Get Fab Hair With These Summer Hair Essentials

It is starting to heat up in Kansas City, so my hair is starting to frizz up.  Once the humidity kicks in, my hair will be a goner!

The following products are amazing to style hair in the summer — they help against bad hair days:

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00 USD ): Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast SystemTM provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Whether or not, brave the elements with confidence.

What I think:  This is a really cool spray!  It leaves hair smooth and looking great all day.  Perfect for those who live in a humid area.

Available at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray ($19.95 USD) A sea salt infused styling spray that adds texture, fullness and light hold. Perfect for creating tousled beachy waves with just the right amount of volume.

What I think: This spray smells amazing!  It also gave my hair tons of waves and volume.  My hair stays wavy all day when I use it.  I also like to use a little shine spray with it to give my hair polish, but I can see using this a lot this summer as a go to style.

Purchase at macadamiahair.com

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum ($28.00 USD): This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs’ cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.

What I think: I use this on damp hair, and whether I am air drying or blow drying my hair, it is shiny and soft.

Purchase at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray ($19.95 USD): A lightweight finishing spray designed to shield hair from humidity and fight frizz, maintaining your style all day even in the most humid of climates. Provides light hold.

What I think:  I like to use this as a last step before leaving the house.  It helps keep style in place and looking great all day.

Available at macadamiahair.com 

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Summer Hair Treatments From Infusium and The Mane Choice

I love easy summer hair.  The best way to get it is when hair is hydrated.  I received an Infusium leave in treatment to moisturize dry hair and a The Mane Choice curly hair styling product to maintain and create soft curls during the warm weather.

Both of these products help make easy summer styles:

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment ($5.84 USD) — Our transformative formulas, containing the i-23 Complex, a customized blend of proteins and conditioners, are designed to treat even the most damaged hair.
Moisturize + Replenish collection features our classic light and soothing scent. We’ve infused these formulas with Avocado & Olive Oils to help hydrate and quench dry, dull hair.

What I think: This product is best for very dry or damaged hair.  My hair is dry, but it’s also fine so I use just a little to condition my hair. Once I dry my hair, it’s soft and manageable.  This is also great for kids who have really tangled hair.

Purchase at Walmart stores and Walmart.com

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet ($14.99 USD) — a curl enhancing delight with the perfect balance of hold and moisture. Formulated to define, shape and transform your curls. A must-have for the ultimate curly, wavy, and kinky hair regimen. Infused with biotin, vitamins, and nutrients to aid in hair growth and retention. Perfect for wash-and-go styles, twist-outs, & braid-outs!

What I think: This fluffy pink cream smells delicious!  It’s used on damp hair to define curls.  A fun way to use it is to apply a little to towell dried hair and twist it.  Then it will dry naturally into bouncy curls!  That works nicely on my wavy hair.

Purchase at TheManeChoice.com and Walmart stores.

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Hair Products For Fabulous Summer Locks!

Hair is so difficult to style in the summer. I just want to wash and go with no fuss, but it takes extra work to achieve volume and banish the frizz!

I have been sent some amazing hair products for my honest review.  Below is a fragrance made just for the hair, styling products to give volume during the heat of summer and products to keep hair looking healthy all day long!

Tocca Hair Fragrance
Tocca Hair Fragrance

Tocca Hair Fragrance ($36 USD, 3.2 fl. oz.) —  Think of this hair mist as a perfume that’s been specially engineered for your hair. Crafted with a delicate blend of moisturizing oils, these mists won’t be harsh on your strands! It’s time to stop spritzing your locks with standard drying perfume & instead leave a subtle trail of scent-sational notes. Bring a touch of luxury to your everyday hair care with this lightweight mist, fragrant with Tocca’s signature scents:

Florence: an alluring combination of bergamot, crushed violet petals and blond wood (FLORAL)

Cleopatra: rich amber patchouli blends royally with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit (SPICE)

Colette: a lush mix of bergamot, citrus, juniper and pink peppercorn mingle with florals, musk and woods (FRESH)

Liliana: neroli, gardenia and faint peach (FRESH)

Stella: a flirtatious combination of sheer musk, white freesia, blood orange and spicy lily (FRESH)

What I think: I was sent this in Colette to test.  And I love it! The bottle is gorgeous.  The spray smells fresh and sultry.  Perfect for hot summer days. The spray isn’t sticky or harmful to my hair.  The only thing is that it isn’t very long lasting, I have to reapply during the day.  But, I do love having scent in my hair!

