Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Completely Bare Body Moisturizer and Hair Inhibitor

Nothing to disclose, purchased on my own thru Ulta.com. 

Ok, I hate shaving my legs!  Whose with me?! Hands?   I decide, after looking for one more thing to get my free shipping, I added Completely Bare Body Moisturizer and Hair Inhibitor to my cart.  I attempted to start using it religiously a couple times.  But a couple months ago, I had open heart surgery and my desire to expend the extra energy was not to be found.  Since I have started to feel a little better, I thought I would make using the lotion a part of my evening routine, right along with taking my much needed anti-coagulant meds (also known as blood thinners). 

I have been using the lotion at least once, if not twice a day for 7 days.  You can see the growth I have of the hair on my legs.  It may not look like it's working well, but trust me when I say that it is working for me!  Not only is the growth slower, it has made the hair feel less coarse.  For me, that is a miracle!!  I skipped shaving my legs the past couple days so I could see if the Completely Bare was working for me.  And it is!  YAY!!!  I have also been using it under my arms. Same results. less coarse and slower growth. (I'll spare you that photo!)

Completely Bare Body Moisturizer and Hair Inhibitor is available at Ulta.com for $9.99 for a 6.7 fl, oz. tube.  Thee are many other products available.  Being as this is working well for me, I may try other products!!  You can check them out here.

Hope I can turn a few more people onto this product.  Down with razors! Unless its a really good razor, then of course, keep them around! 

Hope everyone has an awesome day!

Leigh Anne

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Super Summer Mani

Let's see....what do I have for you tonight?  I have a super bright pale yellow neon-ish Orly and a pretty China Glaze teal. 

I love bright colors.  And this Orly Key Lime Twist was right up my alley!  With a name like Key Lime Twist, you'd think it would be more of a green color.  I think it is more of a yellow.  Without a flash, I can see the green , without flash, yellow.  Key Lime Twist is opaque in 2 coats but with some cremes, you have to watch out you don't swipe away some of the color and leave a bald spot. 

I thought that a little blue green added to this to add a pop. Sexy in the City was great choice.  As you can tell from the flash, it doesn't look like I got a second coat on my middle finger!  Ooops!  I may not have.  I do like how it looks with the yellow though.

Not sure what color I'll do next. It'll be a surprise for both of us as my nails a bare! 

* I'm sure some who read my blog may have comments about my clean up (or lack of) and I'd like to mention that I have tremors in my hands and am not always the neatest with my manis.  It's not on purpose!  I do try to clean up as best as I can!  ;)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I Thought I had a New Polish to Replace My Favorite One!

Tonight, I have 2 polishes to show y'all.  I picked up China Glaze Caribbean Temptation because it reminded me of my most favoritest color ever:  Sation Tiki Punch (left).  Side by side, there is a definite difference. With one coat (which, of course, I didn't take a pic of) I thought YAY!  I found a replacement!  Caribbean Temptation has a color shift of a bluish tint.  Really pretty!  Tiki Punch does not have any color shifts.

In the picture on the left, you can see the color shift of Caribbean Temptation, except on my ring finger, I  applied Tiki Punch to that finger.  I thought I had a close up of the 2 fingers but I have no idea what happened to it!  My phone must have eaten it!  The second picture is, of course, outside. 

Caribbean Temptation was opaque in 3 coats and Tiki is opaque in 2.  Both dry pretty fast.

I think I still love my Tiki Punch but the Caribbean Temptation is a very close second!

Of anyone likes the Caribbean Temptation, let me know, I for some reason bought it twice!!  Message me! 

Ragnar helping me with my mani shot! 

Have a great day, y'all!  <3

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sally's Clearance Haul

I managed to get in on a few of the clearance polishes at Sally's this weekend!  YAY!!!  I picked uo a few China Glaze, Finger Paints and an Orly.  The China Glazes are Caribbean Temptation, Sexy in the City and Japanese Koi (neon orange).  The Finger Paints are One in a Melonand Sweet Spring.  And last but not least, Orly Key Lime Twist. The polishes were either $2.99 and $4.50.

I polished my nails with the China Glaze Sweet Spring.  It is a pretty pale pink.  I am amazed with this polish!  It has super shiny finish to the polish!! In the picture, I do not have a top coat on my nails!!   It was opaque in 3 coats and dried fairly quickly.  In less than an hour, it is dent proof after 3 coats.  I consider that pretty great!

              No Flash                                                                                            Flash

Big difference in the color with and without a flash.   I wasn't sure I would like the color but it was a buy 2 get 1 free today so I decided to pick it up.  Most of the colors left are drab colors or serious glitter bombs.  I can make my own glitter bomb that I like more than what was offered on clearance.

I might do something else with this mani, like stamp or maybe some fancy nail art!  I'll post it if I decide to do it.  My next mani will be in the Caribbean Temptation color!

Have a great and cow filled day!! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pond's See For Yourself Challange

Long time, no blog!!  No excuses.

So, I received an invitation from Influenster for their Pond's See For Yourself challenge.  I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  I began using the Pond's Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream on May 6.  Today, I have been using them for 2 weeks. I took a picture the first day, second day and then decided it wasn't necessary to take my own picture every day.  I don't want to see my face that much and I'm sure no one else does either!  So I'm not sure I can see a lot of difference in wrinkle reduction but I only had very fine lines anyways.  Good genetics from my mom!  I should say that I am 47, ok, well not yet, but on the 21st I will be. So for all intents and purposes, I am 47!  :p  

Pond's asks to use these creams for 2 weeks to see the difference.  I looked thru the tutorial on the Pond's website and I was bummed that I didn't get their little tester kit to measure your wrinkles   http://www.ponds.com/campaigns/rejuveness/tutorial.html   Here is the site if you are interested in the challenge.  I have my pictures at least!  As for the dark spots, my complexion isn't even.  I have rosacea as well, so that makes my face look red at times.  

