New HASK Dry Shampoo Collection

Hask

One of my must have products is dry shampoo.  I’ve seen Hask hair products in the past but mostly for shampoo, conditioner, and hair care products.  I was very happy to see that they have dry shampoo as well.   I was able to choose one of the four new dry shampoos they have available.  I ended up choosing charcoal because it felt like ti would be best for my hair.

All of their Dry Shampoos are Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

  • You can find these products at Ulta & they retail for about $7.99 .

Make sure to check Ulta ( in store or online)  , sign up for their catalog, and their reward program. If you use my link here to get $10 off $30 . That way you can see when they have deals. They recently had BOGO 50% off on their dry shampoos.

ARGAN DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with an orange citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, argan infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair revived, bouncy and clean. Saving time has never been this glamorous!

COCONUT DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with a tropical coconut scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, coconut infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair bouncy, vibrant and clean. The tropical escape your hair has been waiting for!

CHARCOAL PURIFYING DRY SHAMPOO

Hask Dry Shampoo Charcoal
Infused with a botanical citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.
Ridding your scalp of excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight formula that will leave your second day hair even cleaner than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch infused with charcoal powder acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor, leaving hair soft and clean. The days of oily hair are now over!

CHIA SEED VOLUMIZING DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with a floral tea scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Your ultimate hair care pick-me-up is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash and extend your style with this lightweight, chia seed infused formula to transform hair from lifeless to voluminous. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair big, bouncy and clean. Amping up your beauty routine has never been this easy!

Dry Shampoo Hask

I enjoyed the citrus scent, it was a nice pick me up at any time of day I used it. It wasn’t strong and smelled refreshing.  There was no residue left on my dark brown hair which sometimes can be an issue with dry shampoo. If there was, it easily absorbed and mixed into my hair. It last all day and really didn’t need to apply during the day.

It absorbed the oil quickly and my hair looked great. I could go another day or 2..maybe 3 without washing my hair. Which was perfect for when I drove from CT to FL recently.  Also with sweating here in FL ( I forgot how hot & humid it is all the time) I need a little help. My scalp gets oily but if I was my thick long locks often my scalp get oily quicker and my hair doesn’t look as healthy or bouncy.  This definitely shot up in my top 3 for dry shampoos.  I also like that I can find it at Ulta make sure to check other places that you have seen Hask being sold at as well.

Make sure to follow Hask on
Instagram to stay up to date with the brand.

Also how cute/ funny is this tote bag Hask sent me?

Hask Tote Bag

What is your favorite dry shampoo?  Have you tried any Hask hair products? Which ones?

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WHEN …your skin needs a little something extra

Do you love sheet masks? I do. They are another great way to get your skin looking great. Plus its fun to look a little silly and/or creepy while it is on your face.

I recently learned about a company, When. I also tried out 2 of their 5 sheet masks.

A little info on When

Launched in Korea, When aims at using advanced bio-cellulose technology to create innovative face masks with superior adhesion and hydrating effect. The all-natural bio-cellulose sheet that When uses is made from coconuts, which is gentle enough to treat burn patients. Despite its light weight, the bio-cellulose sheet can hold essence 100 times its weight, that is 10 times more than fabric or paper mask sheets. As much essence as it holds, the bio-cellulose sheet delivers essence to skin with minimum wastage by maintaining exceptional dermal contact.

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There are 5 masks to choose from:

• Travelmate- Refreshes
• 10PM- Replenishes
• Snow Magic- Brightens
• Glamour Base- Prepares
• The Last Choice- Hydrates

I picked out Snow Magic & Glamour Base to try.

Night 1- Snow Magic

I like using masks at night because I feel like the essence left on your skin sits longer , without any make up which helps penetrate for better results.

