It has been a while since I tried Gap bottoms, but since Liz is always saying how much she loves them I decided to give a couple a try!
First I tried the Jegging. LOVE THESE!!! The fabric is SUPER stretch and holds you in everywhere. The front 2 pockets are not functional, which at first turned me off, but after wearing them for a little while did not mind it at all. The back pockets are normal. Fit is TTS
Lastly I tried the Straight Crop Chino….LOVE THESE!! I have been loving wider legs lately and these fit perfect. Fabric is great and holds shape. The utility pockets on front and back have a very cool look. They come in 3 colors (cream, olive, and peach- the one I am wearing) and I may be ordering another color soon! These will be super cue for the Spring! I suggest size down 1 size, they run big.
Well that wraps up this try on session! I am overall really happy with the Gap bottoms I tried here and will definitely try some more and let you all know my thoughts!
Hi guys! Liz here! There aren’t many beauty products that I can say have changed my life. But dry shampoo is one that definitely makes the list.
Once you become a mom, you are just kidding yourself if you think you will have time to wash and style your hair every day. If you are a mom that is actually able to do this, then you really are a supermom!! For me, I can make time 2 days a week to wash and style my hair- please don’t judge!
I luckily have thick and wavy hair that doesn’t get too oily. But my secret to making it the 3 days in between washes, is dry shampoo!
I tested the below products over the course of 3 days to see what the pros and cons are of each, and which is my new favorite! Commission links are provided to check out the products for yourself!
How to use dry shampoo: It is very simple to apply dry shampoo. I typically use it in the morning on dry hair before I do any other styling. I first bend at the waist and tip my head over and apply some of the shampoo at the base hairline and at the hairline behind my ears (where I get more oily). I use by finger tips and rub the shampoo in- almost like when you are rubbing true shampoo into your scalp. I flip my head back up and then apply it to the roots on the top of my head. I do this by lifting sections of my hair and applying some shampoo on the scalp. I make sure I don’t put any in the section of my hair where my part shows since I don’t want any shampoo to be seen. I then use my fingers tips again to rub in the shampoo all over my scalp. Then I style as normal using my flat iron, curling iron/wand etc. You can also re-apply it if you need a pick me up later in the day or if you are re-styling your hair again at night before going out.
This item is a spray with a translucent powder. It was the only spray I tested. I was nervous as I had only used powders before. But I ended up loving it!
Easy to apply. Pointed the nozzle to the section of scalp I wanted to apply to and pressed down. Was easy to control the amount of product by doing short sprays.
For a few seconds your scalp will feel wet. But that does not last and does not ruin your hair texture or styling. It felt very cooling and soaked in well.
Increases volume, doesn’t weight down the hair, and no residual product left on the hair
Scalp felt great after applying- soaks up the oil and scalp feels refreshed and not wet. I wasn’t sure if I would love the spray since I was nervous of the product being wet at first. But it dries fast and feels great on the scalp and hair!
Similar to the powders, it is very easy to blend into your scalp using your fingertips.
Only cons are:
I’m not sure how long the bottle will last. I’ve used for a few months and it feels more empty than the powder bottles I have after using for the same amount of time
Higher price than the other options I tried. Love the product, but not sure if it’s worth the extra cost.
Here are before and after pictures using the Oribe product.
This product was a little more difficult to apply vs the Verb. It was more difficult to control how much product is released. I still applied directly on the scalp but lightly shook the bottle vs squeezing it so only a small amount of product was released. Then if I needed more, I would repeat that step.
Very easy to blend into your scalp so the powder is not noticeable
Increases volume, doesn’t weight down the hair. Is a little more coarser on the hair compared to the Verb product above.
Soaks up all the oil and the scalp feel refreshed
Middle of the road price point. Expecting bottle to last awhile like the Verb powder has.
Only con is that this product added more texture and coarseness to my hair that is already thick and coarse. It may be better suited for hair that is thinner and softer since it would provide the right amount of volume and texture.
Here are before and after pictures using the Bumble and Bumble product. This is the product with the most obvious change in volume, especially by the roots!
Left: Before Right: After
So now that I’ve gone through all the details, I can reveal my new favorite dry shampoo…..
And the winner is……VERB! For me, this product was the overall winner. It worked great on my hair and left both my scalp and hair feeling refreshed and clean. The price is very affordable! And you don’t have to use much of the product, so I think it will last a long time.
I hope you find this product review helpful!! I highly recommend trying a dry shampoo. It’s been a lifesaver for me.
Another Target win! I’ve been searching for new cardigans/coverups now that my office has already turned on the AC. Found this cardigan at Target and I’m loving the style and fit!
It’s soft, lightweight, flattering fit, and beautiful colors! I like it so much I’m considering getting another color. Comes in stripes and solids for less than $25! Fits TTS. I’m wearing an XS and normally wear an XS or S in tops/sweaters. See links below for details.
Easter and Passover are almost here. So in the Northeast that means it will be spring break time! Last year we were lucky enough to spend spring break in Florida with family. But this year we will be on a staycation! But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about flying somewhere warm, preferably near a beach. I put together my fake packing list. And if you are heading on vacation, hopefully it will give you some outfit inspiration!
All J.Crew items are 40% off. Use code REFRESH
All Gap items are 45% off. Use code CYBER
All J.Crew Factory items are 40%-60% off. Prices as marked on the website.
Here are some daytime looks for sightseeing, going out to eat, or just relaxing with a good book and drink!
Going out to dinner or just need a cute outfit change? Can’t go wrong with a fun top and white denim!
You will look so stylish by the pool or at the beach in these looks from Target or J.Crew. Since having 2 kids, I’m not very confident in a bikini. Plus, I have to be able to run around after them and I need to make sure my swimsuit will stay in place! These styles do the job but still make me feel young and trendy.
Have you seen the Old Navy Sale!!! Well, they are up to 50% off spring style plus an additional 40% off your purchase for the Family!!(of course exclusions apply) Since my kids grew like weeds over the winter it was Bella’s turn to pick out some new things for spring. Check out her picks below and check out the sale here!
Ok Ladies! I was just introduced to this product last week and it immediately became my favorite new skincare item!! I know I just posted about my skincare regimen last week, but there needs to be a amendment!!! If you suffer from under eye bags and dark circles, like me, this is the game changer!! Dr. Brandt’s No More Baggage.
I have to tell you upon the first time I used this the bags under my eyes were literally gone!! You use a very small amount (the size of 1/2 a pea), rub between your fingers to warm up and dab it under the eye. You will feel the skin tightening up. That feeling does not stay, but the results do.
You use it after you apply your eye cream or moisturizer. You can also reapply as needed later in the day, I have not had to do that.
Click here if you would like to give this a try!! GAME CHANGER!!! (this is the best deal as of today)