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Garnier Color Styler!

15 Oct

So… this happened!! Reading my blog, this would probably be the first time you’ve ever seen a photo of me without my natural hair color. Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – I’ve had my hair dyed every color you can think of! Blue, green, purple, pink, red, blond etc… I used to be addicted to changing my hair color! I did it so much and so frequently that my hair started to deteriorate, feeling stringy & stretchy. When your hair stretches like a rubber band, something is wrong. So, I stopped. Cold turkey. For 8 years. EIGHT YEARS OF NOT DYING MY HAIR! Can you believe it? That’s a helluva long time. My born-again virgin hair has been healthy and strong ever since. Did I get tempted? Oh you betcha, I did! It’s something that crossed my mind regularly but because I dyed it so much in the past, I was nervous to jump back into it. Well, along came Garnier with their new super fun Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color! This was the perfect opportunity to give it another go without the long-term commitment and damage risks!

I was on the fence with whether or not to do Blue Burst (blue was my favorite hair color of all!) or something a little tamer like their Bronze Attitude… but I decided to just go for it. Why not? After all, it washes out in a few washes! At first, I thought I’d whip out my hair coloring skills from my past life (I’ve had my hair professionally dyed, dyed by friends and I’ve done it myself before) so I stopped by my local beauty supply store to pick up a brush & foils. Well, as it turns out, there’s no need to complicate things. The foils didn’t help at all and just ended up being a nice place mat for my Garnier Color Styler bottle! The brush I bought? No help either. Seriously, guys, just listening to the instructions on the box and using the gloves they included was the best and easiest way to do it! Oh and don’t try to squirt it directly into your hair (just like it warns you not to do) because apparently I’m bad at listening and tried to despite the warnings and yes, it made my hair a rough texture. Just keep it simple! I did as they said and draped a towel over my shoulders. Gently squeezed a little bit of the dye right into my gloves (you don’t need much), rubbed both hands together and proceeded to massage in a thin coat, starting at the base, working it into the sections of my hair that I wanted dyed. It was THAT easy! Oh and one more important thing: just make sure you wait until your hair is completely dry before you start styling. You can use a blow dryer if you want to speed things up a bit. Once it’s dry, brush through until it’s nice and smooth again. If you make a mistake or need to remove the color sooner than expected, you can always use a little bit of oil. But I love how it looked so much that I stalled washing my hair just to make it last longer. 😉

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Color, Blue Burst

Photos by Chris Dyer.

Now it’s your chance to join in on the fun! Garnier Color Styler Presents “The Funnest Girl In The World”! Every 3 days, Garnier Color Styler will choose a real girl to become the Color Styler spokesmodel for 72 hours (the same amount of time the color lasts), and earn the Title of “The Funnest Girl In The World.” This girl will be featured on the Color Styler website and across social media for the 3 days of her reign. To enter, all you have to do is snap a selfie, tell us why you deserve the title in the caption and then post it to Instagram and tag it with #FunnestGirl for your chance to be Garnier’s next Funnest Girl In The World. Feel free to tag me, too, @hautepinkpretty so I can see!

Xox,
An Dyer

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#LifeProofSkin with Vichy Idealia

25 Jul

Thanks to Vichy and Socialstars by Crowdtap for giving me #LifeProofSkin and sponsoring this post.

Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

Living a crazy busy lifestyle, my skin takes quite the beating. Friends, family and colleagues frequently comment on how I manage to balance blogging, networking in the industry, having a demanding career in High Tech Sales and being married. I like to tell people I’m just  incredibly resourceful and innovative… But okay, really, I just hardly get any sleep! It may sound crazy but I love it! Better busy than bored, right? I’m also constantly asked when I’ll choose one career over the other but I refuse to, I love them both too much! I’m all about the hustle, working hard, being driven and doing what you have a passion for. So how do I even manage to look presentable daily? My little secret comes from a sparkly pink bottle :) Vichy Idealia Life Serum is my skin’s secret for my busy lifestyle. I took Vichy Idealia‘s 8-day #LifeProofSkin challenge to rescue and reset my skin. I’ve noticed that my complexion is more even, my pores are refined and I look like I regularly sleep the full 8 hours!

Now it’s your turn! Check out the video I collaborated with Vichy Idealia on to learn more about it and take the 8-day #LifeProofSkin challenge!

Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

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Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

Vichy Idealia #LifeProofSkin #ULTA

Photos by Chris Dyer.

Vichy Idealia is now available at Ulta! Are you ready for Vichy Idealia‘s 8-day #LifeProofSkin challenge?

Xox,
An Dyer

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P&G Best of the Beauty Aisle: Beauty Awards

30 Apr

The past few weeks, I’ve been diligently testing out various P&G products for StyleList’s P&G Best of the Beauty Aisle Awards! I try to take extra care of my skin and have always been really picky when it comes to foundation/powder. Finding the right shade to match your complexion while wearing well throughout the day with my combination skin can be a daunting task which is probably why I’ve been sticking to the same designer, department store brand. Imagine my surprise when the first shades I chose for my P&G products happen to match effortlessly! For reference, I’m an NC30 and my favorites ended up being CoverGirl + Olay’s Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation in 125 Buff Beige and CoverGirl + Olay’s Concealer Balm Fair/Light 320 both set with CoverGirl + Olay’s Pressed Powder in Light/Medium 340! I also loved CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Volume Mascara for a light glam look, CoverGirl’s Cheekers Blush Classic Pink 110 on my cheeks and used CoverGirl’s Clean Glow Blusher in Peaches 110 all around the edges of my face for a light warming bronzer effect. I also used the darkest & lightest shade in CoverGirl’s Clean Glow Blush in Peaches 110 to contour my nose!

By the way, aside from lightly adjusting lighting, these photos are unedited!

An Dyer wearing COVERGIRL Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation 125 Buff Beige, Lash Blast Volume Mascara, Concealer Balm fair light, Cheekers Blush Classic Pink,  Clean Glow Blusher Peaches, Pressed Powder

P&G/StyleList Beauty Awards

P&G/StyleList Beauty Awards

Blogger An Dyer wearing COVERGIRL Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation 125 Buff Beige, Lash Blast Volume Mascara, Concealer Balm fair light, Cheekers Blush Classic Pink,  Clean Glow Blusher Peaches, Pressed Powder

Photos by Chris Dyer.

Head over to StyleList.com to see what everyone else has to say!

Xox,
An Dyer

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Disclaimer: This is a collaboration between P&G and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by P&G via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of P&G.

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