Get Fab Hair With These Summer Hair Essentials

It is starting to heat up in Kansas City, so my hair is starting to frizz up.  Once the humidity kicks in, my hair will be a goner!

The following products are amazing to style hair in the summer — they help against bad hair days:

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00 USD ): Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast SystemTM provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Whether or not, brave the elements with confidence.

What I think:  This is a really cool spray!  It leaves hair smooth and looking great all day.  Perfect for those who live in a humid area.

Available at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray ($19.95 USD) A sea salt infused styling spray that adds texture, fullness and light hold. Perfect for creating tousled beachy waves with just the right amount of volume.

What I think: This spray smells amazing!  It also gave my hair tons of waves and volume.  My hair stays wavy all day when I use it.  I also like to use a little shine spray with it to give my hair polish, but I can see using this a lot this summer as a go to style.

Purchase at macadamiahair.com

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum ($28.00 USD): This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs’ cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.

What I think: I use this on damp hair, and whether I am air drying or blow drying my hair, it is shiny and soft.

Purchase at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray ($19.95 USD): A lightweight finishing spray designed to shield hair from humidity and fight frizz, maintaining your style all day even in the most humid of climates. Provides light hold.

What I think:  I like to use this as a last step before leaving the house.  It helps keep style in place and looking great all day.

Available at macadamiahair.com 

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Summer Hair Treatments From Infusium and The Mane Choice

I love easy summer hair.  The best way to get it is when hair is hydrated.  I received an Infusium leave in treatment to moisturize dry hair and a The Mane Choice curly hair styling product to maintain and create soft curls during the warm weather.

Both of these products help make easy summer styles:

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment ($5.84 USD) — Our transformative formulas, containing the i-23 Complex, a customized blend of proteins and conditioners, are designed to treat even the most damaged hair.
Moisturize + Replenish collection features our classic light and soothing scent. We’ve infused these formulas with Avocado & Olive Oils to help hydrate and quench dry, dull hair.

What I think: This product is best for very dry or damaged hair.  My hair is dry, but it’s also fine so I use just a little to condition my hair. Once I dry my hair, it’s soft and manageable.  This is also great for kids who have really tangled hair.

Purchase at Walmart stores and Walmart.com

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet ($14.99 USD) — a curl enhancing delight with the perfect balance of hold and moisture. Formulated to define, shape and transform your curls. A must-have for the ultimate curly, wavy, and kinky hair regimen. Infused with biotin, vitamins, and nutrients to aid in hair growth and retention. Perfect for wash-and-go styles, twist-outs, & braid-outs!

What I think: This fluffy pink cream smells delicious!  It’s used on damp hair to define curls.  A fun way to use it is to apply a little to towell dried hair and twist it.  Then it will dry naturally into bouncy curls!  That works nicely on my wavy hair.

Purchase at TheManeChoice.com and Walmart stores.

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My Memorial Day Beauty Favorites!

Are you enjoying the long weekend? I love the chance to get things done and to relax!  Plus of course barbecues and fun!

For my favorites this week, I’ve chosen products that work with the fun and sun that this weekend brings:

Senteurs d_Orient NEW Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap

Senteurs d’Orient NEW Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap ($36 USD) — Moisturizing your skin is key, especially after your first time in the summer sun. Don’t leave for your Memorial day weekend beach vacation without the new handcrafted Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap. Infused with a moisturizing blend of Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Glycerin, this Hammam Soap leaves skin looking dewy and feeling smooth.

What I think: I love the new scent of this soap on a rope!  It’s very fresh and floral.  Hanging this in my shower made my whole bathroom smell amazing.  The soap itself is very hydrating and leaves skin so soft!

Available at www.net-a-porter.com

Hairdo 23” Long Wave Pony

Keep your hair up and out of your face in the summer sun, while still looking chic with the Hairdo 23” Long Wave Pony ($59 USD) – which clips right over your own ponytail! This 23” Long Wave Pony features Tru2Life® heat-friendly synthetic hair that can be flat-ironed, curled or blown out, and has a long, smooth band of wrap-around hair that securely attaches with a hook-and-loop fastening strip for a look that’s seamless.

