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Review of Finesse shampoo + conditioner | Restoring my hair after a long winter

As I’ve mentioned recently, it’s been a long winter up here in the Pacific Northwest. And it’s not just me! It’s officially been the coldest winter up here in 3 decades — and we’ve only had 3 mild-temperature, full days of sun since October! Although the overcast days make for good lighting for photographs, this weather has been rough on my skin and my hair, as both tend to run dry.

So when the opportunity came up to review Finesse Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, I was eager to try them out for myself.

Librarian for Life + Style | Haircare review of Finesse shampoo + conditioner

I remember using Finesse shampoo and conditioner when I was a teenager, so it’s been awhile since I’ve personally used Finesse haircare products. I also remember Finesse being known for its clean scent — and for being very budget-friendly. (It’s still budget-friendly, with an under-$4 price tag.)

And come to find out, Finesse was founded over 30 years ago in 1982 and started out with a commercial featuring Sharon Stone (!). I am a librarian, so y’all KNOW I had to look that up. Enjoy:

1982 Sharon Stone Finesse Shampoo Commercial,” uploaded by TheRetroTimeMachine, Dec. 1, 2013. Standard YouTube license.

I may not have flowing locks like Sharon Stone back in the day, but that doesn’t mean we shorter-haired ladies can’t also enjoy soft, clean-smelling hair!

When the Finesse Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner bottles arrived, I tried them out right away and washed my hair twice to get a feel for the product. The bottles themselves are nice and bright, in shades of blue and pink, almost like trying to usher in spring (which cannot get here soon enough!).

Librarian for Life + Style | Haircare review of Finesse shampoo + conditioner

The first time after I washed my hair with the Finesse shampoo and conditioner, I let my hair air dry. This way, I could get a sense of how my hair felt after using the products, without any additional products in my hair. And I have to say, my hair did feel super soft! The product itself states that “the active silk and soy proteins penetrate deep into the hair shaft, leaving your hair more moisturized and manageable.” As my straight hair is pretty manageable on its own, I can’t state that my hair felt more manageable after using the shampoo, but it did feel more moisturized.

Librarian for Life + Style | Haircare review of Finesse shampoo + conditioner

The smell of a shampoo and conditioner is super important, and as I have short hair (and therefore cannot physically smell my own hair!), I asked my husband, Sam, how my hair smelled. His answer — and this is WORD FOR WORD what he said — was:

Clean. Not overly floral or overpowering. I like it.

I’d say that’s a good response! 😀

The second time I washed my hair with the Finesse Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, I blow-dried my hair as per usual — but, again, without any additional haircare products. I wanted to see how my hair held up without any additional volumizing or texturizing products.

Here’s the result:

Librarian for Life + Style | My hair, after using Finesse shampoo + conditioner

I was pleased at how fresh and clean my hair looked, and how much volume my hair still retained! My hair did still feel wonderfully soft. Two thumbs up — from me AND my husband! 😉

And I am budget-conscious, so the under-$4 price tag also fits the outlook of both my style and my style blog. I will continue to use my bottles of Finesse shampoo and conditioner, and you can find the brand at Walmart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and grocery chains such as Kroger, Shoprite, HEB, and Publix. You can also search for and read more reviews about Finesse products on the Home Tester Club site.

Librarian for Life + Style | Haircare review of Finesse shampoo + conditioner

Have you ever used Finesse shampoo and conditioner? Please leave a comment and share!


Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post via BrandBacker, and I received two 13 oz. bottles of Finesse Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner in exchange for a review. As always, my reviews are honest and reflect my own personal views and experiences.


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His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches + GIVEAWAY

Today is a special day, as it officially marks the 20th anniversary for me and the love of my life. My husband, Sam, and I actually celebrate two anniversaries:  February 1, how long we’ve been together, as well as August 1, our wedding anniversary.

We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and toasted to when we first met:  Sam was in his third year at college, and I was a high school senior interviewing for an academic scholarship on his college campus. Our paths crossed because he was the editor of the college newspaper, which was hosting a party for the scholarship interviewees. Long story short, we’ve been together ever since. As I like to joke, I got both the scholarship AND the guy. 😉

Our anniversary brunch outing this past weekend also turned out to be a perfect occasion to wear our respective his and hers JORD wood watches. After all, love is timeless, yes? ♥ ♥ ♥

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers, JORD wood watch review

Full disclosure: This is a post in collaboration with JORD Wood Watches, and my husband received a wood watch of his choice in exchange for a review post on my style blog. As always, we are 100% honest about sharing our personal thoughts and experiences with you.

