NEW Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo Review

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Hey everyone! Today I am going to be reviewing the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. I saw this on a display at Target, and I’m pretty sure it is a relatively new product…so I wanted to try it out.

What drew me to the display was the Herbal Essences name. Their hair products are known for the amazing smells, so I thought this would smell really good, which it does. It smells fresh and clean and says it has mint in it for a refreshing feel.

I tried this out on my hair one morning when I woke up, and just like I always do, I held it about 6 inches from my head and sprayed it on my roots. I am used to dry shampoos spraying out a very fine powdery mist, but this one sprays out very liquid-y and feels wet after you spray it…which I didn’t like.

I noticed that after it dried, it became very sticky where I applied it, and I couldn’t even run my fingers through it. I did notice however, that it gave my hair a TON of volume and it looked as though I spent all morning teasing it, which is awesome!!

A few hours went by, and I looked in the mirror to fix my hair and I noticed that the places that I had sprayed it were white and flaky! This stuff left little white flecks in my hair. No ma’am.

Needless to say, this stuff is in the trash. If you are looking for a new dry shampoo, I would say to skip this one! Try out the Garnier Fructis or the Batiste dry shampoos.

Have you tried this? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

BEST Products of 2013 – HAIRCARE

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Hi everyone! 2014 is almost here, and I am going to be starting a new series of blogs for the BEST Products of 2013! First up is Hair Care! I’m also going to be doing blogs on the best products for skin, nails, face makeup, eye makeup, and lips of 2013, so stay tuned for those posts!

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BEST HAIRSPRAY:
Loreal Elnett Satin Hairspray (11 oz, $13, drugstores)
The can says it “Disappears at the stroke of a brush”, which is true, you can brush through this after spraying it in, and it does not leave your hair crunchy or sticky. I like to buy the Extra Strong Hold version of this, and my curls last all day, even into the next day when I use it. They do make an unscented version, but I don’t mind the scent. I also like the retro look and feel of this hairspray.

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BEST DRY SHAMPOO:
Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo (3.4 oz., $5, drugstores)
The can says, “Instantly refreshes and removes oil for lasting volume and body”, and this is totally true! This dry shampoo is the best I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all! It has a nice, fruity scent that isn’t too strong. When I wake up in the morning, I brush out my hair, and then I spray this all throughout my roots, holding the can about 6-8 inches away from my head. I then put my hair up in a shower cap to let it “soak in” while I am taking a shower. When I get out, I take off the cap and let my hair down, and my hair is super volumized and looks great!
BEST STYLING PRODUCT:
Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum (5.1 oz, $18, ULTA)
This serum claims to “smooth and condition, leaves hair shiny and soft.” I use this when I want to wear my hair straight. I apply about a nickel sized amount to wet hair and blowdry straight using a round brush. This controls frizz, and keeps my hair soft and smooth. You can also apply this to curly hair when it is dry to smooth away flyways or frizz. This serum smells like watermelon and doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy.

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BEST LEAVE IN CONDITIONER:
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In Product (4oz., $15, ULTA)
This product does 10 things for your hair! It is a leave in conditioner, a heat protectant, and a detangler all in one. Not to mention, it smells so good and leaves your hair so soft and silky. I spray this into wet hair right when I get out of the shower, and it feels so soft and smooth on your hair. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about using your hot tools because you are protected!

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BEST HAIR MASK:
Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm (8.5 oz., $7, ULTA)
This mask “Repairs up to 1 year of damage in one use” and “deeply repairs and reconstructs dry, chemically treated hair.” This mask smells delicious and fruity, and is very thick in consistency. I like to use this once a week, and I usually apply it to my hair after shampooing, and leave it in for around 10 minutes. When you rinse it out, your hair is so soft, and it stays soft and smelling good all day.

So, those are my 5 favorite hair care products for 2013! Are you guys excited for these posts? I think it is fun to read these types of posts about the favorites products for the year.

Next up will be my top SKINCARE Products of 2013 so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Empties (Products I’ve used up) 12-13

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Hi guys! Hope y’all are having a great week. Today’s post is about all of the products I have used up in the past couple of months. There is something so satisfying about using up makeup products, isn’t there? I thought I would share these with you, and let you know if I would repurchase them or not.

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Bath and Body Works Anti Bacterial Gently Foaming Hand Soap – I have these soaps in 3 bathrooms and in the kitchen of my house. These scents are Kitchen Lemon, Caribbean Escape, and Peach Bellini. I get these soaps when Bath and Body Works has them on sale for 7/$20, which is a great deal! These soaps smell so good, and they foam up and leave your hands feeling really clean and soft. I would repurchase all of these scents for summertime.
Caress Glowing Touch Silkening Body Wash – I used up two of these, and I will definitely repurchase. This is my favorite body wash to use. It smells so good, lathers up really well, and leaves your skin super soft.

