When it comes to hair care, I know a thing or two about a thing or two. I have had long hair most of my life, except for that terrible boy-short haircut my mother forced on me when I was in the 3rd grade (truth be told, I will probably never recover from that experience, if I’m being honest) and so I have learned through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. Some things work better than others. Some things will actually surprise you. Some of the things we do on a daily basis are causing our hair undue stress and can leave your hair looking and feeling unhealthy. Today I would like to provide you with some tips and tricks for growing your hair long and beautiful, as well as some basic hair care tips that I’ve mastered to get long, beautiful, healthy hair like you see in my pictures.
I was excited to receive a sample of the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Scent of a Dream’ in the mail, lightning fast and shipped directly to me from Charlotte Tilbury herself. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of scent, only that this perfume was supposed to scream ‘SEXY’!The bottle looks a bit crystalline and I love the classic look to it. It’s very old glam. Once I received the sample and opened the bottle, the first thing that hit me was what a stunning, different scent this was. I could instantly detect high notes of a woodsy, musky scent, as well as a bit of peach. I could also detect what seemed to be Patchouli. I was right on both counts. Apparently, the top notes within this perfume are peach, lemon, and black pepper. The mid-notes are jasmine, frankincense, tuberose and violet, and base notes of fire tree, patchouli, and ambroxan.
This is an incredibly sophisticated scent, and I wouldn’t recommend wearing it for anything other than an evening out, or for an intimate evening in. This scent is every bit as sexy as the claims that were made of it. The longer it sits on your skin and has a chance to work and change with your pH, or, ‘dry down’ as it’s called, the better it smells. I loved the scent the more it sat on my skin, and by the next morning I loved it even more. I can’t explain how incredibly satisfying this scent is.
This scent does not have anything citrusy or light about it at all. Make no mistake, its a thick layered scent that can only be described as black and mild cigars meets a glass of wine. Seriously, just try it for yourself. If you like a musk, woodsy scent, the scent of patchouli, and other deep floral scents, and like a strong perfume that lasts without being overpowering, this is the one for you.
As promised, I am back with a fantastic giveaway to post for all of you!
HAIR SUGAR LONDON, London’s premiere luxury dry shampoo company, approached me and offered me the opportunity to work together on a collaborative giveaway. They wanted to sponsor this post so that I could offer my readers their own chance to get in on the Hair Sugar train. Today, I’ve got a few vials of their amazing dry shampoo to give away.
How’s that for sweet?
Here they are out of the boxes. They are super pretty, brand new, and ready to be shipped out to you!
These are the shades I have to give away today. That’s 4 vials for 4 lucky ladies! They retail for $24 each, and you can buy refills once you run out. The refill retails for $12.
I have the following colors:
I am making it super easy to enter. Just leave a comment below telling me why you want to win, and disclose what color you would need. Also, you must be a follower of my blog. I will pick 4 random winners next Saturday night – October 22nd – so you have 1 week to enter.
I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway, courtesy of Hair Sugar London! May all who enter have good luck!
I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY as my way of coming back with a BANG!
I am going to have more than one item to give away -and I am going to need women with different colored hair to enter to win!
I will post the details later, and I hope to see all of you lovely ladies entered! Share this with your friends!
Catch ya’ on the flipside!
It’s October! Can you believe it? That means sweater weather, fall hair styles, darker hair, smokey eyes, leggings and boots. Oh, and let’s not forget pumpkin everything, and hot chocolate! Okay, so, maybe the boots and sweaters not so much here in South Florida, but I will be the 1% who you see trying. I will undoubtedly melt in the sun, but still.
Life is going pretty amazing, and I couldn’t be happier. I have a beautiful family and a blessed life. What could be better?
Since he’s so darn adorable, I’m here to bless you with a few more updated pictures of my sweet baby boy, who is now 7.5 months old! Time is flying right in by. He is getting 3 teeth at once, sits on his own, is trying to crawl and makes life 100 times better just by his gorgeous face smiling at me every morning. There’s nobody better to fall asleep hugging and holding, or to wake than this little guy!
Obviously, I’m obsessed.
I have a brand new beauty post coming this week. STAY TUNED!
It has been such a long time since I have written a post – since last July, I believe! I thought I had written a post detailing the fact that I would be on hiatus for a while due to the fact that I had some exciting news – I was pregnant! I wanted to spend all of my time focusing on my pregnancy, and enjoy every minute of it. And that’s exactly what I did. ☺
My baby boy was born February 16th, 7 weeks earlier than expected. He spent a month in the NICU at one of the best hospitals in the area, in a level 3 room – the area of the NICU where the babies require the most critical care. He made leaps and bounds in a very short amount of time, and after 3 weeks, he was transferred to a level 2 NICU and spent about a week and a half there. My baby boy underwent many rigorous, painful tests, multiple IV placements all over his tiny body every day, breathing treatments with a CPAP machine, was hooked and is still hooked to monitors to track bradycardia episodes – a dip in his heart rate. He is doing fabulous at this point, though, and is growing stronger every day.
He has been home for about 3 weeks, and he has been such a blessing in our lives. I can’t imagine my life without him in it at this point. I am obsessed and in love with my sweet baby.
Meet Richard III!
This was right after he was born. As you can see, he was pretty bad off. It was heart wrenching to see him this way.
This is my sweet, beautiful baby boy now:
He is now 11 lbs and growing strong!
I look forward to posting occasionally, and I hope to hear from you ladies in some comments! Xo Much love!
Today, I want to tell you about Stitch Fix, a brand new concept in fashion. Have you ever wanted to have your own personal stylist, but never thought you’d be able to afford it? Do you lead a busy lifestyle, and are unable to go out and shop as often as you’d like to? I think I’ve found what we’ve all been looking for in that regard.
Meet Stitch Fix, the personal styling team that caters to you at an affordable price – and you will always receive a variety of clothing items to choose from that you will most likely love!
The concept behind the service is simple:
You complete a style profile, letting the team know your true personal style, stats, measurements, and the other items aside from clothing you’d be interested in. You schedule a date to receive a shipment. Once you schedule your shipment, you will need to pay a $20 styling fee. The $20 is then applied as a credit towards whatever items you choose to keep from your box. From there, a bundle box is dispatched out to you with items your personal stylist has chosen for you, and the shipment will usually contain 5 items. From there, you will choose what to keep and what to send back within a 3 day time frame. Shipping items you don’t want back is free, as a pre-paid return sticker is included with your shipment. Only pay for what you keep, and send the rest back!
You can schedule shipments as often as you like – or even once every 3 months. It’s completely up to you!
Items your stylist may send out in a shipment to you are as follows:
and so much more. They are always adding new items into their arsenal, and work with a lot of indie and up and coming brands to bring you styles nobody else you know will be wearing. To me, I think that’s pretty awesome!
Most items cost about $50 each, but you can choose the ‘least expensive’ option, which will get you finds for any price range below that. There is a lot to choose from.
They offer sizes available from XS (0)- XL (14)! Petite sizes are also available as well.
If you’re interested in checking them out and signing up for the service, click here to find out more. I am literally obsessed with this site, and can’t wait to receive my first shipment in August!
Do yourself a favor, and check them out!