My Summer Must-Haves

It is officially summer! Today marks the first day of summer and I am ready for warm weather, afternoons by the pool, and lots of iced tea.

my summer must-haves

To prepare for the months of sunny weather ahead, I’ve compiled a list of everything I need to be cool and hydrated for what is sure to be a scorcher ahead.Read More

Healthy Hair Care Routine

About a year ago I started to not wash my hair every day. While I’ve had a lot of slip-ups due to moving and a big change in my daily schedule, I’ve switched back to washing every other day and my strands have never felt healthier.

healthy hair care routine

About a month ago I noticed my ‘do was more frizzy than ever. I did some research and saw that it was likely due to my ends getting dried out, especially from the hotter weather and constant washing. Which was no bueno.Read More

My Weekend Travel Essentials

This weekend I was able to travel out of the the city and enjoy myself in wine country. A weekend away was exactly what I needed. The open air, good wine, and fantastic company!

my weekend travel essentials

Weekend travel is short and sweet, but always worth it. I always make sure to pack my bag for anything I could need, especially when the weather is fluctuating. I love products that can multi-task or work with other pieces as it’s important to pack light while not feeling like you’re missing a limb.

Here is my weekend travel essential list.Read More

5 Updos for Hot Days

To say that Portland is hot would be an understatement. We’re all struggling to keep cool and any place with AC is considered a luxury. The heat has officially landed in the PNW.

updos

Now that it’s warm, it is a constant struggle for me to stay cool. With my thick, straight hair, the heat makes my hair hang heavy and stick to my skin. That’s why updos are essential to my summer survival. From braids, buns, and ponytails, they are my saviours.

Today I’ve shared the five styles I use for days that are too hot to handle.Read More

My Summer Skincare Routine

If you were checking the Portland weather this weekend you will know we had lots of sunshine. There were sunglasses to be worn and sunscreen to be slathered on shoulders. After an exceptionally long winter, it seems like sun is finally in season.

summer beauty routine

With sun comes a change in skin, as we are producing more oil and the UV rays are harsh and unforgiving. That’s why I’ve revamped my skincare to take care of this quick change in seasons to make sure I still have a healthy glow while making sure to keep my skin free of oils.
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