2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Hair Obsessed Naturalista

It’s full swing in holiday shopping season and hopefully, you’re making a dent in your list - and checking it twice?? To make sure you get the perfect gift for the natural haired bestie in your life I’ve put together this 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Hair Obsessed Naturalista!  There’s a little bit for everyone and a few items that your natural friend won’t mind having doubles of - ever!  I put together a foolproof list of the most awesome hair gifts you could ever give (or receive).
                                                   AFRICAN PRINT TURBAN


A head wrap you’ll absolutely love! These versatile head wraps come in limited edition prints. They can be styled in several ways with lots of different tying options. made with 100% cotton fabric and Authentic African Wax. Colors are fade proof!


Spornette’s luxury cushion brushes come in a full-size and travel-size version. A hairstyling staple to keep in your bathroom vanity or in your office desk drawer for everyday use, it’s perfect for all hair types  - long, medium, short, thick, thin, curly, wavy or straight. It’s even gentle enough for wigs and extensions.

Features ten soft microfiber fingers to provide a smooth surface that surrounds curls to absorb just enough water to allow DevaCurl styling products to set curls, keeping them frizz free and intact.                                     

An inexpensive treat that’s small enough to take with you anywhere, increase blood circulation and provides deep relaxation and helps reduce stress.
Curly hair is so versatile that it can change with the trends! For the women who what to get that perfectly sleek hair, the flat iron is an irreplaceable beauty accessory. That is why hsi professional created the versatile, must-have flat iron which instantly transforms a curly mane into a cover girl straight hair.

Shea Moisture Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner Set 
This Shea Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Combo Set Fortifies & Softens Brittle Hair With Powerful Moisturizing Ingredients. The Shampoo Cleans Deep Down to Remove Dirt & Residue; Black Castor Oil & Apple Cider Vinegar Promote Growth & Prevent Breakage. The Reparative Conditioner Uses Organic Shea Butter, Keratin Proteins & Peppermint to Smooth & Detangle Dry, Damaged Hair.

                DEEP CONDITION HONEY MASK                               

TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask is a miracle treatment for your hair. Made with Raw Honey to moisturize you hair, making it softer and shinier. It also includes Olive and Jojoba oils which provides your hair with Vitamins A, E and D to nourish and heal. Great for decreasing breakage and help maintain your hair's length.

This Moroccan Argan Oil is unfiltered, cold pressed and the highest quality. Great for relieving  scars, burns, stretch marks, lines and wrinkles revealing younger skin. Easy to use, just add a few drops to make vegan argan oil shampoo, conditioner and cream!
                                                          ORIBE HOLIDAY DRY STYLING SET                                                              
Double the glam.Volumizing Dry Texturizing Spray and blowout-extending Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. Naturalista safe - vegan, cruelty and gluten-free.

                                                                DYSON BLOW DRYER                               

Only the most amazing hair dryer ever created! The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine. So, you can dry without the risk of extreme heat damage! Drying shouldn't take forever and it should make you look like a bodybuilder either. Dyson completely redesigned the dryer so that it’s less stress on your arm.                                   


Every woman curly hair or straight needs to have one of these. It’s perfect for creating all different types of curls. Has a large hood capacity to fit over Curlformers, rollers and velcros.

L.A. Colors Liquid Foundation Makeup Review & Demo

L.A. Colors Liquid Foundation Makeup Review & Demo by
L.A. Colors Liquid Foundation Makeup Review & Demo
My foundation box (yes, you heard me, “Box”) is getting really full and while I was going through it this morning I realized that I haven’t done a proper review on several of my foundations including this L.A. Colors Liquid Foundation - actually, I hadn’t even used it!

So, what do I think about it, you ask? First off, the price is great - $2 from Daiso. You can’t beat that. I also like the pump dispenser and the separate cover that covers the dispenser so that there aren't any unexpected spills. Just based on the outside color of the bottle I was able to match my skin tone pretty well without having the opportunity to sample it inside the store. It’s also cruelty-free like most foundations are these days. So at least for the price, L.A. Colors is following industry awareness into the cruelty-free direction. 

So what do I think L.A. Colors could improve on? They only have 9 shades available from Buff to Ebony. The foundation itself, the packaging, etc. looks cheap - which it is for only $2.00. 

