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I get compliments on my manicure all the time, and I always smile and politely say thank you. Well, I have a secret and I can't hold it back anymore. My manicures are fabulous, but I no longer spend as much as the average woman. My manicure costs me a R39.95!

Clicks Pharmacy has their own line of professional nail kits that I absolutely love. The above colour is Ravishing Red and I love it! R39.95 you guys! There is officially no reason for you to be running around with jacked up nails. Get your manicure game up!

Each kit comes with the following items:
  • 24 nails
  • Glue
  • Buffer


It takes me about 10 minutes to apply the nails as directed. The two items that I also use along with this pack are an orange stick to push my cuticles back with and cuticle oil. This manicure will normally last me about 2 weeks when applied properly, but most at home nail kits recommend a max of 7 days. If you're not a red nail kind of girl, check out the few varieties they have below.

Pretty in Pink
Peach Long Square French Manicure

Poised Purple

The Poised Purple is a beautiful matte purple that is so funky. I'll go back to that in the coming weeks.

If you still rely on a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair, you'll want to swap your plastic one for a smooth and sturdy wooden comb. Yes, I said a wooden comb! Check out a few of the benefits of a wooden comb below.

  1. If you have sensitive scalp then wooden combs can prevent bruising or scraping of your scalp.
  2. Wooden combs prevent your hair from drying out because it helps to distribute oil from your scalp to hair. The sebum that’s produced on the scalp is distributed throughout the length which prevents your scalp from getting greasy.
  3. Wood has the property to not conduct electricity so it prevents damage from static electricity.
  4. For long hair, wooden combs are best because they evenly distribute hair oils in the length. Your hair appears shiny just from a few comb throughs.


Where to Buy Your Wooden Comb

The Body Shop has a great detangling wooden comb for R65.00. Visit The Body Shop and pick one up!

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

I did it! I completed the #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge with Kiehl's and Beauty Bulletin. I have to say that my skin is thanking me for sticking to one routine for 4 weeks. I've learned a lot about my skin and as a result, I will definitely be keeping these #SuperSerums in my skincare arsenal from now on. Check out my results below.

 

I have seen a major improvement in my skins moisture retention as well as the texture. I'm still having hormonal breakouts and I don't believe that products could do anything about that. In terms of hyper pigmentation, I believe that it will take longer than 28 days of consistent use to change my skin. The good news is that I have a ton of the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution left, and I think this will lessen my dark spots in the following months.


All of the #SuperSerums are keepers, the Midnight Recover Concentrate takes the cake. I get the best nights sleep when I deeply inhale this oil and then apply with in a circular motion. Not to mention that my skin is so soft and dewy in the morning. I'm not letting go of the concentrate. You can't make me!

Overall I am pleased with my results, but if you want to read all the reviews on all three of the #SuperSerums, follow these links below:


http://www.beautybulletin.com/face-and-body/eye-creamsserums/kiehl-s-midnight-recovery-concentrate
Hair
We’re sharing our favourite DIY hair-care recipes from @HealthyHairGuru. Kavuli Nyali-Binase of goodhairdiaries.com shares her homemade deep conditioner recipe and it's the perfect way to winter-proof your hair.

Click here to read the whole article on DestinyConnect.com - http://www.destinyconnect.com/2015/07/14/hair-care-recipe-home-made-deep-conditioner/ 

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!
THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED REVIEW




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Product Name:
Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo

Product Ingredients:
Water, sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, hydrolyzed Keratin.

Product Description:
Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo. Infused with softening Monoi Oil, a blend of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, to hydrate and strengthen, this shampoo gently cleanses leaving even the most lifeless locks refreshed and revived. Ideal for all hair types. Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol and artificial colors.

Product Directions:
Apply to wet hair. Massage into a lather, rinse thoroughly and repeat if desired. Ideal for daily use. For best results, use the Hask Monoi Oil system.

My Review:
The entire line of products smells like a tropical vacation. I'm absolutely in love! This shampoo is an opaque colour, and I find that one wash is all I need. If I have a ton of product residue, I'll do a second wash for good measure. It doesn't leave my hair feeling like straw and has a medium lather. I love this shampoo and it can stay in the rotation!
5 out 5 combs!



