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I'm sure that you might be wondering why you'd ever want an elixir for your hair...or maybe you're also questioning what all the science-meets-hair care talk ;) Although I do consider myself to be beauty-obsessed, I'm also quite compelled to seek out new and innovative products that push the envelope and creativity- but that also provide top-notch quality, science, and research behind what they make.

That's a tall order- especially these days with an over-flooded market full of useless and/or expensive items that may or may not be all that effective either. But I have found one thing, persistence and patience are key- meaning that you can find these types of beauty products and tools out there, it just takes a bit of searching  AND ensuring your looking in the right places! When it comes to hair care in general, I'm beyond picky and sometimes that means I have to pay a decent amount of cash too.

I don't mind this either if the product really does make a difference or offers up ingenuity- or an awesome improvement on an old idea! That's how I easily came to my top pick of the year for hair care :) RUSK has come out with an awesome elixir for your hair and it's DEF a product I had to share with all of you as I fell in immediate LOVE with it's approach, effectiveness, and just all-around creativity. What's an elixir?! It's basically a luxe serum for your hair designed to strengthen, provide shine, and boost hair health. Check out my review of this wonderful hair care product below:

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This really is a one-of-a-kind product that won't leave your hair feeling oily or goopy, BUT it will leave your hair soft, smooth, shiny, and awesomely healthy- with immediate results! I saw a very noticeable improvement immediately following my first application and I loved the way my hair felt :) I also LOVE that RUSK took a different approach and finally put a serum-type of product in a spray form!

I haven't really seen anyone else do this and if they've come close to an attempt, the product wasn't all that great or the applicator/container was unusable after just one initial use :/ If you're paying decent money for a quality hair care product, this isn't exactly what you want and RUSK had this exactly in mind it seems when they created their Elixir Mist. I've personally liked their products and used them in the past, so I did have a feeling I was going to enjoy this product too- I was definitely correct on the assumption ;)

A big issue for me with many hair care products in general is the smell- they are either spot-on for me or I usually don't care for them at all. In this case, the product has a light yet pleasant coconut & tropical kind of scent that's just what you'd want in a hair elixir! The formula goes on as light as the scent too, so your hair doesn't feel gross or weighed down. It sprays out surprisingly well into almost a fine mist, which isn't really something I've found in similar products- until I snagged this one from RUSK. 

It's a tad bit on the pricier side than some might want to pay, but this product does a fantastic job AND works well with either dry or wet hair. It will also bode well for most hair types and doesn't take tons of product to do an effective job! If you've been seeking the perfect and innovative hair care product that makes a real difference, this product definitely hits the mark and is also why it's The Beauty Closet's Hair Care Product of the Year! :)


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by Christina in ,


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:


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


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


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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