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Need a little stress relief? Try Aveda’s new line – Stress-Fix!

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I’m a mom, and I get stressed out…. a lot. There, I said it. Who doesn’t get stressed these days? Work is hard, kids are difficult, the house is dirty, time to fold the laundry. Seems like the to-do list grows rather than shrinks! Am I right or am I right!?

One of my all-time favorite brands has come up with a natural, healthy way of reducing my stress! For less than $75, you can give yourself the complete spa experience – at HOME! Introducing the MARVELOUS Stress-Fix Home Spa Experience by Aveda!

The proven stress-relieving stress-fix™ aroma blends calming organic French lavender with uplifting, blues-chasing organic clary sage (a Mediterranean herb) and relaxing, mood-enhancing organic lavindin (a hybrid of true and spike lavender) for an extra-aromatic experience.

Each set includes:

· stress-fix™ body lotion 200 ml – a richly moisturizing lotion with organic aloe, organic shea butter and organic sunflower oil designed to relax the mind and lavish skin

· travel size stress-fix™ soaking salts 6 oz – mineral rich salts to soften skin while easing anxiety formulated with organic sugar and organic sunflower oil

· stress-fix™ concentrate 7 ml – a potent essential oil blend that includes antioxidant vitamin E and skin conditioning organic sunflower and olive oils

The stress-fix™ Home Spa Experience gift set come pre-wrapped and ready for giving… which hopefully helps reduce your stress too!

Seriously – the scent is to die for. I am DROOLING over this set right now!

Availability: Aveda.com

Price: $73.50

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Windy winter? No problem with Aveda’s Control Force Hairspray!

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A little wind this winter? NO BIG DEAL! Aveda has your hair under lock down! You won’t have to worry about flyaways – I promise!

Aveda’s  firmest hold hair spray offers long-lasting hold and humidity defense for all hair types—and has a net-zero climate impact.*

  • All-day firm hold and 24-hour humidity defense
  • Fast-drying, non-flaking formula
  • UV filters and anti-oxidants
  • Organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver—calming aroma

This hairspray is SO AMAZING, 97% of Aveda reviewers would recommend this product to their friends! It’s that good! Go ahead – go nuts! Aveda has your back!

$27.00

*Through Aveda’s funding of renewable energy to offset the CO2 associated with the manufacturing, transportation and use of Aveda aerosol hair sprays.

**Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Aveda Smooth Infusion

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The last month the humidity in Oregon has been intense. The high humidity besides making me feel icky wreaks complete havoc on my hair. Anyone with natural curl or wave knows how frustrating it is to have spent the time to style your hair then walk outside and feel the frizz start to go crazy.

I was sent the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother and Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner to review and share my thoughts. I have been using the products for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts.

The shampoo and conditioner both smell great and I only need a bit to really work through my hair. The conditioner leaves my hair smooth and tangle free and surprisingly easy to brush through (bonus)! I love that this line is not only cleaning and conditioning but also protecting my hair from the damage heat styling can cause.

My favorite piece of this line has to be the Style-Prep Smoother. I work a dime size amount through my hair and not only does it help smooth my hair and fight frizz it really helps to cut drying time and unnecessary heat damage. I love how soft and smooth my hair is when I use it and the best part, my hair stays smooth and straight all day.

The picture below shows my natural curl left untouched. On the right my hair after using the Aveda Smooth Infusion products and blow drying. Even without a flat iron my hair is much straighter, and once I flat iron its pin straight.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ – $24

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ preps hair for long-lasting, smooth, sleek styling. A favorite among leading editorial stylists working backstage at New York Fashion Week, the innovative formula is a hybrid between a high performance leave-in treatment and a styling product.

  •  Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours
  • Infuses smoothness by creating a sleek new surface on hair that helps reduce frizz and fly-aways
  • Helps shorten styling time and make styling easier
  • Protects hair from heat damage with a hydrolyzed wheat protein complex

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner – $21
Daily conditioning smooths and softens hair up to 60%. Exclusive plant infusion-a blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean-creates a smooth new surface on hair.

  • Significantly reduces frizz and unwanted wave, helps prevent flyaways
  • Protects against surface damage from heat styling
  • Babassu-derived cleansing system softens hair with a luxurious lather
  • One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification.

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo $21
Daily cleansing smooths and softens hair up to 60%, moisturizes and reduces frizz.Exclusive plant infusion-a blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean-creates a smooth new surface on hair.

  • Significantly reduces frizz and unwanted wave, helps prevent flyaways
  • Protects against surface damage from heat styling
  • Babassu-derived cleansing system softens hair with a luxurious lather
  • One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification.

* Disclosure I was sent the above products for review, I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own from my personal use of the products.

All Aveda products are available for purchase in Aveda salons and online at aveda.com


Pamper Him This Year – Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Still looking for something to do for your husband to show him how much you appreciate what a great dad he is? Or maybe you can’t figure out the perfect gift for your dad? Skip the tie and get him some great grooming items to have him feeling and looking amazing.

