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ARVAZALLIA ARGAN OIL HAIR TREATMENT & HYDRATING OIL MASK

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to try the Arvazallia Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment and the Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Mask. Arvazallia creates high quality premium beauty products that are designed to not only Maximize your Beauty but also to Maximize your Confidence and Spirit as well. I am a hair junkie so I was super excited to test out these products. I love Argan oil because it gives my hair great shine and also makes it appear less frizzy. I love hair masks because they deep condition my hair leaving it super soft! 



The Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment comes in a pump bottle and the hair mask comes in a round container. I applied one tiny pump of the Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment on my dry hair before wrapping it at night and going to bed 3 times a week. When I woke up the next morning my hair had a beautiful shine and looked moisturized and not dry. When I used the mask I first washed my hair with shampoo, towel dried it, then I applied the mask and left it on for 10 minutes and then washed it out. It made my hair really soft! For the pros and cons of both products check out my thoughts below!





Argan Oil Hair Treatment
Pros:
- This product makes your hair soft and less frizzy
- Gives the hair shine and a less dull appearance 
- Residue-free hair treatmentHeat Protectant that protects your hair from damage caused by hair irons
- Generous amount of product that will last you a long time

Hydrating Argan Oil Mask
Pros:
- Creamy deep conditioner 
Repairs, Restores, and strengthens weak, damaged, and over-processed hair
- It's also a heat protectant that protects your hair from damage caused by hair irons
- Generous amount of product that will last you a long time

Cons:
- Both products don't have a distinct smell, for someone who does't like products that have a scent this is great! I personally love hair products that have a nice smell so that it perfumes my hair. 
- Available only online 


Final thoughts:Both of these products are great! I would definitely use both again. It's a good idea to switch up your deep conditioner because sometimes the hair can get use to one product and doesn't improve it. GREAT NEWS! Both products are currently on sale at 60% off on Amazon.com for a limited time.

For more information on this product visit http://www.Arvazallia.com

Disclosure: The product was provided to me by  Arvazallia but the opinions of the product are my own.  

MAY 2014 BIRCHBOX REVEAL

Thursday, May 15, 2014
What a great Birthday I've had! One of my favorite gifts was from my Mother who gave me a one year subscription to Birchbox. When you join Birchbox you'll receive monthly deliveries of high-end beauty and lifestyle samples from top brands. It's the best way to discover new products and buy with confidence. For me it feels like getting a Birthday gift every month for an entire year! I am a product junkie so I'm super excited about getting a box each month and discovering what's inside. 


Here is what I got this month!

Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator - Since receiving my box a week ago, I've had the opportunity to try this a few times and so far so good! I plan on doing a full review very soon so stay tuned. Before applying (because I'm cautious with what product I put on my face) I checked out product reviews for this on Amazon.com and people were raving about! I can't wait to see how it improves my skin. 

How Bout' Them Apples? Cheek and Lip Cream - I am a big fan of theBalm® cosmetics so I was happy to test out the cheek and lip cream. Each one of these easy-to-blend shades can be used on both cheeks and lips, and promises to not streak or fade once applied. To the touch the product is definitely creamy. It gives my cheeks a quick pop of color by just adding a tiny amount. The lip color wasn't super bold, just enough color to take my look from day to night. 

Miss Jessie's Super Slick Sudsy Shampoo - My hair is super thick, I've definitely got a lot of hair on this head so detangling can be a nightmare without a great product to do it with. This product promises to instantly detangle even the most intricate knots, leaving your strands sleek and uber-manageable. I'm looking forward to trying this out. Stay tuned. 

Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum - It literally just got hot in New York so I haven't been able to test this out just yet but I'm excited to. Day-to-day sun exposure requires the same precautions as an afternoon spent poolside. This light yet powerful serum fulfills that everyday need. Both a moisturizer and a broad-spectrum SPF 30, it fights the signs of premature aging. Sounds good to me! 

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée - This stuff smells amazing! For some reason this scent gives off both a masculine and feminine smell. I honestly wouldn't mind if my Boyfriend smelled like this because it smells delish on both men and women. It has a Vanilla scent but it's not overpowering. I'm smitten! 

Do you have a favorite beauty box subscription service? Comment below. 

CLEAN BRUSH SHAMPOO REVIEW

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My friend Kim Porter told me about a new Brush Shampoo from Clean Apothecary. It sounded fabulous so I added it to my Christmas Wish List this year. Unfortunately, the product was in such high demand around the Holidays that I had to wait for it to be in stock for a while. I love it! The Clean Shampoo line comes in a variety of scents - I purchased the Lemon Olive Oil Brush Shampoo. Prior to using this product I was using baby shampoo to clean my makeup brushes and sponges. Although the baby shampoo worked well, it took me a while to get all of the dirt and makeup off of my brushes. It also made my cleaning area a bit messy. The first time I tried the Clean Brush Shampoo I was amazed how quickly it cleans my brushes. After just a few swirls around the container and a rinse my brushes looked as good as new. It was amazing! The company states that they try to make CLEAN as organic as possible. They use all organic essential oils, palm oils, coconut oils, & safflower oils.

Here are the pros and a con!

CLEAN BRUSH SHAMPOO: 

Ingredients: Olive oil, glycerin, palm oil, tea tree oil. coconut oil, safflower oil & lemon essential oil.

