All for one: Revlon Professional UniqONE haircare

I’ve never really been a huge fan of conditioning shampoos.

To be honest, I’ve never really gotten what the point of these products do. It’s a shampoo and conditioner all in one, but I’ve read that they are a lot more gentle on the hair than if you were to use each product separately (they clean, but they don’t deep clean). If you wash your hair everyday, I heard that you may want to swap in this product one of the days to give your hair cuticle a break.

Anyways, back to my story. I’ve gotten a few of these from different brands over the years and none of them have ever really blown me away. I still find I have to use a conditioner in my hair since it usually just feels tangly and I also have found that my locks kinda feel like they have a film on them. Long story short, I’ve never been impressed with the product.

Revlon Professional UniqONE Conditioning Shampoo

A couple weeks back I received Revlon Professional’s UniqONE Conditioning Shampoo in both their original scent and the new coconut one.  I figured sure, I’ll give it a try once, probably be disappointed with it, then give it to a friend or something. I chose to go with the coconut version since I’m obsessed with the smell of coconut and tried it out. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the formula, but this stuff honestly blew me away.

This product launched in May 2017 and is part of the UniqONE range, which contains 10 benefits:

  • Washes hair and scalp gently
  • Protects and moisturizes the scalp
  • Maximum silkiness and smoothness
  • Doesn’t weigh hair down
  • Boosts shine
  • Frizz control
  • Hair easy to manage and style
  • Strengthens hair
  • Reduces hair breakage
  • Helps to prevent split ends

Starting the shower, I applied this like I would any shampoo and totally forgot what I was doing, so I rinsed it off right away. After I thought I probably should have waited, since you typically leave conditioner on your hair for a few minutes. It turns out I totally didn’t have to do that since my hair combed through easily once towel dried.  In the past with conditioning shampoos, my hair just doesn’t feel good, but this stuff left my hair feeling soft and once dried, it was smooth and shiny.

Revlon Professional UniqONE hair treatment spray

I paired this product with their UniqONE Hair Treatment Spray, which offers the same 10 benefits and is ideal for protecting hair from the damage caused by blow drying, straightening, and detrimental effects from the sun. It’s great for defrizzing and leaving you with a soft texture. Although it’s in a spray bottle, I actually spray it directly on my hands and then work it through damp hair. They sent me a mini bottle of the original formula, but I actually found the Lotus Flower version in my hair cabinet and totally put it to the test.

They also have a hair mask in the line as well that offers the same benefits, but for weak or damaged hair.

Overall, I was super impressed with this product, so much so that I’ve been using it pretty much non-stop since I originally tried it out.  It’s just so handy to have the two-in-one formula and makes shower time (and not to mention my hair) so much better.

You can find these products at Chatters or Trade Secrets and the conditioning shampoo retails for a SRP of C$19.95, with the hair treatment going for C$19.95.

Do you like conditioning shampoos?

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True north strong and free: #Canada150 items you need for this Canada Day

Okay, I admit it, I’m totally a sucker for all the Canada 150 hype.

Literally everyone has been promoting special items to commemorate Canada Day this year. Although our nation’s birthday is always a reason to celebrate, this year is extra special since we celebrate 150 years (Canada is so young).

I’ve gotten a few sweaters already this year, tons of Hudson’s Bay stuff, and have even done a few special Canada 150 promotions with some brands, but I seriously cannot get enough. I even made sure to pick up a Canada 150 tank early cause I wanted to get one in my size (Old Navy has some nice ones and mine was $5!). Anyways, needless to say, I am set.

If you’re still planning your Canada Day outfit for this Saturday, I have some totally awesome items you must include this weekend.

Kiss Canada Day Impress press on nails, Kiss The Collection nails, and Kiss Mani Pop Canada Day Kiss Canada tattoos and Lash Hurrah Canada Day lashes

Canada Day 150 nails, lashes, and faux tattoos from Kiss

I believe that these are all available exclusively at Walmart, but these are some items you must pick up. Since your nails are an easy way to theme any outfit, from press-on nails in both their ImPress line and Kiss The Collection (the one with the glue), to nail decals as part of their Kiss Mani Pop collection, you need to jazz up your nails this Saturday. I’ve been wearing the Impress Press-On Manicure nails (which are my favourite press-ons BTW) since last week and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them.  They feature red nails with a white accent nail complete with a shimmery maple leaf.

