Weekend Reading #20

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Hi my loves! Is it just me or did this week drag on forever?? I’m so happy it’s finally the weekend. My roommates and I have a relaxing beach weekend planned which I can’t wait to get my tan on. What do you guys have planned for this weekend?

1. Justin Bieber watches The Bachelorette.

2. What you need to do in the gym to lose weight.

3. Things that are absolutely true for no reason.

4. In-flight essentials. 

5. Venmo is bringing out the worst in people.

6. Ways to cool down your house without AC.

7. New Jersey passes a bill to help stop puppy mills.

8. Get through the airport faster.

9. Nordstrom’s Annual Sale starts today, here’s a guide to shop it!

10. RIP Taylor Swift.

 

Hair Essentials

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Keeping up with my last hair post, I thought I would put together my hair essentials. Now I’m not really a big hair junkie. When it comes to my hair, I’m pretty lazy about it. I can’t even tell you the last time I got a hair cut. That being said, this is the lazy-girl’s guide to hair.

one // Gold Mine by DryBar – I dye my hair fairly often. That being said, I need some extra conditioning. I love this stuff because it has gold shimmer in the conditioner. Since I normally have blonde highlights, the shimmer in this really helps to make the blonde pop. And it smells great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with blonde in their hair.

two // 1907 Zero7 Air Lightweight Dryer by Fromm Beauty – This hair dryer is AMAZING. It’s the best hair dryer I have ever used. It really helps to cut down on drying time. I hate blow drying my hair just because it usually takes a long time. This dryer cuts down that time in half. My roommate has used this as well and is obsessed. She also stated that she’s never found a hair dryer that works as quickly as this does. Not only does it help with drying time, but I’ve found this to be the only dryer that doesn’t make my hair feel completely dry and damaged after. Hands down, the best blow dryer ever.

three // Clean Freak by Not Your Mothers – Okay, let’s be honest here. We all have those days where we just don’t have time to wash our hair, or are too lazy too. Normally I wash my hair everyday since it gets super oily, however on the occasion that I just don’t feel like it, I use this stuff. It does a great job of getting rid of the oil in your hair and the white cast blends pretty well in dark hair.

four // Beach Babe by Not Your Mothers – Another Not Your Mother’s product. They have some great items, at a great price! This stuff is my GO-TO for lazy days. After showering, if you don’t want to style your hair, just spritz some of this in damp hair. It gives great texture with that beachy wave look. Not to mention, this stuff smells AMAZING.

five // Hair Spray by Tresemme –  As far as drug stores go, I think Tresemme is one of my favorite hair care brands. It’s super affordable and works great. I love their hairspray. It really holds a curl all night and into the next day, but it doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy at all. Hair spray is one of those things where I don’t really understand when people pay $$$$ for it. There are great drugstore brands like Tresemme that work like magic as well.

six // Hair Ties by Sephora – Okay. Is it just me or do you guys lose hair ties on a daily basis. I swear I go from having 100 to about 4 in a matter of days. I love hair ties like these. Not only are they fun and colorful, but they really help on not snagging on your hair.

seven // Hair Extensions by Irresistible Me – If you haven’t seen my last post, I show you how incredible these hair extensions are. I’m actually obsessed with them. If you’re looking for extensions, go check out Irresistible Me. The quality and quantity are both great.

eight // The Wet Brush – This has been a hair essential for me for years. It’s the perfect hair brush to brush through your hair without damaging it. It’s also specifically made for brushing your hair while wet.

What are your hair essentials? Let me know in the comments below!

My Review: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

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Hair extensions have always been something I was curious to try. You see tons of celebrities rocking gorgeous long locks and can’t help but think “I can have that kind of hair, right?” Right. When Irresistible Me reached out to me to see if I wanted to test out their hair extensions I jumped at the opportunity. I was sent a set of their Silky Touch extensions in the color Silky Chocolate Brown. I was a little nervous about the color matching my hair. Since I have highlights, the extensions ended up matching my roots perfectly not but quite the ends. The length I chose was 22″ – 200g ($209). I figured it would be better to get longer and cut them if need be rather than vice versa. At first when I received the extensions I thought the length was a little too long, but once I clipped them into my hair I realized they were the perfect length. As for color, after testing out the extensions I realized that curling both my hair and the extensions helped them to blend perfectly.

The set comes with 10 pieces, 1 pc of 4 clips (7.5″), 2 pcs of 3 clips (6″), 5 pcs of 2 clips (4″), 2 pcs of 1 clip (1.2″). I ended up using all the extensions minus the 2 1 clips and 2 of the 2 clips. They give you A LOT of hair to work with, which is great.

Here is a before and after picture of what I look like with the extensions.

