Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Soft and vintage

The last beauty from the shoot! With this bombshell, I was feeling a soft vintage look - smooth curls, brown smokey eye, light lips... and everything came out just as I had envisioned. I love the subtle PUNCH that a dramatic smokey eye gives when browns are used. SO FUN!

All photos courtesy of KT Crabb Photography

Drama, drama, drama

Another beauty from the fashion shoot. I was really feeling elegance and DRAMA with this beauty. I knew I wanted to play up the eyes and do BIG overstated curls...

WOWEE is all I can say - she is SMOKIN' with those smokey eyes! And that hair, oh that HAIR! Lovelovelove it, had so much fun!

All photos courtesy of KT Crabb Photography

Old Hollywood!

A few weeks back I had the AMAZING opportunity to work with some rockstars for a fashion photoshoot! I had so much fun with these awesome beauties and their amazing photographer!

The best part was that I got to choose the style of their hair/makeup. Um, can you say THEBESTDAYEVER! They sure did make my job EAS-Y PEAS-Y, have you seen how gorgeous these girls are?!

For this beauty, I was really feeling an "old Hollywood" type style - big lashes, luscious lips, and classy hair. Although, I just couldn't resist throwing in some pizazz with a little braidy-braid. Couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!

All photos courtesy of KT Crabb Photography

Romantic updo and flawless eyes

Mmmm, *swoon* I LOVE the way this beauty's eyes came out! Don't you?! Wish you could see the back of her updo - it came out just lovely! One of my absolute fav looks to date :).

Side bun and natural beauty

This beauty had an outside wedding so we wanted something light and fun. Don't you love the end result?! The flower adds the perfect touch. I love it! Nice and natural on the eyes and voila - perfection!

Curls and dramatic eyes

I helped this beauty get ready for a formal event. Isn't she stunning!? Simple curls swept loosely back, drama in the eyes - perfect!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vintage Up-do

Ok - can I just say how much I am in love with the wave of vintage that has been coming around?! Classic, timeless, polished - mmm, dreamy. So, when I had the chance to play around on some hair, OF COURSE I am going to try something with a vintage flair! Please tell me you love this as much as I do... *swoon*

p.s. - thanks to my beauty of a sis-in-love for being my guinea pig :) I love her hair!

Also, be on the lookout for a post soon with some fashion shoot hair and makeup goodies - LOVE! I had the chance to work with some amazing people, I cannot wait to show you some of the fun! I will also have another favs post coming up within the next little bit.

Make sure you check back soon so you don't miss all the fun that will be coming on the blog!

Much love and until next time... Toodles!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Time for more FAVS!

Hello to all my beauties out there! I've missed you all... I've been quite busy this wedding season so I'm sorry I haven't been around as much these past few weeks!

As always, I've been trying new products (never too busy for that!) and cannot wait to share some of them with you. I hope you enjoy, and as always - ask away!

How does my hair know that it's summer?! It seems like as soon as May rolled around, my hair almost instantly decided that it wanted to hold little to no moisture. No bueno, senoritas! So, of course, I had to do SOMEthing about this huge problem. I came across this little wonder worker at - where else - Target! I am in love. You rub a few squirts in before bed at night and it's a little magic worker... moisture when you wake up in the morning! I also want to try the mask treatments L'Oreal has, maybe I'll tell you about those in the next favs post!
L'Oreal EverStrong Overnight Repair Treatment, $5.99 (on sale right now, at Target!)

I am constantly on the lookout for a mousse that doesn't crispy-fy my hair. I know you know what I'm talking about - you put a big dob of mousse in your hair expecting volume, and all you get is crispy little sticky-outy pieces all over the top of your hair. NOT attractive. Alas, I have once again come to the rescue! I LOVE this mousse... I just picked it up last week and have been using it every time I straighten. It gives the perfect amount of volume without, well... the crispies. Plus - added bonus! It's a heat protectant too! LOVE!
Tresseme Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse, $4.39 (find it at Target)

*glam tip: add a few dollops of this in damp hair. Blow dry in sections using a big, round brush to add smoothness and volume. Va-va-voom, baby!

