Thursday, July 21, 2016

Marc Jacobs GlowStick

Another day, another product. Recently I received the Marc Jacobs Illuminating Glow Stick to try out. As a fan of the glowy look, I was very excited about trying this out and the timing could not have been more perfect. Last month, I ran a half-marathon in San Diego. It was glorious, but I will never do it again. Regardless, the daily training complicated my makeup routine. As soon as I got home from work, I needed to go running or it wasn't going to happen. So I quickly started cutting down the morning makeup routine, so that when I took my late afternoon/early evening run, my clogs would not suffocate under the weight of a full-fledged foundation. Enter: Marc Jacobs Glow Stick.

For the past couple of months, I've curbed my makeup routine to include a light combination of concealer, blush, mascara and THIS highlighter.
Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator - Marc Jacobs Beauty | Sephora:
It created the perfect summer look, effortlessly. It can be applied with a brush, or directly on the skin and then you blend out. Love it.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nexxus Gives Some Hair That Moves

And the hair chronicles continue, as they probably will for the rest of my life. It's always been a love/hate relationship with my hair, it's fine and thin, but I've slowly learned how to style it just right. However, I'm always looking for more volume and healthier hair - which brings me to NEXXUS Diametress! A surprisingly quality product.

My usual hair care brands tend to be Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, Oribe and the occasional sample variety, so being able to grab this during a Target haul is rather convenient. This particular line, has a nice three-part compliment. First step, the Nexxus Diametress Shampoo.

It lathers quickly, and even the husband partakes in the no-fuss shampoo that leaves hair soft and a little more alive. After rinsing (with cold water, as I do...) I add the conditioner.
The Nexxus Diametress Conditioner has an identical bottle. This definitely keep me guessing and I have to double-check the label before every use to make sure I use in the correct Shampoo/Conditioner order. The top band is different, but meh. I leave the conditioner on for a few minutes and then rinse again with cold water. I'm convinced the cold water rinse makes my hair shine.
Next up, the leave in treatment, Headress Leave in Conditioning Creme. After towel-drying my newly voluminous mane, I add a bit of this before styling, it is enriched with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and Green Tea Extract, sealing in moisture, volumizing hair and increasing the diameter of each strand for thicker, fuller, deeply nourished hair. Or so they say, and I second.

All in all, I think this is a great, reasonable option for anyone looking to add volume and health to those precious strands.