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8/18/2014

Holy Grail Hair Products: Conditioner - Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil


Hello everyone! Today I will be talking about my current holy grail conditioner, the Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner. This stuff works magic on my damaged hair. Lately I've been thinking about growing out my hair, but it seems to do so quite slowly, and I am almost positive that it is due to my hair being extremely unhealthy due to a lack of hair care on my part. I haven't had my natural hair colour in a few years, and my ends are crazy dry. I had been using this when I had accidentally bleached and therefore completely dried out and killed my hair, and it helped protect my hair and make it at least feel like I hadn't fried the bejeezus out of it. So, I decided to try it out again. And it is everything I could want for my hair. It leaves my hair feeling silky smooth, smelling heavenly, and the argan oil really just makes my hair look and feel a lot healthier.

To use it, you apply it to your hair concentrating on the ends and leave it for 3-5 minutes. I wash my body or shave while I'm waiting for it to sink it. I like to run my fingers through my hair to take out any knots I have as I find my hair a lot easier to work with while I have the conditioner in.

I have definitely noticed that my hair has taken to growing a bit faster than usual, which shows that my hair is slowly regenerating, in part to not washing it and stripping it every day, but also because of this bad boy. If you have dry or damaged hair, or even just normal hair and want silky smooth locks - this is for you. You can buy it at your local drugstore, and was $9.99 at my local grocery store. The only downside I have noticed is that for the price you don`t get that much product, which means spending more money over time, but the results are definitely worth it!

Have you tried any of the organix shampoos or conditioners? What were your thoughts?

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

xoxox
Ally

8/09/2014

Pantene Pro V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo: First Impressions

Pantene Pro V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo

Hello Everyone!

I know it has been forever since I updated this blog. I started my blog because I was bored at that time in my life and needed a hobby, and then life hit me and my blog fell to the wayside. But here I am, wishing I could get back into blogging, and I won't promise when I will post, how often I will post, but I have been finding myself lately purchasing items and wishing I could post them on the blogosphere, so any time the desire hits me, I am going to get on it! One other final note before I get into the post - I still do not have a good camera, so my phone will have to do!

Today I'm going to talk about my first impressions of the Pantene Pro V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo. I am fairly certain this is a new product, and I saw it on sale for $3.99 at the store and HAD to purchase it as I was in need of a Dry Shampoo. Pantene has three different versions of their dry shampoo: Blowout Extend, Original Fresh, and Root Reboot. I bought the root reboot because it says it has instant oil absorption with zero weight. 

I tried it for the first time last night and I have mixed feelings about the product. It doesn't leave my hair feeling clean when I apply it. You can feel that you have extra product in your hair. However, it did give my hair a ton of volume at the roots, which is something my hair definitely lacks, and did allow me one more night without washing my hair as my hair didn't look greasy as it usually does after 24 hrs without washing it. Therefore, although it doesn't make my hair feel clean and makes it feel like it does have product in it, which is something I do look for in a dry shampoo, it will definitely be a go to product when I'm looking for extra volume at my roots, and when I'm looking to extend the time between washing my hair. 




Have any of you tried any of the Pantene Pro V Dry Shampoos? What were you thoughts? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

xoxox
Ally

2/09/2014

Valentine's Day Makeup and Hair Tutorial


Today I thought I would do something a little different! As it's getting very close to Valentine's Day, I decided to make a Valentine's Day inspired makeup and hair tutorial. I decided to upload the video to Youtube, and you can watch it here on my blog!


Hope you enjoy the video! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and if you'd like to see more videos in the future!

xoxox

2/08/2014

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume - Thoughts

Hey guys and gals! I have been planning to put a video up, but haven't gotten to it yet, and there's a lot of crazy stuff happening in my life right now that has been stopping me from blogging regularly. But I didn't want to leave you hanging today, so I thought I would share my thoughts on a perfume sample I received from my Sephora haul not too long ago.

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The perfume is La Vie Est Belle from Lancôme. My initial impression was that it was way too strong and made me smell a bit... old. It did, occasionally, give me a really good whiff of it that I did enjoy. However, I'm the kind of person that sprays about 6 or 7 spritz of perfume just on my torso. So, I decided to give it another try, and sprayed one spritz on my front and one on my back. And now I love it! To me, it smells sweet like candy with a bit of vanilla and coconut with a small floral hint. Kind of reminiscent of Prada Candy L'Eau, which is my all-time favourite right now. Very good for Spring!

