A Month's Impressions // With Verb

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After almost a month of using the Verb Ghost Collection exclusively, I love it. My hair feels light, bouncy, and clean. I wanted to write this post so you all could see how my hair looks after a month with the Verb Ghost Collection. If you're interested in getting some of the products for yourself, you can use code MonAmiXVerb for 16% off, and all of the products are only $16 which is so affordable given the quality! Here's what a month of Verb's Ghost Collection looks like with my hair (both up and down!).

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I've loved working with Verb this past month. Verb's Ghost Collection is so amazing, especially with this heat in Texas (I've been washing my hair everyday). So whether you're interested in products that feel light as air in your hair, you want added shine, you have fine hair, or you just love that these products are cruelty free, this collection is for you. Hope you all are off to a great start this week, let's kick Monday's butt. XOXO

Verbing // With Verb

Hi guys! I am so excited to share with you all the newest line of products from VERB! You all know how much I love VERB, so I am thrilled to be working with them again. VERB just sent me this package filled with their new Ghost Collection, which is for people with fine hair or people who do not like feeling product in their hair (me!), or for people who wash their hair everyday. All of the products in this collection are vegan, paraben, sulfate, gluten, and cruelty free! The Moringa Oil blend is in each of the products to soften, shine, and de-frizz, everything I've ever wanted and more. ;) Every product is only 16$, which is amazing when you think about how good these products are, and additionally, you can now use Code: MONAMIXVERB for 16% off your purchase throughout the month of September! Shop the new collection here. I'm so excited for you all to try this collection, and I'll keep you posted with some luscious hair photos in the next few days! Until then, check out this unboxing video I did above!

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Follow along on Instagram to see how my hair looks from day to day!

Summer Essentials // On The Go

This summer I have been very busy - between traveling, working, and hustling I've had to create a comprehensive beauty routine to combat this Texas heat. 

Here is a glimpse at some of my summer on-the-go products. 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid. A good friend of mine showed me this miracle formula. If you have pesky blackheads, or buildup of any kind, this product is amazing. I use this between washing and moisturizing my face in the morning and at night. Perfect for sensitive skin!

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Cream Moisturizer. I love Origins - I've never been lead astray and this anti-aging moisturizer has worked wonders. I really love how it has sunscreen in it - I can't go anywhere without a little sunscreen on. We've got to protect our skin!

Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Oil. I have used the Clean Energy cleansing oil religiously, and I just recently tried the new Modern Friction - it's amazing. It works the exact same way as Clean Energy but it smells like cucumbers. If you've never used a cleansing oil, it comes out as an oil you rub onto your face. You gently rub water into your face after the oil and it turns into a cleansing milk. I personally like using cleansing oils more than a general cleanser because it gives you a little added boost of moisture. 

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. This is a very new find for me. I (as mentioned before) have trouble with clogged pores, and I had been using a full coverage foundation, which is great every season besides summer. This BB Cream gives my face the coverage I need, adds some SPF, and doesn't clog my pores. Plus, it has a gorgeous matte finish.

Davines OI Oil. I use this after I get out of the shower to give my hair a little added moisture. Perfect for a touch of shine as well. Love, love, love.

Real Her Beauty I Am Perfect Liquid Lipstick in Ladylove. Brush on and go, for a nude-pink matte look. Perfect with any outfit, and it's cruelty free!

VERB Sea Spray. I've already gushed. Read my previous post about all of my favorite VERB sea collection products here. I love this for sprucing up my curls - and just about everything else. Always $14!

Summer Essentials // VERB

It's finally summer down here in Austin, and thank goodness! I know it's been a quick minute since my last update on here (sorry guys), but to make it up to you all I'm doing a GIVEAWAY with VERB! I've partnered with VERB to bring one of you beautiful readers their newly released Sea Collection!

I've had the pleasure of using the Sea Collection for a little while now, and let me tell ya, this line has worked wonders for my curls. As I get older I find that my mane of curls is slowly falling. Don't get me wrong, I still have big curls and a ton of hair, but I used to have the most ridiculous ringlets and so much hair it would take two hours to get it cut, so recently I've felt a little more protective of my curls. Specifically, I've been having trouble keeping my curls bouncy especially as I grow out my pixie cut. Most days my curls fall after drying and I'm left with a wavy mop on my head. Not only has the VERB Sea Collection revived my curls, but it looks like my hair took a trip to the beach and came back healthier, more relaxed, and bouncier than ever. 

First, I use the Sea Shampoo and Sea Conditioner in my shower. I try to get all of that shampoo sudsy goodness deep into my roots, then I moisturize with the Sea Conditioner. After my shower, I always let my hair air-dry. I try and use as little heat as possible on my hair to keep it as healthy as possible. After my hair is dry, it feels soft, light, and breezy. 

Second, I lightly spray in the Sea Spray and scrunch up my hair to revive my falling curls. You can also section off your hair and curl individual pieces by twisting them through your fingers. I prefer to just scrunch my hair since I have naturally curly hair, but for my more wavy-hair friends sectioning and twisting your hair is probably a better idea.

Top:  Mary Claret  | Bottoms:  Madewell  | Jewelry:  Britta Ambauen

Top: Mary Claret | Bottoms: Madewell | Jewelry: Britta Ambauen

Third, after letting the Sea Spray settle in, depending on how loose my curls look, I add in the Sea Texture Cream. I rub the cream on my palm until it reaches a clear consistency then lightly work it from tip to root, defining my curls as I go. I find that this last step helps my curls stay bouncy throughout the day. 

My favorite thing about the Sea Collection is how even though my curls look bouncy and full, my hair feels soft, beachy, and loose. I've never experienced crunchy hair or found clumps of product laying around, which a lot of products (especially for curly hair) can do. Be sure to check out my Instagram to enter into the GIVEAWAY! I'll be giving away the entire Sea Collection! 

Special thanks to VERB for supporting this post.