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Beauty News Christmas Giveaway - Lorac Mega Pro 3

30 November 2016

Beauty News has put on their Santa hats for another year and we are giving away another Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette!

To enter simply use the Raffle Copter widget below, you must be a subscribed to Beauty News and either Kat or myself, you get extra entries for being subscribed to both of us, following us on Instagram, tweeting about the giveaway or checking out our Facebook Group.

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This giveaway is open Worldwide.

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Prizes will be shipped to your nominated postal address at our own cost.

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Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Yuko - Kokoro G Shampoo | Kokoro G Treatment | G Hair Water*

29 November 2016

I was recently given the opportunity to try out some Japanese hair care and cleansing products and it was a no-brainer that I would say yes, I'm extremely interested in Japanese products and all you have to do is take one look at a Japanese woman and her glorious hair to want to know what what the secret is to shiny, soft, free flowing locks.

Since receiving these products a few weeks ago I haven't wanted to use anything else. The results have been borderline shocking for me (in the best possible way).



The Yuko Kokoro G Shampoo is designed for regular use on dry, sensitised and damaged hair, it's sulfate free and gentle on sensitive skin, it supplements the hair with protein, keratin, algae extract, collagen and Aqua Gold which is at the heart of all their hair care products, I've found it a little difficult to find exactly what this is because I believe it's a little bit of a brand secret but essentially it's created through a process that breaks down specific metals into nano-scopic particles dispersed in water, essentially creating a hydro-colloidal metal.

I don't know how good any of this really is for hair but in this case I simply don't care because the proof is in the pudding products. With just one use I noticed an improvement in my hair, it was softer, felt so much smoother and didn't tangle as much, with extended use I noticed that my hair continued to improve but also didn't deteriorate again when I had to trial other products which really surprised me.



The shampoo is clear and has a citrus scent, maybe grapefruit? For a sulfate free shampoo this foams like a boss! It breaks through oil so damn well, I often use oils as a pre-wash treatment since my hair is bleached to within an inch of it's life and getting those oils out can be a nightmare and totally defeat the purpose after I've had to shampoo my hair three times but with this shampoo I've only had to double cleanse once and that was when my hair was literally soaked in coconut oil. Another thing I LOVE about this shampoo is that my hair feels relatively soft once I rinse it out, it's not tangled or matted and I can actually run my fingers through it without too much trouble. This is unheard of in the history of my blonde hair!


The Yuko Kokoro G Treatment is designed to be used as a conditioner and claims to detangle, deeply moisturise while also softening, smoothing and making the hair stronger with sunflower seed, seaweed extracts, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, silk protein, keratin, anti-oxidants and Aqua Gold.

This conditioner doesn't have to be left in for 5-10 minutes or applied to damp clean hair and rinsed out 30 minutes later after it's been wrapped in a warm towel, you just put it in, leave it for however long you want and then rinse it out, it works so quickly and gives beautiful results, the hair is soft, smooth, free of tangles, after you've dried it you'll be rewarded with a silky soft mane that doesn't tangle easily and stays feeling hydrated for days.


Yuko Aqua G Water is a leave in hydrating product that you spritz in to damp hair before blowdrying, this one smells like the conditioner, kind of like nothing. This product claims to retain moisture in the hair and protect it from heat styling using gold micro particles and I can say, without a shadow of a doubt that after using this with the shampoo and treatment I am converted, this is a Holy Grail trio for me.


G Hair Water has the consistency of water and soaks the hair very easily but doesn't add to drying time, it's weightless once it's dry and doesn't leave a residue that you can feel over the hair, so you get the benefits of hydrated and protected hair without any of the draw backs some heat protectants have.


While using this trio I have discovered that there is a better brand for me other than Kerastase (it's also much cheaper), I have also discovered that KhairPep works brilliantly with the Yuko Kokoro G Shampoo and the results I get from a single treatment are the same as I get with three treatments.

I highly recommend Yuko hair products to anyone, if you have dry or damaged hair go with the Kokoro G line, there is also an Anti-Frizz line for chemically treated hair, Colour-Lock for coloured hair, Cleansing for people with scalp irritations and a protein repairing spray. I will be repurchasing these products when they run out and have even whispered in my hairdressers ear about them, products like this excite me, I have seen the world of hair care (in salon and at home) change dramatically over the years and products like this get me pumped for the future of hair health.

