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Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Oil and Salt-Infused Spray Waves Hello to Volume and Goodbye to Crispy Hair

Published in: Bumble and Bumble, Hair, Product Reviews

I love beachy wave sprays, but I do NOT love that crispy thing that many of them do to mah hurr.

Beachy waves = yes. Crunchy hair = nooo.

Apparently, I am not alone in this tale of beachy woe because Bumble and Bumble whipped up a solution. Their new Surf Infusion oil and sale-infused spray coaxes coifs into shiny, beachy waves without “dat crunchy feeling.” This is compared to most of the beachy wave sprays I’ve tried, which leave behind a matte finish and hair that feels a tad gritty.

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10 Things Under $10 at Sephora

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun, Nails, Skin Care

10 Things Under $10 at Sephora

Sometimes a girl (or guy!) just wants to treat herself to a trip to Sephora, and while she’s there, maybe find herself something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Ya feel me?! I think you do. :)

I was there earlier today under the guise of “searching for a Father’s Day gift for my dad,” while also looking for an inexpensive treat for…myself. Here are 10 potential beauty treats for less than $10 each, whoop-whoop!

1. Purely Pure Organic Cotton Facial Pads ($6)

2. Express Dry Shampoo ($9)

3. Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes ($5)


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New Hair!

Published in: Hair

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Ah… Fresh roots!

And fresh color.

Just what I needed before my birthday. :)

Back from the salon, and my hair’s a few shades lighter. My friend/stylist extraordinaire Alis at Fox + Stone salon in Corte Madera lightened up my dark chocolate brown base and made it warmer, and then painted in some lighter pieces. She also cleaned up the long layers and my bangs a bit but didn’t take much off, because I still want to keep growing out my hair (hey, it’s something to do).

If you ever want a change but don’t want a major cut, I highly suggest playing with color. It’s fun, and you have a lot of options.

I usually go to a salon now, because dude! — I wish I was talented enough to do something like this by myself with an at-home coloring kit. I know that it’s possible, because I meet people who do it all the time, but I learned the hard way that I’m not meant to color my own hair, because every time I’ve done it, I’ve done something wrong.

So now I leave it to the experts.

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What I’m wearing…
Lips — MAC Matte Lipstick in Persistence (from the new The Matte Lip collection)
Cheeks — Dior Diorksin Nude Tan Tie Dye Edition in 002 Coral Sunset
Top — LOFT

When was the last time you did something with your hair color, and what did you do?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray Is One Hella Awesome Hair Product

Published in: Hair, Oribe, Product Reviews

Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray

Two of the new Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Sprays, $29 each

MIND BLOWN.

That’s all I have to say about Oribe’s new Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray. That, and “wallet on five-alarm fire, holy sh*t!”

Honestly, and I know that I say versions of this all the time, but the last thing I needed was to get addicted to a $29 root touch-up spray in a tiny 0.7-oz. bottle, but it is what it is!

When your hair reaches that point when you really, really, REALLY should’ve gotten your roots done a week ago (or…a month ago), but your next salon appointment is still two weeks away, and then you spray this on your roots, and essentially see your hair revert back to its pre-rooty-root glory days in less than 30 seconds right before your eyes, it’s magical.

And dangerously addictive.

Because of the price.

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Hair How-To: Messy Reverse French Braids

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Messy reverse french braid

I rue the day that sleek, perfect, not-one-hair-out-of-place hairstyles come back into fashion because, duuuuude! — when that happens, I’m pretty much screwed.

Take this messy reverse French braid, par exemple. I don’t know why, but whenever I wear it, I usually get one or two compliments, and it seems like the messier and crazier it looks, the more it makes an impression.

Long live messy hair! 😀

Here’s how I do it…

  • I start by prepping my roots with a dry hairspray to add some lift and volume (here I used Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle for oily Hair).
  • Next, I spray a texturizing spray from mid-shaft to the ends, and my ride-or-die is Kerastase Spray a Porter (SERIOUSLY THE BEST!!).
  • Then, I part my hair and do a reverse French braid (which is basically the same thing as a regular French braid, but instead of pulling the hair over to create the braid, you pull it under) on one side, and secure it with an elastic ponytail holder.

    Then I do the same thing with the other side until it meets the first braid. After that, I gently pull the elastic off the first braid and use it to secure both braids together at the point where they meet.

  • A quick spritz of an uber-hold hairspray (like Kerastase Laque Noire Extra Strong Hold or something similar) all over, and I’m done.

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