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How To Take Care Of Color-Treated Hair #YSYW

How To Take Care Of Color-Treated Hair #YSYW

#ad Learn how to take care of color-treated hair with this post from #YSYWI’ve played with the color of my hair just twice in my life. When I was in my late teens, I dyed my whole head jet black … and didn’t take a single photo of it. I remember thinking that was strange at the time, that I would have nothing but the memory of that black hair, but nothing to prove it actually existed. That was a pre-mirror selfie time though, before my friends and I started photo-documenting every moment of our lives.

The next time was a handful of years later when I bleached the entire underside of my hair blonde. Okay, I didn’t do it. My uncle who owns a hair salon did it. I loved that style so much. At the time, my brother asked me if I thought I would hate that style when I looked back on photos years later. I told him no, that I would love it. But, actually, I do still love those photos so much. I always think about doing it again, but I actually grow my hair to donate it, and you can’t donate bleached hair.

My mom, however, dyes her hair (Shhh, cat’s out of the bag!). She took a trip down to CVS to fill you in on her latest routine from so she could tell you how to take care of color-treated hair.

How To Take Care Of Color-Treated Hair

At her local store, she picked up: TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo, TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Color Conditioner, TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Hair Spray, and TRESemmé® Keratin Heat Defense Spray.

Step 1: Cleanse with TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo.
Step 2: Condition with TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Color Conditioner.
Step 3: Style with TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Hair Spray.
Step 4: Finish the look with TRESemmé® Keratin Heat Defense Spray.

It’s a great four step regimen for beautiful, silky-smooth locks. The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and Conditioner is specially designed for color treated hair. It’s formulated with Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil to nourish and protect your colored hair while smoothing hair from root to tip.

The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Frizz-Free Hold Hairspray has a salon-inspired formula to control frizz for up to 48 hours, creating a protective barrier finish to lock out frizz and humidity.

And the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray helps shield hair from the damaging effects of heat styling and seals in shine. This is especially good if you blow dry your hair.

#ad Learn how to take care of color-treated hair with this post from #YSYW

Speaking of those, you can get $5 extrabucks® rewards when you spend $15 on participating TRESemmé®, Suave® or Dove hair care products at CVS, now through March 4.

#ad Learn how to take care of color-treated hair with this post from #YSYW

There are a few other offers happening at CVS throughout the month. Check them all out below:

Valid until March 4:

  • Select Suave® Hair Care, 2/$6 with card
  • Select TRESemme® shampoo, conditioner (28–32 oz.) or select stylers, 2/$8 with card
  • Dove Base Hair Care products, 2/$8 with card
  • Select TRESemmé® Premium Hair Care product, 2/$10 with card 

Valid March 12 to 18:

  • $3 extrabucks® rewards when you buy any two (2) TRESemmé® products.
  • Select TRESemmé® products, 2/$9 with card
  • $3 extrabucks® rewards when you buy any two (2) Dove Hair Care products.
  • Select Dove Hair Care products, 2/$9 with card

Valid March 19 to 25:

  • $5 extrabucks® rewards when you spend $15 on participating TRESemmé®, Suave® or Dove Hair Care products.
  • Select Suave® Hair Care, 2/$6 with card
  • Select TRESemme® shampoo, conditioner (28–32 oz.) or select stylers, 2/$8 with card
  • Dove Base Hair Care products, 2/$8 with card
  • Select TRESemmé® Premium Hair Care products, 2/$10 with card

#ad Learn how to take care of color-treated hair with this post from #YSYW

Do you have color-treated hair? Would you use this simple regimen to take care of it?

Don’t forget to check out for more styles.

CVS: Free 8×10 Print (Til 2/14)

CVS: Free 8×10 Print (Til 2/14)

Get a free 8x10 print from CVS.I love whenever there is a free 8×10 print. If you do too, you’re in luck.

Through Valentine’s Day, you can get a free 8×10 print from CVS. Just click that link, add one to your cart, and enter the code VALENTINE at checkout. Even better, if you pick in store pick up, this is completely free.

