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January Popsugar Must Have Unboxing

It’s January, and between school being back in session, my new diet and the cold weather I needed a pick me up. So when I found out that I was getting the chance to do an unboxing for another Popsugar Must Have box I was thrilled (I’ve talked about the December Box, November Box, and September Box), and even more excited when I saw what was inside. While most of the boxes I’ve had so far are pretty similar in theme this one is actually very different. In light of the new year it has a lot of New Year’s Resolution type of products of course which well exceed the price of the month subscription. Your Hair Wrap Towel (suggested retail $18) – This towel from Daily Concepts is made to get rid of frizz and cut down on blow-dry time with special microfibers. As someone who had a lot of hair complaints I was very happy to see this in the box. Yoga Mat Towel (suggested retail $38) – I’ve been trying to start …

HASK Chia Seed Oil Hair Products, Review

When I was given the opportunity to test out these Chia Seed Oil hair products from Hask I wasn’t exactly sure what they were supposed to do. Like most other people I’ve heard of Chia seeds, first as a child who wanted them for a “Chia Pet” and then as someone who’s interested in health as a “superfood”. When I did a little research and saw that Chia seeds have been known promote hair health and growth I was sold. My Chia Seed Oil Hair Products kit came with a shampoo, conditioner and a carrying bag. Chia Seed Oil Shampoo – Meant as a volumizing shampoo I did have a little bit of a worry that a this would be like the stereotypical shampoo. You know, giving volume at the expensive of having smooth tangle free hair. Luckily, that isn’t the case for this HASK shampoo which was surprisingly moisturizing. Chia Seed Oil Conditioner – Like I’d expect this Chia seed Oil conditioner is pretty light weight, and didn’t hold down my hair. Like the …

Trying out Loreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Hair Products

While it hasn’t actually been that long since I’ve done a beauty review, it sure does feel like it since I remember a time when I was testing out new beauty products every day. However when I was given this set of L’oreal color vibrancy intensive shampoo, conditioner, and repair mask I knew I’d want to share with you guys how they worked out. Each member of the Color Vibrancy set comes in a bright red container with the Loreal name and very similar stickers on the front.They’re all made to deeply repair and revive hair as well as resist color fade. L’oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo – After one bad experience with a shampoo for color treated hair, I’ve always been wary of them. Starting out I was happy to see how good this one smelled and putting it into my hair it kept the scent. While it isn’t a heavy clean it’ll do the job just fine(as long as you aren’t one of those once a week shampooers), even for oil hair. It didn’t …

December POPSUGAR Must Have Box Unboxing

Christmas is almost here, and while I have done some shopping I still have a lot to do, and I’m kind of stressing out. However when I saw this Popsugar Must Have box on my doorstep as a gift from POPSUGAR, it immediately brightened my day! I’ve previously received two other boxes of theirs the November Must Have Box, and the September Must Have Box and both of those were great, so I had a pretty good guess that this December box would be too. I love the monthly surprise that the POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes give me and that the products are so high quality. Below is what my box looked like when I opened it. Just like the previous boxes this December Must have box had a great mixture of home and beauty products as well as a piece of trendy jewelry. This box was probably the one filled with the most things I’d be able to use immediately and I liked everything in it. The boxes are $39 a month with a discount if …

MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate, Review

A few years ago, serums and oils really seemed to bust through from the more health conscious crowd (for lack of a better description) and into the more mainstream. Now I know a lot of friends, who wouldn’t think of getting a skin care product without added benefits of vitamins and nutrients. Even the grocery and drug store brands are adding buzz items in.  One of these such items is hyaluronic acid, and since the MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate uses it as their active ingredient I was more than happy to give it a try and see if it had anything that made it even better than the competition.   Alright so in the past I’ve tried out a few different MyChelle products, but only one  of them (the MyChelle Perfect Pro Speed Peel) packaged like this Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate. It comes in a white cardboard box with green insets and black font. Inside is a round glass bottle that has the same label around it that the box has on it. The lid is …

