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Had a strange experience – Nix & Tee – Dainfern- JHB

With it being event season, I’ve been attending a bunch of events and with that comes a little bit of stress to create content, and publish it in a preferred period of time. I’ve been having a little of a tough time sleeping because of my inconsistent hours and with all that’s going on.  
I was invited to Nix & Tee, which is a lovely wellness clinic where they have some of the coolest tech treatments I’ve ever seen. At a wellness spa, I am all for massages and topical treatments because I’m comfortable knowing what to expect but with this extremely savvy wellness clinic it is certainly not something I thought I needed, until I actually got there. 
I was a little apprehensive because some of the wellness procedures, I’ve read about online, are a little invasive. They offered me a Detoxify, Revive and Destress treatment which takes about 30 minutes. They booked me for one hour so they walked me through some of the other treatments as well. 

The Wellness Clinic 
The aesthetics of the clinic is simple, chic and very pleasing to the eye. It’s a great place to retreat to and the colour scheme is soothing. Everything is well-lit and ‘clean’. They have a number of great additions and will still be growing the ‘team’ to offer even more convenient treatments in one place. They also have a very tech-savvy set-up with all the devices and gadgets they have for us. 

They have a large menu of treatments available, from cellulite treatments to rejuvenating treatments that we don’t always realise we need. It is a little medical and technical for me to try to explain it in the amount of detail it deserves so please do check out the website Here, if you’re interested in learning more and visiting them. 
The Experience : Detoxify, Revive and Destress 
My treatment was so funny. It is like a giant pants that you climb into, and a machine blows air into the pants and then it feels like a ‘squashing’ massage  from your feet all the way to above your waist. It was an unusual feeling, but not painful at all. I drank quite a bit of water before and after the treatment but, and this is probably an overshare, but I had the longest, most satisfying wee of my entire life! LoL! The therapist did mention that because it is a detox, I may go to the loo.. but yo! I didn’t expect that at all. 
Thereafter we talked through some of the other treatments and they took me to “The Chair” now this is where it gets a little strange..
They have a ‘feminine’ treatment, well I’m pretty sure, men are also able to use the chair.. but if you were to sit on the chair for 30 minutes, it is like doing thousands of kegel exercises in a really short amount of time. I sat on the chair to gain an understanding of the sensation for about 2 minutes, and it’s like a electric pulse that I’m sure you’re meant to get used to after a while, but I thought it was a little strange. 
I love their high-tech approach and the very unique treatments they offer that will provide you with some of the best wellness treatments, especially for woman in Johannesburg. 
Do yourself a favour and pay them a visit. 

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Womans Lifestyle Expo – Milk & Honey Bar- Monte Casino

One of the best things in life is when you’re not sure what to expect and it turns out really great! 
I arrived early to the Woman’s Lifestyle Expo Media Pamper Party and was warmly welcomed by the beautiful ladies hosting the evenings event. 
I am always a little awkward arriving early because there isn’t many people to talk to but I usually  make my way to any event at least half an hour earlier because rushing gets me flustered. 
I found a cozy spot, perfect enough to catch the sunset while Faaiza explained the incredible Black Pearl products they were show-casing at the event. The products are sensational and more high-end than anything else I’ve ever tried. There is a 24K GOLD mask that was just sitting on the table! Actual. Real .GOLD.
Faaiza then proceeded to apply this gold mask to my hand, and took me through the process of how it all works, from the ingredients to where they were sourced from. Did I mention that it is actual gold?! Okay! I’m sorry, I guess I’m still not over it!
She massaged the gold into my skin and apart from the obvious glow, it felt nothing short of luxurious. 
We went on to talking about the incredible adventures Black Pearl has awarded Faaiza and all the great work she has done in her time with Black Pearl. What incredible conversation it was! 

Before we knew it, the venue was buzzing with bloggers and influences, ready for a night of pampering, delicious food and networking with some extraordinary woman in the beauty industry. 
I eventually left my 24K gold MAGIC seat and proceeded to one of the other corners where they were pampering us with neck and shoulder massages! The owner of the spa came to see what was going on because we were gushing about the technique of the masseuse and the ooh’s and ahh’s of the pleasant aromatics, from bloggers enjoying their sessions. 
My massage balm was scented with a beautiful lemony smell and it was not only pleasant and soothing but paired with the sensational Shonalanga Valley Resort and Spa’s natural calming massage techniques, I was getting actual goosebumps! I was pretty busy last week so I can say that I really needed the massage, but it was great! 

