If you've never noticed, or are wondering why the heck I got my nose done, let me fill ya in on a little story... when I was in 3rd grade I actually broke my nose while playing football with one of my older brothers, lol (knee popped me right in the nose), and it bruised pretty bad but we didn't realized it had actually BROKEN until years later when my nose got really crooked and I had a hitch in the middle of it 😂 haha!
So fast forward like 15 years and here I am with a crooked nose, getting a non surgical nose job :)
First, I want to start off by saying I am in no way pushing getting a nose job/any other procedure on you or saying I NEED a procedure just to feel like I am pretty/have worth/etc. I think God created us all in his image and I love just how he made made. I do however think there is nothing wrong with enhancing some of your features or "fine tuning" them (if you will) if it's something that really might hold you back in life or bother you on a day to day basis. I always say this about my nose... God created it straight, and my brother broke it, so I'm gonna put it back the way God made it, hahaha!
Soooo that being said, please know that you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. What you see as a "flaw" or "imperfection" are the very things that make you, YOU. Don't feel like you NEED to fix anything about yourself!
Okay, so now that we are clear on that, you're probably like ummm how does this all work?
I'm going to list out all the details here, and then you can watch the video below if you want to see what the full procedure is like. WARNING: if needles freak you out, you probably shouldn't watch the full video, lol! BUT SERIOUSLY!
It's A Secret Medspa in Dallas, TX
(They also have a Plano location)
This procedure is called a non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job)
(she does my lips too and does an amazing job)
LENGTH OF PROCEDURE
It really depends on how much work you need done. Mine probably took about an hour from start to finish, including the time you consult, and numb.
This is the product that is also used in cheeks, jaw lines, and chins
HOW LONG RESULTS LAST
This will last up to 2 years, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler
Swelling and slight discomfort/tenderness for 2-3 days
I had my eyes closed the entire time because I am actually really scared of needles (quite ironic, lol) so when I watched these videos back to edit I nearly died!!! haha! But If any of you have any questions about this process, or anything else, I am happy to answer them! You can DM me on instagram, leave a comment below, or even email me. Hope you enjoyed watching!
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Hi my pretties! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day so far!
As most of you have probably noticed in my photos, I've lightened my hair for the summer months. Needless to say, I had to start using all different hair care products because the bleach definitely changed the texture of my hair! I'm going to share with y'all the products that are now my current faves, from shampoos to texture spray!
My goal with my new lighter locks was to have a blue/gray toned blonde, but my hair ALWAYS pulls a gold tone, which I hate on me! So I've been on a quest for shampoos, rinses, toners, etc. to keep my hair having a cool tone instead of warm. I found an amazing product from Amika (which is one of my favorite hair care brands of all time). This product is called Bust Your Brass and it's a violet based leave in foam, which is awesome! I use this product every few days. Ya just pump a handful of the foam in your palm and run it through damp hair (after you wash). When you dry it you'll notice your locks are cool and gorgeous! :) Best part is, you can't feel it in your hair at all- no residue or heaviness.
I almost forgot to mention: I use a purple shampoo, that you can shop above, a few times per week in the shower!
If you decide to buy this shampoo, HERE'S AN IMPORTANT TIP!! When you use it make sure you let it sit in your hair for about 5 minutes! BUT don't leave it in too long because your hair will literally turn purple, haha!
FOR BLOW DRYING
I don't know about you guys, but my ends tend to get really dry and frizzy! My hair is frizzy in general, and the more bleach I put on it, the more dry my ends are ? But these two products really help!
I forgot to include this product in the photo above, but I use the Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray as soon as I am ready to brush through all of my wet tangles. Spray it from root to ends and then brush through and I feel like it really prevents the breakage that normally happens in this step.
After that, I start drying my hair and when the ends start getting a little dry, I use the Living Proof Blowout Concentrate! I use one small pump and run it through the ends of my hair (be careful not to use too much of this because it can make your hair a little greasy if so). Then I continue blow drying. When my hair is completely dry, I use the Living Proof Instant Defrizz-er Spray, if it's extra humid outside or my hair is still frizzy. It really takes out the frizz!! Sometimes I don't need this product, but lately with this Texas heat, it's a must! If your ends look good with the concentrate alone, then don't use this spray with it or it'll definitely get oily! That's no bueno, lol.
Most days I curl my hair and try to go for a beachy/wave look. I had tried a ton of different texture sprays to get that tousled, lived-in look and finally found two favorites! After I curl my hair (curling wand linked above), I use the Amika Touchable Hairspray and let it sit for a few minutes to hold. Then I run my fingers through the curls for a more natural wave look and finish off with the Amika Undone Texture Spray. Spray this all over, don't be shy! This gives the perfect hold, but still allows movement for a super natural beach wave look. Oh and ALL of the Amika products smell AMAZING!!!! They literally need a perfume, haha!
I hope you guys enjoy hearing about my favorite products! Let me know what you think and in the comment section below! Love you guys!
My mom and I challenged each other recently to create a bucket list and "a girl's trip to NYC" was on both of ours! So when my mom's birthday rolled around a few weeks ago it seemed like a no brainer to check this bad boy off our lists! My mom loves her little morning shows, ESPECIALLY Live with Kelly & Ryan, so I was able to surprise her with tickets to a live filming, and oh em gee SO FUN (will get to those details later)! Although there were like a million and one places and sites I wanted to see on our trip, we only had 24 hours in the city to do it all!!!! So incase you ever get a solid 24 hours in NYC and want to really live up, lol here's what was on our itinerary!
We were a little bummed right off the bat because our flight TO New York ended up getting delayed so that meant we had to ex off a few things from our list, BUT I'm going to share those places with you all too because they're on my list for my next trip there!
