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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Survival Guide

I don't know about y'all but Winter has been tough on this Southern girl.
From the harsh wind to the freezing temps, I have been riding the struggle bus on a daily basis, well only when I actually have to leave my house, but I digress.

I thought I was going to be forced to stay inside & remain in my leggings and oversized sweatshirts until April simply for the sake of my skin...that is, until I discovered Insta Natural!

I've heard of Argan oil before, it's in my shampoo that I use.
But who knew that it actually had a million other uses?

First up in my list of life-saving products that you NEED to try this winter is the Argan Oil Hair Mask-Intensive Hair Conditioner.
This hair mask can be used as a deep-conditioner or as a regular every day conditioner...I confess, I tried it both ways & I loved it!
My hair is famously damaged, I've been flat-ironing it and putting it in ponytails for as long as I can remember.

I have basically done everything that I can do to put my hair through hell.
This product has made it so soft & shiny. The product is rich, creamy, and smells like heaven.
But the best part? It's not greasy or heavy in my hair!
I feel confident that with weekly use it will make a huge difference in my hair.

Second is that cute little blue bottle pictured above, the Vitamin C Serum.
I was excited about trying this because the bottle says that it fights aging (hey, I'll be 22 next year...I need all the help I can get!), smooths skin & reduces appearance of pores, moisturizes dry skin, & fights skin discoloration.
When I tried this, I had several dry patches of skin & my forehead was super dry too.
I was a little nervous about applying oil directly to my face, but it absorbed so quickly & didn't leave me greasy or too shiny.
I put it on just before bed & when I woke up in the morning I was re-hydrated & the dry spots of skin were gone which is something that I hadn't been able to achieve with drugstore lotion (or even my sworn by Hempz lotion!)

Last up is maybe my favorite product...the Organic Argan Oil for Hair, Face, Skin, and Nails.
I love it because it is so versatile!
 I first used it on the evening of our first family Christmas gathering to smooth down frizzy hairs, it worked without weighing down my hair or making it crunchy like some hair sprays do.
On top of that, I now regularly use it on my damp hair to smooth my dry, broken ends of my hair.
And guess what else it works on?
Winter has this bad habit of drying out my cuticles & although I love my Sally Hansen cuticle cream, 
I wanted to see if I could achieve the same miraculous results with this oil.
I applied it before bed & the next morning, my cuticles were hydrated, smooth, and not painful at all!

And my favorite way to use this oil may seem crazy, but I love using it when I have an acne flair up.
I just smooth it on the flair up after I've cleansed my skin & by the next morning the size of the spot is reduced.

Basically these products are miracles and I don't know how to explain how thankful I am that I have found something that works as well as they do. With the wedding quickly approaching, I'm more thoughtful of my personal care routines, so these are perfect for me!

If you'd like to check them out head over to their page on Amazon.
They're having a great special, where you can get up to 15% off of your total purchase.
The company is so friendly and great to work with so you'll enjoy your experience :)

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Until next time. . .


This post is sponsored by InstaNatural in conjunction with the Brandbacker Blog Network. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I love argan oil for the hair- it's incredible! Great product review, babe! Winter is so hard on the skin, you have to break out the arsenal! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. I'll definitely have to check out these products! Winter weather sucks!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    1. It does! But these products help it suck less :)

      xoxo, SS

  3. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, dear!

  4. My hair has been very damaged as well!! I'll have to check out this product! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I hope these products work as well for you as they did for me! Hope your Christmas was Merry as well!
      Happy New Year!
      xoxo, SS


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