I love this new leave-in conditioner from one of my all-time favorite hair care brands this much!
In other words, a whole lot! Over the last few months I’ve become a huge fan of Living Proof, a brand that makes high quality hair care products to address a wide variety of needs. I’m HOOKED on their Curl Defining Styling Cream and No-Frizz Leave In, so when I heard about Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner, their new leave-in specifically for curls, you know I was super excited.
Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner joins a suite of products tailored specifically to curls. I use and love them all – from the Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse, Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse, and Curl Defining Styling Cream, I’m hooked!
What I really like and appreciate about Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner (and all Living Proof products) is that it’s made without silicone or oil. The Curl Leave-In Conditioner is different from No-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner with added hydration, which is what curly hair needs more than anything. This conditioner is generously sized, which is also a huge plus with curls because I use a lot of leave-in! After washing, I’ll apply my leave-in from root to tips, then my styling product.
I’ve restocked my Curl Defining Styling Cream since my original Living Proof (and I’m about to restock again!) and when I did, got a really great hair care tip from a Sephora associate with the most glorious and shiny head of curls. She uses a diffuser to get her shine, and while I typically air dry mine, I’m using her tip of applying the mousse at the crown of my head with the styling cream throughout the length. It’s brilliant! Now my hair has some nice lift with minimal frizz.
My Final Thoughts: Dear Living Proof – Thank you for making such great products that make my curls look so good. Seriously, they’re fabulous and some of the very best I’ve ever tried. I’m living curly ever after with Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I recently made a quick trip to my local Walmart on a secret mission. Well, not quite so secret. The complete details will be revealed soon! All I can tell you is that I made a beeline to the health care section and picked up Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor.
I’m near a great Walmart and I’m there frequently picking up must have items for home. Lately I’ve been heading there to stock up for school time. It’s that back-to-school time of year when people from all ages are stocking up on essential items. For elementary aged kids that means glue, pencils, papers, and backpacks. It’s the same for those heading to college, but includes a few more must have personal care items like Disposable razors.
Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor is one of those products that’s sure to be included in a going away or care package for someone heading off for their higher education. It was easy to spot the selection of Schick® Disposable Razors and I found the Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor high up on the shelf of the Disposable razor section.
Hair removal is oh, so important, and it’s important to use products that will get the job done right. I’ll never forget the first time I used something other than a standard Disposable razor. For the quality of the product you’re getting, the price is definitely right.
As I’m going over the list of beauty products I tried and reviewed in August, I had to call attention to the lovely KB Shimmer nail polish I received and have been wearing most of this month. On a side note, how is it almost September?!
KB Shimmer is known for a gorgeous selection of nail colors in a variety of textures. From holos, to creams, to mattes, to jellies and more, this nail brand offers over 90 beautiful nail colors with additional seasonal collections. They also offer a variety of nail accessories including soaps, scrubs, decals, cuticle oils, and implements.
My first order consisted of two colors – a duochrome and a holo. I love a good green nail polish and couldn’t resist Urban Camo.
This is the coolest nail polish I own! It looks like many different colors depending on the angle of your nails against the light. Sometimes its green, sometimes its gold, and sometimes it’s purple. I’m going to try this over black polish, per KB Shimmer’s recommendation.
I also love a holo, so I had to have Whole Lava Lovin‘, which is a beautiful cherry red. Oh, how I love a holo! This one is super pretty, offering a fine glitter and tons of shine.
Both nail colors are long wearing and lasted about 4 days before showing signs of wear. I had to apply 3 coats of each polish to get the full coverage I prefer. I’m especially impressed with Whole Lava Lovin, which is not only beautiful, but easy to remove. I’ve waged polish removing battles of epic proportions with holos in the past, but this was easy to remove with Zoya Remove Plus.
My Final Thoughts: My first KB Shimmer order was a big hit! I’m really loving the long wear time of the two colors I picked and will definitely be back for more. I’m currently taking all KM Shimmer color recommendations you have to offer!
So remember when I first reviewed the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Colors? I was really disappointed with the wear time of the colors I purchased. And then I bought ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue. It’s a huge improvement and stays on my lips a bit longer than the lighter colors I own. It might be a pigmentation issue? I’m not sure, but I do know that I’m crazy about this deep burgundy red.
For more photos and product details, please read on!
