Go Big or Go Home

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Go Big or Go Home - bigger is always better when it comes to hair and style, don't you agree?! I recently had the opportunity to try out Salon Graphix's Play It Big Dry Shampoo and Hairspray infused with Keratin Protein Complex! Note: I am a sucker for everything Keratin =) Let me give you a bit of background on my hair.. I have very fine hair and I don't like to wash it everyday which means -- greasy ugly hair after day 1. The only way I avoid it is by using a good dry shampoo. I am really liking this one because it acts as a great dry shampoo and also I use it to add texture to my hair from time to time when I need it! It's also great if you're looking to add volume by spraying and teasing a few sections of hair. It comes in Blonde, Brunette and Clear (I opted for the clear). Since I'm typically always wearing my hair up at work its also essential I have a hairspray available at all times to hold my updos into place. The Salon Grafix hairspray does just that but doesn't give you the sticky & stiff feeling that some hairsprays do.

To channel a bigger (yet easy) hairstyle, I went with the elegant and classic Milkmaid Braid. Prior to starting the style, I sprayed my hair with the Salon Grafix Dry Shampoo for added texture since I wanted the braid to be well defined. At the end I sprayed with the Salon Grafix hairspray to hold. Whenever I see this hairstyle I always think that its one of those looks that never loses it's romance factor and adds a big impact to a simple updo.  With that being said, I have created a little video tutorial to show you all how I achieve the look. 

You will need:
2 clear elastics
Several bobby pins to secure

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Salon Grafix Play It Big! Volumizing Hair Sprays and Dry Shampoos are blended with Keratin Protein Complex. Use every day for hair that looks bigger and stronger than ever before. Salon Grafix products deliver Salon Performance at Home. http://www.salongrafix.com/collections/play-it-big/

Compensation was provided by Salon Grafix via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Salon Grafix.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Top: Windsor // Skirt: Windsor // Bag: Windsor // Necklace: Olive + Piper // Sunglasses: ZeroUV // Shoes: old

O..M..G... I love a good feminine skirt and this one..I'm obsessed with. I love pairing a high waisted skirt like this one with a crop top since it shows just the right amount of skin. They even have it in a black/white color & I'm contemplating getting that one! To me, this is a fun and flirty look that every girl needs to have :)

BTW - have you guys entered my latest giveaway? Make sure to do so here!

Playful Addict

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Check out how I got the look above using only 3 makeup products! In Love!

Products used:

Dior Addict Fluid Stick (Lipstick/Gloss) in Wonderland
Dior Rosy Glow in Petal

I always love sharing new beauty finds with you all and today is no different. I recently tried out (and loved) three amazing Dior makeup products that I just had to share with you all. My essentials for daily wear which I've said before are blush, lipstick & mascara. If I don't have time for anything else, those are the three musts in my book. I used the Diorshow Mascara in black and Dior Rosy Glow in Petal. The Diorshow Mascara was great -- absolutely no clumping and lengthened my lashes a lot. I especially liked it because the first coat was thin which allows for layering coats creating a more dramatic look (if desired). As for blush, I am what I like to call a blush addict and I'm definitely adding this blush to my regular routine. Petal is a pink tone and is perfect for those "girlier" makeup looks. It also comes in a beautiful carrying case for those on-the-go touch ups and application is smooth and flawless. Now, my favorite find of the Dior products was the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Wonderland. On a normal day I would apply lipstick and typically follow it with some kind of a gloss. The Dior Addict Fluid Stick is a new lip color solution that blends the best of gloss and lipstick and lets be real, whenever we can combine two steps its a win-win. It combines the rich color impact and long wear of lipstick with the same shine and finish of a gloss and I am LOVING the results. The look above shows me wearing solely the three Dior products mentioned. What do you all think of the results!?

Dior is a fashion-forward, fun and playful brand that delivers cutting edge, innovative products for everyone to fall in love with. Shop Dior.com to discover the products that every Fashionista needs.
Compensation was provided by Dior via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dior.

Over the Knee + Giveaway!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Top: Zara (Similar Here and Here) // Boots: Chinese Laundry // Bag: Forever 21 // Necklace: Olive + Piper  // Sunnies: ZeroUV

O M G .. If you all follow me on Instagram then you followed me through my torturous weekend (and more) of being so so sick. I'm finally getting somewhat better but it has taken me 4 or 5 days! It has been awful, I can't remember the last time I was this sick and had to stay home from work. I get so bored and antsy but its the only way to get feeling better. Now, onto some better news, before I got sick I was busy breaking in my newest and most favorite boots at the moment!!! Let me break it down to you all -- I have been wanting over the knee boots since the early 90s... ok, thats exaggerating a little but I need to get my point across. It has been SO SO hard for me to find the right pair and having been a huge fan of Chinese Laundry, when I saw this pair I just fell deep in love. Like the kind of love that makes your heart skip a few beats ;-) This is the Chinese Laundry shoe designed by Kristin Cavallari and I'm seriously obsessed. I'm headed to NYC in a couple weeks & these babies are definitely coming with me. I just want every color... now. 


OK now for the BEST news EVER!! Chinese Laundry is being beyond generous and giving all my readers the chance to win their own very own pair of these boots valued at $298!!!!!!!! If you all knew how much I love these boots then you'd realize how excited I was for you all. So here are the deets & make SURE to enter below & share!!

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Big thanks to Chinese Laundry for this amazing Giveaway!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress: Windsor // Bag: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Warby Parker // Bracelets: Forever 21

I know come summer, the only thing I will be sporting will be maxi skirts & dresses.  They are beyond fabulous and so easy to wear. This one is among one of my newest and I love how it sits perfectly on my body & also love the tie around the waist. Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Floral and Lace

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Top, Skirt, Bag, Shoes, Headband all Forever 21
 Sunglasses: Cynthia Rowley

I recently had the chance to team up with Forever 21 and was thrilled. I have shopped at F21 longer than I can even remember so to have the opportunity to work with them was....beyond. For today's look I wanted to go head to toe in F21 and recreate that boho theme that I always love to sport. I cannot get enough of this floral maxi skirt, it's so perfect for spring/summer and well, I'm just a sucker for all things maxi. Everything I'm wearing is super comfortable and true to size. I also added this headband to top off the look and recommend taking a look at their fabulous accessories! Perfect for festival season!

Insta Diaries

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Obsessed with my new Princess Bed - Comfiest Bed Set Ever!
Sheets: Charter Club // Bed Set: Pottery Barn // Lamps: Target // Mirror: Pier 1 // Down Comforter: Hotel Collection

Bag: Henri Bendel // Dress: Windsor

Coffee Table: West Elm // Pillows: Pier 1 // Throw: Pier 1 // Side Table: West Elm // Mirror: Pier 1 // Candle Holders: Pier 1

Fresh Flowers. Always =)
Side Table: West Elm // Candle Holders: Pier 1

Over the Knee boots - Obsessed

Pretty things
Book: ShopBop // Lipstick: Dior // Vases: West Elm  

A little from my Instagrams lately - hope you enjoy & enter the giveaway in the post below!

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