If you want to pamper your hubby this is the shave cream for you! The formula is so rich and thick and you need only a bit to get a good lather and shave. He will love how clean a shave he gets and how great his skin feels. You will love how great he looks and smells after using this amazing shave cream.

L’Occitane Cade Shaving Cream $28
NEW Thicker and Creamier Improved Formula

Enriched with purifying and invigorating organic CADE essential oil, protecting shea butter and moisturizing* vegetable-based glycerin, CADE Shaving Cream transforms into a creamy lather for an extra gentle shave that leaves skin clean and smooth.

* upper layers of the epidermis

Guys know how powerful a great smile is and sparkling white teeth can improve your confidence as well as your desire to let go and laugh out loud. Now guys like to look good but sometimes they are a little clueless as to what product to buy and need a little help.

Give him the gift of a great smile with the Rembrandt whitening line. The Rembrandt line is one of my favorite whitening lines and is what I use to keep my teeth white. I can say even with my love of coffee and red wine these products clean so well my dental hygienist thought I had my teeth professionally whitened.

One of my personal favs, the Rembrandt Stain Dissolving Strips work to remove deep stains from your teeth. I have tried their new version and they dissolve on my teeth in under 10 minutes no messy clean up. And within the first use my teeth show dramatic improvement. If your guy is more a do it once and forget it check out the 2 hour Whitening Kit, he can watch his favorite team while he gets pearly white chompers. And for daily maintenance get him one of the new Deeply White toothpaste products. I love how clean my teeth feel after using and they work to remove old stains while restoring enamel!

REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE® 2 Hour Whitening Kit
Nothing gets your teeth white, faster than REMBRANDT®*. Brighten your smile today, in just one 2-hour treatment! Our exclusive COMFYTRAY® Applicators are designed to mold to your unique smile, for a dentist-like customized whitening experience.

REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE® + Peroxide Fresh Mint Toothpaste
Whiten your smile while restoring tooth enamel with REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE® + Peroxide Fresh Mint Toothpaste. Specially formulated with a rapid-release peroxide that starts working immediately on contact for visibly whiter teeth. Our refreshing, fresh mint flavor leaves your mouth feeling clean and invigorated.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips
REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips noticeably whiten tough surface stains, like coffee, tea and wine and conveniently dissolve on teeth in just 5 to 10 minutes. Get noticeably whiter teeth in two weeks, and protect against the build-up of future stains.

Men love good products as much as women believe it or not. Over the last few years there has been a surge in high quality men’s products for men who understand the importance of quality grooming products. One of my favorite men’s lines is the Aveda Pure-formance line it covers everything from shaving to his hair. 

The rich, spicy scent is very masculine and the products don’t only smell great they actually work to improve the look and condition of his hair. If you want to spoil him grab him this great Aveda kit that will have his hair looking and smelling divine.

Aveda 100% pure-formance™ $60

BENEFITS -The gift of phyto-active blends.

  • Aveda Men Pure-FormanceTM Shampoo:  Rich, spicy and refreshing aroma with kunzea, citrus and certified organic essential oils of spearmint, vetiver, and lavender
  • Aveda Men Pure-FormanceTM Conditioner : Clinically proven to leave scalp feeling calmer, healthier, less irritated and less itchy. Works with Pure-formanceTM Shampoo to soothe and relieve scalp while cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and adding shine to hair.
  • Aveda Men Pure-FormanceTM Grooming Clay:  pure-formanceTM grooming clay adds strong hold without adding shine. Its light-weight, micro-fibers provide the control you need to create any style-with a comb or your fingers. Perfect for adding thickness to hair.

Aveda gift sets come pre-wrapped and ready for giving.

I love this idea, now you can get the baseball lover in your life a special fragrance that is inspired by his favorite team. Will definitely be a gift he won’t forget!

The Perfect Gift for the Dad that is a baseball fan! $55-85
Leave a lasting impression this Father’s Day with the perfect gift for a die-hard Yankee fan, that’s always been number one in your life. For dads who wish they could live every moment in a baseball game, now they can take a deep breath of baseball with them everywhere they go; and no, we’re not talking about hot dogs and popcorn. Graffiti Artists Mint & Serf have partnered with MLB to create a Limited Edition New York Yankee Fragrance that is a masculine scent created with notes of bergamot, coriander and blue sage, with a twist of street art. Give him a gift that can feel like a homerun in every spritz. You couldn’t make him a pro athlete, but this gift will be sure to up his game.

You’re dad not a Yankee fan?

MLB has also recently launched a Boston Red Sox, LA Dodgers and Texas Rangers Fragrance, which are all representative of their fans and culture, with scents that perfectly emulate each team.

The New York Yankees™ Limited Edition Graffiti EDT is available at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Belk and on NYYankeesFragrance.com and Macys.com in a 200ml/6.7oz bottle for $85. The fragrance will be available April 15th.