My Haircare Favorites!

I've been trying to get my hair long again for years now. Long story short, my hair used to be really long but it all broke off because the "hairdresser" didn't know what she was doing. After it all broke off, I stopped relaxing my hair, and I will never ever do it again. To be honest, I'm still pretty bitter about it. After years of trying to get my hair healthy again, I finally found out what works for my hair. So I wanted to share with you guys the products that helped my hair grow and get healthy. I really hope this post helps anyone who is struggling with damaged hair. 

Argan oil repairing shampoo*: This shampoo is amazing. First off, it is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol, and artificial colors. So it's really good for the hair. It is infused with Argan oil. So while it washes the hair, it also moisturizes. This is the shampoo i use most of the time because my hair needs oil. My hair always feels super soft after using it. 
Medicated dandruff shampoo: I used to have really bad dandruff. I tried different shampoos and all natural things but nothing worked. I heard good reviews on the Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo so I went to the store to buy it. Well it was kind of expensive, so i decided to try the store brand one because it has all the same ingredients. The first time I used it, my dandruff was almost completely gone! So it works very well even on the worst dandruff. The only downside is that it strips hair color a lot. 
Keratin protein smoothing shampoo*: This shampoo and the conditioner smell so good. I'm pretty sure its the best smelling shampoo I've ever used. Like the Argan oil shampoo, it is free of harmful ingredients. Since this is a protein shampoo, I only use it about twice a month. Too much protein can damage your hair and make it break off. I also don't need to use it as much because my hair isn't over processed. Protein treatments and shampoos are great for people who bleach or relax their hair often. But for people who don't it's great to just make sure your hair stays strong. 

Argan oil repairing conditioner*: Best conditioner ever. I love the way my hair feels after using it. Many of the conditioners I have used before leave my hair feeling weird. Almost like I have a coating of it on my hair after even after I rinsed it out. This conditioner doesn't leave that feeling. Instead, it makes my hair feel really fresh and clean. Not to mention, super soft! I honestly can't see myself using any other conditioner ever again.
Keratin protein smoothing conditioner*: This conditioner also makes my hair feels really soft. My hair smells amazing after using it too.

Argan oil* and Keratin protein oil*: My hair needs oil to stay healthy and moisturized. So i always make sure I have oil in my hair. These oils are perfect. Most of the oils I use are really runny and messy. But these oils are actually really thick, making it easier and less messy to apply to my hair. They leave my hair silky and smooth.
Coconut oil: I like to do an oil treatment once a week, and this is the oil I personally think works best for it. It's super simple to do. I'll do a separate post on it later this week. 

Eco Styler Gel: I usually use the olive oil one, but I ran out so I've been using the Argan oil one. These gels are perfect for natural hairstyles because they contain oil and UV protection. I also love the fact that they have maximum hold, but doesn't make my hair stiff. 

Proclaim Heat Protection: I barely ever straighten my hair anymore but when I do, this is the heat protectant i use. It doesn't leave my hair greasy, but it does add some shine.

What are some of your haircare favorites?

My Birthday Wishlist! 2014

Birthday Wishlist 2014 

Wow, I cannot believe that I'm going to be 22 in a week! It's kind of scary how fast time goes by. I'm honestly kind of panicking about turning 22. I guess you could say I'm having a "quarter life crisis". But I just keep trying to remind myself that I am headed in the right direction, and I know I'm going to have an amazing life. 

1. Moon cactus: I've been obsessed with cactus lately. Especially the moon cactus because they are pretty and colorful. I really want a few to brighten up my room. 
2. Misfits series 1-5 DVD set: Ugh, I'm so sad that the series is over. I need the DVDs to cope. I'm sure this will probably is going to happen with The Walking Dead too. 
3. High waisted swimsuit: Ever since I saw Gabi rock a fatkini, I've been dying to get one. I have been looking everywhere for one, but I couldn't find one that I really liked. But a few weeks ago, I found this one on the River Island website and fell in love. It is exactly what I've been looking for!  
4. Panini grill: I want a panini grill because I always see these amazing looking panini sandwiches on Tumblr, and I want to try to make some of my own. 
5. Instax mini camera: This was on my Christmas wishlist, but I didn't get it. So here it is again now on my birthday wishlist. I might just end up buying it as a birthday gift to myself.
6. Rainbow film: Just some pretty film for the instax mini.
7. Halloween film: I was so excited when I found this film. Halloween time is my most favorite time of the year. Out of a the cute films the have, this is my absolute favorite!

What are some things on your birthday wishlist this year? 

Updated What's in My Bag + Giveaway!

Midnight Velvet Laser Cut Handbag
I'm seriously obsessed with the whats in my bag videos and blog posts. It's actually kind of embarrassing how much time I spend looking at them. Then I realized I haven't done a what's in my bag post in a little while. So I decided to do an updated one! I usually like to switch my bags according to my outfits, but I recently got this gorgeous bag* from Midnight Velvet and I've just been using it daily. 
Whats in my bag 2014

Whats in my bag 2014
 Planner, Phone, Camera, Sunglasses, Wallet, Car charger
Whats in my bag 2014
Stun gun, Business cards
Whats in my bag 2014
 Glasses, Pain medicine
Whats in my bag 2014
Water bottle, Lint brush, Eyeliner, Nail file, Lip balm, House key, Flash drive, Hand sanitizer  

I will be giving away a $50 Midnight Velvet gift certificate. The giveaway will end on March 7th, and it is only open to US residents. Just use the rafflecopter form to enter. 
Good luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WeLoveColors Review!

So about a month ago I received some tights from We Love Colors. Unfortunately, it took me forever to get a review done because I was super busy with homework. I took classes during the month long winter intersession. So it was just tons of work and tests everyday because they were such short classes. I'm so glad it's finally over! Now I can actually post more often like I want to. Yay!

So I received their solid color plus size tights* and plus size nylon Lycra tights* in red and fuchsia. Honestly, when I first saw how bright they were, I panicked. I wear tights all the time, but I usually only wear black ones. Then I remembered that one of my goals for 2014 is to step out of my style comfort zone. So I wore them, and fell in love. I absolutely love both pairs of tights. They are super soft and comfy. Now I want a pair in every single color. They have 51 colors to choose from! I know this sounds so sponsored, but it's not. I really would recommend them to anyone who loves wearing tights. They are worth every penny! 

I do plan on doing a few outfit posts with them soon. I'm just waiting on a few pieces of clothing. Also, I don't do outfit posts very often because I'm definitely not a trendy fashion blogger and I'm super awkward when I try to take pictures. 

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