What I’m obsessed with today… Ombre hair

dip dye/ ombre hair

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What a fun summer look! How could I not try it out?                             

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Conclusion: After 5 years of not dyeing my hair, taking the plunge into color turned out to be a very good thing indeed!

Getting Glossy

So maybe by now you’ve heard about Glossybox or one of the other beauty boxes out there. If not the basic idea is you subscribe to the service and each month for a nominal fee, this particular one is $15 a month, you receive a package in the mail containing full size and sample size cosmetics. This allows you to get a feel for brands and products you might not normally try and see new items from brands you already know and love. Ideally.

I must admit I was a bit skeptical when first introduced to the concept. Would I really receive what I perceived as $15 worth? and would I even enjoy the cosmetics Glossybox sent?

The answer to both questions is YES! Granted this is only my first box, as this is their Canadian debut, but based on first impressions I am very pleased.

The packaging is very pretty and obviously has had a lot of thought put into it, which goes a long way in the enjoyment of this service.

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Here is the dusty rose Glossybox, straight out of the box it was mailed in. It measures approximately 8”x 6.5” with a 3” depth.

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Love the ribbon! but then again I am a sucker for ribbons.

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The envelope held a card that on one side has a short note about the February box and on the other side has a list of all the products in the box. It gives the name, a brief explanation, and what the price would be if you were to purchase a full size. Also included are 3 labels for the box which I think is a cute, thoughtful touch.

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The cosmetics I received are:

1. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night Cream 7ml                                             

2. Essie Nail Polish in Neo Whimsical 13.8ml

3. Oscar de la Renta Live in Love body lotion 50ml

4. Ahava mineral hand cream 20ml

5. Elizabeth Grant moisturizing stick 3.5g

and as a bonus, usually you only get 5 products:

6. Beauty So Clean sanitizing wipes(4) and mist 8ml

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So far I’ve tried both lotions, I like the scents, the nail polish, the color was perfect for a V-day manicure, and the moisturizing stick, which is my fave of the bunch. It smells like melon and it moisturizes just the way I like, not sticky and doesn’t sink in too fast. Also I feel a little more classy pulling out this stick instead of my usual Lip Smacker or Blistex.

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Overall I think this is a great service. It’s well put together and made me smile when I opened it. The $15 includes taxes and shipping and you can cancel your subscription at any time! I’m happy this service came to Canada and am looking forward to next months Glossybox!

Check them out on facebook, twitter, youtube, or their website www.glossybox.ca.

 

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Conclusion: Everyone loves getting a package now and then, and if it has beauty items in it all the better!

nothing beats a good Blo

Last Friday I had the extreme pleasure of attending Blo’s V.I.P(ink) carpet rollout. This is Blo – Blow Dry Bar’s first Calgary location and 16th in the world!

Scheduling my appointment right after work was a good choice. I was able to sit down, unwind with a glass of champagne, and emerge half an hour later with a fab hairstyle and reenergized for a fun Friday night! Blo even opens at 7am which is awesome if you want that picture perfect hair to start your day with.

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Blo is located on 1317 1st Street SW in Calgary. Easy to get to and close to downtown, the salon is chic and cozy. Upon arriving you get to look at the Blo hair menu and choose from 7 different styles. I choose the  classic red carpet Blo. Being a total blo out virgin I thought I’d start with the original, but i loved the experience so much I will definitely be back to try out the different looks!

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After getting shampooed my bloer (aka session stylist) Karina, went to work. Karina is a blo u(niversity) educator from Toronto and if the Calgary bloers learned from her then I will be back because she was excellent!

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Karina used the most amazing smelling Moroccanoil hair spray on me.  I need to track some of it down! I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Moroccan oil lately but wasn’t sure if it would be good for my fine hair. She assured me it was great for fine hair and after trying it I have to agree.  Blo carries Moroccanoil as well as theUnite range of products.

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And Ta-Da! The finished product! My hair was shinnier, swingier, and smelled yummy. Thanks to Anna Skrzypek and the rest of the Blo crew for a lovely first Blo experience!

Book your appointment soon, you won’t regret it!

BLO FIRST STREET STREET

1317 1st Street SW                                                                                                               Calgary, Alberta T2R 0W3                                                                  blofirststreet@blomedrycom                                                                                       403.264.2569

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Conclusion: A perfect addition to Calgary and when i saw the Moroccanoil sample in my gift bag I was over the moon!