Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dessange Review

As many of you know, I am a member of the review site Influenster.
Occasionally they send out complimentary products to review, and the ultimate perk is receiving a VoxBox. Most recently I received a VoxBox containing hair products from Dessange Paris.
I received the Oleo Miracle Replenishing shampoo, conditioner and oil. This was a great trio for me because I am quite hard on my hair. I have been lightening it for about 4 years and just recently quit that. I also dry my hair several times a week, throw it in a ponytail or bun everyday, and only get it cut about every 8 weeks. I am always skeptical to try hair care products that do not come from a salon, it's just my way of thinking, but I have been very pleased with the Dessange products overall.
It is not as thick as other shampoos I use, but it still cleans well and doesn't run off as I am applying. It doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy but it also isn't too stripping.
It has a nice consistency but isn't quite enough for my fine hair that tends to get knots. It does do well at replenishing lost moisture, it could be just a bit more detangling.
I like the feel of this product, and the idea of it. I like a third step that is a leave-in conditioner/moisturizer. This product has not disappointed me, but I am also not completely overwhelmed with excitement. I can't really tell if it does anything amazing for my hair, although it does feel and look softer overall.

The main thing that I have noticed is that I am losing less hair during my shower. Normally I pull many strands out with each run through of my fingers. I still end up with a few hairs lost, but not nearly as many. The Oleo line is also great whether I straighten my hair or leave it wavy. It makes both styles look great. The smell is very clean without being overwhelming. I will definitely use Dessange products again.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Eat for your Health!

Welcome Twitter chat friends and old blog friends alike.

In case you missed the Twitter Chat, here are my questions and answers:

Q1:  What is your go-to snack when you need an energy boost?
A1:  I love fresh fruits and veggies. Celery, grapes, apple slices & carrots. Energy Bits are great to keep in my bag, too!

Q2:  When you have a busy day what foods do you eat for sustained energy?
A1:  Beans are my go to! In a salad or wrap, they give help me to stay full & feeling great. A banana w sunflower butter is another go to of mine.

Q3:  Lunch box check: what do you pack in yours?
A3:  I always have a fresh fruit or veggie, BabyBel cheese are my fave, too. Nuts, multi-grain chips & maybe yogurt.

Q4:  If you feel an illness coming on, are there any foods you eat to try and keep it at bay?
A4:  Citrus fruits, chlorella algae from @RecoveryBits, ACV with honey & warm water all help me to feel better fast. 

Q5:  When you feel dehydrated, from weather or working out, what helps you feel refreshed?
A5:  A smoothie with kale, spinach, berries & water always does the trick.

I chose the topic "Eat for your health" because I really do feel like food can be a powerful "medicine".  I spend a great deal of time working out and teaching Pilates and I know all too well that a meal, good or bad, can make or break the entire day. Training myself to make the healthier choices has been a game changer for my energy levels.

Recovery Bits and Energy Bits have been so helpful in keeping me energized and healthy. I would love for you to get to try some! To enter, simply comment below with an answer to at least one of the questions above. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Please include your email address in the comment so that I can let you know when you win! 

Winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, October 9, 10:00 pm CST.

Thanks again for stopping by.

If you are interested, here are a few of my most pinned posts!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

If you have followed this blog for any time at all, then you know how much I love Energy Bits and Recovery Bits. Yes, they help me to have sustained energy throughout my day, give me power for my workouts, and are great to tide me over til my next meal. But they are also great for the entire family.