Invisibobble - the Hair Tie you Need

 

Hair Game Changer

When I have a busy, staring at my computer for 8 hours kind of work day, my hair has to be in a ponytail. The unfortunate drawback to needing my hair out of my face is the inevitable crease and potential headache. The crease leaves no room for a transition style and the headache may make you cancel plans all together. To transition my look from work to play, I’ve been relying on the Invisibobble.

The Beginning

The invention of the Invisibobble has an interesting & unexpected story. The idea for Invisibobble originated from a Warwick Business School student named Sophie. Sophie was constantly pulling her back to study or keep it off her neck in the heat. I think we can all relate to this struggle. While going to a ‘bad taste’ themed college party, Sophie needed her hair to match the theme. Her “aha!” moment happened after looking at the (ancient) phone hanging on her dorm wall and thought that the phones chord would make for a great hair tie. To her surprise, the last minute hair tie choice left her creaseless and headache free.

The Original Invisibobble

The Original Invisibobble was the first one created and the product that’s most talked about.

I favor Invisibobble over other hair ties because they are water-resistant, have a strong hold, look pretty, and don’t leave a crease. The main reason I lose hair ties is because I have to take them off to shower because otherwise they drip everywhere. Since Invisibobble is water-resistant, there’s no need to take them off. This makes one Invisibobble hair tie lasts longer than the generic ones! A pack of 3 for $8 goes a long way.

What makes this hair tie stand out even more is its strong grip that takes away the fear of your hair style not lasting the whole day! It’s durable and really holds your hair in place. Plus, the hair tie itself is cuter than most while still remaining simple and understated.

The only downside is that they can’t be purchased through the site and although their site says they have multiple colors, I can’t find them available to purchase anywhere. Brown, black, clear, and nude are the only ones easily available.

Tip: If they stretch out, either run them under hot water or blow dry them to shrink them back to normal size!

The Sprunchie

Scrunchies are back baby and now, with a stylish look and stronger hold! The Sprunchie uses the Original as its base covered by cute velvet fabric.

For some reason, even though the base claims to be the same as the Originals, I noticed that my hair did hurt after wearing my hair up all day and left a crease. I tend to have a high pony which also could be attributed to this. This was disappointing though because I wear scrunchies for the easy take down process. On the other hand, unlike other scrunchies, I didn’t have to fix my hair all day since it stayed in place. I recommend the Sprunchie for when you want to have a cute updo that doesn’t require maintenance and wearing your hair down afterwards isn’t a concern.

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend the Originals from Invisibobble because they are hard not to love. There’s also a Slim version that I want to try especially since there’s more color options. They have great reviews too. I have mixed feelings about the Sprunchie because I love that it’s a stylish hair tie but it does not have the easy day-to-night factor. Sprunchies are great for work days when you don’t want to redo your hair or take it down that night.

Have you tried Invisibobble or any other scrunchie brands that you’re obsessing over? I’d love to hear your go-to’s.

 

Summer Essentials

 

It's official, summer is here!  The sun is shining, the days are longer, and moods become cheerier. Who doesn't love spending summer days at the beach with a good book?! If you're looking for some book inspiration, Reese Witherspoon has a book club, Hello Sunshine. You can find each months book selection at Barnes & Noble with the Reese's Book Club emblem on the front cover. I recently finished & loved The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory. Great choice, Reese! 

Long beach days = more reason for prepping and protecting your skin. Here are my summer essentials! 

 
 
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The Essentials

1. Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush || Even though this has a higher price tag, it's the best purchase I've made in a LONG time. It's much better than washing your face with your handså because you're getting a deeper clean. You'll immediately feel the difference and after a week, my skin was cleared up. I swear by this product for everyone. Check back for soon for a more in depth post about this summer essential.

2. LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm || Lip Sleeping Mask || I'm still not sure how to pronounce the brand's name, but I love this lip duo. The sleeping mask is amazing for before bed while the smaller one is great for on the go. Both have such a nice shine and slight tint that make protecting your lips this summer so much easier.

