Prepare Your Hair For The Warm Days Ahead!

With spring around the corner, I am looking to turn up the volume, create beachy waves and tame my tresses. Since I live in Kansas City, I also have to worry about the coming humidity and how it affects my hair.

I have been testing the great hair products and tools below and am loving what they are doing for my hair:

Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo  ($12 USD 12 fl. oz., Conditioner $14 USD) — Only healthy, fortified hair can be frizz-free hair. That’s why this sulfate-free, color-safe strengthening shampoo is a must-have to reinforce damaged hair that’s prone to breakage and frizz. Made with strand-strengthening Coprah Coconut Oil, this sacred, protein-rich ingredient is blended with the Tiare Gardenia Flower, frizz-stopping Shea Butter and Moringa Seed Oil, so it not only cleanses and detangles, but restores strength for smooth, flyaway-free hair.

Available at Target stores and http://www.target.com

Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse
Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse

Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse 250ml ($11.99)This light-weight non-sticky mousse adds body, fullness and shine to any style, leaving hair voluminous and bouncy.

Available at Walgreens stores and http://www.walgreens.com.

Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray
Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray

Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray 200ml ($11.99) — This combination spray protects hair from heated styling tools such as straighteners and tongs up to 455°F, all while adding amazing shine, and firm, flexible hold through the infusion of bamboo/fern extract

Purchase at Walgreens stores and http://www.walgreens.com

CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray
CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray

CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray (SRP $18.95) — For a more natural look, try the off-duty model go-to of done-undone tresses. First, embrace your natural texture! This look is slightly bed head-esque and has natural movement, so less is definitely more. A few pumps of sea salt spray and you’re good to go!

Available at salons around the country and fine stores such as drugstore.com and Amazon.

TIGI Bed Head Headrush
TIGI Bed Head Headrush

BedHead Headrush (SRP $20.99) — Superfine super shine spray that will go straight to your head.  This lightweight spray that gives your hair extreme gloss with all-over coverage.

Available at salons around the country and fine stores such as drugstore.com and Amazon.

Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist
Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist

Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist ($24 USD) is a genius blend of plant-based, gossamer-light conditioners and apple cider vinegar which seals the cuticle of your hair for effortless combing and detangling in just 6 to 8 sprays!

Available at http://www.philipb.com

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush
John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush ($12.99 USD) — has silicone bristles that smooth tangled hair and reduce frizz every time you use it! This brush is ideal for getting out even the toughest of knots!

Available at http://www.amazon.com and many mass market retailers near you!

Enjoy your gorgeous hair!

Try a Fresh New Look in 2014

Happy new year!  I try a lot of skincare, makeup, hair care etc. each year.  I am now in my 5th year of my fabulous blog (coming up to my 1000th post!  Giveaway coming sometime this month — stay tuned!). Sometimes, my face takes all of the different creams and cosmetics well, but I am broken out now.  I know, could be post-holiday stress!

So looking towards 2014, I would like to keep it simple, with a few great new products and a fresh look.  Here are some of the items that I’m trying this week.  Here’s to a clear face, shiny hair and a soft, fresh look for 2014!

Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes
Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes

Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes ($7.99 USD): Dissolve away all makeup, dirt, grime and other environmental impurities. Developed with luxuriously soft cotton, the powerfully conditioning formula never leaves behind a greasy residue—meaning no rinse required.

What I think:  I have been using these nightly to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin. I love the fresh scent and they leave my skin clean, but not dried out.

Available at drugstores and mass market merchandisers.  Learn more at www.biore.com/en-US.

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($12.49 USD) — Neutrogena Healthy Skin® liquid makeup takes over where your skin care leaves off. Silky-light coverage glides on for a perfectly natural look, while the exclusive blend plus Broad Spectrum SPF 20 work together to visibly improve skin’s luminosity, tone, and texture.

  • Flawless coverage, lightweight, silky formula
  • Exclusive blend of antioxidants and Broad Spectrum SPF 20
  • Maintains skin’s young and healthy look
  • Available in 12 new shades

What I think: This foundation feels so natural on!  It gives light to medium coverage and I love that it is good for my skin!  With twelve shades, its easy to get a great match.

Available at www.neutrogena.com and drugstores near you.

beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction
beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction

beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction ($17 USD) — A luxurious, full-coverage high-shine lip glaze that provides intense, opulent color while nourishing lips with vitamins and plumping lips with peptides. Available in 8 shades as shown above.

What I think: I have this in Naked, the nude shade 4th from the left and the red called Hollywood.  They are full coverage, and feel great on!  Not sticky at all!

Available at www.beautyaddicts.com.

beautyAddicts  GlimmerSHEERS
beautyAddicts GlimmerSHEERS

beautyAddicts  GlimmerSHEERS ($28 USD) — Ultimate duo designed to highlight and luminize eyes, face and cheeks. Unique formulas in complementary shades: Glimmer – a soft focus luminizing luster for a sun-kissed, elegant sheen. Sheer – a crystal clear balm that hydrates and enhances glowing skin.

What I think: This is a cool product!  I have it in Glow, which is a purplish hue.  This makes a great eye shadow and I love to put the clear balm on the top of my cheeks for a little shine.

Available at www.beautyaddicts.com.

Sensai 38°C Mascara
Sensai 38°C Mascara

Sensai 38°C Mascara ($32 USD) — Sensai promises this mascara will resist tears of holiday laughter and watery eyes from gusty winds! The 38°Cstands for 38 degrees Celsius, as it’s the temperature of water required to melt the mascara off your lashes.

What I think:  This is a great waterproof mascara!  It stays on all day and is buildable so you can have a more natural look, or go glam with lots of volume!  This has become my everyday mascara.

Sensai products may be purchased at https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.

Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Magic Drops Rescue and Repair Treatment
Mark Hill

Don’t forget healthy hair in 2014!  To keep it soft and frizz-free, try Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Magic Drops Rescue and Repair Treatment ($11.99 USD, 50ml) — This magic repair treatment is filled with Micro Wheat Proteins & Keravis to help protect, strengthen and restructure damaged and dry hair.

What I think: I put a few drops of this treatment in my damp hair before styling.  It makes my hair so soft.  Then I use a bit more on my dry hair to keep the flyaways down and to make it very shiny.  Love!

Available at Walgreens stores and online.

What beauty look are you going to strive for this year?  Any beauty resolutions?  Leave a comment!