which beauty box is for you

22 Jul

yourfairygodmother:

More beauty box info for you Lovelies! This just hot off the presses!

Originally posted on Comfortably Chic:

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As a self proclaimed beauty junkie, when I first heard about beauty box subscriptions I immediately signed up and waited patiently for my first box to arrive.

My first subscription was Birchbox. I was a loyal Birchbox supporter for about a year, but I started getting antsy for more full size products. So when I saw the Glossybox for NetAPorter collaboration, I was intrigued. Sure, it was pricier than Birchbox but the value appeared to be much greater. Now, after a year and a half with Birchbox and 8 months with Glossybox, I have a good idea about what each box offers, and what they don’t.

So, which box is for you?

Birchbox is for you if…

  • You consider yourself trendy and like to mix high and low cost items together
  • You’re a beauty product junkie
  • You love free samples at Sephora
  • You’re anxious to try the “next big thing” before…

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Beauty Boxes! Full List of Beauty To Your Doorstep by The Makeup Honey

22 Jul

I stumbled across this AMAZING list of all available beauty box subscriptions.  Seriously, this girl did her research. Her Blog is called The Makeup Honey.

Check her out here.

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Above is one of my Birchboxes :-)

Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo: Finished Product Review

21 Jul

yourfairygodmother:

It’s been a while since I used this brand. This blogger gives a great review!

Originally posted on Budget Beauty:

Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Breakdown:
Price Point: $15.00 at Target
Packaging: Metal bottle (with green lid, which I lost); contains 6.3 oz.
Application: Slightly damp, can appear white in dark hair, lifts roots and adds texture
Scent: None
Cons: Can appear white in dark hair, doesn’t add a lot of volume to hair

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Rocking the Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass second day in the row!

21 Jul

Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass is a lip and cheek stain, similar to Benetint.

Today is the second day in the row I’m wearing this as a cheek stain and I’m loving it.

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I’m not ready to do a full review yet, but this is my fave of the week!

Happy Monday!

~Anna

Review – Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

21 Jul

Hey there beach babe!  Do you want flirty mermaid waves every day?

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Well then, Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray may just be what you desire.

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Marc Anthony Dream Waves retails for $8.99 for about 4.5 fl oz of product.

I received a sample from Ipsy that is about a quarter of the full size, and I still have a good amount of this left.  Less is more when it comes to wave sprays.

From Ulta:

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Strictly Curls Beach Spray texturizes, boosts waves, adds body and volume, protects hair from the sun and creates a tousled finish. Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protects hair as it hydrates and leaves a shine.

Why I like it

It delivers what it promises, beach waved hair

It doesn’t weigh it down, if not over used.  I cannot stress this part enough; if you apply too much of this product, you hair will look limp and greasy and sorta crunchy.  Uncute.

I have used this on wet and dry hair. Very similar results on either application.

You can use this on dirty hair!  So you dry shampoo fans who like to skip a wash, this will work on your day or 2 day old hair.

If you use it on dry hair, it won’t get you super waved, but it will give you some texture and shape.

Why I dislike it.

These aren’t really “dislikes”, they are not some small cons:

I think it sort of fades colored hair.

It can leave dry hair a bit drier even though it claims to hydrate.

I don’t think it leaves a shine, but it doesn’t leave your hair completely dull.

Would I repurchase?

Probably yes.  It’s a super great price and it I like how it works.  Great for a lazy hair day.

Have you tried Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray?  Do you like it?

~A

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PS. Kassi and I really like Honduras.

Summer Hair Care.

20 Jul

yourfairygodmother:

Sharing this post because I love the Suave Moroccan line.

Originally posted on Legally Redhead:

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When it comes to my hair, I typically get asked one of two questions when I meet people for the first time:

1. Are my curls natural? (Yes- and I still have no idea where they came from since nearly everyone in my family has had pin straight to lightly/barely wavy hair.)