This mask is made of a jelly like sheet made from coconut juice &  is infused with light serum. This mask also contains niacinamide and aloe vera leaf extract for brighter, glowing skin. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

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When you take if out of the  package and it is wedged between a plastic and paper mask. This also made it easy to unfold without worrying about ripping it. I peeled them off and put the jelly mask on my face. I really like the jelly mask because it was easy to contour and adjust to your face a lot better than the paper ones. It stayed on place, it was refreshing, & also had a natural light scent to it.

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I waited 30 minutes as directed. I took it off and my skin didn’t feel sticky but I felt a little like something was on my face ( the left over essence). I massaged my skin a little in circular motions and went to bed.

When I woke up my skin looked healthy & did look a little brighter. I was very pleased with Snow Magic.

There was also left over essence in the bag that I also put on my chest. I also used a the little left over for the next night.

 

Glamour Base

Make up looks great when you skin is hydrated. This mask will help you skin be smooth & supple for long lasting better looking make up for any day or a big event.

Just like the Snow Magic mask, it is a jelly mask made with coconut juice & serum. It contains adenosine, collagen and peptides to help improve skin elasticity. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

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I put this on after I got out of the shower. I waited 30 minutes and peeled it off. WOW! My skin was so smooth , soft, & looked great. These are officially my new favorite masks. They are so hydrating & make my skin look & feel great. After each mask my skin looked so healthy. Definitely try these!!

Where to buy When masks:

They retail for $7 for 1 mask

• Sephora
• Ulta Beauty
• Anthropologie (online only)
• Bartell Drugs
• Beautychoice.com (online only)
• Birchbox (online only)
• Rickys NYC
• Starboard Cruise Services

 

I’m officially a fan and love that I can pick them up at Sephora or Ulta!

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Restful sleep with Dr. Xu’s Restful Sleep Natural Sleep Aid Supplement

Dr. Xu's Restful Sleep Natural Sleep Aid Supplement

What it does:
– Calms and quiets a restless mind and body
– Promotes a full night’s restful sleep
– Nourishes chi to bring harmony and balance into the body
– Promotes calm throughout the day
– Restores vitality to the spleen and heart organ systems

Dr. Yan Ping Xu is a certified practitioner of Oriental medicine and board certified herbalist, who developed this safe, non-addictive, Restful Sleep natural sleep supplement to help restore balance to your spleen’s—and whole body—chi (energy) so you can have a full night of restorative sleep and wake up refreshed, never drowsy. The spleen is where she says is the key to a healthy nights sleep.

In traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s believed that when you’re having trouble sleeping, it’s your spleen’s chi that is off balance. When your spleen chi is out of balance, you can experience worry, fatigue, anxiety, and restlessness ; all of which can contribute to a poor night’s sleep.

The ancient herbal blend that the Chinese have been relying on for thousands of years to remedy sleep problems by rebalancing chi is called Yi-Fang. Restful Sleep’s formula uses the same exact Chinese herbs in Yi-Fang that have been used for over 2,000 years! And to make sure the herbs are pure and top quality, Dr. Xu personally selects each herb on her yearly trips to China, then makes sure each herb is processed, purified, and sterilized to remove any toxins—all done right here in the U.S.A. She also includes essential minerals like calcium , magnesium, and potassium.
Adding those help the body absorbs the herbs more efficiently into the body so they can get to work faster. Unlike traditional Chinese herbal remedies where you have to make a concoction or mix with tea she put these potent herbs & nutrients into a capsule form.

It doesn’t knock you out like other sleep remedies. Dr. Xu knows that most people can’t sleep because they can’t stop thinking, so she created Restful Sleep to work like an “off switch” to a hyperactive mind. If you’ve have not been sleeping well for years, it may take a short while to achieve great sleep so you use it consistently for best results.

Restful Sleep natural sleep supplement provides the exact herbs your body needs to bring the spleen, heart, and entire body into harmony so you can switch off your mind and turn on a great night’s sleep—without waking up drowsy!