From the Lancôme site:

"'La vie est belle', a French expression meaning 'Life is beautiful'; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one's life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.

Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.

La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever tasty iris. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity."

It runs from $72.00-$110.00 which is pretty reasonably for a lovely perfume. You can purchase it from Sephora here.

My final thoughts are this - if you love a sweet, lovely, feminine scent, definitely give this perfume a chance. Just don't go spritz crazy or your nose might be a little bit too overwhelmed!

Talk to everyone tomorrow! Thank you guys for getting me close to 1000 views and over 100 followers! Love you all :)

xoxox

2/07/2014

January Favourites

Well, today I am going to be talking about my January favourites! Better late than never, I guess! I guess I'll just get right into it! [Disclaimer: I used Google Image Search to obtain all of the images in this post.]

First up in the Rimmel London Just Let It Go Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. I love this stuff! It removes all of my makeup no matter how waterproof or number of coats of mascara. It's not oily at all, and is very much just like water. I haven't tried Bioderma, but from what I have seen of it, I am pretty sure it is quite similar but only $5!

Next is the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 toner. To be honest, I haven't ever used a toner before, so I can't compare it to other toners... however, I have been loving this toner, and can't believe I had never used a toner before now! I only got it just recently, but it was love at first use! It's meant for combination to Oily skin.

I also absolutely loved my Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, which I am unfortunately out of now! I think I may try a different variant of the Batiste Dry Shampoo next time, but loved this. It gives your hair extra texture, but also takes away second grease like a charm. Batiste helped me to convert to washing my hair every second day!

One non-beauty favourite Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. It's the book I am currently reading, and it's just as great as the movie, if not better! I would definitely recommend it if you need a good girly, feel-good read!

This was one of my favourite mascaras in January. The Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious separates your lashes wonderfully, gives great length, and also gives great volume!

I also loved this mascara which is the Maybelline the Mega Plush Volum' Express. It gives super separated lashes, and super duper long lashes. Definitely my favourite for a glam look, but also a natural every day look!

This is also a product I don't have much experience with, but I am loving my Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil! I've only just started filling in my brows, and this isn't the perfect colour for my eyebrows, but I love this pencil, and it makes my brows look great! It also have a little brush on the lid, so you don't need an unnecessary second tool!

I got this perfume as a sample from Sephora, and I'm in love! This perfume makes me feel so sexy and sensual, and I am hoping to eventually pick up a bottle of the Gucci Guilty Black perfume in the future!

For lips I've been loving the Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil. I love it, because it's super nourishing on my winter lips, but also as an everyday lip because it has the slightest berry tint to it, which is super natural and easy!

I recently started using the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer again, and I have fallen back in love! It's lovely peachy pink shade as well as it's subtle sparkle leaves your dark circles completely gone, and your eyes nicely awake and bright!

I have been loving this Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer now that my skin has become much much paler due to the lack of UV rays in Northern Ontario this winter. The one I have, which I no longer have the name label for, is a very light bronzer, that is very natural, not orangey at all, and is a pale enough colour that it doesn't look too tan on my pale skin, while still nicely defining my cheek bones!

My second last favourite for the month of January was the Rimmel London BB Cream which I wrote a review on last week, I believe it was. It's perfect for everyday, and is absolutely marvelous on your skin, and super long wearing. Definitely a keeper.

And last but not least is the Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation! I have been trying to experiment with my other foundations more recently, but I seem to always cave and reach for this one. It makes my skin look flawless, and amazing, and awake, and is definitely my Holy Grail foundation!

Well, that's all! I hope you enjoyed reading this! Since it's currently 2am and I am falling asleep writing this and need to be up for 8am, I will add in links tomorrow, should you be curious about the products!

I just reached 100 followers on Bloglovin, so I wanted to thank all of you, and tell you all that I love every single one of you for even remotely caring about what I write! It makes me feel so happy, and I just can't believe that I am able to share my thoughts on various things to people all across the world! So THANK YOU!

xoxox