4 Ways To Revive Your Beauty Routine

I recently had the chance to try products from two brands. I’ve only received them within the last few weeks and am having so much fun using them! I am so excited to share 4 ways to revive your beauty routine! 

4 Ways To Revive Your Beauty Routine
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When a new month or even a new season rolls around, I am reminded to take a look at my beauty and makeup products. I like to rotate my products as needed and as my mood changes! When it comes to makeup, you have the freedom to be as creative as you want. I like to have fun with my looks!

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Satisfy Your Skin And Hair Inside & Out

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Summer is here, and its time to show off healthy glowing skin, and strong gorgeous hair. Why not nourish your skin and hair inside AND out so you can look and feel your best! Want to know some simple secrets? Here’s some great products to help achieve that healthy summertime glow we all strive for.

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How To Stay Healthy Naturally

I love using natural products around our home! I also use natural beauty products as much as possible. While I am not perfect, I do try to buy natural when my budget allows. I am always looking for ways for us to stay healthy naturally! Let’s talk natural products! 

How To Stay Healthy Naturally
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I discovered two brands that I am so excited to share with you! I’ve never heard of either, so they are worth checking out! Not only that, they are incredibly affordable! 

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Feel Your Best With Natural Farm Based Beauty Products

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Dousing your skin and hair with chemical filled products is a thing of the past. With the abundance of information based on lab research readily available, beauty lovers are finding natural beauty is not only just as effective but safer too.

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4 Ways To Renew Your Beauty

It’s been well over two and a half months since my son has been out of school due to the Coronavirus! Wow. I had no idea it had been that long! His school only started distance learning about a month ago. Before that, I was still doing school work, exercise, and different activities to keep my son on a semi-regular routine. He still loves school work! As for me, I am doing my best to stay motivated and on-track. I am taking care of my health and even changing up my beauty routine. We share 4 ways to renew your beauty! 

4 Ways To Renew Your Beauty
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As a single mom, I tend to put myself last. My priority is my son, our safety, and making sure we have a roof over our heads. I also like to keep a positive outlook on life. I do my best to stay away from the news because I realized it was stressing me out. 

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Clean Beauty Must-haves

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I+I Botanicals Clean Beauty
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When it comes to beauty, it can be hard to tell what products are clean and free of harmful ingredients. I+I Botanicals believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health, to stay beautiful.

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Sustainable Beauty Products You Will Love

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Ready to try high quality, eco-friendly, SUSTAINABLE beauty products? Eco & Earth has selected amazing products that not only leaves you looking & feeling beautiful, but has a mission to reduce the carbon footprint and help create a more sustainable world for our future.

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Macaron Hairbrush That Is Too Deliciously-Stylish Not to Have!

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When it comes to travel-friendly products, you want to stand out in a good way. You want your product to be useful without taking up too much space. But you also want it to be memorable. Have a found the hairbrush that checks off all of these boxes? I think so! Check out our review of the Milk + Sass Macaron Hairbrush ($12.99), which is a detangle brush and compact mirror. 

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Help The Men in Your Life Find Their Style

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Every single morning, my sons and my husband roll out of bed, do their morning routine, and head out the door. Time and time again, I notice the one thing that they can care less to bother with is their hair. It’s almost as if none of the men in my life even bother to comb it!

Why is that? Is it only my boys? Can ANYONE else relate?

Maybe bedhead is in. (I really hope not)

I have purchased ‘gels’ and ‘styling creams’ but there is always a complaint about how sticky the products feel or ‘crusty’ their hair becomes. One of my sons came home from school upset one day because his hair turned white! Needless to say when this mommy asks him to style his hair, he is not having it. In regards to my husband, his answer is simply a ‘hat’.

:::sigh:::

Let’s set the record straight, the men in my life have great hair, especially my sons. Their mane is so thick and luscious, and to be honest, I am a bit jealous of their locks. I wanted to focus on my sons to help them find their own sense of style. They express themselves through their clothing, so why not their hair?

The Cut

First thing is first. The haircut. We were on a hunt for a barber that can style their hair based on face shape to give them a look they will love. The same buzz cut was getting old and to be honest my sons were not too thrilled with their haircut style.

We found the perfect barber who knew exactly what she’s doing. That’s right I said ‘SHE’. A rarity, but #LadyBarbers are starting to break that mold and leave their imprint on the barber scene. Natasha new exactly how to cut and style a young mans hair exactly suited to their face shape, wants & needs. Her credentials are astonishing, so she is a must visit if you are ever in the Waterbury, CT area.

Check out the incredible Natasha the barberess and all her work on @natasharose_thebarberess

My sons came out of the Gents BarberShop looking so handsome. They both had a nice low fade and their hairlines were cleaned up (FINALLY!). A perfect hairstyle for the winter. The best part, their hair was manageable so they can style it on their own. We just needed to find the right products to match their needs.

