Do you love beautiful hair? What a moronic question right? 3 things that instantly make me feel better: great hair, fabulous mascara, & glowing skin. So- hair is pretty important to me! I’ve used DermOrganic products in the past with great results so I was really excited to try out some of their newer hair care products- keep reading to see what I think!
I’ve reviewed the DermOrganic shampoo, conditioner, & leave-in treatment before here & I think my opinions are still the same.I love the pumps, the scent, & the fact that is cleans my hair without stripping it. Anyway- check out my prior review for the information!
So the one in shower hair product from this line I hadn’t tried is the DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque- & shame on me for waiting so long. I prefer to use masks as conditioners because my hair soaks up everything- & really likes majorly hydrating products. This masque has a bit of a spicy scent which is odd- but the results are fab. You’re supposed to let is sit 5-7 minutes then rinse. Normally I do let it sit a bit longer if I can when it comes to a mask but this one really doesn’t need it! I also have been using the DermOrganic Windswept Defining Whip when my hair is towel dried after a shower. I find it doesn’t hold my finger curls well but it doesn’t help me create some shape which I can set with hairspray or mousse.
Oh- can you resist trying something called a Texture Taffy? The DermOrganic Texture Taffy comes with a pump (although it must not now because it looks different online?) & helps me create a bit of pizazz. I have to use a really small amount between my hands then it depends on what I want on my hair. For bedhead I just go to town but for curls I use it after the Defining Whip to give curls more hold.
I love that the DermOrganic Fast Dry Shaping Hairspray dries matte- so many don’t anymore! I think it has nice hold & actually brushes out quite well too. This smells like hairspray so don’t expect a random kind of scent. The mist is also super fine which is lovely.
So there you have it! Not every product is a must-have for me but overall the line is awesome. I think the fact that they have a nice, wide range but they maintain their vegan, cruelty free, & no unnatural preservatives base is brilliant. You can view the entire styling line on the DermOrganic website here. Any products catching your eye? You can see my review of the DermOrganic skincare range here as well which includes the Argan oil which I love on my hair as well!
Love a pretty hairstyle? Me too! I often have no trouble keeping it & a whole lot more trouble keeping it though! I reviewed this awesome Mark Hill line that saved me time styling & now I bring you product that help me get stylin! Also, this is a special giveaway post! LOTS of giveaways will be listed below & you’re bound to go wild! Keep reading to check out what I think & to enter to win!
I have 3 products to share with you from Mark Hill today- Mark Hill Gorgeous! Fabulous Finish Hairspray, Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Bedazzled Anti Humidity Shine Spray, & the Mark Hill Gorgeous! Hot Glam Extreme Heat Protection Spray. Let’s break them down shall we?
Mark Hill Gorgeous! Fabulous Finish Hairspray– This hairspray is a nice big can &, this may sound weird, but it is easy for me to grip in my small hands. I find this hairspray a tad tacky- but in a good way. I have a few moments to fix any strays in updos or wily curls when my hair is down then it sets to a nice, smooth finish. It doesn’t leave my hair crunchy either & is actually quite touchable. Love it!
Everyone hates frizz and flyaways, especially when you have spent time getting your style just right.
Well, kick kinks into touch, block out humidity and add a dazzling shine with this amazing daily style finisher. Packed with lots of yummy ingredients, this ultra-light spray seals your hair with an invisible jacket, protecting your style and adding a beautiful shine. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Bedazzled Anti Humidity Shine Spray– This really is an amazing product & I don’t think I have anything in my beauty arsenal like it! Somehow it manages to be smoothing, add shine, & yet somehow be weightless? I’m not quite sure what kind of voodoo magic went into making this but I want more!
Excessive heat can make your hair dry, brittle and prone to breakage. But don’t worry, your knight in shining armor has come to the rescue! Hot Glam is a light, non-greasy spray that will protect your hair from any heated appliance up to an amazing 235°C. And that’s not all, because it’s crammed with heat-saving, moisture-rich ingredients, your hair will actually feel smoother, silkier and shinier. Now that’s hot!
