Cooling Off







Top: [c/o] ILY Couture | Necklace: [c/o] ILY Couture | Jeans: Similar | Lipstick: Tropical Pink | Watch: Nordstrom | Bracelet: David Yurman, [c/o] Wanderlust

Y’all. It’s hot.

Come June, July it’s almost miserable taking a shower in Texas because you know you’re going to have to sweat as much as a hot yoga class to blow dry and curl your hair after. So I’ve been trying to be really laid back and braid my hair out of the shower and just wear a moisturizer if I’m not shooting or going to a meeting. It’s a great break for my hair and skin and kind of like a little recharge for my body!

I thought I would share a few little things I use to cool down this month in my teeny, tiny bathroom!

I’ve posted lots of Head & Shoulders shampoo photos on my Instagram and wanted to give a little backstory as to why I love using it! I have discoid lupus and my skin peels a little more easily! If I break out, or get a sunburn my skin just peels like I took a bath with Benzoyl Peroxide. Not too cute, girlfriend! Not too cute!

My dermatologist had recommended using Head & Shoulders years ago to help make sure my scalp and hair line didn’t have to peel as much! But my hair dresser a few months later kept commenting how it helped my hair grow because my scalp was so moisturized and healthy. So many times we neglect our scalp because if you don’t see it, you aren’t worried about it! The Instant Relief line smells like peppermint and makes summer showering a lot less of a dread because it keeps you cool.

My great grandmother swore by Olay and it’s all my mother uses. Their featherweight moisturizer is fast absorbing with Vitamin B3 to help against aging. The great part is that it has SPF in it, so if you think sunscreen breaks out your face [it does mine!] this can be used at the pool! This also evens skin tone and makes your skin brighter, so the more you use it the less you reach for foundation.

And lastly, is there anyone on earth who doesn’t love the smell of Herbal Essences? This is my formal apology to all the girls at kids camp that I stole their shampoo because their mom was cool and sent them with Herbal Essences and mine didn’t. I apologize for wanting to smell good….

I’ve been using Body Burst with the New Herbal Essences Body Wash line which smells like Tropical Fruits and being on vacation.

It also doesn’t dry your skin out like regular soap does, so if you skip moisturizer after because you are running late no worries!

Have you used any of these products in your summer beauty routine?! Do you switch up your routine or stick to the basics?

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  1. Annabelle wrote:

    So clearly not your own words. Losing credibility left and right.

    Published 27 Jun 15Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi! First off, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post.

      I’m sorry you think I’m losing credibility, as for the past 9 months I’ve been part of a Procter & Gamble Beauty Collective that shares my favorite P&G products. I’ve gone over how this collective works a few months back in multiple blog posts. Not one word of that was not my own, or worded by someone else.

      I’m sorry you feel that way, but with this being my blog I just wanted to clarify that I would never allow a company to tell me what to say or change what I say. I use this site to share the products I truly believe in and I’m sorry if you think I’m the the type of blogger that would just allow a PR brand to write for me. Coming from working on both ends of the spectrum, I know the importance of transparency and integrity in campaigns and wish my readers could only see what I do to not compromise that.

      Thank you for your opinion and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

      Published 27 Jun 15Reply
  2. Gentry wrote:

    It may not be the most glamorous, but I LOVE Head and Shoulders! It leaves my hair so clean (most other shampoos give me this weird build-up!) Glad to hear someone else adores it as much as I do! 🙂

    Published 27 Jun 15Reply
  3. Alyssa wrote:

    My hairdresser suggested this “system” recently that set me back a good $150 for a shampoo and conditioner, but it sounds like Head & Shoulders might be the same stuff… and WAY cheaper.


    Published 27 Jun 15Reply
  4. Kathleen wrote:

    Great picks! And your donut top is too cute!

    Published 28 Jun 15Reply
  5. Bianca wrote:

    Thanks for suggesting the moisturizer that will be my next pick up when I go to target! 🙂

    Is there any way you can do a tutorial on your braided hairstyle you have been doing? It is super cute!

    Published 29 Jun 15Reply
  6. Jamie wrote:

    I’ve been looking for a new moisturizer with all of the sun my skin has been getting this summer! I can’t wait to try this one, thanks for sharing!

    Published 30 Jun 15Reply
  7. Beth wrote:

    Thanks for the tips on the Head and Shoulders going to pick some up on my next Target trip! Can you tell me what you use one you eyelashes? I love them want to get mine like that.

    Love you blog!


    Published 30 Jun 15Reply
  8. Denise wrote:

    Hi Katey!
    Thanks for sharing, I too have discoid lupus and the itchiness and hair loss can be miserable. But I would definitely be trying the things you mentioned in this post! thanks a bunch!


    Published 01 Apr 16Reply