Wednesday, February 29


I've been so busy lately with school that I haven't gotten much time to relax. I start classes early in the morning and they end late in the afternoon so I'm basically on campus the whole day. I don't have much time in the morning but with the little time that I do have, I manage to fit in a morning routine to get myself somewhat presentable and ready. Here are some essential pieces that I use to get ready and to also get me through the day.

Kérastase Lotion Densitive Spray - I have thin hair so I use this treatment to help thicken it. I spray this as soon as I get out of the shower and comb the treatment in so that I can effectively get all parts of my hair. Just a couple of sprays does the trick.
Aveda Smoothing Fluid Lotion - Before I use a straightener I like to put a small amount of Aveda on my hair. The smoothing lotion helps eliminates frizz and keeps my hair smooth and shiny too.
Hanaair Professional Hair Dryer - I love this hair dryer not only because it dries my hair quickly, it helps keep it straight and shiny as well. You can adjust the heat easily with its 2 choices of fan speeds and 3 different heat settings. It's perfect for a person on the go because it dries your hair quickly and effectively without leaving it frizzy.
Also, be sure check out Misikko's Croc Hair Straightener.

The finished product, how my hair looks after using those three products.

(Alexa Chung for Madewell clutch)

Evian facial spray - I have dry skin so I spray this on before I put on any lotion and SPF on my face. This is a great moisturizer that freshens up, tones, and wakes up your face.
Shu Uemura fiber Xtension lengthening mascara - Shu Uemura is probably one of my favorite brands for mascara because it goes on my eyelashes smoothly and doesn't leave any clumps. It's an instant lash extension and is long lasting.
Rexona Antiperspirant Deodorant - This is a good choice for people who have sensitive skin in their underarms. It goes on smooth, light, and lasts the whole day. It also has skin lightening cream that helps lighten and smooth your skin so it doesn't leave dark smudges as you put it on.
Gilchrist & Soames body lotion - I have to admit, I love getting lotion samples from hotels and department stores. Gilchrist & Soames is a favorite of mine because it's smooth and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. The scent is subtle and not overbearing as well.
Origins Out Smart Daily SPF 25 - It's important to protect your skin, especially your face, so putting on SPF daily is a recommendation. Origins is my favorite because it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy and holds up well and it also works with all skin types.
Shu Uemura eyelash curler - This may sound silly but I feel incomplete if I don't curl my eyelashes. I really like Shu Uemura's eyelash curler because it gives every one of my lashes the perfect curl.
Pure Grace by philosophy - This is one of my favorite perfumes because it has a clean scent that makes me feel like I just stepped out the shower. I like scents that aren't overpowering and that smell natural so this is the perfect scent for me.
Hand sanitizer from Target - You always need to have hand sanitizer in your bag. It's good to keep your hands nice and clean.
Chapstick - Always remember to keep your lips moisturized!

1 comment:

  1. ooo! thanks for the tip with the evian spray. i have dry skin as well! that would be great when i'm on vacation :)

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