The 150th Belmont Stakes

 

Witnessing Triple Crown History

When most people think about the Belmont Stakes, they think about the iconic victory achieved by Secretariat. At the 150th Belmont stakes the prestigious Triple Crown trophy hung in the balance by none other than Secretariat’s 4th Great-Grandson — Justify. I was able to witness Justify win the Kentucky Derby this year. Being able to attend the Kentucky Derby was a “Bucket List” experience for me that you can read more about here. I … Read More

Monograms, Mulled Cider, and everything FALL!

Hello and Happy Fall Ya’ll!

I didn’t expect to take the little blogging vacation that I have been on, but it has been a busy few months! I travelled most of the summer, moved into a new home, and started a new school year #TeacherTired . However, I am happy to be back at it!

I wanted to share with you a little bit about the company Marly Lilly for those of you who love monograms. (and who doesn’t really…am … Read More

Best Products for Long Hair & Extentions

The Long Hair Struggle is Real

I have really long naturally straight hair. In the summer, my hair gets dried out and tangled from being in pools and outdoors. I just recently tried the Long Sexy Hair collection and I have to say I am in love! There are four products in this line, all of which have Moringa Oil and Biotin infused within.

Long Sexy Hair Collection:

  1. Color Safe Luxurious Shampoo
  2. Color Safe Luxurious Conditioner
  3. Luxe Detangler (I
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Island Essentials 

IT’S VACATION TIME!! 🏝
Here are a few new things I’m taking in my beach bag this year!

  1. A Suspenseful Beach ReadInto the Water by Paula Hawkins. This book was so good I read the whole thing on my flight to Jamaica. You can purchase it on amazon here!
  2. Mary Kay After-Sun Gel– This gel is cool and refreshing. It eliminates the itchy dry skin that happens after too much sun exposure. This is a must
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Faking it: My 5 Favorite Sunless Tanners!

5 Favorite Sunless Tanners

Are you looking for a good self tanner that doesn’t leave you orange and streaked? Being a redhead, I have really fair skin. I have to be extremely careful in the sun on vacation. I usually wear tons of sunscreen and a hat the entire time at the beach. But… I still want to LOOK tanned while avoiding the burns and blisters, so I use sunless tanners!

We have all heard about self tanning mishaps of … Read More

Half-Pony Hair Style with CHI


I had the awesome privilege to film this Half-Pony video tutorial with Rocky Vitelli and CHI Haircare.
I have to tell you, prior to this shoot I probably would have never been brave enough to give the style a try but now it is one of my favorite ways to style my hair! I think its so trendy and fun…

Love or Hate? Let me know what you think!

 

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Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo

I am extremely excited to travel  to the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo this weekend! It is the Premier Northwest Beauty Expo that focuses on helping state and national competitors improve their confidence, interview skills, and overall presentation. (You can read a little bit more about the event and the speakers here.)

I will be attending this event with my good friend and personal trainer for Miss USA, Quincy Alexander. Quincy and the Elite Training team were a HUGE part … Read More