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Irresistible Me Trinity Hair Combs and Rhea Headband REVIEW


            Hair accessories are not only great for embellishing your hairstyles. Some are also great at securing the hair,  as well as protecting it. And some are just, well, irresistible! Just like these accessories that I got from  Irresistible me. They sent  me a couple of headbands to try and review. And of course, all opinions are 100% my own. If you are not familiar with irresistible me, it's an online store that sells clip-in hair extensions, full lace wigs, hair accessories, and hair styling tools for women. They also sell ponytails if you are looking for something simple to reverse a bad hair day.



            My first impression of the company was the packaging. The products came in a high quality black box. Each accessory was individually wrapped. Both products seem to be made with very durable materials. It was very easy to put them on and remove them from my head.

Irresistible Me Trinity Hair Combs 


 The Trinity Hair Combs are very simple. But if you are not careful, the chains can get tangled really bad. These combs can be worn on different hairstyles. They are not heavy and they stay in place once secured. They can be removed without leaving the hairstyle looking messy. The best thing is that they can be worn on the side of your head or the back.

Irresistible Me Rhea Headband



The Rhea headband is my favorite. The embellishments remind me of a Tiara. I love the faux pearls and the studs. There was no tugging while removing it from my head. My only problem with this headband is that one of the pearls fell off while I was trying to secure it on my head. Maybe I pressed a little too hard. Or maybe the glue wasn't crazy enough. Who knows?  But I did what any beauty junkie would do:  I pulled out my clear nail polish and glued it right back!



                  I am very pleased with both products. They definitely exceeded my expectations. 

OGX Hydrate Plus Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Creamy Hair Butter REVIEW


             Happy new week  Everyone!  I  thank  God for another  week. Not   all deep conditioners are created  equal. Some are formulated to strengthen  the hair. And others are formulated  to provide  moisture. And once in a while, you will find one that provides  moisture  and adds a little  protein at the same time. I think this conditioner falls  in the latter category.  Today I am reviewing OGX Hydrate Plus Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Creamy Hair Butter. This hair product can also be used on your skin. I have mixed feelings about it. Keep reading  to find out if it's right for your  hair.

How OGX describes the product

Beauty Pure and Simple
  • Moisturizes & Conditions Dry Strands
  • Creates Softness & Strength
  • Gives You Silky, Seductive Tresses
This creamy, ultra-rich blend of extra strength argan oil of Morocco hair butter moisturizes and conditions dry strands, creating softness and strength as it gives you silky, seductive tresses.  Use as a leave-in treatment for hair mending or in shower as a deep moisture treatment.

Ingredients


Water (Aqua), Cyclotetrasiloxane, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sorbitan Oleate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan), Silk Amino Acids, Beeswax, Ceteareth-20, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Dicaprate, PPG-1, Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Diazodinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Fragrance, Red 40 (Cl 16035), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140)



My opinion

            OGX Hydrate Plus Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Creamy Hair Butter may be la Crème de la Crème, but my  hair did not like it  at all.  The sure thing about it is that it is very creamy and it smells so good. After adding the product to my hair, I left it on for a few minutes. The product has a very  thick consistency and it left some residue on my hair that was not very easy to remove. Instead  of feeling soft, my hair felt stiff like I just had a protein treatment. After rinsing out the product, my hair was still in need of a good moisturizing conditioner. I did not get the "deep moisture" claimed in the description.  Is this a bad product? No. It is just not good for my hair. Since my skin loves thick moisturizers, I guess I will use the little bit that's left on my skin. I did notice the silk feeling on my skin. 
  

Who is this product for? 
         
               In my opinion, if your hair is in its natural state, this product is not necessary. But if your hair is severely damaged due to some chemicals, you will benefit from this product. If your hair is dry and brittle because of heat styling, you can also benefit from it. If you've had issues  Argan oil in the past, this probably  not the best product for your hair. 
Have you used this product before? 

How I get Long Lasting Curls Using OGX Summer Essential Hair Products


            Hey loves! How is your week going so far? Mine is going slow and steady. The house is a little quieter now because the kids started school last Monday.  Not hearing the word mommy from 7 to 2:30 is actually a relief.
I am teaming up with OGX again to show you how I achieved my tiny summer curls. You can check my #badasshairday with OGX  here if you missed it. They sent me some great products to make today's hairstyle possible. These products are definitely summer must haves. Each one of them is formulated to add softness, repair, and make styling the hair easier. The size of each product also make them travel-ready. I have gotten fantastic results with OGX products before, and these are very promising. I cannot wait to review them for you.


How to get Perfect Curls Using OGX Summer Essential Hair Products 

1. Spending a lot of time outdoors during the summer requires that you wash your hair more often. OGX Weightless Hydration+ Coconut Water shampoo gently washes the hair without drying it out. The shampoo itself is very light and smells like pure coconut water.
2. The Weightless Hydration+ Coconut Water conditioner added instant moisture to my hair. It leaves the hair smelling good and tangle-free. The consistency and the color remind me of a good piña colada mix.
3. While the hair was still wet, I applied the Hydrate & Repair+ Argan Oil of Morocco In-Shower oil to help the hair stay moisturized. This oil can also be used on your skin after you get out of the shower.
4. In order to keep the hair moisturized longer, I added an extra layer of Moroccan Surf Paste. This creamy leave-in conditioner adds softness to the hair while separating my curls.
5.To make the style last longer and create more curl definition, I added the Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Voluminous Mousse to my hair before twisting it. My hair felt soft and my curls stayed in place all day.
6. The Anti-gravity+ Hydration O2 Weightless Oil+ lifting tonic revives the hair and adds moisture to lifeless curls. I used it the next day to bring the style back to life.




