Always Loved Garnier Fructis
I’ve always loved Garnier Fructis and now I’m even more happy to be using their hair care products. Garnier’s latest shampoo and conditioner set has nourishing marula oil to help my hair become stronger and healthier. I’ve enjoyed using the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine system with argan oil for managing my hair, so I was quite excited to try this new Sleek & Shine version with marula oil.
Firstly, the scent is great! To me it smells kind of like candy, sugar cookies, a hint of gingerbread and fresh cucumber. It’s such a pleasant experience to relax in the shower with Garnier Fructis’ marula oil shampoo and conditioner set, and try to figure out what yummy scents they smell like!
Super Nourished Hair with Garnier Fructis
When I lather and condition my hair in the shower with Garnier’s marula oil shampoo and conditioner, I can feel the light yet nourishing qualities of the set. I’ve always enjoyed their Sleek & Shine products with argan oil, but I can feel the difference the marula oil makes, in terms of lightness and movement.
It’s wonderful because it does a fabulous job of nourishing and moisturizing my hair, but it leaves it feeling so lightweight and full of movement! It’s still shiny, in control and smoothed down nicely, like when I used the Garnier Fructis products with argan oil; but there’s an additional bounciness, wonderful movement and lightness to my hair texture. It also feels less thick, as though I’m able to take better control over it. It feels stronger too, easier to detangle, less hair in my brush and on the floor. It’s natural for all hair to “shed” when you’re detangling it, brushing it. However, Garnier Fructis with marula oil really does seem to give it that extra bit of strength to reduce shedding....less knots, easier to comb and brush through.
Garnier Fructis, Benefits of Marula Oil
The benefits of the marula oil in this wonderful Sleek & Shine shampoo and conditioner set by Garnier Fructis are really quite evident. Not only do the products smell delicious, they truly do what they purport...stronger, smoother, healthier hair with a lightweight feel.
I still enjoy using my Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream with argan oil. It works great with Garnier’s marula oil shampoo and conditioner! All of the Sleek & Shine products are fantastic. It’s just nice to have options. If I’d like a lighter feel, I can go with the marula oil products. They still do a wonderful job smoothing my hair and providing moisture. It’s just a different experience. I think it’s best to give the whole range of products a chance and use what you see fit for whatever your current hair needs are. Sometimes you just need that extra super duper moisture and sometimes you just want to take it light!
If you want a great hair care product regimen from a hair care line with an extensive range of products for pretty much every hair type, Garnier Fructis is the way to go! Plus the scent experience is amazing. Fresh, deliciously scented products to make your hair cleansing, conditioning and styling experiences even better! Get started by checking out Garnier Fructis’ amazing products below:
Hair Care Beauty Fave
I’ve been enjoying some really awesome beauty faves that have been making a difference in my hair, skin and make-up routines. I’m so happy I discovered an amazing hair mask beauty fave that is exactly the type of product I like to have for my particular hair care needs. I’m always open to trying products that will help add moisture to my hair and this hair mask by Marc Anthony goes over and beyond!
It was amazing what an immediate difference Marc Anthony’s argan oil deep hydrating treatment made on my hair, even after just one use. It really did impart intense hydration and moisture into my hair. I would highly recommend this beauty fave if you want a hair care product that will give you an immediate result you can see and feel.
It was perfect because I could feel my hair had been deeply quenched by the argan oil but it had no oily residue in it. It still had movement and a light feel to it. It didn’t feel weighed down by any sort of greasy aftereffects. This mask is awesome for those times you want to gain some control over your hair, make it more manageable, nourished with a healthier look and feel. It’s great for when you want to see an immediate difference; and even more wonderful for adding health, shine and a more beautiful look to your hair over time. The natural ingredients like argan oil, grape seed oil and keratin; do a great job conditioning, strengthening, protecting and restoring your hair to a healthier state. It even has vitamin e and bamboo shoot extract. How cool!
Check out this hair care beauty fave here, as well as some of Marc’s other fantastic argan oil products:
Beauty Fave for Healthy Skin
Another awesome beauty fave of mine also has natural ingredients. The Organic Pharmacy’s rose cleansing gel is such a treat to use! When I first felt it on my skin I was amazed because I felt like I was cleansing my face with rose petals. As soon as I applied it, I felt such a soft, smooth sensation and that delightful scent of rose petals. This beauty fave is a definite must-have if you want to feel like you’re truly pampering your skin and using something super delicate.
The mixture of the organic ingredients and gentle cleansing are ideal for healthy, soft, radiant skin. It also has healthy ingredients like shea butter, grapefruit seed extract, aloe, barley extract, sunflower seed oil, geranium oil and bilberry fruit extract.
Add this beautifully scented rose cleansing gel to your skin care routine and check out some of The Organic Pharmacy’s other amazing natural products here:
Beauty Faves, Make-up & Nails
I had a lot of fun creating a dramatic look with some of my beauty faves for make-up and nails. NYX has some cool illuminators if you want to add an extra glow to your skin. They’re great for brightening up your cheekbones, brow bones, nose, chin, cupid’s bow, collarbones….wherever you want to add a bit of dramatic highlight. The liquid illuminators are easy to apply and you only need a small amount for generous coverage. You can even add a bit to your legs and shoulders for a sun-kissed glow. In my picture I’m wearing this beauty fave in the Sunbeam shade.
