August 30, 2011

Review: The Body Shop Body Butter Duo

Body Butter Duo
Floral Acai
6.75 oz  - $18

I received this body butter as a gift from my boyfriend's parents. I was so excited to get this because The Body Shop is one of my favorite stores.

This product contains two types of lotion. One for normal skin areas and one for dry skin areas. The normal skin side is a nice light lotion and the dry skin side is thick cream.  I've used both sides already and I like the texture of both. I use the thicker cream for really dry areas such as my elbows and knees and the lighter lotion for all other areas. 

The scent is pretty good. It's a little bit different than scents I normally choose but I still like it. It's a sweet floral berry scent. The floral part is more noticeable to me though.

Would I get it again? Maybe. It's a little pricey and I always have lotions on hand but I wouldn't mind trying out some other scents. They do have some great products so I would definitely recommend checking the store (or website) out if you haven't!

August 24, 2011

Top 5 Nail Polishes

Just sharing my 5 favorite OPI nail polishes in my collection.

1. Dating a Royal
I'm not the biggest fan of blue or green nails but when it comes to this color I'm in love! It's a true royal blue. I love to wear this color in winter.

2.  Purple with a Purpose
This color is the most perfect purple shade I've ever laid eyes on.
It's a really fun color. I wear this color any time of year!

3. Let Me Entertain You
A sparkly multidimensional red. I think of this most as a holiday party color.
It's a beautiful red with glitter and pink undertones.

4. Royal Flush Blush
This is basically summer in a bottle (assuming you like coral hues like me)
 I also mentioned it in my last post.

5. Ate Berries in the Canaries
I don't like this on my fingernails very much but it's a perfect color for my toes! I love this color for spring or summer.

August 10, 2011

Infiniti by Conair You Curl XL

I've been wanting a clampless curling iron (aka conical wand) for a long time and I finally decided to get one last month. I got the Infiniti by Conair You Curl XL from Walmart for around $30.  I was so excited to get it home and try it considering I've never used one. 

It came with a little half glove (which is a little funny to me) to protect your hand from the heat of the curling iron. This was the one thing I wasn't fond of. It didn't stay on my hand and was very awkward to use. (Conair, I love you, but can I have a full glove next time?). It has a swivel cord, which is great so the cord doesn't get all twisted and tangled up. I still have some hair tools that don't have this feature - I know, crazy right?

The iron heats up to 400 F but the heat level is adjustable. It was very quick and easy to use. I took small random pieces, held them on the iron for about 5 seconds and then ran my fingers through my hair a little when I was done to get a more natural look. I finished it off with some mousse to help it stay in place and for the rest of the day I had gorgeous waves!

I have to say I prefer the natural loose waves created by a conical wand over the tighter uniform curls made by a curling iron with a clamp. It was exactly what I was hoping for (and the color is nice too!).

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