How does that famous saying go?Long Hair, Don’t Care…well that is my new motto thanks to my newest obsession – clip in hair extensions from Irresistible Me Hair! I have been wanting to try hair extensions for years (even when I was working at a hair salon for years while I was in college – although at that point I was considering permanent extensions till every hair dresser told me not to do it due to the damage it causes your hair)…well one major perk that I was excited about when trying out these new human hair clip in extensions? The fact that they give me the volume + length I want without damaging my natural hair!!! Now that is a major win in my book 😉
I figured there was no better time to test out these clip in beauties than for my birthday shoot. I have to admit, I wasn’t the savviest when it came to how exactly to use these bad boys haha Luckily I was in Palm Springs for the weekend with my best gal pal who often uses clip in extensions so she gave me the 101 on how to map out my head, prep to use them, how to clip them in and how to care for them…who knew there was so many little tips that help make the use of clip in extensions even better? :p
When it came to choosing my color and the package I wanted to get, I watched this really helpful video. It explained how to match the clip in extensions to your own hair color and also how to achieve the look you want with different length + weight options. I went for the package that was 20 inches in length and weighed 200 grams to add thickness + length for me since I tend to have really thin hair that can’t hold a curl…with these extensions they hold the curl so even if my own curls drop a bit, these last all day long (and all shoot long for my outfit shoot days haha)
The best part is the pieces are easy to clip in and out of your hair so they don’t show…that was always my biggest fear but no worries here. It’s all about finding the balance of how many pieces to use, the size of them + where they should be placed so they are undetectable 😉
Happy Monday! So I have a confession…I have an irrational fear of being pale…no joke haha Ever since I was a teenager my obsession was always being tan. Maybe it’s my love of wearing skirts + dresses meaning I wanted my legs to look tan at all times or maybe I just took the whole ‘GTL‘ thing a bit too seriously from Jersey Shore :p haha Come on, you know you miss hearing ‘Cabs Are HERE!‘ lol! (ICYMI…this was pretty major haha)
Anyways…now being in LA you would think being tan wouldn’t be an issue, but since I am not able to spend everyday at the beach (working sucks doesn’t it? :p #adultproblems) I need to rely on trustee self tanners to get my skin bronzed + glowing. This is where Mystic Tan + VersaSpa come in 😉
I have been playing around with different tanning products since I was in NY. Jergens, Sally Hansen, St. Tropez etc but I got the same problem with all of them…I looked fake, orange and they stained my tube and sheets (major issue come laundry day) so I needed to find a new set of products that would do the trick and solve these issues while giving me a great glow!
Whether you opt for a spray/mist or a lotion, Mystic Tan + VersaSpa have a variety of products in different shade ranges that best suit your skin for a natural looking glow that is far from orange (that’s always my biggest fear when trying self tanners). Their products are all affordable (under $40) + they last you forever! A little goes a long way when applying!
I always start my self tanning routine by first using the Cleansing Body Wash & Exfoliator, this pretty much makes my skin a smooth canvas ready for a bronzed glow. Then I use the Gradual Tanning Butter or Lotion to begin getting the subtle glow. Usually if I have a beach day coming up, I will bring along a Booster or Intensifying Lotion to help maximize my tan from being in the sun while helping it last longer at the same time!