Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Great Time to get on the Kimono Swim CoverUp Trend!

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Your Hair Needs This: Schwarzkopf OSIS Thrill Texture Fiber Gum Review + GIVEAWAY


I'm a hair product junkie, and if there is something new on the market, claiming to be amazing, you can bet I'm going to be trying it! 

ENTER TO win this Fabulous Texturing Cream at the bottom of this post! 

I had heard lots of good things about the Schwarzkopf brand but hadn't actually got to try it until just recently. I was beyond thrilled after hearing that these products from this innovative brand are winning over ladies everywhere lately! 

I have super long hair and besides shampoo and conditioner, some kind of styling cream is an absolutely must for me. I tend to be quite low maintenance with my hair. While I'm obsessed with hair products, I usually still only use the bare minimum from day to day. In fact, I'm lazy about hair cuts, hair coloring, even washing my hair. So I need a lazy girl's hair product that will give me a perfectly styled look with rich, fabulous texture, which will be lightweight enough that I can wait for a few days before washing again. And of course, I need a product that will work! I'm just not going to spend any longer in front of the mirror then I have to.

When I got the Schwarzkopf Osis Thrill Texture Fiber Gum, I swear I heard angels singing! I use to use a texturing pomade back in the day like crazy because I loved how piece-y it made my hair. I absolutely love that texture, but if you've ever used pomade, you know its not for the lazy girl. That stuff will need to be washed out the next day. Hence, the fact that I quit using it. I went back to my lazy ways and pretty much apply only a shine serum to my hair after blowdrying and styling, and that's it! That's all I've been doing for years for my hair to give it style and hold, er not hold! I know, thats pretty lazy! 

When this lovely texturing cream showed up, I was absolutely in love the first time I used it! Like pomade, you only need a little bit, but I love that it's much more light weight and you feel that as soon as you dip your fingers into the pot to use it. It also transfers to your hair and is just as super lightweight there too! 

When I applied it to my hair, I applied it about middle of my back down, focusing on my ends. I only had to use a tiny little bit which I would rub in my hands together first and then apply to my hair. I only had to dip about three times (for both sides and the back). It took two seconds, and voila! I was done! 




Now to get an idea of what this looks like in your hair, I took some before photos. I had just blowdried and curled may hair and hadn't put in anything else. Here is a shot from the front and the side.


Hair Before texturing cream: 


Now here I've applied the Thrill Texture Fiber Gum:


Hair After Schwarzkopf Thrill Texture Fiber Gum: 




Don't you love it? There's that gorgeous piece-y texture I've been missing all of these years! But look how soft and lightweight it looks! Pomade never looked this good in my hair. In fact, I've never used a styling cream that has looked so good! I'm completely, madly in love with this texturizing cream!

Today I woke up (I took these pictures yesterday) and did the lazy girl thing by not washing my hair, and I thought to myself, "crap I hope my hair isn't weighed down and looking super greasy," but it wasn't! It looks just as good today as it did when I applied it yesterday!  I did just appy a tiny bit more this morning though, although I probably could've just walked out the door as is!

The fabulous texture cream will not only give you amazing, super long-lasting texture (For Days!) but looks super natural in your hair and will keep it feeling super lightweight and soft too. I can comb my fingers through my hair normally and I get absolutely no oily, sticky residue like I use to get from using Pomade.

The Schwarzkopt Prof OSIS+ Thrill Texture also has a really nice light scent that leaves your hair smelling super fresh too!

I won't be leaving the house ever again with out using my fabulous OSIS+ Thrill Texture Fiber Gum ever again! It is just too easy to use, perfect for the lazy, low-mainteneance girl, but will make your hair look and feel like you just walked out of the salon! What could be better than that?!


If you would like to learn more about this amazing Fiber Gum from Swartzkopf Prof, be sure to check them out today at BeautyCareChoices.com.


Happy Styling!


Also, the lovely ladies over at Beauty Care Choices are letting me giveaway this amazing styling cream to one of my fabulous readers!

ENTER TO WIN the Schwarzkopf Prof OSIS Thrill Texture Fiber gum in the rafflecopter form below!

This contest is open to US only.

Good Luck Lovelies! xo xo 


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**I was given this product from Beauty Care Choices and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.



An Easier Way to a Healthier Heart: Microbiome Plus + Heart Supplements Review + GIVEAWAY


We all know how important heart health is, I don't have to go into detail about that. What you may not know though, is that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women currently in the US. Yep, thats a scary fact, but one we need to be aware of so that we can put our best interests first and start taking steps to better heart health today!

Enter to win a Month's Supply in the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post- 3 WINNERS!

