Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

         

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Blog

A fashion blog about weekend style

 

Filtering by Category: Beauty

Pearly Whites: My Favorite Classic

Jessica Wagner

SMILE BRILLIANT
cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush + Giveaway 

Get ready to SMILE!! I know SO many people who feel self-conscious about their teeth/mouth. No one should be hiding back a smile due to lack of confidence! If you are looking for an overall oral care solution, Smile Brilliant will give you the tools you need to show off your pearly whites and SMILE FEARLESSLY.  

You might remember a while back when I shared about my experience with Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening system here. (Still using it - and it’s still working brilliantly for me!) They now offer a newly released simple to use and waterproof Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush that I’ve been issuing the last 2-3 weeks and it’s amazing! So amazing in fact, I am hosting a giveaway so be sure to enter >>> here <<< for a chance to win one of your own! Or you can get 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes now with code: weekenderafashion20

I am one of those nerds who loves to brush their teeth, and if it’s possible this toothbrush has upped that level of enjoyment. #NERDALERT I will also share as I SMH (shake my head) - that I have never enjoyed flossing! (It used to be so bad - I’ve gotten much better, but especially when the kids were really little, it was a part of self-care that got overlooked and by-passed by out of sheer exhaustion.)

I have been using a regular old toothbrush lately, and haven’t used an electronic brush in years. I think the last one I tried was an Oral B with a rotating brush head. It was ok, and once the batteries died I never bothered to replace it. 

A little history - I recently went to get my teeth cleaned and found out I have a gene for receding gum lines. Which means I need to give them extra care. Since having kids my mouth has never been the same! I dealt with bleeding gums both of my pregnancies, and know my oral care requires a little extra attention to keep my mouth feeling fresh and looking brilliant. I’m 33 and find it more important than ever to be part of the “clean mouth club.” I’ve never been the most dedicated flosser, which might be the source of some of my past issues, and while this will NOT replace flossing, the cariPRO Ultrasonic does get a deeper clean than your ordinary toothbrush. 

So here’s my thoughts - Smile Brilliant is next level! I love how clean my mouth feels after using it. Like I expect a little bell to chime when I smile, and sparkle a tooth *glint! One of my favorite features is that is holds a charge for 30 days, so you’re NOT cluttering up your bathroom counter with extra gadgets. The neat freak in me loves how compact it is - just a charger and the brush and you can replace the brush heads when you need to.

The CariPRO comes with 5 settings {clean, white, massage, gum care, sensitive} so you can choose the mode that feels best with your mouth and meets you needs. I found the clean setting a little intense at first, it tickled, so I love that I can lower the pulse and intensity. I since have gotten more used to using it on high and it’s become more comfortable when I keep my mouth more closed while brushing. There is a sensitive option, plus one for gum care which is what my dentist recommended for my gum lines.

I don’t have perfectly straight teeth and my bottom teeth actually overlap a bit. (My “trouble area” for flossing, that I lie about when I get a teeth cleaning sayin, “oh yes I floss and every morning and night…”) The brush is able to get into the tiny places my regular brush can’t. You all know thatElectronic coated feeling after a cup of coffee or a guilty-pleasure soda - I usually want to spend extra long brushing to get a clean feeling. The CariPRO will remove more surface stains from everyday food and drink, giving you a noticeably brighter smile. They promise it removes up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush, and will improve gum health in as little as 2 weeks!!

With cariPRO it’s no extra time needed - get in there and brush like you always do and feel ready to smile (or get close to a friend without apologizing for bad breath) with confidence!

Overall, cariPRO is an amazing, and AFFORDABLE option if you are looking to elevate  your teeth cleaning, and comes with the same features as the highest quality electric toothbrush on the market. I’m honestly in love with my new CariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush. My teeth have never felt cleaner and brighter!

IMG_5009.jpg

Did you know the average woman smiles 62 times a day? You want to make sure your smile is the healthiest it can be, so be sure to enter my Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic toothbrush GIVEAWAY for a chance to win an toothbrush of your own! Can’t wait? Use code weekenderafashion20 and get 20% off now!

>>>ENTER THE SMILE BRILLIANT GIVEAWAY <<<

Outfit Details:
Plush Robe: Target


What kind of toothbrush do you use? Do you ever feel self-conscious about your mouth or oral hygiene? Have you ever used an electronic or ultrasonic toothbrush? I’d love to hear more abut your experiences in the comments below!

Customize Your Hair Care

Jessica Wagner

FORMULATE

Shampoo & Conditioner Just For You + Giveaway

I love when technology and beauty care combine! The journey to healthy hair is now completely customizable right down to the ingredients and scent! FORMULATE has designed a new way to care for your locks by breaking down the details that make your hair unique to you. Based on your profile, FORMULATE chemists create the perfect shampoo and conditioner just for you. If are you aren’t satisfied with your current hair care, this might be the answer to all you problems! Head to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a set of your own customized shampoo and conditioner. 

