Hair Product Find - RUSK Smooth Foam

Hot, humid summers can be rough on blow outs if you have naturally curly/wavy hair (or chemically relaxed hair), but I've discovered a product that will give you a fighting chance!

RUSK Smooth Foam is unique hair styling product that is applied to towel dried hair and contains memory polymer's which act to "remember" your blown out hair style.  RUSK Smooth Foam claims to reduce blow dry time by 50% and allow you to maintain long lasting, frizz-free hair that still has softness and movement (through 5 shampoos).  It's intended to be a chemical- free alternative to a salon smoothing treatment.

After cleansing hair, you shake the RUSK Smooth Foam well and distribute evenly throughout hair.  It comes out of the can like a traditional mousse.  I used an amount about the size of a golf ball, but if you have very thick and/or long hair, you may need more than this. The foam is lightweight and creamy, with a pleasant floral (prominent but not overwhelming) fragrance.

Once I started blow drying, I did notice that my hair dried very quickly and with a very straight, shiny finish. There was not sticky or gummy feel or residue left on my hair. Afterwards, I ran through sections of hair with a flat iron. Note: In order to the results claimed on RUSK Smooth Foam, you MUST use a flat iron after blow drying hair.  The heat from the dryer and then, flat iron, works with the polymer to set the "straight" memory in the hair.

After the combination of blow drying and flat ironing, my hair was straight, soft to the touch, had movement and was frizz-free the first few days after using it. (The instructions do recommend touching up with a flat iron a few days afterwards if you start to see frizz).  

Did RUSK Smooth Foam last through 5 shampoos?  

The first 2 weeks, when I blow dried and flat ironed, I got the same impressive results.  I liked the results the final 3 weeks, but did find I needed to add a bit more of the foam to my damp hair first, to get the same results.  All in all, this really is a genius hair hair product worth picking up. - RLB

Purchase Here: RUSK Smooth Foam, 8 fl. oz.  

*This product was provided courtesy of Rusk PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector

Are you a "one and done" type of makeup girl?

Then Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector  will be right up your alley - especially for easy summer looks.

With Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done you get the benefits of a high quality tinted moisturizer or BB Cream, blurring effect and sun protection.

The coverage is medium/full, so it's best for those with a good skin tone and a few imperfections or unevenness.  However, this also has a second great use - as a multi-functional primer.  So if you need a full coverage foundation, this works well as a skin enhancer/primer underneath it.

The texture of Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done is creamy and very lightweight.  I loved how it made my skin look brighter, with coverage and very natural glow effect (from the light-diffusing spheres).  Although it's oil free and was perfect for my t-zone, it still gave me moisture to drier areas like my cheeks.  Since it enhances the skin, it had a nice effect of blurring tiny imperfections, even without a concealer.  It's fairly concentrated, so I only used about a dime's' work for true medium coverage, and it was easy to apply with fingers, foundation brush or beauty blender.

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On most days, I could wear the Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done and a bit of under eye concealer  and that's all I needed before adding eyeliner, blush, etc..  My shade was Deep, which is the darkest shade out of the 6 currently offered.

Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done worked well with powder over it for a slightly more matte effect as well.   The wear was also very impressive.  After applying early in the morning, it still looked fresh well into the evening, even on very warm days. With an SPF 20, you can also feel great about using this for outdoor events, weddings and other gatherings this summer. - RLB

Purchase Here: Urban Decay Naked Skin One + Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Deep 1.3 oz

Beauty Find - Tony Moly Aquaporin Moisture Mist

On a really hot, sweltering day, I love to use hydrating mists to refresh, yet still keep my skin moist.

Tony Moly Aquaporin Moisture Mist is a perfect, true mist.  As a matter of fact, when I first pressed the nozzle to apply, I almost didn't feel anything on my skin. But I learned to hold it much closer than I normally would with a spray and got a fine, refreshing mist on my skin.

I was very impressed with how plump and hydrated my skin felt immediately after applying. This mist contains unique ingredients - spirulina, plankton and chlorella extracts which help lock in skin's moisture. It also has a wonderful light, slightly green tea/fresh scent.

After using, my skin felt soft and hydrated all day long.  I also used it in the morning after cleansing and before a lightweight essence/toner or over my makeup at the end of the day for a quick refresh.  It's a skincare companion you'll reach for often! - RLB

Purchase Here: Tony Moly Aquaporin Moisture Mist available at and