Monday, 21 July 2014

What Are They Good For - Dry Shampoo

Do you ever have one of those days when you feel you just need to take a vacation from your computer? Even though I just finished patting myself on the back for keeping up my posting schedule, this weekend I chose to shut down my computer and phone and focus on quality time. Well I'm back in the saddle today with another round up post of one of my ultimate hair product loves: dry shampoo.



If you're a fan of big hair, you may take a fancy to the Herbal Essences Body Envy dry shampoo. It provides a ton of volume with the same slightly tacky feeling of a volumizing powder. The down side - you don't really get the clean feeling of something like Lush's No Drought, which is on the opposite side of the spectrum. Not so much in the volume department, but it leaves you with super fresh feeling locks. Note: this one can be quite messy, but it will last you much longer than any of the aerosol offerings.

If you've been around these parts for a while, you know that Batiste is my holy grail. I think it provides the perfect balance of volume & freshness, comes in a ton of different scents, and even gives colour options which can be amazing when it comes to keeping up your colour.

The Salon Graffix dry shampoo really does leave you without any powdery residue, but as a blonde that never gave me a problem. It didn't do enough in terms of the look of my hair to warrant a repurchase. And finally, the Tresemme Fresh Start dry shampoo may have been a bit too much for my fine hair, but I know for a fact that some ladies with thicker hair find it to be great at absorbing oil and adding back some bounce to limp locks.

I'm always looking for new ones to try! What is your favourite dry shampoo?

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Daily View: Island Hopping

This past weekend, Tyler and I celebrated our anniversary with a day trip to the Toronto Islands. If you are in the Toronto area and you've never visited the islands in the summer, you're seriously missing out. It's like a self-contained beach town that's a quick ten minute ferry ride over from downtown Toronto.
Jacket: Thrifted - Gap {similar} | Tank: Forever21 | Skirt: H&M {exact} | Flip Flops: Old Navy {similar} | Sunglasses: H&M | Purse: Spring {similar} | Watch: Michael Kors {similar}

The weather was perfection, so we brought a lunch and found a quiet place by the water to have a picnic, crossing one more thing off my summer bucket list
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent wandering the islands' many walking/biking paths and beaches.


It's easy to forget you're so close to the city when you're lounging on the beach with nothing but water in the distance. It is perfect place to spend a little Staycation if you're in the GTA!


What's your favourite local spot for a day trip?

 
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Meet Tyler - Q&A Style

This weekend Tyler and I celebrated our two year anniversary, (more about that later this week) so I figured this would be the perfect time to introduce him on the blog! After seeing a couple of interview style posts with significant others a few months back, I thought it would be fun do do the same sort of thing.


Me: What is the name of my blog? 
Tyler: theviewisbeautiful.blogspot.com

Me: What do I typically write about? 
Tyler: Fashion accessories, clothing…hairstyles…no, products! No, hair products!

Me: What's a popular fashion item for women right now? 
Tyler: Neon Acessories…(he actually reads my blog and was cheekily referring to this post)

Me: What's my favourite place to shop? 
Tyler: Holt Refrew..just kidding. I’d probably say Forever21. Actually, I meant to say Express.

Me: What’s your favourite place to shop? 
Ebay, Revolve clothing. (He does all of his shopping online - I can count on one hand the amount of times I've seen him buy something in a physical store)

Me: What do you know about Pinterest? 
It’s basically a women only site where you pin up cute little pictures of cakes, dogs and animals, and...enjoyable, cute, entertaining things. (haha I guess that's pretty accurate!)

Me: What do you and I like to do together? 
We love taking the dog for walks, going to the cottage, visiting new places, watching movies.
Sanibel Island Vacation Last Summer

Me: Am I good at staying on a budget? 
Tyler: Yes, sometimes you spend too much time in a store so you’re maybe not good at budgeting your time, but you’re good at budgeting your money.

Me: What's the Pantone color of the year for 2014? 
Tyler: I don't know what that means..Champagne Brown? (haha)
Me: No, it's Radient Orchid. Do you know what colour that is?
Tyler: Yep, it's red. No..yellow.

Me: What do women keep in their purse? 
Tyler: Keys, lots of beauty accessories & supplies, change, a pen & their phone.(aka if it's me - everything and the kitchen sink)

Me: What do I do when I'm home alone? 
Tyler: You watch TV, you take pictures with your camera, make blog posts. You read, and nap. (I never nap.)

Me: And what do you do when you're home alone? 
Tyler: I'll typically fire up my PS3, go for a run, write...I've been reading Harry Potter lately (he’s never read any of them before, can you believe it?!), play hockey..

Me: What's my favorite accessory? 
Tyler: I would say your ring. Or those three bracelets that you always wear from Joe Fresh (see here.)

Me: What's an acceptable amount to spend on a makeup item? 
Tyler: I would say…$20.

Me: What jewelry do I wear everyday? 
Tyler: A watch, your ring, and the necklace I got you in florida, and sometimes you wear those glasses with real diamonds in the sides! (yeah right.)

Me: What's my favorite TV show? 
Tyler: Veronica Mars, you love Veronica Mars.

Me: Anything else you'd like to say? 
Tyler: I want a Rottweiler. What should we name ours? (he’s obsessed)

Well I hope you enjoyed meeting Tyler and learning a bit more about us! Has your significant other ever made a guest appearance on your blog?
 
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