Beauty Busts | Vol. 2


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This month, I didn’t do my typical monthly beauty favorites roundup, but that’s because I actually came across quite a few beauty busts! So instead, I’ve got another installment of beauty busts for you, and what you should be buying instead. (If you missed it, see my first roundup of beauty products to ditch here.)

Beauty Bust 1: Kérastase Carré Lissant

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I pretty much worship anything Kérastase. But when these Kérastase Carré Lissant hairstyle touchup sheets came my way, I was legit confused. Ladies, if your hair is staticky, you’re trying to tame frizz or get rid of that smoke smell in your hair without having to wash your locks, try dryer sheets. They work like a charm. Kerastase found a way to deliver just the same, and charge $28 for it. Sure, schlepping around dryer sheets may not look posh in your purse, but it’s hardly worth the hefty price tag for the same thing.

Beauty Bust 2: Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray

buy this not that dry shampoo

I hate washing my hair. So dry shampoo is one of my favorite things in life. I picked up this Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray on clearance at Target one day and very quickly realized why it was in the clearance bin. This stuff promises to spray sheer, but it feels like the substance within it is sheer as well. As in, it does nothing. Nada. No volume. No oil fixing. Nothing.

Try: Drybar Detox dry shampoo instead. It’s volumizing, soaks up the grease and will give me an extra two days for my blowout.

Beauty Bust 3: Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

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Back in the day when I first started this wee little blog, one of the first beauty products I ever raved about was Olay’s Quench in-shower body lotion. Do you need to slap on some lotion in the shower? Probably not. A healthier alternative would probably be to lather yourself up in some coconut oil. But curious, I decided to give this Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion a go. I used it one time and couldn’t stand the smell. And my skin was definitely not any more moisturized than before.

Try: Olay Quench In-Shower Body Lotion instead. It works and doesn’t have an offensive smell.

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Any beauty busts you’ve come across lately? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Weekend Things | NSale

hudson baby jeans

Before I even begin to dive into anything about this weekend, can we just take a minute to talk about how beyond darling these Hudson baby jeans are?! They’re one of the first things I lusted after for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but for some reason, I didn’t pull the trigger and order them. Enter, this weekend, where I stopped into Nordy’s to return some of my online Nsale purchases and ended up buying the exact same amount I returned (ahhh!!!). So, here’s the full rundown.

topshop stripe midi skirt

I ordered this Topshop stripe midi skirt and matching croptop. I was super pleased with the quality but ended up ordering two sizes too big. I would recommend ordering the skirt but the top fit a little weird on my boobs. Instead, I ended up picking up these Topshop white distressed jeans, which are currently on sale for $23.99! They’re high waisted, a boyfriend fit and super comfortable and flattering. And, majorly cheap. I also picked up this Topshop black maxi skirt and this Topshop metallic yarn crop top, which I completely fell in love with. Trust me when I say, this is one of those tops that’s just beyond gorgeous in real life and the online pics do not do it justice. I also ended up returning this Hanky Panky bralette and panty set. I loved them, but the colors were so crazy, I just didn’t know what I would wear them under.

chantelle bra Out of the lingerie I ordered, I kept and completely fell in love with this Chantelle bra and this Hanky Panky bralette. It’s comfy, cute and great quality. And not on sale, but plain gorgeous and at a great price point, I picked up this Vince Camuto rose gold necklace.

Otherwise, this weekend was spent party planning for the big ONE, which is just around the corner! I’m such a sucker, I get misty eyed just thinking about it. Needless to say, no details about that will be divulged until I’m ready to share photos from the soiree. It’s hard to believe a year with this baby boy has already flown by!

For more of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary picks, check out this post. Prices go up August 3!

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