I get this dry shampoo from my local Walmart for a little under $5 ($4.79 to be exact), and it is just everything.
It comes in a larger bottle than most dry shampoos; it is 11.2 oz, which is a pretty big can.
It is UNSCENTED. Yes, finally yes, a dry shampoo that says it is unscented and actually is unscented. It comes in different scents but this is the one I want. I don’t want to smell like dry shampoo.
When you spray this, it is powder that comes out. It’s not sticky, it’s not liquidy, it is just powder. I hate when sprays like this feel funky or like hairspray in the hair. It’s just powder.
This product promises to instantly absorb the oil in your hair and to refresh it without water. True, true, true. It also says that there is no visible residue. If you’re a brunette, you know the struggle. There’s always a residue, but I know how to fix that.
So, let my tell you how to use it so that you can have your dirty hair looking better than ever!
1. I spray this into my roots before I want to take a shower. I make sure to lift my hair at the roots and hold the can pretty far away while I spray it.
2. Next, without brushing it, I pull my hair into a bun and take a shower. This will give it time to “soak in”.
3. When I get out of the shower, I let my hair down and brush the dry shampoo through my hair. This will eliminate any white residue.
4. The next thing I do is hit it with the blow dryer. Yes, I know it’s a pain, but it’s the only way any dry shampoo will work. Putting a little bit of heat on it dries up the oil and really helps your hair to be refreshed. Just hit the spots with the blow dryer real quick, brush it, and it will feel good as new! Then you can curl or whatever. I usually curl or wave day one and the curls last till day three. I usually don’t go past day three.
If you are looking for a great dry shampoo and don’t want to spend a lot, you should definitely try this out! I love it, and it’s all I use now!
Welp I’m a month late with this empties post, but I still want to share some mini reviews on things I’ve used and loved!
Let’s start with some hair care.
This Dove Dry Shampoo is one of my favorites, it really does help with the oil in my hair and adds some volume. The fragrance is a bit strong, but it dissipates quickly. I would repurchase.
I like to use a texturizing spray in my hair when I curl or wave it. This Kristen Ess one is really nice for that, and adds the perfect amount of texture without making it crunchy or dry. It just gives the curls and waves a less “done” look and makes them look more beachy. I already repurchased!
Another texture spray that I tried was the Living Proof Dry Volume Texture Spray. I also liked this one! It is pricier than the Kristen Ess one, and it did exactly the same thing. I prefer the Kristen Ess one because it is cheaper and I like the smell more. I probably won’t purchase this.
I always use the Garnier Micellar Water to remove makeup; I’m sure it’s been in every empties post I’ve done! I use this on a makeup eraser cloth and it takes all of my makeup off super easy and then I go in with cleanser. Already repurchased!
I just raved about the Tree Hut Shave Oil in my recent favorites post HERE, and I just used up the Coconut Lime scented one. I use one pump on each leg when I shave, and it makes my skin so smooth and soft. I really noticed a difference when I started using it. They have a bunch of scents; I saw a watermelon one yesterday, so I am going to try that one next. Already repurchased!
Do you guys use oil blotting sheets? I use them in the summer when my skin gets a bit oily because I don’t like putting powder on when it’s hot. They absorb all of the oil without taking off my makeup. The Boscia ones are good, but really any brand works! Already repurchased.
If you know my blog, you know I’m a die hard Bare Minerals fan! There is nothing better than their Original Powder Foundation, but geez, why is it so messy?! It gets everywhere. Anyway, I used one up, and I actually bought a MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation compact. I like the finish of the BM more, but the Studio Fix does the job and is way less messy. The BM really does give a skin-like finish and is the light coverage that I love. I would repurchase it, even though it makes a mess on my counter.
Oh, Tarte Shape Tape. I can’t live without you. No concealer I have compares to this one, it has the mega coverage I need for my dark circles, and I just love it. One tube lasts me like a whole year. Already repurchased.
