Manicure Monday (November 6, 2017)

As many of you know I am a licensed manicurist.  I am not currently working in the industry but I keep my license current and I try my best to keep up with the latest nail products and trends.

Drop a question below in the comment section and I will do my best to respond to all the questions.

You just never know when I may give away some FABULOUS nail products to one or more lucky followers.

Thanks, Rosey

Product Review: Chill Zone Nail Polish PLUS Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.

As many of you know I am a licensed manicurist and hold a current active license in the state of New Jersey. I try to keep current with new products through my trade publications but this one slipped right by me.

I must admit this is my first time trying a Chill Zone product.  I was not familiar with this line so when the kind folks at Chill Zone agreed to send me some samples of their products I was more than happy to give them a try.

They came beautifully packaged (see photo below) and it was a nice surprise to open the box and find that they were packaged with such care.

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Sephora Cosmetics Review

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.) 

 

I must admit I’m no beauty expert but I do love to try new products as they reach the market.  I have tried everything from drug store products to high end designer products and for me the high end designer products are just not worth the extra money.  Now you may not agree and I respect that but here is my take on make up and how I decide what to buy.

First and foremost I do my research before I buy any product.  I read reviews and ask around for suggestions.  I also visit stores like Sephora where the staff is extremely knowledgeable about all things beauty and I ask for advice.

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Save $ cut boys and men’s hair at home – its not as difficult as you might think.

People ask me all the time about cosmetology advice and although I only have a valid manicuring license I’ve worked in enough top salons and spas to give some honest opinions about products.

I have been giving my son (who is now a grown man) hair cuts since he was a baby.  He has very thick coarse hair and unfortunately there really is no way to style his hair with a scissor cut, he has to have his hair buzzed.

I’ve gotten quite good over the years, gotten some tips from co-workers who are hair stylists so I am confident in making an opinion about which clipper to buy and which to avoid.

All I can say is – invest in a professional clipper it’s well worth the extra money.  I’ve purchased those cheap ones in the past and they are worthless.  If you spent $100.00 on a clipper and tripper set (I have this one below) you will get years of use out of it provided you take care of them.  Clean them after each use and oil them according to the instructions and you will get years of free hair cuts for your family.  I just had to retire my last one that was over 10 years old.  I had replaced the blade a few times but it just wasn’t cutting his hair evenly (I think someone dropped the unit and hasn’t yet owned up to it LOL.)

If you are not sure how to cut, check out YouTube there are tons of videos to help you learn.  It’s not difficult.

Now the only exception to my “buy professional” rule is this Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, which we own.  My husband uses it all the time to keep his hair neat in between cuts but you can do an entire hair cut with this little wonder. Do not hesitate to purchase either of these that I have recommended.  I am certain you won’t be disappointed. The Oster is an amazing product I’ve owned one for years and it is still in great condition.  It’s an investment yes but it will pay you back a 1,0000 times over in free hair cuts.

 

Product Review: SmartBrow Eyebrow Filler

When I was a child, I lost part of my left eyebrow (the tail) from a cut. When the cut healed, it left scar tissue and the hair never grew back. For years, I had no choice but to pencil it in so that I didn’t look like a freak.

When I was 38 years old, I got up the nerve to have permanent makeup applied (tattooing) on my brow and that lasted me 17 years. After 17 years, it had pretty much faded away. So last year I decided to have it done again by an establishment (who shall remain anonymous) here in Southern New Jersey. The woman who did the process came highly recommended and is supposed to be world renowned. It cost me hundreds of dollars to have it done and the process lasted about a year before it started to fade. I was furious. I was told it would last up to 5 years.

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