Mark Hill Gorgeous! Hot Glam Extreme Heat Protection Spray– Let’s talk about my favorite part of this product first- the scent! It is this amazing mix of conditioner & beachy goodness. I have a lot of protection sprays in my cupboards (because normal people have canned food & I have beauty products) but this has to be my favorite scent ever! Not only does it smell great but it keeps my hair healthy when I use my curling wand. By the end of styling my hair doesn’t feel or look dry at all- it is some kind of miracle!
Here’s my hair after using all 3 products & my usual curling wand- love it! One winner will win all 3 of the products above- good luck ladies & gents! Want to purchase them right this minute because I convinced you? Check them out at Walgreens!
While many of us are looking forward to spring, it doesn’t mean we are looking forward to spring cleaning. To make spring cleaning a bit more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make spring cleaning even more fun! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique spring themed giveaway, including spring cleaning items, fashion accessories, and even gift card for purchasing your own Spring treats! To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below.
Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, a Shark PRO Steam & Spray Mop!
The Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop ends on 5/1/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Networks is not responsible for prize fulfillment and associated bloggers are responsible for their own giveaways. Good luck everyone and happy spring!
Hask is a brand that is new to me but their products all looked like something I’d buy on my own so when offred the chance to review I was quite excited. They were kind enough to send me 2 different lines but the one I’m reviewing today is the Hask Argan line– perfect for my somewhat dry hair! Keep reading to see how we worked out together!
From Hask- If you had three wishes from a genie in a magic lamp, what would they be? New shoes? A fancy car? Maybe you’d wish for perfectly soft, luscious hair! Well wish no more. You don’t need a genie for healthy, beautiful locks when you have Hask® Argan Oil products! Also known as “liquid gold,” Argan Oil is a precious, time-honored beauty secret in its native Morocco. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, Argan Oil from Morocco repairs, strengthens and moisturizes hair, all while taming frizz and adding shine. So saunter on down to the bazaar and barter for some of that liquid gold! Or you can, you know, pick up some Hask Argan Oil products… yeah, that’d probably be easier. Oh, and genie? About that new car….
So these products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol, and artificial colors, all great things. The shampoo & conditioner are great- not too moisturizing but leave my hair nice & healthy feeling. Because I have quite dry hair I find the mask & oil really handy! I saved the mask to use after a few days of heat styling. I use heat protectant & such obviously but that still doesn’t lock in the moisture as well as I need. I love my hair day 2 to 3 but it can feel a bit dry. The oil is very lightweight & sinks right into the hair & the mask if fabulously dense & sinks in to treat my ends.
Packaging-wise I wish the mask was available in a larger size other than a packet- like a tub or bottle. I also would like a larger size of the oil- I feel like with my long, thick hair I’ll go through this quite quickly!
What do you think of these products? I’m really excited to try the other line as well- I’ve heard it is fab! They also have a macademia line that I’d like to get my hands on! You can buy these products from the Hask site as well as in CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, Walgreens, & numerous other stores which you can view on their site here.
Is it just me or have new hair releases been the talk of the town lately? When asked to try one of the new Herbal Essences haircare lines I jumped at the chance! Today I have the Volume Collection to share with you which was purchased as a bundle from the Walmart website here for only $12.99. Keep reading to see what I think & to enter to win a $50 Walmart gift card courtesy of Herbal Essences!
Herbal Essences has a whole new line called Naked that comes in 3 varieties at the time of this post: Volume, Shine, & Moisture. All three look similar but have slightly different claims.
Inside the bundle you get the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo, Volume Conditioner, Volumizing Souffle, & a deluxe sized Dry Shampoo. The packaging on all of these products is very simple & clean, much like the claims!
Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo- Contains no parabens or silicones. Smells like grapefruit & mint. Lathers well & is very lightweight!
