Product Review – Bee Mine Organics

I’ve had my eye on Bee Mine Organics for a while and recently had the pleasure of trying a couple of their products. I tried the Bee•U•Ti•Full deep conditioner. I love deep conditioners because I deep condition my hair every week when I wash it. 
This conditioner was amazing. Great slip, very moisturizing even after I rinsed out my hair. It also didn’t feel greasy or weighed down once I rinsed the conditioner out. The smell is sweet, but subtle. My only wish is that the jar was bigger!
I also tried the Bee Hold Curly Butter. I used it on wet, freshly washed hair for my twistout. It had a nice creamy, custard like texture and a little goes a long way. I could see great definition as I applied the product, even before I began twisting. I may even try it on a wash and go, which is unheard of because I always use gel. This product stands out to me because again, the smell was amazing, but I also noticed that my twists were elongated. I generally don’t have a huge problem with my shrinkage now, but it was different seeing my twists have some length. I’ve never seen that happen with any product I’ve tried.
I left it twisted for a few days before unraveling my twists for a twistout. Great hold, without the crunch. Excellent definition. Moisturized and shiny without feeling greasy. What more could you ask for in a product? I highly recommend this brand and look forward to trying more of their products. 

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Product Review: Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar with skin tint

I’m very into skincare, which probably began when I first started experiencing “adult acne.” That’s a whole different story. Due to my adult acne, I experience hyperpigmentation after breakouts. I found that using spf helps to reduce the discoloration. Don’t get me wrong, the scarring still exists, but it isn’t as dark as it had been without the use of spf. 

My normal morning routine has been to apply Philosphy Hope in a Jar moisturizer after washing my face. I then apply a Neutrogena sunscreen with spf 30, followed by a matte face powder to smooth out my complexion and to cover the hyperpigmentation. The powder also helps to keep me from looking oily. 

When I discovered Philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar with skin tint, I was excited because it was like all three of my products in one… moisturizer, spf and skin tint. 

I purchased it from Sephora for $39 in the color Cocoa. That’s the darkest brown. It looked like it would match my complexion well too. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the product. It covered my blemishes and didn’t feel oily when applied. It gave me a nice dewy look. The color blended well with my complexion. I applied it with my finger tips the first time, but I believe it’s best applied with a blender or makeup sponge or your personal preference for applying something like liquid foundation. It’s very light coverage, but the color is buildable, so you can apply more to areas where you feel like you need a little more coverage. 

It’s definitely worth a try. There are 5 different shades to choose from. Let me know what you think!