Sample Sunday V

schwarzkopf essence ultime

Today’s Sunday sample is Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Shampoo and Conditioner. I believe I got the shampoo and conditioner for a Walmart Beauty Box. I recently ran out of my usual product so I decided to try this out before purchasing more. The Sample had a surprising amount of product in them that it lasted a whole week and more to my surprise. After every use it made my hair feel clean and soft, however towards the end of the sample life the ends of my hair felt slightly brittle so I think it may have dried them a bit.

The chemical smell of the shampoo and conditioner did not bother me, but if you have a sensitive nose this is not for you. I am not going to be purchasing the full size and just will be sticking to my usual product.

xo,

Kimberly-3

Sample Sunday IV

Beauty Friends II

The Cold weather tends to dry my face out, so sheet masks tend to help a lot. Plus they make your selfies funny.

Anyway this Sunday I’m sharing with you Beauty Friends Kiwi Sheet mask. This mask is suppose to make skin smooth and soft while cleaning and moisturizing. I received this from my August Mask Maven bag.

I loved using this, my skin felt so soft! The one gripe I had about the Kiwi sheet mask was the smell. To me it smelled like dirt and it bothered me so much!

I have so many masks to use that I am not sure if I will purchase this mask again or not.

Any masks your loving lately?

XO,

Kimberly-3

Christmas Traditions: Things I do every year

Hello Kittens!

So each and every year there are a couple of things I find my self doing around this time of the year. I can’t help it, it’s like ingrained into my soul! I must do each of these things or else it just does not feel the same. I’m sure you all have things like this as well, I know I’m not the only one!

  1. Watch Love Actually

    serveimage12I don’t really like most holiday movies (unless its hocus pocus during halloween because it’s pretty much a must watch!) but there’s something about this movie I need to watch every year. I know what happens, I know the good (and awful) things that are coming, yet every year I load the movie up because it’s just not Christmas unless I see Hugh Grant act like a sweet bumbling prime minister.

  2. Eat Lasagna.

    This is new and all my husband’s fault. It started the first year we started dating and it will happen this year as well. It’s tradition for us to spend Christmas with his family and eat steaming platefuls of homemade lasagna. Who am I to stop tradition?

  3. Open presents at Midnight on Christmas Eve.

    This one is a family tradition. My entire family gets together on Christmas Eve, We Party, We Drink, we make fools of ourselves (At least I do!) and we wait until midnight and open presents. I don’t think there was ever a year I didn’t do this.

  4. Bake/Make Sweets

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    This year I made a Ginger Bread Minion House with my Nephew, Last year I tried my hand at Fudge, and the year before that was cookies. Every year I make something sweet and Christmas related. You must think Why, when I don’t really like sweets? Well to be honest I don’t know, but the Martha Stewart that hides inside of be demands that I do.

So even though Christmas is my least favorite holiday and I don’t wrap presents well, and I always get so frustrated this time of year, I do find myself having Christmas Traditions.

Are there any traditions you find yourself doing this time of year?

xo,

Kimberly-3

Let it Grow! Not Your Mother’s shampoo and conditioner

Not your mothers shampoo and conditioner

So Today I want to talk about a new shampoo and conditioner I’m using. Not Your Mother’s Way to grow Long and Strong Shampoo and Condtioner (Wow That’s a lot of words). I picked it up recently because I’m trying to grow out my hair while not sacrificing the quality of my hair.

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long and strong shampoo and conditioner promises to make your hair stronger, healthier and longer.

So my hair does feel strong and healthy however, is my hair longer? Eh, most likely not, at least I don’t see a bog difference in length. I really like the smell of this stuff and even my husband compliments the smell. however, The one thing that bothers me is I feel like this stuff runs out quick. Maybe I’m just using too much?

Anyway,  I do recommend this product for anyone that needs a shampoo to strengthen their hair.

xo,

Kimberly-3

Sample Sunday III

Caudalie instant detox mask

So every Sunday night I like to do what I call ‘Facial Fun Time’. On this day I like to use new face and hair products and just give my face that bit of extra boost for the week to come.

This past sunday I used my sample of Caudalie Instant Detox Mask. I’ve never used any Caudalie products before so I had no high or low expectation going in. The sample was a bit tiny but theres a surprisingly large amount of product, you can easily get a least two uses from it.

The Mask spread easily and you only need a thin layer on your face. It takes about 10 minutes to dry. When I put it on I felt a tingling sensation right away. It was not painful but just felt weird. I took it to mean it was working and my face just really needed it. (may have been a mistake)

I noticed it did not dry evenly, not sure why that is. It was also surprisingly dificult to clean off my face. I used warm water and a clean wash cloth. I had to go over my face several times before I got the mask completely off.

My skin is very sensative and when I was dome getting the mask off,  my face was very red and irritated.

So it’s safe to say this is not recommended for sensitive skin, and because of that I will not be purchasing the fill size.

xo,

Kimberly-3

New Blog Name?

Hey Kittens!

So I am not sure if you notice, but the blogs name has changed! Socially Awkward Fashionista did not seem to suit me and kinda always bothered me so I changed it. My new blog name is ‘Up A Nelms Tree’ Let me know what you think! I’m trying to revamp this blog a bit for all my viewers and this is just the first step. I have a lot more in store.

 

Xo,

 

Kimberly-3

Stuff I don’t have money for, but still think I need. AKA Wishlist

Hey Kittens!

So I’m broke as everyone knows, but it’s the holiday season and although I’m not buying doesn’t mean I can’ ‘Window shop’. So here’s a list of things I can’t afford but I want anyway. Read more

ELF Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Hey kittens!

Today I have another ELF product to review. Prisim Eye-shadow Palette in Sunset. I have a couple of ELF shadows and I have yet to be disappointed with any of them.The Prism palette is a bit smaller than most palettes I own, with six colors ranging from a soft pink to a lovely purple this palette does encompass the colors one would find in a sunset

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Sample Sunday II

Hey Kittens,

Another Sunday, another sample. Today’s sample is Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash. I got this sample from a Beauty Box 5.

Dove Body Wash

This wash is Mandarin & Tiare flower scent which I love. This wash claims to give softer, smoother skin after one shower, and yes my skin did feel really soft. However, I did not get that squeaky clean feeling I usually get after a shower. I usually like using exfoliating scrubs and this was far from it.

The Soap was a creamy texture and I will admit it would be very good for someone who suffers from dry skin or really good in the winter. I would be buying the fulll size but I wouldn’t discount it out.

xo,

 

Kimberly-3