Favorite Hair Products for In-Between Shampoos

One of my favorite games to play with myself is how many days I can go without washing my hair… I can safely go three days. Wash, wear, wear, wash. Any longer for me is really pushing it. Realistically I end up washing my hair a little bit more than this.. Like four times a week.

I have learned that the only way I can really get away with any between shampoo days is with the help of a few essential products. Not to mention these products help give texture and volume for all different types of hairstyles – Hello, messy bun and tousled waves!

Our essentials:

Dove Dry Shampoo – At first I was not a believer in this until Julia showed me how she flips her head over and sprays all over. It smells nice, has no white residue, and gives a little boost to your whole head of hair – not just your roots.


Triple Sec 3-in-1 by Drybar – Is my all time favorite. It is too expensive to use as much as I would like, but I use it on a few sections of my roots and Dove all over have proven to be the perfect combo. Triple Sec serves as a volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo.


These next two products are great with freshly washed and dried hair as well as in between washes.

This Amped Up teasing brush is key for giving an additional bit of staying lift to my fine tresses. I have tried a couple of different types but this has been the front runner for several years now. Plus it’s about $5 and the perfect size to throw in your purse and go. (This can be found at Cosmetic Market, Ulta, Sally’s, etc.)


TRESemme Extra Firm Control Hairspray is my all time favorite hairspray. I have tried and tried again to get behind Elnett but not only is it three times the price, but it just does not hold my hair as well as I need it to do so. It’s not like I am ever aiming for helmet head, but at the same time with the humidity we have in the South I need something that will really hold. I am always looking for volume so the last thing I need is to actually achieve it with the above mentioned products then for it to fall the second I walk outside and get where I am going, do ya feel me?


Runners Up in the Dry Shampoo Department:

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo


The original.. Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo


How often do you wash your hair?

What are your favorite in between products? Always looking for new things to try!


April Beauty Favorites

Some of my current favorites..


1. & 2. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue… And brush. This hydrating gel is great! Like a combination of tinted moisturizer, foundation, and BB cream. This only takes a little bit and is the perfect amount of cover. During last month’s beauty post one of our readers recommended it, and I am so thankful! Love it and the brush that comes with it. Goes on quickly and smoothly. 

Do I love this as much as Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer? I’m not sure. I haven’t used that in ages, but it has always been one of my favorites… But. This is less expensive and easier to get your hands on. I would and will use this brush with any future tinted moisturizer/foundation products that I get because it feels great and makes the product go on so evenly.



3. Fake Up Concealer by Benefit in Light. Favorite, favorite!! Maybe best under eye concealer ever! If I’m wanting this to last all day and night, I dust a little translucent powder on top, but this step is probably not necessary. I use ELF translucent powder that’s like $2 from any drugstore. This concealer covers and brightens and is amazing. I bought this for the first time at one of those Benefit vending machines in an airport because I was completely out of concealer on the way to Charleston back in the Fall. I have never been so thankful for running out of concealer and forgetting to stock up pre-airport. This stuff is great!


4. Highbeam Highlighter by Benefit. I’ve had this for ages, and it’s the perfect highlighter for Spring and Summer! A little goes a long way, but I use it on my cheekbones, then up and around to edge of eyebrows, then a bit in the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop, and lastly I basically dab a bit in a broken line down the center of my face… Forehead, nose, the dip between my nose and top lip… Basically my T Spot, so if you tend to have oily skin maybe skip this area. Regardless great highlighter, a classic – remember, the teeniest bit will work for your whole face. I apply with my fingers and lightly dab it onto my skin.


Please let us know what you think and tell us some of your favorites!

March Beauty Favorites

Hooray for March! Although it is still freezing, it’s getting closer and closer to Spring, and for that I am thankful. Here are several of my favorite beauty products to get my skin through the cold temps while looking ahead towards temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Moisturizer – Embryolisse, Lait Creme Concentre. My very favorite face lotion. Luckily it’s at a great price point, because I use this every morning and night. I have only been able to find this online but many websites have it.


Body Lotion – Nivea Extended Moisture. I am always on the lookout for a good body lotion that smells nice but is not too smelly, feels very moisturizing but is not too greasy, etc. This is the current winner and can be found anywhere.


Hand Lotion – (obviously I am big on lotions right now – such dry skin, damn the cold!) Aveda Hand Relief lives in my purse at all times. It is great and smells like you’ve just left the salon.


Now onto things to help me feel like I can at least look a little “springy”

Jergens Natural Glow for Faces – does not have the same staying smell that it used to. I use this a couple of times a week for a little bit of much needed “natural” color.


Lip Gloss – Buxom Full On Lip Cream by Bare Minerals. The shade I have and adore is called Mai Tai, but do not be scared of the “vivid coral ” description, one coat goes on perfectly shear with a pop of peach. I have a small size and will be going back sooner rather than later for the full size.


Lip Balm – Sugar, Rose Extreme by Fresh. This balm feels great, has SPF, and the slightest hit of pink. It smells like spring, and the packaging is spot on.


Last but certainly not least, Bronzer. NYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer in Medium. This is a great matte bronzer. I have Nars Laguna as well as others with shimmer, but for everyday, I need to wear matte. This one is a fantastic price point and seems to stay on most of the day.


Please let us know what you think about our first real beauty post! Would love to hear some of your favorites so I can get new ideas of things to try. I would love to be a cool girl, minimalist but really I am a product junkie.