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

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 18th!

It was so hot in Kansas City this week!  I didn’t even want to go outside, but as a busy woman, I had errands to run.  At least my makeup stayed put!

This week, I have been loving waterproof eye liners and mascara, a new powder foundation, a fresh body scrub, a cute new headband, and a rich body lotion.

Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner ($19 USD) — Tears are inevitable, but liner dripping down your face isn’t. Eyeko Visual Eyes is a waterproof liquid eyeliner that creates everything from a thin kitten eye to a sultry, sexy wing. Plus, you can play up your eye color with ebony, mocha and marine shades!
Sport Mascara ($$24 USD) — Who says dancing isn’t a sport? Eyeko’s newest mascara can withstand the test of time, tears and sweat with its triple coating gel formulation. Designed to prevent smudging, flaking, and running, this fiber based mascara is creates lashes that look long, plush and beautiful for up to 12 hours!
What I think:  I am so impressed with both of these products! The liners work very well, and it’s easy to get a thick line and cat’s eye.  I especially love the mocha and marine liners.  They will be great for fall! The mascara is perfect for this hot weather, as it doesn’t run or smear after dry.
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation ($45 USD) — This brightening, protective powder-foundation for all skin types works as an SPF 25 physical barrier against skin-darkening light while masking subtle hyperpigmentations and other imperfections.  Smooth, light, and pore-friendly. Provides both a silky-sheer powder finish (applied dry), or a rich, creamy texture and flawlessly-full coverage (applied with wet sponge).
What I think: Right now, I have been using this in Chantilly (fair) dry as a light foundation.  It works great in the heat.  When it gets cooler, I will probably use it wet for more coverage.  It lasts all day and doesn’t stick in my pores. I also love the case that it comes in.
Available at www/vmvhypoallergenics.com
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub

Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub ($40 USD) — Refresh and revive with this invigorating gel cleanser that gently exfoliates while removing impurities without drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. A multi-vitamin complex soothes and nourishes skin while natural Coconut water drenches skin in moisture.  Skin is left soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

What I think: This smells fantastic!  So fresh!  I also love the gel consistency of this.  I have never tried a gel scrub and I like how gentle it is on my skin.

Available at http://www.lauramercier.com

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband
Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband ($8 USD) — add a cute finishing touch to any hairstyle, from loose waves to a trendy topknot.

What I think: This bow is so cute!  I love the dark denim look. It is great to keep my hair off of my face and will be perfect for fall outfits!

Available at online via www.miabeauty.com, CVS pharmacies, ULTA, Harmon/Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers online and nationwide.

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter
LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter ($19 USD) —  Instant Hydration. This velvety smooth body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration.

What I think: I have been enjoying the Vanilla Grapefruit body butter.  It has a crisp blend of sparkling grapefruit and the rich scent of vanilla softly scents skin.  And it is so moisturizing!

Available at http://www.lavanila.com

What products have you been loving this week!



Get Creative With Your Summer Hair and Nails!

How’s your summer going?  Mine is hot, hot, hot!  Do you have your summer look down yet?  I’m still experimenting with makeup, hair and nails (as always)!

You can use these fun hair and nail products below to put the finishing touches on your summer look.

Colour Bunz
Colour Bunz

Colour Bunz ($19.99 a box) — Introducing Colour Bunz, one-of-a-kind hair coloring product that reinvents the traditional process and offers a cost-effective, comfortable, effective and fun way to color hair. The videos also demonstrate color placement and application tips. Colour Bunz enables an at-home coloring process that is weightless and pain-free, and eliminates all possibility of color running or drying out. In addition to use at home with professional results, Colour Bunz can be used by professionals in salons as a fun, new technique to color hair other than using foils. Those looking to revamp their hair style can do so easily, save money, and in a comfortable manner. The product is environmentally friendly and puts a huge dent in the waste from the foils that take over landfills all over the world.

Available at http://www.colourbunz.com

Mia Beauty’s Flashion Flowers
Mia Beauty’s Flashion Flowers

Mia Beauty’s Flashion Flowers ($19.99 USD) — This summer, dress up any outfit with a little light! Take the floral halo trend in a bright new direction with Mia Beauty’s new Flashion Flowers, now available at ULTA, Claire’s and Icing stores.  The Flashion Flowers are threaded with an LED light and small battery pack hidden in the leaf design. Simply remove the plastic pull tab and press the leaf to change the lighted flowers from fast flashing lights to slow flashing lights, to constant light.

Available at http://www.miabeauty.com

Mia Beauty Tony Ties
Mia Beauty Tony Ties

Mia Beauty Tony Ties ($6 USD for a pack of solid color ties) — Sleek, functional, and great for a quick ponytail. These no-tug hair ties are comfortable and will not leave a crease in hair. Wear them as bracelets to ensure that you always have a hair tie when you need one. 6 fashionable hair ties in each pack.

Available online via www.miabeauty.com

Salon Perfect Neon POP
Salon Perfect Neon POP

Salon Perfect Neon POP ($3.98 each) — Neon nails are the it manicure look for summer with eye-dazzling digits ruling from the catwalk to the boardwalk. Let your fingertips feel the energy of a high-voltage shade with Neon POP, a new collection of vibrant, neon lacquers from Salon Perfect®. Whether you’re just dabbling in a highlighter bright hue or living the full-on Technicolor dream, these 12 bright and bold neon shades will POP out from the rest.

The Salon Perfect® Neon POP collection features:

• Flamingo Flair – Neon flamingo pink

• Electric Grape – Glitter-charged electric purple

• Perky Pink – Bubbly bright pink

• Tickled Pink – Neon bubblegum pink

• Traffic Cone – Neon orange

• Yowza Yellow – Highlighter yellow

• Summer Escape – Blazing sunny orange

• Oceanic – Bright blue with a jolt of glitter

• Haute Pink – Scorching hot pink

• Gone Sailing – Energizing sea green shimmer

• Loopy Lime – Luminous lime green

• Fired Up Fuchsia – Flashy fuchsia shimmer

• Sugar Cube – bright white crème (Insider Tip: Use as a base color to make neon shades really POP.)

• Crystal Clear – Clear top coat for a glossy finish

Available this July exclusively at Walmart