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Wella Shimmer Delight Shine Review October 12, 2012

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Today I bring you the Wella Shimmer Delight Shine. I have a texture to my hair that makes it so that when my hair is clean it looks dry. I deep condition, I wash in cool water, I try everything and my hair always looks dull, even when I leave the salon. I have always longed to have the lustrous shiny hair that I see everywhere. When Total Beauty asked me if I wanted to try this, I jumped…I’ve tried everything so I was ready to try more.

And this works! I get my hair in the style that I want and then spray about 3 pumps from arms length away from my head and my hair looks glossy and beautiful. It doesn’t weight down my hair and it doesn’t look greasy. I don’t end up with oily hands, like with some solutions. This is the perfect 30 second method to boost my style. The only downside is that the next day my hair ends up fairly oily looking, not the natural glossy look of the previous day. I like to get 2-3 days out of my hair, and this gives me 1 styled day and one pony-tail day.  The positive aspects of this spray are so amazing that they far outweigh the frequent wash inconvenience.

I have added this to my personal beauty arsenal. I would highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from dry, dull looking hair.

Will I finish the sample? Yes

Would I buy this again? Yes!!!

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR (TotalBeauty.com). My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 

June MyGlam August 16, 2012

Filed under: Haircare,Makup,Review,Review,Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 8:16 pm
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MyGlam has been pretty fun lately with a good mixture of types of products.  They have also been mixing their bags up a bit. This month was a party-ready gold glitter bag. I was really nervous about all the glitter but none of it came off. I can totally see myself using it for a party where I fear that my stuff might get spilled on.

So what came inside this shiny shiny bag of goodness?

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June Glossy Box July 31, 2012

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It is nearly August (and my August Glossy Box arrived today) so I figured I should probably share my June Glossy Box items. June’s theme was Beauty Around the World.  Each of the items are from different places on the globe. 

So what wonderful items were included from each of the 5 countries?

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June Total Beauty Collection July 14, 2012

Today I bring you my first of the June boxes in the format I mentioned a few days ago – I still can’t believe I got an entire month behind! Anyway, this is the second of the Total Beauty Collections.Total Beauty Collection is different than the other sample subscriptions in that it is not really a subscription. You get notified that a new “Collection” is out the email tells you what brands are included. You then can click on the link and see more specific information on the products included. Then you can purchase it. If you don’t like it you don’t have to buy it. You will not be automatically billed for it. The down side is it can sell out and you don’t have any way of ensuring you get it.

So what was included in the second Collection?

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C.O. Bigelow – Lavender and Peppermint Shampoo – Review July 4, 2012

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Today I bring you the C.O. Bigelow – Lavender and Peppermint Shampoo that I received in my May GlossyBox.  Have you ever seen those “herbal” neck relaxer bean bags? This shampoo smells just like those with the lavendar and peppermint which is somewhat envigorating in the shower.

The shampoo seemed to leave my hair nice and shiny and managible.  I adored the old school look of the container but functionally it needed a squeeze or pump dispenser. 

I still prefer my alterna products but this was definitely nice enough to use up. 

Would I buy this again? Probably not

Will I finish the sample? I did, it was nice and lasted me most of a month.

Here’s the Breakdown:
Sample Size: 5.2 oz
Full Size: 5.2 oz
Full Size Price: $12.00
Sample Value: $12.00

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Glossy Box or any of the brands included in the Box. Items were won as part of an anonymous contest.  Regardless of cost of the items I promise to always give you my open and honest opinion. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist – Review June 7, 2012

Filed under: Haircare,Review — slagoon @ 1:12 pm
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Whew  – Two Alterna Bamboo products in 2 days! Luck you! This sample was included in the May Total Beauty Collection.

This mist is intended to provide shine as a finishing spray as well as help tame the frizz and flyaways. It also is supposed to help with color retention. Does it work? Yep. I had horrible bed head this morning from my evening shower and my flat iron was just not getting rid of that icky dryish look, I spritzed this all over and I got a lovely glossy shine. I went though with my hot iron again, and I got perfect silky and sleek (not oily)  hair.

The only problem with this product is that I keep touching my hair all day because it feels so nice!!!

Would I buy this product again? Yes, I plan to!

Will I finish the sample? Definitely!

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.85  oz
Full Size: 4.0 oz
Full Size Price: $22.00
Sample Value: $4.65

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Total Beauty Collection or any of the brands included in the collection. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Alterna UV+ Color Fade Proof Fluide – Review June 6, 2012

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Today I bring you the Alterna UV+ Color Fade Proof Fluide that I received in my May Beauty Bar Sample Society box.

I personally love Alterna’s Bamboo line, I use their “smooth” shampoo and conditioner and feel that it leaves my hair soft and undamaged, so I was thrilled to try another one of their products. This one is from their “Color Care UV+” line.  This particular product is intended to increase shine while protecting your hair from UVA and UVB rays – thus preventing sun based fading.

I used it and it does increase shine – unfortunately it doesn’t really help with my frizz/fly aways so I still need to use additional product.

Would I buy this product again? No, it doesn’t meet all my needs, I would rather have a product that does more than many products that only do one part – at least for my hair.

Will I finish the sample?  I’ll keep it around for sunny days that I’ll be out in the sun a bunch – to help protect my hair (and maybe even my scalp a tiny bit).

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.3 oz
Full Size:   2.5 oz
Full Size Price: $24.00
Sample Value: $2.88

 

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Bar Sample Society  or any of the brands included in the box. Not affiliated with nor compensated by UPS. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.