3 Sprays to make your day starring Static Schmatic, Touch, and Pure Brush

Static Schmatic, PUREBrush, Touch

There are 3 companies that make sprays that have enhanced my time lately. When I first received these I was looking forward to trying them but honestly didn’t expect to like them quite as much as I do. It’s great to have the opportunity to introduce you to these so that you can learn to love them too.

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Statis Schmatic for hair and clothes

Let’s start with Static Schmatic because I totally love the name. This is an all natural company started by a mother and daughter team to solve the problem that static was messing with their lives whether it was their hair, their clothes, or even their pets. Once you try one of their products you’ll see why this all American company has taken off.

Static Schmatic for Hair – ooooh! smooth!

Since this is a beauty blog I’ll start with Static Schmatic for hair. This is an all natural anti-static spray that helps smooth down those flyaways whether from static, weather, or just your hair misbehaving. It’s so incredibly easy to use since all you have to do is shake it and then spray it onto a brush or comb, or even your hands, to work it through.

Static Schmatic for Hair – don’t be so clingy!!

What’s to love about it? (insert heart emoji here) There’s no fragrance, there are no ingredients to weigh your hair down, there’s no stickiness at all. I fell in love with it the first time I used it and continue to fall back in love every day that I spray this onto my hair. The ingredients are simple but effective: distilled water, plant based soap, coconut oil, glycerin & salt. The only way you’ll know this is on your hair is by the way you look without those flyaways and with extra shine! It’s become a regular in my life.

Static Schmatic for Clothes

Static Schmatic for Clothes is such an improvement on the product I used to use when teaching. There’s no aerosol to destroy the environment, there’s no disgusting plastic smell to destroy my nose. While Static Schmatic for Clothes does have a light outdoorsy fragrance at first, it’s gone in seconds. My husband didn’t notice the scent at all and the company calls it fragrance free. This is what I needed back in the days that I had to wear a slip under my skirt/dress. Oh I’m so glad those days are gone.

Static Schmatic for Clothes

There are exactly 5 ingredients and they are all natural. Anything that has layers can use a spritz of Static Schmatic in between to keep them separated. Those sexy clingy clothes can look unsexy if they cling awkardly. Just spritz and it’s your secret. Since there are no chemicals there’s nothing to build up any residue. While it won’t take the place of a washing machine, it will help your clothes look and feel fresher.

PUREBRUSH

The next item that you really truly need in your life is PUREBRUSH, a dry shampoo for your cosmetic brushes. It’s genius. We use dry shampoo all the time and now there’s a product that will clean your brushes but more importantly sanitize them. This uses Germblock technology to sanitize in minutes.

PUREbrush

Another easy peasy product to use. Shake, hold the can about 2″ from your brushes (I lay them on a towel first) and spray. You want to coat the brush fibers thoroughly but that only takes a few seconds. Then tap it onto the towel and stroke your brush to remove all the bacteria, germs, and excess color. If you haven’t washed your brushes in a while you’ll probably have to do this twice but with 250 sprays in the can that’s not a problem.

PUREbrush

Right now it’s available on the PUREbrush website but will be available at Ulta soon. You know I have to talk about fragrance – it’s just how I am. Well it does have a very slight fragrance that’s very pleasant. I can smell it when I spray it but it doesn’t make my brushes smell at all. And you know I sniffed them a lot!

Touch Sanitizing Germblock

Speaking of Germblock Technology let’s learn about Touch Sanitizing Germblock Hand Protection. We’ve all tried Purell and other gels to help sanitize dirty hands but it’s being found out that they aren’t as effective as we were told. Touch is a unique hand sanitizing mist that is clinically proven to remove 99.9% of harmful germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This gentle mist dries in seconds without your hands feeling sticky one bit.

Touch Sanitizing Germblock Unscented

Touch not only sanitizes but it has essential oils to soften your hands. There’s no alcohol in the formula so it’s safer for you and for young ones. My 3.5 year old fights me now on anything to do with the bathroom but she’s happy to open her hands for this spray.

Touch Sanitizing Germblock

With 4 fragrances to chose from (Mint Green Tea Aloe, Tropical Breeze, Ocean Mist, and Unscented) you’ll be able to find a favorite easily. This retails for $5.99 and is available at CVS, Meijer, and Walgreens so add it to your list.

Touch™ packaging

Now that you know my 3 sprays that save my day, which will you be wanting first? It’s hard to recommend just one since they all have a place in my life and routine. Great products that I know you’d love.  —  Marcia

Here’s a bonus for you. On the Static Schmatic website you can enter your email in the pop up box and you’ll receive a coupon for a free bottle of Static Schmatic for clothes. Free is always good!