This is perfect for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift. Just add a frame from the dollar store and you have a quick present. If you’re actually looking for a gift idea, try the I Love You Because … dry erase frame from A Bride On A Budget. You can get a free printable for it too (which I designed!).

I actually have a bunch of free printables on A Bride On A Budget, so if you’re looking for something to print, take a look through those. They’re great if you (or a friend) are planning a wedding.

If you need another idea for this, print out a coloring page. Then, get dry erase markers in a bunch of different colors. Put it in a frame, and let your kids color away. Then, when they want to color again, just wipe it down and color again. That’s a really fun idea that I’m sure your kids will love.

Do you have any other creative ideas for this free 8×10 print?

Winter Bathroom Essentials For Men #DoveCaresForMen #ad

Winter Bathroom Essentials For Men #DoveCaresForMen #ad

This post, Winter Bathroom Essentials For Men, is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.

#ad Changing your bathroom supplies with the season? Check out these winter bathroom essentials for men from #DoveCaresForMenWhen we start thinking about winter, women tend to think about products we need. It’s time to find a more hydrating lotion for our dry hands and an exfoliating scrub for that dead skin. But what about the man in your life. He needs a few new products to update his bathroom routine for winter too. So when you’re out shopping, keep him in mind.

What, exactly, does your man need, though? Sometimes, it feels like it’s just guessing and picking up random products that say “men” on them, right? I sat Pete down and asked him what his picks for winter bathroom essentials for men are.

Winter Bathroom Essentials For Men

Body Wash
Pete used soap until he met me and I introduced him to body wash. He hasn’t looked back. What’s great about Dove Men+Care products is that you can purchase a body and face wash. It’s the same bottle. It takes up less room in the shower, plus it eliminates the need for a second face wash in the shower.

Bar Soap
If your man prefers bar soap, stock him up on that instead. Dove Men+Care has body and face bars, similar to the dual-purpose body wash. It just makes life easier and your shower less cluttered.

Pete actually makes his own shampoo. If your man doesn’t, pick him up some good shampoo — especially if his hair is going to be stuck under a hat for a good portion of the winter. You don’t want it to be completely flat when his hat comes off. Oh sure, your man could use yours, but if you’re like me, your shampoo is some sort of sweet smelling scent. Men don’t want that.


Lotion & Shaving Cream
Before a man shaves, it’s a good idea to put lotion on his neck. Then, he’ll put shaving cream on top of so he can have a shave without razor burn. Razor burn actually is worse for some people in the winter than any other time of year, so this two-step method will really help your man out.

A Good Razor
Regardless of if your man shaves in or out of the shower, he’ll want a good razor to do it. An old razor can end up with dull blades, plus dead skin in those blades. Gross. So while you’re updating his products, you’ll want to update his razor too.

Face Wash
Go with a separate face wash, one he can keep around the sink. It’ll be easier for him to wash off the sweat from his brow after being bundled up all day. Winter sweat, it’s worse than summer sweat.

It’s still so warm in  the winter in North Carolina that deodorant is still a must at all times. Stick or spray, it doesn’t matter. As long as your man has one available. And preferably a new one. Deodorants don’t last forever.

It’s nice to smell nice. If your man likes to, cologne is the way to go. A new scent for a new season is great too. I vote for something a bit or musky or woodsy, but you have to see what works for your man.

Blow dryer
In the winter, it’s a good habit to dry your hair before you leave the house. You don’t want to leave with cold hair. Trust me. I do it too much. So making sure your blow dryer is out of hiding and accessible by your man is a great thing!

Just because you’re stocking your man up doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot. This week, there’s a buy one, get one 50% off participating Dove Men+Care products offer at CVS. This includes hair care, body and face two-bar packs, 13.5 oz. body wash, and deodorant. Plus, check your local paper for additional savings. You can find coupons for $1 off 1 Body and Face Bar and Body Wash, $3 off 2 Body and Face Bar and Body Wash, and $2 off 1 Hair Care Product.

