Spring hair trends at Meijer! L’Oreal, Pantene, and John Frieda drugstore finds

Meijer spring hair

*This is a sponsored post, all opinions my own*

Spring is so close I can almost smell it!!  I can’t wait for soft warm breezes blowing my hair, smelling the lilacs and the jasmine…oh I just can’t wait.  Both Marcia and I have been thinking a lot about replenishing and refreshing our stashes for the change of the seasons, and Meijer is the place to do it.  I am super lucky because I have a Meijer just about two miles from my house.  I prefer going there because I can get my groceries plus any other sundries all in one place.

Meijer recently sent some samples of some of their hair care they have featured for spring.  I have a few favorites that are worth considering on your next shopping trip.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Hair Products

If you have teenagers in the houes, you need the L’Oreal Clay Extraordinary Clay hair products.  The clay does a great job of absorbing excess oil and dirt, rinsing clean so hair is soft and smells great.  What is unique is these products also treat dry ends at the same time.  The Extraordinary Clay Clay Mask is a pre-shampoo treatment for roots that works extra deep, giving very oily hair a fantastic lift.  And the Dry Shampoo is incredible for turning dirty, oily hair into fresh looking and fresh smelling locks.

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner

We have a lot of guests at my house, so I keep my guest bathroom well stocked.  I always have bottles of Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner in my shower because everyone loves this stuff.  You can’t go wrong with good, basic hair care with a beautiful lather that detangles hair, leaving it soft and shiny.  Yup, everyone is happy.

L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and Conditioner

For those of you with dry and damaged color treated hair, the L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and Conditioner are your answer to those hair care woes.  My daughter recently got her hair tips dyed a bright red (and I instantly became the coolest mom to ever live), and this shampoo and conditioner has really helped keep the color super vibrant.  Just check this out:Red tipsred tips

They promise 60 days of color vibrancy, and my daughter is totally put the shampoo and conditioner to the test!

L'Oreal Ever Pure Hair Care

For super gentle care that colored hair loves, the L’Oreal Ever Pure Hair Care features products with no sulfates.  This is an especially good line for very dry, porous hair.  The Repair Remedy Balm rivals any deep moisturizing treatment I have ever tried, including some extremely expensive boutique brands.

L'Oreal Air Dry It hair styling products

I use a lot of heat styling tools all fall and winter, so I start taking a break from them and letting my hair air dry come spring.  In fact, in the summer I never let a curling iron or a blow dryer get close to my hair.  I think that’s how I’ve been able to keep my hair long and healthy for so many years.  I am impressed with the L’Oreal Air Dry It hair styling products that are excellent companions for those low maintenance hair days.  The Un-done Style Cream gives hair shape and body without buildup.  Add in a dollop of the Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse for extra curl and wave support, plus a spritz of the Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray to fight frizz, and you’ve got beautiful beachy locks with basically no effort.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray

As beautiful as they are, spring days can also be extremely humid, especially where I live in Michigan.  I can’t tell you how many days I spent forever either curling or straightening my hair, only to run from the house to my car and find it’s morphed into a head of frizz that looks like an old dandelion.  A favorite hairspray of mine is John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, which not only hold my hair in place, it also locks out frizz for 24 hours.  All I need is 8, and it delivers!

The selection and variety of hair care products in Meijer is fantastic, and they have awesome prices for the spring season.  Be sure to stop by and stock up!  – Lisa

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Five essential tips for transitioning into fall – with a little help from Meijer

Everything you need to transition into fall from Meijer!

Everything you need to transition into fall from Meijer!

I guess it is officially fall…I saw my first Christmas display at the store today!! I also saw my first red and orange leaves on the trees in my yard. I’m breaking out my heavy jeans, sweaters, and jackets – so much fun to rediscover a whole new season’s wardrobe. Meijer sent me a fabulous box of goodies with everything needed to also change my skin care and cosmetics wardrobe and it reminded me of the five essential tips for transitioning into fall.

