Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Conditioner Review!

I use a lot of dry shampoo, so I figured it’s time to try a dry conditioner as well. I did a bunch of research on the different brands, and decided to try out Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Conditioner.

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I bought the travel size, just in case I didn’t like it. The travel size is 1.3oz for $9, I believe the full size was around $24.

I tend to use it on day 2-3 of my dry shampoo days. Those are the days where my ends start to feel super dry. It’s just like dry shampoo, you spray it in your hair, I usually tend to keep it to my ends, but you can do mid-shaft to ends. Then just brush your hair.

Unlike dry shampoo, there is no white color or any kind of residue. Right after spraying and brushing, my hair feels much smoother and looks less dry. I don’t think it actually hydrates the hair though. I feel like I need to spray my hair a few times and at a few different angles to get all of it.

Overall, I do like it and will keep using it on my dry shampoo days!

Have you tried dried conditioner?



Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay Review!

I’ve been on a skin care kick, I’ve been obsessed with finding a peel off mask. While on my search, I came across this and I’m so glad I did!

So far, I’ve only used this as a scrub, and I love it!  We need to discuss the smell… it seriously smells like apple cider and it’s so great, especially in the fall when I’m all about the apple cider.

The product itself is a peach color, and it’s not super thick even though it says that it’s a clay. I was wondering how it foamed up, I almost thought it could be like those bubbling masks that I’ve seen online, but it’s not like that, it actually starts to foam up when it touches water. It also has some small particles in it, which are great for exfoliating.

Every time I use it, my face feels super clean. I honestly love everything about this and I’ll probably be buying it again. I’m actually pretty excited to try other products from this brand as well. The best part? It’s only $4.29 at Ulta! I actually got it with another product for BOGO 50% off!

Have you tried this brand before? What are your favorite scrubs?

July Ulta Haul!

Wooooo! The best time, Ulta haul time!


I actually split this haul into two days. One day one I bought two new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in Uptight and Conspiracy (reviews coming soon),  Ulta Vanilla Sugar body scrub, and another Batiste dry shampoo. On day two, I bought the jumbo Redken All Soft Conditioner.

I love the Ulta body scrubs, they’re sugar scrubs and on clearance pretty often. I always grab them if I see them on sale. I got this one for $2.97! Awesome price, the last one I got was around $5.

In terms of hair, if you like Redken and other salon brands, jumbo sizes are on sale! They start at $12.99, but vary by brand. The Redken was $15.99, plus you get a free pump (normally $3) and I used the $3.50 off $15 coupon, so I got it for around $13.00! It’s normally $32! So I’m super pumped about it. If you saw my last hair haul, I bought the normal size All Soft conditioner, which was $16.50… so this is a crazy good deal. Not sure when the sale ends, so hurry!

June 2015 Hair Haul!

I was in need of some new conditioners, and I’ve been eyeing a new curling iron for a little while now, so it was time for a trip to Ulta!


First things first, I bought three conditioners at Ulta and one at Wegmans. I got:


  • Chi Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Rejuvenating Mask
  • Redken All Soft Conditioner
  • It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product
  • Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Mask Honey Treasures

The curling iron I finally decided on was the Hot Tools 24K  Gold 1″ Curling Wand. I went with the one with the clip.

So far, I used the Chi mask once, and I like it so far. When I’ve formed an opinion I’ll do an updated post on it. I also used the curling iron the other day, I didn’t use the clip, just used it as a wand and I got the loose waves that I was looking for… so far so good. I’m really excited for the Garnier mask and Redken conditioner, and I’ll post updates on those too.

What are some of your favorite hair products?


Ulta 20% off your entire purchase!

If you need any last minute things at Ulta, this is the time to grab them!


20% off your entire purchase, and I believe most prestige brands are included!

I went on Saturday and I got two of the real techniques brush sets, stocked up on my favorite Batiste dry shampoos, a nail polish remover and a body scrub! I really wanted to get two of the NYX suede liquid lipsticks, but both of the colors that I wanted were sold out! I feel like I should buy more things, sooo I might make another trip there on Christmas eve 😡

What are you going to be picking up? Any suggestions for me?!




Ulta Precision Liquid Eyeliner Swatches and Review!

I bought this on a whim because it was $3! Now lets see what I actually think of it.


Normal looking liquid eyeliner, same size as most.

Ultaprecisioneyeliner2It has a felt tip, which is a normal length, I would say. Pretty easy to handle. Ultaprecisioneyeliner3I got it in black. You can see that it’s a not as super black as it could be, and is also a little patchy when doing a thin line.

So first and foremost, I was not expecting much out of a $3 Ulta brand eyeliner. When I first brought it home, I let it sit around on the counter for a couple of days and when I went to try it… it was totally dry! I didn’t want to throw it out right away, so I  stood it up upside down for a few days, hoping that the liquid would redistribute. Luckily it did! So warning: make sure to store your liquid liner pens upside down.

The first time I used it, I actually really liked it. It was easy to make a thin line, the actual pen was easy to handle and it was black enough for my liking. But as I continued to use it, it got a little patchy and now it’s getting a little difficult to create a thin line (as you can see from the picture).

Also, a major warning if you have watery eyes! This stuff is not at all waterproof. I had a sneezing fit one morning, my eyes got all watery and literally all of the eyeliner came off. It was awful. I would not recommend this if you have allergies or watery eyes, in general.

Overall, it’s okay. In optimal conditions its a pretty good eyeliner, especially considering the price. Would I purchase it again? Definitely not. I’m a waterproof liner kind of girl. But I will use it some more before I toss it.

Have you tried this? What’s your favorite inexpensive eyeliner?

My Mini Weekend Haul!

On Saturday I finally got my shop on! I went to Ulta, Sally Beauty and CVS. You’d think I would have gotten a whole bunch of stuff, but no such luck, so here is my little weekend haul!


I also got a few things that are not pictured… Biore pore strips because I love them, Blue Cross cuticle remover and some pure acetone to clean my nail art brushes. I also really wanted NYX Butter Gloss in Devils Food Cake but is was sold out! Gotta keep my eye out for it.


NYX Matte Lipstick in Alabama. This is like a dark ruby color.


NYX Matte Lipstick in Siren. This one is like a dark, vampy violet red color.


Lorac Liquid Lustre in Gold. I’ve been wanting this forever! So glad I finally remembered and grabbed it. I already have a holiday look planned with it (and Alabama).


NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Saw Nikkie Tutorials do a review of this and I had to get it! I’ve been wanting another eyeliner with a brush tip, I;m over the felt tip liners. It’s actually pretty darn good quality, the formula is a little thicker and it’s very black. Sometimes you may need another coat for full opacity, but that’s not a big deal. I really like the brush tip, but the handle is so long! That’s been a little difficult for me to get used to.


NYX Lip Primer… I believe in the color Nude. Never used a lip primer before, thought it might be cool to try with the new lipsticks.


The lipsticks look a little light in the picture, they are a shade or two darker in real life. Siren in the picture is more like Alabama in real life.I love these two, so perfect for fall. They are matte, so I tried them both with gloss and WOW! So beautiful. I’m seriously in love with these colors.

The lip primer is faint because it is nude, but it’s there!

I’ve been using the eyeliner the last few days and I do like it a lot (besides the long brush handle that takes some time getting used to) and I cannot wait to use my Liquid Lustre!

Did you guys get anything fun over the weekend?