Monday, November 20, 2017

Big, Beautiful Bombshell Hair : Leyla Milani Hair Care Product Review

 Follow along on my adventure to discover the secret hair weapons for big, beautiful bombshell hair created by Leyla Milani. From the Triple Threat Interchangeable Ceramic Curling Iron & Give It To Me Straight Flat Iron to the Hair Perfector Brushes, luxurious Hair Extensions & hair nourishing vitamins. Leyla Milani has the golden ticket to keep you feeling your most beautiful from the inside out. Her revolutionary hair products like Glossilocks Brilliant Shine Thermal Spray, Rescue Me Hair Mask & Big Hair Don't Care Boosting Powder are sure to elevate your senses, confidence and hair game. As a top beauty industry influencer, Philanthropist, Creator & Founder Leyla Milani has given women around the world the ability to achieve her signature bombshell hair at home. Here are the products I personally tested:

 Leyla Milani Beachy Volume & Texture Spray

  • A sea salt infused spray for mega volume & sexy texture, with a fresh ocean air scent & a unique formula that will give you that effortless Beachy look. 
  • DIRECTIONS: Spray on damp or dry hair, finger dry or let dry naturally, For more fullneness-defuse with heat. Works on wet hair to create volume, and dry hair for piecey texture.

Leyla Milani No H2o Volumizing Dry Shampoo

  • A unique dry powder spray that is the perfect solution to extend the life of your style with a tremendous renewing & refreshing effect that adds volume with a fresh scent & no white residue or heavy buildup.
  • DIRECTIONS: Start by brushing hair thoroughly, spray product evenly throughout hair. If you have greasy hair, apply more. Let the dry shampoo set in your hair for a few minutes to absorb the sebum, if hair is greasy may take a bit longer to set. Towel your hair until all the dry shampoo is absorbed. Brush again for beautifully de-greased hair then style as desired.

Leyla Milani Rescue Me Argan Oil Intense Hydrating Hair Mask

  • Infused with Shea Butter & softening Argan Oil, this intense mask is packed with everything you need to transform your tresses into lusciously luminous, silky smooth, touchable locks. 
  • DIRECTIONS: Apply a generous amount to towel dried, shampooed hair and comb the product through. Allow it to penetrate your hair for 5-10 minutes then rinse out. Use once weekly for best results and less frequently as your hair improves.

The Experience:

I'm always researching for the perfect product combinations to serve all my Beauty Warrior needs, from everyday to date nights, vacations and beyond. However, I go into these experiments with a healthy amount of skepticism, knowing that if I'm wrong then I genuinely have something to shout from the rooftops. So, imagine my awe the first time I saw Leyla Milani's real hair, in my wildest dreams I would never have thought my hair could become that luxurious. Even on my wedding day when I had a beautiful, vintage finger wave style professionally done it fell out and flattened long before pictures could be taken. That was a common occurrence with styling my hair and it was tragic, so I swore never again to go through those horrible hair blues.
I'm absolutely thrilled to report that no one has to go through that ever again! As I have achieved my best hair yet with Leyla Milani Hair products, let me walk you through my experience so you can understand how I changed styling my hair and why I chose to test those specific products.

My hair is a lot of work all the time, I have said it before and it's no less true now. If I don't heat style or plan to wear my natural curls with a bucket of products then it doesn't play nice.
So I began with the Rescue Me Hair Mask, after shampooing my hair I squeezed the excess water out and generously applied the baby pink cream, finger combing the product through to the ends. The smell was light and floral, much like fresh roses and the professional glide of the product was thorough. I could feel the Mask being absorbed by my hair as it swelled with the intense hydration, I left it in for 10 minutes on my first attempt. Immediately upon rinsing it out I noticed that the product had sealed itself around my hair, with the texture becoming extremely smooth down to the very tips. It actually felt like I had a protective barrier on my hair before I even stepped out of the shower. Which the tips of my hair tend to take the worst beating and products usually don't effect the way they look or feel, but this Mask really healed & sealed them for days on end. While my hair was damp I sprayed the Beachy Volume & Texture Spray all over then brushed it through. The spray had a wonderful ocean scent I noted before moving on to finger drying my waves-to-curls hair and the shine alone was incredible. My bangs dried flat for the first time since I cut them instead of their usual frizz ball. Normally I have to straighten excessively to tame this problem. Yet, I wore my hair down all day in those Beachy curls, during a rain storm and my hair never frizzed once. Not once! And by the way, I got my husband to try the Mask as well and he also loved it! It made his chest length, thick curly locks smooth & manageable like never before.
The next day I brushed my hair thoroughly then used the No H20 Volumizing Dry Shampoo to freshin up my roots and bangs, which this product had such a light & refreshing feeling. There was no residue at all, I let it sit for about 2 minutes to absorb excess oils then gave my natural curls a bigger boost by curling my hair with a 1" curling wand to go on a date with my husband. Each ringlet was voluminous and touchably soft, my hair had great bounce and looked healthy, shiny & voluptuous. I found that all night I couldn't stop touching my hair. Ladies stopped me in the restaurant and at the movie theater to ask about my hair. And I'm generally not the girl this happens to, it was incredible, so I told them the secret - Leyla Milani, ladies!
So I'm paying forward these fantastic beauty secrets because women should empower each other to feel their best. Stop stressing over your hair - Shop it & Love it, you know your a bombshell too. And lets start a beautiful conversation about this, comment down below.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Obsessed with this CHI 😍

