Friday, March 9, 2012

beauty products part 2 and other stuff

Well first things first on a gloomy and cold Friday morning... lots of COFFEE!  I can't start my morning without a cup.  I have a wonderful relationship with my Keruig Coffee Maker.  We had a cold front move in last night after lots of wind and some rain.  It is 44 degrees out with a high of 49 today! 
Over the past few days, I've been trying to get on track with eating better and going for daily walks.  I'm using a website that has an app called My Fitness Pal.  I have a set number of calories I can use a day.  It is super easy to track your foods and you can even scan barcodes to import product information.  It also keeps track of any exercise you do from walking to cleaning house. 
I did a post a week or so ago with some of my favorite shower and face products that I use.  I wanted to follow up to that post with my favorite hair styling products and make up products.  Here are the hair styling products I have and use often.
I love the Pantene Leave In Spray Conditioner.  I've been using this for years.  It smells so pretty.  I don't really use conditioner much in the shower because I feel it is too heavy.  This stuff is perfect for a light condition!  I have wavy medium to long hair.  I have to work at my waves and curls.  I use a diffuser attachment on my hair dryer to make that happen.  I use Garnier Fructis Spray In Gel before diffusing.  This stuff sprays evenly over hair unlike heavy gel out of a tube.  After diffusing, I finish it off with some John Frieda Volume hairspray.  On days when I don't have time to wash my hair (or you know, just too lazy to care) I have this Suave Dry Shampoo.  It is super cheap, smells great, and works!  Use it in your roots and go! 

Now for make up.  I rarely do a full face of make up anymore.  I like to keep it simple, quick, and easy.  I save the eye liner, eye shadow, and foundation for nights out or special occasions. 
I LOVE using bronzing powder.  My favorite is from Clinique, along with the big powder brush.  I've used this bronzer for a long time.  I love Loreal Double Extend mascara in black.  I feel like mascara goes on so much better when you use the white conditioning side first.  I never wear lipstick, and prefer lip gloss and lip balm.  I'm a huge fan of Burt's Bees lip balm and have been using it forever.  I also love the tinted lip balm in Caramel.  My absolute favorite lip gloss is from Victoria's Secret called Strawberry Fizz. 

As I was putting clean clothes away this morning, I had to take a picture of the inside of Avery's closet.  The girl has so many cute clothes!  It's kind of sick how much she has.  And I just ordered her another adorable smocked dress last night!  She is my real life baby doll to dress up and I love it.  
It is going to be pool weather soon here in Texas.  Avery is all set with 3 new swim suits this year.  They are all so cute!  The two on the left are Old Navy and the one on the right is Gymboree. 
Avery sitting pretty in her chair with one of her favorite books. 

Since the weather is yucky, we are staying inside all day.  I was pretty productive yesterday with my cleaning to do list.  I have a few more things to get done today before the house is how I want it.  I love a super clean and organized house.  Tonight I'm planning on making a big pot of rice and beans for dinner.  Happy Friday everyone! 


  1. It's funny how when it was warm there, it was cold here and now that it is cold there, it is warm here! I can't wait to have a baby girl down the road so I can have a real life baby doll to dress up!

    Happy Friday!! (:

  2. I am not liking this Austin weather at blah! I want my Texas spring weather :) Also, I love our Keurig, Suave dry shampoo, and Burt's Bees. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!