Hair Products for Cold Weather Styles

Hi all! How’s your hair doing this fall?  Mine has become dry and frizzy, thank you very much! When the weather turns cold, it’s time to switch up my hair care!

I ‘ve been loving the following products from Kérastase and It’s a 10:

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Oil ($50 USD) — The formula includes Camellia and Marula oils to help revive the natural strength of hair, provide nourishment deep into the hair fiber and give hair the ultimate shine. This really helps make hair so shiny and manageable.

Kérastase Aura Botanica Masque Fondamental Riche ($59 USD) — One of the latest additions to the brand’s popular natural-origin collection, this deeply nourishing intensive masque is designed for dry, thick hair. The luxurious formula melts into the hair fiber for 96 hours of lasting smoothness and frizz control. Hair is left supple and soft to the touch thanks to its high concentration of natural oils – Brazilian nut, coconut and sweet orange. 97% naturally derived. No silicones. No parabens.

Available at Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase Salons

IT’S A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer  ($19.55 USD) This gives hair a gorgeous look and bounce without weighing it down. The Volumizing Blowdry Spray can dramatically decrease blow drying time while providing a healthy coat of protection against heat that can otherwise damage and break hair. Designed as a lightweight formula, this spray will help detangle and smooth your lovely locks, eliminate frizz and protect against humidity with long-lasting results. I love that this protects hair as well as gives volume! We love a good multi-tasker!

IT’S A 10 Potion 10 Miracle Instant Repair Leave-In ($24.70) — The popular leave-in conditioner product is now enhanced with an extra dose of repair and restoration. With just a few sprays, this concentrated conditioning mist penetrates deep into hair for all-day moisturizing action. Upon application, the hair’s cuticle is sealed, providing instant detangling and allowing natural essences to de-frizz, prevent breakage, improve elasticity, extend color, and neutralize PH.  This is so nice after I wash my hair.  I apply it then either air dry or blow dry it.  It leaves my hair so soft and smooth.

What products do you use on your hair during fall and winter?

  

 

 

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Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 3 — November 9, 2014

Today was a beautiful day in Kansas City, in the 6o’s.  But it will really start feeling like November this week with highs in the 30’s…brrr!

I am really thinking about giving extra moisture to my skin and getting ready for winter.

I have been loving a very moisturizing CC Cream, a thickening hair collection, eye serum, fab makeup wipes, fun makeup and ingrown hair inhibitor wipes:

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream
Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream ($130 4 oz) — an easy to apply non-greasy, anti-aging, natural coverage, matte Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream which helps to protect skin from UVA & UVB rays utilizing the safest and most natural form of zinc oxide available without using synthetic sunscreens.

What I think: This is a very luxe, thick cream.  It seems like a tinted moisturizer for dry skin more than a makeup to me.  It would be perfect for someone who wants a heavier day cream with SPF.  It does sink into the skin and leaves a pretty glow.

Available at http://nordicbeauty.com/

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen
Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen — ($143.50 USD) — a new collection that
counters the loss of density, shine and resilience for women who are
battling the effects of ‘life stressed hair.’ This can mean physical side
effects of divorce, a stressful career or a multitude of health and
hormonal shifts which occur as women age. Unlike prescriptions or
over-the-counter remedies aimed at hair loss, Densifique’s in-salon or
at-home regimen is suitable for anyone. The at-home collection includes
Densifique Bain Densité, Densifique Masque Densité and Densifique
Densimorphose Mousse, a decadent, skin-care inspired rich mousse instantly
transforms the hair, fiber by fiber for visible voluminous results.

What I think: This is a great system for women who find that their hair is thinning with age.  I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and although my hair isn’t thicker yet, the mousse does help it appear fuller!  I am hoping to see more results in the next few weeks.  I do notice that my hair looks healthier and shinier, which I love!

Available at http://www.kerastase-usa.com/densifique-1

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum
AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum ($50 USD) — Silk-textured and lightweight, this clinically tested* re-energizing eye serum illuminates, smoothes and beautifies the delicate eye zone. Infused with Persian Silk & Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extracts this formula will help to strengthen the dermal structure, fight signs of fatigue/stress and reduce dark circles. The Cucumber and Aloe Vera will help to calm the skin and reduce puffiness, while the Bird of Paradise Extract corrects discolorations and restores luminosity, promoting radiance for a more rested, youthful appearance.  In a series of independent studies on 36 women over the course of 4 weeks, 81% reported the eye area looked refreshed and agreed the serum visibly improved the eye area.

What I think: This lovely eye serum is so soothing on! I have noticed that my eyes look fresher and smoother after using this product.  I have only been using it for about a week, so I do not see improvement in my dark circles yet, but I’m hopeful.

Available at AHAVAUS.com

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes
butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes ($15 for 15 wipes) — Gently cleanse and wipe away dirt, oil and makeup with Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes.  Luxourious and ultra-soft, these double-sided wipes contain natural botanical extracts of rice, sunflower and rosemary to cleanse and soothe even the most sensitive skin.  Lightly quilted on one side, these wipes scrub away even the most stubborn shades, while the smooth side cleanses and soothes.  These individually-wrapped world travelers will become the superstars of your cosmetic bag.

What I think: Loving these!  Although these have natural ingredients (which sometimes irritate my skin) and scrubbers on one side, these are so refreshing and calming at the same time.  Plus with the scrubbers, they remove all of my makeup, which is rare with makeup removing wipes.  I will be purchasing these again.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color ($7 USD) — This long-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based formula delivers weightless, high-impact color in one swipe with a natural, luminous finish that looks gorgeous on any skin tone.

Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayon ($10 USD) — Lightweight, ultra creamy texture glides on smoothly for intense, true-color payoff that doesn’t fade.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss ($10 USD) — Lip sync to full-on glossy goodness with a fun jelly texture.

What I think:  All three of these products together make a fun fall or holiday look.  The silver shadow can be a soft wash of color or layered for more sparkle.  Rim your eyes with the eye crayon for a smoky look, or all over for more drama.  I love the lip gloss for a great everyday lippy.  It is a little bit sticky, but has really good color.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

Whish Flawless Swipes
Whish Flawless Swipes

Whish Flawless Swipes ($7 (8pk) / $22 (30pk)) — Our amazingly effective and popular Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum in a new and easy to use delivery system. Perfect for your entire body or spot treating affected areas, you will easily banish the curse of ingrown hairs and bumps. This deliciously fresh smelling formula uses clinically proven active ingredients that restore your skin’s suppleness and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth. You won’t need to kiss a frog to break the “bump” cures. Just a swipe of Flawless to restore smooth skin.

What I think: These lightly cucumber-scented gel-wipes are so cool.  You smooth them over any red bumps or ingrown hairs in areas that you shave (bikini areas, thighs) and skin is smoother! I have used these a couple of times and have noticed that the bumps are less noticeable.

Available at www.ulta.com

What have you been trying this week?

 

 

Grooming Gift Ideas for the Men In Your Lives

Kerastase has just released their Capital Force collection for men that includes a Densifying line to help thinning hair and the Anti-oiliness collection delivers purifying ingredients that create a squeaky clean feeling that lasts. The products in each line include a shampoo, an activator, a hair gel and a styling paste. Very good ideas for gift giving to make your man’s hair look his best ($30 — $34 USD).

Tweezerman Pour Homme Three Piece Kit ($99 USD) — Simple, yet classy, the Three Piece Kit is the perfect luxury grooming set.

Kit contains:
Stainless Nail File
Stainless Folding Nail Clipper
Stainless Facial Hair Scissors
Housed in an elegant, high quality brown leather case.

Availability: Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com

Ona Men Signature Product Line from Ona Spa- Ona knows men like to take care of their skin too, and the products in this line are formulated specifically for the needs of mens’ skin. The line contains a Grapefruit Aloe Shave & Wash, Glycolic 10% After Wash, Soothing Day ~ Night Face Gel, and Cooling Eye Relief Gel. Retail price is $164 at Ona Spa in Los Angeles and online at https://shop.onaspa.com

So by your man some high-quality grooming products, you will love the results!

Kérastase Age Premium Collection

Kérastase Paris, a leader in luxury haircare, has recently launched the Age Premium Collection. This collection includes internal and external regimens designed to address the unique needs of mature hair and scalp.

Of course skin, eyes and bones aren’t the only parts of our bodies affected by aging — our hair and scalp gets ravaged by time, too. Hair grows in repeated cycles of various phases, anagen (growth); catagen (regressing); and telogen (resting).  As we age, the life cycle of the hair gradually tends to become deregulated and the amount of hair in the growth phase decreases. In addition, the production of the substance of the hair is disrupted, while micro-circulation slows down depriving the bulb of its nutrients. The hair loses density and becomes fragile, dull and porous. 

This line includes oral nutrients as well as hair products. I was able to test the two products below — a shampoo and a hair masque.

Age Premium Bain Substantif ( $34.00 USD)

  • Gently cleanses hair with enriched anti-oxidant ingredients
  • Hair is left looking rejuvenated with body and suppleness

 Age Premium Masque Substantif ($60.00 USD)

  • Features Hyaluronic acid, an innovative ingredient in haircare, which is widely used in skincare due to its exceptional hydrating properties
  • Hair is deeply nourished and recovers suppleness
  • Scalp feels soothed and rebalanced, and the feeling of tightness dissipates

I really love how my hair looks while using these products! I have noticed my hair is visibly thicker, softer and my dark brown color seems richer. My hair is dramatically better looking! I know I am a bit younger than the target audience — women 50+ and/or experiencing menopause — but I do think my fine, dull hair is in better condition since using the Age Premium Collection/

I highly recommend this line– it is worth the price! Visit www.kerastase-usa.com to learn more and to purchase these wonderful products.   

Kerastase Hair Products Helps Hair Look Younger

Kerastase is a luxury hair care company that is known to create products to target specific hair needs.  I have tried two items from different lines; the Bain Age Recharge from the Resistance Age Recharge Collection, a lipo-replenishing Shampoo for dry, tight scalps and hair losing vitality and the Lotion Densitive GL from the Specifique Thinning Hair Collection, a texturizing and thickening after-shampoo spray.

Bain Age Recharge (250 ml $32.00 USD) – This is a oil-based shampoo that you message into your scalp and hair.  The active ingredients include, Vita-Refil Complex, morphofill and glycerol.  It leaves my hair soft and shiny and doesn’t strip down the color. It is supposed to bring back the youth to your hair, and my hair does look a lot bouncier and more vital since I have been using it.

Lotion Densitive GL (125 ml $45.00 USD) – I apply this spray to damp hair by starting at my roots and working my way down to the ends. It contains Complexe Gluco Impulsion, which includes vitamin PP, mineral molecules and a cooling agent.The website claims that it, “helps soothe and calm the scalp. Texturizes the fiber. Creates a volume effect.” It does give my hair more body, but my hair gets a little greasy so I only use a few sprays.

These products are a nice treat for my hair! You can check out Kerastase’s other lines such as Nutritive and Reflection at their website www.kerastase-usa.com. The products will give your hair a boost!