Review: EverPro Back2Blonde + Giveaway!

Disclaimer: Back2Blonde sent me this product with no compensation other than the spray to test and review. This post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!

From lemon juice to Beach Blonde and Sun-In to getting my hair professionally highlighted, I’ve wanted to keep my hair a little blonder than its natural dirty blonde color for about as long as I can remember. (Except for that one year I decided to go with an auburn-y brown color. But that’s beside the point.) However…my hairstylist stopped working weekends shortly after I moved to the other side of the state, and the budget for highlights has been redistributed to health insurance, car payments, and little things like 200 pounds of mortar to tile a porch! Oh, adulthood.

Maybe someday I’ll find a salon here in Kalamazoo, but that day is not today! Or tomorrow, or probably the day after that. Plus I’m trying to grow my hair out again, so I don’t need to go in for a cut 🙂 Thankfully my hair does get a bit blonder in the summer, but that doesn’t keep my roots from coming in sort of dark.  Enter: Back2Blonde by EverPro.

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The spray comes in 3 shades; Dark Blonde, Medium Blonde and Light Blonde

Despite accidentally turning my scalp yellow the first time using it, the aerosol root-touch up was super easy to use…and I figured out how to avoid the yellow scalp issue after a couple of uses. I wouldn’t say that Back2Blonde is a miracle-worker, but there definitely was a noticeable difference after application.


See?! Roots are still there, but look so much better! Maybe not quite as perfect as the models in the Back2Blonde how-to video, but that’s okay. I was sent the Medium color to try out, and I’d say it did a pretty good job. I’ve seen so many horror stories of root touch up products, so I was happy to see that the spray looked natural – especially since I was heading to work! 🙂

The only real downside to this product – other than a slight learning curve – is that it only lasts for one hair wash. Womp womp. It makes sense, since it isn’t a hair dye, but I’d appreciate a little more longevity! (And not have to worry about sweating it out/off during hot barre.)

The Verdict?

While I’m not one to worry about my roots showing, Back2Blonde does exactly what it should, and does it well! If you’re looking for a root concealer between hair appointments – I definitely think you’d be happy with this spray. Plus, $11 is much cheaper than an appointment at your salon 😉

Back2Blonde is hosting a giveaway – 25 people will win a full-size sample of the spray! Good luck!!


Review: Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel

Disclaimer: I was sent this product for review from OZ Naturals, with no compensation other than the product to try out. The following post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!

For as long as I can remember I’ve had somewhat noticeable (dark/puffy) circles under my eyes…and for just about as long, I’ve been trying out different “un-puffing” “brightening” “caffeinated” “cooling” etc. products to try to fight the circles – pretty much unsuccessfully. If I’m being truthful with myself, it’s probably in part because of not getting enough sleep and/or being dehydrated, but I’ve continued the hunt for a product that works like it says it does! Soooo when I was approved to review OZ Naturals Mega Bright Eye Gel, I was super excited to give another product a try!

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happy monday!

Well. The Mac and Cheese Disaster of 2015 was not avoided. The crockpot basically turned the mac and cheese into a big vat of yellow play-doh, and I ended up waking Joe up at 2:45am…there was no way he was taking that blob of starch in to work. We ended up making 4 boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese at 3am. It’s not going to win any awards, but at least his coworkers will be fed! Maybe we’ll try out the whole ‘crockpot mac and cheese’ thing again some day.

Kraft to the rescue!
Kraft to the rescue!

On to happy things!

  1. I just got back from Kalamazoo Barre, and although I’m a little underwhelmed (it was apparently a hard class…but was on the easier side for me) I’ll definitely be going back/making a habit of going! It’ll be nice to incorporate it back into my daily (?) routine…but I’m currently in the process of purchasing seat and ab intensive Pure Barre class DVDs from PBs website. I feel like my thighs got an excellent workout at Kalamazoo Barre, but abs and seat left something to be desired. Luckily our basement is barre-workout ready, and I can fill in the gaps on my own!
  2. So many things to review! If you know me, you know that there’s always been a pretty constant flow of free things being delivered. Welp, starting a blog has apparently doubled that (not sure if it’s just a coincidence or the two are correlated.) In the coming weeks I’ll be reviewing an eye cream and nighttime face moisturizer on my blog (thanks to BrandBacker) and from the variety of other sample/review sites I’m part of I’ll be getting (or have recently received): OB Tampons, GoodnessKnows snack squares, Seventh Generation laundry detergent, Robutussin, Vitafusion Womens gummies, Accuflora, TAZO chai tea, Pagoda snacks, annnnd Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage. Holy moley. Hooray for Crowdtap, Smiley360, and BzzAgent!
  3. Last week I was awarded two blogger awards that I need to follow up on – and might combine the two. They both include writing up some fun facts about myself. Luckily I’m full of those!
  4. I brought all of my fall-friendly boots to Kalamazoo! It was getting a little old wearing my knockoff Birkenstocks or Sperrys in the chilly weather. As sad as I am that summer is officially over, I do love my boots and scarves 🙂
  5. We are (hopefully) having a pumpkin carving party with some of Joe’s coworkers this weekend – we have a bit of cleaning to do to prepare for that, but it should be fun if all goes according to plan! We’re not quite sure if anyone is free, so it might end up being just the two of us. Regardless, yay pumpkin carving!
  6. Bonus entry! It looks like my website is officially moved over to being self-hosted (vs WordPress hosted.) I’m not exactly sure what that means for anyone following my blog, but it’s certainly exciting for me! 🙂

Happy Monday, y’all!


PS: The giveaway I’m running ends tomorrow night! Be sure to enter if you haven’t already 🙂


Heyyy, it’s a giveaway!

I recently received Goodness Knows Snack Squares AND OB Tampons to test/review for free from Smiley360, and what better way to share some freebies than with a giveaway!? Free tampons and BOGO snack bars might not be the most exciting first giveaway, but hey, gotta start somewhere, right?

After the boxes were delivered, I dug right into one of the bars (Very Cranberry) and devoured it so quickly – it was delicious, and at least slightly more healthy than the Halloween candy I’ve already started snacking on. Our poor trick or treaters will probably only get to choose from tropical or original Starbursts by October 31st.

The tampons on the other hand – I just can’t wrap my head around the idea of a tampon without an applicator. I have a box in the closet for emergencies, but the samples will be heading to a friend or two that will actually put them to proper use! A lot of people I know love OB, and I can appreciate that they’re small and easier to transport to and from the restroom, but I just can’t get on board (except for that one time I ran out of tampons in Cape Town right before 22 hours on a plane, and accidentally bought the applicator-free variety from the store, and got me through the flight without any mishaps.)

Anyway – on to the giveaway! It’s open to US readers only (so sorry) and each winner (there will be 2) will get one coupon for a free box of OB tampons (up to $8.99) and two BOGO coupons for the Goodness Knows snack squares, which can be found at Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.

To enter: Just post a comment on this post with any product you’ve come across lately that you’ve loved! For an extra entry, follow my blog and let me know you followed in another comment.

The giveaway will end at 11:59pm ET, October 20th.

This giveaway is now closed. Sorry! Hopefully there will be another in the near future 🙂

Congratulations to the winners: Amanda, and Tari L. 

Hopefully my next giveaway will be a bit more exciting, but in the meantime, good luck:)