While there are lots of foods we can eat that are great for hearth health, such as LOTS of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and oils such as avocados and olive oil, the truth is, many of us just aren't getting these good heart-healthy foods in our diets everyday, or at least enough of them!  Let's face it, in this fast paced world we're now living in, some of us barely have time to get 8 hours of sleep at night, let alone prepare somehow get three healthy home-cooked meals everyday!

That is exactly why Mircobiome Plus + Heart can be a total lifesaver for your heart and body! These supplements are designed to give you the probiotics and omega 3's you need everyday, to aid digestion, and keep your heart healthy and strong!

I recently got to try probiotics from Microbiome and had a really great experience with it! You can see my review HERE. Because I had such a great experience with the probiotics, I couldn't wait to try out the Microbiome Plus + Heart to give my heart some super strong health too, as well as my body!

The Microbiome Plus + Heart health supplements will not only keep that ticker going strong, but it also can be used to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease too! You can also get other wonderful health benefits from taking it regularly, such as supporting a healthy bile metabolism, helping keep your blood pressure in check, helping support normal inflammatory response, and keeping your cholesterol and triglycerides in check. 

As you can see here, the benefits from taking this supplement can totally be worthwhile and probably very important down the road if you're not quite staying and eating as healthfully as you should be.

Obviously you're going to get the max out of these supplements if you keep up a healthy diet and exercise program, but if you're not quite so faithful to the workouts and healthy eating, this supplement can be a great solution for helping you get the healthy omega 3's you need to keep your heart healthy (just don't expect a miracle if you're eating greasy burgers 3 meals a day!)

What I love about Microbiome is that I haven't found any other heart health supplements, that uses the aid of probiotics to help your heart. I knew that digestion was important and from my past review on probiotics, I've seen what a difference they can make first hand, in keeping you feeling healthy and good. I actually didn't know until I started taking these supplements, that probiotics and them aiding your digestion, can actually be good for your heart and other vital organs too! Just take twice daily with meals, one of the Microbiome Probiotics and one of the omega 3's each (both in this pack), and you're on your way to a healthier you!




I actually got to try these supplements out for the last month and have been absolutely thrilled with them. As I've said before, I love taking a probiotic with meals, because if you tend to eat unhealthy meals here and there, you will notice a dramatic difference in how probiotics make you feel! For example, If I eat a lot of cheesy or super buttery foods, I notice I get bloated right away. Fast food will make me super gassy too. I know. not fun. But when I have taken my Microbiome Plus and Heart probiotics and omega 3's, I notice that my tummy doesn't seem near as irritated afterwards, or really any part of my body! This can be a total lifesaver especially for someone like my husband who lives on the road and unfortunately has to eat way too much fast food (and he already suffers from lactose intolerance - poor guy!) I've had him taking my Microbiome probiotics for awhile now and he is absolutely hooked on them because he can eat those convenient meals on the go while traveling, but his body responds better to what he is eating now, and he doesn't have to suffer many of those nasty yucky body consequences.

Along with probiotics, we all know how important fish oil and Omega 3's are for health. Your body needs the good fats, especially your heart, to stay healthy. Most of us truthfully do not get our weekly dose of fish, and I've heard for years now, that most doctors recommend that most adult americans should be taking some form of Omega 3 for hearth health. (Obviously this is something you will probably want to see your doctor about first.) I've been taking omega 3's for years and years now because I know I don't fall into the category of heavy fish eaters, because well, I'm vegetarian. So I know it is extra important that I take an omega 3 supplement for hearth health, and I've absolutely been loving my Microbiome Plus Hearth supplement to give me a stronger, more healthy heart!



If you would like to learn more about Microbiome Plus and Heart Health, or purchase some for yourself, you can shop them on Here on Amazon.


Also, the lovely people of Microbiome are letting me GIVEAWAY a month supply to 3 of my Lovely Readers! 

ENTER TO WIN A month Supply of Microbiome plus + Heart! 

3 WINNERS! 

Sorry this contest is open to US only!

Good Luck lovelies! xo xo 



*MyStyleSpot is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

**I was given this product from Microbiome and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.



Hairstyling Tips from Celebrity Hairstylist, Lori Rozman, Department Head Hair on ABC’s Revenge


Cast photos by Bob D'Amico/ABC & available though abcmedianet.com; Product photos available by clicking here.

To celebrate the return of Revenge on ABC Sunday March 8th, department head hair Lori Rozman reveals tips to re-create each character's signature hairstyle.
Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne

To get started after shampooing and lightly conditioning the ends, I spray Emily’s hair with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray scrunching the product into her hair. This gives just the right amount of texture, hold and soft movement with thermal protection. 

To create added volume while blow drying, I gently lift and move her hair in various directions with my hands followed by a medium round brush to create additional volume and bend to the ends. 

I love the CHI Touch Screen Dryerbecause it easily gives me the temperature and air flow settings I need with just a touch of a finger. 

