How To: Keep Your Hair Looking Fresh in Between Washes

Hey Guys! It is no secret that washing your hair everyday will dry out your hair. Especially if you use heat to style. I, personally, hate washing my hair! It is so thick, and it takes forever to wash, blowdry, and style! In this blog, I am going to tell y’all what products I use to keep my hair looking good when I don’t want to wash my hair.

On the days that I do wash my hair, after I get out of the shower, I comb through my clean hair, and apply some of this Living Proof Hair Primer. ($20, Sephora)

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I apply about a nickel-sized amount, I start from my ears down, and then I use whatever is left on my hands to do my roots and bangs. I know it is weird to put product on the top of your head, but the top of your head is where the oils are, so you need it there the most. I then blowdry and style as usual.

This product is a “style extender”, and is “weightlessly perfecting, weather proofing, and time saving.”

This product claims to:
– Weightlessly perfect strands
– Smooth and correct hair texture
– Block humidity and moisture flux
– Repel oil and dirt, keeping hair cleaner, and styles lasting longer

Now, the next day, when I wake up, I usually just put my hair up in a cap while I shower, and then after I get out, I brush through my hair, and apply some dry shampoo.

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I use this Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of brown ($9, Ulta). I have tried almost every dry shampoo on the market, and this is the best one. It sprays out grayish-brown instead of white, making it easier to blend into my brown hair. It has a nice scent, and it doesn’t leave a residue in your hair. I section the top of my hair off and spritz this into my roots. It instantly makes my hair volumized and gets rid of any oil I may have.
The next thing I do is tease my hair. I lift up sections from the crown and tease and spray with my favorite hairspray, Loreal Elnett Satin ($15, Ulta).

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This hairspray holds your style in place, but allows you to still brush through your hair. It’s not sticky, and I like the scent of it. So that’s it! That is how I keep my hair looking good in between washes. If you have any questions, leave me a comment down below!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and thanks for reading!

Mani Monday – Purple Sparkle

Hey Guys! Welcome to Mani Monday! Every Monday I will be posting a photo of a new manicure for the week, and also all of the products I used.

Today’s manicure is a really pretty lavender nail polish (2 coats) with very subtle shimmer, and a holographic glitter topcoat painted over the accent nail. Enjoy!

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Base coat – OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Nail Polish – OPI You’re Such a Budapest
Holographic top coat – Sephora By OPI Meet Me At The Disco
Top Coat – China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

My Top 5 Makeup Products Under $5!

Hi guys! I love going to the store to buy makeup, and I love saving money! I have come up with the top 5 makeup items that I think are awesome! And the best part? They are all under $5!

1. Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner, $1.99, Walgreens

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This eyeliner is my favorite liquid liner. It’s just like a felt tip pen, and it’s perfect for creating a winged eyeliner look, and it gets right into your lashline. I had never even heard of this brand before, but the saleslady recommended it to me. I’m so glad I tried it, I’ve gone through about 3 of them! I’m excited to find more things from the brand!

2. NYX single eyeshadows, $4.49, Ulta

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These eyeshadows are so good. They come in a ton of colors, and are really pigmented. They never crease on my eyes, either. The color shown above is #11, Iced Mocha. I’ve been using this color all over the lid, and it just gives a pretty, bronzed look. I have heard that this shade is a dupe for MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow, but I haven’t tried that one.

3. ELF Studio Blush, $3, Target

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These blushes are probably my favorite drugstore blush. The color shown above is Pink Passion. It is the perfect babydoll pink blush, and looks exactly like MAC’s Pink Swoon. These are only $3 at Target, and they have a bunch of shades available.

4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.97, Walgreens

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Oh, Revlon…how I love you so. These Super Lustrous lipsticks have been around a long time. This color is #668, Primrose, and is my favorite one of the bunch. It’s a pretty, pink-nude color, and perfect for everyday. I get about 3-4 hours of wear out of these lipsticks, and they are so creamy and moisturizing on the lips. Check them out!

5. NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss, $4.99, Ulta

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I saved the best one for last, y’all! I cannot rave enough about this lipgloss. I have a lipgloss obsession, and I find myself reaching for these more than any of my other glosses. The one shown above is #160, Tea Rose. These lipglosses come in a lot of different colors, they are not sticky AT ALL, and they have a nice cherry scent. They last about 2 hours on the lips, which is fine for me. It has a larger doe foot applicator, which makes it easy to apply. Go try these if you are looking for a good lipgloss on a budget!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!

MAC See Sheer Lipstick Dupe

MAC’s See Sheer is my all time favorite lipstick. It is the perfect coral-red color, and I wear it almost every day.

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I was walking through Target the other day when I saw some makeup on clearance. (You know you love those little orange clearance stickers!). I was going through the lipsticks when I saw it! An exact dupe for MAC’s See Sheer! It was Maybelline’s lipstick in Park Ave Peach! Here they are side by side.

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MAC See Sheer on the left, Maybelline Park Ave. Peach on the right
And the best part? It was $2.48. Much better than the $15.00 I would have spent at MAC.
See Sheer is a tad bit glossier (it’s a lustre finish) but, I think the Maybelline one lasts longer on the lips.

Here it is on my lips, See Sheer on the top lip, Park Ave Peach on the bottom lip.

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Thanks for reading, have a great day!

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Since its super hot already here in Texas, I don’t feel like wearing heavy foundation all day. I came up with an idea on how to make my own tinted moisturizer, using my favorite concealer, and my everyday moisturizer. I thought I would share it!

What you will need:
your favorite liquid concealer
daytime moisturizer (night cream would be too heavy for this)
A small empty sample jar or container
Tiny spoon for mixing

Here’s what I used:

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MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 ($18, MAC)
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer ($14, drugstores)
An empty sample jar

Ok, now that you have all of your ingredients, take one pump of concealer, and one pump of moisturizer (equal parts) and mix them together in your sample jar. After you mix it really good, you can use your fingers or whatever you normally apply foundation with. I apply it to my face with a stippling brush.

It’s that simple! This tinted moisturizer will give you medium coverage, and feels so light for the summer. I really recommend this concealer, it is awesome for covering up dark circles under the eyes, and it blends out nicely for this tinted moisturizer. I have tried other concealers and moisturizers, but these are the best products that I have came up with. Hope you try it out!

Happy mixing!