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I wanted to like you, Vidal Sassoon Color Finity Dry Shampoo #beautyunited

This product was sent to me courtesy of #beautyunited

*Please note-currently, this story does not have a happy ending!*

I am a dry shampoo SUPER FAN.  I haven’t washed my hair daily in almost 10 years-I do a lot of coloring & heat styling. I rely on products like dry shampoo, especially after my workouts.  Some are better than others….but almost all of the ones I’ve tried are better than this one.

Here’s the product info:

dry shampoo

VS Colorfinity Dry Shampoo Spray cleanses without washing and refreshes the look of your blonde colored hair – all in 1 step! Our formula with lightweight refreshers was developed by VS color experts and helps eliminate unwanted oils from hair, without washing out color pigments – leaving no excess residue.

So my problem isn’t with the formula.  I used it, it has a pleasant scent and absorbs oil quite well.  I didn’t get a white cast either.

So what’s the issue you’re saying by now, right?

Well, I was able to use this product a total of once.  After using it the first time, the pump jammed.  I tried every trick in the book to unclog it, and it still won’t budge. On top of that, it must have leaked because when I shake the container, it feels like there is approximately 1/3 of the product remaining.  YIKES.

So unfortunately, I can’t recommend this product since I was only able to use it once.  If anyone has any tips as to how I can un-clog this, I’m open to them!

12 days of beauty contest WINNER!!!!

Oh you readers are SO AWESOME!!! I need to be awesome back!

I didn’t have too many entries to the contest but that’s okay….there are move giveaways to come!  So let me post the photos and then I will tell you who the winner is! In case you don’t remember, I asked entrants to send me a photo of WHY they needed the box of health and beauty items….and here’s what they came up with:


Patricia's photo!

Patricia’s photo!


Denyse's photo

Denyse’s photo


Carolyn's photo

Carolyn’s photo


Cynthia's photo

Cynthia’s photo


I want to thank everyone who took the time to send me a photo and explain to me why I need to give them the box!  I love all the photos!

The winner of the actual box is ……….Patricia!  Could you please send me your address so I can have P&G ship you the box of items!

To everyone that entered…..I so appreciate you taking the time to enter that I’d like to send ALL of you a little something!  Could you please send me your addresses as well?


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Prizes will *not* arrive by Christmas but I will ship out as soon as I can.  Again, thank you so much for entering….I truly truly appreciate you all!

Stay tuned for my next giveaway!




Giveaway!!! Canadian Beauties and gift givers-12 days of Beauty!! Enter me!!!

It’s the holiday season…….

you either love it or hate it.  So let me (courtesy of the fabulous people behind #beautyunited) take some of that burden off your shoulders.

I’m having a contest/giveaway!

From now (December 1) until December 12th, I’ll be posting pictures of holiday inspired gift ideas.  You can win this box right here:


Looks good, doesn’t it?  FYI, I actually noticed that I had taken some items out of it-a silver makeup bag with some cosmetics inside!  Let me say, it’s a BIG box with lots of items inside to keep you looking your best this holiday season!

Here’s what I would like you to do:


1. Take a photo that demonstrates why you should win this box.  Get creative or don’t……but it would be cool if you did!

2.  Send me that photo via email . By sending this photo to me, you are giving me ‘permission’ to post it on my instagram account and/or use it on my blog.

3.  Subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel, and like my facebook page.

I’ll be posting my holiday inspired photos featuring products from this box starting TODAY!  Follow me on instagram mereditheng115

Did you think I wouldn’t put it on rafflecopter? Here’s the widget that repeats the above….some people still appreciate the words!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

My favorites……from Covergirl!

2 of these products are courtesy of #BeautyUnited! Because I am a part of #BeautyUnited, I will occasionally receive products for review. This will *never* change my opinion of the products but I want to mention it first!

Covergirl hasn’t been on my radar-until lately. I know that other YouTube ‘gurus’ and bloggers have sworn by their products for years.  However, I’ve found several Covergirl products have made their way into my rotation.



This is my latest favorite-and I’d like to thank Stacy (Stacysunnysidemakeup on YouTube) for turning me on to this product.  It’s great on its own but I find that it plays SO well with other mascaras.  I’ve just recently started exploring layering mascaras and this has worked out so well.  It’s not going to make your wallet cry either so I highly suggest that you pick this up.  My only caveat….and it’s minor is that you will NEED an eye makeup remover to take this off as it will not come off with water.  I happen to consider that a positive-raccoon eyes are so not my thing!


Another YouTuber recommendation is the CoverGirl +Olay Eye Rehab 2 in 1 Brightening Concealer and Olay Hydrating serum.  I’ve been having to rely on concealer more heavily more recently (unfortunately).  I have 2 or 3 high end concealers that I swear by but this one stands up to the job as well.  The consistency is a gel/mousse and it DOES NOT CAKE UP.  It applies so well and the shade I have just works so well for my skin tone.  Again, another product that deserves a swatch/purchase.


I can’t specifically thank ONE particular blogger/YouTuber for this purchase because I have watched SO many videos/read so many blogs about this foundation.  Since my skin is going through it’s oily phase this product really does the job.  It’s a long wearing foundation with a natural finish.  I can’t use it without a primer but it does contain one. Coverage is medium and buildable so if you are looking for a full coverage product, you can achieve it.  This product is a bit more expensive than most drugstore foundations but I’ve seen it on promotion and have seen coupons for it more than once.

I’d love to know more about your Covergirl favorites-what should I try?  Tell me in the comments section below.