Once dry, I section her hair into 3 different parts: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free. This is vital because you need to have constant control over the hair at all times so you do not miss any areas.  

Next, I use a 1 1/2" Dura CHI Curling Iron to create luscious loose curls. To achieve natural looking curls and/or hide any partings, take uneven shaped partings and sections, then wrap the sections around the inside of the barrel and hold for 10 seconds. Clip each curl and allow them to cool. For longer lasting hold for long days on the set, I will spray each curl with White Sands Infinity Hairspray.

To style, remove all the clips and rub a small amount CHI Silk Infusion on your hands and finger tips. Gently run your fingers through the curls to loosen. For silky loose curls, take random sections and run your fingers through to separate and define.

Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson

Madeline’s beautiful raven hair always looks picture perfect. After shampooing and conditioning, I generously apply a blow waving spray like White Sands UnderCover throughout her hair from scalp to ends to give her hair added lift and hold. Because her hair is long and thick, I rely on the CHI Touch Screen Dryer with 1800 watts to get her dried quickly. 

Once I remove most of the moisture with my hands, I turn to a large round brush to smooth her hair straight. 

Once the hair is dry, I switch to a medium sized round brush to create soft curls by rolling sections and blasting each one with hot air followed by a cool shot to set. 

Next, I carefully remove the hair from the brush by slowly unwinding & twirling the brush and hair at the same time. 

To create more curl definition, I use my 1 1/2” Dura CHI Curling Iron wrapping only the bottom half of a section around the inside of the barrel. Finally, I finish with White Sands Infinity Hairspray.
Karine Vanasse as Margaux LeMarchal

With Karine, we start with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. After gently towel drying her hair, I apply CHI Straight Guard for a smooth, sleek finish. I use a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute the product. 

For the long bang area, I lightly spritz with CHI Volume Booster. Next, I blow dry with a medium paddle brush along the back and sides. For the top and crown, I switch to a large round brush. 

After the hair is dry, I create a side part and sweep part of the bang over the forehead toward the ear. Depending on location sites, I might use a flat iron to further smooth the bang. To finish, I always trust White Sands Infinity Hairspray to give me that hold and flexible staying power. 
Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross

Gabriel is all about style and what is trending. Each season we try to change his look with either a different cut or color change. 

With men, it is important to keep in mind their hair needs the same support as women. So I start out using a volumizing shampoo. 

Instead of a conditioner, I opt for a leave in treatment spray like White Sands Porosity the Fix layered with White Sands The Cure 24/7 Serum

Creating a hair cocktail is necessary many times in order to achieve the looks the producers want. When blow drying, I use a small paddle brush lifting the hair at the root area and smoothing the rest. To style, I opt for CHI’s Matte Wax to give some definition.



Happy Styling!




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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bring Back the Vibrant Skin and Get Rid of the Acne for Good: Vivant Skincare Mandelic 3-1 Exfoliating Face Wash Review


Adult acne can be very frustrating! Trust me, I know! I've experienced it over the last few years and it can be completely dreadful for sure, not to mention it can really take a hit on your self esteem.

Over the years I've tried many products to treat adult acne, and unfortunately most just don't seem to be that effective. A few years back though, I got to try out a great cleanser specifically for treating acne, that I had a wonderful experience with it and found significantly improved skin, almost immediately. The Vivant Skincare Mandelic Acid 3-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is made with green tea extract, kiwi extract, honey, and grape extract to really help improve the texture and tone of your skin, as well as get rid of the nasty unwanted blemishes! 

This amazing face wash works specifically well for fighting acne, because it contains anti-bacterial anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. It not only works to diminish blemishes and even out skin tone, but will also help build collagen and elastic repair in the skin, leaving you with fresher, cleaner, more even, glowing, youthful skin! 

I tried this cleanser a while back for my acne as I was right in the middle of a rough patch where I just couldn't seem to kick the acne and I was desperate for a resolution! You can see my Review HERE on the Vivant Skincare Mandelic Acid 3-1 Exfoliating cleanser for acne. Amazingly enough, It did lessen my acne quite a bit (I have pictures!) 

This time around, I was lucky enough to mostly kick the acne for good, so I was excited to try this face wash for its other amazing skin benefits!

When My Vivant Skincare cleanser arrived, I immediately couldn't wait to try it that night! When you begin using this cleanser, it's important that you begin using only every other day. The powerful ingredients can cause some irritation at first. I actually started my use right away and had no problems with it causing my skin any irritation. I was able to start using it every day quite quickly, actually. 

What I loved right away about using this cleanser, is how amazing it feels on the skin. It is actually very gentle, and I love the micro beads for exfoliation in this cleanser. Although they are powerful and really scrub away the dirt and the dead skin, it actually feels really smooth and quite relaxing when you apply it to your face and start rubbing in a circular motion (You can also use this cleanser for your body too! It works great for getting rid of Bacne!)



