I’m so in love with Essie’s Wicked nail polish! It’s described as a deep and dark creamy sinister red and It’s just perfect for winter. LOVE it!
A while ago, I blogged about my favorite hair care products (CLICK HERE) and while I do still love and use every product I listed, I have a few new favorite hair treatments I want to share with you.
It is very important to deep condition your hair at least once a week to keep it healthy, and one of my favorite hair masks for deep conditioning is the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask by Carol’s Daughter. I use this mask at least once a week and it works wonders on my long fine hair, keeping it shiny, soft, and healthy. It never weighs my hair down either! It is truly a great hair mask and I highly recommend it.
Carol’s Daughter claims this hair mask is a deeply nourishing hair treatment to undo and prevent damage by up to 96%. And that strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. That’s why the strand-strengthening Monoi Oil – an ancient recipe made from the rejuvenating Tahitian Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil – is a must-have to help repair fine, delicate, or chemically-treated hair.
Their research results show:
– 96% less breakage after only 1 use
– 13 times longer hair life after only 1 use
– 85% better conditioning and detangling after only 1 use
Massage gently into clean, wet hair, giving a little extra love to your frazzled ends. Leave the treatment mask on for 5 to 7 minutes and then rinse well. Or, for an even deeper treatment, put on a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Where to purchase:
Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s
After I wash my hair, I always use leave in products, usually leave in conditioners and/or argan oil. My absolute favorite leave in conditioner is Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream (a conditioning mousse). If I could only splurge on one hair product, this would be it! I always use a normal conditioner after I shampoo my hair and then just add this treatment after I towel dry my hair. I have tried so many different products and nothing else comes close to this treatment. It is a miracle in a bottle and it smells delicious! It does not weigh hair down, make it greasy or build up over time. It is simply perfect. Unfortunately, you can’t get it in the United States at Salons, but you can order it online from many online sites.
For hair that is soft, shiny and full of vitality, Milkshake introduce the perfect natural conditioner for all hair types with no need to rinse, for healthy and beautiful hair.
Where to purchase:
Because I can’t pick up Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream anywhere, there is another product I like to use when I am all out. It is called Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner by Sexy Hair. This can be purchased at Ulta for $16.95 and it lasts a long time. It really conditions and detangles my hair.
The powerful combination of Soy and Cocoa work synergistically to perfectly care for your hair! A conditioner that is both a nourishing moisturizer and mild protein reconstructor and safe to use on color-treated hair. This truly amazing conditioner reconstructs, moisturizes and combats environmental stress on all types of hair. (8.5 oz)
Soy and Tri-Wheat Proteins penetrate the hair, while moisturizers detangle for softness. Soy also cannot over proteinize the hair
Cocoa Replenishes hair’s moisture, has intensive repairing qualities, provides deep conditioning and strengthening properties and promotes soft and manageable hair
Spray on towel dried hair and comb through for conditioning and detangling.
Have a great, deep-conditioning hair day!
Your beauty addict,
Take my Beauty Pop Quiz and learn a few new beauty secrets along the way… Have fun! Xo
Question: If you’re out of shaving cream, what should you use?
Answer: Hair Conditioner
Question: What nutrient helps brighten and fade dark spots?
Answer: Vitamin C
Question: What fruit can you eat to brighten your smile?
Answer: Strawberries! Brighten your smile by eating strawberries that contain an astringent that can remove stains from teeth and vitamin C to help remove plaque.
Question: How can you banish under eye bags?
Answer: Tea Bags. Tip: Boil water and steep 2 green or black tea bags for 5 minutes. Remove and squeeze out excess moisture. Cool in the fridge. Place cooled teabags over your eyes for 10-20 minutes and watch bags disappear.
Question: What should you apply daily to prevent wrinkles and age spots?
Answer: Sunscreen every day, rain or shine
Question: What natural exfoliator helps refine and brighten the skin?
Answer: Brown Sugar
Question: What is the trick to achieving a chiseled celebrity-like face?
Question: What shade should your concealer be?
Answer: One shade lighter than your foundation
Question: What can an old mascara wand be used for?
Answer: Clean it and use it as a brow brush
Question: What moisturizing ingredient makes lipstick creamy and hydrating?
Answer: Shea Butter
Question: What enhances a concealer’s ability to erase imperfections, brighten, and revive dehydrated skin?
Question: What helps boost your mood, increases your chances for happiness, and makes you look beautiful?
Answer: Smiling. There’s nothing more beautiful than a genuine smile!
Your beauty addict,
It has been a long time since I have found new beauty products I absolutely adore which is why I am so excited to tell you my September beauty favorites!
