A Few Products I Have Recently Tried and Loved!

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Body Wash: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Body Clear Body Wash

I have used the Body Scrub by Neutrogena, but I like this one even more! The grapefruit fragrance is to die for, and I love the 2% Salicylic Acid to help clear body breakouts!

 

 

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Hair: Organix (ogx) Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, Conditioner, and Serum

Started using this line and I love it! Smells so good and really helps to strengthen and smooth your hair!

 

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Body Cloths: Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Just got these in and had to try them! Very convenient for use after working out, or if you have skipped your daily shower! Scent is very clean and light, and they leave your skin feeling super soft!

 

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Concealer: Almay Smart Shade SPF 15

Recently I have been using Maybelline products, but I love Almay mascara so I gave their concealer a shot too! I have a lighter complexion, but the light/medium shade has worked really well for me. It really does blend in and match your skin tone! Nice for light coverage and added sun protection!

 

CHECK IN LATER: I will be reviewing products that I use daily, and personally cannot live without! I am going to try and post once a day starting Tuesday! Check in to see what products I consider to be must-haves!

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L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre

I have long blonde hair, and have been wanting to try the ombre look. However, I am not willing to spend hundreds of dollars!

So here is what I tried!

 

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L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre

I kept the color on for the full 45min, applying more to the tips of my hair for a gradual look.

Before:

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After(Wet):

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After(Dry):

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Definitely lightened up!

After washing the color out, I shampooed with the treatment included in the kit twice(which smells amazing!)

I used Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner after shampooing for added protection.

I then gently towel dried and combed. It was a bit difficult to comb through the ends, so I put some of my Tresemme Smooth Silk No Frizz with Argan Oil on.

I recommend this for anyone wanting to try out the ombre look, because of the easy-to-use kit and the price($10.99 Walgreens)!

A few links I viewed as research:

http://pretty–wonderful.blogspot.com/2012/12/loreal-preference-wild-ombre-review.html

http://www.reallyree.com/2012/09/loreal-preference-wild-ombre-kit-review.html

http://shelookbook.com/loreal-wild-ombres-hair-dye-for-your-ombre-hairstyles.html

http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/Brands/Hair-Color/Feria-Wild-Ombre.aspx?cid=lorus_rm_Google_HairColor+B+Feria+Wild+Ombre_Feria+Wild+Ombre&gclid=CJj-6OX3j7sCFXHxOgod-QcAhQ

Drugstore Hair

Working at a drugstore, you’re introduced to many products, for me it’s beauty. I have long hair, and I try very hard to maintain it, but on a budget.

My problems: greasiness, thickness, breakage

1. Greasiness. After a day or two my hair gets greasy, so I started using dry shampoo.

0007940012211_180X180Suave isn’t a brand that I normally use, but this stuff is great. And only $3 i at most drugstores!

How I use it: Before work or school in the morning I would spray some on and then brush it through. I have learned recently that it is more effective and works better if you spray it on before bed and let it soak up the oil overnight.

2. My hair grows in quickly, making it thicker. To keep it manageable between cuts, I have to make sure that there isn’t constant buildup. Again, suave gets my vote

suave-daily-clarifying-shampooTheir clarifying shampoo is only $1 and I use it once a week.

3. For breakage, there a lot of tips in reducing it. Your hair is more prone to damage when it is wet and more fragile. Do not put your hair up in a pony tail, or run a brush through it when it is wet. Hair should be 80% dry before you brush it. To detangle, gently use a comb.

Everyone knows that heat styling causes breakage. I have been trying to stay away from my hair dryer and straightener. After towel drying I use a comb and let my hair air dry. This is a good time to put in anti-frizz or protective products. Once my hair is dry enough, I style using my round brush and blow dryer.

 

Shampoo and Conditioner I swear by: aun-1251b_1z. Clear is incredible. You instantly feel results. the shampoo is light, and you can feel your hair becoming smoother while in the shower! Make sure to massage your scalp! The conditioner is also light and won’t leave you feeling oily. TRY IT. $5.99. My hair has never felt so healthy!