Yuko Kokoro G Shampoo retails for $38.95
Yuko Kokoro G Treatment retails for $38.95
Yuko Aqua G Water retails for $38.95

To find out more or purchase Yuko hair products you can check out their web page Yuko.com.au

What are your all time favourite hair products?


Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Lorac Mega Pro 3 - Review & Swatches

28 November 2016

Christmas is almost upon us (OMGYAY!) which means it's time to pump out the reviews and I'm starting with the Lorac Mega Pro 3.



This palette is a limited edition Ulta exclusive and retails for $59USD, if you don't live in the US you're going to need to get a friend to ship it to you or use a parcel forwarding service, I'm not going to rant and rave about how much this irks me, I already did that in my video, just be aware that this palette is going to set you back about $100AUD and if you only want to know if it's worth that much money, I will tell you straight up, it is not.


If you're sticking around for specifics, let's get to it; the palette contains 32 shades, 16 of them are matte and the other 16 shimmers, the beauty of Lorac Pro Palettes is that they have a perfect matte to shimmer balance and the shade ranges allow you to create different looks every single time you pick up the palette.


This year the colour theme is very neutral, a little bit feminine without being excessively pink and totally wearable, the darker shades in the palette allow you to take all those pretty peach and mauve neutrals and turn them in to more defined looks for the evening.


The formula is typical Lorac, if you're not familiar with it then you can expect very soft, smooth shadows with good pigmentation that blend and layer well. You will find that dipping your brush in to the shades will cause a little kick up of product but this typically happens when the formula is as soft as these, personally I don't think it's a detriment to the palette, the shadows perform well and at the end of the day that's the main thing.


The palette contains a nice balance of cools and warms but I do feel like their are a few 'out-of-place' shades like Pomegranate, Mist, Deep Fog, Glacier and Dark Navy. Pomegranate does work with the majority of the shades in the palette, but the blue and greys seem a little odd to me





Overall I'm loving the palette, the colour range is gorgeous, the formula is very nice and they are easy to work with. My only gripe is that we can't get these easily in Australia (and most other parts of the world!) and even on their third release of a Lorac Mega Pro, the Lorac team couldn't work out a way to make it easily accessible for many of their international fans.

If you have the money to burn and you want it then go for it but if your budget is tight you may want to skip this one.

What do you think of the Lorac Mega Pro 3?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Kat Von D - Serpentina Palette Review & Swatches

26 November 2016

It's so easy to get caught up in the hype of new palettes and all the pretty colours, one of Kat Von D's newest releases, the Serpentina palette, got me good, I saw it available online and BAM! Money gone.




The Kat Von D Serpentina Palette retails for $64AUD at Sephora and contains 8 traditional eyeshadows and a loose pigment. The packaging is a little bulky and awkward due to the fact that there is a loose pigment in the palette. The mirror can be difficult to use, I find due to the weight and length of the palette it's hard to hold it still while looking in to the mirror, also it's not the ideal size for doing a full face of makeup.


The shades are predominantly jewel toned, at each end of the palette are matte shades while the other 6 are metallics. Formula wise the metallics are mostly what you would expect, rich in pigment and soft in texture, they pick up with a brush well, apply to the lid nicely and blend easily, fallout is a big issue though, I highly recommend doing eyes first or protecting your base because the fallout does not wipe away clean, you will have colorful shimmery streaks on your face.

The mattes leave a lot to be desired, they feel very dry in the pan and don't have a lot of colour payoff when applied with a brush, they don't allow for a soft wash of colour, they have to be built up to prevent them looking patchy. Bloodmilk swatches and generally performs better than Venom but I personally think these mattes let the team down.

The loose pigment, Prophet, is finely milled and just a straight up old gold colour with a slight olive tint to it, it applies exactly like other loose pigments, it can be messy, doesn't have a lot of colour pay off with a brush unless applied wet and gives a nice finish when applied with your finger (buy you lose application precision). I have absolutely no idea why they felt the need to put this in the palette as a loose pigment, it could easily have been a pressed eyeshadow and would have prevented the palette from being so strangely bulky and long.


Prophet - Loose pigment formula, metallic finish, gold with a hint of olive (old gold), good pigmentation when applied with finger or wet.

Venom - Mid toned matte purple, feels quite dry in the pan, pigmentation not great, requires a lot of building.

Scarab - Intensely rich metallic forest green, very soft formula which picks up easily but can result in serious fallout.

Nile - Classic metallic blue, ok pigmentation.


Hieroglyph - Beautiful rich metallic orange, great pigmentation.

