Most women believe they have little or no hair damage, yet the reality is all women have hair damage and donâ€™t realize it! Dove spokestylist and co-host of “Tim Gunnâ€™s Guide to Style,” Gretta Monahan says that women donâ€™t have to change their habits to fight hair damageâ€“ there are simple solutions. In these trying economic times that have hit us all (I know I can’t be the only one feeling it!), I asked Greta to share some of these solutions that are affordable to everyone. Because really? How many of us have avoided going out simply because of a bad hair day?
In my last men’s grooming review, I noted that I love my Clarisonic for shaving and noted how I travel with it everywhere, even though it is not really travel size (and I leave the charger at home, because itâ€™s heavy and I could kill somebody with its heft.)
Thereâ€™s something about the traditional shaving brush and cream that takes you back to childhood. Itâ€™s learning how to shave when youâ€™re five years old with your Dad, who had his brush and used some generic shaving cream. It worked and worked well. And thatâ€™s how I learned: with my fake little kit of a plastic razor blade, using my dadâ€™s brush and shaving cream.
And, it gets a better shave. Using a brush â€“ or, well, now a Clarisonic â€“ gets the hair to stand up, be softer, and avoids ingrown hairs. Itâ€™s just a better system. Plus, I hate shaving and have a terrible beard, so whatâ€™s a better way to test this all out than getting samples and finding the best solution for me?
To make this a fair test, I used each shaving cream for a day, under similar test environments: new blade, hot water, charged Clarisonic, local water source (hey, that matters for hard versus soft water). The below list is in order of preference, with one recommendation for those that donâ€™t use a brush or Clarisonic â€“ although, in reality, the top five are almost interchangeable.Â Read more
I’ve tried out the original LashBlast when it first came out, and while I wasn’t too impressed at first, I eventually warmed up to it. If you are anything like me, then you are endlessly searching for “the one,” that holy grail of mascara. Is CoverGirl LashBlast Length the one? Read more
Having lived my teen years in the 90’s, I can absolutely get into the colors of Sally Hansen’s new HD Hi-Definition Nail Color collection. Bright pops of color and neon bring me back to that girl I used to be…the one who was all about boys (still am), New Kids on the Block and jelly bracelets (and if you saw me today, you would see a neon green jelly bracelet on my wrist always!)
I first decided to try out Pixel, which is a teal color. And thanks to Suzy who is a fan on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! on Facebook, I went into this review thinking about the questions she posed to me there– Read more