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The extensions made a dramatic difference in how my hair looked. I used to think I had long hair until I saw what I looked like with extensions in! I have to say, I’m absolutely in love with these extensions. The hair is 100% Remy human hair and feels so soft and silky. The clip ins make them extremely easy to take on and off.

My roommate (who is a hair genius) also did this cute fishtail braid with my extensions in. The length really makes the braid stand out!

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Overall, I’m extremely impressed with these Irresistible Me hair extensions. If you are looking to try some hair extensions. Definitely go check out Irresistible Me. They have a variety of hair colors and lengths to choose from. Have you guys ever tried extensions? Let me know in the comments below what you think!

**This post is in collaboration with Irresistible Me, all opinions are my own**

Black and White

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Leather Jacket: Nasty Gal // Shirt: Brandy Melville // Shorts: LF {similar here and here} // Shoes: Urban Outfitters {similar here} // Bag: Gucci // Necklace: BaubleBar // Ring: Vintage {similar here}

There is nothing I love more than an all black and white ensemble. It’s my go to look for day or night. The weather is finally warming up here in LA and we’re finally getting the summer heat. The other night I went out to dinner (sushi, my fave!) and then off to a comedy show to support a friend of a friend. I knew we would be going out afterwards so I threw together this simple, yet chic look that I could take from day to night. I’m obsessed with this leather jacket I got at Nasty Gal. It’s pretty much the only outerwear I ever bring out to the bars. It’s cropped and so cute over a dress or even a blouse with a pair of jeans. These strappy sandals are also a must for me. I got them for New Years Eve and I’ve been wearing them almost every weekend ever since. They’re the perfect pair of heels that go with absolutely every outfit.

I feel like I’ve been going to a lot of comedy shows lately. If you’re ever in the LA area and looking for a good laugh, I highly recommend The Improv or The Comedy Store!

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Shopbop Sale!

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Shopbop is back at it again with another sale! This time you can get 25% off all sale items! Here are some of my favorite picks from the sale. Get them now because the sale ends tomorrow!

one // Alice & Olivia Fierra Dress

two // Dolce Vita Randi Wedge Sandals

three // Alexander Wang Mini Lia Saddle Bag

four // Kate Spade Ice Pop Coin Purse

five // Elizabeth and James Aiala Dress

six // Chiara Ferragni Flirting iPhone Case

seven // Rag & Bone Wyatt Sandals 

eight // Sophie Hulme Mini Rucksack

nine // Madewell Denim Cutout Dress

Weekend Reading #19

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And we’re back. I’m back. The past couple weeks have been super hectic for me. I just signed a new lease and have been in the process of moving apartments. I can’t wait to show you guys how I decided to decorate! I’ve been reading up a lot about apartment decor and DIY projects and I can’t wait to try some of them out to show you. Also, how BEAUTIFUL are these flowers my coworkers got me as a housewarming gift?! I’m obsessed. Now I admit, I don’t have a green thumb so I’m a little nervous. If anyone has ideas on how to keep these babies around, let me know in the comments below!

1. This is how I want to fly.

2. How to keep your succulents from dying.

3. Amazon is launching a meal delivery service.

4. A blogger just revealed something about the Kylie Lip Kit.

5. Definitely trying this DIY art.

6. Also this one.

7. Should you exercise when you’re sick?

8. The best foods to buy at Costco.

9. Can you refreeze thawed meat?

10. Ways to improve your mental health.

 

Botanical Blooms Feat. Farfetch

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the shoes (and they’re currently on sale!)

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Summer is right around the corner, and I can not wait. Farfetch reached out to me and introduced me to this FABULOUS pair of Dolce and Gabbana heels. They are the perfect fit for spring/summer with their fun floral patterns. Botanical blooms is one of those “it” trends this season, and these shoes fit right in. They come in a multitude of different colors and are the perfect pair of heels to wear all day. As part of a competition Farfetch is throwing, they asked me to style these amazing shoes.

I decided to put together a couple outfit options to take these fun heels from day to night. Since the pattern on these pumps are the main attraction, I decided to keep both day and night outfits minimal. The yellow pencil skirt is my absolute favorite and it brings out the yellow in the shoes. For night I decided to stick with an all black theme which is usually my go-to on a night out. The leather pants with the black crop top are perfect to compliment the shoes and let the shoes be the center of attention. For accessories I chose black and gold pieces that can go with both the day and night time look.

All of these looks are available on Farfetch. Farfetch is an amazing online site with killer designer items.

What would you guys pair with these shoes? Let me know in the comments below!

