As we rang in 2021, I went full Marie Kondo in our house. I purged everything that didn’t bring me joy, organized like a crazy lady and even cleared out our overflowing attic. It felt SO liberating! Throughout the process, I noticed just HOW many beauty products I’ve been stashing away for years for no apparent reason. Prior to this purge, I’d throw these products in a big bag beneath my sink. I’d tell myself that surely I’d need them SOMEDAY. This time around, though, my cleaning style had a method to the madness: if I hadn’t touched a product for a year or more, it was either donated or thrown away–end of story. Hello empty, refreshing space! Goodbye clutter!
I usually fill this space with light, family-driven style content. However, the events we’ve all witnessed over the past week with the murder of George Floyd have moved me to tears. Amidst a sea of thoughtful, moving, gut-wrenching posts which have flooded social media, I’ve tried drafting a number of blog posts that simply couldn’t do all that is happening right now justice. I’ve come to realize it’s time for me to simply listen and continue to educate myself and my children.
Happy Saturday–we made it! Sephora is currently having its annual spring bonus sale where Beauty Insiders can get 10% off of their favorite products all weekend long! For your shopping pleasure, I’m rounding up some of my top beauty picks you should go ahead and treat yourself to while they’re on sale. From face masks to eye liner and lip kits to eye cream, I’ve got you covered. Let’s face it: you deserve it.
It’s no secret that I have big hair–I’ve had it my whole life. I even earned the nickname “short puff” back in middle school when I used to wear my curls in a giant poof on top of my head because I did not yet know how to properly tame them. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate my curls so much more (thanks to hair products that keep the curls in check!). I love that curly girls are able to get the best of both worlds: we can wear our #bighairdontcare loud and proud and we can also switch it up to get blow-outs that leave us with silkier locks (which often have lots of volume!).
I’m always on a quest for styling tools that help me to keep my hair healthy and looking as good as possible so naturally, I’ve fallen completely in love with a line of products that does just that.
I’m excited to be teaming up with Paul Mitchell today to share a less than 10-minute sleek curls for curly hair tutorial, as well as a fun giveaway of some of my favorite products from their new fall Neuro line (enter to win here!). I have naturally curly hair and while I’ve grown to appreciate it more and more as I’ve gotten older, there are some days where I still love to switch it up for a sleeker look. My go-to place to get blow-outs is Dry Bar but whenever I don’t have time to swing by there, I straighten my hair myself at home (which is not the easiest task with this crazy mane!).