GlossyBox Review — September 2017

I received  my September GlossyBox in the mail.  This is my last box in my 3 for $30 deal.  I did cancel with them.  They are normally $21 per month .

Now through September 30th, use coupon code FALL15 to get your first GlossyBox for only $15! And you’ll get your next two boxes for $15 each, too!

GlossyBox ships to the US and Canada.

These are the items I recieved:

Lancôme Paris Advanced Génifique Sensitive Antioxidant Serum                  Lancôme Paris Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream SPF20                 Manna Kadar GLO                                                                                                         Morgan Taylor Nail Polish                                                                                      Pureology Clean Volume Shampoo                                                                        Pureology Clean Volume Conditioner                                                                    Freeman Beauty Infusion Charcoal & Probiotics Cleansing Clay Mask

The Manna Kadar Glo, the Morgan Taylor polish and the Freeman mask were all full sized.  The rest were samples.  On with the review!

These were products I hadn’t tried before.  For the serum sample, you push the blue product and it flows into the clear, and you shake it up and open.  I only needed a little, so this sample will last a while!  It it very watery and absorbed right away.  I haven’t seen a difference in my skin yet, but I will keep using it.

The sunscreen is really nice, it has a soft scent, and is creamy, not heavy or greasy.

This is a full sized illuminator, the Manna Kadar Glow.  I haven’t tried it yet, because I think I might give it away for Christmas.  I don’t use cream highlighters.  It is supposed to give a youthful glow and dewy finish, and you can mix it with foundation or moisturizer.  Actually, it might be nice mixed with a primer.  Hmm. I might try it after all!

The shade of Morgan Taylor polish I received is Magician’s Assistant.  Its a pinky/greige/lavender cream.  This is so pretty!  I’ll definitely be wearing this.  I love light colors and nudes.

Pureology is a great brand.  It uses natural ingredients effectively.  The shampoo is supposed to gently cleanses fine, colour-treated hair without stripping colour. Provides light, airy fullness with lifted root that lasts all day.

I won’t use these now.  I will keep them for a trip or to give away to someone who needs travel sizes.

This mask is full sized, and a drugstore product.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells nice.  I don’t use a lot of masks, I’m more of a scrub girl, so this might go in my giveaway pile.

This box was okay, better than the last two I received.  I will use the nail polish and the Lancome products.  The rest I’ll probably give away.

Do you subscribe to GlossyBox?  Are you happy with them?


Pureology Supreme Control Maximum Hold Zero Dulling Hairspray

Pureology Supreme Control Maximum Hold Zero Dulling Hairspray

It’s time to take control of your hair!  No longer must you hide your limp locks or frizzy flyaways with hats and scarves, because Pureology is introducing Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray ($26, 11oz)!

Supreme Control fortifies your sometimes unpredictable hair with maximum hold and extra shine to keep your ponytails smooth, your braids tight, and your curls bouncy… all while keeping your hair sleek, shiny, and frizz-free.  Join us in discovering the newest addition to the Pureology Colour Stylist line of styling products, which will deliver the hold you want, and the protection and color fade prevention you deserve!

Like other Colour Stylist products, Supreme Control features Pureology’s exclusive Strengthening Anti Fade Complex® enhanced with Keravis protein to provide strength and protect colour from UV and free radical damage. Vegetable-based polymers provide caring hold that lasts. Unique reflective lipid extracts deliver maximum radiance and olive oil replenishes and nourishes to infuse hair with suppleness, while camelina extract forms a humidity-resistant barrier to help lock in the style.  Finally, coriander oil creates mirror surface shine for enhanced colour vibrancy.

What I think:  First of all, this hairspray smells amazing.  Which is unusual for hair spray as it usually has a chemical scent.

I have found that it has a fairly stiff hold, but it does not dull the hair.  This is perfect for every day use, and special occasions.

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Give The Gift Of Beautiful Hair This Holiday Season

Probably one of the nicest gifts that you can give to someone is the gift of great hair.  Try one of these fab kits or hair care collections and they will thank you for their shiny, bouncy hair!

