Hair Revival

A hair care brand recently reached out to me and asked if they could send me some products to try, no strings attached. They had me take a hair quiz to learn more about my hair and then sent me some products based on my answers! I want to preface this with – I never agree to share any products until AFTER I’ve tried them and can form my own opinion about them.

I first used the products on October 28th (I want to be transparent about how long I’ve been using them) and I am BLOWN away at how different my hair is after 16 days (not 16 washes, because I don’t wash my hair everyday).

First, let me say, I hadn’t even realized how far from it’s natural texture my hair had gotten. After a couple washes with Luseta, I realized that my hair was starting to feel much softer and much healthier. I won’t make any claims that Luseta’s products are “healing” my hair because I know that’s literally impossible. I went to cosmetology school, so don’t come for me on this one. Haha! But I will say that I feel like my hair is actually coming CLEAN when I wash it and that, alone, is making it look & feel much healthier than before. These products are not leaving a film or residue on my hair the way my previous products were. Less residue means the hair is less oily close to my scalp; WIN!

I also want to note – I have VERY thin hair and have struggled with creating volume for a very long time. I’ve teased it, blown it out with a round brush, used dry shampoo, etc. and nothing has given my hair good volume, but I love that these products aren’t heavy, so my hair is able to look more voluminous all on it’s own. I still use dry shampoo when needed, but I’ve noticed that I’m using a lot less now that I found a good shampoo & conditioner.

I really wasn’t expecting to be blown away or feel much of a difference. But the fact that these products totally blindsided me and made me feel like I have a whole new head of hair has me all kinds of excited! I’ll share the exact products I’ve been using the past few weeks, but they have TONS of different options for different hair types! I bought madacamia oil to go along with the shampoo and conditioner they sent me, so that I could use ONLY Luseta products while testing them out for you. This oil has completely replaced any other leave-in products I was previously using. I use less than a dime size amount on the ends of my hair to prevent it from getting dry (something that most people struggle with during the cold months). And you can even take the same hair quiz that I took and find out what might work best for you, if you’re unsure! And the best part of all?! The DISCOUNT code, duh. After all, that’s why you follow me, right (kidding.. Kind of)?


Use code BGROWW for a discount when you shop!
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Colourpop Brush Sale + discount code!

I. Am. So. Excited.

I have a special code to share with all of you for 20% off your entire purchase at Colourpop! All their brushes are currently 40% off as well ($6ish each) so if your current brushes need retired, take advantage of this sale! First I want to share a few super gorgeous products I’ve rounded up & I’ll leave the discount code at the end!

Brush styles I use for bronzer, blush & highlight.

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Some great lip colors in different sheens. Some mattes, satins, etc.

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ALL the highlighters & blushes because they’re my favorite part.

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Brows, a single, perfect summer shadow palette & a bargain primer/finish duo!

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I’ve never used any foundations, concealers, etc. from Colourpop, but they do sell those items as well! Happy bargain shopping & don’t forget to use code REWARD20 when you shop through my links! XO

Day After Christmas Sales

I know a lot of people are shopping for themselves the day after Christmas. Some money burning a hole, you didn’t get something you asked for, etc. So I rounded up a few boxing day (12/26) sales that are worth checking out. I’ll add more throughout the day if I see any others worth sharing!

First up, June & January is having a huge sale today. MASSIVE. It starts at 6pm PST today (12/26). I also have a code for an additional 20% off the already looooowww prices. Everything is under Continue reading

Daily Makeup (Kind Of)

Who am I kidding? I don’t wear daily makeup. But if I had to wear makeup everyday, this would be it. I’m not a makeup guru by any means, so don’t expect anything super fancy from me! But here it is! XO

I wear this cc+spf in place of foundation. It’s light enough so I don’t feel suffocated & has just the right highlight in it. I’ve also burned through an entire tube of this and would buy it again anyday. They are very very similar, one is just illuminated. I’m all about the “glowy” look.

Truthfully, I only have the travel size of this mascara, but I’ve used it a few times and really love it. When I become a real adult and stop buying drug store mascara, this will definitely be my go to. My current “everyday” mascara is here.

Brows. My favorite. I use two products, not at the same time. But I alternate this one & this.

I also use the eyebrow gel on this duo. I don’t use the eyelash gel though.

I only wear lipstick once or twice a week, but when I do, I wear this one! My favorite shade is 06 – Tan Lines. It’s pictured on the far left below.

I use pretty basic brushes like these and probably don’t even use the proper brushes for each part of my routine, but it works for me and I’ll learn more about it when I’m feeling ambitious.

I do wear highlighter on my cheekbones but it’s a random brand that came in an ipsy bag, so I’m not sure where to even buy it! That’s it for makeup for this mama!

I don’t use a lot of hair product either, but I do love a couple products by Not Your Mother’s. I put this moisturizer on my wet hair & use this dry shampoo when my hair gets too oily. I try not to wash my hair too much, so dry shampoo is crucial for me.