Beach Waves Hair Tutorial


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Andrew and I have finally started to settled down in our new house. I just got a desk so now I feel like I can start getting back to a normal schedule. I’m so excited to share some home decor posts on my blog. I will have a lot of before and after pictures! With the weather getting warmer I have a hair tutorial that is perfect for summer days. Even though I do my hair like this pretty much year round! Beach waves have been my go-to for a long time now. I honestly feel most myself when my hair is wavy. I love to style my hair with these curls because they look completely effortless and last a few days. Watch the video for a step by step how to! You can also shop the products I used below.



Disclosure: This post and video were sponsored by ShopStyle through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post and create a How-To video, all opinions are my own.


Cover FX Custom Cover Drops


Hey guys! For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Cover FX just launched a new product call Custom Cover Drops. Basically, they are pure pigments that you mix with any liquid product, to create a custom foundation. Some things you can mix it with are primers, serums, facial oils or moisturizers. The finish that you get depends on what product you mix it with. The same goes for the coverage, the more drops you add, the more coverage you get. I have been loving experimenting with these drops and being my own mixologist. Let me know if you have tried these out yet in the comments! You can watch my video below to see what they look like applied to the skin.

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{in the picture above I used the Cover FX Illuminating Primer}


SHOP CUSTOM COVER DROPS HERE


French Country Decor


So I have had a little obsession with Fixer Upper on HGTV lately and have fallen in love with JoJo’s design taste. Everything is very French Country. There are lots of feminine pieces mixed with rustic wood finishes giving a very polished, yet relaxed vibe. Believe it or not, all of these items below are from Target. I have been so impressed with their decor lately and basically want it all for our new house. I put together some of my top pics that fall into the French Country theme. Let me know what your design style is below!French Country Decor

mint mirror / grey pot / floral chandelier / lanterns

wooden lamp /stool / retro vase / love pillow

basket / vintage trays / glass vase / linen chair


DIY Chocolate Face Mask


Hey guys! Today I have a wonderful mask to share with you that is amazing for the skin. All you need it two ingredients. Yep, that’s right, just two things. Coconut oil and cacao powder. DIY Chocolate Face Mask

| TO MAKE |

Mix 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil with 2 tbsp’s of cacao powder and stir together until combined. This will make a few uses, so you can always make less. Just be sure to use 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts cacao powder.

how to

| SKIN BENEFITS |

Cacao Powder:

-high levels of antioxidants which promotes cell repair

-firms the skin and prevents against wrinkles and fine lines

-high vitamin and mineral content

-increases hydration

-smoothes the skin

-increased defense of UV damage

Coconut Oil:

-anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial (which is great to keep your pores clean)

-adds lasting moisture without any greasy feeling

-keeps skin clear

-smells amazing!


>>watch my video to see it all in action<<



Seeing Green


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Being that it’s March, I obviously had to do a post wearing green. Duh! So today’s look is a simple but polished night out look. I love the color of this dress. Hunter green is flattering on so many skin tones and works during the majority of the year. I just started getting into mid-length dresses and kind of love them! They are easy to dress up and make you look pulled together, even when you don’t feel like you are! I hope you all are having a great week so far and thanks so much for stopping by!


dress: c/o windsor (similar)

shoes: steve madden (similar)

necklace: forever 21 (similar)

bracelet: trina turk (similar)

purse: ann taylor (similar)

blazer: nordstrom (similar)

sunnies: loft (similar)

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Be Inspired // #8


Inspired

Today’s inspiration board is about working hard to achieve success, whatever you see success as. No matter what you are working toward in life, I think it’s important to have your mind in the right place. For me, working in the social media field, I get overwhelmed really easily. When I see other that are largely ahead of me makes me question what I am doing and discouraged at times. This year I am focusing on silencing the noise of others and working hard no matter what others are doing. Another aspect of success is believing in yourself. If you can get the confidence in yourself, you can do and achieve great things. This morning I sat down at my desk and attempted to tackle my emails. I looked at every unanswered message and told myself I’d get back to it later. I always need the reminder that now is always the best time, not in 30 minutes or tomorrow. Now. Man, I am the best procrastinator. I want to challenge both myself, and all of you, to finish things. I made the simple task of replying to emails look super daunting because of my mind set. Take each item on your list and follow through. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing everything on your list off at the end of the day. Am I right? So I hope we can all work together to get focused and work towards our goals. Take everything one day at time and always remember how far you have come!


