“Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.” – Ivanka Trump
I had the pleasure of attending SleekHair‘s OC Beauty Inspo in November. Not only did I meet a wide variety of talented Orange County bloggers and gorgeous fashionistas, I also was introduced to several wonderful hair care, makeup, beauty, and fashion companies. I’ve always loved supporting local businesses (Small Business Saturday, anyone?), so having this wide array of talent in what was virtually my backyard was quite a treat. The entire event was well-coordinated from the open wine bar (helllloo!) to the food trucks to the free stylish tattoos. All attendees who RSVP’d received a gift bag filled to the brim with the hottest hair care products, make up samples, and skin care remedies. I was thrilled to try so many different products from some fantastic companies. I love that more companies are including more health-conscious items; it makes a world of difference when you use wholesome products that aren’t harmful on your body or the environment.
Here’s a review of my favorite VIP swag bag items. Be sure to check out my full review & other great resources at SleekHair’s Tumblr account.
KMS California Makeover Spray: Two different KMS California sprays were included in my bag, so I was keen on seeing the difference. The makeover spray absorbs oil, while giving volume. It works best on dry hair, so I used it before going out at night. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciated the fact that my hair didn’t get chunky! I love light, crisp hair spray.
KMS Playable Texture: The KMS Playable Texture spray quickly became a valuable part of my night time regime. As a nighttime bather, I go to bed with my hair wet. I love my beachy waves/curls, so I try not to use anything that straightens my hair. I sprayed the texture onto my wet hair, and was off to bed. I woke up with beachy hair that looked like I had just taken a trip down to Newport! It was light, airy, and smelled heavenly. It can also be used on dry hair, so needless to say, I’ll be busting this out for my next updo.
Manna Sheer Glo: I thought this gorgeous tube was lip balm at first! Luckily I read the label and realized it was shine lotion. I’ve found that many eye shadows are too chunky on me, so I use this on top of my eyelid all the way to the bottom of my eyebrow line. It gives the perfect, light shine that matched my skin incredibly well. I can’t go a day without this beauty.
Xtend Keratin Magic Potion: I’ve used the Xtend Keratin Magic Potion before on the ends of my hair and loved it! It was thin, so I didn’t have to worry about clumps. My hair felt healthier, shinier, and smoother. I recommend using it on slightly damp hair and massaging it into your roots and the end of your hair.
China Glaze in Orange Knockout: I went through essentially every shade of orange and pink this summer, and Orange Knockout was one of my favorites. I was so excited when I got my own bottle to take home. It’s a little too bright for winter months, but it’d be fun to pair with a metallic gold or silver on the index finger, which reminds me of pumpkin pie. I can’t wait to bust this color out in spring, especially because China Glaze is such good quality.
Toji Pure Density Hair Nutrition tablets: I haven’t had a chance to try these tablets out as I don’t want to mix supplements, but these are jam-packed with tons of goodies like Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin B6. There are more than 34 ingredients in it that aim to help make your hair longer, stronger, and thicker. I struggle with split ends, so I can’t wait to give this a try.
Evolv H: Ultra Shine Moisture Conditioner: This was one of my favorite products from the day! Not only is it gluten free, but it’s vegan as well. The packaging says “less is more”, but I’ll be honest: I took that warning lightly as I have thick, long hair. I wanted to keep my curls together and free from morning frizz, so I washed with just cold water, de-tangled the knots, and applied the conditioner only. I woke up without frizz and tangles, plus my hair was so soft. I can’t recommend this one enough!
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Did you attend the Beauty Inspo? What was your favorite product from the event? Let me know below!