I’m not crazy, but I’ll admit that I’m definitely a bit of a nut sometimes. You know when you have a beauty product that just smells so good so you give it a little taste? No? Okay, well then I definitely didn’t do that with LUSH’s Oatifix Fresh Face Mask. Nope, totally didn’t try to eat it.
IT SMELLS LIKE HEAVEN OF COURSE I TRIED IT.
Don’t judge me.
Fresh Face Masks are meant for almost immediate use, but you can pop them in the fridge until they expire. Nothing feels better than an ice-cold face mask. Except sex. Maybe that feels better. What do I know?
Oatifix is made with bananas, oats, vanilla, and almonds. It smells like what I imagine Jack Johnson was singing about in Banana Pancakes, which I’ve never had but that’s how I feel about it.
I normally go for masks that suck all the gross stuff out of my skin, but it’s winter and I feel like I’m living on a glacier with how dry my face has been. I needed something to add moisture and reduce redness. Oatifix did the trick! I’ve used it almost every day for a week, and it’s definitely helping my face stay nice and hydrated.
I like to think I’m a generous person, but anyone who has tried to share dessert with me knows that’s not totally true. However, being that I love you all soooo much (seriously, I do), I like to do awesome stuff for you every now and then. Okay, I like to do awesome stuff for you all the time!
Coca-Cola got in touch with me about their Dasani Drops and set up an incredible opportunity, so obviously I said yes!
First of all, these drops are effing delicious. As someone who pretty much only drinks coffee and alcohol, the fact that these drops have me drinking several liters of water a day is a huge feat.
And second, Coca-Cola is providing basically the best video ever but you need to watch below to find out the deets!
So watch this video all about Dasani Drops and how great they are and find out info about the giveaway! Share it with your friends. I mean all of your friends, even those people you only consider friends when it’s their birthday on Facebook.
Contest ends Friday, March 8th at 12 pm EST. In the comments below (or on YouTube), tell me your funniest, most embarrassing, or craziest bike story for a chance to win! I’ll announce the winner on Saturday!
You even get to choose which bike you want if you win!
The prizes for this giveaway were furnished by The Coca-Cola Company, and The Coca-Cola Company provided promotional consideration for my participation in this program; however, caitlincorsetti.com is fully responsible for this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of The Coca-Cola Company.
Oh hey, it’s been a while again. And I’ll repeat: my blog, my rules. Life is busy, you guys. I work a lot and on weekends, I’m pretty much so into my brunch and Bloody Marys that I don’t have time for anything except nursing a hangover (which you can see on YouTube. SHAMELESS PLUG NOT SORRY!).
Living in New York means a lot of things: I can get bagels whenever I want, I can yell at people on the street for running into me, I can basically do whatever I want whenever I want. Except there’s this thing called being a broke ass 20-something that interferes with mostly everything. The real world really puts a damper on life.
So being on a budget means I don’t get my hair done here because what used to cost me like $40 (thanks Amber my lovely stylist!) in Atlanta now costs over $100, which is an absolute OUTRAGE. For those who know me, I’m notorious for dying my hair when I get bored. I do it all the time but never get a dye job at a salon because it costs too much, and I play with color too frequently. But I loathe box dyes from the drug store. It’s terrible.
Well my mom (HI MOM) found eSalon, tried it out, and became obsessed! She begged me to reach out to them, which I happily did. eSalon is an amazing brand that’s basically a hair dye subscription. You go through the color selection process and determine how frequently you want to freshen up your color. It’s like $20 bucks and it shows up right to your door! You can do the whole thing naked!
Here is how much I love it:
Essentially, eSalon is the absolute hands down best hair dye I’ve ever used in my life. Seriously, no fucking joke. My hair looks a-mah-zing if I do say so myself!
DO NOT BUY BOX DYE ANYMORE, DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200. I’m not joking.
Tell me if you’ve tried eSalon, I would love to hear what you thought!
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by eSalon. Financial compensation was not received for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.
On Friday I mentioned that I went to a very special breakfast sponsored by Lavanila Laboratories. I spent some time with a group of wonderful ladies and met with Lavanila founder, Daniela Raynor. She is so passionate about this brand, which in turn makes us bloggers passionate about it too. I’ve tried several Lavanila products and have never been disappointed. I’ll be going through a few of their products for you over the next few weeks so stay tuned.
I haven’t cleaned my brushes in a while. I usually do it once a week, but I’ve been slacking and it’s gross. I’m a big proponent of using baby shampoo as a brush cleanser because it’s less expensive and leaves your brushes super soft and clean. I received Lavanila’s The Healthy Baby Wash in a gift bag and since I don’t have a baby, I knew I had to try it out on my brushes!
The Healthy Baby Wash retails for $16 for 7 oz., which is a pretty good deal. You’re easily paying $15-20 for “real” brush cleansers that come in 3 oz. bottles and are packed with chemicals. I usually use Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo ($4) but this wash is the best thing I’ve ever used for my brushes. It’s a foam wash so it’s light and fluffy, and it’s 100% natural and a certified organic product. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to clean my brushes that I put all over my face with something harmful.
For deep cleansing, fill a glass with warm water and cleanser and let brushes soak for five minutes, then rinse.