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I love finding a great hair serum! The oil can literally change the texture and life of your hair… it’s like a trip to the salon without ever leaving your house!

I’ve long been a fan of Kerastase’s Oleo-Relax. It’s a brilliant smoothing serum for dry hair. Other serums have come and gone, but Kerastase has remained a permanent staple in my hair care cabinet. One tiny problem: it’s a bit pricey – at $43.99 my hair better be shining like a 10 karat diamond! But, I get it, not every wants to spend almost 50 bucks on hair drops!

Well, fellow beauties, I have finally found an alternative that is just as amazing yet a fraction of the price – L’Oreal Serie Expert Liss Extreme Shine Perfecting Serum.

It’s ultra light, full of shine, and perfectly suitable at punching up your natural (or fake) curls. Plus, this serum actually makes highlighted hair “pop.” I don’t know how, but when you apply to your hair, it gives contrast and texture to your highlights. This product is definite salon-quality (so soft, so smooth, so stunning!).

PRICE TAG: $18.10 for 4.25 oz.

A word (or several..) from the company:
“L’Oreal Serie Expert Liss Extreme Shine Perfecting Serum smoothes and soften with a unique combination of Bio-Mimetic Ceramide, Smoothing Agents and Amino Essence Complex.”

Beauty Secret: Both Kerastase Oleo-Relax and L’Oreal Liss Perfecting Serum are made by… L’Oreal! So, rest assured, you’re getting pretty much the same quality ingredient in both products!

A Beauty Whore’s New Year’s Resolutions

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Resolutions for 2007:

1. I will ALWAYS wash my face prior to falling asleep (regardless of how lazy, tired and/or drunk I may be).
2. I will spend more time moisturizing and less time obsessing over minescule skin flaws.
3. I will take more baths and load the bath with my new favorite bubbly, Booty Parlor Naughty Bubbles Bubble Bath because, after all, I deserve to feel sexy even at bath time. (Plus, the tuberose scented, irridescent bubbles leave my skin smelling and feeling like a sex goddess!)
4. I will exfoliate lips at least once a week with Smashbox’s Emulsion Lip Exfoliant because I vow to kiss more in 2007!!! (and smooth lips just feel better!)
5. I will deep condition my hair at least once a week for twenty minutes using the old secret recipe of grocery store olive oil (Cindy Crawford swears by this!)
6. I will try new color combinations on eyes and lips (like the new pink lippy that is Spring’s must-have… (I’m liking Vincent Longo’s Gel-X Lipsticks Enhanced with Lip Plumping Moisturizers in COAST because it’s color, plump and shine all in one!)
7. I will finish my hair care line, LUCID, and finally launch the most fabulous organic hair products since Loreal made Kerastase!!!

Happy New Year to all of my fellow beauty whores… may this year be filled with beautiful skin, hair and make-up!!!

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