REDKEN VOXBOX REVIEW

Hello my snowflakes! First, I wanted to apologize for my lack of posting and social interaction on here. The last couple weeks of this semester had me drowning in school work, study sessions and finals, BUT yesterday was my last final so I have officially completed my first semester of junior year! Whoop whoop! Now normally around the middle of the month, I post a monthly favorites, HOWEVER this month I had the privilege of receiving a complimentary VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes! How exciting?! As I always say, free stuff is my favorite kind of stuff.

The first VoxBox I received was filled with products from Redken. I personally LOVE Redken products and was more than excited to see what I received.

My hair has had a lot of ups and downs, all thanks to the “wonderful” idea of bleaching my hair all by myself. I have worked hard to get my hair to where it is now and that healing process alone, along with chopping my hair off and letting it regrow has taken well over two years. However, Redken products such as their Extreme Strengthening Shampoo, Extreme Strengthening Conditioner and Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment have helped my hair to get to the level of healthy I have desired for so long. With that being said, the excitement I had to try some other products of theirs was through the roof!

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Color Extend Blondage Purple Shampoo

The first product I received is a purple shampoo designed to strengthen, brighten and reduce that pesky brass color we blondes try our hardest to avoid. My first impression of this shampoo was how pretty the bright purple color was and how amazing the scent of the shampoo was! I was able to build up a nice lather while washing and afterwards, I let the shampoo sit in my hair for about 2 minutes before rinsing.

My only downside for this shampoo would have to be the stain it leaves in your shower and on your hands, although after washing my hands with warm water and soap, I was able to get the purple stain off my hands. For the quality of the product and the benefits that come with, I am perfectly content having purple hands and a purple shower!

You can find this product here for $20.00.

Color Extend Blondage Conditioner

The conditioner, similarly to the shampoo, had an amazing scent and was also purple in color but a much lighter purple. This was a very thick and creamy conditioner (which I love). I left the conditioner in for about 5 minutes and then washed out.

My only downside for the conditioner is that it did not de-tangle my hair whatsoever.

Overall, I did enjoy it and would purchase again. If you are interested in purchasing, you can do that here for $20.00.

Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Rinse-off Treatment

This product is a rinse-off treatment. I decided to use mine right after showering and prior to putting conditioner on my hair. I sprayed it throughout my hair and made sure I soaked the tips of my hair, then I let it sit for about 3-5 minutes and rinsed it out.

My only downside with this product is the spray bottle itself is very user-unfriendly and I struggled with trying to spread the product throughout my hair by myself.

Despite the downside, even after one use I noticed my hair felt stronger and less hair fell out while brushing it. You can find this product here for $19.00.

I do plan on repurchasing all three of these items again and I would definitely recommend them to my blonde ladies looking to add some strength to their damaged hair and get rid of that brassy tone!

I would like to thank Influenster and Redken for providing me with my very first VoxBox! I can’t wait to work towards more in the near future!

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

 

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Bondi Sands – REVIEW

Hello my lovely readers! I absolutely HAVE to share this amazing product with you all. Personally, I feel 10x more confident when my skin has a gorgeous, bronzed glow. Sadly, I wasn’t born with naturally tan skin so my best bet is the sun, a tanning bed, or a self-tanner. Around August it becomes too cold to tan outside so I resorted to paying an expensive monthly membership at a tanning salon.

NOT ANYMORE.

Save your skin the torture and the wrinkles in the future and tan at home!

Easier said than done right? Those who have experimented with self-tanners, myself included, can vouch for me when I say that after so many tries, self-tanners become more of a hassle than a pleasure. Streaks, that nasty looking orange tone, and the dreaded ankles/knees/elbows? HASSLE.

I first stumbled across an ad for Bondi Sands on Instagram several months ago. Knowing my past experience with “amazing self-tanners,” I decided to not make a rash decisions and instead followed their Instagram page. After months of seeing raving reviews about this product, I gave in and purchased it.

Before

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Prior to application, I showered, shaved and exfoliated with a sugar scrub. I made sure that I was not wearing any sort of jewelry or clothing that could mess up the tan. I then took the application mitt (which can be purchased here), put a squirt of tanner on the mitt and started blending from the bottom of my leg, upwards.

I was amazed at how smoothly the foam went on and how easy it was to avoid streaks when applying. Not to mention the amazing smell of coconut that flooded my room shortly after.

For a whole hour after application, I remained undressed to ensure that my tan would remain even and streak-free. The directions on the bottle state to leave the tanner on for at least one hour and then rinse off with warm water. I left the tanner on overnight to achieve a deep tan.

After showering, my tan was gorgeous, glowing AND streak-free!

After (Even Littles loves Bondi Sands!)

If you, like me, enjoy that bronzed glow but struggle to find a self-tanner that lives up to the name, I urge you to try this amazing product or the several others they have on their website! I do not have a single bad thing to say about this product and I know you’ll be just as satisfied as I am if you give it a try!

You can find the exact tanner I used here or visit their website at www.BondiSands.com.

Tackle this winter with me feeling like a BRONZED QUEEN 😍

 

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