Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Products I love: Hair, skin and more!

Exciting news everyone! I finally learned how to curl my hair the proper way. Pathetic, I know. But now that I have accomplished this simple task, I want to curl my hair everyday! Sound the horns! I'm all grown up.

I had my hair colored and trimmed this weekend and I love it. Pardon the picture taken in the driveway pose. I like the color of my hair in natural light. In my upstairs bathroom, it looks 100% red and 10 steps away, it is just brown. But under the sun, it is exactly how I wanted it. Also, my face is the shape of a potato. I have a bit of a Rumer Willis thing going on.

After watching a few YouTube videos on how to curl hair (and how not to, thanks to the poor girl who burned her hair off-HILARIOUS), I picked up some products to help keep my hair safe from the heat.

I use just a small amount of the nourishing coconut milk on the ends of my hair when it is towel dried and then spray the Pro-Mend Heat Protection all over and brush it through. I have noticed that my hair feels healthier after drying and styling.

When I wear my hair straight, I spray this in after blow drying to add some shine and softness to my locks.  I've been trying to only wash my hair every other night, even after I work out. I know that sounds really gross to some people but when I get home from the gym, I spray dry shampoo on my hair while it is still in a ponytail and then I blow dry it out. The above products help make my hair smell good and I honestly don't notice any texture issues the next day.

Onto other products! I received an order from Sephora yesterday and I was so excited to test everything out last night and this morning.

I was low on blush and decided to order the infamous Orgasm blush by NARS. It is a really nice peachy color so I can see why it is so popular.

I've been swearing by Ole Henriksen facial products for over a year now. They do not irritate my skin which is rare for me. This is my first time using the aloe vera deep cleanser but the reviews online say it works well with combo and acne prone skin. 

 Another well recommended product online is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion that I received as a sample with my order. Today is my first day using it so I hope I have a positive experience!

I also read really great things about Argan Oil for your face, nails and hair. I think I'm good with the hair products so I'll be using this to moisturize my face. Since I get worried about breakouts, I just applied a small amount to my forehead last night and will continue to do so for the rest of this week before using it on other problems areas on my face. This size was only $10 so if it doesn't work for me, I won't be out too much money.

Happy Tuesday!


Samantha said...

What videos did you find helpful? I have still not figured out how to curl my hair.

Michelle said...

Samantha: I just typed "hair curling tutorial" into YouTube and watched the ones that had the most views/subscribers.

I've realized the secret is placing the curling iron in the middle of the strand, curling up for 15 seconds and then loosen the wand to include the rest of your hair in the iron and curl again.