Repair Hair Damage with Infusium Repair + Renew Hair Care Collection

The things we put our hair through in the name of beauty can be pretty damaging. Hair, of course, can be resilient, as long as you nourish it and repair the damage you inflict. We’ve been using Infusium since it was called Infusium 23 and while we switch out the products we use on our hair (a must to do as hair reacts to things like seasonal changes, overall health, changes in your diet, and other factors), we always keep Infusium in rotation. To repair the damage we’ve done to our hair, we rely on the products from the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection.

The Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection features five products: Repair + Renew Shampoo, Repair + Renew Conditioner, Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment, Infusium Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum, and Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-In Creme. The collection boasts Argan Oil and Keratin to help build your hair’s strength, elasticity, and smoothness, leaving you with softer, shinier, smoother hair. The Repair + Renew Shampoo formula gently cleanses fragile strands, and the Repair + Renew Conditioner formula helps rebuild hair strength from root to tip.

The Repair + Renew Leave-in Treatment formula coats hair with lightweight conditioners to help mend split ends, tame flyaways, enhance shine and improve hair manageability throughout the day and night. The dual-functioning Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum helps protect wet hair from styling friction and breakage and amplifies shine and smoothness when used on dry hair. The Repair + Renew Leave in Creme features a thick, rich conditioning formula provides targeted moisture to help control frizz and smooth split ends.

Infusium’s salon heritage dates back 88 years. They made a breakthrough in the hair care category in 1976 by introducing their Original Leave-in Treatment formula, which quickly became the “leave-in to believe-in” among both professional stylists and consumers alike. Since then, they have continued to introduce new hair care products to the marketplace creating the next generation of multitasking treatment offerings that combine professional quality with everyday ease for a healthy no-fuss hair routine.

Strengthen your weak, brittle hair with the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection, available for $6.97-8.49, at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.

Surviving Summer with Essence Cosmetics Beauty Products

We are in full makeup emergency mode. The summer’s humidity has been very disrespectful to our beauty routine and makeup applications. We leave our apartment looking fresh faced and well put together, but once we step one foot outside, our makeup almost immediately starts melting down our face. Like we said, the humidity is disrespectful. Luckily we can combat the effects of the ever increasing humidity’s effect on our makeup, without breaking the bank, with the following essence cosmetics beauty products. With the following affordable, fun, and high-quality essence cosmetics products, we’re keeping the shine where it’s supposed to be, on our lips, eyelids, and cheeks……and off our overall face.

The above essence cosmetics beauty products featured include:

  1. extreme long lasting eye pencils ($2.99) – this waterproof pencil glides on smooth and new pencil delivery system keeps the formula from drying out. It is available in 6 shades – black love, but first espresso, black midnight sky, nighttime in the jungle, rockin’ taupe, and silky nude.
  2. volume stylist 18h curl & hold mascara ($4.99) – this innovative system lasts for up to 18 hours and uses special micro-styling waxes to deliver long-lasting volume & curl via a paddle brush wand applicator.
  3. volume stylist 18h lash extension mascara ($4.99) – enriched with lengthening fibers for volume & length, the fiber wand designed to reach each & every lash.
  4. shine shine shine lip gloss ($2.99) – available in 6 shades, this high shine lip gloss glides on smooth with a highly-pigmented finish with an applicator that ensures precise application. Shades include: behind the scenes, smile sparkle shine, friends of glamour, flirt alert, happiness in a bottle, and runway your way.
  5. instant matt makeup setting spray ($4.99) – a transparent mist that sprays on top of makeup to refresh your complexion and eliminate shine and oil. Suitable for all skin types. This, in collaboration with the “all about matt fixing powder waterproof”, has saved our makeup over the past few days and kept us from suffering from melting makeup.
  6. make me matt lip top coat **not pictured ($4.49) – transform any shiny lipstick into a matt, never chalky finish. It will leave your lips soft.
  7. all about matt fixing powder waterproof ($4.49) – a translucent powder that can be applied on top of any foundation to mattify your skin and set makeup. It withstands humidity and mattifies skin all day. This item has been a godsend. We no longer fear venturing outside.
  8. eye & face palette ($5.99) – this neutral palette contains shades for eye and face including 4 shadows, blush & highlighter, and 2 shade collections.

