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Not a fan of Frederic Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless

I went to Ulta the other day, and went straight to Fekkai, for my must-have Glossing Cream (I’ll never use anything else on my hair!). I noticed that Fekkai has a new line of products, called Silky Straight Ironless.

Each product in the Silky Straight Ironless collection, infused with advanced micro-smoothing technology, is created to work synergistically to create and hold chic, straight style and luxuriously silky texture without effort. This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

I have always had a problem with frizzy hair, and while Glossing Cream is the best product for this, I still have flyaways all day long to deal with! So I picked up Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. The description read:

This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

How to use: For best results, apply 1-2 pumps and spread through dry hair. For especially unruly hair, combine with the Ironless Straightening Balm on wet hair before blow-drying.

Sounds perfect, no?

Well no…it’s not. It doesn’t work at fighting frizz AT ALL. It did not leave me with sleek and shiny hair. In fact, I’m not sure it didn’t make my hair worse!

I returned it to Ulta, and bought another bottle of Glossing Cream.

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LUSH’s Dirty Gift

Love the Dirty collection from Lush! I got a kit for my hubby but love the scents so much I like to use it too. A great gift for your dad or husband to get them clean and leave them smelling great!

LUSH’s Dirty Gift ($19.95)

Whether he’s fixing the car or taking out the garbage, getting his hands dirty is just what Dad does! Tell him how much you appreciate everything he does with LUSH’s NEW! Dirty Gift. This gift has massive amounts of macho manly must-haves with just the right amount of squeaky clean fun.

LUSH’s Dirty Gift includes our tingly mint shower gel, a soothing sandalwood shaving cream, a strong-hold oakmoss hair gel, the innovative Toothy Tabs and a trial size of the Dirty fragrance (only available online). The best part of this gift is, each product contains an element of the Dirty fragrance, so using them together creates a unified, layered scent. From the tops of their heads, faces, and all over their bodies, Dirty has Dads clean and covered with a multi-layered fragrance.

Contains: Dirty toothy tabs 0.09g, Dirty perfume 2ml, Dirty Springwash shower gel 100ml, Dirty shaving cream 45g, Dirty hair cream 15g.

Available at LUSH shops nationwide or www.lush.com

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for a honest review.

What is your protection plan for incidental sun exposure?

Did you know that just a few minutes of incidental sun exposure continuously over the course of years can have dire effects on the way your skin looks and feels?

While practicing safe sunning at the beach is key, a whopping 80% of your lifetime sun exposure comes from daily activities. Just one year of unprotected daily sun exposure is like spending a week at the beach without sunscreen!

While summer is the most common time for recreational sun exposure, it is important not to lose sight of the incidental exposure that occurs during day-to-day activities like walking your dog or driving to work. Random exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging and wrinkles on your body, and can even lead to skin cancer.

Do you and your family SPF? Is it an everyday protection or just on long summer days in the sun?

We would love to hear your thoughts about summer sun protection come join us in the blogfrog Coffee Community and share your opinion. As a culture are we too obsessed with sunscreen or not protected enough?


BIORE Makeup Removing Towelettes are Amazing!

Biore introduces a NEW effective make-up removal towelette without any greasy residue!

A conditioning formula that dissolves dirt, oil and makeup – even waterproof mascara. Want thorough cleansing without the greasy residue? Look no further than Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes, an instant complexion facial treatment that whisks away make-up without leaving a trace. Developed with Green Tea, known for its antioxidant and detoxifying benefits, these new cleansing cloths deliver a clean you can see and feel—without soap and water.

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Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes are infused with Vitamin E, Green Coconut Water and Indian Ginseng that are known to moisturize, nourish and rejuvenate even while removing the most stubborn makeup. In fact, Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes remove mascara better than the leading cloth, without leaving behind a greasy residue. Enhanced with cotton for a softer, more luxurious feel, the towelettes are the first cloth in the mass market to be made from 100% renewable resources.

We hosted a girls night the other night where we were able to try these awesome Makeup Removing Towelettes alongside the Pore Cleansing Scrub and the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. The Pore Cleansing Scrub is more effective than the leading scrub — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

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We followed the cleansing towelettes and cleansing scrub with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. Ready, set, strip! It’s instant gratification of the very best kind. Combine this weekly treatment with one of the recommended cleansers for the Complete Bioré® Clean!

Twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging build-up and blackheads.

I’m obsessed with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. I do them about once  a week, and the results are shocking. They’re great!

Kao Brands Company is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Kao Brands Company’s portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirants; Jergens® and Curél® hand and body lotions; Bioré® facial care; John Frieda®, Frizz-Ease®, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red® and Luminous Color Glaze® professional hair care. Founded in 1882, Kao Brands Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

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*MHU was provided with a FlipCamera for this post…

Pore Unclogging Scrub

More effective than the leading scrub* — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

Pair with a pore strip weekly for your Complete Bioré® Clean.