Take Care Of And Have Fun With Your Hair This Summer!

Hi all! Happy Monday!  I hope you’re week has started off well.  I’m on vacation this week and my daughter is is town, so I’m doing great!

I thought I’d feature some newer to me hair care I’ve been testing out lately.  I have a fun array — shampoo and conditioner, hair masks and temporary hair color spray:

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Derma E Therapeutic Shampoo & Conditioner.  It is the Scalp Relief line.  ($22.50 for the set) — This doctor-developed, clinically tested formula works in four ways to gently cleanse, de-flake, soothe and nourish the scalp and hair. Using proprietary Therapeutic Psorzema® Herbal Blend plus healthful vitamins and botanicals, this shampoo calms a dandruff-prone, itchy, irritated scalp and refreshes the hair, from root to tip.

Both Shampoo and conditioner enriched with:

Therapeutic Psorzema® Herbal Blend (Neem, Burdock and Bearberry): replenishes a dry, irritated, scaling scalp, helping to promote optimum scalp and hair health.

Tea Tree and Menthol: help calm and cool itch on contact and help maintain scalp purity over time.

Salicylic Acid: penetrates to lift away excess flakes and surface buildup.

I love how these products calms my itchy scalp, but also really hydrate the hair. These products are nice for every day use, or once a week for a treatment.

John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks
John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks

John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks ($3.49 at Walmart and select Grocery Outlets) — Four targeted hair masks that transform hair in a matter of minutes. Designed to treat hair suffering from frizz, fading, damage or dullness, each mask revives hair with a single in-shower application. Simply shampoo, squeeze out excess moisture and massage the Wonder Drops throughout wet hair.

Available in: Frizz Smoothing, Blonde Brightening, Damage Repairing and Vibrancy Enhancing
These are so affordable.  My favorites are the Frizz Smoothing and Damage Repairing.  They leave my hair very smooth and shiny.

 

The new KMS Style Color Collection offers 9 tones of color from purple to blue to grey. The products are waterproof, pillow-friendly, and work perfectly with hot tools. Expect a flexible, ultra-thin film for a movable finish & even results on all hair colors that removes easily with shampoo, so you can rock pink highlights to a concert and have them washed out before Monday’s conference meeting. Available at KMS salons.

These are so gorgeous!  My daughters have commandeered them, but they are beautiful for people of all ages who want a fun pop of color or dimension in their hair. They stay in all day and wash out easily!


What hair products are you using this summer?  Let me know!

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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review — February 2019

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Hi all! I received my February BoxyCharm today! I always watch for the spoilers so I basically knew what I am getting. But, I was surprised by a couple of these that I didn’t see spoilers for.

I’ve been subscribed to BoxyCharm for about a year and a half now and really enjoy it. Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 4-5 beauty items, most of them full-sized.  It is a nice way to try new makeup and beauty tools.

This month I received:

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The two products I didn’t see variation spoilers for are the GrandeLIPS lipstick and the TULA masks.  Here are more info on the products I received:

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I have been wanting to try this for a while.  It is from a Korean beauty brand that I haven’t tried before (I have been loving Korean beauty lately).  My pores need to be smoothed and covered, so I am all for this! And I love trying new primers!

img_2954.jpg I do not enjoy matte liquid lipsticks.  They are so uncomfortable and settle in to my lines. But for some reason, I got this and put it right on my lips. It is a semi-matte and is a little drying.  But then it starts to tingle, plumps up and my lips looks great! It does look better with a gloss over it.  But I was pleasantly surprised!

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This shade of highlighter is Glow Up a rose gold.  It’s very pretty!  This is a very glowy formula.  I haven’t decided if the shade is too dark for me yet.  I need to wear it out in the sun and see.

Here are swatches of the lippie and highlighter:

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The lip color is almost a little light for me, but I wear gloss over it and can change the color a bit.  The highlighter is a very pretty shade.  I hope it works for me.

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I have tried this mascara before.  It’s pretty good (I don’t really remember if I liked it or not).  I gave my last tube to my daughter.  I think I’ll keep this one and try it out once I’m done with the mascaras I am using.

img_2958.jpg I received 2 packs of 2 masks, so 4 masks total!  That’s not bad.  These claim to hydrate and plump skin when it needs it most. The citrus extract in this mask will bring the look of luminosity and vibrance to dull, tired skin.

That sounds really nice, and I do want to try them.  But I haven’t even used my Tatcha masks from last months box! (You can see my January box here).