Herbal Essences Naked Volume Conditioner- Contains no parabens or colorants. Again smells like grapefruit & mint, which I love. Smooth & lightweight. Not as moisturizing as I usually prefer but would be great on second day hair! Normally I need something with a mask-like quality.
Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle- No silicones or colorants. This is a weightless volumizing foam formula mousse. You’re supposed to work it through wet hair for more volume! Smells amazing like the rest, not like chemicals at all!
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo- This dry shampoo uses natural tapioca to absorb oils, perfect for in-between washes! The mint scent is refreshing & doesn’t smell chemical-ish at all.
Enter by leaving a comment telling me your favorite haircare products! Please make sure you are subscribed to me on youtube. This giveaway is open to US residents only & you will be sent one $50 Walmart gift card. Should it be lost in transit from Herbal Essences I am not able to fulfill. All opinions are my own. This isn’t a sponsored video although they have supplied me with a card to buy my own set! It arrived today! Giveaway ends January 10th, 2013 at midnight! Winner will be chosen randomly.
Want to get your hands on this set right now? You can purchase the Herbal Essences Naked Collection from Walmart here for only $12.99! That’s an awesome deal! I love the scent better than so many other products I own, clean & fresh!
Hair. Man. I’ve been having some fits with mine lately. Why don’t you do as I say hair? But seriously, let me get back on track.the nuNAAT Garlic Magic line was released in August 2013 & I’ve been using the products for almost 2 months. Keep reading to see my thoughts!
This line is targeted towards “slow-to-grow and fragile hair” & since lately my hair has been more fragile than normal I figured it was finally time to try them out. My hair is very dry & unfortunately one of the medications I take makes my hair fall out every once in awhile (even my lashes which is more depressing than I can describe). I actually have very thick, fine, tangly hair. I don’t get excessively oily but I like something that really cleans my scalp since my hair looks best day 2-3 after washing.
From the nuNAAT website- Our Garlic hair care collection is the perfect solution for hair that is especially weak or slow to grow. Formulated with garlic extract, this product line works its magic at the roots, cleansing the scalp of impurities and strengthening hair follicles. Also ideal for fighting dandruff, excessive oiliness and hair loss.
Before using my hair was a bit more dull & I actually really see a difference! My roots get clean without being stripped, my ends aren’t overly dry, & the two styling products are a big hit! Let’s break it down ya’ll!
nuNAAT Garlic Extra Force Shampoo- Formulated with garlic extract to help restore hair’s natural balance for stronger, faster-growing hair. Also helps to fight dandruff, excessive oiliness and hair thinning. Designed for daily use.
nuNAAT Garlic Extra Force Conditioner- Promotes the strengthening of hair, healing from the inside out and leaving hair soft, healthy and shiny. For best results, use daily with NAAT Garlic Extra Force Shampoo.
Both retail for $5.99 each for 16.9 oz.
nuNAAT Garlic Extra Force Styling Cream- This lightweight styling cream works to control frizz while keeping hair moisturized. Designed to be used several times a day, if necessary. $5.99 for 10.5 oz.
I’m really impressed with this line overall! I love the scent- fresh & floral. Not vampire repellant & not garlicky at all, promise! I really love this mask & love how shiny it leaves my hair! The styling cream was a big surprise for me, I normally never use it! I actually really liked using this on my damp hair & hand combing it through my hair. I love leave-in treatments. I’m really happy with the results & super happy with the price! I found my hair looking shinier & more healthy.
The prices are reasonable, I can pick them up at Walgreens, & they are all quite nice sizes. What’s not to love right? You can also purchase from drugstore.com & the nuNAAT website.
When it comes to my hair I have some serious issues during winter. Not only is my hair already dry but then it drops below zero & kicks up an icicle wind. I’m not even exaggerating! I love a pretty headband, especially this time of year, to keep my long, thick hair looking good…& out of my face. Scunci was kind enough to send me some of their headbands to check out & they’re giving away one of your choice to two of my readers! Keep reading to see what I think & to enter to win!
