Texture

I love a good tousled look. Messy hair is my favorite look. It’s easy and fun yet, so easy to recreate! It would be impossible for me to create this look without Texture Spray!

I used to always use Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray. I believe they have since quit making it. That spray was my FAVORITE texturizing spray. It smelled great, it gave me wonderful texture, and made my hair style last. I loved it. On day, after using Salt Spray for months, I noticed my hair was EXTREMELY dry. My hair was really long then but it was pretty much all virgin hair. I should be healthy. It should be soft and touchable. I racked my brain trying to figure out what was making my hair like this. Was it something I was eating or not eating? Is my body dehydrated? What is going on? Finally, I realized my salt spray was drying my hair out! BAD.

PSA: I still use this spray. I use it sparingly. It’s still a love of mine!

After my discovery, I tried all kinds of texture sprays to find one that compared. Most sprays I used didn’t give me the same texture the salt spray did. I was so sad. I couldn’t get that say volume and tousled look with any products I tried.. Since then, I have found several sprays I love and adore.

Amika: un.done Texture Spray

A texturizing finishing spray for sexy, tousled, undone hair with extreme texture and volume—all at the push of a button. This invisible, dry formula uses zeolite, a natural mineral, to build unbelievable volume for full-on glamorous hair. Obliphica extract combined with an exclusive polymer blend bonds to the hair, imparting incredible texture without being stiff or weighing it down. The end result is fuller, wilder hair with a matte finish.

I love this texture spray because…

Texture Spray

Amika’s Texture Spray is an aerosol texture spray. It is a dry formula that gives you matte tousled texture and great volume. Some sprays create a tacky feeling. It separates my curls and gives me a bed head look. This spray gives life to your hair and fun to your style. It’s salt free as to avoid drying and fights frizz. It absorbs oils and dirt to give you extra volume and added texture. I don’t have to use so much dry shampoo when I use this texture spray.

A little goes a long way. I don’t have to use a lot of product to get the kind of texture I desire. Some sprays I have used to had to use a ton of product to compare to Session Series Salt Spray. This one, however, takes hardly any! It smells great! The smell of anything is a giveaway. It sells itself if it smell delicious! This does.

Choose this product if:

You want “pinterest curls.” If you like the straight ended, very loose, hardly “curled” look this would be a product to choose. It will give you the separation and the appearance of messiness. If I’m going for a more bedhead look, this is the product I always reach for. I use a flat iron most often when I curl my hair ( at least for now ) there’s more of a bend than curl. It creates effortless looking curls.

IGK: Beach Club

Want that surf-and-sand kind of hair? This breakthrough aerosol delivers that salty, windswept look in seconds without heaviness, stickiness or drying. Works on all hair types for an undone look that screams Tulum getaway. This versatile texture spray can be used on wet or dry hair for your specific needs. Formulated to add volume and texture to hair to create a sexy, wind-blown look, it also adds fullness, hold, and a cool, matte finish. Glycerin helps to lock in moisture, preventing hair from drying out, while hydrolyzed wheat protein adds natural body to the hair.

I love this texture spray because…

Beach Club

This is a great texturizing spray for me. I no longer need the texture and roughness for my curled style because I have lightened it since I post my 8 Hair Products I can’t Live Without. I used to use this everyday. But it still gives me great separation and messiness. It’s aerosol like the Amika Spray. Similarly, it never leaves my hair feeling wet and tacky. This spray doesn’t have such an intense matte finish. It’s semi-matte, I’d say. It gives great texture without the drying elements of Salt spray.

I love this texture spray for different reasons that I love Amika: un.done texture spray. It gives me a completely different style texture. It’s less roughness but, I don’t want to say less texture. Just different. My hair isn’t as soft when I use the amika. With the IGK my hair is still really touchable and I can run my fingers through my hair. The two are like comparing apples to oranges.

Choose this product if:

You want to wear your hair in loose curls. If you like the look of messy hair but still the look of styled, curls this is the product for you! If I curl my hair with a curling iron, I use this spray. Curling with a curling iron gives a little more uniform curls instead of the “bend” like a flat iron gives you. This spray will give you a slight shine but not shampoo commercial shine.

Living Proof Instant Texture Mist

Get tailor-made texture with this weightless texturizing spray. Powered by our three-dimensional technology containing magnetic texturizers plus our patented Thickening Molecule (PBAE), Instant Texture Mist creates any type of tousled style effortlessly. It is instant & revivable for up to 48 hours. This texture mist is not stiff, sticky, dulling or dirtying. It works on damp or dry hair, with or without heat styling

I love this texture spray because…

Texture Spray

More similar to a salt spray, it gives me crunchy, tacky texture in a good way though. I love the messiness this product allows. It gives me a completely different texture than most texturizing sprays. It’s most comparable to a salt spray. I love use this product when I have tight curls or used a beach waver. It doesn’t dull your hair like the other two mentioned. They have a mattifying formula. Those two products are designed to give you a matte end result. This one doesn’t. The benefit of this one is use can (and I did) use it on my hair damp. To style more smooth but voluminous, this product is great to use on wet hair and blow out. It helps keeps the style and holds.

Choose this product if…

You want volume and polished curls. This product is great on wet hair to dilute the product in a sense and lessen the amount of texture you get. It’s great to spray into your hair and blowout for weightless volume and texture. I like to use this if I wear my hair straight. Often time, I don’t like to wear my hair sleek and smooth because it doesn’t stay that way but, if I spray this into my hair prior to blowdrying it gives me enough texture and volume to keep my style all day.

I wish I could compare these three products and rate them 1-3 on which I liked most to least but, I can’t. Texture sprays all give you different end results. Depending on what style you’re wanting will determine what product you’d choose. What look are you going for? What style do you want to have? Who do you want to be today?

xo,

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Thursday Three – Amika: The Wizard

Hello Curious Readers- I’m excited to start bringing Thursday Three to you! I have tons of products I use and Tricks I have accumulated over the years. Most don’t have enough information to create a full out post. Reviews are my favorite posts to share with you all because I love to try new things! I have posted reviews on dry shampoo, blonde hair products, and makeup! Personally, I love to read reviews. It’s a hobby of mine. I think this is one reason I love writing them so much too!

Instead, I have decided to start the Thursday Three! Every Thursday I’m going to share a little mini review on products, tricks I have, and maybe even some small tutorials too. I am so excited to start Thursday Three Minis.

Here’s to Thursday Three!

Amika : The Wizard

The Wizard is a weightless style primer. It’s said to be the ultimate multi-tasker. The wizard cuts down on your drying time while it adds many nutrients to your hair. It helps to easily detangle your hair and fights frizz, nourishs, smooths, and adds softness and shine! The primer protects against thermal damage, environmental damage, and UV damage!  With the lightweight formula its a great product for all hair types. Use this to start your styling process!

Thursday ThreeThree Benefits of The Wizard

  1. Reduces Drying Time. Having to blow dry my hair is part of the reason I detest having to wash my hair. It’s such a process. Even with my short hair, it still is a commitment you mentally prep for. This cuts down the drying time. After I spray this in my clients hair the water starts to drip out of their hair. It’s the craziest thing!
  2. Avocado Oil. This is where the nourishing ingredients come from. It has important proteins, vitamins, amino acids, folic acids, and minerals. If you were hair for the chemical make up of your hair, I’d tell you why that’s important but you’re not and you probably don’t care. (If you do care: Amino Acids make up your hair. The hair strand is about 80% Protein)
  3. Free of sulfates, sodium chloride, parabens and artificial colors. Safe for color-treated, Brazilian-treated and Keratin-treated hair. Also, Amika cruelty free!

Three Reasons I Love The Wizard

  1. Primes. It preps my hair for the styling process. If you’ve read any of my hair posts, you know I always use a leave in conditioner. This isn’t classified as that but, it has ALL the same benefits as one! It makes my hair SO soft and feeling healthy. Who doesn’t want healthy hair?
  2. Protects. The Wizard protects against the sun and humidity. UV Protectant fights damage from the sun and prevents your color from fading. Summer Sun is no joke when it comes to hair color.
  3. Detangles. The tangles practically fall out of my hair once I spray this on my hair! It’s the easiest thing to brush the tangles out once this is sprayed in my hair! This Primer makes the detangling process nonexistent. This product will be in my beach/pool/lake bag all summer long!

