The best shaving combo ever know to man! (hint it uses men’s products.)

25 Sep

A number of months back we made a post about Men’s razors vs Woman’s razors, and basically the conclusion is men’s razors are better and cheaper.

I saw this dude in the store and was wondering if it was just marketing gimmickry of if the ball technology (ha) was actually worth it….and it is!

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This the Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball Handle.  You can get it on Amazon for $10 or in most stores for around $12-13. Not only does it contour really well, but it also vibrates. I was terrified of this feature at first. I just imaged it cutting my legs, but nope! Not a single nick.

This is better than the Mach 3 Turbo I have been using for the last 10 years.  The 5 blades vs 3 actually does a better job at giving you a smoother shave.

I also recently discovered my new favorite shaving cream. It’s called Cremo Cream!

There two varieties of Cremo Cream:

Lady Cremo: $9-12 and smells of coconut and pineapple and it only seems to be available online.

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Men’s Cremo: $7, smells of bergamot and is available online AND at Walgreens.

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What’s the difference other than smell and cost? Nothing. I would go for the Men’s Cremo because it’s cheaper and it’s way more readily available. I have used them both and don’t see a difference.

I know this stuff seems pricey, $7 a tube is pretty high but it lasts for a long time. I ordered my first tube of Lady’s Cremo July 31st and used it everyday (summer legs) and I just ran out of it September 21st. That is almost 2 months of use!

Seriously, highly recommended.

Questions, Comments, Thoughts…..

-kassi

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Sale Alert AND a Dupe alert!

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Coastal Scents is having a sale on their Urban Decay Naked palette dupe.  Looks like a combo of Naked 2 and Naked 3. I have not used this palette but have had great success with Coastal Scents eyeshadows in the past.

This is only $9.95!

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IKEA Channels Apple in a Hilarious Ad for Its New Catalog ‘Bookbook’

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Originally posted on TIME:

There’s a reason the items you see in an IKEA catalog look so ridiculously appealing — it’s because the Swedish furniture chain uses 3D rendering technology to create digital models of the products.

To play on the fact that browsing an IKEA catalog is a sort of holistic sensory experience, the company has created this clever new ad, which skewers Apple’s notoriouslyover-the-top product commercials. The result is hilarious, and the jokes really just write themselves.

“The 2015 IKEA catalog comes fully charged, and the battery is eternal,” says an exec named Jörgen Eghammer, also known as Chief Design Guru. He explains that this catalog is not a digital book or an e-book, but a bookbook. “The navigation is based on tactile touch technology that you can actually feel,” he adds.

We’ve seen plenty of good Apple commercial parodies before, but IKEA definitely gets major points for this…

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glitter glitter glitter!

16 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

How beautiful is this eye look? Get lost in these galaxy eyes!

Originally posted on makeupbysarita:

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Good morning!

So last night before bed I was rummaging through my pigments and stuff, and I found some samples (I believe they are MAC) that were pure glitter goodness. For this look I used a hot pink glitter, a blueish-purple glitter, a deep purple chunky glitter, and a teal pigment.

I wasn’t sure where I was going with it, but I LOVE the outcome. The lip is NYX macaron lippie in Violet and I used NYC liquid liner for the winged liner.

I hope you enjoy this look, and PLEASE leave me a comment with looks you would like to see. Or even just different posts, I would love your input.

Also, follow me on Instagram!

Thanks! Byeeeee ❤️

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Review – Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo

15 Aug

I worked on this bottle of Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo for some time. I just couldn’t get through it!  Which would be great if I loved it, but it was sort of a disappointment.

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Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo costs about $7.99 USD and is available in drug stores.

This isn’t super terrible, it just isn’t great or even memorable. 

My thoughts

I found it to be a bit hard to blend into your hair. 

If you used too much, it left a lot of residue on the entire hair shaft.  I don’t know if that’s the way the bottle sprayed or of if the powder fell from the scalp area over time.

It doesn’t smell amazing.  Again, not terrible, just sort of meh.  On the plus side, the scent doesn’t last. But as a result, I didn’t think it was fun to use.

Yeah, okay….not everyone thinks their beauty products should be considered “fun”, but I sort of do.  I like to enjoy using something :-)  Otherwise, why use it?  Right?

Does it absorb oils?  Yes, it doesn’t an okay job at making your hair less oily.  Not amazing.  But okay.  If your hair is on the more oily side, this may not work as well for you. 

Would I repurchase?  Only if nothing else was available.  :-\

Have you tried Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo?  Do you like it?

