I took advantage of the buy one get one free sale Walgreen’s had on Shea Moisture products.
This is what I purchased.
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque
- Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
- Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
I stuck with the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Restorative Conditioner. I didn’t feel the need to try a different shampoo and conditioner at this time.
I started using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner during the Winter. It’s been a great addition to my haircare routine.
I’ve had my eyes on the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Growth & Restore Treatment Masque for quite some time. I’m glad Walgreen’s had this in stock.
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Tagged conditioner, haircare, healthy hair, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, masque, natural girl heaven, natural hair, sale, Shampoo, shea butter, Shea Moisture, treatment, Walgreens
I live in the Northeast section of the United States. I would have to say this past Winter was one of the coldest on record. At least I was prepared when it came to my beauty routine. The first day of Spring doesn’t matter much in my area either. It’s still get cold. March and April do have a few warm teaser days yet I’m still using my Winter beauty routine. My furnace came on earlier this month too. LOL!
- Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter
- Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
- Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
- Maybelline Lash Sensational ™ Full Fan Effect Mascara
- NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Devils Food Cake
- NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Raspberry Tart
- Elizabeth Mott You’re so Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Glitterati
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
- MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Dark
I am not surprised I used the entire tub of the Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter. This shea butter did a great job of protecting my skin from the bitter cold. I needed that extra layer of protection from the wind too.
In the past I have used shea oil to seal my ends after washing my hair. This time around I used the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary. The JBCO made my ends less prone to breakage and helped maintain the length of my hair. I also used the JBCO as a massage oil for my scalp.
The cold temperatures and the dry heat from the furnace are the main culprits as to why my hair and scalp are so dry. The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner will be a staple in my haircare routine.
I purchased the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette during the Holiday season. I really love this palette. It has a nice mix of neutrals, bold colors, mattes, and shimmers. Most mornings I finish doing my makeup and work. This palette is travel friendly.
The Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Full Fan Effect Mascara delivers on making my lashes long and thick. I don’t feel the need to wear false eyelashes whenever I use this mascara.
NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Raspberry Tart, NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Devils Food Cake
If you don’t already know the NYX Butter Lip Gloss is fantastic. I am never disappointed when I try a lippie from NYX. The Butter Lip Glosses have great color payoff and leave the lips moisturized.
I actually received the Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati in the November 2014 ipsy bag. I really like the brush on this eyeliner. It was really easy to apply the eyeliner close to the lashline. I was seriously rocking the winged liner.
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Dark, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
Being pressed for time in the mornings I wanted something that would even out my skin tone quickly. The MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and MAC Mineralize Skin Finish was my go to combination. The Pro Longwear Concealer provides great coverage and a little goes a long way. The Mineralize Skin Finish gave me a nice healthy glow.
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Tagged beauty, castor oil, Coastal Scents, Elizabeth Mott, haircare, MAC, makeup, Maybelline, NYX, shea butter, Shea Moisture, Urban Decay
One thing is for certain, Pittsburgh Winters are cold! My hair and skin really take a beating. This time around I made a couple of changes to my Winter hair routine.
Last year I got great results using the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor. In the past I would suffer from breakage during the Winter months. I wasn’t conditioning my hair enough. I use the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor as a weekly treatment for my hair.
This is actually the second bottle of the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary I purchased. I massage my scalp with this castor oil. I will be using this Jamaican black castor oil with rosemary to seal my ends as well.
Shea Moisture released the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore collection last year. I picked the leave-in conditioner as something to try from this collection.
It was a typical Fall in the City of Pittsburgh. In the beginning there were still some nice mild days. Pittsburgh Fall weather can get pretty cold too. I found myself having to adjust my beauty routine for colder weather. At least I had a preview of what my Winter beauty routine might look like. Here are the items I reached for on a regular basis.
- Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser
- Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil
- MAC Polished UP Lipstick
- Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment
- MAC Sable Eyeshadow
- MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow
- MAC Wedge Eyeshadow
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser. I had to clean my brushes more often since I’ve been doing the NFL Teams Makeup series. It’s nicer to work with fresh clean brushes. This cleanser cleans my thoroughly without drying them out.
I use the Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil underneath my regular moisturizer. It absorbs into my skin without feeling greasy. The argan oil gives my skin an extra layer of protection against the cold weather.
Not only are these scarves fashionable, I wear them to protect my hair from the cold and windy weather. These are the scarves I mainly wore throughout the Fall.
The Polished Up Lipstick from MAC was easily an everyday lip color for me. It looks very natural.
The Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment is actually a back-up deep conditioner for me. I used this deep conditioner when I’m now on my Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor.
MAC eyeshadows in Sable, Handwritten, and Wedge have been my go-to combination for the Fall. This combination comes in handy when I don’t have a lot of time to apply makeup. This combination is not only great for work, but for an evening looks as well. All I need to do is change up the eyeliner and lip color.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Shea Moisture Raw Shea butter Restorative Conditioner have been a haircare staple for me. My hair has a tendency to on the dry side.
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Tagged argan oil, beauty, Coastal Scents, haircare, Ion, MAC, Moisture Retention, Nature's Shea Butter, Repair Solutions, Restorative Conditioner, Shea Moisture, skincare
This week all Shea Moisture products are buy one get one free at Walgreens. You need the Walgreens Rewards card to get the savings though.
My youngest daughter and I already use the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Restorative Conditioner. We are both pleased with how our hair has been responding to this combination.
Since my youngest daughter already does a good job of taking care of her hair, I bought the Deep Treatment Masque and Extra-Moisture Detangler for her. I know she will continue with her hair routine using these products.
The Shea Moisture product line does make it easier to stick to a natural hair routine. 🙂
The first time I bought the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner was when it was buy one get one free at CVS. I barely had the chance to use the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner when my oldest daughter as to borrow it. Anyone with daughters knows whenever they ask to borrow something you rarely get it back. LOL! Since I had a coupon from Sally Beauty Supply I replaced my Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner.
I also bought a Beautiful Collection semi-permanent hair color in Darkest Brown. I really like this brand because it leaves my hair soft. Need to cover up the grays. 😉