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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It: Big Style, Small Package.


My cousin is a hairdresser. She says that I make her fingers itch, because I need to do something with my hair. However, I have very long, very fine hair. It refuses to do anything, no matter what threats I make.

Then Influenster hooked me up with magic dust for free. Okay, not magic, but close to it:

Schwarzkopf OSIS+ Dust It Texture Mattifying Powder. I had no idea what it was, or what to do with it. So I scoped their site.

From the website:

Lightweight Powder to texturise.
Soft matt effect.
Versatile control effect: the more you apply the more control you get.

 To use:
  • Rub the powder in your hands and it turns into a cream
  • Apply to dry hair
  • Style and texture as you wish
  • Control Level 1
So I gave it a whirl. I figured I'd see what just a bit could do, so I followed instructions and rubbed it into a cream, then ran it through the top of my hair. I finished with a touch on the ends.

Here's me before:

See...straight as an arrow. Limp, sad, saggy hair. This was taken earlier, but this is completely how it looks every day. Hence my cousin's itchy fingers.

But after...ah, that's a whole new ballgame.

Seriously. All I did was apply to dry hair and scrunch. And it STAYED. My hair can dump a style in a heartbeat, no matter what product I use, but this stayed in place. And it was so easy...only took me a couple of minutes. Bonus for a busy Mom.

Itty bitty bottle...major firepower. My hair now looks great, and  no more itchy fingers. I'll be making
OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying powder a part of my daily routine  in the future.

I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Secret Outlast Clear Gel: Save The Last Deo Dance For Me.

As one of the happy chosen for the Spring Fever Voxbox, I had the honor and privilege of trying Secret Outlast Clear Gel.  It's available in four scents: Completely Clean, Protecting Powder, Sport Fresh, and Unscented.

 I received the Completely Clean scent:


Since we're on the subject of is superbly delicious. I was in love from first sniff. Fresh, delicate, sweet without being perfumey or too flowery.

So what makes Secret Outlast Clear Gel different? Well, the claim is 48 hours of protection, and no nasty white marks on your clothes, thereby avoiding the dreaded "Deo Dance":

I'm in a great position to put it to the's high summer in Virginia. Humidity is a way of life around here, as is damp armpits.

Secret delivered on both counts. I put it on while wearing my shirt, and even with that immediate contact, no white marks at all. The staying power was on target as well...despite some serious heat and sweat generated by walking around a carnival, I still smelled fabulous and felt dry. I wish there was a full body version...

Helpful hint: if you tend to sweat a lot, apply deodorant before you go to bed. It helps. Seriously.

Anyway, back on task: Secret Outlast Clear Gel works. For real. Just like they say it will. I totally recommend's made me more pleasant to be around, for sure. Scentwise, anyway.

I received my deodorant complimentary from Influenster in exchange for my review.