Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Happy Monday! Today I am linking up with Erika and Andrea to share my favorite fall finds under $50.

Fall

  1. Marshmellow Fireside Candle  $22.50
  2. German Glitter Pumpkin $15.50 + free shipping (today only)
  3. Dip Dye Maternity Sweater $39.98
  4. Plaid Blanket Scarf $19.99 + free shipping on $25+

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Favorite Things – Hair Products

Favorite ThingsI hope everyone enjoyed a nice long Memorial Day weekend! Our pool plans were cancelled due to all of the rain we received Sunday night throughout Monday. It was still nice to be off work though to honor those who have served our country. Later in the week, I will share what we did during our long weekend off.

Today, its all about hair! I am linking with Erika and Andrea to share my favorite hair products. As you read, you will be able to tell that my hair products are not something that I splurge on. I would much rather spend my money on clothes, food, or shoes rather than expensive hair products. If you can do both though, you go girl!!

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During the week, I tend to use my cheaper products so that I can get more use out of the ones that I tend to spend a little more money on.

This shampoo and conditioner do not have the best reviews online but so far, they have worked great for my hair. The combination leaves my hair with texture which makes styling so much easier!

I have used this hair serum on my hair since high school. The smell is my favorite and it calms the frizzy when needed especially during the summer months. A tiny drop is all you need.

I grabbed this dry shampoo a few months back and have since bought several cans. Let’s fact it, when you have long, thick hair like I do the last thing you want to do is wash and dry your hair every single day. This spray lets me go every other day without shampooing. Also, I sometimes use it on clean hair too just to add volume.

Hairspray is something that I have a hard time finding. I think I have probably tried every brand at Target and just cant find one that wins the title of my favorite. As of now, I am using this but will probably try something new the next time I need a can. Any suggestions?!

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On the weekends or if anything special is going on throughout the week, I will usually use these products instead on the list above. I have a feeling that I may be in the minority of people who do this but I like to save what I feel as better quality products for special occasions or for weekend use. Weird, right?!

This shampoo is not expensive but it is in comparison with the price and amount I get in my other bottle. I do love the smell and how silky my hair feels when using this. I also keep a bottle of this shampoo in our guest bathroom for visitors.

I started visiting a new salon a few months ago. My stylist Jenny recommended this serum in place of the other than I use. She was right. This stuff is a miracle but because of the price, I choose not to use it daily. edit:Surprisingly, I just noticed that I paid more in my salon than amazon has it listed for. This may move up to my daily use!

My mom actually introduced me to the Sebastian dry shampoo. Her stylist gives her a sample each time she visits and she is nice enough to pass them to me. I carry the sample size in my purse for touch ups when I am out. This dry shampoo works the best out of any I have tried but I always have to be careful because it is very white and powdery.

As for hairspray, same old story here. Not completely happy with this and am looking for suggestions!

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The last thing left to talk about is the tools I use.

I go through hair dryers like nobody’s business. I usually just buy a cheap one and change it out when it starts to smell like I am burning the bathroom down 🙂 I have had this hairdryer since Christmas with no complaints what-so-ever.

The flat iron fad started around the time that Chris and I started dating. For my birthday one year, he surprised me with a CHI. Six years later and it still works just like it did the day I opened it.

As for my curling iron, I use this one. I also own the same iron in a smaller barrel for tighter curls. The iron has 25 heat settings and a 60 second warm up which is great for those days when you just need to touch up!

Am I missing something great?! If so, let me know in the comments!

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Favortie Things – Accessories

Favorite ThingsHappy Monday! Today I am linking with Erika and Andrea for their favorite things linkup and today its all about accessories!

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My favorite purse right now is my MK Hamilton that Chris surprised me with for Christmas last year. Its the perfect size and I absolutely love the color!

IMG_1283Obviously, my most cherished accessory is my engagement ring and wedding band. I am not a HUGE jewelry person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good statement ring or necklace on a night out but on a normal day I like to keep things simple. These two pieces are my favorites and are worn every single day. The watch was a gift from my parents for Christmas and Chris gave the bracelet to me for my 22nd birthday.

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You can never go wrong with a leopard belt… It is the new neutral after all!

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Since summer is approaching, I couldn’t go without sharing my favorite pair of shades. I bought this pair in the Atlanta airport on my way to Panama a few years ago and they have been my favorite ever since. I use to be partial to my aviators but I really like these because I can throw them up on my head without the nose piece getting caught in my hair.

Tomorrow I will be back to share pictures from our weekend in Chattanooga. I definitely woke up this morning wishing we were still there!

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Favorite Things – Nail Polish

Favorite ThingsToday I am linking with Andrea and Erika to share my favorite nail polish colors.

As embarrassing as it is to admit… I am a nail biter. Ugh! I have tried all of the bad tasting polishes that are used for breaking the habit but I have yet to find one that works. Therefore, I usually keep tips on all of the time. I do try to keep them as short as possible though because I feel like the shorter they are, the more natural looking they become. With that being said, here are a few of my favorite colors.

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OPI “Pamplona Purple” is what is currently on my toes right now. A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend Stacey and I were getting pedicures and I just wasn’t crazy about the pink polish that I had originally picked out. She finished a little early so I told her to go over to the colors and surprise me. This is what she came back with and I am a total fan.

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OPI “Black Cherry Chutney” and  OPI “Lincoln Park After Dark” are two of my favorites for Fall and Winter.

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For spring and summer I like to go bright with either OPI “Strawberry Margarita” or OPI “Cajun Shrimp”. By reading this, one would think that I am an OPI snob but the truth is that OPI is the main brand that my salon carries so 9 times out of 10 I end up choosing an OPI color.

Recently, I have been pinning lighter, more neutral, shades for Spring. Below I have shown some of my favorite nude nail inspiration for you ladies.

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