Archives for category: hair

tell you what I’m into lately. I found an amazing makeup sponge that is super cheap. It’s the Real Techniques Miracle Airblend Mattifying Beauty Makeup Sponge. I use it for almost every step of my makeup. It gives a flawless foundation finish, and blends your bronzers, blushes, and highlighters beautifully. It has a flat edge, rounded sides, and precision tip to get all over your face. As with all these sponges they work better when you use them wet.

I’m puckering up with Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper. I’m not one to use lip plumping products but I was sent this for free, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. OMG this stuff actually works. My lips were immediatly plumped and left with beautiful shine too.

I’m getting Big Hair with Tresemme’s One Step 5 in 1 Texture spray. It makes my beach waves look dramatic, and it revives next day hair. I usually use aerosol texture sprays, this seems to have a stronger grip.

Try out my May finds, and let me know yours….

your hair with Agadir’s Daily Moisturizing Shampoo. A lot of sulfate free shampoos do not lather well, and you need to use a lot of product. With Agadir Daily Moisturizing Shampoo the bubbles start right away, and I noticed I needed less than my usual amount of product to really get a good cleansing throughout my waist length hair. The smell is awesome. It left my hair to be soft, shiny, and frizz free. I don’t think you can have too much Argan Oil in your life, and there’s in 100% pure and certified.
It also uses Vitamin E, antioxidants and unsaturated essential fatty acids with Omega-6 & Omega-9. I also love their Spray Treatment and Mousse. It is not like the Mousse we used in the 80’s. It leaves your hair soft and controlled.

K18 is here to repair! I am so happy with the results of the K18 hair mask. This leave in Hair Mask repairs damage and gives a flawless finish to your hair. I have very, very, long hair and I normally use a ton of conditioner in the shower. I was nervous about this product since it says not to condition and just to add 1 or 2 small pumps to towel dried hair. You let it sit for 4 minutes to activate and then move on with whatever styling and product you’d like. Somehow that small amount was enough to deeply condition and smooth my hair. I added a little more styling product and my finished hair had zero frizz. Not less, but zero! It uses a patented peptide technology to repair, restore, and strengthen hair. It goes deep into the inner layers of the hair that traditional products can not get to. So do the inner work…by fixing your hair 😉

I’m rolling into this month with a bunch of new finds. First is the Honey Banana sheet mask from TWOTSP. This Korean sheet mask uses Manuka Honey and Bananas to reduce bacterial growth and fight signs of aging. It hydrates, brightens, and balances. 


At night I’m caring for my under eye skin with Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. It reduces the look of fine lines and leaves skin firmer and more nourished. I love that it’s lightweight yet effective.

I’m caring for my hair with Loreal’s new Everpure Sulfate Free Glossing pH balanced Shampoo and Conditioner. It leaves hair silky and shiny. The line is anti fade and UV filters to be gentle on color treated hair.

I love going over my dry hair with a few drops of Typology’s Repairing Hair Oil with Acai 5% + Hibiscus. It is a lightweight dry oil that controls and softens hair. This is the finishing touch your hair needs.

On to the body, I love Soap and Glory’s Magnificoco Drop In The Lotion Body Lotion. I love the smell and it absorbs quickly.

Lastly I’m using Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri X Peeps Collection in White. It dries so fast and only needs one coat.

Stay tuned for what I get into this April…

I’m taking into 2022….

OJESH Premium Lifting Face Mask. This is the best sheet mask I have found. It is a luxury sheet mask that uses hyaluronic acid and marine sponge collagen to lift, plump, and rejuvenate skin. I notice immediate results with this.

 

Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear 24h Foundation SPF 29. I love this foundation because it’s breathable yet lasts 24 hours. It gives full coverage and has hydrating properties and spf. 

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask. This mask is powered by botanicals that fight lines and wrinkles. You can use it as a 10 minute mask or leave in on overnight for majorly hydrated skin.

PanteenSmooth Airspray Hairspray. This hairspray has a light, flexible, hold and is brushable. A great alternative to Elnett

Covergirl Clean Fresh Lip Stylo. This lightweight lipstick feels like gloss. It’s nourishing and conditioning. It adds a hint of shine and color. 

