Shower Favorites for the Whole Family

no one, nobody, literally not one person, me: Hey guys! wanna see what shampoo I use?

I often enjoy the little peeks inside people’s life (obviously, with their permission), like “What’s In My Bag?“, “A Day in the Life,” or “My Phone Apps.”

Finding the right products can be such a trial – it may be amazing for someone, but terrible for you; you might hate the smell, coverage, results; the one recommending the product doesn’t actually use it, but gets paid to promote it. #dearinfluencer

Here is a look inside our shower with products for the whole family.

SK - shower favorites products

Fairy Tales Hair Tangle Tamers Shampoo

1. Fairy Tales Tangle Tamers Shampoo

Fairy Tales Hair Tangle Tamers Conditioner

2. Fairy Tales Tangle Tamers Conditioner

We’ve used this hair care line since MyChild was about 2 when she outgrew the baby shampoos. She and I have similar hair – the strands themselves are fine, but there is a LOT. We also alternate with the Rosemary Repel bug deterring line when MyChild will be spending a lot of time outside and the Sun and Swim line when she’s spending time in the pool.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

3. Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

4. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

This is MyHusband’s chosen hair care. He’s used it since high school, apparently. Personally, I do not prefer the scalp tingling.

Verb Ghost Shampoo

5. Verb Ghost Shampoo

This is a great shampoo for fine hair – it is very lightweight, but moisturizing, too.

Verb Hydrating Conditioner

6. Verb Hydrating Conditioner

I did start out using the Ghost Conditioner, along with the shampoo, but I found that I was dealing with a lot of static when spending too much time in dry environments – i.e. my office in winter, so I switched to this Hydrating conditioner and love the results. Moisturizing to nourish my hair, but still not too heavy to weigh it down and loose hard-earned volume.

Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

7. Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

I’ve started using this mask on Sundays after a deep clean to help my hair and prevent more breakage. My hair is always in a ponytail during this quarantine, so there is more breakage than I’d prefer.

Of note: I’ve accidentally become someone who uses a brands entire line. Of the Verb products, I also use the Ghost Prep, Volume Spray, Dry Shampoo – Light (I much prefer DryBar’s Detox Dry Shampoo, though), and the Sea Texture Spray.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit

8. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash – Pink Grapefruit

Native Body Wash Charcoal

9. Native Body Wash – Charcoal

I love this one.

Native Body Wash Eucalyptus and Mint

10. Native Body Wash – Eucalyptus and Mint

MyHusband’s Preference

The Honest Co. Truly calming Bubble Bath

11. The Honest Co. Truly Calming Bubble Bath

This is our preferred bubble bath. It makes great foam and bubbles for fun and the calming lavender and soothing chamomile work great on MyChild’s skin.

Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Bar Soap

12. Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Bar Soap

While the bubbles are fun, using this bar soap for actual cleaning was recommended by MyChild’s pediatrician because it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin.

Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Cream

13. Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shave Cream

Harry's Face Wash with Peppermint

14. Harry’s Face Wash with Peppermint

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild

15. Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

MyChild and I both use this one.

Tooletries body scrubber

16. Tooletries – body scrubber

I started using this silicone body scrubber and love it. Now, we each have our own. We also have the Shower Mirror, shower hooks, and razor holders. Why? They are all movable!

Sephora scalp massager

17. Sephora Scalp Massager

As a lover of dry shampoo, hairspray, and volume spray, I was noticing my scalp wasn’t always as clean as I thought it should be. I grabbed this massager from Sephora just to give it a try (it is only $10.)

  • I love it. It’s doing exactly what I’d hoped.
  • MyChild loves it for the massaging effects. She was also having some dry spots on her head and this has been helping prevent that.
  • MyHusband appreciates the scalp stimulation and how the silicone fingers get everything clean.

Clearly, my whole family is sold. Lol.

schick Hydro 5 razor

18. Schick Hydro 5

This one is MyHusband’s.

Gillette Mach 3 razor

19. Gillette Mach 3

This one is mine. The ladies equivalent is the Venus 3 and I hate the head shape, so I stick with the guy’s version. (Let’s not discuss why razors are gendered.)

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Book Review with MyChild – Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones
by Lucy Knisley

Welcome to another

Book Review with MyChild!

Books are critically important in our family – the saying around here goes, “I am always willing to spend money on books and Legos.” As a refresher, MyChild is 8-years-old, in third grade, reads on her own, and her current favorite books to read are graphic novels – especially those by Raina Telgemeier and the Amulet series.

Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

Stepping Stones
by Lucy Knisley

Book Description:

Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving to the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new “sisters,” Andy and Reese.

If learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn’t hard enough, then having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers’ market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in.

Our Review:

Mom: I was excited to share this book with MyChild as I follow the author on Instagram and love her content. I thought this could be a fun thing for us to do together.

MyChild: I thought the book was okay, but I didn’t really enjoy how the girls didn’t get along. They kind of did in the end, but it was just…

Mom: Yeah, I felt that, too. I can understand that this is the story of the author’s life, but some of the real-ness didn’t convey well into the story. I also found myself struggling with how the adults treated Jen – her mom’s boyfriend in particular. The jokes and name calling are just not funny and it really bothered me that even when Jen did try to speak up and say, “this bothers me,” she was brushed aside.

MyChild: I didn’t like that either.

Mom: Again, this could be due to the fact that the events the story is based on are from 20 years ago, but I think the author could have adapted her story a bit to bring some closure to these issues. Maybe the story will be resolved in a next book, but if that book doesn’t ever materialize, we’re left with a young girl who is being told, “Sometimes he bothers me, too, but you just have to let him win. He’ll argue until he does.”

This is not something we teach MyChild, this is not what we model, and honestly, it’s not what we allow, even as adults.

The Final Verdict

Our rating: 3 stars

Would we recommend? Eh


MyChild completes reviews in her Reading Log.
See more about that HERE.

SK Reading Log for Kids Pages


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