Speaking of hair - The weather has gotten cooler and we are all in the thick of our wintery blends and what that does to our hair / skin / scalp so be sure to follow the cardinal rule of survival: moisture, moisture, moisture!
Pro Tip - While you're tempted to slather your head in straight coconut oil, it's slightly alkaline so, by itself, it can create a bit more dryness or frizz. Mix your coconut oil with Jojoba Oil or Avocado Oil to create a rich hair mask. Or, you can do what I do and use BRIOGEO Don't Despair, Repair mask. Yep - still love that stuff.
Heck - I've had magenta and pink hair for nearly 3 weeks now with very little fade out. My roots are growing in before I've had to touch up my color. Those of you with fashion color hair know how much upkeep this kind of color can be but I've got a great regime balancing dry shampoo days with using the Briogeo cowash instead of a standard shampoo. I use regular shampoo here and there for extra cleansing or product removal but the cowash is really the color hero, here.
The truth is, if it can happen to your skin, it can happen to your hair. That's why we always recommend good products for your care. Things like masks, heat and UV protection matter! Especially if you're coloring your hair or doing fun things to it at the salon. Don't spend a bunch of money on a great color service and then try to maintain it with Pantene or other budget brands. I get it - it's the holidays and your kid wants Fallout 4. Don't deny your own self care, though. Trust me on this.
We are no good to anyone if we are too busy running ourself down. There's no need to do all that. Take care of you and those around you will be better cared for by you.
We ladies are like that, though. We will trudge through mud for our family but won't take one notice to how run down we are. I admire that quality. It's what makes us often the caregivers for our families. Over the years of my life, however, I've learned that the constant sacrifice without self care depletes your emotional / soulful bank account. Don't bankrupt yourself. Be sure to deposit some love back in. <3
First up is the Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask from Boscia.
These things are all the rage right now - sheet masks, that is. You open the package to find a mask-like sheet that is covered in whatever potion or product that you're looking to infuse.
It pieces onto the face like white strips do to your teeth and you let it do it's thing.
I followed the directions and opened this up for usage. I peeled out the mask that was slimey with product... literally, slimey. I now know what it feels like to go on a Nikelodeon awards show - or be a Ghostbuster.
I'm not a fan of this texture / feel - but I'm a trooper... so I kept up with it.
Once getting it on my face - with much amusement for my youngest son watching - I let it sit on my face for as long as it said.
It kept feeling rather gross and I had to control dripping product and leaking everywhere. It's certainly not as clean a process as I thought it would be.
The directions stated to not rinse it off once I peel the mask away - that the goodness would infuse into my skin - but it never did.
I'm a fan of masks and what they can do but I think this one missed the mark.
The worst part? I didn't seem brighter, hydrated or firmed in any way. UGH. BOO! I'll stick with traditional masks for now.
Since I had liked previous Ozeri products, I figured this would be a good decision on brand
This bad boy comes with a charging base, the foil cutter and even a little aerator for encouraging the wine to breathe.
Once it charges, it's super user-friendly and easy to get going with. I called the hubby to bring home a bottle of wine just so we could test it out.
It's really quite seamless in operation and the ease was wonderful. I like good design and ease in functionality and this one has that.
I like, too, that the opener has an easy-to-grip case. It's super handy!
You can get one of these on Amazon (where I got mine) and it would make a great hostess gift for one of those many parties you have to attend.