Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Turn Heads and Looks Amazing When You Pamper Your Hair This Valentine's Day w/ Alberto VO5 Salon Series Products -- Review and #Giveaway #BeautyForAll

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Do you and your sweetie have plans for Valentine's Day?  My husband just surprised me this AM by letting me know that he will be taking the girls and I away for the weekend, to celebrate Valentine's Day.  While it would have been nice to have some "adult time" without the girls, I also like being able to do things as a family, as my husband works all week, and we only have time on the weekends to spend together -- that is, if the girls cooperate and we can manage to leave the house. :-)

We will be heading to Boston for the weekend, where we will enjoy the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel.  If you live in the New England area, or a planning a trip near Boston this year, and LOVE chocolate, then you have to check out the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel.  They offer over 100+ different chocolate treats and desserts to enjoy.  Just walking into the cafe and smelling the chocolate will put a smile on your face.  My husband and I used to go here every Valentine's Day, as well as for his birthday, before the girls arrived.  But, with little ones in tow, we knew it would be difficult to keep their little hands from pulling trays of chocolates down off of the tables or making a scene from being overtired.  Now that they are a little older, we thought this would be a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day.  After we will our tummy's with chocolate, we will walk it off as we walk around Boston checking out the sites.  Even though I was born in Boston and grew up around the area, it is nice to play tourist and take in different attractions, etc. that I haven't been to in so long. :-)

When it comes to packing for our weekend getaway, I will definitely be packing products from the iconic hair care brand Alberto VO5, as I was recently sent the following samples:

Salon Series
Indulge yourself in VO5 Hot Oil Therapy’s 5-vitamin and protein rich formula. Soothe your scalp and senses while moisturizing and conditioning hair from roots to ends, helping to restore shine, strength and silky softness.

VO5 Salon Series Hydrate + Nourish with nutritive plant oils adds replenishing moisture and healthy luster to hair from roots to ends™.

VO5 Salon Series™ Perfect Hold Aerosol Hairspray is infused with 5 Essential Vitamins™ to help fortify your hair for a healthy shine that perfectly finishes any style. Experience salon-quality hold and long-lasting control without stiffness or stickiness. Indulge daily without flaking or residue buildup.
*VO5 Salon Series Perfect Hold Products do not contain 11 revitalizing oils.

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It’s simple to get salon quality hair that is really manageable and silky to the touch. This all-in-one styling miracle is your secret weapon to easily style your hair and put your best look forward! Protective conditioners saturate hair with moisture and a vitamin-enriched formula helps protect hair from heat and strengthens hair against split ends and breakage. You’ll be simply stunned by the results.

I don't remember if I shared this or not, but for the past two years, I have been growing out my hair, to the point that it is almost to my bum.  In the coming weeks, I plan to visit the local hair salon and have 12 inches cut off, so that I can donate to Locks for Love.  Last year marked five years out of cancer treatment for me, and I was deemed in remission.  I started growing out my hair as way to celebrate this five year milestone, while also being able to help those currently in treatment.  Even though I only lost hair in the back of my head from radiation treatment, I still experienced the same emotions that those who lose all their hair go threw during treatment.  And, my hope through my hair donation is to help patient's receive a wig to feel more self conscious as they go throw their cancer treatment journey.

If yo have ever grown your hair out, then you have probably found it to become brittle and dry at times, especially during the cold winter months.  And, it doesn't help if you have a toddler like I do, who loves to twirls and rub your hand.  By the end of the night, I have to spent time getting the mats she leaves from her twirling out, thus causing split ends and breakage.  So, once a week, I have been using hair care product to fix this damage, as you need to have healthy hair to donate.  Thankfully, with the samples recently sent from the popular VO5 Salon Series line, my hair will be looking and feeling amazing this upcoming Valentine's Day, for our day out on the town with the girls. :-)  And, upon my return from our mini staycation, I will have vibrant, lush hair ready to cut and donate, in order to put a smile on a cancer patient's face.  What a great feeling this way be -- two years coming. :-)

So, with Valentine's Day fast approaching, why not give yourself a mini-makeover or day of pampering, as you try out some of the products from the VO5 Salon Series line.  I have been using the VO5 Salon Series Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner, along with the VO5 Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner, and get over how shiny and healthy my hair looks.  No more dull, dry looking hair.  I can't help but toss my head around like you see the ladies on television showing off their bouncy, full hair, as this is what it looks and feels like when you use the Alberto VO5 Salon Series line.  Don't take my word for it...pick up a sampling of VO5’s Salon Series products and try them out on your hair.  These products are uniquely formulated with 11 Essential Oils and VO5’s proprietary Five Essential Vitamins needed for salon beautiful hair -- leaving you saying "Wow" as you look at your hair in the mirror. 

Want a fun look to try with your hair, as you prepare for a nice Valentine's Day dinner out with your sweetie?  Check out this fun “how-to” for a braided top knot, a classic but chic style perfect for a romantic night!  With your hair looking and feeling amazing after using Alberto VO5's Salon Series line and this cute up do, you will have people turning their heads, as they admire how great you look. :-)

The Braided Top Knot

1. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic at the crown of your head.
2. Take pony tail and braid using braid-type of your choice (3-strand, fishtail, rope, etc.) and secure end with elastic.
3. Grab braid and wrap it around to create a knot formation. Secure with 3-4 hairpins. Use V05’s Salon Series Perfect Hold Hairspray,  


You can find the entire Alberto VO5 Salon Series line at your favorite local retailer, including grocery stores and pharmacies.  And, don't worry, you will not break the bank as these hair care products are reasonable priced, while offering salon-quality results. It can't get any better than that! :-)

Having trouble locate a store who carries these products?  Click here to see an extensive list of retailers who carry the Alberto VO5 Salon Series -


Want to win the same Alberto VO5 Salon Series products I was recently to review, to try out at home on your hair?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win now.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.