Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy

Do you color your hair? In between colorings, are you trying to cover up some grays? Here’s a potential solution: Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy can match salon AND at-home shades. It has a plethora of shade choices, and you can chat online with a Clairol Expert Color Consultant for free to find your seamless match (Monday-Friday, 10 am – 6 pm EDT).
http://www.clairol.com/en-CA/how-to-page.aspx?collectionid=4084
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You can blend away your most visible roots and grays until your next full coloring with the simple Precise Application System.

Designed to match leading shades, even salon color
100% gray coverage
Permanent formula that blends seamlessly
Lasts up to 3 weeks
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Have you tried this or a similar product? What do you think?

Disclosure: I received a coupon for a free box from Vocalpoint (thank you!). http://www.vocalpoint.com/

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ product for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

Stuck in a styling rut? OSiS inspires you to “Kill routine” when it comes to your hair. During the styling process or after you blow-dry, the right products allow you to personalize your look.
I have been experimenting with the Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic Ultra Strong Flex Gel. It offers lasting definition for short or long hair (mine is long and wavy).
You can apply a small amount of Gelastic onto damp hair before styling or work it into dry hair for extra definition.
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Products in the Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ line include:
GELASTIC
ROUGH RUBBER
SHAPE
DUST IT
BUFF
4-PLAY
MESS UP
Learn more at the Schwarzkopf website:
http://www.schwarzkopf-professionalusa.com/
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Here are a couple of ideas to help you “Kill routine” when it comes to your hair:
Use round or curved brushes in blow-dry styling to add soft curves.
Use bristled brushes for finishing and smoothing a style.
To get beach waves, spritz in texturizing spray or hairspray after your hair is dry to make the look last.

Are you interested in trying a new hair style?

Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, healthy, and optimal for learning. Unfortunately, many schools across the country are subjecting children to unhealthy classrooms with poor lighting, inefficient energy usage, or harmful toxins. When a school goes green, children AND the environment benefit!

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Sustainability is important to Pureology. To improve student performance and reduce the carbon footprint of schools, Pureology is offering a Green School Makeover to one Grand Prize Winner. You could win this for your local school when you enter the contest.
You can nominate a school here:
http://www.pureology.com/GreenSchools

And learn more about Pureology at their website:
http://bit.ly/VzWAQh

I put in a submission for our local elementary school, because I want optimal health for our kids and our land. The funds could be used for water conservation, waste reduction, energy efficient upgrades, and more.
Do you have ideas for how your local school can go green?

L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

It might be magic!
I was given the opportunity to try L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream through the SheSpeaks blogger program.
This multi-tasking skin beautifier delivers 4 helpful actions: it hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects–all for $10.95!
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I don’t like to use a lot of skin products, so the fact that this one could take care of so much all in one little tube was quite appealing.
After one week of daily use, I can say that is really does instantly transform to your appropriate shade for a flawless, bare skin finish.
Over time, I may even see more beautiful skin (here’s hoping!).
The all-in-one skin BB cream has “Beautifying Beads,” which are encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion with antioxidants Vitamins C&E.
Check out more details at:
http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/Products/Makeup/Face/BB-Cream/Magic-Skin-Beautifier-BB-Cream.aspx?shade=Light

Have you tried BB creams? Do you have a favorite?

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tube of L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream for review purposes from SheSpeaks.com

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin

The new, easy-to-use Beautiful Skin line from Boots USA is a two-step range of everyday skincare cleansers and moisturizers, tailored to your specific skin type.

Step 1 is to cleanse, and I tried the Cleansing Lotion.
Beautiful Skin cleansers quickly and gently remove all traces of dirt and impurities, leaving you with clean, healthy skin. I found that there is no need for a separate toner.
Step 2 is to moisturize, and I tried the Night Cream.
All the Boots day creams deliver SPF 15 and Broad Spectrum UV Protection, while the night creams work to promote optimum hydration while you sleep.