So, CHI's Deep Brilliance line... AMAZING! We don't have enough words to describe how yummy these products smell. The scent reminds us of fruity pebbles with a hint of musk, similar to nag champa... We don't know, but whatever it is, it's delicious! The smell isn't overbearing at all, but sticks with you throughout the day, which we really like!

Why do we recommend using the Deep Brilliance Shine Serum Lightweight Leave-In Treatment to so many of our clients & customers?  This stuff is the bees-knees! Not only will this product leave your hair shiny and silky, but it doesn't make it feel or look greasy at all! It will eliminate flyaways too, without weighing your hair down, making it perfect for those with fine hair. Another plus is that this product is paraben free. We guarantee you'll not be disappointed with CHI's entire Deep Brilliance line.

The Deep Brilliance Optimum Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner smell just as amazing and performs above par with other leading hair care brands. We are more than impressed with the soft silky feel Deep Brilliance left our hair feeling and can't wait to hear what you think after giving it a try! Please leave us a review and let us know what you thought of CHI's Leave-In Treatment by clicking here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Luxurious Holiday : L'ANZA Keratin Healing Holiday Gift Set Review

There is nothing like the feeling you get when taking a leap of faith with a new product line that actually makes a difference. Not just by improving your styling regimen but in the overall health of your hair for the everyday. 
For this little adventure, I'm going to walk you through my experience with the L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Holiday Gift Set. Let's review what these products actually do and for who they are meant for so you can understand why I choose them for myself, along with what hair care problem I needed to solve with this experiment:
This Gift Set features an unparalleled Keratin Oil powered Phyto IV complex infused with Abyssinian Flower Oil, Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Flower & Babassu Kernel Oil to repair damaged hair. L'anza has 6 additional options for this gift set while supplies last. Ideal for all hair
types & textures. Gift Set Includes:
  • Silken Shampoo ~ An ultra luxurious healing shampoo with a rich & creamy lather that replenishes vital Keratin proteins to restore hairs volume.
  • Silken Conditioner ~ A luscious healing conditioner that reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body & bounce while rehydrating so hair is soft & silky smooth.
  •  Hair Treatment ~ Builds body & strength with concentrated healing actives that replenishe optimal moisture while restoring elasticity & superior shine.
My hair is a lot of work all the time, I have fine wavy/curly hair but a ton of it and it's really long. Almost touches my lower back when straight, it's cut into long layers with thick side bangs. I'm naturally a golden blonde but I color it pitch black. It frizzes easily in humidity and when it rains, if I heat style too much it becomes brittle and breaks off. So I was in need of a new hair care line that would give me the ability to style it without feeling like I had just murdered my hair, while sorting out the damage I do by coloring it too.
 L'ANZA answered every hair care wish I had, I'm thrilled to report. Not only does it smell absolutely heavenly, which lasted for days, but this trio brought the life back into my hair literally. To my surprise, when I straightened my hair it was voluminous, silky soft & shiny not frizzy, dry or crunchy as I have experienced before with some products. When I wore my hair in my normal waves to curls style, the waves were smooth & the ringlets were really defined. This is truly a system that works hard for you, The Healing Hair Treatment alone felt like silk in my hands, not sticky and never greasy. I actually tried to put too much in to see what would happen and it just absorbed right to the tips. I have been using this system for two weeks straight now and my hair has never looked better & it has changed my hair game from flat to fierce. So, let us know what you think in the comments down below if you try any of these products!

This informational review was written by Beauty Care Choices staff member - Kristen.  She recently joined our team.  Kristen has learned a lot in her in her first few months with us...including her excitement at the amazing number and variety of professional hair care products available and how great a difference finding the right products for your hair type makes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tri-Palette Perfection!