Rethink your skin care

Rethink your skin care

1.  Rethink your skin care.  With the weather turning cooler, the air inside gets drier which changes your skin care needs.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

A terrific option for makeup removal and toner is Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($6.29). It’s all the rage right now and for good reason. This is gentle and easy to use, and most importantly it doesn’t dry out skin. In fact, the micellar water boosts skin hydration 90%. The price is right too, making it a no-brainer for fall.

Switch your hair products

Switch your hair products

2.  Switch your hair products to compensate for dry indoor air.  Just like skin, hair changes with the seasons, and fall brings dry, frizzy, static-filled hair. Go for moisturizing hair products, like Pantene Expert Collection Dry Defy Shampoo and Conditioner ($8.39). This ultra-moisturizing duo tackles even the most parched hair, taking care of frizz, split ends, and static.

Try going natural for toothpaste and deodorant

Try going natural for toothpaste and deodorant

3.  Try going natural for toothpaste and deodorant. My daughters have completely switched to Tom’s of Maine products and swear by the AntiPlaque and Whitening Toothpaste ($4.49) and Natural Deodorant ($4.49). The toothpaste is flouride-free and fights both cavities and plaque, and the deodorant is aluminum-free with 24 hour odor protection that really works. Not only do these natural products truly perform, Tom’s of Maine walks the talk as a planet friendly line that is truly natural, sustainable, and responsible.

Update and invest in new fall colors

Update and invest in new fall colors

4.  Update old products and invest in some fun fall colors.  It’s a great time to invest in some new makeup brushes, and definitely time to throw out your old mascara, lip gloss, and foundation and get some fresh new shades.

Fun fall shades and products to update

Fun fall shades and products to update

I am so happy to see that the Real Techniques Travel Essentials Makeup Brush Collection ($12.59) is available at Meijer. Marcia first introduced me to these brushes several years ago and they are absolutely fantastic. This set comes with a cool travel case and it includes my favorite brush of all time – the Domed Shadow Brush.

Mascara needs to be replaced every 2 months or so, and there are great sales at Meijer for the fall season so take advantage! Two picks for long and lush lashes include Covergirl The Super Sizer ($6.99) and Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash ($6.99). Why not go big this fall?  The Super Sizer makes lashes as long as they can get.  Don’t give up on the Colossal Chaotic Lash…once I figured out how to use the brush both vertically and horizontally my lashes went from ok to incredible.

Lippies need to be updated too…throw out those gross old lip glosses and sticky lipsticks and try something a little different. I can’t stop raving about the Covergirl Outlast Lipstick in Into the Fuchsia  This is a bright, bold shade with a hint of shimmer and the opaque coverage really lasts. It’s a cross between a lipstick and a gel-based balm and it feels divine on the lips.

And how perfect is that Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Palette in Surreal ($6.59)? Interestingly, this was part of the Summer 2015 Collection, but I think the gold and green shades are truly perfect for fall.

New season, new scents!

New season, new scents!

5.  Switch to new scents for the new season.  It’s time to say goodbye to soft summer scents and go a bit bolder. For women, I love Versace Bright Crystal ($73). The top notes are pomegranate, Yuzu and frosted accord. Mid-notes include peony and magnolia, and base notes include amber extracted from plants, musk and red woods. I think of this as a ‘frozen flower’ scent…great for transitioning into colder months!

For the man in your life, I am totally gaga for Hugo Man by Hugo Boss ($19.99). The top note is green apple, with aromatic notes and a base of fir balsam. Makes me picture a buff guy in flannel, riding a horse, stopping to pick me an apple as we ride through an orchard…ah, you get the idea. It’s fabulous and you want your guy to smell like this.

If you need an excuse to go shopping, you’ve got two here – you need new things for the new season and Meijer has great sales going on right now. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get ready for fall!  – Lisa

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Saturdate with Walgreens information and giveaway

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Are you a Walgreens beauty shopper? If you aren’t you don’t know what you are missing. Walgreens is the only drugstore that has beauty advisors to help you find what you are looking for. I often go to them with products that I want to buy to see if they have any coupons or specials for those items. They’ll often show me what they do have coupons for, tempting me to buy some new products.

