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Monday, May 21, 2018

My Favorite Hair Products & Tips

I always have a bit of trouble finding the perfect hair care products. It can become an even bigger hassle when I am trying to discover which products to use or which ones to avoid using on my hair extensions. You want your hair extensions to last, so regular hair maintenance is very important. That is why I'm sharing my favorite hair care products and tips.

The hair extensions that I currently have are from Her Hair Company. I have several wig units I have created with their extensions that are over a year old. They're all still good as new! If you're interested in how I style my Her Hair Company hair extensions then click here.

My Hair Details: Brazilian Wavy extensions in 14", 16", and 18" along with a 14" Brazilian Wavy Lace Frontal.

  • Got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel: This gel provides so many uses for me. The gel can be applied to secure your lace frontal or lace closure. I also like using this gel for creating baby hairs. Applying a little bit of this gel helps to slick down and tame hair flyaways too.
  • L'OrĂ©al Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil: This is currently one of my favorite hair oils! I always avoid using an extremely heavy oil on my hair extensions. This one is a lightweight formula and it provides a nice shine to the hair without weighing the hair down. The oil also has an amazing smell to it.
  • Wet Brush Pro Detangling Comb: You want to make sure you always use a wide-tooth comb on your hair extensions, especially around the closure or frontal. I have the WaveTooth comb, which the teeth help to prevent my hair or hair extensions from clumping, snagging, and breakage. I like using this comb to detangle or style my wavy and curly hair extensions.

  • Regularly wash your hair extensions. I strongly recommend co-washing to help maintain and add moisture to the hair. 
  • Never use a thin toothed comb on the lace closure or frontal, especially while the hair is wet. This will cause damage to the closure or frontal. It can even create patches or bald spots.
  • Let the hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer. If you have a wavy or curly texture you want to make sure you always do this. This helps to maintain the natural texture of the hair extensions.
  • Always using a heat-protectant when you use a flat iron or curling tool. This will help lessen the breakage and damage to the hair extensions.

Those products and tips really help me maintain my Her Hair Company extensions!

You can click here to check out the Her Hair Company website.

Disclaimer: Post is sponsored by Her Hair Company. All opinions are 100% my own.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Body Shop Mini Haul

This year I've been focusing a little bit more on skin care than I normally do. I've discovered so many new skin care products in 2018 already. The Body Shop recently had 40% off and this was the perfect time to pick up a few items I've had my eyes on. Shopping tip: Don't forget you can earn 6% cash back on your order from The Body Shop when you sign up for Mr. Rebates!

A look at the products that I purchased from The Body Shop. I picked up mainly mini sizes to try out.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash - Infused with tea tree oil, cleanses blemish-prone skin with each use. A cooling lather removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling refreshed and purified. Use daily for shine-free, visibly clearer results.

Retail Price: $5.00

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner - Infused with potent tea tree oil, purifies and tones in one step. Use after cleansing to remove any residual traces of makeup and impurities, which can clog the pores. With shake-to-activate mattifying powders, our toner minimizes the appearance of pores and leaves skin feeling clean, toned, refreshed and visibly clearer.

Retail Price: $5.00

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream - This rich, non-greasy facial moisturizer protects, nourishes and locks in moisture for long-lasting hydration. Helping to restore skin’s natural moisture barrier. Now formulated with vitamin E, plumping hyaluronic acid and wheatgerm oil. Especially suitable for very dry skin. Leaves skin feeling fresh, silky-soft and looking more radiant.

Retail Price: $7.00

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream - Treat your skin daily with the Vitamin E Moisture Cream-our bestselling daily moisture cream containing nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and leave skin feeling silky soft and beautifully smooth. The moisturizing effects of Vitamin E can help to ward off dryness and keep skin hydrated.

Retail Price: $7.00

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil - Give your skin a dose of sun-kissed, golden-shimmer with our hydrating and illuminating bronzing oil. With Community Trade honey, our non-greasy formula delivers a warm hint of shimmering color.

Retail Price: $22.00


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Get Voluminous Curls In Under 10 Minutes!

