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Weddings are a time to celebrate a happy couple joining together in the adventure of life as a partnership. It is a time friends and family come together to witness this special day for the two people, making a promise to be faithful and committed to one another and their journey for the rest of their days together. We live in a world where weddings are becoming a big production and it can be quite exciting to attend one! When we are lucky enough to be invited to take part in this special day, we all want to look and feel our best, whether or not we are the ones in the spotlight (especially when we know how much money is being spent on a photographer to document every moment of the day!). As a woman many of us have constant struggles with the problem of bad hair days, and who wants something as silly as a bad hair day to ruin your fun during this momentous event? The Certified Fabulous team has put a few products to the test that will treat, tame, and style all types of hair to help us each look our very best no matter the occasion. Hopefully with the products assistance, you will be feeling and looking fabulous during any event that you attend. Warning: We cannot be held responsible if your luscious locks lure in any other single wedding attendees - you may wind up prepping for your own wedding by next summer.

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There are several key factors go into having a good hair day. For the upcoming weeks, be sure to be drinking plenty of water, eat nutritious foods, and keep up on trims. If it's a week before and you haven't been putting much effort into your diet, water intake, and you're weeks late for your trim, start thinking about trying a treatment oil for your hair. SHOW Pure Treatment Oil is a very lightweight oil that works wonders on curly untamed hair. This oil comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a dropper applicator which allows you to apply as much product as needed. With key ingredients like Argan oil which is used to strengthen and repair hair, as well as Jojoba Oil which is often used to help regrow hair and soothe the scalp, Coffee Seed Oil which is believed to improve elasticity. The oil can be applied to freshly cleaned, damp hair prior to styling, or be applied to dry hair and then wrapped in a warm towel for 10 minutes and then washed out for a full treatment. The fragrance of the oil is wonderfully light and leaves your hair smelling amazing and feeling luxuriously soft. The SHOW Beauty Pure Treatment oil can be found at Sephora.

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Another important step to having a good hair day is having the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair. Renpure BB Créme 10 Benefits Shampoo and Conditioning Duo are great products to get your hair feeling clean and nourished. Made without sulfates, gluten, parabens, or dyes, this shampoo and conditioner is safe to use on all hair types and colored treated hair. Both products are formulated to protect, strengthen, repair and moisturize hair. An added bonus, it provides added protection when styling hair with heated tools. You can find Renpure Orginals products at Target. 

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We are still on our spring cleaning kick here at Certified Fabulous! Last week we posted our spring cleaning tips for your makeup and skincare. If you missed it click HERE to read. Now let's talk about cleaning and replacing your makeup brushes.

To keep your brushes as long as possible it is good to keep up with cleaning them. You really should clean them after each use but if you are like most of us, it is hard to find time every morning to clean your makeup brushes. If you can get around to it at least once a week you are doing good!

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Not sure what to clean your brushes with? There are several brands of makeup brush cleaners you can use like Make Up Forever Instant Brush Cleanser. It retails for $22 at Sephora. This cleanser has been formulated to use on synthetic and natural hair brushes. It is an alcohol free brush cleaner that will instantly purify and remove all makeup residue on your brush. The nice thing about this cleanser is you do not have to rinse  your brushes after use and it will dry quickly.

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Sixty years of hair care and it’s only getting better! In 1955, hairdresser to the stars Alberto and a talented chemist changed the world of hair care forever with the introduction of Alberto VO5. The name VO5 comes from the 5 Vitamin Oils that are included in every product and are essential for healthy, beautiful hair. Vitamin E, C, H, B5 and B3 make up the foundation of this popular brand and they still incorporate the basics today along with many other benefits that have been found to help hair along the way. I can really stand behind a company that keeps its basic elements for hair health while also researching and creating innovating new products with new and exciting added ingredients. 

