The Miracle $5 Hair Mask

Welp, I have to confess, I have not had a haircut in about a year. Over a year. I was trying to grow out my hair (it is SO LONG), and then with the whole COVID thing…I just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe I will be able to get one soon, but for now, I’m just gonna hide my split ends the best I can!

I found this mask, and it is a game changer!

This is the Maui Moisture Heal and Hydrate Hair Mask. I picked this up for $5.32 at my local Wal-Mart.

This mask comes in a 12 oz tub, and has really good ingredients like shea butter, aloe, coconut oil, and macadamia oil. It is vegan, paraben free, and sulfate free.

The consistency light and fluffy, like whipped cream!

It is supposed to heal and hydrate hair, and that is just what I need for the dry ends of my hair!

I use this mask about twice a week, I apply it to dry hair (from about my ears down). I really saturate the ends with it, pull it up into a bun (gets a lil messy) and let it sit in my hair as long as I can. 4-5 hours usually.

After that, I shampoo and condition as normal, and my hair is so soft. Not to mention, the smell of this product lingers. It is like a coconut pineapple paradise. You have to smell it!

Although the product doesn’t take away the split ends, it does make my hair appear smoother, shinier, and just a lot softer.

If you have dry hair like I do, I really recommend this mask! It is affordable, and it really works!

Thanks for reading! xx

Sephora HAUL

It’s FRIDAY!!! I never looked forward to Friday as much as I do now that I am in charge of homeschooling my girls!

Let’s celebrate with a haul. I picked up a few things from Sephora and thought it would be fun to share! There is a sale coming up, so maybe this will give you some ideas!

I picked up a few haircare items, this Hair Primer from Sephora Collection called to me, it says it protects against heat, detangles, and nourishes hair. It’s in a pretty big bottle, and was only $12. I will try this on my girls’ hair and also my hair!

Next is the Ouai Leave in Conditioner. I just talked about this in my empties, I used up the mini bottle so I purchased the big size. I LOVE the smell of Ouai products. A lot of people (I mean a lot) say that they don’t like the smell in the reviews, but I think it smells so good. It is very perfume-y. This product makes my hair so soft and helps detangle.

Next up are two glosses. I love the Marc Jacobs glosses, this color is Sugar High and is a rosy color with some sheen. I love the formula of these because they aren’t sticky and actually last.

I had never tried the Sephora Glossed glosses before, but I saw this metallic cranberry color in Witty, and thought it would be so perfect for the holidays!

This Laneige Lip Mask has been on my list for a long time, and I finally pulled the trigger. It is expensive, but it comes with a ton of product and has amazing reviews! I get really dry lips, so hopefully it helps with that. It smells like gummy bears!

Lastly this liquid NARS blush in Torrid. This is a peachy pink with a metallic gold sheen that I thought would be so pretty. I love liquid and cream blushes because I feel like they last longer than powder.

So, that’s what I picked up! Have you tried any of these?

Thanks for reading!

xx

Products I’ve Used Up | Quarterly Empties

Hello! I have taken a short break, but I am ready to get back to posting regularly.

Both of my girls are currently participating in remote schooling, so I have been very busy with that and also all of their extra curricular activities! It has been a lot!

Today I have some empties to share that I have been accumulating, along with little mini-reviews!

For hair, I used up one of my favorite dry shampoos, the Batiste Dry Shampoo. I like this one because it doesn’t have a strong scent, and it makes my hair feel clean! I have already repurchased a new can.

Next is the Its A Ten Miracle Leave In Product. This is a leave in conditioner, detangler, etc (it does 10 things!). I use this product on my girls because they both have long hair. They love the scent and it makes their hair so soft! I will definitely repurchase this!

Lastly, a new product I discovered- the Ouai Leave in Conditioner. I LOVE the smell of Ouai products, it reminds me of getting my hair done and smells like a hair salon. This product leaves my hair so soft and is really nice to use before blowdrying. I have purchased the full size.

This Clarisonic cleanser is what I use every day with my Clarisonic. Sadly, Clarisonic has gone out of business, so I guess I will need to find a new cleanser! Let me know of some good ones if you have any! Anyway, I used up two of these.

Next for body care is the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. I got this solely for the smell. It is tropical, coconutty, and just like a beach vacation! It does moisturize very well, too. I would repurchase for the summertime.

Next up are a few makeup items!

The Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue is a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 that I love to use on my no-makeup-makeup days. This is a very light coverage cream that I am able to rub in with my fingers quickly. It evens out my skin tone and makes me look more put together. I would repurchase!

Next up is the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. This powder is really nice and very very soft. It takes away any shine without making your skin look dry. I’m not very big on setting powders, so I probably wouldn’t repurchase. It is pretty expensive, and a drugstore powder does the same thing in my opinion!

For mascara, I used up the Benefit Roller Lash. This is my favorite high end mascara! It lengthens, holds a curl, and it is super black. I will definitely repurchase as soon as I use up all of my others!

For lips, I have two empties. First is the Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com. This is a lip balm that smells JUST LIKE CAKE and has a slight shimmer. It is really pretty, I love the packaging, and it keeps my lips moisturized. I will repurchase!

Another product that is so moisturizing is the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. My favorite color is the Rose, and it smells like lemon cake. It leaves a sheer red tint to the lips that is very subtle. I would definitely repurchase.

