I like to say I’m not one of those people who makes resolutions, but let’s be real – we all make resolutions in one way or another. This year, I’ve vowed to take extremely good care of my skin. My usual routine consists of face wash and moisturizer (and the occasional eye cream), but recently I’ve been really into masks!
This avocado mask is one of my favorites because you see results immediately. Every time I use it, my skin literally glows. I recommend doing this mask once a week – I always schedule mine for Sunday night during Revenge (my favorite show right now!).
Let me know if you guys try it out! Happy New Year darlings!
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For the past 15 months, I’ve been growing my hair out – and let me tell you, it hasn’t been the most fun thing in the world. Of course we all want to go from a chic pixies to Kardashian-length locks, but unless you opt for extensions (which I had a very unfortunate experience with a few years ago), you’re out of luck. So alas my quest for lengthy locks is underway and it has been extremely awkward at times.
I’ve finally reached a good place in my growing out process and realized I’ve been seeing mid-length cuts everywhere. They are SO chic. I’ve even noticed girls with long locks cutting off their hair for mid-length styles! We’ve all heard it a million times – “I want something totally new to my hair, but I don’t want to cut it or color it. Should I get layers?” For those of you saying that, try a mid-length do! It’s not a huge commitment and it’s very fresh & modern!
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We all want it: Beach Hair. Even though I didn’t get too much beach time this summer, I still found myself craving perfectly tousled beach waves. I’ve noticed that my ringlet curls require a little extra work to get the perfect beach-y look (my hair is very curly, but because of the awkward length it currently looks very odd au natural). Here’s my routine & the tools I use:
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1) Day 1: Shampoo and blow out hair with a round brush (I like to give it a day of the ever-so-perfect blow dry – it’s good to have naturally oily, second day hair when you go for this look).
2) Day 2: Curl slightly messy hair in pieces. Then run fingers through hair to separate curls.
3) Finish with Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray (this stuff is a miracle).
Hope this helps – next week I’ll show you exactly how I curl my hair!
(Top Knot, Fishtail Braid, Messy Ponytail, Turbans, Braids & Buns)
Let be real, during these sweltering months – your hair feels like a wool blanket. This is actually what prompted me to chop off my long, long locks and opt for a boy cut two years ago. Now that I’m growing my hair out again (ahhh the circle of life), I’m very excited to try new hair styles! Some of my favorite looks are clean/messy top knots, glorious fishtail braids, chic messy ponys, gorgeous turbans, and any mix of braids/buns. These are all very easy to do styles and can spruce up your summer hair in just a few minutes.
Yesterday, in my most recent personal style post, I put my hair up in a top knot. The trouble is my hair is still really short, so I had to get pretty crafty. Here’s how to create a top knot with short hair:
1) Pull hair half-back – securing the top half in a high ponytail and leaving the bottom hair loose.
2) Tease the part of your hair in a high ponytail and wrap it around the ponytail. Use bobby pins to secure.
3) Take the bottom half of your hair and braid it. Then, pin the braid straight up (so it looks like the bottom of your hair is long enough to fit into the ponytail).
4) Using gel (I like Bumble & Bumble Gellac) slick hair back and get rid of fly-aways.
5) Finish with hairspray!
What are your favorite summer hair styles?