SFB BEAUTY TUESDAYS: LET’S TALK HAIR WITH CURL KEEPER PRODUCTS

Posted on: June 28, 2016

HAPPY TUESDAY MY LOVES!!

 

 

For today’s SFB Beauty Tuesday post, I’m talking all about HAIR.

Ever wanted luscious, summer ready, sexy smooth curls?

Wish you had those sexy beachy waves and curls all year round?

Well, you’re in luck, i’m talking all about hair with Curl Keeper products. Learn more about the brand, products and useful hair styling tips and tricks that will last you thru the Summer and throughout the year! To find out more, keep reading. #ad #sponsored

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a Beauty Press event, where I got the opportunity to meet other beauty bloggers as well as various beauty brands, products and their creators. It was such an awesome event to engage and learn more about various products and brands out in the market. There with other beauty enthusiast, bloggers and industry reps, we all were able to learn first hand about each and every brand who participated in the event and much more. There I met, the CEO of the brand Curl Keeper, Steve Torch. He and his team gave me a brief but full in depth rundown about their product line. Now, although I don’t have curly hair, I can say that my hair does have somewhat of a wave, or so I’ve been told by my stylist. But being Asian, my hair is typically sleek, smooth and straight, with a slight wave. For years, I’ve found it hard for my hair to keep a curl, but with practice, I’ve learned to master the style. After learning from my stylist and various youtube videos I’ve learned to master how to obtain a wave or a curl using certain hot tools and products. But I still run into the problem where my curls loosen up and fall easily, but that’s normal due to my Asian hair texture.

 When I do style my hair using a curling wand or iron,  I’m always looking for products that will:  A). Hold my hairstyle throughout the day and longer,  (that’s a plus), B) A product that doesn’t have a strong scent, no harsh chemicals,  C) Products that won’t make my hair feel hard or stiff, and D) A product I can trust and use for years.  And after meeting Steve and learning about Curl Keeper, he gave me some products to try out. Out of all the products, what caught my eyes were the H2O Bottle : The Best Water Bottle for Fabulous Curls and their Beach Mist spray.

 

And after using these two products, let me tell you the results were AMAZING! I normally use a few  (typically 6 different) products in order too keep my hairstyle to stay in tact, and last. And luckily I’ve been able to keep my curls as long as 2 days or until I wash my hair, but the longest maybe for 3 days. And this is with using a few products to keep my curls in tact and long-lasting.  But after using the Curl keepers: H20 Bottle and their Beach Mist spray, my waves and curls lasted and kept their curl and style for a good couple of days. And besides my heat protection spray, I used only these two products, and I was so thrilled and HAPPY with the outcome. An added plus, the beach mist spray smells ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Back in May, my husband and I took a trip to the Bahamas for a little getaway and some fun in the sun. And not only did I want to get a fresh golden bronze tan, I wanted those luscious beach waves too, all day -everyday. I mean who doesn’t, am I right?!?! 🙂   So, I brought my trusty 2 inch barrel curling wand and styled as normal. After styling my hair, I gave my locks a few spritz of Curl Keepers: H2O to loosen up my curls {so they weren’t tight} so they looked like natural- flowing waves. Last step, is I gave my hair a few spritz of the beach mist spray all over and then gave my curls a little scrunch and flipped it down twice to give it more volume and bounce. My hair literally stayed wavy, and I achieved the natural-looking beachy waves style which lasted for a solid 2 days. I’m sure it could’ve lasted longer but I washed it out after being on the beach, and the pool. My hair had so much volume and bounce, I absolutely loved how it looked and felt. My husband loved the look, and he too, thought the beach mist spray smelled fantastic as well. And I achieved this look with just those two products. Nothing makes me happier when I can use less products when styling my hair.  I fully believe the phrase, “Less is more,” and in this case, it’s so TRUE!

Since I travel often, I love how Curl Keeper offers travel size products as well. SUPER convenient, and an easy pack, great for those on the go days as well.  Let’s just say I’ve already gone through 2 travel size bottles and now I’m almost done with my full size. So, that can only further tell you that I LOVE this product and I know you will too. I’ve mentioned Curl Keepers: Beach Mist Spray on my “Faves List,” it’s clearly a favorite for a reason. Curl Keepers products are: safe, affordable and have worked wonders on my hair and I know it will for you too. Especially when I want those luscious beachy waves. Whoever said that those who didn’t have curly hair couldn’t, were SO WRONG! Curl Keepers Beach mist spray promises to: ” Drastically improve the moisture balance that is essential for creating volume, bounce and strength to your hair. With 84 trace elements that are brewed from Pink Himalayan Crystal Salts, these energizers work like electrolytes drawing moisture from the air to your hair and skin” (Curl Keeper, formulated by Jonathan Torch). 

 

And because I LOVE you all so much, and I only share true and honest products that I’ve tried and trust. This is one that I KNOW will be a fave for you this Summer too! I’ve partnered up with Curl Keeper and we want you all to try their Beach Mist spray as well as other exclusive products from their brand. You can also shop and find Curl Keeper products at Target but shop their website and use my exclusive code: “SFB16” and receive 15% off your order from now until July 31st. Go to:frizzoff.com and get your hair on now!

STYLING TIPS AND STYLES:

*Use a 1 or even a 2 inch barrel curling wand or iron

* Separate your hair into sections so that it’s not overwhelming when you go to curl your entire head

 * Remember to curl outwards and for added texture and dimension for each curl/wave curl the opposite way from the way you curled your previous curl.

* If you don’t want a full head of curls/waves you can curl every other pieces of your hair instead of your entire head. You can still achieve the beach waves look. This style is just more effortless and more messy. But hey who doesn’t love that kind of hairstyle, especially when it looks so natural and effortless as if you woke up with hair like that. So ROCK the look!!

