Hairstyles To Try This Spring

Spring is the best time of the year whatever way you slice it. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the air seems to be filled with some special vibes. Don’t you agree that nothing compares to the spring air? It’s fresh and smells like flowers and is finally warm after those long and bleak winter months. No wonder why we get so inspired and motivated for changes as soon as the first traces of this season roll around. We, women, get especially happy when the weather is getting warmed day by day, and the majority of us would agree that spring is the best time for hairstyle experiments. After all, it’s the time we finally put our hats and hoods off.  Are you ready to learn some inspiring hairstyles that are going to be trendy this spring? Try Slicked Down Strands In case you … [Read more...]

Share-A-Haircut for Back to School

August means our thoughts momentarily turn away from the summer fun and think, "Back to school!"  Buying new clothes, school supplies and for many a hair cut is needed.  I know it is true in my house.  We like to start the year off fresh and newly trimmed locks gives us that feeling when compiled with our new boxes of crayons and backpacks. I'm so excited to be teaming up with Hair Cuttery again to help them celebrate 2015 being their 16th anniversary of the Share-A-Haircut program. How does it work?  Simply put, every child 18 and under who comes in between August 1-15 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery's almost 900 salons, like my Fifth Element did, will have one FREE haircut certificate donated to an underprivileged child in their own community. I love that last … [Read more...]

Summer Travel Essentials

School's out! It's Summertime! Summer travel has officially begun and with the July 4th weekend right around the corner it is time to start thinking about packing. Whether you are traveling by train, plane or automobile (I'll be cruising down the highway with a 100lb. Doberman as one of my traveling companions. I think that is a separate blog post in itself.) you are going to need to pack and probably do it lightly.  When I have to take a bag for make-up and a bag for toiletries I get cranky. I love my stuff but I don't like hauling it. Neither do the airlines. Instead I've found a few tried and true products that make packing fast and easy while still being able to look good while I travel.   TSA Travel Goodies by victoriamason featuring Josie Maran Burt's Bees … [Read more...]

ColorProof My Workout

When it comes to keeping up with my fitness I can be pretty serious. I eat right and give my body the fuel it needs per workout and pack healthy snacks to get through my day. I carry water with me everywhere to stay hydrated and healthy. If I'm running I'll wear my running shoes instead of my cross-trainers. It's all about using what you need and meeting the demands for that level of exercise. That means that even the products I use pre and post-workout have to work hard too. ColorProof 'DrySpell' Color Protect Dry Shampoo is my go-to product on the mornings I head to the gym and don't have time to wash my hair but just grab a quick shower after. I use it on the days I have to run out the door to get the kids to school and run errands but have no time to dry and style my hair. It's a … [Read more...]

#MyHCLook

This time of year I am always desperate for a hair cut (anyone else have hair that grows super fast in the fall?) and I'm short on time.  Between all the activities the three girls have with school and outside of that and work and life during the holiday season the last thing I want to do is spend a few hours in my stylist's chair. Then last week I decided enough was enough.  My hair was too long and I needed a cut STAT.  I stopped into one of the many Hair Cuttery's located in my town.  I haven't visited one since I was in college and I'm always a bit shy on switching things up but I was a woman in need. BEFORE #MyHCLook I never actually style my long angled-bob hairstyle before a hair cut.  Does anyone go through all that trouble? After I checked into the salon as a walk-in I … [Read more...]

Beauty Trifecta

My latest fun beauty finds, tests and new product love are pretty great.  It's all about hair, face and body this week.  A little trifecta.     Fun Beauty Finds by victoriamason featuring a body moisturizer   Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment/Briogeo Blossom&Bloom Volumizing Conditioner/LaVanila Body Butter … [Read more...]

Join Me for a Day of Beauty

Spending Saturday morning going through a long, involved, relaxing and necessary 'day of beauty' happens in haste or not at all now that the kids have their own lives budding and blossoming before our eyes.  Throw on a mask here, exfoliate over there, slap on some polish and don't forget to shave!  It's not my dream. It's just the reality. This Saturday will be a bit different. … [Read more...]

Rita Hazan Root Concealer & Say Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products received are for review purposes only. Opinions are TMC's only. This week I focused on two products.  One pulled through and the other didn't perform as well as I would have liked. Which one was it? Rita Hazan Root Concealer or Say Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream? Find out. … [Read more...]

Beauty Love of the Week: Pacifica Coconut Kiss Lip Butter & blowpro Texture Spray

Two products are up this week. It isn't often that I find two items that I like to use on first test. Many times things get repurposed or serve as a back up to my preferred products but this week blow pro dry texture spray and Pacifica Coconut Kiss Lip Butter ended up front and center on my bathroom counter. They are still there a few weeks later being used daily. After all that do I need to go on? Yes! Let's get to the details then. … [Read more...]

Beauty Love of the Week- Bic Soleil Shave & Trim

Disclosure: TMC was not paid for this post. Products are receive for review purposes only. Opinions are TMC's only.   Summer is officially over but that doesn't mean I'm about to let things go, if you know what I mean.  I'm talking about shaving, trimming, whatever it is you do to keep things neat and tidy in the bikini line department.  This summer I saw a lot of online buzz going on with BIC and their just launched Soleil Shave & Trim product.  I am a hair removal cream kind of girl.  It takes the same amount of time as shaving and irritates my skin way less, with no mean, red bumps.  I will shave the bikini area if I am in a hurry, but the results are short-lived and often come up looking less than stellar. An old friend asked me test out the BIC Soleil Shave & … [Read more...]