Review on It’s A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer (..and GIVEAWAY WINNER!)

Happy Monday, Divas!

Did everyone have a good weekend? Comment below and tell me what you did!

Today I am reviewing It’s A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer. I am obsessed with It’s A 10 products in general so I was excited to try this!

THE PRODUCT: Claims to add volume, shine, humidity resistant, build up free, hold hair style, UV protectant, non flaking, touchable thickness, not sticky and never crunchy. This is a spray when damp type of root booster. Is geared for fine and thin hair.

THE PACKAGING: Tall can similar to a can of hair spray, has a spritzer nozzle. Cap easily comes off and stays put when on. Thin and sleek can make it easy to carry in a travel bag.

I bought it on Amazon for $14. When I got it in the mail I was stoked to try it the next day. After my shower, I towel dried and spritzed in my roots and all over. It says to apply generously and I did so.

MY OPINION:

From the claims on the bottle, it did add extra volume but I didn’t feel like it gave me more shine. I did feel like it was humidity resistant and holds a hairstyle. It did not flake, get sticky or crunchy (unless you use too much will get a LITTLE bit of stickiness and crunch, eek!).

Overall, this product is a decent root booster. Would I call home about it? No. If you apply too much, it does become crunchy but the right amount (you have to play around with it to get the right amount for your hair) it is nice and still soft with some bounce and volume. It does feel like it is drying out my ends though so I am not too satisfied with it. It is not my favorite It’s A 10 Product, that’s for sure. Would I buy again? Nope. I am obsessed with all of It’s A 10 products MINUS this one, unfortunately. This product leaves me wanting something more (..or much more!)

I feel like this product might be perfect for someone who doesn’t have a lot of dry damaged hair caused from sun, or color treatments.

Have you tried this product? What did you think about it?

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**GIVEAWAY WINNER UPDATE!**

I recently held a giveaway here for a FREE pair of Groove and Stitch Earrings from http://www.grooveandstitch.com. The winner was chosen last night! *DRUM ROLL PLEASE!*

And the Winner is…

KATIE SKEOCH
@Top_cat81

Congratulations! You have been contacted by twitter and e-mail!

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Groove and Stitch Earrings Review* + GIVEAWAY!

OMG you guys! I am so sorry I have not been around here for a bit! I have been so, so busy with the Holidays and then I opened so I am going to stick to a schedule I promise! πŸ™‚

Are you looking for some cute earrings that are totally unique and can go with any casual outfit or even a little twist to an elegant look?? You should definitely check out Groove and Stitch earrings. They are so cute, small and POP of color.

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When I got these earrings in the mail, they were packaged perfectly in a cute tissue wrapper. Attached to a thick card stock was these lightweight adorable earrings.

The thing I love most about these earrings is they are not heavy. A svwarovsky crystal is in the middle of giving it some bling! The hand crafted flower part is made of a soft and slick
“yarn-like but without the fizzies” material that is light and well constructed. I absolutely LOVE these earrings! I feel like these earrings can go with jeans and t-shirt, a dress or even something that is a bit more dressy to add a cute, edgy unique twist! I just love them!

The backing of the earring does not make my ears turn red or itchy! (and I have VERY sensitive ears!)

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Check them out! https://grooveandstitch.com/ The owner is so sweet, friendly and the customer service is amazing! The shipping is QUICK too! πŸ™‚ I just love it! These earrings start at a very reasonable $15.00 – well worth the price!

******* GIVEAWAY! *******

Groove and Stitch graciously sent me a magenta pair of the earrings to giveaway on my blog! There are a specific rules to enter so click the rafflecopter link below. Make sure you read through carefully for these earrings pictured below! OPEN WORLDWIDE! Giveaway starts 1/8/13 at 9:00pm PACIFIC and ENDS on 1/20/2013 at 9:00pm and winner will be ANNOUNCED!

FIRST RULE is to follow my blog here and comment below that you subscribed and why you want to win a pair of these CUTE earrings for yourself! (and then click the rafflecopter link). If you do not enter with all mandatory items you will not be entered.

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Have a WONDERFUL day!

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Review on SteamCream – All In One Natural Moisturizer*

Hello Divas and Happy Tuesday!

