Hello!!!! So today I figured i’ll put up and share my current hair products I am using at the moment. A lot of people have asked me to do one of these kind of post so HERE I AM. Im honestly surprised this is my first hair blog post since I’ve made my blog because as many of you know I’m a hairdresser lol so uhhhh kinda late on this but I’m here now! There is so many amazing products out there and these are just the ones that work for ME. Everyone has different types of hair so not every product will work on EVERYBODY. But I always say it never hurts to try! Honestly tho if anyone ever has questions on what would work best for them and their hair I am always willing to give you my opinion and help, I mean it is what I do for a living lol. I love being a hairdresser and discovering new products and working with all types of hair and using the right product for them. I have my likes and dislikes. For me I have fine hair, its blonde so it gets a little more dry but I do get oily hair. Which isn’t a bad thing because the natural oils you produce on your scalp are actually GOOD for your hair. My biggest advice to give is getting your hair trimmed every 8 weeks or so. Keeping it healthy and helping it grow. If you just keep the dry dead ends of your hair because its “long” you’re not going to see any progress with your hair growth and healthiness. That is the hairdresser talking lol. I hope you enjoy this post and I will see y’all soon!!

 

xo

 

Shampoo and Condtioner

Kevin Murphy angle wash, basically my daily shampoo. I try to go 2-3 days without washing my hair, thats my goal but if I have to I will wash it every other day.

Redken purple shampoo, since Im blonde I keep a purple shampoo so my hair doesn’t get as brassy. I will use this once or twice a week. Purple shampoo can make your hair dry so thats why I don’t use it everyday. But this one from redken is by far my favorite one I have used on myself.

As for conditioner Kevin Murphy smooth again, one of my favorites. This helps keep my hair from frizzing as much so it smooths down my cuticle. I only use this on my ends because it can be a little heavy but it makes my hair feel AMAZING.

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After shower products

Matrix Biology leave in conditioner – I ALWAYS use a leave in conditioner after I get out of the shower and towel dry my hair. Its perfect for detangling. Leave in conditioner is best used for people who have dry hair.

Kevin murphy young again – This is an oil that I use after the leave in. I focus this mainly on my ends then work whatever I have left on my hand throughout the rest of my hair. This is a heat protecting oil so I always make sure to use this when I decide to use any tools and heat on my hair.

Wet Brush – By far my favorite hair brush. The wet brush is made specifically for after shower detangling. It will not pull or rip any hair and is gentle on the hair. [ TIP: start detangling your hair from the bottom and work your way up to prevent breakage.]

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Styling Products

Kevin Murphy Bedroom hair – I have so many texture sprays I love to use and this is one of them. Super light on the hair and gives you a flexible texturized style. Doesn’t leave the hair hard and sticky like most hair sprays do.

Kristin Ess working texture spray – The name itself is what it does exactly. If I don’t feel like using a “hairspray” I will gravitate towards this and it gives me some body and texture to my hair.

Loreal dry shampoo – I have gone through SO MANY dry shampoos and I have yet to find one that actually works for me. Again I have fine thin hair so it gets oily quick and when I don’t feel like washing my hair I use dry shampoo. This one is definitely a staple now because it is the only one that actually works for me.

Dry bar triple sec – This is a new product I have recently discovered. Im loving it so far. Its another texturizing spray so it basically does the same as my other ones but I feel like this one gives me a little EXTRA body to my hair and I love it. Super light weight also.

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Biotin

So I know this technically isn’t a hair product but I wanted to share another tip. I have been taking biotin off and on for awhile now but these past couple months I have sticked to it. I really do notice a difference in my hair, skin and especially my nails when I take this vitamin. Taking your daily vitamins, biotin included are a really good essential for not only your health but your body too, including your hair. Trust me it can make a difference.

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Styling tools

90% of the time you see me have curls / waves in my hair. I get a lot of questions asking what I use and this is it! I use a 1 1/4 inch curling iron. I alternate my curls but sometimes I will do them all the same way depending on how I feel honestly. But a little tip if you alternate your curls it gives you more of a beachy wave look. My favorite way to curl hair. Loooove this curling iron and brand.

WOOOOOOW okay I swear this is how I start all of my post but omg forgive me for abandoning you! I have missed this so much but I promise promise promise I will be back like how it use to be! But maybe better? Idk lol. But I’m here and alive I haven’t forgotten! Anyways I wanted to come back on here with my SKIN CARE routine(ish). These are products that I use in my everyday and night routine. The products that are good for MY type of skin. Which is oily/dry, but mostly oily lol. It took me awhile to find some good products that don’t irritate my skin because I do have sensitive skin. So I am very careful when it comes to shopping with skin care products. And I have found, as you will see, that most of the products are very affordable. I will say tho if you want to invest in some good products, skin care will be my number 1 choice but for now the ones I use work for me and I’m ok with that. If I’m saving money then I’m happy lol. Ahh okay well enjoy todays post and I will see you very very soon!