And BONUS! As a special Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY for my readers, you can enter to win a $100 e-gift code that you can put toward a JORD watch of your own. Plus, all all those who enter will receive $25 e-gift code. Win-win! Click here to skip to the giveaway info at the bottom of this post.

You might remember when I first received my JORD wood watch, back in June 2015. I’ve worn my dark sandalwood watch several times since, most recently seen on the blog in this post from November. When JORD recently released their new Conway line of men’s watches, I was excited for Sam to try one out. He had been wanting a JORD wood watch of his own! So yes, I got to spoil my sweetie for our anniversary. ♥ And a wood watch would definitely make for a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day gift.

Sam chose the Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy, a very cool watch and color combination.

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch closeup of Sam's Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Sam is usually the one behind the scenes taking photos of me and my outfits, so it was fun for me to play the photographer for a day. You can check out more of Sam’s style here.

And I think y’all will agree with me when I say it’s a handsome watch for a handsome man!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Q&A

I also thought it would be fun to do a Q&A with Sam, to record his own perspective and thoughts about his new watch.

Jen:  You’ve seen me wear my JORD watch almost two years now. How do you feel about JORD watches in general?

Sam:  I really like that they are distinctive because they’re made of wood, and I like that the wood is sustainably and ethically sourced. They are unique watches for sure.

Jen:  Why did you choose this style of watch? What about this watch appealed to you?

Sam:  I liked everything in this particular line, the Conway line. It’s clean, classic, and versatile, and this particular color combination [sandalwood and burgundy] will go with just about everything I have. The cross-hatching detail down the band is nice, and it matches the cross-hatching on the watch’s face. I also like that they’re easily adjustable with the extra links. [All JORD watches come with a couple of extra links, just in case.]

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD Conway wood watch close-ups

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Jen:  This Conway men’s watch is JORD’s first chronograph watch for men. How do you like the chronograph stopwatch feature?

Sam:  It’s a nice bonus. I also realized that it will help me as a writer. When I read work my work in public, I need to be aware of how long the piece reads. The chronograph is a convenient way to time myself when I’m reading.

Jen:  Can you describe your reaction when you first opened the box and saw the watch?

Sam:  The packaging is classy. I like the wood box it comes in, and that it has this little pillow that the watch wraps around. It feels like I finally have a grown-up watch!

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch closeup of Sam's Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Jen:  You’ve been wearing the watch a few days now. How does it feel?

Sam:  I do feel it’s important to note that this is the first time I’ve regularly worn a watch in 22 years, so it took a bit of time for me to get used to wearing one again. There’s something kind of traditional about coming in the door, hanging up your keys, and taking off your watch. These are the rituals of unwinding for the day, and I like tapping into that.

Jen:  Would you recommend this watch?

Sam:  Absolutely. For anyone who likes watches, yes. It is a bit spendy [$229 for this particular style of watch], but the quality is worth it. You are getting what you pay for.

Jen:  Any last thoughts or anything you’d like to share?

Sam:  Two things. One, I’ve always been a little jealous of your watch, so it’s nice that we both have one now. [Hah!] Two, I’d like to suggest the idea of JORD venturing out and creating pocket watches. If they ever started making wood pocket watches, I’d be first in line to buy one!

His and hers

We also took some photos together, to showcase our his-and-hers JORD wood watches. There’s a common saying that the longer couples are together, the more they start to look like each other. As we both independently chose JORD watches in sandalwood, I think that saying is coming true for us! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers, JORD wood watch closeups

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches

And can I also get a “Hello!” for how stylish Sam is?! (And yes, he totally put together this outfit on his own.) I mean:  hello layers, hello overcoat, hello fedora, hello awesome new sneakers, and hello cool watch. 😀 😀 😀

Let’s have one last shot of Sam, shall we? You’re welcome.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

And no worries, I’ll be back tomorrow with more details of the outfit that I wore on our anniversary outing.

JORD giveaway

And now it’s time for the giveaway!

