Review: Batiste Dry Shampoo (Life Changing!)

I have fine hair.  Super fine hair but lots of it.  Years ago, my choices were: a) wake up early, wash my hair every day and walk around in a zombie-like state OR b) walk around looking like a well-rested grease ball.  Some days my hair won, but most days sleep did.

Until I discovered Batiste (cue angels singing!).  This stuff has literally changed my life – I can now  go 2 whole days without washing my hair!


Like I said, my hair is pretty fine, but I have lots of it.  It doesn’t hold any kind of style well (exception: the kink from having my hair in a ponytail seems to last for eternity #ironic ) so I do apply a style primer and volumizing mousse into my freshly washed hair, which helps a bit.

Then day 2 rolls around.  I section off my hair, spray it on my roots and brush it through.  Sometimes, if brushing doesn’t get the product fully distributed I’ll rub it in with fingertips.  After that, viola – no more greasy roots!

I do the same on day 3…which in all honesty, could really be a lapse in judgement.  I do find my hair gets a little frizzy and limp on day 3…but meh.  My bed is comfy and I value the extra minutes of sleep more than having fantastic looking hair multiple times a week.  I usually pull it half up or spend a little extra time curling it on days when I feel it’s not quite looking up to par.

I’ve never attempted to go past day 3 without shampooing but I can tell you with a large amount of certainty that that wouldn’t be a good thing for me.  When I do wash my hair I wash it twice just to get rid of the two days of build up from the dry shampoo and other products I use.  I’d have zero volume or any kind of style if I attempted to extend my hair washing to Day 4.  Just not going to happen.

I know that some people find that dry shampoo adds volume to their roots but I’ve never found this to be the case with any dry shampoo I’ve tried.  But this could relate back to my hair type?  No clue.

The one thing I love about Batiste is that it’s in a aerosol spray.  I used to use the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo that came in powder form and it was so messy!  I would use a makeup brush to apply it to my roots but it always ended up getting everywhere.  I find the spray much easier to direct exactly where you want it and it’s cleaner.

I’ve purchased Batiste at Homesense/Winners and Superstore for $7.99.  I’ve also seen it available at Shoppers Drug Mart but I believe it was closer to $10 there.  A can usually lasts me a couple of weeks so I find the price really reasonable!  It comes in a variety of scents, some are better than others but overall I’d say they all smell pretty pleasant.  I’m indifferent about the one pictured above, but I have tried a cherry scented one that I really liked but has proven difficult to find.

In summary:


  • Soaks up grease!
  • Pleasant smell
  • Great price!


  • Can cause some buildup on scalp/roots, ensure you rub/brush it through your hair well to avoid this

COST: $8 – $10 CAD

WHERE I FOUND IT: Homesense, Winners, Superstore, Shopper’s Drug Mart

Here’s to looking less greasy!
Maggie ❤

Review: My fave moisturizer!

So this would be one of my favorite products that doesn’t fall into the budget-conscious category, but I feel the cost is more than justified. I have sensitive, combination skin.  The wrong product can cause redness, dryness and breakouts, so I’m usually pretty careful and conscious about what I put on my face. IMG_6667

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

I can’t remember exactly when I started using this as my go-to moisturizer but it’s definitely been a while (more than 5 years at least).  I do remember at the time I came across it, I was breaking out a lot, and looking for something to help control the breakouts and stop my skin from freaking out.  I ordered it online through Sephora (at the time it was not available in stores in Canada) and within a few days of using it, I saw a noticeable difference in my skin.  My breakouts were clearing up, new ones weren’t appearing and my skin was softer and smoother.  Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

If you read the product description on Sephora’s website , it’s claims are more centered around erasing the signs of aging.  It doesn’t mention anything about it helping with acne, but there are actually plenty of reviews done by people that use it for just that purpose.  If you’re dealing with acne and breakouts, I’d definitely recommend giving it a try! Now I wouldn’t say it stops me from breaking out completely.  I still break out from time to time, but it’s a lot less than I used to prior to using this AND, I find any break outs heal and clear up faster when using it.

The one thing you have to be careful with is sun exposure while using this product.  There is no sunscreen in it and because it contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), there’s a heightened chance that you’ll burn if out in the sun, so just make sure you wear sunscreen on top to avoid that.  Also, it does sting a little when you first start using it and even though I have sensitive skin, I never experienced any reactions other than that.  I always just viewed that as just the glycolic acid doing it’s thing!

So up until a few months ago I had been using this as my everyday moisturizer.  Then I started having problems with getting my foundation to blend properly (I had recently switched foundations).  It does have a thick and creamy consistency, which I like because you don’t have to use alot of it so it last a long time!  However,  I do find that on my skin at least, it does take a while to absorb.  So i decided to switch it up a bit and use this as my nighttime moisturizer instead and that has been working much better for me.

The ONLY thing I don’t like about this product (and some of Peter Thomas Roth’s products in general) is that there are parabens in it.   I only know two things about parabens: 1) they are a type of preservative and, 2) they’re not supposed to be good for you.  I’ve personally decided that I love this product enough that it’s worth the risk. In summary:


  • Helped heal current acne, prevent new acne
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized
  • A little goes along way so it lasts a long time!


  • Thick consistency – takes a while to absorb into my skin
  • A little pricey
  • Contains parabens

COST: $55.00 CAD


Happy moisturizing – cheers! Maggie ❤