Beauty B // Hair It Is

When it comes to beauty, there is one aspect I really, truly, obsessively care about – hair. Today I am bringing you some of my favorite hair care products, because I love you and I want you to have incredible hair.

That’s friendship. Unless you touch my hair – then, we can’t be friends.


1 // No. 4 Clarifying Shampoo | 2 // Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche | 3 // Dry Bar Sake Bomb Conditioner | 4 // Dry Bar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse | 5 // Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray | 6 // Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo | 7 // Moroccan Oil


1 // No. 4 Clarifying Shampoo – I received a sample in my Birchbox, and went totally gaga over this product. Do you ever struggle to rinse ALL of the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair? Then, while drying it, find some crazy spot you missed and shoot at it with your dry shampoo until it’s 10% less oily? Me either… This shampoo does not let that happen. It leaves your hair feeling fresh, clean, and maybe I’m nuts – but my color seemed richer too. Oh, and are you a smell person? Because I smell so good that I skip the perfume with this product. It’s pricey, but with all the BB reviews I’ve done, I think I can buy it with Birchbox points and use sparingly! #firstworldproblems


2 // Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche – Also a Birchbox find. Definitely expensive, but making its way to my “want” list. The sample  made my hair feel repaired (which I don’t believe a one-time-use can normally do), moisturized, but not weighted down. Kerastase makes the best products to repair color-treated, teased to the Heavens, heat-abused hair.


3 // Dry Bar Sake Bomb Conditioner – Have you been to a Dry Bar? They greet you with a mimosa, have the best movies playing, and will wash and style your hair for $40! It used to be a more reasonable $35, but – life. Their products are also incredible, and I swear by the shampoo/conditioner set. Just a helpful hint for when you make it to a DB – tell them to go easy on the product if you want the style to last. I don’t do flat or soft hair – I want to keep it all locked into place like Judy Jetson.


4 // Dry Bar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse – Holy hair. This changed my life! Shake well, spray just a bit into various parts on top of your head, and a touch into your ends. While drying, use a brush to pull up the areas you sprayed and VOILA! Hair that will hold. Another product that smells fresh, modern, and girly – but not fruity or floral-y.


5 // Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray – I will just go ahead and say it – I am the Uncle Jesse of hairspray. If it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert, then I am most definitely an expert of hairspray. Two dear friends arrived at my Miss Oklahoma send-off, gift in hand – in a wine sack. My first thought was that it was a bit unconventional to give a titleholder, but – wine! As I opened it, I found not wine, but another of my favorite things – HAIRSPRAY! Being from Mississippi, they noted that ALL the Mississippi ladies have incredible hair thanks to this amazing product. They were right. It is a gift from God! P.S. – Ulta often sells it as a Buy 2 get 1 Free deal!


6 // Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo – Just as I adore hairspray, I love dry shampoo. It can take second day hair from drab to fab, and this is another secret of mine to make it bigger and better. Not only does this dry shampoo smell fresh and clean, but it is under $6. Stock up before everyone finds out how fantastic it is and they raise the price!


7 // Moroccan Oil – I think by now, we know that I like things that smell good, and sometimes I catch my mom adding a bit to her wrist. Maybe I do that too… I pour just a dime-size amount and run it through my hair while it is still sightly damp, and it adds just the right amount of moisture to protect and mend the split ends I spent hours creating with a curling iron.

Beauty B // Face Forward

I like to pretend I’m not a creature of habit, but when it comes to skincare – I most certainly am! After years of fighting breakouts, I can tell you nearly everything you need to know about every product on the face of the planet. During the year I was on acutane (high octane acne medication, which takes the Disney Villain approach – makes you a complete basketcase, but look flawless), I also tested out every moisturizer and chapstick known to man.

My mom has great skin, but since genetics didn’t bless me with her clear, smooth complexion, I’m going to go ahead and make my own luck. Here are my favorite products to help you put your best face forward this summer!


Beauty B - Summer Face

1// Jack Black Lip Balm – Lemon & Chamomile, 2// LUSH Beauty Ocean Salt Scrub, 3// FAB Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, 4// Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Cream, 5// Supergoop Sunscreen, 6// Sugar Berry Lip Balm

1//I keep a Jack Black Lip Balm with me at all times. There is one in my purse, on my nightstand, one in my car, and another in my tote bag. All of the Jack Black chapsticks are amazing, but this one is the perfect blend of fresh. Plus, it reminds me of wandering through Los Olivos and picking up little finds like this one. And the wine purse clutch. And a bowl with a bunny in it. Because – tourists!

2// Thanks to my friend Brittany, I’ve developed an obsession with LUSH products. Call me an animal-loving,  save the world smelling like coconut water hippie (I’ve been called worse), but this stuff is where it’s at. The Ocean Salt scrub is gentle enough for my crazy skin, but leaves it feeling smooth as glass.

3// If FAB Beauty makes it, I buy it. Each morning and night, I use their cleanser and apply the Ultra Repair Cream. It does not burn, sting, or irritate my skin in the slightest, and protects it all day and all night.

4// I have always had a red tone to my skin, and it is SO annoying when trying to find the right make-up, without looking like I forgot my sunscreen. A pageant friend let me borrow her Smashbox Photo Finish Primer cream in clear, which took all the shine away, even under the Miss Oklahoma stage lights. It was a true miracle. THEN I discovered the green cream. Game over, red skin!

5// I received a Supergoop sample in my Birchbox one month. Now I won’t buy anything else.

6// Ok. So Jack Black makes an incredible lip balm, but if you’re willing to spend an extra $10-$15, and get a lip color out of it – this is a winner. The berry tone is just dark enough to pass for a lipstick, but isn’t as heavy as what you normally might wear. Perfect for summer, or honestly, anytime.


What are some of your favorite summer skincare products?