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Spring is in the “hair”, and this season’s hottest runway hairstyles are easy to replicate with Conair’s newest hair products featuring the latest in technology. Whether you’re wanting chic and sleek or flirty, tousled curls, Conair can help you easily create the look you want without a team of stylists with its new brush and hair appliances. We’re sure you’ll have people asking, “who did your hair?!”
I have two teenage daughters who have long beautiful hair, and they are always styling each other's locks, whether it be braiding, straightening or curling, they are always coming up with gorgeous hairstyles.
We received Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Auto-Rotating Curling Iron to review and both of my girls has such a wonderful time curling each other's hair!
Look at Myelie's gorgeous curls!
Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Auto-Rotating Curling Iron
Conair is stepping it up with Curl Innovation™. The world revolves around curls with this new hair appliance that has a unique auto-rotating clamp that holds hair and spins around to create the perfect curl effortlessly! The 1 inch barrel has a tourmaline ceramic easy-glide surface which allows for smooth, shiny, silky curls. You can create an entire head of curls or just a few accent curls. Looser, natural looking curls can be created with wider sections of hair, or you can amp up the sexiness by stopping the rotation a few inches from the scalp.
The newest technology makes it simpler to clean off styling product residue and hair glides easily over the surface as you're curling. The barrel has bi-directional rotation, and the no-slip silicone strip allows for deep shine. There is less damage and zero hot spots. This amazing tool has two unique high-heat temperature settings that provide styling versatility for all hair types reaching 400°F on high heat. It has 30-second heat up and evenly distributes heat so that the style you create has a salon-perfect, silky smooth, shining finish.
The Infiniti Pro by Conair Auto-Rotating Curling Iron is available nationwide at mass market and drugstore retailers, as well as at www.conair.com, for an average retail price of $94.99.
Our Experience: My daughters love this curling iron! They both have very thick hair that takes forever to hold a good curl with regular curling irons. Because the Infiniti Pro heats the hair much quicker than traditional irons, the hair gets curled faster with much less damage and the curls last so much longer!
We also got to review the Conair® Carbon Smooth™ Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush
Shape up and style your hair beautifully like the pros! This sleek looking new brush features the latest Carbon technology. The Carbon properties on the barrel help to quickly blow dry hair, curb flyaways, add shine and reduce static providing gorgeous professional results. The new wavy bristle technology helps to gently grasp hair firmly making blow-dry styling easy! It smoothes and strengthens coarse, curly, or wavy hair and can create soft waves or curls.
As you can see in the picture below, my daughter, Kendallyn is sporting looser waves in her hair. She loves to blow dry her naturally curly hair using the new Conair® Carbon Smooth™ Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush to add shine and body to her course and sometimes unruly hair. She has found that it suits her hair type perfectly as well as tames it and keeps it from becoming frizzy. She loves it!
Kendallyn prefers her hair with looser waves
The Conair Carbon Smooth Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush is available nationwide at mass market and drugstore retailers starting in April, as well as at www.conair.com for an average retail price of $9.99.
For her prom, my daughter, Kendallyn didn't want to spend a lot of time curling her hair the day of the big dance, so she wanted to put her hair up in rollers the night before. We received the Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers to review, so this was an easy choice for her. I helped her roll up her hair before she went to bed, and her hair ended up looking so beautiful for her prom the next day!
Perfect hair for the prom!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Dermaheal Cosmeceuticals has developed products to improve skin, hair and body health. Dedicated to this purpose, they make one simple promise: to provide quality products backed by science. Their dedication to developing advanced skin, hair and body care backed by science has earned them a strong reputation with the medical community worldwide. They provide complete skin, hair and body care solutions through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medi-spas, and other skin care professionals in the United States and in over 35 countries worldwide. These experts trust Dermaheal Cosmeceuticals to promote skin, hair and body health not trends.
My main skin concern is aging. I don't want to look old! Who does? I received a sample of Dermaheal 2 Week Miracle Redesign Anti-Aging kit to review.
The 2 Week Miracle is a unique skin care system. Containing products that encourage intensive skin care, the system will encourage the skin’s natural recovery function. 2 Week Miracle is designed to help restore youthful skin texture and is quick and very effective. Now you can indulge yourself at home with an intensive 2 week treatment system working 24 hours a day to awaken and revitalize your skin.
