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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Are You Down with #SamsClubHairCollection?

Disclaimer: Post sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are my 100% my own.

Where do you do most of your weekly shopping? Because I live in the city, there are not many warehouse stores nearby but I do make an effort to hit one up every other month when I visit my brother because I like to stock up on items like toilet paper, tissues, sneakers every few months, and of course hair care. They carry well-known Unilever brands like Suave, Suave Kids, Nexxus and TRESemmé. See more about the brands by clicking here


I love hair care items by TRESemmé like the Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner shown here. These protect from chemical, mechanical and heat damage and they are formulated with biotin to help strengthen strands.

And since we’re officially headed into the holidays, I know I’ll be entertaining at our home a lot and I never know who will show up at our doorstep! As a host, I need to be the three C’s at all times, calm, cool, collected, and I’m adding a word to this list, prepared! And it’s not just about having food at the ready. Keeping the guests bathrooms well-stocked is important as I always want my guests to feel as comfortable as if they were in their own home. That’s very important to me.




And isn’t it all about getting out of the store as quick as you can? Well Sam’s Club offers a Scan & Go app where you can use their app to scan the bar code of each product as you shop, pay for the items through the app and then show your receipt as you exit the store. No more long lines to wait in!

Learn more about the Sam’s Club Scan & Go app by clicking here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#YourStyleYourWay with TRESemme

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Does it seem like there are more music festivals around the country these days? I’ve been to 3 of them this summer, which is more than I’ve been to in one season ever! And living in California, there are more than I can count to attend so I have to be selective.

I totally have a go-to festival hair style too! I’ve tried a few different looks over the years and this half up/half down seems to work best for me. It’s relaxed yet fun and so simple to do! 


Parting the hair down the middle, make a braid on each side starting at the front of each side and I like to make some beachy waves under the braids. I always top it off with a fascinator I’m liking at the moment. What do you think of this look?


These festivals are quite the scene so you totally have to plan what you’re going to wear and yet be comfortable yet stylish, right? And dried out strands are just not going to cut it at these festivals so that’s why I rely on hair products I purchase at CVS/pharmacy from TRESemmé, Dove and Suave. I kind of live by the motto #BetterCareforFestivalHair so about 1 week before I go, I give my hair the super treatment with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask. In just 5 minutes it gives my strands an intensive moisture boost and gets it ready to handle what the desert is going to dish out. All that sun etc. really does a number on my hair.


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Plus, get $5 extrabucks® rewards when you spend $15 on participating TRESemmé, Dove or Suave® Hair care products. Offer valid WITH CARD 8/27/17 – 9/2/17.

So visit the “Your Style, Your Way” quiz to find a unique festival hairstyle tutorial featuring the TRESemmé Protect 7 line and share which hairstyle you will try this festival season. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Micellar Technology Enters the Hair Care Category with Redken

Redken-Clean Maniac Micellar-Shampoo

By now we’ve all heard of the glory that is micellar water and products. How did we ever exist without it all these years? Well, we’re at phase 2 now with other types of products coming out that use it like this one from REDKEN. It’s their Clean Maniac Micellar Clean Touch Shampoo.

As you may recall, tiny micelles inside a product act like a magnet and attach itself to dirt, oils and even odors to make them easier to remove. So it only seems obvious to use it in hair care products, right?

And they claim that this is gentler on strands than a clarifying shampoo, can be used everyday and using this won’t harm your bottle/salon hair color. Check, check and checkmate!

Pick it up for $19/10.1oz, $34/33.8oz @ and they also offer a conditioner and styling products in the collection. Is this something you are interested in trying out?

Disclosure: A sample was provided for this post. 

Monday, August 07, 2017

Beauty from the Inside Out with Glow by Nature Made®

Disclosure:  I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #MoisturizeFromWithin campaign sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinion are my own.

Everyone thinks that beauty is just on the outside but how you feel inside can dictate everything in your life - from how you dress, to how you carry yourself throughout the day. Now I admit, I am not a morning person; just ask my college roommates! And for my job, I don’t have to dress up unless I have a meeting so the less I have to do in the morning before leaving for work, the better.

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.

Glow by Nature Made®

On those days where I do find myself with an extra 5 or 10 minutes, I put on a little face or do my nails. Now, my nails are … not good. I wasn’t born with that gene and it drives me crazy. I mean, how can I be a beauty blogger and not have good nails to try out all the fab polish colors out there? My nails are just dry and peel and there doesn’t seem to be much I’ve been able to do about. I’ve tried all those strengthening polishes but they have not seemed to do much. So just like my outlook on life, I’ve taken to trying to do something from the inside out.