Three Reasons I Recommend The Wizard

  1. It’s Multi-Tasking. You can use this as a primer to prep your hair for the styling process OR you can use it alone. This summer I’ll be using this after I swim to avoid dryness from chlorine. But, I also use this daily too!
  2. It’s lightweight. It is hard to find a product that covers all the hair textures. The Wizard light enough for fine hair to stay full of life but strong enough for course hair to be able to be impacted.
  3. It smells Delish! Okay, This isn’t a real reason but, kind of. Long story short, I have been using this over a month and I still love it! I haven’t even felt like I’ve needed a different primer. I styled my hair using this primer and the curls held all day and the nest day!

To Use:

  1. Towel Dry your hair.
  2. Spray The Wizard into your hair. Start spraying at the ends and work your way up.
  3. Detangle hair.
  4. Apply Products as normal or use alone.

I’m so excited to be starting this weekly series with you all! I can’t wait to select and try new products and techniques to tell you guys about! Share in the comments below products you’ve tried or products you’d like me to try!

Thanks for tuning into Thursday Three!

XO,

Lynlee*

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Spring Break Needs List

Spring Break is the happiest time of the year.. after Christmas. Its like the ultimate welcome to summer. (that is until you come back to the frigid Arkansas Spring) I think Arkansans are wired to want to go to the beach for spring break.. I know I always want to be at the beach all the time but particularly around Spring Break.. because being in the adult world we aren’t allotted an actual “Spring Break” But, it’d be cool if we were.

In Arkansas most people go south for spring break. Beach people live here in Arkansas. We are equipped to deal with humidity. Our bodies are made to love the sun, our brains programmed to love the sand, and our souls crave the salt. It is what it is. There’s no way around it. We love the beach. And, granted, maybe I’m just talking about myself and if thats the case and you hate the beach.. I have plenty of other posts you can read that don’t involve my love for the ocean. 

I’ve packed for the beach a million times. I wish I was packing for the beach now! But, in my experience heres a list of the things you actually need when you go to the beach!

In your Travel Bag

Spring BreakBackpack | Swimsuit | Dry Shampoo | Sunnies |

I love to carry a backpack when I travel.. That way everything is easy to get to AND its super easy to carry. When its time to unload I don’t have my hands full trying to carry my travel bag ( Carry On if you will ) and suitcase along with everything else..

  1. Purse

    Usually, when I travel this acts as my purse and I put my actual vacation purse in my suitcase so That’s one less bag I have to carry.

  2. Makeup Necessities

    Just the necessities.. Foundation, Mascara, and Blush. Just in Case. If it fits in my 5 minute morning routine it fits in my travel bag.

  3. iPad

    Because no one travels without them anymore

  4. Swimsuit

    If I’m flying the swimsuit goes in my travel bag.. Just in case my luggage gets lost, I’ll at least have that!

  5. Headphones

    I cannot travel without headphones

  6. Dry Shampoo

    Because I don’t go anywhere without it!

In your Beach Bag..

Which BTW: Should be a cute one..

Spring Break

Swimsuit Top // Bottom | Hat | Sandals | Cover Up | Graphic Tee |
Shorts | Sunnies | “Lynlee” Cup | Beach Blanket | Notebooks |

  1. Swimsuit

    I mean, hello! If you’re going to the beach and you were to only take one thing this would be the one thing you should take.  Luckily thats not the case. Everything else is optional but a swimsuit is nonnegotiable. I love Giani Bini Swimsuit from Dillards. These bottoms are GB Highwaisted Bottoms. This top is from target and I’ve had some good luck at Target.

  2. Towel

    To lay on.. to dry off.. You must take a towel. This fell under the obvious category for a reason..

  3. Hat + Headband

    Your hair in your face.. or sunburnt face & Ears.. Nothing is more annoying than your face getting burn on day one. Put on a hat and put on your sunscreen.  See number 6. Also, this hat is from one of my moms friend’s embroidery company; A Blessed Mess. I linked her Facebook page under the picture or check it out –> Here

  4. Sandals

    Because sand and ANY OTHER shoe don’t mix. I love these birkenstocks they’re comfy and easy to walk long distances in.

  5. Cover up

    If you do end up burn sitting in the sun knowing your just adding to your burn is the worst. There have been trips that after I burnt I would still want to enjoy the beach life. Insert Cover up here. This tie dyed cover up dress is adorable over any swimsuit. it’s lightweight and flowy and will dry so quickly! I also love the columbia PFGs because they dry quickly and they aren’t hot at all! Plus, how cute are they with your monogram? So cute! Also, I love the free people trapeze dresses over my swimsuit.. they dry quickly and are comfy!

