Winter Blows

April 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Hey guys, sorry for the hiatus. I needed a vacay from my vacay. Vegas wore me out.

Anyway, the weather this week has me feeling all different types of ways. Mostly, pissed off. I came back from fabulous Vegas weather to fabulous Ohio weather, only to have my bubble bursted with this crappy weather the past 2 days. Honestly, how does it go from 80 degrees one day to 30 the next. Puke. Back to scarves and coats I go.

All photos by Jessy Howard or IG

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Express Jacket (Similar Here), Express Scarf, Madewell Jeans (Similar Here), White Chuck Taylors (from anywhere), Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad Case (Similar Here), Forever 21 rings, Gold Watch.

I’m jet-setting once again! This weekend I’ll be in Vegas for a bachelorette party for one my best friends! Chicago was a fun mini getaway, but I’m ready for a vacay with sunshine, palm trees, and piña coladas.

Three weeks ago I shared with you my basic travel essentials. Today, I’ve teamed up with Colleen Lamb at Colleen Lamb Salon to tell you about travel HAIR essentials. When you’re on vacation, your normal hair and beauty routine is usually thrown out of wack, and your hair typically takes the brunt of it. Below we have listed some essentials that will keep your coif looking amaze.

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Damage Manager by Kevin Murphy is a weightless and invisible instant heat shielding spray. Perfect for the sun’s damaging UV rays.
How to use:
Spray DAMAGE MANAGER onto dry hair just before using heated appliances or entering the sunshine.

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Fresh Hair by Kevin Murphy is a dry shampoo that gives body and texture as well as removes odor and excess oil. This can also be used as a texturizer. Great for those days your hair still looks bomb from the night before.
How to use:
Shake well and spray evenly and lightly onto dry hair and rub or brush through.

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Powder Puff by Kevin Murphy is a light weight root lifter that gives you instant volume. Great thing about Powder Puff is that you can put it in DRY hair!
How to use:
Shake to create! Sprinkle onto damp or dry hair at the roots to create volume and texture

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Hair Resort by Kevin Murphy is a texturiser for the messy beach look perfect for long and fine hair. Great for those on the go vacations, or even lazy beach vacations.
How to use:
Spray onto damp or dried hair, scrunch in and go.

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Body Builder by Kevin Murphy is a mousse that gives you VOLUME and a firm hold on those curls. This product is so lightweight that it allows you to add plenty of other product without making your hair feel bogged down.
How to use:
Apply to damp hair and dry in.

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My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Formula is a seriously awesome product that cuts your blow dry time in HALF. If you have hair like mine you will appreciate this. When sprayed onto wet hair, the quick-dry agents evaporate rapidly, taking the water with them and leaving the beneficial ingredients on the hair. Amazing for vacation or any day!
How to use:
Spray into wet hair.

Obviously, this would be a lot to pack. The point of this blog was to give you options for vacation. Pick an choose what would be the best for your hair and beauty routine.

You can purchase all of these products at Colleen Lamb Salon at Salon Lofts in the Short North (The Hub location). If you mention this post, you receive 15% off!

Till next time! I’ll be posting sunny pics of Vegas all weekend! (I really hope I didn’t just jinx myself!)

Last Thursday marked a milestone in my career. I got to host a launch party for Rebecca Minkoff’s new bag, the Perry satchel and sneak a short interview with her as well. To say I was excited is a bit of an understatement.

The event was catered with light refreshments and some delicious hors d’oeuvres such as macaroons and mini caprese sandwiches. There was a braid and brow bar where you could get your hair braided and your eyebrows touched up, provided by Sleeq Salon, while DJ Scratch provided an awesome soundtrack for the night. To top it all of Heyman Talent models informal modeled some of Rebecca’s latest designs. If you bought a new Rebecca Minkoff she signed the inside for you!

Rebecca is such a busy lady it’s seriously amazing she even had time to stop in to Columbus for a meet and greet. I only had a few short minutes so I tried to cram in my most burning questions:

Me: Where do you pull your inspiration from?
RM: I think for me, travel is part of my job so most of the time I am inspired by the places I visit. To fun places like Paris or Japan. Different artists inspire me as well. I never know where it’s coming from, actually.
Me: What is your favorite bag in your collection?
RM: I think the bag that started it all; The Morning After Bag.
Me: What is your favorite shade of lipstick?
RM: I usually don’t wear lipstick at all but if I am, Stila makes a matte lip stain in fire engine red.

So glad I got to meet and interview such an inspiring and successful lady! As I kept telling her, if there was one word I could use to describe her, it would be “rad”.

All photos by my bomb.com photographer, Jessy Howard or IG

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Currently Coveting

March 27, 2014 — Leave a comment

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My first edition of Currently Coveting! This is always my favorite post on other people’s blogs! I love see what is on other’s wish list.

First up is this BB Dakota by Jack maxi dress. I need a printed maxi dress. I love the design of this dress and the spring colors.

Second is a leather bound journal. I recently read a post on The Everygirl about a 30 day writing challenge. It doesn’t matter what you write about, just as long as you write. I couldn’t wait to jump at the chance. Starting April 1st I will be writing in my journal every day for a month. There’s several reasons I’m doing this challenge, but I really want to advance my writing skills. I’m decent but I’d like to be awesome.

Third is this Club Monaco moto jacket. I have a few “leather” jackets, but I’ve been coveting a real one. Plus, I’m obsessed wit this store ever since my friend, Adel took me into their Chicago store.

Fourth is this Bauble Bar lariat. It’s just super cool. No explanation, really.

Fifth are these Marni jeweled sandals. I saw these on Gal Meets Glam and fell in love. I don’t think I can part with $500 for them, but I want them in my closet none the less.

Burgundy + Red

March 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

It’s Spring time so that means it’s time to break out my Tory! My pretty awesome boyfriend (he wants credit) bought this for my birthday last year, and I don’t think I have ever loved anything more!

When I originally put this outfit together, I put it with a pair or pointy nude heels. After looking at my extensive show closet, I knew I could do something better with it. I had been searching for a pair of red heels for a while when I bought these and just feel in love with the almost orange tint they have to them. I like how you normally wouldn’t put these two colors together. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately so be sure to look out for that in future posts!

So now I need to talk about the shirt. I get compliments every time I wear it. I got it at my good friend’s blog, Piece of Chic.The design and concept are so awesome, in fact, a bigger company ripped off their design! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case so wrong! :( Anyway, be sure to read their fab blog and check back to see if they have any more “That Chic Cray” shirts in stock!

Until then, enjoy this ugly, miserable weather. :(

Photos by Jessy Howard or IG

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H&M Blazer, Necklace (Similar Here), H&M Oxblood Jeans, Watch, Rings (Similar Here), Piperlime Heels (Similar Here), Tory Burch Purse (Similar Here).