Saturday, June 10, 2017

Good Kenra Volume Spray 25 Dupe Found At Sally's For Less

Kenra Volume Spray 25 is a FAB hairspray that TV anchors won't do without.

I learned about the product on YouTube where I follow Dominque Sachse, at KPRC 2, Houston's home for news.

Dominique shares tons of beauty + fashion advice.

She LOVES Kenra hairspray  to keep her beautiful mane-- a cute bob,  full of movement and style.

You can find a 10 oz. aerosol can of Kenra 25 here at beauty stores like ULTA for $18.

Read the ULTA reviews--this stuff rocks!




Now, I haven't tried Kenra Volume Spray 25 YET, but I found an amazing dupe from Sally's Beauty Supply for ONLY $9.19. Since I was already in Sally's, I bought it fast. Check it out here.

The DUPE is called GVP Volumizing Spray and also comes in a sleek silver aerosol can. It SMELLS pretty, nothing harsh or over-bearing.



This a very good VOLUMIZING hairspray. I will try the Kenra 25 next time.

The DUPE has the SAME ingredients as Kenra and supposedly smells just like Kenra.

So you decide.

I NEED a strong spray that adds BODY and stays that way.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

My, Oh My! It's MyChelle Micellar Water For A More Luminous and Clear Complexion

If you understand advancements in skin care products, then we can bet you've heard of micellar water.

We had read about it but had never tried any, until MyChelle Dermaceuticals generously sent a bottle our way. Thank You, ladies!


We admit, we were hesitant to try micellar water because our skin remains rather oily. And we wondered if break-outs could occur.

These days, we RARELY see a pimple and want it to remain that way.

Micellar water is a unique cleanser + moisturizer + radiance booster all rolled into one.

What initiated our pause was its content. Micelles are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water.

The word oil scared our oily complexion. But this amazing water formula is above all, pure and gentle.

MyChelle's Quick Clean Micellar Water is a skin care GEM at only $15 a bottle. You can't beat it.

The brand infuses their micellar water with strawberry + kiwi etxracts, and it offers excellent cleansing properties WITHOUT the need to rinse off.

So it's superb + effective. And it's especially nourishing as an added moisturizer
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We have been using it as well in this manner on our neck and decollete, and trust us, MyChelle's Quick Clean Micellar Water creates smooth, soft, glowing skin.

It is LOVELY, and we are going to try it on the complexion next, as a light moisturizer.

We HIGHLY recommend!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hair Beauty Boost With OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo Collection

If your sad, tired hair needs a SPRING boost, then consider the OGX brand.

I might be one of few who had NEVER tried their popular shampoos + hair care treatments, but for the heck of it, liked the sound of BAMBOO for my stubborn hair from Hades and bought the Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo and the Thickening Root Booster.


One word, ladies.......AWESOME! And just $8 at ULTA!

Now, OGX poos are known for being pure and NOT adding bad chemical stuff like other shampoos.

The vast majority of OGX products contain non sulfated surfactants. Beginning in 2014, Vogue created a handful of shampoos – Coconut Water, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Eucalyptus Mint, Tsubaki Blossom, Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom, Bamboo Fiber Full, and O2 – that contain one sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS).

Unfortunately, there is one in Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. However, the Bamboo line is nourishing and volumizing to my hair, so I will continue to use it.

It smells darn good and produces a decent lather. I might ADD the Bamboo conditioner to my hair care line-up.
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I have a lot of hair that is fine to medium, and it's not always easy to control.

I call my tresses-----SHAPELESS VOLUME.

Bu the OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full line is worth trying if you demand body and nourishment.

Does it FADE color-treated hair. Well, I will learn that soon enough. So far,  no problem.

Has anyone else tried OGX's Bamboo line?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cindy Crawford Tells People Mag About Her Lush Hair Mask

Model Cindy Crawford needs no introduction, and at age 51, still promoting healthy, sensible beauty.



Cindy has always had incredible, wavy brunette locks, but even as she gets older, it's not quite the hair she used to have.

“Whose hair is this?” That’s the question Cindy Crawford found herself wondering when she looked in the mirror as she got older. 
“No one warns you that your hair changes so much,” the supermodel, 51, tells PeopleStyle during an interview featured in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “I knew I was going to have start coloring it, but I didn’t realize the texture was going to change. That was one of the biggest surprises about aging.”

To fight back against the normal signs of aging, the iconic model tells People that she applys this hair helper, an amazing hair mask:

“I put it on when I am working out and it smells really good and then after I work out I wash my hair,” she says.




Great tip, Cindy!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Copy Gigi Hadid's Perfect Purple Lipstick From Paris H&M Show----Just $10!!

If you caught any of the H&M spring 2017 show in Paris on Wednesday, you would have noticed that all the GLAM models walked the runway with a sexy PURPLE pout!!

It was a striking shade that was so pretty and looked fab on all the ladies. I caught part of the show and kept wondering what hue that was.

Check out Gigi Hadid in the PURPLE lipstick everyone's talking about.



Now, you, too can COPY the look. And it will cost you JUST $10.....It's actually a 2-lipstick combo you can mix together. $5 each!!! LA Girl.

That's how H&M's makeup pro Mark Carrasquillo achieved the lovely mouth on all the models.

Mark told Allure that the lipstick is from LA Girl in Manic and Love Triangle:




Get mixin', ladies. Get your purple pout on!!

