We’re almost through January and I have a feeling most of you are starting to feel the winter blues creeping in. It’s that time of year when things have been grey & chilly and we haven’t seen a lot of sunshine lately. I’ve definitely been feeling it for the past couple of weeks; the weather, stress and a few other things have gotten me a bit down and I need a bit of a pick-me-up – I have a feeling my trip to Ste Anne’s Spa this weekend with a few of my blogger besties might just do the trick and get me back on track.
I wish I could bring all of you along with me (well, you can follow along on social!) so I wanted to do a little something else to help cheer you up. I’ve decided to put together a fun beauty prize package worth $500 full of makeup, skincare, haircare & fragrance (a few highlights: Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum, Filorga Hand-Absolute Hand & Nail Cream and the Clarins 4 Couleurs Palette in Forest) to give away to one lucky reader that will help to brighten your day!
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Beat the Winter Blues
When it comes to the holidays, parties & get-togethers always come to mind. I personally have quite a few holiday bashes on the horizon and of course, you want to be looking your best for every fete. Between killer hair, makeup and nails (check back in a few days for a post on quick ways to get ready for a party), finding a great host/hostess gift and having the perfect festive outfit, there’s a lot to think about. To save you some trouble, I’m sharing a few party hair looks for inspiration – choose your favourite and you might win a Matrix prize pack!
Go full-on glam with bouncy, sideswept curls. I love full hair with tons of volume and this look really nails it. The Matrix Style Link Perfect line will help add volume and texture and make sure your hair stays up while you get your dance on.
If you prefer to have your hair up, try taking your ponytail to a new level with a bit of a bouffant. Keep it looking smooth and polished with products from the Matrix Play & Protect lines.
If you prefer a bit more of a sleek finish, try some defined, neat curls. After curling your locks, brush them through and set them in place with the Matrix Style Link Prep lineup which will smooth, tame frizz and add volume.
Ready to rock your best holiday hair ever? Let me know which one of these looks you would love to show off this holiday season or tell me about another that you love! For your chance to win, leave a comment below to let me know which holiday hairstyle has your vote! For another chance to win, visit me on Instagram.
One winner will be chosen to receive one of the Matrix prize packs shown above so you can get glam for your parties. Giveaway ends December 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm est. Winner will be contacted upon the giveaway ending and will have 24 hours to respond. Good luck!
My hair has always been a bit of a pain for me. It’s really fine, which makes styling a bit of an issue at times, and I’ve always been envious of girls with long, thick hair that always seems to fall perfectly. You might remember that I went on my first “Viviscal journey” a couple of years ago using the supplements and this time I decided to see how well the new Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range works with it to add more fullness and strength to my mane.
The new range was designed to work in tandem with the Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplements (which seriously do work) which means that they help to promote thickness and shine while the supplements strengthen the hair from inside the shaft. The line contains ingredients like Biotin, Keratin and Zinc which means they really get to work and help to protect against stressors from the environment & styling, keep colour safe and help to promote healthier hair growth.
So, what’s in the line? It’s made up of three products – the Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir – that all work together to form this hair-boosting trifecta. The shampoo and conditioner are both lightweight and smell great. They’ve also been gentle on my coloured hair! The Elixir is my favourite product of the three. It’s a fantastic product that helps to give my mane a nice volume boost and never feels greasy or weighs it down. It was easy to add into my routine as well; all I have to do is run a few drops through my hair when it’s damp before styling. I also like to use it as an oil on dry hair to smooth it down and add some shine.
Overall the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range has been a fantastic addition to my haircare routine; along with the Viviscal Extra Strength supplements. I’ve definitely noticed an increase in the thickness of my hair and it feels so much stronger! Have you ever tried Viviscal? Both Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range and Extra Strength supplements are available at Shoppers Drug Mart or www.viviscal.ca.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Viviscal but yes, I used the products and yes, I loved them! All opinions are 100% my own! xo
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to trying new products out or purchasing something you’ve never needed before? It’s never easy when it comes to choosing something new. You don’t want to waste money on picking up something that doesn’t work or doesn’t do what you expect. It always helps to have someone guiding you which is why Shoppers Drug Mart recently introduced their Shoppers Top Picks program.
Throughout the store and online you’ll be able to find a selection of products that Shoppers Drug Mart has carefully chosen because they trust them. Between all of the Top Sellers, New Finds and Hidden Gems featured on the shelves, you’ll be able to shop a little more confidently knowing that you’ve got a winner in your hands. They’ve included a little bit of everything, sharing picks from the beauty, home, and health sections.
Last week, I had a chance to check out the Shoppers Top Picks activation that was set up at Sherway Gardens and got to get up close and personal with some of their top picks – I was really happy to find some of my favourite products listed and discovered a few new items that I can’t wait to pick up. Here are a few of my faves (oh, and some of them come with bonus Optimum points):
Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo – Batiste is king when it comes to dry shampoo and this cherry scented version is one of my favourites! It leaves my hair feeling nice and clean and the scent is so lovely!
Tired of being the girl next door? Take your look from sweet to sexy with these tips on your next night out:
Change your locks. Add a bit of colour to your hair with L’Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk ($25, available at salons). Try throwing a fun colour like pink or red into your hair. If you’re not ready to commit to a bold shade, this washes out after about 2 shampoos, so you can go a little wild without permanent colour. A bit of colour on the lower layers of your hair makes for a trendy surprise.