GIVEAWAY: Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

GIVEAWAY: Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

You might remember a video I recently posted for the Brand Elemis. As I said in my post, I’m obsessed with them and have since added facial oil into my skincare routine. Since I love the Brand so much and because they love their customers so much, we’ve teamed up to giveaway a complimentary deluxe sample of their Elemis Superfood Facial Oil.  Trust me, you’re going to want this!

Want to know more about the product? Well for starters, it’s full to the brim with vitamins, minerals and omegas. It’s seriously skin health in a bottle and is perfect for anyone who wants an everyday facial oil that gives skin a radiant, healthy glow.  It contains a blend of 9 highly concentrated plant-based superfoods to strengthen and nourish the skin including Broccoli, Flax Seed, Cucumber, Macadamia and Daikon Radish (sounds almost sounds good enough to eat, am I right?). And with 90% of women agreeing that it visibly minimized the appearance of dull skin, we think this is a delicious way to achieve a flawless complexion.

How to apply: Massage 3-4 drops over the face and neck every morning and evening before serum and/or moisturizer.

Check out a photo of the sample you’ll be receiving below. Ps. It’s super easy, so why not! Once you receive the product, write to me in the comments section to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

Breaking Point 101: Transitioning Your Haircare Routine from Summer to Fall

Breaking Point 101: Transitioning Your Haircare Routine from Summer to Fall

Warning: I’m about to get a little TMI (it wouldn’t be a blog post from yours truly if I didn’t go there…). Anyway, I’ve suffered from eczema my entire life. I have memories of scratching my legs as a child until I bled (ouch!). Now that I’m older, it’s not just my legs and arms that are affected by dry skin, but my scalp is too. It doesn’t help that I have naturally curly hair, which is more prone to dryness (something having to do with the follicles being oval vs. round).

As I’ve grown older, I’ve especially noticed my eczema flaring up when the seasons change. And what do you know, my hair is already showing signs of dryness and it’s only the end of September! That’s why I wanted to take some time to talk to you guys about transitioning your haircare routine from summer to fall. Please find some tips below!

Tip #1: Wash Your Hair Only 2-3 Times a week: The tricky thing with eczema in your scalp is that it actually gets worse the longer you go without washing your hair. However, the hot water isn’t good for it either, so often times it feels like you can’t win. I find that washing your hair 2-3 times a week (NO MORE), is the right balance. Make sure the water isn’t scorching hot.

Tip #2: Shampoo and Condition the Helps Repair Hair: For me, I find that using 180Pro’s Length Revival Collection a big help. It is ideal for anyone with long or hard-to-grow hair that suffers from breakage and split ends caused by color, chemical services and heat styling. The collection is designed to strengthen strands so damage doesn’t hinder hair’s growth.

Tip #3: Use a Combing Cream: I love to use 180Pro’s Length Revival Combing Cream when my hair is damp, as it really helps prep & prime my hair for styling by detangling, moisturizing, smoothing and protecting against breakage.

Tip #4: Opt for Air-drying vs. Blow-drying: Opting for air-drying vs. blow-drying is always a good idea. Save your scalp from the harsh heat by letting it dry the au-natural way. However, be sure to do this inside, you don’t want to run the risk of going outside with a wet head in the cooler weather.

Hope these tips help! Any questions? Comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you!

Breaking Point 101: My Top 3 Tips for Getting Long Hair without the Damage

Breaking Point 101: My Top 3 Tips for Getting Long Hair without the Damage

It’s no secret that most girls long for luxurious long hair without all of those nasty damaged or frizzled ends. I must say, it’s not always easy to maintain healthy long locks, but I’m confident that if you follow my below tips, you’ll be on your way!

Tip #1: Get a trim every 4 months: I know, I know – you’re trying to grow your hair not chop it off, but I promise that getting a trim 4 times a year will help your hair remain strong and healthy. After all, your hair grows from the root NOT ends, so you need to make sure you’re chopping off all of the deadness in order for them to look full and healthy vs. brittle and dry.

Tip #2: Use the right Hair Care: Using the correct products really help restore your hair. I’ve been loving 180Pro’s newest line – the Length Revival Collection, which is ideal for anyone with long or hard-to-grow hair that suffers from breakage and split ends caused by color, chemical services and heat styling. The collection is designed to strengthen strands so damage doesn’t hinder hair’s growth.

And if you’re a science geek like me – let’s get technical. Each Length Revival formula has a powerful combination of 180PRO’s patented Pro-Peptide Complex™, which targets hair’s worst breaking points to help repair up to 2 years of hair abuse**, and a new reinforced Length-Lock Complex, which fortifies strands from root to tip to protect against breakage for longer, stronger, nourished hair.

Tip 3: Lower the Heat: I’m sure you know by now that frying your hair with hot tools will only damage it more. What I’d recommend is using low heat or letting your hair go natural. Or if you’re like me and have really dry hair, only style it with heat 1-2 times a week. You’ll definitely notice a difference if you put the straightening iron down and embrace your natural hair.

So what do you think? Will you implement these products and rules into your routine? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Breaking Point: How to Care for Your Hair in the Summer

Breaking Point: How to Care for Your Hair in the Summer

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I’m so excited to be kicking off a brand new hair care series in partnership with 180PRO, which I’m calling Breaking Point. From now until the end of the summer, I’m going to be sharing tips and tricks for caring for your locks during the warmer months.

Most recently, I let my hair grow way too long before getting it cut. I generally get a trim every 4 months or so, but this time around I wanted long hair for the summer and decided to forgo my quarterly trim. However, I quickly learned that it wasn’t the right move because not only did I not to cut it, I decided to go even lighter. As you can imagine, going lighter damages your hair and when it’s already not in its healthiest state, it really takes a toll on your ends. Plus, it doesn’t help that I’m always outside in the summer. Much like your skin, the sun really damages your hair (Pro tip: Use UV hair spray to protect it from harsh rays).

With the mixture of dying my hair, sun exposure and a missed cut, I started to notice that my ends were brittle, dry and thin. I immediately booked an appointment to get it trimmed, but needed to do more if I was looking to really repair my hair. I’ve been using 180PRO products for a while now, but I decided to incorporate the Moisture Repair line and it really was the right decision this time around.

180PRO Moisture Repair is specifically formulated for hair that is dry and damaged. It targets hair’s worst breaking points and actually improves its condition with each use. After using it for just two weeks, I noticed a huge difference. I recommend using it with the Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator Leave-In Treatment because together the two reinforce proteins and conditioning agents in your hair to make it even stronger.

Often times, when people notice their hair is getting dead, they just turn to cutting it off, but never actually address the problem with the right products. Aside from using a shampoo and conditioner that helps repair it, it’s also important to incorporate quality styling products into your routine. Since I put a lot of heat on my hair (it’s naturally really curly), I like to use the 180PRO Heat Rescue Flat Iron Barrier Thermal Protection Spray before styling. It surrounds strands to help lock out heat to prevent damage before it even starts.  If you’re putting a lot of heat on your hair, this step is crucial to keep your mane healthy.

Aside from using helpful hair care products, I’d also recommend wearing a hat on the beach or covering your hair with a towel when you’re lying out to tan. If you take these steps, I think you’ll find that you’re quickly on the road to healthy hair. Be sure to look our for another post next month, full of more tips! In the meantime, comment with any questions below.

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Hair Tips from one of NYC’s Top Stylists: Going from Brunette to Balayage

Hair Tips from one of NYC’s Top Stylists: Going from Brunette to Balayage

Summer is here and with that comes major hair changes! I’ve been lightening my locks for a few years now and this year was no exception, especially when summer rolled around. While I now love the color of my hair, it took me some time to get to this point. I’ve had some dye-fails, as well as a long journey to be “bronde” aka brown-blonde.

Since I get so many questions about my hair, I decided to do a little Q&A with my God-sent colorist, Tre Wyrosdick from Marie Lou & D in SoHo, NYC. Ps: If you say I sent you, you can get 15% off your first service, which is a damn good deal! But before I get into it with Tre, let me tell you a bit about the evolution of my hair.

When I graduated college the “ombre” trend was really taking off. Having very dark brown hair my whole life, I was eager and inspired by stars like Jessica Biel, Rachel Bilson and Eva Mendes, whom like me, had really dark hair yet managed to pull off the lighter-lock trend flawlessly. After much research of “celebrity” stylists, I decided to take the plunge. Since, I’ve never looked back! In fact, I keep wanting to go lighter!

Yet, I definitely had some orange moments throughout the years and it took me some time to find a colorist that I really loved. Enter, Tre. He’s been coloring my hair for just over a year and I swear by his skill. I’ve never met with a stylist whom is so educated in his craft and constantly training to learn new tips & tricks. That said, I wanted to share his knowledge with all of you!

If you’re a brunette who is looking to go light or even just try to new stylist, I think you’ll find the below interview helpful and educational. Any questions? Comment below and I’ll get back to your personally. 
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