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The Best Volumizing Dry Shampoo: Herbal Essences Bio Renew Dry Shampoo

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The Best Volumizing Dry Shampoo: Herbal Essences Bio Renew Dry Shampoo

Back in March, I shared my favorite drugstore hair products, and I was pretty surprised by how many I really do use! I think of myself as a hair product snob, I often spend a lot of money on my hair, and I don't feel remotely guilty about it. But, I've slowly collected quite a few drugstore price point hair products, and I reach for them all the time. Often instead of much more expensive products!

One of my absolute favorites is this dry shampoo from Herbal Essences, which I felt deserved a full blog post in addition to the mention in the drugstore round up. Here's what I said about it in the post:

I just got this dry shampoo, and I'm obsessed! Expect a full post on just this dry shampoo soon! It does a great job of soaking up oils, it does add a lot of volume, and it doesn't look powdery at all on my hair. But the best part really is the smell! Hands down, this is the best dry shampoo ever. Ever. I have no idea what Mosa Mint is, but to me this dry shampoo has some peach scent, more like a sophisticated white peach. I love that!

Since that post, I've finished one can of the dry shampoo and I'm on to a second one. Yes, I repurchased it. Actually, I bought 2 cans, 1 to use and 1 as a back up. I do not want to run out!

After using this dry shampoo for a while, I still love it. Yes, it smells absolutely amazing. No, it doesn't turn my hair white, even when I use a lot of it. It does soak up quite a bit of oil, but my hair still has nice shine. Just, not too much shine from being oily, if that makes sense.

One thing that I really have noticed is that this is a volumizing dry shampoo. This dry shampoo adds more texture and "grit" than others, adding a lot of volume to my hair, which I love because I sometimes have issue keeping styles in my hair due to how silky it can be. That also means that you can really feel the product in there, but really.... if you've styled your hair you shouldn't be running your fingers through it all the time anyways!

(If you can't keep your fingers out of your hair and want a dry shampoo that you can't feel, you need to check out the Living Proof Dry Shampoo instead, read more about it here.)

This dry shampoo is one that I've been telling everyone about! If your hair is fine, needs added volume, or oily, you should grab one the next time you're at the store. You won't regret it!

Buy Herbal Essences Bio Renew Dry Shampoo at Amazon or Walgreen's
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This product was sent by PR for consideration. I've already repurchased it on my own...

Just the Right Glow: CoverGirl TruBlend Blush and Bronzer Swatch and Review

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CoverGirl TruBlend Blush and Bronzer Swatch and Review

Have you seen these? I've overlooked them for a looong time at the drugstore. When I shouldn't have. It took CoverGirl sending them to me (for a sponsored post in the fall) for me to really notice them. You can check out that sponsored post here, but they've been quietly sitting here on my vanity, being used frequently, ever since. Because they're kind of amazing.

One of the first things you might notice is that they look a bit... familiar? They remind me a lot of the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and Mineralize Blush. I don't use a lot of MAC face products, but anything marbleized with shimmery metallic screams "MINERALIZE" to me. There's a reason those MAC products have stuck around for so long, is that they're just so pretty. Super pretty, they make you glowy, they last all day... you get the picture. They're classics for a reason.

These CoverGirl TruBlends do remind me a lot of the Mineralize products, though they are a little less pigmented and they don't last quite as long. Think 10 hours instead of 12-14 hours. But, they are just as pretty. And they cost a fraction of the MAC products.

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush and Bronzer Swatch and Review
bronze, light rose, deep mauve

One thing to notice is that the bronzer is pretty golden, and all three do have a subtle shimmer that is just enough to catch the light and look glowy. This means that you'll get a great sunkissed look with this bronzer, but it wouldn't work for contouring. As well, even though I'm pretty fair, I mostly use the deep mauve color. With a slightly larger blush brush, this gives me a very pretty look!


TruBlend Baked Powder Blush at Amazon, ULTA or Target
TruBlend Baked Powder Bronzer at Amazon, ULTA or Target

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Stocking Up: What to Buy TODAY from Kiehl's and Kate Somerville

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Best from Kiehl's and Kate Somerville

You may have noticed something about my post the other day on Sensitive Skin Pore Cleansing, namely that there are a few skin care brands that I seem to use over and over. I use a lot of different skin care items, most of which don't ever make it to the blog, and I definitely do have my favorite brands. 2 of my favorite brands are holding Friends and Family sales right now, and they are ending soon! I placed 2 skin care orders last night for myself (and my husband), and I thought I'd share my favorite items from each brand.

