L' Oreal Paris Voluminous False Lashes, L'Oreal Paris Extra Intense Liquid Eyeliner in "Black", NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk", and Burts Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion.
I have reviewed a few of these products. The only one I had sort of a negative view about was the False Fiber Lashes Mascara. This mascara is " ehh whatever" for me. I have been using it a lot this month though because it is not the worst product and is good for a quick everyday wear mascara. Like I said I didn't have many, but these are all the products I have been reaching for a lot this month! : )
This week was a slow week for me with freebies and samples. I didn't get much, but something is way better then nothing! Also, one of my freebies made up for this whole week being slow! Here's what I got!
-DHC Catalog with samples that came inside, 2 MiraLAX samples with a coupon, Shiseido Bio-Performance Serum sample, Keebler Jumbo Fudge Stick sample (I ate this already), and Better Homes and Garden Mandarin Orange Zest Wax Cubes
-Free can of Jamba All Natural Energy Drink coupon, Baby Talk Magazine, $2.00 off Charmin coupon, Benefiber sample, Sinus Rinse samples, and 2 cute cards from cardstore.com
-Free Aluminyze Photo that I won from their Facebook giveaway! This is an 11' by 14' photo and the retail value is $44.95! This was my favorite freebie this week! These pictures turn out gorgeous!
Have you ever heard of Gettin' Lippy? I haven't until a few weeks ago. I'm really glad I did, because this balm might have solved my dry lip problems. Let me tell you more about this independent brand.
Gettin' Lippy is a patent pending lip balm and is hand made. Let me point out that the packaging is simple and cute. With a name like Gettin' Lippy who doesn't want to know more about this lip balm. These balms have multiple colors and flavors in one tube! That's right, one tube! Your tube will always have 2 or more flavor and color combinations. It's designed so that if you don't like a particular color or flavor, you just snap that one off and move onto the next one. Of course, I tested this for you all! Gettin' Lippy also offers custom orders for anything you can think of like fundraisers, the cheer team, or wedding favors!
Snapped off fine and with clean breaks!
I have three of these balms. They all have 3 flavors and colors in them. I'll list my flavors/colors below. They are the size of a normal chapstick, but I've had better luck with these. The flavors smell great! The names also sound good enough to eat! I don't suggest that though. I took these on a little test and replaced my normal Burt's Bees balm with these over the weekend. They don't really have a taste to them, but at one point I did get a slight coating feeling in my mouth. Once I read the ingredients I learned that it was from one of the oils in this. This is fine though and only lasted for a few seconds. This is completely safe to use. Also, this went on clear for the most part. Only the red color transferred to my lips, but it was very subtle. This also had a nice texture to me and added some nice shine. I'm looking for something that will help my very dry lips and this was it! Not my Burt's Bees, but Gettin' Lippy is the balm for all you dry lippers! I had this rough dry patch on my lip that I have been doing everything to try to get rid of it. After 2 days religiously using this, it was gone. I was honestly shocked! Overall I think this is a great affordable ($3.50 a tube) product. I would only ask for a little more actual flavor to them. Also, yes I laid it on thick as suggested!
This is what it looks like before you snap it.
This tubes flavors are from top to bottom: Red Cranberry, White Butter Cream, and Green Vanilla Pear
I have got a lot of new followers this week! YAY! If you are new, Sample Saturdays happen every week. I show you all what I got free in the mail for that week. Feel free to comment if you got anything too! You may even post pics of your freebies to my Facebook page! Now, here's what I got!
-Gather Together Coupon Book, two $2.00 off any Tide coupons, and a $10.00 American Express Giftcard and Glade coupon that I won from a giveaway! : )
-Poise liner samples, Fiber Choice Sample with coupon, and Jewels Sweet Melon Hooka Tobacco? (I don't remember signing up for this one since I have no need for this)
-Shoprunner welcome kit that came with this big reusable shopping bag, Zapzit sample, Olay Professional Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, and Titanium Power Tape
-Bird Calender that came with these bookmarks.
