Although the weather hasn’t been consistently warm as one would like it is still spring and NIVEA has some tips that will have our skin looking fresh and feeling renewed.

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1. Give Skin a Nudge for Spring:

“Exfoliate rough skin over from winter weather to reveal softer, touchably smooth skin, just in time for spring. Reach for NIVEA’s Touch of Renewal Lathering Body Scrub with Hydra IQ technology that contains peeling particles that cleanse by gently removing loose dead skin revealing silky renewed skin.

2. Maximize Skin Firming Hydration Power:

“Apply lotion immediately after the showering to lock in even more moisture. Be sure to pat your skin with a towel until dry instead of rubbing it to prevent irritated skin. Try NIVEA’s Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10, proven to firm and tighten skin’s surface in as little as two weeks. It’s formulate with HYDRA IQ Technology that supports skin’s own hydration network to unleash non-stop moisture, lasting more than 24 hours.

3. Keep Your Lips Fresh:

“Did you know keeping lips hydrate is the best way to maintain a plump pout? Moisturize your pucker, and add a pretty Spring shade to your look with NIVEA Kiss of Care & Color, formulate with a moisturizing core of nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter.

I am a faithful user and believer in most NIVEA products. Just last week I told you all how some NIVEA products helped get my skin back in order after a muddy and physical challenge. I love the Touch of Renewal Lathering Body Scrub and the Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 does help tone. My only wish is that NIVEA begin to incorporate spf in their lip products and will officially be hooked!

Tell us how you incorporate NIVEA into your beauty routines to help get the perfect spring look. Share your favorite beauty tips with NIVEA on Facebook and Twitter using the #NIVEA Hashtag.

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Disclosure: The products in the picture were provided by NIVEA. All ideas and opinions expressed about the products are my own.

Can you imagine the perfect night with your closest friends? You bond over drinks, work, great fashion, and of course men! Well that was not the case in the new movie “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.

These three ladies form the strangest bond because they all have one thing in common, Mark King played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. That’s right! You have the wife, Kate King (Leslie Mann), the girlfriend, Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz), and the mistress, Amber (Kate Upton) all teaming up to give Mark what he deserves. Talk about unlikely friendships! The camaraderie between these three is outrageous! Definitely one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a very long time.

The film’s head costume designer was none other than Patricia Fields. Yes the Patricia Fields! So can you say Sex in the City? After the screening there was a Q&A session with Pat, as she is affectionately known. She was asked a variety of questions even what are her staple pieces or favorite pieces in her wardrobe in which she responded, “I love everything.”

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POPSUGAR Fashion Kate Schweitzer and Patricia Field

When it came to the fashion for the movie Pat said it starts with reading the script. She said you have to know the story. Then she gets to know the characters. Her job is to make the characters come to life through fashion. The fashion isn’t the focus, it’s the character, so she chooses items to fit their personality and lifestyle portrayed in the movie.

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Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton

Without giving away too much here’s a short breakdown of the fashion in the movie:

Cameron Diaz- The powerful attorney girlfriend- What would you expect a powerful attorney who works in midtown to wear? Contemporary and modern. I won’t even begin to describe her apartment (swoons). She dresses like she is in control black power suits, sexy yet mildly conservative dresses in a bold red, and stilettos galore!
Leslie Mann- The suburban wife-She had to be my absolute favorite character. Pat describes her as a Stepford wife. She wears the cardigans around her neck, the bright floral prints, sun hats and tunics and kitten heel sling backs.
Kate Upton- The young mistress- She’s like your typical college sorority girl. Most of her wardrobe consists of short shorts and lots of cleavage.
Nicki Minaj-Lydia the assistant- She pretty much played herself lol. Her character was very believable and seemed like a true side of Nicki. She also dressed her role as well with different wigs, body con dresses and tight skirts in gorgeous prints and patterns.

One guest asked Pat has there been one piece that she just had to get into a movie or who her favorite designers and brands are to pull from. She simply said it’s not about the clothes or fashion. It’s about making the characters believable. Kudos to Patricia Fields and her team! They did an amazing job with the fashion in this film.