Comment below and let us know what winter bathroom essentials for men you would add to the list.

Get Salon Hair At Home With Suave #NewSuaveCoconut #ad

Get Salon Hair At Home With Suave #NewSuaveCoconut #ad

Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Find out how to get salon hair at home with new Suave Beauty products here: Even better, we are giving away a $50 CVS gift card!! Enter for a chance to win! Good luck! #NewSuaveCoconut #adI don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to go to the salon. The last time I went was three months after our wedding, when I went and got about a foot and a half cut off so I could donate it. Since then, though, I haven’t been.

At that means every time we have a wedding to go to — or even just date night — I do all my own hair. But that’s okay. You actually can get salon hair at home. We have a couple tips to help you do this.

The Night Before …

Wash Your Hair.
If your hair is already filled with product, it won’t hold a new style well as a fresh head. So you want to take a shower (the night before you need your hair done), and wash it with shampoo and conditioner. Be sure to wash and rinse well, then condition and rinse well. You want to really make sure that there isn’t any residue left behind. You want to use a good quality shampoo, but you don’t need the expensive bottles the salon sells. You can find high-quality products in drugstores, like the new Suave Professional Coconut Oil Infusion line.

Dry Your Hair.
It’s important to not go to bed with wet hair. And don’t tie it up when you go to bed either because you’ll get kinks in it. But don’t hop out of the shower and immediately blast it with heat. Towel dry it as much as you can, then let it air dry a bit after. Once you’re about 75% dry, go back to the bathroom, flip your hair over, and dry it upside down. Only dry it until it’s about 90% done and let the air do the rest.

The Day Of …

Spray Your Hair.
My hair is pretty flat, so I use a sea salt spray that gives volume before styling. It helps to give me a little more to play with when I’m styling.

Blow Out Your Hair.
Yes, you dried your hair last night, but today, you want to blow it to give it some body. Use a combination of a blow dryer and a round brush. Be sure to tease the roots a little to give yourself some extra body.

Curl it, if that’s what you’re doing. Leave it as is if you just want a blow out. Braid it, pin it … whatever you want.

Hair Spray It.
Generously spray your entire head with hair spray, give your head a little shake, and get ready for compliments.


The new Suave Professional Coconut Oil Infusion products at CVS are infused with pure coconut oil. They’re salon salon proven to repair damage and they provide weightless moisture for luscious, healthy-looking hair. So definitely head out to CVS to try them.

CVS Coupon Alert: $5 Off $15

CVS Coupon Alert: $5 Off $15

cvs couponCheck your email.

I just got one from CVS with the subject $5 Coupon! and inside was a coupon valid for $5 off a $15 purchase, now through January 24. It’s been months since I’ve seen one of these coupons in my inbox, so I’m happy that CVS decided to start sending them to me again. You can save the coupon to your card or print it. Personally, I would save it to my card to save on ink.

There are restrictions on it, like milk, prescriptions, and it’s not valid in MinuteClinic. So be sure to read all of the fine print before you head to the store to use this.

Did anyone else get it?

For more coupons, check out our coupons link.

CVS Black Friday Ad 2015 #blackfriday #holiday2015

CVS Black Friday Ad 2015 #blackfriday #holiday2015

cvs black friday 2015My mom and I always go to CVS on Wednesday night, fill my cart, then cash out exactly at midnight. It’s a fun tradition.

CVS Black Friday Deals

  • Xtra laundry detergent, $.99
  • Cheerios, $.99 after ECB
  • Colgate toothpaste, Free after ECB and coupon
  • Trolli candy, free after ECB
  • Hershey’s singles, free after ECB
  • Starburst or Skittles singles, free after ECB
  • Orbit gum, free after ECB
  • Starbucks doubleshot espresso, free after ECB
  • Excedrin 10 count, free after ECB
  • CVS batteries, $1 after ECB

Check out the full CVS Black Friday ad.