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January 11, 2019

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!

During the holidays, Neiman Marcus Scottsdale surprised me (in a big way) and sent me the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! In case you haven’t heard about this amazing hair dryer, read on.

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Honestly, I had been very curious how a hair dryer can really be all that different from other good hair dryers. However, the reviews are glowing and my interest had been growing. This hair dryer is “Supersonic”, uses intelligent heat control for shine, has a powerful, digital motor and is called a “hair dryer re-thought”. Now these are terms that I don’t usually associate with a hair dryer, do you? But wait, there’s more! The thermistor guards against extreme heat damage, which protects natural shine. It’s fast drying and engineered for balance. Since my hair is a huge part of The Bubbly BLONDE, I need to protect my fragile blonde tresses as many ways as I can.

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So truthfully, I simply couldn’t wait to unpack it, wash my hair and give it a go. The hair dryer has a sleek design and mine has a fuchsia annular element construction (which I really don’t understand) but it’s pretty and it’s a cool shade of pink! 😉
As soon as I plugged it in, I was blown away (haha, get it?) by its ultra-fast drying power. It doesn’t sound at all like hair dryers I’ve used in the past. As I began to figure it out, right away, I found I really liked the different settings/speed controls (3 precise speed settings, fast drying, regular drying, and styling) that were easy to understand. It dried my hair gently (yet quickly) has a smooth, wide air flow, which made it very easy to dry and style at the same time.

When I had completed drying and styling my hair, I looked at it closely in the mirror and was stunned at how silky and SHINY my hair was. Suddenly, I completely understood why the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer was Allure and Glamour 2017 Award Winner! (So, there is a difference in Hair Dryers! : ))

It also comes with Dyson diffuser, which is engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your ringlets. It simulates natural drying to help reduce frizz and improve definition and has magnetic attachments. This hair dryer is my new best friend. Only the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer comes with magnetic attachments so you can adjust quickly, easily and it’s acoustically tuned. (Again, does this sound like your mother’s hair dryer?)

The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency and it’s enveloped by a vibration reduction system. It has high-velocity, focused air flow that lets you style one section at a time without worrying about disturbing the rest. Oh and did I tell you, it’s lightweight too?? Absolutely perfect for my upcoming Bubbly Blonde Travels…
In case you haven’t figured out my opinion yet, here goes: It’s a SENSATIONAL hair dryer that is VERY well worth the price ($399). I’m absolutely thrilled that Neiman Marcus Scottsdale sent me the Dyson Hairdryer (THANK YOU Neiman Marcus Scottsdale!) and I continue to be very, very pleased with my hair!

xo

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McKenna Wesley The Bubbly Blonde

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July 10, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hey everyone, as you may have noticed I’ve been super busy this summer traveling to some really beautiful and far away beach destinations. As much as I adore everything about traveling to the beach (salt water, tropical breezes, white sands and the natural beauty) these very things can easily wreak havoc on my locks. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to become a “Fashion Don’t” and lose confidence if your hair isn’t looking its best and let’s not even mention the take away travel photos! This is where Pantene comes to the rescue!

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Being a beauty, fashion and travel blogger, I need to make sure that during (and after!) all seaside adventures, my hair looks healthy, shiny and feels great. Sometimes in the past, this has been a challenge!

I honestly believe this incredible new hair care line has saved my hair this summer! While at first glance, it might seem unusual that activated charcoal is a main ingredient, the surprise is that the charcoal is what helps creates the hair magic! This amazing product line consists of a fantastic shampoo and conditioner, which makes my hair care packing a breeze.

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Side note: Pantene has always focused on healthy, beautiful hair for all and since the discovery of the benefits of pro-vitamin B5 in the 1940’s, their scientists have studied all hair types to constantly uncover the nutrients hair needs to be healthier and more beautiful, inside and out. Pantene is a proven longstanding and trusted company that really cares about everyone’s hair!

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So, about Pantene’s Charcoal Collection: this shampoo and conditioner contains Pro-V nutrient blends, which improve hair’s health from the inside out. I’ve never really thought about this, but unlike skin, hair does not have a built-in purification system. If we go three or more days without washing – well, this is when scalp oils, styling products, dry shampoo and dirt build up. Sometimes this build up can result in hair gaining 4% of its own weight and this is NOT what I want for my hair!

