Friday, February 24, 2017

L'Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive

I really enjoy the consistency of this shampoo & how nicely it lathers. It thoroughly cleans my hair without stripping my natural oils nor does it make my hair color fade as quickly. Lastly, it smells just lovely! I received free from Influenster. All thoughts are my own. I found that this conditioner is quite hydrating & smells amazing! The Ceramide formula helped restore health & vibrancy to my damaged, color treated hair. I also noticed that my hair color seems to last longer since I've been using this conditioner. I received this product free from Influenster. All thoughts are my own I've been using this mask 1-2 times a week & saw results quite immediately. It helps reverse the damage my hair faces because I color it every 6-8 weeks. This mask effectively treats this. My hair appears healthier & more vibrant. Lastly, I really enjoy the smell of this mask! I received this free from Influenster. All thoughts are my own.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Influenster Ole Henriksen Power Bright Voxbox

I've been using skincare products from Ole Henriksen for a couple years now. However, this was my first time using Power Bright. This 3 step system really helped rejuvenate my tired, dull skin into a brighter, healthier appearance. I love the way my skin has a nice glow to it now. Lastly, my skin looks & feels really nourished & bright thanks to the 25% Vitamin C concentrate this system contains!

*I received this product as a free sample

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

L'Oreal Revitalift Influenster Voxbox

This is my first ever Voxbox campaign since joining Influenster. Inside my Voxbox were 4 skincare products from the L'Oreal Revitalft Volume Filler collection.

1) L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Concentrated Serum     I've been using this serum for nearly 4 weeks & have noticed results. I apply this serum to my face about 10 minutes before I apply my L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Night Cream. The serum has a nice consistency & a little goes a long way. This serum has really helped to reduce the appearance of my fine lines & wrinkles while also enhancing the overall texture of my skin. In addition, my face also looks & feels more

2) L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Night Cream    I incorporated this L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Night Cream into my nightly skincare routine about 3 weeks ago. I have combination skin, I describe my skin as very dry yet acne prone. This is a truly hydrating night cream, I apply it right before I go to sleep & I wake up to softer, more supple skin that not only feels youthful & refreshed, my skin physically looks better as well. I truly appreciate how well this night cream absorbs into my skin in a non-greasy manner.

3) L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Eye Treatment      Although I'm only 26 years old, I do have a few fine lines & wrinkles on the skin under my eyes. In addition, no matter how much water I consume or how much sleep I get I STILL have dark & puffy circles under my eyes. For about 4 weeks now, I've been using this Volume Filler Eye Treatment every night before bed. I've noticed that this product really softens the appearance by filling in the lines & diminishing my wrinkles. I've also noticed that the overall texture underneath & around my eye region is both brighter & smoother. I am very happy with the positive results.

4) L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Volumizing Moisturizer      I really like the packaging of this product. I find the scent of this moisturizer to be lovely & pleasant. Because I have dry skin, this moisturizer works best if I use it in the morning before applying my makeup. I been using this product for over 4 weeks now & I really like how well it absorbs into my skin in a non greasy manner. It provides me with hydration while also plumping & firming my skin.* I received these products for testing & reviewing purposes. My thoughts & opinions are my opinion.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Talking Points #10 on Johnson

Privilege, Power, and Difference: What Can We Do?By Allan Johnson

Premise- This article is about:

  • privilege

  • power

  • acceptance

  • difference

  • community

  • social systems

  • exclusion

  • rejection

  • oppression

  • schools

  • harassment

  • discrimination

  • violence

  • society

  • gender

  • silence

  • saying the words

  • solutions

  • problems

Author's Argument: Johnson argues that the better we educate ourselves on privilege and oppression, the more successful it will be to put the system of discrimination that causes privilege and oppression to an end.


1) "The problem of privilege and oppression is deep and wide, and to work with it we have to be able to see it clearly so that we can talk about it in useful ways" (125). Johnson is explaining that privilege and oppression are significant problems and once we are able to see them we can fix them.

2) "The reluctance to acknowledge and use power comes up in the simplest everyday situations, as when a group of friends starts laughing at a racist or sexist joke and you have to decide whether to go along" (133). Johnson is basically saying that each and every single one of us have the duty to stand up to racism or sexism even if it means going against our friends.

3) "We won't end oppression by pretending it isn't there or that we don't have to deal with it" (137).

4) "Dare to make people feel uncomfortable, beginning with yourself" (145).

5) "In the end, taking responsibility doesn't have to involve guilt and blame, letting someone off the hook, or being on the hook yourself. It simply means acknowledging an obligation to make a contribution to finding a way out of the trouble we're all in and to finding constructive ways to act on that obligation" (153).

Questions/Comments/Points to Share:

I liked started off the blogs with Johnson, and it is natural for me the enjoy concluding on this author too. It is so easy to comprehend his argument and his message he gives to the readers. I agree with his argument, we must all work together to solve the problem because as they say there is no "I" in "TEAM". One person alone did not ignite the problems with privilege and oppression, so it is going to take more than one person to end it. His readings have made me more aware of what I need to do to help end the problem and he helped me find my own voice so I can be prepared when a racist or sexist situation occurs.

It seems so unreal that this is our last blog, it went by so quickly! FNED 346 really improved my confidence and I have participated way beyond my own personal expectations. Although our topics are sometimes hard to talk about, I always feel comfortable saying what I believe in. All of this openess is really going to help my confidence in becoming a teacher, hopefully!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thursday's Class 4/17

Everyone in my group showed up and we all accomplished a good amount towards our project and presentation. Having this two hour time just to work on the project really allowed us to discuss ideas and provide feedback for one another.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Talking Points #9 on Orenstein

"School Girls" by Peggy Orenstein
Premise- This article is about:

  • gender

  • schooling

  • inequalities

  • equalities

  • girls vs. boys

  • compare/contrast

  • teachers

  • students

  • education

  • women/girls

  • community

  • parents

  • debate

  • perspectives

  • fairness

  • differences

  • sexism

  • curriculum

  • statistics

Author's Argument: Orenstein argues that teachers need to improve the curriculum by making it more gender neutral, being equally fair to both boys and girls. She goes on to warn about a so called "hidden curriculum" that misguides girls and toys with their self esteem issues.


1) "On a national level, the Gender Equality Education Act, which should be implemented in 1995 includes provisions for improved data gathering, for the development of teacher training programs, for programs to encourage girls in math and science, and for programs to better meet the needs of girls of color."

2) "Women are one-half of the world's people; they do two-thirds of the world's work; they earn one-tenth of the world's income; they own one-hundredth of the world's property."

3) "Curriculum should be both a window and a mirror for students , that they should be able to look into other's worlds, but also see the experiences of their own race, gender, and class reflected in what they learn."

4) "In her book, Teaching Stories, Ms. Logan writes that, during lessons that explore gender roles, which can easily turn into opportunities to cast blame for inequities, emphasizing tolerance is especially important."

5)"Feminist teaching is not about allowing a win/ lose situation to develop between boys and girls."

Questions/Comments/Points to Share:

I found this article easy to read and understand, therefore it was a good experience to read. I felt that the examples of gender in the classroom used by Orenstein really helped me comprehend her main argument. This article made me think of how many times in school I was heard "policeman" or "weatherman" instead of a more gender neutral approach to describing these professions. This article has inspired me in that when I eventually become a teacher, I want to modify my curriculum to be equal to both genders and not female or male oriented.