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Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips, Face

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

You’re probably already familiar with Veet for their depilatories, but did you know they also sell wax strips? We tried their Ready-to-Use Wax Strips and found them easy to use. Since the wax is already on the strips you don’t have to worry about heating a tub of wax. The directions suggest warming the wax by rubbing the strips with your hands. However, we found that if you have a curling iron, you can gently rest the strips on there for about two seconds and get a better wax. The finishing strips were pleasant and they also remove the excess wax residue. As always, if you’re using wax on your face be prepared for a little redness. We suggest using it no less than an hour before you go out.

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Contest of the Week – Essie Nail Color Polish

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Essie is known for high quality nail polish. This week, we are giving away two bottles – Mademoiselle and Ballet Slippers. To enter to win these great pink shades just comment below with your best nail tip. Here’s ours:
If your nails are brittle then be sure to file them in one direction. Thin or brittle nails don’t do very well with the back and forth motion of filing (which weakens nails further).

 

One winner will be chosen by 12/28/2011 and notified by email 1/04/2012. U.S. residents only. Odds of winning are 1 out of number of comments on this blog post.

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Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Mascara

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

At Free Beauty Events we love trying out the latest mascara. This time, we tried Maybelline’s Volum’ Express the Colossal Mascara. This promises to give 9x the volume instantly with one coat. We found one coat to be enough for day, and we were surprised to see that we got a more natural look. With a name like ‘Volum’ Express the Colossal’ you might expect a more false lash look, but this is not a high drama mascara. As promised it went on clump free (which can be an issue with volumizing mascara). In our opinion, this gives the same effect as their Great Lash Mascara. But we liked that the Volum’ Express is collagen enriched – excellent for your lashes. To see other mascaras we’ve reviewed click here.

Tip: Mascara also works great as liquid eyeliner. Buy a slim eyeliner brush such as the e.l.f Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush and insert it in your mascara tube. It’s just $3.00 and you can use it to turn all of your mascaras into double-duty products!

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got2b Powder’ful Volumizing Powder

Friday, December 16th, 2011

In a world where everyone seems to have hair extensions – volume is definitely in. got2b has a product that allows you to have amazing volume, without the fake hair. We tried their Powder’ful Volumizing Powder and really liked it. If you’re just looking to add some texture or slight dimension to your hair, then you can rub some in your palms and distribute through your hair. But if you want a look similar to the girl on the front of the box you should shake the powder on your roots and then style with your fingers. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time making sure the powder blends in, we suggest just putting it everywhere on your roots except for the very top layers. It’s very tempting to use a lot of this product since it’s fun to see how volumized your hair can get. However, be careful with using too much! For example, if you have very fine hair, using too much can achieve the opposite effect and weigh your hair down. What we liked the most about this product is that your hair can have volume without backcombing, volumizing shampoo/conditioner, or hairspray. Since it texturizes your hair, this is also great for doing updos or more complicated styles. For December, we are giving away this product as part of our contest of the month. Check it out at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest !

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Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

ALL hairsprays say that they will not flake, make your hair sticky, or make your hair stiff. However, we’ve found that you usually have to choose between great hold and touchable hair. Fekkai’s Sheer Hold Hairspray actually backs up these claims and allows you to create hairstyles that you can brush afterwards! We really recommend this product for creating waves, which seems to be one of the most popular ways to style hair right now. It works well because it holds just enough to keep curling iron created waves in place, but you still have movement. What’s great about this hairspray is that your hair won’t look too ‘done’. If you’re going for a more rigid hold or for a more elaborate hairstyle, then this hairspray may be a little too lightweight for what you’re looking for. If you’d like to give this product a try, enter our contest of the month! Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray is part of the prize.

Tip: To create waves like the celebs, leave one inch of hair free at the end of your curling iron. For a real natural look, try a clamp free curling iron.

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