We then proceeded to the dining table where they served us with some delicious food and drinks while  we learnt about the incredible brands and sponsors that are a part of the Woman’s Expo. The expo will be be taking place at Monte Casino this weekend and tickets are on sale HERE
I think being present and realising how much time and effort goes into looking beautiful and feeling great, it makes you want to up your game. I am more aware of the bad choices I make (like having more than enough dessert and not working out enough) truly makes me want to make better decisions, not for a superficial reason, but more so that I FEEL healthier and more radiant. Because when you feel good, you look good! And I know that Feeling Good also improves your mood, so you’re able to spread more goodness into the universe!

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My Favourite Nivea Products of 2018

In winter our skin struggle more than it does in any other season, but summer really tests our skin too. I have been using some of the incredible products by Nivea and I can truly say that my skin thanked me this time around. I am still using the same products for the last couple of months and it’s been working well. Also helping me with the occasional breakouts I’ve been getting.
The season changes are not always pleasant on my skin but I feel as though it hasn’t been quite as bad.
Nivea has always been a compatible brand for my skin. Growing up I’ve always had a few Nivea products in my daily regime. Now that I am older, I have a few more and I’ve never been disappointed. The brand is always evolving and really take head of what their consumers want and need.
Nivea has launched a few amazing products over the last couple of months and I am so thankful for the products that has saved my skin these last few months. There is honestly nothing worse than having breakouts in your 30s, looking like a teenager going through the most!
Sometimes my skin may look a little inflamed or a little textured, but thankfully it feels really good a lot more of the time. Also those inside-pimples are super painful, so when a product is able to soothe that pain and ease the discomfort a bit, it make a massive difference.

Nivea is known for their incredible range of products and caters to the whole family. It is gentle on the skin and their quality products that actually work. There are some of the best products that I’m tried and I am so happy that each products targets exactly what it promises to. 

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GiveAway CLOSED. TREsemme Co-Wash – Cleansing Conditioner x RubyBox Review

With life getting super busy, I am always looking for little changes that will alleviate a lot of the pressure to maintain not only my health but also uphold my appearance.
Hair plays an important role in looking good and it’s one of the first things people notice when they look at you. Styling could take a lot of time and going to the hair dresser might not always be an option.
I am fortunate to have very long wavy hair, because it kind of has a will of its own. If I shower and leave my hair to dry naturally, the waves give it some nice texture and volume while the heaviness, due to the length, kinda drags it down so it doesn’t stand like a lion’s mane. So pretty much easy. But when I use harmful products on my hair, it could look unkempt and well… crazy!
I am not a huge fan of salon-finished hair, because it seems a tad too heavy, oily and for lack of a better word, clumpy. When it comes to TREsemme, I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship. In school, I felt the products didn’t really work with my hair.
After damaging my hair over the years, from colouring and heat styling… I feel the products work wonders.
TREsemme has become one of my favourites and they are always evolving and enriching their formulae. The brand-new product Co-Wash (Cleansing Conditioner) just launched and with the help of RubyBox, I was one of the first to try it out.
I was a little confused the first time I tried it because I thought it was basically a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner but it is a little more than that. If you’re like me and wash your hair every 2 to 3 days, you know that you scalp will produce more oils, leaving your hair feeling a little heavier.
But instead of washing your hair with harsh chemicals it is better to use products that are less harsh and helps restore the natural oils and nutrients in your hair. It is a great ‘in-between washes’ kind of product to clean a little more gently.
It does tend to feel a bit heavier as it does not remove the access oils as thorough as Shampoo would normally, so if you’re on 3-5-day hair… it’s not great, but if you’re on 1-2-day hair, it’s superb.
My hair feels soft, moisturised and extremely shiny! I would most definitely be re-buying this product once I’ve eventually run out. Also, it is affordable and last for over 15 washes, even with me long hair.
With all of this said, I would like to give you an opportunity to win a bottle of TREsemme so that you can try it as well. Comment Below what your hair concerns are.
Competition closes on 1 October 2018.
Good luck

Congratulations Mercy Oke!!! You’ve won!
Please send you postal details to so we can send you a full-sized bottle for you to try.

