Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Shampoo for Your Hair Needs!

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are doing well! A couple of nights ago I was thinking about pampering and I was really focused on the hair care part. Now, I am not very big on hair... you are honestly pretty lucky if I brush it! Anyways, I personally focus quite a bit on my face and I seem to ONLY wash and condition my hair and the occasional hair treatment, occasional hair brushing, and so forward. But, what if you gave your hair a real treat... you deep clean it, then restore it, condition it, and then maybe enhance it? I am by no means saying you should because I am almost positive that products would really build up, right? I'm no professional but it is a thought and I may even give it a go over the summer.
I have tons of shampoos and conditioners, treatments as well... and while they are all almost always in my bathroom, only one is ever in my shower (category: Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment). Maybe one day i'll open a spa and a "haircial" will be an option ;).
Today I wanted to talk about each shampoo that I personally would use for each category and on my own hair. I will discuss cleansing, repairing, conditioning, curl-enhancing, volumizing, and color-treated shampoos. Again, I don't know too much on hair care and I really just thought that my late-night thoughts were shareable.
My hair... just so you can do some adjusting as to what you may need... is curly. Tight ringlet curls. Very tangled and frizzy. ALOT of split ends (it's been about two years since my hair has been cut- I had a lady who cut my hair and she decided she would bad mouth me one day [day of prom- Lets just say if I pay you to do my hair I expect perfect and nothing less of that], I found out and haven't given her my business since), Died (the very last 4-5 inches of my hair is blonde), Very long (I am 5'3" and my hair wet/straight is about 5 inches away from my hipbone).
Step 1:Deep Clean (Get rid of the yucky-ness!)
This particular shampoo will deep clean and fight dandruff. I love the fact that you can do two things in one shampoo. While the product is pictured as a shampoo and conditioner, I know you can buy JUST the shampoo which is what I suggest doing because a duo can't do as good of a job as just one by itself (if that makes any sense).
Step 2: Repair (Fix the splits!)
Two items for the category. They are both incredible and while the mask is time consuming, it works like a dream.

L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme Shampoo

L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme Emergency Repair Mask
Step 3: Condition (Put some moisture back up in here!)
I have used the shampoo and conditioner in the Suave line for years and it works like a miracle! The mask is just a lovely little addition to shock some life into the hair, it is expensive but it pairs really well with the Suave line.

Suave Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo

Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque
Step 4: Enhance (For me, put some definition in those curls.. for you?)
This smells insanely amazing. I love it. I can really tell the enhancement it gives to my hair, and while there is one I like a bit more than this I think this one really compares to the high end option. Needless to say, I like drugstore prices over high end, and will share as much as possible within that frame.

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Shampoo
Step 5: Life (put some volume in those roots)
I know sometimes after putting so much into your hair it can be a little weighed down, this will put a little life into your hair again.

Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo
Step 6: Tame the Lion (a lot less frizz please)
How un-pretty is frizzy hair?
Step 7: Protect (protect the color or enhance it?)

Garnier Fructis Hair care Fortiying Color Shield Shampoo

I hope this was helpful if you are wanting to try a new shampoo and maybe gave you an idea on treating you hair to a treat. Another idea on how to maybe do this is to spread it out within a length of time for example: I am going to Disney in June and it is a seven day trip, one day I could deep clean, the next repair, then moisturize it and so forth. Of course you could do it all in one night too! Travel sizes of these products may be useful for a one time try too. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

January and February Favorites!

Hello Everyone!
I hope you have all had a wonderful month, and I hope you all are looking forward to spring! I am very much looking forward to April, May, and June but as for now let’s worry about January and February! I haven’t done a favorites due to the fact that I seriously haven’t done much with beauty or fashion at all these first two months of 2014! I have been so focused on prom, Disney, graduation and let’s not forget about online classes. Needless to say, the post will consist of not very much!

I am not the type of person who is going to tell you I liked something when I didn’t and while I have tried a lot, I just wasn’t too impressed. As a high school student and a beauty blogger and vlogger, I feel like other’s think I wear makeup every single day and look “done up” all the time, this is not true at all! I, in general, am not very glamorous. I love beauty and I love fashion but I am very happy underneath all of that. I wear makeup (and dress up) about every two weeks and it is usually because of occasions such as important events, intended beauty videos, date, or I feel like waking up the extra 30-minutes. With this said, shall we begin?

  • Burt’s Bee’s Acne Solutions Gel Cleanser: My skin has been LOVING this 100% natural cleanser. It honestly has cleared up a good bit of my acne. BUT, you have to continuously use this product for it to actually work.
  •  Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask: Time consuming! But VERY worth it. My skin LOVES it too!

  • Burt’s Bee’s Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub: Again, skin LOVING! It's a really nice exfoliator.

  • Secret Outlast Deodorant in Completely Clean: I ONLY buy Secret but I usually purchase the scent expression's, this was on sale at Walgreens and I thought i'd give it a go. It WORKS! 

  • Faded Glory Denim-print Leggings: Look like skinny jeans, feel like a legging... PERFECT!

  • DexFlex Comfort Claire Ballet Flats in Silver: I got these for prom BUT I have been wearing them pretty often. They are the most comfortable flats I have ever worn! Going to purchase these in Nude and Black

  • Graduation Necklace: I don't have a class ring (yet) and this was given to me by my grandma for graduation gift (way early). I get a ton of compliments!

  • Silver Delicate Earrings: I don't wear earrings often so when I do they are usually very simple and easy to put in, sleep in, and go!

  •  Victoria’s Secret Secret Garden Collection in Vanilla Lace and Love Spell: I have been reaching for these about the same amount these last two months!

  • Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat Nail Strengthener: Makes my nails strong AND long!

  • The Carrie Diaries (Tv show): MUST WATCH!

  • Once Upon A Time (Tv show): ADDICTED!

  • LOL (movie): Seen it 20 times, no joke!

  • My Playlist:

Love Burning Alive

I wish- Cherr Lloyd

Tennis Court- Lorde

Team- Lorde

Talk Dirty- Jason Durulo

Still Into You-Paramore