My Beauty Favorites — Week of September 4-10, 2017

I’ve spent a lot of this week worrying about other parts of our great country.  Especially Texas and Florida.  I am thinking of all those affected by those horrible storms.

I’m also sad about the fires in Oregon. I’m originally from Oregon and I drive through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge on the way to see my mother every year.  I was just there in June.  Next year, unfortunately it will look so much different.

Even through all the sad things the weather has been bringing, I have been test new products to help the transition to Fall (which can’t come soon enough)!

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner ($40 for 16 oz) As the first seasonal collection launched by WEN by Chaz Dean, the Fall Ginger Pumpkin line kicked off the creation of many seasonal lines to come. Formulated with the WEN exclusive amino acid complex and peptides, making the collection best for all hair types. This seasonal collection includes a Cleansing Conditioner, Treatment Oil and Replenishing Treatment Mist.

What I think:  This really smells like Fall!  It has the creaminess of pumpkin with a kick of ginger.  The Cleansing Conditioner is used instead of shampoo and conditioner.  It’s very creamy and moisturizing.  This is great for dry and damaged hair.

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Alba1913 Galenic Leave-On Mask

Alba1913’s Galenic Leave-On Mask ($53 USD 1.76 oz ) Made with Shea Butter, BioActive Vitamin A and Parsley Extract, this product is designed to restore healthy looking skin and radiance overnight. Its formula nourishes and brightens the skin tone.

What I think: This mask is like getting extra sleep at night!  It makes my skin glow by morning and look so rested.  It has a fresh scent and I like that it sinks right into my skin, and doesn’t irritate it.

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The Hollywood Silk Solution

The Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcase ($45 USD) Made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high grade cotton, the Hollywood Silk Solution is made to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin and extend your blowout. Now, you can truly get your beauty sleep this year. Available in: Pink, Caramel and White

What I think: Silk pillowcases are great for the skin!  I really liked this once because although one side is silk, the other is cotton.  That keeps it more affordable.  It is still really luxe and in the morning, my skin is smooth.

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


Take Care Of Your Hair This Summer!

In the summer, I always want easy care for my hair.  And I think that starts with great products, such as easy shampoo, conditioner and styling products.

I was sent the below products for my honest review.  They are all products that help clean and keep hair looking great, without a lot of fuss:

Wen Summer Honey Peach Cleansing Conditioner ($40 for 16 oz) – a rich fragrance with warm and indulgent honey that tempers fresh juicy peach. With one product, you replace your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in, and detangler. All three formulas are designed to work with all hair types and textures.

Wen Mandarin Italian Fig Nourishing Mousse ($42 USD) – This formula has a bright citrus scent tempered with fig, earthy aromas, the scent of florals, woods, and amber. Nourishing Mousse should be applied to soaking wet hair, before or after WEN Styling Creme. Distribute evenly throughout your hair and style as desired.

What I think:  First of all, Wen products always smell amazing — really natural and fresh. I love that the cleansing conditioner can be used for the whole body.  It leaves hair and body soft and hydrated.  It’s easy use for the summer as it is cleansing and conditioning in one step.  The Mousse leaves hair soft and swingy, plus it helps keep the style in place.

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Art Naturals Argan Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Growth Treatment Duo

Art Naturals Argan Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Growth Treatment Duo ($44 for both bottles) —Blends argan oil, aloe vera, white willow bark, burdock root, rosemary, thyme and other ingredients to stimulate hair growth. Revitalizes hair follicles and supports healthy scalp. Contains multiple DHT blockers, preventing damage and hair loss. Natural, botanical oils and extracts add volume, texture and shine to thinning hair.

What I think:  I can really tell that my hair it thinning in the summer.  That’s because I pull it back a lot.  This combo keeps my scalp healthy and helps prevent hair loss, which I need.  I do notice that I lose less hair when I wash it, as I have continued using this.  We’ll see if I grow hair, and that would be amazing!

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Pert Plus

PERT is the original 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner, and it’s still one of the BEST. Here are some of the many varieties it comes in:

NEW Hydrating:   Enriched with Triple Vitamin Complex. Helps give hair long lasting hydration and improve the condition of damaged hair. For dry hair.

Classic Clean:  Delivers clean, conditioned and healthy looking hair. The “Hero” flavor or the “Lebron James” of Pert. For normal hair.

Anti-Dandruff:  100% Flake Free Guaranteed.* *Free of visible flakes with regular use. For flake free hair.

Strengthening:  Enriched with Bamboo Extract. Helps increase hair strength, prevent hair breakage and improve overall hair health with a clean and bold scent.For weak and damaged hair.

Thickening 2X:   Boosted with Caffeine. Helps hair feel fuller and look thicker with a fresh and clean scent. For thin hair.

What I think:  I haven’t used PERT in years, and I was pleased to note that it still has the same fresh scent.  There are so many great varieties for all types of hair.  My husband always loved this shampoo/conditioner and was so happy to receive some to try.  It is leaving his hair soft and smooth!  I use it too, but I also add a little extra conditioner.  I have been loving the Thickening one.  My hair does seem thicker and has lots of volume!

Available at mass market retailers near you!

What hair care are you enjoying now?