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Professional Beauty Awards – The Venue – Melrose Arch

I had the great honour of attending the annual Professional Beauty Awards this year and it was truly inspiring to witness what we are able to achieve through hard work and dedication.
The Venue is a chic venue at the ever-popular Melrose Arch. We also got to dress up a little for the event and I finally got to wear my crimson dress for an evening out on the town. The host mentioned that the evening was basically the Oscars of the Beauty Industry and with the talented ladies going up and accepting their awards with emotional speeches, it truly seemed to be. 
Met some wonderful ladies and we chatted about the many different aspects of the industry. 
With the many ideas of true beauty, imagine trying to cater to them all?

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Closed. The Bed Shop – This is why you should sleep your way to the top

Closed. The Bed Shop – This is why you should sleep your way to the top
If you clicked on this article hoping to read about anything other than the importance of sleep well then, I hope you’re emoji blushing hard right now. Nonetheless you’re here so why not stay and find out why getting your daily eight hours of zzzz’s is the best thing you can do for your health and yes even your career. 
In case you haven’t noticed, sleep is big business at the moment. As researchers discover more and more about what happens to our bodies while we sleep and the role this knock-out time plays in our lives, the more companies are jumping on the band-wagon to revolutionise and improve the way we sleep. According to a recent consumer survey done by The Bed Shop, 40% of participant said they had trouble sleeping in general. It could be that this has always been the case, but we can’t deny the distraction and stress technology and the quickened pace of our daily lives have put on our sleeping quality. Intense job stress is a reality for many people and it can create a vicious cycle of sleep deprivation that not only influences our personal lives, but also our work. 
This is when maintenance happens
If you think your brain is working hard while you’re awake, then you should see it when you’re a sleep. Obviously, you can’t but trust us it lights up like a light show when we go to bed. Scientists have found that our brain uses this time to repair itself. Toxins (brain fumes) that build up during the day are removed while memories and new information gets consolidated. If we don’t get sufficient sleep, we might find that our brain feels foggy and we struggle to remember. Not great for optimum work performance. 
It prevents stress and burnout
You know that memory consolidation, well that goes for emotions and problems as well. The brain uses this time to process our emotions, difficult decisions and problem that we encounter and experience through the day. ‘Sleeping on’ something difficult really works, and you might find that a problem that seemed stressful or bad yesterday looks better or not that bad after a good night’s rest. If, however we don’t get enough sleep every night then these emotions and stress can snowball into burnout and affect the quality of our work.
So, what are two things you can do to improve your sleep? 
 Give technology a rest
And adopt a few calming habits before you go to sleep. An hour before you go to bed, start avoiding any and all screens. The blue light omitted by your television, tablet, computer and phone send signals to the brain that it’s still ‘day’ and keeps the awake switch still on. Instead try reading an actual book before going to bed, write down your concerns and worries on a piece of paper if you find yourself stressing out about something or take up meditation and calming breathing practices. 
Check your bed and pillows
The estimated lifetime of a mattress is around 7 to 10 years and pillows need to be replaced at least once a year or every 36 months if it’s made of memory foam. When lumps and bumps are showing in the structures and it’s causing you stiffness and aches then it’s a sign that you should say goodbye to your mattress and pillows. The Bed Shop offers a range of affordable mattress and bed sets to suit every budget. When you buy a bed from The Bed Shop you can sleep assured knowing that only the best materials and fabrics available in the market today are selected for the manufacturing of their Dynamic mattresses. 
Also we have collaborated on a giveaway for you guys! 

1 Dual Pack Health Pillows (Latex Chip) valued at R500 
Tag @tazzadams on Instagram, in your most comfy sleep poses and be sure to mention how many hours you sleep, on average. 
Giveaway closes: August 3
Congratulations Cala Scholtz !!
Thank you for your hilarious series of pictures. Hope that you and the little one will have enough, quality sleep with your new set of pillows!