Queen - Rich metallic raspberry red, great pigmentation

Ankh - Rich matte black with gold micro shimmer, when applied heavily some of the shimmer can be seen but if it's blended in the crease it just appears as a matte black

Medua - Metallic dirty gold/taupe gold shade, definitely the closest thing to a neutral in the palette

Bloodmilk - Matte red, swatches fairly well when you get deep in to the pan but applies a little washed out, requires building for an even finish and decent colour intensity.

While the palette is pretty to look at I feel like that's mostly what it's good for. The mattes aren't great and limit the types of looks you can create, the metallics are nothing special at all, I think the only shade that is remotely interesting is Hieroglyph, the others a bit 'dime-a-dozen', if you have a large palette collection you likely have shades that could be considered dupes. The loose pigment is a complete mystery to me, I have no idea why they bothered putting it in there, just press it, save on packaging and encourage people to use it wet.

If you are a major Kat Von D fan, want a bright palette for your collection and these shades inspire you then there is no reason not to buy it, just know that the shades require a little extra work like protecting from fallout and building up those mattes. If you're confident with eyeshadow you won't have any issues making this palette work.

What are your thoughts on the Kat Von D Serpentina Palette?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Marie Claire The Parcel - Ageless November 2016

23 November 2016
My last Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless arrived recently and I was torn whether to keep this particlua service in the new year, this box made it easy for me to decide.




Sun Sense Daily Face SPF 50+, full size 200g, RRP $26.95
'Invisible tint' sunscreen, I can't think of anything worse.

L'Oreal Revitalift Classic Concentrated Serum, full size 30ml, RRP $32.95
Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Serum, can't say I've ever had much luck with L'Oreal skin care so I'll be passing this on.

Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask, full size, RRP $7.99
Vitamin C based sheet mask, happy to give this a try.



John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder In Shower Lightening Treatment, full size 34ml, RRP $17.99
I'm curious to know if they chose this item based on your hair colour, personally I'm a little pissed that this was in the box... Supermarket lightening products, great idea!

Alpha H Instant Facial, sample size 30ml, approx. value $18.60
Resurfacing and hydrating toner, excited to try this out.

Sukin Energising Body Scrub, sample size 50ml, approx. value $3.73
Cream base with coffee and coconut, will give it a whirl.

Approximate value of contents: $108.21

Overall I'm not impressed, there are a few things I'll use but aside from the Alpha-H product none of them excite me, I'm happy to give up this service.

To round up a one year subscription of Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless I thought I'd give you a few numbers that show the value of the service.

One year subscription: $99.00AUD

Number of boxes received: 4

Total items received: 26 (13 full size, 13 sample size)

Approximate value: $543.62

If you received the Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless for Summer 2016 let me know your thoughts on the contents!

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Rimmel - Lasting Finish By Kate | 15th Anniversary Collection*

18 November 2016
The Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 15th Anniversary Lipstick Collection was released with a glittering, rose gold bang. Featuring 6 lipsticks, 3 nudes and 3 reds, in stunning rose gold packaging.


Check out the video above for arm and lip swatches!


Not only is the packaging gorgeous to look at (and photograph) but the caps snap on firmly so they are safe floating around in your handbag.

The formula of the lipsticks is beautiful, they are rich in colour and can definitely be applied in one swipe if you are precise enough with your application.


They 'set' over time but don't dry down to a matte finish which means they are long wearing but comfortable, they do transfer if you're eating or drinking just like any other cream lipstick but they stain and leave pigment on your lips as they wear away so you don't have to put in a lot of effort to maintain them throughout the day or worry that they are wearing away unevenly.


I think the colour selection is a little limited but I also think they have tapped in to history with this collection, quite fitting that a brand who has been going strong for 181 years to feature a combination of classic reds along with modern nudes.


Boho Nude - Caramel nude
My Nude - Neutral nude
Rock 'N' Roll Nude - Light pink nude
Retro Red - Raspberry red
Idol Red - Orange toned red
Muse Red - Classic blue based red

The Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 15th Anniversary Lipstick collection retail for $13.95 each and are available at Chemist Warehouse and Priceline stores or online at Priceline.

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Pan That Palette 2016 - Update #7

16 November 2016
I filmed this update right on time and then promptly forgot about it. Story of my life at the moment.



I have to admit this update is going to be fairly boring, I've purchased a few new palettes recently and have been in testing mode so I can review them so these palettes have been neglected, my Zpalette particularly.


