Hello! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and that you got any Black Friday (or “Cyber Week”) shopping done! I managed to get a great deal from Ulta that I wanted to share. Please tell me if you got any great deals too!
Wavy friends, I got in my order from Ulta and I’m so excited! If you didn’t already know, I’m a bit of a NYMN fanatic. Don’t believe me? Read my full review of the Dark Blue line here (or my spring routine!) , or how I use the NYMN Pink as a Deep Conditioner. So it shouldn’t surprise you too much that when Ulta had a BOGO deal with NYMN that I went for it. That wasn’t a typo. On Black Friday, Ulta had a Buy One Get One FREE on NYMN. Normally the best value is BOGO 50% off, so I went a little crazy and got 6 items. Really, I wanted to buy about 10 but we’re planning on a cross country move in a few months so the timing wasn’t ideal to get a lifetime supply. If you still need Christmas gift ideas, check out the best value sets for wavy hair this holiday season. For now, here’s what I got!
black friday wavy hair haul
- NYMN Black – Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Shampoo
- NYMN Black – Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Conditioner
- NYMN Red – Passion Fruit Kombucha & Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo
- NYMN Red – Passion Fruit Kombucha & Awapuhi Ginger Conditioner
- NYMN Red – Passion Fruit Kombucha & Awapuhi Ginger Leave-In Tonic
- NYMN Dark Blue – Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Conditioner (it’s my holy grail, I think this is bottle #5…maybe one of the new colors will replace this!)
non hair item
I also picked up the Pacifica Sea Algae Anti-Pollution Gel Mask. I wanted to get a gentle gel face mask to replace my Fresh Rose Face Mask from Sephora. I loooove the Fresh mask, but wanted to find a more budget-friendly alternative. Pacifica is my absolute favorite skincare brand, and I’ve used some f-a-n-c-y brands previous. At $16 for 2oz, it isn’t the cheapest, but they are a relatively small, natural brand. The Fresh Rose face mask is $62 for 3.3oz, so this one is still significantly less expensive. Part of the reason I mention Pacifica too is that they do have hair products that follow the “curly girl” method that wavies seem to like. The Pineapple Curls line went particularly viral, though I believe that happened because of PR. But that’s a whole separate topic.
first impression of the nymn products
I will do a full first impression on each line once I need to wash my hair, but for now I’ll touch on the scents and the Leave-In Tonic. Both of these lines are strongly scented. The Red line seems particularly perfume-y. I happen to love both of the scents, but if you are sensitive to fragrance, I’d suggest smelling them in store to see if they are too powerful. Personally, I trusted the names enough to buy without smelling and I’m so glad I went for it. The black line is a more unisex scent, which is great because if I don’t like the line my husband will use it up (anything bamboo or tea tree he really likes! His fave is the Maui Moisture Bamboo Fibers line in case you’re curious). The NYMN Red is the strongest scented, but I quite like the fragrance.
leave in tonic first impression
I had second day hair when this package arrived, so I took the opportunity to use the NYMN Red Leave In Tonic as a refreshing spray. It did wonders and I’ll certainly go into detail on an actual post. That and it acted like a hair perfume. So far, so good. Make sure to check back for the full line first impression!