I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I have been seeing ladies rock these slicked back buns alllll over Instagram lately. And to be honest, I love it, which is weird because I usually prefer a messy hair look!
The other day when hanging with my mom and sister I was rocking my usual high messy pony tail , which is what I always go for when my hair is not the cleanest, or just most days because #momlife, amirite? Anyways we were just having a chill day and I decided I wanted to test it out, because then if I hated it I didn’t have anywhere I had to go that day. To my surprise I really liked it, even went away from my side part and tried a middle part as well.
To achieve this look I basically just combed my hair as flat as I possibly could and then applied every product possible…but like, seriously. Your hair feels DISGUSTING because a lot of gel and hair spray is required, however if your hair is already feeling a bit dirty or greasy anyways, who cares! Roll with it, make it dirtier, and have an on trend hair do! It doesn’t get better then that! I feel like this hair style is very sleek and chic so I personally like the contrast of wearing it with super casual clothing. I have seen a lot of people rocking the track suit looks with their hair like this, or an over sized sweat shirt and I am showing here. It would of course look good for a night out, or a more professional outfit as well.
So, basically if you hate washing your hair. Which is most girls I know! Try this out, I am thinking this is going to be my go to this summer.
Also, thank you if you are one of the people reading along! And sorry for my silence online lately. Life has been busy, and I have been dealing with some struggles of what I feel like sharing and keeping private online. But, I love this space and appreciate all of you who are here along with me.
On the regular I am a shower gel kind of gal. Not for any reason in particular it just seems to be what I gravitate towards! I have my favourites, and I tend to get stuck in a routine with things! When I was younger though I use to always use bar soap, and I really did like it except I did find it was hard to find one that didn’t completely dry your skin out. Well, these beauties from Scenterra Soap definitely do not dry you out, in fact I have found them to be very moisturizing, and I’ve enjoyed going back to an old routine with these bar soaps!
The lovely Madi from Scenterra Soaps sent me these two bars and I’ve been loooooooving them. Firstly because they smell amazing, I have the ground and the awaken, the ground smells of mint, and the awaken smells of lavender and sage and basically like the most amazing spa ever. They are very moisturizing to the skin and are completely toxin free. Winner winner!
Ground: I think this one is my personal favourite of the two, mint is one of my all time favourite scents and when you use this one it has little bits in it that act as an exfoliant. Plus it looks beautiful sitting on the edge of your bath!
Awaken: I think we can all just agree this little buddha is very adorable! I love how this one smells as well, and I’ve been using it a lot on my legs before shaving and it has been working amazing for that.
Click here to learn more about Madi and all her soaps that are good for you and the earth! She has 5 adorable soaps to choose from, and I may just have to try a couple more when I am through with these two!
Let’s chat in the comments about what some of your favourite toxin free beauty products are! And also, are you a bar soap or shower gel person? Tell me, because I’m nosey.
Thanks for reading, guys!
soaps c/o: Scenterra Soaps
Hey, friends! So as you know, or maybe didn’t know I am now currently in Phoenix on a family vacation. It’s Greyson’s first trip and so far so good. He did amazingly well on the flight down here, and looks pretty dang cute in little shorts.
I found packing for this trip very stressful for some reason, Adam and I love to travel so I am no newbie when it comes for packing so I don’t know if it was packing for the baby or what it was but it took me so long to figure it out, and I think I forgot a lot of things!
That being said I do have my travel make-up pretty much down to a science now. I always bring all my favourite things that I love and am use to using so I know what I am doing with them! Nothing worse then bringing a brand new product along only to find you don’t like it, and now you’re stuck with it the whole trip. Ya know?
So here is a list of all the products I have down in Arizona with me:
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation | Shade Deuville
- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | Shade Vanilla
- Bobby Brown Corrector | Light
- Mac Bronzing Powder | Matte Brown
- Nars Blush | Lustre
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
- Becca Highlighter | Champagne Pop
- Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Blackest Black
- Loreal The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner | Black
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer | Dark Brown
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
- Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
- Nars Lip Gloss | Stolen Kisses
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss | Fudge
- Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick | Glastonberry
- Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick | Lolita
- Kiehls Lip Balm #1
That’s everything I bring along for travelling! The lip colours and eye shadow palette’s will vary, but everything else basically stays the same. What do you like to bring along when you travel? Let’s chat make-up in the comments. Thanks for reading!
End of a month means time to chat through all the things we were loving during that month! If you’re nosey like me people’s “favourites” post are the best to check out. I’ve decided to start adding these to my blog and youtube channel as well. At the bottom of this post I will link my video chatting through all these items, and here I am going to share photos of all my favourites and info on where to purchase and whatnot. I’m going to try to get a good round up of beauty, skincare, fashion, baby, and random favourites each month so there’s a good mix to share with you all! So, with that here are my October favourites:
- Fresh Soy Face Cleanser | Purchase at Sephora $47.00
2. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Dry Oil | Purchased at Sephora $39.00
3. Sunday Riley Tidal Water Cream | *gifted* Available at Sephora $85.00
4. Coco Chanel Noir | *gifted* Available at Shopper’s Drugmart and Sephora $137.00
5. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment + Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 | *gifted* Available at Sephora $32.00 + Purchased at Kiehl’s $12.00
6. Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve | Purchased at Kiehl’s $29.00
7. Shiseido Facial Cotton | Purchased at Shopper’s Drugmart $11.00
8. Trick or Treat Sweatshirt | Purchased from ilycouture.com $58.00 (see it on here)
9. Blue Suede Booties | Purchased at Call It Spring $79.00
10. Rose Gold Giving Key | *gifted*Available at thegivingkeys.com range in price $42.00 + up
11. Baby Converse | Purchased at West Coast Kids $34.99
12. “Greyson” Blanket | Purchased from jenniferannstyle.com $75.00
I hope you enjoyed my collection of October favs! Looking forward to sharing more posts like these each month with you. I would love to hear in the comments what some of you have been loving this past month as well!
I have been using this moisturizer non stop for about two years now, every time I think I should branch out and try something new I always find myself coming back to this because it’s just too good. So, thank you Clinique. Please never stop making this product!
The moisturizer is a very lightweight formula that you can use under or over top of make-up. I prefer to use it underneath as the last step in my skin care routine. It is a gel consistency and feels cold and soothing when you apply it. You can also opt to use it as a 5 minute moisture mask and then just wipe it off, although I find it soaks in so great that I have never felt the need to wash it off after using!
I have recently started trying the Moisture Surge Face Spray as well, and I love it just as much as the moisturizer. It has truly been one of my favourite products this hot hot summer, I have been keeping it in my bag so I can just apply it whenever throughout the day.
Both products are oil-free, and I believe would be good on any skin type. So if you are feeling like your skin is a dehydrated, or you just want a little treat for your skin I would highly recommend trying these out.
All photos are edited with VSCO a6 preset
SKINCARE. MAKE UP.