Sorry I have been MIA for the past week, I’ve been taking finals and finishing classes- and drum roll please……… I HAVE ONE TEST LEFT AND I AM DONE WITH SCHOOL FOREVER!!!!!
Okay, now onto the stuff you actually want to read about…
I get questions all the time on how I keep my skin clear and what I do to my hair. When my hair was long it was super wavy, and while it still is now that it’s shorter it definitely has a different look to it, hence why I usually style it when taking blog photos. All that being said, I try to keep my skin and hair as healthy as possible and have a strict routine I stick to. I am going to be reviewing why I love the beauty products I use and have linked them as well. Everyone’s skin and hair is different, so what works for me, may not necessarily work for you, but it very well just might and doesn’t hurt to try!
- Aveda ‘Outer Peace’ Foaming Cleanser – We are going to start with my all time favorite product. The Outer Peace foaming cleanser by Aveda. I live and breathe by my face wash. I have always had extremely sensitive skin, that thankfully has gotten slightly better as I’ve gotten older, but still have always had issues. I’m allergic to quite a few ingredients in a lot of face products as well, and this one has been my favorite of all the ones I’ve tried. It’s not an exfoliant so you will need to get that elsewhere, but it is a soothing and freshening cleanser that always makes me feel extra clean in the morning and at night when I wash my face!
- Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer – I use this lotion as my sunblock when I go to the beach as well as my daily moisturizer. It has a calming formula that helps with the redness I usually wake up with. It is also great on those with sensitive skin. Almost every sunblock out there burns my face and this one keeps my skin healthy and happy. I also use the makeup wipes from the same line! They are in the slider below!
- Clinique Moisture Surge – I actually got this moisturizer as a tester when I bought something from Clinique and ended up loving it. While I don’t replace my Aveeno with it, I use it a lot here and there when my skin needs a little pick me up. You also don’t need a ton of product to get your skin moisturized.
- LUSH Mask of Magnaminty – I use this mask every other week to really exfoliate and get all of the dead skin off my face. I leave it on for 10-15 minutes, or until it dries, and then slowly wet my face and rub it into my skin and then rinse it off. Your face feels so soft when your done!
- Glamglow Youthmud – If I am feeling a little out there, I will use this GlamGlow mask instead of my Lush one, this one has a tightening effect so I also really do love it! The mask usually comes in a larger size, this was a tester, and since I don’t use it all the time, it has lasted awhile!
- LUSH Lip Scrub – While I swear by my Bite Beauty Lip Creme’s and their ability to hide chapped lips, every once and awhile, I need to get all that dead skin off. I love this lip scrub because when you’re done, you can actually eat it and it tastes delish! Just be careful to keep it closed, because it is sugar and it will attract ants if you aren’t careful! Also, my flavor was a holiday one so they don’t carry it anymore, but they are all delicious!
- Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo – Okay, I am about to get real with y’all. I suffer from dandruff. I hate talking about it and do everything I can to hide it. It runs in my family and I have had it since I was a kid, and I have tried just about every dandruff shampoo on the market. From chemicals to all natural and nothing really did anything. I also am allergic to tea tree oil, aka the main ingredient in most dandruff shampoos. This is my holy grail. It delivers fast and lasting results, but you can’t stop using it. I tried that and my dandruff came back. So while this isn’t a cure, it is definitely a huge help if you are a sufferer like me. It also doesn’t have the chemical-y smell that some others have. I love it! It is a little pricy, but worth it. The one I linked is the normal size, but they have a smaller one too if you want to try it out before spending to much on it!
- Wet Brush – I used to think that all brushes were created equal. Until a couple months ago I was going through a lot of stress and realized I was starting to lose more hair than normal. I ended up going to the doctor to get tests done to make sure it was nothing serious, but they said it was stress related. So I realized my hair follicle was not as strong as it used to be, and even though I only brush my hair right when I get out of the shower or when I am styling it (aka, not every day) I needed a brush that would be more gentle on my hair but still actually brush through it. That’s when I found this brush. It gets your tangles out and pulls out less hair than your traditional brush. So if you are like me and are a stress-shedder this is a good brush to turn to!
- Batiste Dry Shampoo – I live on dry shampoo. I like need to buy it in bulk because I use it that much. It’s not something I’m proud of, but hey, whatever we all do it. Batiste is my favorite dry shampoo out of all the ones I’ve tried. My favorite scent is “floral” but I wanted something less fragrant this time around so went with “fresh.” I actually buy these at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for much cheaper than they are sold elsewhere. You can too, it’ll be our little secret.
- Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray – This is something I use if I want my hair to be more wavy than usual. I spray it when I get out of the shower and my hair is still damp and then like to sleep on it to get the most curl!
- Chi Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray – I style my hair more often now that it is short because it just looks more put together that way. But my hair is still super healthy because even though I apply heat, I protect it with a thermal protector. I like this formula because it sprays rather than being a gel that could potentially make your hair greasy and cause you to waste a good styling, or more dry shampoo.
- BioSilk Silk Therapy – I use this when I’m done styling my hair to give it some shine, but am super careful in only putting a tiny bit in my hand (like the size of a pea) and then rubbing my hands together and running my hands through my hair. I find it also smooths my hair too so it is less frizzy and looks more natural. Be sure to wash your hands a couple times before touching your clothes though!
If you have any questions at all please leave me a comment! I love talking about stuff like this and love to help in any way I can!