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I’ve never really struggled with curls or unruly hair, but I understand the annoying aspect of a morning routine that involves taking the time to make sure your hairstyle is on point, because having an asymmetrical bob involves a specific look. I can only imagine the pain of trying to achieve straight hair when yours is frizzy, curly and uncooperative. Luckily, my new hair product obsession is just the answer: one product to use while your hair is wet and one when it is dry — and trust me, they work!

For wet hair

The Bumble and Bumble Concen-straight Smoothing Treatment is a gentle yet potent single-use straightening treatment that will help keep your straight look for up to 30 shampoos. The patent pending technology helps maintain hair’s natural look while creating smoothness, manageability, styling ease, and erases frizz and flyaways. The heat from the blow dryer will unlock the treatment’s artistic potential and help create body and movement. The best part about this product is it doesn’t require you to use a blow dryer; if you want to let your hair dry naturally after applying it, go right ahead, your finished look will include a more manageable texture of your hair. Another plus, it works with all hair types and won’t affect any color in your hair!

For dry hair

The Bumble and Bumble Grooming Crème is composed of natural oils, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil that will help maintain your sleek and shiny look after you’re done styling, while simultaneously hydrating your hair to help prevent damage from the dryer and flat iron. The crème will not only help keep your straight hair straight, but it also gives texture, volume and control. The best part about this product is it can be used by both men and women.

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One of the first things women notice about their skin, especially in the morning, is the unevenness and dark spots that appear especially on the face. There is nothing more annoying than trying to do your makeup and not being able to blend correctly because some areas are darker than others. Luckily, I found the most amazing at-home skin peel!

The Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Face Peel ($82) consist of pre-soaked towelettes that are made up of high concentrates of alpha beta acids mixed with anti-aging boosters. The peel is strong, but also eliminates risk of irritation that comes with other face peels. A bonus of this particular peel is it’s formulated specifically to help stubborn skin conditions that haven’t reacted to other peels. On top of treating breakouts, it reduces pores and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously getting rid of dark spots and uneven skin tones. Although this peel is a little pricey it is definitely worth the money. 

I have never been a huge fan of facials because honestly I’ve always been afraid I’d end up looking like Samantha did in that episode of Sex and the City, but I have always been a fan of at-home masks and exfoliation. Dead skin cells can make your whole face look dull and worn out and between the summer sun and late nights, that is the last thing any woman wants. Fear no more, I have found an amazing at-home mask that will easily erase all those cells and leave your face as smooth as a baby’s. The Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Mask features glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citrus acid and it works for all skin types. This peel mask is designed to renew skin, reduce those fine lines and wrinkles, while drastically improving your skin tone. Not to mention the firming aspect. The combination of fruit acid and papain enzyme provide a gentle but effective exfoliating peel, which leaves the skin glowing. Although the price may seem to be a little high, take my word for it you will not regret trying this mask!

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Summer can be taxing on your hair, your makeup and your smell … all the sweat and grime can strip away any fragrance you put on and leave you smelling less than fresh. That’s where Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oil comes in — they’ve blended pure essential oils with hydrating sweet almond oil for a fragrant oil that’s practically guaranteed to last. I adore the various scents it comes in, Coconut Vanilla is my current signature fave. And like all fragrance oils it applies super easily and isn’t ever overpowering but instead absorbs nicely into your skin leaving a nice fragrant trail. And almost 12 hours after applying I can still smell its trace on my skin … even in the middle of summer!

You can buy Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oils for $25 at dermstore.com.
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avon-mega-effects-mascara.jpgBefore I could even get my hands on Avon’s new Mega Effects Mascara, Selena Gomez had already hit the red carpet wearing it for the Young Hollywood wards earlier this month. Now that I’ve had some time to test drive the Avon Mega Effects Mascara for myself, I can see why Selena’s lashes looked so lush that night. The wand is an innovative beauty breakthrough — it has a flexible, bendable, multi-position handle that allows you to apply the mascara to just the spots you want.

When I first pulled the wand out of its “house” I was worried about clumps. But I can truthfully say the formula is beautifully glossy and gives just the right volume to my limp lashes without clumping. The little bristles are arranged on the wand in such a way that you can get every lash, every angle, perfectly coated. Best of all it removes pretty easily with my regular makeup remover but stays on during the day with no problem. If you prefer a more natural looking, barely there lash this might not be the mascara for you, but for a full on dramatic, look-at-me kind of lash, this is your best pick.

You can buy Avon Mega Effects Mascara for $10 at avon.com.

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/selenagomez

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