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Tangled Tantrum {GIVEAWAY} – Closed

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Today we are chatting a little bit about my favorite subject: HAIR! I am a hairstylist and am around hair for more then 40 hours a week. I love it all, coloring, cutting, the tools, and products. The key to having good hair is : Good tools and Great product. Product is key to keeping a style where you want it. Sometimes the product we put in our own hair may not work for kids hair. I’ve noticed that big time when I am working on my clients kids. That moose or gel just isn’t working in my 6 year old client.

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I have been following Tangled Tantrum for a while now and am so excited to finally test out their products! Tangled Tantrum is a line fully dedicated to kids hair. Trust me, it’s for kids only, my husband thought I bought him so new product and it just wasn’t cutting it for all of his thick long hair. Kids hair is just so much more fragile then adults and they definitely don’t have as much, which means they don’t need as much product.

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Tangled Tantrum is paraben and alcohol free, which makes is safe and healthy for kids. This is awesome for those independent kids who want to feel grown up like mom and dad and do their own hair. The product I was able to sample was the ‘Separation Anxiety- Styling Paste’ and it’s so easy to use. I had a few of my own kid clients grab it themselves and style their hair and they loved it. And the best part, the mess was non-existent. They just wiped their hands on a towel and out the door they went. Win Win in my book!

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Tangled Tantrum offers a few different products. They have the ‘Chaos Control Smoothing Serum’ , ‘Detangling & Conditioning Spray’ (every child needs this!), ‘The Wet Brush’ and the ‘Killer Swell Hair Gel’ . I love all these fun names they give the products. That’s the point of the product right? To make a kid thing it’s fun to do their hair, haha.

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I am also huge on my customer service. Tangled Tantrum emailed me right away and my shipment was at my door no later then 3-4 days after I placed my order. They left me a sweet note and some fun wristbands in the picture above. Their site is easy to navigate and gives quick explanations for each product. She makes the site look so fun that your kid can join you while you pick out your products. What I got out of  Tangled Tantrum is fun, safe, and easy to use.

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I really loved how the product held up in my little clients hair. It wasn’t sticky, it wasn’t heavy and best of all it smelt great! One of my little clients just sat there the whole time smelling the container. It didn’t bother me at all because it contains no Parabens or Alcohol. Smell away! I really like how Tangled Tantrum made a line specifically to be kid friendly. She really tried hard to point everything to the kids. The packaging, the names of the product and the smells.

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Today one lucky winner will get to have a container of there ‘Separation Anxiety- Styling Paste’ and 3 wristbands with Tangled Tantrum logo. I like more of a softer look, that’s why I went for the Paste rather then the gel. It still gives it that good hold but gives it that piecy look while holding back those fly aways and frizzy-ness.  You and your kiddy will love it! They are also offering free shipping on orders over $50, use code: ship4free

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Mar 9th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

 