I love finding that perfect lip color that's also the perfect consistency. This balm has just enough pinky color without looking too Barbie. We all love Barbie, butttt, unless you're 10... you don't really want her makeup palette - bright blue eyeshadow and pepto bismol lips. No thanks. Back to the balm - it's the perfect color and adds a ton of shine! No need to even add gloss over it. And no worries, it doesn't taste like cotton candy. Bleh - I hate when lipgloss tastes (or makes an attempt to taste) like 1. cherry 2. cotton candy 3. chocolate. EW. You will love this balm, and it comes in lots of other pretty colors, check them out!
Palladio Tinted Lip Balm in Cotton Candy, $3.99 (find it at Ulta)

Woohoo, another great mascara find! I am ALL about the L'Oreal mascara. They have got it DOWN, sisters! This mascara may look really, really strange... but let me tell ya! It is awesome. It separates and adds volume/thickens without clumping. Plus, it's great for getting those hard to reach little shorty lashes that hide in the corners of your eyes because of the weirdo ball shape that the wand is in. I was very skeptical when I first tried it, but I am a firm believer now! A friend also told me that I need to try L'Oreal's eyeshadow - that's next on my list so be on the lookout for it sometime soon here on the bloggy-blog!
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Blackest Black, $7.59 (find it at Target, or Ulta!)

Well, that's all for now my beautiful friends. I'll be back soon though - my list of "must try" is growing by the day! Stay tuned for more posts!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Swept Curls

Another beautiful sis-in-love. Do you see how much beauty I am surrounded with?! I love it, and I especially love when they let me have fun with their tresses and faces! We did curls and then swept them all to the side for a fun yet still elegant look that suits dancing quite well :) Throw in a smokey eye and wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am: a big time beauuuuuuty!

Oh, and p.s. - look at at my 3 beauties all together! Thanks sisters for letting me have fun with your hair and makeup! Sad I didn't get a pic of just Sarah, but doesn't she look AMAZING?!

Shortie hair UPdo!!!

I love playing with short hair because most of the beauties I get to work on have long hair. I do love me some LONG locks, but I just love the challenge of short hair! This beauty (one of my amazingly gorgeous sis-in-loves) has hair that sits just barely above her shoulders that is marvelously thick and voluminous, which equals about a bajillion bobby pins by the end of it all :) add a flower, smokey/sultry eyes, and a little oomph to the lashes - VOILA, a gorgeous beauty ready for a ball (or surprise party :D)!

"Chauvgnon" twist... with a twist!

I helped this beauty out with re-creating her wedding day look for a bridal photoshoot. We did a twist on the Chauvgnon twist (ha - I like saying that!) and dramatic copper eyes. She is BEAUTIFUL, don't you think?! Loved working with her!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Smokey Eyes = Easy!

Who doesn't want to know how to master the smokey eye?! I hope this "how-to" post will help you in becoming a smokey eye pro! :) In this post, I will be introducing "glam tips." Make sure you look out for these in future posts as well. These are lovely little tidbits that should make your beauty life easier! Enjoy! And, as always... ask away if you'd like!

Step(s) 1

Ok, ok... so this is technically more than one step. I'm bad at math... ok?! :) These 3 really can actually be combined because they are very simple and I don't want this smokey eye how-to being 1,200 steps!
Start out with hair out of your face, base/bronzer on. Spread primer over eyelid (note: all products used are displayed/explained below). Apply sheer/neutral base shadow all over lid, making sure to get inside corners and brow bones. :)

Step 2
Using one of my fav new products, Maybelline's eyeshadow quad, start out with the shade closest to the top labeled "Lid." Sweep over the top of your lid, extending out a little farther than your lash line.

Step 3
Using the shade labeled "Crease," press into corners of lids, extending a little farther out beyond your lash line.

*Glam tip: A good guide to avoid catty eyes is to open your eyes and sweep above lashes in a round fashion (this sounds silly writing it out - but you get the point!).

Step 4

Line your top lash line, lower lash line, and inner lid with eyeliner. A good guide is the middle of your eye... I never extend eyeliner (unless I am going for a SUPER dramatic look) beyond the middle of my upper and lower lid.

*Glam tip: Don't worry about being messy with eyeliner. Perfect eyeliner makes for a too defined look (in my opinion) and besides - our next step is to smudge!

Step 5

Use the shade labeled "Liner" to smudge eyeliner on your top and lower lash line.

*Glam tip: for a more dramatic look, press this shade into the corners of your lids.

