Saturday, May 20, 2017

L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, Highlights Product Review

 

 


 



 L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, Highlights


A Product Review


Disclaimer: All items were purchased on my own and all opinions are original.



Recently, I was visiting my local Walmart and I found myself wandering down the hair color aisle. I've been craving something different for my hair for a while now and I kept finding my mind wander to having lighter hair. I get tired of having dark hair all the time, and it was time for a nice summer change too. With Summer 2017 headed our way, I decided it was time to take the plunge and do it. 

Much discussion and decision went into what I wanted to do. I was found with all sorts of options including but not limited to, bleaching and redyeing my entire head a solid color. I decided after discussing it with my Mom who happened to be there too, I would try the highlighting look. I won't lie, I ran the idea across a few people from my job at Forever 21. I figured between everyone else going the highlight route, I would too. So I did.

I came home and found myself looking at the box thinking, okay...I can do this. I'm ready! I opened the box and found myself with everything I needed for my adventure in hair land. As I opened the box I won't lie I started to get anxious, because the last time I lightened my hair, I looked not so great. We won't talk about that hair disaster. 

So I decided to follow the directions to the letter because lord knows nobody needs to see me with orange hair again! I went on and dyed my hair and I knew it was going to be an adventure. I went ahead and put on a show I've seen a million times so that I would have something to listen to while I was doing the heavy duty handy work. I used the highlighting brush to begin putting my highlights on but I had some problems with the highlight kit brush actually saturating my hair properly. 

The highlight kit came with a brush and perfect directions though. It was as simple as squeezing the product onto the brush, and brushing it into the hair to create the desired effect. In my case I wanted some small strand highlights much like the model on the box. What I noticed was that it didn't turn out quite that great when I did a few test strands. After doing each layer, I decided to use the excess developer and put my own mini highlight strands throughout my hair. I wanted to see if this was easier, and it was. It was so much easier, I ended up doing that. Sorry L'Oreal. *shrugs* There's not much I can say about the brush except, it might be better for short hair.

I probably should have done that to begin with if I'm being 1 honest with myself, because those peices actually came out the brightest. While, I waited the entire 4 minutes to let my hair process, I should have kept it on longer to lighten a bit more. Instead I decided to wash out my hair, and let the desired effect, be whatever it came out to be. In my case, it actually came out pretty spot on to the color on the box! I was pleasantly surprised. So, once I let my hair dry, I decided to take a selfie, and let me tell you, the proof is in the picture. My hair has an obvious highlight, and I'm ready for summer!

In about 3 weeks I will be using another highlight kit, to get a few more DIY sunkissed streaks in my hair. I'm excited because this is the first time I've been letting my natural hair grow out, so this actually is going to help me in 2 ways. Lightening my hair at home and by blending my natural hair color with the processed and growing hair that I will be trimming each month.

I feel beautiful, that's all that matters to me. So, thanks to this product, I feel ready for the summer season, and ready to go to the beach.

OVERALL





If you're looking for an affordable highlighting kit for doing your hair at home, check out your local
Walmart for your own kit. In my area it runs for roughly $10 after tax. With a little bit of patience and free time on your hands, it sure beats paying $70 or more for the same style. Remember though, when doing hair at home; results might differ from that of a professional stylist. DIY hair at home can cause some unwanted problems that may end up in a trip to the stylist anyway. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

e.l.f. cosmetics hydrating bubble mask review

Recently I recieved a product from Inluenster to try out and give some feedback of my own opinions. All of these opinions of course are my own, and let's be real... who would want to phony up some stuff about a product? That's just silly!




I recieved this product from #influenster!




Now, on to the real stuff. Below is pictured my product just as I received it. I'm of course the one who opened it in the first place to see how I could make the thing work. It was a really easy process opening the packaging, took about 10 seconds. Once I unsealed it, the lid pops off to be able to pump out the mask. So cool! Love how easy it was ti dispense the soap onto my hand and then apply to my face.



Simply press down for it to come out. YAY




When it comes to the application of the hydrating bubble mask, let me tell you the truth; it gets a little messy from here until your face is covered in cleanser. So, I had to squeeze down a few times before I was finally able to have enough to cover my entire face. I'm not sure if it is just the dispenser I recieved or whether they all pump this way! So hopefully mine was a fluke.





Needless to say it started to foam up once the oxygen hit the product. In order to keep my pump working with ease, I simply wiped it down with a wet wash cloth. You could use paper towels as well. No mater what, this helped me keep it from clogging and actually it seemed to reduce the soap density allowing it to pump with ease.

Oh snap, I look like a marshmallow.




According to the directions on the hydrating bubble mask from e.l.f. we are to keep it on for about 10 minutes or until the bubbles have dissipated. In this case, mine took about 5 minutes before my face felt tingly, and then it started to really tingle. I imagine the tingle is a great "clean" sensation to some, but for me I found it to be itchy. Much like other masks, perhaps that means my skin is a little sensitive, even to this product. Darn my fair skin!






It's so tingly..it must be working.

Once it was done disapating, I was to wash my face with a damp rag. I chose to use warm instead of hot rag. I don't like to steam my face after using a mask so I tend to go warm to luke warm. Sometimes I even go with a simple cold rag. The cold rag is always followed after I use a hot rag regardless. This allows my pores to cool and leaves me feeling twice as refreshed.

The instructions and the word around on the internet is I'm to feel refined, soothed, and silky and shiny. Over all, I did. My face came out very bright and I felt way more relaxed after using this product. All in all, I give this product a wonderful 10/10 for the cleaning aspect and a 8/10 for the feel. I loved the bubbling effect but did not enjoy the tingling itchy sensation. To each their own.... some might like it, but it's not for me.




