Welcome to the world of being a woman…browsing the aisles in the health and beauty section searching endlessly for the “perfect” shampoo and conditioner. Ahh, found it…or so you think. You imagine trying your new hair products with hopes of non-frizzy, smooth, sleek, and moisturized flowing locks of hair. Wrong!  Another let down again. And now you have another half full bottle of shampoo and conditioner to add to the collection around your shower.

BUT…don’t lose hope because I think I have found the “perfect” shampoo, conditioner and one-minute treatment that will replenish and recharge your thirsty locks and keep your hair super silky and surprisingly weightless for up to two whole days. Drumroll please…

GARNIER FRUCTIS HYDRA RECHARGE

 I’ve tried so many new hair products that promise you everything but a million dollars but I am in love with Garnier’s new collection and recently had the opportunity to test and review all three products.

Hydra Recharge Shampoo is a hydration innovation; the first to feature thousands of beads that burst on impact. The shampoo smelled amazing when I first opened the bottle cap and love their great  bottle packaging designs. The Hydra Recharge had a nice thick consistency and lathered great. I would love yo show a pic of me with my shampoo head but I didn’t want the hubby to be mad about getting the camera wet 😉 This is now my go-to shampoo since it washed out clean.

Hydra Recharge Conditioner range contains superfruits goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi to actively replenish without heaviness. I’m a sucker for trying new conditioners since my hair is very fine and poker straight. During the summer months, my hair is usually kept in a ponytail because of the excessive frizz or the same for the winter since my hair is so dry and split ends/fly aways are always happening. I could instantly feel the Hydra Recharge conditioner working on my hair when I applied it after using the shampoo. I only had to use a small amount and worked it through my medium length hair. Before washing it out, I knew this conditioner was for me. It washed out nicely and didn’t feel heavy or greasy like some other conditioners leave your hair feeling.

Hydra Recharge 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment is a powerful deep treatment whose revolutionary lightweight crème-gel formula transforms dry hair with a surge of high-performance hydration in just one minute. I tried the 1-minute moisture-plenish treatment the next day since I already conditioned my hair. This day I used the Hydra Recharge shampoo and then follow the simple instructions on the back of the container. Real simple…squirt out a small amount and work through your hair. Let it sit for one minute. EASY. Just enough time to shave. Again, just like the conditioner, I could feel how smooth my hair was already starting to feel even before jumping out of the shower. It washed out nicely without any heavy residue left.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Awesome Products. After getting out of the shower, I styled my hair as usual which includes blow drying and then using a flat iron. I usually have to use an anti-frizz serum after to  help with the frizz and static but Hydra Recharge did the trick even before getting out of the shower. I did not have to flat iron my hair as much as using other hair products either. I am so glad to have the shampoo and conditioner to use again and again since it has now become part of my everyday hair product collection. Say good-bye to the line of numerous shampoo and conditioner bottles hanging out on the side of the tub!

I’m not the greatest at taking photos of myself but here’s a few after using Hydra Recharge Shampoo and Conditioner where I actually wanted to style my hair and not automatically put it in a ponytail. I’m excited to keep using the Hydra Recharge products during the summer months where we have high humidity.

TAH-DAH…

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge is sold everywhere so it won’t be hard to find. Also, The Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge line provides a power blast of hydration to dry hair, leaving it ultra-hydrated and weightlessly silky. If you or your friends have hair issues beyond dryness, try Sleek & Shine to combat frizz or Triple Nutrition to nourish extra dry or damaged hair.

Until next time, have a SWEET day! Bonnie


The past few days I’ve been obsessed with some new make-up goodies given to me by my friends at BzzAgent from Neutrogena Cosmetics. What girl doesn’t love trying new make-up that enhances your natural beauty while helping to improve your skin’s healthy look?

I was lucky enough to enjoy:

  • NEUTROGENA MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Sweet Watermelon
  • NEUTROGENA Healthy Lengths Mascara in Black
  • NEUTROGENA Crease Proof Eye Shadows in Constant Cooper & Lasting Taupe

MoistureSmooth Color Sticks:  I received the sample in Sweet Watermelon and the sheer, shiny color instantly moisturizes your lips. It was a very nice sheer shade to be used for everyday as well as a special spring/summer occasion that left my lips soft and smooth. I normally do not wear lipstick during the week since I work from home so this would be nice for a night out or drinks with the girls. However, the Color Stick did have an “unusual” taste/flavor to it that I am not used to having on my lips.

Healthy Lengths Mascara:  This was by far my favorite product I tested from Neutrogena. I received the mascara in Black and it went on nicely without clumping. This lash-lengthing formula instantly makes lashes look 100% longer while conditioning and strengthening over time. I will certainly purchase this mascara in the future but probably in the Black/Brown color for a more natural, every day look.

Crease Proof Eye Shadows:  Two words… so convenient. These would work perfectly to keep in my purse for a quick touch-up when out one night with my girlfriends.  I tried two different shadow shades that complimented each other nicely. (Constant Copper and Lasting Taupe). You can use them separately or even together for a more dramatic look.  The creamy, antioxidant-rich stick instantly revives and brightens the look of your eyes. It has built-in primer that prevents smudging, creasing and fading for a whopping 12 HOURS of flawless wear! Neutrogena even includes easy to follow, step-by-step applications tips on the packaging. I tried both shades together and they were very easy to use, however, I am use to applying shadow with a brush in the powder form and found it a little “different” to apply these cream sticks of shadow. I would use these for a dinner date with the hubby but not for everyday use since I work from home and watch my two year old daughter.  The eye shadow did last all day without reapplying. Overall, I think once I am used to applying the cream form of the shadows, it will become easier.

LOOK FOR NEUTROGENA COSMETICS AT YOUR FAVORITE STORES OR AT NEUTROGENA.COM

 

And… here’s some photos of me after applying Neutrogena cosmetics. TAH-DAH…

Until next time, have a SWEET day! Bonnie

 

 


It’s been a few weeks since a holiday came around to make a cute + fun treat for my daughter’s school classmates and I was very excited to create this adorable “Over the Rainbow” St. Patrick’s Day treats.

I am always looking online for simple + easy ways to turn a little snack or treat into something to remember for my daughter’s school parties and the printable treat holder I found at Tip Junkie was perfect that was originally created by Simple as That.

The template can be found on the Simple as That website and easily printed to start your project. Simply print (document size is 4X6), punch two holes on the left side of the cloud to slide a lollipop in and you’re done. These would make a cute (and inexpensive) treat to send in the kids lunches for St. Patrick’s Day or for them to give out to their classmates. The blog calls for Rainblo gum centered pops but we opted for Jolly Rancher pops instead since my daughter is too young for bubble gum.

To make it a little cuter.. I found gold chocolate coins to add to each treat bag so it looks like a bonus to find “gold at the end of the rainbow”.

TAH-DAH…the treats in their sweet little bags tied with a green ribbon. I just dropped them off with my daughter for her school party today so hopefully everyone will LOVE them. I usually make some kind of baked treat but thought this was a better idea that was cute + easy to make. The hardest part was printing and cutting out the cloud printable template 😉

 

Until next time, have a sweet day! Easter is early this year and now I cannot wait to find another {SWEET} treat to make for my daughter’s school party!