Monday, September 11, 2017

Review of the Brand New Revlon® Salon 1875W 360° Dual Fast Dry Hair Dryer and Styler

When I saw this new Revlon hair dryer was coming out, I knew I needed to try it. I immediately ordered it from Target, the only retailer to have immediate access to it. I could find zero reviews online but it looks like a flat iron and a hair dryer in one. For a girl with curly hair, this looked like a dream come true. So how does it fare?

I have to admit, my expectations for this hair dryer were high. I should have known better with a $60 price tag, this is would likely not be a game changer. Nevertheless, I took a chance and bought it. I found that the heat from it doesn't feel nearly as hot as previously used blow dryers. Also, because of how the hair goes into the dryer, it doesn't seem like it straightens as well. It does dry the hair but the hair seems to be drying into curls. 

One nice feature is that you can turn the dryer so you can direct the heat out like a normal hair dryer. This may be the best feature. Overall, I wish I could say better things but this doesn't do what I wanted it to do. No use to straighten hair or give yourself a smooth blow out at home.

Monday, February 8, 2016

YSL. I'm green with envy!

I received this product from Influenster to test out the shade of Vert Green. I don't normally use a colour corrector in my everyday beauty routine so I was excited to try this one. Having watched the how to videos on YouTube, I knew this products purpose was to cover redness and blemishes. I was very impressed by the results. I didn't think I had much redness to conceal but after using this product, I definitely saw some results. YSL made this product great to use as well. You push up on the bottom button and the product comes out of the top in the built in brush. After rubbing the product in and using foundation on top, my face looked pretty flawless. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

c. Booth Review!

I had the opportunity to try a c. Booth product via Influenster so I obviously had a hard decision to make...pick just one! My decision was made semi easier because I did have some difficulty finding this product. After a Google search to find out what stores carried this product, I made my way to 2 separate Walgreens and 1 Ulta before I was able to find any c. Booth products. I think tried a random Rite Aid, which had 3 options. Two of them were body lotions and the 3rd was this all over body scrub. I'm always a fan of trying new products so I opted for this one vs. the standard body lotions. I'm glad I did. This scrub smells like the ocean when you open the container. It comes with a plastic top it's so fragrant. The product itself is a gel-like sea salt texture. I really liked the smell and texture. It smells very fresh and clean and it washes off quickly so there is no sticky residue leftover. I'm glad to have found this product because it makes me skin feel extremely soft.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Birchbox purchase!!

I redeemed 400 of my Birchbox points for this fabulous Laura Geller Flawless in a Flash kit! It came in a cute wristlist! Inside was a blush, a foundation, a primer, a mascara and a blush brush! It was a $112 dollar value and it was on the site for $28. I also got an Illume grapefruit oleander candle! I love the way it smells but it is way smaller than I expected from the picture online. Either way, I'm glad I was able to get all of this stuff with just points!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Target Beauty Box!

My Target Beauty Box arrived today. I had no idea it would arrive so quickly! It's pretty epic for a $5 box. I can't lie. In it was a Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Gloss, a L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set, which I'm very excited about. I don't currently use a makeup setting spray and I love discovering new products that I need to add to my routine. Also included was a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream. This product was about $17 dollars full price so I'm excited to sample it. I also got a TreSemme Extra Hold Hairspray and a SheaMoisture Superfruit 10-in-1 shampoo. It's sulfate free so I will def give it a try. I have seen it in store for $12 dollars. Target also gives you a coupon for $3 off of a $15 beauty purchase. I think this box was a great deal and I will definitely repurchase again!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

First ever Walmart Beauty Box Arrived!

Today I got my first ever beauty box from Walmart! This is the spring box and it was $5.00. It's a seasonal box so it's $20 for the whole year. In this box, I received L'oreal shampoo/conditioner samples, John Freida shampoo/conditioner samples, Tresemme Dry Shampoo, Dove Dry Oil, Dial exfoliator, St. Ives face mask, Nivea body lotion, coupons from Covergirl and Nivea and best of all, a Hard Candy lip stain. Definitely worth $5.00! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Wet n Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color

Under Your Spell (it's a dark red)
I am a bit of a nail snob and normally don't do my own nails. I usually frequent nail places and use OPI and Essie exclusively. This particular day, I couldn't get a manicure appt until Saturday and didn't want to go to work with chipped nails. I picked up this Wet N Wild polish because I liked the color and figured it would do for 1 day before I got my nails done. I was SHOCKED and surprised by how magnificent this brush was. I've never used a nail polish that was so easy to apply. The brush is really a pro manicurist brush and the polish dried very quickly and evenly. I didn't even need a top coat. I will buy this polish in every color it comes in. What a fantastic deal at $2.00 a piece and it is supposed to last at least 7 days. You can't beat this!

buy it online here

Friday, March 13, 2015

Yves Saint Laurent mascara

I received this YSL volume effect mascara today and I was beyond excited to test it out!

