My Everyday Summer Hair & Makeup + Giveaway!

Hello my fellow beauty lovers!

If you’re subscribed to my channel, you would have already seen the video below, but now, it’s time for me to really give you the D-L on these amazing products from Covergirl, Olay Fresh Effects and Herbal Essences- did I mention these are some of my ultimate favourite brands!


Let’s get this ball rolling with Olay Fresh Effects. A while ago when I found out that Olay came out with the Fresh Effects line that features products geared towards younger skin types, I could not be more gleeful. I grabbed up as much as I could find and then I raved about them everywhere and even featured the Va Va Vivid here on my popular Beauty on a Budget series on my channel. Yes, talk about obsessed with this line!

Now, here are some products that I got to try out and again, I am most definitely not disappointed. I feel like sticking to one brand of skincare is so important and I immediately saw the change when I stopped using a million different products and just committed to this line. I strongly recommend the Fresh Effect line because it definitely works wonders and now, I feel like my skin has never been better.  Heads up- if I ever do a skincare routine, don’t be shocked if all you see are Olay Fresh Effects products because legit, that’s all I use.

These days, instead of going for the full face of makeup look with heavy foundations, I use this BB cream which has an SPF of 15 – perfect since most foundations don’t have SPF and it’s the summer I mean come on! Time to protect your face while giving it a healthy glow with barely any effort.

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

I generally have makeup on most of the times when I’m going out and let’s be real, sometimes late at night, you just don’t feel the urge to go through the whole makeup removal process. But it’s so important to take your makeup off before your sleep-personally, I don’t even play that game and I made it a habit to take off my makeup before bed. I mean really, if you want clear skin, then taking off your makeup is a must especially since your don’t want it clogging up your pores and brewing all kinds of ickies in the night. These makeup wipes are perfect because let me tell you, it takes off so much makeup I’m sometimes speechless. What I love about it is that it really gives you the feeling of clean skin unlike some makeup remover wipes which tend to feel oily or just icky afterwards.

Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths

Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths

Onto Covergirl. I am a huge lover of drugstore makeup-everyone knows this. I find myself always on the hunt for good quality products that are affordable- especially since most of my viewers are students.

I have brown eyes and blue eyeliner makes them pop. I have to say that although I adored the pigmentation and the smooth easy application of this product, I find that it’s so fragile and it can easily break-which is what happened to me the first time I was trying to use it. Maybe you shouldn’t raise it that high? Besides that however, I like that you don’t need a sharpener since you just have to twist it to push it up- which makes this a perfect travel companion since it’s so sleek and compact.

Covergirl Ink It Perfect Point Gel Eyeliner in Aquamarine Ink

Covergirl Ink It Perfect Point Gel Eyeliner in Aquamarine Ink

I am a huge bronzer addict and I never came across one that was this magical. When you first feel it, it has like a creamy touch but then, when you apply it to your skin, it transforms into this powdery finish that left me with my jaw hanging open. It would totally explain why it came with a sponge. And speaking of sponge- it doesn’t really have a place to hold it and I highly doubt that it’ll be wise to just have it sitting on your makeup when you’re not using it? If it’s supposed to be there though, it’ll totally explain why the packaging itself is a little bit bulky.

Covergirl recently launched the truMagic line with three of these babies- The Perfector, The Sunkisser (don’t you just love that name?!) and The Luminizer. The Sunkisser Bronzer is so lightweight you just have to try it to believe it and it gives you a perfect sun kissed finish. I also find that it is super long lasting and it actually doesn’t transfer onto clothing etc. I’m sure your guy would love that part.

Covergril TruMagic The Sunkisser

Covergril truMagic The Sunkisser

Um hello! I’m a mascara addict and I just love to hunt for the best of the best whenever new drugstore ones come out. This baby is a 2 in 1 system and it has two different wands. The first is a thicker, fat brush which gives insane volume and the next one is a thinner brush which helps to seal in and intensify your lashes- the formula for step 2 is basically like a top coat for your lashes. I have to say that whenever a mascara has two brushes, I feel like they know what they’re doing because anyone who loves mascara as much as I do will know that you can’t achieve thick, long lashes with one wand- hence a lot of people just mix their mascaras. But with this, there’ll definitely be no need to do that anymore.

Covergirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

Covergirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

For you locks- you need to try out the Herbal Essences Naked line which contains nothing but the best natural ingredients for your hair- like no silicone and parabens or any other harmful junk. I have been on the lookout for ages for a dry shampoo that would actually work the way I want it to without making my hair feel coarse and dry after. This pretty much does it for me. And OMG can we talk about the smell of the products from this line!! You literally feel as if you just washed your hair each time. The feeling you get is just a clean fresh one and I’m loving it!

The dry shampoo contains tapioca which helps to absorb oil which can make your hair lie flat on your head-a huge problem with my hair! Spraying at the base of your roots and just tousling with your fingertips gives insane volume and makes your hair feel clean- perfect for those days where you just don’t have the time to wash your hair.

Herbal Essence Naked Dry Shampoo

Herbal Essence Naked Dry Shampoo

After I use the dry shampoo, I love just spritzing this yummy mist onto my hair because it’s like if I’m conditioning my hair after I ‘washed’ it. Get it? Honestly, I swear this line up is perfect for busy gals who are always on the run. Once again- you need to smell this! I can’t ever get over it! So many of you complemented my hair in the video and I think this was the major reason why it looked glossy and healthy like that.

Herbal Essence Sheer Shine Mist

Herbal Essence Sheer Shine Mist

Okay so after I ‘wash’ and ‘condition’ my hair, it’s time to style it and usually for me, that’s my natural waves or through the use of hot tools- either way, however you do your hair, you want it to stay in place and not fly everywhere. Enter this product which is a hairspray but one that again, as with all these Naked products from Herbal Essences, I find it to be deliciously scented and lightweight. I’m veryy picky with hair spray because anything that makes my hair hard gets trashed immediately. Also, that crunchy feeling? Yea, no thank you. Thankfully with this one, I find that it suits all my needs and really keeps my hair in check.

Herbal Essence Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer

Herbal Essence Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer

I hope you enjoyed this post and be on the lookout for these amazing products to add to your beauty stash!


For the giveaway, it’s open to Canadian residents and stay till the end of the video to see the rules of the giveaway- or just check the description box right below the video!

XO, The Classy It Girl!


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