Each bottle contains 60 capsules ( a 30 day supply)
You can find them on amazon Dr. Xu’s Restful Sleep Natural Sleep Aid Supplement
* SAVE * 20% using code SAVEREST at check out exp 12/31/15

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My experience:
When I got these I was excited because of them being made with herbs & essential minerals. I often have trouble getting to sleep because I’m thinking about a million things. I get up write things down, forgot I did something, look up things on my cell or laptop and then I’m up in the middle of the night. When I read that this helps calms your mind & act as an ‘off switch’ , I knew it would be perfect. Well guess what I’ve been having no trouble sleeping since I got these to review. What I can tell you though, is the days I did take them I really felt at ease. I felt more calm & relaxed which would helped me get comfortable and not think about whatever was going through my mind of what I need to do , should have done, yada yada.
They were easy to swallow and had no weird smell or aftertaste.
I woke up feeling good , not groggy at all.
I’m also wondering if these would be good to take when you feel a bit overwhelmed and stressed to help calm your mind down.
If you have trouble sleeping and not a fan of taking medicine ( like me) , this natural sleep aid is worth a try.

Do you have trouble getting to bed or have an overactive mind once your head hits the pillow?

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Maxasorb Melatonin Sleep Cream Review

If you know me I’m a night owl. I always have been , basically since birth.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter and I’m completely fine but if I have to get up early , that can be another story. I’m not a fan of taking sleep medicine & have heard people getting ‘addicted’ & waking up groggy. Then I remembered hearing about melatonin, I actually took some gummies in the past that a friend let me try. It worked great!
So I was making a list of stuff I needed and I got an email asking if I wanted to review Vita Sciences Melatonin Cream. It was perfect timing.

  
So what is melatonin? It is a hormone that helps regulate your sleep & wake cycles.
When the sun goes down & it gets darker the pineal gland ( which is where this hormone is made) is turned on & produces melatonin which is released into the blood. Melatonin in the blood rises and we become sleepy. As we age our bodies do not make a sufficient amount of melatonin.

Who will benefit using this melatonin cream :
If you are suffering from insomnia
Jetlag
Helping control sleep patterns if you work night shifts

How to use:
When you are getting ready to go to bed, you use one full press of the pump and rub it on your arms or legs. It is that easy! No worrying about swallowing pills.

For jet lag:Travelers trying to ease the effects of jet lag, apply Maxasorb™ Melatonin lotion the day of travel close to the target bedtime at your destination. This will aid in falling asleep faster, improves alertness during the day, and reduces daytime fatigue. Use the product throughout the trip and for a week after return to help your body readjust its natural sleep cycle

About Maxasorb™ Melatonin cream:
Made with natural ingredients, enriched with melatonin, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
You will get 3mg of melatonin per dose
You get 60 doses per tube
Gentle on skin & doesn’t dry out skin
Odorless
Decrease the time needed to fall asleep; Increase sleepiness; Increase sleep duration

* My thoughts *
I love this cream, it helped me go to bed at a decent hour and go to sleep fairly quick. I would put it on 10- 30 minutes before I was ready to sleep. My eyelids would get heavier and heavier, I would put my head on the pillow & I was out. No waking up in the middle of the night and didn’t wake up groggy. I like that there isn’t a scent. This cream has coconut oil in it so it leaves your skin feeling soft. If you have trouble getting to sleep, I definitely recommend trying this cream out. I keep mine by my bed.

Other tips for a good night sleep:
Turn your phone off, on vibrate, do not disturb, and flip it face down.I have woken up from notifications on my phone ( whether it being a noise or it lighting up). I use my cell phone as an alarm clock so its always at arms reach. Also like many before bed, when I can’t sleep I am check social media , playing games, reading, ect.

Try to limit your cell phone, laptop, tablet, tv time before bedtime because it confuses your internal clock & delays the release of melatonin. You should unplug 30-60 minutes before bedtime.

Try to make your room dark. I don’t like having a tv in my room and I also try not to have anything with a light on it, including a charging laptap.

Exercise! It really does help you at the end of the day winding down.

Stretch before bed

What are your tips for a good nights sleep?

