Oxygen eye masks

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VII Code O2M Oxygen Eye Mask

About

These easy-to-use under eye pads are the first eye masks that are safe to use for 8 hour. With the most natural potent antioxidants, skin will be refreshed and invigorated overnight. It uses as easy as peel, stick, and go to sleep.

Details  

Cost $55

INCLUDES

1 Box of O2M Oxygen Eye Mask for all night repair (6 treatments/box).

BENEFITS

Skin is instantly refreshed.

Minimize visible signs of aging around eyes.

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles effectively.

Instantly moisturize and soothe delicate under eye area.

The oxygen eye mask helps get rid of dryness, puffiness, and dark circles!

My Thoughts! 

So before I gave you guys a review I used the entire pack just to make sure I knew how I felt! I’m going to be honest, when I  read that you should wear these over night I was a little hesitant! Mainly because i’m weird about stuff being on my face and I assumed these would be super uncomfortable, I was wrong! These are very comfortable when worn correctly. I recommend placing them an inch or two under your eyes for them to be comfortable. The gel on the pads is very cooling and helps sooth the under eye! I didnt notice any burning or irritation which is huge for me since I tend to have very sensitive skin! They are also very sticky so you don’t have to worry about them falling off while sleeping! 

Personally I am all about age defying and preventative measures for the skin so I am obsessed with these! After several late nights of editing photos I would still wake up looking refreshed without under eye bags! These are definitely something I would recommend adding to your nightly skin care regimen. 

You can purchase these masks here!

xoxo - sassandsatin

 

 

Tape in Extensions Review

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Who here has ever got something done for a special event and then you were like yea never going back raise of hands?!! Yea, I truly believe lash extensions are the gate way drug to hair extensions and vice verse lol. I got lashes for Mexico and thought ohh I'll just get them filled once, then maybe just one more time.... now it is a full on addiction! That is how I feel about hair extensions right now lol. Once they are in there is really no going back. I mean you could but then I wouldn't have the long luxurious locks! So since I got an overwhelming amount of people asking me what I thought about my hair extensions I want to give you all the deets!! 

A little break down for you guys!

  • Cost; Around $600 depending on where you go and how many packs of hair you need! I got 2 1/2 packs!
  • Brand; Hotheads Tape in
  • Length; 18-20 inches
  • Location; Duncan Bros Salon
  • Stylist; Chelcie Robb

How long do they last?

The extensions can last up to a year depending on how well you take care of them! You will need to have them moved up every 3-4 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.

Care Instructions;

I was told you need to wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week and when you do you need a sulfate free shampoo! I got this one from Kerastase  you also can't apply conditioner to your roots anymore just mid shaft to ends! After I finish showering I towel dry my hair and apply this elixir  from Kerastase . You also have to completely blow dry your hair before bed or it's going to be a hot mess in the morning! I also braid the bottom of my hair before bed just to keep it from tangling up and causing breakage! Listen these are pricey and I want to get my moneys worth, which means I will handle with care! I also recommend getting a heat protectant! These babies are fragile and don't receive any oils like your natural hair does! So you will need to invest in a lot of good products! Kerastse is definitely my go to hair care system!

Who will these benefit?

I think anyone who has ever wanted extensions and has the time and energy to care for them I say go for it! I haven’t regretted mine at all! I love these because if you are someone with thin hair or thick hair, they can make them look like they grew out of your head! The blend is so seamless and perfect! 

Negatives

Price point! Das expensivvvveeee but worth it!!;)

You can't just wash your hair and go! You have to put some effort in and make sure they are dry before bed.

I will say if you work out daily you might want to wait until winter for these since you can’t wash your hair daily! (Or invest in a really good dry shampoo!)

You can't run your fingers through your hair as much. I hate feeling the pieces of plastic when I run my fingers through my hair by my scalp. ( I will say you cannot feel the plastic when you sleep and I totally thought it would bother me! But it doesn't.)

Final thoughts!

If you have the time to care for them and the funds to keep up with them then go for it! Another great option if you are not 100% sure about Tape in extensions would be micro bead! My pretty friend Lauren is giving a full review on them over on her blog Fit Mommy In Heels! Hopefully between the two of us you can get a better idea which system works best for you!

 

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After!!