-Ultra Sheen Men Swagbag that came with 3 men hair care samples and a T-Shirt
-Is That Odd Goodies! Not sure if I got the postcards last week or this week, but I got a France Luxe Hair Clip, Apothederm Moisturizing Cream, and Vanilla Clouds Postcards with magnet.
Many people coupon! I use coupons on most of the products that I buy, even if the coupon is only for 25 cents, that's 25 cents that I didn't have to spend! I got the chance to review an Extreme Couponing Course and I'm very quite happy that I did! Since I already coupon, this course was a great refresher for me and I still learned a lot of great tips!
I think this course is great for anyone! The videos and the workbook are both easy to understand and provide detailed tips and information. The videos kind of seemed old fashioned to me, but I still don't think that's enough to really knock this course down. This is also great if you have been wanting to take a coupon class and just haven't had the time. With this you can learn at your own pace and at home. You will learn all the basics, about match-ups, how to organize your coupons, and much more!
I got an email today from Rafflecopter! Guess what? They are hosting a great giveaway for everyone! The prizes includes several Amazon Kindle Fires and an iPAD2! Why not enter! You may be that lucky one! : ) I've posted the widget right in this post! For more info Click here! Good Luck Everyone!
One of the things I want to do this year is to start making DIY beauty products. Not only can this save you money in the long run, but you will also know each ingredient that is being used by doing this. I will be trying and testing out all different hair masks this year and will post the ones I like the best for all of you to try! Since all this can basically be found in your kitchen already and you eat most of this, I doubt it will harm your hair in any way. What do you really have to lose by trying? Not much, besides it might not work for your hair type. There are many other options though to try if the first one doesn't work well for you! : )
The past few days, I have been neglecting my poor hair. I've been lazy and have just put it up in a messy bun everyday...and even slept with my hair in the messy bun. Oh-No! That means when I took the bun out each day, my ends were poofy and my hair looked horrible : ( Doing this caused much damage to my long locks!
I have been searching online of different hair mask recipes, and kind of made my own by picking and choosing what I knew I had in my house already. After doing this, I applied no products to my hair, let it air dry, and ran a flatiron though it. My hair feels amazing! It is softer, has shine, and feels nourished! I can't stop running my fingers through it and touching it! I feel that I will be doing this more often, and most likely won't need to buy a mask from the store anymore (unless I hear of one that is totally amazing). Here's the recipe! : )
Hair Mask Recipe:
-2 full eggs: Adds Vitamin A and has fatty acids to help any flakes and controls your hairs natural oils. This can also improve hair growth, add shine, condition, strengthen, and thicken hair!
-5 tbsp. Olive Oil: Helps hydrate and moisturize your hair
-1 tbsp. Almond Extract (optional to add a nice scent to the mix)
-1 tbsp. finely ground Oatmeal. You have to get this almost like a powder, so you won't have Oatmeal stuck in your lovely strands. (Colloidal Oatmeal) This will help a dry scalp.
What I did with this mix: Mix everything together! I added a tiny bit of water to the mix just to make sure I'd have enough. I have very long hair down to the lowest part of my back! If you have shorter hair, I bet you could half this recipe and be fine, or just use one egg. It's up to you. After I mixed it all together, I brushed through my hair and rinsed it in very hot water to open my hair follicles. After, squeezing all the excess water out of my hair, and gently towel drying it. I combed through it and sectioned it in half. I put on some gloves and coated my hair with the mixture. Then you want to wrap hair in something like saran wrap. I just used a turbie twist thing. I used my blow dryer after this to add some heat to the towel. Then, I left it in for about 20 minutes. During this time I put a face mask on! Multi- Beauty Tasking!
You then want to rinse this out using lukewarm water! You don't want to cook up those eggs you just put in your hair : ) I shampooed twice to make sure it was all out. My hair at first felt worse and strange when I was doing this, so I used a tiny bit of conditioner on my ends to make my hair feel normal again. By the way I used Suave Shampoo and Conditioner if you were wondering.
