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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Haircare

Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try. Definitely try Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was

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Brand Spotlight: Oribe Top 3

The Top 3 best hair care products in the Oribe range including the cult favorite, Dry Texturizing Spray. Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart-stopping price tag.  We know women are charged more for haircuts than men. Add color and highlights and blowouts, the cost can exceed $200 per visit depending on the salon. We’ve all fallen for the styling products that salons push on us that tack on another

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Haircare Favorites & A Few Duds

Some of the best hair care products I have ever used and I have used a lot. Including hair masks and rich and creamy conditioners. I keep a running list of haircare winners and losers on a post called Haircare Graveyard. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years searching for the best products for my hair in every haircare category imaginable. The Haircare Graveyard helps me remember which

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My Favorite Travel Rollers

If you’re in the market for travel rollers, I recommend the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.  You get eight (4 x 1.75″ rollers and 4 x 1.50″) flocked rollers packed in a black travel case.  They heat up quickly and provide body and bouncy curls at home or on the go.  Remember to roll your hair smoothly onto the roller and leave in until cool. There are some negative reviews on

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Haircare Graveyard

THE GRAVEYARD.  I probably spend more money resulting in the most disappointment on haircare than any other beauty product.  I update this post regularly.  To the rundown: THE WINNERS.Haircare products that I loved and will/have repurchase(d). The Caviar line is excellent, and I love the smell of Klorane dry shampoo. Few shampoos for color treated hair truly protect my color.  Color Proof is one as is this from Biolage.  Mane

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April Favorites

My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine.  Smells great also.  Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use.  Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair.  At Ulta. Koh

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Product Review: Airmotion Hair Brush & Tangle Teaser

  These are my go to tools for brushing my tangled, wet hair. The Airmotion Hair Brush can be used on wet or dry hair.  You can find it on Amazon for about $20. My Tangle Teaser is much loved.  I’ve been using it going on two years now and wouldn’t be without one.  They’ve expanded into different shapes, styles, and colors.  You can find them in stores and online for

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Product Review: Olia Hair Color & Vintage Cookbooks!

  Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color by Garnier: This is now my absolute favorite drugstore hair color.  I love it.  It claims to be infused with flower oils and my hair responds well to much needed moisture.  The color is vivid and applies evenly.  My hair was shiny and lasted a good 3 weeks before I needed a touch up.  $9.99 at Ulta or other drugstores.   Cookbooks have long been

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November Favorites

  I have to start with this cool reproduction of a famous Bernard Buffet painting I picked up at an estate sale last month in Connecticut.  I just love it. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: Caudalie’s best selling spray water.  Contains Grape, Orange Blossom, Rose, Mint, and Rosemary.  I use this as a toner before moisturizer and when I need a little pick me up.  It smells amazing.  And as with most beauty

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