I definitely saw that my skin was hydrated and refreshed after using the night cream.
Beautiful Skin products are color-coded for your skin type: Normal/Oily (Pink), Normal/Dry (Green), and Dry/Very Dry (Lilac).

See all the products at http://www.shopbootsusa.com/

I learned about Boots because some Influensters received these products complimentary for the Beauty VoxBox (I did not).
I purchased the products on my own, and all opinions here are mine.

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle

I received a complimentary Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.
The candle I tested was “Cider Lane,” and I was immediately impressed at how strong the fragrance was. I am often frustrated by the vague scent of candles, so I was delighted that this one had some “oomph”!
By the same token, I often get bored after using a large candle for more than a week, so I am excited about the Bath & Body Works line of mini candles, which come in adorable glass containers and facilitate frequent refreshment of your living room!

The mini candles burn for about 15 hours. Bath & Body Works does, of course, have jumbo sizes (and large and medium) as well, so you can pick a more lasting version of your favorite!
Some of the scents that appeal to me in the winter collection are: Fresh Balsam, Winter Candy Apple, Peppermint Mocha, Frosted Gingerbread, and Brandied Pear.
Learn more at http://www.bathandbodyworks.com
and read more reviews at http://www.influenster.com/review/bath-body-works-mini-candles

Kiss® Ever PRO Lashes Starter Kit

For my latest review, I tested the Kiss® Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit. Each kit includes one pair of eyelashes, one adhesive,and one PRO lash applicator. I had actually never tried applying eyelashes before, so I was a true novice. The directions on the package were simple to follow. You can also see a demo at www.kissusa.com if you want more tips for “flawless application.”
I wore the lashes to an evening party and felt especially glamorous! The lashes–made from 100% human hair–are a fun way to enhance your natural beauty.

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit retails for $4.99 and is available at Walgreens stores nationwide.
For more information and how-to videos, you can visit EverEZlashes.com

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster but opinions are my own.
See more reviews at: http://www.influenster.com/review/kiss-ever-pro-lash-starter-kit

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

I recently tested the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact. This is an all-in-one compact with everything you need for a complete eye look. It includes primer, illuminator, applicator, and complementing shadows.

I received the one for brown eyes. It has four colors: one for all over lid; one highlighter; and two for crease/contour. You can experiment and create lots of beauty looks with the product.
It’s fun and easy to stash in your purse.
It costs less than $5, so you don’t have to make a big investment.
Visit the NYC New York Color website for more info:
http://newyorkcolor.com/
and follow them on Twitter: @nycnewyorkcolor
You can see the reviews at Influenster.com too:
http://www.influenster.com/review/nyc-new-york-color-individualeyes-custom-compact
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster but opinions are my own.

Hemp Hand Protector

Do you have extremely dry skin? I recently stumbled across Hemp Hand Protector from The Body Shop® and tried it out. Apparently hemp seed oil is high in essential fatty acids. This also has organic beeswax as a moisturizer. After one week, I have definitely noticed a difference in my hands. They feel softer and stay that way for longer than with ordinary lotions I’ve tried. I only need to massage a small amount into my hands.

I usually notice my skin getting drier in the fall…and it tends to crack a bit in the winter…so I need to address the problem as soon as possible.
Let me know what YOUR dry skin solution is!

imPRESS Press On Manicure

I love showing off painted nails (and toenails in the summertime), but applying nail polish (and re-applying, and re-applying…) can get old.
A press-on manicure is a great option–simply simply peel off from the package, press on, and you’re done.
I tried out the Velvet Rope (lovely purple) color of imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails.

They were easy to apply and looked great. I received many compliments at work and performed all my normal family activities–and they did last 7 days! I plan to try some of the other pretty designs as well. My daughter is dying to use press-on nails, but my rule on that is no makeup until she’s older. In the meantime, she can admire my imPRESSive manicure!

Have fun exploring the imPRESS website! www.impressmanicure.com

**I received this product complimentary to test from the Influenster program. Learn more at www.influenster.com