How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

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Hi! I am at a cross roads with my hair! I am wanting to grow it out so badly, but it is at this awkward middle stage. Some days I consider chopping it off to a cute bob, but then I remember how long and pretty my hair was just a few years ago. Why did I ever cut it?! Oh yeah, because it was terribly damaged. The sad part of this story is the last time I grew my hair to the middle of my back it took about seven years!!

I am hoping my hair will grow faster this time around. I am not coloring it. This says a lot, since I am rocking more grey hairs then I would like! I am also trying not to use heat more than one time a week. I am also trying not to wash it as often. How often do you wash your hair? My usual wash routine was every other day. Now I am trying to only wash my hair one to two times a week, unless it gets extra dirty.

Does anyone know if not washing as often can lead to faster hair growth? I like that I can rock a hair style for an extra day, but I am having to use dry shampoo more often. Does dry shampoo have any negative effects on hair growth? If you have any tips or tricks for growing your hair quickly I would love to hear them! I am also going to start taking a multi-vitamin regularly!

Xoxo! Talk Soon!

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Ipsy vs Birchbox: August Edition!

Hi lovelies! I have missed you. As expected having a new job has kept me quite busy…which means I have so been missing blogging and checking in on all my fellow bloggers (who I adore!). I knew once I got my mail late last night that this blog couldn’t wait too long. I now have both my happy little subscriptions in my happy little hands and I cannot wait to share! Lets go!

First Ipsy:

This bag is cute and retro. I am such a sucker for anything retro!
This bag is cute and retro. I am such a sucker for anything retro!
I have tried Hikari a couple other times thanks to Ipsy, but never the lip gloss. I am obsessed with this color, Salsa!
I have tried Hikari a couple other times thanks to Ipsy, but never the lip gloss. I am obsessed with this color, Salsa!
Oooh Jesse's mom has...wait I mean Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. I love anything primer so this is a great addition to my collection.
Oooh Jesse’s mom has…wait I mean Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics. I love anything primer so this is a great addition to my collection.
First, sorry the lighting wasn't great for this. It is a black eyeliner pencil by Doucce.
First, sorry the lighting wasn’t great for this. It is a black eyeliner pencil by Doucce.
Again, another darkish image! Oops! This is a lip liner in Wine by Ofra. This could definitely create a Kylie Jenner lip!
Again, another darkish image! Oops! This is a lip liner in Wine by Ofra. This could definitely create a Kylie Jenner lip!
Last is a hair care product. I have learned to enjoy these more as they come nearly every month. This is Moroccan Argan oil by Marc Anthony...sounds fancy!
Last is a hair care product. I have learned to enjoy these more as they come nearly every month. This is Moroccan Argan oil by Marc Anthony…sounds fancy!

Next Birchbox:

Such a cute box, but not as usable? Does that make sense? I mean it is cute, but once summer is over not very function.
Such a cute box, but not as usable? Does that make sense? I mean it is cute, but once summer is over not very function.
Two cards are featured inside. One is a special offer and the other is the beloved item descriptions!
Two cards are featured inside. One is a special offer and the other is the beloved item descriptions!
I so love the description card!!
I so love the description card!!
Coola Matte Tint with SPF..obviously a great item for summer. I have oily skin so I am excited to give this a try.
Coola Matte Tint with SPF..obviously a great item for summer. I have oily skin so I am excited to give this a try.
Oh so pretty! This is a LAQA & Co, lip and cheek crayon. The color is so pretty and bold. I don't know if I am brave enough to use this on my cheeks. I don't know if my blending abilities are there yet!
Oh so pretty! This is a LAQA & Co, lip and cheek crayon. The color is so pretty and bold. I don’t know if I am brave enough to use this on my cheeks. I don’t know if my blending abilities are there yet!
Thanks to Birchbox I have come to really enjoy Rusk products. This is a mouse which will be a great item to add to my travel case!
Thanks to Birchbox I have come to really enjoy Rusk products. This is a mouse which will be a great item to add to my travel case!
This is a spot blemish treatment, but it is called a serum. Interesting. It is made by Balance Me.
This is a spot blemish treatment, but it is called a serum. Interesting. It is made by Balance Me.
I really liked this brand, Klorane, the last time I received it. I also LOVE dry shampoo. I use it a lot to make styles and hair color last longer. This is formulated for brunettes, which is a nice feature.
I really liked this brand, Klorane, the last time I received it. I also LOVE dry shampoo. I use it a lot to make styles and hair color last longer. This is formulated for brunettes, which is a nice feature.

Final Thoughts:

I must say both subscriptions met my expectations this month. All the products seem usable and there was a nice mixture of products. I will say that Ipsy gave me the only true full size product..I am a sucker for those! Birchbox, did give the lip and cheek crayon, which could basically fall under a full size product. Also, the Birchbox gave two travel size hair care items, which is great for my upcoming trip! Hmmm…I don’t know if I have a favorite this month! How about you guys? Talk soon!

Ipsy vs Birchbox: July!

Hi everyone! I am in a mega hurry today…I so wish I wasn’t a procrastinator! Anyways, I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible! I just received both subscriptions in the mail, so now it is time to show you how this month faired! My first and main thought for this month is it is A LOT better than last month. The Ipsy bag is so much better than June and the Birchbox packaging is cute as always! Check out what products I received!

