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#BeautyUnited #CozyUpBU These are a few of my favorite things-GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is for Canadian residents!

Tis the season……for a giveaway.  Win your very own holiday beauty box!

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I definitely have a few ‘favorite things’ here-the whitestrips, the facial oil, and a nice red lipstick top off my holiday look!  What about you?

I am going to make this simple-tell me what your holidays are going to be like this year and what products in this photo are your favorite….you can enter on Facebook OR Instagram OR do both.

Easy peasy right? Tis the season!  Good luck! Giveaway ends on December 20th, 2015 and is open to Canadian Residents only!

 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume!

I love me a voluminous salon blowout and I know I’m in the minority when I say ‘Give me TEXAS hair!’  Volume is the name of my game-and I am a big hair type of gal!

But what about when my wallet puts the kibosh on my salon appointments? And when the daily grind just doesn’t coincide with my big hair dreams?  What then?  

At a beautiful studio in downtown Toronto, myself and some other ladies learned all about the new collection!

John Frieda Luxurious Volume offers a collection of salon-developed products with new and innovative formulas specifically designed to add grip to fine, flat hair without any product feel.  The reformulation transforms limp, fine hair into styles with natural-looking volume that’s still touchably soft.

Okay so ‘natural-looking’ volume is not nearly enough for me…but it may satisfy my 9-5 volume cravings!

Here are the products in the collection:

 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-Touchably Full Shampoo ($10.49 CAD)

-formulated for fine, flat hair (*ahem*, ME)

-gently cleanses and detangles fine hair as it applies volume boosters, then rinses clean without stripping hair

-surfactants removed residue that can weigh hair down, making hair appear fuller

-volume boosting technology that is heat-activated to enhance hair’s natural volume

Thoughts: This is a fantastic shampoo!  It smells great, and does exactly what it says it will! 

 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-touchable Full Conditioner ($10.49 CAD)

-lightweight conditioning formula , enhanced detangling properties, then rinses clean

-heat-activated technology is activated to enhance fullness and boost volume

-formulated to enhance body and shine

Thoughts: This is a light feeling conditioner that works so well.  I have minimal tangles after using and my hair feels clean and light!

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-Fine to Full Blow Out Spray ($14.99 CAD)

-contains a patented Kao polymer technology that spreads thoughout the hair when activated by heat of blowdryer

-featuring a pump spray

-lightweight formula creates lift at the roots and natural-looking fullness

Thoughts:  I had originally thought that this would be my *favorite* product from the line. I do like the spray but I find that another product in the line gives me a LOT more lift!  The spray IS light and doesn’t weigh the hair down.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-Root Booster Blow-Dry Lotion ($10.49 CAD)

-enables optimal product delivery to the roots through the targeted spray nozzle

-ultra-lightweight lotion lifts fine hair at the roots for extra crown volume that’s touchably soft

-alcohol free and non sticky!

-contains Panthenol to help protect and strengthen hair while styling

Thoughts: I’m scared to death of root boosting sprays because I’m an ‘over-user’ that is, too generous with the product.  This product does work (and believe me, use a LITTLE not a lot) but I found that the next product I mention was my absolute favorite!  I prefer all-over products but do understand that concentrated products that work in one area will help achieve more volume!

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-Volume Building Mousse ($10.49 CAD)

-rich, ultra lightweight mousse creates thickness by wrapping strands and boosting volume from root to tip for lush, soft hair

-thickening technology with a unique polymer blend increases hair diameter and lifts at the roots for weightless, non-sticky, all-day volume

-contains Panthenol which helps strengthen hair, enabling hair to lift at the roots for increased volume

Thoughts: This mousse is my super star product out of this lineIt is incredibly light and gives me a lot of volume.  I absolutely love using it. It doesn’t weigh my hair down and I can apply it all over.  For me, this WORKS!