Lastly, a little baby Lawless Forget the Filler Gloss. I LOVED this gloss! It smelled good and the formula was so smooth and non-sticky. I noticed a slight plumping, but nothing crazy and it isn’t spicy. I would repurchase this.
Hello friends! I’ve got a bunch of summer approved beauty faves to share with you today! I have been loving all of these products and using them nonstop this summer.
I have to talk about this Tree Hut Shave Oil. This is the second bottle of this that I have purchased, and I can’t live without it now! I used to just use body wash to shave my legs, until I discovered this. I use this in the shower, applying one pump to each leg, and my razor just glides. I get such a close and smooth shave. SO SMOOTH. Not to mention, this one in Tahitian Vanilla smells divine, and I would also recommend the Coconut Lime scent. So summery and perfect.
I have tried every self tanner known to man, and these Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops take the cake! I pump some body lotion into my hands, add 6-7 drops of this into the lotion, and rub it into my skin. It is so easy, and leaves such a pretty tan. It doesn’t make me orange, and doesn’t smell THAT strongly of self tanner. I love how easy to use and foolproof this is.
For hair, my girls and I have all been using this RedKen One United Multi Benefit Spray. This is one of those multi use products that you spray in the hair after washing and conditioning, and it had a whole bunch of benefits to your hair. It detangles, protects from heat, adds shine, smooths the hair, etc. It claims to do 25 things! My girls and I really like this one, and it smells good too.
Cream/liquid blush is the move this summer! I have tested out a whole bunch, and I absolutely LOVE this Saie Liquid Blush in Chilly. This comes with a giant doe foot applicator, and I place one dot on each of my cheekbones. I usually just blend it out with my fingers, but it works good just blending with a normal blush brush too. It gives theeee prettiest color and glow (no shimmer) and lasts all day long. This package will last forever too, since you only need a tiny bit.
Here’s a swatch!
Next up is my favorite thing ever, the Dior Lip Oil. This stuff is really hard to find and super popular, and for good reason. The packaging is perfection (duh, Dior) and it glides so smooth on the lips and looks so pretty. It comes in a bunch of shades, but this Cherry shade is my favorite. I also have the pink shade. All of the shades are very sheer, and they feel like a light gloss, not sticky whatsoever. They’re always in my bag!
Lastly for the faves, this NYX HD Concealer. I like minimal makeup for summertime, and this concealer is great for that. I use this under my eyes and around my nose, and it provides really nice, skin-like coverage. It’s the best everyday concealer! I wear the shade Alabaster.
That’s it for my July Faves! What have you been loving this summer?
Hello! A few months ago, I got a membership to my local gym. I needed a new hobby, and I thought working out would be a good one! This gym is right across from my girls’ school, so it is very convenient. I have been going at 7:30 am every morning after I drop them off, and I really love it.
I use this Lululemon Belt Bag because it is so easy and casual. It is the perfect little gym bag and fits all of my essentials.
Here is a look at the bag. It comes in a few other colors, but I like the basic black.
Here’s what I keep in it!
Cardholder – this is LV Heritage Collection
Extra ponytail holders (Invisibobble)
Gucci Flora Rollerball – this perfume smells AMAZING
Burt’s Bees Chapstick (must have)
Lawless Lip Gloss – such a pretty pink and plumps and smooths lips
Listerine Strips – I love these instead of gum or mints
A mask – I don’t wear this in the gym but I have it just in case
Sunglasses – black aviators are my go to
Air pods and extra headphones – just in case one doesn’t work I have both!
Bandaids – in case of blisters
A lock so I can put this bag up
An emergency protein bar in case I get hangry
Everything fits and I still have room! This bag is so perfect for the gym or a casual day like going on a walk or to the park. I wear it across my chest because it looks so cute that way, and it’s hands free!
Hello! It is the end of March, which means my empties box is piling up! It is time for me to share some products that I have used recently, and whether I would repurchase them (or not!).
