Thursday, July 18, 2019

Friday Favorites - My Favorite Hair Products

My Favorite Hair Products
That is the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara I am holding (and using)

I get a lot of direct messages on instagram about my hair and how I care for it, the products I use and such so I am finally sitting down and sharing my fav hair care products and items ( some new, some old, all great).

SHAMPOO
Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo No 4 and Conditioner No 5 Duo 8.45 fl. oz.

I'm going go in order of use and start with my favorite shampoos, I have three I really like and use frequently because I rotate, finding my hair response better doing this method.  I love THIS SHAMPOO its moisturizing, reparative and leaves your hair feeling silky and wonderful. I follow up with THIS CONDITIONER and my hair loves this combo ( so do I ). I generally always travel with that combo. Two other shampoos I love are THIS ONE (strengthens and repairs, it's a nice creamy formula and smells so nice and clean) and THIS ONE smells of apples, hydrates your hair and the set of two is a better value. I have processed hair, extensions and I use heat almost daily so shampoo and conditioners with moisturizing and hydrating properties are always my choice. I try and treat my hair very well and use quality products, and good tools, especially since I do have my hair colored and highlighted every four weeks without fail. If you want your hair to look good, you have to be good to it, right????   All three products I shared are made for all hair types.

CONDITIONER
I am generally a fan of the coordinating conditioner and I condition my hair every time I wash it....EVERY TIME. To be honest I probs would not be able to comb it out if I didn't plus conditioners are nice! My fav is THIS ONE its color safe, adds shine and strengthens and I have seen a difference in my hair since I started using this over ten months ago ( maybe longer). Another favorite is THIS SET and THIS ONE , just like with my shampoo I alternate, switching them around to coordinate with the shampoo I am using. In my mind they were made to go to together so I can't separate them, and have had the best result in using them this way. 
Quench & Shine Restorative Mask
MASK, LEAVE IN CONDITIONERS, SERUM, AND DRY SHAMPOO
On a night when I am going to do a hair mask I have been using THIS ONE  and to be honest I would have not tried it had a friend ( find my friend HERE) not told me how much she liked, its a brand that had never appealed to me ( no idea why) and even after ordering I kept thinking, " this is going to suck, no one ever talks about this stuff its probably a waste."  YIKES I was 100% wrong its FREAKING unbelievable, it honestly is!  It says you can use as a daily conditioner and I have found myself reaching for it over and over. 
Once out of the shower I ALWAYS wrap my hair in one of THESE TOWELS and I prefer the all cotton ones. I am interested in try one of THESE HAIR TOWELS in the near future.


Once my hair has towel dried a bit I will brush it out with this BRUSH and spray THIS LEAVE IN CONDITIONER all over ( I don't go bananas just mist it all over). I have used that particular spray in conditioner for YEARS. It does not weigh my fine, thin hair down one bit. 
From this point I blow dry using my new and so fabulous BLOW DRYER and stop while my hair is still damp and add this INCREDIBLE SERUM that I can not believe works in my hair and that I am so hooked on. It is again from the same brand as the mask and I just had not given that brand much (zero) attention before. I add a full pump to my hand, rub together and then put on middle to ends of my hair.  If you look at nothing on this whole post, I would say THIS IS THE KIT TO GET

Once I have finished blow drying my hair I either flat iron or curl (depends on my mood) and once done I add a small pump of THIS to my hands and rub together then add to the ends of my hair. I also use THIS to add volume and texture. Then finish with my favorite hairspray is THIS ONE 


That was a ton of information and if you made it to the end, you deserve a drink!
Thanks for checking my blog out and stopping by. Have a great weekend.



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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Friday Favorites and a Few Nordstrom Picks


FRIDAY FAVORITES AND A FEW NORDSTROM SALE PICKS



Mother The Hustler Flared Jeans in Wishful Drinking - Wishful Drinking Leopard Print Tee, Main, color, BROWN LEOPARD

These jeans are on my Nordstrom list, run true to size, and are super on trend and look amazing. I can't wait to get mine. Find them HERE and pairing them with THIS leopard top will look so cute!!!

 Sid Pointy Toe Genuine Calf Hair Bootie, Main, color, ZEOPARD CALF HAIR  Ramsey Genuine Calf Hair Flat, Main, color, JAGUAR PRINT CALF HAIR
There are also some black jeans HERE I want to grab to wear with all black ( this top HERE or this great oversized sweater HERE) this fall and winter with some great leopard booties HERE or leopard flats HERE . I love this HAT
I have this blanket HERE and Pookie wants one and HELLO GREAT SALE its going to be $118.00 and I paid $188.00 . Plus we really want THIS blanket, its camo and so cute!!!!!!!!!!!! Bonus they are amazingly soft and comfy.
 Cliffside Circle Wrap, Main, color, BLACK/ GRAPHITE
Everyone knows that the N SALE is the time to pick up Barefoot Dreams if you are interested and THIS one has been put on my list of must haves.  I also have been wanting to grab some of their socks because they look so cozy, find them HERE
 Large Chunky Hoop Earrings, Alternate, color, SILVER
I have been all about a great pair of hoops and THESE in gold or silver are super great looking,  and THESE sunglasses are great looking ( no I don't need another pair of sunglasses but dang they are great looking).
 Twirl Convertible 1.25-Inch Interchangeable Clip Barrel Curling Iron, Main, color, NO COLOR
I've been looking for a new curling iron with a large barrel and THIS has me very interested I love I can change the barrels. I had a different wand by this brand but it was not interchangeable nor do I think it heated up as much as this one and with my extensions I think I need the heat.
 Sensor Mirror Pro Wide View, Main, color, NO COLOR
I have wanted one of THESE MIRRORS forever and I am inches away from taking the plunge and buying one, the same makes the sting a little less painful!
 Set of 5 Travel Size Candles, Main, color, NO COLOR
I have been interested in THESE CANDLES and for the sale price I think its time to try them out. 