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Smileactives Teeth Whitening Pen – This is a little pen with a brush-tip applicator that you put on your teeth every day to keep them white. I did use this up, however I won’t be repurchasing. I think that using the Crest 3D White Luxe toothpaste in Glamorous White does a far better job of keeping my teeth white.
Sephora Supreme Cleansing Oil – This is an oil makeup remover that I like to use to take off my makeup. I use this to take off foundation and also eye makeup. Since it is pure oil, you do not need a lot to get the job done. I already have a backup of this because it is the best makeup remover I’ve tried so far.
Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – This concealer lasted me FOREVER. I used it under my eyes and it is creamy and blends well. Clinique has a huge shade range to choose from, so it’s easy to find the perfect match for you. I would repurchase this in the future.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara – This is my favorite mascara of all time. It lengthens, defines, and gives tons of volume without clumping. It doesn’t smudge or flake, and lasts all day. I have already repurchased another one.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Radiant – This is a salmon toned concealer that I use to cancel out the blue toned under eye circles that I have. I think this is the 3rd one I have repurchased, and I will purchase again in the future. It does a great job of brightening up the under eye area. Right now I am using the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in the Brightener shade, and I love it, so I may like that one more than the Dream Lumi Touch. Let me know if you would like a review/demo on that!

So, those are all of my products that I have used up! What products have you used up lately?

Thanks for reading, have a great day.

Product Rave: The “Wet Brush”

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great week! Today I want to tell you about The Wet Brush!

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My daughter Allison has very curly, very long hair. When her hair is wet, it’s almost all the way down her back! I usually brush her hair 3 times a day to try and keep out the tangles. At bath time, after I wash her hair, no amount of detangler or conditioner will get the tangles out! Maybe it’s because she likes to eat with her hands and then run her fingers through her hair? lol… but I always feel like I am hurting her when I brush her hair, she’s always like “ouch, ouch!”. So anyway, a friend of mine told me to go to Ulta and try out The Wet Brush.

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So there were 2 sizes at Ulta, a regular sized brush and this smaller size, perfect for my little bear. The brush feels rubbery, sort of like NARS packaging if you are familiar with that. The bristles are very flexible, and let me tell you, this brush is magic! Last night when I took her out of the bath to brush her hair out, this thing glided through the tangles without so much as an “ouch” from Allie! I was amazed, because usually she complains and whines that it hurts her.

I don’t know how this works, but it does! It gets the tangles out without pulling or tugging at the hair. It comes in a bigger size and I am going to buy one for me as well. I was also reading some reviews online, and a lot of reviewers were saying that it also reduces hair breakage, which is always a good thing! If you are looking for a great detangling brush, you should give this one a shot!

Have you tried this miracle brush?

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Empties (Products I’ve Used Up) 9/13

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Hi Guys! I started collecting the items that I was using up last month and this month, and I thought it would be fun and interesting if I showed y’all them. Is it interesting to see trash? Lol. I can do mini reviews on each, and tell you if I will repurchase them! So here are the products I have used up lately.

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Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub– This is a facial scrub that foams up and has little pink crystals that gently exfoliate your face. It contains grapefruit and vitamin c extract, and also contains salicylic acid to keep your skin clear. I love how refreshed and clean my skin feels after using this. I have already bought a back up of this.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion in 2– I’m not sure why this is called a lotion, because it seems more like a toner to me. It is a purple liquid that you can take on a cotton pad and rub all over your face after cleansing. This just cleans your face really well, and removes any excess makeup. This just makes your skin feel so fresh and clean. My husband also loves this stuff, and he uses it everyday. (Don’t be embarassed dear- nothing wrong with being man pretty) I have already re-purchased this.

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Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Nail Polish in Bubblegum Pink- These are great nail polishes, they don’t chip, and they come in really pretty colors! They are also pretty cheap and you can find them at any drugstore. I will continue to repurchase these because I love them!
L’Occitane En Provence Rose Petals Lip Balm– This lip balm smells really good, it keeps my lips hydrated without feeling greasy, and I like the squeeze tube packaging. It’s organic and contains 10% shea butter. It’s a great lip balm, but I probably won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon, because I have about a thousand lip balms I should probably use up first!

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Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara- I am addicted to this mascara. It is better than every other high end or drugstore mascara that I have ever tried, and it’s just amazing. The lady at Sephora the other day asked me what type of fake lashes I had on,and she couldn’t believe it when I told her it was good ‘ol Maybelline. It gives super volume and length, and never smudges. I definitely will be repurchasing.
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly– This is a cream base that you use on your eyes to make your shadows stay true to color and stay on longer. I use this everyday, and this color matches my eyelids perfectly and hides any redness or veins before I apply my shadow. I have already bought a new one.
Hope you like this post about me talking about my trash, and let me know what products you have been using up lately! Have a great day!