April 2017 | The Glam Mom

Glam or Slam - Loreal Voluminous Feline Mascara and Primer

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Hi there!

I received my BeautyCon Box months ago, but never opened it!!!  So, I'm testing out a few of the products that came in it.  First up - Loreal Voluminous Feline Mascara and Voluminous Primer Base.
I wear fake lashes most days, so it's hard for me to be impressed with the results of any mascara.  None eve provide enough drama or length for me.  Did this one impress?
Here I am wearing no mascara.
Here, I left the left eye bare and applied 1 coat of Voluminous Feline to just the right eye (no primer).
I applied 1 coat of primer to the left eye.  The right eye still has only 1 coat of mascara.
One the left eye I applied 1 coat of mascara over the primer. The right eye still has only 1 coat of mascara.
 I applied a second coat of mascara to both eyes.
Here I just added mascara to the bottom lashes.

So here's what I think - This mascara is decent. It defines, but doesn't lengthen too much. That's fine - it doesn't claim to. It DOES add volume. And with the primer, the volume is intensified, but not super dramatic.  

The brush is cool.  It's plastic with a ton of criss-crossed bristles, to help with separation.
I didn't find the formula to thick and it didn't clump. The description says it's a glossy black color. Eh. It doesn't matter as long as it's black.
The left eye has no mascara, the first eye has 2 coats of mascara, with no primer.  
The left eye has 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of mascara.

Overall, I will give this mascara a GLAM. The primer isn't necessary, but it does intensify the volume so it can't hurt! I will continue to use the primer, just because I have it.  

It's not he most amazing mascara I've used. But, I couldn't actually tell you one that has amazed me, so this one is just fine by me. 

Let me know what you think!

Until next time!

xoxo

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Easy Lunch Hack - Potbelly Perks App!

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Hi there!
It's been a long time since I stopped into a Potbelly Sandwich Shop. There isn't one near where I live now. But I heard they have this new app - Potbelly Perks - where you can order your sandwich and jump the line at the restaurant so I figured I'd try it out.

You can order your food though the app and when you get to the restaurant, just go to the counter to pay! It will save you time, especially if you're on a short lunch break, but still want a yummy sandwich.
The app is super easy to use. You just enter your email and name. It will use your GPS to find the nearest location to you.  You can choose pickup or delivery and then easily place your order, special requests and all! You do have to enter a credit card to pay, but that's to be expected.

Not only will you save time on your lunch break by jumping the line, but when you download the app, you'll earn a free cookie.  You'll also earn Potbelly Perks - a “smile” for every $2 spent to be used toward treats and invites to exclusive events.
I ordered this delicious chicken salad sandwich with all toppings, some yummy veggie soup and a soda, all on the app. Then when I got to the restaurant, I jumped the line! I'd already paid for my order on the app, so I just had to grab my bag, fill my soda and DONE! So easy! Even though I'd ordered takeout, I stayed in the restaurant to eat, just because I had some time and it's so cute in the one on Southport. They have a vintage piano and cute little kids area.
So give it a try! It's so easy, Potbelly Sandwich Shops are all over and the food is SO GOOD!!! It'd been so long since I'd stopped into one, I'd forgotten. But I ate EVERY BITE of my food and even thought about going back the next day LOL!
Hope you'll give the Potbelly Perks App a go!  Let me know if you!

Until next time, 

xoxo





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Glam or Slam - Ms Jessie's Multicultural Curls Styling Lotion

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Hi there,

I'm going to be honest. I don't like my natural hair that much.  

I used to love my curls! When I was in high school and college, I wore my hair curly most of the time. But in those days I also relaxed my hair and my curls were looser and easier to manage. I could use any product on them and they were in control. I could even go product free and it would still look ok! After I went "natural" over 10 years ago, I totally fell out of love with my natural curls and I have yet to find a product that works well for them. Is this the one? Hmmm...
Ok, it's not that dramatic. But this product works really well actually!

I know I've used a Ms. Jessie's product in the past, but which one I could not tell you. I saw this one while I was looking for my favorite edge control in Target - the name caught my eye so I grabbed it.  
The first day I used it, I think I may have used too much. It felt very crunchy and looked kind of "crispy," like it would have if I used too much gel. I'm not a big fan of that look. I also parted my hair the wrong way. I have no explanation for why I did that and I didn't even realize it until the next day. 
So the next day, I just co-washed and tried again. This time I parted it the correct way and used less product. And I was REALLY happy with the results.   

I just got back from vacation in Orlando where the weather is way too humid to keep my hair looking good when it's straight. So 2 days in I gave in a went with curls and this product worked really well in the humid weather. 
By the end of the day, my ends had started to frizz a bit, but that happens with basically every product I try, so I wasn't too surprised or disappointed. But beyond that, my hair held up well and looked great in my opinion!

So I definitely give this product a GLAM. It's kind of pricey - $16 a bottle - but I didn't need to use too much to coat my hair and I never had to re-apply, so one tube should last me a while since I don't wear my hair curly very often.  

Like I said, I got this at Target in the ethnic hair aisle. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

Until next time

xoxo



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