Spornette Italian Collection Boar Rounder Brush 855 Review

Hello Gorgeous!

The Spornette Italian Boar Rounder brush 855 (3″ diameter) is my new holy grail for round brushes… It is the best brush I have ever used! It’s THE round brush for creating salon quality blowouts at home. It gives me smooth, shiny hair with lots of volume and absolutely no static. My hair just looks amazing after using this brush. In the past, I used ceramic, ionic hairbrushes which claimed to produce shiny hair, but hands down and no contest about it, the Spornette Italian Boar hairbrush is infinitely better than any other round brush I have ever tried. I just adore it and the results it gives me each time I use it. I tossed my metal barrel brush in the trash immediately after using this brush.  The 3-inch diameter barrel is great for long hair (there are two other smaller sizes as well). In addition, boar bristles distribute natural oils through the hair; strip the hair of dead hair strands; and create a shiny, healthy look by closing the hair strand cuticles so light is reflected. This brush really grabs hair (unlike other boar brushes I’ve tried that wouldn’t grab my hair at all). I am completely IN LOVE with this Spornette hairbrush! I can truly say this brush is wonderful, and a MUST try!Brush Italian-Basic-3

Description:

When you are looking for superior quality from superior materials, look no further than the Spornette Italian Basic Boar Bristles Wood Handle Rounder Hair Brush. Spornette Italian Rounder hair brushes feature the finest wood and boar bristle—hand selected and graded—for the best quality and workmanship you can buy.

The Spornette Italian #855 – Basic is a 3″ diameter round hair brush reinforced with boar bristle set into a superbly finished wood handle. Italian crafted brushes for those looking for THE BEST quality and workmanship one can buy.

  • Italian rounders feature the finest wood and boar bristle, hand selected and graded
  • 3″ diameter
  • Perfect for a variety of hair styling needs
  • Salon Quality

For those looking for the absolute best quality and workmanship one can buy; try a brush from the Spornette Italian Collection of Boar Rounders.

Price: $18.99

Where to buy: Folica 

If you want a round brush for creating salon quality blowouts at home, this brush is for you!

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Nexxus Youth Renewal Conditioner Review

Hello Gorgeous!

I recently started using a new conditioner and I can’t believe how much I love it! I adore it so much; I had to share it with everyone. I am on my second bottle now and I use it every day so I can honestly say it is an amazing product. It is called Youth Renewal Conditioner and it’s by Nexxus who claim that Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Conditioner provides lightweight nourishment to help preserve volume, vibrancy and vitality”. This is Nexxus’ first product line to combat 8 visible signs of aging hair: volume loss, breakage, less shine, roughness, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy.

I have fine, long, dry hair that needs deep conditioning every day, but it is difficult trying to find a conditioner that will not weigh my hair down after time and that actually works, leaving my hair shiny, full of volume, and strength. Nexxus Youth Renewal Conditioner does everything I have ever wanted a conditioner to do and I recommend it highly to everyone (all hair types). Since using this conditioner, my hair has less breakage, dryness and brittleness, and is much more shiny and bouncy with no frizz at all. It also detangles and leaves my hair feeling silky soft without weighing it down. Another amazing benefit I noticed after using this conditioner is that my hair grows like crazy! My hair grew at least two inches in 6 weeks. I had to ask for additional length taken off my hair (instead of my normal trim) during my last salon visit (even though my hair didn’t need it). This conditioner also smells good, I would say it smells something like marshmallows, but it is really light and fresh smelling (not overpowering at all).

Nexxus

Description:

Unique Vita-8 Complex contains premium ingredients: Omega 3, keratin, essence of pearl, argan oil, CoQ 10, wheat protein, vitamin E, and benzephenone-4. Nexxus’ expert formulations work in harmony to improve color radiance, shine, strength, volume and reduce frizz.

Directions:

Apply to damp hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb. Leave in for 3 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.

Price:

$19.99

Where to buy:

Ulta

This is a wonderful conditioner, great for everyday use. My hair is definitely healthier thanks to this amazing product. I highly recommend this conditioner to anyone who heat styles or blow-dry’s their hair often as it will keep hair healthy and help repair it. Overall, this is an amazing product and I cannot come up with one single con (except for maybe the price, but it is worth it).   

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment Review

Hi Gorgeous!