XO

 

Morning routine 

As you can see I keep it very very simple in the morning. I try to use as less products as I can. When I get out of the shower I use my C E T A P H I L  C L E A N S E R  which is gentle on the skin but will still take off all the excess oils and dirt in your skin. Once I rinse with cool water and towel dry my face I prep with my M A R I O  B A D E S C U spray. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I don’t think I can go a day without using it lol. I personally have seen a difference in my skin since I have used it. The rosewater and aloe are great for your skin. They give you a nice healthy looking glow and is just very refreshing. My moisturizer from  F O R M U L A  10 is kind of a new product in my collection but I also LOVE it. It soaks into your skin fast and makes you actually feel moisturized. What I also love about it is it has SPF 15 in it, which I know isn’t a lot but for my fair skin I try and always use something with SPF. It doesn’t leave a white cast or anything under your makeup which is a plus right? So these are the products I use every morning before I put on makeup.

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Night Routine 

These are my holy grails for my night time skin routine. So I have discovered K I E H L S is my favorite skin care line. Their products are so gentle but yet work AMAZING on your skin. The ultra facial cleanser is great I love it for taking off my makeup. I also love the deep cleanser (which I don’t have pictured) but I do use that one once in awhile when I feel like I really need it. After cleansing I go in with my toner. I will say I don’t use toner every single night but whenever I feel like I need it or want to lol. Then I go in with my other new favorite R O S E H I P  O I L . Wow do you need to add this to your skin care. I am oily but this does not make me feel more oily. Idk there is something about it thats very hydrating and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels plump! Its crazy. I will go in with it sometimes before I put on makeup to. Its an amazing product! After that I go in with my N E U T R O G E N A moisturizer. I love using this one at night because its a gel consistency so it soaks into the skin quick and won’t clog pores. And after all of that I go in with my drying lotion on spots that pop up on my face lol. You ever get that feeling of a pimple coming and you’re like shit! If you use the drying lotion over it then in like 3 days its gone! I absolutely love this product! M A R I O  B A D E S C U is another skin care line I love.

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OTHER PRODUCTS

Im also sharing my lazy skin care routine and the masks I love to use when I’m feeling like pampering my skin a little more lol. The only thing different in the first picture is the makeup wipes. I can’t be the only one who has those days where you just ant be bothered taking off your makeup at the end of the night so you go In with a makeup wipe and call it a night!! Becaaaause I sure have those nights lol. The S I M P L E  micellar water makeup wipes will always be a go to. Very gentle on the skin (always) and they don’t burn my eyes or leave a weird residue. But when I’m not lazy and want to take an EXTRA step in my skincare I love face masks. These ones shown above are form L U S H. I use the Just to Clarify one for when I feel like the texture on my skin is at  a high. And then I use the Mask of Magnaminty when I want to deep cleanse my skin, plus it has a minty/cooling feeling and to me thats relaxing lol. Last but not least my number 1 rule H Y D R A T E!!!!! Drinking water every single day I swear can and will make a difference! Not just for your skin but your body as a whole. Water is like a god lol. You need to make sure you drink plenty of water everyday. I usually always fill up a tumblr like my starbucks one and continue filling it throughout the day. It literally reminds me to drink water and its cute so its a win win.

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Enjoy a little quote I love💕

 

 

 

 

In todays post I wanted to share my current beauty favorites for summer time. The products I have been reaching for the most on a day to day basis. In a post awhile back I posted my “Everyday go to makeup” and most of the products then are still the same now mainly because I am a creature of habit when it comes to my makeup lol. But there are new ones that I have discovered, aka my favorite beauty blogger raved about them and I had to try, luckily enough they are products that work great for my skin type & don’t break me out! Also I haven’t really been a foundation, BB/CC cream person so that is why I don’t mention one. Concealer and powder type of gal haha. During summer time I try and go for a natural type of look anyways so actually replacing your foundation with a full coverage concealer is a great way to still even out your skin tone making it look like you tried harder than you really did!

Before I start anything I like to prep my skin. Here are my holy grails at the moment.

Mario Badescu facial spray

I have noticed a difference in my skin and the way my makeup applys when I use this product. It has Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater infused which are great for your skin. After I wash my face I spray this before applying moisturizer and it hydrates my skin. I sometimes use it after applying my powders to give a glow to my face.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost ( Extra Dry Skin )

I have used this moisturizer for over a year now and my skin still loves it. It is a gel moisturizer so it doesn’t clog your pores and sinks into your skin quicker. I really try to use cruelty-free products but I have really sensitive skin and I have yet to find a moisturizer that doesn’t break me out.

Urban Decay setting spray ( All Nighter )

Urban Decay has so many setting sprays but the all nighter one is definitely my fav. It barely makes me oily throughout the day. Which I like. Been gravitating towards this for awhile now.

(I forgot to include a blush but the one I have been loving is the Nars blush in Madly) These are my current go to makeup products lately.

Setting Powders// Bare Minerals original loose powder & It Cosmetics bye bye pores pressed powder. 

Bronzer// Physician Formula butter bronzer in light

Highlight// Smashbox pearl pallet by Casey Holmes

Brows// Benefit precisely my brow pencil in #5 & L’oreal brow gel in medium

Concealer// Maybelline fit me in fair clair ( I use this one under my eyes) & Tarte shape tape in light ( full coverage one so I use everywhere else )

Lashes// Both Maybelline lash sensational mascaras

 

 

 

As Valentines Day is approaching I thought I’d give you guys an outfit idea, including a little hair and makeup tutorial. Even though I’ll be spending the day at work then coming home and probably eating pizza and watching a movie all by myself lol. But this is for those who will be going out with their loved ones! This is just a little inspiration for you. I hope you enjoy this little post and have an amazing Valentines Day!❤️

XO