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Y'all know I love trying new hair products, so of course I ad to test out some new products from one of my favorite brands, Living Proof!
I have shared their dry shampoo with you guys, along with their texture spray (highly recommend them all), but since I recently added some blonde to my hair, it seemed that the "restore" products were absolutely necessary, lol. The normal texture of my hair is wavy/curly, coarse, and frizzy. When I add bleach it always gets SUPER dry, and damages pretty easy. I've been growing my hair out FOREVER, so definitely trying to baby it while it's blonde.
Here are the products I tested: the restore shampoo, conditioner, perfecting spray, and the smooth blowout concentrate. If you've never used Living Proof products before, prepare to be amazed. The smell of all of their products is absolutely amazing! So needless to say, the shampoo and conditioner leave your hair smelling wonderful! To be honest, I didn't notice much of a difference in my hair just using the shampoo and conditioner alone. However, when I paired it with the other two products, it left my hair feeling so healthy and strong.
The Perfecting Spray might be my favorite. If any of you have really bad tangles when you try to brush your hair wet, you need this stuff! I spray it on the ends of my hair, after I've towel dried, and before I brush it. It makes those tangles nearly disappear! Once I have my hair all brushed out, I use one pump of the Smooth Blowout Concentrate. This stuff is just amazing on its own. if your ends tend to get dry or frizzy, this concentrate will solve the problem. If you have thicker hair, I would suggest sectioning your hair off when blowdrying it and using a little of this product in each section. Since I have super thin hair, it works to just run one pump through my ends before drying. I'd also recommend to start with one pump, and add more if needed... I made the mistake of using two pumps my first time and it left my ends a little greasy. Ya don't want that!
I was super happy with how silky smooth my hair came out after blow drying it! It's normally a frizz ball!
I think all 4 products together are great, but if I had to say which ones I think are a must, I'd say the perfecting spray and the smooth blowout concentrate.
You can shop all 4 products above! And they all come in mini sizes, which is perfect to try them out!
I'd love to hear y'alls feedback below of how you like it all if you try!
Those of you that know me, know I NEVER go without makeup! So the fact that I'm posting public pics with a bare face should prove my love to all of YOU, haha!
In the past few years, I've been really interested in skincare. I've never had acne or breakouts, just the normal "once a month" monster on my chin (lol).
I know my skin isn't bad, but like everyone else, I notice different problem areas. I would say my skin concerns are redness, enlarged pores, texture, and sensitivity. I have SUPER sensitive skin, and started noticing that different washes/cleansers/scrubs were making my skin even more red and irritated.
Now, this is NOT an ad, and I do NOT sell this product, I am simply just sharing what I use and my personal opinion :)
I started using Rodan & Fields about 4 months ago, and I am loving it! They have several different regimens you can purchase, based on your skin goals. I purchased the regimen for sensitive skin (it's called soothe), and I finally feel like my skin has some relief, woohoo! There are 4 products in the kit: a gentle cleanser, a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and a daytime sunscreen. You use the regimen once in the morning and once before bed. It seriously makes your skin feel UH-MAZING!
To go along with my regimen, I got the hydrating serum, which you use before bed with the other products. Lastly, I put a coat of lash boost on my lashes (which is working like magic, by the way).
I would totally recommend all of these products to anyone with sensitive skin. I know first hand it can be such a pain when everything irritates your skin. I can really tell that these products have reduced redness, and texture for me!
I will definitely keep you all updated with the progress of my skin as I continue to use these products.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear about what you guys like/use! Feel free to leave me a comment below!
Who else loves getting dolled up around the holidays?!
With so many parties and events going on this time of year, I thought I'd share some of my favorite makeup products for an easy holiday glam, AND provide a beauty gift guide! Beauty products make great gift for those "extra" girls in your like (just sayin!) lol.
Below I have linked all the products that I used to create this makeup look (including my color/shade, for reference).
If you're just wanting to shop my beauty gift guide, you can click the products on the guide below! Simple as that!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Happy holidays!
PRODUCTS I USED
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation- Color: Wheat
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer- Color: Light Sand
NYX Matte Bronzer- Color: Deep Tan
Tarte Blush- Color: Fiesty
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil- Color: Medium Brown
Eyeshadow and highlighter that I used are from the Carli Bybel palette, linked above
'Tini Beauty Red Lipstick- Color: Starlet Cocktail - clickHERE
THE BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE
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This was my first StyleCon experience, and I would TOTALLY do it again!
(By the way, the outfit I'm sharing in this post is what I wore for StyleCon)
It was so amazing to be in a room with so many women with common goals and dreams. I left feeling encouraged, and more motivated than ever! The women that I heard speak were so uplifting. I really think this is a message that you guys may enjoy, because I know that it really stuck with me. I'm paraphrasing here, but this is basically what was delivered... It's easy to look at your following, your likes, your outfits, and compare them to other influencers. There will ALWAYS be bloggers with a larger following, or that wear more expensive clothes, or that seem to have it all together, but you DO have a following, and they matter! Whether you have 100 followers, or 100 million followers, you still have people that are looking to you! Staying true to yourself is what will draw more followers, so don't try to compare yourself, or be like someone else. Be confident in your style and who you are. We all have to be at 100 followers before we can reach 100 million :)
I know I struggle from time to time because building your following isn't an easy or quick process. It can get SO frustrating! I've caught myself having thoughts about giving up on my blog, or thinking that no one cares what I'm posting and that I may just be wasting my time. Has anyone else ever had those thoughts?! I absolutely love blogging, I love fashion/beauty, and I love all of you! So I have to remind myself of WHY I'm doing this. It's not to have the most followers, or the most likes. It's to live out my passion, and to be an influence to someone. If I can encourage one person, or make one person's day a little brighter, than it's all worth it.
So remember WHY you are doing what you're doing. Remind yourself that you ARE making progress, and that you are influencing. IT's easy to forget sometimes!
So that's my pep talk for the day! I hope you all are encouraged to pursue what you love, and to not give up. You ARE making a difference!
***I'm talking more about StyleCon below!***
Now I'm going to share the fun stuff from StyleCon :)
There were SO many amazing brands there, y'all! From apparel to lipsticks to popsicles, lol, they had it all! There was a station for free manicures (which my mom and I totally took advantage of), massages, hair styling, etc! It was a total girl's world, so obvi I loved it, haha!
Oh and how cute is my mom in the pictures below?! lol She is always so sweet to come to these events with me! Well she is my BFF, so who else would I bring, haha!
Here are some brands that I discovered at StyleCon, and really liked! Click on the links below to check them out for yourself!
Live Love Gameday
ANYWAYSSSS, StyleCon was so great, and if you have the chance to attend next year, or in Orange County, you totally should! OH and I almost forgot... I got to meet Catherine Lowe (she won Sean's season of the Bachelor)! Y'all probably know by now that I am a Bachelor/Bachelorette FANATIC, lol! So this was so insanely exciting!
Have a wonderful Tuesday you guys!