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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)

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-XO Tiffy

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Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray

As I’m searing for the perfect hair products, I’ve been trying out the brand Kerastase. While I don’t care for the price tag, and I’m still not entirely sure it’s worth it, I have enjoyed using the Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $37.

First off, I love the smell of this product. It definitely smells like a hair salon mixed with a hint of floral. Also, this has worked wonders at adding shine and combatting frizz in my hair. I typically apply this on wet hair, but it’s light enough that I could use it sparingly on dry hair if I really needed to.

Any time I use this product, I see  a huge difference once my hair is dried. It does weigh the hair down just a bit, so don’t expect any extra volume, but I do love all the extra shine!

Overall, I’m pleased with this product, but I don’t think it’s quite enough for me to repurchase since the price is rather high for a hair product.

What product do you use to add shine and lessen frizz? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Pacifica Berry Dreamy Sleep Over Hydration Mask 

I HATE when I fall in love with a product only to find that it’s already been discontinued! But that’s exactly what just happened with the Pacifica Berry Dreamy Sleep Over Hydration Mask. It looks like I can stock up on the remaining ones sold at a steeper price on Amazon, but I think I’ll just start looking for a dupe.

I love this product because it smells fantastic, keeps my dry ends looking more fabulous than usual, and is super natural. It’s my go-to post-shower hair product. When I use this one, I can just sleep with wet hair and wake up with smooth, frizz-free, gently-styled tresses.

Do you have a favorite leave-in conditioner that might work on hair with oily-ish roots but very dry ends? If so, I’m getting desperate, so please let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Mousse

Hair texture is a very individual thing. Some people have straight hair, and some people have curly hair, but most people have hair that is somewhere in between. My hair is mostly straight but it has a slight natural wave. When I curl it with heat, it doesn’t hold well, so I thought I’d look for a product that could work on its own to enhance the hair texture. I recently saw that Herbal Essences has re-released their Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Mousse. This product can be found at nearly any grocery or drugstore for about $4.

I used to use this product all the time before it disappeared, so I was so excited to see it again. Sure, it’s been reformulated, but I was excited all the same.

The first thing I noticed is that it smells different than the original product. The old version smelled AMAZING like African Violets. This one smells like Hibiscus. It’s still an okay scent, but I do miss the old scent, which I just adored.

The product still works well though! It’s a light mousse that I typically just use on wet hair, but it does give a bit more wave to my hair. My hair looks gently tousled with a bit more texture than usual when I use this product, and that’s exactly what I wanted. I really love this product. I just wish it still smelled like violets!

What products do you use to add some texture to your hair? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Ouai Haircare

I’ve been trying to take better care of my hair. I know I dye it too often, so I’m really trying to minimize the amount of heat that I use on my hair. I typically shampoo and condition at night and then apply some product for either frizz or smoothness or shine and then I let it air dry. I’m still looking for the perfect products to use, so I was excited when Sephora sent me some Ouai Haircare to try. These products retail for between $12-40 and it seems like there’s a product here for just about anyone.

First, I used the volumizing shampoo and conditioner. They felt great on my hair and didn’t weigh it down at all. Best of all, my hair felt very clean without feeling stripped. Now, they weren’t absolutely fantastic or transformative, but they did seem like good haircare products. I was most impressed with the leave-in conditioning spray though which really enhanced the look of my dry ends. Using it post-shower while my hair was still wet allowed it to absorb without making my hair look greasy. I’m glad I got a bigger sample of the leave-in conditioner because I’m really loving it, and I think I’ll probably purchase it when the sample runs out.

Have used Ouai haircare? If so, be sure to tell me what you thought in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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OGX Bonding Plex Shampoo and Conditioner 

I use a lot of heat when it comes to styling my hair, and this has resulted in quite a bit of damage and frizziness. While I have decided to try letting my hair air dry completely and using a styling cream for texture instead of using any sort of heat for a while, that still won’t correct past damage. Truly, nothing besides cutting off damaged hair is the real solution, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still try the occasional quick fix. That’s why I decided to try the OGX Bonding Plex shampoo and conditioner in order to see if my split ends can look a bit better until I can sneak away to the salon. This product is available at Walgreens and similar retailers for about $7 a piece.

First, I really love the scent of this product. It really smells like a salon, and the scent lingers too. This may not appeal to everyone because it’s a bit chemical-scented, but I really love it for some reason.

The real goal of this product is to improve the cuticle of the hair and bond split ends back together while protecting from future damage. I will say, when I use this product, my hair does feel smoother and softer. However, if I do blow dry my hair, my hair looks a bit frizzy. But if I use these and then let my hair air dry completely, I think the overall texture of my hair is improved.

I do wish that the shampoo was easier to lather. It feels like it takes a lot of product to get the ideal lather going.

Overall, this product is just okay. It makes my hair a bit better but not dramatically so. I like the scent, but that doesn’t make up for other performance issues like a lack of lather. I’m glad I gave it a try, but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this one.

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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!

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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!

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-XO Tiffy

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Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship 

About two months ago, my hair was really long, but now that I’ve cut off about 10 inches, it’s definitely more of a medium length. Caring for long hair can be a real challenge. The longer your hair, the greater the chance of dry, split ends which require a lot of nourishment. However, in my case, I needed to find a product that could both nourish my ends without making my scalp oily. Thankfully, I found Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo and Conditioner. These products retail for between $3-6 a piece depending on which retailer you go to.

The best part of these products is the fact that they do what I need them to do: nourish my ends and prevent breakage without making my scalp get oily. I love the way that they leave no residue but are very easy to lather in the shower. I’ve been using a lot of natural hair products and they don’t tend to lather very well, so using these felt ultra luxurious since they built up a really nice lather.

The scent is also amazing – kind of like pomegranate mixed with other fruits. The fruity smell was not overpowering though. It was nice and light and fresh.

I can’t recommend these enough for people with long hair. They’re so inexpensive compared to salon brands, but I swear they work just as well. If you’re on a budget and you have long hair, you’ve just got to try these.

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-XO Tiffy

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Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner 

I love to change up my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out. This is actually good for your hair since hair does get acclimated to shampoo and conditioner so it won’t work as well over time if you never change the formula you’re using. Knowing this, my bestie surprised me with a sampler of Kristin Ess’ The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner. The full-size versions of these can be picked up from Target for $10 each.

I absolutely loved these! I started using them before I cut off 10 inches of hair because they are supposed to be great for split ends (they have something called “zip up technology” to help with this). Now, there’s no way to permanently fix  split ends besides cutting them off, but products can sort of bind them together, and that’s exactly what these did. After the shower, my hair was instantly softer and more manageable and my split ends were a lot less noticeable. My hair also felt exceptionally clean and healthy. I was super impressed by this brand!

Kristin Ess is a celebrity hairstylist whose goal was to create a range of hair products that are both affordable and luxurious, and I think she’s definitely hit the mark with these. I would love to try more of her products because these worked so well and I was actually sad when I’d used up the last of these samplers.

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