3. Brooklyn & Bailey Lash Next Door Mascara || I'm pleasantly surprised with how much I adore this mascara. It was made by a set of twin Youtubers! I loved their lashes and said why not? It's waterproof and won't flake after a long day. Plus, it makes my lashes longer than other mascaras. This is on the summer essentials list because sometimes, a little mascara is all you need to feel ready for the day.

4. St. Tropez Tanning Kit || The St. Tropez kit comes with a gradual tan lotion, bronzing mousse, and applicator mitt. I will be posting a self tanning routine later on, but for now this is my favorite self tanner. You get more for your dollar with this kit. After doing my research, I found that this was an overall fan fave and for good reason. You get the darkest for the longest period of time. Most importantly, it's not streaky.

5. Clear American — Available at Walmart || This summer, my goal was to start liking seltzer and sparkling water. Turns out, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I normally don't like carbonation, but Clear American isn't too strong. I LOVE the peach flavor.

 
 
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5 Favorite Perfumes

 

Every woman has their own signature scent. My signature scent is a little floral, airy, and sweet. It’s helpful to have both a fragrance bottle and roller: one for home & one for on the go. I always have a roller on me. There’s one in my backpack at ALL times and then one in my purse. You never when you’ll need to reapply.

There’s different categories of perfume based on the concentration of oils they contain. The four types are: Parfum, Eau de parfum, Eau de toilette, and Eau de cologne.

Parfum (perfume): Parfum has the highest concentration ofoils in a fragrance. The higher the concentration, the longer the smell lasts!Parfum has around 20 percent concentration & lasts the longest at around 7hours before needing to be reapplied.

Eau de parfum: Has about 10 to 15 percent concentration,lasting from four to five hours.

Eau de toilette: Has less than 10 percent and lasts aboutthree hours.

Eau de cologne: Only has about 5 percent of oilconcentration and lasts about two hours (making them the most inexpensive).

Finding your signature scent is important! These are some of my favorite go-to perfumes that help to define me and my signature scent!

 
 
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The next time someone asks you “What makes you, you?” I hope you can include your signature scent. What’s yours?

Products

1.TORY BURCH by Tory Burch

2.Saint Eau De Parfum by Kat Von D

3.Amazing Grace eau de toilette by Philosophy

4.MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau So Fresh Rollerball

5.Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande Rollerball

 

Winter Beauty Routine

 

Now that it's officially January 2019, the brutal New England weather is fast approaching. Winter brings low temperatures, high winds, and everyone's favorite, dry skin. To manage the dryness, I've created this beauty routine for winter. I previously posted my nighttime skin routine here, but with different weather, your skin requires different TLC. This is my essential winter beauty routine to help your skin, lips, and hair from becoming brittle and damaged.

 
 
Winter Beauty Routine

Winter Beauty Routine

 
 

1.Neutrogena® Pink Grapefruit Activated Cream-to-Foam Cleanser #sponsored

2.THIRSTYMUD

3,Nurture Me® Moisturizing Crème

4.GLAMGLOWPOUTMUD™ Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment

5.Vaseline

6.Night Cap™ Overnight Perfector

7.Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream

These are some of my essentials for surviving the winter season. I hope you find they work just as well as I do. What are your winter must haves? I'd love to know down below!

 

Fashion Week Favorites

 

Hey everyone! I'm a member of my school's chapter of Her Campus—an online magazine for college girls, written by college girls. It's been such a great opportunity to meet other students and it's what helped me gain the courage to start The Potpourri Blog. One of the best parts of the organization is all of the events. I recently attended one where Her Campus teamed up with Primark to host a college fashion week event in Boston! The event included free swag bags, a beauty bar, SO many photo ops, and a fashion show. The event was so fun and the swag was even better. I wanted to share with you my personal fashion week favorites. Check them out down below!Also, I was lucky enough to have my hair done at the Ulta Beauty bar. I asked to have a half up, half down look, but other than that, the stylist had free range. Look how ah-mazing it came out! As always, comment down below your thoughts and don't forget to subscribe!

 
 
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Everyday Makeup

 

There's not enough time in the day to put on a whole face of glam every morning. However, most of us feel more awake and ready to go once we have a little makeup on. The easiest way to leave the house feeling like your best self, is to have a 10 minute makeup routine that's your everyday go-to. These are the products that I use for my everyday makeup routine and swear by!

 
 
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