Summer hair

Sunday, April 13, 2014

As far as summer hair is concerned - ombre is alive and well dolls! Bright and light ombre that is! Everyone knows the hair tip of lighter for summer and darker in the winter. I just did my gorgeous friend Romina's hair and I love how it turned out! Take a look if you are needing some hair inspiration!

go get your ombre on! :) 

Obsessed w/ Seche Vite

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shiny, fast-drying, and wonderful. All adjectives to describe what I like to call the "ultimate topcoat".   As many of you know, I am a huge fan of gel polish due to my job and frequent hand washing. But recently, I have wanted to paint my nails the old fashioned way because I am too lazy to pull out my gel nail kit. 

I have heard rave reviews about Seche Vite and those review are all true. This stuff helps your polish dry in RECORD TIME! My absolute biggest pet peeve is painting your nails only to have them ruined by a slight bump. You all know this has happened to you before!

Seche Vite also has incredible shine, someone at work even asked me if I had gel nails because of how shiny my polish looked.  SCORE!

If you are a DIY manicure girl like me, this is a must purchase. I found my Seche Vite at Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta.

- Ashley

Accessory Love

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thought I'd drop a line and share some of my favorite spring accessories. I am really into the bohemian look, and I think I can achieve that look with these pieces.

You might be shocked to see a Michael Kors watch in here when describing a "bohemian" look. But This watch, WOW,  the best money I ever spent. It goes with everything. I am completely in love with it. This watch also comes in all silver, gold and rose gold. I chose two tone because I do wear a lot of gold jewelry. 

The necklace is from Free People and is one necklace with multiple chains. Totally bohemian.

Finally, this last piece is a beaded headband that I found at a store that was going out of business for $10. I am sure something like this could be found anywhere. 

I hope you enjoy!



Braids For Days - Goodbye Top Knot!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I have always loved the Top Knot. I think it is so chic and it is so easy. I have started to out grow the Top Knot though and was looking for something to replace it. I needed something that looked like more effort but wasn't. I am sure we can all agree that when your hair is down you feel more confident. I know braids have been in style for awhile now, but when I wear them I feel like a little kid. I decided to give it a go anyway. I am in love. First of all braids are fast to do, which means they are a great replacement for Top Knots. Second messy braids are in style which means hairs can hang out around your face. This gives great framing to the face and creates the illusion that you tried a little harder to  look presentable. This also gives the impression of your hair being down which gives more confidence as I stated before. Third they are super stylish right now and who doesn't want to be in style?

These are some of my favorites - all photos are from Pinterest:

Thanks for stopping by!


Before & After

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I did it, I cut my hair.  I have to laugh at these pictures, for starters in my "before" picture I look presentable and my "after"not so much. I basically took my before picture as I was headed to the salon and the after picture at night after I had washed my makeup off and took my contacts out. A little backward considering when you see those ADS for weight loss, the people always look glam in the "after" shot.

Regardless I do love my haircut,  you can see in the previous post I had a ton of dead ends. The new haircut adds some volume and dimension with lots of layers. I was going to cut some straight across bangs, but decided against it, because I was still on the fence. The girls at the salon made a good point by saying that in the summer I will regret having sweaty bangs on my face.

Overall, it wasn't exactly what I was wanting but I still love it. The color is beautiful in person, but is not what I was really going for, I am hoping that it will fade with some washes.

They styled it by round brushing it, and used the Phyto brand products. 

I bought a bunch of new product from Phyto and Oribe to test out too, so that post will be going up after I try it all out!

Thanks for reading,


Tune In Tuesday: Short Hair Style

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

For those gals with short hair, this is a great video on how to style it. Gotta love MMandL! Check out their YouTube channel because they have some great styling tips!




Monday, March 17, 2014


HAIR by everydaygandb on Polyvore

It's 9:23 pm where I live and I am cutting my hair in 14 hrs. I am still undecided on what I want to accomplish. 

I want something new and fresh, and yet I find myself holding on to my long layered brunette locks.  Long hair is so classic and when I take the time to actually focus on my hair, I LOVE IT. Yet, I am tired of the same old and long for something chic.

Here are a three things I want to accomplish tomorrow -

 1. Shorter hair
 2. Ombre/ Lighter hair

And the 3rd...well that is what I am struggling with. Bangs or no Bangs? I love bangs but am I really ready for that kind of commitment?

Stay tuned...

Are any of you changing your hair for the Spring of 2014? I rhyme! Let me know in the comments below, or if you have an opinion of some kind. 



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