What’s in my Makeup Bags

  and a look at my new makeup bags! While it may seem odd for someone like me, who’s been known not to wear makeup to school most days to have two makeup bags, it’s essential. My lifestyle, which consists of spur of the moment outfit and beauty shots for my blog, as well as the promotion work I do (that often comes with little notice), require that I have beauty products on hand. More often than not, from getting the email, or phone call I don’t have time to go back home and get fixed up so it’s completely necessary. Before I get into more about what exactly is in my makeup bags, I have to tell you a little about these awesome new bags that were given to me. It’s a set from 9cm Zoo (you can buy them HERE), a brand created by Dora Huang, a well known artist who graduated from one of Taiwan’s top art schools. For these distinct products she uses watercolors to create unique characters each with their …

MyChelle Perfect C PRO Speed Peel +GIVEAWAY

*GIVEAWAY at bottom of post  I originally started out as a lifestyle blog with a focus on makeup and fashion. As I’ve gotten older though that’s changed. I mean I still love makeup and fashion (and writing the occasional recipe), but I’ve began to talk a lot more about skincare. Both what works for me and what doesn’t and a lot of things in-between have gotten reviews on my blog, because as far as beauty goes nice skin can be a whole lot better than “on fleek” eyeliner. So when I was given the chance to try the Perfect C Pro Speed Peel from MyChelle you know I had to check it out, and I was especially excited because they market it as one of their masks, and have an abnormal affection for skincare masks.  Starting off with the packaging, like I always do this set comes in a white square cardboard box with blue accents, and although the coloring is a little different it looks a lot like the other MyChelle products. Inside is the …

Dr. Brandt Magnetic Mask, Review + Video

The first time I saw a magnetic mask I was on Instagram scrolling through the explore feed, and of course had to stop and watch the whole video of someone trying it out for the first time. Since then I feel like I’ve been seeing these masks all over the place from youtube to twitter, and I’ve even heard other models I’m friends with raving about them. I was actually going to get myself one (although they tend to be pretty expensive and I’m extremely cheap) around the time a representative for the Dr. Brandt brand offered to send me one of their magnetic masks, which I immediately said yes to, although how the PR company worded it, I wasn’t really expecting this mask to ever come.  So when my Age-Defier Magnetight mask arrived I was even more excited then when they’d contacted me about it, so much so that I sent a photo of the box to my friends group chat. It comes in their branded box, with a photo of a woman trying …

My Pure Women’s Perfume, Review

Perfume is one of those things that I have an on again, off again relationship with.  I’ve gone weeks wearing it everyday (different ones depending on if it’s a week day or an evening sort of thing) but will then leave it behind not wearing any for much longer periods of time. Since getting to try out Bamboo by Franck Oliver I’ve begun to get back into the groove of wearing perfume but have been looking for another scent to give myself some variety. So when the Fragrance Outlet offered to send me a bottle of their My Pure for Women to test out I of course jumped at the chance and wanted to share what is, hopefully, another great perfume of theirs with you. First of all we have to talk about how this perfume comes. You can order it from the site FragranceOutlet.com where they have a variety of scents, some designer and others exclusive to them like My Pure. It costs $85 and when it arrived I couldn’t believe the packaging that it came …

Anti-Aging Non-Surgical Treatments Explained

Not everyone can afford the occasional facelift and more women seek non-surgical ways to treat issues such as crow’s feet and other fine lines. From chemical peels to cosmetic laser treatments, there are many methods of skin rejuvenation available today, many of them non-surgical and becoming increasingly affordable. Here are some of the most effective and commonly used non-surgical anti-aging treatments available. Common Fillers, Volumizers, and Peels for Anti-Aging Treatments Botox: Painless Wrinkle Reduction Botox is one of the more popular non-invasive anti-aging treatments. Originally used for individuals with medical conditions such as muscle spasms, a diluted version of the botulinum toxin is injected into certain muscle areas of the face, treating wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Restricting the muscles ability to contract, this non-surgical method is considered painless and provides results in as little as two weeks; the end results of Botox can last for more than four months. Collagen: Long Lasting Results Similar to that of Botox and providing immediate results, Collagen works by filling in wrinkle lines and can be administered …