Monday, July 06, 2015

Love Your Hair: Protecting my Color

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Love Your Hair: Protecting my Color with Clairol Professional

My hair is on of my most defining features. I have a lot of it, and it's a rich auburn color (helped along a bit by my salon and Clairol). That color is the part most people comment on. My color is so amazing, what color do I use, who does it, it goes so well with my complexion... You get the idea. So, I try to protect my color at all costs! I've found that Auburn definitely does fade, something I had never experienced with my blonde highlights. It isn't like brown would somehow find its way back into my bleached hair, right?

To help protect my hair color, when choosing hair care products I look for those that will baby my color treated hair.

I Tried:
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Shampoo
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Conditioner

I've been loving the Clairol Profession iThrive Color Vibrancy products. The shampoo and conditioner make my hair super shiny, easy to manage, and they are helping my hair color stick around longer.

Deeper Treatment:
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Treatment

I think my favorite iThrive product is the Treatment! This intensive conditioner is very concentrated. A little goes a long way, so don't over do it! I've just been using about a quarter sized amount in my hair, in the place of my regular conditioner. I comb it through with a wide tooth comb and leave it in my hair for about 5-10 minutes while I'm doing other things in the shower. When I rinse it out my hair is super shiny, soft and easy to manage!

I do want to note that one of my previous stand by products is Ion Youth Restore Weekly Renewing Masque, which does magical things to my hair after it has been colored. It tames the frizz, adds tons of shine and bounce to my hair. Similar to the Clairol, it is a product that I just used in place of my conditioner roughly once a week.

Repairing Damage:
Roux 233 Treatment And Shine

Yes, typically when I've damaged my hair with heat styling or damage I prefer to cut off the damage, but there's always a bit of a wait until I can get into my salon. This spray is perfect to help me deal with the aftermath until I can get in to get a trim! I just spray a little onto my hair while it is damp, then style as usual. The spray works on the cuticle of the hair to add shine and help prevent any further damage.

Cutting Back on Washing:
Clairol Professional iThrive Dry Shampoo

One of my favorite ways to save time, and hair color, is to wash my hair less frequently. I can go 3 days between washing my hair if I have a good dry shampoo. I like dry shampoos that soak up oil, don't make my dark hair look chalky and give good volume. This dry shampoo is all three! It's definitely one of the dry shampoos that I'll be recommending in the future.

Hair care is one of my favorite reasons to head to Sally Beauty, they have a great selection of products. But, the selection is so large that it can be overwhelming. Luckily the Sally Beauty site has a great page to help you find the best products to fix your hair issues, check out the! I've mentioned products here for aging and color treated hair, but there are product choices for repairing damage, fighting frizz, and other common hair issues.

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Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Beauty Spotlight Team: What's in Syl's Purse?

If someone asked you: 'What does an adventuring rogue carry in her bag?' you might envisage smokebombs, hinge grease, lockpics and daggers. You might wonder what an advenuring rogue is, full stop... Well, wonder no more! Today we're taking a peek into the bag of Sylirael the Rogue...and the contents might just surprise you!

Check out Syl's Bag!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

4th of July Sales!

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I'm a big fan of the 4th of July! I love summer, being outside and going to the fireworks. I have big plans with my family for the 4th this year (my 4 year old really loves fireworks), but you know that this shopaholic will also be checking out many of the online sales this weekend! While most of the deals will be on summer items (there's still 2 months of summer to wear them!) I mostly will be looking for items that are classic or can transition to fall and beyond.

Banana Republic
30% off regular- priced items and an additional 50% off sale items
CODE: BRTHIRTY (30% off regular- priced items)
CODE: BRGOBIG (additional 50% off sale items)
DATE: Now – 7/5 (30% off regular- priced items) and 7/8 (additional 50% off sale items )

My Picks:
Cross-Back Crepe Tank
Embroidered Tunic
Pintuck Silk Tunic
Draped Blanket Cardigan

Barney’s Warehouse
Extra 60% off clearance, extra 50% sitewide
DATE: until 7/7

My Picks:
Derek Lam Matte Jersey Square-Neck Dress
Rebecca Minkoff E/W Dylan Tote
Sarah Flint Gemma Sandals

Take 30% off sitewide
DATE: 7/1 – 7/5

Additional 30% off sale
DATE: 7/2- 7/6

My Picks:
Ayanna Oversized Border Print Top
Terri Sleeveless Cowl Back Tank

Cole Haan
30% off the Pinch Weekender Shoe and Clothing Collection. I have to admit I have the bright kelly green color (in the clearance section now) and am obsessed with these shoes! They're very comfortable and super cute! I have more ordered...
DATE: Through 7/8

My Picks:
Women's Pinch Long Sleeve Woven Popover Shirt
Women's Pinch Canvas Weekender (my green)
Women's Pinch Chambray Weekender

Additional 25% off sale

My Picks:
Caralyn Cut Out A-Line Dress
Reina Silk Jersey Tunic Dress
Megan Ceramic Slit Sheath Dress
Adria Relaxed Silk Top
Vera Simple Strap Leather Heel

Forever 21
30% off all sale styles

My Picks:
Layered Surplice Cami Dress
Boxy Cuff-Sleeve Top
Slub Knit Pocket Tee

Summer Sale: Up to 50% off select styles

My Picks:
Linen drawstring midi dress
Side-zip boatneck tee
Leather tote

Extra 40%-60% off final sale items
DATE: 7/2-7/6 on marked final sale items.

My Picks:
Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Cotton Twill
Ladder-Stitch Dress in Bi-Stretch Cotton

Old Navy
Red, White, and New Sale: Thousands of for the family for $2, $4, $6, & $8
Select styles

Save 40% +Free shipping on $25 or more
DATE: Until 7/4

My Picks:
Women's V-Neck Tees
Women's Matte-Crepe Tanks
Women's The Pixie Ankle Pants

Rebecca Minkoff
Up to 60% off select styles

My Picks:
Love Clutch
Perforated Mini-MAC Crossbody
Medium MAB Tote (yes, in white!)
Wythe Weekender

Scoop NYC
Extra 40% off all sale styles

My Picks:
Missoni Mare Sunburst Poncho
Missoni Knit Poncho
Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Silk Charlie Top
AG Stilt Roll Up 8-Year Wash Jean

Tory Burch
Big sale on select items

My Picks:
Textured Tunic
Cotton-Cashmere Drape Front Cardigan
Toggle Sandal
Riley Multi-Buckle Bootie
Claremont Mid-Heel Wedge
York Straw Buckle Tote

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