Tuesday, May 17, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish

I was told about a new nail polish that was for sale at Sally's Beauty Supply. It's by China Glaze and you simply paint your nails any color with any nail polish, let it dry, then paint the Crackle Glaze over that polish, let it dry for at least 5 minutes and it has the appearance of crackled paint, then you throw on a shiny top coat and voila!

The paint I used for the under tone was an older polish from my collection. It's a shimmery coral color called Sunset Prisms made by Maybelline.

The Crackle glaze I selected was called "Crushed Candy", which is a beautiful turquoise blue!

I really like this nail polish, it took me a few tries to get it to look right because I was putting on too thick of a layer but once I got the hang of it, it turned out pretty cool!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dumb Blonde by BED HEAD - Not Just for Blondes...

If you have dry or damaged hair due to coloring, chemical treatments, or heat; you might want to pick up a bottle of BED HEAD's "Dumb Blonde" Shampoo and Reconstructor. Don't let the name mislead you, it's not JUST for blondes! The name comes from the idea that Blondes do A LOT of coloring to achieve and maintain that bombshell look, and probably have gotten some damage along with it! But the truth is, with our conical wands, straighteners, highlights, and etc. almost all of us can admit to having damaged hair - no matter the color!

These are my absolute favorite products in the shampoo/conditioner category. I use them almost every day! The reconstructor is an EXTREMELY thick conditioner that works best if you can leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. I can always tell a HUGE difference in my hair when I use this product as opposed to when I do not. My hair is softer, shiner, and much more healthy looking! I have been using the conditioner for a year now and absolutely nothing comes close in comparison! 

The shampoo retails in salons for about $19.95 for a tall 750 mL bottle. However, JC Penny's Salon, TJ Maxx, and Walmart salons often have them on discount for about $13 bucks, or 2 for $20 so keep your eyes peeled for deals!

These bottles are quite large so they last a long time. If you can find them on discount it really is a deal!

The reconstructor retails at about $26.95 for a 750 mL pump bottle. Again, JC Penny's salon, TJ Maxx, and Walmart salons run sales and you can find them for about $15 bucks or 2 for $20.

I like to keep another set of shampoo and conditioner in the shower to use about once a week... just to mix it up and make sure there's not a lot of product building up in my hair as these products are quite thick.

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