Step 6

Mascara! My fav! Don't forget to open your mouth... this ALWAYS aids in putting mascara on oh-so-perfectly ;)

Annnnnd, the finished product! Smokey eyes that are perfect for day or night... and so super easy, right?!

Now, for the products! Listed in order below:

Revlon Creme Eyeshadow in Not Just Nudes, Ulta Eyeshadow in In The Buff, Maybelline Expert Wear Quads Eyeshadow in Natural Smokes, Avon Smooth Mineral Eyeliner in Earth, Maybelline The Falsies mascara in Black Drama. (All of these items have been mentioned in posts before with prices/where to find them! Take a looksie down below :D)

I hope you were able to follow my steps and achieve your own smashing smokey eye. I'd love to hear about it! Leave me a comment here or on Facebook. Love hearing from all my beauties out there! Also - let me know what other "how-to's" you'd like to see. I'd love to help out!

Much love! Toodles!

*All photo credit must go to my amazingly talented best friend/husband! Props to him for enduring the smokey eye how-to ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

A few of my {current} favorites!

Hi beauties! So, these items have stepped up to be very strong contenders to be placed pretty high up on my "loved list." Take a look and see if you deem any of them worthy of lovvve! :)

This shampoo and conditioner... ohmyword. Let me just tell you! I have fallen in shampooconditioner love! I am dead serious. This is the perfect combination of moisture and volume. And it smells just delicious! You have to try it. Plus, since it's new... I've seen lots of coupons to save a few buckaroos! Go get it, you won't be disappointed. Promise. And if you are, um. You can give them to me :)
John Freida Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, $5.99 each (find them at Target)

This shade is the perfect "it's springtime - yippee!" color. Every beauty out there needs coral nails right now... Mr. Winter has run away, far far away, and Mr. I'll-pretend-to-be-spring is here! (I say that because it's already summer here in sunny ole FL, no joke. Today was 90 degrees.). Love this new line that Revlon has come out with. Dries super fast (for those of you like me who do not have the PATIENCE to wait 3 hours to fold laundry/do dishes/button your pants after painting your nails), lasts multiple days, and just makes me happy! Plus, it encourages you to get a tan. Let me teach you some of the only math I know: coral nails + perfect bronzey tan = BEAUTIMOUS! :)
Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel, $4.99 (find it at Target)

Don't be scared... eyelash curlers are easy AND your friend! Best way to use this little miracle worker (in my opinion, of course): get as close as possible to your eyelid and clamp down for 7-10 seconds... before AND after mascara (wait for it to dry!). Voila - pretty eyelashes that look - gasp - a smidge like the mascara commercials!!!!!! :)
ELF Eyelash Curler, $1.00 (find it at Target)

A little disclaimer: this mascara is not for the faint at heart! If you are looking for a dramatic eyelash, this little purple cutie is for you! If you do not like the dramatic look of bold lashes - skip this part :) This mascara is good for a GNO (girls' night out, for you non-acronym-ers) or a hot date. The good thing? It only takes like... ONE coat, barely! Love it! I'm definitely a mascara lover, and I am loving this one more and more each time I use it. Be careful when applying, it tends to be a little messy at times.
Maybelline The Falsies Volum'Express Mascara in Black Drama, $5.94 (find it Target - hurry! It's on sale!)

Don't you wish someone would tell you step-by-step, exactly what colors of eyeshadow go where? Well! You are in luck. Maybelline has done just that (I might be out of a job as a make-up do-er soon!). Kind of hard to mess up when they have the colors labeled! And, while I am normally a rule-follower... sometimes I bend the directions on these a bit :) get creative! Loving these colors, perfect for a night out but can just as easily be toned down for the office! And - big plus... this eyeshadow stays on very well! Love Maybelline.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Natural Smokes, $4.99 (find it at Target... are you surprised?! Target should pay me for all the advertising I am giving them... right?!)

Well, there you have it! Hope you were able to find a new lovable product as a result of my raves on these products! Now go out and get pretty for the weekend. Stay tuned for a smokey eye how-to coming very soon!

Toodles, much love!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My "pretty" favorites

It's time for another favorites post!!! Keep the questions coming, I LOVE questions! P.s. - I answered the last few questions from my last post at the bottom :).