Pros:
- Available in 2oz or 4oz
- Cleans brushes quickly and thoroughly 
- Easy to use and store away, no mess 
- Slight fragrance 
- Does not leave your brushes feeling heavy, greasy or slick
- Generous amount of product for the cost that will last you a long time
- Accessible packaging container that allows you to use all of the product until it is finished

Cons:
- Company only ships twice a week 

Final thoughts: Love it! I use to dread cleaning my brushes because I knew it was going to take a long time to get through everything. With this product I can do it super quick and clean it very well. I also love that it leaves no mess in my bathroom (where I typically wash the brushes).

Check out Kim's YOUTUBE video, demonstrating how to use this product
 & subscribe to her channel. Thanks for the suggestion Kim!


Do you have a favorite brush cleaner? Comment below.

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Friday, May 9, 2014

It's almost time for Mother's Day! Are you a last minute shopper in need of some suggestions? 
Well here is the guide for you to give your Mom a little bliss that day ... 

Here are few items that my Mom personally loves that may inspire you when deciding what to get yours this Sunday.

1. Starbucks - For the mom on the go, this a great gift idea! She can get anything from a snack to a beverage. I love gift cards because they are the gifts that keeps on giving. A Starbucks gift card will give her a week or perhaps two weeks worth of daily pampering. 

2. Cook for her - this is a simple and easy thing to do for your mom that shows her how much you care. Moms are often the ones in the household that cook the most, so if you are able to let her visit and take over the cooking I'm sure she will appreciate it. Try waking her up to the smell of fresh eggs, pancakes, and delicious sizzling bacon.

3. A fruit basket! My mom loves when I send her the edible arrangement fruit baskets, especially the fruit dipped in chocolate. If I deliver it to her job she loves sharing this with her co-workers. Its a yummy and healthy snack for her to enjoy.

4. Flowers! The perfect gift and household item to give Mom. She'll appreciate the effort that you put into selecting the perfect bouquet just for her. 

5. Jewelry! I sent my mom a coach necklace this year that I'm positive she's going to love. 

6. Find a great photo of you and your Mom and place it in a decorative frame. Mom's love photos! You can't go wrong with this sweet gesture of some of your greatest times together. 

7. Spa treatment! For the mother that needs a little bit of R&R. Tell her to kick up her feet and enjoy a relaxing massage or a facial. 

8. Tanda Luxe Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial - for the mom who wants a home spa treatment. The luxe uses a super-luminous LED array to deliver concentrated beams of red light for a phototherapy effect. Coupled with sonic vibrations and gentle warming in a unique massage treatment head, these complimentary technologies deliver a professional photofacial experience for luxurious, soft, smooth, glowing skin. What Mom wouldn't love that!? This product helps treat fine lines and wrinkles and increases sky hydration leaving it feeling softer and smoother. 

Stay tuned for a full view and demonstration of the Tanda Luxe Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial in an upcoming post this month! 


If you are a Mom I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy 

NEW BA STAR EYE SHADOW PALETTE REVIEW

Friday, May 2, 2014
Are you ready to create a sexy smokey eye? I have the palette just for you! The BA STAR affordable eye shadow palettes contain 5 high pigment eye shadows and a eye shadow base for all day hold! BA STAR is unique because the makeup is designed by makeup professionals to stand out and more importantly stay on!

The palettes are available in a variety of color combinations and I was able to test out midnight smokey. I love a smokey eye especially for a night out with the girls. Using this palette you can create bold, beautiful looks, very easily. I've said it in a previous post but I love palettes because they're super easy to transport. Rather than traveling with several individual eye shadows, I can travel with one palette to create a variety of different looks. When you order the palette it comes with 1 glue eye shadow primer. I've never used a glue primer before and was curious if I would like it. The glue primer was excellent because it really made sure the color stayed on my lid consistently throughout the day. The really great thing about this product is that it retails for only $8.75! What a steal!



Pros:
- This product comes in a variety of colors combinations 
- High Pigment & Long Lasting 
- Applied easily with a brush or finger 
- Generous amount of product that will last you a long time
- Affordable 

Cons:
- Available only online 

Final thoughts: This is a great palette. I love the glue primer which allows my makeup to last throughout the day. This product has very little fall out, I didn't have to worry about cleaning up any other areas of my face after applying. The colors are vibrant and shimmery, for a sexy smokey eye or just used individually.  

Disclosure: The product was provided to me by BA STAR but the opinions of the product are my own.  

TRAVEL SITE OF THE MONTH: THE FLIGHT DEAL

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One day I was on Facebook and I saw a friend post how upset he was that he missed an amazing travel deal to India from New York for $300 RT. My first reaction was "WHAT" that's so cheap. A few of his friends were able to nab this deal because they received an alert about it from a site called The Flight Deal. Of course, I immediately went to the site to check it out. I decided to sign up for The Flight Deal newsletter which sends you an email each day, similar to the one below, alerting you of fantastic flight deals.


In addition to alerting you about deals the site also offers traveling tips, information on various destinations, and advice on how to search and find really good flights for super cheap prices. Often times you have to be very flexible with the flight times and also ready to travel within a week to get the deal, but if you are an avid traveler or a spontaneous person you might want to check this website out. If you don't feel like having your email box filled with messages from them you can also follow the site on Twitter.

Do you have a favorite travel site? Comment below. 

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