hi lovelies! i hope you’re having a gorgeous long weekend. i’ll be lounging at the pool all day with my kindle (currently loaded up with jane eyre – have you read it? slightly ashamed that i’m just getting to it at age 30!) and a collection of summer day essentials that i blogged over at gina’s tulle & combat boots last week. clickety click on over to learn more! (major holiday weekend bonus, just in time for summer: i scored those marc jacobs sunnies for $60 at the nordstrom half yearly sale yesterday.)
ps – the voting ends TOMORROW. i can’t believe my allure adventure is coming to a close. please vote today if you can!
it’s a little early to give these products their own private-post real estate on the glossarie, but as obsessed as i am with what other people are buying and adding to their beauty routines, i thought you might like to see my prettiest purchases of late.
thanks to my husband’s new dedication to daily 7 am workouts, i am sudsing up and heat styling (for me that’s blow dryer + flat iron, double whammy) my locks twice as often as they’re used to and, even though we’re only two weeks in, it’s absolutely frying my tresses!
it dawned on me that i need to break up with my blow dryer, at least for the summer. but i needed the perfect product that would help my hair amplify what it does naturally.
my new favorite person, casie mace from whipped style, recommended bumble and bumble surf spray. i almost groaned because i’ve been seeing the matte black bottle absolutely everywhere and for some reason i’ve been super skeptical. the blogs are raving, but i had to see for myself. casie’s testimonial pushed me to buy and try.
soft and pretty, frizz free, beachy waves with impressive hold.
the trick is not to let your hair dry too much before you spray, then spray liberally and do not touch it – don’t diffuse it, don’t scrunch it, just leave it and let it do its thing until fully air dried. it allows me to skip the heat styling and feel just as polished and put together as i do when my hair is sleek and straight.
so have you tried this?
got any other tips on how to style hair sans the dreaded blow dryer?
i am obsessing over victoria justice’s gorgeous spring hair and makeup here. her lavender lids are so on trend and i love that she paired a poppy pink cheek with a bright pink lip without looking clownish. her natural, pretty arches and what i can only pray are false lashes (no one is that lucky, right?) are completely stunning and that soft, slightly messy updo is the perfect finishing touch.
want to recreate victoria’s pretty on your own? see my list of suggested products below.
you may be aware, but we are in the midst of one wicked cold snap here in the mid-atlantic. i’m almost grateful that mother nature decided to dump 8 inches of snow on us last night because at least it it put some moisture back in the air! the dry, freezing cold temps of late do nasty things: from nails that break again and again, to scaly dry skin, chapped lips and worst of all, stubbornly staticky hair. i have been plagued for winter after winter but i can now put the days of looking like a five year old who just removed her knitted hat behind me, thanks to this tiny tube from bumble & bumble.
grooming creme is not just your typical, run of the mill, leave your locks limp moisturizer. it’s actually got hold and helps you style while keeping your tresses shiny and smooth. i am so untalented when it comes to my hair that i need a product that takes care of the hard work. i picked this stuff up at sephora because its tagline says “the dream creme for those who want to look polished but hate to work at it.” it may as well have had my name on it!
when worked through damp hair before blowdrying, grooming creme adds texture and shine while conveniently keeping static at bay. it’s surprisingly light and pumps my oft flat hair up without weighing it down. the 2 oz version is $12 and has a cool twist cap at the bottom that dispenses the perfect amount of product then locks making it super friendly for traveling. grooming creme is available in salons, directly through bumble & bumble and at some sephoras.