Hair Care

Favorite Summer Beauty Products- My Recommendations!

These are my favorite beauty products for summer and the products that I would recommend!

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Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair

Hey Guys!! The winter has taken a toll on my hair. The last couple months, it has felt super dry. So, for the last couple weeks I have been on the hunt for shampoo and conditioner that could revive my hair and bring it back to its silky smooth days… :)

 I have two sets of shampoo and conditioner, both are my current favorites because they have left my hair softer, silkier and more manageable.

The first is Philip Kingsley’s Moisture Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner. This stuff is serious business. I can tell almost immediately that it is helping to mend my split ends and dry strands. The conditioner makes my hair immediately silky. I leave the conditioner on for an extra 5 minutes or so to make my hair super soft. Both shampoo and conditioner are in the $20 range.

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The other brand is John Frieda’s new Root Awakening Purify and Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and make my scalp and hair feel hydrated, refreshed, clean and silky. I am super picky when it comes to my conditioner. And,  usually I don’t like a shampoo unless the conditioner that goes with it is amazing. This duo is fantastic, and I would definitely buy this again at my local Target.  Here’s what the John Frieda website says about this product, 

  • “Invigorates and feeds from root to tip with a fresh tingle for bouncy, shiny, radiant hair that’s noticeably more resilient with every use.
  • With natural Eucalyptus and peppermint oil, this formula stimulates the scalp with a cool, tingling sensation. Massaging your scalp encourages circulation, which will wake-up healthier-looking new growth.
  • Gently cleans without stripping.”

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Hope this helps if you are also looking for a really good moisture rich shampoo and conditioning duo. Thanks for reading!!

Who’s watching the Oscar’s tonight?!?? I can’t wait. I will definitely be reporting on the beauty and style I see on the red carpet.

Love, Lauren

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2012

FTC -some of these products were sent from PR for consideration. I was not paid for this post and I only write about products I am 100 % in love with. :)

Repair Hair with Marc Anthony Damage Repair

For the past 4 weeks I have been using the Marc Anthony Damage Repair line. Today, I'm very sad because I ran out! I have been so in love with this shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner that I have not used much else!

The most important factors in a shampoo and conditioner for me are that:

  1. It leaves my hair soft and silky and never greasy or gunky. Make sense? I want to feel like all the product is out of my hair when I'm out of the shower and my hair is dry.
  2. Both shampoo and conditioner help my hair feels stronger and easy to brush through.
  3. They have to smell nice!

Those things are really all I ask for. And, do you know how hard it is to find shampoo and ESPECIALLY conditioners that leave my hair soft and silky, easy to brush through and not heavy or weighed down? It's difficult. And, when I find one I love I'm so happy!!

The Marc Anthony hair care website says this about the line, "The Damage Repair line is made to wash away the daily toxins that eat away at the hair allowing it the opportunity to heal. Vitamin B5 and Soya Bean helps to stimulate circulation and moisturize from the inside out as well as help to protect hair’s elasticity and reduce breakage."

I would highly recommend this line to anyone! You can find these at select Ulta stores, CVS , Rite Aid, Duane Reade. Here is the Marc Anthony Hair care Website:

After all, every woman wants her hair to look this healthy and strong!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Love, Lauren


Best Hair Tie Discovery.. Scrunci no.slip.grip

Hi Guys!! I was up at a cabin for a couple of days and boy what a blast it was to be in the woods, away from the city and on a mini adventure. We were only there for about a day and a half..but that's all I could get off of work so it had to be that way. Hopefully soon we can get a little more time away...

I recently went and saw a movie with a friend of mine. When we met up she brought me some new hair tie's she had discovered. They are the Scunci no slip grip evolution jelly hair ties. She told me they were the best and her words were " They stay so tight, usually when I work out  I have to wear two of the regular kind , but I only wore one of these and it worked great!"

Scunci No Slip Grip The Evolution Hair Ties 14 Pieces at Local StoresWhen I got home and tried these out, I was amazed at how I only had to wrap it around my hair 3 times and it stayed very tight. It also did not hurt or tangle my hair at all. I have been wearing these ever since! I LOVE THEM. Also, the jelly material will not stretch out over time, so these should last longer than the regular hair ties or bands.

I have read some other review on these and saw that they thicker your hair is the better these work. If you have really fine hair, they may hurt you a bit.. but for those of us who have thicker or a lot of hair these really work wonderful!! I got mine at my local Target. I have heard they are hard to find, but try Target first! :)

Happy Mothers day to all the Moms!! I'm hoping one day I'll be one too.