I literally used this once, if you look super close at the dark, matte plum you might see the tiniest bit of progress. It just wasn't a priority and won't be for the rest of the year, bigger fish to fry and all that..


My Estee Lauder Palette has better progress, my goal was to hit pan on the remaining shades that didn't have pan and I managed to achieve that but after that it was pushed to the wayside for newer and more exciting things.


I am definitely not feeling the love for this palette at the moment, it's not inspiring me and I'm struggling to find other ways to use the shades so it doesn't interfere with testing out newer palettes, there is only so many times you can use the lighter shades as highlights before you get sick of the same thing every damn day.

At this point I'm just going to focus on the Estee Lauder palette and if I don't reach for it at all this month I may just call it quits and enjoy the last month of 2016 by playing with all my new toys.


Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

HIF - Hydration Support & Intensive Detox Cleansing Conditioners*

15 November 2016

HIF is a brand that comes under the Deciem umbrella, the name stands for Hair is Fabric and the basic idea of the range is that hair really is like fabric and should be cleansed in a way that maintains its natural health. It's like dry cleaning for your hair.

HIF shampoos are an all in one product (no conditioner needed), they use fractionated cleansing particles that cling to and rinse away dirt without damaging the natural hair structure. Each product in the range has a cleansing and conditioning coefficient which basically lets you know the level of cleansing and conditioning it offers.

I received Hydration Support and Intensive Detox, both of which give me completely different results but are both suitable for my hair type.


First up I want to discuss how they work, you apply it to wet hair, lather and leave on for three minutes before rinsing, no need for conditioner (but more on that later) and after towel drying you style as usual. If your hair is really dirty (product build up/been out on a windy and dusty day/super oily) you won't get a good lather with your first wash.

I'm going to start with HIF Hydration Support, this uses a low-molecular Hyaluronic Acid to cleanse the hair and scalp, increasing hydration to promote healthy hair growth at the scalp. I definitely feel that this helps to hydrate the scalp with continued use but when it comes to how my hair feels after cleansing it's not kicking goals for me.


After washing and blowdrying with a paddle brush my hair felt very textured and it wasn't particularly easy to run my fingers through my hair, it didn't have the softness and smoothness that I typically get from hydrating products. It feels like there is a coating of something thick and kind of dirty on my hair, like I've been out on a windy day in a dusty area. Using a conditioner after shampooing helps a little but not enough to make the product usable for me. It also smells like Palmolive Gold soap which I can't stand.

I have this thing about my hair. If I can't run my fingers through it and it doesn't swish in a breeze, I'm not happy. What's the point in spending hours of maintenance time on my hair each week if it doesn't look and feel glorious? If my hair is fabric I want it to be the highest quality silk you can possibly find. Hydration Support does not support my need for high quality silk.



The HIF Intensive Detox gave me much different results. This one contains desert date bio-complex which is high in iron, helping with hair loss and giving the scalp a super deep clean. It smells minty and has a serious cooling effect which I adore.


When I dry my hair after using this I have much better results. Initially it feels a little rough but a little hair oil helps to smooth it out, I can run a brush through it without crying and once it's dry it'll swish all over the place until it's wash day.


I honestly don't think these products are going to be for everyone, having found one that works for me I will say that I'm enjoying it but it's not mind blowing, I use it on days that I need a deep clean but I'm not reaching for it every wash. There are 15 products in the range for all hair types and colours. Prices range from $40 - $70AUD for 180ml  but they also have 5 of their core cleansers in 1 litre bottles which start at $75AUD so if you can find one you love there are savings to be had.

To find out more about HIF you can visit their website here.

Have you tried anything from the HIF range? If so let me know in the comments!

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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Ciate x Chloe Morello Beauty Haul - Pretty, Fun, Fearless Palette

14 November 2016


The Ciate x Chloe Morello Beauty Haul was recently released online at Mecca.com and in stores at Mecca Maxima, honestly it's not a collab that would have ever been on my radar, I wouldn't usually buy an eyeshadow palette from a brand that was known for nail polish (and not even spectacular ones at that) and I don't follow Chloe Morello but when I saw the shades inside I was sold.





The set retails for $70AUD and contains a 15 pan palette, mini Wonderwand Mascara, mini Liquid Velvet in Pin Up and a makeup pouch.


I'll start with the extras in the box, the makeup pouch is a navy blue, faux leather zip ouch with pretty rose gold hardware and tassel detail, the inside is lined and Ciate London is printed on the front in gold.


