Happy New Year’s Eve! What are your plans for tonight? I’m just lying low at home with my husband like we always do for New Year’s Eve. We might get together with our neighbor friend W if he’s around. I’ll be cooking up some dumplings tonight while we just putter about and relax. I was curious to see what my friends are doing but they’re too busy to respond I think. I was guessing they’d go to the casino again just like last year. I remember they said they had fun there. Anyway, I got this in about 2 weeks ago but have been very busy so I didn’t get to it until now. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box.
Everything came in the usual sturdy cardboard box. All of this is for $5 still!
I’ve tried the body butter so far and I’m on the fence about it although it smells yummy! I’ll be blogging about items from this box soon.
While I I loved most of the items from the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box, I couldn’t resist getting this one as well. Here’s the Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box.
Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, again, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it (just like the Head Of The Class beauty box released at the same time) and I’m glad that I did.
I gave the elastics from the other box away so I’m keeping this one of myself. The item I am most excited to try is the John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment. The first item I opened and used is the NYX Butter Gloss. The shade I got is Strawberry Parfait. I’ve been using a bath mitt for a while now so a bath pouf (they call it sponge but I call those things poufs) would be nice for a change. I actually think I’ll be using every single thing in this box. All in all, I like this beauty box better and as usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.
While I still have most of the items from the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box untouched still, I couldn’t resist when they rolled out 2 more beauty boxes recently. Here’s the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box.
Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it and am so glad that I did. I see myself using most of these items.
I gave the elastics and the towelettes to my co-worker sis Renu as part of a small thank you gift for all the driving she’s done the past month. She uses both items so it’ll be put to good use. I am most excited to try the dry oil spray. I’ve tried one from another brand and loved it. Moderation is key though when using those. I’m passing on the mascara and the lip gloss to my nieces probably. I have too many of those open already. All in all, not bad at all and it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.
I have their other box to feature later on (I got them a day apart). They’re really stepping up their beauty box game I must say!
During my last trip to Sally Beauty Supply, I took advantage of their red tag clearance deals and I also remembered to pick up this curious gem I’ve been hearing about called Tangled Teezer.
First, I gawked at the price. But once I got over it and reasoned with myself that it could be the holy grail of brushes in my life, I purchased it. Is it worth it?
First, I picked the original design over their newer one. This just seems to call out to me more and the color scheme is my cup of tea. It’s made of pretty durable, brightly colored plastic material (at least I think so). It fits in my hand really well and is easy to use. The insert states the following:
“Tangle Teezer boasts a revolutionary teeth formation that delivers speedy and gentle results. Helps minimize hair breakage caused by mistreatment when detangling. Promotes healthy looking hair by noticeably increasing shine, leaving it looking silky smooth after styling.”
This product works for all kinds of hair, wet or dry. I know a lot of beauty bloggers that own this use it in the shower, but the brand also makes one specifically for the shower. I have been using this for 2 weeks now and I love it. The AHA moment is definitely the first time I used it on both instances of wet and dry hair. On dry hair — it removes tangles without the tugging that results in hair breaking off. On wet hair — very effective in detangling compared to a comb. I’m not quite sure what the secret behind this is, whether it’s the soft bristles or partly some psychological conditioning on having a gentler hand in brushing because it has softer bristles. Bottom line is it works. Gone are the days when I would fight with my hair to get the tangles out. Half the time, using a comb results in pain and hair breakage. No more, my friends. No more.
This retails for $12.99 each at your local Sally Beauty Supply store. You can also nab this online here. I’m not sure where else it’s sold, but I’m hoping they will be available in mass retail stores soon. There are so many fun designs and colors that I’ve seen other people have and I want in on the fun too! I’m looking into getting at least one more for the shower and one in the car. For a size reference, here it is next to my computer mouse (which I think is the standard PC mouse size):
Very important to note that the box says specifically in bold lettering: Do not use with heat.
Alright, y’all know me as being open to trying out new things and stepping out of my comfort zone every once in a while. Well, when I was given the opportunity to review this product I didn’t think I’d find it very useful. I am more or less a shampoo everyday kind of girl based on my hair type. My hair would just get greasy by the end of day 2 most of the time. And so, I wash it just about everyday. Being that it’s not greasy really until the end of day 2, I could get away with shampooing every other day though still. I just didn’t like the feeling of not washing it. It has also been said that shampooing everyday is not necessarily a good thing. In fact, feel free to look it up on the web about the no-shampoo movement. The theory behind it is that people who are and aren’t having trouble with the amount of grease in their hair are shampooing too much. The more you shampoo, the more active the oil glands are on your scalp so it produces more oil (which in turn leads to the amount of grease in hair). I’ve experienced a month or 2 of this cycle about 3 summers ago, but I kept on washing my hair every single day to keep it under control. In the winter though, it’s the same story for me every single year. My scalp gets dry and hair becomes more brittle. It is also time for the Holidays and that’s when I try to mix it up with my hairstyle. I would curl my hair for special events, but I do it rarely since it takes a lot of time to do it. In fact, I would wake up the next day and look at all the curls still intact and pretty. But I know as soon as I hit the shower, there is no way to save them. And this is where Save The Blow Dry comes in.
So, is this something I would normally buy? No. But after trying it out, do I recommend it and will I get another in case something happens to the one I already have? Hell yes. Let me explain.
First, it works very well. On a day I don’t want to get my hair wet because I have it curled or what not, I put this on and proceed as usual. I made sure I tucked all the hair under the cap. I was very apprehensive at first, thinking about skirting around the steady stream of water in the shower. Then I thought to myself how can I review this thoroughly unless I put it through every normal scenario I can think possible? So I just took my shower like I normally would, sometimes with the stream of water hitting directly where the top of my head is. I dried myself and hopped out to check the state of my hair. My hair is bone dry, either straight or with perfect curls cascading down my back. There were no spots on the cap for water to enter and ruin my hair. The inside of the cap is made of extremely soft micro weave towelling and the outer layer is completely waterproof. Looks to be made of very durable plastic material unlike the flimsy material most shower caps are made of. It is nothing compared to any shower cap I’ve ever used and that’s partly why I’m actually excited to be owning a shower cap for once. This is also extremely roomy that it holds all my hair in its curled glory. Let me tell you something: my hair is long. It was able to house my hair all curled (takes up more volume) with no problems. I actually like the pink color as well as the pink bows print on the cap. I’ve used this almost 10 times and my hair is dry and in the same state it was in before I tucked it into the cap.
This retails for £14.95 each, but is on sale this month for £9.99! It’s available online here. While it’s not available locally in the US yet, this comes out to be roughly $16.50 before shipping. I personally think it’s worth it for a one-time fee on something that I actually want to keep and that works really well. Also, this is available in turquoise but it is limited edition. The print it features has blow dryers, brushes and combs on it. If you’re seriously considering getting this, I’d recommend getting it now while it’s on sale. I’ll say it again, in my opinion it’s worth the investment.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*