New Beauty Find! BeautyBlender Makeup Applicator

My June Beauty Talk guest listed the BeautyBlender as one of her top 5 beauty essentials.  After hearing her rave about it I just had to get myself one!  I’m so glad I did.  This is so far from your drugstore makeup sponge … Continue reading

New Beauty Find! C.O. Bigelow Lavender Salve

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I’m part of a Bunco group. We meet monthly and play this mindless dice game while socializing, drinking sangria and eating delicious treats. Everyone walks away with a prize (some bigger than others). At our June Bunco game I won this C.O. Bigelow Lavender Salve. I have heard of the C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve before from Bath & Body Works and it competes with my beloved Rosebud Salve.  I was excited that I won this but not expecting to love it since I considered this brand a knock-off of the Rosebud line.

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One swipe of this balm on my lips and I was in love!  It has an identical texture to the Rosebud Salves and the tin is the exact same shape and size.  It has a soothing, wonderful lavender aroma with no sweet flavor.  It leaves lips ultra hydrated and shiny, so it doubles as a gloss.  It’s completely clear on the lips, even though it’s a gorgeous purple shade in the tin.  Like the Rosebud balms this is a multi-purpose product that’s great for cuticles, dry spots, etc.  It’s only $5.50 at Bath & Body Works, although it seems that it’s only available in the store.  I don’t see the lavender salve on their website, but Amazon carries it.

Have you tried the C.O. Bigelow Salves?

New Beauty Find! MoroccanOil Treatment

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When I say that this is a “new beauty find,” I mean I’ve known about it for quite a while but I’ve only recently tried it.  I realize nearly everyone knows about this amazing product.  I’m just a bit behind the times with this.

I’ve been wanting to try this treatment for a long time but the $40 price tag made me hesitate.  After recently reading that it’s one of two hair products Lauren Conrad can’t live without, I immediately ordered it on Amazon.  Her hair is always so polished and shiny so I just had to try it.

I cannot adequately describe the difference it made to the overall texture and manageability of my hair.  My hair is naturally wavy and I’ve been blowing it out straight for the past few months.  I put a dime-sized amount of this oil in the bottom half of my towel-dried hair and blow dried it straight.  It helped it dry faster, made it satiny smooth and left my hair super straight and extremely shiny.  My mom has really curly hair and she used it as well.  It enhanced her ringlets and left her hair super shiny.

This treatment oil is light-weight enough for all hair types and it’s completely residue-free.  It transports lost proteins for strength and it’s full of fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine and antioxidants for protection.  This serum is also a heat protectant so after my hair dries I put a tiny bit more through my ends and curl my hair.  This is now the only styling product I have been using other than my beloved Elnett hairspray.

Because of the small amount needed per use and the fact that it replaces my frizz serum, styling cream and heat protectant spray while also repairing my hair, spending $40 on this extremely high quality product seems completely reasonable to me.  I’m not sure how I made it all this time without MoroccanOil Treatment!