Philip B. The Calming Collection ($50.00 USD) — Treat your loved one to an ultra relaxing indulgence with this delightful duo that delivers a soothing deep clean from head to toe. The Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo preserves hair color while the Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse does impeccable tangle control. This gift comes in the signature Philip B. black gift box tied with a red satin ribbon.  Purchase at

PureOlogy HolidayHydrate Holiday Gift Set ($51.00 USD) — Gift this beautiful box featuring Pureology’s bestselling Hydrate system complete with a stylish headband to complete any holiday hairstyle. The gift includes:

Hydrate     Shampoo (10.1 oz. retail)
Hydrate     HairCondition (8.5 oz. retail)
ColourStylist     StrengtheningControl Zero Dulling Hairspray (11 oz. retail)

Visit for a Pureology salon in your area

Matrix Biolage and Total Results Gift Sets ($20.00 USD) — Play it up, tone it down, go au natural or va-va voom. No matter your style, one of these limited-edition holiday gift sets will be sure to please. With 10 varieties, ranging from Biolage staples like Smootherapie, to the new Total Results offerings, it’s easy to create your favorite holiday look. As an added bonus, all Total Results gift sets come with travel-sized versions (an $18 value) – perfect for that much-needed holiday vacation.  Available in fine salons only – for a salon locator please log onto

Research has shown that dry hair is a very common problem. In fact, 31% of women in the U.S. admit to having dry to very dry hair. With Redken’s new IPN technology and Keratin Enrich Complex, the All Soft regimen specifically targets these hair types and provides intense softness and deep conditioning with incredible suppleness and improved manageability. In fact, after just one application of All Soft Shampoo, Conditioner and Argan-6 Oil, hair is instantly softer with 15x more conditioning.

All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner gently cleanse the hair and provide fast detangling for intense softness, manageability and shine.

All Soft Heavy Cream softening rinse-out mask is a rich moisturizing cream that intensely softens the driest of hair, and leaves it feeling extremely soft, conditioned, and very touchable, with radiant shine.

All Soft Supple Touch softening cream-spray is a leave-in treatment that delivers the benefits of a cream in a lightweight spray; drastically improving manageability with lasting conditioning and amazing shine.

All Soft Argan-6 Oil is a multitasking oil treatment comprised of fair trade argan oil that intensely nourishes and protects all types of hair and especially dry, brittle hair.  It can be used in a multitude of ways to moisturize, protect, smooth, illuminate, soften or recondition and is enriched with omega-6 to provide concentrated softness, deep conditioning and lasting suppleness.

Visit to learn more.  Enjoy!

Shop For The Cure — Beauty Products That Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Looking to give to Breast Cancer Awareness and look pretty while you do it?  Invest in beauty products that are helping fight for the cure for breast cancer, like the ones featured here:

For the month of October 2011, Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator, will donate 10% of all product sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With the purchase of a Beautyblender product, not only will you be doing something great for others, but yourself as well! Try the Beautyblender Travel Kit, which retails for $23.95 and is available at

Capturing small indulgences in a bottle, TOCCA’s Laundry Delicate Washes leave fine fabrics gently fragranced with intoxicating aromas reminiscent of timeless moments. Easy to use for hand-washing or in the washing machine on the delicate cycle, TOCCA’s gentle wash is deal for lingerie, hosiery, intimate apparel, silks, cashmeres and bed linens. TOCCA’s signature scents are now TSA-friendly, available in a portable and reusable bag, making it the ultimate travel companion. Each TOCCA Laundry Delicate (8 oz.) retails for $15.00 and TOCCA Laundry Travel Set (four 2 oz. bottles) retails for $22. All are available online at For the month of October 2011, TOCCA will be donating 15% of net proceeds from the sale of its Laundry Delicate line to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

If you purchase e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Gloss in Watermelon and Glitter Gloss in Twinkle Pink during the month of October, 100% of the sales goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.The high shine, pigmented Glossy Gloss delivers a beautiful sheen and a rich tint of color to your pout. The intense, show-stopping Glitter Gloss is infused with light-reflecting micropearls.  This non-sticky gloss illuminates lips with sheer brilliance and lots of color. Visit to purchase one for $3.00 or both for $6.00.

Stila Positive and Pretty Palette ($14.00)  Get empowered in pink with this limited-edition palette featuring four award-winning Eye Shadows, a Cheek Color and a Highlighter. A mirror is included for on-the-go application and a detailed face chart offers how-to tips and tricks. A total of 10% of proceeds will go to a variety of BCA charities, one of which is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Available at www.stilacosmetics.

Redken Shape Up Your Style ($17.50).  Redken is proud to announce it’s helping support the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes a Redken rough paste 12 working material and a mini version of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray, available now in salons. In conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Redken will make a flat $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to find the cures for breast cancer.  Visit for more information.

