Hello, hi!!! Sorry I haven’t been updating y’all on my VLOGMAS’ but I have been posting over on my youtube channel!! I was going to wait and post a whole blog post about all the vlogs but I figured thats probably too many to watch at one time lol… so i’ll just do it with like a week of vlogs!! So thats im here for today. I’ll leave a link below of the playlist so far and i’ll be back again next week with more because I really PLAN ON KEEPING THIS UP!!!!

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VLOGMAS PLAYLIST

OMG!!! Y’all I can not believe we are already here. Its the last month of the year, its Christmas time!! So this year I am attempting vlogmas AGAIN. Yes I know I failed at it last year…. BUT I thought hey why not try for round 2 this year and hopefully keep it up. I do love to vlog, even though im very awkward, I love watching vlogs so here I am again. I have lots of things in mind that I want to do this month so I will try my best to capture it for y’all!! Sooo with all that being said here is my Vlogmas Day 1!! I hope you enjoy and I will see you all tomorrow!

So this year I decided to host a friendsgiving! Honestly I had planned on taking way more pictures than I actually did but this just proves that I was just enjoying having all of my best friends together in one day. I don’t usually get to have that opportunity so it was so nice. Yes I may only have 4 close friends but they are friendships that will never fade away. Its honestly the best when you know you have a friendship for life. I can’t imagine my life, really without them. They are my ride or dies. They are always there when I need them and they know I will always do the same. Yeah sometimes life gets hectic and we always can’t see each other but when we do its like we just saw each other yesterday. Those are the kinds of friendships you need to have in your life. Really thats adult life for you. It makes me so happy when I know all of us can get together at one time and have fun. The laughs, the talks, all of it. I will forever be grateful to have these girls in my life. They are the BEST friends a girl can have. Cherish those who will do anything and everything for you. The ones who won’t get mad when you need time to yourself. We always have a good time when we’re together. Whether its just a few of us hanging out on the weekends or getting dinner with one of them. I cherish the time I have with these girls. Friendsgiving is definitely something I will continue to do every year. Plus we’re all a good time so like hell yeah imma be hosting more get togethers!!! Hope you enjoy and I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving with your loved ones!

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Hello!!!! So today I figured i’ll put up and share my current hair products I am using at the moment. A lot of people have asked me to do one of these kind of post so HERE I AM. Im honestly surprised this is my first hair blog post since I’ve made my blog because as many of you know I’m a hairdresser lol so uhhhh kinda late on this but I’m here now! There is so many amazing products out there and these are just the ones that work for ME. Everyone has different types of hair so not every product will work on EVERYBODY. But I always say it never hurts to try! Honestly tho if anyone ever has questions on what would work best for them and their hair I am always willing to give you my opinion and help, I mean it is what I do for a living lol. I love being a hairdresser and discovering new products and working with all types of hair and using the right product for them. I have my likes and dislikes. For me I have fine hair, its blonde so it gets a little more dry but I do get oily hair. Which isn’t a bad thing because the natural oils you produce on your scalp are actually GOOD for your hair. My biggest advice to give is getting your hair trimmed every 8 weeks or so. Keeping it healthy and helping it grow. If you just keep the dry dead ends of your hair because its “long” you’re not going to see any progress with your hair growth and healthiness. That is the hairdresser talking lol. I hope you enjoy this post and I will see y’all soon!!

 

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Shampoo and Condtioner

Kevin Murphy angle wash, basically my daily shampoo. I try to go 2-3 days without washing my hair, thats my goal but if I have to I will wash it every other day.

Redken purple shampoo, since Im blonde I keep a purple shampoo so my hair doesn’t get as brassy. I will use this once or twice a week. Purple shampoo can make your hair dry so thats why I don’t use it everyday. But this one from redken is by far my favorite one I have used on myself.

As for conditioner Kevin Murphy smooth again, one of my favorites. This helps keep my hair from frizzing as much so it smooths down my cuticle. I only use this on my ends because it can be a little heavy but it makes my hair feel AMAZING.

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After shower products

Matrix Biology leave in conditioner – I ALWAYS use a leave in conditioner after I get out of the shower and towel dry my hair. Its perfect for detangling. Leave in conditioner is best used for people who have dry hair.

Kevin murphy young again – This is an oil that I use after the leave in. I focus this mainly on my ends then work whatever I have left on my hand throughout the rest of my hair. This is a heat protecting oil so I always make sure to use this when I decide to use any tools and heat on my hair.

