Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 7

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Smooth Conditioner and Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Happy Sunday! Why does the weekend go by so fast?! I haven’t had a Bare Bottles post in a little while so below are reviews of two products that I recently finished. Keep reading for mini reviews:
 
This conditioner worked pretty good, but it does not compare to their original formula, the 3 Minute Miracle Moist Conditioner. I felt like the smooth version wasn’t too long lasting. When I use the moist version my hair remains soft for a lot longer. Aussie products are great because they’re inexpensive and I definitely recommend their 3 minute deep conditioners, but I would recommend the moist one instead. I did a first impression of this conditioner back in 2014, check it out!

Okay this product is an essential for me. I love using this after I cleanse my face and remove my makeup. Another way that I’ve been using it is by spritzing some on a sponge that I use to apply my BB cream or foundation. It makes my skin feel hydrated. This facial spray is infused with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. Plus is only $7! It doesn’t get much better than that. Click here to read a longer review of this mist.

Stay tuned for more mini reviews on products I’ve finished. Meanwhile, what beauty product have you just finished and can’t wait to repurchase? Let me know in the comments!

Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 4

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and Sebastian Potion 9
Happy Monday! Here is this week’s Bare Bottles post. I have only two products to review for you this week, but will hopefully have some more coming up. Read about them below:

I started using this BB cream when BB creams first started rolling out into the market. I think Maybelline was one of the first brands to have their own BB cream, but of course these types of tinted moisturizers can now be found anywhere. This one in particular I really like. It stays put all day, it gives me just enough coverage (I actually don’t like too much coverage), and it has SPF. This BB is perfect for everyday use. I apply it with my fingers or sometimes with a damp sponge.

Sebastian Potion 9 Travel Size
I first found out about this product on Pinterest claiming it works wonders on curly hair. Then singer Lorde confessed in a magazine interview her love for the product. I decided to try it out, but settled for the travel size version to test it out first. This product is a styling cream that is suppose to restore lost moisture. After using it on my damp curly hair I immediately saw a difference. There was less frizz than before and my curls became more defined. I ended up liking this product but don’t think I’ll pay for a full size bottle. To read a full review of this product go here.

Have you used any of these products? What products did you finish this week?

New In: Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil and Hot Toddy Protectant

Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil and Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
This post is long overdue but it is finally here. I’ve been meaning to write a quick review of these products since I got them. So let’s begin. Drybar, for those of you who are not familiar, is a chain salon with locations across the U.S. What makes Drybar so special? Well they mainly focus on blowouts. So no coloring or cuts just a good ‘ol blowout. Also their prices are the same for everyone no matter how long your hair is. Drybar uses their own line of products and after loving my first experience at a midtown New York City location I had to check out their line. Thanks to a friend who gifted me these products I was able to give them a try. 
First of all I’m loving the packaging of the line. It looks so girly and chic. I’m a total sucker for good packaging for any kind of beauty product even if sometimes the product is not that great. But that’s not the case with these goodies. The 100 Proof Treatment Oil which comes in the cutest mint green/clear bottle feels so good on my curly/thick hair. Not only does it smell amazing but it is unlike any other hair oil I’ve tried. This one goes on smooth and not sticky. Plus it leaves my hair so soft. I like to apply it on my damp hair after washing it and it really makes my usual frizzy curls less unruly. I love this stuff!
The Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant feels like a thick cream. It’s suppose to help your hair by avoiding heat damage when using hot tools. Although I haven’t tried it when blow drying my hair, it does also protect against the sun’s UV rays. Protecting my hair from the sun was never something that I paid much mind to but now with this product I’ve been taking it more into consideration. I’ve been applying this cream before stepping out into the warm temps and it makes my hair feel moisturized. I definitely need to give it a try before a blowout though. Maybe I’ll book an appointment at my nearest Drybar…
Have you tried Drybar products before? What’s your favorite product for blow drying your hair? And don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin‘ to keep up with my latest beauty posts!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Smooth and Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

Ricky’s NYC is this amazing beauty store that has everything beauty related at your fingertips. From hair care, skincare, makeup, and accessories this place has it all. For anyone who is a beauty junkie this store is like Disneyland! You can spend so much time browsing through products. They carry many drugstore brands and even higher-end brands like French brand Embryolisse. I definitely recommend going to this store if you’re in New York. 
I’ve been wanting to buy Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentré for a while now — since August to be exact. After not being able to find the smaller version I was finally able to find it at Ricky’s. This Embryolisse cream is multipurpose. It can be used as a makeup primer, a makeup remover, or as a moisturizer. Since the weather is getting colder I’ve been using this product as a nighttime moisturizer. After I cleanse my skin and remove all of my makeup I apply this cream all over my face. It leaves my skin soft, hydrated, and the smell is so delicate and lovely. Using this really does make me feel French!
I’m also always on the lookout for any frizz-fighting conditioners therefore Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Smooth conditioner was something that I definitely needed to buy. Overall, Aussie products are great and I’ve used their original 3 minute conditioner which gave me awesome results. This newer version though helps fight frizz for 24 hours! After washing my curly hair I applied this conditioner and I did not rinse it off. I left it on and then styled my hair as usual. My hair felt soft and my curls were more defined. 
I’m already making a list of other products that I want to buy for the next time I stop by Ricky’s. Have any of you been to a Ricky’s? Have you tried any of these products? Follow me on Bloglovin!

DIY Hair Mask

Now that the summer is winding down it is the perfect time to take care of your hair after beach-bumming these past few months. Hot temps and hot tools can make your hair dry, unruly, and just plain frizzy. Get your hair in tip-top shape with this super easy hair mask. The best part? The two ingredients might already be in your kitchen.

What You’ll Need

Small bowl
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Hair clip

Olive Oil: Its antioxidant and vitamins A and E benefits will hydrate the driest hair.

Coconut Oil: Its rich fatty-acids will help moisturize hair and scalp.

Like any hair mask this works best when your hair is tangle-free so that it is easy to run your fingers through. This is definitely important if your hair is super curly and thick like mine. Applying the mask on wet hair also works best.

Mix one tablespoon of both olive oil and coconut oil. Section your hair into four parts and gently scoop some of the mixture onto your hands. Rubbing the oils on your hands apply it to each section scooping up more when needed. Focus application on the ends of your hair working your way up to your roots.

After you’re done, gather your hair into a high bun and leave the mask on for 45 minutes. If you want serious moisture you can also leave it on overnight  — just make sure to protect your pillows with a towel. After time is up, shampoo, condition, and style your hair like you normally would. That’s it! See, so easy! Now say hello to frizz-free hair.

What’s your favorite DIY hair mask?