Step 1:
Apply an eye primer (we love glo Skin Beauty's Shadow Primer). A primer is essential for a smooth, long-lasting application.  A good primer acts as an adhesive for the shadow and helps intensify the color pigment. 

Step 2:
Dust the base color (the lightest shade in the palette) on your entire lid and up to the brow.

Step 3: Apply your lid color (the medium shade in your palette)  with a medium, flat shadow brush. For stronger pigment, pat it on until you reach the color intensity you want.

Step 4:
Apply the crease color (the darkest shade in the palette) to your crease and outer corner of the eyes. Blend it well, but gently, with a fluffy shadow brush, so the color transition between the lid and crease colors looks natural.

Step 5:
Take the base shade (lightest shade)  and apply it along the brow bone to finish the look.

Find just the right color palette for you.  See all of our eyeshadows, click here!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Staff Picks for Holiday Gifts

The holiday season has arrived! This year give your gift list an extraordinary touch. It can be very frustrating if someone in your family has hair or skin issues that are proving difficult to solve. So that's where being creative can genuinely come to the rescue. Making you the best kind of Santa, bringing beautiful solutions to every hair & skin problem. Explore these staff recommendations to bring you seasonal temptations:

~Baxter Better With Age Gift Set~

Specifically designed for Men's skin, formulated to renew while diminishing fine lines & wrinkles by keeping skin hydrated & moisturized to prevent dryness. Leaving your complexion nourished & revitalized for a healthy glow. Gift Set Includes:
  • Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream & 2 Custom Scotch Glasses. Cheers to the Holidays!
Throw in a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch & you have yourself a gift he will always love & remember. 

   ~Hempz Bath & Body Triple Moisture Gift Set~

With a signature triple moisture formula fortified with an exclusive restorative complex to revive skin's healthy radiance while providing all day moisture with 100% pure natural Hemp Seed Oil & pure herbal extracts, along with carrying a heavenly aroma. THC free, 100 % Vegan, Gluten & Paraben Free. Hempz has 9 additional options for this gift set while supplies last. Gift Set Includes:
  • Herbal Whipped Body Wash, Herbal Whipped Body Creme & a FREE versatile beauty bag with zipper closure, great as a travel bag. Successfully giving the gift of the softest skin yet! 

 ~L'anza Healing Keratin Gift Set: A Luxe Holiday~

Featuring an unparalleled Keratin Oil powered Phyto IV complex infused with Abyssinian Flower Oil, Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Flower & Babassu Kernel Oil to repair damaged hair. L'anza has 6 additional options for this gift set while supplies last. Gift Set Includes:
  • Silken Shampoo ~ An ultra luxurious healing shampoo with a rich & creamy lather that replenishes vital Keratin proteins to restore hairs volume.
  • Silken Conditioner ~ A luscious healing conditioner that reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body & bounce while rehydrating so hair is soft & silky smooth.
  •  Hair Treatment ~ Builds body & strength with concentrated healing actives that replenishes optimal moisture while restoring elasticity & superior shine.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Double Cleansing and OCM? Tell me more!

Do you do double cleanse when you wash your face? Maybe we think it will dry out our skin or we just don't have the time for all that. But, if you answered no you're not alone. The fact of the matter is; double cleansing is a necessity, especially at night and especially if you wear make-up. We like to use oil-based cleansers or just plain oil to remove makeup, loosen up clogged pores and clear congested skin. One of our favorite products is Dermalogica's Precleanse.

Use code "DERMGIFT" at checkout
The oil cleansing method, or OCM for short, is a way of washing your skin using only an oil, some water, and a washcloth.OCM is the most simple and effective way to pre-cleanse your skin. The main difference between oil-based cleansers and oil (used in OCM) is emulsifiers. Emulsifiers found in oil-based cleansers allow the product to rinse off completely. Both are great for removing sunscreen, sebum, waterproof makeup, and environmental pollutants making sure your skin is prepped and ready to allow your cleanser to penetrate further for a professional cleaning. It is very important to massage the precleanse (or oil) into your skin in circular motions using your fingertips for at least 1 minute. The heat from your hands will warm both the oil and your skin which will allow your pores to release the debris and buildup; you will actually feel the oil starting to get gritty. Next use a bit of warm water, just enough to wet your fingertips and begin to massage again. If using a precleanse, the water will activate the emulsifiers and the product will start to lather. To remove simply use a warm washcloth. Your skin should feel super hydrated! You're now ready for your facial cleanser! For more information on choosing the cleanser best for your skin type click here.