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 😉
Isn’t the best feeling in the world when you are having a good hair day…you know, when your hair has the perfect amount of volume, bounce + shine and is actually able to last the whole day? Yea…well thanks to Amika hair care and pro tools…that day is everyday! I am always game for trying new products, especially if they promise me fab hair in under an hour that actually lasts all day (yup then you have me sold).
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Amika sent me some awesome products that I am for sure in love with (heck the Perk Up dry shampoo they sent me I already ran out of because I am that obsessed with it :p). They actually sent me the perfect after product to dry shampoo…Dry Conditioner! This is the first time I ever heard of it but I totally love it and it smells delicious (is sniffing my hair periodically throughout the day awkward? haha) These products are perfect for me because I try not to wash my hair everyday A) So it prevents my hair from getting to flat + B) Because it’s actually not good to wash your hair everyday (I learned this back when I was a receptionist at a hair salon on Long Island during my college years).
When I use dry shampoo + dry conditioner a day after washing my hair, it gives my hair a little texture, making it ideal for when I want to curl my hair…which brings me to the next amazing Amika product I tested out, the Amika Switch Kit which comes with this awesome interchangeable curling wand that you can swap out the heads for a curling iron whenever you feel like…all the parts match with the swivel base and it is super easy to put together + take apart.
It actually took me a while (and my roommate’s help) to teach me how to use a curling wand haha I have always been traditionally a curling iron kind of gal for fear of burning my fingers, but it is actually pretty easy to do and quick once you get the hang of it. So it’s awesome that whichever way you are most comfortable, Amika provides an option most suiting for you and your hair!So I had to share this little outtake from this shoot…Ali told me to make a funny face, well here it is haha #LongHairDontCare duh 😉
Now after the curling process comes what you need to finish off the look and have your hairstyle hold all day…Amika’s Touchable Hairspray! It has great hold without that ‘crunchy,stiff‘ feeling some hair sprays give you.
Happy Monday everyone and I hope you all had a great holiday weekend (I sure did…movies, naps and a relaxing bath = heaven)! I still have a few outfits to share with some snowy backdrops because Long Island apparently takes forever to have snow melt, but they can all be worn well into spring, like this little number with my white lace trim sweater that I am currently obsessed with!
The weather in New York has definitely thrown me off. One day it’s warm, the next day there are blustering winds and of course tons of snow and rain…everyday I don’t know what to expect, but at least a lot of the pieces I have in my closet can be worn for any type of weather (although I am dying to wear my summer wear again! :p) Today I am actually shooting in NYC and I can’t wait to finally be able to wear some real ‘spring’ outfits (it’s going to be in the 50s today! Finally!)
I took a break from reality TV tonight (and if you aren’t caught up, by tonight I mean last night since I write my posts the night before they are published…I like to be confusing…it’s my specialty…just ask the guys I go on dates with that remain befuddled after it’s over haha :p). Anyway, I managed to get myself away from Bravo for a night and am writing this post while watching a marathon of ‘Big Bang Theory‘ which without fail always has me laughing…Sheldon Cooper never ceases to amuse me 🙂 What else amazes me? The fact that I am actually able to wear leopard print without feeling like I look like Snooki (Jersey Shore version…now I love her…#fitspiration). This look also includes one of my spring time essentials…ripped skinny jeans!
Someone has a case of the Mondays…and I think it may be me…#oops! I barely got any sleep last night because I was up late getting sucked in to my new favorite show ‘The Royals‘…have any of you watched it? Because I am kind of obsessed. Then just as I was about to head to sleep, I had to spend time on the phone with a little gecko by the name of Geico (I am researching new cars and needed to get quotes on insurance…boy isn’t being an adult fun lol #not) Anyways…Monday blues would be nothing without a new blue coat right? I scored this blue coat at the end of the season on sale (the perfect time to shop if you ask me).