1) Garnier Fructis 10-in-1 Rescue Leave In Spray
If you've been reading here awhile, then you know that Ari and I both have crazy manes! I purchased the new 10-in-1 spray from Garnier that we call "cactus spray" due to the cactus extract. It doesn't do much for my hair, but it is perfection for Ari's tangly waves. We use this spray to style her hair, when she gets out of the shower, and to protect her hair when she swims. If you or your daughters have similar textures to Ari, give this a whirl! I've included some before and after pictures to show how it works on Ari:
2) Garnier Whole Blends 5-in-1 Green Apple Spray
While the cactus spray didn't do much for my ultra-fine strands, Garnier's green apple and green tea spray has been a better match for me. When I use it and let my hair air dry, it helps create volume- something I'm desperately lacking! I also use it with my Garnier Smooth Blow Dry before blowdrying my hair, and it helps reduce my flyaways.
3) Brain Quest Workbooks
As a teacher, I'm on the final leg of my summer, but the kids still have a month to go. I always schedule time during the weekdays of summer to have the kids do a few pages from their Brain Quest workbooks. I'd recommend having your older elementary kids work on the next grade level book so they can prepare for the new school year. And don't worry- there's an answer guide at the back of the books for days when you don't feel like reading the entire story or calculate every problem yourself!
4) Face mask recommendations please
I kind of have an obsession with face masks and cleaning every possible pore on my face. You guys know that I love all of my Pixi products, so I thought their Glow Mud Mask would be a perfect addition to my skincare regimen. I can tell where it is trying to be like the Glamglow mask, but for me is just dries and doesn't clear anything out of my pores.
I read about Aveeno's 60 Second In-Shower Facial, and since I love their lotions, I thought this would be a good scrub. It definitely feels nice to use, but I think it is too moisturizing for my face and leaves it oily.
So, then I tried L'Oreal Paris Exfoliate & Refine Pores Pure Clay Mask since I had an Ibotta deal. It is nice, but I'm still not getting the whole rip every possible piece of dirt out of my pores kind of feeling that I'm going for. Help me please! What face masks would you recommend I try?
5) My blogiversary giveaway
If you didn't read my post on Tuesday, I'm celebrating my 1 year blogiversary! Head to my Tuesday post, and answer all of the questions in the survey to be entered to win a $50 gift card to Target! The survey closes Sunday night, and I'll announce the winner on Monday. Thanks so much for being a reader of A Gal Named Al!
In case you missed any of this week's posts:
Life With the Lees: A Summer's Week Recap
Tuesday Training: Week 29
What I Wore Wednesday: Sephora Play! June Box Review
Ladies Who Link: Travel
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Robert and I are going to relish our final days of being child-free with a couple of date nights and continue prepping for our big road trip! I hope that you have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!
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