I was lucky enough to be part of the Formulate Co. launch team. It’s no secret I like to experiment with beauty products and hair care. While I have a few hair care brands that I love, this experience has been unlike any other!

I was drawn in by the idea that everything from your specific hair type (mine is very straight and fine,) to your environment - where you reside, such as climate and region, and even what water you wash with - is all taken into consideration when mixing a formula to help you achieve your personal #hairgoals.

Back in October I tried my first round of customized shampoo/conditioner. For something of this nature I like to give a product time to review, and in this case after a month I was struggling because I ended up disappointed with my results.


FORMULATE ROUND 1

My first issue was strictly a personal thing - but I really did NOT like the scent I choose. It was overpowering. It I choose "Green With Envy" (green tea, honey) and even in light strength it gave me a headache. I later found out this is one of their stronger scents. I am super picky when it comes to scent and probably should have asked my rep first or used their live chat box, but I just found it too "floral" for whatever reason. While this is just a personal thing - that’s exactly what getting to create a custom shampoo is all about!

The second issue I had was with my results. I have fine hair and found the shampoo & conditioner weighed it down, leaving it feeling like it had a "waxy" coating on it. It didn't feel soft, bouncy or moisturized, but rather limp, and flat... I was so sad to find this, and kept giving it a try to see if it was just "a bad hair day" or the time of year/change of seasons. After some more experimenting, I decided it was due to my formulate mix and we decided to give it another go after sharing my initial feedback with the team.


FORMULATE ROUND 2

I was 100% up to “ re-formulating” to seeing if we could come up with the right mix. I also made sure to ask what was the lightest scent and choose “Tidal” which has a light warm coconut vibe. (I absolutely LOVE it and am so happy we found a scent that worked for me!) If you aren’t a coconut fan it’s more of a “sea” vibe. Very fresh and subtle.

RW1_8794.jpg

As for my mix I love that they provide you a full detailed list of ingredients. All formulas are sulfate free, paraben free, dye free, preservative free and curtly free! Yay! I’ve been using this new FORMULATE combo all of January. I actually also chopped my hair chin length on new year’s day! It was a month of change! Since using my new mix I love how soft and manageable my hair has been. This time of year my hair is notoriously dry at the ends and greasy at the root. I feel like it sends my oil glands into overdrive! Since using FORMULATE my hair has been holding fabulous curl, looks effortless when I air dry and even sleek when I blow dry it straight. It actually feels the healthiest it’s ever been! I’ve never had more hair-confidence! It’s voluminous and glossy. Part of this is due to cutting off my damaged dead ends, but I can tell how thick and healthy my hair feels! My long hair was always in a tangle out of the shower and in the mornings - I can’t say it’s one or the other, but there have actually been a few days that I don't even need to brush my my hair it it’s so buttery smooth! Buh-bye tangles. My #hairgoals were to mend split ends, prevent thinning, strengthen, protect my color, and support length! I would say all of these goals are being met. I naturally have brown, fine super straight hair that leans oily at the scalp and dry at the ends. Also included in their survey is scalp sensitivity - and I am not sensitive in this department, and have not had any negative reactions to either mix. When I originally took the quiz I had long hair - so the only difference I would include for my next order would be that it’s now short. Other than that, you use the shampoo and conditioner exactly as you would any other. Wet your hair, work the mix into your scalp and rise, following up with conditioner on the ends of your hair and rinse with cool water. Easy!

While I am still a fan of New Wash (you can read about it here - as my family still uses it regularly.) I also had success with Monat, which is a hair care brand I’d been using since summer and love and use a lot of their styling products. I would also still recommend the affordable luxury Target brand Kristin Ess to anyone who will listen! But, what I found with FORMULATE is how awesome it is to meet my specific needs down to the littlest details. Let me know if you all have any questions!


FORMULATE GIVEAWAY

Beauty care is a personal thing and now you can completely customize yours! Enter here to win your very own set of FORMULATE shampoo & conditioner perfectly engineered just for you based on your hair and environment. (Thank you technology!) Visit the link to enter! Good luck! Contest ends 3/5/19 and all non-winning entries will all receive a $5 off coupon code.

If you are interested in trying out a set of your own, there is a survey that will help narrow down what you need based on your responses. Give them a follow on Instagram here to stay up to date on the latest!

Favorite Things With Rêvé Salon & Spa

Jessica Wagner

2018: Hair & Beauty Trends With Rêvé

It's that time of year! Looking ahead to 2018 what are the hottest trends we are going to be seeing in hair and beauty?

The Fashion Of Life stopped by Rêvé Salon and Spa in downtown Sylvania to talk with Carmen Wigmans, {owner} and Sharon Smith {makeup artist} to count down a few of their favorite things as we head into the New Year! 