Ipsy:

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Very cute pattern for summer!
I love beacy waves so I am excited to try this!
I love beachy waves so I am excited to try this!
Not my favorite color, but a nice size sample!
Not my favorite color, but a nice size sample!
Soooo sorry this is upside down! I do love this brand and love Vitamin C even more!
Soooo sorry this is upside down! I do love this brand and love Vitamin C even more!
These are beautiful colors and a wonderful size to receive in my Ipsy bag!
These are beautiful colors and a wonderful size to receive in my Ipsy bag!
I am so thrilled to have received a Tarte product. This is one of my favorite high end brands!
I am so thrilled to have received a Tarte product. This is one of my favorite high end brands!

Birchbox:

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How cute is this box?!
This box had a coupon for They're Real Mascara. As always I love the info card on the products that came in this month's box!
This box had a coupon for They’re Real Mascara. As always I love the info card on the products that came in this month’s box!
I have received this brand a lot it seems like. This is a peel, which I am always excited to try!
I have received Juice Beauty  a lot; it seems like. This is a peel, which I am always excited to try!
This is a great brand and actually a product I am looking forward to trying! I know crazy since I usually don't dig hair products!
This is a great brand and actually a product I am looking forward to trying! I know crazy since I usually don’t dig hair products!
LOVE this brand! I wish I would have been sent the red shade, but oh well! I will still rock this color!
LOVE this brand! I wish I would have been sent the red shade, but oh well! I will still rock this color!
I am surprisingly excited to try this product! I have dry frizzy hair so hopefully this will help!
I am surprisingly excited to try this product! I have dry frizzy hair so hopefully this will help!
Hehe this product is so TINY! It is a CC cream, which I like, but it could have been a little bigger.
Hehe this product is so TINY! It is a CC cream, which I like, but it could have been a little bigger.

Okay guys! That is it. I am sorry this blog is not as in depth as usual!! Ahh, I am the worst! I do hope it helped you decided which subscription you would prefer or maybe you’d like both! If you want to find out more about either click here for Ipsy and here for Birchbox! I will say that for this month I feel like both subscriptions tied for my affection! Have a wonderful day!

Ipsy vs Birchbox – May 2015

Hi Readers and Friends! I am so excited about this month’s Ipsy and Birchbox!! I swear they just keep getting better and better! I really love being able to help you decide which one or both you would like to receive! If you receive either of these let me know your thoughts. If you are still unsure ask me any questions you have! I will be glad to answer.  I love hearing from you guys!! I am going to try to style this blog a little differently. We will see if I stick with it or switch back..only time will tell. Here it goes!

Ipsy:

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This is the entire package in one picture. The bag was so cute this month. At first I wasn’t crazy about the bags, but these last two months have been adorable!
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I would consider this a full size product! That is one so far for the month! It is a pretty brown matte shade.
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I am not crazy about hair products, because honestly I suck at doing my hair, but I am always willing to try new things!
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Full size number two! Yay! I will say I struggle with fake lashes so I guess I don’t have a reason not to improve.
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I am CRAZY about this one! It is a lip tint and I am OBSESSED with the color! It is so pretty, it lasts, and it is full size…or at least I would consider it full size. That makes three full size for the month!
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I have seen it Cosmetics several times, but never took the plunge. I was happy to get a chance to try this brand. I am very pleased so far…plus it has SPF (check out my last blog- shameless plug!).

Birchbox:

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This was the packaging. You can see the corner of the top of the box. I am sorry I didn’t get a better picture of the lid. The box was cute and I still like the box for looks. I still am not sure what I would use them for, but they are cute!. I will say this month I did not get a card with info on the products…that was a little disappointing. That is something I really appreciated that Ipsy doesn’t do. Instead, it had info about the author of Cupcakes and Cashmere that included a discount code. I would really rather have the product info.
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This is a colored lip balm in a hot pink shade, but it goes on very sheer. I think it has a really chic appeal with the packaging! I would say this is full size number one for the month!
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I already like benefit, so I was glad to receive a sample of their product. It was especially nice since I had never tried this before. The jar inside is so cute and classic looking. Again, sorry I should have taken a pic of it! The packaging makes getting a sample size seem extra special!
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I got to choose this sample, which I enjoy getting to do each month! The only time it stinks is when too many have picked and they are out of some samples. It is nice though to have some say over the month’s box!
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Part of me wants to say, “another Whish product..” but honestly they haven’t disappointed yet. I do seem to get one every time, but so far I have liked their products. I just hope that doesn’t happen every month because I really don’t want repeats. This is a cost effective way for me to experiment!
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This is a sample sized hair care item. Like I said before, I don’t love hair items, but at the same time it forces me to try something new and hopefully improve. I will say I wasn’t impressed with the packaging of this product. It seems cheaply thrown together.

Okay, so after examining each product on face value, because I haven’t tried all of them yet. I would say Ipsy is the winner in my book this month. I mean three full size products in one bag! It makes me want to use five exclamation points! I will say I look forward to both subscriptions and have so much fun trying new items at such a low cost. Talk soon! Xoxo