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Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

Here’s the deal. Every once in a while there’s an awesome product out there that I’m ready to blog about. BUT I go to the brand website and this product seems to be missing? Did they discontinue it? What’s the deal? I do see it available on other online retailers. I scratch my head and wonder about it but at the end of the day if it’s gone, it’s gone. But being that some retailers still carry it both in-store and online, I’ll go ahead and give my full review. Here’s my take on the Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler.

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

What I love about this product? It works! I was a little apprehensive at first as I thought this might be gimmicky. The liquid in the bottle basically consists of the oil part that is clear in color on the top layer and the water-based part that is golden-yellow in color at the bottom. To “activate” this, simply shake the bottle so it’s emulsified and spray onto hair. As stated on the back of the spray bottle container: “The unique dual-phase formula contains a blend of Weightless Nutri-Oils, including Almond and Argan Oil, to replenish nutrients as it separates tangles. Absorbs quickly with no greasy feel, leaving hair soft, smooth and superbly touchable.” It can be used on both dry or damp hair. I’ve used it 99% of the time on damp hair like right after I shower. I personally like the smell a lot…it reminds me of a lighter version of some Calgon body spray. My hair remains tangle free for the most part (I have super long hair I’m about to chop off and donate) and it gives it extra shine. It also says that you can use this “even between washes to instantly nourish and smooth hair” but I wouldn’t encourage using it this way especially if you have some length to your hair. I tried it a few times and it started to look greasy, not refreshed smooth hair. I still have my bottle from almost a year ago but I use it about once to twice a week at most. I spritz about 3 times if I want to be really thorough and comb through to distribute it evenly.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s easy to find and decently priced for what you get. I think it runs about $4 at Walmart. A buy again for me if it’s still around when I run out with this.

ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag a few days ago but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I’ve been very busy with work and with snail mailing these days that I had to put some things off. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag

This month’s makeup bag is actually in a print that I don’t really care for but I’m drawn to it a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Like….I actually LOVE this print. Go figure. It’s bright, bold and cute that I surprisingly fell in love with it. The first item that caught my eye is the ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner. The shade I got this in is called Swerve. It looks to be a black shade. I’m toying with the idea of keeping it but we’ll see. I don’t use makeup that much to begin with and I use it even less now than compared to a year ago. Next item that caught my eye is the Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush. While I like these sample size makeup items, I already own too many blushes for my own good so I’m looking to passing this onto someone else that will put it to good use. The nice tube packaging item turned out to be Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Revitalizing Cream. I’m excited about this one as I’m constantly trying to find something better than what I’m currently using for a facial cream/moisturizer. Next up is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow. The shade I got is called Lounge. Lounge is one of the prettiest duochrome eye shadow shades I’ve ever owned. I think this one’s a keeper even when I don’t wear eyeshadow at all. I’ll use it randomly when I feel like it. Last up is the frank body Original Coffee Scrub. I find this product interesting and can’t wait to try it out. I just have concerns with clogging up the shower plumbing. I’ll definitely blog about this one later on.

ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner

Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush

Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Revitalizing Cream

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

frank body Original Coffee Scrub

I love this month’s bag that I can’t wait to see the design for next month! They’ve been churning out good ones lately.

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads

Hey guys! I’m here again with another item from my Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016. Here’s Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads.

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “Tiny but mighty, just one of these individually-wrapped pads packs enough punch to clean polish from 10 fingers or toes. TSA-compliant and travel-ready, Cutex Advanced Revival Remover Pads are your go-to polish remover when you’re on the go.”

What I love about this product? I love that it’s small and nicely packed for easy travel. Being TSA-compliant bumps this up to a must-have for when I travel. There is enough product in it to clean all 10 fingers or toes if I’m not wearing an insanely pigmented shade. Just carry a few and you’re good to go. I can count the few times this would’ve come in handy for me in the past. Of course, more than half involved me traveling to somewhere and wishing either I have a convenient way to transport nail polish remover so I can paint on a new shade or that I just need some to remove what I currently have on my nails and go bare for a while.

What I don’t like about this product? It’s obviously the clear loser in terms of price compared to getting an entire bottle of nail polish remover. But it’s not expensive really and the convenience this provides makes it all worth it.

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.* @CutexNails @Influenster #SoCutex #HealthyNails #contest

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Hey guys! We started using an item I got from my Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3 recently. There was no need to put it to use for a while although it is said to be good for a lot of things from treating minor scrapes to chapped lips. Here’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

What I love about this product? I love the brand know that they’re known for doing wonders for any skin problems ranging from it just being dry or soothing a slight abrasion. This particular product is a wonder. It bears not noticeable scent and it works so well without being greasy at all. Say WHAT?! I steer clear of ointments as growing up all ointments I’ve come across has been greasy. I can’t stand that heavy greasy feeling even in some body butters. This goes on nice and holds moisture pretty well in my experience.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s easy to find and decently priced for what you get. If my husband likes it, it’s a keeper in my book!

Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter

Hey guys! It’s been a busy few weeks so I didn’t get to write more blog entries. I’ve picked up writing to some new pen pals from all over the world as well as a new interest in vintage stamps. I just find them cool and they’re still valid to use so I hope my pen pals think they’re cool. Today’s post is on something I’ve tried a few times in the past few weeks sent to me in my Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016. Here’s Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter.

Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “Don’t let sad, thin, lifeless hair get in the way of another day. Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter will have you from drab-to-fab in just moments! This salon formula spray will thicken and strengthen your mane. It’ll add body, shine and some ooh la la.”

What I love about this product? I tried this for a few days and I had a friend try it on the spot at work one day. I like that it doesn’t dry out my hair to give it volume like most volumizing shampoo and conditioners do. The effect is immediate and quite noticeable. However, I don’t think it lasts that long. My hair went back to being deflated — though not all the way limp — by the end of the day. My hair still had some volume but definitely not close to what I started with right after using the product. It’s easy to apply and a little goes a long way. Applying too much would start making my hair tangle easier at the ends. Still, this is a better option than volumizing shampoos and conditioners I’ve tried in the past. I find the scent pleasant and it dissipates over time. Do follow the directions provided on how to use this. I ended up with greasy hair once just because I decided to spray it on.

What I don’t like about this product? The effect isn’t long-lasting like what I get from John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment. Still, this is the best non in-shower treatment I have tried so far giving the best results.

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. #Plump4Joy #contest*

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