My New Haircare Routine with Novex

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Hey Belleza’s

For the past few months I was seriously neglecting my hair. To the point where I would just wake up and put it in a ponytail without combing it first, which would lead to huge knots in the middle of my hair.

Don’t ask me why I didn’t learn my lesson the first time. I guess back then I wasn’t feeling like my normal self, and there were quite a few times that I was getting sick and absolutely had no energy what so ever. When I say my hair was damaged, it was really damaged. I’m talking weak, brittle, and shedding like crazy!

Needless to say I was in need of some hair care products to not only help my hair grow, but to help my hair gain back it’s strength. Thank goodness Novex came to the rescue when I received the opportunity to try out their new shampoo and conditioner from the Bamboo Sprout line. I’ve used the Novex Keratin line before and absolutely loved how it made my hair look and feel, so I was excited to try the new line.

The Novex Bamboo Sprout line contains four products; a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner.

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I received the shampoo and conditioner for review. The other products were purchased.

 

After using it the first time I absolutely love the way my hair looked, felt and the amazing shine it had to it. (Take a look at my before and after I posted on Instagram here.) I don’t typically like to use any products in my hair after I’m done washing and conditioning it because my hair can get super oily throughout the week. So I was truly amazed by the shine factor left behind.

Since I only wash my hair once a week I’ll tell you how I’ve been incorporating these products into my hair care routine.

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I first like to start out with a clarifying shampoo( I use one by Pantene), to help dissolve all the oils and to make sure that my hair is receiving the full benefits from the products.

Once I’m done clarifying, I wash twice with the Bamboo shampoo. The first wash is your typical wash and the second wash I like to leave the shampoo in my hair for about 5 minutes. To ensure I get the full effect of the shampoo.

I follow-up with the Bamboo conditioner, comb it through and leave it in my hair for about 3 minutes and fully rinse it out.

Then I apply the Max Keratin from the Keratin line and then wrap my hair in saran wrap or you can use a plastic cap and leave it in for about 15 min and fully rinse it out.

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I’m not done yet! I then apply the Bamboo Deep Conditioner (I let my mom try the conditioner and shampoo, she loved it so much she bought the whole line! So thanks mom for sharing this with me!)  Leave it in for about 10 minutes and rinse it out.

I know this seems like a lengthy process, but since I wash my hair once a week it’s not like I’m doing this every day. Also, once my hair is completely where it needs to be strength wise, I will do the Max Keratin only once a month.

Overall, I definitely love the Novex Bamboo line. I’ve been using it for well over a month now and have noticed a significant difference in my hair. My hair feels softer and shedding has decreased significantly. Since the shedding is nowhere near what it was when I first started I have also noticed that my hair is starting to grow.

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Have you guys tried any of  the Novex products? If not, and you are in need of some products that breathe life back into your hair then I highly recommend trying them.

What are your Holy Grail hair products when your hair is not looking its best?

Novex Bamboo Sprout – $9.99

Belleza Kisses – 5/5

 

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Luxe Pineapple Box of Joy

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Hey Belleza’s

I’ve decided to continue showing you the other great and unique subscription boxes that I’ve come across.

If you are reading this blog 9 times out of 10 you love makeup as much as I do. There are so many beauty subscription boxes on the market and the majority of them basically do the same thing. You get random things sent out to you each month. Sometimes it’s a hit and other times it’s a huge miss. That’s where Luxe Pineapple comes to the rescue.

 

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The Luxe Pineapple Box of Joy is not your typical subscription box; in fact it’s not a subscription box at all!

“The Box of Joy is a NON-SUBSCRIPTION based beauty box full of treat at a super low price. Pick and choose which boxes work best for your makeup needs, personal style and budget. We think it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting. Makeup up is personal and we don’t confess to know what works best for each of you (although we try!).” – Luxepineapple.com

 

The Box of Joys’ can range anywhere between $10-$40. Which at times may be a bit more expensive than your standard beauty box but for good reasons! You’re getting full-sized products worth a lot more than the price of the box! No samples or deluxe sizes here. You honestly can’t lose with their boxes since you won’t be stuck with a box that you don’t like. Why? Because you decide if you want to purchase the box or not since there are no automatic monthly payments. If you see a box you’re not too crazy over, don’t fret! Boxes are released about 3-4 times a month, so you’ll definitely find a box you just have to have and when you do make sure to act fast before they sell out.

Signing up and navigating the website is super easy.

To see what Box of Joys’ are currently available just go to the “Box of Joy” tab and you can see any boxes available for purchase. You also get to see what comes inside of the box along with detailed information on each item.

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Not in the mood for a box but still want to purchase something? Then take a look through the Pineapple Shop. The Pineapple Shop allows you to purchase some great products at a very reasonable discount! A few weeks ago they had a full-size GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate for $33! In case you didn’t know they retail for $69. I don’t know how you do it Luxe Pineapple but keep doing what you do!

