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Friday, February 7, 2014

Splurge-Worthy Beauty Must-Have: Derm-Organic Argan Oil Leave-in Treatment




First off, I want to wish my Grandma Ruth a Happy 95th Birthday today!  I am sad that her dementia for the past few years has made it difficult for us to communicate, but I am looking forward to seeing her again in March when I go down to New York City for a visit.

Compared to a lot of women, I'm pretty low maintenance.  I can very happily live with discount beauty products and clothing.  My beauty products come from the drug store, and my clothes mostly come from H&M, Winners, etc.  You will not likely catch me buying clothes, make-up or accessories in luxury stores or buying luxury brands.  There are a few exceptions, such as fragrance (I am still hooked on Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit scent) and running shoes - since I workout so much it is really important to have good ones...although I almost always buy them when they are majorly on sale).  Another thing I will never again skimp on is my DermOrganic Argan Oil Leave-in Treatment!

My hairdresser told me about it years ago and I'd been using it and loving it (helps your hair dry faster and is a great moisturizer, de-frizzer).  I had to go to specialty beauty supply stores to find it and it's $30 for a small bottle.  But after I had my hair straightened, I figured I didn't need it anymore.  I picked up a bottle of argan oil leave-in treatment for about 1/3 the price at the drug store.  The consistency was completely different and I knew right away the oil was cut with other ingredients, but started using it anyways.

 Lately, I have been finding my hair was becoming coarser, dryer and less shiny.  I was thinking that my straightening treatment must be fading out, but I was also at the end of my bargain-bottle of argan oil.  At the mall last weekend, I found my DermOrganic at 50% off so, of course, I picked up 2 bottles.  As soon as I started using it again, I realized just how much better it is than the cheap stuff.  Oh my, I am never skimping on this again.  And really, a little goes a long way, so one bottle can last me over 6 months.  Just a few drops and my hair is soft, shiny and much easier and faster to blow dry in the morning. 

Speaking of mornings, I am so loving the breakfast rules around here.  It is saving me so much time and energy in the mornings.  Nevertheless, I'm still really glad its Friday.  We've got a pretty quiet weekend coming: I work tonight and tomorrow, Little A has soccer, Hebrew School, Fitkids, and a playdate, and Big A has swimming, Hebrew School and a playdate.  Adam and I will just hopefully have some time to relax together.  Unfortunately, I think we are in for more cold, snowy weather.  But I guess at this point we gotta just accept that this is going to be a super cold winter.  Have a healthy, happy weekend.

And cheers to Grandma Ruth, who was and always will be, far more elegant than I!