Purchase at Anthropologie.com and stores nationwide

Volume Superheroes Collection
Volume Superheroes Collection

Bed Head by TIGI proves once and for all that size matters with the new Volume Superheroes Collection! The new range is packed with expertly engineered technology to create big, bold volume like never before. Go big or go home with four new products, including:

Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo ($15.50 USD) — This shampoo has Uploader™ Technology that gives hair “volume memory” as it is blow dried. Simply push your hair back up the rebuild the shape!

Fully Loaded Volumizing Conditioning Jelly ($16.50 USD) — Thicken your locks with this innovative formula, which absorbs into the hair and swells the fibers for a fuller look and feel.

Big Head Volume Boosting Foam ($22.99 USD) — This liquid to foam formula gives buildable body and texture without the weight. Not only does the foam prep hair for long-lasting styles with texture, but also gives fiber-on-fiber friction for thicker-looking hair.

Full of It Volume Finishing Spray ($22.99 USD) — Lock in seriously voluminous styles with this firm but flexible hold hairspray.

What I think: The shampoo and conditioner smell like berries and are light and perfect for summer.  The foam helps my hair look thicker and gives a nice texture.  I have been using the finishing spray for summer styles and it holds all day long!

Available this month at Ulta.com and Bed Head Salons. Find one near you at bedhead.com

Nexxus Diametress Volumizing Leave In Conditioning Crème ($21.99 USD) — Specially designed to increase the diameter of each hair strand, the Nexxus Diametress Leave In Conditioner Creme has been enriched with concentrated elastin, keratin and wheat proteins and have been upgraded to increase hair’s strength and manageability.

Nexxus Frizz Defy Finishing Mist Hairspray ($11.99 USD) — Provides frizz protection from heat styling and humidity all day long. Enriched with Moroccan Argan Oil and Coconut Extract, this lightweight water free formula keeps your smooth style in place with a natural control that lasts.

Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Leave-In Crème ($21.99 USD) — Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Leave in Treatment Crème provides daily repair for split end problem areas. Use after each shower to bind split ends back together before styling, so ends look beautifully healthy and strong.

What I think: The Diametress is my favorite of the three, because I have thin hair and it does appear thicker after use.  The ProMend leaves my hair soft and smooth. I also love the Frizz Defy spray.  It’s perfect for the summer humidity when my hair is so frizzy.  It smooths the cuticle and leaves my hair shiny.

Learn more and find where to purchase at http://www.nexxus.com

Try New Shampoos And Conditioners This Spring!

We are completely into spring now, with summer on it’s way.  And as it has been getting warmer (and more humid in Kansas City), my hair has been crying out for some TLC!

The products before really clean the hair and deeply moisturize it.  So important when going into summer.  I hope you find something to love and please leave a comment with your favorite warmer weather hair products!

 

Be HairWorks Set
Be HairWorks Set

Be HairWorks Set ($48 USD) — Be HairWorks is an innovative new product developed to remove product and mineral buildup from the hair. The only liquid formulation available on the market today, its unique formulation not only removes every day build-up caused from hairspray, gels, conditioners and shampoos, but also removes minerals. That’s important because minerals can block the effectiveness of all other hair care products. This set includes:

Be True Hair Purification — Be True is a gentle formula used to remove product and mineral build-up from the hair, purifying the hair back to its natural brilliance. DIRECTIONS: Wet hair thoroughly, work through hair using wide tooth comb or fingers. Leave in 5-10 min. Rinse.