>>Click here to enter the JORD giveaway contest<<

Every person who enters will be entered to win a $100 e-gift code to use on the JORD site! (See my personal watch faves here on my JORD Watch Faves Pinterest board!)

Details:

  • As JORD sells both men’s watches and women’s watches, everyone is welcome to enter.
  • All who enter the contest will automatically receive a $25 e-gift code.
  • Fill out your name and email on the form linked above to enter the contest.
  • The deadline to enter the giveaway is Feb. 19, 2017.
  • A JORD representative will contact the winner directly.

Do you like Sam’s personal style and/or his choice of watch? Would you like to see more posts featuring Sam’s style? Please leave a comment and share! 🙂


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Jewelry review of Pearl & Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

If you’re a longtime reader (thank you!), then you will know that my favorite gemstone is the pearl. Both of my grandmothers loved pearl jewelry, so that’s probably where I was first learned to love pearls. I also love that pearls are gemstones that come from organic, living organisms — mostly mollusks and oysters — which makes them very special. (The vast majority of gemstones come from minerals.) Pearls come in such a variety of shapes and colors and textures, it’s no wonder they’ve been highly valued for centuries.

I’ve worn pearls for years — including at my wedding! — and you can see previous outfits that I’ve worn with pearl jewelry here.

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings

So it should come as no surprise that I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Pearl & Clasp, an online company that provides pearl restringing services as well as quality pearl jewelry at a variety of price points. Plus, the company was co-founded by two women, Tara and Sari, and y’all know that I love to support strong women leaders and entrepreneurs! The selection at Pearl & Clasp includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings, along with a variety of clasp options.


Full disclosure: This is a post done in collaboration with Pearl & Clasp, and I received a pair of earrings of my choice in exchange for a review. As always, I am 100% honest about sharing my personal thoughts and experiences with you.


I chose a simple and classic pair of black pearl earrings, the 9mm button black freshwater earrings. The $34 price is a totally fair price, in my opinion, and reflects the more affordable variety of freshwater pearls. They also have Tahitian black pearl earrings, which are more expensive, of course.

Here are closeups of the earrings I selected. I love that the black of the pearl is more of an iridescent black, which reflects surrounding colors. It gives the black pearl earrings a warmer, richer look.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

Here’s a closeup of these earrings in my hand, so you can get a better sense of their size.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

Pearls are so classic and timeless, yet I have often have heard other women say they don’t wear pearls because they see them as too formal or stuffy. I do not share this sentiment; on the contrary, I believe there’s a pearl for everyone!

So for my first time out wearing these pearls, I wanted to wear a more casual outfit, in order to demonstrate that you can wear pearls with all kinds of looks, including casual ones.

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

I am super pleased with my new earrings from Pearl & Clasp. They’re a lovely, warm color, plus I like the weight and feel of the earrings when I am wearing them. They are lightweight but also feel sturdy and secure when they’re in my ears. Highly recommended! This particular style of earring also comes in other colors, including soft pink and classic white.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of Pearl & Clasp earrings

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

I wore this more casual combo — black skinny jeans with my grey Pride & Prejudice sweatshirt and knit chevron infinity scarf — on a day off from work, a day in which I also had lunch with a friend. So I wanted to be comfortable around the house but also nice enough to go out to eat. These pearl earrings were a perfect addition to help me feel a bit more polished and put-together.

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

Librarian for Life + Style | Jewelry review of Pearl + Clasp earrings | Wearing pearls with a casual outfit

Weather:  A bit warmer, in the low 50s — but definitely still winter!

Where:  Around the house and a lunch out with a friend

What:


Do you like these new earrings from Pearl & Clasp? Do you also love pearl jewelry? Please leave a comment and share!


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The smile behind my smile | Review of Smile Brilliant whitening kit + GIVEAWAY

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Smile Brilliant, a company that provides custom fitted teeth whitening trays and teeth whitening gels. Because of my in-depth reviews about my Invisalign clear braces last year, as detailed here and here, it totally made sense to try out Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening kit.

And just in time for the holidays, you can enter to win your OWN teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant in a special GIVEAWAY! Scroll down to the end or click here for details on how to enter.

I was also eager to brighten my smile, as I love ALL THE THINGS that naturally dull teeth, including coffee, tea, and wine. I have used other teeth whitening systems in the past, like whitestrips, etc., and haven’t been all that pleased with the results.