2 Weeks Miracle Redesign Anti-Aging is a complete easy four-step regimen, which may fight the first signs of aging such as fatigue, wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
Here are the products in the 2 Week Miracle Regime, and how they worked for me:
Redesign Miracle Solution- Beautiful healthy skin begins with balancing the skin’s pH level, correcting complexion imbalance, whilst toning and clarifying. Our peptide solution replenishes dry skin, soothing and preparing skin by increasing the absorption ratio at a cellular level.
My Experience- I use this product every morning and evening after cleansing. I pump 3-4 drops onto a cotton ball and wipe my entire face, neck and chest area. I wait until it absorbs before going onto the next step. This product makes mmy skin feel so fresh and renewed.
Redesign Miracle Serum- Infusing aging skin cells with renewed activity, the Redesign Miracle Serum conditions through peptides, antioxidants and natural ingredients, helping the skin to recover volume and protect it from environmental damage. The Redesign Miracle Serum lightly caresses the skin, allowing you to immediately feel a tingling firming effect – assisting in visibly reducing the look of the fine lines and wrinkles.
My Experience- I use this lovely serum every night and evening, using two pumps onto my fingertips and applying to my entire face, neck and chest area. I love how it absorbs completely into my skin.
Redesign Miracle Cream –The Miracle Redesign Cream helps regenerate new skin cells through increased regulation of collagen elastin and?hyaluronic acid, reducing and preventing wrinkles from forming and restoring suppleness and luster to the skin.
My Experience- I also use this product every morning and evening. I use 2-3 pumps of it, and I blend it all over my face, neck and chest. It also absorbs well and leaves my skin looking gorgeous and smooth. It feels so amazing and I can really see a difference in my skin's texture. It looks tighter and is really glowing!
Redesign Miracle Eye Contour – The eyes are the first place to show premature aging as the skin in the eye area is fragile and requires special attention. Redesign Miracle Eye Contour assists in treating the whole delicate eye area, acts on puffiness, dark circles and fine lines by nourishing with a formula which gently helps lift, smooth and brighten tired puffy eyes.
My Experience- I love this eye contour cream. It really makes my eyes look well rested. I do not have wrinkles around my eyes yet, but I can clearly see how it helps with puffiness. It really tightens up the eye area.
What a refreshing, replenishing and uplifting facial treat for skin that needs a boost! I love Dermaheal 2 Week Miracle Redesign Anti-Aging Kit. After using it for two weeks my skin definitely has a firmer texture. It looks like perfection! I even received a compliment from my son's friend's dad. He told me I look like I am no older than 31. That is awesome because I am ten years older than that! Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone!
See? No wrinkles!
To learn more about Dermaheal products or to purchase Dermaheal 2 Week Miracle Redesign Anti-Aging Kit go to: http://www.dermahealusa.com
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Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my ow.
Until now, Argan Oil has been a well-kept secret. Cosmetic Argan Oil is extracted and pressed from the raw nuts, or kernals, from the Argan Tree in Morocco. For Centuries, the indigenous Berber tribes of Morocco have been aware of its benefits in revitalizing and transforming the quality of skin, nails, and hair.
Known as "liquid gold", Argan Oil is full of antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6. It has a tremendous ability to improve skin hydration, a very important anti-aging benefit. Argan oil strengthens the hair and restores shine and adds luster. Due to its highly diffusible nature, it easily penetrates hair follicles and strengthens hair from the roots. It also cures split ends by properly nourishing and increasing circulation to the hair follicles. Similarly, Argan oil soothes cuticles and strengthens nails.
Elma & Sana sells 100% Pure Organic Argan oil and uses the same 100% pure organic oil in the production of their Skin and Hair Care Products. They purchase the oil direct from Moroccan Women Cooperatives who are certified organic by Ecocert, an international organization known for its strict standards. Because Elma & Sana buys direct from these cooperatives, they avoid the "middle man" and take great pride in offering their customers the best pricing on this rare and very costly product. Another important benefit is that they support women in business in the Moroccan Villages where the Argan trees grow.