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Closed. Winter Essentials with Dove – Featuring – Derma Spa Indulgent Hand Treatment x RubyBox

Healthy skin and hair starts with shower care and a brand I have trusted through the years, has been Dove. Dove has never stopped improving their formula’s and adding more and more moisturising oils and essence to create products that are gentle and good for your skin and hair.
They have added shea butter to their classic Beauty Cream Bar and it is so creamy, you just know that it is actually good for you, even after your shower, your skin doesn’t feel dry or tight as though it is screaming for body lotion. Therefore, a healthy skin care routine starts with great, nourishing products that feed your skin with the goodness it needs.

Summer has very quickly left us and I didn’t even realise that winter was upon us until I felt how dry and pale my hands were! Something you immediately notice the moment you meet someone, also the one thing you cannot really hide because, well, we do everything with our hands.
It has always been a huge deal for me to have soft, nourished hands and it is somewhat of a struggle every winter. Since discovering Derma Spa Indulgent Hand Treatment, it has become my holy grail of winter! RubyBox and Dove has put together a Winter Pamper Hamper and I couldn’t be more thankful! Every product in the hamper is packed with all the goodness our hair and bodies need, especially in the dry and harsh winter air.
I’ve touched (pun intended) briefly on the Hand Treatment above, it is quite thin, extremely creamy and absorbs almost completely into your skin so it doesn’t leave any greasy or oily residue. You skin feels immediately more smooth and silky soft. I could honestly go on about this hand cream for an entire day but trust me, it is a true game-changer! I’ve never found anything like this in other hand-treatments and one would have to be made, to match its goodness.
Moving on to underarm with Invisible Dry Anti-perspirant. As we all pack on the clothes the colder it gets, we need a deodorant that will fight through all those layers and leave us feeling fresh and dry. Invisible Dry has been tested on 100 colours so you never have to worry about your beautiful garments getting ruined by deodorant anymore. The spray bottle is also extra gentle and packed with moisturising cream so isn’t like other deodorant that wet your entire underarm and clothes as it goes on. It also keeps your underarm dry throughout the day.
Moving on to something that also tends to feel that climate change, our hair. A healthy, nourished scalp is what allows our hair to grow faster and for our hair to not only look good, but feel good as well. Over the years and trying my way through different products and brands, my skin started feeling a little more sensitive to the harsher products, usually filled with too many ingredients and a few chemicals. I’ve found that Dove is the gentlest on my scalp, my hair and my hands.
I once had a reaction to a shampoo I used and my hands started burning like crazy and went intensely red with inflammation. We don’t always realise how harsh a product can be until it scars or burns us and we’re forced to learn the hard way. I switched back to Dove and now using the Nourishing Oil Care- Daily conditioning treatment -with NUTRI oils and with this campaign, I am trying the Treatment Mask with NUTRI oils, as well. It is vital to treat your hair with a deep conditioner at least once a week and this one is not heavy or oily. There is nothing worse than having a product that is so intense it makes your hair feel heavy after you dry it or one that makes your hair appear dirty because the oil is just sitting on your hair strands, clumping them together.
RubyBox and Dove has given me the opportunity to join this awesome campaign, to not only, try these products but to also give some gorgeous Pamper Hampers to my friends and readers. Their chance to experience this incredible range of products as well.

BY Nadia Nel
I have always seen the invisible dry alcohol free antiperspirant Spray Deodorant but never understood what all the fuss was about, until I started using it. I was given a pack of Dove goodies to review and Oh man am I a believer. It’s so gentle on your skin, feels as though it makes your armpits softer somehow.  Derma spa goodness for dry skin: This hand treatment most definitely works from your first try. It feels creamy, makes your skin feel softer and smells delicious at the same time. The best part is that it’s not oily just moisturises your hands. Soap bar – shea butter: I always enjoyed using the original dove but I think I can honestly say I’m exploring the new flavours, scents of the Dove soap range?? Yummmm and it leaves you smelling good and super clean all day. Treatment mask hair: After you shampoo rinse your hair well and apply the mask to you wet hair. Leave it in and brush out your hair. Feel how soft your hair feels, rinse well and you need not apply conditioner. The Dove mask leaves your hair feeling healthy, clean and smells so good you’d want to eat it. Do this once a week and use the Conditioner for everyday use. Though I would recommend washing your hair every other day. It allows your hair and scalp to produce its natural oils slower, washing your hair everyday promotes excessive production of oils…in other words, your hair gets greasy quicker.

