How to wash and tame your curly hair

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It’s here! It’s Here! IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE!
I get asked almost daily how I fix my hair everyday.
Please don’t hate me, but it’s crazy fast and easy. 
I don’t know how I got so lucky to end up with this hair, but I’m so thankful everyday that it takes me no time at all. 

First things first…let’s talk about washing.
I try to go as many days as possible without shampooing my hair.
However, I condition my hair EVERY night!  I will wet and condition every night to help tame frizz and to keep cute curls. I also only condition the ends on the dirtier hair days because it makes my roots more greasy.
I’m not super picky on what brand of shampoo, just as long as it’s a combo.  The more conditioner the better!

This, however, is my GO-TO mac-daddy conditioner that I always use. It’s my favorite and I use about 2 pumps every night.

You ready for my FAVORITE hair product EVER?! 
Friends, this product is amazing! I put this on my wet hair and then go to bed.
I go to bed with wet hair and I wake up like…

I know, super scary right?
When I first started going to bed with wet hair, I basically woke up like this

But then, I discovered the leave-in conditioner and learned to put my hair above the pillow like this.

I know you think I’m crazy…
but it’s TRUE!

Next up, gel.
This is another go-to product.  I’ve tried just about every gel out there and this is definitely my FAVORITE!
I put my first “coat” on as soon as I get up on dry hair!  I do NOT wet my hair!
I then put on my second and hopefully final coat right before I leave my house.

I always let my hair air dry, but I do have a hair dryer & diffuser in case I’m ever in a hurry or need a little volume added to my roots, but that’s a rarity.

Ok, I feel like this is a little necessary because I am not a hair expert.  This is what works for me and I hope it works for you.  I try to keep it as healthy as I can, which means it very rarely gets straightened or heated.  I always say that my hair is “trained” because it rarely goes from the extremes of being curly and straight.  So many girls say they have curly hair, but it doesn’t curl like mine, but that may be because I keep mine natural all the time. 
Like, I said, I’m no expert 🙂  This is simply my opinions.

How about my adorable Tennessee t-shirt I’m donning?
The sweet folks at The Home T sent it to me a few days ago ANDILOVEIT!
These super cozy/soft shirts are made in the U.S.A. and they also donate a portion of their profits to multiple sclerosis research!  How fantastic is that?!
Thanks guys!

My sweet friend over at Avenue Blue sent me this adorable mug
 and I knew this was the perfect post to show it off.
Thanks so much Beth!
I’m exhausted!

Makeup routine

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Hello Love!
Today I’m showing you my everyday makeup routine!  As a working mom of three it’s all about easy and fast with this gal.  Everything I use can be found at your local Target or drug store.
Here we go!
I LOVE this under eye cream! I received this sample in one of my monthly Birchbox  and I will definitely reorder when its gone!
Foundation: Covergirl Tru Blend 15 – Creamy Natural
Ho hum…isn’t it the saddest when you’re almost out of your favorite product? This concealer is from Sheer Cover and came with their mineral powder kit.
Now, my favorite product!
e.l.f. eyebrow kit in medium 

Girls, filling in those brows is so important!!
My brows are very sparse, light in color, and have an arch shape. With this eyebrow makeup I can shape them how I like and fill in all that dead space!  This is the one makeup item I CAN’T live without!
This eye shadow combo IS MY FAVORITE!
I change it up every few days, but this one rules over all! Keep in mind, this may not work on everyone!
The top eye liner is another favorite of mine from N.Y.C., but it’s all gone.  Instead I’m wearing the Covergirl brown & eye makers in medium brown.  It’s ok, just not as dark and pigmented as I like.
Powder: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear loose powder in Translucent light.
*Note: I always put this on before my mascara so it doesn’t stick to them*
Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Original in black
Blush: NYX Espresso PB23
Suck in those cheeks!
So, this one time I went out taking pictures and when I finished all my eyebrow makeup had worn off my right eye from the camera!  TALK ABOUT EMBARRASSING! I bought this right after that and it’s amazing! I don’t use it every day, just when I’m on the job 🙂
**The heavens parted and the angels sang**
This lipstick is my new favorite!  It’s Covergirl 345 Everlasting Immortal.
The only thing I don’t’ care for is that it’s got glitter in it, but the color is very pretty.  It’s worn in most of my photos.
That’s it!  If you have any questions about anything I use, leave me a message in the comments section below!