Friday Favorites
Dyson Supersonic Special Edition Mother's Day Hair Dryer Gift Set In Iron/fuchsia
If you hang out with me on Instagram then you may have seen when I purchased my new blow dryer and I've now used it for two weeks. I even took it to my hair appointment the other day, I really like it, find it HERE on QVC or HERE at Ulta and HERE for Sephora - they are the exact same price on all three sites. 
I bought THIS CASE to store and travel with my blow dryer. Its an expensive blow dryer, I am not jacking it up so yes I got a pretty case for it. 

Dash Mini Maker Waffle - Aqua, Blue
I ordered this MINI WAFFLE MAKER and have been making ( and sharing, they are all saved in my instagram highlights) several different keto waffle options. SO GOOD and this mini waffle maker cost less than a manicure is the trick to a great keto waffle.  Find all kinds of kitchen tools and keto favs HERE
I ordered these low carb cookies and OH MY goodness they are tiny but you'd swear the Kibbler Elves Made them. Find them HERE
I also ordered THIS syrup for my waffles and such and all I know is thank you KETO for not only helping people lose weight but motivating brands to create such yummy keto options.

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I had a few lipsticks favorites this week and all nude shades but so pretty.
THIS one in the shade sugar is really pretty and a very natural nude shade.
THIS is such a pretty lipstick to add to the center of your lips in the shade glazed.
My go to gloss has been THIS in the shade celeste and THIS in the shade skinny dip ( I LOVE THIS ONE and have just started my second tube).
My go to lip liner has been THIS in the shade ideal.

Porsche Design P8478 W 66mm - Unisex -Sunglasses
My favorite sunglasses have been THESE in the size and color linked ( size 69 lenses)
You've seen me wearing these since Vegas, I purchased them there but the link is a WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better price.

You can find the dupe pair HERE and they are less than new lipstick! 

I've been trying to blog and share more and since I kind of like blogging in bed I got THIS LAPTOP TRAY and YAY I am so glad I did
House of Sillage Limited Edition White Lipstick CaseHouse of Sillage Limited Edition White Lipstick Case
I can't say this lipstick is a favorite yet but I had a ton of questions about it when I purchased the other day and share on in my stories (instagram). You can find the case HERE  I bought the white enamel ( its available in several enamel colors), with over 300 diamond cut Swarovski crystals. It is gorgeous, you then have to purchase the lipstick to put in the case (they are interchangeable).  I picked up two shades of  lipstick: Knight and Countess, find them HERE

I know this post went on and on and if you made it this far, THANK YOU!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Hydrangea Help

Hydrangeas 
Hydrangeas are gorgeous, and I love them (who doesn't) but let's be honest they haven't always been known for there hardy blooms and lasting appeal. They tend to look fab the first day you bring them home and then brown, droopy, sad and ready for the trash the next day.  A few years ago I read a tip that seemed kind of like an old wives tale, you know the ones that you roll your eyes so hard to because there is NO WAY that could ever work on anything. 

You know some of them:
Pulling a grey hair will make two or in my case ten more appear.
Sitting to close to the television is going to give you bad eye sight. 
Eat carrots to improve your eye sight ( there are a few about eyesight apparently). I think as a kid I  would have ate an entire bucket of carrots every day if  they really improved eyesight. 
Spilling salt is bad luck. I spill everything!!!!
Drop a fork and company is coming over. 
Bad things come in threes.
Your ear is ringing someone is talking about you and not in a favorable way.
Picking up a penny on the ground is good luck, its not good luck its SMART, its money!
Don't cross your eyes they will get stuck that way.....I have a child in my home that can absolutely testify that is false.
Eating horseradish will cure a cold. Probs not but your nose will definitely start running and maybe your eyes ( mine do).
Peeing on a jellyfish sting takes the pain away. DO NOT pee on me if I am stung by a jellyfish...please and thank you.
Bulls hate the color red. Fun fact bulls are color blind.

I'm sure you all have a few of your own that you find to be words or wisdom or plain silly. Old wives tales have been around forever and probably always will be. Taking that into consideration a few years ago I thought I would give one a try in regards to hydraganes. What could it hurt, mine were already looking like doom and gloom after two days so why not try a little science experience.


This picture is of hydrangeas I bought at my local grocery store and this morning when I took the photo they have been in my home for 7 days. I changed the water for the first time this morning.  So what did I do to keep them looking nice and fluffy??

When I bring hydrangeas homes I cut the stems soak in room temp water and then get the vessel I want to place them in, my scissors ( I use THESE) and a small jar of THIS

Next fill your vessel up with water ( they seem to like room temp water, unless they are completely wilted but that's a different issue, this is to keep them from wilting so fast), nip the ends a tiny bit (remember you already trimmed them once), and dip into THIS then added to water. DONE!
I do agree that keeping the leaves out of the water is key also, leaves make a mess in the water and things get funky real fast, just keep the leaves above the water and all is good.


Happy Monday.
Thanks for stopping by,
Tikaa