N&J Spring Beauty: Which Anti-Frizz Products REALLY work!

Spring is here, and so is the humidity! No matter what your hair type; curly, straight, fine, thick, sleek or wavy – our common bond remains our fear of frizz. Humidity (the main cause of hair frizz) brings a higher water content to the air, which in turn causes that gorgeous smooth blowout to return to its original state. You may also notice some fly-aways and general unruley behavior, which can put a damper on your perfect hairstyle.
Anti-frizz products are abundant on the shelves and claiming to tame your hair once and for all. They promise to smooth hair, calm fly-aways, control curls – all while keeping hair soft and manageable. Which ones can live up to those promises? I tested the most popular brands and these are my top picks:
Rain or shine, this industry favorite protects against frizz and leaves hair fly-away free. Hair doesn't ever feel heavy or greasy. I am never without it, and they also make a travel size perfect for getaways! (Bumble and bumble Defrizz, $26, www.bumbleandbumble.com)
Considering all the awards and “hair scientists” behind this formula, I anticipated frizz-free greatness. Believe me, this cream was amazing from the moment it touched my hair. It seemed to melt right into the hair making it healthier where it needed. After blow-drying, my hair felt softer, healthier and completely smooth. (Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream, $26, www.livingproof.com)
This best-selling serum has had the same formula from the beginning – which means it works! Best on dry, frizzy or chemically treated hair, a dime-size amount will fight frizz and control unruly hair. It also has a UV filter to protect from sun damage and keep color lasting longer! I find that one drop too many caused my hair to look oily. Lesson learned? Start with a little and you can always add more! (John Frieda Frizz-Ease, $10, www.johnfrieda.com)
I recently got a regretful blowout that actually broke my hair, creating fly-aways that literally stuck straight up. My test for this product was to see if those could be tamed. This serum not only smoothed and de-frizzed my hair, but also gave a silky softness that I instantly fell in love with. Arrojo makes beautiful products that do exactly what they say they’ll do. (Arrojo Defrizz Serum, $16, www.store.arrojoproduct.com)

N&J Beauty MUST-HAVE'S: The NYC Makeup Show!

Crown Syntho Deluxe Flat Bronzer Brush - STOCK UP ladies! Crown's Syntho line is the highest quality, super soft, synthetic makeup brush. Available at The Makeup Show NYC, grab a plastic bin and spoil yourself with these beauties! There are so many brushes to choose, and for me this flat bronzing brush stole the show!

Crown Syntho Jumbo Powder Brush - Another one of Crown's Syntho brushes, this jumbo powder brush is one of my favorites for a light, natural-looking application of powder.

Youngblood Cosmetics Mineral Primer - This colorless base helps enhance the performance of makeup throughout the day. The lightweight, silky formula smoothes the appearance of fine line and pores, creating an even surface for foundation. Packed with minerals and vitamins to protect your skin. **PRO TIP! Use this primer to correct eye makeup mistakes with no mess! Even black eyeliner comes off easily!

Youngblood Cosmetics Luminous Creme Blush - One of my favorites. My go-to cheekbone highlighter. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy. Though all are stunning, the shade 'Rose Quartz' is too good to be true.


Velour Faux Lashes - Angela & Mabel have created a line of faux lashes that are taking OVER the industry. Made from 100% mink fur ( check it out--> cruelty free!), these luxurious lashes aren't just for celebs anymore! I stocked up on styles like 'Strike a Pose' & 'You Complete Me'.