Tag Archives: conditioner

When to Save, and When to Splurge!

21 Dec

Being a make up obsessed beauty product fiend is hard on the wallet! I’ve tried it all, generic, brand name, high-end, low-end, and everything in between when it comes to cosmetics, hair products, and beauty supplies, and to a certain extent, the ‘you get what you pay for saying’ is true. Here are my top 10 picks of when to splurge, and when to save. There are some things where spending the extra cash really makes a difference, and some things where the cheaper product is WAY better than the expensive one.What to save on(clockwise from top): Moisturizer. Now I am someone with some finicky skin. It’s ‘combination’ to the extreme. I have tried almost all facial regimens, and have really been impressed with Boots Expert Hydrating Serum. It’s made for sensitive skin; no fragrance, no dyes. It also packs the power of a super moisturizer without feeling heavy, and definitely not greasy! Available at Target for $7.49. Next up is one of my most favorite products in my make up arsenal, Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer. This stuff covers like none other, and is especially great for hiding under eye circles. A little bit goes a LONG ways with his stuff. Glamoflauge can be bought at walmart for about $6.00. The next product goes great with the Glamoflauge concealer, Physicians Formula correcting powder does juts that, corrects. For any one who has uneven skin tone, or redness this stuff is a miracle, and can be picked up for $12.00. It hides everything, and feels super light on your skin. It has yellow, green, pink, and tan to counteract all of your skins imperfections. For those who hate having to re apply lip color a million times a day will love Maybellines 24 hour lip color. One end is your color, it’s super thin but deposits great color onto your lips. At first it may feel a little sticky, but it then dries into a weightless matte finish. The other end of the product is a clear moisturizer that seals in the color and leaves lips super soft. Add this to your collection for about $11.oo at most any store that caries make up. Next is Soap and Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker lip plumping gloss. I have honestly tried probably 99% of lip plumping glosses out there and this one is the best by far. It smells great, and is actually really moisturizing, great gloss for $13.00. Last is Tresemme’s 24 hour body hairspray. I have never been fan of Tresemme’s product, especially their hairspray. This one actually is lightweight, and super dry. definitely a great deal for $4.00!! Available at Target, Walmart, and any place Tresemme products are sold.

What to splurge on: Bumble and Bumble hair products are insanely awesome (and insanely spendy!). The Deeep hair masque is the best intense treatment conditioner out there. This stuff turns straw to silk, and smells amazing. $25 Sephora. The lip stain crazy came back a couple of years ago, but Benefit has been making Benetint for a lot longer. This stuff leaves the PERFECT shade of red on either your cheeks, or lips. You can pick this up at Sephoa or department stores for about $25.00. I am sure you all have seen the infomercials for the Instyler straightening iron. While at first it is awkward to get used to, you will definatley be glad once you get comfortable using it. Instyler leaves hair super soft, shiny, and bouncy. It also seems to do a lot less damage than even your most expensive straighteners. $100 at Target and Walmart. I have been a huge fan of Too Faced eye shadows for a long time, pair it with Too Faced eye primer and you will have eyes that look like you just applied your make up minutes ago. Both available at Sephora, primer $18.00, and eyeshadow compact about $35.

Try it out ladies! See for yourself that there are products that are worth the money, and products that amaze you with their price!

Save on



Help for some seriously fried locks!

21 Dec

A couple of weeks ago I had a pretty bad hair mis-hap. Not reading he box, and looking into what the product really was (chemical hair straightener), I picked up Suaves new Keratin Infusion treatment, and gave it a whirl. Keratin is good stuff, right? Yes, it is what covers the outside of our entire bodies, the basic structure of our hair, and nails. So WHY on earth would a product with Keratin in it NOT be good?! Because it’s straight up chemical hair relaxer probably not even good for people with ethnic hair. Whatever you do, do not, I repeat, DO NOT use Suaves Keratin Infusion treatment. Why should you not do this? It will melt your hair off. The directions indicated I should leave it on for 20 minutes, it was on my hair for about 8 before I washed it out, and I ended up with mushy melted hair, that if I would have pulled on it, would have snapped off without hesitation. It was so bad, I could not even get it to dry. Those of you who do hair, or are very familiar with hair know this is bad. Those of you who aren’t familiar do not even want to know; it is a hair catastrophe. recommendations from stylist and salons? Chop it off, there is no saving it (which was not an acceptable answer for me!).

I have long loved Bumble and Bumble products. Though they are pretty spendy, their products work miracles on hair. I had not yet used their Mending line of products until it was absolutely necessary, but within two weeks it has done some serious damage control on my hair that was on the verge if falling out/melting off!! While it’s not 100% yet, and won’t be until it grows out and I can trim the damaged bits off slowly, it is now salvageable hair that can be dried and styled. This stuff is freaking amazing….



Bumble and Bumble Mending products are the sh*t ❤

b and b