I fake it every day, do you? Ha! I pile on the skincare, wear makeup and color my hair all to look and feel my best. I am not only trying to look and feel good, but I am also trying to defy the clock and fake my age. I think one of the most important things I do is color my hair, because if I didn't, I'd look much older than I am. That's why I experience the pleasure of faking it and choose great products like AGEbeautiful Haircolor. With AGEbeautiful Haircolor, you won't just be faking your age — you'll be redefining it.Read More
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I'm not sure if I should admit it, but I've been coloring my hair for about 30 years. What started out as experimenting in my teen years turned to a necessity and maintenance in my forties. The upkeep is somewhat of a process, especially because I am not a natural blonde. If you look at the little image of me in the right-hand sidebar, you will see that I have blonde hair, when in fact, I was born with very dark brown hair. Keeping my hair a light golden blonde color takes a lot of work and monthly trips to the salon. My hair grows pretty fast requiring color touch ups because I don't like dark roots and I don't like the gray hairs that have been popping through for the last ten or so years either. The thing is, I could really go to the salon every two weeks for a touch up because these gray hairs just seem to grow out of nowhere. I have tried powders and sprays but honestly never stuck with one product because the solution wasn't for me. I never found one product to fit my routine or truly solved the problem — until now. I finally tried Madison Reed Root Touch Up Powder (which debuts on QVC tomorrow) and this is the solution I have been searching for. It's like makeup for my hair!
Madison Reed Root Touch Up Powder is a pressed mineral powder that conceals outgrown roots and gray hair quickly, easily and instantly. It works so well because of micro-milled pigments that provide dense coverage and blend right into the hair. I love how natural it looks.
This is no ordinary touch up powder either, Madison Reed Root Touch Up is made by color-experts with nutrient rich ingredients. Infused with Keratin to strengthen and repair, Argan Oil to protect and condition along with Ginseng Root Extract to help soften and hydrate, hair is even receiving treatment when using. How great is that?
The best part about this Root Touch Up Powder is that once you apply it, the powder is ON and roots are concealed until you wash it out. That's right, Root Touch Up does not come off when you sweat, when you sleep or even when you get caught in the rain. It truly is makeup for the hair!
The entire system is luxurious, from the compact, pouch and brush — it's all very prestige. Root Touch Up Powder comes in a luxurious compact with a velvet pouch to hold it and protect it. The pouch also makes it perfectly portable for travel. The compact fits easily into the palm of your hand making it easy to hold and easy to use. Root Touch Up comes with the perfect sized brush making it super simple to apply the powder to your roots, with just one little sweep and press of the brush I might add.
No matter your hair color, Madison Reed has you covered, as Root Touch Up is available in seven shades:
- Dark Brown
- Medium Brown
- Light Golden Brown
- Light Brown
- Light Blonde
I have been using the Light Blonde shade on my not-so-natural-blonde colored hair and it blends into my roots seamlessly. I love that I am able to extend my time between salon appointments just a bit longer because Madison Reed Root Touch Up instantly is covering my gray and dark roots at my temples. I also like that when I am pulling my hair up in a ponytail and my dark roots are revealed, I can apply Root Touch Up where needed and no one is the wiser.
Madison Reed on QVC
Madison Reed Root Touch Up Powder will be making its debut on QVC tomorrow, April 22nd, during Friday Night Beauty. Tune in to watch Amy Errett, CEO and Co-Founder of Madison Reed introduce the brand on-air. Root Touch Up Powder is QVC item #A282057 and sells for $30 with FREE standard shipping & handling. I can't wait and will be tuning it to get application tips and tricks and to see Amy live!
Thank you to Madison Reed for sponsoring today's post. All opinions are my own.
Being a not-so-natural blonde takes a lot of maintenance. If you are like me and lighten your hair, you know that the struggle is real! Blonde hair and highlights take work in between appointments. Blonde hair can dull, fade, turn brassy and if you go in the pool or use the wrong products, it can even turn shades of green or orange. I've been using just one product that is helping me boost my blonde (or refresh it) by using it just one or twice a week.
I've simply been replacing my normal shampoo with Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo once or twice a week to refresh my blonde hair while enhancing my highlights. The formulation is specially colored to balance pigment and to help condition and add much-needed moisture, vibrancy and luminosity to my color-treated hair.
The shampoo is violet colored so don't let that shock you, but that's how it works. It's gentle, but only designed to be used once or twice a week or it can discolor your hair. I use it once a week in the winter, but twice a week in the summer when I'm in the sun more and it's subject to turning too brassy.
Clairol Shimmer Lights is not only great for blondes, it is made for gray hair too. The formula is made to do so much:
- tone down brassiness
- renew and refresh faded highlights and ash-tones
- reduce the visible green shade which can be deposited on blonde hair by excessive amounts of chlorine
- remove dull yellow from gray/white hair
- leave hair shiny without residue