Loving Life after 50

Still in #CMW2016 Recovery Mode and testing out some New Hair Products from Monat

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

 I think I need four day weekends becuase a three day just leaves me exhausted, oh wait maybe its the trip and parting that affected how I feel, hmmm quite possible I am getting to old for weekend trips to music festivals, NAH I will never be to old for that.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

 Today I decided Spring was waiting for me and I needed to break out the brights, and for today the brighter the better so I could show off my new Tote. (thanks to Helene and the #7in7challenge, cuz I was lucky enough to win this awesome bag. I entered everyday but I really wanted this tote or the Flamingo Floatie, so you can imagine how happy I was to receive this) The Tote is gorgeous and was the perfect accent for this super bright outfit.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.
Pants– J Crew, Sweater-F21, Shoes-Nine West, Tote-on, Watch-C/O Jord
lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.

My blogging bud Meagan ( Because of Jackie) has been using Monat’s products for several months and her hair is amazing, during one of our email exchanges  she  offered to send me some samples of Monat’s hair products to try out. I initially hesitated because I am a hair snob but then I thought why not.  I let her know my main issue with my hair was dryness and frizz in the humidity. I have a pretty basic routine, I try to only wash my hair once or twice a week, blow it dry and then use my straightener ( except in the Caribbean where nothing works). Meagan was awesome and sent me Renew Shampoo, Replenish Conditioner, and Rejuveniqe Oil.

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 The Renew Shampoo is supposed to help increase your hair’s strength. It also is to help boost your natural hair growth while it improves follicle strength-this helps reduce thinning (which I could use help with-thyroid problems have left my hair thinner than I’d like). It’s also safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair.
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Meagan had me pair the Renew Shampoo with the Replenish  Conditioner. A repairing and hydrating masque ideal for damaged and moisture-starved hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth, improve follicle strength, and reduce hair thinning. Infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to help eliminate frizz and reduce split ends. Hair is left silky, more manageable and youthful looking. Safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions.

The result? Loved.it. I noticed a difference when I was blow drying my hair. Typically, when I blow dry my hair, it is straight, but frizzy till I use the straightener. I always, always, have to run a straightener through my hair a few times. Now the true test for me is how long will it last, this is 4 days later as I washed and dried my hair Friday before we left for Toronto, still looks pretty good.
I may have used the masque incorrectly so I am going to give that a second chance. I normally do not have conditioner touch my root area so next time I think I will limit the masque to the ends.
So if you are a hair snob like me and like to use quality products give Meagan a call (or shoot her an mail, heck I bet a comment on her blog would suffice) Try them out yourselves and see what you think
lemon yellow J Crew pants with a striped sweater and paisley pimps from Nine West, jord watch and a great tote.
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