#Beauty Product Reviews

I have a handful of new beauty products that I have purchased over the past couple of months and I have been dying to tell you about them!  I have mostly hair and face products to discuss today, but I tend to shop all across the board when it comes to beauty products, so I'm sure next month will be something completely different.


Products

OGX Shampoo/Conditioner (Sea Mineral Moisture) ($5.79/piece)

I had been wanting to try something new for a long time in regards to shampoo and conditioner. I kept reading about these sulfate-free shampoos and, after some research, I settled on this particular brand and version. I'm not totally sold on it yet. The kind I got doesn't smell as great as I would like it to. Besides that, it has minimal lather (which is common for sulfate-free shampoos) and the conditioner seems to moisturize the ends of my hair. I haven't seen a big change in my hair, so I will try another version of this combo before moving on to something else. (Anyone else use this brand?  I will take suggestions on a different version.)

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle: Strong ($3.99)

Now this-this has been a life saver. I use it on my hair once a week after I shampoo and let it sit for the remainder of my shower (about ten minutes), rinse with warm water, then a final rinse with cool water before I get out of the shower. A blast of cool water on your hair locks in the conditioner-and does other fabulous things, too. I love this stuff. It smells great and my hair is so soft and shiny afterwards. 
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Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray ($3.99)

If you aren't using something on your hair to protect it from your heated styling tool(s), you're killing your hair. When you drag that straight iron through your hair and you hear small screams, that's your hair dying.  Go to the store, buy this stuff, spray it on your hair (damp or dry, no worries) before you use any kind of styling tool and protect your hair. I love this product.  Great smelling, good price, and it protects your hair.  Why spend all that money on shampoos, deep conditioners, and salon trips if you have fried hair? 
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St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer ($5.29)

As I've gotten older, I can't just wash my face anymore and go to bed. I need to a few more things in my routine to keep my skin from looking sixty when it's actually only 30. This is a great moisturizer to put on your face in the morning after the shower and at night after you wash your face.  A little goes a long way with this product. It's kind of perfum-y, but it's not overpowering.  It does feel a bit greasy when you put it on, but it dries pretty quickly. I always feel refreshed after I put it on and it dries. I can feel it soaking into my skin and I like that.  I haven't noticed any obvious visible changes, but I like to think that I am counteracting possible wrinkles. 
What are some of your favorite beauty products right now?

14 comments:

  1. I'm not tha tmuch into beauty products, so the info you provide is greatly appreciated. Particularly interesting to know that you need to protect your hair against the damage done by heat-based styling tools. I also would like to try that sea mineral shampoo/conditioner even though you didn't particularly like it.

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    1. Astrid-you are so welcome! Yes-it is so important to make sure that when you do use a heat-based tool on your hair, you protect your hair first. I didn't know that either until several years ago, and I wound up having to chop ALL my hair off (pixie cut style) because I had destroyed my hair from all the heat tools and the hair dye I was using. As far as the shampoo/conditioner goes, give it a whirl! I think I'm just put off by the scent, honestly. I've never been one for "sea" smells in soaps, etc., so it's probably just my nose. HA!

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  2. I haven't tried the TreSemme Heat Spray, I'll have to check that one out :)

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    1. I love it! Best thing I ever stumbled across!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this info. I usually buy the same stuff, so it's good to see a review.

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    1. I have my staples, but I am always up for trying new stuff! Thanks for stopping by Karen!

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  4. Great reviews! Love Treseme!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. I haven't tried that shampoo+conditioner combo yet, but I've been looking for something new. I guess I'll keep looking haha Thanks for the reviews!

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  6. I SWEAR BY OGX! Especially because I have colored hair. I also use the Tresseme heat spray and I love St. Ives produts. beauty twins haha!

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  7. I like the Organix coconut oil line...the shampoo & conditioner smell really good & they make my hair super soft. You should get those ones next time!

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  8. I use all of them but the shampoo & the St Ives. I need to counteract wrinkles too so I might try it, just about all my other face routine products are St Ives too, they all smell so great!

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  9. we use a lot of the same hair products!!

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  10. I'm obsessed with my OGX shampoo and conditioner! I use the argan oil ones.

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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  11. That first review, I love their coconut one! So lovely!

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