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A Solution To Make Fried Hair Healthy (Looking) Again!

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I write about hair and keeping it healthy. A lot. This is mainly because I'm obsessed with my own mane. My hair usually has the texture of cotton candy. Since I went blond, it's really dry and on one side of my head. The hair right below my temples has always been a different texture and it's always made me crazy. Back when I used to get perms, I carried a tube of hair grease with me. I can't remember what it was called (you can still buy it, though!) but it was like lady Brylcreem. Yuck.

Oils weren't tackling my cotton candy frizz and neither were any of the my other usual solutions. Don't get me wrong, my method for making the most of my hair post-blond is pretty solid. But that one section of my hair would not cooperate. (It's the reason I haven't been posting a lot of selfies.)

You can see what I'm talking about in this photo. The hair framing my face doesn't look healthy at all. It looks more like straightened cotton candy. It's very light and fluffy, it won't hold a style and it doesn't look like pretty hair. It looks fried.

I was going through my stash and decided to give a product from Living Proof another try. So after I washed and triple-conditioned, I added a bit of Living Proof's Prime Style Extender to my wet hair. When I awoke the next morning, my hair was almost good to go. My cotton candy hair looked like regular hair again. REGULAR HAIR. I spritzed it, touched it up with a blow dryer and I was good to go! No frizz. No crazy texture differences. Just pretty hair. I didn't believe it wasn't a fluke, so I've been using it for weeks.

According to Living Proof, Prime Style Extender is powered by Living Proof’s “miracle molecule,” OFPMA, protects and extends the life of your style twice as long, saving you time, day after day. It weightlessly perfects strands while smoothing and correcting hair texture. Prime detangles, corrects cuticle texture, and is so perfecting it can be worn alone, yet so weightless it can be layered under your favorite styler. Save time and forget the touch-ups.

I've even been adding it to dry hair in-between washes to freshen up my frizz. And if you actually use it and blow dry your hair, the results are amazing. You can even extend the time between washing by at least one more day. It also helps keep my waves in a bit longer. I think I found the answer to my cotton candy hair.

Sure, I'm not going to stop my CoconutOil, washing, Roux'ing, ApHogee'ing, oiling routine. But I'm thrilled to have found something that works so well to correct my candy hair! I'm honestly trying to stave off buying this in bulk (but I think I'm going to hit Sephora later and grab a few extras, just to be safe).

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#TFNOFILTER Too Faced Selfie Powders

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This new palette from Too Faced is kind of genius. Each powder in the Selfie Powders Palette actually changes the overall tone of your makeup, just like an Instagram filter. If the Ambient Palette from Hourglass didn't give your complexion enough kick, this Selfie Palette will deliver a little more of the tone shift your complexion craves.

It contains three colors: sunrise, totally toasted and moon river.

Sunrise is a yellow powder with a slight sheen that adds an  overall warmth to your face. Like all of these powders, it's about creating a natural glow--and with Sunrise, that glow is like what the light would look like if you took a photo at sunrise. This powder will tint your entire look to be more warm and more yellow-based. Go gently into the sun when you apply this powder to avoid looking too yellow. A little goes a long way, especially if you are pale.

Totally Toasted adds a beautiful barely there bronze glow. If you want to add a bit of beach to your photos, this is the shade for you. It's also fantastic as a blush or shadow, if applied with a slightly heavier hand. This isn't a dark bronze at all; it's more freckle-colored, if a freckle was see through and shiny. Wait. Is that a good description? It's barely there bronze and it's gorgeous. You get it, right?

My favorite is Moon River, that magical color that turns everything cooler, as if you were being lit by the moon. It's got a slight lavender cast and I want to live in it forever. It's the perfect shade for us pale girls who don't want to look tan. If you love all things icy, this is the shade for you.

These powders aren't chalky at all, thanks to the unusual formula. Instead of a dry powder, they are a cream-powder hybrid. They feel almost buttery to the touch, but go on as smooth as silk. And don't worry, you won't look purple or yellow. It affects the light in a way that gently shifts the colors, a gentle affect, not a drastic one.

Grab it while you can from Too Faced for $36.

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Before and After: Rodan+Fields Redefine Regime

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So now I'm 42. Fine lines are starting to be a real thing I have to deal with. I'm lucky. My skin is pretty healthy--I get regular facials, use good skincare religiously and wear an SPF daily. I've never smoked cigarettes and don't really drink. Despite all of that, the fine lines are coming out in force.

So when I got the chance to try the new Redefine Regime from Rodan+Fields, I jumped. Redefine offers a layered approach to skincare that puts peptides in place to firm skin, prevent wrinkles and give skin a perfected look.

The skin system itself is really easy. It's four products. FOUR. It includes a cleanser/mask, a toner and day cream and night cream. Easy, right?

You start by washing your face with the Daily Cleansing Mask, letting it sit on your face for a few minutes. Then wash it off with a bit of water, massaging as you go. The mask will exfoliate and leave your skin super soft. You will need a makeup remover to get rid of your eye makeup.

Next, you'll use a cotton round and apply the Pore Minimizing Toner all over your face.

