Gummiband Hair Cords Review

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Wearing my hair in a ponytail is a weekly staple for me my work week. However with that said, I often worry about the breakage that I am causing to my hair with using traditional hair elastics on such a frequent basis. I have to admit that I was already quite intrigued by this cord style of hair tie that I had seen all over social media lately so I jumped at the opportunity to receive a package from Gummiband to review.

Gummiband is a Canadian company that creates these amazing and affordable hair cords. They are also 100% female owned and operated. Not only that but they also are an active part of their community. They have helped finance six small business start-ups for women in developing countries and have also mentored female high school students, just to name a few of the awesome things they do!

The product itself is hypoallergenic, gentle on your hair, reusable and suitable for all hair types. They also do not absorb moisture so they don’t breed bacteria which makes them ideal for use at the pool or at the gym! Continue reading

Favourite Hair Products

Favourite Hair Products

I very seldom talk about hair here as it is an area that I am pretty unskilled in. My hair routine is pretty simple: wavy, straight or up in either a bun or a ponytail. Sometimes, a braid. Anyways, with that said, I do have some favourite hair products so in keeping with my National Blog Posting Month Challenge madness, I thought I’d share them with you today. Side note – I’m pretty darn impressed I’ve been keeping up with this despite getting sick on day one! Thank goodness I was prepared, that’s all I’ve got to say! Anyways, let’s take a look at three of my favourite hair products!

Favourite Hair Products

Marc Anthony | Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Curl Cream

Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Curl Cream

My hair is naturally curly/wavy so this is by far the most essential product to my hair routine. On most days I just throw a bit of the Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Curl Cream and let it air dry. This helps tame frizz, defines my natural curls and overall makes my hair feel healthier! I can’t say enough great things about this product! Continue reading

Q4 Empties: Skincare, Makeup & Hair

Q4 Empties

Hi guys! It’s time for my last empties post of the year and I feel like it’s a decently sized one. I’m really glad I decided to break these up by quarter as I don’t use up enough stuff do to monthly posts. Quarterly seems a lot more satisfying to post! So, let’s check out the products I managed to finish up over the last quarter!

Skincare

Q4 Empties Skincare

Garnier | SkinActive Micellar Water (waterproof makeup version)

I’ve talked about this product quite a few times over the course of the past year, it even got it’s own review! Therefore, I’m not really going to say too much about it.

Would I repurchase? Yes!

St. Ives | Green Tea Scrub

Another product that has received it’s own review so again I won’t say much more about it. You can find my full post here!

Would I repurchase? Yes!

St. Ives | Revitalizing Pear & Soy Hydrating Body Wash

While this scrub was pleasant to work with, I didn’t really enjoy the scent. I found it a very fake sickly sweet pear scent. I usually love pear everything but this was definitely a pass for me. This bottle lasted me forever which I appreciated, but I think I’ll be going back to my Bath & Body Works¬†Body Wash!

Would I repurchase? No! Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag: March

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Hi guys! I recently received my second Ipsy Glam Bag in the mail! I saw that it was shipping and kind of forgot about it, so it was a bit of a surprise when I saw it sitting in my mailbox. It arrived shockingly fast! Despite lots of emails from Ipsy tempting me to look at sneak peaks, I stayed away and let it be a surprise. If you would like to see my previous Ipsy Bag you can check it out here!

Let’s dive into what I got this month…

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Review: TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume

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Hi guys! TRESemme was kind enough to send me a few of their products from their new Beauty-Full Volume line to try out. I don’t often switch up my hair products so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try something different.

This hair system is based on the trend I’ve been seeing all over the internet of conditioning your hair first and then shampooing second. This is supposed to reduce the conditioner build-up and create more volume. I’ve always looked at that trend with skepticism because my curly hair loooves conditioner. The idea of washing it out after applying it seems strange to me. Continue reading

January Birchbox Unboxing

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Hi guys! My January Birchbox arrived yesterday which is always an exciting moment! However, I constantly spoil them for myself by checking on the Birchbox website to see which items they are sending me. Why do I do that to myself? As my husband pointed out, after he said “you already know what’s in there don’t you?”, it is much more fun to keep it a surprise. I’m going to have to do everything in my power to avoid temptation next month and truly keep it a surprise!

This month’s box came with stickers to customize the front of the box so I chose “ambition”. This year I’m going to work harder and I’m going to aim higher. I am going to set my goals and I’m going to work hard to achieve them. I’m going to spend more time working on this blog and my YouTube channel because they make me happy.¬† Continue reading

Current Favourite Hair Products

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Hi guys! When it comes to haircare I am a creature of habit. Once I find products that I like, I stick with them as long as they continue to work well. I have curly hair which when left un-tamed leans on the frizzy side. Basically, what I need in a hair product is something that tames the frizz and gives me soft natural looking curls/waves without a lot of fuss.

Favourite Shampoo/Conditioner: Joico Smooth Cure

I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner from this line for quite some time now. I find it really helps keep my hair smooth and has greatly reduced some of the frizz. I also find that when I straighten my hair (which is rare) that it ends up looking more polished and is less likely to go frizzy. Continue reading