I absolutely love getting my nails done, but it is such a struggle for me. When I get a regular manicure, it typically chips on me within the first 24 hrs (not to mention the fact that I feel like I have to be so cautious with my nails for SO long after). I love that no-chip dries so quickly and lasts so long, but it is SO damaging to your nails that I do not like to do it regularly (only when I know I have back to back weekend events for a bit). So what’s the alternative? Thankfully one of my girlfriends from college introduced me to Dazzle Dry.
Dazzle Dry is a four step nail system and is a great at home (or salon) polish that is a healthy/safe alternative to gel polish. The Dazzle Dry products are vegan, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, AND quick drying. I love that their products are non-toxic and not harmful for my nails but I especially love that the product is quick drying. The first time I tried the system I timed it, 5 minutes from the moment I finished, and they were completely dry – to the point that I was able to fold and put away a load of laundry 5 minutes after I finished. That right there was enough for me to be sold.
The full four-step system with a polish is $75 and would make the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift (if you are still in need of something). I absolutely love my system and the colors that I have so far – and I cannot recommend it enough!
We both love trying out new hair tools and products whenever we hear of something new that our friends are trying but we also have some tried and true products that are in the always in use! Today we wanted to share those products and tools with you.
Michelle’s Products Redken Blondage Purple Shampoo – Bottled blondes need a good purple shampoo to prevent the blonde from becoming brassy. It lasts a long time too because you only need to use it once a week for it to work its magic. Redken Color Extend Blondage Conditioner – This conditioner cares for and strengths color treated blondes like no other conditioner I’ve used. Drunk Elephant Heat Protectant – My all time favorite hair product! Protects, detangles, and smooths your hair – bonus, it is labeled a Clean at Sephora product! Kevin Murphy Dry Shampoo – This product instantly refreshes lifeless hair and is paraben, sulfate, and cruelty free!
Kelly’s Products Attitude Living Shampoo – EWG Verified, hypoallergenic, and dermatologically-tested. This product restores and nourishes damaged hair. Attitude Living Conditioner – Paired with the shampoo, you can expect your hair to strengthen in addition to feeling good about the ingredients you are using. Dolce 16 Heat Protectant – Clean ingredients that work, I’ll take it! This spray detangles, protects, and moisturizes your hair. Waterless Dry Shampoo – I have tried EVERY (well at least it feels that way) dry shampoo out there and this is the only one that I can stand the way my hair feels after using it. I can still run my hands through my hair, the product is clean, and it works – I couldn’t ask for anything more!
Our Favorite Tools L’ange Hair Brushes – We love this paddle brush for everyday use, this vented brush is great for detangling and wet hair, and this round brush gives volume and the perfect blowout! Mason Pearson Brush – A luxurious brush that stimulates hair follicles while exfoliating the scalp to distribute natural oils throughout our hair. Yes, it is on the pricey end but it is worth every penny in our opinion. T3 Tools – We are obsessed with all the T3 tools we both own. Their hair dryer will provide you with the at home blowout of your dreams, in half the amount of time as your hair dryer right now!The interchangeable wand set gives you three curling tools in one and you can put any of the curling iron barrels on the base too. And although we don’t use a straightener often, when we do we are so happy with this one!
Do you have any hair tools or products that you love? Comment below!