If you want to go all out, Kiss also has some body tattoos in Canadian motifs and #Canada150 designs, making it easy to show your Canadian pride. For the completely Canada-crazed, sport their Lash Hurrah faux lashes, which feature the Canadian flag on the lashes (these are so extra).

Elastoplast Canada Day bandaids

Elastoplast Limited Edition O Canada bandages

Didn’t expect me to talk about bandages on here, huh?  If you’re sporting a booboo, or plan on wearing uncomfortable shoes, then you must pack a few of these fun bandages just in case.

Each box comes with 40 strips in nine classically Canadian designs. Since Canada Day is closely associated with partying, it’s probably smart that you keep a few on hand in case you get any scrapes or scratches while out celebrating this July 1st.

MAC Cosmetics Proud to be Canadian makeup bag

MAC Cosmetics Proud to be Canadian collection

Did you know that MAC Cosmetics hails from Toronto? To celebrate the mega-brand’s Canadian heritage they have come out with a three-piece collection, including a true red lipstick, a makeup bag, and a tote.

I have a million makeup bags already, but I’m totally obsessed with the Proud to be Canadian Makeup Bag, which features a red and black plaid design and a reference to their Canadian beginnings. This particular bag is exclusive for MAC Select members, and is only available online or in MAC free-standing stores. For C$20, it’s perfect to house your Canada Day tattoos, bandaids, and whatever else you’ll be carrying with you this weekend!

I’m counting down the days until the weekend and not gonna lie, still planning my most patriotic outfit the big day.  I’ve definitely be sporting most, if not all of these items.

What will you be wearing to celebrate #Canada150?

 

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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Cheers to 150! Celebrating Canada Day long weekend with McCafé Summer Drink Days

Our nation’s largest party in 150 years is coming up this weekend! I feel like every Canadian has been waiting for this day, and it’s hard not to notice that retailers and restaurants are also celebrating with #Canada150 products

To join in on the celebrations, I’ll be kicking off the long weekend with a drink in hand, decked out in all-Canadian gear, at Canada’s favourite summer beverage destination, McCafé, which offers Canadians a wide range of high-quality beverages, many of which are only a dollar all summer long (cue jingle).

Since this Canada Day is a milestone for our nation, there are so many events that will be held across the city. One of my favourite Canada Day locations is Assiniboine Park, where they always have stuff going on during July 1. Since this year is extra special, I plan on hitting the park early, getting a stellar spot for the festivities, and doing a picnic complete with all my favourite items from McDonald’s Canada.

McCafe Summer Drink Days McCafe in Assinaboine Park in Winnipeg, MB

Since it’s going to be hot, there’s nothing like cooling off with the McCafé Premium Roast Ice Coffee, which features the same consistently rich, smooth and delicious Premium Roast coffee but serviced over ice and customized to your preferences (I love adding a shot of sugar-free vanilla, or if I’m really treating myself, caramel). If you’re looking to really splurge, I suggest trying the McCafé Iced Frappes, like the Coffee Iced Frappe or the Vanilla Chai Iced Frappe, which feature a combination of vanilla and chai flavours, including cinnamon and nutmeg.

If you’re not a coffee fan, then the McCafé Frozen Real Lemonade or Real Fruit Smoothies, which are made with real fruit, are low in fat, and blended with ice, are a real treat. There are four flavours to choose from, but I’m totally digging the limited-time-only Strawberry Mango Orange flavour.

Best part of all this are the prices. To keep you cool this long weekend (and all summer long), any small or medium McCafé Premium Roast Iced Coffee or small Frozen Lemonade are only $1, and any small McCafé Real Fruit Smoothie and small McCafé Iced Frappe are only $2.

If coffee or smoothies aren’t your jam, there’s nothing like a classic ice-cold Coke to cool off on a hot day and all fountain drinks (any size!) are also $1.

I’m literally counting down the days until the weekend and picking out my most on-trend Canadian outfit. The hard part though will be deciding which McCafé summer drink I want to toast 150 years with!

What drink are you most excited to get during McDonald’s Summer Drink Days?

Please note, I partnered with McDonalds Canada on this post. All opinions are my own.

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