BY Naziela Gangat
Wow, thank you so much Tazz Adams and Dove for sending me these awesome products to try. The antiperspirant deodorant keeps me dry and soft all day and has a nice fresh smell that lasts and lasts. The Shea butter and Derma Spa products give my hands and skin a lovely soft velvety feel… Loving it. The Nourishing oil Care Hair products are absolutely amazing and perfect for my frizzy hair especially  during these winter months… Now I have beautiful shiny hair that does not frizz. With all these wonderful products … I feel spoiled and pampered every day. Yours Sincerely, Naz

BY Wady Adams
I have always used Dove bar soap, underarm spray and body lotion the normal, but the different ‘flavours’ now…just love it!  The soap leaves your skin feeling soft as always and the new formula with shea butter smells divine and your skin feeling really soft. The spray is sure invisible dry, as it doesn’t stain your clothes and it keep you fresh all day and smelling awesome.  Derma Spa Goodness, well always suffering with dry skin, I can definitely say I found the answer in Derma spa Goodness for dry skin, it keeps my skin soft, smells amazing and moist all day long.  Treatment Conditioning Mask: I have tried the Nourishing oil care after  shampooing and while my hair is still wet, and then brushing my hair, it feels so soft and  it is so much more manageable.. Once I’ve rinsed the product off well, I apply the Nourishing oil care, which feels incredibly soft, clean and beautiful. My hair feels and smells amazing… Thank you Dove and Tazz for awesome goodies!
Now for the Giveaway!!! There will be four lucky winners!
Two winners will be chosen between my Blog + YouTube Platforms.
Two winners will be chosen across my Social Media Pages (Instagram + Facebook + Twitter)
The giveaway is super simple, over the next week I will be posting content to my platforms, as I usually do, BUT I will be checking the engagements and counting comments and the most engaged people will win.
Every comment counts! Add #BonafideXDove to your comments so that I know you want to win!
My Schedule:
YouTube: Upload two videos every week (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Blog: Upload 2-3 weekly (Usually on Tuesdays, Thursdays and sometimes on another weekday too)
Social Media: Daily Uploads, shared across all platforms. 
Ps. It helps to Follow and Subscribe to each of the platforms and there are Notification Bells on YouTube and Social Media, so you will get notified every time I post. It is super easy to activate this bell notification and it ensures that you never miss my posts.
Good Luck!

Winners who do not respond (with details) to Giveaway announcements made, post competition, will no longer be viable for their prize after 2weeks. 

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The Royal Run-down & ghd Princess Hair How To

The Royal Run-down & ghd Princess Hair How to
Not sure if you got a chance to watch the wedding of the year on Saturday? The Royal ceremony between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, but it was basically what fairy-tales are made of!
Meghan had the most beautiful natural makeup and sleeked back hair. Her simple look took it back to when  makeup was to enhance your natural beauty and not like the brink-of-crazy-face-altering-makeup that’s been trending over the last year. 

She had a stunning natural glow and a flawless complexion, I’m honestly not entirely over how beautiful she is! He is the Prince every girl hopes for, the one who gasps when he sees you and then ever-so-gracefully wipes away the tears from his eyes! You can see how in awe they are of each other and if not for that, it wouldn’t be as warming to witness. The little whispers of words they shared with each other was incredible to see, it was as though neither one of them had an atom of nervousness, even though the entire world was at the edge of their seats! 
What an incredible vision they were… 

There is nothing more beautiful than  witnesses the pure love two people share for each other. 
Now for her perfectly chic, classic low bun hair-style…
Here is a  step by step guide to recreate Meghan Markle’s beautiful low bun wedding hair as well as the step by step of how to recreate Kate Middleton’s hair look from the Royal Wedding 2018 ~ Quotes by Adam Reed, ghd global brand ambassador.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the wedding Live, or if you miss parts of it, I’m pretty sure the world posting photos and videos all over social media will be sufficient enough to feel as though you were there as well. 
Or watch the full video here. You’re welcome 😉

