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Nail Treatments That Work (Really)

I’m not an authority on nails. Mine have never been great so I mainly neglect them. They are dry, brittle, weirdly shaped…and I’m a biter. I know, at my age it’s just really sad. I’ve decided recently to keep them painted as a way of deterring the biting. And so far, so good. My mom even asked me if I had gotten acrylics! There are tons of nail products out there that promise many different things, but I have found three that really have been life savers. I use a different one each week and have really seen an improvement in the condition of my nails. They are part of the Sephora by OPI collection and are exclusive to Sephora. And we all know OPI is one of the best nail product brands out there.

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Nail Treatment Hydrator $9.50
This is the perfect treatment for women that want healthy, moisturized nails. Used alone or as a base coat, this will eliminate those dry, brittle nails in no time.

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Nail Treatment Strengthener $9.50
This is the gem for those looking for stronger nails. It’s an amazing base coat that helps prevent chipping, but can also be used alone. You’ll have stronger nails after one use.

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Nail Treatment Brightener $9.50
This wonder brightens nails that have turned yellow due to dark polishes or other reasons. It makes nail super bright and pretty when worn alone, and somehow makes removing dark polishes a breeze.

All are available exclusively at Sephora

If you have any great nail tips, let me know. I’m kind of digging having longer, painted nails. They add a certain amount of “polish” to any look!

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Masque It

In my never ever ending quest for soft and manageable hair, I’ve found it imperative to deep condition. I have also found that you really don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to do it. L’oreal has some amazing hair care products and their masques rival the big names. Their “Ever” line is fantastic and is made up of many wonderful products, but perhaps the best are the masques. There’s one suitable for every hair issue we women have. And best of all-they’re all under $10.

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Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque $8.99
This is their latest (and in my opinion, greatest) masque. It nourishes and restores moisture, transforming your dry, brittle hair into a soft and luscious mane. It is sulfate-free and contains Omega 3 which is just what the doctor ordered. It also contains no heavy waxes.

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Eversleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner $8.99
This is perfect for those gals that battle frizz. It’s an intensive and rich treatment that controls frizz and improves manageability. The natural oils penetrate hair fibers making hair smooth, shiny, and virtually frizz-free. Argan, sunflower, and olive oils weightlessly smooth hair, controlling the fuzz for up to 48 hours. Perfect for those affected by summer humidity.

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Everstrong Deep Replenish Masque $8.99
Sulfate-free and using L’oreal’s patented Bio-ceramide complex, this masque strengthens hair after only one use. It’s intensive, rich, and deeply nourishes and strengthens hair leaving it strong and super silky.

All available at Ulta and major drugstores.

So go ahead, you’re worth it!

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Dry Way to Keratin Infusion

One of the first posts I did was about Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo. In this post I wrote about how awesome their $3 version is compared to much more expensive brands. Well, Suave has done it again. They have launched a phenomenal Keratin Infusion line and I am in love with the dry shampoo.
So, what is keratin? Keratin is a very strong protein that our hair, nails, skin, and teeth are made out of. Damage to the external layer of keratin can cause hair to look dry, brittle, and unhealthy. And if you style with heat, you are going to damage that layer. Basically, the thicker the layer of keratin is, the healthier and shinier our hair is. Keratin Infusion does what it’s name states-it infuses your hair with keratin and helps to protect it from damaging styling tools and products.
What I love about this new dry shampoo is that it makes my hair super shiny. Most dry shampoos leave a whitish residue and a matte finish, but not this one. Formulated with Keralock Technology, this gives your hair a dose of keratin, absorbs oil, refreshes hair, and gives your blowout more longevity. You’re left with healthy looking hair full of volume and shine. And it smells amazing!

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Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo $3.49
available at Target and all major drugstores

Be sure to check out Suave’s entire line of Keratin Infusion. There are styling products, shampoos and conditioners, and a smoothing kit (which is not for all hair types). For more information and to take the hair quiz, please visit Suave Keratin Infusion

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Split Ends Repair Part 2

I realize I have posted about dry hair and split ends before, but if you’re like me, you want to know about any products that can repair these issues. And boy do I have a miracle worker for you. I’ll tell you up front-it’s not cheap. But believe me when I say it is worth every penny.
Kerastase’s Fiber Architecte is new and amazing. It is a must have for sealing and repairing brittle, very damaged lengths and split ends. It is a serum and gel in one product and the combination of ingredients revitalizes damaged hair from the inside out. It is heat activated so you apply it on dry hair. There are a few ways I use it. First, if I’m just blowdrying, I do it at the very end. Once my hair is dry, I apply it to the ends and then use a round brush and blowdryer to seal it. If I’m using a flat iron, I put it on the ends before going over it with the iron. Same for when I’m using a curling iron. A little bit goes a long way. I only use one pump and this coats all of my ends. If you have thicker hair you can use a little more. Your hair will get healthier fast and you’re left with silky, shiny, and smooth locks. I do recommend shopping around. I found a salon in Minneapolis that sells it for $10 less than the Kerastase website. But honestly, I would pay full price. It’s just that good.

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Kerastase Fiber Architecte $42
available at Kerastase Usa (I got mine at The Hair District)

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