I remember them best for their hot oil hair treatments that my mom used all the time when I was a kid. I had the pleasure of experiencing their VO5 Salon Series professional shampoos, conditioners, hair styling and treatments! The powerful, frizz fighting formula fortifies and moisturizes hair for salon beautiful results from roots to ends. Of course I had to indulge myself in their Hot Oil Therapy Moisturizing Treatments as well :)

VO5 Salon Series Smooth + Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner

A unique smoothing complex helps frizzy, unruly hair become miraculously manageable and flawlessly smooth. Especially with the 11 added oils in this collection that make sure hair is FLAWLESS!Alberto VO5 Salon Series shampoo and conditioner sleek and smooth hair

  • Soy Protein penetrates hair easily
  • Broccoli Seed Extract for shine and gloss on the hair
  • Papaya is rich in proteins and vitamins
  • Red Algae Extract is a natural hair conditioner
  • Honey is a natural hair moisturizer
  • Quinoa is packed with amino acids
  • Aloe Vera Juice had excellent moisturizing properties
  • Wheat Protein penetrates hair easily
  • Marigold is highly cleansing and nourishing
  • Kiwi is highly cleansing
  • Sweet Almond is highly moisturizing

 

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Come summer time, I tend to do less with my hair. It gets rather frizzy, and if it's humid, my styled hair will turn back to it's frizzy state in no time. So I tend to braid it, pull it back, or put it in a bun. If you want to avoid the heat from styling, there are TONS of braid options that will suit a variety of styles: casual, elegant, free-spirited, etc. So if you're interested in trying a new braid style, but not sure where to begin or even what style to choose, I have a great book to guide you! 

Braiding HandbookThe New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle by Abby Smith. If I'm not sure what to do with my hair for a day/or evening out, and I don't want to heat style it, this book is great to have around. It provides easy-to-create styles with step by step photos and instructions and there are so many styles to choose from, I have no problem finding one to suit my outfit. And you don't have to be great at braiding in order to follow it! I can do a basic braid, but more than that and my braid looks pretty messy, but these photos and instructions guide you through every step! There are definitely easier to create styles in this book, and a few more that will take a bit more time to perfect. I suggest starting with a look that is simple and work your way up from there. Even the simple braids create great looks - the completed style often looks more complicated than it actually is! For me, braids are a great way to add interest to my hair style, and keep my hair off my neck during those warmer days. Keep this book around and you won't run out of hair styles for this summer!

PHILIP B. Thermal Protection SprayIf you still want the full blow out hair style for times this summer, I also have just the right tools you need!

The first part of styling your hair with heat tools, is to always use some type of heat protection product. I like to use Philip B Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray. This weightless spray detangles your hair, while shielding it from the damaging effects of blow dryers and heat irons. You are left with bouncy, soft and smooth hair. Use before styling to increase shine and prevent hair breakage. You can also take this spray to the beach/outdoor activities - mist for a weightless/invisible shield against the sun, chlorine and water. Hair won't get dry and brittle and the spray protects your hair color from fading! This multi-tasking protection hair spay has one more trick up it's sleeve - hair perfume! When you spray this product in your hair, the scent gradually releases over time for a lingering, seductive scent. You can now add a great scent to your hair without worrying about damaging it. I use this spray every time after I wash my hair, and even if I don't style it, my hair is always soft and shiny. 

Philip B round hair brushThe next tool to use for a smooth blow out style is a good hairbrush. Another one from Philip B is the Round Hairbrush. This brush uses gentle boar bristles that won't snag or tangle your hair. The dense bristles pick up each strand easily and polish the strands for a frizz free finish. The brush is also made from sustainable mahogany. It feels most definitely like a luxury brush that will help create a smooth, bouncy blowout.  

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We are into the fall. There may still be a few warmer days left, but it won't be long before the cooler days are here to stay. I'm not too upset. I love most things fall (fashion, sweaters, comfy socks, hats, scarves, apple picking, pumpkins, warm lattes...you get the picture). It's not until the end of fall and the bare winter months set in that I get peeved with the weather. Fall beauty is also something to relish in; rich makeup colors and textures, products that wrap your skin in soothing formulations, hairstyles that just wouldn't work in the summer, etc. 