Be Kind Cleanse — Be Kind is a moisturizing shampoo developed to kindly cleanse the hair. DIRECTIONS: After using Be True, lather and rinse.

Be Generous Deep Moisture Treatment — Be Generous was developed to generously add moisture, leaving the hair soft, shiny and lustrous. DIRECTIONS: After using Be Kind, work through hair with fingers or wide tooth comb. Leave in 5-10 min. Rinse.

What I think: This is an interesting concept, using three steps to get hair very clean and moisturized.  I haven’t used a system like this before.  And even though it is a bit of extra work, it really make my hair clean and so soft!  My hair was also so shiny.  Loved!

Purchase at behairworks.com

Canyon Ranch Gentle Shampoo ($24 USD) — This sulfate-free shampoo gently and effectively cleanses without stripping hair of its natural oils. Chia seed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid to promote a healthy scalp and lustrous, youthful-looking hair.

Canyon Ranch Nourishing Conditioner (24 USD) — This silky conditioner locks in moisture to help restore strength and shine. Chia seed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid to promote a healthy scalp and lustrous, youthful-looking hair.

What I think:  Both of these products from this new line smell amazing!  I love the sleek design of the bottles, too.  Very luxe!  Plus, I am very happy how soft and shiny they leave my hair.  The shampoo cleans without stripping my hair, plus it’s sulfate-free so it doesn’t ruin my color. It is important to me to have manageable hair that is not frizzy, and the conditioner was moisturizing without weighing my hair down.

Purchase at shop.canyonranch.com

PHYTO Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo ($24 USD): This detoxifying shampoo is enriched with eucalyptus oil to cleanse, refresh, and stimulate the scalp without stripping hair of essential moisture. It effectively eliminates product build-up that tends to weight hair down and dulling residues such as smoke, pollutants, and hard water minerals. When used weekly, hair is left soft, gleaming, and full of body.

PHYTO Huile Supreme ($40 at Sephora) — This rich, beautifying treatment oil that instantly absorbs into the hair while delivering deep down nutrition. The versatile formula can be used prior to blow drying or as a finishing touch to discipline thick and rebellious hair. Just a few drops creates perfectly defined curls, reduces excess volume, and provides instant nutrition and long-term repair. It delivers anti frizz protection, volume control, manageability, and curl definition, leaving hair smooth, shiny, and soft.

What I think:  Both of these products seem so luxe to me and have really helped my hair!  The Detox Shampoo is perfect for getting all of the crud out of my hair.  It cleans so nicely.  I like using it once or twice a week.  The Huile Supreme is a light oil that leaves hair soft and frizz-free. It is nice as a finishing oil.

Purchase at Sephora and http://www.sephora.com

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask
Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask ($15.99 USD) — This 100% vegan, natural and organic Hair Mask certified by EcoCert® and created with Preciosa Essential Oil from the Amazon Rainforest, controls volume, hydrates, softens and shapes curls. It also strengthens hair, leaving it silky and more manageable

What I think:  I love this deep conditioning mask. I apply it after I wash my hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes. It leaves my hair so soft and frizz free. This has a spicy scent that isn’t too strong, but different than any hair product I have used.  It’s great to use a couple of times a week to keep hair looking bouncy and shiny!

Purchase at http://www.suryabrasilproducts.com

Black Friday 2015: Great Hair Care Deals

There are so many amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty deals!  In this post, I have put together a list of great hair products that you can get for a steal:

Renessence
Renessence

Healthy Hair is Sexy Hair!  Stop by RenessenceHair.com from November 23rd to November 30th to receive 15% off and free shipping on your favorite hair health products!