If the sun is out, you'll apply the Triple Defense Treatment all over your face. This includes an SPF, so you won't need any other products to start your day.

When you are getting ready for bed, you'll apply the Overnight Restorative Cream.

That's it!

I was a little skeptical about this entire system because you can't customize the line for your skin type.

But I was totally wrong.

Overnight, my skin looked great. Within a week, I was seeing changes in expression lines. My skin was firm city! I was shocked at how firm my skin had become! The only downside for me is that this line doesn't offer enough moisture for my very dry skin. I did start to get some dry patches, which I easily fixed with a little face oil.

Seeing is believing and I'm kind of blown away at how well these four products worked! Grab the complete kit for $193. Let me know if you try it and see similar results!

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Makeup Wars: Eddie Funkhouser Lipsticks & Lipglosses

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I have a lipstick addiction. So when the Makeup Wars teams decided they needed me to try out some lippies by makeup artist/creator Eddie Funkhouser, I jumped at the chance. Eddie gets the chance to travel the world and chat with women everywhere about what they want out of their makeup. The result? Gorgeous colors, elegant formulas and products that deliver without breaking the bank. (I'm still in love with his eyeliners!)

Some of my favorites in his line are the lipsticks and glosses. Super pigmented, never drying or sticky and long wearing are where the line begins. The colors are thoughtful, beautiful and a little complex. The glosses are perfect for layering without feeling too thick or goopy, yet work just fine on their own. The lipsticks feel like a smooth, hydrating lip butter, but without all of the messy application, sliding around or bleeding.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Innuendo is a gorgeous nude for fair women. It's not muddy or too taupe. It's just right.

I love adding the gloss Meow Meow on top for a little extra oomph. Need a higher impact nude? Add a little bit of liner lightly and it's perfect.

Stolen Kisses is a perfect weekend nude gloss. It's just enough color to look put together without looking overdone or stuffy. It's just the right bit of your lips but better, with a little sparkle.

Belle De Jour is a color I knew I would hate. A crazy bright pink? No thank you. Until I tried it. I can't believe the pigment, the sheen and how gorgeous a color this bright can be in real life.

I was also convinced I would loathe Strip Search, a Chromographic lip color. A bright magenta on my face? Not gonna happen. I wore it out several days and got more compliments about how "awake my face" looked and "how bright" my eyes were. I even got "well-rested" one day, and we all know that's bullsh*t. Those compliments are all because of the multi-dimensional particles in the creamy finish. It's unexpected and gorgeous. This is going to be my spring color. (Grab Belle De Jour and Strip Search as a duo!)

Grab some for yourself. Eddie Funkhouser is sold at and The above lippies retail between $10.99 and $11.99.

Still need more reasons to haul some Eddie Funkhouser? Click on the tiles below for more inspiration from the Makeup Wars Warriors.

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Lipstick League: Pick One Lipcolor To Wear For A Week.

You're following @Gouldylox on Instagram, right?

Question of the Week: You’re leaving the house and must grab ONE lip color to wear for the entire week. Quick! What do you pick? NO! That is too much. Just one lip color? I'd probably pick It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Blurred Lines in Love or Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixer. This question is too hard. I love lipsticks. I can't pick just one. OOH. Those Milani Mattes are gorgeous too. Or the Bite Beauty Buttercreams are exquisite.

  Love for Lacquer - Spring cleaning is upon us. Jess shows us some of her favorite makeup organizers! You’re going to want to see these (And bookmark a few sites!)

  My Beauty Bunny - Less is more this spring! We've got the basics, our cruelty free picks, and a quick tutorial for the 'it' style of the season - Makeup Trend: Barefaced and Beautiful.

  My Newest Addiction - Laura shows us the new Too Faced Selfie Palette! You MUST SEE the swatches!

  Nouveau Cheap - Target has added lots of beauty brands to the makeup department lately, but this new addition was a total surprise to me.

  Prime Beauty - has a special connection to Cinderella. Does the MAC Cinderella Stroke of Midnight Collection live up to her expectations? Find out!

  Phyrra - shows you ways to wear the 2015 beauty trends with a 5 product face!

  Vampy Varnish - Ready for a sugar overload? Check out the new Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Shadow Collection for Summer 2015!

  we heart this - Want to get a sneak peek at the press box of new products sent out for The Makeup Show LA 2015? Here's a hint, you do!

  Beautygeeks - In this contour-crazy time, we’ve fallen for one fabulous kit, and we want to share. We’ve got a Kat Von D Shade + Light palette plus brush for a US reader and one for a Canadian! Also, new word: “tragus.”

  Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber went to the Natural Products Expo a few weeks ago, and came away with some new favorite beauty products. See why Waxelene -- a natural alternative to petroleum-based products made the cut (and all it can do with a single tube)!

  Clumps of Mascara - is so in love with Milani’s matte lipsticks. A non-drying matte lipstick? How is this even possible?!

  Gouldylox Reviews - Super pale and looking for a contour palette that won't make you orange? This one is the only one that is working for me and my Irish face.

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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