Tuesday, September 16, 2014

L'Occitane Control Styling Prep-Cream review

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We pamper our skin to no end and pay attention to our health, but do we pay any mind to our hair? Like any other part of your body, hair needs TLC sometimes too and unlike the rest of your body, hair is subjected to a lot. You yank it, you bind it, you subject it to high heat, chemicals and all kinds of weather; it's no wonder hair can be such a mess! L'Occitane has the answer to your hair woes with its on-the-go solution to protect your hair against environmental, chemical and heat stressors.

The Product
The L'Occitane Control Styling Prep-Cream is a leave-in conditioner designed to repair damaged hair and protect it from future damage. The end result - sleek, shiny, soft hair.

This product is designed for dry, damaged hair types, but I've been using it on my fine tresses to no ill effect. Containing a mix of essential plant oils and no silicones, you can be sure that this product follows L'Occitane's philosophy of naturally derived, quality ingredients.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Vegas trip recap!

At the beginning of the month, my partners in crime, Sheila and Angela and I went on a quickie trip to Las Vegas. For the last couple years we've gone on a short summer trip and this year we decided to go somewhere more adventurous and this Vegas deal was just too cheap to pass up!

I've been to Vegas a few times before, but never in the summer and holy CRAP it is hot! Like 39 degrees, 29 degrees at night, hot. The air felt like an oven to the point where you wished there was no breeze because the breeze would just waft more heat and dust onto you. All of three of us being beauty bloggers, of course we had brought along a massive arsenal of moisturizers, masques and sunscreen, but my skin still felt parched by the end of our 3 night stay.

Like all trips to Vegas, it felt too long and too short. One can only live to excess for so long, but while you are, it's one fun ride! Click thru to read more...


Friday, September 12, 2014

Tangle Teezer review

Just J: Tangle Teezer review

When I first heard about the "revolutionary" Tangle Teezer hairbrush, I was very skeptical. How innovative could you really get with a hairbrush? They've basically looked the same for all time haven't they? Well, consider me wrong because as you'll read, the Tangle Teezer isn't what it may seem.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happenings lately: Manning Park

I think I have to face it. September is here and I am not ready yet to say goodbye to summer. The weather is still deceivingly summer-like and although fall fashions are lurking at the edges of my vision and in my blog reader, I am resolutely in denial. I haven't had enough sunshine and flip-flops yet dammit!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NYX Angel Veil Primer Review

Just J: NYX Angel Veil Primer review

The NYX Angel Veil Primer is described as a lightweight, silky primer that will set your makeup and leave you with flawless skin, but are the claims true?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Diner en Blanc 2014 Vancouver

A month or two ago, I received a special "secret" invite to a Vancouver tradition: Diner en Blanc. If you've never heard of it, Diner en Blanc is a worldwide trend where various cities host spontaneous fancy dinners where everyone dresses up all in white. It's very much like a rave/flashmob minus the dancing. Participants are sent the secret location of the dinner only a couple hours beforehand and everyone shows up at the designated spot in their outfits, with tables, chairs, cutlery and even food in hand. Although there are a crap ton of rules around the event (bright whites only, invite only, must bring everything yourself unless you pay for the catered dinner, etc), it's still seen as a fun way to meet new people, dress up and participate in an exclusive event.

Normally there is a waitlist of thousands (over 33k this year to be exact) to get in, so when I received my media invite, I was thrilled! I was also a little sheepish as I do think the event, with all its rules, is a bit douchey and a way for douchy people to rub their exclusive "coolness" in people's faces, but I guess I am more okay with it if I'm one of those people?? Argh.

Anyhoo, it was a beautiful Vancouver evening when I skipped out of work in my all white outfit and trained my way over to this:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On Vacation - Viva Las Vegas!

As you're reading this post, I will be curled up in my luxurious Vegas hotel bed, waking up to 37+ degree weather with my favourite girls, Sheila and Angela for a few days of sunshine, shopping and living it up, Vegas style!

See you all next week :)

MizzJ




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