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My Easy Everyday Hairstyles with TRESemmé

My Easy Everyday Hairstyles with TRESemmé

 

 

My hair can get really unruly. I never know what my natural hair is doing and since it’s thick, I always have to style it to make it look nice. It means I have to get creative and do my hair in ways that will stay but still be cute. I also never realized how many baby hairs I have until now and it is a new thing I have to tame. Here are my easy everyday hairstyles with TRESemmé.

TRESemmé has a new line of Compressed Micro-Mist Hairsprays that fits all your needs! They are easily available at Walmart and are affordable. The micro-mist line contains different hairsprays for texture, smooth, boost, and extend. I’m not a fan of traditional hairspray because I hate my hair feeling hard or like there’s a lot of product.

Everyday Waves

My ultimate go to look is this one. I simply blow-dry my hair and go back with a curling wand and choose random strands to curl. This is where product is so important! For this look the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture is huge because it gives my hair a better look and feel than just simple curls. My hair is the type of hair that doesn’t hold a style when it’s too straight so it helps to keep it intact. But I love that it gives it a messy look, which I love!

My Easy Everyday Hairstyles with TRESemmé

One Sided Sweep

I recently got a cartilage piercing on my right ear and I love it! I had to deal with letting it heal and then finding a way to show it off so the one sided hair sweep became a favorite. Depending on how I feel, I either do small braid on the side or I just push it all back and hold it down with a bobby pin. This, however, means that all my flyaways, baby hairs, and even the bobby pin slipping is something I have to take care of. The TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth spray makes sure everything stays in place. I feel like this can be such a classy look but can look super messy if it falls apart.

Headband Up-Do 

This was my ultimate go to style for the longest! All you need is a headband. Basically all you do is put the headband on and then tuck your hair inside it. It’s super easy and you can easily change up the vibe with any headband you choose. I put a touch of hairspray because some of my headbands are looser than others and this helps my hair stay in place and not slide out. 


What is your go to everyday style?

Check out TRESemmé’s new Compressed Micro-Mist line and tell me what’s your favorite one!

January in Review | ’18

January in Review | ’18
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Another year. Here we go. January is already over! Not going to lie, this month was a little weird for me so I’m glad it’s over. Very expectant for a better 2018. So here is January in review!

Lifestyle

– Y’all I’m in love with Not Your Mother’s hair products. I’m back to leaving my hair naturally and since I’ve been using them, my hair has improved so much! I use the All Eyes on Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfecter and the Naturals Coconut Milk & African Marula Tree Oil High Moisture Smoothing Cream. It smells amazing and my curls are staring to come back to life!

– I’m not going to lie, I’m already looking at spring clothes and loving everything. What do you think will be the biggest trend?

A&E

– I’m SO excited for music this year! There’s so much that is going to be released and I can’t wait! Currently loving “Do Right” by Glades. Such a fun song and a really cool message.

– Yes, I saw The Greatest Showman and I loved it. That soundtrack is SO amazing. I never felt so inspired and emo at all one time.

Personal

– I”M GOING TO EUROPE! As a little treat for myself, I’m going to Paris, London, and Rome with Ultimate Break (not sponsored, fyi) after I graduate grad school. I’m so excited because I’ve never flown internationally so please give me all types of tips and tricks!

– There’s a lot of good changes going on in my life. Some I expected but some were complete curve balls. But I’m getting my life on track so that is always exciting.

Around the Web

– Fun fact: I’m taking a break from Instagram but it’s making me stay away from the internet in general. Stay tuned for something new next month.


What’s new with you this month?

Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine

Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine

 

 

I love prepping myself in the new year and ready to face what’s to come. If you’ve been following for a while you know that I love makeup but decided to start taking care of my face a bit more. The thing is that I still need makeup. Finding makeup that lets my skin breathe and keeps me looking good can be hard! 2018 means Neu Year, Neu daily beauty routine!

