Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy First of Spring!

Duster: SHOPBALY (S) | Shoes: Fashion Nova | Jeans: Fashion Nova | Top: Forever21

 It's officially the first day of spring wahoo!! That means warmer weather and hopefully more sunshine from now on! 

I went to Pike's over the weekend and picked up the prettiest bunch of cherry blossoms for only $15! One of the perks of living in Seattle is that flowers actually lasts longer than a few days. When I used to buy flowers in Vegas, they'd die within a few days due to the overbearing heat. Yay for spring and pretty blooms!   





Monday, March 13, 2017

Olive

Duster: Dynamite (S) | Booties: Andrew Marc | Necklace: Jays + Jewels

 Olive's been the IT color for the past few seasons and I have a feeling it's going to continue to make debuts throughout the year. This duster is really flowy and lightweight, perfect as a coverup with leggings, some skinny jeans, or shorts when the weather gets warmer!   



Friday, May 6, 2016

3 Face Oils I Can't Live Without + Giveaway


Face oils has been all the craze lately and I've officially jumped on the bandwagon to see what the big deal was. Now, I haven't tried every single face oil on the market, but I've had my fair share of samples and what I've noticed is that they tend to smell a bit fishy, kinda like a grilled salmon salad on my face. I don't know about you guys, but I prefer to smell like roses rather than lunch. 


I've come across three face oils so far that I'm currently obsessed with. The first from Goldfaden MD, an all natural dermatologist developed skin care brand that I absolutely love! I've used several of their products in the past such as the Doctor's Scrub, it's a great exfoliant even for people with sensitive skin like me. Their Hands to Heart hand cream is probably the best I've ever used, smells great, totally keeps my hands hydrated, and best of all, it doesn't leave that yucky sticky feeling. When I found out they recently came out with a face oil, the Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil, needless to say, I was very excited to give it a try! I've religiously been using it nightly and trust me when I say my skin glows when I get up! Any redness is heavily reduced and my skin feels plump and hydrated.


Secondly, Wendy over at Wendyslookbook.com was too kind and gave me the Biossance Rose Face Oil, she swore by it and after using it several times, I knew why. The rose scent was obviously very attractive and soothing not only on my skin, but my nose as well. This one would be great for people with oily skin as it sinks right into your skin and you can totally skip moisturizer! Bonus: it's currently on sale!

Lastly, my Rodial Snake Booster Oil has been perfect for the eye area. I've been using this mostly around my eyes because it "works to firm and tighten skin on a long-term basis," and obviously, who doesn't need that extra firm and tightening action right? The oil is a great addition to your regular eye care regimen as it adds that extra anti-aging factor!

Let me know if you guys are fans of face oils and which ones are your favorite!

GIVEAWAY
Goldfaden was generous enough to host a giveaway for you guys so you can try their products too, all you have to do is enter with the link on my Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/hausofcolor) profile, good luck! 



**Winner will be announced Monday 10am pst. here on my blog and the Instagram photo. Good luck! xx

Thursday, March 31, 2016

How To Get That Effortless Bed-Head Hair


We all lust over those effortless bed-head curls that looks so chic and natural, but we all know there's a little bit of work that goes into creating that effortless look. In today's tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to achieve these bouncy curls that'll last at least 3 days! 


My number one tip is to start with clean freshly washed hair. Use a shampoo and conditioner that not only helps with removing buildup, but give you tons of volume too! I've got the new TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System that has really changed how we're use to washing our hair.

Start with #1 (the pre-wash conditioner) to soften your hair. I know it's a little different than your normal routine, but conditioning your hair first makes it soft and silky before you cleanse. This also helps reduce the amount of products you need to use to achieve the desired look and keep it fresh, bouncy, and voluminous for days! Did I mention that it smells ahhmazingg too?!

Second, use the #2 bottle (the shampoo) to wash your hair, I usually shampoo twice to make sure I get all the unnecessary product build-up out of my hair. And since I already pre-washed with the conditioner, my hair's already soft and smooth!


Before I start styling, I like to use a little volumizer and work that into the roots of damp hair to give it some lift.  


Blow-dry as usual, and for this look, I'm going to use a 1.5 inch curling wand to give my hair those tousled waves. Wrap little sections of hair around the wand and alternate the curls towards your face and away from your face. This will give the look a very natural finish!


Run your fingers through your hair and don't be afraid to give it a little shake. The more effortless & messier looking, the better! These curls should last you a good 3 days since we didn’t overload on products and started with squeaky clean hair!