That’s what I use..

How many of you struggle to walk down the “bathroom” aisle in a store without wanting to try out everything until you find the perfect facewash…hairspray…bath scrub….etc? Guilty. That is me. I love the toiletry section of any store and I doubt I am alone in that! For a quick little blog post I decided to feature some of my current favorite products that I’m using a lot, if not every day that are doing the trick. Here are few of my current faves:

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I have been a fan of Neutrogena products for a while. The have the absolute BEST makeup removing products (especially wipes), and I have found no others that compare. I could actually write a whole post about their Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes, but I will spare you for now. I advertise them every time I talk to a fellow make-up wearer about makeup remover. It’s true. Anyway, this Deep Clean Cleanser is my newest Neutrogena find. In all honesty, I didn’t “find” it. It was in my little sisters Easter basket and she gave it to me because she can’t use anything that isn’t for dry skin – and this is more geared toward oil build up. I LOVE it. What I like the most about it is that it is a mask AND a cleanser. It’s pretty thick, so you can leave it on in a solid full coverage layer for a few minutes and then wash it off like a face wash (or use it only as a face wash). Face masks make me feel irrationally fancy and like I am doing a really good thing for my skin, and I like the results of this one! Target…Wal*Mart…CVS..it’s everywhere, and I am a fan.

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Alright, dry-shampooer’s..(most every girl in their 20’s). This is the best dry shampoo I have used yet. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo works SO well, smells SO good (or not at all if you get unscented) and is a pretty awesome brand all around. I have used several different Dry Shampoo’s and I always come back to this one. I was blessed with he flattest of hair naturally, so I like the Plump For Joy Body Building Dry Shampoo to give a little volume. I’ve found that if I know I’m going to have a no hair-washing day, I can spray it on before bed, let it absorb all night and then look super fresh in the morning.  It works quickly though if you need to use it after the gym or on a in a rush! Another NYMBrand product I love is the Double Take Texture Spray.DSC_0718.jpg

Like I said, my hair has zero volume on it’s own. This spray is great for lift and works especially well if you have styled your hair and want to give it texture and hold along with movement that doesn’t look like your hair has been sprayed to your head with product. I like to use a wand to curl all of my hair and then spray this throughout to keep that look all day long. As I stated previously, Not Your Mother’s is a great brand to support. They have some unique charactaristics in that all of their products are gluten free, animal product free, and none of their products are tested on animals, but one of the reason’s I like them is that they are a corporate sponsor of the Young Survival Coalition. YSC is an organization that educates and provides resources, connection groups and support to women living with and survivors of breast cancer. DSC_0728.jpg

Alright, my last product to share is Bath & Body Works At the Sea Sand and Sea Salt Scrub. I have never been a person to seek out and buy a “scrub”. They are usually given to me as gifts, and this one is no exception (another Easter basket goody…thanks mom). I may have to purchase this one when I run out though! I’ve been using it on my elbows and knees which are generally areas that dry out faster that others. I noticed the back of my arms close to my elbows where I lean over on a desk or table were a bit rough, so I started using the scrub to smooth my skin back out. It honestly feels like rubbing wet sand on your skin. Exfoliate away, my friends.

So..there you have it –  a few of my current favorite bathroom goodies. Try them out! You may like them just as much as I do. 🙂

Jewelry dishes GALORE

I have a bit of an obsession with jewelry dishes. I think I have one on every flat surface of my home. I believe this obsession stemmed from my jewelry rarely making its way back to my jewelry box when I take it off. In all honestly, it really does prevent me from losing a ring here or an earring there – so that’s a legitimate need, right?! I’m going to say yes.

Gold Trim Glass Box – Target

These are a couple of my newest acquisitions from Target, because that’s where I spend my life, and a few that were gifts! These are only a couple of the options that target has, but there was an entire 4 shelf section for jewelry holding items. That’s right. Read this, then make your way to target. It’s okay.


The “keeper” tray  was a Christmas gift from my cousin, Nicki, who obviously knows me all too well. Walk into target, spin in a circle, and point and you’ve probably got a 98% chance of picking something I like.

(I may have purchased every item in Targets “this & that” collection)

This little birdy bath sits right next to my kitchen sink which is the best idea if you wear rings daily and get your hands dirty in the kitchen! It’s somewhere safe to lay your rings while your hands-deep in raw chicken, ya know? (Sorry birdy…).

This one typically chills on my bedside table. You know what I do a lot? I fall asleep in jewelry, then wake up super uncomfortable and take it off in the middle of the night. I used to put it under my pillow – no lie, but I’ve tried to cut that out and this antler piece helps out with that. This particular one is from Francesca’s – a gift from my lovely momma! But there’s are a ton of copy cats out there like this one at (of course) Target!

This could go one forever. I’m sure I’m leaving a few out, but I think you get the picture.

Happy shopping 😉

-Em