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Maple Holistics Silk18 Conditioner Review*


Hey guys! Sorry that it’s been such a long time for me to get a new post up – life has been a little hectic and I’ve been trying to focus on my graphic design career. I need to get better with my time management, focus on more important things and basically – get my ass in check. I’ve been busy with working full time, doing freelance projects on the side and trying to maintain a social life. (Also, the Jonas Brothers are back together, so a lot of my time has been obsessing over them again). 

Today, though, I have a review for you! It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed shampoo or conditioner. Maple Holistics sent me their Silk18 Conditioner to try out, so I’ve been incorporating it into my hair routine for the past couple of weeks. Maple Holistics is a cruelty free brand and their products are made in the United States. They carry shampoo, conditioners, lip balms and personal care items – I definitely want to try out some of their other products.

If you guys have been around for a while, you guys know about my hair but in case you’re new…My hair is pretty dry, gets tangled easily, it’s brittle and I have a lot of breakage. I personally don’t use heat on my hair but I know that using water that’s too hot can damage your hair, but there’s other factors too!

Maple Holistics Silk18 Conditioner is perfect for dry, frizzy and damaged hair. (Ding, ding, ding…that’s my hair). The conditioner is silicone and paraben free, which is a win in my book. It smells like vanilla which I really like – it’s not too strong and to be honest, you’ll catch me sniffing the ends of my hair throughout the day because I love the smell (it’s also incredibly soft).

So, why is it called
Silk18 Conditioner?

The conditioner has a “dreamy blend of eighteen silk amino acids” (x) and contains a few different oils to “promote softer, smoother, more lustrous looking tresses”.

What are my final thoughts?

So, I’ve been using this conditioner for probably a month and a half now – here are my thoughts.

I really like the conditioner – I liked how it made my hair look, feel and smell. It was able to tame my frizz that I get towards my roots and it made my hair feel silky and soft. My hair looked shinier and overall, it just looked better. Again, I love the smell of it. It’s not too overpowering but it does leave your hair smelling fresh and clean. 

I think it’s worth the price ($9.75 for 8oz). You don’t need to use a lot of product like I’ve had to use in the past with previous conditioners. 

Do I recommend it?  I do! If you’re looking for a hydrating conditioner that’s great for sensitive skin, then I say give it a go!

That’s all for the post, I hope you guys enjoyed the post. I also hope that you’ll give Maple Holistics some love, too!Cruelty Free Beauty

Disclaimer: Yes, this product was sent to me to review, but sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in anyway. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all about giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

September 15, 2019

The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World: A Book Review


Hey my loves! Today I have a really exciting post for you all, it’s something I’ve never done before – a book review! I had the opportunity to read this new release from Alison Lea Sher and I’m obsessed with it. I highly recommend this book for millennials who feel like they’re doomed and even those who feel like they aren’t.

The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World: A New Generation’s Handbook to Being Yourself and Living with Purpose is a an amazing read for all generations. I was instantly sucked right into the book and couldn’t put it down. There was so much insight and advice that I needed to hear. I personally feel like I’m stuck at this age, I’m 22, kind of confused about what I want out of life, trying to make the best decisions for myself, my peers and the planet – it’s all super overwhelming and this book dives right into all of the worries that us millennials face daily.

Many millennials were told that we could do anything we wanted with our lives, but we weren’t equipped with the appropriate tools and skills.”

Above is one of my favorite quotes from the book, and its only in the second chapter. I can relate to this and I’m sure you can too. Growing up we were always asked what we want to be when we’re older, I’m sure many of you said a pop star, actress/actor and maybe some of you said a neurologist or astronaut. We were never told that our dreams won’t become a reality at that age, we were encouraged to follow our dreams – but I feel like as an adult now, that’s totally changed. I feel like some people question my major and college and I’ve heard a lot of “Good luck finding a job in your field” lately. People need to stop looking down on millennials and believe in them, like they did when we were younger.

This book is a great read and I highly recommend it. You can get it on Amazon here, but it’s also available for purchase at Barnes & Nobel and other independent retailers. Definitely check out Alison’s website, which is all about why millennial are important in the workforce and how Millennial Inc can help bridge the generation gap when it comes to training new employees.

I hope you guys enjoyed the post! Interested in getting a PDF version of the book? Leave me a comment or DM me on Twitter and I can give you the deets!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

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July 9, 2018

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Shaving


Hey my loves! I’m sorry for being so absent on my social media & blog lately – I’ve been taking some time for myself and focusing on school and my mental health. I didn’t mean to put my blog on the back burner, but I really needed to take some time for me, as we all do.

Anyways, since we’re approaching capri & shorts weather (hopefully it will come sooner than what Puxatoney Phil predicted), I thought I would share some tips with you all about shaving and how to avoid annoying razor bumps and other shaving catastrophes! Using an Old/Dull Razor

I’m putting this one first because I feel like we’re all culprits of this one. Changing your razor blade regularly is super important because it can reduce your risk of getting an infection and will also make your shaving experience go a little more smoothly. You should be changing your blade every 6-8 shaves. I personally love using a subscription service for my razor blades because it’s cheaper and incredibly convenient. Harry’s offers quality shaving products at an unbeatable price. Not only do they have razor blades, they also sell shaving products to make your life so much easier and your shaving more manageable.

Dry Shaving

I definitely have tried shaving my legs out of the shower with dry skin and a splash of water…it was bad news bears. Shaving without shaving cream or a shaving gel is a big no-no in my book, especially since I have sensitive skin (that’s super pale so razor burn is all you can see!) Find a shaving cream or gel that has hydrating properties as this can help reduce irritation and make your legs or other body parts smooth as a baby’s bottom.

Shaving Too Quickly

I’m sure you’re questioning me on this one, but hear me out! Definitely, don’t jump in the shower and start shaving right away – your hair follicles need time to soften up and your pores need time to open up so you can have an amazing shave. I’m not saying that you need to be in the shower for 40 mins before you can start shaving, but definitely, give it a minute or two so your hair can be softer and easier to shave. Also – take your time with shaving! Short, small strokes is the way to go.

Not Exfoliating

I feel like exfoliating my legs before shaving them has totally changed the game for me. Lightly exfoliating your skin before shaving is a good idea, since it helps to get rid of the dead skin cells that could get in the way of your razor blade. You don’t need to get a super abrasive scrub nor do you need to scrub your legs until they’re red. Just a smidge of a body scrub goes a long way and will definitely get the job done. Make sure to rinse your legs (or body parts) thoroughly before you start shaving so you don’t clog up your razor with sugar or whatever they use in the scrub.

Going Against the Grain (the Entire Time)

I bet you’ve always been told to go against the grain for a close shave, however, you should be shaving with the grain during your first pass. This helps to reduce any pulls or tugs on your skin. After going with the grain during your first pass, then you can shave against the grain when the hair is shorter and more manageable. Try it – I swear it works!

Don’t forget to apply a moisurizer after shaving (especially if you didn’t use a moisturizing shaving gel/cream).

I hope you enjoyed the post! What’s one of your tricks to avoid nicks when shaving? Let me know!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

February 22, 2018