What I think: This is such a cute look for the summer.  My hair is a lot shorter, so I have to get used to the weight.  I think it’s perfect for going out, and would look nice for events like wedding.

Purchase at Ulta stores and Ulta.com

KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray

KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray ($23.50 USD) Get your beach waves ready with KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray, infused with salt from the Dead Sea, this texturizing spray provides fullness, creates just-out-of-the-ocean texture, enhances waves and provides a matte finish. This easy to use spray can be applied to towel-dried hair and air dry.

What I think: Sea salt sprays are nice in the warm weather when I don’t want to style my hair.  I just spray this one on damp hair and let it air dry.  My hair is wavy without having to try!  I also like the matte finish.

Available at KMS Salons Nationwide

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen; $14.99

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99 USD) –Treat your skin with the delicateness of a baby with Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen. This lightweight, fast-absorbing formula spread evenly, leaving behind water-resistant, broad spectrum SPF30 protection, without thick or sticky white residue. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, this nourishing mineral sunscreen is gentle on vulnerable skin, while immediately improving skin hydration with wholesome natural ingredients, such as Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Coconut Extract.

What I think: This unscented sunscreen definitely isn’t only for babies!  It’s really gentle on my sensitive skin.  When I applied it for the first time, it seemed thick, but it spread well and absorbed fairly quickly.  I like that it isn’t greasy and leaves my skin soft, but not shiny.

Available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com and Burtsbees.com

Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant

Store the Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant ($9 USD) in your beach bag for long lasting freshness all weekend long. This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment, and bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness to break down sweat molecules and deliver superior, invisible, all-natural odor protection.

What I think: This fresh little deodorant is so easy to take with you. The scent is amazing and it’s a great natural deodorant for all the sweating that comes with more activity and warmer weather!  I usually need a clinical deodorant, but this works pretty well for me.

Available at Lavanila.com

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Memorial Day Beauty Must Haves!

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost summer!  My kids got out of school this week and it’s now time to celebrate with a nice long holiday weekend!

Here are some amazing beauty products that will help you look and feel amazing throughout this weekend and summer!

Any patriotic holiday is a free pass for wearing red lipstick by the pool. Take full advantage of the occasion with Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Gladiola ($29, Arbonne.com). This lipstick is infused with watermelon fruit extract which helps provide immediate, long-term moisture while imparting a plumping effect to give the appearance of full, lush lips.

It’s inevitable, you’ll be sweating this Memorial Day. A product worth stashing in your purse is Mehron Skin Prep Pro ($13, Amazon.com). Used under the most extreme weather conditions, skin feels and continues to look fresh.

When the forecast calls for major humidity, you need a power product such as The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Super Anti-Oxidant & Texture Beautifier Curl Boosting Sherbet ($14.99, TheManeChoice.com and Walmart). Formulated to boost curls and fight frizz, the cream defines and shapes your tresses leaving long lasting shine.

Don’t forget to protect your lips! Try opting for an SPF chapstick that’ll give your lips a hydrated glow without the risk of attracting harmful UV rays. The Arbonne Liquid Sunshine Lip Balm Mineral Sunscreen SPF 15 ($12, Arbonne.com) is infused with coconut oil and moisturizing botanicals to help condition and smooth the lips.

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New Natural Beauty For Your Skin, Hair and Body

Natural beauty products are such a great way to take care of skin, hair and body!  I love feeling good about the products I use.

I was sent the below products from the brands Skinerals, Live Clean and My Skin & Co to review for my honest opinion:

Skinerals Radiant Opaline Facial Toner

Skinerals Radiant Opaline Facial Toner ($19.99 USD) — Skinerals Organic Radiant Opaline Facial Toner is designed for all skin types and ideal for daily use to prevent allergic reactions and skin irritations. After each use, your skin will be left smoother, fresher and toned. We only use premium natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit and plant extracts.

