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. 

  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. 

  3. Post-Baby All Natural Beauty Recommendations

    bella b body cream + honest company nipple balmsafe products for new momsAfter having a baby, your body needs a little extra love in the beauty category. Your poor skin has been stretched, you are dead tired, and you spend the majority of your time nursing, so products that hydrate and rejuvenate in a safe and natural way are just what the doctor ordered.

    Since a newborn is so fragile and sensitive, I personally have a heightened awareness for what is inside the products I am applying externally, because I spend so much time cuddled up against my babe. So, I found a few key products that meet all of my safety requirements and wanted to share with my fellow mammas. Here is what I am loving as I recover and try and restore my pre-baby body:

    1. BELLA B Body Buzz Post Pregnancy Recovery Cream: Free of petroleum, lanolin and parabens (artificial preservatives), Body Buzz is specially formulated to firm skin all over the body and minimize cellulite in an all in one body cream. Sold at Destination Maternity. I lather it on my “stretched” areas like my belly and tush to help firm the skin. 

    2. The Honest Company Nipple Balm: Helps relieve irritation and helps heal sensitive sore or chapped nursing nipples; made from a mix of calendula oil, olive oil, shea butter, tamanu and aloe. No need to wipe off before nursing and its unscented. Sold at Destination Maternity. I use it as an preventative measure and have had no pain while nursing. 

    3. BASQ Revive Resilient Body Oil: Award winning blend of all natural oils; packed with skin essential omegas and fatty acids for skin strengthening, toning and protection. Built to absorb deeply and quickly for intense moisturization and repair. This select blend includes Hazelnut, Sweet Almond, Wheat Germ, Grapeseed, Rosehip Oils plus Vitamin E, all rich in Essential Fatty Acids to help build collagen and elastin. Paraben and Phthalate Free. Sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. I use it as a replacement to my usual body moisturizer and my skin couldn’t feel softer! 

    4. Nine Naturals Vanilla and Geranium Regenerative Pregnancy Belly Butter and Stretch Mark Cream: Crafted from rich, organic emollients like broccoli seed oil, shea butter and cupuaçu butter, each ingredient is packed with restorative omega fatty acids and works deep within your skin’s connective tissue to dramatically improve elasticity, control stretch marks and fight itchiness. 100% Natural. Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, BPA-free, Triclosan-free, DEA-free, Petrochemical-free. No artificial chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrance. Sold at NineNaturals.com. I loved using it at the end of my pregnancy and haven’t stopped. I love that it’s not greasy! 

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