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Five Frizz-Free Products

27 Mar

With Spring officially here and summer right around the corner, a woman’s top hair woe starts to rear its ugly head… frizz. Good news is nowadays there is more you can do about it than pulling hair back into a ponytail. Pile on the products!

I have each and every one of these products in my beauty drawer. I don’t use every product every day, but I do intermix these products frequently.

If I am looking for a smoother/straighter style, I like to use the Aussie 3-Minute Miracle as a replacement to my usual conditioner. Hair feels softer, smoother and frizz is locked out. And with a price tag of under $5, why wouldn’t you give this product a test drive.

If I feel a little more “free” I go for an air-dried look. I like to use TIGI’s Love, Peace and the Planet Let it Be Leave-In Conditioner. This is a hidden gem in the curly hair world because unlike most leave-in conditioners, this one has some hold. I recommended this product to every friend of mine with curly hair and it is now a staple in their beauty regimen. Let it Be is true to its name, because you can apply, leave your hair alone and your waves/curls are smoother and more defined.

A Ciao Beautiful favorite is the Moroccan Oil. I use every day (and I mean every day). This is a miracle product and you have got to try it. Once you try it, you will understand why every brand out there is trying to knock it off. Nothing else like it on the market.

After styling, I might notice my ends are a little frayed. To combat this problem, I use TIGI’s Rockaholic Rock My World Smoothing Cream. It is extremely lightweight and has a slight hold.

If I straighten my hair, I like to top off my style with a blast of shine. The NEW Suave Dry Conditioner adds shine without being heavy. You can even spray directly onto the palm of your hands and smooth down the flyaways on the top of your head. Super cheap product that works wonders!

Summer doesn’t just bring out the frizz, but the sun. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Try a mineral tint with sunscreen inside – 2 steps in 1! Now get ready to go layout by the pool with confidence!


“Truth or Hair”

20 Feb

I’m sure you have seen by now, Olay’s new two-step hair removal commercial and only one word can sum it up… intriguing.

So I took the dare, and gave this new wonder kit a whirl. But first, I had to get over the sticker shock. Whoa now, $30 is a lot to spend on this type of product. But, that TV commercial convinced me enough to purchase, I just better get more than one use out of it.

Just as the commercial says, you start by applying the balm. Literally, it looks and feels like a lip balm. Then you massage the thin layer into your skin for 20-seconds. Next apply the hair removal, balm. Warning it does not go on as perfectly as it does on the commercial, but is still easy to apply. Leave on for 6-8 minutes depending on your hair thickness. Then remove with a cotton ball or tissue, then rinse remaining with warm water. This hair remover can be used on both your upper lip and chin areas.

Olay Smooth Finish Hair Removal Duo

So does it work?? It sure does! hair is easily removed. But thicker hair was definitely harder to remove, I did have to pluck a few strays.  However, I can’t help but think this is the exact same product as Nair, but 5 times the price. Nair does have a duo as well, but the moisturizer goes on after the treatment.

Once I run out of this $30 treatment, I’ll scoop up the cheap brand and see how it compares and get back to you. Olay does claim you can get up to 12 uses in one box, which comes out to $2.50 per use – not too bad consider how much it costs to wax or thread. Plus it is pain-free!

Want more details? Check out the Olay website here.

Winner of Ciao Beautiful Beauty Bundle Giveaway… Love Edition

17 Feb

Debbie C's Love!

Many thanks to all of those who participated AND subscribed! I have broken over 50 subscribers! So thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Now do not be discouraged if you didn’t win this giveaway, because I promise you will have more opportunities. And if you haven’t subscribed, please do so. I have some great posts coming your way, including a full testing on over 20 Dry Shampoos to find the best one, Olay’s new two-step hair remover and haven’t been launched yet lip gloss exclusive from TIGI. Get excited!

Now to the giveaway winner….

Debbie C! Debbie’s has a major crush on her C O Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine, which doubles as a breath freshener. What a genius idea!

Congrats Debbie! Thanks so much for participating.