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VIDEO: Gift Ideas for Curly Girls + DevaCurl GIVEAWAY - 2 WINNERS!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Today I'm sharing some gift ideas for girls with curly hair! If you don't have curly hair, it can be a challenge understanding the right hair products and tools for such a *complicated* hair type. If you have a daughter, family member, or friend with curly hair, hopefully this will help! If you're someone with curly hair, these are some of my favorite essentials that you could add to your wish list!

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I'm so excited to be collaborating with Brandi, or The Glam Belle to giveaway 2 Miracle Workers kits! To enter:
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  • Giveaway will end in 2 weeks, on December 26th, 2017 at midnight EST
  • Giveaway is open to United States & Canada only. (DevaCurl is shipping the prizes)
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VIDEO: Olaplex No. 3 Review on Naturally Curly Hair

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Olaplex Results on Curly Hair

Today I'm testing out Olaplex for the first time after hearing so much buzz about it in the naturally curly hair community. I was confused about what the product was and how it worked, because it's
unlike and product on the market. It's a treatment done in the salon, usually after your hair has been chemically process with color.

What is Olaplex?

From the Olaplex website, they describe it as:
"Our simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance."

The Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector is the take home product, that provides lasting protection after salon treatments. Like many others question, you can use setup no. 3 at home without having received the initial Olaplex treatments.

I've been coloring my hair at the salon for years now, which can damage natural curls over time, causing them to lose their pattern. I had highlights done about a year ago, and have noticed that the highlighted curls are less defined, and have more of a stretched-out curl pattern. They also have more breakage and split ends, which is why I wanted to try out Olaplex at home.

How to use Olaplex No. 3 at home:

  1. Wet hair and detangle with conditioner if needed
  2. Towel dry hair
  3. Apply the product from roots to tips until saturated
  4. Leave in for about 20 minutes
  5. Shampoo, condition, and style as usual
Olaplex Before and After Results
I was impressed by the shine my hair had, it was soft, moisturized, and felt less tangled. In terms of damage, obviously I still have split ends because only a trim will get rid of them, however the ends of my hair curled up more than usual. I did noticed the highlighted pieces looked to have a tighter curl pattern, which was my goal with this product. 

Does Olaplex Really Work?
I saw a noticeable difference, but I feel as though I need to use it a couple more times. Note that the before photos were taken on day 3 hair, where my curls are naturally less defined, and shrink up more once washed and restyled. However I did still noticed an improvement in my hair after using it.

Where to Buy:
Olaplex can be purchased from Amazon, their website, or from a salon. 

Let me know if you'd like to see more videos using this product!
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-Metallic Holiday Makeup Tutorial - Urban Decay Heavy Metal Palette
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VIDEO: Metallic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Friday, December 08, 2017

Holiday makeup looks have always been one of my favorites to create! I love working with gold, glitter, and metallics to create a festive look for holiday parties and gatherings. For today's look, I'm featuring some new products such as the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Holiday Palette, Smashbox's Always On Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks and a new mint green highlighter from Becca, in Golden Mint.

What are your favorite colors to where around the holidays? This classic gold eye with burgundy-red lip is perfect for Christmas.

Products Used:
Brushes Used:
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    -Night Time Curly Hair Routine | How to Sleep With Curls



    VIDEO: Night Time Curly Hair Routine | How to Sleep with Curls

    Sunday, December 03, 2017

    Tips for Preserving Curly Hair

    Since washing your hair every day is not good for naturally curly hair, its important to find ways to preserve your curls after styling. I'm sharing several tips, tricks, and my routine for sleeping with curly hair so you wake up with minimal frizz. This method prevents hair from tangling, keeps curls from losing their shape, and prevents breakage.

    Products Used for Preserving Curls
    I'm also sharing my scalp massage routine I've been doing on my hair at night to help stimulate hair growth.

    Scalp Massage for Hair Growth:
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    -New Releases from e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul!

    *The coupon code is for a $40 gift card after you subscribe to the box (subscription on the box can be cancelled anytime) or get $10 off from purchases of any oils from the website. The $40 gift card can be used to purchase any item from the website including the $29.99 diffuser. The gift card will be sent through email.

    VIDEO: New e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    e.l.f. Cosmetics always has the awesome new makeup out, and I decided to share some of the recent packages I've received from them. I was intrigued because one was containing their new Active line, which contains makeup and skincare products designed to use when you're working out. The other package had several of their new colored highlighters, like purple, blue, orange, and green. I'm also sharing some of the new glitter eyeliners which are perfect for the holiday time.

    e.l.f. Cosmetics Prismatic Highlighting Duo Swatches

    Products Shown:

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