Monday, July 30, 2012

Redken: quick tease 15 Review and Photos


Looking for a quick tease? I love backcombing my hair, it was one of my favorite things to do in beauty school- tease everyone's hair! What I am super in love about this teasing spray is the nozzle! It literally sprays my whole area without me moving it, The nozzle is super wide and covers everything! The formula is dispensed in a horizontal spray by a patented fan that helps evenly disperse product to boost texture" It hasn't got clogged yet which most teasing sprays do, and I got this last week and have used it everyday!

It's not too heavy and sticky feeling but it still gives great hold and control. The smell is awesome not to overwhelming, and it also has a matte finish. I definitely give this a 5/5 from the sleek and simple packaging to the amazing fan nozzle!

Price and availability:
$18.00 5.3 oz
$7.50 2.0 oz
Visit Redken to see a salon that sells near you






To see the full Press Release visit HERE

UPDATE: I thought I should add some pictures to show you how this works in action. I did my friends hair over the weekend and we were playing with this on her hair. Although it looks a little ratty we were just trying to achieve the most height and volume. Asymmetrical haircuts are most fun to tease! 



Pureology: Precious Oil Review and Photos


Damaged or chemically treated hair? I know I suffer from both, as a stylist I am always changing my hair thus the reason I have dry and chemically damaged hair. I am always using treatments and oils to help. I have found an oil that works wonders!


Introducing Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil, the latest colour care innovation that evenly renews every strand of the hair fiber of all types of colour-treated hair. Restore softness, elasticity, shine and moisture to colour-treated hair with a precious blend of sunflower seed, coconut, olive and jojoba oils


Discover the FIRST Green Seal certified 100% Biodegradable, silicone and paraben-free, versatile caring oil.   This product meets the Green Seal Standard


Features and Benefits:

Precious Oils      
Sunflower Seed Oil for Softness - Omega 6 essential fatty acids and phospholipids, equalize the surface to restore suppleness
 Coconut Oil for Vitality – Low molecular weight coconut oil, reduces hairs fragility by increasing flexibility
Olive Oil for Shine – Envelopes the hair shaft for optimum light reflection and reduced mechanical friction
 Jojoba Seed Oil for Moisture – Locks moisture into hair for improved elasticity

Price and availability $40 (4.2 oz), $12 (1.0 oz) Go HERE to find a nearest location near you 


This oil is really great, a little definitely goes a long way. Just a tad too much and you might be stuck with greasy hair. I have been using this for a few weeks. I went ombre so my hair is super damaged from the bleach and re dying. Now that I am all one color again I am doing this treatment once every couple days and my hair is repairing tremendously. 












Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sigma: The Brow Design Kit





As of July 23rd, Sigma released their new 15 piece Brow kit! I am super excited about this. I don't think I have ever had a brow kit come with every single tool you need, plus more than just your basic brown and blonde shade!







The Brow Design Kit contains 15 pieces to define and design your brows. The kit features: A scissors, a tweezers, 3 brow stencils (small, medium and large), a dual ended highlight pencil (matte and shimmer), a dual ended brow pencil (medium and dark), a pencil sharpener, 5 brow powder shades, dual ended brow gel (clear and tinted) and a dual ended brow brush (E75 and E80).

**All this for $69.00 Plus use code AP2012 for 10%off and..... this month also they are giving a free gift with a $30 purchase which is one of their best selling eye shadow palettes in mini size**




BayAreaMommy’s 1st Blog Anniversary Giveaway


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Bay Area Mommy is celebrating her 1st blog anniversary with a giveaway for a Kindle Fire (or $200 Amazon gift card) and 2 Diamond Candles. Kindle Fire is open worldwide but the 2 Diamond Candles is restricted to the US only since they don't ship outside the US. Giveaway will run from July 25, 12:01am EST to August 15, 11:59pm EST. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for prize shipment.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lime Crime 40% off Magic Dust- Before they are ALL gone!



Lime crime is exclusively letting their affiliates share this deal with you before they post it Wednesday. Which means you all have a chance to snag the last of the loose eye shadows. There is low stock on all the discontinung Magic Eye Dusts. That means these babies are only $8.39 after your coupon code which is MAGIC40. These gorgeous colors will no longer be available once they are gone! Start shopping!









Saturday, July 21, 2012

OOTD: KK& Co, Expressions Bracelets, Styles for Less




One of my favorite things about Fashion Blogs are the OOTD's. I am so happy to start doing them myself, I have a lot of fun stuff coming up!

So for today's OOTD I am wearing the Chocolate Crochet Shorts from KK & Co. They are an online women's boutique and have items ranging from apparel to accessories. I really like boutiques like these, this is where you find those have to have unique items!

The shorts are loose fitting and the perfect length. I got a medium and I think they are a little bit too big so, I have to pull them up more on my waist, but they still look really good. They are a really great quality and these are no doubt trending right now.

Also included in my OOTD is a bracelet from Expressions bracelets on Etsy. I love bracelets like these, they are definitely trending right now and they are so fun to stack. Check out her etsy store and browse around, she has many handcrafted items that are affordable.


Purple Royality Ultimate Beaded Bracelets Collection of 12 Stretch Beaded Bracelets

These is the sideways cross bracelet I received from Expressions Bracelets. 10mm Black Faceted Onyx Beads
-(2) Rhinestone Spacers
-Rhinestone Sideways Cross
This bracelet retails in her shop for $27.95



My shirt is from Stylesforless and if you don't have one near you then you can shop online Stylesforless
I am at this store almost once a week they have amazing clothes!

