Now that my hair is longer and growing, I decided it may be better to stop fighting my natural waves.
I used to go virtually product free, other than leave in conditioner or oil. However, my hair still frizzed, and my waves were weird and wonky.
I decided I to try a styling tool aimed to shape curls instead of working against it. I saw Curlisto Structura Lotion on Birchbox. Since I had enough points to score it without actually spending any cash, I bought it.
Just because you like a little structure doesn’t mean you have to be a complete stiff. This alcohol-free lotion defines waves and curls without stiffness and fights the never-ending fight against humidity to help reduce frizz.
How it Works
A host of ingredients work to create smooth, bouncy waves and curls, including hydrolyzed soy protein, which conditions and strengthens strands, and panthenol, which prevents breakage and improves hair’s pliability.
I work this in and air dry my hair. I honestly can’t be bothered to put in additional effort in the morning. I scrunch it into my hair.
Frizz-less and static-less wavy hair. It’s not stiff, it smells nice, and it helps your style to hold. When I did curl my hair, the curl held really really REALLY well.
I like that it also sort works as a leave in treatment since it’s made with soy protein.
It comes in a spray or regular bottle, and it ranges from $15-$18 USD.
Will I repurchase?
Probably, unless something even better comes along.
Have you tried Curlisto? What did you think?
My Birchbox was amazing this month, Ipsy was less great.
reviews coming as I use these goodies!
What’s in your Ipsy?
I’ve been using theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac for a while, on and off, since I received it in a Birchbox.
What is it?
Similar to Benetint, this is a pink lip and cheek stain.
How is it different?
Instead of being a liquid stain, this is more of a gel. There is no strong scent, so you’re not smelling like roses. (wah, I love roses)
How does it work?
You can dab it on your lips and cheeks for a flush of natural looking color. The shade is pretty universal, and I think it would work with a variety of complexions.
The tube comes with a doe tip applicator.
I think this is easier to blend into your skin than Benetint, probably because it doesn’t run since it’s not a liquid formula.
The staying power is pretty low, I don’t think I’ve been able to make it through a work day with this. Even when I use a makeup spray, it doesn’t seem to stay on my cheeks.
I didn’t use it on my lips, because I’m a fan of lipsticks not lip stains. Plus, I don’t like to cross contaminate my products. I know, I’m slightly crazy.
Pro-tip – and this goes with ANY cheek stain – USE YOUR MAKEUP SPONGE. It makes a huge difference in how well you can blend the stains in your cheeks.
Have you tried theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac? What’s your favorite lip and cheek stain?
I am so in love with my Birchbox this month. Because….I got a Beautyblender! And a cleanser!
I think this it the most valued box I have received since I started the subscription.
What did you get?