Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Caress Forever Adore Forever Body Wash

Hey there Gorgeous!
I hope you had an amazing weekend. I definitely did. My husband and I were able to travel back home to Tennessee to visit with my mom for the weekend. Sometimes spending some time with your mama is exactly what you need. :)
So if you know me, you know I am a sucker for some good advertising. If a product makes a really big claim, I HAVE to try it out and see if it is legit. So when Caress made the claim that they had released the World's first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology I knew I was going to have to buy it and try it out. If you haven't seen the ads or read about the new body wash collection from Caress, let me tell you more about it.
 Here is the claim from Caress: The Caress Forever Collection is the world's first body wash with fragrance touch technology. The breakthrough technology of Fragrance Release Pearls releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection delivers long-lasting, unforgettable, fine fragrance for up to 12 hours. The collection only has two body washes in the collection: Love Forever and Adore Forever. Love Forever has rich florential sweetness blended with lush dark berries and the freshly picked Scarlett Red Rose. Adore Forever is an irresistibly romantic fragrance with touches of melting honey, vanilla, and the freshly picked Angel Face Rose. I decided to go with Adore Forever to try out first.

First of all, let's talk about the appareance of the Body Wash. I absolutely love it! It is very sexy.... If body washes can be sexy. haha. The bottle definitely catches my attention when I am looking at all of the rows and rows of body washes. It is a black 13.5 Fl Oz/ 400 ML bottle with purple roses and black flowers on the front. The actual body wash is a very pretty purple with a bit of glitter to it. The glitter however does not transfer to your skin. The fragrance is very lovely! It almost reminds me of a scent from Victoria's Secret that I can't quite figure out which one it is. The top notes are Raspberry and Cassis, the heart note is Angel Face Rose and Muguet, and the base note is Amber, Honey, and Vanilla. The fragrance does come off a bit strong, so that is definitely something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to strong scents. The body wash lathers really well. I only needed a little bit to cover my entire body. It felt very moisturizing on my skin and I honestly did not want to get out of the shower because it smelled so good and felt so good on my skin.

As for the claim of the scent of the body wash lasting for 12 hours....I have to say this claim is very accurate. I could smell the body wash all day on my skin. It wasn't an overwhelming smell. It definitely didn't smell like those girls that use the same scent for their body wash, lotion, and perfume....yeah, you know the kind. Throughout the day the smell seemed to fade to a very light scent and I would just kind of rub my skin to see if I could still smell the body wash and I could! I actually received several compliments of people asking me what perfume I was wearing. They were all amazed when I told them it was my body wash. Overall, I am very impressed with this body wash and will definitely be picking up the Love Forever scent as well.

Fun Facts;
Price: $3.49
Where: Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS...
For More Information: Caress

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review: Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Split End Mender

Hello gorgeous! 
So I have been doing everything lately to really take care of my hair. I have very long, fairly thick hair and the last thing I want is for my hair to look like I don't take care of it. I have cut down the amount of days I wash my hair and not applying as much heat to it. My hair has really started to reap the benefits from doing this, but it still needs some TLC every now and then. So I came across Joico's K-Pak Reconstruct Split End Mender on sale at Ulta a few weeks ago and I thought it would be the perfect product to try out on my hair. I do get the occasional split end every now and then..I mean who doesn't right?! And I know that no product will ever fix split ends, once you have a split end you will need to get your hair trimmed. But there are products that can help keep the split ends to minimum and I was hoping this would be my answer. 

Keep reading to see if it is...  ;)

How Joico describes the Split End Mender:
Forget the homespun trick of trying to banish those niggling split ends with a pair of manicure scissors. Our solution makes far more sense… and requires neither a nail-related tool nor an upside-down hair maneuver: Simply try a dab of our brilliant, featherweight serum that actually seals, and protects hair from the splits.

Perfect choice for: Anyone who’s experiencing fraying ends, caused by overzealous brushing and combing, excessive styling, or HAD (“Haircut Avoidance Disorder”).
Here’s how: Apply to towel-dried hair, concentrating the product on tips and ends.
The inside secret: An ultra-durable bond actually seals the cuticle of the hair, delivering extraordinary shine as well as protection against future splits.
source: Joico

The Split End Mender comes in a 3.4 Fl oz/ 100ML plastic bottle that has a pump. The actual product is a cloudy, clear gel that smells so good. It isn't an overwhelming smell, but does kind of lightly linger in your hair all day. I didn't mind at all though because I really enjoy the smell. A little definitely goes a long way with this product. I have very long, fairly thick hair and I only need 2-3 pumps on my hair. If I applied too much of the product my hair became crunchy. I noticed that when I was applying the gel every day on towel-dried hair I didn't really notice a difference in my hair. So I cut back to only using the product two times per week and I have noticed a big difference in my hair since doing that. My hair seems less frizzy and my ends look a lot healthier. They don't seem as dry as they were before. I will still get my hair trimmed, but I believe this product will help me go a little bit longer between hair cuts. I recommend this product to anyone that wants to help their ends look and feel healthier and to only use this product once or twice a week for best results. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: Elf's Makeup Mist & Set

Hello Gorgeous :)
It is HUMP day..what?! did I actually just say that?!! We are mid-way through the week and one day closer to the weekend. Wednesday is sounding even better by the minute. So I am in love with Pinterest..okay, maybe love isn't even the word to describe my obsession with Pinterest. I can't help it that website just makes life so much easier. I mean you have everything you have been searching for and lusting over right there on one website at your fingertips. Man, I wish I would have invented that website! But I came across a list of dupes for different MAC products. And if you know me, you know I love a good dupe. So I marched my sassy self right over to Target and purchased a few of the dupes on that list. The first product I got was the Makeup Mist & Set from E.L.F. (eyes, lips, face) It is supposed to be a dupe for MAC's Fix +. I have never tried FIX + so I won't be able to tell you if Elf's Mist is actually a dupe, but I will let you know if it is worth your money.

Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.
source: E.L.F. 

The makeup mist and spray comes in a clear black plastic spray bottle. It is 2.02 fl oz/60 ml in size. The mist is also clear, but does have an odd smell to it. I can't quite figure out what exactly it smells like, but the scent does go away after a minutes after application. I love the fact that it has Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber, and Vitamins A, C, & E in it. The mist does feel very refreshing on your face. When I first sprayed the mist on my face it made my face very wet and I was a little nervous about it ruining my makeup and making me look like a wet puppy, but it dried within a few seconds. I wish that I could say that the mist & set made my makeup last way more than my makeup usually does, but I would be telling a lie if I said that. It just didn't wow me as far as keeping my makeup exactly the way it was when I applied it.  However, I did notice that I didn't get as oily as quick as I usually do..especially in my T-zone areas. I do have very oily skin, so maybe that's why it wasn't like hairspray for my makeup. Maybe someone with dry skin or even dry to combination skin would have better luck with this product. I think for the price (it is only $3) of this product it is still something nice to have in your makeup bag. It is just so refreshing and would be very nice on a very hot day to spray on your face.

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