What I think: I love this for my sensitive skin. It helps with irritation and smooths my skin.  I use it twice a day after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo ($5.99 USD) — gently cleanses with an SLS/Sulfate free formula enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil and certified organic grape seed and olive oils for enhanced long term conditioning, shine and UV protection. The Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil collection is a premium daily restorative treatment line of hair & skin care products that repairs, re-nourishes and replenishes all hair & skin types.

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner ($5.99 USD) — hydrates & nourishes without adding any weight. Our formula is enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil and certified organic grape seed and olive oils for enhanced long term conditioning, shine and UV protection. The Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil collection is a premium daily restorative treatment line of hair & skin care products that repairs, re-nourishes and replenishes all hair & skin types.

Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Body Wash ($5.99 USD) — infused with certified organic botanicals to gently cleanse and moisturize leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Further enriched with vitamin E and Hyaluronate to moisturize skin from the inside out for a smooth and radiant appearance.

What I think: I color my hair, so sulfate free hair care is important to keep the color fresh.  This shampoo and conditioner does that, and really hydrates my hair!

The body wash has a fresh scent.  Its incredibly hydrating and leaves skin soft.

Purchase the shampoo and conditioner at Target and the body was at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

My Skin & Co Liquid Treatment

My Skin & Co Liquid Treatment ($29.95 USD) — My Skin Liquid Treatment is made with Organic Tea Tree Oil  and White and Black Willow Bark for the eradication of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

What I think:  This liquid is a really nice treatment for after shaving.  It helps with my razor bumps.  I don’t really get ingrown hairs, but I like having this on hand if I do.

My Skin & Co also has other treatments such as a roll on liquid and cream treatments.  Learn more and purchase at http://www.gomyskin.com

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts!

Pamper Mom with these last minute gifts!  Beauty gifts are so nice to receive!

Here are some great bath products and a hair tool that Mom may love:

Kneipp All-Round Full Herbal Bath Oil Set ($32) Gift her the delight of a relaxing bath experience with this 10-piece set of luxurious oils. Let her take a moment for herself to forget about time and recuperate from her busy day with a warm bath.

Kneipp Pampering Mineral Bath Salt Set ($12) The set allows moms to experience a pampering experience right at home with a selection of different scented mineral bath salts. Each packet has a high content of pure and natural thermal spring salt, bringing you the finest, high quality products. Let her hop in the tub and enjoy a moment to herself.

Kneipp Almond Blossom Body Wash & Body Lotion Set “Soft Skin” ($25) “Soft Skin” is the ideal gift for moms with sensitive skin! The natural nourishing effects of moisturizing almond and jojoba oils are enhanced with the combination of vitamins A and E, shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. The formula cleanses the body gently, leaving the skin smooth as ever.

Available at http://www.kneipp.com

Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath ($5.99, Target): Ultra-pure, protected from environmental impurities and 100% natural, this mineral soak improves hydration by providing trace minerals. It replenishes body with 84 essential minerals for all over body restoration. Pink Himalayan Salt reduces muscle aches by improving minerals and hydration while Magnesium Sulfate, the natural compound that is Epsom Salt, revitalizes tired, achy muscles and refreshes skin’s appearance. Gently fragranced with uplifting blend of Bergamot & Sweet Orange essential oils to uplift the mind.

Dr Teal’s Nourish & Protect Coconut Oil Epsom Salt Soaking Solution & Foaming Bath ($5.99, Target): Known for its intensely nourishing and moisturizing properties, coconut oil is one of the most desired oils around the world. It helps feed the skin with nourishing vitamins that protect and hydrate, leaving skin smooth and soft. Dr Teal’s, the #1 Epsom salt brand, brings a new spa-like experience to bath lovers – the new Nourish & Protect Coconut Oil Mineral Soak and Foaming Bath. Pure Epsom Salt infused with silky coconut oil not only helps to relieve muscle aches, but the combination also moisturizes skin while helping the mind relax and unwind.

