Dry shampoo. It's basically the biggest thing in hair since 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner! So many people say they can't live without it, but before this weekend I'd only tried it once and hadn't been 'wowed'. Since I don't like to wash my hair everyday (washing and styling takes WAY too long), but I also don't like the way my wisps start to look greasy on day 2, I had been wanting to experiment with dry shampoo for a while. This past weekend I rounded up a group of friends and we put 4 different brands of dry shampoo to the test! Here's what we thought about each one:
Product: Klorane Dry-Shampoo with Oat Milk
Notes: After trying the product, it came as no surprise to us that this dry-shampoo won the Readers Digest editors choice award for best dry shampoo in 2017! We really loved the way it smelt and felt! Our only complaint is that it left a gray residue that required lots of hair tousling to hide.
Brand: got2be Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo
Notes: David's face says it all. While it did an okay job of hiding grease, and felt fine to touch, we couldn't get past the potent smell!
Brand: CO LAB Volume Extreme Dry Shampoo
Notes: This was by far the worst dry shampoo we tried. It went on clear but felt extremely sticky and heavy, almost like a cheap hairspray! An hour or two after applying the product, our hair looked more greasy than it had pre-treatment.
Brand: Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo
Notes: This was our favourite product HANDS DOWN! It had no scent, it went on clear and it did a fantastic job of hiding grease! All of us said we'd buy this one again!
Look at these gorgeous girls! I couldn't imagine a better group of hair models to hang out with! ;)
Be a pineapple- stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside! I love pineapple quotes and I love eating pineapple but I think wearing adorable pineapple tops is my absolute favourite! I spotted this shirt at The Bay a month ago and immediately fell in love with the print and shoulder bow! While I normally opt for tighter fitting tops (it’s all about accentuating the waist, right girls?!?!) sometimes you have to make exceptions when items are real ‘wows!’
Growing up Blum’s Coffee Toffee was my favourite dessert! The recipe belongs to my Grandma Merritt who lives in Vancouver. As a kid, every time we travelled to BC to visit, my grandma would ask us to send out a list of foods that we wanted her to have ready for us when we arrived. Blum’s Coffee Toffee was always #1 on my list. I really enjoyed making this dessert last week and reflecting on all of the fond memories I have of eating this dessert with my grandma!
Part whip cream icing, part chocolate coconut crust, part pudding-ish middle… it’s hard to describe exactly what Blum’s Coffee Toffee is! The unconventional combination of ingredients and textures makes it hard to categorize- it’s not a cake, it’s not a flan, it’s not an ice-cream or a custard…but it’s definitely delicious! Give it a try- I’m sure Blum’s Coffee Toffee will quickly become one of your favourite summer desserts, too!
What You'll Need For the Crust:
- 1 package of chipits
- 1 1/2 C shredded coconut
What To Do:
What You'll Need For The Filling:
- 1 C soft butter
- 1 1/2 C of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
What To Do:
**SNEAK IN A QUICK TASTE TEST! ALREADY SOOOOO GOOD!**
What You'll Need For The Topping:
- 2 C of whipping cream
- 1/4 C icing sugar
- 1 tsp instant coffee
What To Do:
I like to store this dessert in the freezer, because that's how my grandma always did it! I'm not sure why, but it tastes SO good semi-frozen! The original recipe says "store in the fridge"...so I guess either one works!
Make sure you invite friends over to help you eat you new favourite summer dessert! ;)
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,