Whatever way you decide to curl your hair, spritz a few sprays of the H20 water to loosen up the curls a bit and finish off the look with the Beach mist spray. For body, volume and bounce, flip your hair down and spray the beach mist to your hair. Then flip your hair up and fix and style as you desire. Then give it a little scrunch on each side and there you go. Effortless, sexy, summer beachy hair.

For more styles and ideas head over to: www.frizzoff.com/videos.aspx 

there you’ll find more tips, tricks and so much more.

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As always thanks so much for stopping by, reading and following along in my journey!

So much LOVE TO YOU ALL! HAVE A (BEAUTY)-FULL DAY!


BEAUTY + HEALTH: COCONUT CRAZE!

Posted on: April 20, 2016

 

Hey Loves, how are you? I hope everyone is having a great week so far!! I can’t complain, the weather is gorgeous in New York City now, and when the weather is on point, it does wonders for my mood and overall well-being. But for today’s post I want to talk about beauty + health. And in addition to my skin care routine and products here is another contributor to aiding in my overall health as well as having radiant skin.

As of late, I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions in regards to my skin. Everyone has been asking and saying that my skin looks FLAWLESS…. I’m my worst critic when it comes to my skin, because it’s come a long way to get to where it is today. But, nonetheless I appreciate the love, even  though I know I have flaws here and there. If you haven’t read my post yet about my day and night time skin care routine, check it out. There you’ll find a list of my MUST HAVE products that I use and that have helped keep my skin hydrated, moisturized and glowing all year round.

As much as I LOVE make- up, my husband calls me a make up junkie. I love trying and testing out new products whether its drugstore or high end, I all about it. But there are times where I love having a bare face. The feeling of wearing no making is truly amazing too. I like to give my skin a break too from all the products and just let it breathe every now and then. So what do I do to get radiant, glowing, healthy, hydrated skin, you ask???? Keep reading and you’ll find out!! 🙂

I’ve preached about this to so many of my friends and family, because there are so many benefits from it. And not just beauty wise but for our overall health. As much as I’m big on beauty + fashion, I’m a huge advocate on staying healthy and leading a healthy life however I can. I mean think about it, I’ve preached about this to so many of my friends and family, because there are so many benefits from it. And not just beauty wise but for our overall health. As much as I’m big on beauty + fashion, I’m a huge advocate on staying healthy and leading a healthy life however I can. I mean think about it, we only have one body, so we might as well treat it right, right..?? Remember health is wealth and I believe in that 100%.  So, I try to eat as best as I can, eating and choosing mostly natural and organic products. I’m big on feeding my husband, myself, family and friends only the healthiest, nutritious and oh so delicious types of foods. Being healthy overall, does wonders on your body and soul. And it goes a long way!

Here’s what I like to incorporate in my cooking, health and more….. I’ve always been a huge fan of coconuts, and my love for coconuts goes way back into my childhood days. I remember when my family and I would visit the motherland– The Philippines and we’d make a pit stops before heading to the province from Manila and my dad would get us all fresh coconuts from a local vendor. Straight from the tree, so organic and refreshing. And since then my love for coconuts has grown over the years. I make sure to stock up the fridge with a few bottles of coconut water for the week. And my all time favorite coconut water is by: Harmless Harvest. All natural and organic, and every time I sip on this water, I remember those days back in the Philippines when I had my first experience with fresh coconut water, straight from the tree to my mouth. You can’t get more fresh and organic than that.

 In addition to drinking coconut water, I also LOVE snacking on raw coconut meat. And I’ve found that not only drinking coconut water but the raw coconut meat provides tremendous health and skin benefits. So, I believe that while drinking coconut water and snacking on the raw coconut meat as well as cooking with coconut oil has contributed in my clear, glowing skin. Below I’ve listed the benefits of Coconuts for our skin and overall health benefits.

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Benefits of Coconuts (Coconut Oil, Eating Raw Meat and Drinking Coconut Water)

1. Aids in Weight Loss

2. Helps in Regulate Digestion

3. Eating Coconut Meat appears to protect agains Heart Disease and Stroke

4. The coconut meat’s measurable vitamins A and E, and polyphenols and phytosterols, all work together to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol, which are fats that stay in the blood and in skin tissues and high levels of which have been found a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

5. Powerful Germ Fighter

6. Low in Calories and Sugar

7. Keeps your hydrated (When you drink coconut water)

8. Helps to promote Youthful, clearer and healthier skin

9. Consuming raw coconut oil can reduce the severity of bacterial and inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis

10. Eating raw coconut oil regularly is a simple and natural way to achieve vibrant skin.

11. Use Coconut Oil if you have dry skin– Helps to keep skin smooth, soft, moisturized and glowing

12. Combine Coconut oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil to alleviate sore muscles

13. Coconut oil can help reduce stretch marks

14. Using Coconut Oil on a cold sore will help speed up the healing time, alleviates
pain and reduces the risk of scarring and discoloration.

15. Coconut oil can help soothe inflamed sunburn skin. Reduces redness and rehydrates the skin.

Some may not like the taste of coconuts or believe in it’s benefits. The facts and tips speak for themselves. Not only am I a HUGE fan, and love coconuts, I believe in the benefits.  I love using coconut oil for cooking as another healthier alternative as oppose to olive oil. I also use coconut oil for my hair as a hair masque once a week, giving me smooth, shiny and healthier looking hair. The possibilities and perks of coconuts are endless. If you haven’t tried coconut water, ate raw coconut meat, cooked with coconut oil or used it as a hair masque and more I highly recommend you try it. Trust me you WON’T regret it!!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey. Let me know what your thoughts are by commenting below. I would love to hear from you and what are your beauty secret, comment below or write to me.