Tuesday, October 18, 2016

They can't all be winners.... Sorry TRESemme

The premise behind TRESemme's new BeautyFULL line is to use the conditioner first and then shampoo, so as not to weigh down your hair. As someone with natural coilled curls,(say that three times fast!)  I have been using this method for years, however I feel that they've missed the mark on this one. My hair didn't "full and bouncy" it just felt like I needed more conditioner! I really wanted to like this sample, I even gave it a second chance and used it again a few days later, but I think this must just work better for people with fine or straight hair.

So I can't give it a thumbs up or a shiny gold star, sorry TRESemme.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

If I asked you......?

#letsgo #sneakpeak @inurfacemakeup @innarah

DISCLAIMER - This was not a paid testimonial, all products were furnished free of charge
 for my honest opinions in my review. #gotitfree 

Monday, September 19, 2016

The probability of love at first sight....

or how a shaving soap changed the my world....

I may have a problem balancing the girlie girl in me, with the cynical New Yorker?
I don't usually think of myself as a hopeless romantic, but lately I equate everything to relationships, even blogging about products.
As much as I'd like to be that wham bam thank you ma'am reviewer... you know, the one that gets the product and says "OK you'll have final copy in 3 days", I just can't.
I need to fall in love with it, even if only for the moment, and for that I need to get to know you better.. Otherwise, you might have to stop the NY-er from her go to reaction;
 "Whattaya outta ya mind? 
You don't need that stuff, you've got (insert product in question here)___________don't ya? So just stick with that, it's fine."

 (apparently my inner child sounds like an old mobster from Brooklyn..."Why I oughtaaa.".)

But seriously, can you really get to know a anything in such a short time, enough to feel confident telling all your friends about it ? 
Because that's what you are, you're my friends. 
And friends can smell BS a mile away. 
So I'm not going to candy coat it, if I love it, I'll scream it from the rooftops, and if I don't....well. 

I'm the chick that is going to tell you straight, but don't worry sweet pea, if it's bad, I'll cushion the blow, and let you down gently, but I'm not blowing smoke up your butt, friends don't do that!

 Having said that, it went a little something like this:

I've got my eyes on this shaving soap, from Lastics Body.
I had a choice of 3 scents, I picked Patchouli.

a picture of a amber colored, hockey puck shaped soap with raised bumps on the surface
Patchouli Nectar Shaving Soap

Since we are being honest, two reasons why I picked that scent:

1. I looooooove patchouli, and

2. The man I live with doesn't !
(bonus: i won't have to worry about him using it!)

mine mine mine!

Selfish? A little.

So I try it out. ....once.
Then wait a day.
Try it out again.....
"hmmmmm, I didn't notice that before" maybe it's the smell or the texture, or how quickly it  did whatever it promised to do?
(remember, falling in love takes time)

The third date, that's the clincher. 
Are you going to pursue this or are we going to part ways?
I test the waters so to speak, I use another shaving lotion. 
Something is missing, I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't feel right, I miss how that bar feels on my skin, I miss that feeling that I'm doing something extra for myself, because I'm worth the extra effort, most of all, I miss that smell......
 I know what you're thinking, "Patchouli is so strong!"
 Well, this isn't your mother's patchouli, (my mom was a hippie, wasn't yours?)  and it's not that "Summer I spent with the Grateful Dead" patchouli, (*for that story you'll have to wait for my book deal) it's a fresher, cleaner, grown-up version. 

The kind that says, "I may smell like Patchouli, but I shave my armpits"
(no offense Julia Roberts circa 1999)  


On a side note, according to the website, the apple martini scent is "like a first date" and the vanilla pudding soap is "like a first kiss", (see I'm not the only one with these kind of analogies)  Well if that's true, then let me tell you, the patchouli nectar is "like going to third base!" It's lock-the-front-door-and-take-the-phone-off-the-hook! (put it on silent)

You get where I'm coming from?  It's a sexy, sultry, smell, the kind that makes you think, "hey if my legs weren't so hairy, I'd invite someone in the shower with me. ..."
Now back to those hairy legs.....
(click on full screen mode and you'll swear that you're in the tub with me!)

For those of you that have never used a shave soap before there's something really indulgent about using this in place of your regular shave cream or gel or lotion.
There's two ways to use this, and I'm not talking about wet or dry, I'm talking application. Those pepperoni pizza-like bumps? There's a reason behind them, and it's not cellulite, (although no one would fault you if it just happened to smooth out your thighs.) Those bumps are for relieving stressed muscles, so give your self a little leg massage. 

shaving brush $8.99
 Here's the indulgent part. Get yourself a shaving brush,
 like the kind your dad used to use (or your husband)
 and brush that soap from a light frothy lather into meringue like a lemon pie. 
Shave your legs, you're going to feel as if you've given them a facial! Feel how soft they are, go ahead have a little love affair with your legs! Appreciate how wonderful they feel. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I adore Lastics Shaving Soap

I recently reviewed Lastics-Body Shave Soap,... had an affair with my legs...and fell in love! 

just to hold your attention until I am ready to post my review.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Do your influencers still have an influence on their audience? When does size matter?

  Do your influencers still have an influence on their audience? 

                    When does size matter?  

      click here to find out =>  sometimes bigger is NOT always better  

Sometimes ...Bigger is Not Always Better !

While reading this article, today on Tap Influence -"WTF is influencer marketing?", I was surprised to find that studies show, that it's not necessarily about how big your numbers are any longer, in the world of influencer marketing. It's about how many people you can reach and engage with to get your message heard. After all, isn't that the reason brands wanted influencers instead of ad agencies? We make getting your message out more personal, like having a conversation with a trusted friend. You want someone the people can relate to, someone "just like them", not some big corporation talking at them, but someone on their level talking to them instead. Well, the same holds true now, for those big name influencers who have reached "celebrity" status (I'm not naming names) you cutie-pies know who I'm talking about, (LOL) but they no longer speak for the "Everyman" when they're making 7.4 million per year in revenue! They don't sound like a trusted friend any longer either, because they aren't telling you a secret about a product they found that works, they are telling you about their biggest earner, their cash cow. They've, in essence, become an ad exec. 
So for all you influencers on your way up, don't get discouraged if your numbers are not in the thousands, in fact, rejoice, and embrace your smaller more intimate audience, you just became the new "thing" ! 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Such a Tease

Just a little teaser to whet your appetite for my next post, my review of LasticsBody Shave Soap

@Lastics #gotitfree #disclaimer #smooth #sexy #heavenScent #shave #legs #review #blogger #love

products were provided free of charge for review, however, I did not accept any payment, and all opinions are my own.:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Want to know how to get your Smooth On?

Keep watching........

products were provided free of charge for review, however, I did not accept any payment, and all opinions are my own.:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Swiss Army Knife of Lipsticks

As a makeup artist, I've been doing this trick for years...combining two colors to compliment each other, or to make a totally new color. Covergirl has brought this to the masses with their new product Blast Flipstick. One shade is matte, one shade is shimmer, you can mix/ match or combine. The lipstick goes on smooth and silky and lasts for hours. The best part is I only need one tube in my tiny purse when I go out at night. Very cool!

 *DISCLAIMER - This was not a paid testimonial, all products were furnished free of charge
for this review