BrushLove {Review}

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A girl and her brush.  If its the right one, its a match made in heaven.  At least in my opinion :)  I remember finding a favorite brush–you know, one that doesn’t pull, it feels right in your hand, and it gives you the best hair days–in high school, and because I was afraid of ever losing it, I bought two of them so I’d always be prepared, should the worst happen.
Well, the worst did happen, and somewhere in between a dozen sleepovers, college roommates who share everything, and a move across the country, I lost my true love and have been looking for a new favorite brush.  BrushLove sent me two brushes to try out, and there might just be a tie for that ‘favorite’ position!
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BrushLove is an online store of the largest assortment of, you guessed it, hair brushes.  They must carry over a hundred different brushes, and they are categorized by hair type, hair style, hair length, texture, and what you want it to do, so that you can really find your true match.  Based on my preferences, here are the two I tried out:
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The first is the Brushlab Orange Ceramic Thermal Large Hair Brush.  This round thermal hair brush really speeds the drying process and makes it a popular choice.  It is designed to help shine and reduce frizz.
• 100% Nylon bristles. Heat-resistant nylon bristles withstand high temperatures.
• Thermal ceramic coated barrel. Helps evenly distribute the heat to prevent over drying & damage.
• Maximum control = maximum results. Our signature comfort cozi™ grip is designed to massage and prevent slip ups.
K, really guys, this one is fantastic.  I looks huge, but because it is so big, it can grab a whole lot of hair and work on it all at the same time.  I also worried about the bristles tugging and pulling out my weak, temperamental hair, but I didn’t notice a single tug or strand lost.  Drying my hair took less than 2 minutes, seriously!  Granted, I have fine, thin hair and this won’t be the record for every hair type out there, but this is one intense time-saving contraption.  My hair is left as soft as baby hair, smooth, and straight!  Taking a flat iron to my afterwards makes for an even faster, better result because so much of the work has already been done (smoothing and straitening).
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I also got to try out the Brushlab Zebra Cushion Paddle Hair Brush.  Once your hair is dry, this one is a pro at finishing.  It detangles, smooths, and grooms all hair types and textures.  The balls on the tips are smooth and securely attached.  They give my scalp a great head massage and can help in distributing mouse throughout.  I really like the scalp conditioning, and the zebra print is so fun!
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My hair styled with both these brushes:
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BrushLove carries more than just brushes, by the way.  They sell hair care products, cosmetic tools, spa products, accessories, etc.  Go knock yourself out perusing all the styling tools and accessories!

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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

How Much Do I Love My Hair Extensions?

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A LOT!  I wanted to update our readers on how much I’m still loving my hair extensions from Pro Extensions!  Remember how my hair is cut above shoulder length, and rather thin?

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And how I was privileged to review some the 10″ Clip In Volumizer extensions from Pro Extensions?  You can read that full review HERE.

proextensions-logo_newI wore them for our family pictures and to a wedding, and they were awesome!!  Not even my family could tell that I was wearing extensions, only that my hair looked so thick, full, and beautiful!

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Because the extensions are made from human hair, I was able to dye them to my exact natural color with a $3 box from the drugstore.  I LOVE the compliments I got, the beautiful full look they create, and how durable they have been!  They have held up GREAT, and I could even wear them 3-4 times before needing to curl them again.

Don’t forget that for a little longer, you can use the discount code “Dandy” to get 5% off your purchases!

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*This posting was sponsored by Pro Extensions, but all opinions are strictly my own

A Hairy Good Idea {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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My dear friend, Amber, and I met in the community theater world years ago and performed as Belle & Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast!  Weren’t we cute?

 

Since then, we’ve both grown up and gotten married and Amber has started up a cute shop of hair things and other various items!

A favorite item of mine are these cloth baby wipes.  What an excellent way to cut down costs of disposable wipes and be a little more friendly to the environment.  A set of a dozen cloth wipes, made out of 100% cotton jersey, is $9.50 and has an assortment of cute fabrics.  They fit right into baby wipe disposable containers.  You could also use them as washcloths, spit rags, burp clothes, etc.  I’d love to have a stash of these in my purse, that’s for sure!  With babies and toddlers, you never know what you’ll need to clean up while you’re out running errands.

 

This set of 36 cloth baby wipes sells for $24. Not bad!

And look, a soap saver for $4!

Everything is made by Amber herself, from her dog-free, smoke-free home.  The headbands are made with Homespun yarn with cute flowers and a button attached.

 

Just in time for the cold weather, one lucky winner will win this black and white warm winter headband from A Hairy Good Idea!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, October 5th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by A Hairy Good Idea, but all opinions are strictly my own

Baby Wisp {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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We already looked at a shop dedicated to everything boy.  So where should we head now?  Everything girl of course!  After all…  I have a little girl now!  🙂   Recently Baby Wisp sent me their Mini Latch Clip Posh in White.  These hair clips are revolutionary and different than any standard clip.  One word can actually sum up my thoughts on Baby Wisp:  AMAZING!
It latches into Ruby’s hair and stays put.
One in it’s seriously not going to move!
Here’s a great demonstration on how the unique latch mechanism works:


See?  AMAZING!

