Holy Trinity of Hair Care

So anyone who has massively color treated hair knows the importance of maintaining a good hair regimen. I am naturally a dark brunette but as of lately I have become a very light blonde (a la Gwen Stefani or Marilyn Monroe type blonde). So keeping my hair strong, moisturized, and healthy is SUPER important. These are the products I use to keep my hair looking smooth and silky. All products are available at Target, for approximately $4-$7 each.

First the Renpure. It comes in three different fragrances, and all of them are lovely smelling. The “Sweet Pomegranate” is pictured above, but it also comes in a “Rosemary Mint,” and “Lavender.” Renpure’s cleansing conditioner is a product I tried purely out of curiosity, and because I had been reading so many great things about using cleansing conditioners in place of shampoo. Many shampoos contain sulfates which can dry out your hair, this product does not. Also, because of the nature of shampooing (the lathering process), hair can also become dried out. The difference with cleansing conditioners is that it does not lather. This does take a little while to get used to (or at least it did for me). Once you have coated the hair in the cleansing conditioner, let it sit or a few minutes, and then rinse.

Next the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. This comes in a few different options as well, they include, “Strong,” “Moist,” and “Color.” I prefer the “Strong” (photographed above) because I just like the smell a bit better than the other types.

I use this as a conditioner every time I wash my hair. After leaving it in for three minutes you will definitely notice that your hair is much softer, and why the name of the product includes the word “miracle.”

Last, but not least, the coconut oil. I’m sure by now you have heard about all the great uses and benefits of coconut oil, and for hair care it is no less. I use it as a deep conditioning mask once a week (if I’m being really good), or every other week. Basically I just scoop it out into my hands, rub it together to get it to melt a bit, and then rub it into my hair starting at the ends. After I coat my entire head, I wrap my hair into a loose bun on the top of my head and clip it down to secure it. I then cover it with a shower cap and go to sleep. In the morning I wash with the Renpure cleansing conditioner and follow up with the Aussie 3 minute miracle.

*On a side note, I typically will wash/condition my hair no more than three times a week using the above process.

Happy Hair-doing! 🙂 xo

Sheet Masks

Where have these been all my life? Seriously, where?! I (like most girls, I think) view skincare as a necessity. However, it’s one of those things that you just “have to” do. I can’t tell you how many masks, creams, moisturizers, etc. I have in my cupboard.. But there’s A LOT. I try with the best of my ability to use them all, but let’s face it (no pun intended) no one has time for all of that.

So I’ve begun investing in sheet masks. All I can say is that these are debatably just shy of the eighth wonder of the world, or maybe the best thing since Velcro or sliced bread.

I’ve tried several versions of the sheet mask, ranging in price from approximately $1-$7. There are sheets masks that I’ve seen that are in a higher price bracket as well, but I have not tried those out as of yet. Based on the sheet masks that I have tried, it does seem like you get what you pay for. The $6-$7 range masks are on softer towelettes and they really seem to have a lasting moisturizing effect on your skin. Also they just seem to fit the face a bit better than their inexpensive counterparts.

I still purchase the cheaper sheet masks on occasion just to save a few dollars, but in a perfect world where money grew on trees, (yes, please!) I’d be buying the better quality ones all the time.

Photo Information: Sheet Masks – Forever 21, Ulta, and Sephora.

National Hat Day!

Today is National Hat Day! So whether it be a sombrero, top hat, bonnet, cloche, beret, fedora, or beanie; today is the day! Hats are a great accessory to add to any outfit. Not just to cover a tragic case of bed head or protect from the elements, hats can be the finishing touch you are looking for to complete your overall look. Happy Hatting! 🙂

Thank You to “TheValleyOfFashion” for the Lovely Blogger Award Nomination

A HUGE thank you to The Valley of Fashion for their nomination. I nominated some of my favorite blogs below who I deemed worthy of the term “lovely blogger.”

The rules for award acceptance are:

Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them (including a link to their blog). They must list the rules and post the blog award badge in the post.

They must add seven (7) fact about themselves.

They must nominate fifteen (15) other bloggers and notify them that they have been nominated.

 

Here are some fun facts about myself:

  • Black will always be my favorite color.
  • I can sleep like a champion.
  • Tiramisu is my favorite dessert.
  • If I could meet anyone at this moment it would be Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman).
  • I love vintage anything.
  • My go-to, just to have it on in the background movie, is Beetlejuice.
  • I binge watch Netflix like crazy. Like intervention time kind of crazy.

 

My nominations are:

  1. Lace and Limon
  2. With All My Affection
  3. Veromoda
  4. Glamorange
  5. Honey in a Gold Pot
  6. All Things Laquer
  7. Fashion Trend
  8. Dream Big Dream Often
  9. Tata Ice
  10. Perky Blonde
  11. Love and Bombs
  12. Style Caster
  13. Chate’s Diary
  14. Touch of Class
  15. Hope and Hemlines

Thank you for writing such great blogs!

All Things Adored

 

 

Look of the Day – California Sweater Weather

 It’s true, the “weather” we have in California can’t really be considered weather, but on occasion it is necessary to wear a sweater.

Photo Information: Cropped Sweater – Anthropologie, Burgundy Pants – American Eagle, Embroidered Blouse – Forever 21, Sunnies – The Sunglass Spot, Nail Polish – Essie in shade ‘Sole Mate,’ Bangle Bracelets – Forever 21

Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner

  
Just recently named the #1 eyeliner at Sephora, and for good reason! No joke, this is the holy grail of eyeliners, hands down! I’ve been a repeat user of Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner since I first tried it a few years ago. Nothing I have used before or since has even come close to the quality and precision of what this liner can do. It is the blackest of blacks, long-wearing, smudge proof, and the list of compliments go on and on. If you have yet to try this eyeliner, do yourself a favor. What are you waiting for, the verdict is in!