I recieved several amazing products from Elma & Sana to review. They are as follows: Moroccan Ghassoul Lava Clay Powder, 100% pure Organic Argan Oil Moisturizer, Argan Oil Peppermint Lip Balm, Argan Oil Shea Butter Moisturizing Blend and 100% Natural Moroccan Rose Water.
Moroccan Ghassoul Clay can be used as detoxifying cleanser, skin conditioner, shampoo, facial and body mask. It reduces dryness, improves skin clarity and elasticity and has extractive abilities that remove impurities and unblock pores - even stubborn blackheads. As a hair treatment, Moroccan Ghassoul Clay cleanses the hair, removing impurities, and leaves hair bouncy and voluminous.
My Experience: I love this clay, because it is so much fun to use. You get really muddy when using it, yet it is detoxifying. I slather it all over my damp body in the shower and leave it on for about ten minutes before rinsing. I also enjoy mixing it with the Moroccan Rose Water into a pste that I use as a facial mask to remove impurities from my skin, while infusing it with the moisture from the Rose Water. It certainly takes away oil as well as pimples. (perfect for PMS time.) I have also used it in place of shampoo for a deep cleansing of my hair. It is great for removing buildup, and then I use my Argan Oil as my deep conditioning treatment for lustrous, sexy shiny hair. All natural, too!
- For Face & Body – To restore the natural freshness and glow to skin, use daily on clean skin. This is pure 100% Argan Oil and only takes a few drops gently massaged into the skin to achieve outstanding benefits.
- For Hair - Apply to hair any time or after shampoo as a leave-in treatment or use as pre-wash treatment applying it 30 minutes before shampooing – massage scalp and brush through hair will give added benefits.
- For Nails – Apply to nails and cuticles for a longer, stronger and healthier fingernails. Works for toenails too!
My Experience: I have used this amazing moisturizing oil from head to toe right after I shower. It seals the moisture into my skin and keeps me feeling fresh and dewey. I usually have very dry skin, and my skin stays hydrated for about 24 hours after I use this. I have also used it as a deep conditioning treatment after I shampoo. I leave it in my damp hair, and massage it into my scalp. I always rinse it out, though because my hair tends to be greasy if I do not. After that, it is beautifully conditioned and soft.
Argan Peppermint Lip Balm hydrates, soothes and provides long lasting moisture. No preservatives, no parabans, no synthetic fragrances and no artificial colors – our 100% natural and vegetarian balm with refreshing Peppermint is bound to be your year-round favorite lip product.
My Experience: Yes, this is my current favorite lip balm. I keep it on my nightstand, and it is the first thing I reach for just before I go to sleep. It feels so good on my lips, and they are reaping the benefits of softness. My lips have just been so smooth and have not been peeling. I love it!
Excellent for nourishing and hydrating skin – Sprinkle, or mist, the face and body at the end of your cleansing process to refresh and revitalize your skin while enjoying the fragrant smell of the damascena rose.
My Experience: I feel like royalty when I use this fragrant rose toner. It reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to try to make perfume out of the roses in my grandmother's back yard. I would pretend I was a princess. I love the scent of roses. I use this toner on a cotton ball and dab it all over my face and neck after cleansing. I allow it to penetrate my skin before I apply my additional beauty treatments, although it would be a great light moisturizer for daytime on its own.
To learn more about Elma & Sana products or to purchase go to: http://www.arganoilandmore.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. The opinions are my own.
Unearth beautiful, fresh, younger looking skin with the Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face & Body Polisher.
The Spa Sonic Skin Care System is a truly innovative facial and body deep cleansing system. The soft spinning action of the interchangeable heads and luxurious cleanser create a truly spa like facial massage that really 'gets' the hidden dirt from below your skin's surface.
From their website:
Spa Sonic delightfully deep cleanses the entire face & body, tones the skin, and makes you feel great. Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher is a waterproof device which is ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. It operates with 4 attachments (all included): a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, pumice for rough areas, and a facial sponge for micro dermabrasion and reduction of fine lines. The Spa Sonic's dermal penetrating action promotes rapid absorption of skin care products.
- Small facial brush: cleanses your face by getting deep into pores
- Large body brush: cleanses entire body deeper than loofah & body sponges
- Facial buffer: aids in moisturizer absorption & microdermabrasion to reduce fine lines and dark spots
- Pumice stone: can smooth out rough areas such as elbows, knees and heels
The Spa Sonic is comparable to the Clarasonic (which retails for twice the cost of Spa Sonic.)
