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Fab or Fad? Crystal Hair Extensions!

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In summer of 2011, feather hair extensions were all the rage. As summer approaches us again, we begin to wonder if they will make their second debut in 2012. Some people believe they will, while others are rooting for crystal hair extensions.

Crystal hair extensions are extension made of a few crystals connected together by a thin strand. The strand often blends into your hair and you are left with a line of small crystals spaced evenly down you hair. They usually attach magnetically at the root of the hair. Unlike feather hair extensions, you have to remove them at the end of each day.

These hair extensions can also be a unique hair accessory for a wedding or other special occasion.

I found these crystal hair extensions on etsy.com. Click here to view this product in more detail.

Fab or Fad? EOS Lip Balm Review

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Last holiday season, I managed to get my hands on the EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Holiday Pack. It consisted of three of their signature egg-shaped lip balms: strawberry sorbet, sweet mint, and passion fruit. Knowing where I live, I did not expect to see these lip balms at all. So when I saw them, I jumped at the chance to discover whether they really are as good as the hype.

Product:
It seemed to me that part of the hype surrounding this product had to do with its amazing moisturizing properties. I don’t necessarily agree with that. I honestly do not think that this lip balm is more moisturizing than any other. To me, the moisturizing properties of all lip balms are too similar to make any distinction at all.

Before I started using the EOS, I was using the Maybelline Baby Lips tinted lip balm which had a really creamy and glossy texture. The actual product of the EOS is more dense and does not give your lips a glossy texture or sheen.

Packaging:
I’ll admit, I would have purchased this product based on packaging alone. I mean, who could resist such a unique and interesting egg-shape? The packaging is also very good quality and sturdy. The problems with the packaging arise if you’re like me and like to place a million lip products in your pockets. You really can’t do this with the EOS. But that’s just a minor setback.

Smell (and Taste… LOL):
As far as the smell goes, I am really impressed by the range of scents the lip balms come in.  My favourite smell so far is passion fruit (purple). Sometime, I accedentally lick part of my lips with this product on. The taste of the passion fruit is actually pretty amazing! It’s sweet like candy. (Although, I don’t advise that you wear this product for this purpose alone.) I find that after I wipe the product off my lips, the taste still lingers around.

Will I be repurchasing this product? Honestly, I really depends on how long the hype of this product lasts. (It’s just starting to become popular in my country so the hype may last longer than in USA.)
Do I recommend this? Yes. Not for the product, but because of the packaging!
Main Pro: Design of Packaging… It’s a great conversation starter!
Main Con: The actual lip balm is nothing special.

And did I mention all the celebrities who have been spotted using this product!?!

Fab or Fad? Dip Dye Hair

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We all remember Lauren Conrad’s dip dye hair post on her blog from last year. Besides Lauren, I did not see many people try this trend in 2011. But as summer of 2012 is approaching soon, it seems that the trend is about to pick up some steam. I have already seen a few girls from school and on the street sporting the dip dye hair trend. The best part of this trend is that even with permanent hair colour there isn’t that great of a commitment. When the trend blows over, all you have to do is get your ends snipped off.

This could also just be a fun thing to do on the weekends with your BFF. (No worries about the crazy colours that unexpectedly come out of the home colouring products you see in TV shows!)

If you are looking for a more temporary fix to this trend, there are several alternatives for that as well. There are temporary hair colour sprays that come with an inexpensive price tag at the drugstore.

A new hair product by stylist Kevin Murphy has just recently come onto the market that has received a lot of buzz. It is called the COLOR.BUG. Here is what Murphy says about his new product, “I wanted full on colour but without the commitment! I had had my share of moments where I wanted crazy colour hair on a Friday, but come Monday morning I didn’t want my crazy colour anymore. I want to be able to put it on and just as easily take it off. COLOR.BUG is wipe on, wipe off colour!  It’s just for fun and just for the one night.

Click here to watch a video of Kevin Murphy demonstrating how to apply his new product.