Not only does Walgreens have beauty advisors, they have special days that they have demonstrations, coupons and samples. Right now they have “SATURDATE WITH WALGREENS” which will help you find great beauty products at special prices.

The latest specials are from June 29th-July 5th with Olay and Pantene:

·         Buy one get one 50% off across all CoverGirl & Olay products

·         Pantene 2 for $7

Walgreens and Procter & Gamble have send us a box of products to give to one US winner. Let’s take a look inside:

Walgreens Saturdate giveaway

Walgreens Saturdate giveaway

Olay has new skincare out called Fresh Effects. Two of the Fresh Effects products are in the giveaway and are perfect for summer. Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is not only good for your daily moisturizer but it’s a terrific refresher for these hot days. Another refresher is Everything Off Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths. The winner will receive two of these packs in a smaller handy size for your pocketbook.

Let’s not forget about hair which takes a beating in the summer. Pantene’s latest is a weekly Rehab Creme to instantly renew hair. I’m always putting my hair in a pony tail, taking it out, putting it back in. I need Rehab!

Olay Fresh Effects and Pantene Rehab Creme

Olay Fresh Effects and Pantene Rehab Creme

In the heat you want some simple but easy to use cosmetic problems and CoverGirl is the place to go for that. The giveaway includes 4 CoverGirl products that will keep you looking hot this summer but in such a sweet deceiving way.
Your eyes will sparkle with the subtle gold of Flamed Out Eyeshadow in Melted Gold, line with Ink It Black Liquid liner (fabulous!!) and add the amazing Bombshell Volume Mascara for super sexy lashes. Then be innocent with COVERGIRL Coverlicious Lip Gloss.

let CoverGirl get you gorgeous

let CoverGirl get you gorgeous

All of these items will be in a great black & silver cosmetic bag. To top it off if you are the winner of Walgreens’ Saturdate giveaway you’ll receive a $25 Walgreens gift card to add anything else your heart desires.

Use the Rafflecopter to enter. You must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber and live in the US to enter. This giveaway is open through 7/14/14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If the comments get turned off the last day (which sometimes happens) then email your comment to me at [email protected] Good luck! See you at Walgreens. — Marcia

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Taking care of your hair with Clairol, Pantene and a CVS g.c. giveaway

clairol nice n easyNo one wants to start the new year with dull lifeless hair. If you haven’t gone shopping for your hair color then here’s a suggestion: Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Foam Hair Color is 50% off at all CVS stores plus online at www.cvs.com. It comes in 23 different shades so you should be able to find one that works for your hair. The Clairol formula has an exclusive Color Blend Technology that makes blending and covering gray easy. Nice ‘n Easy Foam Hair Color applies effortlessly and starts to absorb instantly, locking in color in one simple step. It also includes ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss to help seal dimensional color. There are limited quantities of the Nice ‘n Easy Foam Hair Color available at CVS at these prices so you want to add this to your shopping list ASAP. It’s a good time to stock up too.

Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Shampoo

Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Shampoo

After your hair has that fresh color on it you want to keep it up with Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Conditioner.  Pantene is a reasonably priced line and with the color preserve formula you can be assured of keeping your color fresh and vibrant. According to Pantene: “When hair is color-treated, it changes at the structural level. Its natural protective layer is removed. This is one reason why over time your color may look dull and your natural fullness changes. Pantene Pro-V Innovation: Pantene’s Color Preserve Volume shampoo and conditioner system features light moisturizers that build a new protective layer and prep your hair for a volume style. This helps renew the hair surface so your hair shines brilliantly and hair achieves healthy fullness.”

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Clairol, Pantene and CVS have offered a giveaway to celebrate the great price of Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Foam Hair Color to one US Beauty Info Zone subscriber.

