writer/blogger/radio personality/model/actress/celebrity publicist http://TheLadyinRedBlog.com and http://www.imdb.me/LauraMadsen - I love cooking, shoes, writing, and wine! I'm a beauty and fashion junkie and love to try new things and keep on trend. Because I deal with high profile celebrities in the entertainment industry I tend to inspire others to wear and use things I wear and use.
Don't expect your hair to smell like either green tea or apples with this deep conditioner. I did, but the smell is pleasant and barely detectable. I used it after my regular shampoo and it detangled my curly hair really well after I left it on my hair until the end of my shower, and then rinsed it off. It was hard for me to rinse out, but it's actually ok to leave a slight coating on your hair, because that's what keeps the cuticle down so your hair isn't frizzy and adds moisture. I have used deep conditioners that cost twice the price and actually, this one does a better job in leaving my hair silky smooth and my curls, curly. I really feel like the moisture was added back to my parched hair. I received this product complimentary for testing puruposes, but my opinions are entirely my own.
I'm always skeptical of "natural" soaps. I've used some, and they don't leave me feeling clean. This soap surprised me pleasantly. I feel clean after using it, and it leaves a lovely light scent on my skin. To me, I want to smell good, too, not just get the dirt off of me. It lathers up well and rinses off easily. My skin doesn't feel dry after using it, either. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, but my opinions are my own, and I would repurchase this soap and try others from SumBody.
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I received this product for free for evaluation purposes, but my opinions are entirely my own. The slider zip loc bags are roomy and durable, with a quality slider to open and close the seal. The only downside is that the bags are quite expensive (over $7 for 50 gallon size bags), and you can find cheaper alternatives that may fit your budget better.
I received this free for evaluation purposes, but my opinions are entirely my own. I appreciate the sweet and savory flavor of these crisps on their own and with parings of soft cheeses, like brie or other French soft ones. The chunks of olives and raisins provide a chewy contrast to the crisp texture of the crackers. The only disappointing thing was the packaging. While the box looks great on the outside with lip prints and photos of the crisps, many of the crackers were crushed to crumbs. That said, I still rated this 5 stars for the flavor and hope that the packaging is improved.
I received this product complimentary for testing, but my opinions are my own, entirely. I really enjoy this biscotti because the pieces are bite size. Many times I don't want to have a regular size biscotti cookie, which can be too much both calorie-wise and appetite-wise. The thin, crispy slices of biscotti are perfect for limiting portion size. They are very flavorful with notes of dark chocolate and almonds, and not too sweet. The packaging is so cute with the lip prints all over the box mixed in with photos of the cookies inside.
Before I even opened the bag, my little guy (a Yorkshire Terrier) was very interested in tasting what was inside. He dug right in as soon as I filled his bowl. Obviously, based upon his reaction, the food is very flavorful. The only reservation I have about this food is that the ingredients are not organic. I wish they were. It would make me feel a lot better about feeding it to him if all ingredients were organic. Maybe they will change that in the future. I hope! I received this product free, for evaluation purposes, but my opinions are my own (and my dog's)!
Tide cleans clothes really well and leaves them with a fresh scent. I'm just not a big fan of lavender as a scent. Other than the scent I was pleased with this product. Tide can be a bit more expensive than other detergents, but you won't use as much to get excellent results.
If you're looking for this to replace your regular full size flat iron with an electric cord to plug into the wall, then this is NOT for you. What this is - is AWESOME for on-the-go touch-ups when you've ALREADY straightened your hair using a full size flat iron. For example, if you've straightened your hair and get caught in rain or it's really humid outside, once you get to your destination you can then smooth out your hair that's decided to misbehave in places with this tool. It's small and fits in your bag, and doesn't require an electric outlet to use; so if you're in a ladies room with no electric outlets, this is PERFECT! If you need to recharge this and you don't have an electric outlet, the car charger option is FANTASTIC! I've used this when filming a movie on set in the woods and at a park for touch ups. I've also used this on my way to red carpet events, when I've left the house looking flawless and the humidity decided to re-curl my hair while I walked from my car to my destination. The heat proof pouch allows you to put it away, too, before it's fully cooled, so you don't have to hang around holding it in your hand waiting for it to cool down. There's also a convenient side pouch to store the wall charger and the car charger in the same pouch as the flat iron.
If you have long, thick hair this will NOT straighten every hair on your head from the get-go. You need to put in the time with a regular flat iron to style your hair first. This is again, for touch-ups. I think many people who have tried this don't understand that, and that's why the reviews haven't all been so great.
This will not heat up as hot as your regular, full-size plug in flat iron, so you may have to run it over thinner sections of your hair or run it over a section twice to get super-straight results. Or, you could run it over sections of your hair spending more time as you pull it down the hair shafts so it straightens the hair perfectly. It's super for on the go!
Don't expect this to be your one-and-only flat iron for traveling. Because the lithium rechargeable battery is not able to be taken out of the flat iron, you can't pack it in a carry-on. You CAN put it in a checked bag, though. However, as I mentioned earlier, this is designed for touch-ups, not for straightening an entire head of hair pin straight after the first wash, so adjust your expectations of the tool. It's designed for convenience when you are not around an electric outlet and need a bit of straightening here and there.
It takes about 1 -2 hours to fully charge when it doesn't have a charge at all. It has a nice "lock" feature so the paddles stay together in the pouch and it takes up less room in your bag. The charge lasts long enough to do touch-ups for 10-15 minutes, and probably beyond that. Remember, it uses charge to heat up and charge to stay hot, so if you leave it on your bathroom counter turned on for a half hour, it will lose its charge for no reason. It takes about 4 - 5 minutes to heat up. For best results use it on the High setting. Even on the "high" setting it won't get as hot as a plug-in full-size flat iron, but it will do the job. Hey, it's better than looking like a frizz ball when you don't have a regular flat iron with you or an outlet to use it in.
I love how this lip crayon is in a visible, soft pink color that doesn't just blend into my natural lip color. It's super that it comes in a metal tin that also encases a sharpener for the lipstick, so there's no need to search through makeup bags for a sharpener; it's always right there with the lipstick! The formula glides on smoothly and is moisturizing because it has a gel formulation. This formula does not accentuate or fall into the cracks of your lips. It adds moisture like a lip balm so if you do not apply lip balm before you put it on, you don't have to worry about dryness or flaking. It also delivers more color than a lip balm. I like how you can blend it into the edges of your lip liner seamlessly, too. The cap stays on well and doesn't allow you to push it down too far, either, so you don't get a smushed tip.