So, I think this is my first BoxyCharm every that I am going to use all of the products!  I will at least try them before passing them on. The product I’m most excited about is the primer.  But I will at least try everything else.  So this box is a win!

Do you get BoxyCharm?  What did you get in your box this month?

New To Me — Natural Skincare and Innovative Brands

Hi all!  I was recently sent some natural skincare for my honest review.  I love trying new (or new to me) brands and finding new favorites!

Below is a coconut oil based cleansing balm, cool peel off and magnetic masks, and body moisturizer with SPF:

Skinny & Co. Clarifying Facial Cleansing Balm
Skinny & Co. Clarifying Facial Cleansing Balm

Skinny & Co. Clarifying Facial Cleansing Balm ($24.95 USD) — One step makeup remover facial cleanser that unclogs pores and brightens as it eases blemishes and re-balances your skin’s natural oils. The secret is our patented 100% RAW Skinny Coconut Oil that is able to nourish your skin while it protects you from unwanted chemicals and toxins that pollute and cause break outs.

What I think: Cleansing balms are so nice to remove makeup.  This one would be great for someone with oily or combination skin.  I have sensitive skin, so this isn’t for me, but my daughters love it, it removes makeup without leaving their skin oily.  Skinny & Co. has a cleansing balm for sensitive skin.  It’s nice there are choices!

Purchase at shop.skinnyandcompany.com

Biovene Charcoal Magnet Mask
Biovene Charcoal Magnet Mask

Biovene Charcoal Magnet Mask ($28.27 USD ) — Biovène Magnet Mask is an innovative, natural, anti-aging and rejuvenating face mask consisting of iron magnetic particles, activated charcoal and a blend of the most precious oils nature has to offer for a smooth, firm and radiant complexion.

What I think:  This is so much fun to use.  You apply it and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Then you put a cover on the magnet, and it actually removes the mask magnetically!  It leaves my skin soft, smooth and hydrated.  It’s so nice!

Purchase at biovenebarcelona.com

Biovene Pink Peel-Off Mask
Pink Peel-Off Mask

Biovène Pink Peel-Off Mask is the next level peel-off mask utilizing Activated Charcoal in combination with star ingredients such as Sodium Hyaluronate, Strawberry extract, Argan Oil & Collagen.

What I think: Peel off masks are my favorite, and this is no exception! This is a mousse like mask that is very pink and smells like strawberries!  Since it is thick, it takes about 30 minutes to dry.  Then it peels off nicely.  My skin is glowing and soft!

Purchase at biovenebarcelona.com

Trilipiderm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 3oz. Tube
Trilipiderm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Trilipiderm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($17.95 on sale for $13.46) — The best dry skin protection under the sun – hydrates as it protects against UVA and UVB radiation and contributes Vitamin D. Available in a handy 3 oz tube for your beach bag, ski jacket or purse. Take it wherever you go outdoors.

What I think:  SPF is so important all year long.  This one is nice because it does double duty as moisturizer and SPF.  I love that combo in facial skincare, so why not for the body.  It’s very hydrating without being  greasy and has a light floral scent.

Purchase at trilipiderm.com

 

Have you tried any good skincare lately?  What’s your current favorite skincare products/

Say Yes To New Scrubs and Masks!

I’ve been blogging for a very long time — almost 10 years!  Yes to was one of the first brands I received for review, and I still love using them.  They were only Yes to Carrots at that time.  But boy, have they grown!

I have been sent some amazing masks and scrubs to test for my honest review.  I have to say, they have so many unique products out right now.  The packaging is really fun, too.  Here are the ones that stood out to me:

 

YES TO SUPERBLUEBERRIES RECHARGING GREEK YOGURT & PROBIOTICS 3-IN-1 MASK, SCRUB & CLEANSER
Yes To Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotics 3-IN-1 Mask, Scrub and Cleanser

Yes To Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotics 3-IN-1 Mask, Scrub and Cleanser ($15.99 MSRP) — This was one of my favorite masks or scrub of the bunch!  I really tried to read the descriptions and instructions, but didn’t succeed on all of these.  For this one I saw Greek yogurt as an ingredient and thought it was going to be a smooth, hydrating mask (yes I know that the name of it includes scrub)!

This is creamy, but it also has little scrubbers in it to gently exfoliate the skin.  I used the included spoon to apply and spread product all over my face and it was mess-free.  I left it on for about 15 minutes, rinsed it off and my skin was so smooth!

