Hair Care


New haircare for winter 2020

best haircare products 2020

New in my hair-care arsenal for 202 from left: Dyson supersonic hair dryer / Garnier color reviver in warm brown c/o Garnier / Garnier dry shampoo in Melon-tini c/o Garnier / Garneir dry shampoo in Coco Colada c/o Garnier /

OK, if you have been following along, you may have noticed I have had my eyes on this hairdryer by Dyson for quite some time. Apparently my mom took notice from reading my blog, and guess what I got for Christmas! Yay!! She hooked me up with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer of my dreams; and yes, it is the hairdryer we all had no idea we needed.

In addition to my new hair dryer thanks to Mom, Garnier sent me a fabulous PR package for the holiday season with new hair-care, and beauty products, from their collection.  I always love testing out new products from Garnier since they tend to be products I end up falling in love with. This hair mask, and these two dry shampoo’s, are my new hair-care go-to’s in 2020. Since I am coloring my hair to cover up my salt-and-pepper grey, a color revivier mask is exactly what my hair needs a few weeks after my salon appointment; especially if I am outdoors a lot. It’s a game changer in keeping my color looking fresh!

Dry shampoos have always looked like a good idea in theory, but I haven’t really found one I felt I could attach my recommendation to. This one from Garnier has just captured my eye, and my recommend! The Melon-tini and Coco Colada are fabulous scents, and they will be ideal as the weather starts to warm up next month. Love this!

Best Dry Shampoo by Garnier

best dry shampoo

Garinier’s dry shampoo is available in a variety of scents. The Melon-tini, and the Coco Colada, are definitely my favorites. I love a warm weather scent on a cool day since it evokes a sunshine vibe. I also happen to love the scent of coconut and of melon, during warm weather, so these will both be perfect all year long. Love!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review

Best Hair Dryer on the market

dyson hairdryer review

I have wanted the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for years!!! The thing that kept me from buying it myself was the price. I really could not understand how a hair dryer could be that expensive, I mean, I could get a nice one for $50 at CVS, so why spend almost $400 on one??? I just didn’t get it, and no-one could possibly understand why it is worth the money until actually trying it.

When you blow dry your hair, how many times have you felt like it was dried out, or taking a really long time to dry and style? With the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, I can dry my hair in under five minutes, and it doesn’t feel like I used a hair-dryer, it feels like I air dried my hair. My hair feels healthier, and it is shinier, just from using this hair dryer; how crazy is that?! Plus, I am saving a ton of time in the morning since it dries my hair so quickly. Thanks mom!!!

If you have been eyeing this hair dryer, and have been hesitant to buy it due to the price, let me tell you, it’s worth every penny. I’m in love!

Shop my new favorite hair products in 2020:

What are you favorite hair care products right now? Do you have a favorite hair dryer?

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more new beauty product reviews later this month!

XOXO

Cathy


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!

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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!

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Which beauty products are you loving this summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy