Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo & Conditioner

Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner | uptherollercoaster.com

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Do you ever experience the frizz halo? You know the one – you look in the mirror, thinking your hair is pretty good, and suddenly you see these tiny frizzy bits sticking out everywhere. Yuck. I get it all the darn time, no matter the time of year, what products I use, if I air dry or blow dry…sigh. You can imagine my excitement when I heard about the new Garnier Whole Blends smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Would I finally get rid of the frizz halo? Continue reading

Reversa Solution for Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

Reversa Solution for Oily & Acne-Prone Skin | uptherollercoaster.com

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Time for another Winter Skincare inspired review! The Reversa Solution for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin is actually perfect for any time of the year, not just winter. The Acne Solution is a liquid exfoliator that you apply with a cotton pad all over the face and neck area. It helps unclog pores while sopping up excess oil and getting rid of dead skin cells – what more do you need? Continue reading

Give Love this Valentines Day

Give Love <3 Three Budget-Friendly Valentines Day Gift IdeasThis Post Contains Affiliate Links

Valentines Day and I don’t usually get along. I’ve never really understood why people felt the need to spend money on a special day to show your loved ones you care, but as I got older…I kind of get it now. Life is just busy, y’know?

My husband and I still aren’t giving each other gifts (poor university life…) but I love the idea of giving gifts to the people around you that you don’t often give enough attention to. Friends and family often get shoved to the side when life gets busy, so why not give them some special attention on Valentines Day? Continue reading

Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster Review

Has your skin ever felt so parched after a walk outside in the cold winter wind that it feels like if you frown, it may crack? Mine has been feeling more and more dehydrated lately and there is nothing that fixes that feeling quite like the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster.

Hylamide Low Molecular HA Booster

If you read my Winter Skincare Routine back in November you will remember that I included this beauty of a product and promised a full review. Well, it may have taken me a few months, but my skin’s love affair with the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster is still in full swing. Continue reading

Life Lately #2

The past few weeks have been interesting for me – getting back into the swing of classes has been really difficult! It’s been hard to motivate myself to sit down and do homework but I’m slowly – quite slowly – getting some discipline back for coursework. 😉 My schedule has me out of the house for longer periods of time which is nice, but has made me really miss Korra a lot! I wish I could carry her in my pocket so she could always be with me.

Life Lately

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Project Make a Dent 2016

Project Make a Dent

At the end of December I decided I was going to do Project Make a Dent this year. I had considered doing one last year, but it just didn’t quite work out. For those of you who don’t know, Project Make a Dent is where you pick products from your makeup/skincare/body care/etc. collection to make a dent in during the year. I’ve done a few of these mini projects seasonally, but if I really want to use up some of these bigger products (like powders and lipsticks) it’s easier to do it throughout the full year. That way I don’t feel like I can only use the products I’ve chosen like I’ve felt in some of my other use up projects. Continue reading

Schaf Skincare

Schaf Skincare

This post contains products that were sent to me for my consideration. Go here for my disclosure policy.

Schaf Skincare is a natural, organic skincare brand based out of Canada who pride themselves on their cruelty-free status and their hydration-packed products. They are a new-to-me brand who I have fallen in love with very quickly. Their products are simple, effective and made without some of the gross chemicals that can be found elsewhere. You won’t find parabens, pthalates or mineral oil here!

I was sent three of Schaf Skincare’s four products and really love how they each make my skin feel. The standout product for me is the Nutritive Daily Eye Cream – it’s a light weight, yet moisture packed eye cream that has a yellow tint to brighten darkness under the eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I still need concealer, but it brings a smile to my face every time I use it when I see my under eyes a little bit brighter. The only down side to the eye cream is that it takes a bit longer than I’m used to to sink in, but that doesn’t bother me too much because I wait until after I’ve had breakfast/coffee before I do my makeup anyway. Continue reading