Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This post brought to you by TRESemmé. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sometimes when I read sponsored blog posts, I get a little suspicious . . . do they really like this product as much as they claim to? Or do they just like getting a check in the mail in return for writing a glowing review? I never know if I can trust them or not . . . which is why I hope you'll believe me when I say that even though, sure, I'm getting paid for writing this, this topic has actually been on my "to blog about" list for quite a while and I just haven't gotten around to it yet. So, hey, if Tresemme wants to pay me for writing about a product I would have written about anyway, I'll take it!
So I want to tell you about a favorite product of mine--TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to styling my hair . . . which is why I love this haircut. Styling time? 10 minutes, max.
But there was a time when my hair was longer. Much longer. And when I had long hair, dry shampoo was my best friend (I still use it, but it was especially helpful with longer hair!). There are so many ways I'd rather spend my time than confined in the bathroom with my blow dryer and straightener and curling iron. Maybe you'll think this is nasty and shouldn't be admitted online, but get ready for a secret: when I had long hair, I only washed it once or twice a week. (Are you grossed out?)
It was the perfect solution for me, someone who liked having long, pretty hair but hated the time commitment--I'd just put in the time to style it once or twice a week, then use dry shampoo to keep it looking fresh and clean between washes, without having to wash and style it all over again. It absorbs oil and gives your hair a fresh look and clean citrus-y scent without shampooing.
When your hair needs a boost, just give the can a good shake, then lift up sections of hair and spray it at the roots to absorb oil. Spray in short bursts with the can about 8-12 inches from your head (and don't spray it all over like hair spray). Leave it in for a minute or two, then brush it through your hair, and you'll look like you've just washed and styled your hair, without using a drop of water. It was such a timesaver for me--I could hang onto a styling for days before having to wash and style it again.
The TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo line includes dry shampoos that are Strengthening, Volumizing, Moisturizing, and Smoothing, so you can choose one to fit your hair's needs. There's even a youtube video to show how to use it properly (and you can enter to win a $500 Target gift card--check out the giveaway at the video link).
And hey, if all else fails, you can join me with an Emma Watson-inspired pixie cut. How cute is she, honestly?
Although now that I'm searching through pictures of the ever-lovely Emma, I'm starting to miss having hair more like this:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It's really simple to put together, and you can easily make it in any size. And how cute would it be if you embroidered or stamped your child's name or a favorite quote onto the lines?
Also, I had a request a few weeks ago to make a onesie for a customer in my etsy shop, and she really loved it on her little girl . . . so there's a listing right here in my shop if you want me to make one for your little one!