Dr Teal’s Lavender Epsom Salt Collection (Target/Walmart, $5.99): This best-seller is formulated with lavender essence, which has soothing properties to encourage a better night’s sleep. Soothe & Sleep is available in Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Foaming Bath, Body Wash and Body Lotion.

These can be purchased at mass market retailers like Target and Walmart.

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer ($59.99 USD) — This revolutionary styling tool is designed to deliver gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in just ONE STEP. The unique oval brush design quickly creates frizz -free volume at the root and beautifully full-bodied curls the ends with a single pass, so you can have salon results at home. Boosted by IONIC TECHNOLOGY®, hair dries faster with less damage.

Purchase at Target Stores

My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 1-7, 2017

Happy Sunday!  I hope you had a great week!  Last week in Kansas City started rainy and cool, but is ending on a very high note, it’s supposed to be 80 degrees today!

My favorites this week are products to treat skin and style hair. Great skin and hair are so important in warmer weather.  I don’t wear as much makeup, but still want to glow.

Hydroxatone Hydrologic Active Infusion Moisture Mask ($39 USD) — Hydroxatone Hydrologic Active Infusion Moisture Mask is an ultra-hydrating mask that envelops skin, delivering deep moisture. Formulated with bio-mimetic ingredients which help attract and bind moisture to skin, these help skin’s ability to remove toxins and to remain naturally-healthy, by providing long-lasting, locked-in hydration.

Hydroxatone Hydrologic Deep Moisture Serum Sheet Mask ($19 USD) — formulated with humectants, some that are found naturally-occurring in skin; these attract water from the environment and bind it to skin, delivering reparative moisture, enhancing and restoring it’s supple, radiant beauty.

What I think: Masks are something that I try to use whenever possible.  Both of these are so hydrating, which is perfect after the cold winter and before the hot summer!  The sheet mask is easier to use, but the active infusion mask is a bit more hydrating.  Both are great products to moisturize the skin.

Available at hydroxatone.com

Freeze 24-7 Skin Smoothie Retexturizing Glycolic Pads ($75.00/16 PADS) — Exfoliate and moisturize together with this one step glycolic at-home treatment that provides all benefits of an in-office chemical peel. With a swipe of these potent pads, improve skin’s texture, clarity, elasticity and firmness while decreasing the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, enlarged pores and hyper pigmentation, for radiant skin at your fingertips!

Freeze 24-7 Radiance Brightening Face Mask ($60.00/8 Gel Masks) — Formulated by top dermatologists, the Diffuporine and amino acid complex infused formula, helps supply abundant moisture to aid in skin cell’s growth and cure, skin hydration and elasticity. Help improve skin tone and clarity while restoring luminosity and vitality over time.

What I think: To use the pad, place fingers into mitt and peel foil seal off pad. Gently swipe on to clean, dry face and neck in an upward circular motion.  It’s easy to use and leaves the skin glowing!  The gel mask is cool on and feels nice!  I leave it on for 25 minutes and my skin is bright and hydrated afterwards.

Available at http://www.freeze247.com

ABBA Always Fresh Dry Shampoo

ABBA Always Fresh Dry Shampoo ($22 USD) — he perfect workout companion. Designed to cleanse and refresh the hair between shampoos, this light weight formula helps to prevent salt build up on the hair from sweat. It also gives hair a natural lift with light texture and removes oils and odors.

What I think: I’m always looking for a great dry shampoo, especially in summer to clean my hair from sweat and dirt — gross, but true! This one has a fresh scent and is light weight, which I like.  It left my hair clean and fresh between washes!

Purchase at http://www.pureabba.com

MOP NEW Lemongrass Volume Whip

MOP NEW Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22 USD) — Big and bouncy hair has never been so easily achieved. MOP Lemongrass Volume Whip creates moveable volume with a medium hold. Lemongrass adds volume while Grape Seed Oil adds strength, conditioning and shine. Natural UV protectors fight damage from heat styling and help to preserve color.

What I think: This is awesome for those who are looking for volume.  It takes just a bit in damp hair, and when it id dried, my hair is very bouncy.  I like that it protects from heat styling, too.

Available at http://www.mopproducts.com

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