First let’s look at my very favorite headband shall we? This is a Scunci Animal Print Knotted Headband that is a mix of black & blue based grey.Maybe it is my insane bias to animal print (RWAR!) or maybe because this headband nearly matches the grey-blue in my eyes…but I am absolutely loving it. I love that this is wrapped in a light chiffon type material, it looks like something you could wear to a work even or out on the town with the girls. Versatility, that’s what a headband is all about! I paired it with an easy, messy side bun because why not right?
Next up is a headband that isn’t quite my personal style but I can see a lot of people really loving it. This is a thin silver metal headband with a side ornamental flower cluster in black, pink, & diamond. Cute & very sweet.
Next up is another animal print because I have zero self control. This actually comes in a duo pack with a chocolate brown headband accompaniment. These are super stretchy & beyond comfortable to wear. Honestly, I’ll probably get the most use out of this one, I feel so sassy but not so fancy that I can’t rock a sweatshirt you know?
Next up is what Scunci calls a “bohemian” “Wide Loose Knit Color Striped Headwrap” which happens to be another super comfy headband. This too comes in a duo pack with the pretty brown & blue shades which you can see at the top or bottom of this post. I decided to wear the crazy pink combo because there’s no way you wouldn’t notice it right? This is super comfy & I’ve been using it when I need to get my hair out of my face in a hurry.
Last is a very trendy headband that is called the Scunci 6-Strand Fabric & Beaded Headwrap. I really like this one, it is like hair jewelry! I don’t even feel super ancient wearing this one! I like the crochet detailing & laid back feel but I think it beings some interest to my hair with zero effort. I like it with this easy side twist.
Scunci was kind enough to offer to giveaway to TWO WINNERS your CHOICE of headband! This giveaway is open to US & CANADA! Good luck everyone, I can’t wait to see your favorites!
Are you excited for my 5 Days of Giveaways kick off post? I decided Mark Hill would be the perfect starting point because these 3 products will get your hair absolutely ready for the holiday/party season! Mark Hill has created a new haircare line to me personally but it has been very popular over in the UK! Mark Hill himself is a famous celebrity hairdresser who has worked with clients such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, & even the royal family! Talk about big names right? I was super excited to try out some products from the Big Night Out line from Mark Hill which preps clean hair for styling! Keep reading to find out what I think & enter to win your own set of products!
“I’ve spent more than 15 years creating a range of hair care products that are of such high quality that they are used every day in my salon. To bring an effective, yet affordable range to the U.S. is absolutely a dream come true,” says Mark Hill in a press release.
I feel like I’ve been looking for this type of line all my life: A line designed to not only wash/clean my hair but allows me to style it right after! Normally I literally plan around events (yes, pen & paper plan!) so that I can have at least second day hair to work with. As pretty as my hair is clean & freshly washed it just doesn’t want to do anything. Like…at all. It wants to just be hair. It looks slightly frizzy, floppy, & just like tons of thick hair. No pretty wave, no working with styling tools, & definitely doesn’t look how I want it to. This line is meant to give you the freshness of clean hair with the manageability of second day hair.
I started with Mark Hill Big Night Out Get Ready to Party! Pre Styling Shampoo (because I wash my hair like most people I suppose!) & immediately liked the scent. It is very soft, slightly floral, & doesn’t linger. If you’re going to be styling your hair & adding more product to it sometimes a heavy scent can mingle & become somewhat offensive. This shampoo is quite thin & is meant to prep your hair for styling. As I had hoped, it removed buildup, cleansed my hair, & didn’t leave it feeling stripped. If you’re looking for a super rich or super softening shampoo then this isn’t it, the whole point is to create a starting line for hair styling.
