My 5 Minute Morning

5 Minute Mornings

You know those mornings that go so smoothly? You get up, take the dog out and enjoy the crisp morning air. Then, you watch your show on tv while you sip your coffee. Proceed to get ready. No? Me neither.. Mine usually go like this..”5 more minutes” as I hit the snooze button, again. It’s past time to wash your hair. There’s remnants of yesterday’s makeup left over on my face. I’ve gotta take the dog out and shower. The jeans I planned on wearing are dirty. 5 Minute Morning..

5 Products I reach for on a 5 Minute Morning..

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo5 Minute Mornings

I can’t speak highly enough for this stuff. I’ve actually posted about it before (Twice). As a matter of fact you’re probably sick of hearing about it. Being dark headed it is very common for dry shampoo to discolor my hair or not make it look clean. This dry shampoo cures both of those problems! It doesn’t leave my hair with a residue AND it makes my hair look and feel clean!

**You can actually pick this up from me at YaYa’s Salon and Boutique!

Equate Beauty Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

5 Minute MorningsWhen yesterday’s makeup is smeared down your face because you’re a girl and things happen.. These makeup remover wipes are fantastic to remove all that left over makeup. Even on days that I’m not in a rush I like to wipe off my makeup with these before washing my face. At walmart you can buy them in different sizes. The link I shared comes with 125 wipes total but they’re packaged in separate packs. I hate my makeup wipes not holding their moisture. Although, buying them in the box is a bit more expensive I feel I get 100% use out of each wipe. When I purchased the bigger packages I end up having to use more than one wipe to remove all my makeup because they dry out. A Smaller package is so much more travel friendly as well.

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand

5 Minute Mornings

Holy Moly. This would be a #youtubemademebuyit for sure! I can’t say I hate it! Actually, I love it! I use this when I’m in a hurry because I bought a shade too dark for my under eyes so I use this as a foundation of sorts. I apply this under my eyes and in my T-Zone when I’m in a rush and buff out with a damp beauty sponge. It covers all my blemishes and discoloration and it lasts all day! And If I really needed that 5 more minutes of sleep this takes care of my dark circles too.

L’Oreal Voluminous Primer

 AND L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

5 Minute Mornings

This is one of those things your mom used so you just used it by default. This (among many things) is also one of those things that should be filed under Mother knows best.. This primer and mascara combo is to die for. I could go on and on. It dries quickly, removal is easy, and it makes my eyelashes look glorious. The mascara alone is pretty great as far as volume and length go but add the primer and you’re in for a real treat.

I may not look my best on those 5 minute mornings but with the products I’m not look my worst! What are your 5 minute mornings you can’t live without? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to try them out!


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 3 Reasons I love Jet Lag- Invisible Dry Shampoo

Jet Lag- Dry Shampoo

How many of us have searched and searched for the perfect (long lasting) dry shampoo. I have searched high and low. Drugstore and High end. All to settle on something that just works. Nothing I ever found I was just set on. I didn’t ever think oh, I could never live without this! I was trying any and every style of drive shampoo, every brand. Nothing and then.. Jet Lag. How appropriate is that name?

According to the Bottle:

“You want your hair to stand out, not your styling products, and this truly invisible, revolutionary formula blends into hair without leaving a trace of residue. Designed to boost volume and body while leaving tousled, touchable texture, Jet Lag leaves you runway ready, no matter how many time zones your cross”

Application: Apply to roots to soak up excess oil and revive your style or spray from mid length to ends to texturize. Private Jet Sold Separately.

According to IGK
 and Sephora

A dry shampoo designed to boost volume and body while leaving tousled, touchable texture.

