PRODUCT PICK OF THE WEEK

Product pick of the week.. or should I say… pick of the last 5 years, LOL!

Eva here.

I was not a hairspray fan until I got my hands on this one. IT IS THE BEST I have found, and I have used to for 5+ years now, so I really do feel like I can speak from experience and expertise 💁🏼‍♀️ It is super cost-effective…and you all know I LOVE A GOOD DEAL.

THE BEAUTY 😍

Do you struggle with LIMP HAIR? Me too.

Why do I love this so much? It’s a budget product… meaning… I really use this more as a volumizer, texturizer, and hair spray. This means I ONLY NEED ONE PRODUCT and NOT 3 total.


How I use it:

After I wash & dry my hair: spray on to style. And I mean… spray a very generous amount 🤣

If I am NOT washing – still spray it liberally all over hair to “set”.

I spray focusing on mid to lower ends of hair.. I like the OOMPH in the bottom of my hair.

Directions say to spray 8-12 inches away from hair – layer it to achieve desired firmness.

What I love most:

It feels a little stiff at first, but literally after 5-10 minutes your hair is very, very smooth and manageable. It adds great volume and texture, thus, reliving the need for 2 more products to use on your hair. The Rejuvenique oil in it really sets this “product of the week” apart from all others. Rejuvenique is only of our holy grail products!

THE SMELL OF IT IS ALSO AMAAAAZING!

The scent.. OH THE SCENT! 😍


The benefits of this amazing monat hairspray
10000% agree with this ⬆️

It adds a lot of OOOMPH to my hair!

product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!  The features of it!
THE SMELL IS FREAKIN’ FANTASTIC, TOO!

Repeating myself again..but….the VOLUME it adds is GREAT! I’ll be honest, the volume doesn’t last all day, but it does last for many hours.

Look at the volume in the hair!!!product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!

I also love that this hairspray washes out easily, and what I mean by that is that it does NOT build up in my hair.

Lastly, I buy 2-3 at a time when Monat has a sale. Shamefully (or not!), I really do use that much hairspray, and you wouldn’t know it!


Dawn’s review is this: She only uses this product when her hair is in a ponytail or when she curls her hair. She wears her hair in a ponytail often so she does use a fair amount of it and can assess the product fairly & with some expertise.

I know you are just dying for some pictures so here you go.⬇️ In full transparency, I wanted to have a video for this post but I didn’t have it all together this week! 🙃

Step 1 – Blow dry with your FAVORITE BRUSHES and then spray liberally all over your hair, focusing on mid to lower ends.

Monat hairspray is like a 3 in one! spray all over your hair! product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!
SPRAY SPRAY SPRAY! You can’t over do it.

Step 2 – FLUFF the hair as I like to say. Run your hands through it.

Monat hairspray is like a 3 in one!  Fluff that hair to get amazing volume and texture
Fluff that hair to get desired look

Step 3 – Enjoy how great your hair feels & the fabulous scent 😍

product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!
NO need for anything else since this is a dupe for 3 products in one!

THAT’S IT!

So..product pick of the week is this hairspray that I use as a 3-in-one product. Saves me time AND money!

Do you like 3-in-one type products?!


NATURAL DEODORANT THAT WORKS!

Natural Deodorant that WORKS wasn’t something we thought we could ever find. BUT…. we found one we both really like!

Be Well Company Skincare has been something we are swooning over as of late. We are dabbling in all of their products, but one that stands out for both of us AND works is the deodorant. So much so, that it deserves its very own blog post.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE 10% with our code “DAWNANDEVA”!

natural deodorant by BE Well that actually works!!

First things first, though, we really want to make it clear that we both have tried many natural deodorants in the past. Most do work for a few days or a week, but then we notice they just stop working. So far, Be Well has broken that record!

For simplicity sake, what we like is:

  • It’s all natural. So natural you could DRINK it, lol.
  • It smells fantastic.
  • It IS working after 2 weeks of use still!
  • Anti-bacterial and pH balancing – “inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria naturally without clogging the pores“.
    • Basically – Be Well feeds the good bacteria so it over-rides the bad bacteria & therefore you don’t stink.
  • Repeat… it’s NATURAL! something we never thought we’d be into.
  • Even after all our workouts at the gym, we didn’t smell, and we were dry.

Tip – spray before getting dressed because it needs to dry! I, Dawn, made the mistake of spraying it after I got dressed and my shirt got wet & I had to change. Just my two cents! I am a little extra though and probably sprayed too much. Eva hasn’t had that problem. 🙃


THE DETAILS

From Be Well website, here is how to use:

“Give a shake before each use, spritz each clean underarm with 1-3 sprays and let dry. 

Plan on using within 6 months of purchasing, remember these are fresh, active products with live probiotics

TIP please store in the refrigerator if not using right away, it will last longer

Can even be used on stinky feet!

Each 2oz bottle contains approx 420 sprays = average use of 2 sprays per pit per day, one bottle will last 105 days/3.5 months. That’s approx .09 per spray or .35 per day!  

Please Note: the deodorant is clear when first made with a  golden “halo” of essential oils at the top of the bottle. Shake before each use. After a month or two, your essential oils will begin to infuse the deodorant and the liquid will turn amber in color. All is well! Use as normal.


Eva here – this is a good size bottle and the tips above are super helpful. I actually didn’t realize you can use on stinky feet, also, lol.

natural deodorant by BE Well that actually works!!
further instructions on how to use this product.
Some additional instructions my package came with!

To reiterate, a natural deodorant wasn’t something we were looking for, but we are SO HAPPY we are now affiliates with Be Well because their products WORK. We love the story behind them, as well. Some of you may not know this, but my (Eva) sisters have MS – so this hits home for me.

