Hair Care


December beauty bag: Kerastase

kerastase hair spray review

pictured: Kerastase products c/o Kerastase: Kerastase laque extreme / Kerastase Aura Botanica eau de vagues /

Can you believe it is already December? It feels like I just did my November beauty bag round up! I haven’t added much since my last beauty bag post. There are only two products I started using since we last spoke about what’s in my bag. They both happen to be Kerastase, and they both happen to be styling products!

My oldest daughter is on her school’s cheerleading squad. Her hair has to be worn up, and it has to stay up; despite tumbling, jumping, dancing, and stunting. Since her her hair has to basically be cemented to her head, I am always on the hunt for the perfect hair spray. This is it!

The Kerastase laque extreme holds her hair in the perfect pony tail, allowing her to perform her dances, cheers, stunts, and jumps worry-free. Love that! She doesn’t need to spray it multiple times to make sure it is holding, it just holds. It is also working well because it does not leave her hair sticky or greasy. Kerasrase’s laque extreme also washes out nicely. It’s the perfect hair spray!

For me, I don’t need to have my hair perfectly perfect. In fact, I like movement in my hair. After all, my style is California Casual since this is where I am born and raised! I like my hair to be tame, without being stiff. Kerastase’s Aura Botanica eau de vagues is perfect for everyday hair-styling. It tames my flyaways and allows me to give myself a natural hairdo without looking like 1980s mall hair-let’s face it, I already did that in the ’80’s! haha, Love!

Shop my hair favorites from Kerastase:

What’s new in your beauty bag this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


July 2018 beauty favorites

summer hair care tips

Summer is in full swing, which means our skin and hair are exposed to the elements. It also means travel, warm evenings outside, and drying air conditioning. To combat these summer beauty obstacles, I have added a few fabulous products to my beauty arsenal for July 2018.

As you know, I receive quite a few press kits in the mail featuring new beauty products. I can’t review them all; to be frank, I don’t always like them all. So, starting earlier this year, I am doing one monthly round-up of my products from press kits which I love; and find myself actually using. The following products are from press kits. I fell in love with them so decided to share them with you. As always, I only share what I love!

Elemis Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Kit

elemis travel beauty kit

Elemis is turning into my favorite skin care brand. I am addicted to their pro-collagen marine cream. It is my go-to daytime cream which I apply every morning. When Elemis sent this travel to me, I was thrilled! It contains a travel size of my daily cream, and additional products I enjoy using. I’m super excited to use this travel kit for an upcoming vacation later this month. You can find this fabulous kit online here for under $100.

Also this summer, Elemis has introduced a new collection of dynamic resurfacing products. My favorite product from the collection are the pads. They are so easy to use and do a great job of  smoothing out my skin. Five stars!!

Garnier Fructis Hair Mask Collection

garnier hair masks review

I just started to color my hair a few months ago in order to cover up the stray grays popping up on my head. Keeping my color looking vibrant is a little bit of a challenge in the summer since I am outside a lot, and in the pool often. These new masks from Garnier are a life saver! Think of them as an intense conditioner. They restore moisture to the hair which is lost when out in the sun, or in a chemical filled swimming pool. I’m totally addicted to these masks! My favorite is the coconut extract scent. It works wonders on my summer hair! Love!

Urban Decay “Born to Run” makeup collection

urban decay summer makeup

Warm evenings out on the town mean a new color palette of makeup! I’m loving everything from the “Born to Run” makeup collection by Urban Decay. The colors are great late-summer hues which will transition into fall easily. The lipsticks are moisturizing and the eye shadow palette has so many colors-it’s like an eye shadow candy store! Love that!

Shop my July beauty favorites:

Which beauty products are you loving this summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


What’s in my June 2018 beauty bag

pictured from top left: hair care products c/o Kerastase “Aura Botanica” shampoo / conditioner / hair mist / / Style Mist root concealer in dark brown / eye shadow palette c/o Urban Decay “Lightbeam” / Chanel moisturizing lip balm /

June 2018 is here! This month I am focusing on a summer beauty routine. Last month I switched up my skin care routine, this month I am switching up my hair care routine.

A few years ago I started to get quite a few grey hairs peeking out of my brown hair. The last thing I wanted to do was to get into a cycle where I needed to color my hair in order to cover my grays. Finally, last month, I realized I could hold out no more. The grey hairs were starting to really bother me. So, my hair stylist dyed my hair with a semi-permanent color and added back my highlights; making my hair look like my natural hair! Love it!

Now that my hair is color treated, I need to ensure I am properly caring for it so that it does not get horribly dry and brittle. I love these “Aura Botanica” hair care products from Kerastase. They have a fabulous scent, and moisturize my hair perfectly; especially since I have recently started coloring my hair. I am in love with these products!

In between hair color sessions, if my grey starts to show, my hair stylist recommended this great root touch-up product by Style Mist. Dark brown is my color, and it’s great for covering up my roots between appointments. This is a must-have!

I love this new eye shadow palette from Urban Decay. Don’t they always have the best palettes?! These colors are so pretty and perfect for summer. They are great for warm summer evening eye looks!

Since summer is a time for dry skin, this new moisturizing lip balm by Chanel is a life saver. It’s a great way to add subtle color while adding moisture to lips. Leave it to Chanel to invent something fabulous!

Shop my June 2018 beauty bag:

What are your favorite new beauty products this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy