Monday, April 15, 2013

my haircare routine

Since dying my hair blonde, I've had to adjust my haircare routine a bit. My hair is much drier and fragile now due to the bleach but I have found a few items that have helped.  These four gems are my go to hair care products these days. I present to you...
little miss hairI try to wash my hair every other day to help preserve the color and I started using Pantene color safe shampoo and conditioner. Before I get out of the shower, I brush my hair while it's soaking wet with a wide bristle hairbrush and avoid towel drying it. This makes brushing it relatively easy. If I don't do this, my hair becomes very hard to untangle when I do try and brush it out later.

As soon as it's brushed, I spray it with John Frieda Heat Defense Protective Styling Spray. This helps protect my hair from even more damage when I blow dry it. Then I rub a quarter sized drop of  John Frieda Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme in my hands and distribute it through the lower 2/3rds of my hair avoiding my roots. This helps smooth out my hair and allows me to skip the straightener.

After that, I put two or three squirts of the John Frieda Perfect Ends Deep Infusion serum directly onto the ends of my hair and work it in. Finally, I use Renpure Organics Amazing Miracle deep conditioner once a week in the shower and let it soak in for 5 minutes before I rinse it out. The best part is you can find all of these at the drugstore and they are relatively inexpensive!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

spring denim

Spring is frustrating me. I want warm weather already!! The sun has been shining everyday, but it has been windy and cold enough that jackets are necessary. I know I should be wearing pastels and spring colors, but this weather is reminding me more of fall. In that spirit, I paired this shrunken denim jacket with a burgundy almost oxblood tunic, leggings and super cute booties with braided yarn detail on the sides.
 tunic - H&M | denim jacket - American Eagle | belt - Urban Outfitters | wrap bracelet - LF Stores | skull bracelets - DIY by me | leggings - Forever 21 | boots - Target

Friday, April 5, 2013


Here's a quick peek at my week via these perfect, little, square snapshots. Instagram's awesome filters make taking photos on an iPhone much more fun!
Hung out with PAWS, the Detroit Tigers mascot! I can't wait to get to the ballpark. I love baseball season. 
Happy Socks = happy feet! I can't wait to wear my new socks. They are so funky and I love them.
This sunset was the most beautiful mixture of pink and blue. The sky looked like cotton candy!
I met up with a friend from college in Ann Arbor to watch the Michigan Basketball game last weekend. I love this town and I love my alma mater. So excited they are in the Final Four!
Took my dog on a walk and enjoyed the sunshine.