Macadamia Professional
Macadamia Professional

Starting on Black Friday until Cyber Monday, Macadamia Professional will be 40% off site wide with the promo code HOLIDAY40. Be sure to stock up on your essential haircare favorites or check out their holiday sets for quick and easy gifts! Check out everything available here: http://macadamiahair.com/

Great chance to get the amazing Harry Josh Pro Tools at a discounted price. Friday – Sunday all tools will be 25% off and Monday… 30%! Visit www.Dermstore.com.

 

HairMax
HairMax

Through Tuesday, December 1st: Receive 15% off site wide from the pioneer of at-home hair regrowth technology.

Use Referral code “THX15” to save on HairMax’s leading laser devices, thinning hair treatments, fibers, supplements and more.

Shop online via www.hairmax.com.

 

La Bella Review and Product Giveaway!

It was just National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) and the brand La Bella is celebrating Hispanic American culture and Latin beauty.

For years, Latinas have used unique beauty tips, tricks, and products to keep their hair and skin looking gorgeous. La Bella – the ultimate beauty secret among Latinas – provides superior styling, hair and skin care products to help all types of women looking flawless.

I have received the following products for my honest review — and I am giving away a set of these products! Instructions to enter are below:

La Bella Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner
La Bella Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner

Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner ($3.99 each, 25.4 fl. oz in bottle) — For luscious locks, wash and hydrate your hair with La Bella® Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner which are enriched with unique blend of Vitamins B5, E and C, Avocado Oil and Quinoa Protein that have authentic Latin roots known to keep your hair looking beautiful.

What I think: First of all, this is an excellent value.  You get a huge size of shampoo and/or for under $4 each!  Both products are very creamy and have a fruity scent.  I find that a little goes a long way with the conditioner, because it is so moisturizing!  I did notice that my hair is smoother after use.

La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum
La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum

La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum ($5.49 USD) — For polished bouncy hair, use La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum! It provides heat protection while enhancing shine and leaves hair controllable smooth and shiny with its lightweight and alcohol-free formula.

What I think: I like to use this on my hair after blow drying it.  It usually is a little dry and frizzy afterward.  A little of this serum rubbed between my palms and applied to my hair restores shine and bounce!

La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E
La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E

La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E ($4.99 USD) — For smooth, wrinkle-free skin, try La Bella Rose Hip Oil and Vitamin E! It contain antioxidants, moisturizing properties and nutritional factors to rehydrate and rejuvenate skin and works to regenerate damaged skin tissue to reduce scars, stretch marks and skin spots.

What I think:  This oil hydrates so well!  I like to use it on my hands and elbows.  I have begun applying it to stretch marks and we will see how well it works!  It also smells really nice, like a musky floral.  The only thing I think needs improvement is the bottle.  It needs a better pouring method as it is just open and if it spills, it will get everywhere.

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract
La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract ($7.49 USD) — For soft, rejuvenated skin, La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract works to restore damaged tissue, hydrate skin, improve the appearance of fine lines and reduce inflammation, redness and pigmentation with natural acids and proteins.

What I think:  I am a little squeamish when it comes to snail extract, even though it is supposed to be a skincare wonder.  I tried it on the back of my hand and found that it dried down quickly and left my skin very soft. I might have to try it on my face now to see if it helps with my fine lines and redness.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.labellabeauty.com

Now to the Giveaway!  This is open to residents of the United States only.  The prize is all five of the items reviewed above!

To enter, please leave a comment below.  For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter (@fortyflirtyfab) and share this post on Twitter.  Please tag me in your post so that I can see it and I will definitely follow you back!

Good Luck!  I will choose the winner by random on Monday, November 2nd!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 12-18, 2015

It’s still a little warm in Kansas City, but it’s starting to feel like Fall is here!  I took my kids to the Renaissance Festival today and it was crazy!  So many interesting people in elaborate costumes.  It was so nice being outside, too!

I have an eclectic mix of favorites this week. From hydrating lip glosses with light-up lids, to a makeup bag that is perfect for travel to shampoo and body lotion that work well for sensitive skin.