– The first beauty product that takes the cake over all the others is BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ in Opal (golden opal pearl). You can use this product in many different ways such as a highlighter, makeup base/primer or highlighting the body. I use this for an all-over inner glow and mix a pump of Shimmering Skin Perfector with my favorite foundation and apply it to my entire face (You can also mix this into your moisturizer if you don’t wear foundation). The results are amazing! I never would have thought this product is something I would love, let alone use, but thanks to Sephora, I received a free deluxe sample to try and so can you! How? Just purchase $25 or more from Sephora.com and enter coupon code: OPAL at checkout to receive your free sample (while supplies last). After one week of using this amazing freebie, I ordered the full-size from Sephora.com for $41. A little bit goes a long way, so this will definitely last a long time. I highly recommend this product!
What it does:
Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer offers long-lasting, full coverage in a rich, creamy, and velvety texture with pure, skin-soothing ingredients. The high-performance natural formula is infused with Tarte’s pure maracuja oil, which helps to improve skin’s texture, tone, and moisture content while imparting a brightening, dewy, luminous finish. In addition to promoting healthy skin, this velvety concealer is also ideal for masking discoloration and imperfections such as acne, blemishes, redness, scars, hyperpigmentation, and dark circles. This nutrient-rich, blendable, liquid concealer brightens and restores skin’s natural luster, leaving you with a flawless complexion.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Your beauty addict,
Today I received my August 2013 Birchbox and I love it! Take a little peek inside…
What’s inside my August 2013 Birchbox:
5 beauty samples:
Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product
Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes
ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty
TanTowel Classic Formula Self-Tan Towelette
I highly recommend Birchbox! Each month their beauty samples never disappoint me and It’s a great way to try out new beauty products each month for only $10.
Your beauty addict,
Recently I have watched A LOT of YouTube videos with a couple of my favorite Beauty Bloggers and decided to buy and try new makeup (well, new to me) that they highly recommended. As luck would have it, I adore everything I purchased. Now that I am hooked after just one week, I can’t imagine not wearing them every day! How did I ever survive before? Ha ha. FOTD (face of the day) pictures coming soon with each product used below!
Your beauty addict,
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!
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.
For those looking for the absolute best quality and workmanship one can buy; try a brush from the Spornette Italian Collection of Boar Rounders.
Where to buy: Folica
If you want a round brush for creating salon quality blowouts at home, this brush is for you!
Your beauty addict,
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).
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.
Apply to damp hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb. Leave in for 3 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
Where to buy:
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).
Your beauty addict,
I was recently introduced to a beauty product I never thought I would buy let alone use and now I don’t want to live without it! It is a lash primer. Specifically, it is Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base that I received as a free gift from Sephora as my Beauty Insider free deluxe sample. This little tube is AMAZING! The main reason why I never considered a mascara base or primer before is because my lashes are pretty healthy and very long on their own, but this product made a HUGE difference. First, it gently separates each lash, coating them with a thin layer of primer, prepping each lash for mascara. Once I applied my mascara, I instantly noticed it was easier to apply as it just glided on without clumping. The final result: my lashes were longer, fuller, and less clumped together. I also noticed it was much easier to curl my lashes and the curl lasted much longer. Throughout the day, my mascara and lashes stayed in place and looked flawless (they didn’t flake at all). And lastly, the primer seemed to protect and condition my lashes as they seem healthier than ever before when removing and reapplying my mascara. Lancôme states in their description that “This innovative mascara base maximizes the result of any Lancôme mascara”. And while this is true, it also maximizes the result of any mascara. I used my favorite inexpensive mascara and achieved perfect results (CLICK HERE to read my review on my favorite inexpensive mascara). I cannot express how much I adore this product. Just like a face primer, this mascara primer provides a perfect application and the results are flawless. This product is definitely worth the extra step in your beauty routine.
Quick Tip: I found that applying the primer and following it immediately with my mascara works best.
Give your lashes an XL boost. This innovative mascara base maximizes the result of any Lancôme mascara. Features microfibers for enhanced effect; triangular brush helps separate lashes.
Super-Enhancing Mascara Base.
WHERE TO BUY:
Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base really enhances lashes. If you already have dry, broken, thin or unhealthy lashes, you should definitely give this mascara base a try as the results are just amazing. It does exactly what the description says and successfully separates the lashes and adds tremendous volume. If you want beautiful lashes, this is definitely the product to use! I highly recommend it. Think of it as anti-aging for your lashes!
Your beauty addict,
I thought I would do a quick review on OPI Pink Friday nail polish for you since I am a sucker for pink polish.
Pink Friday is from the OPI Nikki Minaj Collection and the color is a bubblegum pink creme. Normally, I wear lighter shades of pink polish and this one is a medium pink color, but I still think it is a fun color for summer and I always receive compliments when I wear this polish as the color seems to stand out a bit more than others. I was surprised at the formula as it is on the thick side, but very easy to apply and you only need two coats to get the perfect application on natural nails. I didn’t have any problems with the polish streaking either. It also lasted longer without chipping compared to other OPI polishes which is great!
Overall, if you like medium pink nail polish, you will love Pink Friday. It is easy to apply, leaving behind no streaks, and it doesn’t seem to chip easily on natural nails. It is a true Barbie Pink color and perfect for summer.
Where to buy: Ulta Stores or Amazon
Your beauty addict,