Our motto has always been we like what we like natural or not, but IF IT IS natural AND IT WORKS, then that is a TOTAL WIN!!!

So – SAVE 10% with our code “DAWNANDEVA”!

Step 1 –

Checkout first and then you can add code. Some of you have messaged us that you don’t see option to add code – just click on PLACE YOUR ORDER in step 1 below and then you are taken to step 2…

Be Well.. code DAWNANDEVA for 10% off at checkout!

Step 2 –

Be Well natural deodorant... code DAWNANDEVA for 10% off at checkout!

You can see above on right hand side that step 2 brings you to area when you can add the code to get a discount!


Thank you Natalie for your amazing products. We ♥️ Them!

Do you have a favorite natural deodorant that actually works? We’ve tried like every brand, no joke!

TGIF!!


IT COSMETICS – YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER

IT Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better” foundation is brand new and we have our hands on it! (Yes, we bought it ourselves).

IT Cosmetics your skin but better

I, Dawn, have been using this for 3 weeks now… and… your skin but better? It’s JUST THAT! Seriously, I love it. I do use and love a lot of IT Cosmetics products, and I am always trying their latest & greatest.

As I have gotten older I don’t like a lot of foundation or anything thick on my face. With that said, I also spoke about this yesterday with Eva when we were preparing this post, and she doesn’t like using as much foundation either as she has gotten into her 30’s (which actually doesn’t surprise me since I’ve been the same through the years…more on that later). So, this is a nice solution to a light foundation that covers.

IT Cosmetics your skin but better
You can see how nice and light this is.

First and foremost, to apply this foundation, I use the IT Cosmetics Foundation Brush, makeup sponge, or my fingers, and ALL work great. I do like the brush the best because I also hate makeup all over my fingers.


To make it simpler for you all to read, and since I like bullet point lists, I am going to concisely write out my pros first:

  • Lightweight foundation but still manages to provide coverage.
  • AMAZING coverage, actually
    • I DO NOT LIKE A HEAVY FOUNDATION!
  • Very natural looking
  • Covers blemish marks, redness, and discoloration goes unnoticed
  • The color matches my skin tone almost perfectly
    • I usually have to mix 2 colors to get my skin tone, but not with this one (I use #32).
  • A little goes a long way
  • It gives a flawless finish – *does not settle into lines*
  • Not oily – big plus for mine and Eva’s skin that gets oily as the day goes on
  • Goes on silky smooth

MY ONLY CON!

And while that is not a deal breaker because I have a lot of great skincare products I use underneath that have sunscreen, I just wish this did, also. As I get older I try to be more conscious of the sun exposure to my face.

I mean, the packaging really is nice, too! It is super easy to apply with the brush and as I said a little goes a long way. So back to Eva…

Eva here quick – This is crazy for me to say, but like Dawn said above, as we were talking about how as I’ve gotten older, I do use less and less foundation, and I like the feel of “less is more”, too. I used to love an insane “full-coverage thick look”, but the past few years or so, I’ve really strayed away from that. Reason being, is by 3 pm, it just really doesn’t look good on my face… hello MELTING! 😂 I have also taken so much better care of my skin the past few years with good skincare products, that I don’t really need a lot of full coverage like I used to.

IN CONCLUSION! You cannot go wrong with this IT Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better” foundation that is “nice n light” & provides good coverage. The name lives up to its promise and we are thrilled with it.

Goes on smoothly & nicely

*this is not sponsored by IT Cosmetics and ALL opinions are our own! We purchased ourselves. We only earn a small commission if purchased through our links which helps us keep the blog up and running!


THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

We have a holy grail product to share that is the best oil for your SKIN & HAIR!

And trust us when we tell you, a little goes a long way.

THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR product..rejuvenique!
I mean, seriously! Look. how gorgeous 😍

THIS IS A REAL AND UNEDITED VIDEO by Dawn! We wanted to give it to you completely straight.

More details below.

As you can see from my video above, I literally use this for so many different reasons.

  • New Rejuvenique Light – fairly new – I just ordered two days ago & can’t wait to try.
  • It is a “multi-use” oil product.
  • A little goes a long way!
  • I use it on my face, neck, hair.
  • ALSO use it on my elbows, knees, feet AND cuticles!
  • Please note, it is heavy so I only use it on my face before bedtime.
directions for applying Rejuvenique..the best hair and body oil!
DIRECTIONS ABOVE! ♥︎
Rejuvenique on my cuticles! THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

EVA HERE!

I really need to point out first and foremost that this little holy grail of a bottle will last you a long time. I can only speak for myself, but I have had mine for about a year now. That is how little of product you need.

I don’t use it the same way as Dawn. I have had a history of dark circles under my eyes. Since I was a kid (like 8 years old) people would always ask me if I had two black eyes, and it’s definitely carried into adulthood. Also, the skin under my eyes is extremely dry. So, this magic-ness in a bottle I use really for my eye area. A SMALL dab under both! There is 100% a difference when I use this consistently; less black and blue look and more moisture (as in, my makeup doesn’t flake all over).

Rejuvenique under my eyes to help with dark circles. THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

As I am getting older and in my almost late 30’s, I LOATHE the wrinkles under my eyes.

I do feel like the claim stands true above that it does help smooth out fine lines (ie, leave skin looking healthy).

Sometimes I put it in my hair at night since I use so much heat and bleach (blonde hair is hard work, I tell ya!).

Dawn’s video, though, really explains it is all 92 seconds.

iphone11 max portrait mode in STUDIO light.. it is life changing!!

We are here to get this in your hands on the best oil we’ve found for your skin & hair … just let us know you are interested and we will be in touch! (click link to contact or DM us on IG)

Lastly, we want to hear from YOU! What is your ONE beauty product you cannot live without?