The Hair Product Hunt

As a family, we have tried so many products. There was always some issue. Whether the hold wasn’t there, hair felt stiff or a white cast was left behind; my sons wanted nothing to do with these type of products. It was something that was always an ‘uncomfortable’ concept for them.

BluMaan full size 2.5 oz hair products available in 5 different formulas for $21.50 USD each

This is where BluMaan came into our lives. I was not sure what to think about the pomades, creams and oils, but I thought let’s give it a try. First, I introduced BluMaan Discovery Styling Kit to my sons. They were curious as to what each product did. The packaging really had them intrigued, as did the hair product themselves. It was something they had never seen or used in their hair before.

Blue Maan Discovery Kit
BluMaan Discovery Kit retails $21.50 USD
Each container has .5oz of product.

BluMaan had five different formulas that came in a palm sized tub. Each served a different purpose for different types of hair. This was perfect to test and try to see which ones would be a good fit. I already knew my sons wanted something with a lighter hold, and BluMaan had products just for those needs.

The Five BluMaan Basics

The Original

The Original Styling Meraki was really unique. It wasn’t exactly a right fit for my boys at this point, but this stuff was real cool. It is a heavy, thick, creamy wax, that has a very strong hold and is not too shiny. This is perfect for longer and/or thicker mens hair that requires a little blow drying to style. As soon as baseball season hits, my younger son wants a ‘faux hawk’. The Meraki would be perfect to achieve that look.

Clay

The Hybrid and the Cavalier are both clays. The Hybrid is a favorite that my sons found easy to use. It did not leave their hair stiff and it looked so natural and perfectly styled. They were able to run the product through their own hair without my help. There were no complaints about stiffness or crunchy bits, which is exactly what we were looking for.

The Cavalier was a bit heavier and harder for my sons to work with. I recommend using this one while your hair is damp, if it’s dry, it will definitely tug at it. It had a super strong hold, but still had a natural look to it. If you have thick and/or curly hair, this would be perfect for you.

Clays in general are great to give your hair a fuller look and maintains any frizz you may have.

Paste

The Monarch, which is a paste, was another favorite. This product was creamier and easier to handle. It had a perfect hold that is great for school picture day. The Monarch was also perfect for combing back the hair. It did not look stiff, and you were still able to run your fingers through it.

Pomade

The final one is the Fifth Sample, which is a pomade. This one did not make it into the everyday wear category, but we had a lot of fun with it. The Fifth Sample not only held your slick back or mohawk in place, it also had this great shine to it. An interesting ingredient that sets this pomade apart from others, is that it’s water based.

My husband has used oil-based pomades in the past and it was tough to wash out. The Fifth Sample peaked his interest because of how different the ingredients were. He loved that this was so much easier to wash out compared to oil-based. A huge and unexpected win for the husband.

Pump Up the Volume

BluMann Ascend Volume Cream retails $23.00 USD

We decided to have a little fun with BluMaan Ascend Volume Cream. It came in an easy to pump bottle and has a great creamy consistency. We used about a dime size on damp hair, massaged it down to the roots and blow dried.

It required a little more work, but this was by far my favorite to use on my boys. Their hair had this gorgeous volume to it and looked completely natural. Best part, you could run your fingers through it.

Hair Health

My sons found their personal style, and some great products from BluMaan to go along with it. The one little teeny thing that I am always concerned about is if they really wash their hair well. BluMaan created an amazing product called Cloud Control, a hair oil, which can be perfect for this concern that I had.

Hair oils have been around for centuries and have some great properties. There have been claims that they can really slow down hair loss and help promote hair growth. They have also been known to condition, soften, and strengthen your hair. Personally, I adore hair oils. I use them often and love the nourishing look and protection it provides.

BluMaan Cloud Control Hair Oil retails $24.50

Cloud Control was extremely easy to use, and more importantly my boys did not fuss that there was ‘an extra step’. As soon as they came out of the shower, I added 4 drops to their hair and rubbed it in. THAT’S IT! My son’s hair has never felt softer and looked healthier. Not to mention their hair smelled incredible!

Routine

We are happy to say, we found a routine that our sons could get on board with. My husband and I think our boys finally appreciate the hair they have. It was a bit of work, but was worth it. First, we helped them find their style with the right barber (Barberess for our sons, thank you Natasha!). Then moved onto to finding hair products that worked for their needs and comfort. (Thankfully BluMaan gave us so much to choose from) Finally, we introduced a little extra ‘hair care‘ in their hygiene regimen. With some time and effort, my sons are finally discovering their unique selves.

Looking for the perfect gift for that special man in your life? Or need a gift for an aspiring barber or barberess? BluMaan has something for all mens styling needs and is perfect to keep in your barber kit.

Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair

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Winter is hard on hair. Mine gets dry and more susceptible to damage and flyaways. Hair care products that provide deep moisturization and damage repair help make my long, thick hair easier to live with.

Ayur Luxe is helping me keep my hair looking great as we head into winter with its deep moisturizing Ayurveda hair care line. It’s reducing the instances of frizz and flyaway so that dealing with my hair doesn’t make me crazy.

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