If you would like to find out more about Vita Sciences & their products , check out their website site Vita Sciences

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Pamper your skin with Evian Facial Spray #Review & #giveaway

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I used Evian facial spray frequently when I lived in Florida. It was good to keep my skin cool, looking healthy & refreshed without messing up my makeup.
When Evian sent me their facial spray to review, I was happy to be united with an old beauty friend.

About Evian Facial Spray
evian® Facial Spray contains a pure, soft, natural mineral water with a totally unique mineral balance, and a neutral 7.2pH. The fine mist penetrates & rehydrates the upper layers of skin leaving you great looking skin. Evian facial spray helps tone, hydrate, freshen & soothes all skin types, including sensitive skin.
It comes in a leak proof canister which is good for travel and sealed so no bacteria will get in.
You can find them in 3 different sizes including a TSA approved spray at : Evian Spray website, Sephora, Nordstrom.
1.7 oz./50ml – $7.50
5 oz./ 150ml – $12.50
10 oz./300ml – $18.00

Sure you think, I can just fill up a water bottle and mist my face but what you will be missing is the unique minerals & the tiny micro-droplets that enable the spray to absorbed into the skin. If you filled it up with tap water it would the mist would lay on your skin , most likely messing up you make up & not absorb properly.

How should you use evian® Brumisateur® facial spray?
After cleansing your face : spray face, wait a minute, pat off any excess , apply your moisturizer. The moisture gets “locked” in.

Awaken skin in the morning:hydrates outer layers of the skin up to 16% and reduces under-eye puffiness.

If you travel a lot the high altitude & poor air quality dries out skin. Make sure you have a travel sized can with you to refresh & hydrate you skin before you land.

Love to swim but don’t like they way the ocean or chlorine leaves you skin feeling dry? Use this spray to help remove the salt & chlorine & rehydrate skin.

Use after a workout or sports for a nice cool down

Office air conditioner or heat drying your skin? Hydrate you skin with Evian Spray.

Did you lay out too long in the sun? Spray this on to help soothe your burn ( Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in 1962 in France at the request of doctors for burn patients)

Use to intense your eye shadow color



top : no evian
bottom: used Evian

Contouring & blending: After applying your foundation spray the mist in a circular motion 8-12 inches away from face for about 2 seconds. It will help even out your complexion

Help set & revive your makeup : Hold the can about 8-12 inches away from face. Spray for about 2-3 seconds in a circular motion which helps blend the makeup to set with the skin and revive make up during the day without messing it up. Leaving you with a natural look.





Final thoughts:
I love Evian facial spray, its really refreshing to use. It is great to hydrate your skin, whether you are in hot, dry, or cold weather. It has a handful of uses from moisturizing, soothing, cooling , toning , & helping makeup look flawless. I like that it only has one ingredient, pure natural Evian mineral water. It’s great to have and with the different sizes you can have it in your purse, gym bag, home, or office.
I also like that the canister is eco-friendly. The can is recycled & it is powered by nitrogen so when you spray it, it does not negatively impact the ozone layer.

Have you tried Evian Spray before? Any beauty/skin secrets you have when using it?

Check out Evian Spray on social media for other tips & uses:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

***GIVEAWAY***

Evian® is giving away 20 two 5 oz Facial Sprays. Winners will be chosen at random.This giveaway is hosted by The Wilkes Group and not evian or myself.
Enter here for a chance to win.

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Kiss InstaWave review.. curling your hair just got easier

I was given the opportunity to try out Kiss InstaWave automatic curler. I’ve seen this on tv and I’m sure you might have to. I’ve always wondered how it would work out and if it really was that easy. My hair is slighty wavy and thick, I have a LOT of hair. I always thought if I tried this product it would get tangled in my hair or something. Thankfully that didn’t happen when I curled my hair with Kiss InstaWave.

Retails for : $59.99

Can be found at : Target , Ulta , Amazon

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* * * A little more about the InstaWave curler * * *

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Power indicator light red is still getting to the temperature and blue you’re ready to curl.
Auto shut off after 90 minutes for safety

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It has a low & high setting.
Professional grade temp. 420F max
Diamond ceramic technology for shiny styling results.
Ceramic Ionic technology to reduce frizz and damage.
Can curl left or right
swivel cord
Design allows you to use curler in either hand.