 

Yes to Cotton ANTI-POLLUTION OXYGENATED Facial Mask
Yes to Cotton Anti-Pollution Oxygenated Facial Mask

Yes to Cotton Anti-Pollution Oxygenated Facial Mask ($15 MSRP) — This is a great quick mask that is very easy to use! It is a lightweight mask that starts bubbling on contact. Once the bubbles pop in about 10 minutes, it’s time to rinse off.

This is perfect for my allergy-prone, ultra-sensitive skin.  It has cotton extract and oxygen and it leaves my skin very soft and ready for makeup, bedtime, anything!

 

YES TO CARROTS VITAMIN-ENRICHED KALE DIY POWDER-TO-CLAY MASK
Yes To Carrots Vitamin-Enriched Kale DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask

Yes To Carrots Vitamin-Enriched Kale DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask ($15.99 MSRP — This is a 100% Vegan skin treatment with Kale and carrots.

I’ve used it once, but was not paying attention to the instructions! I mixed all of the powder with water in the container, instead of just a bit in the lid as I should have!  So it can’t be used again.  That’s okay for me, because it really irritated my skin!  I left it on for 10 minutes until the clay was dry, but once I washed it off, my face was so red! I’m glad I did it at night.  It was better in the morning, but my pores were still enlarged.  I wouldn’t recommend this for those with sensitive skin, but to those with normal skin types, go for it.  My skin was soft afterwards.

YES TO GRAPEFRUIT VITAMIN C GLOW-BOOSTING SNAPMASK STICK
Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Snapmask Stick

Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Snapmask Stick ($15.99 MSRP) — This is another really quick and easy mask, it only takes 5 minutes!  I like to use this before I get in the bathtub.  It dries down on the face and is really easy to wash off.  Skin  is bright and smooth after use!

 

YES TO COCONUT ENERGIZING COFFEE 2-IN-1 SCRUB & CLEANSER STICK
Yes To Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-In-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick

Yes To Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-In-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick ($9.99 MSRP) — This last one is not a mask, but a scrub I love using in the morning. It has coconut and coffee iand i fun and easy to use.

I apply this on damp skin, rub it in and rinse off.  It’s very hydrating, plus it exfoliates well, too! I really like this in the morning, ask it gets my skin ready for makeup!

Have you tried any of these cool new products?  What do you think:

 

Masqueology 24K Gold Collection

Masqueology 24K Gold Group
Have you tried Masqueology beauty products?  I love their masks and was excited to try new products!  I received samples from their 24K Gold-based skincare line.  So exciting!  The products are:

24K Gold Under Eye Gel Masks: 15 pairs ($9.88 USD) of single-use, hydrogel undereye patches with gold and collagen will lift and firm the eye area while reducing the appearance of dark circles. The hyrdrogel increases moisture and elasticity in the skin.

What I think: I love the fun gold tin they are in.  The masks are a light gold and have a mild lotiony scent.  I leave them on for ten minutes or so and they do firm my eye area.  I haven’t seen a difference in my dark circle yet, but will keep using them.

24K Gold Eye Cream  ($10.83 USD) — with Gold and Adenosine will work to lift and firm the eye area while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also contains anti-aging superstar ingredient Niacinamide.

What I think: This is a firming eye cream that leaves the under eye area looking smooth. I use it all around my eye to keep my lids firm.

24K Gold Serum ($12.72 USD) is an anti-aging formula that promises to give moisture and elasticity to the skin while helping to restore a more youthful complexion. Skin is left feeling smooth and refreshed.

What I think: This serum has flecks of gold in it.  It leaves the skin with a subtle sheen, but not  glitter. The scent when first applied is almost like an old time face cream, but that dissipates pretty quickly. Skin is glowy when applied.

24K Gold Cream ($13 USD) with shimmer is formulated with gold and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin for maximum moisture. Gold pearls give an all-over sun-kissed glow. Key ingredients include Gold, Adenosine, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

What I think: This cream smells really great! Kind of sweet and citrusy.  The gold in this is fairly noticeable on, but it is since it is rich, it makes a great night cream. So I don’t worry about the glitter.In the morning, my skin is soft and so hydrated.

I have to say that all of the products are beautifully packaged in gorgeous containers, especially for the price point.  They are so affordable for anti-aging products and the gold is a nice touch!  I recommend picking up a piece or two and trying it!

Available at Walmart stores.

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