Faves » Beauty Picks of October 2013


1. Clean Hair Total Care Shampoo (here)
2. Chanel Le Vernis in Quartz (here)
3. Pixie Tinted Brilliance Balm in Radiant Rose (here)
4. Organix Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream (here)
5. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation (here)
6. Goody’s Ouchless Ribbon Elastics (here)

I found some great beauty products lately and I’d like to share some with everyone reading. After having a baby, my hair becomes really brittle. With my first two children, approximately 2 months after giving birth, my hair would fall out in clumps! With Annabelle, I took more care with my hair. I changed my shampoo (from Herbal Essence) to Clean Total Care Shampoo and I added Omega 3’s to my diet (lots of salmon and fish oil pills). I really think it has helped because my hair feels healthier and it’s not shedding at an extreme rate. The only complaint I have with this shampoo is that it makes my hair feel really ‘squeaky’ when I’m shampooing. *Tip: A way to lock in shine to your hair is by shocking your hair with cold water right before you exit the shower. I never do it until recently. I find that it really does make my hair shine more.

Since my hair has been really superb lately, I wanted to find more products that can help maintain the shine especially since I blow dry every time I shower. Going by many recommendations online and Lauren Conrad’s, I got Organix Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream. Just a dollop of cream, rub between both hands and run through my hair. I blow dry and the cream helps keep my hair and scalp from drying out 9no more dandruff). Later when my hair is dry, I tie up my hair with creaseless elastics. These are hair elastics that are ribbons. They don’t leave a weird crease in your hair. I always had that hair problem and I was not going to stop putting my hair in a ponytail.

I finally splurged and purchased a Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Quartz. It was a discontinued product from Spring/Summer 2012 but Chanel brought it back. I had wanted a darker nude shade for a while so when Chanel was having a complimentary Overnight Shipping for purchases $50 or more, I had to get it. The color is a dark nude, almost tan with shimmer. There are probably so many reviews online. Check out a review on The Beauty Look Book. Another purchase from Chanel was my usual Perfection Lumiere Foundation in Beige Rose. But I was surprised that Chanel had upped the SPF from 10 to 15. Did it maintain the same coverage? Not as quite. I feel like my foundation wore off a lot quicker than the previous Perfection Lumiere with SPF 10. There’s more shine on my T zone too. Or maybe this new baby is causing my skin to change? Sleep deprivation? I don’t know.

Lastly was a purchase at Target – Pixie Tinted Brilliance Balm in Radiant Rose. It goes on like a muted Hot Pink but eventually changes to a rosy pink on my lips. Very cool indeed.

Any recommendations for me to try next? I’m looking for a bronzer for the upcoming dreary winter. Keep me posted!


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