Monday, July 25, 2011

Aquage Hair Styling Review and Giveaway!! LLG




For a long time I searched for a product that would give definition to my curls without making my hair sticky, freeze-dried or just plain unnatural looking! I wanted a gel or cream that would provide some hold, yet not with a stiff look. I had almost given up on the search, when I was able to review a couple products from Aquage. I received the Curl Defining Creme and Beyond Shine Glossing Spray. 


I was excited about trying the curl-defining creme; after my morning shower, I rubbed a small amount into my damp hair. The directions say to be generous in your use, but amazingly, it really didn't take that much, even with my thick, curly hair. I really liked how it looked, but was skeptical of the results after my hair dried. It's easy to keep my curls defined and frizz-free when my hair is still wet, but afterwards is a different story :) Sooo, I impatiently waited for a few hours until there was not a damp strand of hair left. And my hair looked fabulous! The curls were defined, yet my hair was soft and smooth! My hair moved naturally, not locked into place. And the normal frizz was gone! I love this creme!
The Beyond Shine spray was another big hit. I don't often use a blow dryer or flat iron, but decided to use one as recommended with this spray. After styling with the curl-defining creme, I lightly misted my hair with the shine spray. I used the blow dryer on low, so as not to mess up the curls, and it only took a couple minutes. The result? Extra shined, glossed curls that stayed that way all day! This is the first shine product I have used that actually added a noticeable shine to my hair!






"As Luis Alvarez and I sat at my kitchen table back in 1998, we spent countless hours discussing the history and the future of the salon industry. We felt that most beauty manufacturers had all but abandoned the independent salons in favor of the easier dollars generated by national salon chains and retail stores.
This motivated us to use our knowledge and experience to become the champion for independent salons. Aquage was born out of our dream of building a different kind of beauty company. One that would elevate the salon industry and be dedicated exclusively to helping independently owned salons and spas grow and prosper, both creatively and financially, despite the changing marketplace.
As Aquage began to be recognized as a strong force in the industry, we asked beauty industry icon, Sydell Miller, to join us on our journey. We knew the dream that motivated her and late husband, Arnie Miller, to build a company for hairdressers by hairdressers was still very much alive today.
We’re proud that we’ve kept our promise to only sell to independent salons, no national salon chains or retail storesfor over 11 years, so salons can use and recommend our products with confidence. Aquage is the company you can trust."


One of my readers will receive a trial-size (2 oz) Curl Defining Creme and Beyond Shine Spray!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to the Aquage website and tell me another product you want to try!

Bonus Entries-



2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.


1 entry-Subscribe to my RSS Feed. 


1 entry-Subscribe to my email updates. This must be confirmed!


1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.


1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.


1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.


1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.


3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.


3 entries-Add my Ladies Lookin' Good button to your blog; leave a link so I can verify the button has been added!


This giveaway ends Monday, August 8 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Aquage website.
Note: Facebook is not affiliated with this post in any way.

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