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Sunday Vlog: Biggest Beauty Blunders

Today’s Sunday Vlog is all about my top 3 Biggest Beauty Blunders:

These are the products mentioned in today’s video:

Kiss imPRESS Manicure Press On Nails ($8)

John Frieda Precision Foam Color ($14)

Thanks for watching!

-XO Tiffy

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L’Oreal Root Rescue 

My hair grows really quickly, which means I have to touch up my roots every month. This would get way too expensive if I did this in a salon, but thankfully I have discovered the L’Oreal Root Rescue. This product is only $7.50 and helps me double the time I go between dye jobs.

I get the shade “Dark Brown,” and I find that it matches pretty much any shade of dark brown hair dye that I’ve used. I wait 15 minutes instead of 10 before rinsing because I may be 26 but I already have some stubborn greys. It is just so easy to do and there’s very little mess. The thin tube spreads the product pretty evenly throughout my root line.

This product works so well for me, but there are a few things for you to consider before picking this one up. First, it only comes in 7 shades and will only work for some blondes and some brunettes. If you’re a redhead or have a really unique hair color or a lot of dimension to your hair color, this may not be the best product for you. But I’m pleased that it works so well for me and my typical dark brown locks.

Have you tried any products designed just for touching up your roots? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Influenster for providing this product for me to review.

My hair grows super fast, and even though I’m 26, I have a substantial amount of silvery hairs that come in my roots. Because of this, I typically dye my hair every 4 to 5 weeks. That’s a whole lot of chemicals yearly, and so I’m always on the look for hair dye that’s going to be nourishing instead of adding to the inevitable damage that comes with dye and heat. Recently, I was able to try the Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme. This product is available at Target and similar retailers for about $7.

For the price, this is a fantastic product. The creme texture is very thick, which actually makes it easier to spread evenly throughout the hair without too much mess. There was also no staining of my scalp (although, I did take some preventive measures by putting a little bit of coconut oil against my hairline – you could also use vaseline if you wanted). I will say that the color looks very even and it did cover all of my grey hairs.

The avocado, olive, and shea oil in this product really do make a difference. Often after dying my hair, it feels dry and brittle for a few days, but this didn’t happen with this product. Instead, my hair felt and looked sleaker and healthier.

The color itself is a little one-dimensional, but for $7, that’s kind of expected. It was still very nice, and I could definitely still see myself buying this in the future. It’s a fantastic product for the price. Overall, I highly recommend this one.

Do you dye your hair yourself or go to a salon? If you DIY, what is your favorite dye kit? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour 

So, I’m going to be completely honest in this post. My hair started going grey when I was only 19. I guess it’s genetic because my mom also started going grey pretty young. So, for years now, I’ve been religiously dying my hair once a month (or every five weeks). I just don’t want to be 25 with streaks of white in my hair. I’ve experimented with lots of different dyes over the years, but for the past two years, my go-to has been the John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour in the shade Dark Cool Espresso Brown.

This product can be purchased from Target or similar stores for about $12. It is truly the easiest hair dye I’ve ever used. It is a foam, which makes it so easy to saturate your hair. The foam can seep into the little nooks and crannies where strands of hair hide, so it really delivers a very even color. It’s almost foolproof! Plus, the foam is thick enough that it does not drip and create a mess everywhere.

The color is very dark and compliments my cool skin tone, but it still has enough dimension to prevent the hair from looking too lifeless or monochromatic. I leave it on a few extra minutes, and it always covers all of my pesky grey hairs. It also comes with a generous amount of conditioner that provides a very deep conditioning treatment, and there’s definitely enough to use it about weekly. By the time you run out, you’re probably ready to dye your hair again anyway.

I will say that this does use a lot of chemicals, so it may leave your hair feeling heavy if you use it too frequently. Still, it is well worth the cost because it really does deliver excellent results and is super easy to use. I would absolutely recommend this product to both beginners as well as hair experts. Finally, the smell isn’t too bad, and it has never caused me to have any skin or eye irritation.

Have you tried this product? What is your go-to hair dye? Please, let me know in the comments section.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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L’Oreal Root Rescue 

I’ve been looking for hair dye solutions that prevent me from having to completely dye my hair every 4-5 weeks. I typically use John Frieda Precision Foam hair dye monthly for an overall color. I’ve noticed that my ends have been getting drier and frizzier, and so I wanted something to target just my roots. My plan is to dye all of my hair and then follow that up after four weeks with a root touch up and then go another four weeks before dying all of my hair again. My first product that I’m testing for just my roots is the L’Oreal Paris Root Rescue in Dark Brown 4.

This product can be purchased at most drugstores or at Ulta for about $8. It was easy to mix and apply. I loved that the tip was like a comb, and it was so easy to brush it into my roots. The formula itself is really thick, which is excellent because this prevents dripping. Overall, this product was really easy to use and apply, with the exception of the truly terrible gloves that come with the kit. These were definitely the worst plastic gloves I’ve ever tried to put on my hands – it was so hard to get my hands into them without ripping them.

I am happy with the results of this product. My grey hairs are all covered (and I have a shocking amount of grey hair for a 25 year old!) Unfortunately, I think this product irritated my skin just a little bit. My scalp looked a little red for about half an hour after using the product, and the skin on my face seemed more sensitive. As far as hair dye reactions go, that is very mild, but it’s still more of a reaction than I’m used to having with hair dye, and I don’t know if I want to try again to see if the same thing will happen (or worse). The only hair dye reactions I’ve ever had were from L’Oreal products, so perhaps this just isn’t the brand for me. Still, I liked the results, so maybe I’ll try to find a similar product from another brand.

Has anyone had any experiences with this product or a similar product? What did you think? What are your favorite hair dye solutions?

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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