Librarian for Life + Style | Reviewing the Smile Brilliant whitening kit

Full disclosure:  This is a post done in collaboration with Smile Brilliant, and I received a complimentary teeth whitening kit in exchange for an honest review. As always, I am 100% honest about sharing my personal experiences with you.

I know your first question is most likely, “Does it even work?” So I wanted to get straight to a sneak peek of my results using the whitening kits. In the pic below, you can see how my teeth looked before I started, on the left, and after I finished, on the right. I took photos at the same time of day (in the morning, before my morning coffee), and in the same location (in front of an open window in our main bathroom), to replicate similar lighting for a before-and-after comparison. So, yes, as you can see below, I am pleased to say the whitening kits do work! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant, before and after collage

Step 1:  Making the molds for custom-fitted trays

The complete experience with the Smile Brilliant whitening kits comes in three parts. After receiving your kit, the first step is to make your dental impressions. This includes a few steps, including mixing together two pastes, a base paste and a catalyst paste, then folding the mixture — which looks and feels like silly putty — into the dental trays provided.

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant kit

You then insert those trays into your mouth, finalizing your dental impressions, one for upper teeth and one for lower teeth. Each step has precise timings, so I really appreciated the very clear and illustrated instructions provided in the kit. They also include an extra set of base and catalyst pastes, but I didn’t need to use the extra set.

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant kit and instructions

I highly recommend that if at all possible, you do this with another person who can time each step for you. (Your fingers get messy after mixing the paste together.) My husband was able to time me — and take pics of me during the process!

Ahhhh, the glamorous life of a style blogger! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant tray collage

Librarian for Life + Style | Doing the Smile Brilliant trays for my upper teeth

Step 2:  Getting your custom-fitted trays

The kit also includes a mailing envelope for you to send back the trays. The Smile Brilliant lab technicians then use the molds to create custom-fitted dental trays and send those back to you within 5-10 business days. (It took 10 full business days, from me dropping off my trays in the mail for me to receiving my custom-fitted dental trays in my mailbox.)

By the way, their website has an extensive Help section, including a Frequently Asked Questions page.

I have a set of clear plastic retainer trays from Invisalign, so I was expecting the Smile Brilliant trays to also be hard plastic like my Invisalign trays. But the Smile Brilliant trays are actually soft plastic — and very comfortable to wear. I was very pleased that they fit just right!

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant trays

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant trays

Step 3:  Using the teeth whitening and desensitizing gels

After receiving your trays, the third and final step is to use the teeth whitening and desensitizing gels with the custom-fitted dental impression trays to whiten your teeth. Again, there are very clear and illustrated instructions for how to do this, as seen below, plus extra tips for sensitive teeth on the Smile Brilliant website.

The whitening gel came in a green syringe, and the desensitizing gel came in a purple syringe.

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant teeth whitening instructions

I have extremely sensitive teeth, so I appreciated the desensitizing gel and extra tips for sensitive teeth. I also received extra tips from my Smile Brilliant contact, such as mixing together the whitening and desensitizing gels in the trays. (Also, when you visit their website, they always have a contact on chat, ready to help with any questions. Excellent customer service!)

Due to my teeth’s extra sensitivity, I started out using the gel for 30 minutes and was only able to build up to an hour and a half (the instructions say you can go up to 3 hours max); I also had to do the teeth whitening process every other day. I used the whitening gel for 10 sessions over a span of 2 weeks. I suspect that others who have teeth that aren’t quite as sensitive as mine would be able to use the gel longer and get even more striking results.

But I am pleased with my own results, and that’s the point, right? To feel more comfortable in your own skin — and teeth! 🙂 You then can use the Smile Brilliant whitening and desensitizing gels every few months for touch-ups, to get the most out of your teeth whitening kit. Here again, is a collage of my teeth, before and after using the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kits:

Librarian for Life + Style | Smile Brilliant, before and after collage

And below is a full shot of my teeth after using the whitening trays. In the pic below, I’m wearing red lipstick with blue undertones (which also tends to visually brighten teeth).

Librarian for Life + Style | My smile, after using Smile Brilliant whitening trays

You can read here about more personal experiences and testimonials from others who have used the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kits.