Here are a few of my makeup bag necessities. I've tried lots and lots of different brands, products, colors, consistencies... you name it, and these are the products that, in my opinion, win the "love" title. A little note... Ulta ALWAYS has good sales. Most of the time, their line of makeup has some sort of "buy one, get one" deal going on, as well as the other makeup lines they carry (Maybelline, Revlon, L'Oreal, Almay, Covergirl, etc...).
Clockwise from top left:
1. I've searched long and hard for the perfect moisturizer for my "I'm-not-really-sure-if-I-am-oily-or-dry extremely sensitive skin, and, alas - I triumphed with the WalMart offbrand of Aveeno! Love it - and it's pricetag!
Equate Absolutely Beaming Lotion, $4.96
(find it at WalMart, oh yes)
2. I feel like concealer is one of the trickiest items in a makeup bag. It can very easily draw more attention to your lovely little friends on your face, which is just a HUGE no-no in my book. The combination of these 2 (white first, colored second) creates an oh-so-perfect cover that, quite frankly, I need every once in awhile!
Maybelline Cover Sticks, $5.99 each (find them at Ulta)
3. Makeup brushes are usually hit or miss. Luckily, I scored some amazing, I repeat... A-MAZING, brushes on one of Target's "Daily Deals" for a sweet pricey-price and fell in brush-love. These are the perfect blend of softness and sturdiness. Love.
Sonia Kashuk Natural Wood brush set, $19.99 (find at Target)
4. Bronzer. This word conjures up a vision of a cakey, orange, unnatural mess in my mind. Luckily, Ulta has created a bronzer that is none of the 3. It is light, natural, and blends perfectly to nearly every skin tone (oh, and it is also NOT glittery. I hate gilttery bronzer! I am not 13 anymore, makeup makers! C'mon!). Plus, it lasts a really long time because it comes in quite a large pot!
Ulta Powder Bronzer (one shade only), $10.00 (find it at Ulta, obvi)

Clockwise from bottom left:

1. I always use an eyeshadow base. For multiple reasons, but mainly because I feel as if it makes the eyeshadow stick to my eyelids instead of flying away after batting my eyes a few hundred times throughout the day.
For shimmery shades, I use: ELF Shimmer Palate, $3.00 (find it at
For matte shades, I use: Revlon Creme Eyeshadow, $5.99 (find it at Ulta)
2. I feel as if I could say this about every item on my both of my lists, but eyeliner is one of the most important items in my bag and I feel like a lot of makeup companies skimp on it. It's very hard to find an eyeliner that stays where you put it, doesn't smear, and just isn't lousy all around. Never to fear, I, the makeup hero, can rescue the day! I have found what is the closest to eyeliner perfection for a pretty perfect little price!
Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner, $6.00 (find it
3. Ahhhh, mascara. Mascara! What girl can live without it?! This little baby right here is my pride and joy. I've tried many, many, m a n y little black tubes and was always, well, a little let down (as were my lashes - literally). What's a girl to do when every mascara out there is advertised by a model with FAKE lashes?! Helllllooo, we are not stupid, Maybelline. We know that there are approximately 3 girls in the entire world that have eyelashes that look like this when they put mascara on:

You're not fooling anyone. So stop with the tomfoolery and show us how the mascara really works. Ok, I shall step off my soapbox now. I have found THE perfect mascara. Try it. You'll love it. I recommend 3 coats, waiting for one coat to dry before the next goes on.
L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black, $8.99 (find it at Ulta)
4. I've never been much of a fan of lipstick. Lipstick sounds so... businesswoman/granny. Say it: lipstick. I hear the word and get that taste in my mouth that can't really be described but only known if you've ever worn thick lipstick. Blech. No thank you. This lipstick, however, is marvelous. No weirdy taste, no caking in the corners of the lips, sheer enough to pass as gloss to your boyfriend (boys do not like I go for more of a sheer shade and use lip balm or gloss over it.
Ulta Silky Wear Sheer Lipcolor in Sheer Shine (say that 7 times fast), $8.00 (find it at Ulta)
5. This is the liquid counterpart to my ranting and raving about pencil eyeliner in number 2. The felt tip makes little room for blotchy errors. Don't be scared, it really is easy.
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon, $6.50 (find it at Target)
6. Last, but certainly one of the most lurvvvvved pieces in my bag! I believe every makeup bag needs a good smokey/blending eyeshadow. I use a smokey eyeshadow over my liner and in the outer corner of my eye to soften the look of eyeliner and widen the eye (I'll be doing a post later on a "how to" for my perfect smokey eye). This one is my absolute favorite and never has a chance to get lost in the bottom of my bag because I use it so often!
Ulta Eyeshadow in Molten, $7.00 (find it at Ulta)

Some answers!

