logo on the lid. And it contains a humongous mirror in it. The price point on this one is 6,99 $ (6,63 €).

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I picked up 12 shades, to fill this palette, which honestly was the hardest part of the whole process. Each eyeshadow comes in a little envelope with a window, where morphe-eyeshadowsyou can see the color of your eyeshadow. On the back you can see the ingredients, the name of the eyeshadow, and some informations about the amount of product it contains. Each eyeshadow is 1,5g/0.05 US OZ and retails for 2,29 $ (2,17 €). In the little eyeshadow-envelopes you can flip open a piece of carton, with a sunk in circle in wich the eyeshadow sits. After picking it up, you can simply put it in the eyeshadow palette, where it will sit due to physic… magnetism duh…

 

I put the eyeshadow in somewhat order like this:

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Yeah, my yellow one broke, but that was my fault not Morphe’s. I am just clumsy… The shades names and each link to them will start from the first row, from left to right. Then the second row, and then the third. You know the drill. Behind the links I’m telling you if it’s a matt or a shimmery shade.

I personally think, that some of the colors on the website tend to look slightly different than the original eyeshadow, but I do not mind. I swatched them already and they are pigmented as far I can tell.

To make my order complete I wanted to try out some of their brushes everyone and their mama is talking about. First I thought about getting single brushes, but than I decided to get a whole set. Again, they come in very affordable, much more affordable than my Zoeva Brushes and I have to admit, they seem to be a better quality than the ones from Zoeva. I picked an 18 piece brush set which includes the following items:

1.Pointed Liner Brush                   Bristles ¼”            Full Length 6 ¼”
2.Lip Brush                                    Bristles ¼”            Full Length 6 3/8”
3.Smudger Brush                          Bristles 1/8”          Full Length 6 ¼”
4.Angle Liner Brush                       Bristles ¼”           Full Length 6 1/8”
5 Flat Liner Brush                          Bristles ¼”            Full Length 6 3/8”
6.Mini Concealer                           Bristles 1/4″          Full Length 6 3/8”
7.Small Shadow Brush                  Bristles 3/8”          Full Length 6 5/8”
8.Concealer Brush                        Bristles ½”            Full Length 6 3/8”
9.Deluxe Blending Crease            Bristles 5/8”          Full Length 7”
10.Oval Shadow Brush                 Bristles 3/8”           Full Length 6 ¾”
11.Deluxe shadow Brush              Bristles ½”            Full Length 7”
12.Angled Blender Brush               Bristles 5/8”          Full Length 7”
13.Pointed Foundation Brush        Bristles 1 1/8”        Full Length 7 1/8”
14.Contour Brush                           Bristles 1”             Full Length 7”
15.Bronzer Brush                           Bristles 1 ½”         Full Length 7 ½”
16.Angle Blush Brush                    Bristles 1 5/8”        Full Length 7 ½”
17.Powder Brush                           Bristles 1 ½”          Full Length 7 ½”
18.Deluxe Fan Brush                     Bristles 2 1/8”        Full Length 7 ½”

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The set comes in a handy dandy black case, which looks like a cute clutch.  I’m not using this case to store my brushes, because I like to display them in a brush cup – but it’s a cute way to pack up your brushes while traveling. The bristles of the brushes feel so luxurious and soft, none of the bristles is pointing in a weird direction. The handle is all black, except of the Morphe logo and they are thick, lying good in my hand, which seems to make it easier working with them.

Keep in mind, if you’re living anywhere outside from the U.S. you have to pay some extra shipping and I had to pay customs duty on my purchase as well. The order took about 13 days to arrive, but then again, there were weekends in between, and I had to pick up my order at the customs house.

Would I do it again? Most definitely yes. And I can’t wait to try my products out. I’ll keep you updated on their performance 😉

UD Naked Skin Concealer – Kiss or Miss?

Oh boy do I hate it, when this happens…

You went out and bought some pricey makeup you were absolutely sure you would love. Why wouldn’t you? It’s from a high end makeup brand, with good reviews which you’re loving – so this hella expensive thing has to be amazing.

And then you’re trying it out and it feels kinda… naaaah…. not right – but it you spent so much money on it, that you’re falling into a state of denial. There has to be something wrong with the way you applied it. It’s your fault, not the products! It just has to be…

So you’re trying it again, trying to make it work this time, changing the way you’re applying it, redoing your makeup… trying to change the lighting, trying to change the circumstances, but still the product does not work as it’s supposed to and you get mad. Mad at yourself for spending money on it. Mad at the product for just not performing as it has to.

This lately happened to me. I wanted to try out the Urban Decay Naked Skin weightless complete coverage concealer in shade fair neutral I expected to love it – on their website the customers raved so hard about it, that I thought it can’t be anything but perfect, but I was so, so, so wrong…

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So it comes in this bottle of 5 ml/0.16 fl oz and retails for about 23 €/28$, which is pricy yes. But UD is a high end brand, so that’s something you have to expect. It has a flat doe-foot applicator, which I don’t mind, I find it quiet easy to apply my products with this applicator. But the smell…. Oh my god, why the hell does this thing have to smell so freakin chemical? I hate it, really! It just makes me cringe every time I open it up.

As I mentioned, I tried my hardest to make this thing work and tried to love it. I applied this concealer, everyone raved so hard about, on different occasions, with different foundations as a base, with sponges, with brushes, even with my fingers, tried a setting spray, priming and I could go on and on but I am so sorry it simply sucked for me, big time!

I have super dry skin and I peel my face on a weekly basis 2-3 times, keep it hydrated, clean it every night and apply primer before doing my makeup just to make sure, my skin won’t make such a trouble when using makeup-products. But this concealer just makes my skin look so freakishly dry, as if I never tried hydrating it in my whole life. It really accentuates any dry patches you have on your skin and I do not like the finish at all. It just looks so wrong end weird. It does not work on my under eyes, nor on the bridge of my nose or any other part of my face. It’s hard to spread, does not melt with your skin, it looks patchy and is so wrong on so many levels… And did I mention this weird smell? Yeah, it bothers me, that’s why I had to mention it again…

I really do wonder why? I swatched it on my hand, before purchasing it, and just the swatch looked like such a high coverage concealer, but after spreading it… no, thank you.

I don’t get, why it’s so high rated, really not even the slightest bit. But then again, I do have very dry skin, so maybe it works on different skin types better.

I love UD, but this is definitely a miss for me. Never will I ever purchase this.

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