One thing you might not guess about me is that I love change. (just typically in small amounts) Whether it’s tweaking my room, switching my daily routine around, coming up with a new lunch idea, etc. I get easily restless when everything is the same all. the. time. So I make sure I am constantly adding variety to my life, even in the smallest of ways!
One of my favorite ways to add change into the mundane of everyday is trying different beauty products- I LOVE trying new things. I am always up for a new shampoo or scent or hairspray. (Just ask my family or close friends! haha) That being said, I have tried out many different things. I have listed them below so y’all can have a reference page of the things I liked and the things I didn’t. 😉
SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER
I used Aussie for a looong time. It’s very good quality for the price, which is my main reason for choosing it. That and the smell.🤷🏼♀️ I switched, solely because I was bored. haha
When I moved from Aussie, I went to L’oreal (volumizing). It’s great! The smell was even better than Aussie- very strong and lasting. But then I got bored again. haha Okay, that wasn’t the whole reason, but it was most of it! I didn’t feel comfortable with the chemicals/ingredients used in L’oreal- I felt like my hair was being damaged in a way because of the lack of natural ingredients. So, I went on the lookout for something different.
Love, Beauty, and Planet caught my eye very quickly- the packing is beautiful, the scents are varying and amazing, all-natural ingredients, etc. The only thing that had me hesitant was the price. So, I waited for a sale to see if it was worth it. Finally, a sale came and I bought some. I love rose-scented things, so I chose to try that one out first. It smells amazing. Definitely my favorite thing about it! Although, the product itself wasn’t remarkable. It was average—not bad at all, just average.🤷🏼♀️ Which was disappointing! Though, the more I used it, the more I appreciated the fact that it was all-natural and sulfate free! I have noticed a positive difference in my hair since. I’ll continue to use it for that and the amazing smell; together, it makes the price worth it!
(somewhere along the lines, I found a clearanced Stress Relief conditioner from Bath and Body Works that smells heavenly, but is also quite average, if not below average)
In the midst of my disappointment, I decided to try Renpure. It’s another all-natural brand, but cheaper than LB+P. It smells wonderful and is also a great product. I am very happy with it!
SOAPS, LOTIONS + PERFUME
Bath and Body Works is the only place I buy soap, lotions, and perfumes from. It’s what I’ve always used and has plenty of variety. Plus, I don’t think anything else compares quality-wise. All other soaps and lotions I have tried seem watered down or something.🤷🏼♀️ Though it is a bit spendy, it’s not that big of a deal- I just wait for the sales that happen all the time anyway. My favorites are: Endless Weekend, Forever Red, Rose, Stress Relief, Sleep, Focus, Hello Beautiful, Dance in the Rain, Focus, Gingham, and Into the Night.
This is hardest thing to change. Ugh. I am in the middle of trying to find a different routine, as the price of my current one has changed. (Brandless raised all their prices, and I’m not too happy about it.) Here is a past post about it: My Daily Skin Care Routine + Tips And let me know if y’all have any suggestions! I do suggest not using this one– it dried my face out horribly, probably due to the harsh chemicals.
I have used Tresemme in the past, but have moved on to Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hairspray. I really like it! Although, I may switch for variety sake. haha I have tried this one that I didn’t like. It works really well while you are doing your hair, but it’s difficult to brush out. And I don’t like that in a hairspray, because it’s damaging to your hair. So. We’ll see what I end up going with! haha
What are y’all’s favorites?