BB Cream Series: Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew


Another BB Cream yay! This is my second BB in the BB Cream series. I can't believe I actually didn't buy this one sooner it has been out for a while. So packaging is ok, it comes in a sqeezy tube which I don't mind. Very small, I thought it would be bigger it's more handheld size. Texture is thick but still fluid like. You don't need too much it spreads and goes on evenly. Like most BB's this does have a dewey finish. It is more sheer and is definitely for light coverage, if you have blemishes that need to be covered I wouldn't pick this BB cream. It is perfect for days where you want the little to no makeup look plus it has 15 SPF. It definitely gives a great glowy look.

I give it a 4/5 only because of the price, I feel it is very small for 13$. Other than that I like it.



Right Top blended (one coat) bottom right blended (two coats)
You can pick this up at your local drugstore or supermarket for around $13



You can read other BB cream series posts HERE



Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas In July $50 Giftcard to Sephora

12 Days of Christmas in July hosted by Weidknecht Events Going Crazy {July 20-31}


12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht!! This giveaway hop is open from July 20th to 31st.



HERE'S MY GIVEAWAY






I am giving away a $50 E-gift card to Sephora. 




Now Hop over to the other blogs and enter their giveaways!!





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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Redken: New Quick Tease 15- Official Information


Who doesn't love a good tease?? I am really excited about this product and as a hairstylist I am all about teasing! This new versatile finishing spray is new to the backcombing world and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray (In salons as of July 1st) has a dual-action high-speed finishing spray that truly goes beyond, providing the added finishing benefits of volume, texture and control!  It delivers a long lasting texture with matte finish and locks any look in place in an instant, helping to transform a style to create that runway-ready teased look without all the effort.





Quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray is the newest addition to Redken’s Style Connection Collection, a groundbreaking collection for dramatic texture transformations with unique formulas.  For fantastic volume, achieve the same results as backcombing by applying at the roots to boost body on any style. The formula is dispensed in a horizontal spray by a patented fan that helps evenly disperse product to boost texture and grip with a full-bodied matte finish.  When applied by holding further away from the head to finish the style, it locks in the volume with medium control and adds long-lasting hold.

You can get this as of July 1st. Check your local Beauty Salon!

What do you guys think? I am super stoked I am a sucker for teasing sprays!




Too Faced Contest





Hi dolls,If you haven't heard Too Faced is during a giveaway right now where you submit reviews on Too Faced. If you have bought ANYTHING from Too Faced be sure to review it. There is no limit to the amount of items you can review as long as you are honest :) They are picking 5 winners a day for 10 days!! The prizes are their Better Than False Lashes System. Get reviewing!



Justfab Haul and Review


You guys know how obsessed I am with Justfab. Its $39.95 for every pair of heels (or anything on the site) plus they always have great deals. I must post about them 2-3 times a month, so it's time to share with you guys my latest purchases! These items are my 5th and 6th purchase. I also got Jewelry this time too but I am exchanging it for something else. The heels I Purchased were the Magda (red) and the Mason (grey). Both are a mid to high heel and have a suede link feeling. I also have a YouTube video for more pictures!


The Mason's are a mid to high heel sandal. These tend to run a little big so I would recommend either getting your normal size or a half size smaller. The ankle strap is a little loose feeling but that is better than being too tight. These come in grey and beige. I really like the ruching and knot detail. These are super comfortable and my favorite so far!


The Magda's are gorgeous and I loveee the bows! I can't stop wearing these gorgeous red heels, every time I am wearing neutral colors I have to put these babies on! These only come in red! These run true to size I didn't need to go up or down a size. They are very comfortable and actually have a lot more room in the toe than I thought they would.




Currently you can buy two heels for the price of one for their hot summer blow out! I don't know how much longer it will last so get your favorites before they are gone! Also they have a new collection with Beyonce they are
 all wedges, sandals, and flats! Go here to start shopping!






Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Go Jane.com Review and DIY





I have a fun DIY and review all rolled into one for you! I was recently given the opportunity to try out the site Gojane.com. It's an online women boutique with shoes, apparel, accessories, and more. They have some really trendy shoes and apparel, it was hard to decide on an item, but because of my love for heels that's what I went for! I got the silky bow accented heels in black. These shoes are adorable! When I first got them I thought the bow would be too much, but after putting them on it's fine. The bow isn't really raised its stuck flat to the top of the shoe, so it looks perfect. 

Go Jane's customer service was great they are super friendly and helpful. My heels are actually too small but I am very impatient and didn't want to wait to 
get a new pair sooo...

 I am going to share a little DIY trick to help those tight heels fit better. I saw this  from WhatwouldLizzydo from YouTube, so If you want to watch a video of it hop over to her channel! 

Scroll down for DIY instructions.






















So first you will need two lunch baggies and water. I also got some tissue paper and put a little in the toe of the heel so it wouldn't get wet. Then put empty baggies and squish them to the top. Then poor water in the baggy about half full. Put them in the freezer and let them sit for 24 hours. After 24 hours take them out and let them thaw a bit to pull then out. 

I actually didn't do that part I just pulled them out. 
With the water turning to a solid and expanding it creates a little more toe room for you so they will fit better.








Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Summer Beauty Giveaway Event- $300 Grand Prize



Welcome to the first Summer Beauty Giveaway Event.
Each participating blog is offering a prize worth at least $25 all about beauty!
Make sure to hop around and enter all the giveaways listed. Have fun!


Be sure to enter the $300 grand prize hosted by Glamorousmama, Brunette Mafia,Mcubedmakeup, Ashleyelizabeth,  and Beauty101blog 


Our giveaway prize will include popular items from Mac, Lime Crime, Too Faced, and Urban Decay!




*Giveaway will start July 15th and will run till July 29th. 
                                                       
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