Drugstore Buy of the Week - Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner

This week's drugstore buy of the week has a pretty interesting - and long name.

But let me tell you, after you use it, you'll be able to rattle it off your tongue like 1-2-3.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy-Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner,  is one of those hair care finds that I always dream of. That's because not only is this an amazing leave in conditioner that works on many hair types - but it's also a multi tasker.

To start off, the spray has an amazing smell - it's a bit sweet (it contains Cocoa extract) and fruity like a Pina Colada, but with a nice fresh base to it so, it never gets overwhelming and dissipates after a few minutes.  The product is very lightweight - even when I spray a significant amount in my hair after shampooing,  I noticed that it smoothed and softened my hair instantly, but without any trace of stickiness or greasiness.

Even more impressive, Healthy Sexy Hair Soy-Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner is one of the best hair detanglers I've ever tried.  It allows textured, relaxed and even curly hair to glide right though a wide tooth comb, detangler comb or brush ( Tangle Teezer)  without struggling!  But most of all it really gives hair lots of moisture and tames frizzes as well, as a good leave in conditioner should.

As my hair dried I loved that it stayed shiny and smooth.  Note: For naturally curly girls, this works well with a diffuser for blow drying.

And there's yet another great feature of this Leave In Conditioner.  It's also a great heat protectant.  So if you like to blow dry and then flat iron your hair on a regular basis, this spray protects hair (especially ends) and gives hair great shine while keeping movement in the hair.
This can also be used on dry/damp hair as well to freshen up and/or hydrate dry, frizzy curls/waves and bring them back to life, or to moisturize dry ends for relaxed/dry or color-treated hair.

Because this doesn't weigh down hair or produce build up, this is also a wonder worker for those of you with fine, thin hair as well.

Click over and pick yours up NOW - RLB

Beauty Find - Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

This is another one of those wonder beauty products that you don't quite realize you needed - until you try it (and worth every penny).

Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is for hydration, skin protection, and diminishing fine lines.  It contains 15% plant-based Glycerin which enhances the water holding capacity of skin, as well as an ingredient that was new to me - Shiso Leaf Extract, which aids in keeping deep moisture within the skin.  This will work best on normal, combination and slightly dry skin types.

The serum texture is very silky and light and it's very concentrated, so I only needed one pump for my entire face.  It felt like a creme-gel hybrid and gilded easily on to my skin.  Once it hit my skin, however, something interesting happened with the texture - it seemed as if it had turned into water!   Then it absorbed into my skin in seconds.  My skin not only felt hydrated, plump, and smoother - but there was no residue, or feeling of serum on my skin.  

This was the perfect weight for my more oily areas like my t zone as well as my drier ones, like my cheeks.   The finish is completely matte, so this can be used on it's own or with makeup. Note: there's no SPF, so you'll have to add that via a sunscreen lotion, or via your Primer/BB Cream or Foundation, for example.

For me, I found this the perfect layer before adding one of my all time favorite new products, the Kiehl's Mirco Blur Skin Perfector. With these two products, I usually only needed just a light layer of foundation because my skin looked so great.

I can't wait to take this on my next trip.  This will be perfect to layer on before a long flight and again before landing and then adding a touch of makeup to look refreshed upon arrival!   - RLB

*This product was provided courtesy of Kiehl's PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Waterproof Dramatic Volume Mascara

YouTube beauty dynamo, Michelle Phan, has certainly showcased many mascaras in her years on YouTube beauty tutorials, but em Lash Gallery Waterproof Dramatic Volume Mascara from her em Cosmetics line shows that she's really paid attention to what works in a mascara.

em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Waterproof Dramatic Volume Mascara is perfect for summertime, of course, but also for those of you who want a budge-proof, all day wear mascara product for busy work day, a day of interviews, photos or a big event for example.

For reference, my lashes are fairly long and of normal thickness. I found the brush and mascara both worked well to glide effortlessly on to my lashes, without clumping or running.  The texture of the mascara is not too thick - or too thin, and the black shade is a true, deep glossy black color.

The shape of the brush allowed me to get inner corners, focus on the outer edges and also apply to the lower lashes easily with no clumping.  The formula was not too wet, and it set fairly quickly.  My result?  With about 3 coats my lashes had perfect volume, noticeably more length and just as importantly, separation.

During the day my lashes didn't flake, smudge, or run.  This mascara also never made my lashes feel hard or stiff (I hate that!).  Only at the end of the day, with a makeup remover + cleanser did this mascara completely come off (which is a good thing) - but I didn't have to tug or struggle to remove it either.

If you're in the market for a new mascara, or are just curious about what product you should start with in the em cosmetics line, this is the mascara for you. - RLB

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