Prepping for the Holidays (Dry Shampoo Review)

I gave Dove’s Refresh + Care (Invigorating Dry Shampoo) a test run a few days ago when my 3 day straightened hair was at its end and needed a pick-me-up. I sprayed it on my scalp in sections and brushed it out when I was all done and it did a great job of cleansing my hair. Not to be substituted for washing your hair regularly, this product is excellent as an in-between washes. The pretty floral smell was strong at first (similar to hair spray) but my hair did not frizz or start to curl after using the dry shampoo and the scent disappeared over time.

I am excited to have this product over the holidays because it means less straightening my hair and more time with family.  I got it on sale for $4 at Loblaws and I am sure you could find it at other stores near you as well.

This is a picture of the dry shampoo I bought, but it comes in other types such as non-scented, volumizing and a scented one that I can’t remember:


I know it has been a while since I last posted, and I blame it on Christmas prep! I have been trying my hand at salt dough ornaments with my youngest. We settled for his fingerprints in the shape of a heart. They were the easiest and it’s tough to get a 15 mo. baby to keep his hand outstretched long enough to impress his handprint on the dough!

I have also been doing my Christmas baking as requested by my 4 year old. We tried the Sugar Drop Cookies from The Joy of Cooking book but I found they were rather salty and I did not sprinkle the extra sugar on the tops as recommended by the cook book so they didn’t turn out so great. I don’t know if I would try to make them again, they were just your average cookie; nothing special.

Today I am on my way to preparing a favourite cookie of mine from my childhood years. The candy cane cookie recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook online has me anticipating the joy of twisting my refrigerated pink and white dough together to make those oh-so-good candy cane cookies!! I hope there will be some left for Santa! Thankfully they are easy to freeze. Out of sight out of mind right?

When they are finished they will look like this:


UPDATE: My candy cane cookies turned out wonderfully! At first I struggled with twisting them but then I got the hang of it. The trick was to twist them in shape on the pan rather than on a surface and trying to move them over afterward. I sprinkled a little bit of sugar on the tops before putting them in the oven as well and my husband said they were perfect… not too sweet, not too bland. 😀  The Betty Crocker cookbook online recommended sprinkling peppermint candy cane crumbling on them immediately after they came out of the oven which I didn’t do this year but it sounds like a great idea!



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