Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think is "I can't wait to do my hair".
JUST KIDDING (that is probably the biggest lie I have ever told). Goldilocks and I have more than just the whole hair thing in common, we also like our sleep.
If you haven't already noticed the obvious, I have plenty of hair. Honestly, it's probably enough for three people. I do not, however, have extra time or extra hands to manage it all.
Which is why, most of the time, I don't.
Sometimes, you just have to embrace it. Beauty, my friends, is not perfection, and we all know that a messy bed head means you just had a wonderful nights rest.
But because not every day is appropriate for that just-rolled-out-of bed look, sometimes I need a little help. Here are some of my tricks for (attempting) to tame the mane.
1. Would you believe me if I told you that I only use one product? (this is actually a truth) The only thing that touches my tresses, beside the obvious shampoo and occasional dose of hairspray, is coconut oil. Let me tell, you it is absolute MAGIC. Coconut oil has the ability to lock in moisture without the use of petroleum-based ingredients and other chemicals like other products. It also protects from sun, chlorine, and lots of other wonderful summer things that tend to ruin our hair. My favorite it is Nutivia. Want to know an extra little bonus? It also tastes yummy! Just rub it into your ends to heal split ends and add crazy shine. Check out this article from Fashionista for a ton of other beauty uses!
2. Most mornings, I'll use a flatiron for five minutes and call it a day. If I'm feeling really fancy, I'll spend some precious sleep on this (super) easy style. When I tell my friends about these 5 minute curls, they don't believe me. Here's the tutorial.
But now it's back to my hair hero, Goldilocks: the girl that found her perfect night's sleep AND had fabulous hair. This week, I started reading a super cool blog about my favorite activity, sleeping. Casper's site and blog tell you all about an up and coming company in New York that is absolutely full of Goldilocks-approved beds. When I'm all grown up one day, I'm definitely purchasing one for a lifetime full of fairy tale worthy nights.
I hope these little tips help you tame your mane, but remember that sometimes messy is wonderful.
Monday, August 11, 2014
On a more serious note, I don't understand why redheads are going extinct when they coordinate so nicely with our flag.
Old Navy top (sold out online, in stores only)// Vintage Levi's shorts (see tutorial here)// Van's sneakers