 

 

Hair Secrets From A Hair Stylist

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Top @vicidolls, Jeans @express, Shoes @nordstrom, Lip Stick @jeffreestarcosmetics 

For those of you that don't know I work for Duncan Bros Salon , so I get to be around some very talented phenomenal hairstylist! Like seriously, I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair. With their advanced education classes and constant training they are seriously rockstars!! So I thought it would be fun for me to interview one of my very best friends and outstanding stylist @karidoeshair . Her talent and business savvy mind amazes me!! Kari is the Creative director for Duncan Bros Salon Penn. She has been in the industry for 15 years, and she has been on the Goldwell's education team for 5 years. So who better to spill the secrets on all things hair! 

So without further ado here we GO!!

 

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1. How often should you have your haircut if you are trying to grow out your hair?

-Thats a tricky question. Everyones hair grows at different rates, but on average, you will get 1/4 inch to 1 inch per month. If the hair is in healthy condition, with little to no damage, I would say someone could go 8-10 weeks without needing a trim. However, if the hair is damaged, I would recommend getting it cut every 6 weeks, and I would recommend a regimen of Kerastase for them to use at home. Kerastase is absolutely  wonderful when it comes to giving strength to damaged, dry, brittle hair.

2. How do you make your color last longer?

- Getting the most durability out of your color service is actually quite simple. Use the shampoo and conditioner thats recommended for the line of color you have on your hair. Every “color safe” shampoo is not created equal. Every color company, makes products that go hand in hand with their hair color, and each one is ph balanced, so the client gets the most longevity possible.

3. Whats the best way to repair split ends?

- theres no magic recipe or secret ingredient for repairing split ends. If you have split ends, you need a haircut.

4. Why should you see a professional instead of using box dye?

- This question always makes me cringe, LOL! Just like we talked about earlier with shampoo, all color is not created equal. When it comes to box color, they use the cheapest ingredients, and many different types of dye molecules that are NOT made to be put on human hair. No wonder it doesn’t last very long, huh? Most of the dyes used in box color were actually made to be used on carpet or leather, but the worst ones are the metallic dyes. That type of dye molecule will trash your hair! Professional hair color is much different than box color starting with the ingredients. The color line that I use, Goldwell, is the only color company in the world, who has a patented technology that has the ability to improve the health of the hair up to 35% with each application!! Goldwell even has a lightener (bleach) that has the same technology! Its pretty remarkable, and is by far, the most versatile, and by far the prettiest color I’ve ever used!

5. Whats the difference between a cheap curling iron and an expensive one?

- There are tons of differences between the cheap irons and the professional ones, but one of the most important is the heating element. Cheap curling irons only have one heating element thats meant to heat the entire barrel of the iron, whereas the more expensive irons will have multiple heating elements, placed in different areas of the iron. This makes sure the iron is the same temperature all the way through. Theres also the clamp strength, cord length, ability to choose your temperature, and what the barrel is made of. (titanium or ceramic) Titanium is far better!

6. What are some top products you recommend for overly damaged hair?

- For damaged hair, my go to products are from Kerastase. Elixir Ultime is a must!!!! BEST. OIL. EVER!!!! The “Résistance” line is the best thing I’ve ever used! There are 2 different shampoos, 2 different conditioners, and 2 masks. The product choice would depend on the level of damage or what condition the hair is in. And the products… oh my gosh, I could go on and on about this forever! I absolutely love Ciment Thermique! Its a heat protectant lotion, that has the ability to penetrate the outer layer of the hair and start to repair each strand from the inside out! People often ask how you determine which products are right for you, and the answer is simple, go to a salon that carries the product, and ask someone to evaluate your hair. Kerastase is a treatment line, that takes training, and expertise to diagnose each clients needs. And no, you can’t buy it at Beauty Brands, Ulta, or anything like that. Kerastase chooses their salons carefully and very picky about who has their product. I believe less than 1%of salons are approved to have it in Oklahoma, but to get a more definite answer, you could refer to the Kerastase website.

7. Whats one thing you wish your clients understood?

- Realistic expectations, and that pinterest is full of fakes who use photoshop

8. How are people damaging their hair without realizing?

- Using the wrong products! Grocery store shampoo and conditioner are garbage. They are full of awful ingredients, many of which can’t even be pronounced. They buy cheap stuff, not realizing that its full of mineral oil and bees wax, and is about 90% water. They also don’t use heat protectant, and use hot tools on their hair everyday. Hair can only withstand heat of 220 degrees when its dry before it starts to become damaged… and think about how high the temperature goes on the majority of hot tools. I believe the highest I’ve seen is 450! Paper burns at 400, so I think its safe to say that EVERYONE who even uses a blow dryer could benefit from a heat protectant.

