location: Nail Garden, El Segundo, CA
I use to never be a nail polish girl because it would chip within days sometimes hours after applying. But ever since the wedding, I have really loved getting gel nails. Gel nails really create a lasting look and is also a really great accent to your outfits.
First things first, either buy the full at home primer & polisher or find a talented nail artist or salon. I was so lucky to find a wonderful artist at The Nail Garden in El Segundo, CA. She really educated me on nail health and the proper techniques to have stronger nails and no chipping. She also has a knack for picking out the best colors. Sticking with my neutral basics color pallet (shared on this post here), I wanted to get a pinkish undertone nude. OPI's Tiramisu for Two was the perfect option for neutral that complements my skin tone as well It will go great with the ever changing weather here in Southern California which is constantly keeping my wardrobe evolving as well.
I have been following Barefoot Blonde's blog, and Amber, the author, has set a hair challenge. The 10 Days No Heat challenge is to not use any heat on your hair for 10 days to rejuvenate it back to health. I am guilty of using heat on my hair basically every day.. eek! That can definitely be a lot of stress on my hair, and sadly it has began to break and fray. Using tons of heat dehydrates and damages your hair. So lets get to it! Who's with me?!
Here are some hair styling tips to help since no straighteners, curling irons, crimpers, wands, etc can touch your hair.
Comment below how your 10 days are going >>
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so get ready for lots of pink, candy, and love in the air. You're probably wondering what a "Valentine's Happy" is. Well, Patrick and I have traditionally not spent an abundant amount of money when celebrating Valentine's Day. We normally just buy "happys" which are small, fun and quirky gifts that just put a smile on your face. Normally it's that cute thing you see in store that they would never buy for themselves, but always is just a sign of "I am thinking of you". And of course, I am a huge card person, so I love getting and giving cards. Here are a few happys to get that special someone for Valentine's Day:
XO balloon picture credits: The Tom Kat Studio
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.