1. Week of WEN Challenge Recap & WEN Hair Care Deluxe Kit Giveaway

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    I just finished my #weekofWEN challenge where I swapped my usual shampoo and conditioner hair routine for one simple step: the WEN Sweet Almond Mint cleansing conditioner and WOW I am loving my results! As I mentioned in my first post, I was super excited by the prospect of eliminating a product from my seemingly endless beauty regimen, but I never thought I would notice such a difference in my hair so quickly.

    Since I spent the week washing my hair myself {rather than splurging on my weekly blowouts} I was terrified at the idea of blowdrying and styling my hair on my own… it usually takes FOREVER. But my hair was so manageable and looked incredibly shiny! Along with the cleansing conditioner, I also fell hard for their Texturizing Balm! It adds tons of volume without making your hair greasy {and I applied tons to the roots for some volume up top!}.

    I got the opportunity to ask Chaz Dean, International Hair Expert and Creator of WEN, some haircare and styling questions, so I had to share his responses with my readers!! Here they are:

    FH: What’s your best tip for creating volume?

    Chaz Dean: On wet hair, apply the Volumizing Treatment Spray after cleansing and using the Anti-Frizz Styling Creme.  Spray at the roots for extra lift or 8-12 inches away from the head for extra body and volume.  Then, using the WEN Boar Bristle Brush, blow dry hair and style as desired.  The *WEN Boar Bristle Brush helps create body and volume while the hair is drying.  Once your hair is dry, using the Volumizing Root Lift for an extra boost.  Sprinkle a small amount into the palms of your hands and rub them together.  Then, gently massage the product into the roots of your hair for added lift.

    FH: What’s your recommendation for making curls and waves that last?

    Chaz Dean: I suggest using the Boar Bristle Brush when blow drying the hair to help create lasting curls and waves.  To help keep day-old hair looking great, spritz with the Replenishing Treatment Mist to give hair some hydration and moisture.  Then, refresh the curls with your brush and blow dryer to help lock in the style.

    FH: With temperature changes to fall, are there any specific changes you should adjust from your normal routine?

    Chaz Dean: It’s always great to give your hair an extra boost of hydration as the weather gets cooler.  I would stick to your normal routine but add in a weekly intensive hair treatment to put some moisture back into your locks.  I suggest the Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment because it’s formulated with botanical extracts to help nourish and condition the hair while adding shine and softness.

    Thanks Chaz!!

    I will be announcing the winner of the WEN Hair Care Delux Kit which includes Cleansing Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Styling Creme, and WEN Six-Thirteen Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment this Friday November 7th on my Facebook! All you have todo is follow them on Twitter or Facebook to enter!

    Shiny Blonde Locks FH-HairProduct-edited-7This post was sponsored on behalf of the Wen Hair Care “ambassador program”.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own. 

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  2. Week of WEN Challenge & WEN Hair Care Deluxe Kit Giveaway

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    Have I got a beauty regimen boost for you! I’m so excited to be a part of the amazing #WeekofWEN challenge! For the next week I am going to be using WEN’s Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner every other day in place of my usual shampoo and conditioner routine. Yes, you heard me right! I’ll eliminate an entire step and product from my beauty regimen – now that’s a benefit I know we can all appreciate!

    Creator of WEN and International Hair Expert, Chaz Dean, created a formula that cleanses your hair thoroughly without lathering or harsh ingredients. Without stripping your hair and scalp of it’s natural oils, it washes your strands, leaving your hair with more strength, moisture, and better color retention {which being a blonde, I especially appreciate!}. A lucky one of YOU will take home a WEN Hair Care Delux Kit which includes Cleansing Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Styling Creme, and WEN Six-Thirteen Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment! All you have todo is follow them on Twitter or Facebook to enter!

    As the week goes on I will be sharing my experience on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtags #WenHairCare and #WeekofWEN, so stay tuned!

    Week of Wen Challenge Via Fashionable HostessWeek of Wen Challenge Via Fashionable Hostess BlogWen Cleansing ConditionerThis post was sponsored on behalf of the Wen Hair Care “ambassador program”.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own. 

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  3. September Beauty Essentials

    September Beauty Buy Recommendations by Fashionable Hostess

    As summer comes to a close, I am not only rotating my closet but also rotating my beauty regimen. Here is what I am loving for September:

    Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Soufflé Body Crème

    • What it is: An ultrawhipped body cream in the alluring scent of almond coconut.
    • What it does: This fragrant body cream provides all-day moisture protection without being heavy or greasy. Inspired by Laura Mercier’s French upbringing, the Almond Coconut Body & Bath Collection features playful yet sophisticated formulas inspired by the aura and aroma of the French pâtisserie.

    Darphin Ideal Resource Face Cream

    • What it is: A true skin-restoration cream delicately scented with white flowers.
    • What it is formulated to do: At the heart of this deliciously rich cream resides a trio of flowers acting in synergy to help rebuild the vital resources of younger-looking skin.  Their combined properties have the power to help restore the skin’s natural collagen, revive complexion luminosity and reactivate natural cell renewal. 

    Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask

    • What it is: A cooling, soothing gel mask that helps counteract visible signs of aging for younger-looking skin.
    • What it is formulated to do: With state-of-the-art breakthrough stem cell technology, rose stem cells are blended with rose extracts to help counteract visible signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, dullness, and sagging. This powerful Gel Mask strengthens and tones, revealing silky soft, radiant, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin.

    Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Perfume

    • What it is: The newest perfume launched by style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
    • What it is formulated to do: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White is a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication. Make this your new scent for the Fall season.

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