Last weekend I went to the salon and discovered two new hair products that I just love! First, I had my hair colored with Redken Shades EQ Color Cream for the first time (I loved the original Redken Shades EQ liquid, but the cream is much better and I am never going back to the liquid). Redken Shades EQ Cream is a gentle no-lift, no-ammonia hair color cream which provides rich, radiant color and stunning shine and it’s enriched with pomegranate oil and rice protein which makes it extremely conditioning for your hair. I am going to do a full review and ‘How To’ on my beauty blog about this product soon, but today I want to tell you about the second product I found amazing!

After getting my hair colored and deep conditioned at the salon, I was introduced to a new Argan Oil spray for hair. It is called Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment. At first, I didn’t think anything of this product as I have tried so many different Argan Oil hair products and I already have Argan Oil that I adore and use daily on my hair (Milk_Shake Glistening Argan Oil) so I left the salon without purchasing this product. Later that day, I couldn’t help but keep touching my hair as it felt so soft and I kept looking in the mirror as my hair never looked healthier. I also received many compliments on how shiny and healthy my hair looked from strangers throughout the day. So, I decided to find this product online and try it out on my own and it is amazing! I accomplished the same look I got from the salon at home by myself! My hair looks and feels soft, shiny, and healthy without being weighed down by oil. It smells good too. And by purchasing the product online and not in the salon, I saved a lot of money. In salons this product runs about $30-$45, but I found it on Amazon for $15 and this included shipping, plus it came with two free samples to try from Agadir. I really like that this Argan Oil is a spray because the formula is much lighter than any other Argan Oil I have tried in the past. With that being said, it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all or make it look greasy. It is perfect for my long, fine hair and I highly recommend it.

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment

Description: Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment instantly repairs and adds elasticity to dry, damaged, frizzy hair. This leave-in Agadir Spray Treatment is ideal for applying to longer hair lengths for ease in coverage, enabling protection from heat appliances and a smoother, comb through. Alcohol free shine spray that provides humidity resistance, protective sunscreen, and is enriched with anti-oxidants, Vitamin E, and Omega-9. Lightweight formula provides 24 hour lasting shine. Formulated with 100% pure certified Argan Oil.

  • Nourishing and shine enhancing
  • Protects from heat styling and UV damage
  • Repairs, smoothes and strengthens
  • Spray version for easier coverage on longer hair
  • Does not build up on the hair
  • Hair Type: All Hair Types
  • Used For: Strengthening, Protection
  • Product Form: Spray
  • Capacity (volume): 5.1 Oz.

Suggested Usage: Spray evenly on damp hair. Massage into damp hair. Style. Spray lightly on dry hair for a silky, shiny finish.

Active Ingredients: Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil (Argan), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance (Parfum)

Not tested on animals.

Made in the USA

This is an excellent product for all hair types and I highly recommend it. If you haven’t tried Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment, give it a try! You will not be disappointed.

What is your favorite Argan Oil for hair?

XO

Trisha

Sample Size Me: Beauty Sampling Programs

There is just something about a surprise that’s so intriguing. The thrill of getting something unexpected is one of life’s little pleasures. And that’s exactly why I was excited to learn about beauty sampling programs.

What is a beauty sampling program? It’s a beauty program that delivers 5-6 deluxe sized samples (sometimes even full-size products) of high-end beauty brands in different varieties of makeup, hair care, skin care, fragrance and nail products right to your door each month. Beauty sampling companies work with leading beauty brands to provide a monthly box of deluxe samples to those who become members, all for a fraction of what it would cost to buy in a beauty store such as Sephora or Ulta. There is an online profile to complete which helps to best match products to your personal beauty requirements.

Sounds amazing, right? Well, there is a catch…there is a small fee to start sampling. Generally this fee ranges from $10-$21 a month, but the samples you receive are usually worth much, much more.

A few popular beauty sampling programs I researched online:
Birchbox
Glossybox
Beauty Army
Total Beauty Collection
Sample Society With Allure
IPSY
Beauty Box 5

You’re probably wondering which beauty sampling company I decided to try. Well, I signed myself up for a three-month beauty trial to the program I liked the most which is Glossybox. Glossybox was the most expensive program I researched ($21 per month), but personally I found their high-end beauty brands the best and I couldn’t resist the cute pink and black box the products will arrive in along with a special card. Unfortunately my beauty box will not arrive until the end of April (about 3-weeks). But I am sure this surprise will be worth my wait!
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I also plan on signing up for Birchbox after my three-month trial with Glossybox. Birchbox actually has a waiting period to try their beauty sample boxes and I am currently on a waiting list.

