Sunday, December 9, 2018

REVIEW: TIGI Bed Head Up Front Pomade

Packaging - 4 (very good)
Scent - 5 (excellent)
Hold - 4 (very good)
Shine - 4 (very good)
Texture - 3 (average)

This is a men's styling product that is clear and has no added colors. It smells manly but isn't to strong. It holds pretty well and is still flexible and modifiable throughout the day. It does add shine (which isn't my personal favorite look) but it adds shine without getting hard or looking wet, which I appreciate. It does tend to feel sticky however on your hands, but once in your hair is very workable and doesn't clump up.

Friday, December 7, 2018

REVIEW: Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water

Packaging - 3 (average)
Scent - 2 (not good)
Tear Free - 2 (not good)
Sensitive - 0 (horrible)
Longevity - 1 (bad)

I was not a fan of this makeup remover by any means. First it has a strong alcohol scent. You can tell it has alcohol in it because the fumes tend to burn or sting your eyes a little, and it dries your skin out a ton. It is not a good product for people with sensitive skin at all. You also have to use kind of a lot of it because the formula isn't thick at all. So to wash my whole face I used quite a bit. I use every product 3 times before I review it and this product made me break out all three times. It's definitely not a hit in my opinion.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide!

Purchasing Christmas gifts can be stressful! We want to show everyone we care, but our bank accounts don't always support that desire. Plus if you have a big family (like me) then you know the struggles of finding fun and useful gifts for all of your nieces and nephews, cousins and sisters, without breaking the bank. Coworker gifts and teacher gifts can add up fast too! So let this guide help you out! These items will help you to gift gorgeously this holiday season to every aunt, coworker and friend without breaking the bank. What are your favorite beauty steals out there right now? Let me know in the comments!

Ulta has a killer 5 for $10 sale going on with their Sweet and Shimmer collection. There are over 70 things to choose from ranging from makeup, brushes, bath salts, lotions, nail polish, hairbrushes and more! They have festive fragrances such as Salted Caramel, Winter Citrus and Sugar Plum. You can click here to see all the options. This is perfect for stocking stuffers, gift bags for coworkers, and gifts for your friends. On the website these items have prices varying from $4-$8 but once five are added to your cart the total will be $10.

Another Ulta find is the Luscious Lips and Lashes Set! This set rings in at $20 an features ten trial sized items that you can purchase at retail prices of $6-12 each individually! It's a great deal! You can purchase this set for a sister who is learning more about high quality products and experimenting with their look, or to your friend who is always on the go and could use a little travel friendly product, or you can break up the set and use them as stocking stuffers or include them in gift bags. Click here to see this deal online now. 

A steal from Sephora has this stunning eye shadow palette from major beauty brand Becca Cosmetics on sale for only $28! This palette is sure to please your bestie with 10 versatile and neutral shades, along with a bold gold and a deep shimmering midnight blue. These pigmented and silky eye shadows are perfect for everyday looks or creating the perfect instagram worthy glam. You can get it here.

These are my new favorite things! If you have tried any other nail wraps before, you have to try these! Jamberry, Color Street, Incoco, Coconut, Sally Hansens, they all make wraps and these are the best I swear! These wraps are made from 100% real nail polish. They are toxin free and come in over 75 cute designs and patterns. You press them on (almost like a sticker) but you take them off with a little nail polish remover like you would a classic polish. There is no heat required during application and it does no damage to your nails. There is also no dry time! This means you can apply your nails and then pick up your baby, rock a board meeting or hit the gym without worrying about messing up your new manicure. It takes less than ten minutes to do a full set and they are so affordable! They are only $7 per set, or you can do buy 3 get 1 free, which makes them only $5.25 each. This makes them easy to purchase and gift out to coworkers and friends for the holidays.  You can get yours here! Pictured above from left to right are Coral Shore, Suited Affair, Enchanted Mermaid, It's like Magic, and 5th Avenue.

Dr Teals makes some of the best body and bath products out there. They don't offer much, but what they do have is dynamite. All of their products are infused with high quality essential oils and ingredients, and are gentle on the skin. They make Epsom salt bath soaks, body wash and bubble bath. Some of the fragrances you'll find Lavender, Deep Marine Sea Kelp, Pink Himalayan (pictured above), Eucalyptus and more.  Right now these are all on sale at Ulta Beauty for $5 each. You can find yours here.

Another great set is the Sephora Collection Mini Cream Lip Stain collection. This 4 piece set is only $8! For that price you don't have to break it up, but you know you can! These lip stains come in a variety of colors and are perfect for your niece, coworker or in laws. You can get yours here.

Last but not least are the Tony Moly Sheet Masks from Ulta. I love these sheet masks, and this set is perfection! It comes with 5 Calming Sheet masks, decorated with cute winter creatures and sayings such as "Thank You" and "Love You" on them. This set was meant to be purchased and used as 5 separate gifts. Not only is it another ideal stocking stuffer, but it's also great for a December girls night or in a pampering gift basket. It's also perfect to use as a gift to accompany a gift card to a salon, spa or beauty store.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

REVIEW: TIGI Bed Head Small Talk

 Packaging - 4 (very good)
Scent - 5 (excellent)
Volume - 3 (average)
Heat Protection - 5 (excellent)
Lightweight - 5 (excellent)
Longevity - 5 (excellent)
Hydration - 5 (excellent)

This is one of my all time favorite leave in conditioners for fine hair. I am not a fan of the packaging. It looks cheap to me and the round shape make it take more room to store than it needs to, plus you can't store it upside down. But it's functional and I like the purple color. The scent is fantastic. I get more comments on the fragrance of this product than any other. It smells like grape soda, but isn't insanely strong. It also protects your hair form the heat of a blow dryer.

As for performance it is supposed to make your hair look thicker and fuller. I think it does, but not in a teased, root lifting mouse kind of way. It's a subtle fullness. It is insanely lightweight. So it's nice because if you have ultra fine hair you can't have any extra weight on your ends or your hair ends up flat and stringy looking. This one will leave your hair feeling light and bouncy. I also love the way it hydrates your hair and smooths it too. You can put it on damp hair to blow dry or on dry hair to smooth flyaways and hydrate ends. Only use a dime sized amount though because a little goes a very long way.