My parting advice if you’re considering L.A. Colors foundation? It reminds me of BH Cosmetics Foundations in terms of the feel. I would describe it as having a silicone texture when applying it on your skin. It seems to dry rather quickly which can be a good thing and a bad thing. Depending on how much blending you need to do - move fast when applying! 

If you don't have a Daiso near you, you can grab a bottle of L.A. Colors Liquid Foundation here,

Watch my full video review of L.A. Colors Foundation complete with swatches and try-on!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Lover

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your spouse, friend or co-worker who just loves the gym? Daisi Jo Reviews brings you the best holiday gifts for the fitness lover in your life.                                          
Brooks Ghost 10

Brooks are arguably the most perfectly crafted running shoe ever. The Ghost model 10 has gotten rave reviews for its design and comfort. It’s plush bottom with a medium-high arch promises the smoothest run possible. $120, available in an assortment of color options.                           

This isn’t detergent for your everyday clothes. The Laundress Sport Detergent is designed for moisture-wicking, breathable, insulated and water-repellent fabrics such as athletic wear. It removes bacteria left behind from body oils, sweat and odors from cotton, spandex and nylon. After your first wash cycle, you’ll never go back to the old stuff. $18.99/each. 


Made for everyone, these wipes are flushable, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. There made with tea tree oil, cooling peppermint, aloe and ginseng. You can use them anywhere so why not the gym. Need to run errands after a workout? No problem! Good Wipes fit in your purse, makeup pouch or gym bag. $6.99/each


Breathable, great fit and affordable - what more can you ask for? These compression leggings are made to be moisture-free, anti-order and antibacterial.They offer great support while looking flattering on the body. You won’t experience any chafing either. The compression fit sports muscle and joint recovery by increasing blood circulation. Over 75% customer say it a perfect fit plus they have a hidden pocket!
Delivering a filling breakfast in less than 1 minute, Zen Breakfast Blend will elevate your whole cay with a delicious blend of real nut seeds, fruit and plant-based proteins.  Zen Breakfast Blend is packaged in individual pouches making it easy to take with you to the office after a workout. Simply add milk to your ZenBB and blend! $22/per 5 pack box

Delivering quick energy for the athlete in your life, Clif Shots come in 8 flavors with 90% organic ingredients. Great for mid-workout energy boosts, each shot only has 100 calories and 25mg of caffeine.


They say abs are made in the kitchen, the Shredded Chef Cookbook features 120 recipes for building muscle and leaning out. This cookbook helps would be at-home chef gain confidence and ultimately, master the kitchen!

This is by far one of the most versatile and popular gym bags I’ve seen being sported on the streets. With a modern design, the bag is water resistant, washable and comes with a removable laundry bag so you can dump your sweat clothes directly into the washing machine. It can be worn as a handbag or as a crossbody bag. $34.99


Stainless Steel water bottles have become the answer to plastic bottle alternatives and high maintenance glass tumblers. Simple Modern bottles come in sizes starting at 9oz to 34oz in a wide range of colors.  $15.99 


Get support and comfort in all the right places. This bra features adjustable gel-cushioned straps and mesh panels for ventilation. No chafing, no tags, wick moisture and wire-free.


Incredibly lightweight, Women's NIKE Flex TR 7 Training Shoe is breathable while offering  supportive platform designed for flexibility and traction in every direction. $90.00


Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude is the hilarious but true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy who undergoes a miraculous transformation into a healthy, blissful, obsessively dedicated yoga fiend. 


Made from super soft, ultra premium organic cotton that wicks away sweat, allows your head to breathe and does good by Mother Nature. Non-slip, sweat-wicking, odor-resistant organic cotton sweatband keeps you looking great and feeling good during even the sweatiest of workouts. $25.00


With new superior sound this Jabra has a track fit motion sensor that automatically counts your reps and if you combine your cross training with running, it will also measure distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned. It also features an intelligent in-ear coaching for personalized workouts: choose from more than 50 exercises, from beginner to advanced.


Perfect for the night runners and hikers, recharges in only 2 Hours and Provide up to 100 Hours of Constant Light on a Single Charge. Plus it has a Built-In Battery Life Indicator. Lightweight, waterproof and is durable.


This probably the most compatible armband for your cell phone no matter which size and upgrade you have. This armband fits iPhone 5 - the new X and Galaxy S5 and Google Pixel.  $9.98

Nuun is a refreshing, low calorie and low sugar tablet that is packed with Electrolytes. 

It’s certified gluten free, vegan, non-GMO sourced, soy and dairy free. Nuun comes in 5 flavors to replenish what you lost through sweat!