As soon as I receive my beauty box, I will write a full review on my beauty blog. I am one excited girl…can’t wait for my surprise beauty box to arrive!

Have you tried a beauty sampling program?

XO

Trisha

Beauty Samples and Mini’s

Hello Gorgeous!

Check out my growing collection of beauty samples and mini’s that I plan on giving away on my beauty blog to one lucky winner!

Which beauty products do you want to try?

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Keep reading my beauty blog to find out how to win all these goodies and more!

XO

Trisha

The Silk Pillowcase: A Simple Way to Better Skin and Hair

Hello Gorgeous!

Let’s talk about beauty sleep. We all know how important sleep is, especially with our busy lives we lead. But, I’m not talking about plain old sleep… I’m talking about beauty sleep!

Silk pillowcases give a different meaning to getting your beauty sleep. Not only are they soft and comfortable, silk pillowcases will have you looking better overnight, literally! Because silk pillowcases help to keep skin and hair hydrated while you sleep, this is very important.

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Silk provides natural softness, beautiful luster and benefits to health. As a natural material our bodies respond well to silk which has the amazing ability to help our skin reabsorb moisture through the naturally occurring amino acids, helping to keep hair shiny and create a smoother, and more younger looking complexion.

Would you switch to a special (silk) pillowcase if you thought it would make your hair and skin look better? I sure did and I swear by its benefits!

Most people sleep on a cotton pillowcase, but cotton absorbs moisture which causes dry hair. A silk pillowcase will keep moisture locked into your scalp and will have your hair looking shiny and healthy, overnight. Tossing and turning while you sleep tangles your hair and damages it, but silk pillowcases are a lot more gentle and easy on your hair. Most hair stylists even recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase to help keep your hair from getting matted, tangled, and frizzy since cotton pillowcases tend to have a coarser texture, which can damage your hair.

Silk contains proteins which a healthy hair follicle needs meaning that while you sleep your hair is being nourished. Another benefit of the smooth silk surface means next to no tug and pull resulting in less hair breakage.

Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase also causes dry skin and creates compression wrinkles, which mean fine lines when there is added pressure against your face. A silk pillowcase prevents these fines lines and keeps your skin hydrated because it doesn’t soak up all of your natural oils while you sleep.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but it actually does what it claims to, I promise.

Silk contains essential amino acids found in today’s moisturizers. Silk is hypoallergenic and won’t draw moisture from the skin. Silk pillowcases are very smooth which results in less crease marks compared to traditional pillowcases which are prone to gathering of material. This lack of creased skin is more a temporary benefit; the retention of moisture from silk pillowcases is an important factor in slowing skin aging.

Bottom line: Silk pillowcases are the most luxurious pillowcase available. Dermatologists recommend silk pillowcases for the prevention of wrinkles, dry skin, and dry hair. They are the most effective natural rejuvenation treatment for facial skin and hair. Silk pillowcases offer the best sleep experience due to its properties that help regulate temperature and they’re hypoallergenic.

If you don’t use a silk pillowcase already, I highly recommend investing in one. They aren’t expensive and you can find them almost anywhere bedding is sold. You can also buy one from Amazon which offers a big selection of silk pillowcases starting at just $19.99.

XOXO

Trisha

The Best Budget Shampoo

Hello Gorgeous!

Keeping your hair healthy is a must!

Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo is a fabulous cheap shampoo! It smells amazing and washes away all product buildup without being too harsh on your hair, which makes it great for daily use. And this shampoo goes great with any conditioner (always use conditioner after shampooing). My hair feels soft, looks shiny, and smells amazing after using this product, followed by my favorite conditioner.
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WHAT IT IS:
A strengthening shampoo that boosts shine

WHAT IT DOES:
Gently cleans and hydrates and helps prevent breakage

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Sodium laureth sulfate (cleanser); vitamins B3 and B6 (strengtheners)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
The fruity scent stays in hair all day long.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
It’s gentle, but can get out two days’ worth of product buildup in one wash, and it doesn’t leave hair dull or dry.