  6. Sunscreen

    For your body and your face.. Wrinkles are real. Sunburns are miserable. Put on the Sunscreen.

  7. Floaty

    I’ve got a Pizza Slice, Its oh, so fun and its so fun in the water!

  8. Denim Shorts + Cute Graphic Tee

    Just a good basic outfit. Plus super nice to pull on after a day at the beach. This is the Spring Break Uniform.. and Lets talk about how cute this Preach Muscle Tee is! You can get it at Yaya’s!

  9. Sunnies

    Do I need to elaborate? Plus, These are TOO cute!

  10. Speaker + Headphones

    Let’s just make the beach more enjoyable by adding some tunes..

  11. S’well Bottle

    We cannot be getting dehydrated while in the sun and on vacation. Grab you a bottle or cup that’ll keep your drinks cold through the whole day of sun bathing. I love my swell bottle. It’s great for the beach because it has a screw top. You won’t have to worry about getting sand into your drink and your beverage will stay cold for hours!

  12. Lifeproof Nud Case
    Nothing worse than being somewhere far from home and ruining your phone. A waterproof case is almost as necessary as a swimsuit. This Nud Case is so slim and easy to handle. I love it!
  13. Chapstick

    My lips get so chapped when I’m beach side. I always take chapstick with me. Also, there are few things more painful than sunburnt lips.

  14. Magazines, Good Book, iPad

    Oceanside entertainment. One can only lay still getting a tan so long before they need to do something.

  15. Beach Blanket

    A towel is such a small space to put all your stuff if you’re like me and don’t want sand in EVERYTHING. A beach Blanket allows you to kind of stretch out and have extra space to put your stuff.

  16. Snacks + Drinks

    I’m a snacker! Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, Cuties, Crystal Light Packets all get dropped into my bag as I’m running to the beach!

  17. Wallet // Wristlet

    If you’re staying far away  from the beach you’re going to need to carry your dollars.. just in case. If you have a functional purse you can throw a wristlet from one bag to the next.

  18. Notebook

    I just always carry notebooks with me everywhere. If a thought strikes or something I need to remember crosses my mind..

Fashion Items

Spring Break requires you to take multi-purpose outfits because of the weather! You have to be practical but keep in mind that we still want to look cute and springy. It’s crazy you can go from tanks to sweater in a matter of hours.. I love dresses in when I’m at the beach. You look cute and feel cute but you’re comfy! So comfy! I wish I was a reasonable packer but, I’m not. I pack everything except the kitchen sink. You never know what you might need.. Heres a list of some things you’ll definitely need!

Wardrobe Essentials
  1. Flowy, Lightweight Dress

    If you’re burnt, its so horrible to have to wear jean shorts and a shirt. I love throwing on a flowy dress when I’m burnt. It helps avoid some of the pain.

  2. Sweater

    This beautiful sweater is SOOO cozy and the color makes it transition into spring without a hitch! I’ll be rocking this with shorts as the seasons start changing. This sweat would be perfect  to wear walking along the beach at night or dinner out! Plus, one those chilly nights you’ll be grateful for something cute and warm!

  3. Jacket

    The Weather during spring break is tricky! It may or may not be warm at your destination. I’ve been twice when it was too cold to even get in the water and the wind was blowing so hard you didn’t really want to be on the beach at all. Of course, we endured the cold and sat out there anyway. A Denim Jacket goes with almost everything and they’re not bulky to pack.

  4. Light Weight Pull over

    A light weight pull over is a necessity. Any time I travel anywhere I pack a sweatshirt. Whether it be an over night trip or a vacation. It’s almost like a security blanket.. or Jacket.. See this Post –> Here.

  5. Comfy Denim Shirt

    This is also great to throw on over your swimsuit but also great for sunburnt days too! Denim on denim or denim with colored jeans is always cute plus layering with denim is cake.

  6. Cute Jammies

    If you’re staying with a group of people.. Jammies are always good to pack for the late nights or watching movies or lounging around.. or early morning breakfast before you get ready for a day in the sun!

  7. White Jeans + Blue Jeans + Blush Jeans

    First of all, all three of these colors of jeans go with EVERYTHING. Secondly, they instantly brighten up any outfit. So, while you’re beaching and wanting to look bright and extra colorful.. Plus, all three of the shirts I put in there coordinate with all the jeans.

