Friday, March 22, 2013

Bacon Anyone?

Do you love cupcakes? I sure do. I also love to try new cupcake flavors. So this week I decided to try my hand at making Maple Bacon cupcakes. I have heard such great reviews about this flavor! We will see what happens. I will keep you informed!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Amazing Shampoo & Conditioner

I have been using an amazing new shampoo and conditioner from Garnier. It is called Hydra Recharge. It it claims to give you a powerful blast of hydration that lasts.

I have always had dry, brittle, frizzy hair. I had tried numerous shampoos and conditioners for help. Nothing seemed to help or it was just a temporary fix. So naturally I am skeptical on if this product would even work. Well I was impressed just after the first use.

I have always needed to use conditioner in my hair, otherwise my hair would dry out even more. As I am applying the shampoo to my hair I am impressed with the feel of the hydra beads. Yes you read that right. It has tiny beads in the shampoo. As I am rinsing the shampoo I am in love and amazed at how soft my hair is feeling. And even without the conditioner. The shampoo alone left my hair feeling soft. I could of easily skipped the conditioner.

The past conditioners I have ever bought I have had to use about 10x the recommended amount just to cover my hair. So naturally I start to pile the conditioner up in my hand. Well for once in life I can say I used WAY to much conditioner. All it takes of this conditioner is a tiny bit. If I wasn't impressed with how soft my hair felt after the shampoo, I am blown away now! I was even impressed with how soft my hair felt wet out of the shower.

After all is said and done and hair is dry, I am happy to say that my hair is soft, silky and almost weightless.

Another amazing perk? It smells wonderful and my whole bathroom still (hours later) smells wonderful! I will be buying this product when these bottles run out!

* I am a BzzAgent and part of a word of mouth company. This blog is solely my opinion on this product. I was not paid money from or Garnier to write this review. I was provided the products free of charge to try out and review.

**Image used in this blog. I was given permission to use this picture through I in no way own or claim to own the copyright of the photo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Garnier Olia

I got the opportunity to try a new hair color product. It is called Olia by Garnier. It boasts to be the first oil powered hair dye with no ammonia!

    As someone who has been dying her hair since I was a teenager, I was excited to find out how this hair color was going to be any different than any other hair dye.

I was impressed as soon as I opened the box. The bottle alone was cool. Like a raindrop. Another thing I thought was cool was the fact that the gloves they give you are black. I know I know, I am easily impressed. And as I am preparing the hair dye I put the cool black gloves on only to find out that the gloves actually fit. Usually when I use other dye, the gloves that come with them are big and loose. This is the first time I have dyed my hair and didn't d up with dye all over my hands. So the fact that the gloves fit was a HUGE plus for me.

Another issue I usually have is that with my long hair I have to buy 2 boxes. Well since they only sent one box I had to make due. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one box not only covered all my hair, but that I didn't even have to use all of the bottle. Another plus in my book was the smell. It actually smelled pleasant to me. So far this product is well on its way to becoming my favorite hair dye.

Now just to wait and see how it comes out when I wash it out.

I have to say that not once while I was waiting to wash it out did my hair look or feel the way it did as when I had this dye in my hair. My hair had a shine! I wash it out and use the conditioner that they included. Let me add that the amount of conditioner that they give is about 3 to 4 times the amount of the others. I am in love with the way my hair feels. It is soft. I also am in love with the color. I choice Darkest Violet. Out of their 24 different shades. I decided if I was going to try it let me change my hair color a little :)

Here is some additional info about Garnier Olia outside of my opinion:

• First oil-powered permanent home hair color
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• 60% oil blend with natural flower oils
• 100% gray coverage
• Maximum color performance
• Visibly improves and restores hair*
• Pleasant floral fragrance
• In 24 different shades
• Suggested retail price: $9.99

*Restores hair by improving smoothness and shine.

I will post before and after pics later today!

* I am a BzzAgent and part of a word of mouth company and I was provided this product to test and review free of charge (no cost to me). What is wrote in this blog is solely my opinion. I was in no way paid by BzzAgent or Garnier for writing this review other than the free hair dye.

** I was granted permission to use the picture in this blog by BzzAgent with permission from Garnier. I in no way own or have any rights to the picture.