The deluxe minis included are a 6ml tube of Wonderwand Mascara and a 2ml tube of Liquid Velvet in Pin Up.


The mascara has an hourglass shaped brush that grips the lashes well, it helps to lengthen, define, separate and volumise the lashes, it's a nice all-rounder that wears well through the day, doesn't smudge or flake and has a jet black formula, however, it isn't waterproof so if you need a waterproof mascara to hold a curl in your lashes I would look elsewhere.


The Liquid Velvet in Pin Up is a pretty, fairly universal colour, it's a mid toned plum with a nude hint to it which makes it very wearable. The formula is very opaque, only requires one thin layer and sets matte, however it doesn't set completely dry so it will transfer but the upside is that it's very comfortable to wear and it doesn't flake or wear off in patches as you go through the day. The wand is slightly diamond shaped with a tapered tip which allows for easy application to the inner corners and along the cupids bow.


Right, let's get to business. The name of the palette; Pretty, Fun and Fearless is a combination of the three palettes they released going by the same individual names in early 2016 (may have been late 2015) so there isn't much originality going on there, the print on the palette is a combination of flamingos, sketched flowers, stars and other random stuff that looks a bit mish-mashy.

The palette is made up of a hard cardboard, has a magnetic closure and a mirror large enough to do a full face of make.


The 15 shades consist 9 mattes and 6 metallics. The top row and the two shades on the far left of the center row are all warm neutrals, the rest are cool shades, however, Dainty is borderline neutral, it looks pink in the pan buy has a yellow reflect to it so depending on your skin tone it could pull either way.


The balance of mattes to metallics is quite good in my opinion, everything is different enough to create a different look almost every single time you pick up the palette and I really love that. You'll always have choice with a shade and finish range like this.


The formula of the mattes is nice, they aren't super pigmented (I think anyone who purchase the Modern Renaissance palette this year will be spoilt by that formula!) but they are easy to work with, build well if you want extra colour and hold their own when they are being layered so they don't look like a muddy mess.


The first row consists of warm neutral browns with two transition/light crease shades (Skinny Dip + Unconditional), two darker crease shades (On Fire + Queen Bee) and a metallic lid colour (Shine Bright). They all swatch well with a finger and apply well with a brush (keeping in mind that the metallics can be difficult to work with).


The second row starts off with two warm shades and then splits to the cool shades. The two warm shades (Vaycay + My Tribe) consist of a metallic and a matte, My Tribe is basically the colour of my skin so it's difficult to see but it works beautifully as a base for blending mattes or softening the look if you go to dark. The cool shades (Be Sassy + Jet Setter + Happy) are a nice little trio on their own, Be Sassy doesn't swatch well but it's a very light colour and works beautifully as a soft cool transition shade.


The bottom row is predominantly cool and consists of three metallics (Dainty + Fierce + Own It), Dainty has a little yellow in it so can be considered neutral but it pulls cool on my skin, Own It is the only metallic that I feel is actually lacking in pigmentation, it just doesn't have a richness to it like the others do. The two mattes (Flirt & Day Dream) are consistent with the formula of the other mattes.

This palette hasn't been widely loved which I think is a shame because it has such potential. I do think Ciate dropped the ball with the formula, specifically the metallics, many people have reported that they are difficult to work with and need to be built up to get any pigmentation and initially I experienced that too, I went in with a typical synthetic shader brush (Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush) and it was rubbish, it took me about 3 seconds to switch to a dense, natural bristle shadow brush (Crown C150 Angle Fluff) because I hoped the structure of natural hair would hold pigment better, which it does. The main issue is that not everyone has natural bristle brushes and not all natural bristle brushes give great results with this palette, if the formula doesn't work with all brush types then you're going to have people who are disappointed with how the shades perform. The formula of the metallics would benefit from further testing and tweaking.

Personally I love this palette, the shade range is perfect for me and I'm lucky enough to own a brush that works well with the metallics, I do see and have experienced the flaws that others found with the palette and while I do recommend the palette I do it with a word of caution; it may take you some time to get the most out of the metallics, if you can't be bothered I'd say spend your money elsewhere.

The Ciate x Chloe Morello Beauty Haul retails for $70AUD is available at Mecca Maxima Stores and Online at Mecca (currently sold out but more stock coming soon).

If you have tried the Ciate x Chloe Morello Pretty, Fun, Fearless Palette let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..