I’m joining a few other bloggers today on the topic of looking our best. Lord knows, we all want to look our best, don’t we? I sure do! Even though some days I get lazy, I do like feeling cute and dressing up in a stylish outfit and a new haircut can do wonders for my self-esteem.
Last week, I went to a brand new hair stylist who really nailed my hair, in a good way. I have some crazy wild, unruly, THICK hair that not a lot of hair stylists can really tame. But this new girl did it! She gave me a great cut, flat-ironed it and I left feeling pretty darn good. She’s got a new customer in me! Some of you saw this pic over on my Facebook page last week. I can’t fix it exactly like my hair stylist, but I think I came pretty close to this when I styled myself. I need 4 arms to do it like she does, do you feel that way too?
So, what are your favorite beauty tools for hair and skin? Let’s dish some beauty secrets!
I use hair products for frizzy hair (currently using Redken Smooth shampoo and conditioner) and usually use a hair serum and de-frizz spray. Do you have any great hair products you’d like to share with me on taming unruly hair. I wash my hair about 3 times a week and I don’t always flat iron it either. With this hair style, I can wear it messy too if I want or I can tame it with the flat iron, which I usually do.
How about you? Got any great beauty tips you’d like to share on hair or makeup? What are your favorite beauty tools.
I love my makeup brushes and use them every day that I put on makeup. And I love my Bare Minerals makeup too. I also love Olay’s Filling & Sealing cream in a tube before I put on my mineral makeup. I feel like it’s spackle for the face! 🙂
I’m joining some other bloggers on this topic over at Blogher.com and would love for you to stop by there and leave your comments too. There’s a lot of great beauty tool tips shared. And there’s a Life Well Lived sweepstakes going on as well that you can sign up for.
I’m not getting paid for this, but thought it was a fun topic to talk about!
Lookin’ good Rhoda! Nothing makes a girl feel better than a great hair do. 🙂
I love your new hair style! I too have thick, unruly hair. Wish I lived in our area as I would try your stylist.
Jake's a Girl says
OH MY! That haircut suits you perfectly! I love it.
My hair ~ Short spiked do that is easy and with my thick hair works great. Nothing special to wash it with but I do use a good leave in conditioner.
Make-up ~ Bare Minerals all the way, CoverGirl Great Lash mascara, and Cetaphil moisturizer for the dry wintery skin. My face wash is a product suggested by my derma-doc that I now buy it online much cheaper.
I have thick, frizzy, wavy hair too…the best products I’ve found are Kiehl’s. I use Olive Fruit Oil shampoo and conditioner and their Silk Straightening Cream.
I think we have fairly similar hair. Hair that wants to be BIG!:) Was great in the 80’s. I really like “It’s A 10” serum. Just a couple drops smooshed in my hands and run through my hair keeps it more silky and it doesn’t weigh my hair down.
In the last couple of years a professional keratin treatment every 5 months or so (costly, but I get a great deal because of where I work) has TRANSFORMED my hair.
Paula B. says
You looks so sassy, I love the haircut! (It took me a year to grow my hair to shoulder length and I have kept it that way for two years. But I have been pining for a shorter do and what you have is just what I have been thinking of..) Anyhoo: I use the In-styler also, on thick, coarse, frizzy hair. I do get the Keratin straightening once a or twice a year, what a godsend! Do like Bare Minerals and Leezza Gibbons’ Sheer Cover on sensitive, aging skin. Love Philosophy Purity cleanser, cleans well and is gentle. I think it’s important to find a hairdresser who can work with you and not try to talk you into a style that’s not right for you. Exercise and a good night’s sleep is a formula that can’t be beat. I remember the first time I came to visit your blog, I thought, what an elegant woman! Indeed you are.
Julie Schaal says
Wow! So beautiful 🙂 These days I am looving the entire Paul Mitchell Wild Ginger Awapuii Line. The Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil leaves my hair especially polished and smooth but not flat and greasy-because it is a styling product, too. I have never used products that consistently deliver like these do!!
Carol-Anne (Use The Good Dishes!) says
That haircut has taken about 20 years off your age! And is the colour different too? Or is it just the cut that makes it look that way?
Anyway, it’s terrific and so are you!
Beautiful new ‘do! Isn’t it amazing how much better a new hairdo can make you feel! I’m a bare minerals girl too. I’ve used it for years and still like it. I also use the prime time foundation primer from bare escentuals and really like the smooth base it gives the bare minerals powder. I haven’t tried the Olay filler, but might have to. I have used cetaphil cleanser for years. It is very gentle and leaves my face feeling clean but not dried out.
I went to a dermatologist today to have a suspicious spot checked on the back of my hand and ended up having a biopsy taken from a spot on my back I didn’t even think was a problem! So this is just a reminder to everyone to use their sunscreen (don’t forget your hands like I did!).
Katherine @ Grass Stains says
Rhoda, I LOVE your haircut! Adorable on you. Makes you look more like Layla’s sister than you already did. 😉
Pat in Chicago says
Love the new do! It takes 10 years off your face. So soft and stylish looking. Just beautiful!
Rhoda you are so pretty! I really really like your new cut too. I’m in a rut and just letting my grow long and straight. I call it my “hippie phase.” 🙂
I posted some of my fav beauty/makeup stuff on my blog recently if anyone wants to take a peek. (Seriously not trying to self promote…it’s just easier than retyping everything.)
One cheap and easy secret I will share here is using Vaseline as an eye makeup remover. My mother taught me this and it gets EVERY bit of eyeliner and mascara off and leaves your skin feeling SO soft. I’ve also heard it helps lashes grow longer. Just a bit on a cotton ball is all you need. I’ve used expensive eye makeup remover and nothing compares to good old Vaseline!
And sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen….even in the winter! Don’t forget the tops of your hands too.
Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds says
Your hair looks wonderful!
Love, love, LOVE your new hair! Both the cut and color are wonderful. You look a lot like your beautiful niece with your new hair! My daughter is my hairstylist and she started me on Morocanoil. I have thick, curly/frizzy hair that I can now round brush and it stays nice…Soft and shiny even though I have colored it and tortured it with hot tools. Try it with a very light hand, it’s great stuff.
Cindy Crews says
There is a really great lipstick by Clinique I learned about and have been using for over a year now. It is an almost lipstick color called Black Honey. In the tube, it looks reeeallly dark, but on the lips, it is such a great berry natural nudish color that works for everyone! It gives just the right color enhancement while still looking sheer and natural. I keep a tube in my make-up bag and also in my purse….can’t live without it!
I’m loving your new do! I have unruly hair too but unforunately it is fine and not thick like yours. I’m really coveting your hair right now!
Maureen Anne says
Was good seeing your new ‘do in person last week Rho! I think it looks great. As for tips, I too have frizziness and thick unruly hair, but I tame it with Moroccon Oil products- especially the serum. My thing is skincare though–I have used sunscreen daily on my face pretty religiously since my twenties. My favorite new lipstick is by Nars- great soft big crayon of color!
Perfect hairstyle for you. I have the same problem and most stylists don’t do layers properly for thick hair. Sometimes it just makes my hair thicker and bigger. I have to somehow get a copy of this and take it to my stylist and see if she can cut my hair this way. I love it!
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Love your new updated doo..That cut is very stunning on you…
Melissa S says