Friday, February 28, 2014

Benefit They're Real Mascara Review

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I am in complete shock I have yet to review this item!!! This is Holy Grail status. This is a repeat buy status! I LOVE this masara! Click down below to see why I love this mascara so much!
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sally Beauty Supply Deal: China Glaze BOGO FREE!!!!

Sally Beauty Supply monthly flyer and I are BBFs. I am always beyond excited to see it. Honestly I love to see what's on sale! *cough*cough* broke college student *cough*cough*

Low and behold the first page I open up to is a sale on nail polish! This sale and I were so meant to be!
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What the sale is for the whole month of March China Glaze nail polish, AND their new Gelaze polish is BOGO FREE!! Which is great because I didn't even realize that China Glaze was coming out with a gel polish so surprise for me!!
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I know for a fact I will be picking up For Audrey gelaze polish for this sale!

Will anyone else be taking advantage of this sale?


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

QVC Wen TSV Alert

I just wanted to write a quick post about this amazing QVC TSV deal that will be happening March 15, 2014.

The TSV is a replenishing treatment mist 2oz, and cleansing conditioner 32 oz. in your choice of a core scent. As well as Six thirteen cleansing treatment 16.oz and six thirteen styling cream 5oz all for $58.96!!!!!! Which is a steal considering a cleansing conditioner alone at the 32 oz size sells for $49!!!

Item code 1 time delivery: A255628
Item code auto-delivery: A256145

After the taxes and shipping you will probably pay $72.54 for all these products that would normally be $153 before tax and shipping. With the easy pay option I paid $25 each payment. 

I know I'm in love with Wen and this is a great way to get into it because this is an amazing deal! I can't wait to buy mine! I'm getting the Fig!

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well.





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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sally Beauty Supply Deal Alert

I just want to let everyone about this awesome deal! I know I can't wait to take advantage of this sale! I know I'll pick up a set of new gel polish!! 

Currently Sally's beauty supply is running a BOGO FREE sale on nail polish. Which INCLUDES gel soak off polish! 


Hurry! This deal only lasts three days!!!!
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Wen Winter Cranberry Mint Cleansing Conditioner Review


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When I first ordered from QVC I bought Fall Apple Spice the fall seasonal, which I absolutley adored! When QVC offered the 5 pack of 16oz conditioners of the seasonals for only $90 as a Today Special Value (TSV). I knew I had to get it. Thank God for easy pay!!! Click down below to see how I liked the Winter Cranberry Mint Cleansing Conditioner!

What it promises:
What is it: Winter Cranberry Mint Cleansing Conditioner is the newest addition to the WEN seasonal line of products. With a hint of cranberry and mint, this universal formula is the perfect cleanser for the winter months.

Who is it for: Anyone looking to simplify their hair care routine. This one product replaces your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, and detangler.

Why is it different: Chaz Dean designed WEN Cleansing Conditioner from the ground up. It cleanses gently, and the universal formula is the perfect cleanser for all hair types and textures.

How do I use it: Apply Cleansing Conditioner to scalp and hair per the label directions, adding a splash of water to evenly distribute. Massage thoroughly into hair and leave on for the remainder of your shower. Rinse thoroughly and completely. Apply 1/2 to 1 pump depending on hair length and texture as a leave-in conditioner to soaking wet hair. For best results, it is suggested that you cleanse, rinse, and repeat, using half the pumps for the first cleanse, and the remaining half for the second cleanse.

From WEN by Chaz Dean.

What I found:
My friend from my previous review of fall apple spice, here, recieved her Winter Cranberry Mint before me and said it smelt so good! I was beyond excited to recieve it since she said she loved it! Winter Cranberry Mint was the first bottle of 5 that I openned.

My first sniff of this I loved it. It smelled so christmasy it was perfect. It has a strong cranberry scent which is just sweet and lovely, the mint is just a hint. I feel that this scent it spot on and perfect! I do have to admit the scent is super strong. When I was my hair with it the scent lasts all day! Which is great! It's not an overpowering scent just a subtle scent, that I only smell it when I sniff my hair.

As for the moisture punch? Not so much. I personally prefer Fig and Lavender because they are super strength moisurizing. I do like the cranberry mint but it's not as moisturizing as I would hope it to be. Yet at the same time this is an universal scent so it doesn't want to be too heavy for those who haven't beaten up their hair like I did. I didn't expect it to be as moisturizing as Fig and Lavender are. 

When I use this I have to make sure I either use oil on my ends or some type of leave-in conditioner. My hair is also super dry AND damaged on the ends so normal non-hair-beater-uppers can use this without the need to put something else in their hair.

Just look how shiny my hair is! It looks so healthy!! 




PROS:

  • Smells delisious! 
  • Sulfate Free
  • Hair is so muh healthier when I use it.
  • One stop clean and condition.

CONS:

  • Pricey as hell! Woah Momma!


