Monday, June 30, 2014

Hair Care Routine


Hey y'all it has been awhile since I have posted on here but we have been very busy lately and also have been having internet issues and finally got that fixed so I am actually able to get on and post again!! It has been almost a month and felt like forever since I have been able to share anything with y'all!! 

I have gotten some comments about what I use on my hair to help it grow on my instagram so I thought I would share my hair care routine with y'all! My hair is pretty long right now, its past my chest or down to my lower back now and is pretty thick. I do not have extremely thick hair but every time I go to a new person to get my hair done they always comment about how much hair I have so it is definitely a lot to take care of haha. 

These are the shampoo and conditioner that I have been using for the past couple of months. Normally I like to try new ones out but I have actually repurchased these a couple of times now. They are a little pricier but they make your hair sooo soft and smooth!! I just love how my hair feels after using these and they are not drying and do not make my hair greasy. 


When I get out of the shower I use one of these its a ten miracle leave in products. I have also been using this for like a year now and think that this is one of the huge reasons my hair has stayed healthy and continues to grow. Without these products I basically would not be able to comb through my hair and end up ripping my hair and causing breakage. I switch between the two of these just because I bought the one with keratin to see how I liked it, but I do not like to just use the one with keratin all the time because the protein can make your hair feel like straw if you use too many products with protein in it so I switch between the two. 


I have also started to use oil treatments on my hair and have really been loving both of these! The Moroccanoil works great and smells good too! These also help to keep hair strong, healthy, and shiny looking. I only apply this to the bottom half of my hair to the ends and it does not make your hair oily or greasy looking when dry. 


Most of the time I wash my hair at night and go to bed with it wet and let it air dry to cut down on the amount of heat I use on my hair. When I do blow dry my hair I love using this Kenra blow dry spray because it helps cut down on the amount of time it takes for your hair to dry, and like I mentioned earlier with my thick hair that is a life saver!! I also love this moroccanoil luminous hairspray. It gives you a good hold with out making your hair crunchy and also adds a nice shine to your hair. 


I try to cut back on the amount of times I wash my hair a week but my hair gets very greasy and I used to think it was crazy to not wash my hair every night! I have learned that it is actually healthier for your hair to skip washes and slowly train your hair to cut back on the natural oil production. It took me awhile to find a good dry shampoo to help with this but now that I have found batiste I can not live without it!! It is seriously the best dry shampoo I have ever tried and they have a lot of different scents and even blonde and brown hair sprays! I usually will spray this in my hair at night when I know I am not going to be washing my hair ( I do still wash my body just FYI ;) ) and let it kind of set in while I am sleeping and by the morning my hair looks full and clean again with no white product showing. This is really great for extending your hairstyle a couple of days! 



I also forgot to take a picture of my brush that I adore. It is called The Wet Brush and makes brushing through tangles so easy and helps to not cause breakage when trying to comb out your hair. I highly recommend getting that brush and trying it out if you have a tough time brushing through your hair after showers! I got mine at sally's. 


Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will continue to post more regular again!
XOXO 
Lauren 



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Thursday, June 5, 2014

spring/ summer scents



Here are some of my favorite spring and summer perfumes! I have become a little bit of a perfume hoarder recently and am always wanting to buy new ones! I wear perfume every single day and love having it as the last step of my morning routine before heading out of the door. During the summer I tend to gravitate towards the lighter more floral, fruity, and fresh scents. Below are quick descriptions of each one that is pictured above. I have also linked all of the perfumes so that you can read the exact notes of each perfume because I am not the greatest at describing scents. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine- This perfume was launched last year by Marc Jacobs and was a limited edition perfume that I have used  non stop ever since I bought it. It is described as a light more fruity and floral sister perfume to the original Daisy. This years perfume is Daisy Delight (also limited edition) and smells soooo good! Although I do not own it, (yet) it is similar to the sunshine from last year with more fruity notes. I love Marc Jacobs daisy perfumes because they are all so light and feminine. Pictured above is also the Marc Jacobs rollerball in Daisy eau so fresh .

Marc Jacobs Honey-  This perfume just reminds me of spring every time I spray it...It is a fruity perfume with notes of honey and vanilla and just smells so delicious. 

Viva la Juicy- This perfume was the only perfume I wore throughout my first years of college. This one is also a little fruity but with more of a heavier rich vanilla layer to it. This perfume would be great for wearing out on date nights or going out with the girls, and has great lasting power. 

Pink Sugar- This perfume would also be great for a night out as it is also a heavier perfume and is very sweet with notes of vanilla and caramel. The first couple of times I smelt this perfume in stores I always thought it was too heavy of a smell and did not like it, but kept hearing so many girls saying they loved it and always got tons of compliments when wearing it. I got a sample one day while in sephora and decided to give it a try... as soon as I got home my husband kept telling me how great I smelt so obviously I was pretty much sold on it then haha. :) 

Ralph Lauren Ralph- This perfume is very fresh and fruity with a hint of musk. Perfect for summer because it smells very fresh and clean and has great lasting power. 

Versace Bright Crystal- This is a fresh floral perfume. Great for everyday wear to work or school because it is a light and fresh perfume. 


Mermaid Perfume- I just recently bought this perfume after seeing it online. I will admit one of the main reasons I wanted this perfume was because of how gorgeous the packaging is. Even if I didn't like it I knew it would look great on display and the thought of smelling like a mermaid was even better (what girl didn't grow up wanting to be a mermaid at some point). This perfumes scent is straight orange blossoms and it is very floral and sweet but is such a great spring/summer scent. 

Other perfumes that I am currently lusting over this summer:

Thanks for stopping by!
XO 
Lauren 







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