For another personal testimony — and to see the process in action! — I also appreciated how style and beauty blogger Kelli Williams talked about her personal tooth sensitivity issues and experiences with the Smile Brilliant whitening kits in this video below.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening GIVEAWAY

Finally, I am excited to announce a special holiday giveaway to receive your very own Smile Brilliant whitening kit! Plus, here’s a unique coupon code, librarianforlifestyle, that you can use for 5% off anything at Smile Brilliant:

How to enter the giveaway:  Click the link below and submit the entry form (it’s only two fields, your name and email address). It’s that easy!

>>>CLICK HERE to enter the Smile Brilliant GIVEAWAY<<<

Deadline:  The giveaway will end in 2 weeks, on Thursday night, Dec. 22.

Details:

  • One lucky reader will win a $139.95 credit to Smile Brilliant (which is good for trays with 6 whitening gels or trays with 3 whitening gels and 3 desensitizing gels), plus free shipping.
  • It is international, but note that Smile Brilliant can only currently ship to the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA.
  • The winner will be contacted directly by a Smile Brilliant representative.

And again, if you don’t end up winning the giveaway, you can still use the coupon code, librarianforlifestyle, to save 5% off anything at Smile Brilliant.


Have you ever used Smile Brilliant or other teeth whitening kits or systems? Please leave a comment and share!

Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

I mentioned in my monthly budget post this past week that I recently received a free “trial fit” dress from eShakti, so here are the full-length photos and personal thoughts about the dress and fit. OF COURSE, I wore the dress the first chance I got!

I wore the dress out on a weekend outing along 6th Avenue in Tacoma, including a stroll around Wright Park. It was a beautiful sunny summer afternoon to visit the beautiful 27-acre park and arboretum.

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

Librarian for Life + Style | Wright Park in Tacoma, WA

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

The setting

First, a little bit of history about the park and setting… The land for Wright Park was donated to the city for the sole purpose as a public park, and it is filled with artwork, including two lion statues gracing the entrance, as seen below. The lions remind me of the lions in front of the New York Public Library; the Wright Park lions are from Brussels. You can read more about the park here on its Tacoma Metro Parks page and here on the “History of Wright Park” page.

Librarian for Life + Style | Posing by the lions at Wright Park in Tacoma, WA

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

The dress

So onto my personal thoughts and review of my new eShakti dress, which I waited to do until after I wore it out in real life. First off, since it is a “trial fit” dress — it was made exactly to the measurements I sent in — the fit of the dress lives up to those expectations. It fits PERFECTLY, including around my shoulders and waistline, which had always been problem areas with eShakti dresses for me before. The sheath dress design also fits around my hips without being too snug, and it’s long enough for me to be comfortable in, hitting just above my knees.

The dress is made of cotton poplin, and I get why the dress is cotton poplin, as it’s most likely the most economical choice for a free garment. Poplin also wrinkles very easily, as you can see in these photos, and it rides up in front when I walk. (All of these are reasons I prefer cotton knit dresses over cotton poplin.)

It is a simple design, a classic sheath dress with short sleeves. I like that the sleeves aren’t cap sleeves, but proper short sleeves. The band of green at the waist and contrast stitching of white and yellow, as you can see below, warm up the black background of the dress, which is why I paired the dress with my cognac wedges and topaz drop earrings. And it is the contrast stitching that is the most interesting, and most prominent, feature of the overall design. No pockets — none would fit under this dress! — but there are bra strap holders, a practical detail I always appreciate.

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti, closeup

However, it is strange to me, being a woman, that the stitching on the top front half of the dress also serves to, well, highlight and draw attention to the bust. I mean, once I noticed that, I couldn’t see anything else. Right?!! It’s so distracting to me that I am seriously considering blacking in the bustline stitching on the front of the dress. And it doesn’t need that extra stitching around the bust — the white stitching around the v-neck and sleeves has enough visual interest.

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out a trial fit dress from eShakti

Bottom line? It is a interesting dress and variation of an LBD that does fit me well. Thank you, eShakti, for asking me to participate in trying out a “trial fit” dress.

So what do you think? Is the contrast stitching distracting to you, or am I overthinking it? Have you ever had a dress customized from eShakti? Please leave a comment and share! 🙂


Full disclosure:  I received a dress made and customized specially for me by eShakti, but with no obligations or expectations to review the dress on my blog. I have chosen to provide a personal review for my readers, in order to be thorough and transparent about my clothing experiences.


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