Monday, April 16, 2012

got2b POWDER'ful

Ever since I started flat-ironing my hair I have noticed a lack of volume. I don't really have this problem when I wear my hair natural (curly) so I never really looked for a volumizing product until now. I really didn't want to spend a lot on my first product so I just popped into Wal-Mart to look around in the hair section. I noticed a few spray products but then I saw this little box...got2b volumizing powder?? I only saw one other product similar by "Not Your Mother's" brand so I am guessing this is a new thing/technology?? Who knows but it sounded weird and I was curious! So turns out this stuff actually works really well! Even the girls on MUA give it high marks. So the product is a powder until you rub/apply it to your roots...then you get this really weird/neat cooling sensation. The more you fluff/play with your hair the more volume it produces. You can't see the powder but you can feel it...I am sure that makes no sense whatsoever! I honestly can't describe the way it feels but it works! Neat stuff and at a little over $3 it does a great job at giving you volume.

Item mentioned above was purchased with my own money, opinions are 100% my own

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pssssst Dry Shampoo Review

In a previous post I advised I would give this stuff a try and let ya'll know how it goes and I kept my promise...

I had previously tried the Tresemme (Oh la la) Dry Shampoo and I was not impressed! The product didn't seem to dry very well and when it did it was almost like hairspray. I didn't have high hopes for this stuff and was a little worried I would have white powder all over my dark red hair :( but it surprised me! This stuff has a pleasant smell and drys fairly quickly. Once it does dry you brush your hair and go! I was able to go an extra day before washing my hair so I say that is a win! I also had my husband check for white powder and none was detected. So I give this product an A+

Mini Target Haul

Feeling a little bored tonight so we decided to roam around Target for a while. I found a couple of products I wanted to share with you...

First thing I spotted was the ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal. I already own this product in Candlelight(I think that is the name) and I love it! I love the smell and it is just a great overall highlight for $1.

I also spotted a product I have heard about but never tried, ELF Makeup Mist & Set. I haven't tried this yet but I will review once I do. Maybe this is like MAC Fix+?

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The last product I picked up is my favorite moisturizer for my super sensitive skin, Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Moisturiser. I just adore this stuff! For around $5 it does the job well!

All products mentioned above were purchased with my own money and opinions are 100% my own :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ulta Haul (20% off coupon)

I just happened to notice the 20% off coupon that Ulta mailed out is expiring this coming Saturday, so I went ahead a headed over to buy a few things. I did go in with a few things in mind but nothing I felt I just had to have! I knew I wanted to check out some NYX blushes since I am a big fan of the few I have. I found the NYX display a little bare but managed to spot a super pretty blush in Summer Peach :)

This blush looks really pretty on my NC15 skin and would probably look stunning on skin with a little more color. The blush has a pretty peach shade with very fine golden shimmer.

I also knew I wanted another Mega Shine Lip Gloss and had heard lots of good reviews on the shade Beige, awful name for such a pretty pink gloss!

This gloss is just awesome! I adore the smell (sweet tarts?) and it isn't too sticky! The color is a pretty subtle pink that would probably work for any skin tone!

My last purchase was a dry shampoo. I have been flat ironing my hair a lot more lately and wanted to get a day more out of it! I had tried another brand and hated it (I believe it was Tresemme) but I have seen fairly good reviews of the Pssssst brand on MUA. I haven't yet given this a go but will post a review once I do :)

I purchased each product mentioned above and opinions are 100% my own

Monday, April 9, 2012

Palmolive Fresh Sponge

I hate how nasty sponges start to smell after a few uses so I was pretty excited to try out Palmolive's new Fresh Sponge Dish soap :) Being the main dishwasher in the house I have used a ton of different brands and I always come back to Palmolive, so I knew I would be happy with the cleaning power but I wasn't sold on the "fresh sponge" part. Once I received my kit from Influenster I switched over to this soap right away. Right off the bat I really liked the scent, very fresh! The cleaning power is right on par with other Palmolive soaps so no disappointment there! I really put my sponge and the soap to the test on the first few days I had it just to really test it out. The product claims to wash away odor causing residue from sponges, how this works I have no clue but it does and I truly enjoy this product! My sink smells fresh & clean and my dishes are de-greased super fast! Another key part is that it is easy on the hands! Palmolive has a great new product and I will be purchasing for sure!

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Colgate-Palmolive via Influenster. Opinions expressed are 100% my own as always!

Friday, April 6, 2012


I am so shocked that there are still women out there that haven't heard of or joined Make Up Alley! The site is free to join and a great source for reviews & swapping. I joined in March 2004 and I visit almost everyday!

Opinions expressed are 100% my own, I am not sponsored by MakeUpAlley, just a fan!

Yu-Be Cream

I received a tiny sample of Yu-Be in a Sephora online order and I have fallen in love! Yep it is a bit pricey at $16 a tube but I think it is well worth it! I have had the same tube for almost 6 months now and I still have tons left! A very small amount goes a long way and you can use it for so many things! I first started using it on my cracked cuticles but you can also apply it to your lips. The product has a really subtle menthol/camphor scent but nothing too overwhelming. The tube also says it works on burns, thankfully I haven't had the chance to test that claim ;) You can purchase online or at Sephora (usually by the check-out area)

Item mentioned above purchased by myself and opinions are 100% my own!