Prize Pack:

·         $25 CVS Gift Card

·         Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Shampoo

·         Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Conditioner

This is open for US only through 1/7/13.

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A Night at the W™ courtesy of Walgreens and Procter & Gamble (plus a giveaway)

First 3 Procter & Gamble products you can win

First 3 Procter & Gamble products you can win

Walgreens® and Procter & Gamble have created something fun for all of us and it’s totally free. Every single Walgreens® in the country, bar none, will have a “Night at the W™,” for us beauty lovers. “Night at the W™,” will be on Thursday, January 10th from 4-9 p.m so you can stop in when it’s most convenient for you. They call this the official party of the People’s Choice Awards. Now why would you want to do this? Because you can win prizes to make you red carpet ready even if the carpet you walk on isn’t red and isn’t going into a big event. We all want to start 2013 looking our best. We make New Year’s Resolutions about taking better care of ourselves, losing weight, exercising so why not looking better too.

Walgreens® and Procter & Gamble have worked with Tim Gunn to create some tips for all of us. After you read them you’ll have a chance to win some items to help recreate what Tim Gunn shares right here on Beauty Info Zone.

Tim Gunn’s tips:

* Get a Camera-Ready Smile: A bright white smile is absolutely necessary whether you’re walking the red carpet or the runway. A simple tip I tell all the runway models is use something like a Crest Whitestrips. There’s this 2 hour treatment you can put on when you are getting ready.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips

Crest 3D White Whitestrips

* Get Ready for Your Close-Up:  When it comes to facial hair removal, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, and there’s everything to gain. Olay has something new that is perfect for this and because it’s from Olay you know your skin will look fabulous!

Olay Facial Hair Removal Duo

Olay Facial Hair Removal Duo

* Every day is a new chance for you to “walk the runway,” so I like to encourage woman to try new things whether it be a new lipstick or nail color.

Procter & Gamble cosmetics you can win

Procter & Gamble cosmetics you can win

 

* Some of the most stunning looks I have seen lately are topped off with healthy-thick hair. Not every woman has thick hair and as women age their hair tends to thin. There is a new hair thickening product on the market from Pantene that will give you that gorgeous hair.pandg pantene

* To keep your skin glowing, it is important to stay hydrated by using a good moisturizer and drinking lots of water. And you can make your features pop with the right makeup and brightest smile.

Now for the giveaway – you can win a sample package of Crest® 2 HR Express Whitestrips; Olay® Facial Hair Removal (Medium to Coarse); Pantene® Expert Collection AgeDefy Thickening Treatment, CoverGirl® Clump Crusher (Very Black); CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm; and CoverGirl Nail Gloss.

This whole prize is great and will be sent to one US based subscriber. I can’t help but have favorites though. I had recently bought CoverGirl® Clump Crusher mascara after some of my fellow bloggers raved about it in a recent Makeup Wars. It’s absolutely clump proof no matter how many coats of mascara you put on. CoverGirl® has new nail polishes out called Nail Gloss and these are beautiful and so shiny – no need for a top coat because the shine is built in. I received a sample box in order to tell you about the “Night at the W™” and my polish is #275 which is a dark, sultry Wine Stain. The CoverGirl® LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm I received is Toffee Twist, a great nude lip crayon that twists up so you don’t have to sharpen it. I don’t know what colors you’ll get in the Nail Gloss or Jumbo Gloss Balm but the two I received are terrific.

Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara

Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara

Cover Girl Lipgloss Balm in Taffy

Cover Girl Lipgloss Balm in Toffee Twist

Cover Girl Nail Gloss 275

Cover Girl Nail Gloss 275

one coat on left, two coats on right, no topcoat needed

one coat on left, two coats on right, no topcoat needed

Our giveaway goes until January 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. But only one person can win. We all want to be winners so get yourself to Walgreens® on January 10th between 4 and 9 and see what goodies they might be giving away along with tips to be Red Carpet Ready. I’ll be there!! — Marcia

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