Kiehl's

20% off everything until 5/22 with the code FRIENDS at checkout.

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: Great basic moisturizing eye cream, perfect under concealer and what I use if my eye area has any irritation at all. It's very soothing.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I've posted about this oil a lot (like, a LOT), but it's one of my biggest skin care favorites. A few drops at night before I go to bed will fix any dry areas and I wake up super glowy!
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution: I have a whole series showing my progress with the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, but the Vitamin C in this product is also great for anti-aging and is in a very stable form. It doesn't cause any irritation!
Super Multi-Corrective Cream: This is one of my go-to night creams. I layer it usually over serums. There's a full post on the Super Multi-Corrective Cream here.
Ultra Facial Cleanser: This is a great face wash, it's very gentle and also a bit hydrating. If you have any sensitivity or dryness it is worth checking out.
Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash: One of my hubby's faves
Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub: Another of his favorites
Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask: My biggest go-to clay mask, and I just realized I forgot to add it to my order... I may need to buy more!
Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+: Great for under makeup or just every day sun exposure.
Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30: One of my favorite sunscreen daily moisturizers.
Lip Balm #1: I keep this stashed all over the house and on my night stand.
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve: I keep this on my night stand and it's also in the pocket of my white coat at work! I ordered some for both me and hubby, and I even got a small tube of grapefruit scent to try out!


Kate Somerville

Save 20% with code FRIENDS17
If you look in the center of the page, you'll see the KS logo, kind of floating... click it. You'll be prompted to share the sale on social media, and it will then give you a personalized code for 30% off instead!

ExfoliKate: This is the KS cult favorite! I use it a few times a week in the shower, under a minute to gently exfoliate my skin! I have sensitive skin and can handle the original formula, but there's a gentle version as well. Note, I use about the size of a pea and a full sized tube lasts me nearly a year. You can check out a few of my posts about ExfoliKate.
Detox Daily Cleanser: I have a huge stockpile of this gentle AHA cleanser at home and will be using it daily for the rest of my life.
ExfoliKate Cleanser: I also use this cleanser, read more about it here.
EradiKate Acne Treatment: This is pretty much just the KS version of the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, which for some reason has never worked for my blemishes, but the KS version dose. It also doesn't dry out my skin at all which I love! I even have the travel version.
Somerville360 Face and Body Self Tanning Towelettes: I'm not usually a self tanner girl, but I bought these for spring break and they are very easy to use, and portable! Not orange at all.
Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads: Easy to use lactic acid peels. They didn't show up in my recent post on clearing out my pores because I've been out for a while (and they're actually out of stock on KS), but they're in my Sephora cart!
DermalQuench Liquid Lift: I was introduced to this after a KS facial at the Four Season in West Palm Beach, and I loooove it! It's a great spray, super lightweight, and it makes my skin very glowy. It adds a lot of hydration to my skin without feeling heavy.
Daily Deflector Moisturizer: Great daily SPF moisturizer (just bought a new one for summer in my order)
Daily Deflector Waterlight: Great lightweight SPF for under makeup, I ordered more of this one too.
RetAsphere: This is the retinoid cream I'm currently using.
Line Release: I just bought this eye cream to try out.

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A few of these items have previously been sent by PR, but I've also purchased every single one with my own money as well!

Sensitive Skin Friendly Pore Busters

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Sensitive Skin Friendly Pore Busters

Who doesn't want to have clear, poreless skin? I definitely have that as a goal! Unfortunately, since I have Rosacea, my skin is a bit more sensitive than it used to be. And somehow, enlarging pores (or at least larger appearing) pores is also part of aging. So, just when I want to go completely crazy with skin care products to pull all of that stuff out of my pores and make them look smaller... I can't. Because my skin will get red and irritated.

Instead of going crazy with peels and pore strips, I've finally figured out a routine that works for my skin! I got a facial about 3 weeks ago, and the esthetician complimented me on my pores. That has never happened! Instead, there's always discussion about how much extracting to do.

Read on to see how I've been clearing out my pores, evening my skin tone and smoothing it all out. This routine is also great for anti-aging, works for every skin type, and I have product recommendations for different price points!

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