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Recent sales: Sephora and Kiehl’s

By on November 22, 2017
Sephora and Kiehl’s goodies

Hey, I bought some things a little bit of a discount. Wanna see what I got? I took advantage of sales last week at Sephora and Kiehl’s that happened to begin over the same weekend, which I’m sure was no coincidence. I grabbed a couple of things impulsively, but more than anything I took it as a chance to stock up on the kinds of products that I run through the quickest, in the hopes that I can push off needing to make additional purchases over the next several months.

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Function of Beauty customized shampoo and conditioner

By on March 31, 2017
Function of Beauty customized shampoo and conditioner ($36 for an 8 oz. duo)

I’ve been using customized shampoo and conditioner from Function of Beauty, and I’m very impressed with them. I was drawn to something like this and open to making a special online order because I’d recently had a bad run with several other products and it had been quite a while since I’d used a shampoo set that actually worked well for me. I also hadn’t heard of this brand until I saw a sponsored ad on Facebook, and I was immediately curious about them.

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Raunsborg products available in the US + complete travel kit

By on March 29, 2016
Raunsborg travel set available at A Bit of Denmark ($69.95)
Raunsborg complete travel set available at A Bit of Denmark ($69.95)

I’m said very positive things about the Danish brand Raunsborg in the past, and I’m really excited to be able to say that their products are now available in the US through the website A Bit of Denmark. The site carries a bunch of skin, body, and fragrance products from the brand, and also has a collection of travel sizes available both individually and as a complete set.

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Review + Giveaway! Maple Holistics Natural Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

By on October 30, 2015
Maple Holistics Natural Argan Oil Shampoo ($12.97) and Conditioner ($7.89)
Maple Holistics Natural Argan Oil Shampoo ($12.97) and Conditioner ($7.89)

I have some more awesome haircare that’s gentle and affordable to share with you (I’m on a bit of a roll with these kinds of things, lately). I’ve been trying the Maple Holistics Natural Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner, which are cruelty-free and contain fun things like argan oil, jojoba oil, keratin, and green tea. I’m really enjoying them and as a bonus, I’m able to give away a shampoo and conditioner to one of y’all!

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Giovanni 2Chic Ultra-Sleek shampoo and conditioner

By on September 14, 2015
Giovanni 2Chic Ultra-Sleek shampoo and conditioner ($8.99/ea for 8.5 oz.)
Giovanni 2Chic Ultra-Sleek shampoo and conditioner ($8.99/ea for 8.5 oz.)

Back when I originally purchased the Giovanni 2Chic Ultra-Volume shampoo and conditioner, it took me a moment to figure out whether I wanted the shine or volume formulations. My hair is normal-ish but fine, and so sometimes smoothing and shine-infusing products can weigh it down. After loving the volume products as much as I did, though, I was very interested in revisiting the Ultra-Sleek line, which features Brazilian phyto-keratin and Moroccan argan oil.

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Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner

By on July 10, 2015
Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($8.99/ea)
Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($8.99/ea)

When I was looking for a new shampoo and conditioner I ended up grabbing for something that was natural, affordable, and available on Amazon. The Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner from Desert Essence are marketed as a fairly “normal” pairing, meaning that they aren’t incredibly hydrating or clarifying, and are meant to work for people who need something balanced, shine-infusing, and gentle.

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Sephora and LUSH goodies!

By on February 5, 2015
Recent purchases from Sephora and LUSH
Recent purchases from Sephora and LUSH

I had some fun recently at Sephora and LUSH and wanted to share the new stuff I’m trying out. I had a couple of products I wanted to return to Sephora and I took the opportunity to pick out a few more fun things, and I had a few necessities I wanted to pick out from Lush. I can talk about my first impressions and share a few swatches, as well.

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An intro to Giovanni Cosmetics: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Cleansing Wipes

By on October 28, 2014
Giovanni Cosmetics shampoo, conditioner, facial cleansing wipes, and exfoliating body wash
Giovanni Cosmetics shampoo, conditioner, facial cleansing wipes, and exfoliating body wash

I came home with a handful of Giovanni Cosmetics products after a trip to Whole Foods one day because I had run out of a few things and found that there was a brand-wide sale going on. It was a gamble because I’ve never tried anything from the brand before, and really haven’t heard anything about them, either. I’ve been trying out the 2Chic Ultra-Volume shampoo and conditioner, the 2Chic Ultra-Sleek body wash, and the D:tox System facial cleansing towelettes.

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LUSH solid shampoo and conditioners: Seanik, Big Solid, and Jungle

By on September 16, 2014
LUSH Solid Shampoo and Conditioner tins, perfect for travel
LUSH Solid Shampoo and Conditioner tins, perfect for travel

I’ve finishing up a long stretch of traveling and wanted to talk about a few products that have been tagging along through the whole trip. As much as I love Lush, I had been holding off from trying their solid shampoos and conditioners mostly just because the idea of using solid bars wasn’t particularly appealing. As we were getting ready to leave home, though, I realized they might be a wonderful solution to reducing liquids, spills, and extra weight while on the road and bought a pair of them to try out.

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TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde shampoo & conditioner

By on October 16, 2013
TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde shampoo & conditioner ($25 for 2 25.36 fl. oz bottles at Nordstrom Rack)
TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde shampoo & conditioner ($24.97 for the set at Nordstrom Rack)

Have you seen these big ol’ sets of TIGI Bed Head shampoo and conditioner at Nordstrom Rack? They’ve been around for a while. 6 months? 8 months? There are a few different kinds available. They started with just offering levels 1 Re-Energize, 2 Revovery, 3 Resurrection, and Dumb Blonde, but over time have brought in a couple more options (volumizing and smoothing, if I remember correctly). I eyed them for a couple of months before taking the dive and purchasing very large bottles of shampoo and conditioner that I hadn’t ever tried before and hadn’t heard much about. I grabbed the Dumb Blonde set which is intended for bleached and highlighted hair, as I used to bleach my hair and currently highlight it.

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