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Dove Hair Launches #LoveYourCurls Campaign and Film


My hair went from wavy to spiral curls at puberty and since then I have to admit I have hated my curls more often than not. When I get my hair highlighted and my stylist straightens it I love how perfect it looks smooth, and straight.

As a mother of a now 10 year old girl I see how early they start to judge themselves and I want to be an example. I am working to embrace my curls and my whole body and lead by example. I love this campaign and the way Dove is helping women of every age embrace and love themselves.

In a recent global study, Dove Hair found that 1 in 3 women in the US have wavy to curly hair, yet the traditional standard of beauty is often considered straight and sleek. In fact…

  • Only 10% of women in the US with curly hair feel proud of their hair
  • Only 4 in 10 girls with curly hair think that their hair is beautiful
  • Little girls are 7X more likely to love their curls if people around them do

The Love Your Curls Film powerfully illustrates the relationship young girls have with their curls (which can often be a source of anxiety, frustration and dislike), and what women can do to help inspire future generations to love and embrace their curly hair.

For more than 10 years, Dove has been committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence and not anxiety. The Love Your Curls campaign promises to be a first in the beauty industry – one that urges women to love their curls in an unprecedented way that will have a powerful cultural impact for adult women, and help set the stage for the next generation to feel more confident about their coils.


dove dry shampoo

Along with using better products to bring out my curls I have finally weaned myself to only washing my hair every other day and it has made such a difference in my hair and curls. I always need a little something to freshen up and I am addicted to Dove Dry Shampoo!.

I get lots of cool products to sample one of them being Dry Shampoo and I have tried so many brands, some that cost close to $40. But my favorite remains Dove’s, in fact I just hit Walgreens this week to grab another can. I love how clean and light it is. It gets rid of any grease in my hair and leaves it smelly and looking great and the best part it doesn’t ruin my curls! And if you want to do a big messy bun this is your new best friend. I spray it around the crown of my head let it sit for a moment then work it in. It adds the perfect amount of volume for a beautiful bun look that people will think you took forever creating not two minutes.

Better style comes through better care. That’s why Dove has reinvented its styling collection to nourish and protect hair for a long-lasting, beautiful style.

Our weightless formula absorbs oil to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy so you enjoy style that looks and feels refreshed with a freshly-washed scent, even when you skip your regular wash.

Introducing a new product from Colgate that will whiten your teeth in just two days!


Colgate® introduces a new breakthrough product to the Optic White line, Colgate® Optic WhiteTM Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. The toothbrush contains a built-in whitening pen for convenient whitening. It’s as simple as BRUSH.WHITEN.GO.™

* Brush: Brush as you normally would with your toothpaste.

* Whiten: Turn dial at bottom of pen and apply gel. It takes only seconds to apply and adhere to your teeth. No waiting, no rinsing.

* Go: Store pen inside brush.

Also new to the Colgate® Optic White® line is the Colgate® Optic White® PLATINUM Whiten and Protect™ Toothpaste which deeply whitens more than three shades while sealing out new stains and the new Colgate® Optic White® WhiteSeal™ mouthwash which protects against future stains with advanced stain prevention technology.

Colgate® Optic White TM Toothbrush + Whitening Pen SRP: $14.99

A clinical study shows that using the Colgate® Optic White TM Toothbrush + Whitening Pen twice daily will help users achieve whiter teeth in 2 days*. Use with new Colgate® Optic White® PLATINUM Whiten and Protect™ Toothpaste and Colgate® Optic White® WhiteSeal™ Mouthwash for whitening results even faster – brush, rinse, whiten and go – for whiter teeth in 1 day.

The new Colgate® Optic WhiteTM Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen provides effective whitening, affordability, AND convenience…all from one product. Perfect for everyday use! The Optic White® toothbrush is specially designed with stain removers and polishing bristles to help remove surface stains. The gel in the built-in Optic WhiteTM Whitening Pen contains hydrogen peroxide, which is clinically proven to provide effective whitening beyond surface stains. Its unique stay-on gel formula adheres to teeth to begin working immediately for whiter teeth in 2 days.