While my hair was drying, it was already starting to feel great! I'll admit, at first I was scared to try this. I was afraid of putting eggs in my hair and I thought the olive oil was going to make it greasy. Well, in the end, I was wrong! My hair is great now! I actually feel like I got a fresh cut! I can't promise that this will work for everyone! Everyone's hair is different! Go on and try it! Let me know if you get the same results! : )
Let's keep this plain and simple! I am having a Mystery Beauty Giveaway! I have no pictures of the prize because I thought it'd be fun to keep it a total mystery! Just know that the prize will include beauty related items! I love all of my fans and wanted to do something special for all of you! Also, this is celebrating that Lashgirl has been given a great opportunity! I will post the link for you to learn all about that! You do not need to vote for her to win. This is just to help her celebrate that she has been given a chance : )
*Rules* -U.S. ONLY! I'm sorry to all my international fans! I really can't afford that type of shipping at the moment. -18 and older or with parental consent if younger -Choose your methods of entering with the Rafflecopter : ) Or do all of them for extra entries! : ) -Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to contact. If you do not contact me with 48 hours I will choose a new winner and the same goes for that person. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this. In the past I have let it slide, I cannot do that with this giveaway. Fair is fair and rules are rules. Sorry! -Good Luck to all and thanks for entering! : )
So, I didn't do a Sample Saturday post last week. I was busy with the holidays and the new year. The past two weeks have been slow for samples and freebies. Here's what I got! Did you get any of this also?
-A free card from cardstore.com, Burt's Bees Lotion and Cuticle Cream that I won from their giveaway.
-Piggy Bank and a desk picture frame that holds items like pens and pencils
-RepHresh sample pack, biPro sample, and Mega Red sample
-2 calenders and a sticker
-Olay ProX Eye Restoration Complex, Secret Deodorant, A magnet, and dustbubble samples
-Is That Odd goodies : ) Vanilla Clouds postcards and magnet and a Dazzle Dry Kit : )
Okay, so let's talk about the new L'Oreal False Fiber Lashes Mascara.
-The Packaging: A bit bulky. The tube itself is quite big and has a unique shape. It is a very nice gold color with the label printed on it in black.
-The Brush: The brush handle is long. The brush itself is slightly bent ( I like that) and it is narrow. Not like a huge waxy type bristle brush at all. I have't really used brushes like this in a while so I was excited. It has many short and longer bristles on it. Honestly to me it looked like an expired brush would look like. You can also see some of the fibers.
-The Texture and Formula: This is a dry mascara. I honestly thought I got a bad tube, but after doing my research, this was normal. This seems to be a love it or hate it product also. Since the formula is dry and dries quickly also, you have to be fast with applying more coats. Otherwise, it will clump and flake.
-From the L'Oreal Paris website: ~Dual Length Fiber Formula ~Exclusive polymer adheres fiber to lashes ~Botanical waxes prevent hardening or flaking ~Precision brush ensures optimal application ~Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
This is how this mascara worked for me. I did find that it was pretty easy to apply. I'm not a fan of the formula being dry and drying quickly, since I like to put on many layers of mascara. I did see some noticeable length and volume. This is hard to describe, but I can tell I have on mascara with this. Some mascaras look great, but you don't really realize your wearing it until you look in a mirror. With this I could tell that something was on my lashes. If applied fast and correctly there isn't really any clumping. If applied slow and it dries out, you will see clumping. I personally think it has a slightly odd smell to it also. This product isn't the worst but it's not great to me either. It's a "so-so meh whatever" product to me.
My dear friend Lashgirl has an amazing opportunity to work with Rimmel London! First off I would like to say Congrats girl! Out of 400 entries Rimmel picked out the top 20 people to compete! Now, based on your votes she only has to make the top 10 to be one of the next Rimmel 10 girls! This means if she's in the top 10 she will become a Beauty Ambassador for Rimmel London! How exciting is this? Here is her video if you would like to show support and here is the link to vote if you decide you would like to be apart of this! To celebrate this I will be doing a mystery beauty giveaway. This isn't posted yet, but make sure you like me on Facebook so you don't miss a chance to enter.