Friday, June 20, 2014

Heavy on Fashion reads - DIY Dye by Loren Lankford*



Hello all my fashion & beauty divas and gurus! As you all know I love DIY projects.  When I received DIY Dye Book by Loren Lankford, I was excited.  I have dye my hair several times before but I never used made a home made dye. Well now I can. DIY DYE is full of different diy job techniques including bleaching, chalking, food coloring and tons more. Whether you are looking for a permanent dye job or a temporary fun with color, DIY DYE is the must have. 

I love the vivid photos and the step by step guide for the Hair dyeing novice. The Tips to Dye for are a must read, they provide great advice to achieve the colorful look of your desire. I can not wait to try the Henna Dye on my hair one day. I also loved that this book included tons of items that you can find in your kitchen to get the hair color of your dreams.




My favorite features on DIY DYE

 Chalk is a great temporary dye. You can also make your own Hair chalk thanks to the fab recipe in DIY DYE. 

There is a great guide on using Tea to dye your hair...Yes tea! 

DIY Dye gives some very sound advice about hair when it comes dyeing the follicles 


You can buy your copy of DIY DYE retails for $16.95
on Amazon.com at
http://www.amazon.com/DIY-Dye-Bright-Temporary-Coloring/dp/1612432808


I would like to thank the lovelies at Ulysses Press for the book! 

Until Next time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Heavy on Fashion reviews - Agadir Argan Oil Hair products*



Hello, all my divas and gurus! As you all know I wear my hair natural underneath my various sew in weaves, braids, and wigs. No chemical straighten. So when I remove my wig or take out my weave, I use products that moisturizing and are sulfate free. Today, I have a huge review for you. Thanks to the lovelies at Agadir International,  I had the opportunity to use and review the Agadir Argan Oil Hair Collection.  Yes, The collection! Agadir is a professional grade hair collection that started in 1963 by brothers and hair professionals Paul and Archie Bogosian.




I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised how Agadir Shampoo, Conditioner, Argan Oil Hair Treatment, and Agadir Moisture Masque worked so well with my natural hair. It did not dry out my scalp or leave my hair feeling brittle. It really worked!

The Agadir Shampoo retails for $19.99

The Agadir Conditioner added some serious moisture to the hair for $20.99

The Moisture Masque worked well. It added a nice dose of moisture to my hair. It also helped repair my damaged ends. A while ago I dyed my natural hair blonde which left it damage. Fortunately, the moisture masque is one of the tools I am using to get my hair back on track. I will add the moisture masque to my hair regiment. The Moisture Masque retails for $34

My favorite product from this group was the travel size Argan Oil Hair treatment. It works fantastic as a leave in conditioner or in a hot oil treatment. The Argan oil really helped to soften my hair. The oil treatment retails for $24.99





Now the Agadir Spritz Spray, Agadir Volumizing Firm Hold Hairspray, and Volumizing Styling & Sculpting gel are great for styling especially updos. I would suggest using these products only on human hair. I would suggest the spritz spray for great tight curls. The Volumizing hold hairspray is great for body waves or loose curls.

Agadir Spritz Spray (travel size) retails for retails for $6.99
Agadir Volumizing Firm Hold Hair spray (travel size) retails for $9.99
Volumizing Styling & Sculpting gel (travel size) retails for $17.99


The Mousse can be used on human and synthetic hair. I would consider it a must have for any hair maven. Oh, and did I mention, the mousse smells divine. It is great for wet and wavy type hair. Just braid it up at night and go to sleep. In the morning, you will have fabulous curls. This must have mousse retails for $22.


I didn't get the chance to try out the Hair Shield 450 intense creme treatment yet but I plan to use this very soon as a deep conditioner using a cap hair dryer. I will give you a later update on how Hair Shield works with a cap hair dryer. So stay tuned!

All in all, I give the Agadir Argan Argan Oil Hair products a big thumbs up. It is affordable for a professional grade hair products.

There are tons of great products that I did not check out but you can!

Go to Agadir International at https://www.agadirint.com/

Oh and don't forget to check out Agadir on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgadirInt
Instagram: http://instagram.com/agadirint
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agadirint

Until Next Time,
Live,Style,Write
Malanb


Monday, June 2, 2014

Heavy on Fashion review - CreamedSoaps Gourmet Body Treats - Grass Roots*



Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I love hand made items especially when it comes to beauty products. I had a great opportunity to try a CreamedSoaps Gourmet Body Treats - Grass Roots soap. I fell in love with the scent of the Grass Roots soap. I wish my blog could have a scratch and stiff so you can get a full smell experience of Grass roots soap. Sadly I don't so let me see if I can put this into words.. smelling fresh lemongrass in a fresh spring breeze.
Yeah it is that good. Oh, and did I mention that it is Vegan. Yes, Grass Roots is vegan handmade soap.
So no funky business there. After using CreamedSoaps Gourmet Body Treats, my skin was not dry and very soft.  I also love that Grass roots is affordable, just $7 a bar. A great price for a handmade soap. If you suffer from sensitive skin like me or have other skin issues than buy Creamed Gourmet Body Treats. It is handmade, the ingredients are natural, and they do not have artificial colors or fragrances!


Here is a list of all the fabulous natural ingredients in Grass Roots soap
Shea butter, 
Cocoa butter, 
Coconut oil, Olive oil, 
Organic Sustainable Palm oil, 
avocado oil, 
Black Walnut hull, 
Nettle leaf powder, 
Bentonite clay 
and 
Essential oils of Lemongrass, Gingergrass and Patchouli for scent

Thanks to the fabulous Owner/Soap Artisan of Creamed Gourmet Body Treats, Amber L. Matthews,

All my fabulous beauty divas and Gurus you can get 10% off  if you used the code MMSOAP

This exclusive coupon is good until June 13th, so head over to http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreamedSoaps

Check out all the lovely Creamed Gourmet Body Treats has to offer! 
Sidenote: Make sure you check out the Soap Gift Box makes a great gift


Oh and don't forget to check out Creamed Gourmet Body Treats via 

I would like to thank Amber L. Matthews for sending me her fabulous soap

Until Next time
Live, Style,Write 
Malanb