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.
I’ve been taking Glow by Nature Made® Skin Moisture + Hair & Nails, which I picked up in the supplement aisle at my local Walgreens, for the past 30 days to #MoisturizefromWithin. As you can see from the below photos taken over the last month, my nails seem to have benefited from taking care of the inside out! The key ingredient to this product are Ceramides, which is already found in cell membranes and it’s what holds skin together, and biotin, which supports healthy hair, skin and nails. So by replenishing them with moisture, which is lost from aging and other factors, they are plumped up from moisture and are able to retain it. So in laymen’s terms, my nails are able to grow!

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.

 Glow by Nature Made®, a full review of supplements for hair and nails.

Glow by Nature Made® supplements are able to hydrate the skin in as little as 15 days*, and are so what I nails need right now.

So now I get out of bed when the alarm goes off instead of hitting the snooze a few times, just so I have time to put some color on my newly growing fingernails!

Pick up Glow by Nature Made® Skin Moisture + Hair & Nails at your local Walgreens in the vitamin section.

And make sure to take advantage of the $3 off coupon on every box of Glow by Nature Made® at Walgreens stores nationwide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

"Survive the Summer" with Ralphs

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Kroger. All words are my own.

Where do you pick up most of your everyday beauty products? I’ve pretty much been conditioned since I was a teen and started shopping, to get them when buying my weekly groceries. I mean, who has time to go to this store and that store? And in my house, when something is running low our out, it has to be listed on the pad of paper on the refrigerator and thankfully almost every item on my weekly list is available at my local Ralphs, which is part of the Kroger Family of Stores. They carry what I need and there’s usually some kind of sale going on for shampoo or sunscreen so of course I can take advantage of that!

And now that the temps are going up, the kids want to be outside, I can spend more time with them since I have Ralphs and they everything I need at the ready and at great prices.

Here are two of the items I regularly pick up:

Shea Moisture African Black Soap

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleaning Water

And some others I regularly buy, which includes Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, CoverGirl Plumpify BlastPro Mascara, as well as John Frieda Frizz Ease Flexible Hold Hairspray with Keraflex.

Ralphs wants to help you “Survive the Summer” so beginning May 28 through June 10 you can download over $40 in digital coupons, including the ones shown here, @

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Are You In On the Latest Hair Trend?

Texture is king these days and since I get the heebie-jeebies from those sea salt sprays, I am always on the lookout for other that will give my hair some. Here are 3 that are tops in my house right now.

KÉRASTASE V.I.P Volume In Powder ($37/6.8oz, $20.50/2.5oz @ – this one can be used like a dry shampoo and I use this along my part to give the hair on either side of it a little lift. And this one is perfect to use on second-day hair.

ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray ($46/8.5oz, $22/2.2oz @, – Yes, this one is a tad expensive but it has a huge cult following so it must be something, right? I like using this on dry hair to give my hair some grip so it’s not so smooth. And I love that this one doesn’t make my hair tangle, which texturizers can sometimes do.

IGK ‘Sold Out’ Curl Priming Basecoat ($27/5oz @, – this is a good one for conditioning and defrizzing wavy and curly hair. Since my hair has a slight wave, I like to use products that can help show it off once-in-a-while and this one helps me do that. Use on wet hair before styling or dry to re-activate the style. And I love that this one has what they call the IGK New York scent, a blend of black pepper, blackberries, violet, geranium on a base of leather accord. So this could also be your hair perfume!

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

What's On Your Beauty List?

Spring is finally here so perk up your parts with some new products. Are you ready? I am  and here’s how I'm doing it. 

1. Hands TOUCH GermBlock ($5.99/1oz @ – this one claims to protect hands from germs for up to 6 hours! How do you know it’s working? Well, I can’t think of a way to test it so just have to take their word for it or better yet, test it out. Available in Unscented, OceanMist, Tropical Breeze, and Mint Green Tea Aloe.

2. Refresh - PIXI BEAUTY Vitamin Wakeup Mist ($15/2.70oz @ – when temps rise I make sure I always have a face mist at the ready and Pixi just came out with a few news ones. This one sure wakes my skin up!

