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Product Review: Aussie Three Minute Miracle

I must be doing something right because right on the heels of the BZzAgent Bridge Lane Wine campaign I got invited to try Aussie Three Minute Miracle.  This is great because anyone who knows me know that I have serious hair problems and therefore I am in a ponytail all day every day lol
I always dreamed I was able to find a product that is easy and fast to use but that gives me lasting results and won’t cost me a hundred bucks.Well with this Aussome opportunity from BzzAgent and Aussie I have found just that!

I have legitimately tried 100 products since I started “doing my own hair”.  Due to my situation growing up my mom and big sister were not readily available to me and I lived with my Dad and Grandma who was in her sixties when I was a teen and is quite old fashioned so I did not have that influence to learn and experiment with styling so I ponytailed most of the time until I started cutting it short or getting perms or dieing it different colors so I could feel somewhat different.  As I matured and then later on settled down in Florida for a few years it was HOT and back to ponytail all of the time, when I was not at work and basically I would wash and have someone straighten or blow dry straight as I could about every two days. Moving back to New York I have pretty much kept that same routine up.  

Well not anymore!!!! Aussie Three Minute Miracle has literally changed my life. I was soooo mad that I did not know about this product which has been out for 20 something years – ughhhhhhh. When I was telling family at the dinner table that I was getting two free bottles from BzzAgent & Aussie my Aunt Jo was the one that told me she has been using it forever.  Like every other thing I have tried I was skeptical going into the first use.  

The bottle was confusing to me at first and I definitely thought it was a terrible concept and it would be all over the shower.But I quickly saw how wrong I was.  So cool and easy to use – no waiting for the product to slide down to the spout. I basically gave it a “normal” squeeze and used whatever amount came out.  Immediately the scent hit me and I was in love – it reminds me of the sand and the sea and citrusy vibe with a coconut sweet richness.  Woking it through my hair I immediately felt it coat all of my hair and smooth it down.  I am a little bit OCD but I’ll call it the need for Science lol – so I had set up a song on my phone to play that was approximately three minutes long and I reached out to press play.  Went about my other shower duties and when it was time to rinse my hair I was definitely a little shocked because I could feel the difference – I mean I was able to actually run my fingers through my hair without getting caught up in knots. I got out and did my normal – wrapped in a towel for a while while I got lotioned up and dressed. After a bit I took the towel off and was amazed at how my hair fell out softly and for the most part was still knot free.  I was able to brush right through my hair with no problems in a fraction of the time it used to take and way less pain than I normally have l lol. So it has been over two months – I use the product 5 days a week and I am still on the first of two bottles I got for FREE.  I am still amazed every day that this product is still working for me that I finally have scheduled a hair cut and style and will be making sure I check some beauty blogs for help in learning how to #DitchTheDrama and finally start doing things with my hair. I will be discovering a whole new side of myself and I cannot wait!!! I’ll post pics of my new do soon so BOLO 

CHECK OUT SOME VIDEOS I MADE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Gu7P9oVhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmHiddRyiWw

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Product Review: Avon Big & Daring Mascara

A friend I met during my Avon selling days a few years back is now my “Avon Lady”  Her name is Lillian Russo and the link to her Avon page is here: https://lillianrusso.avonrepresentative.com

After a few months of big orders to stock up on all my Avon favorites Lillian asked me if I wanted to try a product for FREE and then do a review on my blog.  I happily agreed. After all my ultimate goal is for Companies & Representatives to seek me out to give me products to try and give my honest review for.

Lillian gave me Avon’s new Mascara Big & Daring Volume Mascara. Here is a link to Avon’s Product Page:                                   https://www.avon.com/product/52033/big-daring-volume-mascara

If you know me then you know I am not a makeup person, I don’t have a whole routine in the morning and really only wear make up for special occasions and for real special ones like weddings etc I literally pay someone else to do my makeup now haha.   So I have had this product for a month + a few days.  

I actually have started wearing a little concealer, touch of foundation for my eyes and Mascara on an almost daily basis.  I had started this before receiving this FREEBIE with another new Avon Mascara SuperExtend Winged Out  https://www.avon.com/product/53040/superextend-winged-out-mascara

SOOOOO this is kind of a 2 Product Review.  Before this I really had not used mascara in about two years. So having two to use at once by the same company has been interesting.

I really like how light and smooth the Winged Out is.  I have no problem wearing it all day without it clumping off and falling into my eyes and I really like how my lashes look.  They were long and straight and evenly spaced on the first try and continue to be with every use so far.  They are noticeable but subtle. Like me kinda.

Big & Daring gave me a way more dramatic effect.  I normally don’t like that dark smoky full messy lash look but I was happy the first use, excited even. My lashes were thick and full but not clumpy and heavy.  I was shocked and this “look” I had always hated was starting to grow on me with this new mascara. After using the Big & Daring a few times, on the fifth use I put it on and there it was – yucky clumpy weighting my lids down mascara.

Ughhhhh maybe it is just me? I know I keep the wand clear as I can and the rim and it is always sealed tight so tell me WHAT IS IT?? In my experience all volume mascara types  turn into “mud” after a few uses.  If you have any thoughts on this Avon formula or others please feel free to comment!!!! So frustrating. SORRY LILLIAN But readers of course this is my OPINION only – maybe I’m in a small group.

Hey there is a ton of good buzz out there – check out this Pinterest link:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/535365474429325712/

However I have been using the Super Extend Winged Out for close to 2 Months and I still have NO problem with clumping.  Matter of fact I have NO complaints at all about this Mascara and plan to use it for a long time! As a matter of fact – Lillian put one on order for me please 🙂  

Please feel free to comment with your thoughts on these two products and other “Volume Mascaras” like I was talking about – would love to hear other experiences!


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I have a video will post that tomorrow – having trouble uploading right now, sorry guys 😦