Drugstore Buy of the Week - John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme

John Frieda is the master of anti-frizz hair products for a reason.

And if you have any doubts or had forgotten that, trying his John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme certainly will reminded you why.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme  is amazing and is such a needed product for those of you who experience frizz, have curly hair and/or live in very humid environments. 

The Touch Up Creme is thick and creamy, but still lightweight.  It's also very concentrated, so no more than a quarter sized amount (for thick.long hair) or nickle-sized amount was needed.  It has a nice, light fresh scent which disappears quickly after application.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme can be used in a variety of ways.  I loved running this through my little one's curly hair, concentrating on the ends.  It immediately smooths hair and leaves a beautiful shine with no heavy or sticky feel.  It also moisturizes hair very well.  This can also be used after a blow out to seal in the straightened hair and give it extra shine and moisture. 

If you've forgotten to apply Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme before leaving the house and have to brave a misty/rainy/humid day, no worries.  When you get inside to your office/school, etc. just apply to ends and run through dry or dampened hair.  Your hair is immediately smoothed, fly always disappear, curls are redefined, frizz is calmed and hair has shine.

Even after a morning application, hair was just as moist, defined and soft as it was in the late evening.  There was no flaking or build up, even after using Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme several days in a row during a particularly humid stretch.

Make sure you have the Secret Weapon in your hair care arsenal - one for home and one for the road! - RLB

Nail Polish Find - essie Gel Couture Nail Polish First View

essie Gel Couture Nail Polish First View

I recently shared with you a lovely, bright blue nail polish, perfect for adding to a Fall look. 

Now I've found a blue which is actually so soft, with the perfect amount of cool tones, that it also works as a modern neutral shade on all skin tones.

essie Gel Couture Nail Polish is essie's latest nail polish line, which is a no-gel lamp needed, long lasting, shiny nail formula. First View, (shown, above), a baby cashmere blue shade is part of their recent Summer 2016 collection, which includes 11 more soft, neutral shades perfect for year round wear.(See all the shades below).

essie Gel Couture Nail Polish is smooth and creamy, and feature a new brush which allows the color to easily cover the nail bed with no mess or mistakes.  There was no clumping, streaking and two coats produced the color in the bottle.

After applying essie Gel Couture Nail Polish I then added a coat of the essie Gel Couture Top Coat which seals the color formula in, adds incredible shine and provides days and days worth of a chip free, glossy look.

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I had no chips after 3 days, then added one coat of the  essie Gel Couture Top Coat to refresh.  I then had at least another 5 days before I started to see any real chipping or fading.  

The essie Gel Couture Nail Polish was easy to remove with any of my favorite nail polish removers, and my nails felt strong and healthy.  

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I encourage you to buy as many of these beautiful shades as you can while they last. 

Some other standouts in the Atelier collection are:
Pinned up, a brownish rose, Pearls of Wisdom, a berry with a pearlize finish and Sew Me, a creamy caramel rose.

Your at home manicures/pedicures will be a breeze now! - RLB

Budget Beauty Buy - Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme

Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme 

Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme is not only a treat for the hands, but for the nose as well!

The Yellow Alluriana scent is heavenly.  The notes are citrus and a very crisp verbena.  As the lotion lingers on the skin, there's a warmer, musk that comes through, but from start to finish, it a vibrant, pick-me-up scent I loved using daily.

The formula is perfect - non greasy, non sticky but instantly hydrating.  It contains Shea butter, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and botanical oils.  The cream has a medium weight and it very silky and easy to rub into the skin.  With a thick layer in the morning, I noted it lasted through about 2 hand washes before I had to touch up again.

I also loved using Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme on days when I may have forgotten or didn't have a chance to apply fragrance. The hand cream scent trailed on my skin lightly all day, so it's prominent, but not overwhelming.

If you're looking for a reasonably priced hand cream with a beautiful fresh scent, you can't do much better than Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme  - RLB

Note: Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Hand Creme is also a TSA regulated size at 2 oz, so it's perfect for travel.

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