Monday, February 16, 2015

Silky, Shiny Hair...

Hey there! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I definitely had a great time spending some time with my Valentine. So I am all about silky, shiny frizzless hair. And anytime I run across a product that says it can help me achieve all of those things, well I am all for it! I ran across the Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum from L'Oreal a few weeks ago. With the words "72 hours smooth, frizz-control, high-shine, anti-humidity, intense serum for all hair types" it definitely drew me in.
I just knew I had to try it for myself.
 
 
What L'Oreal says about the Serum from their website:
Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Anti-Frizz Serum is an intense leave-in smoothing serum that instantly polishes hair’s surface and creates an invisible humidity barrier to help block out frizz and lock in sleek shine. It tames even out-of-control strands, and when used with shampoo and conditioner, it delivers silky, frizz-controlled hair for up to 72 hours.
 
 



It comes in a 3 fl oz/100 ml plastic bottle. It does have a pump to it. The pump does twist to lock and unlock it. I am a huge fan of that! I like the look of the bottle. It definitely caught my eye at the store. The serum is clear and has a very lovely scent to it. It smells very clean. You can use it for wet hair or dry hair. I did try out both methods and I am a fan of both ways. The serum did not weigh my hair down. It gave my hair a nice shine without looking greasy. I do have a little bit of frizz and at first I didn't notice a difference in my frizz when using this product, but after using it a couple of times I did start noticing a difference. My hair felt softer and more manageable after using it. The bottle will definitely last you awhile because a little definitely goes a long way. I did learn that the hard way...I put a little too much on and I did look like a greasy mess. Oops.
 
 
 
 
I would definitely recommend using this product for at least a week so you will notice a difference in your hair. I almost gave up on it after 3 times of using it, but I am glad I stuck it out. I wouldn't say this is the best serum I have used, but it definitely does a great job, especially for the price.
To learn more about this serum and to find a location near you that sells it, click HERE.
 
 
 
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review: InstaNatural's Deep Sea Mud Mask and Emu Oil

 I hope y’all had an amazing day spending time with the ones you love for Valentines. So I wrote a post a few days ago about some products from a brand called InstaNatural. Well, I was given the honor of trying a few more of their products. If you would like to read my previous post about a few of InstaNatural’s products, simply click HERE. This time I was given the opportunity to try out their Deep Sea Mud Mask and the 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil.
 
 
 

So let’s talk about the Deep Sea Mud Mask first. It is 100% natural, mineral-infused holistic detoxifier & purifier. It came in a 16 oz tub. It is huge! I was very impressed with the size of the tub. The mask is charcoal gray and looks very intimidating when you first look at it. You only have to apply a thin layer to your face once a week, so it will definitely last you a very long time. It does smell like clay, but it is very faint and fades away once you apply it to your face. It says to leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes until the mask is dry. It is really neat when it dries on your face. My husband said I looked like I had been playing in dirt all day. I did read some other reviews about the mask and some people did experience a slight tingly sensation when the mask was drying. I actually did not experience that at all and I do have very sensitive skin…maybe they have extremely sensitive skin. I did read that one blogger put an oil on(she said any oil will work such as coconut oil or emu oil) first and then put the mask on. She did not feel any tingly sensation when doing that. The mask will tighten and the color will change when it has completely dried. My face felt extremely soft and very clean when I took the mask off. The following day I had a glow to my face…and no it was not from being oily. Haha My skin looked healthier and still felt very clean. InstaNatural recommends you do not use the mask more than once a week. I will definitely be looking forward to that day every week that I can use it on my face! I absolutely love that you can use the mask for more than a face mask, you can also use it on your body to relieve and soothe muscle aches. I just think that is awesome! I haven’t used it on my body yet, but I will definitely have to give that a try. I just have been a slacker and haven’t worked out in a while, so I haven’t had any sore muscles. Oops ;)

 

 

What InstaNatural says about the Deep Sea Mud Mask from their website:
 
InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. More than a million visitors each year flock to this extraordinary body of water in the Mediterranean, which contains many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bromine, potassium and calcium. Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains. Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.