 

for more quotes visit my pinterest board


Joss & Main Obsession


Hi friends! So Andrew and I just went furniture shopping in Solana Beach. We went into a bunch of stores looking for beds and other furniture items. We are moving into a new place this summer and need to get some new things, so we figured we’d start looking asap. So here’s the deal. A lot of the stores we were in had some great things, but everything was pretty high in price. The headboard we liked was about $800 and it wasn’t even exactly what we wanted. So I remembered about Joss & Main which is a flash sale site for furniture and home decor and pulled it up on my phone. I found a section called custom upholstery and you can basically create your ideal bed for under $500. I put together a little collage of some pieces I am drooling over right now. Let me know if you guys have heard of this website and if you have ordered anything from there. I am planning on getting this bed within the next month and cannot wait!

Home Decor: Joss & Main

tray /chandelier /mirror / chair

bed / rug / clock / lamp / stool

coffee table / pillow / cabinet / flowers


Check out Joss & Main HERE. PS. This isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just super obsessed!


summer dreamin


I know it’s still February, well almost March, but I’m actually ready for summer. I am fully aware I am always saying how much I love winter. But the other day I looked in the mirror and the person looking back at me looked like a vampire. Kidding, but I am that pale. I am all for that porcelain skin, but I mean, I need some color stat. A few days after I realized how translucent I was, our weather suddenly heated up and truly felt like summer. I laid out in the sun for a few days to soak up all the vitamin D I could and it felt amazing. I even got a little bit of color! It didn’t last long though, it started pouring last night. Anyways, that little tease made me super excited for the summer and I even pulled out some summer clothes last night. I organized all my bathing suits too which made me more motivated to get in shape. Little tip for you guys. Put on a bathing suit tonight. It will give you that kick in the butt to get in the gym. So here are some pieces that I’m currently inspired by (some I own). I’m even going to play some country music right now. Drivin around song anyone? (On a side note: go watch #candidlynicole on youtube. The funniest thing ever, even Andrew loves it. There are clips on AOL Originals & the Candidly Nicole channel. Loove.)

summer collage

dreamcatcher tank / coola sunscreen / ray bans / backpack

mikoh top / jack black balm / lip mask

claw ring / bamboo bracelet / triangle necklace / jean shorts

espadrille flats / nail polish / sea salt spray / champagne tank


Fruit Infused Water


IMG_4518I received this fruit infuser water bottle in my last Fab Fit Fun box and I thought I’d show you how it works! Sometimes water can be a bit boring, so infusing it with fruit, veggies or herbs can makes things more interesting. There are so many combinations you can try out yourself, but I am going to show you what I use most often. Besides making your water look pretty, infusing it has so many health benefits. Water alone helps to balance your body fluids, keep your skin looking good, control calorie intake, energize muscles, and cleanse your body of toxins. So just add that list, to what infused water does and you are on your way to feeling and looking great! (use code kendrafruitwater for a free bottle in your next Fab Fit Fun box)
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First, decide what you want to use in your water bottle. Slice it up into small pieces and place in the middle insert. Once you have everything inside, twist the pink cap back on and place back inside the bottle. I like to put mine in the fridge for a little bit to get cold and let the fruit do it’s job. After about 10 minutes you will start to taste the difference, but the longer you let it sit, the more the flavors can seep into the water.
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Lemon water is so quick and easy. Lemons provide so many health benefits. So I had to make a list!

-boosts your immunity

-aids digestion

-gives you an energy boost

-freshens your breath

-cleanses your system

-reduces inflammation

-clears up your skin

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Another type of infused water I love is cucumbers and oranges. I love the sweetness you get from the orange, but you also get a clean aftertaste from the cucumber. It is super refreshing and delicious! Oranges aid with healthy blood circulation and provide vitamin C. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating and they also help flush out toxins.
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Some other great ingredients are mint, raspberries, lime and strawberries.

Let me know what your favorite types of infused water are!

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Click HERE to see my Fab Fit Fun unboxing!