3. Skin ACURE Purifying Fruit Peel ($22.99/1.4oz @ – this one uses acids found naturally inside mangos, bitter cherry and raspberry, among others to exfoliate. A thin layer on the face and neck for 5 to 8 minutes 1 or 2 times a week is all it takes.

4. Hair CUVÉE BEAUTY Champagne Spray ($45/5oz @ – I find that when I spray this one and this one both on towel dried hair, I get the perfect blowout that lasts for a few days. A perfect tousled/piecey look!

5. LipsHIGHLIGHT Liquid Lipstick in Sahara Rendezvous ($25 @ – lipstick is good but metallic lipstick is better this season! And this coppery/bronze shade will go with any tan. And this one dries down all the way but not dry like a desert.

6. CheeksBENEFIT GALifonia Powder Blush ($29 @, – a pinky blush with a touch of sunkissed gold and smells like grapefruit and vanilla. Yum!

7. ComplexionCOLORESCIENCE Tint Du Soleil Whipped Foundation ($54/1oz @, – this is one of those all-in-one foundations that includes SPF30, nourishing vitamins for the skin, and it wear beautifully. Available in 4 shades.

8. Clean - LE COUVENT DES MINIMES 3-in-1 Micellar Water ($19/13.5oz @ – time to lighten things up now that the temps are going up! So gently remove makeup and clean the skin with this one.

Monday, April 03, 2017

I Didn’t Know I Was Addicted to this Hair Brush

How long do you keep your hair brushes? I have a hard time throwing any out and I just recently I did with  the SPORNETTE Smooth Operator Tourmaline Ionic Bristle Hairbrush 3 ½” ($26.50 @ I had used it on and off for the past 2 years and the bristles were all bent and probably doing me no favors when it came to styling my damp hair.

Boy, did I not realize how dependent I had become on this brush! I tried others that I had on hand that and nope, they just were not cutting it and were actually creating more work for me. When I first got this brush, I remember laughing at how big it was and never thought I’d use it as much as I did.

                                     The barrel size is a little bigger than some cotton rounds!

What I like about it - the barrel is made of ceramic so it helps with drying time and because the barrel is so large, I don’t have to worry about bends in the hair when using it to straighten. The bristles are made of nylon and even though my original one’s bristles were all bent before I tossed it, the bristles lasted a really long time.

Another thing you don’t have to worry about it the hair getting caught some place in the handle. There is no space between the barrel and handle, which is common in most brushes.

Needless-to-say, I have a new one now, so my hair is happy again. Is it crazy to be attached to a hair brush? Do tell in the comments!

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This Is Your Hair Mask Answer!

Even though I mostly feel quite inept when it comes to styling my hair, I do know a good conditioner and when I try one. The latest one from REDKEN is their Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask ($29/6.8oz @ and this is serious one. So serious that it contains two products in one … as in, there is a separate tube of product inside the overall container, which you can see!

I mean, we are all quite familiar with multi-masking when it comes to the face so why not the hair? This deep treatment does its magic on towel-dried hair in 3-5 minutes and they claim the benefits will last up to 3 washes. And this one contains their new RCT (root, core, tip) protein complex, which nourishes each strand from the root to the end. And I think I can actually feel it. I mean, while the extended care and conditioning is great, what I am coming back for with this one is how smooth and soft this left my hair and zero tangles. A miracle!



Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Is this the Most Luxe Hair Care Line on Earth?



Do you ever wonder what the most fancy shampoo and conditioner is? Yes, salon brands are up there but I think I may have found the most fancy. I mean, just look at the one-of-a-kind bottles! They are so nice that I’d like to keep them and just refill them when necessary (I’ve done is before! :)

The brand is MAAZ PRODUCTS and was created when the founder felt there was a gap in the hair care world so he hired the best chemists all around the world and tested each formula directly in the hands of hair stylist. Using all their feedback, the bottles you see today combine the best available ingredients, science, fashion and environmental conscience.

And I thought it was only fitting to break out my best set of pearls to go with the products in the pic! And look at those unique bottles! They really paid attention to the detail with the whole line that’s available like the embossed logo on the front and the 'M' on the top of the caps.



The White Mulberry Invigorating Shampoo ($32/10oz @ smells amazing with accords of White Mulberry Extract and Kalahari melon oil and it also contains vitamin B5 among others.

And while I don’t think the White Mulberry Invigorating Conditioner ($32/10oz @ did the best to detangle my strands before styling, I think it helped moisturize and shine-up my hair with the acai and avocado oils inside.

Are you in the market for luxe this season?

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