Baby Wisp has so many different latch clip styles to choose from!

 Literally bunches and bunches!

Baby Wisp also has other types of clips and barrettes…

And much more!  Like items other than hair accessories…
Tutus & Tank Tops:
Booties:
And adorable frilly bottoms!
Who wants to have $20 to spend at Baby Wisp???  Well, fortunately that’s what is being given away to the winner of this giveaway, so get entering!  🙂
*** This giveaway is open to US entries only***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to Baby Wisp, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite style hair clip! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love the look of the cute pink bird latch clip!

(3): Subscribe to the Baby Wisp Newsletter.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= subscribed”)

(4): Like Baby Wisp on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5): Place a Dandy Giveaway button on your blog!  Find it a little ways down in the right hand sidebar.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= button”)

(6): Follow Baby Wisp on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Networked Blogs (in the right hand sidebar) or if you already follow through there.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy.”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until Sunday, February 26th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, February 27th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Baby Wisp, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Holiday Gift Idea #4: KQC X-Heat Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

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My family and friends…okay basically anyone who knows me knows that if I’m wearing my hair down then it has been flat ironed.  It’s true.  For starters I have super thick hair.  Top that with some really strange curl going on and you have a crazy head of hair!  My hair is nowhere near straight and not curly enough to have the perfect ringlets.  Lets face it I’m probably not alone on this.  Random pieces of straight with really curly pieces.  You get the idea.  So everyone knows that the perfect holiday gift for me would be ANYTHING to make my hair straighter!  Which translates into anything sold by Flat Iron Experts.  Recently they sent me this beauty:

It heats up super fast and leaves the hair super shiny!  Plus, it’s the perfect holiday color with those red ceramic plates!  🙂  Flat Iron Experts also has loads of other tourmaline flat irons to choose from.  Also, curling wands which are all the rage right now…

I’m thinking I need that to use after I flat iron to get the trendy look!

 

 

This posting was sponsored by Flat Iron Experts, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Little Hatchlings ***ENDED***

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I have so many things to be thankful for this time of the year!  Most of my gratefulness surrounds my loved ones.  1.)  My wonderful husband and little boy.  2.)  Living so close to family.  3.)  Having family that lives really far away coming into town over the weekend for a visit.  The list could go on and on.  But I also have something to be extremely grateful for come January.  We are FINALLY going to have our baby girl join us!  Everyone is so excited for her to join our family; especially Banjo.  He insists that we are naming her “Ruby”.  We are not.  However, I have decided that will be the perfect blog name for her:  Ruby.  So get ready to hear more about Ruby once she’s here.  🙂  One thing that I’m excited about with having a baby girl is all the cuteness that’s out there for girls!  I missed out on all of that with Banjo.  I’m looking forward to all the cute outfits, cute shoes, and cute hair accessories…  Ahem.  Speaking of hair accessories I know where to get some ultra cute ones!  Plus, this place has cute hair accessories for baby girls, little girls, teenaged girls, and adult girls.  Yep that’s all in one stop!  The place is Little Hatchlings and here’s just a few of my favorites:

    

Can you tell that I’m a major fan of the color yellow?  How could I not be when I LOVE dandelions?  🙂

 

But if you aren’t a fan of yellow like I am there are loads of other beautiful color combinations at Little Hatchlings.  Like blues and pinks…

 

Burgundy:

 

 

Even the most perfect holiday hair accessories!

    

 

What’s being given away by Little Hatchlings???  Well, that would be…

This GORGEOUS white/cream flower headband:

Told you it was gorgeous!  And it can be worn in so many different ways and by different age groups!  Thanks Little Hatchlings for this dandy giveaway!

*** This giveaway is open to US entries only***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to Little Hatchlings, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite accessory! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love the yellow, gray, flower headband!)

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is an extra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

(4): Like Like Little Hatchlings on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

(6): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

(7): Become a follower of the Little Hatchlings Blog through Google Connect or if you already follow.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Little Hatchlings.”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until Sunday, November 27th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, November 28th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Little Hatchlings, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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