TYPOLOGY Nourishing Hair Oil with Pequi 5% and Argan Oil. I’ve reviewed this before, but I’ve re-fallen in love with it. It is a rich oil that protects and controls hair. It completly takes away my frizz.

of hair oil. Typology, a brand I’ve written about a few times, has gotten into hair care. They have a variety of hair and scalp treatments to check out. My favorite of their haircare is the Nourishing Hair Oil, made with Argan and 5% Pequi. This rich oil is designed to “restructure the hair fibers and protect against heat. Hair is left soft, shiny, and controlled.” It can be used on both dry and wet hair. It is not greasy or heavy. It’s extremely hydrating, and I was able to let my hair airdry without frizz. So get with Typology and get into better hair… 

an effective haircare line that is good for you and the Environment. Firsthand haircare is a sustainably sourced, 100% clean, non toxic, and cruelty free haircare line. You can go to their website and check out every ingredient they use, why they use it, and where it’s from. The packaging is made out of completely recycled plastics. I have been using their Hydrating Conditioner. My hair loves it. It is lightweight, yet completely controls my frizz. It uses nourishing and moisturizing plant and mineral based ingredients. The Conditioner power ingredients are Honeyquat, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Kaolin Clay. So get with Firsthand for great hair, and decisions…

I’ve added some additions to my beauty vanity this month. Summer means skins, and here’s how I’m taking care of mine;

At night I’m washing my face with Peter Thomas Roth’s 3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser. It is anti-aging & exfoliating. It removes my makeup and any excess oil. The Glycolic Acid shrinks pores, improves clarity and reduces fine lines. 

For day and night Eye Cream I’m using Park Perfection’s 2 in 1 Instant Eye Lift. It’s designed to tighten and lift the eye skin while reducing wrinkles and puffiness. It uses minerals, peptides and antioxidants to balance and enhance skin around the eye. 

I was overdue for a new foundation brush. I am very happy with NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation Brush. It’s designed for liquid but i’ve used it with my powders as well. It blends perfectly. I love that is it angled to get around every curve of your face. 

I am obsessed with Macadamia Professional Nourishing Repair Oil Spray. It’s officially summer, which means I’m not drying my hair. I let it air dray and then add this spray for a finished look. It has an ultra fine spray and instantly adds shine, moisture, softness, and uv protection. It says to use on wet hair, but I’ve been using it on both wet and dry. 

new beauty finds. Here’s what I’m getting into this month…. I found a great, fast working, hair mask from Pureology. It’s their Strength Cure Superfood Treatment. It’s a fortifying mask designed to strengthen and smooth split ends while preventing further damage. It uses Olive Oil, Goji Berry, and their signature aromatherapy blend. I’ve never had a bad experience with Purology and this mask does not disappoint.

For my skin I’m using Peach & Lilly’s Wild Dew Treatment Essence. This hydrating post cleansing step will improve skin’s radiance while fighting acne. It sinks deep into skin fast, to leave your face ready to drink up your next step. It contains lotus extract, niacinamide, yeast ferment, adenosine, bamboo extract, and radish leaf. It is refreshing and effective.

My latest makeup additon is Essence’s Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara. I love how small the brush is small to get the perfect application. It has tiny fibers to fill in caps and create fuller more tamed defined brows. 

I’m telling you to get into this entire line. If you want soft hair, this is your answer. I recently discovered the line Oi by Davines at my last hair appointment. My stylist used it on me and I had to call her later to get the details. I was touching my hair all day. I couldn’t believe how soft and light it felt. I’ve always loved Davines products and this line hits it out of the park.  “The name OI comes from the ancient Eastern idea of harmony through the balance of opposite forces. In an effort to create balance between the senses, mulitple benefits and effectiveness, OI lets you see immediate positive results from your first use.” The power ingredient is Roucou oil, which gives major shine and softness, as well as protection from environmental damage. The Shampoo and Conditioner are luxurious. My favorites are the Lightweight Oi All in one Milk and the Multi-function Oil. They detangle, control frizz, and protect from heat. So try out Oi from Davines but don’t get freaked out if everyone starts playing with your hair…..