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Easy Summer Haircare: Infusium23 Repair & Renew Collection

6 Jul

Hi beauties! Do you change your haircare routine for the summer?

During the summer, I like to give my hair a break from heat styling tools (my blow dryer and flat iron can use a breather, too). Since my hair is highlighted, it can turn nasty due to humidity and high temperatures.

I recently had a chance to try out three products in the Infusium 23 Repair & Renew collection. This easy-to-use trio features keratin to fortify hair and argan oil to prevent damage.

Infusium 23 Repair & Renew Shampoo

The Repair & Renew Shampoo is designed to strengthen hair, while diminishing the damaging effects of the past. The formula contains provitamins, proteins, and amino acids to make hair more resilient and renew troubled hair.

Nourishing hair cuticles from root to tip, this shampoo minimizes future breakage by removing residue and build-up. Getting rid of product build-up just may be the reason my hair looked smooth and had a lot of body after using this shampoo.

Tip: When shampooing your hair, focus on cleansing the scalp first, rubbing in circular motions with the pads of your fingers (not the nails) and letting the motion of the water work suds down the length of your hair. Try to avoid piling your hair on the top of your head or rubbing shampoo into your ends.

Infusium 23 Repair & Renew Conditioner

After shampooing my hair, I usually apply conditioner to the ends of my hair. The Repair & Renew Conditioner is very silky so you just need a minimal amount to take advantage of the  i-23 Complex to recharge, renew, and treat dull, damaged hair (amen!).

Infusium 23 Repair & Renew Leave-in Treatment

The Repair & Renew Leave-in Treatment is designed to improve the quality of hair over time. Since I’ve previously used an Infusium 23 Leave-in Treatment for color-treated hair and liked it, I knew this would be my favorite product in the collection (and it is). This light mist, which you can use every day, also helps detangle wet or dry hair.

In Canada, you can find Infusium23 at most retailers. For summer 2017, Infusium23 is offering a special bonus size in the Repair & Renew Shampoo and Conditioners with 35% more value and $1 off any purchase until July 31, 2017; check out more here.

You may have noticed that I included a couple of hair slinkies in the photo. I’m so happy I was introduced to this hair tie (I wish I would have thought of this). They don’t dent or tangle your hair, or create breakage!

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun Care Essentials from Sun Bum

31 May

Hi beauties!

Every spring, I make a point of checking out the latest sunscreens. Not only are the risks of skin cancer increasing, but exposing bare skin to the sun is the quickest gateway to premature skin aging.

I was really excited this week to take a look at sun care products from Sun Bum, a beach lifestyle company from Florida that got its start by making products for family and friends.

Based on the brand name, logo, and packaging, Sun Bum is definitely bringing a “fun” element to sun care. On top of that, their products are free of all the bad stuff (like gluten, parabens, oil, PABAs, and cruelty practices)!

Here are the Sun Bum must-haves for Summer 2017.

SPF 50 Face Cream

This SPF 50 face cream has a clear, Zinc Oxide formula with Aloe and Vitamin E to create a protective barrier between your face (or other sensitive areas) and the sun. The texture is rich, but not greasy. Applying this face cream as a summer moisturizer and primer under makeup is a no-brainer!

SPF 30 Original Sunscreen Lotion

This rich, moisturizing sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while enriching it with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals. I love the light coconut scent of this sunscreen lotion!

Beach Formula / 3 In 1 Leave In

Since UV exposure can beak down hair cuticles, I’m all in when it comes to a leave in conditioner that protects, detangles, and conditions hair. It also controls frizz, prevents split ends, and slows color fading.

The ingredients in the leave in formula include:

  • Coconut Oil / Banana Pulp and Peel
  • Banana Leaf / Quinoa Protean
  • Sea Salt / Sea Kelp / Seaweed
  • Argan Oil / Sweet Almond Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Black Lava Sea Salt

SPF 30 Baby Bum Premium Natural Stick and Lotion

Since babies have thinner skin and their body’s natural protection system is still developing, they need extra special care. Sun Bum has a premium naturally sourced sunscreen for kids (you can also use it if you have super sensitive skin!). This is the cleanest, most natural protection that Sun Bum makes.

SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm

Lip balm isn’t just for the winter. The SPF 30 sunscreen lip balm with Aloe and Vitamin E from Sun Bum comes in five yummy flavors:

  • Banana
  • Coconut (so good!)
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Watermelon

Overall, Sun Bum products are easy to add to any skincare routine any time of year (for you or your little ones).

In Canada, you can find Sun Bum at Shopper’s Drug Mart and independent retailers.

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

 

Serious Frizz Fighter: Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco

26 Nov

Marc Anthony Nourishing Oil of Morocco

Hi beauties!

Have you noticed that there are so many Argan Oil products now, it’s hard to know which one is right for your hair?

For example, I prefer using a sulfate-free shampoo to avoid using harsh chemicals and prevent my hair color from fading.

I’m also willing to splurge on haircare, but it’s a big win when an effective product doesn’t break the bank.

The Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco line covers all these angles when it comes to experiencing the benefits of this ancient super oil.

Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Sulfate Free Shampoo

This sulfate-free shampoo is infused with Keratin, Grape Seed Oil, and Argan Oil. It’s designed to deeply cleanse your hair of impurities, restore strength, and revive shine.

The shampoo has enough lather to work through your hair, but not strip it of moisture. It left my coarse hair feeling smooth, and easy to manage.