Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Skiing in Aspen!

It's October and winter is coming...even though it doesn't feel like it here in Southern California. I am so over this dreadful heat we have been having. Bring on the cold, i'm ready for sweater and boot season and some day trips to the mountains! Heck, we recently moved closer to the mountains so I am excited for the prospect of getting some snow out my front door. I am a chilly weather girl and I sure do miss watching the snowfall in Alaska. 

Even though I lived in Alaska and have had the opportunity to make the short trek to Mammoth or Big Bear for some winter skiing. I have never skied! I even visited Colorado once but it was during the summer in another life long ago. How fun would a Colorado ski vacation be?! I recently heard about Aspen Square in Aspen Colorado, one of the most famous ski resort towns. Offering full hotel services and amenities and located right across the base from Aspen Mountain, it is the idea place to enjoy a winter wonderland. 

Peak ski season is in December and often times harder to book your dream vacation or maybe you just want to skip the crowds and save some money. 

Booking a stay at Aspen Square during the off peak winter season has many advantages for a frugal traveler. 
* Early and late season rates can be as much as 50% lower than high season, for the same room type
* More rooms are available in the lower seasons, so even hard to book rooms like our one-bedrooms or three-bedrooms are more likely to be open for booking.
* Guests receive the same outstanding services and amenities as the high season guest
* Smaller crowds translates to shorter lift lines, easier access to restaurant and event tickets
* Pre-holiday stays allow guests to enjoy the festive ambiance without the crowds and costs associated with holiday rates and costs in town
* End of season snow is sometimes the best of the entire winter season, with longer ski days in late March and early April

So what are you waiting for, Aspen Mountain will be opening up next month for the ski season, book your vacation now!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

All Your Hair Needs

From dealing with the hair frizzies to hair breakage to just plain dull hair, I have some products to share with you that will help tame and fix your hair woes. 

Has humidity got you singing the hair blues? Here's a  product from göt2b to help. 

Volumaniac Bodifying Hairspray

This volumizing spray immediately locks in volume with enough hold for that drama that you crave.  How to use: Hold 8-10 inches from hair. Spray evenly over hair for an all over hold or spot spray and use hands to create extra volume. Re-spray after styling to hold dry finished style.

I received a bottle of this for review and it was quickly apprehended by my husband who spends more time on his hair then I do. He is a big fan of  göt2b products so he was anxious to introduce this product to his hair. This does just as it says, it is not only great for added volume but it tames the flyaways and even does a great job of keeping my husbands high hair in place. You can also pick up a bottle of Volumaniac Bodifying Mousse if that's more your thing, both are humid hair savers. 

Tired of dealing with hair frizz? Try this shampoo and conditioner duo from Live Clean.

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative shampoo gently cleanses while restoring natural luster. Enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil, certified organic Grape Seed, and Olive oils for enhanced long term conditioning and shine.
Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner hydrates and nourishes without adding any excess weight. Enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil, certified organic Grape Seed, and Olive oils for enhanced long term conditioning and shine.

I have been loving my hair while using this duo. My hair is not only clean but so smooth. It also leaves it feeling soft and not weighed down. Looking to give a new shampoo and conditioner a go then try these, you won't be disappointed. 

Are tangles making your hair an unruly mess? Schwarzkopf Gliss to the rescue. 

Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Ultra Moisture Express Repair™ Conditioner

Daily stress can dry out your hair until it reaches a breaking point. It needs deep repair from the inside and surface reconstruction from the outside. GLISS™ Ultra Moisture Express Repair™ Conditioner contains a special complex with Keratine Care-19 Complex and leaves your hair touchably soft. 

You can find this and other Schwarzkopf GLISS products at mass retailers nationwide. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Travel Essentials

This summer has been a hot one! The beaches here on the California coast have been packed with people trying to escape the summer heat, while still enjoying the summer sun. If you are getting ready to pack for your summer trip or hitting the beaches for the weekend, I have some summer travel essentials to share with you. These products are great for your summer getaways and will take up little space in your suitcase or beach bag. 

MALIN+GOETZ essential kit

Set includes: grapefruit face cleanser, vitamin e face moisturizer, bergamot body wash, vitamin b5 body moisturizer, peppermint shampoo and cilantro conditioner. 

This set is perfect for travel, it's small size will fit conveniently in your bag and it is FAA compliant and carry-on approved so no need to check your baggage with TSA. It includes everything you need to freshen up while enjoying your vacation. These high quality products are made with natural ingredients. I especially love peppermint shampoo and cilantro conditioner!

Scünci spiral ponytailers

Nobody wants to mess with their hair while on vacation, especially if you are planning to lounge on a sunny beach or take a dip in the ocean . These spiral pony tail holders are a must! I love that these don't pull your hair like traditional rubberband pony tail holders. They are also dent-free so you can go from having your hair pulled back to down without it leaving a crimp in your hair. 

Conair Ultimate Root Booster Mid-Size Cushion Brush

You can't leave home without your hair brush! Conair's latest Ultimate Root Booster line of brushes are the perfect traveling hair brush. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots. Bristles and vented cushion allow up to 50% more airflow* to reach hair for big, beautiful volume fast! I tried the paddle brush and love it. I use it while blowdrying my hair and it shortens my dry time because the air blows right through the brush. 