2. Is red my natural color? (Nope! I’m a brunette by birth!)

Once those are out of the way, I am then usually asked one of two follow-up questions:

1. How do I keep my curls looking hydrated, healthy, and bouncy?

or 2. How do I keep my very bright, very vibrant reds from fading- especially in the Summertime sun?

The truth is, it’s not easy. Curly hair is typically dryer than straighter hair (which leads to a LOT of frizz and flyaways,) and red is the hardest hue to maintain- often fading to a rusty orange or…

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The easiest BOURJOIS tool to put false eyelashes on with!!!

19 Jul

yourfairygodmother:

O.k., this may be a game changer!

Originally posted on Glossy Make Up:

Hey everyone,

I always considered buying an eye lash applicator but didn’t get round to it till i saw this pink beauty from Bourjois in Suoerdrug. The cute pink plastic and pricetag of 5 meant it was coming home with me!

You can use the very clever rubber end to apply the glue to your lashes then the other side for gripping the lashes and placing them to your lash line. The way the Bourjois lash applicator holds the lashes spreads them out and makes it super easy to apply. I also used the rubber end to push the inner corner in.

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I love my new beauty tool so much!!

Kisses from London

http://www.superdrug.co.uk
http://www.bourjois.com

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Unboxing Birchbox – July

18 Jul

July’s Birchbox partnered with Women’s Health Magazine.  What does that mean?  It means you can order a magazine subscription and you also received a little booklet of fun things to do.

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Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum

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Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

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Coastal Scents® Revealed 2 Palette Set

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Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask.  This is already sold out on Birchbox so it must be good. I haven’t tried it yet.

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100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel (Honey Cream Wash)

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Booklet sample page:

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The one thing I dislike about Birchbox, is the sample sizes of the bath and especially hair products.  Last time, the Nexxus shampoo/conditioner was so tiny, I couldn’t even use it properly because there wasn’t enough product to cover my hair.  LAME.

I’m a little happier this time the Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask comes in two containers.

The shower gel sample is tiny though, even though it is two packets.

I’m excited to review the Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum.

How did your Birchbox unboxing go?

~Anna

SPF for Hair

18 Jul Featured Image -- 3970

yourfairygodmother:

I always forget to protect my hair from sun damage.

Originally posted on honor recommends:

Following on from my SPF edit I thought I’d introduce another sun savvy post detailing the things I reach for when protecting my hair in the sun. It’s important to look after your hair on holiday, especially if you’re in and out of the pool/sea a lot – hair can become dry and brittle, making it prone to breakages – which doesn’t look so great. So let’s match the mane with the tan to get you looking thoroughly gorgeous on holiday…

Kerastase Soleil Micro Voile Protecteur – Along with safeguarding your hair from sun damage, this spray also ensures you of smooth, shiny, and soft locks. The bonus point – it protects hair color from fading out too. Infused with micro diffused UV defense particles, the product offers guaranteed protection for the hair and keeps it hydrated. It is suitable for all hair types and offers special care for you…

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Dipbrow Pomade and How to Shape Your Eyebrows with Makeup!

17 Jul

yourfairygodmother:

What a great tutorial!

Originally posted on beautybyumber:

Hi everyone! I’ve been raving about dipbrow pomade because along with concealer and highlighter, you can make totally unshaped eyebrows look polished and shaped! I personally get my eyebrows threaded sporadically, its been about a month since I last did it. However, for people who leave their eyebrows natural this is a great no-pain way to shape your brows up! Hibah, my cousin and model has never removed any of her eyebrow hair so I’ll do a little step by step guide on how I neatened up and defined her brows with Dipbrow and Nars Radiant concealer (you choice of concealer will do!).

First I highlight both above and below the middle section of the eyebrow: I use my ecotools airbrush concealer brush to blend it out but I like to use fingers usually (the warmth helps with the blending). Make sure the skin is hydrated before using any concealer.

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