1) If you have trouble with snail-pace hair growth, my recommendation is to use heat sparsely, condition well, and take a vitamin specifically for hair growth (such as Biotin). My favorites are:
Sundown Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins, $11.49 (find it a Publix or CVS)
Sundown New Life Hair, $11.49 (find it at Publix or CVS)

2) For sustaining highlights AND moisture, I suggest doing what I do... which is alternating both. I never use the same shampoo EVERY time I wash (it's better for your hair when you switch it up), and then you accomplish both color brightening AND moisture... Voila! :) I wouldn't suggest using one or the other - use both. The more, the merrier! :)

Until next time, much love! Don't forget... ask away, hopefully I will be able to help YOU feel MORE beautiful. Toodles!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Questions... Answers!

I love that you are reading my blog! And I love that you are asking questions :). After my last post, I had a friend ask a few very good questions that I thought deserved a post of their very own! So, here we go... and don't be shy about asking any questions YOU may have... questions are very welcome around here!

1) How many times a week do you wash your hair?
Confession time: I am an everyday washer. I know
, I know... I should be shunned as a hair guru! Here's the deal (and obviously this is JUST my opinion/position. I am no professional and don't have any scientific evidence to back up my words.)... everyone's hair is different. While everyday washing may do wonders for some heads, it may do not so wonderful things for others. I have avidly tried multiple times to become an every other day washer, but all it did for me was leave me feeling gross at about 2pm on the second day. My hair is rebellious, it has a mind of its own and doesn't want to be washed every other day! This doesn't mean anything other than my hair is abnormally "moist" on its own. If you are ok with washing every other day and don't notice any difference from day 1 to day 2, GO for it! That's how your hair works and I greatly envy you! However, if you are an everyday washer and are noticing some dryness there are a few things you can do:

-Invest in a good leave in conditioner. However, just
as with any other product, don't overdo it or your hair has the potential for greaseball, and we already know that nobody wants that. I like:

Pravana Hydrating Intensive Leave In Treat
ment, $18 (find it at your salon or you can order it online - I saw it on Amazon) *note: this is a little pricey, but it lasts a good bit of time. I have very long hair and mine lasts me for at least 6 months - it doesn't take more than a few spritzes each use.

-Make sure you are protecting your hair from the heat from all the blowdrying/flattening/curling we love to do to our hair. There are multiple ways to do this (just peruse your local Target shampoo aisle - you'll see what I mean) but I l
ove my trusty Frizz-Ease:

Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat, $5.39 (find it at Target)
Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum, $7.99 (f
ind it at Target)

-See below for some more tips :)

2) Do you have any products you would recommend to g
et the moisture back into your hair?
A good way to put moisture back into your hair is to do
a deep conditioner treatment or hot oil treatment. There are also good shampoo/conditioner combos that help restore moisture. Here are my favorites:

Deep Conditioning Treatment

L'oreal Everstrong Deep Replenishing Mask, $7.74 (find it at Target)
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask, $6.04 (find it at Target)*note: the best way to go about a deep conditioning treatment is on a day you don't have much going on: shampoo as normal, apply deep conditioner liberally, let set for several minutes (sometimes I even get out of the shower and let it set on my hair for 15-20 minutes) and then wash. Keep in mind your hair may be a little "moisture rich" after the treatment (ie - look a little greasy)

Hot Oil TreatmentVO5 Hot Oil, $10.68 (find it at WalMart)*note: follow instructions on package - it's pretty easy :)

My favorite Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (as well as my everyday shamp/cond for the time being)

Dove Therapy Intense Shamp/Cond, $4.99 each (find it at Target)

3)Would you suggest the same brands of color brightening shampoos for brunette hair?

The Drama Clean and Hair Cleansing Cream will do wonders for brunettes as well as blondes. For a warming brunette specific product, I love this (well, I did when I was a brownie!):

John Freida Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Shamp/Cond, $4.97 each (find it at WalMart)

I hope my answers have been at least somewhat helpful. Keep the questions coming!

