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Monday
Aug122013

Mascara Monday: Avon Mega Effects Mascara.

This is the most differently shaped mascara wand I have ever seen. I was sort of afraid to even try it because it looks so intense. Have you seen the new Avon Mega Effects Mascara?

How to apply Avon Mega Effects Mascara | Beautiful Makeup Search

This secret to this mascara is obviously the multi-dimensional brush and straight forward application process. Now that you have seen it, let's take a look at it and how it works.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

First, I didn't really know where to open, but quickly figured out to simply lift off the red cap. Inside, I see what looks like a paint brush in a cover. I pulled straight up (hard), and out came the little paint brush looking device.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

This is no paint brush I must say. It is actually a comb that is curved a bit, just like the shape of the eye. On the comb are various lengths of soft plastic bristles that are crisscrossed on top of the comb. In the comb lies a ton of mascara. It actually holds 40% more mascara than an average mascara brush, making it easier to get the formula into lashes.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Application Tips | Beautiful Makeup Search

The handle is hinged and moves. I played with it to find where it exactly it felt most comfortable close to my eye. I did find it easy to hols once I had it correctly positioned, close to my eye.

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The application process took some getting used too. I am so used to holding a wand horizontally over my lashes. To be honest though, by applying straight on, it is easier to see and get to each and every lash. It is especially great for bottom lashes, in my opinion.

The formula itself, was nice, and I found that I just need two coats to get a nice defined look with a lot of volume. Because you do get a lot of mascara on the brush, it does need a minute or two to dry between coats. I also don't suggest over using, because three or more coats can start to get clumpy. The mascara seems to last most of the day and I did not experience any smudging or flaking. With practice, this mascara definitely gets the job done.

Avon Mega Effects Mascara sells for $10.00 and is available now through your Avon representative or avon.com.

Friday
Aug092013

Mark Hill Hair Now in the US at Walgreens.

I am a snob when it comes to my hair care. I like the expensive salon products to keep up with the fortune I spend on my hair. When I heard that famed celebrity hair stylist Mark Hill was bringing his salon professional hair care line Mark Hill Hair across the pond, I knew I had to try the award winning products. Not only did I get a chance to try the products, I was given the change to actually meet Mark and have him do my hair while I was in Chicago last week. Yes! Mark Hill actually did my hair.

Mark is the sweetest and most down to earth hair stylist that I ever met. Ever. He made me feel so comfortable, like I had been a life-long client. He really is a one man wonder -- stylist, formulator, photographer, marketing genius, and dad just to name a few. He works with a chemist to formulate each and every product that he uses on his own clients in his own salon. Everything is tested in his salon, so it has to work. Now, the professional salon brand products are available here - and for a fraction of our usual salon prices, at Walgreens. Nothing in the range is over $12.00.

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Currently there are 17 products out of his 99 product line available to us here in the US. I cannot wait until the end of the year when more of his products will be making their way into Walgreens doors, because they are good. The products available include shampoos, conditioners and a host of styling products. He even has his own line of brushes, hair dryers, curling wands, straighteners and the amazing hot jumbo velcro rollers. These Rock Rollers are a definite must have, but those won't be here until the end of the year.

Mark quickly figured out that I liked big hair, so he started with his Big It Up! Shampoo and Big is Better! Conditioner on my hair. It smells fantastic and did not weigh down my hair. He then let me apply the divine MiracOILicious Moroccan Argan Oil myself. He said I only needed it on the ends of my hair. This rivals my more expesive oil treatment I currently was using, so I ran right out to Walgreens to purchase this as soon as I got home. The one product that I cannot wait for is the Big Blow! Volume Spray. This did wonders on my hair and I need this in my life asap.

Thank you so much to Mark Hill and team for such a wonderful experience. I felt like a movie star. Check out the Mark Hill Hair range right now at Walgreens.

Thursday
Aug082013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 2.

Into my second week with Nutrisystem, I have learned that for me, planning is crucial. Most importantly, I need to plan my day around my food.

Like I said in my week 1 update, this plan includes a lot of food. To keep on track, I need to plan what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it. I need to plan my grocery shopping, because there are only certain foods that I can supplement with. I am super thankful for the brand name shopping list that my friend Nancy (who just so happens to have her very own successful Nutrisystem story) pointed me to. It is one of the many things that Nutrisystem provides as far as support.

Nutrisystem Grocery Shopping List

In addition to planning the food that I am going to eat and shop for, I need to plan my exercise, because that is very important to the success of Nutrisystem. The plan suggests doing 10 minutes of exercise three times a day for a total of 30 minutes. For those that do not exercise on a daily basis, this is easy to plan. I already have a pretty consistent exercise schedule, so this is simple for me, as I walk for 35-40 minutes every morning already. It was actually the easiest part of my planning this week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

With all my planning, I managed to stay on track this week and saw another good weight loss. This week I lost 3 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to -7.5 pounds.

 

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

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