             Right now the only product that I have a problem with is the  Hydrate & Repair+ Argan Oil of Morocco In-Shower oil. Don't get me wrong, it is a wonderful product. I don't use products that contain silk amino acids too often. I might use it once in a while, when my hair needs a little protein boost. I think it is perfect for damaged hair like split ends. So, what do you think of the hair? 

L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Advanced Extraordinary Oil Curls Mask REVIEW



              Happy new week loves! I'm sorry about my unplanned absence. I had no idea the first week of school was going to be so hectic. Between shopping for school clothes and taking care of Cianna's medical papers for school, I had no time left to write a blog post. But everything is back to normal now. I will be knocking on your doors this week to see what you have cooking over on your blogs.  Today I'm  reviewing L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Advanced Extraordinary Oil Curls Mask, one of the products that I received here. I rarely use hair masks, but I think they are great to have around, especially if  your hair is chemically treated. I think they work well before shampooing the hair because they make the hair look and feel less frizzy and dry. It was nice to get this one to review for free, but all opinions are my own. 

What L'OREAL says About this item

Very dry, curly hair? Re-nourish it. Re-nourish and redefine curls with the L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair care Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask, Curls go from dry and coarse to re-nourished and redefined in just one wash.

Ingredients

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Fragrance, Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol



My opinion 

               I fell in love with  this hair mask  the very first time I applied  it to my hair. Not only it starts working right away, it is also  lightweight  and gets absorbed by the hair very quickly. I first used this hair mask on wet hair, but I noticed that I get the same results  whether I use it on dry or wet hair. It makes the hair manageable without  weighting it down. It also nourishes the hair and makes it look and feel healthier after each wash. The jar may look small, but this product  has a thick consistency. You don't have to use a lot go get great results. Here is where I have a problem with this product. Number one, I don't like the smell. I am not sure what they used to add fragrance to this product, but it's not very pleasant to my nostrils. And number two, there is a warning that there is a chemical in this product that can cause cancer. I am not sure how true the claim is, but I suggest that you do your own research before buying this product.  



The bottom line

            If you have fine, oily hair, this product is definitely not for you. It does not get washed off easily. I get best results when I use it before shampooing my hair after leaving it on the hair for about 15 minutes. In my opinion, this product should not be used if you are only co-washing your hair. It will leave the hair feeling coated and greasy. 

Have you used this product before? 

My Experience with Lotus Biscoff Cookies


               Happy Friday dolls! When I received my  Biscoff cookies from influenster last year, my son made it a point to eat most of them. I only tried two of the six cookies and I could not wait to buy more for the family. Luckily enough, I won the influenster Biscoff badge and I was able to go to my local Kroger store and got a family size package for free. Did you know that Kroger and Walgreens were the first two stores that started selling Biscoff cookies in the US back in 2006? Who would have thought that a small family business that started more than 80 years ago in Belgium would be selling their crunchy cookies worldwide today? Passion is the force that drives us, my friends!


               I heard stories about people trying Biscoff cookies on airplanes for the first time. Since I have never been to Europe, I first heard about them through influenster.  I must admit that these cookies are pretty addictive. I ate one and I could not wait to grab the next one. When was the last time you had a cookie with no added sugar? A cookie made with all natural ingredients? I like how crispy it is. These cookies pair well with either tea or coffee. I normally don't dip things into my coffee or tea. But I found pleasure in dipping the Biscoff cookies in my hazelnut cappuccino in the morning.


Lotus Biscoff Cookies:
  • All natural ingredients
  • 0 grams trans fat per serving
  • No cholesterol
  • No artificial colors or flavorings

             One of my  problems with the Biscoff cookies is that you can get easily distracted and eat more than you should. The other problem is that the packaging is not the best. Once you open the bag you have to either put the cookies in a cookie jar or a zip lock bag. A resealable bag or a box would have been better to store the cookies. Other than that, I love them!

Have you had Biscoff cookies before? 

Elegant Double Rolls Twisted Faux Updo


            Happy hump day loves! I hope you are having a great week.  Mine started off with a stomach virus. My son had it in the middle of the night on Friday, then it was my husband's turn. It did not take long for me to realize that it would soon be my turn. And sure enough, I could not keep anything down by 2 o'clock on Sunday. Did I mention my daughter got sick too? But by the grace of God,  we are all fine.  Now let's talk about the hair! I was thinking about a cute protective style that could last me a week,  and this one came to mind. I call it the Elegant Double Rolls Twisted Faux Updo because there is one roll on the side and one in the back.

            Of course I had to wash my hair before styling it! I am still trying the L'OREAL shampoo that I got from influenster. I feel like this shampoo only makes the hair soft while it is still wet. But after the hair is dry, it feels very crunchy. A  light protein treatment and a moisturizing deep conditioner were necessary since it's been over a month since I had a protein treatment. After adding my leave-ins and oils, my hair felt really soft and ready for styling the next day.

Hair of the week 




                 Hi! Are you still with me? When was the last time you saw my eyebrows looking so good? I found this app that helps you fix your eyebrows and I was like, where was that stuff all my life? My eyebrows finally look the way I have always wanted them to look. There is an app for everything, I tell ya! So, what do you think about the hair? 

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