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December 2013 Empties Post

10 Jan

Here are the goodies I used up in December!

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1) Skintimate Shave Lotion – this is saving my skin from over drying. Yes, repurchased

2) L’Oreal Eye Make-Up Remover.  This burned my eyes.  Won’t be repurchasing.

3) Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Mist. It was okay, but not my fave scent.

4)Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Revival Cream.  THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL.  In love. We reviewed it before here.

5)DermOrganic Conditioner.  This was okay. May or may not repurchase. Right now I am using a Matrix Conditioner that I am really liking…so yeah.  OK, probably won’t repurchase…there just made up my mind.

6)Jonathan Volumizing Conditioner.  This stuff was the devil, will not be purchasing it again.  And because I am weirdly stubborn and OCD, I had to use the entire bottle and hated it.  Obviously, I have problems HA.

7)Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20 Percent. Another HG product for me.  My Med Spa friend turned me on to this, and I am hooked.  Get it.  You will be 40 and you will look amazing. Duh, of course repurchase.

8)Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I liked this, for a drugstore mascara.  Cover Girl is one my faves, but this may be a repurchase.  Especially if on sale. I like sales.

9)Smashbox Primer sample .  I’ve bought this before, and I have a sneaking suspicion this breaks me out. It’s never terrible, just a little small blemish here or there.  I don’t buy this anymore, I stick with the Monistat.  What? yeah. here.

10) Luxe Repair Sample from Julep.  Face oil, meh.  Not impressed.

11) Pravana Vivid Red – yes, Staple. I make my own color depositing conditioner. Interested?

12)Look Better Naked from Soap and Glory.  OMG this smelled soooo divine.  Yes, I will be buying this.




DIY Color Depositing Conditioner AKA how to keep your hair bright red

20 Sep

I have tried every color depositing product on the market since the 1990’s.  Some of the best and faves have been discontinued.  WHY ARTec????

A few years ago, I decided to become an amateur chemist and start making my own. My bathroom has the battle stains to prove this.

I started off with using regular hair color, but then I discovered Pravana and my life changed.

Pravana is a deposit only color, so no developer is needed!  It coats hair beautifully 🙂  This is a salon brand, so you will need to order it online or through your stylist.  It is available on Amazon and Image Beauty.

You can customize this if you are coloring your hair something other than red.

Here is my magic recipe:

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1) Empty shampoo or conditioner bottle

(I prefer to use a 11 oz bottle so that I don’t have a lot of it made)

2) Your favorite conditioner

(right now I am using DermOrganic shampoo and conditioner.  They are sulfate free)

3) Pravana Vivids Red hair color

4)Tressa Extremers in Fushia

(only use this if my hair needs to look brighter)

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Step 1) Mix it up!  Using my 11 oz bottle, fill it with 2/3 conditioner and 1/3 Pravana.  I get about 3 to 4 batches of color conditioner from each Pravana tube.

If I use Tressa, I give it a gentle squeeze.  I don’t need pink hair at age 37.

Step 2) Use as your conditioner in the shower.  You can leave it on for a while for more intense color.  THIS STAINS.  If you want to avoid staining your nails in particular, wear gloves.

Step 3) Enjoy your amazing hair

You’re welcome 😉