Following up the shampoo is the Mark Hill Big Night Out Get the Party Started! Pre Styling Conditioner. This also comes packaged like the shampoo & has a similar scent. I find this to be quite a light conditioner which I assume is the point: detangle & moisturize without going overboard & making hair un-styleable. Right? Right. So this does a very nice job, I have very thick long hair & it helped to detangle without being too hydrating. I personally can’t go without conditioner so this was a very pleasant surprise!
The last product I have is the Mark Hill Big Night Out Only Takes a Minute! 60 Second Detox Gloss Treatment. I think this is something really special, especially with only taking one minute. This does come in a smaller tube but it also takes very little time so does that balance out? I have VERY long & VERY thick hair but it is also fine so treatments can sometimes be finicky for me. I tend to leave them in as long as possible in the shower/bath. This one minute treatment seemed to do the trick though! You use this instead of conditioner so it takes a lot less time, smells a bit stronger than the other two, & is much thicker. I tried not to use too much (I have a habit of really laying down the treatments!) & it did leave my hair shinier & it also felt conditioner while still being able to style it!
Overall I’m very happy with this trio! For me personally, this isn’t something I’d use every day but before a big event or when I have product buildup & still have things to do this is perfection! I’m really impressed, why hasn’t anyone else come out with this type of invention? This would have been so amazing back when I was a cheerleader or for proms! Even better? You can purchase this line (& other Mark Hill lines, he has quite a few I hope to try!) from Walgreens! How awesome is that?
To launch my 5 Days of Giveaways you can win this line! There will be one lucky winner! Please note that this is limited to the US & they cannot ship to PO Boxes as the company will be shipping this directly. Thanks so much to Mark Hill for this awesome opportunity to win, just enter using the rafflecopter widget below!!! Good luck everyone! XO
I haven’t done a hair review in way too long & I really do apologize. I had some real issues with an allergic reaction to something I was planning to review & took some time with old faithfuls to get my head back on right. I have seriously used up 2 (TWO!) bottles each of these products from the Suave Moroccan Infusion line. I wash my hair about every 3 days so I’ve been using them a long time! I’m crazy impressed & really excited to share my thoughts!
So for reference I have very thick, fine hair which seems to be really hard to find a product line for. My hair is also very long & gets tangled easily. I need a line that is very moisturizing for my dry hair while not making my scalp too oily. I use dry shampoo when needed but my scalp isn’t really oily unless I go longer without washing.
Both of these products & the others I’ve tried from the line (the oil is great & a total bargain!) smell absolutely amazing! If you like the smell of argan oil, you’ll absolutely love this line. They also have a slightly spicy scent that is really faint but makes it seem even more luxe.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo- Although really hydrating, this shampoo gets my hair feeling clean & it actually lathers really nicely! While being really hydrating it rinses completely clean & doesn’t leave my scalp oily or anything like that.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine Mask- Yes, Suave does make a conditioner for this line but I honestly prefer this mask as my conditioner instead! It is even more hydrating & more rich than the conditioner which my hair prefers. If you have thinner, less dry hair then the conditioner from this line would likely be a better choice. I leave this on my hair as long as I can while I’m washing my face or shaving or whatever. Once rinsed out it doesn’t leave my hair oily, just smooth & hydrated.
What I’m trying to say is that if you have hair similar to mine, you’re likely going to love these. For one thing, they’re a total steal & under $4 a piece if not on sale on top of that. I usually pick mine up on sale 2 for $6 at my local drugstores which is an awesome deal! I can honestly say this is my favorite line from the drugstore currently…& for a crazy affordable price that actually works on my hair! Suave also now has a Keratin line like this one & I’m dying to try that next, I’ve heard it is amazing!
I’m late, I know! My 5 year wedding anniversary was this past weekend so I had things scheduled & such. I still want to show you what I got in my September Beauty Box 5 though so here we go! This month was another seriously cool box with a fall-perfect eyeshadow color, hair product, skincare, lip care, & a really neat makeup remover tool!