FORTIFY YOUR HAIR NATURALLY WITH THE REDWOOD TREE + BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW: eprouvage Fortifying Shampoo & Gentle Volume Conditioner

by Christina in ,


SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS...THE CALIFORNIA REDWOOD TREE?!

This evergreen happens to be the tallest living tree on Earth and also among the oldest living things on our planet as well. They can be up to 379 feet tall and almost 30 feet in diameter, putting these trees in a class all by themselves as sheer "Goliath's". There is more than one species of redwood, but in most cases the term on its own actually refers to this specific species named the sequoia sempervirens or  the California Redwood and Coastal Redwood.

What does the Redwood tree have to do with beauty?! The Redwood's stem cells are extracted and these powerful cells instantly boost cellular activity and repair damage too! These stem cells are inserted into beauty/hair care products to aid in the  prevention and improvement of the signs of aging, while also leaving skin/scalp/hair: soft, moisturized, and rejuvenated :)

After discovering what I did about this awesome ancient living tree, I decided that I had to snag a product and see for myself. I'm always on the hunt for new natural and organic ingredients so I set out to see what I could find! It didn't take much searching surprisingly, as I came across a great brand that makes products that are right in line with my mantra!

Eprouvage is a professional hair care brand that prides themselves in creating products with real science behind them and ingredients like Sequoia Sempervirens Leaf Cell Extract, Egyptian Blue Lily, and fruit extracts! Make sure to see my verdict of eprouvage's awesome products below! You can score their products at: eprouvage.com, independent salons, and at Ulta.com



THE VERDICT:

 

eprouvage

Fortifying Shampoo

$15

Have you been seeking the perfect shampoo that doesn't contain tons of harmful ingredients and yet it's still safe for color-treated or stressed hair?! Your search has now ended ;) Eprouvage really does make an affordable, quality hair care product that's difficult to match. I was very impressed with how well this shampoo cleansed my hair, yet didn't "strip" away my scalp's natural oils- leaving it feeling strong and healthy!

The smell is great as well- it's clean and light. The formula spreads nicely and that means you won't have to use a ton of product to get real cleansing results. I have often found this to be an occurring issue with some natural and organic hair care- it seems to take more product and sometimes quite a bit more, in order to achieve the desired effect :/

You won't get that problem with this product from eprouvage, at all! I'd recommend this shampoo for any age and most hair types as it's inexpensive and effective, without being formulated with unpleasant ingredients! In fact at this price, you can afford to snag the Gentle Volume Conditioner  -it's the perfect companion to the Fortifying Shampoo ;)

 

eprouvage

Gentle Volume Conditioner

$16

 

This is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, but it's absolutely fantastic in combo with the above mentioned shampoo! The smell is equally as pleasant and it contains the same wonderful qualities as the shampoo as well- quality ingredients with a formula that doesn't dry or weigh hair down, but provides great moisturization and shine!

My hair feels stronger and looks healthier, plus I'm not having to use a product chalked full of ugly ingredients that aren't really all that good for my hair or color. I would recommend this product for all ages, most hair types- even those with color-treated hair can benefit from this conditioner. 








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NO TIME TO SHAVE OR MOISTURIZE YOUR LEGS? GIVE A PAIR OF TIGHTS A TRY! + BONUS Hanes Tights REVIEW:

by Christina in ,


EVER HAD A BUSY DAY?!

The answer to this would be yes I think for almost anyone- regardless of lifestyle and what might be going on in your life at the moment, we've all experienced one of those days! No matter what you seem to do at times, you just run out of time. Since going back to school a couple of years ago, juggling 2 jobs, and a blog- I've had little time for much else.

I've definitely had to become a little creative in regards to how I get ready for the day, finding ways to cut my time down. I started with my hair by getting a shorter hair style, new hair care products, and a fantastic new professional flat iron from 6th Sense; all of those changes alone cut about 15-20 minutes off of my time :0

My makeup routine has even changed a bit as I've acquired a couple of new beauty tools like the Beautyblender , that have helped out tremendously with my makeup application time as well. Even with all of these improvements though, there are days when I might have found it harder to get out of bed or perhaps I've simply gotten behind.

One problem that often arises-especially during the cooler months, will be my legs. With my skin getting dryer, my legs are normally where I notice this issue appears first. I sometimes find myself without the time to get them looking "red-carpet ready" before I leave. A simple trick that I've employed that's easy to do and won't take up much of your time, is to throw on a cute pair of leggings, tights, or even sheer hosiery!

They've gotten a tad bit cuter then in our mother's days and I had no idea how much I'd been missing out :) Not only will your legs look smooth, toned, and beautiful- you hardly had to do anything at all to achieve great-looking legs ;) Check out my top 4 recommended AND affordable picks from Hanes below:



THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

Hanes Chevron Tights  in Black

Hanes Chevron Tights in Black

Hanes Chevron Tights

in Black

 2 for $20

These are super cute tights that will go with a lot of things in your wardrobe for the Fall & Winter seasons. I was really surprised at how comfortable I found them to be, even though they are composed of a 92% Nylon/8% blend. There have been times in the past where Nylon tights really caused an itching issue for me- especially after wearing them for a bit. These Chevron Tights in "Black" from Hanes, won't cause that issue at all and at 2 pairs for $20- you aren't breaking the bank either. 

 

Hanes Argyle Tights  in Black

Hanes Argyle Tights in Black

Hanes Argyle Tights

 in Black

2 for $20

The Argyle Tights from Hanes really hit it on the mark for me- they feel great and look super cute, without costing a fortune! The argyle print is really fun, yet sophisticated which means that you really can wear these with a variety of looks. These have a slightly different blend of materials than that of the Chevron Tights as they are made up of: 85% Nylon, 11% Spandex, and 4% Polyester. I like the mix of fabrics a bit more than those of the chevron pattern, as they do allow a little flexibility and lets your skin "breathe" nicely! At the same previously mentioned price point, you aren't spending an arm-and-a-leg to snag a great pair of tights to boot :)

 

Hanes Power Shapers Sheer Hosiery  in Black

Hanes Power Shapers Sheer Hosiery in Black

Hanes Power Shapers Hosiery

 in Black

$16

If tights and leggings really aren't much of your preference, then you will probably LOVE these Power Shapers in "Black" from Hanes. They won't tear or get runs at the drop of a hat and your legs will look awesome in these. The nice plus on this pair in particular, is that you will get a light and sheer color, a slimming top, AND beautiful legs- ALL with just one product! As the toe is also designed as a sheer material, you have the option to wear shoes that still show your toes if you'd like and still keep your legs looking fantastic :) They are a little pricier than the previously mentioned pairs of 2 for only $20, but the quality is DEF there.

 

Hanes Silk Reflections High-waist Control Top Pantyhose  in Jet

Hanes Silk Reflections High-waist Control Top Pantyhose in Jet

Hanes Silk Reflections High Waist Control Top Sheer Toe

in Jet

 $9

If you've been seeking something that provides absolute full-coverage with a slimming effect and a glam kind of a feel, there are the pair for you! There are great for a night out or if you're just wanting to "dress up" an outfit. They also have the run-resistant technology so they are excellent at not tearing too! At $9 they are super affordable and will really help slim down your midsection quite well. Composed of 81% Nylon and 19% Spandex, your skin will breathe well and you still get awesome-looking results :)


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