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Posted on March 10, 2014

♥ My February Favorites ♥

CHI/ Crown Brush/ favorite things/ Loreal/ Mineral Fusion/ Neutrogena/ Pantene/ Pur & Basic/ Zoya
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Pretty sure I say this every single month, where does the time go? The older I get the faster time seems to go by. I blinked and gone was February.

Here is a look back at some products I loved in February. February was a fairly simple month for me. The winter was getting to me and I valued my sleep a bit more; so I was all about the 5 minute face. I don’t think I wore eye shadow to work at all last month. I have been styling my hair in heat-less curls (more on that in a future post). I can finally be up and completely ready for work in less than 45 minutes. 

 Beauty Blogger Monthly Favorites: Chi Silk Infusion, Crown Brush, Pantene Keratin Mist, Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator, Meaningful Beauty, Mineral Fusion Vegan Nail Polish, Microdermabrasion

1. Pur & Basic Argan Body Lotion (price varies): TJ Maxx & Marshalls are both stores I find myself visiting for absolutely no reason. It never fails; I always come home with something.  I picked up this Argan Oil body lotion by pur and basic. I am extremely picky about body lotion and was pleasantly surprised how amazing this one is. This argan and marula oil lotion leaves my skin soft and moisturized. This particular version was Limited Edition and I wish I would have bought a backup.
2. CHI Silk Infusion ($24.50): I have used this on and off for years when straightening my hair. In the summer I was letting my hair air dry. In the winter I don’t want to walk around with a wet head for long so I have been blow drying. The CHI silk infusion made it back into my routine. This alcohol free restructuring treatment is infused with natural silk, wheat, and soy proteins protect the hair during heat styling. A little goes a long way.  Add about a quarter sized amount to your palms and work through damp hair. 
3. Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist ($14): My goodness I cannot stop raving about this product. I LOVE IT!!!! This very lightweight spray contains argan, jojoba, and sesame oils that coat your hair in a protective layer; restoring smoothness and shine. This is one of those products that will leave you wondering how you’ve been living without it. Dear Pantene, Please don’t ever stop making this. A quick spritz on each section before flat ironing will have you hair bouncing and behaving.  

4. Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum (price varies): You know you have seen the infomercial for this anti-aging skin care line from Cindy Crawford. This cream/serum hybrid restores moisture and firmness while reducing the appearance of fine lines. Beyond an eye cream I’ve also used this around my smile lines. Both areas have shown significant improvement. 

5. *Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System ($19.99) This little wonder packs a punch. Late last year my dermatologist recommended I get microdermabrasion and a chemical peel. At the time the holidays were approaching and I never had them done. Well, I probably won’t now that my skin is clearing up. This Neutrogena system works very well. After the first use my skin had a noticeable glow, and oh weeeeee it was so baby soft. I was in awe, as I stared back at myself. This at home microdermabrasion machine has two speeds. The vibration is a little strong but tolerable.  My sensitive skin experienced no irritation whatsoever. The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System comes with 12 rejuvenating puffs; batteries are included.

6. L’Oreal True Match Concealer ($8.95): This concealer has been my 5 minute face go to.  The L’Oreal true match conceal
er blends easily with buildable coverage. This concealer did not cake up on me at all and lasted well throughout my normal day.  I am currently using shade Medium/deep W6-7-8. Perfect for under eye concealing, nose, and cheek highlighting. I prefer to blend this in with my beauty blender.  

7. Crown Brush: I picked up a few crown brushes at the Makeup Show in Orlando last year. The booth was bananas packed the entire weekend, and now I know why. I was initially using this brush for BB cream; now I also use it for foundation.  The soft densely packed synthetic hairs leave a nice natural finish.  My only complaint is that none of the brushes have names or numbers on them. I browsed the site and believe this is the C439 Infinity Round Buffer, currently priced at $13.95. This is the only face brush I used all last month, I love it. 

8. Qtica Natural Nail Growth Simulator ($20): You beauties have heard me complaining for months now that my nails have been falling apart. After a few weeks of use, I have seen a noticeable improvement in growth and strength. 

9. Mineral Fusion Nail Polish in Rock Cress ($7.99) Mineral Fusion polishes are 5 Free and Vegan.  This purple cream applied like a dream, I wore it three times.

Mineral Fusion 5-Free Vegan Nail Polish in Rock Cress

Whew that was a long list. have you tried any of these products? What are some of the favorite products you have been using lately?

Want to purchase any of these, you can shop the post below. 

*Item was provided by PR for an honest review all opinions are my own. 

Posted on December 23, 2013

Pantene *Want That Hair* Holiday Looks Part 2

Hair/ Holiday Looks/ Pantene


Hello lovelies, Last week I previewed that I would be working on some hair looks for the holidays using some products from Pantene. Today I’m back with my look.  I read through all of your comments and was presently surprised how many of you suggested a topknot. But most of the comments said to go with curls, so I decided to go that route. 

Because I try to limit heat, I did a technique creating heat-less curls for the style. Let me know if you want m to do a tutorial on how to achieve curls without using any curlers, flatirons, or curling irons. I straightened my hair a few days before and used the Pantene BB Pro-V Ultimate BB cream to help smooth my hair and reduce the frizz when blowing drying and to protect my hair from the heat. I am always reluctant to use too much cream products when straightening my hair as some of them can weigh it down and leave a film. This cream was very lightweight to my surprise, I concentrated it more towards the middle and ends of my hair and avoid using too much at the roots. 
I rubbed a little bit of the Argan oil serum in my palms and ran it through the length of my hair and then smoothed a bit on the edges before blow drying with a paddle brush and flat ironing. 
Now, darlings let me tell you, for amazing lightweight shine go grab this Pantene Kera-Gloss mist, I love everything about this product and was amazed at how it gave me shine without leaving my hair oily. I spritz a tiny amount all over my head before flat ironing and a tiny bit after. I have not washed my hair yet and I haven’t needed to apply anymore, it’s still shiny. 
Once my hair set, I shook my curls out and finger combed them I gave my hair a light spritz if the Pantene 24 hour volume hold hairspray. This hairspray provided great hold but is light and not sticky. 
So here is the finished style I went with, what do you think? 

Remember I am also giving a complete set of Pantene Products away, you can view more about the products in this post. I intended to announce the winner for that giveaway in this post, but rafflecopter was acting up last night, so you are in luck, I have extended the giveaway a few hours. If you missed it hurry and get your entries in. See the original post here to enter.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Posted on December 13, 2013

Pantene Want That Hair Holiday Hair Ideas

Giveaway/ Hair/ Holiday Looks/ Pantene


Have you thought about how you are going to wear your hair for all your upcoming holiday events yet? Updo, straight and sleek, curly which ever way you decide Pantene has you covered. 

I have a few holiday events coming up so I’ll be using some Pantene products to make sure my hair looks great and really pulls together my look. I still cant decide if I want to keep my hair curly or go straight, maybe a combination of both? I’ll be using various products from Pantene for the look. 

I have been so boring with my hair lately just pull it back into some sort of bun like this and keep it moving.  But I’m kind of thinking I need to jazz it up a bit. 

Some of the ideas floating around in my head are;
A. Topnot/bun;

B. Down and straight;
C. Bouncy loose curls;
D. Dressed up braid/ponytail 

Oh wait, would you all like to win some of these products to help with your holiday hair?

One reader will receive an assortment of Pantene Products (valued at $50) Be sure to check back on December 20th when I will be revealing my holiday look and announcing the giveaway winner.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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