John Frieda Luxurious Volume-All Day Hold Hairspray ($10.49 CAD)

-lightweight, ultra-fine spray offers extra hold and body while helping hair look natural and stay uplifted all day

-water free formula contains a high-hold polymer to lock in style fast for fullness and volume that lasts all day

-formulated with silicone to combat over-drying and provide humidity resistance that prevents styles from falling flat

Thoughts:  Honestly, I don’t like ‘touchable’ hairsprays.  That being said, it does offer a decent hold.  Unfortunately, Canadian winters are not the best time to test this out.  I tried this in the middle of a snowstorm and forgive the pun, it fell flat .  I’m going to give it another chance when the weather is more stable.  If you do appreciate a touchable hairspray, then go for it!

The incredibly happy and very voluminous hair model!

So there you have it-a wallet friendly alternative to salon blow dries!  I do recommend that you at the very least check out the products.  I truly enjoy using the system as a “whole” meaning I got my best results when I used the shampoo, conditioner and one of the styling products.  Also, for optimal volume, make sure you have great tools!  John Frieda has hair dryers, and brushes as well!

John Frieda Luxurious volume is available at most drugstores and is there RIGHT NOW!  Make your hair happy and try some touchable volume!

 

*Stay tuned for another post with tips and tricks from Alain Larivee, John Frieda’s style ambassador!*

 

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris Red Carpet Styles! Looks like I’m the last person to post about this!

 

No flashy title needed because the pictures are going to speak volumes.   I’m all kinds of excited for what L’Oreal Paris has up their sleeves!   I’ll also post some photos from the Red Carpet Styles Event I attended in early September.  Take a peek:

Loreal’s  1st Self Adjusting BB Cream cream in Canada, Magic Skin Beautifier, with Beautifying Beads that instantly self-adjust to your perfect shade for a flawless nude look. It delivers multiple beautifying actions: hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects. 

Experience 5 complexion-perfecting benefits in one simple step. The Youth Code™ BB Cream Illuminator instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes and protects skin. In one week, tone and texture are improved and skin is healthier looking. Contains broad-spectrum SPF 15. Available in 2 shades.

Make way for the new generation of sensual colour – Colour Caresse by Colour Riche in 12 luminous shades. Formulated with 50% less wax than traditional lipstick, the revolutionary Lightfeel System delivers a feather-light finish that’s never sticky or heavy. No one caresses your lips like this.

The future of eye shadow is here! La Couleur Infallible reinvents eye shadow with enhanced color intensity, a new velvety feel, and 24 hour long-lasting hold.

This lightweight cream helps transform the look of aging skin by working both the skin’s surface and the upper layers of the skin to repair, re-densify and re-firm the look of skin.

Elnett Satin Lumiere Hairspray delivers brilliant shine with a new ultra strong hold formula.  Loreal’s patented light micro-reflectors create an invisible veil at the surface of the hair to capture the surrounding light.

Hair Expertise Nutri-Sleek Precious Oils nourishes the hair fiber and helps to protect it against daily aggressors such as over-washing and over-styling with heat appliances. 

Superior Preference’s new packaging features a new couture look along with consumer-friendly packaging and easy-to-follow instructions for haircolor!

From the event:

…and only because I have been asked, here is a photo of me in my dress.  I love this dress-it’s made by JAX:

And my hair by Romana of TONYC salon (if you want her info, please comment at the end of the post-she’s amazing):

I also took a photo of Sandra’s curls because I was pulling on them as soon as I saw her (she is makeupjunkie19):

Notable items (for me) from the event:

one of my favorite suggested red carpet ‘looks’

I believe!

Sisters in Blonde

 

Chandeliers are my favorite…..

Roses are my other favorite…..

 

myself, Canadian Fashionista (center), and CF’s pal looking amazing at the Red Carpet Styles event!

Don’t forget to check out my video on this event too!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ettuandyou?feature=watch

Huge thanks to L’Oreal Paris Canada for inviting me to the event!

I’m super excited to try out these products and looking forward to what L’Oreal has in store for the upcoming holiday season!

 

What are you looking forward to trying for fall? Are YOU red-carpet-ready?

Stylin’ at the Blush Pretty Hair workshop

One of the perks have having talented and creative people in your life is that they will often need a ‘canvas’ to work on.  In this case, the canvas was my hair…..

I have spoken of Blush Pretty workshops before and even guest posted on Alicia’s blog  about my Day to Night workshop!  To be clear, they are quite fantastic!

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