Summer makeup options-Covergirl Clean Matte BB cream and Supersizer Fiber lash mascara

These products were sent to me for review.

Summer’s coming. I tend to change my makeup routine with the changing of the seasons-what about you?  In the warmer months, I tend to lighten up on the face products but keep my lashes lush.  My skin is oily even in my 40-something years, and while I still don’t quite understand that-I’m glad to have a product like this matte bb cream to keep me looking fresh all day long. (more…)

Rimmell Wonder’full Volume Colourist mascara

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This product was sent to me for review (and I am SO SO glad it was).

I’ll cut to the chase.  This mascara is GREAT.  Like I LOVE it great.  I think I’ve worn a Rimmel mascara once in my life (besides this one).  This.  Is.  Great.

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Reveal darker lashes with and without mascara!

• Darkens bare lashes in two weeks
• In an instant, lashes appear fuller and longer.
• Tapered, lash-intensifying brush wraps every lash with blacker than black pigments

So why do I like it? 

  • The formula is not wet but not dry-it’s the most ‘in the middle’ formula I’ve ever used.
  • It grabs every lash and LIFTS like crazy.  Haven’t seen a lift like this since my MAC upward lift mascara.
  • It coats each and every lash -sans clumps.  Hallelujah!
  • It is so buildable.  I can layer this with no problem.
  • No flaking.  NONE.
  • Easy removal-I use my micellar water, hold a soaked cotton pad against the lashes for 10 seconds and it’s gone.
  • My lashes really ARE getting darker.  What is this sorcery…..seriously!

So YES you should get this and try it.  It may not be incredibly volumizing in one coat- but I can say that if you build this up with a couple coats, I do not think you will be disappointed.  It’s worth it. For sure.  This is going to be a repurchase for me.

#beautyunited Pantene Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner

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*This is a #beautyunited post*

I’ve put my hair through a lot of processes for the past 30 years-it’s time to give back. Several days ago, on my quest to achieve THE perfect blonde, I went to the salon and had several hi-lift blonde shades put into my hair.  So right now, my hair is quite fragile and needs a lot of TLC.   I’ve been using Pantene Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner for almost 2 weeks (prior to the hi-lift application) and I’d like to share my ‘findings’ with you.

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BIG sea salt shampoo from LUSH

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My hair is fine in texture.   I have a lot of hair-but it’s flat.  I can get it big and voluminous with a lot of different products and some styling tools.  I added this shampoo to my repetoire as one more step towards ‘going BIG’

 

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From the website:

Body-building shampoo for BIG hair and loads of shine

Over half the base of Big shampoo is made with sea salt, giving massive volume to hair in need of a boost. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils for a fresh, squeaky clean feeling. We balance the sea salt with seaweed infusion and extra virgin coconut oil for soft, nourished locks. Finally, fresh citrus juices are squeezed in for incredible shine.

My thoughts:

This is a shampoo you have to get used to.  It is granular and that can feel a bit ummmm ‘different’  than a standard shampoo. I scoop it out with my hands and massage it into my scalp.  Once you get it into your hair, it will lather (not a ton but it will). I usually work it in from root to about halfway down my head, and then let the shampoo trickle down to the ends.  I follow that up with veganese conditioner (another post coming on that eventually) which is light but provides enough moisture that my hair isn’t static.  Then it’s off to the races with a volumizing mousse or a texture spray (let me know if you are interested in seeing/reading about what hair products I use!).

I like this shampoo-it’s different and leaves my hair feeling clean and refreshed.  It’s more than I would like to pay for it, but the results are good so I’ll pay it once in awhile.  If you’re craving volume, it’s best to start with a clean scalp and hair-try this one out!

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