Category: Hair

Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist Review

Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist

Having thick hair is both a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to have lots of volume and body but it’s a lot of maintenance. My thick hair usually requires regular protein treatments and a lot of moisture to keep it healthy, shiny and frizz free. Keeping my hair moisturized has always been a struggle for me because my hair is so thick and dry that it soaks up everything like a sponge and begs for more. It seemed that I can never quite keep my thirsty hair hydrated long enough until I came across the Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist on clearance at Ulta. This stuff has changed my life!

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Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo Review

Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo

Embarking on a healthy hair journey requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep that can be hard to maintain when you have a busy schedule. One of the biggest things I struggle with is finding time to wash (or co-wash) my hair every week like I used to. Or the energy. Because we all know that wash day can be a bit of a hassle and a lot of struggle with all the detangling, styling and such. So much work! That’s why most of the time, I like to keep my hair up in a bun because it doesn’t require much work and I can go straight from wet hair into a bun that I don’t have to touch again until wash day.

But every now and then, I like to get a little jazzy and straighten my hair to feel fierce and actually look my age for once. The last time I straightened my hair was for Ipsy Generation Beauty LA earlier this year and the results were great. My hair was flowing, had lots of body and shine. I was able to keep up with my straight hair for about a week before I came back home (and back to reality) and went to make a coffee before work. For some reason, my mom is terrible at completely closing bottles and this particular day she didn’t snap the lid on the coffee creamer. So when I grabbed it out of the fridge, creamer went everywhere including all over the left side of my hair. OMG! I love my mom to death but that morning I could have rung her neck LOL!

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Clearance Chronicles at Ulta: Mass Haircare Haul

OGX Smooth Hydration Argan Oil & Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner, Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist, Shea Moisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strenghtening Masque, Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist

Makeup and skincare are passions of mine but I also have a serious thing for healthy haircare. For years, I’ve been learning how to style and care for my relaxed hair to keep it healthy and eventually grow out my tresses to waist length. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed with life and tend to slack off on my haircare routine but I always manage to get back on. Especially when I’ve got a little inspiration! Which is exactly what I got this past week at Ulta when my store put a ton of mass haircare on clearance with some pretty steep markdowns. I just had to pick up a few things!

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Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner Review

Eprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like to do much to my hair on a regular basis. Which is why I’m almost always in a bun because it’s simple, quick and doesn’t take much effort at all. Just a little water, oil and leave-in conditioner. That’s it. For months, I’ve been using Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner with great results but I received the new Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner in my gratis bag from Ulta and was curious to see how it would work for my thick, dry relaxed hair.

The Éprouvage haircare line is a new addition to Ulta that’s designed to help fight aging hair and hair loss using progressive plant technology. The line is color safe and free of sulfates, parabens and gluten so it’s great for women of all walks of life and all hair types. Including my thick, dry relaxed strands. At first, I was a little skeptical to try the Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner because I don’t have problems with aging hair or hair loss just yet. However, I was pleasantly surprised once I started using it because I noticed that the Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner works wonders for cutting down on shedding and breakage–which is a huge problem for relaxed hair. Relaxers weaken the hair shaft and causes hair to feel dry and brittle so I’m always on the hunt for a solid leave-in conditioner that help keep my strands moisturized and healthy. Surprisingly, I think Éprouvage has nailed it!

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New Prestige Releases at Ulta!

New Prestige Releases at Ulta

There’s tons of things to love about working in the world of beauty but one of the best perks is all of the free goodies to play with. Hands down! Being a Prestige Manager at Ulta is a lot of hard work but receiving gratis goodie bags always makes it worth it. Especially when I get to try some of the hottest new products on the block!

January was all about glowing skin so I got to try a ton of new skincare goodies but this month is back to the makeup with tons of new releases for spring. There’s a new collection or product (or two or three) popping up every week this month so there’s lots of fun to be had in the Prestige department and you certainly don’t want to miss out!
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Ulta Black Friday 2015 Beauty Busters!

Ulta Black Friday 2015

Black Friday is almost here and Ulta’s giving you a sneak peek of their holiday Beauty Busters to help you plan out your day for maximum success and savings. The savings start Thursday at 5 PM CST online and 6 PM in stores. Ulta will also be opening its doors at midnight on Black Friday so you can grab your favorite Beauty Busters while supplies last.

Will you be picking up any of Ulta’s Black Friday deals this year?

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Sephora Black Friday 2015 Deals

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away and you know what that mean. Full bellies, lots of laughs and some pretty amazing shopping deals are coming your way. First out the gate is Sephora with their $10 door busters for Black Friday this year. There’s a few that’s online only but the rest are available in stores and online and will be going live Friday, November 27th, until supplies last.

Will you be grabbing any of Sephora’s $10 Black Friday deals this year?
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African Royale Hot Six Oil Review

African Royale Hot Six Oil

When you have thick, curly hair, it’s almost inevitable that you become addicted to oils. Olive oil, castor oil, jojoba oil–there’s so many to choose from. And I’ve tried just about all of them. The only that my hair loves more than water and conditioner is oil. Oils instantly moisturize, add shine and lock in moisture while conditioning hair over time. I live for moisturizing and sealing and adding oils to my deep conditioner so they’re a huge part of my haircare routine.

My holy grail oil is a rich blend created by African Royale called Hot Six Oil. It earns the name from its versatility as its suitable for the hair, body and skin and can even be used as a hot oil treatment. Which is totally believable because Hot Six Oil is formulated with pretty much every great natural ingredient you can think of. There’s a blend of oils including olive, castor, sweet almond and more. Plus other goodies, like Vitamins A, E and D as well as henna and ginseng. Basically, everything under the kitchen sink that nature has to offer to keep your tresses healthy and shiny.

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Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner Review

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner

There’s many different things that can hinder retention and one of the most common is a lack of moisture. I’m big on moisturizing and sealing my hair regularly because it’s an easy way to make sure I’m keeping my tresses hydrated and healthy–especially my ends. My relaxed hair is very thick and dry so I heavily rely on a good leave-in conditioner to moisturize my hair and keep it healthy.

During a recent trip to Sally Beauty, I came across the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner. The Creme of Nature Argan Oil line is very popular among natural and relaxed hair gals so I was a bit curious to see how the leave-in would work for me. My hair loves argan oil and conditioner so it had to be a match made in heaven, right?

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