Are you a fan of essence cosmetics beauty products? What are your favorites from this affordable beauty brand? The essence cosmetics beauty product collection is available on and at Target, Ulta and Forever 21.

essence cosmetics Launches NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Spring is the time of renewal and welcoming in new things, so what better time than the upcoming spring season to welcome some new makeup into your life. We’re very excited about the NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection from essence cosmetics, a vast offering of cosmetics for face, eyes, lips, and nails.

The new collection from essence cosmetics is full of timeless must-haves – from everyday essentials to specialty products, all in universally flattering colors. Products include the matt matt matt lipstick, volume on! plumping lipgloss,  super precise eyeliner, the false lashes mascaras in extreme volume & curl and dramatic volume unlimited, contouring eye pencil, all I need concealer palette, light up your face luminizer palette, and color correcting mattifying powder. Learn all about these great beauty products below:

matt matt matt lipstick ($2.99)

This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying out. The matt matt matt lipsticks are available in 8 shades: kiss me if you can, purple power, it’s a statement, perfect match, pink up your life, wow effect, red-y or not?, and natural kiss.

volume on! plumping lipgloss ($2.99)

The feathery light minty flavor and formula helps volumize to reveal luscious, fuller-looking lips within seconds of applying. Wear alone or as a topcoat over your favorite lipstick. The volume on! plumping lipgloss is available in 3 shade: c’est bon, c’est bonbon, less is more, and perfectly dressed.

super precise eyeliner ($2.99)

The super precise brush tip allows you to achieve a natural and simple look. It’s long-lasting and waterproof formula will allow you to wear it all day.

the false lashes mascaras ($4.99)

The volumizing formula creates impressive volume, while the curved fiber brush envelops every lash to create powerful curl, the combination of both gives the perfect false-lash-look plus curl-effect.

contouring eye pencil ($3.49)

Our new eye pencil is double-ended to help enhance and shape the eyes for a mesmerizing look. It also works as a liner, eye shadow, and a highlighter. The contouring eye pencils are available in 2 shades: caramel meets frosting and chocolate meets vanilla.

all I need concealer palette ($5.49)

This new creamy, powdery textured concealer palette offers a variety of color combinations to adjust to any skin imperfections and help reduce the appearance of dark circles and redness.

light up your face luminizer palette ($5.99)

These three silky-soft, luminizing powders are everything you need to get rid of harsh light and achieve a healthy-looking, radiant finish.

color correcting mattifying powder ($3.99)

This gentle, silky, and matte color correcting powder evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The pink, green, and beige colors come together to refresh a tired complexion, neutralize redness and mattify for a natural even skin tone.

The essence cosmetics collection is available on, and in store at Target, and Ulta! The collection is quite affordable, ranging from $.99 to $9.99, so you’ll never have to worry about breaking the bank in the name of beauty. What are your thoughts on the essence cosmetics? What products are you excited for?

GIVEAWAY & DEAL on DESSANGE Professional Hair Products at Target

Wouldn’t you love to indulge your hair in luxury? Of course, who wouldn’t but the reality is luxury equals unattainable for the masses. Well, we’re here to tell you, that’s not always true. During this week, October 30th – November 5th, you can indulge your tresses in luxury at a discounted price. DESSANGE Professional hair products, including their Purifying Clay collection (pictured below), is 25% off at all Target locations…but this wonderful deal ends at the end of this week. To celebrate this great savings deal (and in honor of our birthday!!), one very lucky My Life on and off the Guest List reader will win the DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask and the DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo. Ready for your hair to be pampered?


DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask
This first clay-in-mask pre-shampoo regulating treatment specifically targets an oily scalp with a breakthrough skin purifying technology. The 30% mineral green clay concentration works to absorb sebum excess and regulate oil production over time while the professional application brush, allows for even, targeted coverage. Your scalp is left deeply purified, helping to drastically reduce excess oil production. Dating back to ancient times, the virtues of clay have been used for centuries in cosmetic and therapeutic remedies to absorb sebum, eliminate toxins and serve as an antiseptic. Use the Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask once a week on dry hair, applying it generously to the roots with the application brush. Leave on your hair for five to ten minutes and rinse thoroughly. This hair detoxifier regularly retails for $11.99, get it for less this week, exclusively at Target.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo
The second step to the Purifying Clay system, the pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. Pro-vitamin b5 is known for its protective properties of the fiber capillary, helping repair and soften your hair from roots to ends. Your hair and scalp will become re-balanced and with the added benefit of the Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo’s light cherry, violet, and vanilla scent. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse your hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair. This enriched shampoo normally retails for $9.99, get it for less this week, exclusively at Target.

As we previously mentioned, we’re giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win both of the DESSANGE Professional Hair Products. For your chance to win, enter via our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Fudge Urban Alternative Hair Products Launch in the US

Fudge Urban, the UK’s got-to brand for affordable, high street hair styling products and one of the fastest growing hair brands in the UK, finally lets the US have a bit more fun with our hair. The hair brand features a collection of fun, edgy and alternative hair styling products for those who are not afraid to experiment with their color or style. To celebrate, Fudge Urban held an event hosted by new Brand Ambassador and Celebrity Hairstylist, Lou Teasdale, who is the genius behind the One Direction’s famed locks.

Inspired by fashion, culture, music and all things innovative and edgy, Fudge Urban delivers a unique and revolutionary range of salon quality, unisex hair products for those who’s not afraid to make a statement with their looks. From sea salt sprays and waxes to fruity, sweet smelling mousses and hairsprays, the edgy brand offers something for everyone no matter your look, whether you prefer long or short, straight or curly, clean or messy hair.

The Fudge Urban hair products available in the US include:

24 Hour Coconut Rush Power Gel – Perfect for those constantly on the go, this super versatile gel keeps your style in place for 24 hours with an invisible hold that is sure to last all day whatever your style. $7.99

Root Powder Styler – Providing instant texture for those who love to experiment with new looks, this fine and dry powder gives extreme volume and lasting style with no stickiness. $10.99

Iced Watermelon & Vanilla Dry Shampoo – This brush-and-go, waterless formula uses special micro-powders designed to clean the hair of natural dirt and oils, leaving hair healthy and revitalised for a refreshed look between washes. $10.99

Iced Coconut Cocktail Hairspray – Update your hairstyle with confidence using the Iced Coconut Cocktail Hairspray, a concentrated hairspray with super strong hold for up to 48 hours. $7.99

Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hairspray – A soft touch hairspray that certainly doesn’t lack in strength. With anti-frizz properties, this 24 hour spray smoothes and seals ends, ensuring your hair is never out of place. $7.99

Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Styling Mousse – Prevent dry and damaged hair with this conditioning mousse that protects strands from heat styling while sealing loose ends and taming flyaways for a long lasting finish. $9.99

Iced Tropical Cocktail Miracle Ends – A concentrated, lightweight lotion enriched with innovative dry Argan Oil to hydrate and repair ends. Apply to wet hair to condition and protect or on dry hair to de-frizz and seal ends for a smooth and straight finish with natural shine. $9.99

Sea Salt Texturizing Spray – The perfect texturizing spray for those seeking raw, beach hair. The tropical coconut scented mist provides a strong, textured look when sprayed and scrunched into hair, ideal for that messy “out of the surf” sexy beach look. $10.99

Rocker Wax – This lightweight, 24 hour stronghold wax creates style without stiffness or stickiness. Rub through dry hair for a messed up look, then rework it day or night for a rock star edge and definition. $10.99

Matte Wax – Use this no shine wax to give an edgy, messed up look. Create maximum texture with a firm, invisible hold and non-sticky formula that you can wear all day with confidence. $10.99

Surfer Wax – A concentrated hard wax that gives the same raw and gritty texture of a salt spray with the control and definition of a wax for a matte finish and super firm hold. $10.99

Texture Junk Mould or shape your hair into any style you want with Urban Texture Junk for maximum texture and control. Rub through dry hair for a natural textured look. $10.99

Along with helping us get better acquainted with Fudge Urban’s cool range of products, Lou Teasdale also gave us a sneak peek and a copy of her new book, The Craft DIY Hair & Beauty, available April 15th. Filled with step by step tutorials on how to achieve the edgiest beauty looks (25 alternative beauty looks), her fav beauty products, and insight on how to break into the beauty industry, fans of all things beauty should add this book to their must-have list.

The Fudge Urban range is available in the US at select Target stores nationwide and online at

GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win a Target #HilariousHoliday Flask

It’s the holiday season and we, along with Target are feeling festive and generous so it’s time for a giveaway. We’ve already acquainted you with the “Target #HilariousHoliday Ugly Sweaters” that are perfect for the season and we want to help you accessorize that sweater perfectly with Target Men’s Holiday Flask. While Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, why should Jack Frost be the only one enjoying a nip or two this winter? Whether you’d give it as a gift or keep it for yourself, one of you will be receiving one of these super cool holiday flasks.

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This fun, holiday-themed, Portable Flask makes a fun stocking stuffer. The painted stainless steel flasks are small enough to fit in your bag or pocket and the festive designs make it perfect for the holiday. It’s a great way to have the recipient take their favorite drink with them or get them to try something new. Ready to win one? Just follow the rafflecopter entry below:

Enjoy Ugly Sweater Season w/ Target’s #HilariousHoliday Offerings

This post is brought to you by Target, but all opinions and content are my own. Check in with Target’s Ugly Sweaters with hashtag #hilariousholiday.The holiday season is officially upon us and it’s time again for all the holiday parties and celebrations. No other holiday party celebrates the fun and festive mood of the season like the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. This sarcastic trend was birthed sometime in the early 2000’s with a steady growth every year with numerous brands coming out with their own. The ugly sweater can now be called a Christmas tradition and a great way to have a #hilariousholiday. Joining with their own line of cool, kitschy, and fun ugly sweaters is Target, whose sweater collection I’d wear beyond any Ugly sweater parties (I love their modern cool update). Are you ready for Target’s #HilariousHoliday?

The above Men’s Skull Sweater is my favorite. It kind of brings to mind a Hell’s Angel getting into the holiday spirit. I’d steal this from the man in my life on any day and the fact that it’s only $17.99, I just might get my own.

Know a guy that has a bit of a potty mouth or “I’m a man” personality (a la Andrew Dice Clay? – seriously can’t you picture him wearing this?) then the “Happy Elfin Holiday” sweater is perfect. I mean…the sweater says it all.

The beauty of the above “Light it up” sweater is that it works for both a nerdy dad or granddad who is serious when it comes to Christmas lights and decorations (a la Clark Griswald) and a young hipster son who may be a fan of……420…lol. Either way, whether they’re wearing any of these “ugly” sweaters, they’ll actually look cool, get lots of compliments and remain a topic of conversation.

One of my favorite Ugly Sweater parties was one I attended with Blackberry and hosted by Michael Strahan in December 2011. He wore a white ugly sweater similar to one Target has in their collection – also $17.99 (the only difference being Michael Strahan’s had snowmen and Target’s has cute kittens), and actually stayed (in that sweater) for the duration of the event.

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Want to see some more of what cool Ugly Sweaters Target has to offer? Just hear over to TARGET UGLY SWEATERS to see the full collection.

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