Monday, 23 April 2012

MAC & Drugstore Haul, Foxy Locks Extensions + More!

Hi everyone-

Hope all of you had a great weekend! :)

I had lots of fun! I shopped like crazy at the mall, did some thrifting, bought some Salon hair products and made some drugstore makeup & beauty purchases. I found the most perfect jeans at Sirens, so I purchased two pairs- and I'm going back to get more colors! they are beyond amazing! While thrifting- I purchased a white Spring/Summer jacket, a huge purse, some bracelets and vintage 70's Sunglasses.

I also purchased some Salon Hair Care for my damaged hair- and I have to say, that when it comes to hair repair products- I'll be sticking to the Salon. I picked up the Joico K-Pak Reconstructor and the Redken Anti-Snap leave in. Both are Protein treatments.

 At first, I HATED the Redken Anti-Snap- it made my hair very tangly, and my brush wouldn't even go through my hair. I called the Salon, and even though it staes on the bottle that it should be used everytime after towel drying your hair- it should only be used once a week or twice at most (accoriding to the stylist I spoke to) to much Protein build-up can make hair very brittle. Since I had a bad reaction form the get go, I now just use this on my ends- not all my hair (and its working) .........

The second product I picked up was the Joico Reconstructor. Any of you ladies that bleach need this in your life. This repaired all my damage in two uses! no joke. It makes your hair thick, full and soft. I was amazed! I have spent so much money on hair repair products from the drugstore- after a few uses, they kinda lost thier magic & stopped working. I should have tried this right away. I really wish I had this when I first bleached my hair. I'm very glad I stumbled upon a review of this on Makeupalley. This product tamed some of that annoying breakage I had. Finally, I purchased Moroccan Oil by Live Clean. I really like it- Its basically like a very strong hair serum. I have tried so many hair serums that I have lost count. This one is by far my favorite :)


In other exciting beauty news, my Foxy Locks Superior Extensions arrived last week! and after a few days and hours of practicing, I finally figured out how to blend them with my natural hair. Let me say, I'm hooked on them! The color I purchased was 'Light Ash Blonde' - the color is spot on. However, I should have gone with the deluxe set because there are so many extensions in the Superior set, and I cannot use them all. I only use one 3-clip,  one  4-clip, and four 1-clip wefts. After that I have a ton of pieces left over. I have an issue with the Volumizer Weft though- it doesn't really snap shut very well. My hair is thin/medium texture (if that makes sense) ...and the weft is acting like my hair is to thick. I also did not recieve a 3-clip weft also. I have contacted Foxy Locks and hopefully get a response. I'm not to worried about it though because like I mentioned- I have a ton of hair left over. At first, I could not apply the extensions very well & I was kinda annoyed. I simply looked up more tutorials and found a very good one that helped me out alot. I'll be doing a very in depth review on these soon!


Now onto the MAC & Drugstore stuff! I have been purchasing a lot of stuff from MAC that I have been wanting to try. The last thing on my list to purchase are 10 eyeshadows to fill up my palette. I popped out the insert and I can fit 21 eyeshadows now, which is so much more better! Anywho- I purchased the MAC Matte Gel, and Gingerly Blush. I have been loving the blush so much! I have fallen in love with the Sheertone Formula. I have been testing out the Matte Gel, and so far its really good. I use it over my Primer in area's where my skin gets most oily throughout the day. I also purchased Studio Fix Powder in NC15. I finally feel like I have my perfect match now since bleaching my hair :)


Even though I purchased lots of stuff this week, I didn't take pictures of most of it. It was mostly boring stuff (makeup sponges, hair clips, mini cosmetics bags, a mini makeup mirror etc...) I went to this discount store that is a major guilty pleasure. I found all the stuff I was going to buy from Wal-Mart and then some. I even found this lash growth serum by L'oreal for $4.00 :) So I have been using that for a few days to. Now in Wal-Mart, I picked the new Revlon Primer and some Ecotools Brushes. So far, I'm really impressed with them- especially the Bronzing Brush.


Lastly, I purchased Nicki Minaj's new CD, I love Nicki- she's one Bad Bitch :-)  and the new super cute Hard Candy Traincase!

It isn't anywhere near large enough to fit all my makeup, but I use it to store my lashes, beauty tools, and other items. I can't seem to find a picture of it on Google, so it must have just been released? Anywho, I love all of Hard Candy's packaging. I really wish it would fit all my makeup, and it would if I made a blush palette and pressed my loose pigments into a eyeshadow palette. Eventually I'll get around to working on that project. This past weekend, I also figured out a new technique with my eyeshadow- and I'm super happy I tried it out! I basically extend my lid color, and I don't get any of my lid color transfering into my crease color :) I have a Sephora Haul coming up that I'm very excited to share, and some clothing from Great Glam.

Have a great week Lovelies


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