Key Ingredients-
Volcanic Ash- Contains exfoliating properties to cleanse and purify
Ginger Root Extract- Softens and Adds shine to hair

Modern Without Compromise
Modern formulations offer high performance without compromise:
Conditioning and color safe
UV and heat protection
Gluten free
Formulated without mineral oil
Vegetarian and cruelty free

What else you need to know:

This product provides a cooling sensation to the scalp and slight volume to the roots when applied. After applying, lightly massage scalp with fingers to maximize cleansing and soothing effects. It contains the IGK Los Angeles scent: a refreshingly bright arrangement of bergamont, lemon zest, mimosa, heliotrope, and black amber. Formulated without mineral oil, petroleum, and gluten, it is vegan, cruelty-free, and color safe with UV protection.

According to Lynlee-

IGK Jet Lag - Dry ShampooI have tried a million different dry shampoos. The list is lonnng. Off the top of my head I can think of Paul Mitchell Express Dry Waterless Shampoo, Herbal Essence, Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Not your Mothers, Verb Dry Shampoo, Matrix Style Link Mineral Playback Dry Shampoo, and Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender. Just to name a few. I have really liked (and repurchased) many of those dry shampoos but none of them compare to Jet Lag. Plus, IGK KILLS it on their packaging and scents. 

H O N E S T  O P I N I O N :

At first I thought I had wasted my money. It looked like I was spraying nothing into my hair. (Invisible, Lynlee.) I thought, “this is crap. Add another Dry Shampoo to the list of ones I don’t like.” Then, I went on about getting ready. As I let the dry shampoo absorb the oils in my hair my opinion was QUICKLY shifted! I could now go on and on about why I love Jet Lag.. here’s 3 (+ Bonus) Reasons I love Jet Lag.

It didn’t give me a grey-ish residue. As a matter of fact, I have no residue at all! With dark hair not having any product residue is a big one for me! After dry shampoo is soaked up your oils most dry shampoos will lighten up where you sprayed it and not be SO apparent. With many dry shampoos I have to use a Shine Brush to attempt to break down the visibility of the product. Jet Lag didn’t ever give me any residue! It just did its job without the evidence! That’s a huge selling point for me! 

2. My hair feels clean! Sometimes with dry shampoo you don’t get that clean hair feeling. There’s a difference in Shampooed and Conditioned Clean and “dry shampoo clean.” I understand that. I want my hair to not look oily but also not feel that way. This dry shampoo makes my hair feel SO, SO (day two hair) clean! Not only does my hair feel clean my scalp feels clean too! I think people’s scalp not feeling is part of the reason they can’t jump on the Dry Shampoo bandwagon.

3. It gives me texture and volume. I get with texture comes hair not feeling clean. Well, with this I get both! I don’t have to pick which I want. Do I want clean hair or do I want texture? Why does it have to be one or the other? This dry shampoo allows you to have the best of both worlds. And I am OKAY with that!

BONUS: Its Safe! It’s paraben and sulfate free. Therefore, it’s not going to strip your color or fade it. It also protects against UV Rays! The sun will drastically fade your color but no worries. Jet Lag is protecting against all that! Your Blow outs are safe too! AND IGK is Cruelty Free. So, your color is safe, your blow out is safe, and the animals are safe!

How I apply Dry Shampoo:

1. Shine Brush– I use a Shine Brush to brush the oils down my hair. Our hair needs those natural oils. A Shine brush has bore bristle and “intelliflex” bristles too. The bore bristles pull the oils down my hair and the Intelliflex Bistles untangle my bed head!

2. Apply Dry Shampoo– I spray the dry Shampoo into my hair all over the top of my head. Let it absorb.

3. Massage Into Scalp- After the oils have been absorbed, sometimes (depending on how dirty my hair is) I’ll take that trusty shine brush and comb the dry shampoo through my hair. That way all my dirty hair is getting some love.

4. Style- Most of the time I’m a curly headed girl. With the texture from my dry shampoo I can very easily curl a few strand literally a couple sections and out the door I go!

I would say on a weekly basis I find myself reaching for my dry shampoo 3-4 times a week. I love the texture and body this dry shampoo gives me. Even today, I styled my clean hair with this dry shampoo. It’s my ride or die, if you will! What are you favorite dry shampoos? What are some things you have experienced when using dry shampoos?

XO, Lynlee

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