They’re soft, stretchy mini elastic headbands with front & center Under Armour logos.They have a grippy silicone strips underneath for secure, stay-put performance. And they’re sold in sets of six in case you loose one on your last mile!


Premium cotton for long-lasting softness and lightweight comfort. These socks feature arch support, a rib cuffs for durability and enhanced fit.


Made from high quality, soft cotton canvas, this bag is perfect for everything - makeup, your phone, cash & keys, etc. Works great for the gym, travel, school, receipts, purses, organize it all!


These non-fog swim goggles are made with anti-fog coating by the latest Environmental Treatment Technology which enhances the anti-fog ability of the goggles and does no any harm to your body.  The outer surfaces of the lenses are carefully coated which enables the lenses to filter harmful rays and protect your eyes from heat and damage of the sunrays, especially when you swim outdoors. Made from premium silicone material and and an ergonomic design used on the goggles ensure a snug fit on different facial forms and never allows water leak in.


The Swim On cap provides a comfortable fit over long, thick or curly hair & even dreadlocks! The adult swim cap is made from waterproof, silicone  and protects hair from salt & chlorine damage. It's perfect for long or thick hair, extensions, weaves & color treated hair, Comes in multiple color options.

This Burt’s Bee Holiday gift set contains 4 favorite Burt's Bees natural facial care products to make skin healthy-looking and gorgeous throughout the holiday season. Includes: one package of 10 facial cleansing towelettes, one 6 oz. tube of deep cleansing cream, one 4 oz. tube of deep pore scrub, and tube 100% natural moisturizing lip balm


Cork Yoga Blocks provide Great Support and Enhanced Stability for your workout, allowing you to stretch and maximize your Yoga Poses by giving you the extra height when the pose calls for reaching the floor.                 

150 LUMENS – Night Runner shoe lights come with two ultra-light LED light units that fasten securely to shoelaces, features 270 degrees of visibility in front of the runner, and two red taillights. The best product for running at night!

The YogiiiTote was made to Simplify your Practice - No More Hassle Packing and Carrying your Yoga Gear to and from the Studio. Just Slide in your Gear and GO!


Features a 12-week goal-setting page and weekly planning pages, plus space to log before and after measurements. Daily food log to record healthy eats, including trackers for nutrients, vitamins, water and sleep. Also includes a daily workout page to track strength training, cardio, classes, and flexibility. Weekly wrap-up pages to reward progress, reflect on your week, and journal thoughts and inspiration.

So there's no time to wash and style after that epic gym workout or is Tuesday your 'no wash day'? That's no problem, because Beach Babe will do the tidying up for you! This coconut version of one of our must-haves is perfect for all the sensitive-scalped style connoisseurs who want a fragrance-free freshen up. Still containing these same oil absorbing properties you're looking for, this new dry shampoo is made just for you.


All Grip; No Slip! Gaiam yoga socks are perfect for travel, at home or at the studio. They are a hygienic alternative to practicing Yoga in bare feet.


Made from ingredients to help hydrate skin and retain moisture. Rich in vitamins a, B, E, and F. Made with allergen free, plant-derived ingredients. Vegan approved, never tested on animals. Longlasting for daily use in demanding conditions. Keeps pores clog free. Sweat escapes and lets skin breathe.


This one size fits all cap is perfect for those outdoor workouts under the sun.


Increase resistance, and you increase your fitness gains! Combining unbeatable comfort with an enduring design, we help you get from zero to hero faster by adding just the right amount of resistance for your home gym routines!

Versatile for multiple workouts. Combine strength and cardio training while engaging multiple muscle groups in workouts with TRX Gravity Cast Kettlebells.


Ultra-light water storage solution for camping, hiking, or any backcountry adventure. The flexible design makes it so light and compact, you'll forget it's in your pack. External capacity gauge allows you to track your hydration intake or measure out the contents.


Perfect for the post workout recovery, Dr. Teal’s Epsom salt is one of the best solutions to soothing sore muscles, relieving stress, detoxing the body, treating swollen feet and helping you sleep better.


The Adjustable Massage Roller gives you hundreds of massage options, all in one hand held tool. You can arrange the 12 independently spinning discs anyway you want to target specific muscle groups and get immediate benefit. Put the larger discs on opposite ends to treat larger sore areas, put them in the middle for a targeted massage or mix them up for varied relief.