HASK Charcoal Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner

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I recently tried a sample of the Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo and the Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Conditioner.  There are several things that I like about the products and one big thing that I don’t.

I have color treated hair so I do like that both products are non-staining and safe for all hair, natural or dyed.  The scent is nice, light and citrusy, and not overpowering at all.

This is a purifying shampoo and conditioner that uses a combination of charcoal (derived from coconut shells), lemon and grapefruit oils that is designed to cleanse, clarify and eliminate impurities from your hair and scalp.  I like that it’s does that but is gentle enough for daily use and is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

After all that, what is there not to like?

Glad you asked!  I don’t like how my hair feels after using the shampoo.  It left it feeling really dry and very tangly.  Like super tangly.  I’m assuming that it is because the shampoo did it’s job of purifying and clarifying my hair.

I of course thought that the conditioner would correct that but it didn’t help.  I did leave it on for several minutes to see if that would help.  Good thing that I had my wet brush (that thing is a lifesaver!) to detangle my hair because it felt like a hot mess back there.

hugs –lisa

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DIY – Makeup Brush Cleaning Board

I want to show you how I made a super quick and easy DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner Board. You just need a few things:

* I also created a template to guide me as I glued onto the clipboard

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I know that I need to be better at regularly cleaning my brushes but for me it was always so messy and time consuming because I didn’t have a tool to help me.  I saw a DIY on Facebook one day and then I watched several videos on YouTube and thought, “I can make that!”  So I did!

I glued dots, squiggly lines, spirals and zig zag lines onto the clipboard.  I let it thoroughly dry and then cleaned my brushes using baby wash.  It worked really well and it was easy to use.  A lot less mess than me doing it by hand.

Here’s my video showing you how I did it!

 

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Bonita VoxBox | July 2016

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I received my first ever VoxBox from Influenster and it was full of goodies!

This particular box was called the Bonita VoxBox and it included the following:

  • A full-size bottle of Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel
  • A sample and coupon from Revlon
  • An individual serving of Fiber One brownies
  • A generous sample of Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment and Deep Conditioning Masque
  • A full-size bottle of SinfulColors nail polish

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I’ve tried the Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel hydrating toner and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized but not oily.  The only thing that I am not happy with is the scent.  I can’t describe it but I was expecting a mint scent maybe?  Something fresh and light?  But this toner is great so I will definitely use the entire product.

Next was the sample from Revlon.

I’ve already tried both colors and they both felt moisturizing but they stayed “wet” feeling and I’m not a super fan of lip gloss.  It did come with a coupon so I may buy one of the lipsticks but probably not the lip gloss.

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Marvin and I shared this single serving size of Fiber One Brownies.  Marvin didn’t care for them.  He said that they lacked flavor.  I thought they were alright.  I mean it’s not like a for real brownie with all it’s fatty goodness.

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When we unboxed this in the video I thought it was a face mask and I was like, eh.  But it turns out that it is a hair masque and I’m all about trying that!!  I will be trying it soon so watch my blog for my thoughts on this.

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The last product from the box was this full-size nail polish from SinfulColors.  I really liked the color.  I have tried this and had it on for almost 4 full days and so far it is holding up well!  I’m doing a separate blog post on this as well so stay tuned!

Did any of y’all get this VoxBox?  If so, link your blog below so I can check it out!

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

 

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.

We’re All Matte Here | SinfulColors Nail Polish

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I received this bottle of SinfulColors Limited Time Porcelain Matte nail polish in my recent Bonita VoxBox and so far I am loving it!  It’s a great summer color and usually retails for $1.99-$2.99 in stores.

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Thursday night I painted my nails.  I first started with a base coat of Bonder by Orly.  I then applied two coats of the SinfulColors polish in We’re All Matte Here and ended with a topcoat of Essie Gel-setter topcoat and it wore very well!

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When the polish dries it has a flat or matte finish, and it is part of the porcelain matte line so that makes sense.  When I added the Essie gel-setter top coat it gave it a really great shine and helped my polish to last longer.  I haven’t tried the polish without a gloss topcoat yet but when I do, I’m sure I’ll mention it on SnapChat or my IG or something.

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Here’s how my nails look after 4 days.

As you will notice there is some wear but overall I think it lasted well.  Especially considering a manicure at the salon usually lasts me about 2-3 days before chipping etc.  Since it wore so well last night I added another coat of polish and gel-setter topcoat and my nails look fresh and ready to go for a few more days!

Have you tried any nail products that you’d like to share about?  Link it in the comments below!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

**I received the SinfulColors nail polish complimentary for testing purposes.

 

 

 

Chambray Tuesday

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I’m a big fan of Rachel Hollis and The Chic Site and Rachel has declared that Tuesdays are “Chambray Tuesday” so I of course had to oblige.  I paired my skinny jeans with my oxblood red shoes and shirt and topped it off with one of my chambray shirts.  Because that’s how I roll.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

Leopard print shoes….and the rest of my outfit

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Not sure why I thought standing practically in the plant was the best place to be…haha!!! 

I’ve searched high and low for a comfortable pair of leopard print flats and finally found some at Target for a very reasonable price!  I paired it with my favorite City Fit Liz Claiborne jeans, teal shirt and my comfy black sweater. 

What did you wear today?  Stay awesome!! ~lisa

My President’s Day #OOTD

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My favorite olive green jacket is paired with my black and white striped shirt, Liz Claiborne City Fit jeans and some cute black flats.  It might not be too presidential but it’s definitely comfy! 

Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe so you don’t miss out on all of my Hot Chocolate Chats!  Today’s episode is about chips and dip and toilet paper issues….it makes sense when you watch it!  Click HERE to see my latest video. 

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa