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Ouidad Mongongo Oil Review + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to review the Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment kindly provided to be by for Ouidad for review.

A Few Points About My Hair

  • I’m transitioning to no-heat styling
  • I have very thin and dry hair strands
  • I stopped relaxing my hair and did the big chop 4 years ago but continued to use heat
  • My styling routine has been to triple heat style my hair weekly, that is hood-dry with rollers, followed by a blow dry and then flat iron. I also flat ironed my bangs daily which equals to lots of heat damage and clearly curl loss
  • 6 months ago I bleached and color my hair twice in one week in to color correct
  • My hair needs a serious change!

Finally, I’m a curly in transition.  As of a month ago I decided to significantly reduce heat in my routine or completely eliminating it.  My husband is so supportive of this so it shouldn’t be hard. before-after-ouidad

The Verdict

I’m in love! This oil is very light weight and can be used in many different ways.  I love that it adds nice lasting shine without weighing my hair down or making it greasy. And it makes my hair smell great. I used the oil on a very humid day and my hair didn’t get out of control and I was surprised to see so many curls in the bottom half of my head.  My hair at the top is extremely damaged from the heat but you can see some curls starting to form.

 

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4 Ways You Can Use Ouidad’s Mongongo Oil

  1. Mixed with a deep conditioner
  2. In the Shower – spray on your hair after wash and massage onto scalp. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse
  3. As a heat protectant if you use heat
  4. Daily as a finishing gloss
 

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Fall 2016 Basic Shoes Wardrobe from Target Buy1Get1 50% Off!

Time to get our shoe racks ready for the Fall and Target is having an amazing sale until August 20th to help us get started on the basics.

THE PICKS

1. Suede Pumps modern pointy pumps that are perfect for the office. They come in a classic black or a burgundy color that is very hot this season.

2. Lace-up Flats I want them in every color! These are so perfect, they have great aesthetics, available in beautiful colors and have a nice little height so that you are not completely flat on the floor.  Black is perfect for everyday work, denim is great with a white outfit, red looks awesome with jeans on the weekend or will add a pop to a black or white outfit, it also works great with stripes. And brown suede has autumn written all over it, perfect for a casual weekend outfit.

3. Mary-Jane Flats these playful leopard print flats will add pop to your weekend outfit.


4.  Classic Boots whether you choose black or cognac, you can’t go wrong with these classic, comfortable and trendy boots.

5. Open-toe Booties if you are looking for trendy, these are for you.  You can dress them up for a night out or dress them down in the daytime.

6. Cowboy Booties cowboy boots are a fall staple and the slick and more refined version of it cowboy bootie is something city gals can roll with.

7. Classic Bootie 
Anyone familiar with the snowball payoff plan, the envelope system and the rice and beans budget would appreciate Target’s Buy1Get1 50% off shoe sale.  As I get older I’ve learn to appreciate quality over quantity but the truth is I could build an entire wardrobe of pretty shoes at Target for a quarter of the price of a beautiful pair of Stuart Weitzman boots and that will do until I kick Sallie Mae to the curb.


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Week 3 Giveaway: Hourglass Angel A Miraculous Cincher Waist Trainer Giveaway

Ever find an amazing little dress that fits in all the right places except it does nothing to hide your problem area (ahem.. mid-section)? Depressing isn’t?

I definitely know the struggle because that is my problem area too.  When I gain weight, it is noticeable on my booty (awesome!), my hips (bring it!) and my belly (womp, womp).  But you know what, why worry and be down about it when there’s a solution for that.  What’s the solution you ask?  Of course the gym and a healthy diet my fiance and everyone in their right mind would say, BUT what you really want to know is what is the QUICK FIX  when you have a wedding or event to go to and no time for all of that? the answer is a waist cincher!  Yep, you’ve heard of it before and  it is nothing new (it’s older than your great grandmother) and it gets the job done.   If used correctly it can be more than just a quick fix, I just learned that if you wear the waist trainer for 30 days + you can actually have long lasting results, hence the name waist trainer.  Jessica Alba knows the deal and the Kardashian sis are loyal fans.

But if the thought of wearing a waist cincher makes you cringe because it sounds like torture (that’s definitely me) or you think they don’t actually help the problem that’s probably because you haven’t found the right one.   Not all cinchers are made the same or held to a high standard and that’s why  I’m really proud to introduce  my giveaway sponsor for week three HourglassAngel.com,  an online shapewear boutique that has made quality a priority and carries an incredible variety of shapewear and body solutions for every women’s “problem area”.  For this giveaway they will be giving away the Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102a best-selling waist-shrinking garment and ultimate everyday midsection shaper.