Pureology PureVolume Collection ($39.00)  joins the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes PureologyPureVolume Shampoo, HairCondition and BlowDryAmplifier. It is currently available in participating salons nationwide!I n conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to end breast cancer forever.  Learn more at  Enjoy!

New Summer Haircare Products By Pureology, TRESemmé, and ECRU New York!

Summer hair care can be tricky.  Pool water damages hair, the sun can strip the color and humidity makes it frizzy.  It’s important to find a hair care line that fits your summer hair needs.  Here are three product line ideas and some helpful summer tip:

If you have blond hair, try Pureology Perfect4Platinum ($24.00 to $32.00 USD) system for high-lifted and highlighted hair, four levels or more.  It delivers concentrated keravis to replenish and plump the keratin gaps, equalizing porosity. Chamomile extract improves overall suppleness and softness. The lemon extract clarifies and smoothes the cuticle for enhanced shine. Finally, coriander oil creates a mirrored surface to magnify shine.  The signature AntiFadeComplex® delivers free radical damage protection for longer lasting hair colour. The line includes Shampoo, HairCondition, ReconstructRepair Masque and Miracle Filler Lotion.  Visit to learn more and purchase.

Avoid heat-styling as often as possible during the summer months. After washing your hair, wring out any extra moisture with a towel and allow your hair to air dry before blow-drying. Cutting back on your use of hot tools such as a blow dryer and flat iron will help reduce damage. Be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to treat dry, strawlike hair. Try ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo ($22.00 USD) and ECRU New York Protective Silk Conditioner ($22.00 USD) to restore moisture and provide superior conditioning leaving hair beautiful and healthy. Visit for more product ideas.

Worried that your summer hairstyle will wilt or frizz with the heat and humidity?  Help is on the way!  Start the summer off by giving your hair a fighting chance with the TRESemmé Climate Control Collection ($4.49 each item in the line).  Protect against harmful UV rays and keep your locks looking beautiful with the specially designed formula that creates a barrier between your hair and the weather.  Infused with the Climate Control Complex, the collection contains olive oil, keratin, UV blockers and polymers to leave hair shiny, soft and manageable while protecting against humidity, UV rays, static and wind.  With the TRESemmé Climate Control Collection you can have amazing hair regardless of the weather! TRESemmé can be found at mass market retailers near you!  Items in this line include Shampoo, Conditioner, Mousse and Finishing Spray.  Enjoy!

Pureology ColorStylist Line

Pureology ColorStylist Line

Pureology Serious Colour Care, the haircare brand synonymous with indulgent products for colour-treated hair, introduces ColourStylist – a new styling line to address all finishing needs from priming the hair to creating volume to perfecting blowouts all while promising radiant style and colour, guaranteed!  ColourStylist is the first caring styling range that strengthens while it styles for flawless, lasting colour brilliance.

“The number one need for colour-treated hair is split-end protection and correction as haircolour decreases the natural lipid content of the hair.  The new ColourStylist products contain a new, revolutionary StrengtheningAntiFadeComplex®, enhanced with Keravis protein, to provide the first anti-breakage styling for colour-treated hair,” states Steven Henley, Senior Director of Education for Pureology.  “ColourStylist includes attributes from our award-winning haircare systems, ensuring added colour protection and now, strengthening benefits from start to finish.”
The six new luxurious formulas are infused with unique reflective lipid extracts that deliver maximum radiance and free radical damage protection: Olive replenishes and repairs to provides reflective depth & brilliance, Camelina forms a humidity-resistant barrier to enhance colour radiance and Coriander creates mirror surface shine for intense luster.
The complete ColourStylist line includes the following styling products:

ColourStylist FortifyingHeatSpray ($22.00 USD)
ColourStylist SilkBodifier ($24.00 USD)
ColourStylist AntiSplitBlowDry ($28.00 USD)
ColourStylist NourishingNectar ($26.00 USD)
ColourStylist CuticlePolisher ($26.00 USD)
ColourStylist StrengtheningControl ($24.00 USD)
“My clients see the full benefits of colour protection when they use Pureology as a complete system,” explains Ruth Roche, owner of RARE by Ruth Roche/Pureology Salon in New York City.  “ColourStylist will protect your colour investment and allow haircolour’s radiance to shine through.”
Pureology offers a complete collection of haircare and styling products that enhance and protect colour vibrancy while ensuring improved condition and healthy shine.  From concentrated ZeroSulfate® Shampoos to our conditioners, masques and stylers, each and every product contains the exclusive AntiFadeComplex® to maximize colour retention from start to finish and deliver our promise of Longer Lasting Hair Colour GUARANTEED!®  For more information visit, Become a Pureology Facebook Fan or follow us on twitter @PureologyTweet.  Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.  We request that you do not credit drugstores, “beauty websites” or other unauthorized retailers.