VERDICT: Now while this isn't as moisturizing as I hope it would be, nor did it promise to be, I will still recommend this. It's a great wintery scent! But hurry now and get it before it's too late! Still on sale on QVC until March 1st!!! It's currently only $29 for a 16oz cleansing conditioner! 

Have you guys tried Wen before? Love it hate it? Tell me about it! 

Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner- This has my review, Before and After photos. My Friend's Before and After photos as well.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sarah Potempa's Beachwaver Hangout with Birchbox

Yesterday, February 19, I was one of three lucky bloggers selected to chat with Sarah Potempa and birchbox about The Beachwaver.  It was so awesome to get to ask her a few questions as well as learn a lot of neat tricks on how to use the Beachwaver!

The beachwaver works best for those who have long hair, about past your shoulders by about two inches. My hair is only a little past my shoulders at this point. Try to grow hair is a pain in the @#*$&^@&!!!!!   Sarah did have a really good advice about how to curl shorter hair.

How to use the Beachwaver on short hair:
  • One thing that can help is slowing down the rotation of the iron. You can do this by holding down the right button for about 8 seconds until low pops up on the small digital screen on the bottom of the beachwaver. I have to say it really does help slowing down the rotation of the wand.
  • Another trick I figured out is you take the smaller than an inch section of hair, clip the end of the section in the clamp. Press the go botton for one full rotation, than you roll the wand by hand the rest of the way. Make sure you angle the wand as you go to get a closer curl. One thing Sarah did stress when talking about the waver is that you do control it. I could always curl it by hand. 

Other tips and tricks:
  • One thing I full 100% believe in is that you should never set any heating tool higher than 400. For the beachwaver, my curling iron, and my straightener I never set it higher than 300. My hair is fine, and damged due to lightening it. 300 degress heat works just find with my hair, and the style sticks.
    • If you do not have damaged or fine hair the the standard 350 is great for everyone other hair type.
    • Another tip not just from Sarah, but this is common sense in general: USE A HEAT PROTECTOR!!!!! I mean it ladies, use it. Just think about it you are putting at least a 300 degree metal piece right against your fragil hair, that's non bene (not good!) Please ladies use some sort of heat protector.
  • I personally use Tresamme Heat protector mousse and spray, and usually I use them together. I'm not actually sure if it's proven to give more protection as a duo but it gives me peace of mind.  
  • Sarah personally suggested Aussie heat protector:    . She saids you should look for one that also adds moisture and shine. I've never personally used Aussie so I can not vouch for how I like that brand.
  •  The hair should not stay on the wand longer than 10 seconds. That will damge the hair further.
  • Sarah stressed this many time but remember you control the wand. You can stop and start with the light touch of the go button.

I have to say I learned a lot and it was such a pleasure to talk to Sarah and Juliet of birchbox. They were both very lovely people and so nice! I embedded the video if you guys would like to watch. I come in around 11:40 minutes in.  

Please ignore how many times I said like, I was beyond excited and nervous about the whole thing!

I'm thinking of actually making a how to video. Would you guys be interested if I started to make videos to go with my blog? 

Does anyone else have the beachwaver? How do you like it? Have any tips you would like to share? 



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Body Shop Mango Body Butter Review

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I've continuously rebought this scent of body butter from the body shop. I think that speaks for itself. Click down below to see why I love this body butter so much, and to see if it's the right pick for you!

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Chicken Parmesan recipe

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This past weekend was Valentines Day weekend, and I like everyone else spent time with their significant other. I spent most of the weekend with Mr. J. I actually made him dinner on Valentines Day, his favorite, Chicken Parmesan and pasta! Click down below to see how I won the way to my boyfriends heart this weekend!
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

3 Ingredient Recipe: Skinny Funfetti Dip

Recipe 
I am in love with Pinterest,  ask any one of my friends. I love it for the makeup looks - I won't say hacks since just about all of them are things us blogging gals already know. I do love looking at the recipes. Which leads me to this AMAZING recipe I found on Pinterest!
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I'm seriously ladies it's delicious! Click down below to find out how to make this delicious and seriously super easy (AND healthy!!) dip!
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Birchbox February 2013

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This February marks my 1 year anniversary with Birchbox. It's been a good year I think, for the most part! Click down below to see what I got in my February 2013 Birchbox!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Why Do I Wear Makeup Tag

1. When did you begin loving make-up? 

Probably around 4 or 5 would be the time. I loved painting my nails and toes in the summer with my mom. That was also the age I hear stories of how I would get into my mom's lipstick and leave kisses around the house, ha! I was pretty devious when I was a kid.

2. How do you feel without make-up? 

It really depends, if I'm hanging around the house with my boyfriend or whoever I could care less.

 I don't like leaving the house without mascara. That is the one item I would want to take onto a deserted island with me. I don't feel confident in public without mascara. That's probably a bad thing, but I feel like it looks like I have no eyelashes since my are naturally light.

