Jillian Wright Skincare Breakout Blocker Acne Serum

Jillian Wright Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review

Pimples. Remember them? Those awful new friends who started invading your face right around the time boys became cute? Some of us didn’t get to leave their torture behind with our impossible-to-remember locker combinations, and are still battling the little buggers daily.

I admit I probably get more pimples than I should, being almost 30. I’m reaching the dreaded simultaneous-wrinkles-and-pimples point of my life wherein everything about my face is either too young or too old. Goldilocks, look out!

Jillian Wright Skincare Breakout Blocker Acne Serum ReviewI’ve used a lot of serums before, but up to this point I’d never heard of one for treating breakouts. Therefore, Jillian Wright’s Breakout Blocker was of particular interest to me.

Products pumped full of medication can be drying and too harsh for my skin, especially out in the desert. Luckily, this serum is non-irritating, non-drying, and actually reduces redness rather than turning me into a strawberry like the rough stuff. And as I found out from Jillian Wright, when you have less redness, there is less trauma to the skin, hence minimizes premature aging. Continue reading “Jillian Wright Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review” »

John McCain Makeup and Hair

John McCain’s Makeup Costs $5,000 – And Don’t Mention His Hair

If I appear on prime time television when I’m 72 years old, I’ll spend as much on hair and makeup as my budget allows. Apparently, John McCain’s got five grand tucked away for just such an occasion.

US Weekly reported that McCain gets TV-ready with makeup artist Tifanie White, who’s worked on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. According to the Federal Election Commission, McCain paid the 2002 beauty-school grad $5,583.43 for her makeup artistry services. Continue reading “John McCain’s Makeup Costs $5,000 – And Don’t Mention His Hair” »

Charli XCX Hair and Makeup Celeb Beauty Secrets

Charli XCX’s Makeup – Max Factor & More

Charli XCX Makeup Azure Eyes For Max FactorThere’s no one hotter in the world of pop than Charli XCX. Between her “Fancy” hook with Iggy Azalea and little-credited contribution to Icona Pop’s “I Love It”, she’s played a bigger role in current music than her The Fault In Our Stars’ single “Boom Clap” suggests. Charli’s appeal is stylishly irreverent, and her hair and makeup always reflect a little “like I give a @&$!” attitude. Continue reading “Charli XCX’s Makeup – Max Factor & More” »

JustNatural Products

Growing My Hair Out With JustNatural

As you regulars know, it’s my goal to grow my hair long. In that effort, I’ve made a rule for myself that I don’t use hair products with alcohols or sulfates. (This is surprisingly difficult. If you don’t believe me, start reading your ingredients lists.)

I was delighted to discover JustNatural, a brand whose products are carefully formulated using natural and organic ingredients that are designed to be more effective than other mass-produced commercial products. Plus, they have a whole line of “Grow New Hair” products, and on all the ones whose ingredients I read, not ONE has alcohol or sulfates. Continue reading “Growing My Hair Out With JustNatural” »

Giveaway for a good cause - NeoCell products and the Lizabelle Project

A Giveaway For A Good Cause: The Lizabelle Project

Today is a very special day on Sassy Dove. We have another giveaway for you – but this time, it’s for a GREAT cause well beyond beauty.

Giveaway for a Good Cause: The Lizabelle ProjectLizabelle is an awesome chick I had the pleasure of knowing way back in high school. (Plus, she introduced me to Death Cab For Cutie.) Like me, she’s a redhead in her twenties with a snarky tongue. Unlike me, her red hair is natural, and she just started chemotherapy for her Stage 3 Hodgkins lymphoma.

Liz is a strong girl, and she’s going to pull through this.  But if we can help that happen in any way, we should. Her situation touched me, and I wanted to do something to help.

So this giveaway is a little different than my usual “like this on Facebook” shenanigans. We want all entries to support her YouCaring page. That means your entry options are either to donate to her cause (in ANY amount, no need to disclose how much you gave) or, if you’re unable to do that, share the donation page or this giveaway on another website or social network.

Youcaring NeoCell Giveaway PrizesI want to extend a special thanks to NeoCell for sponsoring this wonderful cause by donating our fabulous giveaway prize pack, which includes:

  • One pack of Chocolate Mint Beauty Bursts, gourmet collagen soft chews – get healthy skin with tasty chewy supplements!
  • Their Refreshing Herbal Mist, a spray that leaves a layer of moisturizing collagen, essential vitamins, balancing herbs, free radical scavengers, and soothing aloe vera on skin and hair to keep them hydrated and revitalized, and
  • NeoCell Collagen Radiance Serum, made using time-release micro-capsules that penetrate the skin to deliver collagen stimulating ingredients and potent antioxidants where the skin needs them most.

Enter below – one generous winner, selected randomly from the entries, will receive all those goodies up there.

If there’s any time my social media family could help out, it’s now. Please consider helping her and her family so they don’t have to have their minds on medical bills right now.

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All content written by Cailin Koy.