Friday, February 24, 2017

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Rushes In Early Spring With Super New 25% Perfect "C" Serum!

You've heard us RAVE about MyChelle Dermaceuticals several times before.

When it comes to clean, pure skin care products with beauty science + real results, this brand is a winner!

We recently received a nice box of new MyChelle products to try out. Thank you, Suzette. Their public image is a respectable one. We trust them, and you CAN, too.

We're going to look at their NEW Perfect C PRO Serum with a whopping 25% L-Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C first.

This C-stuff rocks!



I have worn it both in the morning to start my day and also at night BEFORE going to sleep.

Perfect C PRO Serum is light + watery and absorbs FAST. It smells citrus-lovely.

I think it brightens, firms and tightens up fine lines. It allows your makeup to enjoy a protective primer-like base.

I admit to being a Retin-A addict, but I am also smart enough to know that your complexion also NEEDS vitamin C in the skin care line-up for COLLAGEN production and maintenance.

Check out MyChelle Dermaceuticals at their website here. You can also purchase the skin care line at ULTA and other fine beauty stores.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Battle of The Dove Deodorant Solids......Advanced Care VS Original

Well, when it comes to underarm protection, we all hope for dry, sweet-smelling arm pits.

We happen to think that the Dove brand does an excellent job of STOPPING the sweating, as an effective anti-perspirant/deodorant.

We have NOT encountered underarm wetness for several years now, using the ORIGINAL Invisible Solid in Powder.

And it's super cheap, at LESS than $3 at Walmart.


So, I decided to UP my no sweating underarm game with Dove's NEW Advanced Care 48-Hour Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant for LESS than $5 at Walmart.

Best of all, this scent comes in Caring Coconut.

Oh, yeah,.....My glorious underarms smelled just like a Pina Colada. No kidding!


Guess what?!

The coconut-fangled Dove did NOT keep my underarms dry.

Say what?  How could that be? 48-hour protection VS 24-hour protection?

No more Pina Colada deodorant for me....Back to basic Dove Original Invisible Solid in Powder.

Boring, but I swear you WON'T sweat wearing this one.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Stylish Nicole Richie Steps Out In Trendy Patchwork Faux Fur Jacket

We like Nicole Richie, because she has a unique sense of style in both jewelry + fashion.

Plus, she seems to wear clothing well.

Check out petite Nicole all warm + cozy in the latest winter trend:

The Patchwork Faux Fur Jacket.

Hmmm. We generally don't seem too wild about ANYTHING patchwork.....BUT---after seeing this star looking urban chic in the ensemble, we are LOVIN' it.


You can DUPE the look for LESS, because patchwork fur seems to be everywhere on shopping sites.
We found a great-looking faux piece.....featured below:


This striking patchwork piece is from Revolve, Tularosa,  on SALE - $209. The Averly Faux Fur Coat.

Do you like the patchwork faux fur trend?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Are The Perfect Brows Via Trendy Microblading For You?

We all desire full, thick, gorgeous eye-framing brows. Some of us were born with brows with plenty of hairs to spare.

But for many women,  we've either plucked them away, or never really had full brows.

Thick eyebrows are more youthful-looking, help balance the features and look natural.

To achieve fab brows, most of us pencil them in, apply gel fiber serums on them, and so on.

There is ANOTHER way to BUILD the ideal pair of brows.......It's the hottest new beauty trend:

MICROBLADING......


We would LOVE to have this procedure performed on our brows but believe that to obtain incredible results, you need to find an incredible artist who can create the perfect pair for your individual facial features.

Make sure your brow tech is a LICENSED tattoo artist, because ink will be deposited in the brow area to paint in natural-looking hairs.

When done properly, microblading can result in star power eyebrows.

Check out a BEFORE + AFTER microblading  patient. Her BEFORE brows are awesome without the technique...Wish we had those. Still, the AFTER is gorgeous.


Microblading is a non-invasive beauty treatment that can fill in thin brows, hide hair gaps, create a better arch, re-define the brows, etc.

Your expert will apply a numbing cream to keep you comfortable and as pain-free as possible. BUT----some women say it does HURT a bit. Like a 4 out of a 10 pain rating.

Microblading involves the skill and artistry of drawing hair-like strokes with a special tool. The technique mimics real brow hairs + how they lie on the face.

Microblading features pigment implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool.

The results last about one year and the procedure can average about $1,000.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Are You Ready For Sexy, Chocolate Glitter Lips In 2017?

You don't have to follow EVERY makeup trend you see coming down the fashion runway.

But if you're bold, playful and a little bit naughty, then this look is for you!

Dark lips are BACK for Spring/Summer 2017.

So, if you miss those chocolate brown puckers of days gone by, get ready to up your beauty game.

Famous pro makeup artist Pat McGrath showed off the glam trend at the S/S 2017 DKNY show.

She topped off her models' cocoa lips with some fab, fun glitter.


I LOVE this look but would probably never dare it.

But, brown lipstick is lovely.....Check out this affordable example in Revlon's Choco-Liscious 665,  At ULTA, $8.49.



You can add your glitter, if you like. Pat McGrath is selling her own Lust 004 Kits at $60 a pop. SOLD OUT, already.

Check them out here.

If you're broke, we understand. Have a Hershey bar, instead. Get your chocolate on that way.