What I think: I love Pureology’s Shampoos and Conditioners, so I was excited to try this product line — and it didn’t disappoint! I especially love the cuticle polisher, which comes out as a cream, but you rub it in your hands and it becomes a serum. I use it on damp hair and even put a little in dry hair for extra shine. The FortifyingHeatSpray is perfect when you use straighteners, curling irons or the awesome Instyler. The AntiSplitBlowDry is perfect to apply before blow drying and the StrengtheningControl Hairspray really holds and is not sticky at all. You can even brush your hair afterwards!

Visit for more info on these fantastic hair styling product.

Condition Your Hair with New Products From Pureology HydrateSystem

In my opinion, Pureology Serious Colour Care is one of the best lines of color hair care around. The Hydrate Collection is perfect for thirsty hair. But it is very conditioning, which could weigh fine hair down.

Enter two new additions to the Hydrate System: Hydrate LightCondition ($27.00 USD) and Hydrate HydraWhip ($45.00 USD). The new creamy conditioner and soft soufflé provide lightweight moisture for finer hair types and people who are sensitive to menthol.

The claim is:
“Many moisturizing products tend to be heavy on fine hair, making it limp and appear thinner and greasy. To address this need, Hydrate LightCondition and Hydrate HydraWhip provide moisture that will not weigh down hair, but provides nourishment to soften and protect using organic botanicals of peppermint, rosemary, sage, and green tea to provide condition and shine for light, naturally radiant and healthy hair.  The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® neutralizes free radicals to maximize colour retention.

The new Hydrate LightCondition contains Hydrating Micro-Emulsion Technology formulas to deliver moisture from within, improving hair condition.  Natural jojoba and shea butters, with strengthening multi-weight proteins of soy, oat and wheat moisturize and restore suppleness without weighing down fine hair.  Hydrate HydraWhip contains an emollient-rich soufflé with avocado, jojoba and shea butters to restore moisture and softness to fine colour-treated hair from root to tip.”

What I think: Both products are creamy, but light. I liked both of them, but the HydraWhip is perfect for my dry hair. It is a nice treatment to use a couple of times a week, while the LightCondition is perfect for every day. Both left my hair soft and not at all weighed down.   
The complete Hydrate system includes the following products:
–          NEW Hydrate LightCondition
–          NEW Hydrate HydraWhip
–          HydrateShampoo®
–          HydrateCondition®
–          Hydrate HydraCure®
–          Hydrate ShineMax®
For more information visit and are available for purchase at fine salons

PureOlogy SuperSmooth Collection

Super Smooth System
Super Smooth System
PureOlogy has released a new collection to smooth frizzy hair, like mine! It is “professional colour care for unmanageable colour-treated hair in need of intense smoothing and discipline as a result of multiple chemical processes. Our SuperStraight System has been reborn as SuperSmooth and includes reformulated favorites plus new smoothing essentials to transform hair.”
This is a fantastic system that really smooths my hair! Here are the products with descriptions from the website: 
SuperSmooth Shampoo ($27.00) Gently cleanse and smooth unruly hair without stripping away moisture, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This ZeroSulfate® shampoo delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex® helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.
SuperSmooth HairCondition ($27.00) Smooth and replenish unruly hair, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This daily detangling conditioner delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex® helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.
SuperSmooth SmoothingElixir ($24.00) Fortify and smooth highly sensitized, chemically-treated hair, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This repairing treatment silkens and delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium.
SuperSmooth RelaxingHairMasque ($50.00) Dramatically subdue frizz and dry, unruly volume, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This concentrated, nourishing masque delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex® helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.
I find that my hairs is the smoothest if I wash with the shampoo, and then use the masque for about 5 minutes. Once my hair is towel-dried, I apply a generous amount of the elixir. I usually let my hair air dry wavy or dry it completely straight. I then add a little more elixir for final smoothing.
Visit to learn more about the products and to find a retailer near you. 