;) LOVE Lauren

Lush: Hottie Massage Bar and Daddy-O Violet Shampoo Review

Hey Guys! First things first... today is my sister's birthday!! Happy Birthday Jess! Love you bunches and bunches.

I have written about a couple of Lush products before. Lush is the fresh handmade cosmetics line that is known for the bath products! To date, my favorite product I have tried from lush is the Ocean Salt face polish scrub. I have a blog post about it here:

I recently tried the Hottie Massage Bar. It definitely has a great shape for a massage ...the little bumps within it prove that. Here is a photo:

This bar is infused with black pepper, vanilla and ginger. It smells absolutely delicious. I was very excited about using this but have to say that the bar doesn't last very long. The bumps were used up within about 3 uses which left me with just a flat massage bar. Also, the bar leaves a somewhat sticky greasy feeling on the skin. I think it is supposed to leave a hydrated almost "lotioned up" feeling on your skin which it does. My skin didn't feel dry after using this but it felt a little sticky. I didn't like that.

The positives of this bar are its delicious smell and the cute design which massages your skin in the first couple uses. But, the sticky feeling and how long it lasted were not positives in my opinion.

The other product I recently tried was the Daddy-O violet shampoo. I love violet shampoos for keeping my hair bright and vibrant. This did not disappoint.  

I love the packaging, name and smell of this!! The first thing that was very apparent was the rich lather that you get with it and the absolutely amazing violet smell. I wish all of my shampoos smelled this good. I absolutely LOVE the smell of violet.

There is lemon and lime juice in this product which help add a glossy shine to the hair. This product is for someone with grey or blonde hair and want a brighter color!

The only downside to the Daddy-O shampoo is the price. It is $27.95 for a 16.9 fl oz. But, this is really a great product. And, I really enjoyed the way it left a nice scent to my hair even after blowdrying.

I would recommend the hair products, bath bombs, face scrubs from Lush based off of my experience with them so far.  It looks like they have some really cute things out for Easter!!

Have any of you tried Lush? What's your favorite product? I'd love to get some recommendations!!


I get My Salon Blowout from the Titan UV!

Hey Guys! I have never gone to the salon just to get a blowout.  But, I feel like I get a salon-like blowdry with a new blowdryer called the Titan UV. The Titan UV is by Le Angelique. You may remember a while back I posted about some fabulous extensions I had gotten from Le Angelique!

Have you guys heard of a hairdryer that blows out a spa scent as you blowdry?? This new blowdryer I've been using does just that!!!! It has a scent that shoots out as you blowdry your hair. Crazy, huh! 

But, it doesn't stop there. Some of the other features of this blowdryer are:

  • blue light UV technology that  stimulates the scalp and helps to repair the hair keeping it healthy! AMAZING!

  • 2000 watts
  • 2 heat settings
  • 2 speed settings
  • 2 separate nozzles
  • long durable salon cord
  • cool burst setting for sealing the hair cuticle

I love the way my hair feels and looks after using this blowdryer. I feel just like I stepped out of the salon.

The best part about the Titan UV is the fabulous technology of the UV blue light. Often times my hair and scalp feel very dry after I blowdry or heat style. But, after using this for two weeks I have already noticed a difference. My hair and scalp feel healthier and not as brittle and dry!

Conclusion: This is the most technically advanced hairdryer I have ever used and I'm absolutely loving it right now! It makes me feel like a million bucks! The calming scent that comes out of the dryer as you dry your hair is beyond luxurious! The only thing I do not like about this hair dryer in comparison to others I have used is it is heavier than some.

 This retails for $250 and you can go to to check it out!

So tell me...what is your favorite hair tool? Do you have a hairdryer you love?

LOVE Lauren



FTC: I received this product from a PR company for possible review. I was not paid and I only review products that I can be completely honest with my viewers about.

Tangle Teezer- Hurt Free Hair Comb!

Hi Guys! I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have something to tell you guys that's super awesome! The bad news is, I've been sick in bed since yesterday. I have done pretty much nothing all day but sleep. The doctor says I have bronchitis. :( My throat and chest hurt so bad and I can't sleep without taking NyQuil. The only thing that feels good right now is putting a hot rag up to my nose and mouth and breathing in the steam.

I did take this down time to paint my nails a festive SPRING color. I chose Orly's Lollipop. It is a light lavender. I took an Orly blue shade called Snowcone to paint just my ring fingers. Both of these colors are from the SWEET collection.

Here's the EXCITING product alert! This past week I have been amazed by a little comb called the "Tangle Teezer". One of the most annoying things to me is brushing my hair after I get out of the shower. Long hair is a nuisance to comb or brush when wet because it's just a tangly mess!