3. What do you like about make-up? 

I love how it gives me confidence. If I did my cat eye perfectly when I did my makeup for that day, it just marks it will be a good day.

I like how it can completely change how you look. It's always fun to play dress up.

I always love eye makeup the most because it really helps for my eyes to stand out!

Another reason I like makeup is because it makes me happy. I love giving people makeovers, or just sitting there and playing with the color combos. Makeup is fun to play with.

I don't like makeup because I feel like I need it for others to like me. I like makeup because it makes me happy. I don't wear makeup for the public, I wear it because I feel like wearing it. As much as I don't like not wearing mascara out, I do have days where even I don't feel like wearing makeup. So I don't



4. Three 'Holy Grail' items

Mascara - Benefit They're Real to be exact! Holy Grail mascara for years! It gives my short lashes great length!!

Lumene BB cream.  I love this gives almost medium coverage for a BB cream. It lasts all day when set with powder, it doesn't break me out, and it can be found on sale often!

Essie Bold and Beautiful - It's by far my favorite red polish! It's amazing and a great staple color!



What are your Makeup truths? What are your ladies 'holy grail' items? 
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentines Day Nails

I like every other beauty blogger can not resist doing a Valentine's Day themed manicure. Below is the manicure I created for Valentines Day.
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It's a fairly simple manicure. I did a base coat of Gelish 'Make You Blink Pink' I used Gelish 'Arctic Freeze' for the poka dots. I then used a konad white stamping polish for the stamped hearts.

 I actually used the stamping plates from the As seen on TV stamping kit. That kit was my first experience with stamping and I've never looked back! I love it!

What is everyone else doing for their Valentines themed nails?

Side note Mr. J just bought me a Jewelry Candle. It smells amazing! It's a creme burlee scented. Which is my absolute favorite dessert ever! I think this company is pretty cool, because the jewelry candle could hold a ring or a bracelet or earrings or a necklace. I like that this piece of jewelry will be a complete surprise!

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I have to say creme brulee smells heavenly! It's such a sweet, soft vanilla scent! Not sugary sweet or over powering at all! I love it!

I swear I'm not affiliated with the company at all but I also want to talk about how I really do love the quality of the candle. As well as they sell solely ring surprise candles, which isn't uncommon anymore, but what they do to stand out is they have it so you can pick the ring size! How cool is that? I know that's why I'm sold on them being a size 9 ring girl, it can get hard to find rings that fit you!

Has anyone else gotten a candle from this brand? I would love to hear what goodie you found!


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Friday, February 7, 2014

When Life Gives You Links Follow Them Blog Hop! #FollowThem

Hello Lovies! I paired up with JosephineNychole this week to do a blog hop with her! I am so excited to be doing this with her. This isn't the first time I've worked with her, she's so lovely to work with! 

I hope this gives everyone a chance to find brand spanking new blogs to stalk! I love blog hops for this reason! I get to find blogs I may not find other wise. Scroll down to join in the fun! 


Join {me} in this weeks blog hop {that has an incredibly long name}...
When life gives you links... Follow Them. Blog Hop.
For short; let's call it - the Follow Them. Blog Hop or #Followthem -


This week on The Beauty and The Business:






Meet this weeks Featured Blogger! :)

Chloe and her notes.




Some easy to follow rules...
1. Be a subscriber of my blog... && add your {blog} links.
2. Check out at least {3} of the links before you && come back next week to start again.
3. Check out the Featured Blogger --- http://www.chloeandhernotes.com/
4. Check out your co-hosts!
5. If you'd like to receive notifications of this blog hop; subscribe by email over on JosephineNychole.com! :)


The more we share; the more links we see! :)

WANNA BE FEATURED?
Do YOU want to be featured next week? If you would like to be featured in a future blog hop, head over to JosephineNychole.com to find out how.



Happy Blog Hopping!!!

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Sally Beauty Supply's Red Tag Clearance Sale! Feb 7th-9th!

I have very exciting news for you lovelies! My one of my favorite sales are happening at Sally's right now! It's the Red Clearance Sale!

Right now you can buy any red tag item that's already on sale and get an extra 50% off each red tag item! It's awesome! I highly suggest you stop at your local Sally's and check this sale out!
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If you're new to my blog I am in love with this sale. Most of my gel polishes come from this sale! Check out my past red tag sale haul here!   I was able to get 4 gel polishes for $14! You can't normally even buy 2 gel polishes at that price!

They have other great things other than gel polish on sale! I hope they have a hair dryer on sale, I really need a new one.

Happy Shopping ladies! Let me know if you stop by Sally's and get any great deals!


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Milani Even-touch Powder Foundation Review

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Since my last episode of using accutane to clear up my acne I've been slowly stopping use of foundation daily and switching to BB creams. Like most of BB creams they're just glorified tinted moisturizers. I was on the hunt to find a powder foundation that would give me coverage so I could skin the BB cream all together. Will this be a love match? Click down below to find out!


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