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It’s easy for your hair to become dry and dull looking, which is something no girl wants. I’ve done a little digging and found two responsibly-priced hair products that will give you all the shine and glam you want.

The first one is Not Your Mother’s Rise & Shine Silky Smooth Shine Mist, I know the name is a little long, but definitely something you will remember. This alcohol free (which is definitely something to look for in a product because the alcohol will continue to dry out your hair) salon formula will leave your hair healthy and shiny, getting you ready for any day or night. 

The second, which is my favorite of the two, is the Giovanni Organic Hair Care Shine of the Times Finishing Hair Mist. A silicone finishing mist that will give your hair a glossy smooth surface with extra healthy shine. Unlike other products that shouldn’t be used throughout the day because they may give your hair a greasy look, this product encourages continued use in order to keep your shine fresh and everlasting. Simply reapply, brush and style!


I am a really big fan of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. I think she nails her products and color palettes just right for the everyday woman. And, while she might introduce a bright berry color or deep red from time to time, her stuff is meant to be more contemporary and classic. Her brushes are some of the best in the industry and her Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is truly a beauty breakthrough in my opinion. But, when Bobbi Brown decided to team up with Katie Holmes on a new palette of colors, I was a tad skeptical … until I actually saw the palette. It’s such a versatile, perfectly coordinated combination of shadows and blushes that I immediately had to have it. With eight different eyeshadows, two different blushes and an eyeliner I was intrigued by the many look combinations this palette can achieve.

You can buy the Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie Palette for $68 on Right now Bobbi Brown is also offering a Travel Trio with any $50 order, plus free shipping, when you use offer code: FALLTRIO. And Gilt City National has an offer for a free $30 merchandise credit towards any purchase of $80 or more. So add in a lip color as a bonus, or  splurge and get a couple brushes.


As someone with medium length curly hair that is somewhat fine, I’m always on the hunt for products that help make my hair look healthy and shiny without weighing it down. Most moisturizing shampoos and conditioners tend to leave my hair looking a little heavy and limp, so I’m always somewhat hesitant to try a product designed to add moisture. When asked to try the new Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner, however, I was excited to give the product a try as I’m a fan of so many of the Dove products (soap, body wash, deodorant…).

The first thing that impressed me was the sleek packaging. The shampoo opens from the top while the conditioner opens from the bottom, a pairing that I appreciate since it’s often hard to tell a matching set of shampoo and conditioner apart without reading the labels. I also found the fragrance to be really fresh and pleasant, and also somewhat familiar as a longtime Dove fan.

After using the products for a week, I’m pleased to say that Dove Daily Moisture delivers on its promise: weightless results without excess residue. Both products are ideal for everyday use for anyone who needs gentle moisturization. And the best part is, you can find it at your local drugstore for around $5 each.

Show Dove some love and you could win great prizes during the Dove Great Hair Affair sweepstakes. Share your results, pin your favorites or write a review. Thousands of prizes are up for grabs!

DoveAuthorLogo.jpgDove understands that having beautiful, healthy-looking hair gives you the confidence to feel your best. Whether your hair is dry or damaged, Dove has a tailor-made solution for your hair care needs. After just one wash hair is shiny, healthy-looking and full of life. Thanks to Dove, you can look and feel beautiful from the inside out.

Cosmetic companies have released their new fall collections, and I couldn’t be more excited to play with the season’s palette of bronzes, purples and even bright blues. At the top of my list, the new NARS loves Los Angeles collection ($75). The set encompasses all things that are Hollywood glamour to get you red carpet-ready for a night out. The eyeshadow colors named Abyssinia, Etrusque, Outremer and Bali are different shades of browns (shimmer and matte), a blush pink and of course, cobalt blue. Also, there is a rosy blush and deep bronzer to give you that extra color you’re going to lose once your summer glow fades. The final additions to the set are a light pink lip gloss and a matching nail polish. This set is the perfect way to ease yourself into the fall season, be sure to order yours before they are all gone!

While selfies run rampant on tumblr/instagram, these recent shares from Beyoncè, Demi Lovato, Snooki and Rihanna on their own personal social media accounts really caught my eye. And not because I had to have whatever lipstick or nail polish they were wearing — it was what they WEREN’T wearing that was the real story. 
In, what I can only assume was, an attempt to show off their natural beauty, each of the these ladies posted a selfie in which they weren’t wearing any makeup. I applaud them for their bold choice and think each one of them looked so fresh-faced and beautiful. What do you think? Do you think they look better without makeup? 

Image Credits: (left to right) tumblr, instagram, twitter and instagram

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