Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Lancome Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur #PhotoPerfectSkin #ad

I upgraded my beauty routine with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin. All images and opinions are my own. Large pores, skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles - these are just some of the things that come with age (thanks 40.) Throw in Read more

Video: A Girl's Gotta Spa! Featured on Beyond the Vanity

Residents of Los Angeles may be familiar with LA Talk Live radio host, Indian Tyler, for her show Beyond the Vanity on Wednesday at 2pm PST. It's always fun and informative with a lot of beauty, wellness and fitness tips. I couldn't be happier to discover that Ms. Tyler Read more

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evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo Review

Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo #haircare #beauty

There’s a reason evo’s Water Killer Dry Shampoo is always sold out.

It’s that good.

It’s worth repeating that you should not wash your hair everyday. For some reason, when I tell people this I get a dumbfounded look. In order to keep your scalp healthy and not overproducing oil or drying out, you need to give it a break. Trust me, I have bangs. Bangs + an oily t-zone spell a bad hair day. On the days when I skip washing my hair, I always use a dry shampoo to not only absorb oil in the spots beginning to show greasiness, but to also give me some added volume.

I had the chance to try out evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo ($29.95) and realized why this is one hair care treatment that you want to quickly snatch up as soon as it is in stock.  Read more

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Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo Review

Whether you’re pressed for time, want to keep color looking fresh or just don’t want or need to shampoo your hair every day, you will want to check out this dry shampoo. Believe me, we’ve come a long way baby from the days of Psssst in the 1970′s. I am a believer in washing your hair every other day (unless you have very oily hair) to keep it conditioned and healthy. Marc Anthony makes a wonderful dry shampoo called 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo ($7-8).

Marc Anthony is a brand that never fails me and is my go-to drugstore brand. I use the Oil of Morocco Argan Oil products religiously and have also tried the Beach Waves Collection and the Instantly Thick Collection all with great success so when I heard the brand had a dry shampoo, I was very anxious to try it.

There are a few things that make 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo a little different. First it is clear so no more white residue. This is especially  thrilling to those with dark hair and those of us like me who are showing signs of gray. Second, it was developed with Nanotechnology and Zeolite, a micro-porous mineral, to cleanse hair without a chalky residue or gritty feeling. The extra absorbent formula lets you remove excess oil, eliminate odor and add volume. It is perfect for all hair types and keeps your  hair fresh between washes. What I like most is that it isn’t too powdery, so many dry shampoos make my hair feel dirty and sticky, but this actually makes it feel fresh!  Read more

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Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo Review

You know I have a love affair with dry shampoo. Honestly, if you have never tried it, what are you waiting for? You are so missing out!

What I loved About Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo:

  • Small, lightweight bottle means I can easily bring it along for travel.
  • It instantly wipes out any greasy residue in my hair and breathes new life into it. (This is most important to me for my bangs!)
  • It smells so good! It is not heavily perfumed, but does make your hair smell clean.  Read more
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Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo Review #haircare #beauty

I don’t know about you, but I learned a few years ago that the best thing you can do to create healthy hair and a healthy scalp is to NOT shampoo your hair everyday. But if you are like me, a person who constantly runs her fingers through her hair…you know that this makes your locks greasy – quick, fast and in a hurry. I rely on dry shampoo to revive my hair for 2 days of no washing. Everyone’s been talking about the Keratin craze, but I really don’t feel like wearing a gas mask to achieve that desired look. Then I was sent Suave’s new Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo and thought this would be my shot at something amazing.

I do love that this is an aerosol spray dry shampoo (vs. just powder) and that there is no white residue using it. The scent is great and it lives up to all things a dry shampoo should be.  It absorbs oil, creates volume and gives my hair the appearance that I washed it that day.

But there’s a but in there somewhere, right?   Read more

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