I added more drama to my look with a cool eye shadow shade from theBalm. Meet Matt(e) Trimony is a great matte shade that can be worn naturally or built up for more intense color. The whole theme of theBalm eyeshadows is really cute and creative. The texture of the matte shadows is soft, smooth and applies easily. You can also use it wet to increase the intensity.
For a finishing touch, I added a fun beauty fave to my nails. LVX nail lacquers add a unique colorful accent to your look. I’m wearing a pretty blue shade in the color Serene. These nail lacquers have great pigment and a rich, thick consistency so you only have to apply one coat.
Have fun enjoying a creative look with some of my awesome beauty fave products. Pamper yourself, add some glow and pretty color with these make-up and nail treats:
12 Benefits Shampoo
I’ve been enjoying adding moisture and nourishing my hair with 12 Benefits hair care products. 12 Benefits Love at First Lather shampoo is a light fluffy mousse that cleanses my hair gently without stripping. It has a lovely, natural fresh scent reminiscent of fresh flowers. It feels good knowing the all natural ingredients in 12 Benefits hair care products are helping to hydrate and rejuvenate my hair.
12 Benefits Love at First Lather shampoo has wonderful ingredients like coconut oil and sunflower seed extract to help restore my hair’s moisture balance. It’s also awesome 12 Benefits provides guidance and tells us exactly how many pumps of mousse to dispense. I think it’s great this provides a bit of control so you don’t use too much product and perhaps over wash your hair; although I doubt it would be too possible to over strip your hair with this product because it provides such gentle cleansing.
12 Benefits Conditioner
A light mist leaves a beautiful scent I can enjoy throughout the day. You can also freshen up with a nice spritz of 12 Benefits Hair Perfume into dry hair.
What a great way to add that extra aromatherapy element to hair care! 12 Benefits Love at First Lather shampoo and 12 Benefits Conditional Love hair moisturizer both smell so wonderful on their own, but adding that extra finishing touch of 12 Benefits Hair Perfume makes the whole experience even better!
12 Benefits Hair Perfume not only smells fabulous, it also includes nourishing essential oils to further moisturize your hair. Ginger, Papaya and Awapuhi oils are some of the delightful natural treats included in this wonderfully scented hair perfume.
I’m really enjoying using 12 Benefits hair care products to strengthen my hair; and restore my hair’s shine and moisture. 12 Benefits hair care does such an amazing job using all natural, healthy ingredients to rejuvenate, protect and seal in moisture. You can truly feel the products sinking right into your hair.
It’s so comforting to know 12 Benefits Love at First Lather is cleansing my hair in the most gentle way possible, and avoiding stripping vital moisture from my hair. The delicious candy scent of 12 Benefits Conditional Love is absolutely a lovely pampering treat to soothe my hair with rich oils that provide much needed moisture. It’s great to have the option to use it as a hair mask treat as well. The awesome finishing touch of a delightful spritz of 12 Benefits Hair Perfume ties everything beautifully together.
I’m looking forward to continuing to pamper my hair and add moisture with 12 Benefits nourishing hair care products. You can also enjoy these awesome, natural, beautifully scented products by checking them out here:
My Awesome Ipsy Items
My Ipsy glam bag arrived and it’s rockin! Just love the products I received and had so much fun trying them out. The brands and items included in my glam bag were really cool, high-quality in generous amounts.
I started my experience of my Ipsy products by relaxing and cleansing my face with the Rodial Stem Cell Cleansing Cream. It feels so rich, creamy and soothing. It can also be used as a mask. Just leave it on your skin for 15 minutes. My skin has felt so moisturized and hydrated after using it, that it kind of feels like I’ve also applied a moisturizer. That’s how hydrating it is. Ipsy definitely did a good job providing me an awesome skin care product based on my preferences. That’s the great thing about Ipsy. You just tell them what types of products you’d like to receive, and they tailor your bags just for you.
Just let Ipsy know a little about yourself (e.g. skin tone, hair color, hair type, skin type), and they’ll send you products based on what you would like for your skin and hair. You can also let them know what type of make-up looks you'd like to receive and how adventurous you are with make-up. I decided to get super adventurous and let them know I’m open to pretty much any type of make-up they’d like to send me. This has been such a fun experience and I’m really looking forward to receiving more cool, fun bags!
Each month Ipsy sends us a unique cool make-up bag we can store all of our goodies in.
Pampering My Hair & Skin with Ipsy
I really love how pampered I’m feeling enjoying my Ipsy products. My glam bag also had a luxurious hair mask by the renowned Celebrity Hair Stylist, Peter Lamas. It’s so cool getting to try all of these exceptionally high-quality products. Ipsy did such a great job sending me a hair care product that fit my preferences to a tee! I can’t wait to receive more awesome, high-end products to pamper my skin and hair. You can really feel and even smell the caliber of these products. They all have such a good-quality, fresh scent. So relaxing and enjoyable to use everything!