10 Budget Friendly Back-to-School Beauty Essentials

Whether you or your kids are going back to school or off to college, it’s the perfect time of year to find deals on essential beauty products.  The Meijer Beauty team challenged me to find my top back-to-school picks, and it was gratifying to see my must-have bath, body and color items with wonderful prices.  Considering I work in a high school and have kids in both college and middle school, I am all about finding the best products at the right price.  Drumroll please…my top ten recommendations for essential (and budget friendly) back-to-school products.

Soap for school:  J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap and I love...Coconut & Cream Shower Gel

Soap for school: J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap and I love…Coconut & Cream Bubble Bath and Shower Cream

1.  J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap ($4.99, I got it at Meijer for $4.49)  The reason I first bought this hand soap was for the awesome vintage label.  The reason I keep buying it?  It’s excellent foaming hand soap, especially for the price.  The soap in public buildings like schools is usually pretty rough stuff, I wash my hands all the time.  My solution is to bring my own.  I keep this soap in my office, and it would fit nicely into a locker.  I like the Aloe and Green Tea scent as a real mood enhancer to help get the school year off right.

2.  I love…Coconut & Cream Bubble Bath and Shower Cream ($7.29)  This British brand is soooo good…doesn’t the packaging look like the Philosophy bottles?  I actually prefer the I love… brand, and it is so much more affordable.  I start my day with a shower then end it with a bubble bath, and the Coconut & Cream scent takes me right back onto vacation.

Necessities for school

Necessities for school

3.  Goody 50 piece Ouchless No Metal Elastics ($2.19, but I got mine at Meijer for $1.10!)  The perfect way to hide morning bedhead is with a ponytail or bun…and these Ouchless Elastics don’t snag, pull, or break hair strands.

4.  Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss ($3.99)  This super cute lip butter has only been available in the U.S. for about a year, and I am so happy it’s easily found now!  It has great slip and keeps lips soft and moist, plus it tastes like caramel toffee.  Yum.

5.  Meijer Hand Sanitizer ($1.19)  This is simply a must-have for purses and backpacks.  You never know who was sitting in that desk or what nose they were picking…eewwwwww.

Perfect colors for back to school!

Perfect colors for back to school!

Nudes and deep pinks

Nudes and berries

6.  Cover Girl Bombshell Volume by Lashblast Mascara ($9.39)  I think this is the best drugstore mascara out there.  One end is the base coat, which gives definition and length perfect for casual days.  When I want more oomph – and I mean fantastic oomph – I use the other end, the intensifying top coat.  This side darkens lashes and provides mega-drama without any flakes or smearing.

Physician's Formula Nude Eyes

Physician’s Formula Nude Eyes

Nude Eyes - gorgeous.

Nude Eyes – gorgeous.

7.  Physician’s Formula Nude Eyes ($9.99, but I got mine at Meijer for an incredible $6.99)  I am loving neutral, nude eyes with berry cheeks for the fall, and this nude eyeshadow palette is to die for.  Is it reminding you of the Urban Decay Naked2 palette?  Yup, me too, but this is way cheaper with the same quality.  Use these shadows dry or wet for more intensity, and keep the palette sitting out because the packaging is stunning.

Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose

Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose

8.  Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose ($8.29)  Just check out the gorgeousness of this mosaic highlighter/blush.  The soft, creamy shades can be used alone, but I like to swirl a big brush over the whole thing for a beautiful berry glow on my cheeks.

Nicole by OPI mani and pedi shades for school

Nicole by OPI mani and pedi shades for school

9 and 10.  Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Sing You Like a Bee and Cocoa a Gogo ($5.99 each)  Going back to school is an awesome reason to treat yourself to a manicure and a pedicure, and these two shades are perfect for a nude and berry combo.

Sing You Like a Bee

Sing You Like a Bee

Sing You Like a Bee is from the Carrie Underwood collection.  This is a gorgeous sheer white with golden shimmers.  It is a beautiful shimmery nude look by itself, and it makes a perfect top layer over pretty much any color.

Cocoa a Gogo

Cocoa a Gogo

Cocoa a Gogo is a shimmery chocolate-brown that I love for pedicures…and it is the perfect color for transitioning into cool days and cozy nights by the fire.  Even better, it smells like cinnamon!

Not only are these ten products essentials, it also costs less than $55 to purchase them all at Meijer.  Get your style on for back to school and save money too!

Be sure to check out MeijerStyle.com the last week in August for a post with links to lots of blogger Back-to-School articles – one lucky person who comments on the MeijerStyle.com post will receive a gift basket of Back-to-School/Back-to-College products.  – Lisa

*products reviewed courtesty of Meijer, opinions and selection of items all my own!