Review of the product:
This YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils puts my other mascaras to shame. All that hype about Benefit, There're Real mascara... And I was far more impressed by this YSL mascara. It comes in a luxurious, sleek gold tube, with the YSL logo as seen below. The wand is smooth, unlike many voluminizing mascaras. It applies easily and it gives you great lash volume. It also has a very lovely scent that is not too overpowering. It's a triple intensity formula for intense volume, color and care. The brush coats each lash from root to tip and is said to strengthen lashes. I love it! 

I don't know how I can go back to my other mascaras. I will definitely be repurchasing this product! 

*Product courtesy of Influenster!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Evian Giveaway!

Evian has a great giveaway happening now where you can Enter to Win two 5 oz. evian® Facial Sprays ($25 value) Click this link to enter!

Promotion hosted by The Wilkes Group #evianspray

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tocca Laundry Delicate

Tocca Laundry Delicate is a dream product. As a person who loves Tocca products and hates hand washing, I was thrilled to learn that this product existed. It is perfect for hand washing delicates such as bras and hand wash only tops. But another great thing about it is that you can actually use it in the washing machine as well to make your linens smell nice and fresh. 

I noticed right away that when I poured it into the sink, it started to bubble up much more so than when I hand wash with regular soap. It smelled amazing as soon as I poured it in the water. It will definitely leave your clothes smelling fresh and fragrant. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine's Day Birchbox!

Valentine's Day Birchbox
My boyfriend got me another year of Birchbox for Vday! It's the gift that just keeps on giving so I was very happy about that! 

What's in my box?

Catherine Malandrino perfume:
Here we go again! Already got a repeat item and this is only my 4th box. First of this subscription. Just got this same fragrance 2 boxes ago. I did like the scent but I hate receiving fragrance samples! I could get this for free from the mall :(

Cynthia Rowley Creamy Lip Stain, Heartthrob:
This was one of the products that sold me on the curated box. I love this lip stain. It smells lovely. The color red is just right. It is noticeable but not in your face red. I prefer this lip stain over Stainiac, which I received in a prior box. My only negative is the size of the tube, it is tiny and the lip brush is equally short. It makes applying it without a mirror difficult to me. 

Gilchrist & Soames body lotion:
This is a body lotion from London. It has a nice scent but it's kind of bland. Not very exciting but it is a decent sized lotion sample.

Coola Mineral Sunscreen:
I was not at all excited to get a sunscreen in my February box. When I posted this in the Birchblogger group, all the comments were like, "you should use sunscreen all year round." Well, this may be true, but I don't. If I do decide to add sunscreen to my daily routine, I don't think I need a sample of it. It will not be one of my luxury products. I definitely will not be purchasing this product. It smells like dough. It does say it is a BB cream so I guess that is one good thing about it... two-in-one.  

Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle leave in conditioner:
I was most excited for this product. I LOVE the smell. It smells delicious. It comes out as a bubbling liquid. I prefer sprays to gels when it comes to my hair. This consistency is somewhere in between. I sprayed on my hand and rubbed into my hair. I will definitely use this product.

Bonus * Teas from Harney & Sons, Hot Cinnamon Spice and Rooibos Chai:
I love the packaging on this tea. It is so pretty. I am excited to try these. I didn't love TeaPigs so I'm hopeful that these will be better. I will update after I taste both flavors. 

Overall, I was slightly disappointed in this box. I liked 2 out 5 products. I wish there was a limit on lotions and fragrances that you receive in your boxes. I would like to receive more makeup vs lotions/ makeup removers/fragrances and yes, I have filled out the online profile. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Brand New Gillette Venus Swirl Razor

First ever bzzagent box came! I got the new Gillette Venus Swirl razor and the new violet swirl shave gel. 

I really like this razor. It has 5 blades and a moisturizer around it. It makes for easy and safe shaving. No Knicks or cuts yet! It gives a close shave too. I think I would definitely keep using this blade and I will continue to repurchase the blades. I currently am a fan of some schick disposable blades. Might be time to make a switch! Have you tried this razor? Do you plan to?