  8. Wedges + Closed Toed Shoes

    Cute Healed Sandals or wedges are a must pack. These soft wedges are SOOO comfy! A pair of camel wedges are so easy to throw on with everything in your suitcase. I love camel because you can easily wear them with black or brown! You’re going to want wedges for dinner or night out. Then, of course, the closed toed shoes for nights it gets extra chilly, shopping or you’re walking a little more than usual. I adore these tennies. This style shoes can be worn with basically everything.. like everything else I love.

Accessories

  1. Strapless Bra + Regular Bra

    Dragging out all your tanks for the Spring weather you’ll be glad you packed a strapless bra AND if your shoulders are super burnt you may can get away with wearing a strapless bra to keep the pain away.

  2. Functional Purse

    You’re going to need a bag that is multi functional. I hate packing multiple purses. Pick a purse that goes with all your outfits and is easy to shop with, wear to dinner etc.

  3. Simple Jewelry

    In an attempt to not have to worry, costume jewelry is the way to go. Cheap Jewelry that you don’t have to worry about breaking, losing or ruining your vacation is the only thing I take. I love Walmart and Forever 21 for cute cheap jewelry. Also, Rue 21 has some super fashion piece that you won’t wear a lot but at the beach you can get away with everything so rock that wild jewelry!

Beauty Items

  1. Lotion

    Your skin gets so dehydrated from the sun and the salt. It’s such a great feeling to put lotion on your dry skin after a day in the sun. 

  2. Moisturizing Face Masks

    This is just a fun one with a huge perk. Your skin is dehydrated and so your face isn’t getting skipped in that. Moisturizing Face Masks are great to put on at night to keep your face moisturized and avoid peeling and flaking!

  3. Shampoo, Conditioner, + Leave in Conditioner / UV Protectant

    UV Protectant isn’t spoken about enough in my opinion. Especially if you have colored hair this is like a sunscreen for your hair. It keeps your color from fading and getting damaged from the sun!

  4. Detangling Comb // Wet Brush

    After a day in the sun, sea, and wind you’re going to be grateful to have something to brush your hair out with!

  5. Waterproof Mascara + BB Cream

    Along with the rest of your makeup bag don’t forget waterproof mascara. You don’t want to have black running down your face when you’re caught by an unexpected wave. And you may want a little coverage for your face but not wanting a whole face of makeup. Grab your BB Cream for a light coverage but still beach ready look!

  6. Glasses + Extra Contacts

    I love taking my contacts out after a day at the beach. It feels so refreshing!

  7. Pony Tail Holders + Bobby Pins

    You do not want to be caught at the beach with your hair down.

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Favorites Roundup

Favorites

I have always loved checking out everyones favorites. It’s my favorite videos to watch on youtube. Reading blogs about peoples favorites gives me new products to try and I am always down to try out new things. Seeing what people are purchasing, using and loving is so fun to me. So, I decided I’d write about some of my most recent favorites.

// Fashion // Favorites

Over sized Blush Pull Over

Forever 21 RARELY disappoints. Am I too old to still like forever 21 clothing? Possibly. But, who cares? This sweatshirt is one of those items you know immediately you should have bought two. Unfortunately, Forever 21 Red is what is nearest to me. You can’t shop them online. 🙁 But, lucky for you guys this thing showed up at your regular Forever 21! You can purchase it –> Here

It’s super soft and lightweight. And the color.. you already know I’m obsessing over anything blush. I absolutely love the shape of this. It’s extremely boxy but it’s so flowy you’d never know it. I’ve worn it every chance that I get! Like.. I’m wearing it now! It’s so comfy to wear. And we all know forever 21 is cheap! This sweatshirt was $22!! Does it get any better than that!? I can’t wait to wear it this spring with baggy distressed shorts and sandals! 

Blush Sweater

As soon as I laid eyes on this sweater I knew it had to be mine!! Blush of course. It’s the epitome of comfort and fashion. I have lounged in it and dressed it up. It’s pretty lightweight so you can wear it without having to worry about getting too hot. That’s a huge bonus for me because I’m super hot natured. Doing hair is not the time you want to wear clothes that make you hot either! 