The idea of doing this giveaway came from a real life experience when I was tagged on this picture for my birthday.

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With my girls, don’t mind the gut!
I could not help but to direct my attention to my gut pouring out of my dress (This is actually one of the better pictures, there is a least two others that I chose not to post). I knew the belly was visible because when I complaint about it after dinner, my friend’s husband joked “fajas girl!”, that’s Spanish for cincher.  He didn’t mean this in an offensive way and of course I didn’t take offense but the point is that he’s not the first to mention the sneaky little “faja” (not-so) secret (anymore).
My fiance went to school with the Ruben Soto, the founder of Hourglass Angel and he encouraged me to reach out to him for my blogiversary giveaways. I’m very excited that Ruben has agreed to generously gift the lucky winner with this amazing fixer-upper and confidence booster.  I will be buying mine this weekend when I’m caught with my work and can make time to leisurely browse.
 So let’s get to the fun stuff – here are the details for the giveaway:

You are entering to win (1) Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102 from HourglassAngel.com  of size and color of your choosing (more details about this cincher at the bottom of this post)

hourglassangelClassic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia A102 - Are you ready to have all of the targeted mid-section support you need for a slim and sexy look for any style? This best-selling waist-shrinking garment is the ultimate everyday midsection shaper. Wear it under almost anything with the bra and panty styles of your choice.  You'll feel confident and poised as you instantly sculpt 1-4 inches from your midsection while wearing it, improve your posture and enhance your curves. You'll also increase thermal activity and perspiration in your core. Add time, plus a healthy diet and active lifestyle, and you’re going to love the edge Amia gives you toward reaching your goals. This cincher stays with you along the way: as your body slims, two columns of hook-and-eye closures allow the cincher to size down with you, ensuring a precision fit.  RESULTS  Visibly reduced waistline of 1-4 inches Firmed and flattened midsection Posture improvement Increased thermal activity and perspiration in core FEATURES  Power latex and flexi-boning for firm compression with flexibility and comfort Hook-and-eye closures for precision fit Versatile strapless design Materials: Outer lining: 75% rubber covering, 25% cotton lining  Size Chart: Find your natural waistline, dress size and hip size on the chart below to select the correct size for you. Your natural waistline is three fingers above your belly button. If you are between sizes, we recommend you choose the larger size.

 

 

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Good luck! -Leslie

 

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 Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102 from HourglassAngel.com:

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 SOLUTION:  WAIST SLIMMING
LIFESTYLE: EVERYDAY USE; WAIST TRAINING; NIGHT OUT; BACK SUPPORT; POST PARTUM

 

Are you ready to have all of the targeted mid-section support you need for a slim and sexy look for any style? This best-selling waist-shrinking garment is the ultimate everyday midsection shaper. Wear it under almost anything with the bra and panty styles of your choice. You’ll feel confident and poised as you instantly sculpt 1-4 inches from your midsection while wearing it, improve your posture and enhance your curves. You’ll also increase thermal activity and perspiration in your core. Add time, plus a healthy diet and active lifestyle, and you’re going to love the edge Amia gives you toward reaching your goals. This cincher stays with you along the way: as your body slims, two columns of hook-and-eye closures allow the cincher to size down with you, ensuring a precision fit.

RESULTS

  • Visibly reduced waistline of 1-4 inches
  • Firmed and flattened midsection
  • Posture improvement
  • Increased thermal activity and perspiration in core

 

FEATURES

    • Power latex and flexi-boning for firm compression with flexibility and comfort
    • Hook-and-eye closures for precision fit
    • Versatile strapless design

Materials: Outer lining: 75% rubber covering, 25% cotton lining Size Chart: Find your natural waistline, dress size and hip size on the chart below to select the correct size for you. Your natural waistline is three fingers above your belly button. If you are between sizes, we recommend you choose the larger size.


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$25 AMIclubwear + $20 BaubleBar Jewelry Giveaway

Week two of Lucky Seven Ten’s blogiversary giveaway will make you look stylin’ on your next night out without blowing your budget.

AMIclubwear, an online fashion boutique that specializes in sexy club dresses is sponsoring a $25 gift card to their store to join the celebration.  About a month ago they kindly sent me some really cute stuff, including this little black dress that I posted on IG which I adore!  It is so slimming and flattering.  I also received this little number in the picture  which can be easily dressed up or dressed down and it’s very comfy.

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I was very impressed with the quality considering how inexpensive this store is.  You can now find both the LBD here and the olive jumper here, at 50% off the already low price.

I noticed that AMIclubwear updates styles frequently so I will definitely keep an eye out on this shop for parties, events and travel shopping.

And of course a cute little dress is not complete without the right accessories so to  add some glam to your outfit I’m also giving away a $20 BaubleBar gift card.  I love this store and if you decide to check ’em out keep an eye out for their 24-hour $10 buried baubles every Friday,  you can sign up to get notified here.

So now the giveaway rules and details:

You are entering to win (1) $25 AMIclubwear gift card + (1) $20 BaubleBar gift card.  Total giveaway value is $45.

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There’s no purchase necessary, simply complete any of rafflecopter actions below. The more you actions complete the higher your chances of winning. Raffle opens on Wednesday 8/12  and closes on Saturday at 8/15 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be randomly selected via the Rafflecopter app and announced on Sunday via email social media!  Winner will also receive an email confirmation. Valid only in the U.S.

Good Luck!

XO, Leslie

 

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Enter the Maple Holistics Giveaway: Argan Oil Shampoo and Silk18 Conditioner!

In celebration of luckyseventen.com’s  1-year anniversary I will be hosting a weekly giveaway during the month of August.

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Maple Holistics, a US-based cosmetics company focused on offering natural beauty products that are cruelty free.  I’m clearly obsessed with natural hair products and currently on the hunt to find the best non-toxic hair products out there so MH sounds great to me (ingredients are listed below).

Giveaway Details

You are entering to win: 1 Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo + 1 Maple Holistics Silk18 Conditioner valued at $25.

Maple Holistics Giveaway - Enter to Win!
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RULES There’s no purchase necessary, simply complete any of rafflecopter actions below.The more you complete the higher your chances of winning. Raffle opens on 8/1 at midnight closes on Friday at 8/7 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be randomly selected via the Rafflcopter app and announced on Saturday via social media!  Winner will also receive an email confirmation. Valid only in the U.S. Good Luck! XO, Leslie   Maple Holistics Product Ingredients Argan Shampoo: Water, Sodium cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Acrylates Copolymer, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Polysorbate 20,  Argania spinose (Argan) Oil, Phytokeratin, Prunus Persica (Peach Kernel) Oil, Prunus Bulcis (Almond) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Pseudocollagen, Camellia sinensis (Camellia Seed) Oil, Pseudocollagen, Natural (Vanilla/Honey) Fragrance, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil.

Silk 18 Conditioner: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Phytokeratin, Propanediol, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Argan Oil, Shea butter, Certified Organic Blend Pomegranate, Hibiscus, Green Tea and Sea Buckthorn, Silk Amino Acids, Jojoba Oil, Natural Vanilla Fragrance, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride,  Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.
Disclaimer:  MapleHolistics is sponsoring this giveaway.  I have  not tested these products.  

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How to Get a Great Deal on Plane Tickets by Dealspotr

The price of plane tickets is often the determining factor as to whether many people can fit a vacation into their budget. Luckily, there are several techniques you can use to cut down on flying costs. Below are five ways Dealspotr has found that are sure to help you get a better price on plane tickets.

Shop for Tickets on Tuesday or Wednesday

When airlines have a sale, it’s traditionally on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Buying your tickets on those days, especially Tuesday, will generally yield you the best price. Keep your eye out for flash sales on those days as well. Every so often airlines will offer amazing prices for a short period of time as a means of guaranteeing revenue for future dates that might look a bit soft. Just make sure you are ready to pounce if a flash sale hits, because they don’t last very long and are regularly followed up by really high prices once they end as airlines hope you’ll pay the higher price since you’ve already gone through the hassle of finding a flight.

Shop At Least a Month in Advance, If Not Longer

While it’s possible to get a great deal on a last-minute flight, it’s certainly not very likely. In fact, it’s common for last-minute flights to cost three or four times the amount it would have cost had you bought tickets a couple months ahead of time. This is especially true during popular travel periods like holidays or spring break. The other nice thing about shopping at least a month out is that you can plan your trip around the flight. For example, if you are able to get a spectacular deal on a flight, then you can book the rest of the trip based on the plane tickets. It’s much easier to get a good price on the plane tickets if you buy them first and then plan the trip around the flight as opposed to setting up all the other trip details and worrying about the flight later.

