• Hair

    New & Improved Finesse Restore + Strengthen

    Have you ever used shampoos and conditioners from Finesse? I’ve used the brand on and off throughout the years. A few years ago I was sent the Finesse Restore + Strengthen Shampoo and Conditioner and I really liked it. Well, now Finesse is coming out with a new & improved version! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the hair products. What’s new about it? The new version will feature a hair reviving beauty boost of Camellia Oil and Active Proteins. Camellia Japonica Oil (also known as Tsubaki Oil) — formerly a Japanese beauty secret — is a J-Beauty and K-Beauty favorite, typically found in high-end skincare…

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    Styling My Lob

    If you don’t know what a “lob” is it’s a long bob. I’m not sure if having a long bob is an oxymoron, but whatever it’s a thing. Anyway, since cutting my hair short I’ve been wanting to perfect a beach wavy look that I see so many people on Instagram with. Like really cute beachy waves on short hair. When I cut my hair I told my hair stylist about how I wanted to do a beach wave/bend in the hair look and she showed me (with a cold iron) what to do. Basically curl your hair as usual starting from high up (With long hair I always started…

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    Shu Uemura Hair Products

    The first time I heard of Shu Uemura, the famous Japanese beauty brand, was when I saw The Devil Wears Prada and Giselle mentions something about Shu Uemura eyelash curlers. Despite having heard of the brand many years ago, I just tried products from the brand recently. I was sent 3 hair care products from the brand: the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Shampoo for Color Treated Hair, the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditoner for Color Treated Hair, and the sheer Lacquer Micro Fine Finishing Spray. The Color Lustre Shampoo “is infused with musk rose oil and goji berry extract. It lathers into a luxurious foam to help nourish hair and…

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    Fall Haircut: Lob

    If you keep up with me on Instagram stories then you’ve already seen my haircut! So it’s been a few years since I’ve chopped my hair. I get a trim (1-2 inches) every 2 months or so, but it’s been a while since I’ve cut a significant amount off. I have been planning to chop it off for a while now. When I last went to get my hair trimmed, in August, my hair stylist told me that I might have enough to donate the next time I came. I was really in to the idea of donating my hair, but that proved to be more difficult that I thought it…

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    Bombay Hair Curling Wand

    I hope your week is off to a good start! I was so tired at work yesterday I felt like I could just fall asleep at any point. But after work I felt much more awake (go figure). I stopped by my condo to see the new appliances that were delivered, went to Home Depot to pick up my light fixtures, and did some other things and didn’t feel nearly as tired as I did during the day. Hopefully today I will not feel so sluggish at work! If you follow my Instagram Stories then you may remember me saying that I’ve been playing around/practicing with a new hair tool for…

  • Knotted Headband

    Fashion,  Hair,  Looks

    Knotted Headband

    As many of you probably already know, knotted headbands are super popular right now. I love the look on other people so I wanted to try it out for myself. I didn’t want to spend a ton on a headband since 1) it’s a headband and 2) I didn’t know if I’d like it on myself. And you might be surprised to find out that some headbands are expensive! So I found a company on Amazon that sells sets of 3 knotted headbands. I saw one or two people post about them on Instagram and they said that the headbands didn’t hurt their heads at all, so that sounded good…

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    Obliphica Seaberry Regimen

    Happy Saturday! Yesterday was like the Monday of Fridays. So many unexpected things/headaches to deal with, but I think we’re all good now. Aside from loving to try new skincare products, I also love trying haircare products. Obliphica sent me their Seaberry Fine to Medium Regimen which contains 3 products: Seaberry Shampoo, Seaberry Mask, and Seaberry Serum. Here is how the regimen is described: “Cumulative results with the repetitive use of the system save grooming time and protect against further damage caused by styling tools to achieve straighter hair, well-defined curls or the desired style. See and feel results after the first application. Professional salon haircare system at home that…

  • Pearl Barrettes

    Fashion,  Hair,  Looks

    Pearl Barrettes

    I’m talking about another trend today – pearl barrettes. When I first saw the hair accessory making it’s rounds around social media my initial thought was “that’s so cute!” which was followed by “But would it make me look like a small child?” But the more I saw all different people wearing the barrettes, I wanted to try it for myself. Since I didn’t want to spend a lot on a hair accessory trend that I may or may not like on myself, I found an assorted pack on Amazon for $11. I tried out the look over the weekend. First, I curled my hair to give it some loose…

  • Madison Braids


    Madison Braids + Discount Code

    I can’t believe today is my last day of spring break! It felt like it flew by and also was longer than a week all at the same time. It feels like I was in Georgia a while ago and not just a few days ago, yet I don’t feel rested at all. Ah well, hopefully this first week back will be nice and easy. Here’s hoping anyway! On to today’s blog post. It’s no secret that I am not the best with hair. I can do the obvious ponytails, simple braids, and curl my hair. Since I’m not great at hair, I’m always looking for ways to change things…

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    Beauty,  Hair

    Blo Blow Dry Bar – Franklin Lakes

    Sadly, it’s Sunday already – seriously weekends go by way too fast. But, on a happier note, today I’m sharing my experience at the new Blo Blow Dry Bar location in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Blo is a blow dry bar chain with a few locations in New Jersey and the one in Franklin Lakes just opened this week. They were so kind as to invite me to their grand opening celebration a few days ago, but since it is 45 minutes away from me (without traffic), I knew it would be cutting it close to go after work during the week. But, I really wanted to go and get a…