Macadamia Style Extend Dry Shampoo | Review

MACADAMIA DRY SHAMPOO-livingwithjane

I finally found a dry shampoo that I actually really like and that actually does the job it’s supposed to do!! Macadamia Style Extend Dry Shampoo!!! New Fave! <3

Brand claims:

Extend the life of your hairstyle with a translucent dry shampoo designed to absorb oil and product build-up. Hair is left feeling clean, revived and full of body.

BENEFITS
• Absorbs excess oil, product build-up and odor
• Instantly refreshes hair, leaving it looking and feeling clean and fresh
• Blends with all hair colors, leaving no powdery residue
• Finish – Natural

KEY INGREDIENTS
• Macadamia Oil – Omega 7, 5 and 3 fatty acids provide weightless moisture
• Argan Oil – Omega 9 fatty acid repairs and strengthens
• Rice & Potato Starches – Absorbs excess oils & purifies hair

My Opinion:

Macadamia Dry Shampoo 100 % does everything described above. This is the first dry shampoo I’ve ever tried that I don’t have any complaints about (oh, that’s a lie)…one complaint – Price. It’s kind of expensive for a dry shampoo, but I’m closing my eyes on the price, because this dry shampoo is really good and totally worth every penny!! I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoos, but I never had a favorite one or even one that I wanted to try twice. I know a lot of girls like Batiste dry shampoo, but I’m not a fan of it, I didn’t like the smell of it and it always left residue on my hair, my hair never felt clean after using it, I tried Pssst, but I always had a white cast on my hair after using it, I also tried Not Your Mother Dry Shampoo – didn’t like it (you can read my review here). But let’s focus on Macadamia Dry Shampoo now. When I bought it I had high expectations, because it’s a really good brand, and because it costs $25. “You better work”, I thought when I hit “Checkout now” button :-) And it did, it works really great on my black hair. No white cast, no unclean feeling in my hair, smells good, absorbs the oil, and freshens up the hair in general. So I would definitely recommend you guys try it.

How to use: Shake can well. Spray 10 -12 inches from hair, targeting the roots. Wait a minute, then brush or work lightly into hair. Style as desired.

You really want to stick with the directions on how to use it. Don’t spray it too close to your hair. I know we think that the closer we spray, the more product we get in a specific area where we want the oil to be absorbed etc., but it can leave white cast if you do that, because of too much concentration on one area, instead keep the bottle at least 8 to 10 inches away, don’t worry you will still get the results needed.

Price: $25

Size: 5 oz

Where to buy: Ulta, Macadamiahair.com

How often do you use dry shampoo? And which one is your favorite?

xo JANE xo

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 1

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Aaaand it’s finally here.. At the beginning of this year, I promised to make and upload a meal plan for you guys. And here it is – Meal Plan Week 1. Every week on FRIDAY I’m going to upload a meal plan for a week, that way over the weekends you can get all your groceries and start cooking on Monday.

For the entire month of January, I tried out new recipes. Some of them you will find in my meal plans, some of them I’m not going to cook again. My Family and I (me, my husband and 2 kids..well, 1 kid..another one is too small to eat real food) started to follow the meal plans that I’m going to post here in January and so far we’re really enjoying this process :-)).  Also, because I have 2 little ones, I don’t have much time being in the kitchen, following looooong recipes that can take an hour or more to cook, so I stick with easy recipes, and with ingredients that we all know and are familiar with, and that are very accessible. So I really hope you like this meal plan, because I tried my best to make it good… Also, it’s not all 100% clean eating meals, you’ll see pizza and hamburgers here and there, but it’s homemade and definitely healthier than the ones you buy at the restaurant.

P.S. If you want to share some delicious recipes with me, I’d like to try them out. You can either email or tweet (@SohnBearden) them to me, or use hashtag #livingwithjane_mealplan …

Below is the meal plan that you can download to your computer if you want and print it out, or you can pin it, if you’d like!! ↓

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Get The Look | Miranda Kerr

Get The Look | Miranda Kerr
1. Denim Shirt $21.99
2. Dark Skinny Jeans $80 $24 (Topshop)
3. Leopard Printed Loafers $118 $82.50 (J.Crew)
4. Bowling Bag (LaCoste)
5. Wool Coat (H&M)
6. Sunglasses  $10.95
I like this look because:
  • it’s very comfortable,
  • great for every day and
  • anyone can pull it off.

