Friday, October 21, 2011

Review, Precision Foam Color from John Frieda. (I'm a Red Head)

I like to shake things up every now and then so I decided to go red. Even though I have done it before and the upkeep for red hair is notoriously a pain. There is just something about being a red head that makes me feel saucy. They say blonds have more fun but I’m convinced it’s red heads. You defiantly get noticed more as a red head. It's funny friends and even my mother said that I should of 
been born a red head.

A breakthrough for home hair colouring
Precision Foam Colour is the first ever premium permanent home hair colour that uses foam technology to deliver salon-quality results at home. With 20 flattering shades to choose from, achieving flawless, natural-looking results at home has never been quicker or easier.
Simply massage the foam into your hair to achieve flawless coverage you thought you could only get at a salon. No drips, no stains – just gorgeous-looking hair from every angle.
                                                    (Description from John
The color I went with was the 6R light red brown.

The before, Blond

before , blond

After, application one

After, application one

After, application two. The color looked much better and richer after the 2nd round.

After, application two

This hair color was really easy to use. All you needed to do was squeeze the foam into your hand and apply to the hair, there was no fiddling with special applicators. The foam formula does a great job at saturating all the hair unlike cream formulas that don’t soak through to all the hair leaving splotches. I loved the provided gloves, which were black latex or vinyl gloves that fit well and were sturdy. Sometimes I find that with hair the provided gloves feel like plastic sandwich bags and are always way to big.
The only problem that occurred was that I started off with bleached blond hair which did not absorb the color well and let my hair with a pink tint. I ended up applying another bottle, and with the second bottle my hair finally absorbed the color.  So note if you’re starting as a light blond going for the 6R light red brown you may need to do it twice. Blonds, especially bleached blonds have very little pigment in the hair for the color to grab onto.
I would also do this in a well ventilated place the color has a lot of fumes to it and can be pretty strong.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Extreme couponing (CVS haul 10/14/11)

The breakdown of how I got $31.27 worth of stuff for just $5.48

I did this in 2 transactions. Doing this allows you to be able to use your Extra Bucks in the same visit, and get the most out of a deal.

Transaction #1 – John Frieda precious foam color (hair dye) Regular $13.29. I used a CVS coupon that came in the mail for one free John Frieda precious foam color. This had a special of $3 Extra Bucks that will print out on the receipt.  

Transaction #2 - Two packages of Schick slim twin razors. Which were on sale for buy one get one half off, regular $8.99. Then I used a $4 off 2 packages manufactures coupon which the second pack .49 cents. Then I used the $3 Extra Bucks from the first transaction and $1 Extra Buck from a previous day. My ending total was $5.48. Plus I also received a free candy bar!