Prior to the screening all of the guest mingled of champagne, popcorn and the cutest candy bar to get ready for the film:

Me with the lovely Patricia Field

Me with the lovely Patricia Field

POPSUGAR Candy Bar

POPSUGAR Candy Bar

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Me with my line sister Robyn

Me with my line sister Robyn

All of the guests were gifted with POPSUGAR MustHaves during the screening. And Patricia Field gifted all of the bloggers her infamous “Patricia Field Lucky $1000 Money Clutch”

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So plan your next girls night out! Dinner and a movie always work! So ladies plan your next GNO to see The Other Woman, you won’t be disappointed!

Check out the trailer below and click here for more info about the movie

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fox through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about The Other Woman, all opinions are my own.

Hey lovelies,

I’m here with my review of the Herbal Essences Naked Collection Volumizing Kit. Below you will see my video but just a review of what the Naked Collection Volumizing Kit has:

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Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
- Restores hair’s natural body.
- Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens.
- Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce.
- Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.

Naked Volume Dry Shampoo
- Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
- Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.
- The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.
- Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.
- How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

Naked Volumizing Souffle
- Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
- Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint.
- How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

Check out my video with my results


 

My Thoughts
I did not use the soufflé (mousse) because my hair has been straight for the last few weeks and I only use mousse when I am wearing curls. I used the shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo. The shampoo is a great for clarifying, but what is great about it is that it is not drying. The shampoo did not leave my hair hard like some clarifying shampoos. The conditioner was very moisturizing. It was easy to detangle my crazy hair since I am in the process of transitioning to texlaxed/texturized hair. My hair was very soft and my hairdresser was able to roller set my hair with ease. The dry shampoo is something that I just recently started using a few months ago. The dry shampoo removed a lot of the oil buildup and gave my hair more life and bounce. I think the volumizing kit gave me great results. My hair had lots of body and movement. It was very moisturized and I was very pleased with my results.

Recommendation: 4/5 I would recommend this kit. I would not use the shampoo each week because it is clarifying, but it works great and the conditioner is very moisturizing.

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To purchase the collection click here 

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this post are my honest opinions. The Walmart gift card to purchase these products was provided by Herbal Essences.

Hey lovelies!

Thank you all who entered the Herbal Essences x Walmart Giveaway.

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The winner of the giveaway is Jennifer D.! Congratulations!

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You have 24 hrs to respond to the email claiming your prize.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for my results post using these products later this week!

Hello beauties!

Christmas and New Years Eve are right around the corner, so you know what we need…FABULOUS HAIR. Yes you know I am always switching up my hairstyle, but over the last few months I’ve been giving my hair a break from the braids and weaves. I am somewhat of a product junkie and I love trying new things, so I was excited when I was contacted to try out the new Herbal Essence Volume Kit. I just received my kit in the mail so I will have a review for you about these products in 2014 (omg that feels weird). Take a look at what you can expect from this new collection.

My Ordering Process

It was super easy ordering the collection from Walmart. I  went directly to this link here and placed my order on Sunday and was scheduled to receive my products on December 23, 2013. My order shipped Monday and was delivered on Tuesday! I did regular delivery as well so I was very pleased with the delivery process.

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Naked Collection Volume Kit
- Kit includes Naked Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Volumizing Soufflé, Flexible Hold Spritzer and Dry Shampoo.
- Everything you need for irresistible volume!
- Online-only offer.
- Limited-edition kit, available while supplies last.
- Get it first HERE
- Your chance to be the first to try Herbal Essences Naked!

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Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
- Restores hair’s natural body.
- Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens.
- Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce.
- Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.

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Naked Volume Dry Shampoo
- Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
- Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.
- The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.
- Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.
- How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

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Naked Volumizing Souffle
- Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
- Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint.
- How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

“The Volume collection lets you bare your softest hair! It has an invigorating blend of white grapefruit and mint extracts. It contains zero dyes to leave your hair naturally clean and full of irresistible volume.”

Click here to purchase

I love when my hair has lots of volume. That’s one of the main reasons I am not bone straight relaxing my hair any longer. My hair used to be flat and dry a few days after a wash, but now that my hair is much thicker it holds the volume, so I cannot wait to see my results after I use this product.

The products do not contain any parabens, heavy residues, or dyes, but they do contain sulfates.

One luck reader has a chance to win a $50 to Walmart courtesy of Herbal Essences to purchase the new Naked Collection Volume Kit.

This giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents and you must be 18 or older to enter

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Disclosure: The gift card for me to purchase the items was provided by Herbal Essences. The giveaway is sponsored by Herbal Essences. The product information in the post was provided by Herbal Essences.