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Mama Morning Favorites

Mama Morning

Baby’s down for a morning nap, or possibly playing with a hairbrush on the bathroom floor.  You have precious few moments to pull yourself together for the day. Here are few of my favorite things that I always have on hand for a busy morning!

1. Stella & Dot – Isla Drops I know I can instantly feel more “dressed” when I toss on something pretty :)

2. Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo I can’t wait to try this! I’m obsessed with dry shampoo for those 2nd (and 3rd!) hair days.

3. Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Because wrinkles!  It only takes a second, and it’s so important.

4. Aveda Lavender fleurs Oil A few drops of this in my (quick!) morning shower makes me happy.

5. Clump Crusher Extensions LashBlast Mascara I consider wearing mascara a successful make-up day. This stuff has been my favorite for years.

6. Goody Bobby Pins You can never have enough Bobby pins! Since I have short hair, these are a must for pony tail hair days.

7. Revlon Photoready Powder Yes. I wear drugstore make up. I don’t do full make-up most days so this works perfectly.

Health & Fitness

To Dye or Not to Dye

I’m having a moment. A girl moment. I know, it’s not my thing…just go with me.

I haven’t colored my hair since the week before the wedding, July 24. I haven’t cut my hair since the week after the wedding, August 7th. I’m sure those are sins in the name of proper female haircare, but I’m frugal. Not cheap, I prefer the term frugal or thrifty. I probably wouldn’t ever color my hair if not for these lame grey hairs RIGHT in the middle of my part. Seriously, when did grey hairs become something you deal with in your 20’s?! I only have like 4, but still!!!

I loved when I had chunks of bight colors in my hair. I did Red, Pink, Orange and Purple. It was awesome, but not so awesome on the wallet when my sylist and I were constantly changing the colors. It was super fun, and I loved doing it but it was pricey.

Here’s one example:

Super cute photo, I know.

I recently lost my stylist (whom I LOVED) when she became a stay at home Mom. So, I’m at a crossroads.

I’ve done some research and found some salons in the LA area that work as teaching schools and provide cuts on the more affordable side. I’m leaning toward the Aveda Institute  Hello, $15 for a haircut. I’m in! Meh, so what if it’s not perfect…wanna know something awesome about hair? It grows! It grows back! I’m not at the point just yet where I need a cut, I’m growing through an awkward length stage and I’m going to see if I can push it another month before I get a cut. Plus, it’ll be fresh for the holidays :)

I am at a pretty (not so pretty) unintentional ombre stage with my color though. So, here’s my question…do I dare try an at home dye? All my years of reading girlie magazines (eew, not THOSE kind) have told me NOT to dye at home. Buuuttt….I’m not going lighter, just trying to match or go a tad darker. And I have Merfman! Why is this important you ask?

Merfman is a jack of all trades, including Fashion and Beauty. Seriously, he picks out better outfits for me at the store than I ever could. It’s a gift. He’s also a man with a very colorful hair past. His hair has probably been more colors than mine…Manic Panic anyone? He’s done all of his coloring himself too! It’s been years since he’s had his hands on some hair color, but I trust him. The most important part is getting the color even and to the roots…right?

I know Tina, that’s what I’m thinking too.

It can’t be THAT hard, right? I mean, lots of women color their hair at home, right? Please, reassure me. Please.

I’m pretty sure Tina Fey is my soul-sister. If she can do it (and by she, I mean a team of pro-stylists) I can do it! Wish me luck Shark-eyes! <–please, someone get that reference.