AWARDS:
Best of Beauty 2011 and 2010

PRICE:
$3

WHERE TO BUY:
All drugstores

If you’re looking for an inexpensive shampoo, I highly recommend Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo. I’ve been using this product for years and it is definitely the best drugstore shampoo out there.

XOXO

Trisha

Amazing Hair Treatment

Hello Gorgeous!

One of the best hair treatments I have ever tried is Matrix Total Results Repair Strength Pak Intense Treatment.
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The treatment claims to deeply reconstruct hair fiber for healthy shine, strength, and manageability for salon-perfect results to get totally strong hair with less breakage.

To use, just apply after shampoo and massage into wet hair. Leave in 3 minutes, rinse. Use once or twice weekly.

I use this treatment twice a week when I need a little something extra on my hair and the results never disappoint! This product smells good, leaves my hair soft and shiny, and is priced right. It doesn’t build up in my hair (like other products do) and doesn’t weigh my hair down. I like to leave it on my hair longer than the recommended time of 3 minutes, leaving it on for about 5-10 minutes and my hair always looks and feels so much healthier after I use it.

Pros:
– Helps repair hair
– Doesn’t weigh hair down
– Product doesn’t build up in hair
– Makes hair shiny
– Makes hair stronger
– Smells good
– Inexpensive
– Great for weekly use
– Comes in a tube so you can use all the product

Cons:
– None

You can buy Matrix Total Results Repair Strength Pak Intense Treatment at Ulta Beauty for less than $10. A total beauty steal!

I definitely recommend this treatment for all hair types.

XOXO

Trisha

The Best Hair Care Products For Gorgeous Hair

Hello Gorgeous!

I have tried almost every hair care product out there, from super expensive to really cheap. Having long dark hair myself, I always want to keep my locks shiny and healthy. I don’t have damaged hair, but I do have really dry and somewhat fine hair and sometimes finding the right products can be difficult. There are excellent inexpensive hair products out there, so don’t think you must buy salon brands to keep your hair looking and feeling amazing. And once you find a product that works wonders on your hair, you should keep using it, but there is nothing wrong experimenting to find something even better! And remember, keeping hair healthy starts from the inside out so sometimes it’s not a product that you need, but vitamins, nutrients, and lots of water.

My absolute favorite hair care line that I recommend to everyone is Milk_Shake hair products. I got introduced to this amazing product by my gorgeous mother-in-law two years ago and have been hooked ever since. Their products aren’t cheap, but this is by far the best line of products I have ever tried. I use their hair products everyday and they never build up in my hair over time and it doesn’t weigh hair down at all. Their products are suitable for color treated hair, damaged hair, healthy hair, fine hair, thick hair and even curly hair (all hair types). I cannot say enough great things about Milk_Shake hair products and my hair has never been healthier.

Milk_Shake is a range of professional salon hair care products, inspired by nature. The milk_shake philosophy is simple: Use the power and beauty of nature to achieve gorgeous hair for all occasions! This complete hair care range is formulated with a combination of professional ingredients which are kind to your hair and skin, while giving amazing results.

The Milk_Shake products I use daily and cannot live without are: Milk_Shake Color Maintainer Shampoo, Milk_Shake Color Maintainer Conditioner, Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream and Milk_Shake Glistening Argan Oil (this is my Holy Grail hair product; I can’t live without it).

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I also use a hair mask twice a week which is the Milk_Shake Active Milk Mask.

MS Mask

One product that I want to try and was told is absolutely amazing is the Milk_Shake Repairing Hair Treatment. It is an intensive repair treatment for chemically treated, dry, and damaged hair. Enriched with Milk Proteins and Fruit Extracts, Repairing Hair Treatment nourishes chemically treated hair which is showing signs of damage and environmental stress. Milk_Shake’s Integrity 41 Complex helps to seal in color and increase shine and softness from the first application.

MS Treatment

If you want to try a great line of professional hair care products, I highly recommend trying Milk_Shake. Their products are not really that expensive and they do work wonders on your hair. Plus, all their products smell amazing…bonus!

If you live in the United States, you can only order Milk_Shake products online. I order mine from Amazon.com and BeautyBay.com and you can too. If you live in Europe, Milk_Shake is sold only in the finest salons or you can also order their products online.

So go on and treat yourself to the perfect Milk_Shake treatment for your hair, working from the inside outwards creating thicker, stronger, healthier and shinier hair… Enjoy!

XOXO

Trisha