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Hask Hair Products

I was recently introduced to a new line of hair products by Hask. I’m always eager to get my hands on new and fun beauty products: you never know what awesome things you’ll find!

Hask Hair Products

Hask is a line of Argan and Keratin hair products. Now, you know I am a fan of Argan oil already (a few of my regular beauty products at home contain it), so it comes as no surprise that I would be excited to try their repairing shampoo and conditioner with Argan oil. If you aren’t familiar with Argan oil, it is filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and it is great at repairing, smoothing, and adding shine to your locks. The repairing shampoo and conditioner are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol, and artificial colors. I have been using the pair regularly for the past two weeks and love how my hair appears. It looks shinier and feels softer, without being weighed down or oily. Also included in the Argan oil line is a Repairing Shine Oil and a Repairing Deep Conditioner (which is great for a once a week beautification treatment).


Favorite Fragrance: Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Cologne

I’ve admitted this in the past: I am a bit of a collector when it comes to fragrances. My collection is ever increasing. I can’t help myself. New scents come along that I am drawn to, and a new bottle inevitably appears on my counter.

Historically, I haven’t stuck to one brand. I’ve constantly changed to new ones as I’ve built my collection. But things may be changing now. I just might have discovered my one and only fragrance brand. That brand happens to be Jo Malone…and I’m hooked.

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Cologne

My first fragrance bottle from Jo Malone is their Blackberry and Bay Cologne. It took me a long time to settle on it, as their entire perfume line is absolutely wonderful. Their fragrances are so natural and fresh…and what I truly love is that they are blendable! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but until I was introduced to Jo Malone, I had never considered MIXING my fragrances.

There are so many combinations you can think up with their perfumes. The Blackberry and Bay smells amazing all on its own (the sweet blackberry scent mixed with the earthier/herby scent of bay leaves), but when you combine it with the English Pear and Freesia you get a completely new fragrance (that happens to be one of my favorite combinations I’ve sampled). Of course, it is necessary to purchase two whole fragrance bottles to make this combination, but if you are starting a collection, I can see how it would be amazing! Instead of two scents, you end up with three, since you can mix them when you apply. I know I’m going to slowly add to my collection, as a new bottle of perfume tends to be a common item on my gift list for holidays/special occasions. English Pear and Freesia happens to be next in line, by the way…hint hint…wink wink…

What is your favorite fragrance line? Have you experienced Jo Malone before?

Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Care

Skincare: it’s no secret I believe in the importance of it. Whether it is cleansing my face, using sunscreen, or applying a daily moisturizer, I know it is essential to have a routine in place. It doesn’t have to be complicated; it doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to work. The winter months are definitely hard on the skin, so this is exactly the time of the year when I strengthen my routine to keep my skin feeling soft and smooth. No flaky, cracked skin here – no thank you! Suave Moroccan Infusion

I’m sure you have probably heard of Moroccan argan oil at some point in the past few years. This beauty product has popped up everywhere it seems! I have tried it in treatments for my hair in the past, but now there are even more beauty products to pick from. And what is truly exciting is that these products can actually be affordable. It just so happens that I’ve been sampling some new ones from Suave lately, and they are oh so nice! Suave Moroccan Infusion


Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Who doesn’t like an item that is all in one? I have to admit: I don’t have a large number of makeup palettes in my beauty arsenal, but I’m beginning to wonder why that isn’t the case. Palettes are a great option to ensure all of your color options are perfectly coordinated.

Studio Gear Holiday set

I don’t wear eye shadow all that often nowadays, but when I do my go-to look is almost always a smokey eye. I was lucky enough to be able to try the new Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette, and it was right up my alley!

Studio Gear Holiday Set (more…)