The v-neck makes it so easy to wear off the shoulder or with a cute chunky necklace. I like to wear it both ways! My favorite way to wear this sweater though, is with my leopard booties! IT’s reasonably priced for a good quality sweater and you can come pick it up at Yaya and visit me too!

Holey Jeans

Because everyone needs shredded denim. You included! These are also a Yaya Clothing Boutique Special. I mean.. working there and seeing all the clothes all the time what do you expect?! Plus, if I like something I want it! And I want it now!

I’m actually not usually a fan of the boyfriend style jeans. I just think they don’t fit my body right but these changed my opinion. I love the vintage denim wash on these. What I like to call “old school Levi” style. They remind me of the jeans my grandpa wore when I was younger. Minus the holes.. My granny would have already patched them! But, the wash is the similar. These hit right at my ankles so I can wear them down or cuffed to change up the look. They washed so well, which I was concerned about. Holy Jeans don’t always come out of the washer and dryer in great shape but these jeans definite did! 

I look forward to wearing these jeans ALL SUMMER! I’ve already gotten my money’s worth out of them but, I plan on getting MUCH more wear out of them. Finding a good pair of holey jeans you just love is hard to do but, I did it and I couldn’t be happier.

// Skin //Favorites

Virgin Coconut Oil

Okay, I’ll start with a disclaimer.. I have always had good skin. I didn’t fight acne as a teen, My skin was never exceptionally dry or oily, it wasn’t overly sensitive. But, I’ve taken advantage of that good fortune. At 27, I don’t really know how to properly care for my skin because I never HAD to do it. I would wash my face with whatever face wash or face wipe was handy. Still, I’m not sure what my skin TRULY needs. When I walk up and down skin care aisles I feel overwhelmed and frustrated. I think a lot of the skin care products out these days are a bit gimmicky. What do I REALLY NEED? I’m still not sure. But, as soon as I find out I’ll let you know,

Now, I am starting to see wrinkles on my forehead. So, I’ve changed up my moisturizing habits tremendously. For a while I used Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream and I will say, that does the job. But, I think my skin was dehydrated beyond belief. I started using coconut Oil. And to be honest, I’m floored at how different my skin looks. Even just after a couple of days my skin showed more life and brightness. It was no longer dull and matte looking. It looked hydrated and felt even better! I have been completely astounded by the results of this! 

I wash my face at night and apply a small (Very small amount) on my face and neck. I’ve not ventured too far into using it all over the rest of my body because the scent is SO strong. But, I have put some on places on my body that are showing extra dryness. I even give a small amount to my dog to help his skin issues too. It’s shown to be very effective. Plus, Dock LOVES it!

Fake Bake Skin Polish + Self Tan

There’s a post coming soon about this combo. I’ll be sharing how I self tan. This stuff is fabulous. I haven’t ever been much of a self tanner. I either just show off my white legs or avoid skirts and shorts in public until I get a decent tan. This self tanner was recommended to me and its SO SO easy! If I’d known it was this easy I’d probably have started using it along time ago!

The application process is so simple! Once you have prepped your skin tanning your body is a cake walk. The prep work is the hardest part and its easy too! The Skin Polish is an exfoliant that prepares your skin for the self tanner without leaving oily residue. It makes your skin so soft! As you’re using it you can tell the product isn’t harsh on your skin. It’s not a rough exfoliant at all! After I shower I moisturize and then self tan.

This Particular Self Tan is the easiest self tanner I have ever used! IT’s in a pump spray bottle and comes with a mitt. You simply spray it onto the mitt and buff it into your skin! That easy. Let it dry and carry on with life as usual! One and Done!

You can also pick this up at Yaya Clothing Boutique!

Make Up Wipes

Who doesn’t love a good makeup wipe? I love the easy of a makeup wipe. The removal process of your makeup is made 1000x easier by using makeup wipes. Guess What. My favorite ones are the Equate Brand makeup wipes from walmart. Life made easy. My preference is the wipes that come in the small travel size packs. I find they don’t dry out as quickly and they’re much easier to throw into your bag when you travel.

I was SO excited when I stumbled upon this box of wipes. Loving the travel size packs, my day was made! You get 125 wipes total. Unfortunately, Its about $3 more than the 2 pack and you get 120 wipes with that. Honestly, for me, its worth it. I have used the big packs before and I end up having to use two wipes as I get 1/2 way through so, I get more days out of the box.

