My Favorite Low Budget Things: Hair Care

Lock it up. Get this; my favorite shampoo is a $0.97 bottle of Suave Naturals Refreshing Waterfall Mist. It is infused with watermint extract and vitamin E and has a magnificent smell. To condition my locks, I use Organic Root Stimulator’s Hair Mayonnaise. Organic Root Stimulator’s shea butter lotion provides just enough moisture for the scalp and hair without clogging pores like the oils do. The best thing about this product has to be the smell though. To twist, I avoid gunk like the waxes and opt for Organic Root Stimulator’s very light lock and twist gel.

Suave shampoo—Wal-Mart

Organic Root Stimulator Products—Any beauty supply store

Free Gift with Purchase

The only thing a bargain fashionista loves more than a good deal is a free one. And, it is the season of the ‘free gift with purchase’ offer.

While I don’t usually find the majority of products included in free cosmetic gift sets useful, this Lancome gift is packed to perfection. I got it courtesy of my friend, Aj, who attended Fashion at the Park in Dallas last month. Not only does this set include a chic animal print case, but two eye shadow quads, a sensational effects lipcolor, double-action eye makeup remover, absolute replenishing cream, super-enhancing mascara base, and a custom volume mascara. Who wouldn’t want all of those products?

Do check out the Lancome free gift offers. At Lancome’s high prices, this is a budget friendly way to kick start your collection.

Cosmetic gift set—Lancome via Aj

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Well. I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect gloss since I ended my relationship with lipstick 7 years ago. I’ve tried almost every gloss known to man (and more importantly to woman). I have been satisfied by many, but not enough to stop searching. So, believe me when I say my search is over, for I have found “the one.” It comes courtesy of Carol’s Daughter.

The Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint gloss is exactly what I’ve been searching for—the perfect balance of color and shine. And, as if that was not enough, it has the nerve to treat the lips too. Each gloss is delightfully infused with grapeseed oil, shea butter, aloe vera extract, and vitamin E providing top notch lip protection.

My favorite colors are Grown and Sexy (a hot pink with gold shimmer) and Brick House (a sexy rust orange with gold and copper shimmer). I am anxious to try Diva, but it is never in stock at Sephora!