I would definitely recomend this bubble mask to a friend! I hope that you too will give this lovely bubble mask a try. E.l.f. also has a wide variety of other products on their website and throughout stores everywhere. Locally, people in Reno Nevada and the Sparks area can travel to their local Forever 21 and find some e.l.f. products.

This concludes my review on the bubblemask from e.lf. I hope you enjoyed it! Check out my Influenster for more. Not an influencer, join today!
Feeling brand new and refreshed! Thanks #elfcosmetics




XOXO

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Ouija Experiment Movie Review

The Ouija Experiment (2011)
In light of the newest release of the 3ed installment of The Ouija Experiment; I thought I would take a stab at watching the first movie in the Ouija series again to give it another shot. Needless to say I'm not disappointment. At first I could vaguely recall if I had seen the film before, but then it was like a set of three spoken rules, jogged my memory for me. Those set of rules are as follows:

1.  You should “never ask a spirit how it died.”
2.   You should “never ask a spirit how you’ll die.”
3. “You should never leave the board without saying goodbye.”

Always remember Number 3....

Always.



"The Ouija Experiment"  2011 Movie Review


This can't be good...

“The film you are about to see is based on true events.”

Wait a second...I think we've seen this before, haven't we? A Group of friends gets together and decides to play with a Ouija board...what could go wrong? You might be sitting there thinking to yourself, okay... this movie starts off a little slow and let's just be honest B-O-R-I-N-G!

But...if you're like me you've stuck it through the beginning banter and have noticed there is now a game going on. A game that of course, which is not really a game but a guide and a gateway between our own realm and the realm of the deceased. Ouija Boards are not your average game.



Fun fact: The Ouija Board was first located in a toy shop in Pittsburgh. (Smithsonian)





With it's Blair Witch Project feel and it's handheld recording shots the entire film is done from a first person view. For those of you whom experience motion sickness get your Dramamine ready and out. You're gonna be dizzy. With it's first scenes we meet Brandon, a goober of a filmmaker who is a YouTube wannabe in the making. He thinks he will impress his few subscribers by recording this event and more for his vlog. His friend Shay, are in route to meet their friend Michael in order to make a documentary film featuring them and Shay's boyfriend Calvin.

Instead of being pleased everyone is immediately uncomfortable and tries to back out of the situation but instead of sticking with it, allows it to continue listening to the rules. Simple, don't ask how they died, don't ask how you die, and of course...the most important, don't leave without saying goodbye. It's not that hard...is it?

Brandon, being the great honest guy he is *scoff* decides to rig the camera to record the group attempting to reach the unknown spirits that might be around. As the group tries to communicate, they make contact with a couple different spirits. Each ask a basic question until Calvin takes a phone call in another room. Shay, noticing him acting differently decides to take a shot at the questions herself and this ghost is willing to tell Shay more than she bargained for as we learn of a new girl that he is talking to...talk about drama! Who would have thought a Ouija board would know about girl code! *wink*

Sometimes it helps to have a friend...who knows..stuff.

Shay upset by his actions leaves the board furious that someone has ruined her night and her relationship, and not thinking of the rules of course they both leave. Uh oh spaghettios! What in the world were they thinking leaving like that without saying goodbye...guess that sucks right? Instead of leaving for concern in their friends, the rest of the players stick around and see another word spelled out; b-e-d-r-o-o-m, it says and of course the three go to check it out.

Ruh Roh!!! Nobody has said goodbye! Why oh why don't these people ever listen to the rules. They're all in trouble now! So of course, noticing things are astray in the room they go back to the board and promise to play with the board tomorrow night in order to say goodbye. So instead they gave the ghosts a good ole SEE YA LATER ALLIGATOR.

Joseph and Gracie...what a duo.
As the movie progresses there are more scare tactics and of course, we meet the ghosts themselves and learn more about their lives. One of the most interesting things about this movie is when they start to connect the dots for their connections to these ghosts. You wouldn't believe the plot twist, even if I told you what it was. What's even more entertaining than that is the fact that even after this knowledge they still do not communicate with each other what is happening. Oh goodness me, Charlie Brown.

Can I just say though...children ghosts are one of the creepiest in the scare world. There is just something about a haunting child that makes something that much more terrifying. Look at The Ring, The Grudge, Etc... This movie makes Gracie no different. Gracie is not just a child, she's an innocent child. Instead of scaring her haunt half to death, she simply changes a few things and his perception of the bathroom. Good thing it's not permanent, pink is not a good color for him.

All in all though, I do give this movie a solid 7. I mean let's be real the acting could have been a lot worse. The special effects weren't that awful considering how low budget of film this movie was. For being made in 2011, I have to say...I think it was pretty good. Not to scary, but definitely deserving of a sequel or two. In fact, included below is a link to the preview of The Ouija Experiment 2. 

Please check out my other movie reviews. Let me know what you thought about this and any other movie. Want me to review something? Head over to my Suggestion Box. Thanks again for reading everyone. I appreciate it so much.

 The Ouija Experiment 2 Movie Review Coming soon!

Click here for the Ouija Experiment 2 Trailer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My WCW is Kitty Corsair

I have to say that my #WCW is definitely my bestie, Sara a.k.a. @KittyCorsair_

Having said that, I dedicate this blog post to her. She has become such an important part of my life, that I know I wouldn't be who I am today, if it weren't for her. She has helped me change my life for the better in so many ways. Some ways bigger than others, but even the smallest of things like taking me to the ER, when I thought I was sicker than a dog, and waiting hours with me. It's all  the small and the big things that make her a wonderful person. I can't explain it.

She's my bestie, she's my other half




We're both horror fans. (Spoiler Alert: We're talking about starting a Horror themed Vlog!)






We're beautiful.


Even when we're "Ugly" for things like the Zombie No Brainer Fun Run.



This blog is for you Sara. You're kick ass.

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