Pantene’s latest collection addresses this hair challenge by using activated charcoal (a purifying ingredient!) that is regularly used in health and beauty products – to detox hair by actually attracting impurities like a magnet (I love this!) all while releasing antioxidants to help hair look refreshed and clean with renewed body and shine. I told you, the activated charcoal is the starring ingredient!

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Here is a more in-depth description of these products.

Pantene Charcoal Collection Shampoo: A purifying, nutrient-infused shampoo with a Pro-V blend of activated charcoal, pro-vitamin B5, antioxidants and is free of silicone, parabens and dyes. The activated charcoal cleanses your hair and scalp to help remove dirt and impurities. For women with an oily scalp, this product helps to reset the balance leaving hair refreshed.
Pantene Charcoal Collection Conditioner: A renewing cream rinse that is also Pantene’s first ever silicone-free conditioner that rinses out quickly, leaving the ultimate clean-feel for renewed fullness and shine. This nutrient-rich, lightweight conditioner is also free of parabens, dyes and contains pro-vitamin B5, along with activated charcoal and antioxidants. Using this particular conditioner after shampooing is highly recommended for best hair results.
Another huge plus is that these two products smell AMAZING, very fresh and clean! Trust me, you will love them!

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I believe that when your hair looks and feels great, it adds personal confidence and helps you feel unstoppable in all you do.

The new Pantene Charcoal Collection will be available for purchase at Target in mid-July. That’s coming up!

Thank you Pantene for sponsoring this post

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April 2, 2018

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of L’Oréal® Paris Elvive. The opinions and text are all mine.

Do you have dry and (somewhat) damaged hair, like me? I blow dry, curl or straighten my hair almost daily because I always need to look my best. However, I was getting tired and actually somewhat concerned about how dry and brittle my hair had become. Not only that, but I have been coloring my hair since high school and I won’t tell you how long ago that was ;-).

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L’Oréal has a wonderful test that educates beauty junkies (like me) about their high quality products. I also really love that L’Oréal uses top ingredients and the proof is in the results of their many amazing beauty products. (Translated, I trust L’Oréal). On this link, I was asked to take a quick quiz from L’Oréal Paris Elvive to determine how damaged my hair was and which products were best for my hair type. The test was quite cool and at the conclusion, I learned that my hair is a level 3 on the damage scale. What this means is my hair is somewhat dry and damaged (spot on L’Oréal!) and I should try using some of their Elvive products. I almost ran (but did drive!) to my nearest Walgreens to find this promised hair saver appropriately named the Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge in their hair care aisle.

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I’m not kidding when I say that Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge is amazing! I truly saw immediate results after my first treatment! I was so excited to see that my hair looked healthier, shinier and felt stronger! LOVE! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that you can use your (sorry, sometimes damaging) heating tools with this totally amazing product! It actually protects your hair up to 450 degrees of heat…which is just short of miraculous in my book! This is wonderful considering that I use hot tools almost daily.

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I also tried the Elvive Extraordinary Oil (for hair with level 2 and 3) which is just as great for my hair type and I saw results (again) in one use! My hair felt soft and silky, not greasy or heavy at all (yay!). This product is for you if you struggle with split ends since it nourishes dry, lifeless hair. It’s also infused with flower oils and (seriously) the treatment will leave your hair shiny, beautiful and soft in just one use.

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Here are more amazing products by L’Oréal Paris Elvive you may want to try:

Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

  • A rinse-out hair mask
  • Repairs up to one year of damage in just one use
  • Helps with split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness and dehydration

Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm

  • Protects hair post treatment
  • Formulated for dry, damaged hair and color treated hair
  • Results visible after one use

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Ok, keep reading because this is really exciting!

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All of the incredible L’Oreal Elvive products can be found in the hair care aisle of your local Walgreens. To find your nearest Walgreens, click here: http://bit.ly/2t4nzzy.

I highly encourage you to take the hair diagnostic test and try these fabulous products! You can take the quiz here: http://bit.ly/2EHe8bk

For more information on L’Oreal Paris, click here: http://bit.ly/2FPMbxE

xo