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Off The Shoulder Tops

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I’m having a major off the shoulder moment right now. If you ask any of my friends what they think I’m most likely to wear on a night out, guaranteed the answer will be either all black, or something off the shoulder. I think there is nothing sexier than showing your décolleté. You’re showing a tiny bit of skin, but it’s not too much to the point of looking trashy. I’ve been a fan of off the shoulder tops for years, but this season they are coming in full swing and popping up in just about every store. These are some of my favorite off the shoulder items currently. I’m dying to get my hands on #3. They’re currently sold out online in my size but I’m going to try to stalk all the Top Shops in the area and see if I can find it!

one // Young, Fabulous & Broke

two // Free People

three // Top Shop

four // Goodnight Macaroon

five // Goodnight Macaroon

six // Goodnight Macaroon

seven // Top Shop

eight // Lovers + Friends 

 

My Review: 1 Day Juice Cleanse from Pressed Juicery

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While walking around Larchmont with my friends on Sunday. I had the spontaneous and brilliant idea to do a 1-day Juice Cleanse. We walked into Pressed Juicery and I was able to easily convince my friend Brigitte to join me on this journey. For $40 you get 6 juices, and 2 waters to drink throughout the day. We purchased the cleanse and were excited to get started Monday morning.

10 AM: I start my first juice: Vanilla Almond. Taste 10/10. I’m already starving but I’m trying my best not to gulp down this juice so fast. It tastes like a vanilla milkshake in the best way possible. I’m a big breakfast person, so not going to lie I’m still pretty hungry.

12:05 PM: Like clockwork my body hits noon and I’m automatically hungry for lunch. I’m like Cinderella when the clock strikes twelve except for having a curfew, I just get hungry. Time for my second juice: Greens 2. Taste 10/10. For a green juice this is surprisingly tasty. The apple and lemon really help balance out the bitter greens.

12:50 PM: I’m still sipping on my second green juice. I’m starting to get a slight hunger headache.

2 PM: Drink #3: Citrus 2. Taste 10/10. This is such a refreshing drink! It’s a citrus with mint which is perfect for an afternoon pick me up. So far, this Citrus drink is my favorite. I’ve also started drinking my Chlorophyll Water, which doesn’t taste like much.

2:30 PM: I’m starting to be bored with all the liquids. Wishing I could eat some solid food right about now.

4:45 PM: I started my 4th drink: Roots 2. Taste 7/10. This one wasn’t my favorite. It was kind of a filler drink.

5:30 PM: My roommate wanted to walk and get oysters for Happy Hour. I agreed to go with her on her walk and took my juice with me. I ate one fried oyster because I couldn’t resist. I wanted more but I stopped myself.

7 PM: I’m starving. Time for my 5th drink: Greens 3. Taste 8/10. This definitely tastes a little more “green” than the green juice from this morning. I’m so tired of drinking juice at this point. I would kill for some mac and cheese, or Chinese. Also, I have a headache. Like a tension headache but I’m tense because I haven’t eaten solid foods all day. But, I’ve committed thus far so might as well just go the distance.

7:50 PM: Help. I’m so hungry. I’m also over this green juice and throw it out with about a third left.

8:05 PM: I’m caving and eating a string cheese. No shame.

8:10 PM: Last juice of the day: Chocolate Almond. Taste 10/10. This is the bomb.com. Kind of tastes like a dessert.

9 PM: I’m officially done with all my juices and all I have left is the Aloe Vera Water. I might save half of it for tomorrow because I don’t think I can consume any more liquid.

11 PM: I’m actually starving. If I don’t go to bed soon I think I might die.

Next day thoughts: I woke up feeling lighter than usual. I weighed two pounds less than the day before. I also just feel overall healthier. I wasn’t starving in the morning like I usually am. Overall, I enjoyed doing my one day cleanse. I don’t think I’m cut out for doing more than one day but the one day was enough to hit the reset button on my body. Moving forward with the week I’m going to attempt to make healthy decisions on what foods I eat (minus on Cinco de Mayo because all bets are off when it comes to margaritas). I was surprised as to how I handled this cleanse. I did the one day Blue Print Cleanse and I thought I was actually going to pass out from malnourishment. But I didn’t feel that way with Pressed Juicery. Yes, I was hungry. But it was tolerable. And the juices all tasted pretty amazing. My favorite juice from the cleanse was definitely Citrus 2. Would I do this cleanse again? Probably.

Have you guys ever done a juice cleanse before? If so, let me know which ones in the comments below and what you thought!

Weekend Reading #18

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1. She’s The Man basically described my college experience.

2. Layering rules for the perfect smoothie.

3. Daily detox tips.

4. These foods help you get rid of dark under eye circles.

5. Whole Foods is opening a cheaper market.

6. This raindrop cake looks amazing.

7. This brother tricks his sister that there is a zombie apocalypse and it’s the greatest thing ever.

8. How to keep a clean home.

9. This girl started her multi-million dollar business at age 25.

10. People are getting in trouble from their Instagram posts.