Join Airline Loyalty Programs

You should make it a habit not to fly with a particular airline until you’ve first signed up for its loyalty program. These loyalty programs are almost always free and reward you for giving the airline repeat business. Some even provide incentives when you first sign up that you can use to get seat upgrades or a free checked bag. If you’ve heard of “frequent flyer miles” they refer to these loyalty programs. The more miles you build up with an airline, the more points you get in their loyalty program which you can later redeem for free flights or other perks. Even if you wind up not using the airline again or getting anything out of the program, there is no downside as you don’t usually have to pay to join.

Find a Credit Card With Travel Perks and Always Use it to Fly

If none of your current credit cards offer points or cash back for traveling, then you should either considering signing up for one that does or call one of your current credit card companies and ask them if they can switch you to a card that provides benefits for traveling. Even if you don’t anticipate traveling or flying very much, it still makes sense to dedicate one of your credit cards to this purpose, so you can have in case of potential unexpected future trips you might have to make. Similar to loyalty programs, credit cards with travel perks allow you to build up points that you can then redeem for discounted flights, hotel stays or attractions. Sometimes you can even get a free flight. Other travel cards offer straight cash back, rather than points, so once you spend up to a certain threshold on flying and other travel-related expenses, the credit card company will give you cash back, typically in the form of a check or gift card, but occasionally as a refund applied to your statement.

Consider Two One Way Flights Instead of Round Trip

For those of you not interested in joining any loyalty programs or getting any new credit cards, this is the best option. The more flexible you are as a traveler, the better chances you’ll be able to score a good price on plane tickets. By researching all of the airlines that travel between your host city and your destination you can compare the prices for one-way tickets with all of them. Should you be flying into and/or out of cities with multiple airports, then you can also research how much he one-way flights are from those various airports. Odds are you’ll find that the best price involves you flying to a different airport than you return from using a different airline each way.

About the Author:

Jason Feller is the Director of Marketing with Dealspotr.com and writes tips and advice articles for the site on how to save money on a broad spectrum of items. He’s a former journalist with The Washington Post, NFL.com and the Times Record News.

 


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{Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Sales} The Best Shops for Office and Work Outfits

Are you looking to revamp your work style, try a new trend, buy a couple of dresses for the summer  or add a couple of statement pieces to hold you up until the fall? Well, you landed in the right place. I’ve piled up a list of stylish office friendly shops with amazing memorial day weekend sales to keep you chic from head to toes for the rest of the year.  Here we go!

Accessories

Bauble Bar:  Take 20% off with promo code: MEMORIAL20; Buy 4 or more and take 30% off with code: MEMORIAL30; Buy 3 Baubles and take 25% off with code:  MEMORIAL25. Ends on 5/25/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off Sale Items + earn $25 in Dot Dollars for every $50 you spend!

Lingerie/ Undies

True & Co.’s: Get up to 30% off select styles plus a free Nikibiki tank on orders of $75+ at True&CoPromo Code: FREETANK (5/22 – 5/25).  Get $15 off your first purchase using my personal invitation link.  You can earn additional discount towards your purchase by referring friends.

**update: Target: Buy one, get one 50% off Bras & get 6 Panties for $20 – Online only 05/24/15 – 05/30/15.

Shoes

6PM: Save up to 70% off on Nine West Shoes! (5/21-5/24)

Handbags

GiGi New York: Now through May 31st, get 15% off the chic GiGi New York Handbags with coupon code: exclusive15

Rebecca Minkoff– up to 50% off sale

Micheal Kors– 30% off stores and online

Clothes

Forever 21:  Take 30% off select items. Offer ends 5/25/15; Buy one get one 50% Off, Select items.  Promo code: B1G150OFF. Only only, through 5/25.

Target: 30% on all Apparel with promo code MEM30 + additional savings.

Amazon FashionTake 20% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry and more with code FUN20SUN.

Express– 40% off everything

ASOS– 20% off all full priced merchandise with code LONGWKND

Mango: Buy one get one 50% off, promo code: 6SP2SM

BCBG generation40% off Sitewide!  Valid 5/14-5/25

BCBG: 30% Off Sitewide @ BCBG.com! Valid 5/20-5/26

Everything!

Macys– extra 20% with code HOORAY

Bloomingdale’s– extra 20% of sale & clearance with code SPRING20

Nordstrom:  Up to 40% OFF at the NORDSTROM Half-Yearly Sale to May 31!

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5THTake an Extra 40% OFF Summer Contemporary Event;  Online Designer Event Up to 80% OFF featuring Donna Karan, Elie Tahari, Escada, Lafayette 148 New York & More.  Offer valid online and in stores 5/29-5/31.

Barneys Warehouse– an additional 40% off site-wide, 50%  clearance items + free shipping!

Enjoy!

Xo, Leslie


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