Colorsmash : Temporary Hair Color

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Back in my teen years I really went to town with lightening my hair. It was what I thought looked great on me and I continued to do it into my mid-twenties until I did a flip flop and switched to a deep dark glossy brown. In all those years I’ve wanted to have a little fun and try a “fun” color but never had the guts to get it done. When I was in school I was either doing dance or cheer so it wasn’t allowed, and by the time I was a working adult, I was in an office and that wouldn’t fly either. So you can imagine how giddy I was when I saw Gouldylox post a photo sporting a hot pink ombre using Colorsmash Temporary Hair Color.

This was finally my moment to try something fun because at this point in my career it doesn’t matter what I do to my hair. In beauty blogging, you can do just about anything in the name of “research” and share it with your readers so they can either Yay or Nay a product for themselves.

Colorsmash is a spray on hair color so you don’t need to worry about ridiculously messy jars of color destroying your bathroom, and comes in three colors: pink, violet and indigo. The formula is iron-oxide free, and uses a nutrient rich dye to coat vibrant fun colors to strands of hair or a full head. Aloe vera extract, grapeseed, and avocado are just a few of the healthy hair ingredients found in each can. It also offers UV protection. Depending on the health of your hair it will last you anywhere from 1-3 days and washes out with regular shampoo easily.

What I did discover, and should have realized beforehand was that this IS a hairspray– so it does have hold. I thought it was just spray in color, but it has hold to it so you can use this in one of two ways. A finishing spray after you’ve styled your hair, or a spray in and brush out for a softer color application. You will get the spray on your hands when using it, but it easily washed off with soap and water and I draped my shoulders with my bath towel that I was going to throw in the wash next to protect my skin and shirt.

I have long medium-brown hair with some lightened ends from a balayage I had done a almost two years ago. I found that the blonder your hair is, the best the color will show.  It also lasted the longest on those parts of my hair (I suspect because they are the most porous, or damaged parts of my hair.

I attempted to do strands of multiple colors for a mermaid-ish look which took some time and my six month old was not having it anymore so my experimenting got cut short. I also did just blue strands in various parts of my hair because I liked that color the most after seeing pictures of the product used. And lastly, I tried using pink and purple on my ends for an ombre effect.

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colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblog

After much experimenting, I found that pink and purple showed up best on my hair.  I did a few layers where I would spray in the color, let it dry, then brush it out and spray it again repeating the process. I found that spraying both the top and underneath produced the best color, and that I was not a pro at doing an ombre.

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I was able to sleep with the color in my hair and not destroy our bed sheets, and loved how the colors peeked out from underneath for just a little bit of fun. I love how I was able to experiment with something different but able to wash it out and go about my business as usual. I could see myself using this again when the mood strikes which could be just about anytime I do my hair! Being a work at home mom means a lot of messy buns and target trips, not so much dressing up and looking “ready” to go out until it’s the weekend when my husband is home.

colorsmash hair spray review by iliketotalkblogYou can find Colorsmash at their website so you can create your own vision of mermaid hair, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for inspiration and updates to their product line.

OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle

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Cruelty Free Body Lotion

It’s summer ladies and that usually means a little more skin is showing and it’s gotta be in tip top shape for showing off. Soft, moisturized and glowing is what I’m going for! And even though it’s the summer, I have a love affair with long hot showers. I can’t help it. My husband teases me that he could boil tea with the temperature I use, and I know it’s hot, but feels SO good.

Unfortunately, long hot showers are a recipe for drier skin. Very hot water strips your skin of the natural oil barrier it has leaving with you less than desirable results.  I am trying to get used to luke warm showers but it’s going to take some time. Until then, I rely on moisturizers to get my skin to look like a million bucks. I’m currently using OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle and totally love the way my skin feels after using it. My husband loves it too!

I thought by the feel of this product it would have some type of silicone in it because it’s not quite lotion-y and not thick like a cream, but leaves your skin feeling silky without greasy shine. It absorbs completely and leave behind a very clean fresh scent and soft-to-the-touch skin. The formula includes skin nourishing ingredients such as organic aloe vera, olive oil, jojoba oil, organic green tea, shea butter, and Vitamin B5.

aloe vera – moisturizes the skin

olive oil – rich in vitamins and antioxidants to keep skin young and healthy looking

jojoba oil – mimics sebum, our natural skin barrier to lock moisture in

green tea – has antioxidant properties to keep skin young while fighting free radicals

vitamin B5 – also known as panathenol, delays premature signs of aging

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I like to apply more throughout the day to extra dry areas like my elbows and knees. It’s also safe to use on your face if you have dry skin, which definitely happens to me sometimes around my mouth so I slather on a little dab around my mouth and on my lips. And a little goes a long way!

I have really grown to love the OZ Naturals brand more and more with each product I’ve tested. In case you missed them, the Amino Herbal Hydration Mask is the absolute BOMB for facial masks and recommended for anyone and everyone to try, and the Hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin C has treated my skin very well!  I hope to try their exfoliant next!

The  OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle comes in a very large tube that should last you quite some time applying it all over from the neck down. You can purchase on amazon or directly on their website.   To find out more about OZ Naturals you can find them on Facebook or Instagram.

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C

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I have a very large collection of face serums. Why? Because I LOVE switching off all the time depending on how my skin is acting. Serums are a great way to nourish the skin without the heavy feel of a cream or lotion. I was excited to try OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C because my skin has been misbehaving lately; having bouts of acne and dry patches all the same time. Fun times!

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is a botanically derived lightweight hydrating serum that utilizes the power of hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin by locking in water into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is know to hold up to 1000 times in weight in water, plumping the skin and fighting the early signs of aging as well as inflammation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also increases collagen production which also helps in combating premature aging. Not only does it increase collagen production but also works to lighten hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by scarred acne or sun damage). It’s a great combination of ingredients for anti-aging while keeping the skin hydrated which is so important for many reasons.

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This serum has very light scent from the ingredients. There is no perfume but something in there gives off a scent, not sure what it is but it goes away after applying it. The consistency is thicker than water but not quite gel like and I suspect its the ingredient hydroxyetheyl cellulose that thickens it up a bit.  I like that it’s a bit thicker and can be spread over the skin easily. Watery type serums tend to fall between my skin fingers and I end up rubbing my entire hand front and back on my face to get it all on there!

OZ Naturals made a great serum that absorbs completely and takes no waiting time to apply makeup right over it. I usually apply a moisturizer like Cereve on top of it, but sometimes I skip the extra step and go straight to the foundation.

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The bottle is decent size, I don’t usually see them get much bigger than the typical 1 fl oz but should last you through a couple of months with daily use.  You can purchase OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C on Amazon or their direct website.

To find out more about this brand you can visit them on their website, Facebook or Instagram for updates!