I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to style my hair. This is literally my go to look whenever I am in a hurry and want to add some volume to my hair. The only products you need are a heat protectant serum or spray, hair clips, and a 1 inch curling wand or curling iron. I'll be sharing how I achieve this hair style on my Her Hair Company hair extensions.

Some of my favorite hair extensions have been from Her Hair Company! The hair extensions are also very affordable. I typically get a lace closure, but this time around I decided to try out one of their lace frontals. The hair that I'm wearing is the Brazilian Wavy extensions in 14", 16", and 18" along with a 14" Brazilian Wavy Lace Frontal. I then created a wig unit with the lace frontal and 3 bundles using a dome cap.

STEP 1: Apply a heat protectant evenly throughout your hair. I'm using the Chi Iron Guard.

STEP 2: Use hair clips to section hair off in 2-4 sections. This makes curling easier!

STEP 3: Starting from the back of the head, pull out 1 inch of hair, and wrap around curling wand.

STEP 4: Curl the top section of the hair using less than 1 inch of hair. This achieves a curlier look!

Take a wide tooth comb or finger comb the curls out. Apply a holding spray if needed.

The final results after styling my Her Hair Company hair extensions!

Don't forget to check out my tips on hair extensions and wig maintenance here.

You can click here to check out the Her Hair Company website.

Disclaimer: Post is sponsored by Her Hair Company. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ColourPop Element Of Surprise Palette

I'm back again to share another one of ColourPop's Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette. This time I will be swatching the Element of Surprise palette. The color scheme of this palette is perfect for those with hazel or brown eyes. If you would like to check out some of the other palettes I've previously swatched then be sure to click here.

Description: Get a load of this bold beauty. The perfect mix of edgy dramatic with a girly twist and bold pops of colour, this baby has you covered for the season. Our first palette with all four finishes: matte, metallic, satin, and duochrome, make it so easy to shake up the scene.

Retail Price: $16.00

Purchase From
: Ulta

Shade Names and Descriptions:
Feels: metallic soft opalescent pink
Late Night: metallic copper with gold duochrome
Silk Street: matte purple-fuchsia
Rayon: metallic dark coral with blue-green duochrome
Go With the Flow: matte true peach
Subdue: metallic lavender with blue-green duochrome
Opulent: metallic bright true fuchsia
Labyrinth: matte dusty pink
Blank Canvas: matte deep maroon
Sea Stars: matte medium yellow brown
Details: matte smoky burgundy sprinkled with hot pink glitter
Peace of Mind: metallic bright burgundy

A close up of the ColourPop Element of Surprise Palette. How gorgeous are these colors?!

Check out the swatches of the ColourPop Element Of Surprise Palette Palette below!

I think the Element of Surprise is a nice palette to add to your eyeshadow palette collection. I would definitely say it's not a must-have though, at least not compared to the other palettes ColourPop has to offer. I found some of the eyeshadows that were a matte or satin finish to be a bit on the chalkier side. The metallic and the duo-chrome finishes are the stars of this palette!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ellarie x ColourPop

I was super excited when ColourPop announced a new collab with Ellarie. I really enjoyed her first collab that she did with ColourPop, so of course I had to pick up a few items from the latest one. I was hoping it would have been a full collection this time around though.

Ellarie x ColourPop was a matching Lippie Pencil and Lippie Stix for the first collab. For the second collab there are 2 lipglosses and 4 liquid lipsticks. I only ended up purchasing four out of the six lip products.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip - Netta
Description: mid-tone pinky beige
Retail Price: $6.00

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip - Hennyways
Description: cool-toned chocolate brown
Retail Price: $6.50

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip - Renmen
Description: true blue red
Retail Price: $6.50

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip - Sessy
Description: deep wine red
Retail Price: $6.50

Be sure to watch the video for live swatches of Ellarie x ColourPop!

Swatches of Ellarie Lip Pencil and Ellarie Lippie Stix.

Swatches of Ellarie x ColourPop in Netta, Renman, Hennyways, and Sessy.

Lip swatch of ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Netta.

Lip swatch of ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Renmen.

Lip swatch of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Hennyways.

Lip swatch of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Sessy.
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