Archive: Philip B.

3 Steps to Gorgeous Curls!

Fall is almost here, which means beautiful crisp weather with little humidity.. translation: Let the great hair days begin! In the summer, it’s always too hot to do any kind of heat styling to your hair and such a waste of time if you’re swimming or doing any kind of outdoor activities. But now with this great fall weather, there aren’t any excuses to have a bad hair day. Get voluminous curls like Selena Gomez.

Selena Gomez Beachy Waves

philip b oud

Love this!!!! Perfection in a pre treatment thermal spray. I love that is protects my hair without weighing it down or leaving it stringy. This is a must have before using my curling iron.

First spray a generous amount of Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray on damp or dry hair. This thermal spray will elevate shine and prevent breakage and split ends as you style, while also adding a light, seductive scent.


If you’re looking for a great and affordable curling iron check out the John Frieda  Volume Curls 1½ inch Barrel curling iron. It’s a user friendly and creates big, beautiful curls.  I love how fast it heats up, just 30 seconds and I can start curling my hair. With variable temps I can set the iron low or high depending on how tight I want the curls.

The twist free cord, and cool tip make it very user friendly. The smooth clips means it doesn’t get stuck in my hair or pulls.  Smooth frizz free curls  and waves that last all day.  A great iron if you are looking for big loose curls or waves.


Next, take your John Frieda by Conair Volume Curls 1 ½ inch Curling Iron and begin sectioning off hair, starting with the bottom layers. Curl hair away from your face to create more volume. For an uneven, messy look, curl randomly starting at different areas on each section.

kms hair stay

I have such a tough time finding a hair spray that works with my tempermental hair. Either it doesn’t hold the curl or it leaves it crunchy and stray like. Finally a hair spray made for my crazy hair. I  spritz  a light coat and comb through before using my curling iron. Then once I have style it finish with a quick spray. My hair stays soft and bouncy and my curls last all day.

Finish off with a light spray of KMS HAIRSTAY medium hold spray to lock in the style while allowing flexibility and movement to your hair.



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






Go for the Gold this Year!

josie maran winter dreams

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
About : This refreshing, pigment-packed liquid shadow makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It’s shimmery pink gold pigment complements all eye colors!
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora and


Molton Brown Oud Accord & Gold Body Wash
What it is: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with rich gold accord and flakes of real gold.
Price: 33.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and

russian amber

Just the tub looks luxurious and the shampoo doesn’t disappoint.  The amber oil smells divine and this leaves my hair so incredibly silky and smooth.

Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
About: This restorative and color-protective shampoo gives you the sexy, full, shiny-smooth hair of your dreams!
Price: 50.00
Where to buy:


You can see from my swatch below two coats gives really great coverage with Lauren B beauty polish. I love how easy this polish is to apply. I usually make a mess of my nail beds applying polish but this went on without much hassle. It dried quick and solid, I had it on for 4 days before I decided to change colors up and not even a chip.

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Where’s my Oscar
About: This 5 free, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. A gilded glow that looks warm and elegant, not frosty. And its classic finish makes it unusually appealing on both pale and dark skin.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy:


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

Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse


This is a great detangler and moisturizer for all hair types. African Shea Butter, wheat germ and soy proteins seal split ends and boost shine and fullness. A fragrant  blend of essential oils of California lemon, orange, lavender and gardenia increase hair’s elasticity and strength.

philip b light weigh conditioner swatch makeherup
After shampooing I apply and let it work for a few minutes while I wash and shave then rinse out. I love that its so light but still leaves my hair super soft and easy to comb through. When my hair is really dry I work a dollop through the mid section to the ends and cover my hair and let it condition for up to 30 minutes. My hair is soft, moisturized and not weighed down and it smells fantastic . Love it!

The perfect moisturizer and detangler for everyone, this adds gorgeous shine and smoothness to hair without dragging it down.

  • Packed with plant and flower extracts, this light-weight conditioner tames frizz, seals split ends, and leaves hair silky and tangle-free
  • A rich, fortifying blend of African Shea Butter, Wheat Germ and Soy Proteins locks in moisture
  • Vitamin-rich essential oils (California Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Gardenia) give softness, shine and a sumptuous, fresh garden scent
  • Phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe

This is the Classic formula. Also available in a Paraben-Free formula.

Available on the Philip B. website, at Nordstrom, and everywhere else Philip B. products are sold. Click here to find a retailer near you.


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for potential review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own.

Beauty Essentials for Your Last Minute Beach Vacation!

Make sure to fit in that one last needed vacation to the beach before the weather turns chilly and the reality of the true end to those so called ‘endless summer days ‘ hits us. We have made packing a no-brainer with these last minute travel beauty essentials, for your last quick few days of vacation at the beach!


Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain for mulit-use long lasting color that barely takes up any space in your bag.


Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Insta-Thick Thickening & Finishing Spray a combination of dry shampoo and thickening polymers to get your beach hair from day to night no wash needed.

burts bees aloe and linden

Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother perfect to sooth that little bit of burn you may get from laying out all day.