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We took a direct flight from DFW to LaGuardia, and then had about a 20 minute drive to our hotel!
The flight was around 3 hours, which wasn't bad.
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TOP OF THE ROCK
This was one of my favorite parts! So much happens in Rockefeller Plaza that I didn't even realize! There are concerts, the annual Christmas tree, and so many other events that I've seen on TV for years! It was so cool to actually see where all of that happened!
The Top of the Rock is basically getting to go to the top of the Rockefeller Center and getting a FABULOUS view of the entire city! I would say this is a MUST if you haven't done it before! And be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time if you're planning to go because time slots tend to fill up quick.
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So basically this was an amazing trip, and I already want to go back :) I'd love to hear about places you love if you've ever visited! Tell me in the comment section below!
Over the past few years I've really gotten into skincare. It can be completely overwhelming to find the perfect product for your skin type, AND fix all of your problem areas while also doing preventative care! I've never really had bad skin, but I do struggle with redness and texture. The past few years I have been using Rodan + Fields (which you guys know I love and have been very happy with), but I'm never opposed to trying something new! I do have to be very careful when trying new products because I have SUPER sensitive skin! Like SUPER! Before I had any clue what skincare was all about I would just use whichever cleanser/wash I could find in my bathroom. Let's just say I found out real quick how sensitive my skin was, lol. Anyways, I have been testing out a new skincare line, and wanted to share with you guys.
It's called YOUR Personalized Skincare. What I love about it is that it is formulated for YOUR specific skin type. It's also cruelty free and made in the US. When ordering your skincare, you take a brief quiz, and they make a regimen that best suits your problem areas, needs, and skin type. It comes with 4 different products: a cleanser, day cream, serum, and night cream. And guess what... it didn't make me break out!!! YAY!
TAKE QUIZ HERE!
PRODUCT BREAK DOWN + MY EXPERIENCE
I loved the cleanser. It was very gentle, which I need for my sensitive skin, but wasn't SO gentle that you feel like it didn't do anything.
The day cream was really nice and light, and has lots of SPF in it. I've never really thought sunscreen was important, but I've recently realized it's a preventative measure! So V important! This day cream had a nice fresh fragrance to it, and it didn't make me feel overly greasy after a little time of wear.
Next is the serum, which was nice, but I wasn't crazy about the texture. It felt like it was gel based, and not the same consistency as the usual serum. I will say though that it felt like it tightened the skin. When I would use it I would feel like my skin was very firm looking (which I am ALLLL about, haha)!
Lastly is the night cream. I would have liked for it to be a little thicker. It felt like it absorbed pretty quickly into my skin, but maybe that's normal (PS: I have combination skin).
I didn't notice any huge changes in my skin within a month, but my skin did stay clear! There was no irritation or reaction, which is always my biggest worry when trying a new product on my skin.
So I'd definitely recommend giving it a try!
If you're interested in trying it, click HERE to take the skin quiz and get started!
HOW I COMPARE IT TO R&D
If you're new to following me, or don't follow me and have just stumbled upon this post, I usually use Rodan and Fields for my skincare and REALLY love it! So after using the YOUR Skincare regimen I want to give y'all my honest opinion in how it compares to the R&D regimen I usually use (I use the soothe regimen).
I was actually very impressed that my skin remained clear with this skincare line! I didn't have any breakouts, extra redness, or intensified texture. That's a big win in my book!
I will have to say though one thing I really love about R&D is how my skin feels after using the regimen: refreshed, super soft and clear... I didn't feel my skin had this same amazing feel when using YOUR Skincare. Not that it was bad at all, just an honest comparison!
One thing I liked BETTER about YOUR than R&D was the smell of the products. I don't think the R&D products really have a scent, but this new skincare has a really light and fresh fragrance that makes you feel good and clean!
All in all I totally recommend! So if you are looking for something new to try for your skin, I give my stamp of approval on this ☺️
I'd love to hear some feedback if you guys have tried it or plan on trying it!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE!
Graphic credit: Nordstrom website
Okay y'all... GET READY!!! Besides Christmas, this might be my second favorite time of the year (lol) ?
So maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but I am super excited about this!
If you can recall, this is the time last year where every blogger you follow was obnoxiously posting about a sale, haha! So just go ahead and prepare yourselves for the chaos!
They have their catalog available for the sale. CLICK HERE TO SEE CATALOG!
WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Incase you DON'T know what this sale is, it's Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year! They mark down a ton of FALL clothing/shoes/accessories/etc! This is the best time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, boots, and bags for the next season! And if you've never shopped the sale before, things go QUICK so don't wait around if you see something you want :)
WHAT'S ITEMS ARE ON SALE?
There is a link above to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog! This catalog shows majority of the sale items. If you spot something in the catalog that you know you're going to want to buy, I would suggest bookmarking these pieces so you can keep an eye on them!
If you're a Nordstrom cardholder, they will send you a hard copy of the catalog in the mail, yay!
WHEN IS THE SALE?
So I mentioned above about being a Nordstrom cardholder.... if that's you then you actually get EARLY ACCESS to the sale! A whole 8 days earlier than everyone else!!! Like I said before, items in this sale go SO FAST, so if you want certain things, just go ahead and sign up for that Nordy plastic ?
Here are the dates:
Early Access (for cardholders only): July 12th - July 19th
Everyone else: July 20th - August 5th
I hope you guys are just as excited about this sale as I am! I will be sharing updates, favorites, and lots of other sale content with you guys over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
Leave a comment below and tell me what you're looking to stock up on during this sale (boots, coats, cardigans, jeans?)!
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVES!
These items won't be available just yet, but you can find them in the catalog (linked above) and mark them for your sale picks :)