9. Why should you invest in a good shampoo/Conditioner

- Good shampoo and conditioner is a way to protect your investment! Not buying shampoo and conditioner from the salon you get your hair colored at is like buying a diesel truck, and putting unleaded gas in it. Every salon is more than likely going to sell the appropriate products that compliment the color line they use (just like i mentioned before). This is going to give you your moneys worth! And yes, buying from your salon matters! They are going to have new stock each week to make sure each client gets new, fresh, NOT EXPIRED product. But you can’t get that same guarantee from Ulta, Walmart, Target, etc.

10. Who is your biggest inspiration?

- I have tons of people I’ve looked up to over the years, but I honestly have to say my mom is my biggest inspiration. She’s been a hairstylist for 35years, and she’s still kicking butt at it! I always wanted to be just like her when I grew up, and even though we are very different, I hope I make her as proud of me as I am of her. Maybe someday I’ll be able to blow dry like she does (majority without a brush & still getting volume with just my fingers… haha!) She’s a hair magician.

 

11. Are hair extensions bad for your hair?

- Depends on what kind they are, and how well you take care of them. I prefer tape in extensions over bonded or beaded. The bonded extensions are hard to care for, take forever to apply, are crazy expensive, and have a tendency to get very tangled. The beaded ones slip out too easily, and also take forever to apply. Tape in extensions are much quicker to apply than the other two methods. I can usually have a full head applied within an hour at most. They don’t get tangled like the others, and can be reapplied 3-4 times if they have been well taken care of. I always give my clients a full list of do’s and dont’s to ensure they know what to do, and I also make sure they don’t leave the salon without the proper sulfate free shampoo and conditioner.

 

Kari specializes in color corrections and trend coloring techniques!

For those interested in booking with Kari you can call 405-840-2767 !!

Instagram @karidoeshair

Facebook @karidoeshairatduncanbrossalon

Duncan Bro's Salon insta @duncanbrossalon

 

 

Erno Laszlo white marble brightening face mask review

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 Mixing both ingredients until it's a moosey texture  

Mixing both ingredients until it's a moosey texture  

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After applying all over I realized this is definitely not one of those cute selfie masks lol. 

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This is my before and after and the major difference I could see was that it calmed down a lot of the redness that I had and my skin definitely looked more radiant! 

I finally finished my box of masks that @Influenster sent me to review for free! So I thought it would be the perfect time to review the product for you guys!

While applying this mask I was very confused how this would dry and I would be able to peel off but it dries down to basically rubber! Also Pro tip make sure to apply A LOT!! It hurt to peel off on the places that had only a thin layer.

A little info; I have oily to normal skin and my skin is very sensitive. So basically everything breaks me out. I was pleasantly surprised when I didn't receive any irritation from this mask.

 After removing the mask I could definitely tell that my skin looked a little more radiant and it seemed to calm down any breakouts I had coming. I think it does what it says I also think it would be even more beneficial to someone with dry skin! 

It is a little on the pricey side it retails for $80 at Sephora but for my girls that love luxury skin care this is right up your ally!  

You can shop this mask on my "shop my insta page"

YSL Tatouage Couture Ultra Matte liquid Lip Stain Review

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So I received the YSL Tatouage Couture Ultra Matte Liquid Lip Stain #5 from @influenster to review for you guys! $35

I would describe this color as a mauvey rose color. I'm still not sure how I feel about the applicator! It's flat with square edges. Like I get that purpose the edge is there to line your lips, but I can do that with a normal applicator with a lot less trouble. But it smells like berries and I'm down for that.

Formula  

Looking at the tube and the description I was expecting a lot more of a punch. When you apply it's not completely opaque and it takes a couple swipes and dips to become opaque. It says it's Ultra Matte but I would describe the formula as a satin formula not Matte. So for those of you that hate the drying sensation that normal Liquid Lip formulas give then you will love this! It lasted from 9 until around 11:30 when I ate. So as long as you're not eating or drinking you should be fine but it's definitely not transfer proof. 

Final thoughts  

I would definitely purchase additional colors to use on those days that I just didn't want to apply a dry Liquid Lip! 

You can shop additional colors on my shop my insta page!