True Lipz “Flash” collection
True Lipz “Flash” collection

True Lipz “Flash” collection ($18.95) At the push of a button, the unique multi-color, flashing LED strobe light and convenient mirror ensure the perfect pout even in the dark. The glam shades glide on super-smooth with a rich texture and brilliant sheen. You can pump up the volume with high voltage color that pops, or tone it down with a gentle wash of color that leaves a whisper-soft shine.

Also available is the When it comes to color, the True Lipz “Lustre” collection. Glistening, on trend stay-true shades glide on smoothly, depositing the ideal amount of saturated color and a rich, dewy sheen. The packaging is both sleek and functional including a side mirror and push-button LED light for convenient application, even in the dark.

both formulas will change the way you think and feel about gloss. Envision satin-smooth gloss in the most en vogue shades gliding effortlessly over your lips while depositing ingredients such as Dragon’s Blood and pure Lanolin known for nourishing, hydrating, conditioning and healing. Finally, a gloss that leaves your lips feeling luxuriously soft and supple…even the day after you’ve worn it. 

What I think: I love these glosses! They are insanely moisturizing and give a really good color payoff. Plus the light and mirror help with flawless application in the dark.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.trulipz.com

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender
London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender ($29.99 USD) — Haul your essentials in fest-friendly neon tribal print bags. This single zip weekender opens to reveal a makeup brush holder, plus a large mesh zip compartment that’s perfect for holding everything in while being able to view its contents. The single top strap makes for easy toting. Made of easy-wipe coated canvas.

What I think: This bag is so cute!  And, it is so important to have a bag that will keep toiletries organized on trips. This holds a lot and looks stylish while doing it!

Available on Amazon.com and Target.com

Sebamed Paraben-Free Scalp Activating Shampoo ($15.49 USD) — Helps fight hairloss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

Sebamed Paraben-Free Moisturizing Body Lotion 1000 ml with Pump ($45.99 USD) — New Formula, New Look, Same great quality! Dermatologist developed, this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin’s moisture balance, providing natural protection from the elements. Enriched with chamomile extract and allantoin to soothe and moisturize. Regular use tones the natural elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance.

What I think: The shampoo is really nice to use a few times a week.  I have noticed hair growth yet, but I like how it makes my scalp feel clean and my hair so soft.  The Body Lotion works so well on sensitive skin and hydrates very well.  I like using it after the shower because it locks in moisture.

What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Beauty Products For Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is here!  It can be a spooky month, but don’t forget to wear your pink!

Of course, you don’t have to wear pink all month to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but there are some great beauty products to purchase that will help the cause.

If you purchase the products below, some of the proceeds will go to hopefully help defeat this horrible disease:

Morgan Taylor Fight Like a Lady
Morgan Taylor Fight Like a Lady

This October, Morgan Taylor releases their Fight Like a Lady 4-piece mini pack that is sure to pack a pretty punch on your nails. With every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Mommy & Me Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to support mothers battling life-threatening cancer while raising young children.

Purchase at http://www.morgantaylorlacquer.com

Ouidad’s KRLY Kids collection
Ouidad’s KRLY Kids collection

Similarly, throughout October, 100% of the revenue from Ouidad’s KRLY Kids collection purchased from Ouidad.com, featuring No Time for Tears Shampoo, Pump & Go Spray Gel and No More Knots Conditioner, will be donated to Curls for a Cure in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. October isn’t the only month that Ouidad gives back either… year-round, they donate $1 from each KRLY Kids purchase, donating more than $475,000 to BCRF since 2002!

Available at http://www.ouidad.com

Unite for HER’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women of all ages by supporting and providing breast cancer and wellness programs that educate, empower and restore. To support this mission, ACURE will donate $0.10 per sale of their number one selling Day Cream and Night Cream to Unite for HER for one full year. The partnership begins in July and expands beyond traditional BCA partnerships to keep support and funding going year-round.

ACURE’S Day Cream and Night Cream are available for $16.99 and $17.99, respectively, at acureorganics.com.