Right after I rinsed, I couldn't believe how soft and smooth this cleanser made my skin feel. In fact, when I took this picture, I decided to wash my hands with this dab here instead of just wiping it off, and I couldn't believe what a difference I noticed from using it on my hands! They felt so smooth and soft and actually, quite moisturized too! I have harsh tap water here in Wyoming and it leaves my already dry skin feeling so incredibly parched any time my skin touches water, I always have to dive into the lotion and creams anytime I shower or wash my hands. After using this amazing cleanser on my hands, I was surprised to see that my hands didn't even feel tight and dry and I debated on wether or not to even apply lotion afterwards!

The cleanser also has a really nice soft scent too, probably thanks to the yummy kiwi, honey, almond, and green tea extracts you will find in it.




After rinsing my face, it feels incredibly moisturized, super soft and supple, and smooth too! I apply my serum and moisturizer as per usual. After looking in the mirror over the last few weeks, I feel like this cleanser really does a great job of evening out skin tone and texture. My face all around feels smoother and softer lately, certainly more so than normal! I also have some acne scars still and a few sun spots around my temples and I feel like they are looking a bit less noticeable since I started using this wonderful cleanser too!

I'm absolutely loving my cleanser and have also enjoyed using other products from the Vivant Skincare line! If you suffer from acne, you absolutely should do yourself the favor and give this cleanser a try. It worked for me! But even if you're not currently suffering from acne like I'm not now (Thank Goodness!) This cleanser still works amazingly for treating the signs of aging as well as giving you softer, smoother skin, with a nice fresh youthful glow! I also really love that for an exfoliator, it is much softer and gentle than most of the harsh scrubs you currently use on your face. I love that the exfoliator is right in the cleanser and leaves you will smoother, softer, more glowing skin after every use!



If you would like to learn more about this amazing Mandelic Acid 3-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, than be sure to check out VivantSkincare.com  today, and check out some of their other amazing skin care products while you're there!

What is your biggest skincare issue? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you! xo xo


Happy Beautifying!

* I was given this product from Vivant Skincare and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.





Bring on the Vintage: Plaid Circle Skirt by Moooh Review

Plaid seems to be having a moment right now, in fact, it seems like it's always in, doesn't it?! Yeah, you can bet that plaid is always going to make a statement, especially in a pretty tartan print or a fabulously-chic red. 

I recently came across a new fashion site I'm completely in love with Moooh.net. It not only offers some gorgeous plaid fashion like the knee-length circle skirt I'm wearing here, but you can find lots of gorgeous on-trend clothing for practically next to nothing!

Now I know I've blogged a lot about inexpensive clothing. In fact, I think most of us can agree that expensive clothing just isn't in the budget most of the time for well.... most of us! But often times we end up sacrificing quality for inexpensive clothing. I don't know about you, but often times I feel great about the deal, until the clothing arrives, and then suddenly I'm reminded why it was so cheap.  I feel this wave of disappointment come over me, and I think to myself, I probably should've just saved myself the money and not bought this. I hate when that happens. It happens all too often too. And half the time it will cost you as much as you bought it to ship it back so then you end up keeping the dreadful piece of clothing anyway, even though you never end up wearing it. Yeah, I've done this way too many times to count. This is exactly why I love Moooh so much! 

When you order from Moooh, the prices are so incredibly inexpensive you think to your self, shoot I hope I'm not disappointed with the quality when it arrives. I will admit, I thought this when placing my order, but I loved the plaid skirt so much, I decided to go for it anyway.

When the skirt arrived, I was blown away. It is super thick, and actually quite heavy. Exactly what you would expect if you had just paid a couple hundred bucks for this (but you didn't! It only cost $58!) It also comes lined. Is it just me, or do you never see that anymore! Yet I completely appreciate and love that! 

The only thing I noticed is that there is no hem at the bottom. After looking it over I decided that was just the way it was supposed to look. The material is so heavy-duty though, that it doesn't fray or anything like that, and I actually kind of loved the unique look of this skirt not having a hem. 

The 50's vintage style of this skirt makes it so fun to play around with too. You could style it so many different ways, it will never get boring! Being the colder months right now, I absolutely loved and appreciated how warm it is too thanks to the thick, super cozy material it is made with (you would never guess its polyester!) I normally where a size medium being a size 6, but I went with a large and the high waist fit me perfectly! 

See How I styled my gorgeous Vintage High Waist Plaid Skirt from Moooh here: 











Isn't the skirt fabulous?! I absolutely adore it and you will catch me wearing it everywhere this spring!


If you would like to learn more about the fabulous, on-trend clothing from Moooh, be sure to shop them today at Moooh.net.


Happy Shopping!


* I was given this product for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.

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