~Anna

 

 

Review – Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils

13 Aug

I received a sample of the Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils from PinchMe. PinchMe is a service where you can elect to receive free samples of stuff and then write a brief review.  If you like free swag, this may be your thing.  Click here.

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It comes in three different formulas : Deep Nourish, Frizz Defy, and Color Illuminate.

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The product retails for around $5.99 so it’s really budget friendly.

Garnier claims that it can be used 5 different ways:

Hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair.

This hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair, with custom-blended Cupuaçu & Brazilnut oil, nourishes and helps repair.

How to use:

Marvelous Oil can be used in any of 5 ways! Try a different use each day.

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Apply to hair (wet or dry) before shampooing to help prime hair locks for gentle cleaning.
2. Boost Conditioning: Add 1 or 2 drops to your conditioner to help get rid of pesky knots and tangles.
3. Blow-Dry Protector: Apply to damp to help protect when blow drying.
4. Finish With Hi-Watt Shine: Apply to damp or dry ends to help smooth split ends and tame flyaways.
5. Treat Hair Overnight: To restore softness while you sleep, work into wet or dry hair and leave in overnight.

My thoughts

I used Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils 4 out of the 5 possible ways.  I didn’t put it in my conditioner.

I think this is one of the better drug store hair products and hair oils. I regularly use a Matrix Oil, and this isn’t too far off from the high end product. Would I repurchase?  I don’t know. I love the Matrix product so I don’t see a reason to switch.  However, if I needed to make a choice between a $6 bottle or a $20 bottle, I would pick the Garnier.

It smells super fruity, like a typical Garnier product.  The scent doesn’t linger very long, but it does stick around for a bit.  I think it smells delightful.

I wasn’t crazy about the color.  It was very yellow. Sort of reminded me of olive oil.  However, it did absorb quickly and it didn’t weight my hair down.

Have you tried Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils?

~Anna

Fingerprint fail?…

12 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

What a cool nail art idea!

Originally posted on WonderfulWolf:

So I’ve never tried the fingerprint method before, and it looks cool and an easy non-messy technique to try. But mines turned out weird I think for two reasons – I used a yucky colour combination and I don’t think my prints came out as well as they could have. I’ll tr it again at some point, but I’ve had one of those days that no matter what I’ve painted it still looks terrible. I tried some flowers, they looked like they should have belonged in my first ever nail art collection, and I tried some squidged, clingfilm nails and they looked like baby vomit. Tomorrow is another day!

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Treat your hair right, get The Wet Brush

8 Aug

If you “Like” us on Facebook, you probably saw Kassi post about The Wet Brush last week.  Our hair stylist friend saw and immediately recommended the miracle brush to us!

Then she got me one.

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This little gem is super inexpensive at $8.99!

The Wet Brush has really flexible metal bristles that glide through your hair effortlessly.  You can use wet or dry, and it gets the tangles out easily.  It has replaced my two pick and my brush.

The bristles are longer than any other brushes I’ve had, and they sort of massage your scalp as you brush your hair.

Massaging your scalp helps to circulate the blood in your scalp and makes your hair grow faster :-)  Who doesn’t want that?

It comes in so many fun colors!!!!

Have you tried The Wet Brush?

~Anna

We Love Eyeliner: My Comprehensive Guide to Kick Ass Eyeliners! Part I

7 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

Looking for a new eye liner? This girl gives you the lowdown!

Originally posted on TheMakeupWhoreder:

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Continuing my obsession with eyeliner (I promise this won’t turn into an eyeliner only blog, though now that I think of it, hahaha, NAH) I bring you a comprehensive little list of eyeliners that I personally love and that really do rock! I am breaking the list into 3 parts: black eyeliners (for us classic girls out there), pencils and color liners. A lot of girls ask me what my fave liner is, or what liner I use the most, or which color eyeliner I recommend, so I am creating a post especially for you!

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Quick review on Models Own Nail Polish

5 Aug

Ipsy gave a number of winners for me in July.  And a number of them were surprise winners.

The bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow was one.

The Models Own Nail Polish in Red Sea was the other.

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The reason I wanted to review this is because the texture of this polish is different than most.

Models Own is more of a gel than a standard nail polish.

What does this mean?  Well,  it means it’s more chunky than what you are used to.

Is this bad?  Could be.  It can look lumpy especially since this has glitter along with the gel consistency.

Can it be good?  YES. Especially when used on your toes.   This does NOT chip.

I probably wouldn’t use this on my hands, I’m loving it as a summer pedicure.  Love the shade for summer!  If you check out their website, they have some amazing shades!

What did you think of it?

~Anna

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