Monday, January 23, 2017
Happy Monday, Everyone!
Let's talk about hair . . . Something that is forever changing in fashion and that I think many of us get tempted by to change through life.
I happen to have very fine, blonde hair, but it grows like a weed!
So, I like to donate it. I gave 8" to women and children with cancer through Pantene's Beautiful Lengths foundation last time because I love giving back and untreated blonde hair is in high demand.
You can see my Before and After pictures in My Big Chop for Pantene Beautiful Lengths post.
Truth be told, once you make a change, sometimes you want to wear it shorter and sometimes you want to have the length back for variety or to create a nice updo.
A good friend of mine, who is a successful model, has trouble growing her hair long. She usually turns to extensions to help and they often add them for her on set for a shoot.
Therefore, no matter what your hair troubles or hair texture may be, you can always find a way to create a new look. Whether using hair clips to create a bob with longer hair or extensions to create more lucious locks, something I think we all want from time to time, you can do so affordably.
Just remember, no matter what, always have fun, it's only hair and it will grown back! ❤
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Happy Saturday, Blogland!
So many changes are upon us here in the US, with Inauguration Day yesterday, and in my own personal life. However, I think the notion of keeping an open mind and moving forward with hope applies to each.
Cheers to new chapters and some words of inspiration and encouragement! ❤
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
This weekend we got some snow followed by a gorgeous, sunny day with bright blue skies. I was traveling for the last month and was glad that I didn't miss all the snow back east.
Plus, I finally got to bring back out my beloved Hunter boots, a Christmas gift from my parents a couple years ago, and am sharing the look I sported while running a few errands before some time in the city. The mix of sun after the freshly fallen snow truly made me and my heart happy!
I've fallen in love with this warm, zipper accented, coat sent to me from Rose Gal, an affordable online boutique, which made my chestnut brown bag from Zufal pop. I've started seeing a lot of zippers in fashion and think they add that extra something to give a classic black coat a chic edge.
Enjoy, and I'm wishing you all a lovely rest of the week! ❤
black belted shawl wrap coat with zipper accents: Rose gal = $30 / Chestnut Brown bag with buckle Accents: Zaful = $36 / Black tall gloss adjustable hunter boot: AMAZON = A gift / cream turtleneck tunic sweater: forever 21 = $22.90 (similar) / Cream knit boot Socks: TJ MAXX = $4.99 (SIMILAR) / brooklyn-height SUNGLASSES: francesca's = $14 (similar) / Gold and Black Stone Statement ring: charming charlie = $12
BLACK BELTED SHAWL WRAP COAT WITH ZIPPER ACCENTS: ROSE GAL = $30
BLACK TALL GLOSS ADJUSTABLE HUNTER BOOT: AMAZON = A GIFT /
CREAM KNIT BOOT SOCKS: TJ MAXX = $4.99 (SIMILAR)
BROOKLYN-HEIGHT SUNGLASSES: FRANCESCA'S = $14 (SIMILAR)
CHESTNUT BROWN BAG WITH BUCKLE ACCENTS: ZAFUL = $36
BROOKLYN-HEIGHT SUNGLASSES: FRANCESCA'S = $14 (SIMILAR) / chestnut brown bag with buckle accents: zaful = $36
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Happy Saturday, Everyone!
I'm back with Saturday Sayings this year, a feature so many of you love.
Positive and inspirational quotes help me to keep pushing forward through this life, and so this segment is as much for me as it is for all of you.
Sending smiles your way for a Wonderful Weekend! ❤
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th, Blogland!
I happen to love Friday the 13th, how about you?
I'm jumping into the weekend with a new Story Time feature talking about something that can be a little scary when you first discover them and tying it into a review.
When I do reviews this year, I'm going to try and tie in a personal, relevant and true story from my life. All in hopes of making them more relatable and sharing more of myself with each of you, just as so many of you have with me over the years.
Plus, I plan to share more of the things I use in my daily life that I love, along with those that don't work so well for me, since I love those posts and videos by other bloggers.
Ok, here we go . . .
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I have naturally blonde hair, with a strawberry undertones, that gets lighter in the sun, but leaves those parts underneath a darker, more honey, caramel blonde.
Therefore, I'm pretty lucky that any gray or white hairs don't really show, and if they do they appear light or platinum blonde.
However, about 2 years ago, while pulling my hair halfback, I discovered what I now refer to as by "skunk stripe." Yes, that's right, think Peppy Le Pew!
By the length of the white section, it had to have been growing for years, but I never noticed it since it was in an under section. All I could really do was laugh. after the shock of first realizing it was in fact a grey streak (eeek!) wore off!
Followed by taking a picture of said skunk stripe to send to my sisters, of course! ;)
Also, I have a major cowlick, so I have always parted my hair on the right side, or my hair would simply bounce back over. If I parted it on the left side my white streak would shine.
To this day, I still send random check-in pictures of it to my sisters for a good laugh and always let it make an appearance when visiting them because we get a kick out of it and why not! :)
When Cover Your Gray, a line recently featured on the Today Show, reached out to try their super affordable products, I wanted to give it a shot to see if I could say farewell to my "skunk stripe," which sometimes peeks through when I wear my hair up.
They were extremely generous and sent me the entire line, and then some! After trying each, my Top 3 from their line for blondes are featured below, along with before and after pictures + my pros and cons for each.
Overall, I think the powder based products are the best and the price simply can't be beat. Plus, I discovered my new favorite face contour while using their Fill-In Powder, which means you can get 2 uses for the price of one. Yay!
Enjoy, and I hope you have a great holiday weekend! ❤