Pureology Break the Silence PureVolume Collection

Pureology Break the Silence PureVolume Collection
Pureology Break the Silence PureVolume Collection

Hey Ladies! I just received the following press release from Pureology. I think this is an important cause because it could affect us or the other ladies in our lives! I loved Pureology before because of their fantastic products for color-treated hair, and now I love them even more! Please read the following and consider purchasing this wonderful hair care collection to support the cause:

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to get involved!  As the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC) exclusive hair care and styling premiere sponsor, Pureology Serious Colour Care is helping the NOCC Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer with the Limited Edition Break the Silence PureVolume Collection which includes:
·         PureVolume Shampoo (10.1 oz.):  Extra gentle, ZeroSulfate®, non-colour stripping formula volumizes while adding moisture and serious colour protection. 
·         PureVolume HairCondition (8.5 oz.):  Premium performance conditioner works from the inside out to pump up volume, enhance colour vibrancy, and seal in colour. 
·         PureVolume ThickeningMist (4.2 oz.):  Feather-light, thermal-protecting ZeroAlcoholTM spray delivers extraordinary body and provides flexible control and conditioning without residue or stickiness while keeping colour brilliant.

Break the Silence PureVolume Collection·         Availability:    Salons during September and October
·         Price:              $54.00 (a $75.00 value)

I have tried these products and they leave hair soft and voluminous. I especially love the PureVolume ThickeningMist. Spraying it at the roots of my hair, then all over gives a long-lasting body boost. And like other Pureology products, your hair color is protected and stays truer longer.  
“The Break the Silence PureVolume Collection will help increase awareness and features information about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to educate women about this disease,” states Shae Kalyani, vice president of marketing for Pureology.  “Consumers receive a complimentary PureVolume ThickeningMist in the Break the Silence PureVolume Collection, and in conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a $25,000 donation to the NOCC.”
Throughout 2009, the NOCC will host a series of NOCC Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer with Premier Sponsor Pureology around the U.S.  Pureology will be on-site at each walk, distributing reusable travel kits containing EssentialRepair Shampoo, EssentialRepair HairCondition and a teal Pureology bandana to walk participants. 
You can help Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer!  Participate in a local walk with your Pureology stylist, family, and friends. Click on this link to learn more about the walks:

PureOlogy Essential Repair System

Pureology Essential Repair System
Pureology Essential Repair System


PureOlogy is a leader in color-treated haircare. Their new EssentialRepair line, is a luxurious collection of products that contain soymilk and biotin to help damaged hair while olive oil and chamomile impart softness and shine. 

The line consists of six great products. They are as described by PureOlogy:

EssentialRepair Shampoo ($27.00 USD 10.1 oz) — Renew strength and help repair and fortify against damage while protecting colour vibrancy with this concentrated and gently cleansing ZeroSulfate shampoo. 

EssentialRepair HairCondition ($27.00 USD 8.5 oz) — Deeply nourish distressed hair, renew moisture, and fortify against damage while protecting colour vibrancy. Intensely strengthens and helps rebuild hair.

EssentialRepair SplitEndCorrecting Treatment  ($40.00 USD 3.2 oz) — Intensively nourish distressed hair and seal split ends while protecting colour vibrancy. Delivers high-performance thermal protection and defense against split ends from mid-length to ends.

EssentialRepair ColourMax ($22.00 USD 8.5 oz) –Fortify and help repair distressed hair while delivering extra colour protection and radiant shine. Lightweight spray contains UV filters to help defend against colour-fading and free radical damage. 

EssentialRepair InstantRepair ($28.00 USD 8.5 oz) — Reinforce distressed hair and fortify against damage while protecting colour vibrancy. Lightweight leave-in conditioner renews strength and manageability.

EssentialRepair RestorativeHairMasque ($52.00 USD 5.2 oz) — Nourish distressed hair, renew moisture, and fortify against damage wile protecting colour vibrancy. Deeply reparative treatment strengthens and helps rebuild hair.

Besides the lovely shampoo and conditioner, I really enjoy spraying the ColourMax on wet hair, it helps my color last and softens my hair. The RestorativeHairMasque is also fantastic as a weekly or bi-weekly deep conditioner. will get you right to the EssentialRepair system. The website has a salon locator so you can find a retailer near you.