Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had to work half of Saturday, but I think I got a lot accomplished in the afternoon. I’ve got my posts written for this week, so that’s always exciting. Thank you all for your feedback on my outfit post! Stay tuned for this week’s look on Wednesday. Today I wanted to share my favorite beauty/skincare products that you can get at the drugstore. These WAY outperform their more expensive counterpart, so let’s get started!

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PSSSST dry shampoo // Maybelline “The Falsies” Push-up Mascara // L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask // Garnier Micellar Water // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

Dry Shampoo: Having written about this before, I’m here to tell you (again) that you have to try this PSSSST dry shampoo. I love it for several reasons…it’s cheap, it smells great, and it works! Honestly, I go through probably two cans per month. Should I be embarrassed? Maybe. But I’m totally not! This doesn’t leave a white residue and has the most yummy coconut lime smell. It honestly transports me to the beach every single time I use it. (PS: My everyday scrunchy curls hair tutorial is here)

Mascara: I have a very specific lash problem. My lashes are super long but they are super straight. I find this kind of weird, because I have naturally curly hair. That being said, I found this Maybelline mascara and it works wonders. I apply a coat at the beginning of putting my makeup on, then apply another coat at the end. I definitely recommend this mascara if you need a curling effect. It adds volume as well!

Mask: This clay mask is very affordable, and that’s the number 1 reason I like it. It compares very similarly to a high priced department store version. It has a cooling effect that really feels good on the face, especially after getting home from a long day at work. L’Oreal has perfected its mask game with this product.

Makeup Remover: I give this Garnier micellar water 11 stars out of 10. It is the ONLY product that I’ve ever used that gets ALL of my makeup off without scrubbing my face raw. It is gentle, oil-free, alcohol free, and fragrance free. And for all of my low maintenance babes, you don’t have to rinse! WHAT A WIN.

Cleanser: Formulated without parabens, this Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser provides major hydration to even the driest skin. I love that it’s gentle enough to use everyday and it provides just enough exfoliation! The hyaluronic acid helps plump your skin.

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What are your favorite drugstore beauty, skincare, or hair care items? Let me know, because I love trying new products!

XO,

Rebekah

(Photos by: D. Keener Photography)

 

 

Happy Wednesday! It’s unseasonably cool around here today which a welcome change for me. As it has been getting warmer, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in my hair care arsenal for this summer. I’ve also been thinking about how to keep my hair strong and healthy. While these tips may not be all that groundbreaking, they have certainly helped me grow my hair out!

Three Tips for Healthy Summer Hair:

*Give your hair a break & let it air dry once in a while

*Use a heat protecting spray when blow drying, straightening, curling, or in the sun

*Use a silk pillowcase when sleeping (I have this one & it goes everywhere with me!)

I’m going to be super honest, I NEVER use a blow dryer. The only time my hair gets dried with heat is when I’m at a salon. I don’t even own a hair dryer. I only wash my hair twice a week at the most, so I will let it dry over night. Am I the worst beauty blogger ever? Maybe. However, I promise that letting your hair air dry will help it’s growth and strength immensely.

Most of us know to apply a heat protecting spray when styling, but I recommend a heat protectant spray even when going swimming or to the lake/beach. Since our hair is smack dab on the top of our head, we need to protect it like we would our skin. Think of heat protecting spray as a “sunscreen” for your hair ;)

I will be the first person to tell you that I was skeptical of silk pillowcases. I was like there is NO way that silk pillowcases can help keep my skin clear or help my hair not tangle as much, but it has really worked for me. AND talk about the coolness on the other side of the pillow! It’s great!

I thought I would share what products I use & what products I’m picking up from the Gorgeous Hair Event with Ulta that I think will help you accomplish your goal of healthy summer hair. With the exception of the Ouidad Climate Control Gel, I have used all of these products and they were good enough to make this list.

Wednesday, May 25th: 50% off Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant from Orlando Pita Play & Advanced Climate Control Gel from Ouidad

Friday, May 27th: 50% off select styling from Kenra (I love this dry texture spray!)

Monday, May 30th: 50% off Luster Lock from Joico

Thursday, June 2nd: 50% off Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner from Healthy Sexy Hair

Friday, June 3rd: 50% off Frizz Dismiss Treatments from Redken (I love this mask!)

(click on any product above to shop)

Remember, it’s always easier to prevent heat/sun damage before it happens! I think of it like I think of moisturization…once your skin is dry, it’s SO much harder to get the moisture back. The same way with your hair…once it gets broken and fried, it’s SO much harder to repair it.

PS I have been growing my hair out for a couple of years now. It’s finally long enough that I feel like when I get it curled, it doesn’t look like Shirley Temple ;) Check out this Instagram post to see the blowout I got recently! I highly recommend Hayley at Just Blow if you’re ever in the Little Rock area.


 I want to hear from you:

-What are your tips for healthy summer hair?

-What are your must-have hair products?


Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Hi everyone! I hope your spring is off to a good start. I’m ready for thunderstorms and rain. I seriously love rain and I LOVE sleeping to a nice thunderstorm. I thought I would swing by and share what I’m picking up at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event!

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I grabbed this IT Cosmetics foundation brush! TRUE LIFE: I’ve never used a foundation brush…only a beauty blender. I’m excited to see how a brush works though, and I love the IT Cosmetics brushes. It’s already been on sale, but I’m still sharing it because at $22, I still think it’s a great buy.

(Today) Thursday, March 30th: THIS St. Tropez everyday body lotion is 50% off making it only $12.50. While I have yet to take the spray tan plunge, I like how this lotion applies evenly and provides buildable color. WHY do I love it? I can apply as few as 1 or 2 applications for a subtle tan, or I can use daily for a more pronounced tan.

Saturday, April 1st: NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE! The entire brand of Mario Badescu is 25% off. My two favorite products include this toner & this pink drying lotion. This toner has become part of my nightly routine. I use it after washing my face, and I can tell that it helps prepare my skin for serum/moisturization. It doesn’t dry my skin out which is awesome! I don’t have many breakouts, but when I do, I apply a dot of this drying lotion to the area. I wake up the next morning and my pimple is gone. It’s pretty much like magic! This Ulta sale is the perfect time to stock up.

Thursday, April 6th: This BLISS Triple Oxygen Cleanser is half off making it only $14. I’m loving the burst of moisturization that this cleanser claims to provide. I haven’t tried this product, but before summer hits, I would like to get my face in tip top shape.

Friday, April 7th: Peter Thomas Roth “Un-Wrinkle Kit” is marked down from $88 to only $44. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I have a major love for Peter Thomas Roth products. I have an entire mask collection. If I can get some help preventing wrinkles, hopefully I won’t have a desire to go “under the needle” later in life ;) ALSO, if you buy this kit, you will get a FREE water drench cloud cream. That’s a win-win! *while supplies last*

Saturday, April 8th: You will get a FREE Benefit Brow Wax in store with a $50 Benefit purchase. My favorite powder foundation of all time is THIS one by Benefit. I also love the new Benefit mattifying gel. We are talking bye, bye pores! Be sure to use this product before your face primer ;) Also, you will get a FREE Watt’s Up! Highlighter & HOOLA bag with any $45 purchase! *while supplies last*

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I hope you enjoy shopping my favorite Ulta event. Be sure to let me know what you are going to get! Thanks for reading ;)

XO,

Rebekah