Spa Sonic is available at Walgreens.com for $39.99 from now to May 18th and listed on the weekly deals page – that’s 40% off of $64.99 Order your Spa Sonic today!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of the product above to review and to keep. the opinions are my own.
Does your child have a special keepsake book that tells the story of their birth? Bkeepsakes has created an adorable personalized storybook just for your child featuring Sonny the Stork.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.
I am proud to say that almost all of the makeup in my makeup bag is Pür Minerals. I am definitely the envy of my sisters and my daughters! My latest find from Pür Minerals is there fabulous Lip Gloss Stick.
Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Stick gives you the jaw-dropping bold lip look you expect from a gloss with application ease of a jumbo pencil. Bursting with rich emollients and vitamin E, these buttery smooth sticks condition lips as they colour.
My Experience: I received a Lip Gloss Stick in the lovely Coraline shade. I really love this color. It suits me perfectly! What I love about Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Stick is that it goes on easy, stays on very well, and is not sticky like other lip glosses. It keeps my lips smooth and hydrated, just like a lip balm, but with sexy color. I love it!
To learn more about Pür Minerals, or to place an order, go to: http://www.purminerals.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of thi sproduct to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a Zuvo Water Filtration System to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful mommies out there! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I went to church and taught my 3 year old Sunday school class, and then came home and lounged a bit while my kids cleaned the house. Then we went to my mother-in-law's house for dinner. My mother is going out to dinner today with my dad.
I have been blessed with a beautiful and wonderful mother who gave birth to seven of us children. (She now has 21 and soon 22 grandchildren.)
Me and my mother, Eileen
My mother has made so many sacrifices for our family. We had a magical childhood. I learned to be a creative and fun mom from her example. I have also learned not to judge other people and to see the good in everyone. She has taught me to be generous and to never complain.
I love you, Mom!!!!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!
If you love beauty products as much as I do, you will LOVE StarBox! StarBox is a monthly subscription service that sends you 3-4 full size makeup/ beauty products by Starlooks for only $15.00/month. Each box is valued at over $35.00 in products. I am amazed at the high quality of these products.
I received the April StarBox. It contained four amazing products that I have already completely fallen in love with. Yes, they are that good!
My April StarBox contained the following:
Available in a variety of colors and finishes. A moisturizing lipstick with a sheer coverage that combines lipstick and lip gloss in one convenient product!
My Experience: I love this lipstick! It is so hydrating and looks luscious on my lips. It is glossy and gorgeous!
Achieve a stunningly flawless look with Starlooks Mineralized Loose Powder, while providing protection from the sun (SPF 15). This finely milled, talc-free formula contains mica, nourishing jojoba oil, and hydrating silica to create a virtually weightless powder. Can be worn by itself, over liquid foundation, or as a finishing powder. Beautifully packaged in a durable, mess-free sifter top container with a fluffy puff for easyapplication anywhere. Available in 6 shades to complement any complexion.
My Experience: I absolutely love this powder! It gives me the perfect finish to my makeup. I apply it right after I apply my foundation, and it sets my makeup, leaving my face matte and flawless all day long! I tend to get shiny, but this amazing powder takes the shine away. I just love it!
Starlooks Lash Boost
Starlooks Lash Boost is a lash thickener that you apply to clean lashes before you apply your mascara. It contains a lash conditioner to help your lashes grow, as well as tiny fibers to help to thicken your eyelashes to make them appear fuller when you apply mascara.
My Experience: I do not know how I ever lived without this product! I apply it right before I apply my mascara and I find that I only need to apply one coat of mascara, and my lashes look extremely full and sexy. (I usually must apply two or three coats of mascara for my lashes to really stand out.) I LOVE this product!
Starlooks Lip Balm is a delightful, delicious minty tasting lip balm that will keep your lips soft, smooth and protected from the elements.
My Experience: This great tasting lip balm is my new beauty staple. I keep it on my nightstand and apply it right before bed. I wake up with very soft and hydrated lips, which often get chapped very easily.
To learn more about StarBox, or to get your monthly subscription started go to: http://starlooks.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample StarBox to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.