Day 1

         Day 2                                                     Day 5                                                    Day 7

         Day 9                                                   Day  9                                                      Day 9

        Day 10                                                  Day 11                                                    Day 11

      Day  12                                                Day 14                                                     Day 14

Ok, so there you have it.  My skin feels nicer. Wrinkles? Maybe a slight improvement.  As for any dark spots, I can't say as my face has shown many that are very obvious but I have noticed that the dreaded age spots have started on my hands!  I will attempt to see of the Pond's Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream may help them.  Stay tuned for that review! 

What do you think?

Have lovely, cow-filled day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jamba Juice Home Smoothies

Short and sweet tonight!  In my last Influenster box, I received a coupon for a free package of Frozen Jamba Juice Smoothies.  There was a also a coupon for a buy 1, get 1 so I bought three!  I just tried the Green Fusion.  All I can say is "YUMMYYYYYY!!!!!"  Never thought I would enjoy a smoothie with broccoli in it, but this is SO GOOD!!!    So simple to make a t home, just add cold apple juice and throw it in the blender.  I do recommend softening up the smoothie mix a bit.  It took a while for mine to get totally mixed.  I did have some chunks in it but that was fine with me.  I don't mind the chunks in it as long as they don't clog my straw too much!! ;)

Today, I tried the Strawberry Wild.  Not a favorite but I love strawberries and bananas in a smoothie.  It just wasn't as good as the Green Fusion.  I have one more  in the freezer:  Red Fusion.  It has purple carrots and sweet potatoes in it along with the fruits.  I may have to try it tomorrow....

I am a fan!  Not something I will be able to buy often, but it makes for a great treat!  And breakfast! If you'd like to sign up with Influenster, please, send me an email and I'll send you  the referral link!

Hope you have a terrific Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shampoo Revoo

I know, I've been remiss with getting a blog out in the past month or 2.  Please forgive me?!  I won't promise to do better because that just doesn't seem to happen....

Anyway....Today, I have a review of 2 different shampoo and conditioner samples I have received recently:  Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing shampoo and conditioner. (#Influenster) I had never heard of this brand before but Walmart has a large line of the NYM products, averaging price being $4.75.  The second one is of Dove Oxygen shampoo and conditioner (PinchMe) , averaging $5.00 each at Walmart.
Now for my opinion, I know y'all are sitting on pins and needles awaiting this part! I was not impressed. I'm not to sure what the craze is about having "beach hair" but I don't think I'm a fan. I have tried 2 different texturing hair "sprays" for that beach wave look and all they did was make my hair feel like I had a ton of product on it. I want able to get it to scrunch very well and look any different from not combing my hair!  (Review will follow in a day or two on them.  One is from Ion and the other Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray.)

Back to the shampoo and conditioner..... I loved the scent of them! I have always loved anything with that tropical, coconut, beach fragrance but these are not got me. They left my hair feeling like it was in bad need of a conditioning. My hair is thick and maybe the conditioner sample wasn't enough to get a nice feel out of it for my mane.

Bottom line: NYM Beach Babe shampoo and conditioner are not for me. 

Next up is Dove's Oxygen shampoo and conditioner. Again, for a normal person, there are probably two servings (servings? Yea, why not!) but for me, I get one use.  This was a decent size sample.

The shampoo and conditioner have a pleasant fragrance, and left my hair smelling good.  I have used other Dove products that did a better job on my hair.  Once I had rinsed the conditioner from my hair, it did feel soft but wasn't soft enough to get a comb thru easily. 

Final decision: While I like Dove hair products, I probably wouldn't buy this.  I'll use the moisture adding ones.

Just because I didn't have too much good to say about either of the two other samples I reviewed, I'm throwing one in that I did like! 

 In the last PinchMe box I received, I was sent samples of Fructis Hydra Recharge shampoo and conditioner, deep conditioner, as well as Fructis Marvelous Oil.  
The Marvelous Oil is advertised as a "5 Action Hair Elixir". And can be used in 5 different ways:

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Apply to hair (wet or dry) before shampooing to help prime hair locks for gentle cleaning.
2. Boost Conditioning: Add 1 or 2 drops to your conditioner to help get rid of pesky knots and tangles.
3. Blow-Dry Protector: Apply to damp to help protect when blow drying.
4. Finish With Hi-Watt Shine: Apply to damp or dry ends to help smooth split ends and tame flyaways.
5. Treat Hair Overnight: To restore softness while you sleep, work into wet or dry hair and leave in overnight.

Once I had rinsed the shampoo out of my hair, I combined the oil and the conditioner. OMG!  My hair felt MARVELOUS!!!  I may buy this treatment in the very near future.  I have to highly recommend it.  I had just gotten a hair cut too, so I know that was also a big help to how my hair felt when I rinsed it out.  Fructis products start at $5 each.

Results:  I have always liked Fructis shampoos and conditioners, this just sealed my love of the products!

Thank you for your attention today!  I greatly appreciate when you visit my little blog! :)