SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY was kind enough to send me a few products to review I am enjoying them very much! Below are the products I have tried, and my thoughts on them:
ELIZABETH ARDEN GREEN TEA SKINCARE – Purifying 3-in-1 Cleanser/Toner/Exfoliant:
Now this is a product I think most women can appreciate. I don’t know about you, but at bedtime, when I’m really tired and just want to hit the hay, I really don’t feel like spending too much time on my face. This 3-in-1 system is so convenient. In addition to saving me time, it also reduces the amount of bottles I have on my counter! I love everything about this. It smells really good – a light Green Tea scent. It is exfoliating, yet it is very gentle – it didn’t feel like I was using sandpaper on my face like some exfoliating products do. It’s so simple to use too, just moisten face, then apply a small amount of product, work into light lather, and rinse with warm water. After using this, my face felt so smooth, and very clean. This is an awesome product at a great price. One bottle should last quite a long time. It is just $18.49 per bottle, or $14.69 with your Sally Beauty Club Card.
NATURELLE – PARK AVENUE EXTRA VOLUME SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER:
I love trying new shampoos and conditioners…for some reason it’s just fun! I really love it when I discover products that give my hair some body. My hair is straight, so this is very important to me. I also am a big fan of scents. The Park Avenue Shampoo & Conditioner have a nice light scent that reminds me of Green Tea. These bottles are attractive and these products are wonderful. I didn’t need much shampoo to build up a nice, rich lather. The conditioner rinsed out easily (unlike some I have tried in the past where you have to keep rinsing and rinsing!) The conditioner made my hair feel so soft. I give the Naturelle Park Avenue Shampoo and Conditioner a big thumbs up! They are very reasonably priced too, The conditioner is $7.99 per bottle, and only $5.99 if you use your Sally Beauty Club Card and the Shampoo is only $6.99 or $4.99 if you use your Sally Beauty club Card.
Next I tried the SO GORGEOUS VOLUMIZING ROOT MOUSSE:
What I like about this product is how it dispenses. It has a neat little trigger that sprays out just what you want – with many of the other mousses I have tried, the foam keeps coming out, even when I’ve stopped pressing it! I love the scent of this mousse – it’s a little spicy. What I wasn’t crazy about with this mousse is that it left my hair feeling a little heavy at the roots. I have a feeling, though, that it was my own doing – I probably used too much product, because I was having fun with it! The price for the So Gorgeous Root Lifting Mousse is $5.99 or only $4.99 for Sally Beauty Club members.
MY VERY FAVORITE PRODUCT OF ALL:
BELSON PRO 7/8″ Professional Hot Air Brush with Tourmaline:
I didn’t even know such a product existed. I knew there were blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons, but not a blow dryer/curling iron combo. This is the neatest thing ever. This can be used on damp or dry hair (but not soaking wet hair). It has three settings – Low, High and Cool. We started with the Low setting, took a piece of hair and brushed to the end of the hair, and curled it. It didn’t take long to curl at all. We switched the setting to cool while we gently pressed the release button and slowly released the hair. I wanted to demonstrate this, so I asked my daughter for her assistance. Here is her hair before:
Here is what the hair looks like while it is being curled:
AND FINALLY – AFTER:
We were both so impressed. It didn’t take long at all to get beautiful curls. Of course for more curls, you could spend a little longer on it, but this is what we were able to accomplish in about seven minutes!
The Belson Hot Air Brush is pretty powerful – it’s got 400 watts of power! My daughter noticed that it does not get as hot as a normal curling iron, and since the bristles are tourmaline-infused nylon, they don’t get hot either. She was thrilled that it didn’t make her scalp hot while I was styling her hair.
This would be a great product to take anywhere, but especially when you travel…there really wouldn’t be a need to bring a blow dryer AND curling iron – this is all you will need. I really like that you don’t have to worry about if you left the curling iron plugged in either. This is a must-have product! The price is $22.99, or only $21.00 with your Sally Beauty Club Card!
*UPDATE*: I recently got a new haircut, and I have been using the Belson Hot Air Brush every day. It makes styling my hair quick and effortless. I just wonder how I survived all these years without it!
ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL PRODUCTS CAN BE PURCHASED IN-STORE, OR ONLINE AT WWW.SALLYBEAUTY.COM Of course, this is only a small sampling of many, many great products available at Sally Beauty Supply. Head over there and take a look around, and while you’re there, consider joining the Sally Beauty Club – it’s only $5.00 per year and by becoming a member, you will great discounts on your favorites products!