Fairytales have led us to believe the anything is possible and for some, Meghan marrying a Prince has been a dream come true. There is a lot of content on the internet and official interviews where the couple shared that they met on a date set up by mutual friends, Meghan only had one question prior to the date, “Is he a nice person” because if he wasn’t, was there really a point for them to meet. One might say the months thereafter everything changed for both of them and today they are married! 
Watching videos and seeing photo’s of Meghan’s incredible and difficult past, has been so overwhelmingly heart warming and I want to say that I am proud of where she is today, but I fear that may seem underwhelming, because she is a truly incredible woman! Watch this childhood video and thank me later… 

I also found myself in a wormhole of Royal Googles and landed on a few videos on the strict rules that Royals are to follow. I found it extremely intriguing and thought I would share with you. (Credit : Harpers Bazaar) 

Hope you enjoyed this Royal little chat with me. Please comment below if you watched the wedding and what your favourite parts were. 

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Limited Edition Range of Original Labello

Limited Edition Range of the Original Labello
Growing up, I’ve always used Labello and I’m sure you’ve all seen from my recent posts and giveaways that I still use Labello in my daily routine. It’s always fun to try out the different flavours and colours of your favorite products but after trying a bunch of different ones, it’s like your body and skin just wants the basic stuff. No? Well, that usually happens to me, so sometimes I end up just popping on some good ‘ol lip balm on my lips; no flavour, no scent, especially at night after I’ve completed my night-time routine or after being in the sun all day and my skin feels a bit more sensitive. 

With this new Limited Edition Range, Labello is offering six different colours of the original Labello and to make it even better, there is a competition to win a Polaroid Camera when you’ve collected all six colours. Labello South Africa sent me this beautiful box and kickstarted my collection with two of the colours already! 

I’ve always wanted an Polaroid camera and it is kinda fun going on a mission to finding the other four colours and the idea of winning a camera is always fun! 
Have you guys seen the new glitter packaging in stores yet? How many have you already collected? 

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TRESemmé – Reinvention Of Smooth x Beauty Bulletin

TRESemmé – Reinvention Of Smooth – Beauty Bulletin
I don’t know about you but my hair needs special attention so that it will continue to look healthy and luscious even with the dry, cold air of winter. I am excited to try this new range of Reinvention of Smooth by TRESemmé. 
TRESemmé also seemed a little light for my thick hair and never really felt a huge difference using TRESemmé in the past but with this new range containing Marula Oil and Keratin, it is bound to make a positive difference. 

This new range includes:
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo 750ml
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner 750ml
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Mask 300ml
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil 50ml
I’m also quite excited about the new RED packaging because I’m so used to the classic Black & White packaging TRESemmé is known for. 

I am going to be reviewing these products over the next month and I’m going to wash, style and maintain my hair the way I normally do, using these products, so I’m excited to give you guys feedback after this trial period. 
After my first wash, I felt the difference in my hair, I will have to see if it is a lasting difference but I definately feel that I will use this product for a long time to come. I value opinions that will save me from wasting money purchasing products that have been advertised that is not actually very good, so I will always do honest reviews. I’ve tried TRESemmé in the past but it did not measure up to the way I liked my hair to feel and look. I felt that it was somewhat of a topical treatment that didn’t improve the true nourishing feel of my hair. With this new formula and the added ingredients, Keratin and Marula Oil, I would definately recommend this range of products. 
I have written a review on Beauty Bulletin and with exactly what I’ve been doing and I feel an incredible difference! From the shampoo until you get to the oil treatment for that added silkiness, it makes your hair feel so soft! I have to keep myself from touching and playing with my hair constantly but it just feels and looks so great. 
I’ve also done a very short tutorial on how I create effortless mermaid waves on my YouTube Channel. I don’t usually use a hair dryer to dry my hair but in winter it is imperetive that my hair is thoroughly dry before bed.

I love a routine where I make the least amount of effort, with the best results!

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