Product Name:
Monoi Oil Nourishing Conditioner

Product Ingredients:
Water, Ccetyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, behentrimonium chloride, isopropyl palmitate.

Product Description:
Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask Monoi Oil Nourishing Conditioner. Infused with softening Monoi Oil, a blend of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, to hydrate and strengthen, this conditioner helps protect against damage by softening and strengthening, leaving even the most lifeless and frayed hair soft, smooth and detangled. Ideal for all hair types. Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

Product Directions:
Apply to wet hair. Leave on for 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Ideal for daily use. For best results, use the Hask Monoi Oil system.

My Review:
I use this conditioner in 3 ways.

1. As a conditioner - It has very little slip but I still manage to detangle with minimal hair loss.

2. As a cowash - It's really great as a cowash, and it leaves my hair incredibly soft.

3. As a leave in - It gets the curls popping. What can I say? My hair remains soft for the entire week with this stuff. I just use a little water to deactivate once in a while.
3 out of 5 combs


Product Name:
Monoi Oil Nourishing Shine Oil

Product Description:
Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shine Oil. This lightweight, alcohol-free oil instantly absorbs to provide beautiful shine with no oily residue. Monoi oil, a blend of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, helps hydrate and strengthen, leaving all hair types nourished, moisturized and revived. Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and drying alcohol.

Product Directions:
Can be used on both wet and dry hair to create a silky, smooth finish. Apply a coin-sized amount evenly throughout hair, avoiding the root area. Style as desired. For best results, use the Hask Monoi Coconut Oil system.

My Review:
I laughed at this little vial of oil when I first purchased it. "My hair will drink this whole bottle up in 2 days!" Boy was I wrong. This oil is Thick! Think castor oil thick but with a heavenly smell. I apply this right over my leave in and it keeps frizz at bay, not to mention that I get a great shine as well. I would prefer a pump because I'm always paranoid that I might spill it. Otherwise, I don't have a complaint.
4 out of 5 combs





I need more hair products like I need another whole in my head, but I would encourage everyone to go and buy these products at your local Clicks Pharmacy. I got mine during a buy 3 pay for 2 sale. It was pricey at a little over R200 but I don't regret it.

I want to try the Argan and Macademia oil line next!


Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!
I can't believe that 3 weeks have gone by so fast! There hasn't been any changes to my skin from last week, so I've decided to give you a quick recap and tell you about the new Kiehl's products I've started using.


START OF CHALLENGE 


WEEK 1

WEEK 2

I'll be giving you my final results next week when the challenge ends. In the meantime, check out this weeks favourite #SuperSerum.


The Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is favourite product this week. I love to apply this serum straight after a steamy shower. My skin absorbs all the goodness and remains hydrated for the entire day. The best part is safe for all skin types. Even pregnant folks can use it!

Stay tuned for my final skin update next week!



THE HOW-TO SESSIONS BY MIZANI

Watch the video by clicking here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRL4C7PfScM

THE POMPADOUR
Mizani teaches you how to achieve this popular style on natural hair.




STEP 1: Section the front of your hair from temple to temple. 

STEP 2: Warm up a small amount of Mizani Edge Taming Gel (R193) in your hands and apply to the back section of the hair to tame flyaways

STEP 3: Using the back section, create a tucked-in ponytail at the crown.

STEP 4: Apply a small amount of True Textures Moisture Stretch (R192) to the front section to smooth the hair while adding moisture.

STEP 5: Use your fingers to backcomb the hair for added volume, and then tie the top using a hairband. Secure any loose hair with open pins. 

STEP 6: Finish with Shyne Bodifying Sheen Spray (R292) for natural shine. 
                           

"My name is DaMiya and I am 15 years old. I have been natural for a year and I only have four inches of new growth. I have 4c hair. it is really thick and short so I don’t know what hairstyles to do with it. I would like to know what you use in yours to make it grow so fast and healthy. What hairstyles would you recommend for my hair type? 
Thank you so much!"


Hi Miya!