This is the most intensely black gel liner I’ve ever seen. It’s intense!
The good news is that this liner glides on smoothly, dries quickly, and will not transfer, which is a good thing when you have slightly hooded eyelids like mine. To apply, I like to use a thin and straight liner brush like the e.l.f. Studio Angled Liner Brush ($3). I love using a bent brush that makes it easier to apply gel liner, which can be a scary proposition!
My only concern with Inglot is their lack of communication when it came to my order. I didn’t hear anything after getting my receipt. After an email to customer service I got a quick response, and I ended up receiving my order in a week’s time. This liner is also available via Beautylish and Macy’s.
My Final Thoughts: Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 is definitely worth picking up, especially if you’re looking for an intense black eyeliner. Need help applying liner? Check out my list of handy eyeliner hacks!
With the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, giving your smile a makeover is easier than you’d think. In fact, it just takes two quick steps that get you results in two days. All you do is “BRUSH.WHITEN.GO.®” twice a day. Literally!
Now that Summer is over, I am getting my act together again. Not that anything in my typical routine went wildly awry, but I’m always a little more busy during the Summer months and find some of the self-care things I do get left on the back burner. Fall is the time of the year I spend doing deep conditioning hair treatments, nourishing skin masks, and making sure my smile is in top notch condition is a big part of my Summer beauty recovery list.
This year I’ve just started using the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, which is definitely the most convenient tooth whitening system I’ve ever used. Acutally, it’s genius! The team that came up with this product was really smart, because the whitener is designed in a way that it’s automatically part of your daily brushing routine. It fits perfectly into the base of the brush.
The toothbrush itself is sturdy and has lots of useful features, including a thumb grip.
The head of the brush is fitted with a plastic scrub to clean your tongue.
And let’s talk about those bristles! Aren’t they something? They’re designed with polishing bristles and stain removers to thoroughly cleanse your teeth and remove surface stains.
I like the way this brush is gentle, yet effective, and I love that I can whiten my teeth with ease. I just detach the whitening gel, turn the base to get the gel, apply directly to my teeth, and go on my way. That’s it! No need to rinse and the formula does not irritate my teeth.
I’ll be using the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen faithfully over the next few weeks, then I’m coming back to share my results with you all.
In the meanwhile, I have a giveaway to share! Two readers will have the opportunity to win the entire Colgate® Optic White® Regimen, which includes the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste and Colgate Optic White WhiteSeal Mouthwash. This is open to residents of the USA and will end on 9/15/15 at 11:59 pm. To enter, fill out the Gleam widget below.
Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin is pretty much the coolest makeup brush I have ever used.
These kinds of brushes aren’t new, but when I spotted this brush on Musings of a Muse (bloggers enabling bloggers is a real thing), I knew I had to get my hands on my very own.
You can purchase this brush from Etude directly, or via eBay, where you’ll save a few bucks with free shipping. The brush I purchased was sent from South Korea and took a couple of weeks to arrive.
The Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin has a plastic handle and interchangeable head. The handle feels a bit flimsy, like I’ll possibly snap it in half at some point. Because of the price, I don’t mind so much, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens at some point.
To apply foundation, you use the brush to spread foundation over your skin, and then finish by changing the brush to the sponge and tapping your face with the sponge. The brush is soft and densely packed.
I use the brush by applying foundation on selected areas of my face and then blending out, brushing in one direction.
The brush is really easy to use and I’m really impressed by the finish it lends to my skin. It’s easy to wash the brush and sponge, just use a mild shampoo as you would with your other brushes and let them dry.
To use the sponge, simply dab it over your skin after using the brush to make sure all of your foundation is blended well.
Once all is said and done, you’ll notice a difference, as well.
The foundation is well blended and looks oh, so smooth on my skin. This is from a post earlier this week, but it’s the pinnacle of hair and foundation happiness. After what seems like a super busy, rushed Summer, I am oh, so thankful for those kinds of days!
On a side note, I’ve been using the brand new Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I’m totally head over heels. It’s pretty amazing and I’ll have a full review soon!
My Final Thoughts: Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin is definitely one of the coolest makeup brushes in my makeup arsenal. I’m really impressed with the price and the smooth finish it gives my foundation. I’m officially hooked on these types of brushes and really want to add more to my collection!