February Favorites

Hi, friends! Here are some of the items I’ve been loving in the month of February. Hard to believe it’s already March & we are getting closer to Spring!

I’ve been really trying to get my hair healthier this month after over a decade of bleach tints, processing, and at one time even hair extensions.

I’m always having trouble finding hair masques that really “wow” me. This one definitely surprised me! SheaMoisture® Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque gives me that instant gratification that we all look for when using any type of mask or treatment. Shea Moisture offers a huge range of different products from hair, body and even skin care. I first picked up a packet of this which give you a nice trial amount containing about 1-2 uses. They offer packets or full size containers. I have fine hair and yet this product doesn’t weigh it down.

Bottom Line on this product :

  • best for brittle, damaged, chemically processed hair.
  • cruelty-free.
  • free of paragons, sulfates, phthalates.
  • leaves hair soft & shiny.
  • deeply moisturizing.
  • super inexpensive.
  • offers trial packets.
  • $2 packet/$10 jar.

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Since I’ve been also trying to apply less heat to my hair, I often wear my natural wavey-curl. My natural hair texture is pretty dry, which is normal for more curley girls. Next on my loves is this $5 shampoo…YES! It’s five bucks and gets ride of my product build-up without stripping! Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo I shampoo my hair about once a week & purchased this on a whim with zero expectation. I normally only trust salon brands but I was in a hurry and was feeling brave in Target.

Bottom Line : 

  • $5
  • gentle, basic shampoo.
  • free off silicone, parabens, sulfates and mineral oil.
  • ideal for natural hair style

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Next up on my current hair helpers is THE BEST CURLING PRODUCT I’ve ever used. I work this into my damp hair after the shower. As a result, my curls are so much more soft and defined.  Advanced Climate Control® Heat and Humidity Gel 

Bottom Line :

  • not sticky or crunchy.
  • only small amount needed.
  • defines curls.
  • eliminates/controls frizz.
  • protects hair from environmental aggressors.

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On to skin care! My skin is on the oily side so I used to think that oil would break me out or cause me to be even more shiny. However, that is not always the case when using facial oils. Some oils contain ingredients that can help address your specific skin concerns. I advise you to try out different ones and do your reasearch. (USE ESSENTIAL/NATURAL OILS) Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil I apply this on my face and neck every night at bedtime then wake up with brighter more dewy skin.

Bottom Line :

  • good for all skin types.
  • packed full with omegas and vitamin E
  • helps retain natural moisture.
  • made from pure oils.
  • protects the skin from free radicals.
  • can be easily layer with other products.
  • free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.

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Modere’s I/D anti-aging system or I like to call the “The champagne facial”.  Loving this two-step treatment. My skin feels immediately softer, looks brighter and more evenly toned. The first step bubbles up on your skin like champagne bubbles and works to infuse oxygen into the skin all while, reducing the appearance of fine lines. It’s anti-aging! It’s never to early to start taking care of your skin. On to the 2nd step! Defense works to protect and support your natural defense system with prebiotic and probiotics.

Bottom line: 

  • refreshing
  • anti-aging
  • great for acneic skin
  • even skin tone
  • quick results
  • clean
  • cruelty-free

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Okay let’s see what else I’ve been obsessed with…Hmmm…

GLOSSIER CLOUD MF PAINT. I now see that I was not wearing enough blush or correctly!  I honestly don’t know how I lived without it?! Okay I’m aware of how dramatic I am, but seriously?! This stuff doesn’t move! Perfectly pigmented and just the right consistency. I wear Cloud Paint in Haze almost every damn day (even my no makeup days which are more often than not). It blends effortlessly and gives me that sexy, dewy flush I dream about.  I’ve applied this many ways but have finally found the technique that works best for me. I love to use a velour puff and blend it upward on my cheeks bones and just a touch on my nose.  Haze is a darker pink more on the purple side. I don’t care who ya are. Try it, girl.

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Bottom line:

  • multiple uses.
  • little goes a long way.
  • cute packaging.
  • comes in multiple shades.
  • bulidable.
  • cruelty-free.
  • liquid blush.

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I’m currently trying out lots of new products & can’t wait to share what i’ll be loving for March! I’ll also be launching a vacation series on my trip to Mexico this month, including my travel essentials I’ll be bringing along!

Stay tuned.

-xx

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