Now go enjoy your last few weeks of summer!

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rituals for the Samurai in Your Life!

For centuries, the ancient Japanese Samurai warriors paid great attention to their personal appearance. Their careful grooming traditions were aimed at creating an appearance that builds power, control and confidence to support their battles and challenges. Inspired by these warriors, Rituals created the Ancient Samurai collection for men that will help you face the challenges of everyday life by being groomed to perfection.

Your beau can follow suit with Rituals Samurai Collection. 

The Perfect Shave Set includes: 

Magic Shave- A mild and caring shaving cream that provides extra protection and care for his skin during and after shaving. Ideal for skin that’s irritated after a shave and helps to make shaving easier. Enriched with basil and ginseng for moisture, the name speaks for itself – he’ll get a truly magical shave.

Samurai ScrubEnriched with the purifying properties of Japanese Wakame, Bamboo and exfoliating scrub particles, this 2-in-1 scrub and wash promotes a fresh complexion and a smooth shave by removing dead skin cells. Suitable for both normal and oily skin, Samurai Scrub helps prevent ingrown hairs, restores the softness of his skin and leaves it looking refreshed.

Samurai Shave RepairDon’t let him miss the last step – this light lotion is quickly absorbed leaving the skin calm and hydrated after shaving. With basil, tiger grass and hydrating properties, his face will be relaxed and ready to take on the day.

My husband was sent this set for review and he absolutely loved it! Not only is the packaging totally hip and manly but what man doesn't wish he was a Samurai? The products absolutely smell amazing, clean and woodsy, and my husband who has some of the most sensitive skin, did not have a problem with any of these products. In addition he was also sent a bottle of Yuzu Shower Gel and Cool Hair Shampoo. Also products that he was impressed with. I especially liked the Yuzu Shower Gel which has a citrus-y scent to it and one  bottle should last you approximately 50 washes! He particularly enjoyed the Cool Hair Shampoo that has a minty zing and left  his scalp invigorated and his hair super soft. 

These are just a few of the products in Rituals Samurai Collection. Go check it and share with the Samurai in your life!

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kerabotanica Giveaway


Winner #16 Amanda

Hey Girly Girls! I have another great giveaway to share with you. This one is from the people over at Kerabotanica, an emerging beauty brand whose goal is providing safe and natural products that work. All their products are vegan friendly, 100% cruelty free, alcohol free, color free and hypoallergenic. The products currently available in their line include hair mists and hair fragrances. 

Kerabotanica strengthens, hydrates and promotes shine all while delivering a rush of fragrance to hair. A variety of scents come with clever names including Slay and PlayIt’s a MiracleYou Had Me At Hello#FollowMe and Shore to Please Beach Girl Sea Salt Mist.

Want to introduce your hair to the latest hair product? One Girly Girl reader will get the chance to win a bottle of Kerabotanica's #Followme. This refreshing hair mist is perfect to freshen up your hair midday or use in between washes. Just spray on dry hair, give it a little tousle and and your ready to go. Here is a list of tall the good stuff contained in this bottle:

·         Coconut Oil promotes healthy hair growth & adds luster
·         Sweet Almond Extract moisturizes, adds sheen, & strengthens
·         Blue Agave Extract soothes, moisturizes, & adds shine
·         Vitamin E repairs damage & promotes healthy hair growth
·         Rosemary Leaf Extract moisturizes & promotes hair growth
·         Peppermint Leaf Extract rejuvenates & promotes hair growth
·         Apricot Kernel Extract moisturizes, softens & adds shine
·         Camel Grass Extract cleanses with antibacterial and antifungal properties                      

To Enter: You must follow Kerabotanica on Instagram and leave a comment here telling me that that you did. You can get extra entries for following GGG through GFCSubscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on June 30, 2017. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please leave a valid email address in your profile. US entries only. 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Hair Tips from Hotheads

The hair experts over at Hotheads hair brushes would like to share some summer hair tips for all my Girly Girl readers. 

1.     Look for UV inhibitors in all of your leave-in hair products.  Apply to damp or dry hair. These are the most effective at preventing damage;
2.     Wear a hat – especially when you’re anticipating a full day of outdoor activities where shade will be scarce.
3.   If you’re planning on swimming in a pool remember to dampen hair before taking a dip – even if you are wearing a bathing cap – as this will help prevent any chemicals in the pool from absorbing into the hair. When showering after the pool, if there is no time to shampoo with a shampoo that removes chlorine or other minerals, rinse hair well. This will at least remove some of the surface chlorine or other minerals deposited on the hair;
4.   In your beach bag you should carry your sunscreen, but also the Mini G – Hotheads’  palm-sized, compact hairbrush.  It’s the perfect little brush to distribute your leave-in products before heading out into the sun.  Great for detangling after a swim, the Mini G also helps remove sand debris from the scalp and hair.  Finishing your day at the beach using the Mini G will reduce frizz and help create the perfect ponytail.

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