Red, White, and Blue Hair Extensions for 4th of July

I was recently given the opportunity to review some red, white, and blue 100% human hair extensions that were given to me by Denyce at MyLuxury1st Hair Extensions. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, I thought it’d be fun to try them out!

All of the hair extensions are hand sewn by Denyce. The hair extensions came nicely packaged and arrived to my house safely. I like that they’re super long so that they blend in nice with my long hair. You can trim them to size if you need to. She also offers hair extensions in several other colors and styles.

They’re super easy to clip in, you really don’t need much hair at all to clip them on to. I clipped them on to my boyfriend’s head, who has really short hair, and they stayed in. He wasn’t too happy about that. Because they are human hair, you have to take care of them and treat them as so. The packaging that it comes in provides hair care instructions to keep your extensions looking nice for a long time.

red white and blue hair extensions

I think I’m going to be sporting these hair extensions this Friday for the holiday, why not?


100% Pure Argan Oil Review

It seems like I’ve been reviewing many products lately with argan oil in it. I’m definitely a huge believer in the product and like the way it makes my hair feel smoother and stronger. It also looks healthier too. However, argan oil doesn’t have to be just for your hair. I like to put it in my hair as a leave-in conditioner but you can also use it as a mask while you’re showering. Leave it in for about 30 minutes and then rinse it out. It can also be used on your face and skin for a nice glow or used on your cuticles and fingertips for stronger nails.

100% pure argan oil

I really like the packaging of the Insta Natural 100% Pure Argan Oil bottle. Other argan oils that I have received in the past have a twist-off lid so you have to pour the product in to your hands. This bottle comes with an eye dropper as a lid so it’s a lot easier to dispense. You can use as little or as much as you want that way. I’m also surprised at how long a bottle will last me too. It seems like I’m using quite a bit at a time since I have so much hair, but I have yet to finish a bottle.

It looks like they may have repackaged their argan oil as I only see a 4 oz size available with a pump dispenser. You can purchase it right now on Amazon for $19.95 which is a great price here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


VowVoxBox Review

A few weeks ago, I received the VowVoxBox from Influenster. It arrived in a Tiffany Blue box and I was excited to see what was inside!

VowVoxBox Review

The first product I received was Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Cream. This tone pefecting cream claims to fade dark spots in 8 weeks! Living in a state that has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, I have my fair share of freckles (even when wearing sunscreen daily). I also have a few acne scars too. Aside from fading dark spots over time, this cream also brightens, exfoliates, and smoothes. It helps to make your skin’s appearance look healthy and more youthful. I like that the cream is fast-absorbing and non-greasy. It’s great for wearing in the daytime under makeup or at night. If you wear it in the day, be sure to wear sunscreen too. The only thing I don’t like is the scent. While it says lightly-scented, I find it to be too strong for my preference. I haven’t used the cream long enough to notice any difference in my skin’s appearance, but I’ll continue to use it.

The next thing that came out of the box was a Tide to Go Pen. I used to carry a Tide to Go Pen with me wherever I went, as I tend to always spill things on myself. However, I’m not really sure why I stopped. I was excited to receive one again so that I can carry it around in my purse. However, it doesn’t work on all stains. Unfortunately, a little bit of pad thai sauce splashed on to my white blouse. I grabbed the Tide to Go Pen right away and applied it to the stain. I scrubbed for a bit but it just wouldn’t come out. I’m sure it’s more effective on certain fabrics, like cotton. I’m still optimistic about the Tide to Go Pen and will continue to try it on the next stain I get.

I also received a Pure Silk Shaving Cream in Raspberry Mist. I’ve used Pure Silk before as it’s one of the cheaper brands at the store. I like the light raspberry scent that the shaving cream has. The can doesn’t rust and stores fine in the shower. The only downside to a shaving cream as opposed to a gel is that if water gets on it, it washes away. In a shower, it’s hard to find a spot where there’s no water coming down on you. However, it definitely does its job and is very affordable.

I was really excited to see a Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Barracuda in my box. I already own 4 other polishes in a similar color, but you can never have enough! I love the light blue color, it’s perfect for all year-round. I still can’t decide if I like the flat brush style that Sally Hansen polishes come with. It lasted for a week on my nails easily and I’m going on to the second week now with a few chips. If you’re looking for a great light blue polish, I would recommend this one.

I’m a huge fan of EcoTools products and was intrigued by the Pure Complexion Facial Sponge that came in my Vow Vox Box. It softens when wet and gives you a gentle, better clean with natural vegetable fiber. Yes, you read that right, vegetable fiber! All you have to do is add your favorite mild facial cleanser and water to the sponge. You’re supposed to replace it every 1 to 3 months. The sponge reminds me of styrofoam when it’s dry and becomes kind of slimy and sponge like when you apply water to it. I personally wouldn’t use a sponge and would prefer to use my Clarisonic Brush as I feel like it does a better job cleaning.

The last thing in the box is an offer from Riley and Grey. It’s a website that allows you to create a custom website for your big day. However, since I’m not getting married, I won’t be using this anytime soon. I checked the site out and it looks like it’s really easy to use and provides a lot of great looking templates.

Did you receive the Vow Vox Box? If so, what did you think?


Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner Review

For anyone else with long hair, you know that you’re hair is a big part of you (as silly as that sounds) and it probably took a long time to grow it out. I’m always looking for products to help make my hair stronger, healthier, and shiny. I recently had the opportunity to try a Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner that’s infused with 21 minerals essential to proper skin and hair function. The conditioner is supposed to leave hair looking hydrated, healthy, and silky, perfect! It is also supposed to reduce the appearance of dandruff and dry, flaky scalp, which yes, I do have.

dead sea salt conditioner review

The conditioner’s scent reminds me of the spa and it’s a fresh and clean smell that isn’t too perfumy. I do feel that my scalp and hair is hydrated after using the conditioner. However, I don’t get that silky smooth feeling that I get when I use other conditioners. I’ll definitely continue to use it to see what long-term results it has. This is definitely a conditioner that I can use multiple times a week without feeling like my hair is oily or weighed down.

Want to purchase this for yourself? It’s $18.75 and can be bought here.

Have you used a sea salt conditioner? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Vegan Quinoa Tabbouleh

One of my favorite healthy eats restaurant, Nourish, has this amazing quinoa tabbouleh. Personally, I think that this Middle Eastern salad makes for a great side dish. However, you can also eat it as a main course too. Keep reading for the recipe on how to make this delicious dish yourself.

Vegan Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Step One:

Cook your quinoa based on the directions on the package.

Step Two:

Combine lemon juice from half a lemon and some garlic salt in a small bowl. Gradually add in the olive oil. Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Step Three:

Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and allow it to cool in the fridge.

Step Four:

Once the quinoa is cooled, add in the dressing. Finish the salad with chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

It’s a very easy dish to make. Feel free to change the quantity of some of the ingredients to suit your taste. For example, I find that I don’t need a lot of olive oil in the dressing and prefer to use more lemon juice and salt. While my boyfriend likes the parsley and mint, I would personally use less if I was making it for myself.

If you’re not worried about a vegan version, this quinoa tabbouleh makes for a great base to add in more ingredients such as feta cheese and kalamata olives, avocados, chicken, or whatever else. This recipe makes more than enough to bring to a summer picnic or office potluck too.


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