So this is the giveaway I’ve been hinting about since last week. I’m really excited about this giveaway because the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is one of my top 5 hair products…ever! Only a few drops are needed to add shine and softness to your hair. It’s great to use before a blow dry for silky smooth strands and used on curly hair it takes away frizz.I have yet to try the other products in the line, but today I’m giving 10 lucky readers a chance to try the line, before me!
For this giveaway, the 10 winners will win the Elixir Ultime Collection, each valued at $205. You’ll receive:
Cleanse: Bain Elixir Ultime
- Silicone and paraben-free
- Gently cleanses while nourishing and purifying hair
- Strengthens hair, leaving it soft and shiny
Treat: Masque Elixir Ultime
- Revives the natural strength of hair
- Provides nourishment deep into the hair fiber
- Gives hair ultimate shine
- Leaves hair feeling weightless
- Penetrates to the deepest of the hair fiber
Prime: Elixir Ultime
- Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling
- Delivers ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment
- Add softness, strength, and smoothness
- Promotes cellular renewal with its anti-oxidant active ingredients
- Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
- A blend of four precious scented oils that works for all hair types
And the new Elixir Ultime Creme Fine
- Hydration and repair
- Natural Shine and UV Protection
- Instant absorption, easy application, maximum coverage
- Can be applied through out the day
Entering is easy! Either take our hair poll, like A Beauty Loft or Kerastase USA on Facebook. Use entry form below. Contest ends4/23/2014. Please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
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Hair after being washed and conditioned with Oleo Therapy
As someone who loves beauty products, there are certain items that I think are worth the splurge and others that I believe you should save your $ on. For instance, a good foundation is worth every penny. But drugstore mascara to me is just as good as higher end department store mascaras.
The same philosophy applies to hair care. I use Pureology pretty religiously for a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. It’s a great system that really works for my hair, but it isn’t the cheapest. L’Oreal’s new OleoTherapy caught my eye in my local CVS this past weekend. Oleo Therapy is L’Oreal’s first oil therapy line that infuses 6 different types of flower oils, making it perfect for dry, damaged, or dull hair (and curly hair!).
My initial thought was that it’s a lower end version of Kerastase Oleo Relax line (L’Oreal’s high end hair care line–shampoo is around $39). The packaging and name look so similar, I had to give it a try. And at around$7 per product, it was wallet friendly enough for me that I picked up the shampoo, conditioner, and Deep Recovery Mask.
I tried out the shampoo and mask this weekend and love it! It left my hair shiny, silky, and soft, but without weighing it down. And as the case with some sulfate-free shampoos, I wasn’t missing out on any.
Does this mean I will abandon my Pureology? Not at all. But it’s nice to have a good alternative if I’m low on cash and just want to switch up products for a bit!
Here’s a breakdown of some of the products I’ve been loving this past week (from top to bottom):
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, $18. For a product to fill in and shape my brows, I’ve always preferred a gel or powder consistency as I think they have the most natural looking results. My go-to for years was Laura Mercier’s brow gel, but I really like this Dipbrow Pomade. It stays on ALL DAY. My eyebrows look perfect from 7 AM to 6 PM. Apply with a light hand, because it’s so concentrated!
Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Anti Aging Beta Face Peel, $82. If you can’t get a facial regularly, this is a great alternative. It’s strong enough to see brighter, smoother skin, but gentle enough to not cause any irritation.
Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs, $5.59. Maybelline has a great collection of nude lipsticks for every skin tone. Truffle Tease is great for deeper skin tones.
Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara, $32. I love this mascara—no clumps or flakes. Just thick beautiful lashes!
Royal Beauty Blender, $19.95. The beauty blender is my favorite way to apply foundation. I finally picked up another one in this really pretty purple color. I’ll take anything that reminds me of spring!