With my hair considerably damaged due to excessive flat iron use at 450 degrees, I was desperately searching for a hair product that would help repair my hair even in the smallest extent. When reading a magazine, I noticed an ad for this L'Oréal Total Repair Hair balm and decided I would try it. From the moment I opened it, I was in awe. Right from the delicate, sweet almond scent to the ease of application, I was enthralled. After leaving it on for roughly 5 minutes as instructed by the package, after rinsing it off, I could feel my hair considerably softer, easier to brush and even slightly stronger than previously. Then while blow-drying and styling my hair with the flat iron, my hair seemed softer and more moisturized than previously. The lingering scent was an added bonus.
Ever since having a keratin treatment done at my current salon several years ago, I've been regularly purchasing Keratin Complex Smoothing therapy shampoo and conditioner. I've noticed a vast difference between Keratin Complex versus other shampoos in that my hair feels smoother, well-moisturized and nourished and extends the length of the treatment within my hair by continually restoring keratin. I'm often applying various heat styling tools to my hair (i.e. Hair dryer and flat iron), therefore, I'm always looking to strengthen and maintain the health of my hair. Through using Keratin Complex, it reassures me my hair is well on track to maintaining a healthy dose of nourishment.
Using a flat-iron everyday at 450 degrees has wreaked a lot of havoc on my thick, naturally-wavy hair, so I recently asked my hairstylist for heat protectant product recommendations. With my hair feeling (and looking) damaged and fried, she suggested this product, stating it would leave my hair not only protected from further heat damage, but also sleek and shiny. Trusting her recommendation, I purchased a small size bottle and have been using it each day and have noticed the ends of my hair are beginning to strengthen and take on a smoother and shinier look. My hair is a work in progress, but now that I have this product, I'm closer to achieving the look and style I want.
For years, I've been a big fan of Reddi Whip; it is my go-to whipped cream and the only one I will purchase! It is the ultimate treat, enjoyed either on top of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or even as a dip or topping for fresh fruit. Sometimes, I'll even enjoy it on its own! It is light and airy and even freezes well into a unique, makeshift, "ice cream!" Plus, it is easy to enjoy and portion control with it's spray dispenser.
Just recently, for the first time, I purchased an Alex & Ani charm bracelet for myself. In specific, it is a four-leaf clover charm bracelet. Since learning about the company's support of nonprofit organizations and other imperative initiatives, plus their inspiring words and encouraging thoughts, I've been an advocate for their products. Not only is their jewelry beautiful, but it is also filled with meaning and can help others through donating a portion of their proceeds to worthy causes.
Much of the time when I purchase a lip color product, I end up disappointed due to the sticky residue, unpleasant taste and texture, so I was a bit wary at first trying Stila Stay All Day Lip Color. However, immediately upon swiping it across my lips, which tend to be quite chapped, it easily glided through without leaving any stickiness or residue of any kind! In fact, my lips almost immediately felt nourished, moisturized and better than they've felt in months. The color was matte, but still quite sheer and was well-balanced with my eye makeup. Despite licking my lips and even removing some of the color for a more subtle look, the lip color still remained intact and was not smeared or in need of reapplication. It truly does hold true to it's name!
It had been several years since I last purchased Kix, so when I noticed it on sale at my local grocery store, I opted to purchase a box. After tasting several bites, I was pleasantly surprised and glad I decided to buy a box. The small puffs have a great texture and balance of being slightly crunchy, but not overly so, plus a subtle sweetness/glaze to it. The corn taste complements all it is paired with, or when it is enjoyed on its own.
As a coffee fan, I'm always looking for new and different brands of coffee to try. Flavored ground coffees tend to be my favorite, so I was intrigued when I noticed Community Coffee Pecan Praline and opted to purchase a bag. Ever since first purchasing it, I've been a regular customer, loving the smooth, rich and robust coffee flavor paired with the creamy taste of pecans and praline. It is satisfying and provides me with a comforting coffee experience I look for. As an added bonus, the bag is 12oz, which is generous compared to other brands who may only offer 10oz bags.
This has been one of my all-time favorite flavors of Light 'n Fit yogurt and as a fan of cheesecake in general, it's always exciting to be able to enjoy it as a yogurt flavor. The best part of this yogurt experience is the real strawberries mixed in, which accents the taste of the sweetened yogurt. The texture is just what I like: not too thick, but also not too thin. It is the ideal snack, or accompaniment as a light breakfast. My favorite way to enjoy it is with cereal, since it provides a burst of strawberry flavor and a creamy sweetness.
As a big fan of Light 'n Fit yogurt, I was so excited to see they were introducing a drinkable version! It is the ideal size and provides a great balance of the tang from Greek yogurt, sweetness of the strawberries and isn't too thick. It pairs well with cereal, or is good to have on its own. On occasion, I found myself wishing it came in a larger bottle, but overall, I was pleased with it.