SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 7

Hello there and welcome to Sundays With Celia Vol 7. I’m home-sweet-home after my cruise to Alaska and trying to get caught up with some new hand forged wrought iron projects and working on my first real experience reupholstering some furniture for my son’s first apartment.

But Sundays are a good day to pamper ourselves so I’m dedicating this post to some recent beauty finds I’ve made that I’d like to share with you.

How to Style Your Hair on Sunday

If you recall a while back I published a post entitled “My Remedies for Thinning Hair”. I am still battling this plight to some extent but I have recently found another new hair product that I’m really in love with that I wanted to share with you. It’s called BLOW & SET Lotion by UNITE.

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As I mentioned in my prior post, not only is my hair thinning but it has become frizzy. I don’t possess the ability to blow dry my hair with enough tension to pull the fuzziness out like my hairdresser Melinda does when she blow dries my hair. But, she recently started using Unite’s Blow & Set Lotion on my hair and I noticed that when she did my hair didn’t revert back into its usual frizzy state right away. Instead it stayed straight, the way I like it, yet it had lots of bounce, body and shine. And the thing I liked most about it was that it didn’t leave my hair feeling dirty. In fact, just the opposite happened, my hair seemed to feel cleaner longer.

Generally I’m not a big hair product person. Hair styling products often have a perfume scent that bothers my allergies and sometimes they even make my sensitive scalp breakout. I have a lot of trouble finding products, and cosmetics for that matter, that don’t react poorly with my skin. So, I was very excited to find that this product had none of the bad qualities and all of the good, as far as my own personal preferences go. But I know my concerns are shared by many, including my closest girlfriends, several of whom also hate the way hair styling products leave their hair feeling: heavy and dirty. So, for this reason I wanted to tell you too about it, as it’s now the star of my haircare routine. I understand it also plays a starring role in Hollywood star, Julienne Hough’s hair care routine.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 7 | Julienne Hough uses BLOW & SET Lotion by UNITE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Now when I blowdry my own hair I can blow the frizz out of it, and when I use my hot rollers or curling iron to put some wave back in it the curls stay. Without this product my hair falls flat in minutes. It also leaves my hair feeling thicker & fuller with a nice bounce. I love it and highly recommend it, so much so that this post may sound like a commercial. But I want to assure you this IS NOT a sponsored post and Unite doesn’t know me. I just love their product and wanted to share my enthusiasm with you.

How to Remedy Thinning Eyebrows on Sunday

Since we’re talking hair, I thought I’d go on to tell you about the product I use to make my thinning eyebrows look fuller. Yes, along with the hair on the top of my head, my eyebrows are also thinning. Sigh, the ravages of age. I spend a lot of money on makeup, and yes, I buy my high-end, expensive brands of makeup at Department Stores, EXCEPT FOR MY EYEBROW MAKEUP. I admit, it’s a drugstore brand, and it costs a whopping $9.00. So what is it??

MAYBELLINE BROW DRAMA PRO PALETTE

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Getting the perfect, full brow has never been easier for me thanks to this product. Since I’m a brunette, I buy the “Soft Brown Palette” shown above. But it also comes in Blonde, Deep Brown & Auburn shades. It includes a sculpting wax which sets the hairs in place; a pigment powder which fills & tints, and a highlighting powder to accent the brow line. You also get a two-sided angled brush, a must for eyebrow color application, and a spiral brush, the best thing I ever learned to use to plump up my eyebrows after applying makeup.

What makes this product unique for me is the fact that it comes with a sculpting wax which is applied first. The sculpting wax seems to do 2 things: it plumps up the eyebrow hairs and then the filling powder adheres to the wax, which, in my opinion, make them even plumper. As a result I seem to have fuller eyebrows.

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Here’s how to use the Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette:

  • Step 1 Using the angled brush, apply wax to the brows in short strokes.
  • Step 2 Using the second angled brush, apply powder to color and fill brows.
  • Step 3 Using your finger, apply highlighter just below the arch of the brow bone to accentuate the shape.
  • Step 4 Using the spiral brush, blend brows.

I really hope you are having a fantastic Sunday. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

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  • Then we saw the new Jason Bourne film, definitely a guy flick that was nothing more than one giant chase scene, destroying over 160 cars to make the movie! After the recent tragedy in Nice, this was a very ill timed example of senseless destruction. Even my Bourne loving husband said it was his least favorite movie of the series.

  • Last night we attended the birthday party of a dear friend you’ll remember from this prior post. We all just keep on getting another year older, don’t we?
  • Today we’ll be spending some time on the lake.
  • Monday my youngest son comes home (YIPIE) , if only for 3 weeks until he goes back to school and moves into his house on The Hill. He’s been doing a summer internship for my other son’s company, FAMOUS DC.
  • Next week we’ve got another birthday party to attend, a Blue Jay Jazz Concert, and I’m hosting a dinner party for a friend visiting from New Zealand. Big week ahead!
  • Plus, stay tuned for some exciting news about Stone Hill Cottage and lots more travel posts about Alaska and the San Juan Islands.

So there you have it: SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 7

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks so very much for stopping in!

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Comments

  • Sounds like you’re having a great summer! I really appreciate the eye brow info. I’m a strawberry blonde and my eyebrows disappear without some help.
    xo,
    Karen

  • Hi Kare. Ya know, I think you will really like this eyebrow product. I sure do!

  • I don’t really have the eyebrow issue but I will admit to being a beauty product junkie so I always appreciate a good recommendation, no matter what price range. It’s always great to hear when a drug store brand is just as good, if not better, than some of the more expensive brands. I don’t generally have too much of an issue with frizzy hair either, but every now and then could use some help. Thanks for the hair product recommendation.

  • Lucky you, eyebrows and straight hair, I remember those days! You’d think by the sound of things I was a complete wreck, but thanks to a few good products I can overcome some of these challenges.