Saturday, 8 February 2014

January faves - Hair, Health & Beauty

Better late than never, is what they say. So I have decided to do a "monthly faves" for January, posting it on February 8th. Here are my picks:

January Faves

VO5 Shea Cashmere moisturizing conditioner - super moisturizing and the chocolate-esque smell is delicious. See thorough review here

EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) - I think readers of this blog already know how much I love EVOO because it shows up in every wash day post. But since January has begun, it has been showing up elsewhere as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar - I picked up a bottle of ACV earlier this month. I've been using it for various things like alkalizing the body and toning my face and I think it produces good results. Check out some of its uses

EOS lip balm- very moisturizing on my lips and fun to use. I like that I can apply as often as I like without my lips feeling too coated or them sporting white lines.

Nikes - A gift from my boo that gets so much use. Nothing like new workout gear to get that ass in shape.

Clear by Orbis  - I actually got this travel kit for my winter trip but barely used it then. I tried the face wash in January and loved it. It leaves my skin clear (go figure!) and soft with each wash.

  • Exfoliating twice each week - this keeps my skin looking shiny and new.
  • Washing hair in braids - can you say 'easy, breezy, beautiful' wash days?!
  • Protective styles that last the entire week (HOTW) - My method for saving time and saving my hair (from breakage).

What products/ techniques have you been digging this month?


  1. Oh think I might try the ACV as a toner... is it any good for oily skin?

    1. I should think so Monalisa. I have combination skin - dry but oily in a few areas. The ACV tones and balances the skin and should work to bring both dry and oily skin to an optimal state.

  2. I have not been consistent with my exfoliating routine. I plan to take that up more because my face is suffering. As for washing hair in braids, easy breezy, beautiful wash days!!

    1. Oh girl you are missing out on great benefits by not exfoliating. My skin LOVES it!
      hahaha those braided wash days I tell ya!

  3. Man I'm obsessive about exfoliating during the winter, especially my lips! And workout gear makes working out fun! lol

    1. Amen girl! my face and lips get the brunt of my effort. True story about workout gear lol


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