Much love!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I love finding and trying new products. I am always on the lookout for something that has the potential to become a favorite! One of the best ways to do this is by finding out what other beauty lovers love. So, I am feeling a little generous and would love to share a few of my must haves. I'm going to start with my hair product must haves, and share my other beauty secrets later on :).

Because I am always up for trying a new beauty must have, I always, and you can quote me - always - love to find a lovely little morsel at a lovely little PRICE. So, I am not going to talk about a bunch of products that would be great only if you had Paris Hilton's beauty budget. I love finding other blogger's favorites but always get a smack in the face when I scroll down and see that her favorite tube of oh-so-perfect pinky lipstick is $67 cheese-a-roos. I work hard for my money and have no intention whatsoever of using a whole days' pay to buy shampoo and conditioner (as well as the fact that I would not like to be the reason my huzzzband gets deemed clinically insane after watching the $20 dollar bills I just washed my hair with float down the drain). The gist of it is: I just love to try, try, try and don't want to waste my beauty budget on one thing that I may not end up loving.

With that little disclaimer out of the way - here we are, friends! As always, please feel free to let me know of any questions or tidbits of advice you may have.

We all know how those oh-so-fun frizzies can pop up without welcome. I love both of these serums because not only do they help with the frizz, they also help with shine and heat protection. I swear by the 2nd one (Frizz-Ease) and use it everyday. Just be careful to use serums very sparingly, they can easily turn into a grease-ball disaster. Eeeek.
Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss, $11 (find it at your salon)
John Freida Frizz Ease Hair Serum Extra Strength Formula, $8.99 (find it at your local heaven, I mean Target)

Once a week, I like to get the gunk that builds up in my hair from hairsprays/mousse/whatever else ends up in there with a hair cleansing shampoo. I love the way my hair feels after using a cleanser... just feels, well, clean (surprise!). While I love the Hair Cleansing Cream by Redken, Drama Clean by Herbal Essences does a pretty bang up job as well. Just use in place of your regular shampoo whenever you feel a deep clean is necessary. I like to shampoo twice (leave the first on for a little longer) and then use a smaller amount of conditioner than normal (so I don't put all the weight back in after just taking it out).
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream, $17 (find it at your salon)
Herbal Essences Drama Clean, $3 (find it at Target)

Because I am a blondie (ahem... naturally, of course), I also like to use a blonde brightening shampoo every once in awhile when my golden locks are lacking shine or looking shamefully brassy. Blonde friends: we all know that brassy looks just about as bad on your head as it does on a doorknob. I do the same as the hair cleansing cream: use in place of your regular shampoo as you feel the need. While the Jhirmack tends to leave my hair smelling a little grandma-esque, I absolutely adore the softness and brightness it adds to my hair. Hey, it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
Redken Blonde Glam Shampoo, $11 (find it at your salon)
Jhirmack Silver Brightening Shampoo, $3 (find it at Walgreens or a similar store)

My hair is naturally "wavy." I use wavy in it's broadest form, because really, my hair is more accurately "just enough curl to make you straighten me/a little tempestuous at the sight of moisture" and there really isn't a word that accurately portrays all that (except "annoying"). Needless to say, my hair requires a little shmoozing when I don't feel like spending 45 minutes in front of the mirror with a blowdryer and flat iron sweating all the clean off that mr. shower just gave me. Here is what I have found to work best for my hair:
1. start with a light-but-still-moisturizing shampoo/conditioner (it's best to find one specifically for curls).
I like: Tresemme Flawless Curls Shamp/Cond, $3.84 each (find them at Target)
2. after shower, scrunch hair while head is upside down with a towel (I know, sounds fun)
3. take your hair out of the towel, my most important part: DON'T BRUSH!
4. spray a curl enhancing mist all over, don't be afraid to be wildly generous (don't wait too long for your hair to dry, because then mr. frizz like to make a visit)
I like: Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Spray, $3.34 (find it at Target)
5. scrunch around your head a few times. Then, turn head upside down (again) and use a palmful of mousse to scrunch all over
I like: Garnier Fructis Curl Construct Mousse, $3.34 (find it at Target)
6. voila! Scrunch a few more times haphazardly around your head while your hair is drying.
7. you are finished, gorgeous! Don't let the 6 steps scare you, I promise - it's easy peasy.

I hope that you were able to get through all of my hair ranting and raving. What I hope even more is that you were able to get at least a few new ideas to try! Be on the lookout for my next Favorites Post!

Much love!