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July Favorites

  To the list – BUMBLE AND BUMBLE A Tint of Brown Hair Powder: I love this tinted dry shampoo.  It cost more than the tinted Batiste which I use regularly but it can cast a grayish residue and this does not.  Comes in various shades, available at Sephora for $36 and salons. Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum Concentrate: I’ve just started using this this month and it’s

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Empties: Hits & Misses

More Empties! Hits Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant by AVEDA: A very nice toner.  It exfoliates with salicylic acid for a smoother and clearer complexion.  Available at Aveda salons everywhere.  They’ve been selling this product for many years. Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment by GlamGlow: As I said in my June Favorites post, “Wow!”  This is an awesome mask and I’ve already ordered a new one.  Available at Sephora. Cult! Neutrogena Age Shield Face

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June Favorites

  Much loved (and very worn) June Favorites! Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo: I absolutely love this shampoo and will definitely keep buying it.  It’s taking me months to get through this giant bottle.  It’s from the pink range for fine, color-treated hair and I love the way by hair styles after I use it.  Pureology is also a vegan brand.  Available in salons and Ulta. Ojon Dry Recovery Revitalizing Moisture

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May Favorites

  Another month of favorites and another addition to the vintage cookbook collection.  The Delectable Past is a delightful cookbook of Old World and Early American recipes. To my favorites! Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue by Alterna: This super moisturizing hair mask does wonders for my hair.  You massage it in before bed and wash it out in the morning for super soft hair.  Available at Ulta and Sephora. Illamasqua blusher

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April Beauty Haul

I took advantage of Ulta’s 20% discount event.  Always the best time to pick up my favorite products and try a few new ones at a discounted price. Batiste Dry Shampoo: My favorite budget dry shampoo.  I’ve gone through more cans than I can count.  I use the dark brown shade. John Frieda Luminous Glaze: This is a clear shine hair gloss. I’ve never tried this before but I look

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March Favorites

  I’m still in Winter mode although it’s technically Spring.  Here are some of my favorites this month. Inglot palette: I went to Inglot at the beginning of March and put together this little palette that I’ve worn most of the month.  I particular like this copper, bronze shade with a little dab of the brick red in the center of the eyelid.  The other two are a charcoal color

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February Favorites

  My favorite products this month. Lotion Yon-Ka – Dry Skin Toner: My aesthetician swears by Yon-Ka, a French skincare brand, and sells the line in her office.  I use a few toners/waters in rotation depending on what my skin needs.  I use this hydrating one in the morning which contains Lavender Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Cypress Oil, and Thyme Oil.  Buy from Dermstore here with free

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October Favorites

  Phyx Intense Overnight Repair Masque by Kronos: I discovered this hair mask about five years ago and I’m so happy that I did.  It’s terrific.  If you doubt me, note that it holds The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for #1 overnight hair treatment.  Amazon has the best price. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: My favorite drugstore BB cream to date.  Applies like a sheer and creamy tinted

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Empties: Hits & Misses

There aren’t any “misses” in this round of Empties or Products I’ve used up.  That means money well spent! Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Brow/Face/Bikni: Fabulous little home waxing kit.  This works.  You may still need to tweeze a couple of stubborn hairs but this $6 kit is perfect between salon visits.  Pick it up at any drugstore or Ulta. Clarins Advanced Extra Firming Eye Contour Serum: I’ve been using

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September Favorites

I’m still in Las Vegas and it’s still hot! Sebastian Trilliant Thermal Protection and Sparkle Complex Spray: I use a heat protectant every time I use a hot tool on my hair and rotate a few products.  The last couple of months, I’ve been using this one.  I doesn’t provide a ton of shine on me but it does give me some body and I like it as a heat

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