September 20, 2013

Fall Hair Care Lineup

Can you believe October is right around the corner? With that said, my hair care routine has completely changed due to the air getting drier and colder months approaching! Here's my list of fall hair care products, especially great for thick and curly hair:

Phyto Phytobaume Hydration Express Conditioner - Great for an everyday conditioner. I love that this collection is plant based so there are no preservatives or silicones to weigh the hair down or cause buildup. It is especially great for sensitive scalps like mine!

Phyto Phytospecific Deep Restructuring Balm - This balm works wonders for curly and frizzy hair. After shampooing you leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off. I can't believe how soft and manageable my hair is after using this product.

Lush Rehab Shampoo - I purchased this on a whim because I love Lush products, especially their scents! This shampoo is very cleansing so I only use it once a week because I don't want my color to wash out. It contains peppermint oil that stimulates the scalp and olive oil for softness and shine.

WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner - This is my holy grail hair care item. I hardly ever shampoo anymore because this product keeps my hair clean, soft and bouncy without the need for a shampoo. If you haven't tried WEN yet and you're a curly girl, please do! It's life changing!!

Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydration Brilliance Shampoo - I use this every once in a while but since it's paraben free and plant based it really keeps my hair soft and smooth without all the harsh detergents that most shampoos contain. I love the scent too!

What products do you use in the fall? 

September 9, 2013

New Season, New Hair

Out with the old, in with the new... hello fall hair!
Before (left), After (Right)
After months of highlighted hair I finally decided to spice things up and got my hair colored over the weekend. In the past I'd run to the drugstore and diy my color but since I had a mixture of blonde and brown in my hair, I thought it would be best to leave it to the professionals.

So where do you go for amazing color and service? Mikel's The Paul Mitchell Experience in South Tampa of course! I met with my stylist, Luis (who is amazing) and discussed colors that I loved. My number one tip is to bring photos of what you like so that way there isn't any confusion! I think all in all Luis mixed about three or four different colors together to make my perfect shade of dark brown with a hint of red.

Two stylists are better than one, right?
After my hair was styled,  I couldn't believe how well the color took especially over the highlighted blonde pieces. I think fall is the perfect time to try a new hairstyle or color and I'm really loving red hues and darker colors nowadays.

Finished product- rich dark brown hair!
Are you making a hair color or style change this season? Let me know in the comments and if you live in Tampa, check out the salon for an incredible experience!

*This post isn't sponsored, I just love Mikel's, especially since my hair is thick and curly! The stylists do a wonderful job!*

September 4, 2013

Dreams List

Ever heard that a goal or dream is more likely to happen if you write it down? I'm a believer. Some of my biggest achievements so far in life were thought up in my diary months and even years prior to them coming to fruition.

Now that I've graduated college and am working in media, the dreamer in me, the girl who was always coming up with bigger and better plans slowly took the backseat while the present me steered down this great path called life. I love my job and feel so blessed. I think now is the perfect time to start dreaming again though. So here is my list (which will continually grow) containing things I want to do, see, explore and more. I can't wait to start experiencing new things and living life to the fullest!

Dreams List:

Learn another language: Spanish
Visit Georgia this year
Travel to Europe with friends
Become a healthier version of myself
Write a book
Redesign my brand and blog
Move into a beautiful home
Volunteer more with family

What's on your dream list? Happy September!