My skin has been breaking out a lot more lately so it’s a struggle to put something on my face and wondering if it will do it good. And with work and starting my last semester of grad school, I need something quick but that takes care of my face. Neutrogena has the HydroBoost and SkinClearing collections that has makeup items that are taking care of your skin! They’re affordable and can easily be found at a Walmart near you.

Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine

Makeup Routine

My routine is simple because I have to be up and going early in the day. With everything, you start at the base. I have faint freckles and some dark spots so I want to make sure my skin looks even. To start, I use the SkinClearing Liquid Makeup in the shade fair (it’s winter y’all) and apply a layer to my face. I go in with the HydroBoost concealer under my eyes and use the SkinClearing mineral powder to top it off.

Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine

Dryness is one of my biggest issues and that extends to my lips. Finding good lip products that doesn’t dry my lips even more is super hard. I love the HydroBoost hydrating lip shine (I have the shade pink mocha) because it’s glossy without being over the top and I can wear it all day! The shade is a perfect simple shade that I can use everyday.

Neu Year, Neu Daily Beauty Routine

My favorite extra item is the SkinClearing blemish concealer. It’s my go to! One: you can carry it everywhere because it’s a slim tube. Two: it’s perfect for quick fixes. But on days where I really want to keep it super simple, I just use this and go. It keeps things natural and only fixes the spots that need help. It’s amazing!


What’s in your daily beauty routine? Don’t forget to check out the SkinClearing collection and the HydroBoost collection!

What An Unexpected Social Media Break Taught Me

What An Unexpected Social Media Break Taught Me

I love social media. It’s become part of everyday life. Recently I’ve just gotten really bored of it for some reason. One part was because I was busy but another part just stopped caring about what people were posting. So I just took a break. It made me realize some things. Here’s what an unexpected social media break taught me.

Is It Necessary?

There were times were I started composing a tweet because I felt like I had to tweet but realized it was a completely stupid tweet. It just made me realized if nothing really needs to be said, then it doesn’t have to be posted. I see this mainly on Twitter because it’s so easy to just post random things throughout my day. I also noticed that I tweet a lot more when I’m stressed and procrastinating. But nothing I posted was important. Who cares about the funny squirrel I saw? I would say things just to take up space and it made me step back and think of what I was saying.

Find People Who Genuinely Care

I had a friend actually send me a message to see how I was doing and check up on life since they noticed I wasn’t posting as much. But they weren’t messaging me to ask what I wasn’t posting, they genuinely wanted to catch up. Social media is filled of acquaintances. Sure you might somewhat know people and they might like your picture in passing, but find the few people who genuinely care about what you share. I want to make sure that the people that truly care actually know how I’m doing.

You Don’t Owe People Your Life

I’ve mentioned this before and I feel like it’s so true. Let’s be real, sometimes we post just because we want certain people to see it. But who cares who sees what? If you don’t post something it doesn’t make it less true or less real. We depend so much on making things official on social media but it really doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to live a happy life without having to broadcast it.


What do you think about taking social media breaks?

Time to Focus

Time to Focus

I don’t get distracted too much but I can admit that I never really spend my time on one thing. I’m the kind of person that is always looking forward to the next new thing instead of looking at what’s in front of me. In a way it’s good to always find new opportunities, but I also feel like I never really enjoy one thing. So 2018 is the time to focus.

Time to Focus

A lot of things happened in 2017 and it was a lot of changes. I’m grateful for them but at the same time I wasn’t enjoying them because I was waiting for more. But I also feel like I’ve been giving too much time to things I shouldn’t have. So for 2018 I just want to focus. Focus on me, what’s in front of me, and just genuinely work towards making those things better.

I feel like sometimes having goals and words are just trying to make something happen. But I feel like I’m at a place where things are good enough for me to just focus on them and give them all my time and effort. I just want to make sure I am focusing on the right things and giving my energy to what will truly make a difference. Focus is not the most fun word for a year but it’s the one I need.


Do you have a word or goals this year?