From Pearl Hair Clips to chic Headbands to retro Scrunchies…2019 is the year of fashion forward hair accessories! While my boyfriend insists I look like a child anytime I rock some barrettes or a headband in my hair, I am digging this trend + wanted to round up some of my fav styles, trends + picks with ya’ll!
Happy Monday Loves + Happy Summer! ♥ I have been busy getting myself into a new fitness + healthy living routine…talk about a challenge but I am doing it. From finding a new gym to literally gutting my kitchen of all junk food, I am ready to finally get that ‘summer bod‘ back on track (better late than never…right? :p) Anyways, that’s why I haven’t been blogging as much since I am trying to jump into my new lifestyle which with work takes a little bit of a time commitment #TheStruggleIsReal…honestly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day! But…something there is most certainly time for? A new summer look that combines some of my favorite trends of the season – Off The Shoulder Tops + Platform Wedges!
This look is one of my favorites as of late…it’s comfy, casual + is great for those business casual days at the office or just for hanging with friends or date night. My top is from Wild Blue Denim but is no longer available so I linked to some similar styles below 🙂 I paired it with a bandage skirt since I feel like I haven’t worn one in a while and figure why not right? 😉
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 Thursday! In honor of throwback Thursday, I am sharing a review of a brand NEW haircare line that comes straight from my hometown on Long Island! You may remember I mentioned that back when I was living on Long Island I actually worked at a hair salon for years while I was in college. I loved it because I got to constantly switch up my hairstyle, try new products + learn how to do my hair like a professional! Even though I moved to LA, I still rely on my trustee hair dressers back home to steer me in the right direction when it comes to haircare 🙂
Taking care of your hair requires the right products! It only makes sense that two professional hair dressers would know the right combination of ingredients and products to create a haircare line that is perfect for various types of hair and helps you maintain a healthy, shiny + flawless look! L and L Hair Products is a complete line of haircare products that are: certified organic, sodium chloride and sulfate free!
The line is made of vegan formulas and every ingredient was handpicked by Lori & Laurie (get it…L and L hehe :p). I love how passionate they are about the line and the products. They have taken their years of experience of working in haircare and bottled it up into the perfect line of products 🙂
My personal favorites are the Quench Shampoo and Conditioner! They smell delicious and make your hair feel hydrated and healthy…that is literally the best feeling in the world and it makes you even want to just wear your hair au naturale.
If you are looking for great styling products, look no further than the Volumizing Primer (to add that extra ‘oomph‘ and volume to your look) and Amazon Finishing Mist Hair Spray. I love these for when I am going to curl my hair. I add Volumizing Primer to my hair that I let air dry so I get some extra volume and the Amazon Finishing Mist Hair Spray after I curl my hair to set my look without getting that awkward crunchy texture :p
Summer Time Fine♥ With June just days away, I decided it was about time to prep for summer + get a new ‘do’! I have been so swamped with work, moving + the blog that I realized I haven’t actually pampered myself or gotten my hair done in about a year (literally since I moved here last June from NY) :p Cray Cray! Luckily I finally got the chance to get a little ‘refresh’ during Ulta Beauty’s Gorgeous Hair Event! Some new highlights, a fresh cut + a new Missy!
I headed to the Ulta Beauty right near my new apartment in Burbank to get a full day of rest, relaxation + a fresh new look! Nothing screams summer like some fresh new color! I have never been one to over-process my hair, so subtle baby highlights is what my stylist and I discussed…the perfect fit for me! They are low maintenance, don’t need a lot of upkeep + even when they grow out they look like my hair is naturally sun-kissed! Just what summer calls for! I also got some subtle layers to assist with holding curls (I love curling my hair when I have the time, but it is sometimes challenging when it comes to holding a curl…these new layers help with adding some texture to my hair to make long lasting curls possible)♥
The only way to show off a fresh summer do is with a bright new outfit! Let’s break it down — Nothing makes me happier than neon…and a cute pair of heels!
My neon pink dress was actually a clearance find at Forever 21 but I found similar options below:
I layered a white boyfriend blazer over it so it can be styled for work or play!