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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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Empties: Hits & Misses

The Hits Novex Brazilian Keratin: I got this in a beauty box and was super impressed.  It’s a very rich hair mask that left my hair super soft and conditioned.  I’ll buy a full size tub of this.  Available online. OGX Conditioner Hydrate + Defrizz Fukui Oil: Love, love this shampoo and conditioner combo. I have at least one back up.  Leaves hair super, silky soft.  Available at drugstores. Kerastase Bain Chroma

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December Favorites

December Favorites! ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment by Kate Somerville: A wonderful exfoliant.  Read my review from last month.  Available at Sephora. Original Nipple Balm for Lips by Dr. Lipp: That’s right.  Originally made as a nipple treatment for breastfeeding mothers.  I love the deeply moisturizing texture.  I use it at night.  Available at SPACE.NK. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector: One of the best lip balms on the market.  You’ll never

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November Favorites

Antique dessert plate/trivet and serving utensil My favorites this month. Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30: This is a very fluid and light sunscreen.  Works great and doesn’t seep into the eyes.  Available at Dermstore or Sephora. The Sensual Skin Enhancer by KEVYN AUCOIN: A wonderful multi-use product.  It can be used as a concealer, all-over foundation, or mixed with moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer which is how I use it

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Empties: Hits & Misses

So many Empties! Hits PHYTOCITRUS by Phyto: I love this hair care brand and enjoyed this color protecting shampoo.  PHYTONECTAR is my favorite but I’d buy this again also.  Available wherever Phyto is sold. After Party by Bed Head: I’ve gone through more of these than I can count.  My go-to product for second day hair.  Available wherever Bed Head is sold. Caudalie Eye Cream: From one of my favorite

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September Favorites

Just a few things I’m loving this month. NexGen Curling Iron by Hot Tools: I did some research on this before I bought it.  It gets great reviews and I agree.  I got the 1 1/4″ barrel.  Heats up fast and makes big, bouncy curls.  Available at Ulta. Mary-Lou Manizer by theBalm: A GREAT highlighter.  I had been using cream highlighters throughout the summer and just switched to this powder

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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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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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