Monday, January 11, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things, & AVEDA GIVEAWAY!

Hello Fashionistas! I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday and staying warm. We had a record low last night, 16-19 degrees depending on where the temp was taken. Brrrrr.....

Every now and then, I will share "My Favorite Things" on the blog. The topics will vary - fashion, skin care, cosmetics, hair care, etc. Today I want to tell you about a hair care product and brand that if you haven't tried, YOU NEED TO!

When I lived up north (that means North Carolina to me!), I started to have my hair colored, cut and styled at one of the local AVEDA salons. When I initially went, I was just back from a very long business trip and I'd been in the process of moving from AL to NC. My hair was in AWFUL shape, so bad that the stylist refused to color it without "color correction". I was devastated - after all - I am a LEO - and our hair is our PRIDE and JOY. My stylist at the time, Mifa, cut about a foot off my hair (per my request), then agreed to color.

She used a product on my hair called "Light Elements Smoothing Fluid":

This is a leave-in product, and I still use it today. I've used it for 6+ years now. It has SINGLE handedly vastly improved the condition and texture of my hair. According to the AVEDA website, here are the benefits of this product:

A fluid styling formula that adds shine and movement as it restores a healthy look and feel to hair. Plant-based ingredients—like certified organic jojoba—help condition and smooth hair.
Smooths, and conditions
Dries with a soft touchable finish
Adds weightless, free-flowing movement, body and natural shine
For all hair types

Application tips, again from AVEDA:

Apply a small amount of Light Elements™ Smoothing Fluid through damp hair. Blow dry and style. For extra shine—or to tame flyaways—apply to dry hair.

If you are suffering from dry, wintery hair (or like me, always looking for something new to try!), give this a whirl! I PROMISE, you will not be disappointed....I bet I've got at least a dozen people hooked on this stuff! :-) You can check out the product on Aveda's website HERE.

I do ♥♥♥ all the other AVEDA products - especially the shampoo and conditioner! In the spirit of sharing with my Shopaholic pals, I have a new GIVEAWAY for you! You will receive a PINK, mesh drawstring bag filled with travel sizes of Aveda's Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner.

Here is your goodie:

Now for the FUN! Here are all the ways you can win:

1) Sign up to FOLLOW my blog. If you're already a follower, you have ONE entry!

2) Followers please comment on this post - tell me what your FAVORITE hair product is and why you like it for ONE entry!

3) Post this giveaway on your blog for an additional TWO entries!

4) Tweet about this giveaway for TWO Entries!

5) Post this giveaway on Facebook using the SHARE button on the right side of my page for TWO additional entries!

This giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:59 Central time. After entering the information into, I will announce a winner on Wednesday, January 20.

Thanks for reading my blog, I'm having so much fun getting to know you all! Don't forget to share with your friends, as I have yet ANOTHER giveaway coming when I reach 100 followers (and that will be Lilly Pulitzer)!

XOXO, Lori

p.s. Just to make it "legal" - I was not compensated or associated with the Aveda company in any way. I'm just a lover of their products and wanted to share my knowledge with you!


  1. okay Lori I would love to try but you have to promise my hair will look anywhere near as pretty as yours!

  2. I absolutely live & swear by Aveda products. Use their hair products, lotions, scents & oils daily! Just clean & natural. I posted this giveaway on my Diva Fitness Duds fan page on FB as well as my regular FB page and my Twitter page!

  3. I love Str8 by Rusk.
    I have wirey, kinky thick hair and well this helps control it.
    Another thing that I can not live without is my flat iron.
    I am a follower

  4. My favorite hair product is Moroccan Oil, it is the best and gives you smooth and silky hair! I am also a follower! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. I am already a follower! My favorite is Oscar Blandi Pronto dry shampoo. Perfect for my south Florida, fine and blond hair. I love it!

  6. My favorite hair product is VO5 hot Oil Treatment!

    I have probably been using this for 35 years, but it makes my hair so shiny that I keep using it.

    I am a follower - love your blog :-)

  7. My favorite product for my long pin straight hair is: L'Oreal Serie Expert - Absolut Repair Leave-in Repairing Cream. my hair can get dry at the ends and this stuff is the best. I am a follower already :)

  8. follow, tweet, and comment! my favorite product is ......RAVE 4X hold hairspray. It's a whole $2.00 at a bargain store! You can create the most beautiful curled styles and hold them with this spray!
    Love, Jen

  9. Just found out about "Light Elements Smoothing Fluid" by Aveda...must try..also love Aveda Brilliant hair perfume..smells awesome! Currently using Morroccan Oil but will look for Light Elements!

  10. I need all the help I can get with my hair! I am going to become a follower! xx

  11. I'm a hair nightmare! I have combo hair. I love keihls root spray and some other cream you put in to get rid of frizz. I'm a follwer and I'm tweeting this now. xoxo


  12. I'm already a follower and love your product obsessions!
    I have to admit, I prefer Pureology Pure Volume shampoo and conditioners. I have fine, straight hair and that system really seems to give it a little lift.

  13. Love your blog Lori! I am a follower as you know :)

  14. I am currently using the John Freida Sheer Blonde shampoo/conditoner, but I have always been a huge fan of Aveda. Tell us more!! xox

  15. I'm the Leo with the thin, fine mane...XXOO

  16. Hi!! I am a follower for one entry. My favorite hair products would have to be John Frieda Shampoo and conditioner. Also I posted about this on my public blog for two more entries!! That makes four total!! Thanks for hosting and I'm excited to see what you have in store when you reach 100 followers~

  17. Cute blog! I'm a follower and my favorite hair product is Moroccan Oil. I can't wait for the Lilly giveaway!

  18. Oh another giveaway!?!?! Thank you for hosting!! I am a follower of your blog, and my favorite hair care products are John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette, Herbal Essence, and Tresemme!! I also posted, so 4 entries!!!

  19. I am a leo too! My favorite product is Ojon. I tweeted and facebooked! ;)

  20. okay Lori...I am hoping that I am officially signed up now...let me know if I did not do it right
    Love the new jewelry btw (Caroline Grace)...I think I am going to order my sister one of the Mom necklaces for her bday. Thanks for the good ideas!

  21. Hey! Im a follower!!!

    I love Tousle Me Softly Conditioner! its the best!

  22. hey! i am also a follower. =D

    My favorite shampoo, along with Mimi Elise, is herbal essences tousle me softly shampoo. I love the smell!

    thanks for hosting another great give-a-way!

  23. I am following.

    My favorite hair care product is anything Herbal Essences.

    I also tweeted about the giveaway here -

  24. I follow
    zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com


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