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John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray Review

John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat-Iron Spray Review I BOUGHT THIS | AFFILIATE LINKS

I have been wearing my hair natural (relaxer-free) for nearly three years. There are times when I like wearing my hair straight, which I achieve through the use of a flat iron. However, one of the things with which I would struggle is my hair turning into a poof ball within 30-minutes after straightening my natural hair. Alas, I’ve found a solution: John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray.

John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat-Iron Spray


John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ description:

“Revolutionary heat-activated formula wraps each strand to seal in longer-lasting straightness without weighing hair down. Protects against heat damage and blocks frizz.”

For the last few months, I’ve been routinely using the John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray on my damp hair after washing. The fact that I’ve been using it for this long says a lot, especially since I’ve tried several anti-reversion hair products that haven’t worked, so my expectations for this product were low.

John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat-Iron Spray directions

The John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray is easy to use.

  1. Part your hair in four (4) sections
  2. Spray damp hair
  3. Place hair in two-strand twists
  4. Sit under hooded dryer or air dry
  5. Blow dry straight and/or
  6. Flat Iron

The John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray, unlike other flat iron sprays I’ve used, doesn’t weigh down my hair or leave it feeling sticky. It also has a nice, clean fragrance that isn’t overwhelming. My hair is softer and easier to manage when blow drying, and even shinier and more after flat ironing.

John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat-Iron Spray results

I’ve found that after using it, my hair, unless it gets soaked, stays straight for longer than three days. In fact, my last run with the John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray had my hair impressively straight for a little over a week! Even on days where the humidity is through the roof, my hair doesn’t frizz.

I love using the John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray whenever I need to flat iron my hair. I feel secure knowing that my hair is protected from the heat while it’s getting straightened. If you’re looking for a heat-protecting flat ironing spray that delivers on frizz control for three days or more, I suggest picking up a bottle of the John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray.

The John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray retails for $8.97 at Walmart.


Have you tried the John Frieda 3-Day Straight™ Flat Iron Spray? If so, did you like it?

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic on Brown Skin

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic for Brown Skin PR SAMPLE | AFFILIATE LINKS


I’m a fan of NARS, especially their beautiful blushers. I was happy to have been able to get my hands on their Spring 2015 release of the Dual-Intensity Blush in Panic.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic Collage

NARS’ description of the Dual-Intensity Blush:

Featuring NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, the newly- imagined formula allows for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture. Six modern shade pairings curated by Francois Nars offer a universal spectrum of hues that works across all skintones. Sweeps on dry for a bold flush or wet for a translucent wash of color. Dry pigments impart a natural glow that warms the complexion and fuses weightlessly. Dampen NARS’ exclusive Wet/Dry Blush Brush before application for a watercolor effect—dab over the apples of the cheeks and swirl in a circular motion to paint on a subtle tint.

NARS DUal-Intensity Blush Panic Packaging

The NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic is a beautiful blush compact housing two shades of blush: (r) bright pink and (l) golden coral.

I like applying the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in ‘Panic’ with my NARS All Day Luminous Foundation (review) as a base. I first apply the left side (golden coral shade) blended lightly towards my temples, close to my hairline. Following that, I gently swirl the bright pink shade on the right on the apples of my cheeks.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Wet/Dry

Applied dry, the Dual-Intensity Blush ‘Panic’ blends smoothly with ease. I love the beautiful, healthy glow with a flush of color that it provides. These days I prefer a more natural look, and this is exactly what the dry application of Panic provides. However, applying the Dual-Intensity Blush when wet intensifies the pigments and shimmer in the blush, which I do not prefer for myself. The application when wet can also be a bit splotchy. It takes work, and I know that when I’m doing my makeup, I have no time for more work.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic Makeup by Kim Smith

Overall, I’m a fan of the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush ‘Panic’. It looks amazing on my brown skin, especially when applied dry. During the winter when my skin can look dull, a quick swirl of this blush brightens it right back up!



The NARS Dual-Intensity Blush retails for $45, and is available in five additional shades: Adoration, Craving, Fervor, Frenzy, and Jubilation.

Have you tried any of the NARS Dual-Intensity Blushers? If so, which, if any, are your favorites?


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Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum Body Products Review

Deep Steep Argan Oil sugar plum bath and body products


During one of my many visits to Marshalls I came across a new-to-me bath and body care brand, Deep Steep. At the time, I was on the hunt for a new hand cream to keep at work, and one for my purse, and came across the Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum Hand Cream. After falling in-love with the scent, texture and moisturizing capabilities hand cream, I immediately returned to stock up on the other Deep Steep products. Below is my review of my purchases.

What is Deep Steep?

Deep Steep products are 100% conceived, formulated, produced, packaged and sold by a family business on Johns Island, South Carolina just outside Charleston. They tout their argan oil products as the most luxurious of what they produce.

Infused with organic extracts and oil, our Argan Oil body butters, lotions, sugar scrubs and hand washes have extra antioxidants that help skin feel smooth and moisturized. Our lush ingredients and seductive scents are fit for a queen.

My thoughts:

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum line is amazing! I love the scent. It’s fruity without being too loud or sweet, and leaves a nice hint of fragrance on the skin. I love stepping out of the shower after using the body wash, and being able to still smell remnants of it in the air.

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum body wash isn’t stripping, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Although it doesn’t have a thick lather, I find that it does its job at cleaning my skin. The body lotion, when applied, absorbs into my skin quickly, isn’t greasy, and provides the hydration my skin needs for the day. During the winter months my skin needs all the hydration it can get. I can’t walk around looking like ‘Ashy Larry’.

Deep Steep sugar plum body lotion

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum hand cream works in the same way. It absorbs quickly, has an amazing fruity scent, and keeps my hands and cuticles soft and moisturized. Because I keep a tube on my desk at work, my coworkers use it, and love it as well. I like the hand cream so much that I even went back to Marshall’s to pick up another tube, but in the Snowflake scent.

Deep Steep Argan OIl Snowflake Handcream

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Snowflake hand cream has a light lemon scent, reminiscent of the Philosophy Lemon Custard hand cream. It’s a nice cream for those who dislike too much fragrance in their hand creams.

The packaging of the Deep Steep Sugar Plum Argan oil products is cute and simple. Since I purchased this around the holiday season, the packaging featured falling snowflakes on a purple background. Both the hand lotion and body lotion were in a squeeze tube, which makes it easier to get out the product even when it’s down to the last drop.

Overall, I love the Deep Steep Argan Oil bath and body products that I purchased. I can’t wait to try some more of their other products.

Deep Steep sugar plum body lotion

Deep Steep products are non-GMO, gluten, phthalate, paraben, and chemical preservative-free, Deep Steep Argan Oil Bath and Body products generally retail for $8-$14. I picked up mine from Marshalls for $4-$6.99.

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Have you tried the Deep Steep brand?

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