Afro textured hair on average only grows about 6 inches (15 cm) per year. I would recommend that you deep condition your hair twice a week, and keep your hair moisturised and sealed with oil daily.

As for hairstyles, I would recommend you try protective hairstyles. Leave your hair in braids, twists or even a wig to protect it from daily damage. Let me know how it goes :)


Send all your hair related questions to kavuli@goodhairdiaries.com and your question could be featured on the blog.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

To purchase your own Kiehl's products and take part in the #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge, visit any of the following Edgars Stores:

Johannesburg: Sandton City, Eastgate, Hyde Park, Rosebank
Pretoria: Menlyn, Brooklyn, Westville
Cape Town: V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk

Week 2 Results



I haven't seen a big difference from the week 1 results. I do feel that I'm breaking out less, and my skin still remains really soft, so I have zero complaints.

My favorite product this week would have to be the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Besides waking up looking all kinds of dewy, I'm convinced that the essential oils help me to get a better nights rest. Who knew?!


Stay tuned my review of week 3 results as we wind down on the #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge with these #SuperSerums .

"Hi how are you?
Just wanted to ask which moisturiser do you recommend that can be found in SA/ Cape Town?
Thank you,
Pat"

Hi Pat,

Thank you for your question.

Braid sprays are excellent moisturisers and can be found at all chemists and supermarkets. ORS HAIRepair moisturisers are also readily available and priced well.

I hope this helps you.


Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

I've just completed my first week with Kiehl's #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge, brought to you by Beauty Bulletin. I have to say that I've already noticed a great difference in my skin.

Morning Routine

  1. I start by applying 1 1/2 pumps of the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. I wait for this product to absorb completely into my skin before moving on to step 2.
  2. I apply 2 drops Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution to my palms, and carefully start applying directly to my dark spots. The remaining product is spread over the rest of my skin.

Evening Routine

  1. I start by applying 1 1/2 pumps of the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. I wait for this product to absorb completely into my skin before moving on to step 2.
  2. I apply 2 drops Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution to my palms, and carefully start applying directly to my dark spots. The remaining product is spread over the rest of my skin.
  3. I apply 2 drops of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I'm really careful to spread this evenly over my face, neck and décolletage. I pat this product into the skin until it's all absorbed.

Week 1 Results



  • A little bit of product goes a LONG WAY! Don't make the mistake of applying too much product. I'm so excited that these #SuperSerums will last a while before I'll need to replace them.
  • Although the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is very light weight, it really keeps me moisturised throughout the day, which is what my skin needs in this harsh winter weather.
  • My skin is so soft in the morning that I actually feel badly about washing my face again. I know it sounds crazy but thats my truth.
  • Makeup application is so much easier with smoother skin. Thanks Kiehl's!

I'll be back with my week 2 update before you know it. I'm hoping for even better results by then. 

To purchase your own Kiehl's products and take part in the #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge, visit any of the following Edgars Stores:

Johannesburg: Sandton City, Eastgate, Hyde Park, Rosebank
Pretoria: Menlyn, Brooklyn, Westville
Cape Town: V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk





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Thanks...have a nice day......Kerri"


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Send all of your questions to kavuli@goodhairdiaries.com and you could find your question featured on the site.



Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!
Every single time I walked into Clicks Pharmacy, I would look at these Hask® products and dream about testing them out, but those prices were a little steep for something that I may not like on my hair. 

Well, this past Sunday I ran into Clicks to grab some hair gel and I noticed that there was a sale on the Hask® products...get 3 for the price of 2! Hallelujah!!!! 

I picked three products and ran to the register as if they were going to change their mind about the sale before I got there...lol


Hask® Monoi Oil line includes:
  • Nourishing Shampoo
  • Nourishing Conditioner
  • Nourishing Deep Conditioner
  • Nourishing Shine Oil
Since the sale at Clicks only allowed me to get 3 products at the price of 2, I chose the following from the Monoi line:
  • Nourishing Shampoo
  • Nourishing Conditioner
  • Nourishing Shine Oil



Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask® Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo. Infused with softening Monoi Oil, a blend of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, to hydrate and strengthen, this shampoo gently cleanses leaving even the most lifeless locks refreshed and revived. Ideal for all hair types, this shampoo's delicious coconut scent will awaken your senses.
DIRECTIONS:
  • Apply generously to wet hair. 
  • Massage into a thick lather, rinse thoroughly, and repeat as often as you desire. 
  • For extra moisture and incredibly soft hair, follow with Hask® Monoi Oil Nourishing Conditioner, naturally!







Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask® Monoi Oil Nourishing Conditioner. Infused with softening Monoi Oil, a blend of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, to hydrate and strengthen, this conditioner helps protect against damage by softening and strengthening, leaving even the most lifeless and frayed hair soft, smooth and detangled. Ideal for all hair types, this conditioner's delicious coconut scent will awaken your senses.
DIRECTIONS:
  • Shampoo hair and remove excess water 
  • Apply generously, leaving on for 1-2 minutes, or as long as it takes to shave your legs!
  • Rinse thoroughly and behold vibrant, lively hair that is ready-to-style






Hit the snooze button and give your hair a tropical vacation with Hask® Monoi Oil Nourishing Shine Oil. This lightweight, alcohol-free instantly absorbing oil provides beautiful shine with no oily residue. Monoi Oil, native to Tahiti, is known for its re-hydrating and softening qualities and for leaving your hair nourished, moisturized and revived. Ideal for all hair types, this shine oil's delicious coconut scent will awaken your senses.
DIRECTIONS:

  • Can be used on both wet and dry hair to create a silky, smooth finish 
  • Apply a coin-sized amount evenly throughout hair, avoiding the root area 
  • Style as desired 
  • For the most nourished hair imaginable, use Hask® Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

I plan to use all these products today after the gym. I'm so excited about it. All I can tell you at this stage is that they smell so tropical and wonderful. The only other product that I will use along with this is some holding gel, because I'm trying to achieve a 3-4 day wash-n-go. Ain't nobody got time to do their hair everyday.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

It's been a little over 1 year since I moved from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and my skin still hasn't adjusted favourably to the atmosphere. Winter is officially here and my face is still feeling super dry and looking dull. When Kiehl's South Africa and Beauty Bulletin asked me to take part in their #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge, I immediately jumped at the chance. I've been a fan of Kiehl's hair products for many years now, but this was my chance to really focus in on their amazingly formulated skin care products and bring the results to you! 
#ChangeYourSkin #SuperSerums







The Challenge:


  • Use the three provided Kiehl's Serums
  • Document the results
  • #ChangeYourSkin

The Goal:

  • To combat dull skin, signs of ageing and uneven skin tone and texture.

The Products:


Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

  • Improves the overall appearance of skin’s plumpness, and smoothes the look of fine lines and skin texture
  • Utilizes next generation serum-to-liquid technology to intensively hydrate skin’s deepest surface layers. This serum works to correct age-related dehydration, while re-plumping the skin and smoothing fine lines and rough texture.

Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

  • Clearly Corrective™ dark spot solution is the first Kiehl's serum that promotes youthful clarity while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots, discolourations and hyperpigmentation.
  • See visible results in just 8 weeks!
  • - 87% of women clinically demonstrated more even skin tone.
  • - 89% of women clinically demonstrated a reduction in dark spot intensity.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate

  • One night. A few drops. Younger-looking skin by morning.
  • Replenishes skin with moisture
  • 99.8% Naturally Derived Ingredients
  • Helps to recover radiance by morning
  • Paraben-Free
  • Recyclable glass bottle, dropper and plastic squeeze top in a protective 100% recycled board carton

My Current Skin:

Before Kiehl's #ChangeYourSkin 28 Day Challenge

Buy Your Own Products!

The good news is that there isn't a reason to feel left out of the challenge. For this week only (June 20th - June 24th), when you purchase two of the three #SuperSerums, you will get the third one free! This offer is valid at all participating Kiehl's stores. So get your coins together and #ChangeYourSkin !


Stay tuned for my weekly check-ins on my experience with these three products. I can't wait to change my skin with these #SuperSerums.