Archive for November, 2013

On The Hunt For Frizzy Hair Relief

frizz monster

The best thing about summer is being able to break out the flip flops and soak up some Vitamin D from the sun! However, there’s one downside to the summer and the humidity that comes along with it, and that’s my thick curly frizzy hair.

I’m so thankful to have natural curls, but there’s also a price to pay for them. As such, I’ve been on a mission to find the right product that can get me through the summer months. And let me tell you, it has not been fun.

My first attempt was John Frieda’s Style Crème and Mousse. John Frieda is well known for their Frizz Ease line, and while it has lots of good reviews online, I didn’t like it. It did help a little with the frizz, but my hair felt very crunchy afterwards. On to the next one.

My next stop was Walmart, as one of my friends suggested I try the La Bella Styling Gel and Dove Hair Spray. Her hair looks great everyday, so I figured I’d give these products a shot. Well, even though she has curly hair, our hair makeup must be different, as by Noon, I was all frizz and fed up.

After that, I stopped in at Ulta and decided to give the high-end Deva Curl product a try. I bought their Styling Cream – It was a bit pricey, but I was hopeful that this would do the trick. Nope, it did not tame the frizz. On the plus side, my hair felt soft afterwards. Last night on my way home from work, I returned the Deva Curl and told the girl at the register that I could not get a break and pretty much had given up.

She suggested I try Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Styling Lotion and Curl Enhancing Styling Foam. I am so happy to have found these products, as they do everything that the bottles have promised and more!

So if you have unmanageable frizzy hair like me, give these Marc Anthony Strictly Curls products a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Free 8-Piece Clinique Bonus Gift At Nordstrom

Clinique Bonus At Nordstrom

Over the weekend, I stopped by Nordstrom while at the mall and I saw that Clinique was doing another bonus gift set promotion starting tomorrow (Tuesday November 5th), with the purchase of $30 or more.

Even though I just took advantage of the Clinique bonus gift at Macy’s last month, I just couldn’t resist going for this deal, as the Nordstrom bonus gift set comes with some of my favorite makeup!

It seems like Macy’s and Boscov’s always has the same free gifts, while the Nordstrom gift set comes with a few goodies that you don’t normally see, like Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara, Long Lasting Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, and of course the cute Tracy Reese cosmetic bag that has been designed especially for Clinique.

The free gift set (pictured above) is valued at $85 and includes the following items:

  • Tracy Reese for Clinique Cosmetics Bag
  • Moisture Surge CC Cream (1 oz.) in Your Choice of Very Light, Light Medium or Medium Deep
  • Eyeshadow/Blush Palette in Starlight, Starbright and Fig
  • Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara in Black (0.07 oz.) and Long Last Glosswear in Bonfire (0.17 oz.)
  • Long Last Lipstick in All Heart (0.14 oz.)
  • Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream (0.17 oz.)
  • Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator (0.5 oz.)
  • A Different Nail Enamel in Happy (0.17 oz.)

Visit or head over to your local Nordstrom to get in on this deal while you still can. Available while supplies last!

It sucks that these deals only come along a couple of times a year, as I absolutely LOVE her makeup bags. Guess I’ll have to wait until next May for their next Bonus deal.