Today’s review is on SteamCream All in One Natural Moisturizer. This is the first product that I have used from the UK! (Well…that I know of anyway!)

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The Product: This is an all over body moisturizer that is handmade in the UK and Japan. The website claims “It’s super-moisturising, sinks deep down instantly and revives your skin straight away. It makes your skin simply the best it can be, naturally.” (credit: http://www.steamcream.com) It also says it is suitable for all skin types.

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The Cost: It sells for $20.00 a tin with worldwide free shipping on their site www.steamcream.com

The Packaging: The tin is round a little over 2 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall. It comes in a tin container that screws on. (Don’t pull off the top you will lose 1/2 the product by spilling it all over…..so be patient and screw the top off, not try to pull it off like I did, HA!) The sticker on the tin says it was 2010 Beauty Insiders Choice Award Winner. STEAMCREAM is embedded around the top of the tin. The particular tin I got was the “Thalia” Limited Edition as you can see pictured here.

The Shipping: Shipping was FAST! I am on the West Coast, USA and shipped from the UK only took about a week.

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My Thoughts: This product is actually quite amazing and what the website says is true. It smells refreshing and “icy” (hence the name steamcream) I think this is because of the hints of lavender/almond scent (yum!!). I can see myself using this after skiiing and being in the cold or after sun tanning on a hot summer day. It feels SO good on my skin and it sinks in without feeling oily and greasy. I massaged some into my hands at 9am this morning…it is now 8pm and my hands feel so good and smooth still! The ingredients range from oatmeal infusion, orange flower water, almond oil, cocoa butter, lavender oil, jojoba oil and other essential oils. I love, love, love this cream! I keep reapplying because I cannot beleive how moisturized I feel with it on my skin! To be honest – this cream is better than any I have tried! (especially drug store like Jergens, Nivea even!)

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I will definitely be purchasing the designer tins for the different seasons of the year. I really love this product!*

If you have any questions, comment below! Make sure to subscribe and follow my blog! Don’t forget to add me on twitter and instagram too @jenndivamakeup

Have a FABULOUS week! XO!

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Review on Tracy’s Simple Soaps – Homemade Simple Ingredient Soaps*

Happy Saturday Divas!

I am super excited to do this review on Tracy’s Simple Soaps especially since it’s during holiday gift giving season. These are simple ingredient soaps that have been handcrafted straight from the woman who designs the company website herself. I have loved soaps like this ever since I was little. There are a variety of soap scents to choose from on her website at http://tracyssimplesoaps.com/

I love the fact that Tracy went from making soaps for her family as a hobby turning it into a business for herself. She runs her website, facebook and shipping and handling and even has a Soap Of The Month Club. Her customer service is fabulous. Shipping is quick and packaging is well constructed.

I first opened the package which was bubble wrapped to find a few soaps* wrapped in natural brown paper packaging with cute cutout labels for each scent. An ingredient sticker was found on the bottom of the soap.

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I love how these soaps are packaged so simply which goes along right into the handmade simplicity theme πŸ™‚

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The scents I received were:

Anice (dark marble colored soap)

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Country Kitchen (green colored soap)

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Goats Milk (almond colored round)

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Ocean Breeze (blue green marble)

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The scents were fabulous and not overpowering.

— Anice smells like just black licorice. My mom and boyfriend love that one the best!
— Country Kitchen smells like grandma’s kitchen…like apple pie
— Goats Milk pretty much sums the scent up. Very natural and moisturizing scent
— Ocean Breeze smells fresh and clean

The ingredients are so simple with no chemicals!

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Washing my hands with the soap I love the fact it gets really sudsy and cleans well. When I rinse there is no greasy feeling. You can barely smell the scent when you rinse but I consider this a good thing for those who might have sensitive skin!

Overall, I love these soaps and will purchase also for friends and family as gifts! These would be great as a gift to anyone and also nice to have next to the kitchen sink and bathroom. What a great addition to a guest bath decor, right?!

Subscribers of my blog get a great discount too! You must be subscribed to my blog and add me on twitter, facebook and instagram.

When you visit http://tracyssimplesoaps.com make sure to enter promo code ‘jenndivamakeup’ to get 15% off your order!

Enjoy your day!

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