I’ve posted about them in my 5 Minute Morning post.. you can read that –> here.

// Makeup // Favorites

L’oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation 

I have been struggling with wrinkles lately. I turned 27 in February and it’s like my body gave them to me as a birthday gift. Thanks a heap. They just seem to have popped up over night. My heavier foundations have started settling into said wrinkles, and ladies we just can’t have that. I’m only 27.

Personally, I don’t need heavy coverage. This foundation is very light coverage. Other than some redness on my cheeks, dark circles, and scattered winter freckles, I’m not trying to hide too much. This foundation covered exactly what I needed it to and didn’t settle into my fine lines. It’s tacky to the touch so, setting it is a must! That’s a very easy step if that’s the only downfall for this light coverage foundation, right? 

To give a little extra coverage to some dark circles I simply put conceal (see below) to cover them and add a little brightness under my eyes. 

Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette

If you have not tried out makeup revolution you TOTALLY should. I discovered them while watching Nicole Cutler on YouTube. She did a look using this particular palette and I had to have it! It’s perfect if you love warm toned shadows (me). The pigment and lasting power are great for a budget friendly. Ulta runs specials on this line all the time! I bought two palettes at 50% off. Right now the special is buy two get one free!

The drugstore often lacks in palettes with lots of color options but the brand helps makeup for it. I’ve created so many different looks with this palette. For that, it’s great for travel! There’s a row of neutrals and a row of more shades. Fun Fact: if your eyes are blue warm tones (shades of orange) will make your eyes POP!) I love this palette. At first I was a bit skeptical but, it has blown me away! 

Maybelline Master Conceal

I know. I’m late to the party with this one. But, I have arrived no less. AND it made it to the Favorites list so… Like I have mentioned earlier in this post I’m dealing with wrinkles. Even fine lines under my eyes. Finding a concealer that doesn’t settle but has nice coverage has been quite the chore. 

I try to avoid thick concealer. The feeling of product on my face isn’t my favorite. I prefer more natural looks. This concealer gives GREAT coverage and doesn’t sit heavily on my skin. Another perk, it’s super easy to blend out. Sometimes I find higher coverage products to be more difficult to blend but this one is an exception to the rule. It gives me great, long lasting coverage! This is a great option if you’re wanting a drugstore concealer. 

// Hair //Favorites

Amika Un.Done Texture Spray

Being a Texture Spray Girl, I’ll try them all. So far, this one takes the cake! It’s not at all drying.. which if you followed along for very long you know that’s something I pay attention to. It gives GREAT texture and roughness. I love this texture Spray for its ability to texturize my fine hair and give me body and the beautiful mess I so desire! It’s in an aerosol can so it’s dry on the hair and never gets tacky. I. Am. Obsessed. 

I sprayed it on my hair after I had curled it so I’d have the lived in look. I also used it on a client who has silky soft hair. It held her curls so well and gave her a tiny bit of texture. It’s definitely my new go to texture spray.

Amika The Shield Style Extender Spray

I believe everyone should have a UV Protectant in their hair routine. This one is a new favorite. It protects your hair from heat, sun, and frizz. In Arkansas Summer you know we face heat, sun and frizz. This will protect your hair against all those; Damage and color fade from the sun and frizz from the heat (and humidity). This Style Extender helps keep your style for days on end and keeps you looking GREAT! It’s a perfect summer product to add to your routine. 

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Like Texture Spray, I also LOVE dry shampoo. I always want to try new dry shampoos. This one is a great one. It gives a slight powdery feel but, makes my hair look and feel SO clean! It absorbs my oils and gives me soft texture. I have used this daily since I purchased it. You can’t be too mad about dry shampoos when they make your hair feel clean. I know I have said, ” I love _____ dry shampoo,” so many times already on this blog but, I really do love this one. I love all dry shampoos as long as they make my hair feel clean and don’t leave a nasty residue. This one fits the bill and it smells so nice. It’ll be a repurchased item and staple for me. (I love it more the IGK and I love IGK) 

Picking out my favorites is hard sometimes and other times I can name my favorites without a second thought. Some of these items made it through a long list of other favorites I had. Most of these, were an automatic answer. I knew right away which products would make the list. Some topics I had too many favorites to count. I have some new favorites, I can’t wait to share so, Stay tuned! If you try any of these let me know OR I’d love to hear some of your current favorites!

XO

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