DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub

Give yourself a sensory experience while softening up your feet in preparation for an at-home pedi. Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created a DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub that is the perfect mix of delicious fragrance and skin-softening ingredients! Just follow these simple simple Read more

IT Cosmetics Cushion Compact Review

Last spring and summer while in Southeast Asia, I became intrigued by cushion compacts. Cushion compacts, like the BB cream, are the beauty brainchild of Korea...I really would like to go on a beauty passage through Korea. They seemed to be everywhere and I made mental note to myself to grab a couple before Read more

Foods That Stain and Whiten Your Teeth

If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. "The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too," says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that Read more

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks and Lip Glosses for Dark Skin

Sometimes with my dark skin tone, it can be a bit hard to find the right lip color, especially when it comes to pink. So I was super excited when I received several different shades of pink lip glosses and lipsticks from NARS, Mehron and Uslu Airlines. I'm pretty sure a lot of Read more

DIY Coffee Grounds, Baking Soda, Lemon Body Scrub

This past Saturday night all I wanted to do was stay in and have an at-home spa night. Spa as in facial, hair masks, mani and pedi as well as total body exfoliation. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients for my perfect at home spa night with the exception of Read more

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evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo Review

Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo #haircare #beauty

There’s a reason evo’s Water Killer Dry Shampoo is always sold out.

It’s that good.

It’s worth repeating that you should not wash your hair everyday. For some reason, when I tell people this I get a dumbfounded look. In order to keep your scalp healthy and not overproducing oil or drying out, you need to give it a break. Trust me, I have bangs. Bangs + an oily t-zone spell a bad hair day. On the days when I skip washing my hair, I always use a dry shampoo to not only absorb oil in the spots beginning to show greasiness, but to also give me some added volume.

I had the chance to try out evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo ($29.95) and realized why this is one hair care treatment that you want to quickly snatch up as soon as it is in stock.  Read more

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Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo Review

Whether you’re pressed for time, want to keep color looking fresh or just don’t want or need to shampoo your hair every day, you will want to check out this dry shampoo. Believe me, we’ve come a long way baby from the days of Psssst in the 1970’s. I am a believer in washing your hair every other day (unless you have very oily hair) to keep it conditioned and healthy. Marc Anthony makes a wonderful dry shampoo called 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo ($7-8).

Marc Anthony is a brand that never fails me and is my go-to drugstore brand. I use the Oil of Morocco Argan Oil products religiously and have also tried the Beach Waves Collection and the Instantly Thick Collection all with great success so when I heard the brand had a dry shampoo, I was very anxious to try it.

There are a few things that make 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo a little different. First it is clear so no more white residue. This is especially  thrilling to those with dark hair and those of us like me who are showing signs of gray. Second, it was developed with Nanotechnology and Zeolite, a micro-porous mineral, to cleanse hair without a chalky residue or gritty feeling. The extra absorbent formula lets you remove excess oil, eliminate odor and add volume. It is perfect for all hair types and keeps your  hair fresh between washes. What I like most is that it isn’t too powdery, so many dry shampoos make my hair feel dirty and sticky, but this actually makes it feel fresh!  Read more

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Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo Review

You know I have a love affair with dry shampoo. Honestly, if you have never tried it, what are you waiting for? You are so missing out!

What I loved About Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo:

  • Small, lightweight bottle means I can easily bring it along for travel.
  • It instantly wipes out any greasy residue in my hair and breathes new life into it. (This is most important to me for my bangs!)
  • It smells so good! It is not heavily perfumed, but does make your hair smell clean.  Read more
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Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo Review #haircare #beauty

I don’t know about you, but I learned a few years ago that the best thing you can do to create healthy hair and a healthy scalp is to NOT shampoo your hair everyday. But if you are like me, a person who constantly runs her fingers through her hair…you know that this makes your locks greasy – quick, fast and in a hurry. I rely on dry shampoo to revive my hair for 2 days of no washing. Everyone’s been talking about the Keratin craze, but I really don’t feel like wearing a gas mask to achieve that desired look. Then I was sent Suave’s new Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo and thought this would be my shot at something amazing.

I do love that this is an aerosol spray dry shampoo (vs. just powder) and that there is no white residue using it. The scent is great and it lives up to all things a dry shampoo should be.  It absorbs oil, creates volume and gives my hair the appearance that I washed it that day.

But there’s a but in there somewhere, right?   Read more

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