That’s it for the empties. It feels so good to use up products! Let me know if you want an in-depth review on anything shown!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Summer Beauty Must Haves

Well, it’s 104 degrees here in south Texas as I write this post, so I would say it is sweet sweet summertime! Summer is my absolute favorite, I love the swimming, playing outside, and I’m always down for a good ol’ barbecue.

I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup in the summer; just something light because it is so hot out. I feel like a pretty face in the summertime is all about the skin, and having that dewy fresh complexion. Most of these faves are for your face!

I like to use a tinted moisturizer type product in the summer, this one by Bare Minerals goes on super easy and smooth, has SPF 30, and provides a light coverage.

For my cheeks, I love a good glow! This is my favorite highlight of all time, the Laura Geller Gilded Honey. The color is a gold champagne and gives the prettiest sheen!

Here’s a swatch:

For my nails, it’s gotta be Bikini So Teeny by Essie! A summer staple. The perfect purpley-blue periwinkle cream.

Can’t forget about gloss! This is the Liptuitive Glow Gloss by Becca. This gloss looks kind of blue in the tube, and it has iridescent shimmer, but on the lips it turns the prettiest natural shade of pink with a subtle shimmer. The formula of this gloss is so smooth, almost like an oil. It’s not sticky and it lasts!

I love a beachy wave, especially for summer! This Sephora Texture Spray gives a light matte hold to the hair, and adds volume. I love to curl my hair and then spray some of this in and scrunch. Perfect beach waves errtime.

My favorite tanning product EVER is this Loving Tan 2 Hr Express in the dark color. I apply this with a tanning mitt and it never streaks or looks orange on me. I love how it develops in only two hours!

I can’t live without this Caudalie Beauty Elixir. This is a toning spray that smells like a spa and feels cool and minty when you spray it on. Sometimes when I start spraying it, I can’t stop!

My last fave is this Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. This is a really popular product in the summer, for its smell alone. It is very strong, and very vanilla coconut. It smells like a tropical vacation. I usually don’t like scented lotion, but this is so good for going to the pool or beach. It is a really thick body cream that really moisturizes.

That is it for my summer faves!

What have you been loving this summer?

Do you have Instagram? Let’s be friends!

xx amy

Products I’ve Used Up | Quarterly Empties

Hello! It is the end of the quarter, which means it is time for another round of empties! I didn’t use up as much as I normally do, but I think it’s because I haven’t been using beauty products/ wearing makeup as much.

Here they are!

I used up a ton of haircare. Since it’s summer, I tend to wash my hair more often. It’s very hot here in Texas and I can’t go as long without washing my hair because of the humidity.

Here are all of the shampoos and conditioners. The Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner is an old fave, and I think it’s in every empties post! It’s a really great drugstore option. It hydrates, smells good, and leaves my hair silky and soft. Already repurchased!

The Pureology shampoo and conditioner were Christmas gifts and I LOVED them. I love Pureology, but I’m too cheap to buy it for myself. The blue line is for strengthening and smells AMAZING. All of the lines do. I also like the hydrating line in the purple bottle, especially the scent. These really deep clean the hair, and the conditioner is so thick and nice. Love them! I would repurchase even though they’re spendy. $$$

This last one here is my husband’s. He really likes this OGX Tea Tree and Mint shampoo, and I love it too! It smells minty and has a cooling and refreshing feeling. It’s clarifying, so it really deep cleans the hair. I have already repurchased!

Now, a few styling products.

First up is this hairspray, which I’ve been using for YEARS. This is the Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press Thermal Protection Hair Spray. This hair spray holds really nicely, but doesn’t leave my hair crunchy. I also like the light scent of it. Some hairspray scents bother me, but this one is fine and the smell dissipates after awhile. I would repurchase!

Next, the Living Proof Restore Smooth Blow Dry Concentrate. This took me FOREVER to go through this product because you only need one pump. I apply this to wet hair, comb it through, and it’s this luxurious serum that helps with blow-dry time. It really leaves my hair so silky and soft. Would repurchase!

Lastly, the Alterna Replenishing Moisture CC Cream. This is also a product that I use on wet hair, and it is a 10 in one cream that does 10 different things to help your hair, protects from heat, smoothes, etc. I find that when I use this, my curls really last after styling. I would repurchase!

Here’s a few more things I’ve used up; random ones. First, my favorite toothpaste, this Arm and Hammer Advance White Extreme Whitening Toothpaste. This toothpaste isn’t very sweet, but it is minty and my dentist always comments on how white my teeth are. Love it and will always repurchase!

It wouldn’t be an empties post without my favorite mascara, the L’Oréal Lash Paradise. This mascara lengthens, gives volume, and holds a curl. It’s the best. Already repurchased!

This Nivea lotion is my favorite and I use it every single day. It doesn’t have a strong scent at all (which I love) and it gives my skin a glow. It’s not sticky either. Already repurchased!

Last but not least, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I love this facial spray sooo much. The smell of it is like a spa, and it is so cooling and refreshing. Once I start spraying my face, I can’t stop! I love to use it at night as part of my nightly skincare routine, but also during the day for a pick me up. Already repurchased.

That’s it for the empties!

Let me know if you want a full review on anything shown!

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thanks for reading xx