 
Price:
$25.77
 

Now let’s talk about the Emu Oil….
 
 

Here’s what InstaNatural says about the oil from their website:
InstaNatural’s Ultra Premium Emu Oil is 100% pure and fully refined, packed with powerful ingredients. It is naturally rich in unsaturated fatty acids and provides unsurpassed moisturizing benefits to the skin and hair. Can be used on all skin types. Provides ultimate hydration for dry, itchy, flaky skin. Reduces appearance of scars, dark spots, stretch marks, burns and other discoloration. Has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe injuries, such as aching joints, sores muscles and sprains Nourishes scalp and hair follicles to rejuvenate and replenish hair
 

 

The oil comes in a 4 fl oz/120 ml glass bottle with a pump. The oil is a very clear consistency. It does not have a scent to it. You can use it for your face, skin, hair, and nails. I tried 3 out of 4. The only way I didn’t use the oil was on my face. I do have very sensitive skin and so I always get so nervous putting oils on my face. But it could have been the most magical thing for my face, so maybe I will give it a try…. It feels very lightweight and absorbs into your skin very quickly. It makes your skin feel so soft. When I rubbed it on my nails, I can tell a difference in my cuticles after a few days of using it. My nails do look so much healthier. My favorite place to rub the oil into my skin was on my elbows. I always suffer from dry elbows. This oil did wonders on my dry elbows! I applied the Emu Oil to my hair when it was wet and when it was dry to test it out both ways. I have to admit I don’t really care for it on dry hair. You can definitely tell I had the oil in my hair. It made my hair look greasy, but you would get that if you put any oil in your dry hair. When I applied the oil on my wet hair it definitely made my hair very shiny and it didn’t make my hair greasy at all. It also did not weight my hair down.
I really did enjoy using the emu oil this way.

 
Price: $21.95 
 

  I am definitely not saying this because I was sent the products to review, but I am really loving this brand. Everything that I have tried out has been wonderful. I absolutely love that all of the products are 100% natural. I also learned that their products are made in the USA and are not tested on animals. It just makes me love their company even more. I love my animals! I am definitely wanting to try out more of their products.


To Learn more about InstaNatual and the products mentioned in this post,
click on the following links:
 

So have you ever tried a Deep Sea Mask and Emu Oil?
What are your thoughts?
 
 
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: L'Oreal Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray

 
Hey lovebugs!
So today I am reviewing L'Oreal's new Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray. It is supposed to cut dry time and give heat protection all at the same time. I have very long and thick hair, so anything that says it will cut down drying time definitely catches my eye. I was very excited about trying this product.

So let's get down to the nitty gritty and find out if this product is actually worth spending money on....

Appearance:
I do like the appearance of the Primer Spray. It comes in a 4.2 Fl. Oz/ 125ml spray bottle. It does come with a lid that is very secure. I never had to worry about the product spilling out. It secures tightly. I like the pink and white writing..it is very eye catching.

What L'Oreal says about the product from their website:
Our lightweight primer formula accelerates your routine by cutting blow dry time while protecting hair from heat damage.

My thoughts:
I tried the Primer Spray several times before I wrote this review. I would blow dry my hair one day without the spray and then the following day use the spray. I did this for a few weeks to see if I can see a difference in my drying time. I did find out that it would cut down the drying time by a few minutes one day and then be the exact time another day as it took blow drying my hair without the spray. So technically, it does not actually cut down my drying time for my hair, but I do like it as a heat protector. It does not make my hair feel sticky, weighed down, or greasy. I will continue to use this product before I blow dry my hair as a heat protector even though I know it will not actually cut down my drying time.


To learn more about the Primer Spray, you can visit their website by clicking HERE.
 

Have you ever tried any Blow Dry It Quick Sprays?
What was your favorite?
 
 
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