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Wednesday
Sep252013

Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo & Conditioner.

I live for great hair. You know when you're having a good hair day, you simply have a better day, right? While I admit that I spend a fortune at the salon, I am the first to admit that I don't spend a fortune on hair styling products. I don't believe in pouring product down the drain, so when I shop hair care, I most often shop drugstore.

One of my go-to drugstore brands Herbal Essences just upped the game with their new Moroccan My Shine Collection, which consists of a shampoo & conditioner. Not just any ordinary shampoo & conditioner -- this one uses Argan Oil in it.

Now, Argan oil is nothing new to beauty products. It is a very highly sought after and effective oil that is used in both skin and hair care products. Argan Oil is extremely nourishing. For hair, it helps it look and feel soft, with a ton of shine. Who doesn't want that?

Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo uses the Argan Oil as a conditioning agent so that hair is not only cleansed, it allows it to stay soft, shiny and easy to comb. Usually my hair feels like a nest before I add in conditioner, but it actually felt like I used conditioner after just shampooing. I didn't stop there, though, because my hair is dry and of course, I used the Moroccan My Shine Conditioner as well. This conditioner is a rich and creamy formula that targets the damage and dryness, leaving hair silky and moisturized.

Of course, hair is left smelling super fresh. The shampoo & conditioner smells very fruity, with most notably an apple scent, with a bit of floral softness to it.

Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo & Conditioner sell for $2.99 each at drugstores and mass retailers now.

Tuesday
Sep242013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse.

My purse it like a bottomless pit when it comes to beauty items. I knew I had a lot of makeup in there, but I just didn't realize how much I did when I did a recent clean out. When I was deciding what beauties  I really needed in my purse,I kept it to a minimum - ten items. These are the top 10 items in my purse.

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder - Naked Medium Light

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

4. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - Black Blaze

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard

6. CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - 347 Allegorie

7. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - Nude Nº 1

8. Nivea Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - 86 Instinct

10. MAC Lipstick - Plink!

Tell me... how many beauty items are rolling around in the bottom of your purse? Then check out what my blogger friends have in theirs.

 

Monday
Sep232013

Mascara Monday: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

I've been a long time fan of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara line. For big, bold, look at me lashes, it never fails. The brand is launching a new one (out next week), and I am super excited about this one. Meet L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The name butterfly is no coincidence. It is named specifically for the Butterfly Brush™, a breakthrough in brushes, in my opinion. This asymmetrical, ergonomic, wing-tip brush with flexible arches is designed to lift the outer corner lashes for a flared effect. The uniquely-shaped brush features tightly packed bristles that work to "trap" lashes and extend them outward from corner to corner.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The formula is super silky and packed with fibers. Each Voluminous Butterfly Mascara includes 1.2MM fibers, actually, that instantly coats lashes in a soft, delicate veil for longer looking lashes with up to a whopping 6X the volume.

I am loving this mascara. I use the curved side for upper lashes, but prefer the flat side for the lower. One coat is great for everyday, and I definitely notice more definition with this than with any of the other Voluminous Mascaras I have used. I don't necessarily notice any special flaring in the corner, but longer-thicker, better looking lashes, overall for sure. I do notice a lot of lift, and that really opens the eye. It looks especially great when paring it with a deep black liner on the upper water line. This really opens my eyes. If I really want to have a bold look, then I apply two to three coats and am wowed each time.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara will be available in your favorite drugstore and mass retailer, in October for $8.99. Choose from Black, Blackest Black or Black Brown. I am using Black.

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