Wet Brush – By far my favorite hair brush. The wet brush is made specifically for after shower detangling. It will not pull or rip any hair and is gentle on the hair. [ TIP: start detangling your hair from the bottom and work your way up to prevent breakage.]

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Styling Products

Kevin Murphy Bedroom hair – I have so many texture sprays I love to use and this is one of them. Super light on the hair and gives you a flexible texturized style. Doesn’t leave the hair hard and sticky like most hair sprays do.

Kristin Ess working texture spray – The name itself is what it does exactly. If I don’t feel like using a “hairspray” I will gravitate towards this and it gives me some body and texture to my hair.

Loreal dry shampoo – I have gone through SO MANY dry shampoos and I have yet to find one that actually works for me. Again I have fine thin hair so it gets oily quick and when I don’t feel like washing my hair I use dry shampoo. This one is definitely a staple now because it is the only one that actually works for me.

Dry bar triple sec – This is a new product I have recently discovered. Im loving it so far. Its another texturizing spray so it basically does the same as my other ones but I feel like this one gives me a little EXTRA body to my hair and I love it. Super light weight also.

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Biotin

So I know this technically isn’t a hair product but I wanted to share another tip. I have been taking biotin off and on for awhile now but these past couple months I have sticked to it. I really do notice a difference in my hair, skin and especially my nails when I take this vitamin. Taking your daily vitamins, biotin included are a really good essential for not only your health but your body too, including your hair. Trust me it can make a difference.

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Styling tools

90% of the time you see me have curls / waves in my hair. I get a lot of questions asking what I use and this is it! I use a 1 1/4 inch curling iron. I alternate my curls but sometimes I will do them all the same way depending on how I feel honestly. But a little tip if you alternate your curls it gives you more of a beachy wave look. My favorite way to curl hair. Loooove this curling iron and brand.

Strong. What is strong? Strong has multiple meanings. We all know. But today I want to talk about being strong, mentally. What does that mean to you? Its okay not to be strong all the time. We’re human we aren’t perfect, nobody is. If someone claims to be they are lieing. We can’t always be the strong ones and honestly it sucks that when you come off in a way to always seem like you have it all together, your life is perfect but no one sees what really goes on behind closed doors. Don’t assume anything because you really never know what that person is actually going through. Sometimes people just want you to sit there and listen without judgment. They just need someone to vent to and talk to. We all go through tough times, broken hearts, stress, etc. Don’t beat yourself up over the small things or even so the bigger things. Thats how we get through life is with challenges. People challenge us everyday. Everyone and everything that comes into your life is a lessoned learned. God will always have a plan for YOU. Trust him. He will bring certain people into your life for a reason and if they choose to leave you’ll understand why later. Something BETTER will come. You have to trust the process. If something doesn’t work out, don’t stress and STAY STRONG. Be you, Do you, For YOU. Not everyone will give back what you give to them. Sometimes its a hard pill to swallow that, thats just how it will be. Life is to short to be worrying. Live your life and have fun. You only get one so make it worth it. Do things you never thought you would and don’t regret a thing. Friends and Family will always be there no matter what. They will always have your back. Bring you up when you’re feeling down. Don’t let anyone waste your time. No one deserves that. If they can’t appreciate what you have to offer, let them go. You deserve to have people in your life that make you happy and appreciate you. If you’re to scared of change ask yourself why first. Why does it scare you? How will this affect your life? Could be a good change or could be a bad one but again that is life. You really never know until you try. Don’t fear it, embrace it. Don’t live your life scared all the time. I know things are so much easier said than actually done. But being STRONG and telling yourself you can you’re already one step closer to success in life. Focus on yourself and mentality before anything. If you can stay STRONG for others you can stay STRONG for yourself. You matter. Your mental health matters. In my personal experience I have dealt with some things. I’ve had people tell me one thing but then turning it around and telling me another. I’ve been let down. People have walked out of my life. People have lied. A certain job hasn’t worked out, so on a so forth but every single thing has taught me something. As I got older it got easier to accept things. I realized certain things don’t work out for a reason. I can’t change everything. Ive learned to trust the process and move on. Thats all I got to do. I can be STRONG and its okay to not be okay. But being STRONG and letting things go and letting things just happen naturally has helped me a lot. Of course I have my days but who doesn’t? Doing stuff like this, writing down what is on my mind. Taking a drive, hanging out with friends and family, going on hikes or taking time for myself are things that help me through. Im lucky enough to have a family who supports me, friends who are there for me, a job that I love. I soak that all in. I cherish every moment. And you should to. Whatever the hell it is you are going through right now it will be okay. Trust the process and be STRONG.