Besides keeping it vertical I like that the prongs help not get to close so you won’t burn yourself.

CURLING

It takes a couple of tries to get it down and get used to it but once you do its a breeze. No need to be a pro or go to a salon.

Guide to instant curls :

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-Take 1-2 inch section of hair . Hold curler vertical and place section of hair into inside prong mid way through the section of hair.
-Click the button rotating the barrel to begin curling.

– Press button until hair is fully around barrel.

-Wait 5-10 seconds depending on how loose or tight you want your curls.

-Pull curler straight down. Tada you have a curl

I did a quick video here
or you can check out their video on there website http://www.kissinstawave.com/


Here is a look I did using the Kiss InstaWave automatic curler

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Final Thoughts:

I really liked using this curler, I’m glad I was able to try it. As I mentioned above I have a lot of hair which is slightly textured and thick.
When I use a normal curler it takes awhile to curl and my the end my arm is so sore. I like that the Kiss InstaWave does most of the work for you and I can still feel my arm afterwards. I also was glad that it did not get stuck or tangle my hair which was one of my concerns. Its really easy can pretty much be done with one hand. The only “con” which isn’t even a big deal is it has a buzzing sound when plugged in , the company said it is completely safe. It is caused by the circuit to drive the motor.
I give this product 2 thumbs up. If you know someone who loves to do their hair this would be a nice gift. If you are planning to curl your hair this holiday season this would be perfect, since it cuts some time and is so easy.

Do you curl you hair for the holidays? or Have you tried an automatic curler before? How did you like it?

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Make up by One Direction limited ed. collectible tins review + Giveaway


I was given the opportunity to try out Make up by One Direction limited edition kits w/ collectible tins.

There are 5 tins to collect, 1 for each member. I was given Harry, Liam, & Zayn.

Where to buy:
Sears, Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart Canada
These kits became available Nov 15

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makeup by 1 d makeup colors

What’s in each tin :

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

·Colors are named after their songs.

I really liked this make up kit, the colors are fun, bold, flirty, colorful.

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I was drawn to the color ‘same mistakes’. I actually wore this the when I went dancing. The color stayed on all night.
I applied ‘Same Mistakes’ from the middle to outer part of my lid. Then applied ‘Tell Me a Lie‘ on the inner part of my lid. I also put a dab of ‘Nobody Comapares‘ (silver) on the inner corner of my eye. I like doing this to open up my eye up more and brighten .

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I wanted to do a darker eye next
Here I used ‘Summer Love’ along my whole lid and a little under my lower lashes on the outer corner. I then applied ‘Same Mistakes‘ from the middle to outer corner of lid. Then ‘Nobody Compares‘ on the inner corner of eye to brighten and make eyes pop. I also lined my upper lid with I Want eye liner.

In the first photo I’m wearing Irresistible lip gloss.
Great color!
I then tried Loved You First in the second. Looking at it it’s like bubble gum pink so I was unsure but once I put it on , I loved it. So fun!

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The other 2 glosses have a nice pearly tone to them.

Nail polishes
I really liked these colors , great for the holiday season.

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Stole my heart – magenta pink
Alive – multi colored glitter

Final thoughts
I really liked this kit. The colors are great; fun, bold, colorful. I like that it has a variety of make up and polish.
The eye shadow stays on , even dancing the night away. The glosses go on smooth and felt nice on my lips. I also like that you can keep the tins after your makeup is gone. Maybe keep One Direction ticket stubs and photos or put other make up in there. The only con I have is it’s a little hard to get the make up applicator, lip top coat, eye liner and nail polishes out.
If you have a One Direction fan in your life, this would be the perfect gift.

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GIVEAWAY
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Now you can have a chance at winning a kit of your own! Click below

Win a limited edition kit

I am not responsible for this giveaway.

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