My hair tends to be on the frizzy, coarse (annoying) side. I usually straighten or curl my hair in order to smooth out those stubborn coarse pieces. But in the summer, it's usually too hot and humid to 1) deal with the heat from the styling tools 2) for the hair style to stay flawless through the humidity and not return to it's puffed up, messy state. But when the fall comes, I can style my hair and have it stay!

U Color mask and lotionI have been going through a routine of use certain products that definitely have helped the health and style of my hair so far. The first product you'll want to pick up and use this fall is a hair mask. Help keep your hair smooth and nourished with a treatment once a week. I've been using U Renew Deep Treatment Masque by U Color formulated with Rooibos Tea.  As with other U Color products, this masque will protect and preserve your color treated hair. But it will also moisturize, strengthen, help repair damaged hair and split ends. This masque is easy and will not take too much time; simply apply to wet hair, leave on 10-20 minutes, and rinse out thoroughly. I also looooved the scent. It's that powdery clean that I love so much, don't know why but I do. 

If I wanted to blow dry and style my hair after using the masque, I then used the U Style Blow Dry Styling Lotion by U Color. In addition to protecting color, this styling lotion conditions, smooths, and adds shine to your hair. It also reduces blow-dry time, protects your hair from heat damage, protects your style from humidity, and will help define curls! As I style my hair more often in the fall, it is really important for me to use a lotion like this to help with my hair texture and protect my color treated hair. This lotion did not weigh down my hair at all, and it absorbed really well. It also has a clean scent (perhaps a hint of citrus?). When I blow-dried my hair, it felt protected and did not turn into a frizz-fried mess. 

Philip B Russian Amber Mousse Fall BeautyI addition to the U Style Blow Dry Styling Lotion, I also added Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Volumizing Mousse to my hair before drying it. And I loved it! My natural hair texture doesn't normally have volume issues (being thick and wavy/curly) but I recently had a smoothing treatment done so my hair has been a little more flat than I'm used to. This mousse came in handy to give my hair that extra oomph. It added fullness and glossy shine. But this mousse has another special talent...the Pure Russian Amber scent works as a hair perfume! Not only will your hair look great, but it will be scented perfectly. Just give your hair a toss, and the amber scent will catch the attention of whoever's around you ;) 

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As Father’s day approaches, we want to make sure you have all the gift options you need to celebrate your fantastic Dad! First up today are some great men's personal care products!

Dove Men Care Micro Moisture Body and Face Wash Cleansing Gel
Dove Mens Care Certified Fabulous 6.11This cleansing gel by Dove has a clean energizing scent to start Dad's day off right! The Micro Moisture allows for a more moisturizing body wash experience to fight dry skin. Make dad feel clean, pampered, and energized with this affordable cleansing gel! You can find Dove Men Care Micro Moisture Body and Face Wash Cleansing Gel for just $5.49

Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash
Organix Mens citrusThink dad’s interested in a bolder scent? Try Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash. With citrus extracts, spearmint and peppermint this 3-in-1 product smells amazing! It is invigorating, energizing, moisturizing and ultimately fresh. As the product description says “stop using your girls stuff in the shower!” – and get Dad his own irresistible product! Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash is a great middle of the road option at $7.99 

Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo
Philip B Nordic Wood 6.11Take the boldness one step further – Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo has a potent woodsy fragrance with Norwegian spruce, balsam fir, white pine, cedar wood, and camphor. Show dad he can pamper himself while still maintaining an earthy and tough air. This hair and body shampoo will be a refreshing, relaxing escape into the outdoors!
Splurge a little bit for Dad this father's day! Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo - $36.00

Whether you want to save, spend, or substitute, you can find many scents and personal care product options to fit your Dad's style this Father's Day! Also check back later today for some intriguing cologne ideas for Dad!

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