Conair/Scunci hair accessories are launching new sun visors and headwraps in October for Breast Cancer Awareness. Conair donates $110K to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (regardless of product purchase).

Scunci BCA ’15 Sun Visors and Headwraps ($7.99, available at drugstores)

Fab Hair Products For New Fall Looks!

Changing up your hair style this fall?  Don’t forget to try new hair products, too!  I like to change my hair products at least once a season for fresh new styles, and  to see what works best in my hair. I have also been trying products that will help my hair look thicker and promote growth.

Below are some of my current faves:

Nature’s Gate Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Shampoo ($8.39 USD) — Nature’s Gate, a trusted alternative to healthy hair. Your cleansing routine just got more responsible.TheJojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Shampoo gently cleanses hair with a unique blend of Jojoba, Sacred Lotus, and Horsetail Extract.

Nature’s Gate Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Conditioner ($8.39 USD) —  The Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Conditioner nourishes hair with a mindful blend of conditioning botanicals. 

What I think: I love natural hair care.  I don’t use a lot of products, but I do wash and condition my hair often and I like to know that the products I am using are safe for it. These smell amazing (the scent reminds me of Jergens Original Cherry Almond lotion) and are very creamy and moisturizing.  This is a really great gentle everyday shampoo and conditioner.

Purchase at Whole Foods Stores

Alterna Caviar Daily Densifying Foam
Alterna Caviar Daily Densifying Foam

Alterna Caviar Daily Densifying Foam ($36 USD) — This mousse is formulated with non-sticky polymers to make hair look instantly fuller and denser with long-lasting body. The formula reduces hair fallout due to breakage and helps maintain existing strands while adding thickness to strands so that hair instantly looks and feels more volumized.

What  I think:  If you have thinning hair like I do, this is extremely helpful.  It gives the illusion of thicker hair.  Plus it makes hair feel thicker and more healthy.  I will continue using it to see if it reduces hair fallout.  That would be amazing!

Available at high-end beauty stores including http://www.sephora.com

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray ($29 4.22 oz) — Reach new heights with this weightless spray that lifts hair at the roots and holds voluminous styles throughout the day. The addition of wheat proteins and amino acids plumps the diameter of each hair to impart body. Creates fullness and bounce that’s never stiff. Heat-activated.

Phyto Phytolaque Soie Hairspray ($19 3.3 oz) — Phytolaque Soie fixes hair gently and leaves hair beautifully shiny (silk proteins, natural resin, beetroot alcohol). Leaves no traces. Easy to brush out. Maybe used at any moment of the day. Small size: fits in most handbags and no gas propellant

What I think: For volume, the Actif spray is essential. Just spray at the roots and hair will lift!  I really love the Soie hairspray.  It has a gentle scent and gives hair instant shine.

Purchase at http://www.beauty.com

Nutrafol for Women
Nutrafol for Women

Nutrafol for Women ($88 for 120 capsules, one month supply) — Discover the clinically formulated, drug free answer to thicker and fuller hair! Clinically proven ingredients to combat the underlying causes of hair loss, thinning hair and poor hair health. One ingredient alone is clinically proven to reduce stress related hormones by 32% after 60 days of use. This next generation nutricosmetic promotes thicker, healthier hair from within.

What I think:  This is a really cool product!  There are so many topical products to apply for hair growth, but this will help from the inside out!

Learn more and purchase at http://www.nutrafol.com

Mia Beauty Thick Braidie
Mia Beauty Thick Braidie

Mia Beauty Thick Braidie ($9 USD) — Achieve a classic look instantly with our Braidie® collection. Braidies® are made from high quality Kanekalon® wig hair that acts like a mirror, picking up and reflecting your own hair color. Comfortable no-slip feature. One size fits all.

What I think: This is such a fun way to switch up your look for fall!  It is easy to use, and really stays on.  And it comes in lots of shades to match your hair.