I have been using this product for over a month yet, and the results are CLEAR. This product WORKS! I was not paid for this product. It was sent to me to review for the site, and this is my honest opinion.

I think Colgate makes some of the best whitening products on the market. In the age of coffee-lovers like me, I’ve found this so helpful!


Fan-Voted VO5 Shampoo+Conditioner Launches


My family loves the fresh clean scent of the Pure Sunshine line. With delicate notes of pacific rose apple, white peony and cashmere wood. And on top of smelling great it does a great job cleaning and conditioning our hair and leaves it silky smooth. All that and less that $2 a bottle!

Alberto VO5’s first fan-voted fragrance, Pure Sunshine, will be available at your local drugstore in January. The new product faced tough competition, vying against eight other fragrance candidates in the floral, indulgent and fruity categories during a months-long fan vote program called “A Scent is Born.”

The fans have chosen! Pure Sunshine, the winner of VO5’s A Scent is Born promotion, is packed with a delightful floral scent and the nourishment of 5 Essential vitamins.

The fans have chosen! Pure Sunshine, the winner of VO5’s A Scent is Born promotion, is packed with a delightful floral scent and the nourishment of 5 Essential vitamins.

You can purchase Alberto VO5 Pure Sunshine at your local drugstore or mass retailer.



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinion are my own.

Look and Feel your best with Winter Beauty Essentials


Look and feel your best all season long with these beauty essentials from Krigler, Pür Minerals, Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare and Soap & Paper Factory.

krigler rose 44

I received a sample size and this is a truly beautiful fragrance. Soft, sweet and warm with the scent of roses but in such an authentic scent not overtly floral like other fragrances. Just a small dab lasts all day and the smell is the perfect warm, sensual scent for winter. Its a definite splurge and up to $305 for the large bottle. But they also have sample sizes available.

Krigler Manhattan Rose 44
Smell irresistible with this clean, warm and sheer fragrance. Roses from Beacon and Grasse and fragrance notes of violet and musk make this fragrance romantic and invigorating.



I love Pür Minerals Lip Gloss sticks. They are so creamy and hydrating during the cold winter months. With vibrant colors and a beautiful shine you can’t go wrong. They feel as great as they look.

Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks
Make a statement this season with a bold lip. Achieve maximum color and shine with deep, bold shades like Berry Pretty, Rum Raisin and Game Day. ($16,


big look mascara before and after

The left is before mascara and the right side is with two coats. I love how long it makes my lashes look!

Big Look Mascara leaves my lashes full and long and the Argan Oil formula is also nourishing my lashes. I love a mascara that looks this good and the fact its also good for my lashes, win/win!

Pür Minerals BIG Look Mascara
Get maximum volume with this game-changing formula with Argan Oil that nourishes, smoothes and colors the lashes. ($20,


tammy fender epi-peel

I received a sample of the Epi-Peel and the first thing I noticed was the texture. It feels like a thick paste and doesn’t have the harsh gritty feel some exfoliants have. I applied the Epi-peel and worked it over my skin then let it sit for 5 minutes and rinsed off. The peel left my skin feeling smooth and really clean without irritating it.

Tammy Fender Epi-Peel
Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin instantly with this five-minute exfoliator, mask and peel in one. Enriched with Hibiscus and Grape Seed Oils, this peel relieves irritation, promotes circulation and removes toxins from the skin. ($80,


Love Soap & Paper Factory diffusers and the Roland Pine is winter perfection. The pine scent is perfect balanced and has a fresh forest scent. And for the price I am amazed how long the scent lasts. I love coming home and walking in and smelling this gorgeous scent.

Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Oil Diffuser
Don’t show up empty handed to a party. Gift your host this festive oil diffuser that will make their home smell and feel like the holidays all season long. ($22,



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.