Summertime Lovin': Favorite Beauty Products of the Moment

While I don't want to face the reality that summer is over... I need to accept it. Goodbye beach trips and shorts weather and not having to worry about dry, flaky skin at noon.

And since it's the end of the season, it means it's time for me to reflect on my favorite beauty products I tried this summer! I'm not sure if it's because I didn't try all that many products, or if I tried a lot of mediocre products, but it was a struggle for me to come up with 6 favorites. There weren't as many contenders as there usually are. Nevertheless, because there was less competition it was much easier for me to pick the winners! So here are my 6 favorite beauty products I tried this summer!

Oh Hi, Ohii Beauty: Reviewing Urban Outfitter's New In-House Beauty Line

The title of this post pretty much gives it away, it's a first impression/ review of Urban Outfitter's new ohii beauty line! They do have a few other in-house beauty brands like Gourmand and Adorn, but this is the first line solely focusing on makeup and skincare.

I was sent most of the products in today's post before they launched, as PR samples from Urban Outfitters. So I've had time to play with them. They also had a pop-up last weekend in the city which I stopped by, I ended up purchasing the magic hair wand while I was there. The line officially went line last Monday and you can now find them on the Urban Outfitters site and in stores.

The entire line is cruelty-free and everything I'm reviewing in this post besides for the eyeshadow palette is vegan. And everything but the magic hair wand and the eyeshadow palette are made in the USA.

Bye, Bye Dandruff: Scalp Scrubs Galore

I've been cursed with dandruff ever since I was a preteen. I've seen derms about it and have tried a bagillion and one different shampoos with varying degrees of success. Something I didn't try until 2 or 3 years ago is a good scalp scrub! I mean think about it-- you exfoliate your face and body to rid yourself of flaky skin, why not apply the same methodology to your scalp?

And even if you don't suffer from dandruff, scalp scrubs can still be useful to get rid of dry spots and product buildup. Even when I'm using a very effective dandruff shampoo, I still have a scalp scrub in rotation. Especially for those days where I don't wash my hair for 4 or 5 days straight and load up on all the dry shampoo... my scalp is never in a good condition after and a solid scalp scrub helps remedy the situation!

Unfortunately, there aren't too many options out there, and most of them are not super affordable. Over the past 9-ish months I've tested 5 different formulas and have found a favorite! Read on to find out more ๐Ÿ˜‰

A note! There is a learning curve when it comes to applying scalp scrubs. You won't have much luck if you apply them like a regular shampoo-- in fact, you'll probably just end up tangling your hair. Rather, you need to wet your scalp and then part your hair and apply it section by section. Sometimes I'll even rub it in with a soft, used toothbrush.

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