Honestly, I'm so excited to have one of these because it is the best for hurt-free detangling! It is the only comb I've ever had that does not hurt my head. AMAZING.

The lightweight teeth in this comb are made to keep your hair healthier by not snagging or breaking your hair as you comb. The other great thing about this is that it feels like your giving yourself a scalp massage every time you use it!

Heres some more photos:


You can find out more about this Tangle Teezer on :

Also, on the website it says it can be found in some Sally Beauty Supplies Stores.

Love and Tangle Free, Lauren

FTC: I did receive this product for review; but I was not paid for this post. This is my honest opinion as all of my postings are.

Spring 2011: Hot Trends!

Hey Beautiful Friends! I cannot believe that just yesterday we had a huge downpour of sleet and snow. It's almost the end of March and I was really starting to get excited with warmer weather. Spring is around the corner... but when it will actually arrive, I've yet to know.

There are 3 trends that I love right now for spring 2011.

The first is the feather earring. I saw many people with the "feather hair extension" but I realized that I'd rather have an earring that I could take out easily. If anyone knows great places to find more of these...let me know!!

The second trend is the hair accessory.  That can be a large flower, a bow, a decorative clip. I just love the added touch of something to the hair.

Third hot trend is the bright and unexpected color combinations! Anything bright, anything bold , anything risky. :)

:) Happy soon to be Spring!! 

Love- your Lauren

Pro Extensions & 3 Hair Trends for Spring 2011

Hi Guys! I can feel it...spring is right around the corner! It is only March 16th but it's been warming up outside and it makes me want to wear pastels, paint easter eggs, and wear dresses. I want to share with you guys today about a hair extension product called PRO EXTENSIONS. I also want to tell you guys about 3 hair trends that are hot for Spring 2011!!

I was fortunate enough to be able to try a set of hair extensions from pro extensions. The ones I got were the 20" Pro Premier Remi Hair Extensions in color #18/22 (Dark and Light Blonde Mix).

These extensions are a GREAT value. They are inexpensive for the average clip in extensions and they feel very silky and soft. I was impressed at how natural they look! This color was a perfect match for my hair and the customer service I received was excellent.

They do come in a plastic bag that is folded and bent when you receive it, however; they were not too bent. This would be my only suggestion for these is that they should come in a box so they do not get bent at all.

These extensions on the website cost $149.99. This is what comes in a pack of the pro premier Remi extensions:

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The website is very helpful and offers a variety of colors and styles! They are offering 10 % off for my viewers. Go to this link: and at the checkout when it asks you if you have a discount code enter : beautycolumn

Now, here are 3 hair trends for spring 2011:

1. Braids are Beautiful

   Actress : Rachel Mccadams

2. Fantasy-Like Fluffy Curls

Singer: Gwen Stefani

3. Slicked back is sexy

Actress: Megan Fox

Have a great day !

I received these extensions for review. This did not alter my opinion and I am always honest in my reviews. I was not paid for this post from Pro Extensions.

Love Lauren

Shimmering Blonde Highlights- Generic is Just As Good!

Hi Beautiful Friends, With spring around the corner I have the fever to talk more beauty! I recently wrote about my travels to Africa which was an absolutely an amazing journey and experience,  but now it's time to move on to more beauty topics.

It usually happens every year, every springtime I get in the mood to be super blonde!! Right before I left on my trip I went to my friend Amanda who always does exactly what I want. (Amanda works at ReVAMP salon in Uptown, Minneapolis, if you are interested in seeing her! She's FANTASTIC!!! ) Anyway, since that I have been using a "highlight shimmer enhancer" for blonde hair. Sometimes you can see this product called, "purple shampoo" , because it's usually purple in color. I have tried over 10 different kinds and spent between 17 and 30 dollars on this product.

But, I found a generic brand that is JUST AS GOOD as the expensive kind. It's Generic Value Products Conditioning Shampoo. On the bottle it says it is the generic version of Clairol shimmer lights original conditioning shampoo.

You can find this at Sally Beauty Supplies. Online I saw this for $6.29 ( and I forget how much I paid in store, but it was around that price.

That's HUGE savings from other brands which are usually at least 17 dollars! And, this product works just as good as any of the other brands have worked on my hair.

I will note that the smell of this is not very nice, but it's not horrible either. It's probably not as nice as the expensive versions but it works just as good. That is the important thing to me.

So, keep in mind that  generic brands can be just as good as name brand products!

Have a great day !