Monday, March 19, 2012


Happy Monday! Ugh, is it possible for Monday to be happy?! Maybe... but, I know, for me, it's so hard to get out of bed after a long, relaxing Sunday.  Showers are what get my day going - I can't function if I don't have a shower in the morning.  I have tried to be a night time shower person to allow more time for me in the morning - but, I can't - I just can't wake up until I'm fresh and so clean clean in the morning. 

I am a product junkie - BIG TIME.  I have tried so many different types of shampoo, body wash, shaving cream, razors - you name it - I've tried it. (That might be a little dramatic - but, I have tried a lot!!).

I thought it would be fun to share what I use every morning to wake myself up!

OK - This is it!! This is my morning shower routine.  Pretty, right?

(1) Facewash - Philosophy Purity Made Simple - I l-o-v-e this stuff.  This facewash removes everything!! Even mascara - and it doesn't leave you with raccoon eyes after you think your face is clean.  You know what I'm talkin' about...
(2) Body Wash - Philosophy Be Somebody - This smells so lovely!! Perfect for Spring.
(3) Shampoo - Redken Body Full - Gives me the body I luuuuuust after!!!
(4) Conditioner - Redken Body Full - I love this, it doesn't weigh my hair down.
(5) Moisturizer for hair - Redken Extreme Cat - I have naturally curly hair and I straighten it every day.  This helps with the damage my blow dryer and straightener are doing to my locks.
(6) Shaving Cream - Aveeno Positively Smooth - Truly leaves you positively smooth :)
(7) Razor - I LOVE THIS RAZOR!!!! I used the Schick Quattro for years - I recently switched over to the Schick Hydro Silk and I couldn't be more pleased!! Summer is approaching...

What are some of your favorites? Have we found an interest in the same products? 

I'm wearing the new shirt from this post --  What do you think of the huge polka dots? I'm loving them!!! 

Shirt - Ruche (Buy)
Blazer - J.Crew (Buy)
Jeans - Banana Republic (Similar)
Belt & Shoes - Target (Similar) (Buy)
Purse - Coach (the Laura purse -- I couldn't resist!! It's named after me!).

Have a wonderful Monday!!

xo, Laura


  1. Love the big polka dots! I am a morning shower person too, I've tried as well to take them at night and I'm a zombie all day long.
    Happy Monday!

  2. Thanks for sharing your products! I've been "researching" those Redken products for a bit now and I'm really wanting to try the Extreme Cat. So if you trust it too, then I just may be purchasing it soon!

    1. Yes - I love it. I spray it on my ends - and then I put my conditioner on and let both of the products sit/absorb for a while.

  3. I use the same shampoo, conditioner, and Extreme CAT. Must haves!!

    Keep enjoying your Monday.

  4. Purity is pretty much my fave product ever, it's amazing! I need to try be somebody too though! And your outfit is seriously beyond incredible-I've been trying t pull a look like that off for awhile now for casual Friday,I kinda quit but i think I need to try again cause you look awesome! Xo Lori

    1. Thank you for your kind words!!

      Happy Spring! :-D

  5. Cute outfit! I love the polka dots!

    I've heard great things about that Aveeno's shaving cream, I'm going to have to try it!

    Hope you have a great day!

  6. Cute shirt! Love polkadots! Newest follower here!

  7. I just might have to try the Redskin Extreme Cat. I too have curly hair and straighten it 99% of the time. I didn't realize what damage I was doing to my hair by not protecting it so I started to use a Fructis product. Not as impressed...

    Thanks for the share :) XOXO

  8. love the polka dots and the white blazer - this look rocks!
    New Follower :-)


  9. Love me some polka dots :) They're right up there with stripes, those two are always welcomed in my closet.
    Love reading what products others use, thanks for sharing.

  10. I always hear such good things about purity. I need to try it out, I love your outfit too the blazer is gorgeous!!!


  11. I love philosophy! Amazing Grace lotion is my favorite! you smell so good for hours!


  12. Love love love your blouse. The colours are so pretty and I adore the print :)

    -LAURA xx

  13. Hi Laura! I have been perusing several of your posts and enjoying your sweet place here and your adorable style!

    SO nice visiting!

    Kindly, Lorraine