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Take a look at what I received in my very first Box of Joy:

 

Laura Gelller Box of Joy ($25)

 

 

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Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting – Honey Glow

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Laura Geller Shadow Rimz Baked Marble Eyeshadow Eye Rimz Duo – Toasty Pink/Berry Flambe

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Laura Geller Sugar Free Matte Baked Eyeshadow Duo – Strawberry Shortcake/Coffee Bean

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Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner – Aquamarine

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Bourjois Eyeliner & Smudge Brush

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I have to say that I absolutely loved everything I received. What I loved even more was being able to see what beauty products would be in the box, as well as the option of deciding if I wanted to purchase the box or not!

Luxe Pineapple also offers a really great rewards program! Easily earn 50 points by just setting up your account! Then for every $1 you spend you earn 10 points, and if you refer a friend you’ll earn 250. What can you use these points on? Well if you accumulate 500 points you’ll get a $5 credit and if you accumulate 1,000 points you will earn a $10 credit!

They even have an app so that you never miss a box or sale!

If you ask me Luxe Pineapple is definitely going to be changing the beauty box trend.

Plus they don’t play any games when it comes to shipping! I placed my order on April 10, my order was shipped on April 11 and arrived on April 15!

Are any of you Luxe Pineapple subscribers? If so, what are your favorite boxes so far?

If you’re not currently a subscriber then I highly recommend signing up!

Luxe Pineapple : $10-$40

Belleza Kisses: 5/5

 

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Vera Mona Color Switch

Sent for Review

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Hey Belleza’s,

Confession Time: I’m a messy person when it comes to doing makeup. You can ask my cousin or my daughter, I have a very bad habit of wiping my brushes on my shirt or pants when I need to do a quick color change. My cousin has looked at me in horror when she sees me doing it. You honestly don’t want to know how many pants and shirts have fell casualty to makeup stains that just won’t come off.

I know that there are products out there to help quickly clean your brushes, but the ones I’ve come across are sprays, and I honestly don’t want to leave my brushes wet nor do I have the time to wait for them to dry.

Then I came across the Vera Mona Color Switch Duo.

 

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Let me tell you how this ingenious beauty cleaning tool will be changing your beauty cleaning routine.

 

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The Vera Mona Color Switch is basically a brush cleaning sponge that will fully remove eye shadow, blush, and any powder makeup from your makeup brushes without having to get your brushes wet. Using it is super easy! Just simply take whatever brush, for example a eyeshadow brush, you want to clean and wipe it back and forth against the sponge.

Take a look at the quick Instagram video I made on how easy it is to clean here.

The rough texture of the sponge helps to loosen up all the pigments on the brush so that it all comes off leaving you with a nice, clean brush ready that’s ready to be dipped into the next color!

 

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Cleaning the sponges are super easy, simply flip the sponge over to the other side or you can was them when needed. When you’re ready for a new sponge you can purchase a refill from the website.

I have to say that I was surprised by how easy and fast it was to clean my brushes between colors. This is definitely a must have cleaning tool to have for all beauty lovers out there! Vera Mona, my clothes thank you!

Vera Mona offers a total of three Color Switch products: Color Switch Solo, Color Switch Duo and the Color Switch Proband.

The Color Switch Solo is used just for cleaning your brushes and the Color Switch Proband is a cool band that is worn on your arm to easily clean brushes when doing makeup on clients.

I have the Color Switch Duo and not only does it clean your makeup brushes but is it doubles as a wet sponge for those moments you want to apply your eye shadow wet! You see that white sponge in the center? All you have to do is wet the sponge (just add a few drops of water to the top), dip your brush in the sponge and then into the shadow or pigment of your choice!

I swear I wish I had this in my life sooner!

As makeup lovers, it’s a known fact that you can never have too many brushes. So I love that they also carry a dual ended makeup brush. The quality of the brush is really great and the bristles are very soft yet firm. I typically carry these brushes in my makeup bag, that way I have more room for my makeup.

 

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Have you guys tried any of the Vera Mona Color Switch? If so, do you love them as much as I do?

If not, do you think this would be a handy tool to have on your makeup table?

Vera Mona Color Switch – $16.99-$39.99

Vera Mona Dual Ended Brush -$9.99

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Target Spring Beauty Box

Hey Belleza’s

Did you guys catch my post a week or so back on Facebook telling you about the Target Spring Beauty Box? Did you all take advantage of the fact that it was only $5 and included free shipping?

 

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I know I did! I ended up buying two of them! Why? Because from what they listed on the site there were two products alone that were valued at $26! There was no way I was going to pass that up. Especially because one of the products I currently use and love!

Here’s what I received:

SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in1 Renewal System Shampoo (Deluxe Sample)

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Sulfate-free, antioxidant-rich shampoo helps to renew vibrancy for dull, lackluster hair.

 

TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray (Deluxe Sample)

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Achieve maximum hold without stiffness or stickiness. Sprays on dry.

 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream (Deluxe Sample)

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Non-greasy, skin-quencher instantly absorbs like a gel, but intensely moisturizes like a cream.

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set (Full Size)

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A lightweight spray that locks-in your makeup for all-day extended wear.

 

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color (Full Size)

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A trio of concentrates delivers the color of a lipstick, the care of a balm, and the shine of a gloss.

 

The one product that I’m super excited about is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set. If you haven’t yet, make sure to read my review on it here.

It’s probably obvious to say but this box was well worth the $5, I would have even paid more for it.

Target Beauty Box – $5

Belleza Kisses: 5/5

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