|Micah Yancey for 81 Poppies - "Golden Glory Four Leaf Clover" necklace, $98|
|NARS Sheer Lipstick, Dolce Vita, $24|
I absolutely ADORE NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita. This dusty rose color is my everyday go-to - and it is a flattering color on every skin tone. Because it is a sheer formula, the color pigments provide a more natural tint making it a great color for day or night. I also love that it is enriched with Vitamin E, which gives it a non-drying and moisturizing feel. Try it - and you will want every color.
This should really be an obsession... I love blow dry bars - no cuts, no color - just a fabulous blow out! I have been working to grow my hair out for quite some time now, and having it styled a few times a months keeps me from cutting it. This is an affordable luxury that I try to take advantage of at least once or twice a month. Plus when your hair looks great, you feel great! I try to keep "bad hair days" to a minimum. My two go-to spots in town are Blo - Austin (Ask for Jeris, he has a special talent with the curling iron that creates the most AMAZING waves and curls!) and Blast Blow Dry Bar (Ask for Heather, she really takes her time to give you a polished look!). Each blow dry bars will have their own unique hair menus to describe the type of styles you can select. When I visit Blo, I love to go for the "Red Carpet" or "Holly Would" looks, and at Blast, I opt for a more casual "Flatter Me Up" look.
"Red Carpet" Looks at Blo
|"Flatter Me Up" at Blast|
A professional blow out for $35 is a fabulous price to pay to save you the time and energy of doing your own hair. Plus you will walk out with a silky, shiny and gorgeous 'do that will, hopefully, last for 2-4 days, which leads me to my next favorite....
|Klorane - Dry Shampoo, $18|
Having thick, curly, sometimes dry - sometimes oily, hair, I always want to get a blow out (either professional or at-home) to last as long as possible. I am also a bit lazy and don't want to have to wash and dry it more than 2-3 times a week. Dry shampoo is such a lifesaver (and hair-saver). I do not know what I would do without it now! It keeps my hair refreshed between washes, as well as adding in a little more "oompf" when it starts to feel flat. I have tried so many different brands, but ultimately - my hair works best with Klorane's Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (Aerosol). It does not leave a white after-spray residue, when combed out correctly, and the aerosol can makes it is easy to use. It is also unscented and paraben free for those with a sensitive scalp. I also like Oscar Blandi's Pronto Dry Shampoo ($19) as it has a great lemon-y scent, and for a less expensive option, I recommend TRESemme's Fresh Start Dry Shampoo ($5.50), which also has a citrus scent.
And lastly this week... who doesn't love TURQUOISE (and a sale)?
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