Here they are!
Let’s start off with haircare.
First off, I have to mention this Eva NYC Mane Magic Spray. This stuff really is magic for your hair. Not gonna lie, the packaging sold me, but the product inside is even better! This is a all-in-one spray that does 10 things to benefit your hair. Detangles, heat protectant, smoothing…etc. The smell is so nice and the sprayer distributes the product perfectly. A must have if you have long hair like me, and my two girls! Definite repurchase!
Uh, the Olaplex. Did I buy the right ones? Pretty sure I didn’t, because my drugstore shampoo and conditioner is better. The shampoo left my hair feeling weighed down and…almost too moisturized? The conditioner was literally the same as like, my Herbal Essences, so…not sure about the hype, but I won’t be repurchasing!
Last for hair is this Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask. This was a free sample, but I have tried this before and I love it. You are supposed to put it through your hair after shampoo/conditioner and leave it for a few minutes and then rinse. It really does make your hair super shiny after you get out of the shower and dry it. I love Amika products! I would purchase this.
Ok, on to some body/face products.
This Nivea lotion is the only body lotion I have used for YEARS. It comes in a big pump bottle, doesn’t really have a scent (which I like) and makes my skin so shiny. It really moisturizes and gives such a nice glow. Love it and already repurchased.
For face, I love this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I use this once, maybe twice a week, and it really gets rid of dead skin and leaves my face feeling super soft and smooth. I love the feeling of the tiny scrubbers. Already repurchased.
Paula’s Choice has my heart, especially this 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. This is super popular, but I have been using it for years and it really keeps breakouts away. I use this by just patting it into my skin a few times a week before bed, and when I wake up, my skin is glowy and soft. Already repurchased.
Can you believe I used up two nail polishes?
First off is this OPI Funny Bunny, which quickly became my favorite fingernail polish. It is a soft white, but not a bright white, if that makes sense. It is the only white I like. It is rather sheer, even with three coats, and that is why I like it so much! It looks so fresh and chic. You have to try it if you like white nails! Already repurchased.
Next is Essie Gel Couture in Model Citizen. I LOVE the Essie Gel Couture line, and this color is what I do my toes with. I always use some sort of mid tone pink for my toes; I think that looks best on me with my skintone. This is the perfect pink for that, and it stays on my toes for about two weeks. Already repurchased.
I used up quite a few lash products.
First, my favorite of all time, Loreal Lash Paradise. I’ve gone on and on about how much I love this mascara, it is super black, lengthens, and gives so much volume. Already repurchased.
Benefit Rollerlash used to be my favorite, but I don’t like it anymore- the brush is so tiny and it takes forever to get the look I need. Wouldn’t purchase.
Milk Makeup Kush Mascara – I really liked this, it gave me the same look as with my Loreal, just a slight bit clumpier, but I could make it work! Would purchase.
Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift – I loved this! It gave me the same full lashes that my Loreal does, and no clumping or flaking. Would purchase.
Lastly, my love, my Revitalash. I used this tube for an entire year, and my lashes are insanely long. This is an eyelash serum that you apply at night before bed, and it grows your lashes. It really does work, when you’re using it. You have to be consistent and use it every night. Would repurchase.
Lastly, a few lippies and a primer.
This Huda Beauty lip gloss is so pretty, but I really could not get past the smell. It has almost a rancid cardboard-y smell to it, but was actually a nice gloss. Maybe I got a bad one. Would not repurchase.
This Marc Jacobs one in Sugar High was so so pretty. I was sad when it dried up. I guess I will not be repurchasing, since Marc Beauty has stopped production!
The NYX Pore Filler is ehhh. First off, there was hardly any product in this tube, and it gets all stuck and then shoots out! It actually gives the same effect as my Benefit Porefessional though, which I love. Would not repurchase though because of packaging issue.
Whew! That was a lot of empties.
What have you used up and loved? Let me know below…there’s a Sephora sale coming up!