Available at http://www.miabeauty.com

My Beauty Favorites Week of August 24-30, 2015

It’s getting hot again in Kansas City, but I have Fall on the brain!  I am excited for cooler weather, deeper colors and the new boots I just ordered!

This week for beauty, I’m loving amazing skincare that works overnight, a lip crayon that’s like a balm, a sultry new fragrance and a shampoo that is safe for my color-treated hair.

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum
Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum ($150 USD) —   is a super-charged sleep serum that boosts skin’s natural nocturnal regenerating powers. It prepares the skin for maximum moisturization and helps to visibly restore the skin’s natural, youthful bounce and elasticity. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps lift and firm sagging skin.

What I think: This is a light, soothing serum.  I apply it at evening, under my night cream and it instantly makes my skin look smoother.  In the morning, my skin looks brighter, hydrated and the texture is soft and smooth!  I love that it contains natural ingredients, too.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.sustainableyouth.com

Christie Brinkley Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment
Christie Brinkley Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment

Christie Brinkley Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment ($69 USD) — you can repair the damages from the sun and turn back signs of aging overnight. This night cream works with the skin’s circadian cycle to revitalize the skin, reduces wrinkles while improving firmness, smoothness and elasticity and increases cellular energy for a rejuvenated appearance.

What I think: I have been using this over the night serum above, and I love how it feels and how great it makes my skin look! The texture is creamy, but not greasy at all.  A little does go a long way.  I love how it works overnight and gives me hydrated and soft skin by morning!

Available at http://www.kohls.com

Doll 10 Beauty Lip Crayons
Doll 10 Beauty Lip Crayons

Doll 10 Beauty Lip Crayons ($14.50 each) combine the shine of a gloss with the nourishment of a balm to create an ultimate hybrid without compromise. The perfect combination of color and care, these gel lip crayons are formulated with benefit-boosting, anti-aging ingredients, dousing your pout with intense hydration. Lightweight, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear, the balm-like texture glides effortlessly over lips for a wash of sheer color.Twist to swivel up – Doll 10 Gel Lip Crayons never needs sharpening!

 The colors in the photo above from left to right are:

Pinky Swear, a warm shimmering pink shade

Sheer Bliss, a champagne pearl shade

Wild Card, a cool pink shade

What I think: I have Sheer Bliss and Pinky Swear and they both work well for a natural and sheer lip!  They aren’t sticky at all and are very moisturizing.  They do feel like a light balm.  I now keep Sheer Bliss with me when I want a lip product with a little sheen, but not a lot of color.  It’s perfect!

Purchase at http://www.doll10.com  

0.2 Fragrance
0.2 Fragrance

0.2 Fragrance — 0.2 is more than a fragrance – it is an experience, a moment in time.  To capture that first glance, that first rush, that first moment when eyes lock and passion ignites.  For men, for women, 0.2 is a fragrance for us all.

Top notes of Italian Bergamot and Spearmint introduce you to a fresh musk accord that is both clean yet earthy.  Notes of White Amber, French Vanilla, and Tunisian Amber are grounded by a hint of Oakmoss to keep you in that moment, and take you deeper.

What I think:  I like this fragrance, it is both sweet and spicy.  I think that it will be perfect for the cooler months.  I can really pick out the spearmint, musk and ambers.  It’s very sexy!

Available at 0point2.com

Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo
Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo

Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo ($27 for 7.4 oz) — Mild cleanser drenches strands in light-weight moisture, protecting color and taking hair to a whole new level of softness and shine. A perfect daily shampoo for the whole family: Gently lifts away oil and product build-up.

Active botanical agents (African Shea Butter, Hops, Nettle and Comfrey) condition and silkify without weighing hair down. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) restores elasticity and bounce. Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe.

What I think:  I’m always looking for a shampoo that is safe for my color-treated hair.  This is and it cleanses and moisturizes my hair in one step!  My hair is so soft afterwards and has lots of shine.  Love!

Learn more and purchase at http://www.philipb.com

What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!