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.

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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

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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.

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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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Favourites Friday #75: Prepping for Summer

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After a long and miserable winter here in Portland, we’re finally starting to see some sun for more than a few hours. Which is fantastic, considering that the first day of summer is in a month.

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To celebrate, I’ve been starting my prep for what products will be my go-to for the hottest months. Between waterfront festivals, patio dinners with friends, and lazy Saturdays in the park, it’s important to look my best and feel comfortable no matter what the heat says.Read More

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Favourites Friday #74: Updating the Basics

I’m the kind of person who likes to change things up. I can’t remember the last time I had the same laptop background for more than a few months, and I’m moving my hydrangea plant to different spots every few days. I’m the same way with my makeup routine.

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While I have products I love, I always welcome something new that adds to my basic look. This week I was able to find a few new products and tools that have {temporarily} replaced the products that I pick up day after day. Some are cult favourites, while others are ones that I couldn’t be more happy that I spent time snooping around the store.Read More

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My Favourite Blushes

As a fair-skinned woman who looks like a ghost when I wake up after my zzz’s, blush is my best friend.

Over the years I have tried many different blushes and found ones I love for colour, texture, and wearability. It is only when I really love a blush that I buy it again. Below are the blushes that have made it into my makeup bag again and again.Read More

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Favourites Friday #72: Hair-y Styles

It has been quite the week for me. First there was turning 22 (yes, I have officially become the butt of a Taylor Swift song) and then there was preparing for a big meeting that I would give a 8/10. Out of all of this excitement, I’m ready for a nice big nap and some gluten-free cupcakes.

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But with all of these big things going on, I’ve got to be ready for photos and seeing lots of people in person. So my hair needs to be in tip top shape! That’s why I am sharing my favourite hair products for keeping my hair beautiful no matter what I’ve got going on.Read More

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Favourites Friday #70: Lazy Girl Hacks

Does the idea of getting up and spending an hour getting ready sound like too much of a commitment? There’s nothing wrong with being lazy, especially when it comes to getting ready for the day.

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Even as a morning person, I struggle with getting ready most mornings. Any product that can make looking pretty easy (and take very little time) is considered good in my book. I thought I’d share my go-to’s for mornings where I just want to lie in bed, but I’ve got places to go.Read More

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Spring 2017 Beauty Necessities

Spring is finally upon us if the flowers are any indication. I can’t seem to go anywhere without seeing a tulip or wildflower popping up. And I love it!

Spring Beauty Necessities

Along with updating my wardrobe for spring, I love changing up my beauty products to get that dewy, pink look. It’s exciting to find products that help my look bloom like a flower (yes, I went there) and help me to transition into summer.Read More

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A Look Into My Nightly Skincare Routine

You know what I talk a lot about? My skin. Why? Because it’s the first thing everyone sees.

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My skin is my temple and I treat it well. After years of awful acne and inflammation like none other, I have found a routine that makes my skin happy, which makes me happy. Today I thought I would share my routine with you, in hopes that it will also benefit your pores.

Quick Note: I have fair, oily, inflamed skin. If you have dark, dry skin, you might consider trying another path. Buying products and using routines geared toward your skin is very important.Read More

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Favourites Friday #62: Newest Obsessions

Each week I find something that is amazing, and it becomes a favourite. That’s how Favourites Friday was born. And some weeks I find so many new favourite things that my brain is exploding with obsession! This week was one of those weeks.

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This week I discovered many things that will forever be something I love, and I can’t wait to share them with you!Read More