Leopard printed loafers and sunglasses are definite accents in this ensemble and are taking this look to a different level.

SHOP THE LOOK

What other “Get The Look For Less” you’d like to see?! You can send me pics/requests on Twitter.

xo JANE xo






Drugstore Nail Polish Removers vs. ZOYA

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I never gave a second thought to nail polish removers that I used to use. I thought they were all kind of the same, but as it turned out  not all nail polishes are made equal. I recently tried Zoya Nail Polish Remover, and it was an eye-opening experience :-) Seriously, I was surprised at how easy it took off my nail polish. It easily removes any nail polish, even the most glittery ones. And bonus: it doesn’t smell bad.

The 3-in-1 formula removes nail polish, nourishes nails and fortifies the nail plate for guaranteed extended polish wear. But even if the only thing it did was removing nail polish, I’d still recommend it.  Continue reading »



Casual Outfit Ideas For Nursing Moms

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I remember when I got pregnant with Christian, I felt so limited in clothes option, and I couldn’t wait to give birth and wear non-maternity clothes and heels again!! But then I started to nurse and that brought its own challenges. While still nursing I got pregnant with baby David, but decided that neither pregnancy nor breastfeeding are going to stop me from wearing cute clothes, from looking and feeling good (it’s like “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right?), so I decided to embrace being pregnant, nursing, and instead of waiting until I can wear regular clothes I decided to enjoy the process and started to shop for clothes that are versatile and can be worn even after I stop nursing :-)

These past 3 years I was either pregnant or nursing and I learned what clothes to wear what not to wear, and today I’m going to share some tips on what to wear while nursing and still look beautiful every day. I put together several outfits, just to give you an idea and inspiration. I’m sure most of these items you already have in your wardrobe.

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Gift Ideas For Her

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This is the last post in the series of “Gift Guide” posts (Check out “11 Unique & Affordable Gift Ideas For Any Occasion”  and “Gifts that HE will actually use”). This is one is probably the easiest for me to write, since I’m a girl and girls know what other girls want… :-) So many stores make it so easy to choose a gift for a woman by making gift sets and gift guides. Plus, there are gifts that will never get old, like: jewelry, skin care, flowers, perfumes… It’s because every woman needs these things in her life… And there is absolutely nothing wrong if you want to stick with those gifts, but if you’re tired of getting the same kind of gifts every year, this list might be for you:
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The Truth About Zofran

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I have been recently contacted by ZofranLawsuitGuide.com asking me to get the word out on the dangers of a drug called Zofran. Many pregnant women are familiar with this drug since it’s prescribed to help with nausea and vomiting, but not many of us know about birth defects that Zofran can cause to a baby.

I’m usually against any medications in general, just because you never know the whole truth about any of them, I don’t want to endanger myself and especially my baby to any side effects. Thank God both of my pregnancies were good and I didn’t have bad morning sickness at all, I was prescribed Zofran once when I was pregnant with my second baby just in case my morning sickness got worse, and I waited as long as I could, not to take this medicine. But towards the end of my first trimester, I felt really sick and I took one, it helped. Luckily, the next day my morning sickness was gone, and I didn’t have to take more of it. But if I knew then what I know about Zofran now, I wouldn’t take it at all.

I’m not a doctor or medical worker, and I won’t ask you to solemnly rely on just this article, but I will ask you to do your own research on this drug before you take it, talk to your OBGYN as well. I read many articles about Zofran some say that the risk is minimal (but the risk is still there), some are completely against this medication to be prescribed to pregnant women. Here are the highlights about Zofran ↓

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Gifts That He Will Actually Use

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I’m always looking for some unique and original gifts for my husband because I want to avoid cliche gifts like shaving creams, belts, ties, watches, and colognes etc. Nothing wrong with these kinds of gifts, but there is no surprise factor to them. I also know how stressful it can be to find a gift right before a Big Day, so I learned to listen to people and figure out way in advance what they like and what they get excited about, what their dreams are and etc. that way it becomes much easier to get a gift that they will actually like and use.

Here I just made a list of gifts that I think are just different and unique in a way, and I tried to keep in mind different age, different personalities and hobbies while creating it. I hope a man in your life whether it’s a husband, father, brother, boyfriend, uncle etc will appreciate a gift that you choose for them even if it’s just a handmade card (BTW, handmade gifts are the best.. I think so :-)) Also, let me know if you want to see handmade gift ideas!! :-)

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