Watch the full segment (here) or tune in to Buckeye Cable Arts Network (BCAN) channel 109/609HD on Buckeye Broadband tonight at 7:30pm.

***Rêvé is currently running a special, buy any 3 products, get 20% off now through Christmas Eve.***


AMIKA: "Perk Up" DRY SHAMPOO

Reve Product_-10.jpg

Dry shampoo is all the rage, and why not?! This one by AMIKA is amazing! It smells fabulous and is SO easy to use, just shake, hold a few inches from the desired area of the scalp, and spray!

The full AMIKA line is available for purchase at Rêvé, (I also love the AMIKA Nourishing Hair Mask!) I left with a travel size (only $10) to try for myself, and after a few uses I'm already in love! I know I will be heading back to Rêvé to purchase a full size bottle.   

This little can is such a huge time saver and will give your tresses that instant "second day hair"  look, which I find so much easier to style! Plus the added texture and body is the tops!


EMINENCE: HIBISCUS ULTRA LIFT EYE CREAM 

This award winning eye cream is a must-have for fighting off early morning puffiness and minimizing those fine lines and wrinkles.

Anything that de-puffs tired eyes, smoothes skin and fights off dark under-eye circles is a win in my book!  The round applicator is a cooling, stainless steel rollerball that massages hibiscus and ice wine actives into the areas around the eye, instantly tightening and lifting the skin.

The full Eminence line is all available at Rêvé.


HALOCOUTURE: HAIR EXTENSIONS

Thicker, longer hair without hassle? That's the secret behind HALOCOUTURE. These natural extensions are unlike any other hair extensions I have ever seen before. Simply place the invisible fine-line hair band around the top of your head (like a halo!) and watch your main transform into gorgeous fullness without clips, glue, beads or time spent in the mirror getting the placement just right. Watch Sharon demonstrate how easy they are to apply here!

Stop by Rêvé to place your custom order and their team will assist you in choosing a natural length and color - a guaranteed perfect match! 


CAILYN: STAR WAVE MATTALIC LIP TINT

This one might be my new absolute favorite! I love a bright bold lip but have never found one that is so gorgeously metallic! It's like applying a layer of shimmery liquid stars on your lips. This lipstick is perfect for adding a bit of classic edge to your look.

I had to buy this color, "06 Belletrix," once Sharon had me try it on. At $22 each these high impact, long lasting metallic glosses will make you shine glamorously without smudging, feathering or fading. I am notorious for getting lipstick on my teeth, and it's so nice to know this color won't end up all over my coffee cups or kiddos cheeks! 

Let Rêvé help you achieve luscious, sparkling lips, available in 12 stunning shades. 


INGLOT GLITTER SHADOW

Sparkle and shine are always so much fun to experiment with! I love adding a little shimmer around the brow bone or upper eyelid. Shannon showed me how you can even dap some of this sparkle to the bow of the lips! This jar by INGLOT is sure to last, as all you need is a dab on the tip of the finger and a swipe across the lid. Perfect for a glitzy NYE look or when you want to create a statement eye.  


CAILYN O! CIRCLE BRUSH
{As seen on Oprah's Favorite Things!}

Reve Product_-4.jpg
Reve Product_-5.jpg

I am not one to argue with Oprah, and I am told this is the only brush you will ever need for blending in flawless foundation for an air-brushed look! Use with Apply any liquid, cream or powder foundation on skin. This brush is amazingly silky smooth, and sure to be a daily staple on your vanity. Totally adding this to my wish list! 


HALOCOUTURE: AUTO-ROTATING CERAMIC CURLING IRON

Guys, this groundbreaking little tool does the hard work for you! If you love loose beachy waves (I know I do!) this is the curling iron for you. Auto-rotating to create those effortless, run-way waves with the touch of a button (one to go right and one to go left.) Easy and user friendly, this wand allows you to create touchable, "Victoria Secret" curls. Styling waves has never been easier!

Rêvé has these in stock now, check out their video here! (Plus our own demonstration video to come!) This is the perfect gift for your long-haired friends and family (hint hint!)


KERSTASE HAIR PRODUCTS 

Last but not least, remember to protect your strands! The dry winter air, and heat tools, like blow dryers and irons, can do so much damage, especially this time of year. Save your hair from breakage with the best in the business -Kérastase Paris- professional hair care and styling products.

The ladies at Rêvé recommend, Sérum Thérapiste for repairing dual-serum for weak, over-processed and damaged hair, and Fibre Architecte for reconstructing serum for weak hair and damaged hair with split ends. A little goes a long way and is worth the luxury of having healthy enviable hair! 


A special thank you to Rêvé Salon and Spa for partnering on this post!
Be sure to follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here

Photos by: Anthony Tueros