I enjoyed Peter’s 5 Oil Hair Treatment Mask during a relaxing shower and saw an amazing difference in my hair afterward. It felt so nourished, moisturized, smooth, silky, and of course smelled fabulous! I find it so helpful that Ipsy is leading me down the right path, and introducing me to products to help improve the health of my hair and skin. Such a great resource!
Beautiful Make-up From Ipsy
Right now while I’m writing this blog post, when you click on my link it mentions something to the effect of, “Thank Paula for not being on the Wait List”. Sometimes there’s a Wait List so get in on these bags as soon as possible. I’m not sure if you will have the opportunity to receive the same exact products I did, since each bag is individually tailored to your preferences. If you’d like to purchase these products individually, just check them out via this blog post, and bear in mind they're becoming increasingly popular so some may be sold out. I’ve included an array of products here so you can still have access to some of them.
Be A Bombshell
The Restorative Benefits of Using an Avocado Hair Mask
Avocados provide a variety of nutrients; and integrating these properties into an avocado hair mask, will leave your hair feeling restored and replenished. Avocados contain numerous vitamins, such as, Vitamin E and folic acid. These components are beneficial for promoting healthy hair. Using an avocado hair mask will help strengthen your hair.
The fatty acids found in avocados are an additional benefit, when using an avocado hair mask. These fatty acids contribute moisture to hair, leaving it shiny and nourished. The healthful attributes of the avocado fruit encourage hair growth. The avocado's oil contains sources of nourishment which stimulate regeneration of hair. Donna Hanover has discovered an oil mixture that dramatically and rapidly grew her hair. For more information about this exciting discovery:
Homemade Avocado Hair Mask Recipes
Creating an avocado hair mask recipe is a fun and pampering experience. Taking some time to yourself, just to relax and indulge in a beauty treatment, will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Our hair goes through quite a bit of stress day to day. The products and hair tools we use on our hair can leave it dry and damaged. Soothing your hair with an avocado hair mask will help protect it from damage.
An avocado hair mask recipe can be created in a variety of ways, depending on your preferences. The basic ingredients in an avocado hair mask are avocado and olive oil, but these can be enhanced using a variety of unique elements. To create a simple mask, place one avocado in a bowl and add two tablespoons of olive oil. Combine the mixture by hand or using an electronic mixer. Develop a consistency you like, and if needed, add additional olive oil for the texture you desire. Apply the glossy combination to your hair and allow it to sit for twenty minutes. You may want to place a shower cap on your hair to assist the mixture with soaking into your hair. After the twenty minutes has passed, rinse off the mask and wash your hair with your favorite shampoo. You will notice how soft, manageable, and shiny your hair is.
If you would like to add a twist to the basic avocado hair mask recipe, how about adding some honey? Honey is great for boosting your hair's shine. Two tablespoons should do the trick, but you may want to add more if you enjoy honey. Another interesting idea is pouring some coconut milk into the mask. Coconut milk is wonderful for deep conditioning, softening, and promoting hair growth. Half of a cup of coconut milk will do nicely; however, feel free to pour in as much as you prefer.
Other great variations to your avocado hair mask recipe are adding bananas or varying the type of oil which is used. Placing a banana in your recipe will heighten the protective and shine boosting qualities of your mask. You may also want to replace the olive oil with another type of oil, which also helps to condition. Almond oil, jojoba oil, and wheat germ oil are all advantageous for this purpose.
Beautiful, Longer, Stronger Hair with Avocado Hair Masks
Having beautiful hair can be achieved with natural ingredients found within your home. It is reassuring to know your hair is being treated with wholesome items which are safe enough to eat! It is also nice to know we are taking the time to pamper ourselves and care for our hair. Avocado hair masks are a perfect addition to our beauty regimens. They enhance the luster, hydration, and strength of our hair. Making an avocado hair mask recipe does not take much time, but the benefits are endless. Enjoy making your very own avocado hair mask, tailored to your preferences, and check out Donna's fabulous oil mixture discovery:
Working from Home is a Blessing: Women's T-shirt
Feel inspired and comfortable in this t-shirt, as you accomplish your goals and are reminded that working from home is a blessing.
• Soft, breathable, lower neckline
• Ribbed crewneck with set-in sleeves
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
Working from Home is a Blessing: Women's Tank Top
Keep cool in this tank top and enjoy the motivational words, reassuring you that working from home is a blessing.
• Lightweight, wide shoulder bands
• Bound, rib trim neck and armholes
• Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
• 100% pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton
Working from Home is a Blessing: Mug
Sip your favorite beverage while you relax and reflect on how working from home is a blessing. Efficiently complete your tasks with this mug by your side as a source of encouragement.
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Ceramic, glossy
Gingerbread Holiday Mug
Enjoy this adorable gingerbread holiday mug as you cozy up with a toasty beverage. Let the enchanting smile of this sweet gingerbread man bring warmth and cheer to ring in the holiday season.
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Ceramic, glossy
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