I love my job. I get to try out the latest and greatest when it comes to skincare, haircare, makeup, and more. Sometimes though the amount of product can seriously pile up and I need to call in for reinforcements!
This Go-To Girlfriend goes to my own girlfriends for the real-deal, no non-sense reviews of all these delicious beauty goodies. This time around, I sought out the help from my friend Heather. She is so amazingly honest. Here are her thoughts, suggestions, and tips for some of the latest items you might see at Sephora, Ulta, or your nearest drug store.
Up first, we are talking hair masks (completely necessary this time of year when hair has withstood the heat, dryness, and humidity of summer)! First the docket today is The Nuance Hair Mask. Heather says, "The texture of the cream is nice and firm so it is easy to apply in the shower. I took the risk to apply the mask to my entire head - not just split ends - and was really impressed to find that it did not make my hair greasy or weigh it down at all. Because of this, I won't be afraid to use this mask 3-4 times a week in lieu of my normal conditioner. I left the mask on for about 6-7 minutes and found that my hair was way less tangled than normal after the shower - this is huge plus for me because I have super fine/thin hair, so I can't afford to lose any of it to a brushing battle. My absolute favorite part of this product is the smell. It's sultry and exotic and lasts for hours! I washed my hair at night and not only did it still smell deliciously sexy the next morning, but also all throughout my evening work out! Overall, I absolutely love this hair mask and happy to add it to my beauty routine as a new staple.
Keeping on the hair train, next up is It's a 10 plus Keratin. Heather's thoughts: "Of all the It's a 10 products, this is my fav. I feel like it's a bit lighter than the original product (which I appreciate because my hair is thin and can be weighed down easily), so I spray it from top to bottom of my hair. It's also my new go-to because of the scent, which is sexier and warmer than the original. The "silk express" product has an earthy floral type scent (but I prefer the scent of this one) and the "light" product smells the same as the original.
Let's move on to one of the biggest beauty trends du jour: green eye liner. It's a fun, new way to make those peepers pop, but the key is to get the right shade so you don't end up looking scary. We want others to be green with envy over your look. Heather tested out They're Real Push-Up Line from Benefit (Green): "Such a good color, not too Kelly green and not too olive green - just right. The applicator makes lining your eyes fool-proof! I had to press down a bit hard at certain angles and when thickening the line, but it's a way safer bet than liquid liner." (Side note: Heather was wearing the liner at an event we were at last week in LA and it seriously looked amazing.)
Heather says she's currently moving on to skincare...trying out tons of masks and can't wait to share her thoughts. Until next time!
The Go-To Girlfriend