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Mane attraction

5/25/18

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As I hardly ever style my hair, I'd like to believe that taking good care of it can supersede the need for styling. Simple healthy hair, in my opinion, can transform an entire look- adding a touch of luster and providing a natural buoyancy that can still shout effortlessly-cool is more my speed. Here are some of my tips for keeping your hair in good shape:

- Know your art of shampooing and conditioning: everyone has different hair types and varying levels of oil production, so you should wash and condition whenever you feel absolutely appropriate, but I find that washing every two days is great for my hair. Less frequent washes prevent my hair from drying out and frizzing - the natural oils keep my hair down nicely and looking glossy. What's equally important is using shampoo and conditioner that fits your hair type. For instance, I have pretty thick hair so I'm probably better off using product that softens my strands, rather than a formula that thickens them. I also tend to lather shampoo near my scalp only, wash it out, then apply conditioner to the ends and leave it on for a couple minutes (while I move onto body wash) before washing that out. I don't like applying shampoo cleanser to my entire head of hair because it can be pretty drying to the ends, where your natural oils hardly reach - you want to refresh the roots and condition the tips. Kevin Murphy has an expansive line of fantastic shampoo and conditioner for varying types of hair.


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- Follow up with hair oils: in between the days where I wash my hair, I try to apply hair oil on the tips. I like doing this because it kind of freshens up my hair (most of the oils I've tried smell delicious) and it seals the ends to retain moisture. More often than not, I find that whenever I use hair oil regularly, I stop getting split ends and breakage.


- Utilize a scalp scrub: I think this is especially useful for those who find themselves using dry shampoo pretty often. There can be quite a bit of buildup on our scalps and just like how we need to cleanse the pores on our faces, we also need to let our scalps "breathe" by properly removing all the gunk, dry shampoo or volumizing spray or not. I've only ever tried two scrubs in the past - both were tricky, I had to wash my hair out multiple times to get the product out, but after getting the hang of it, I could *feel* my hair just perking up.


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- Hair masks and vitamins: while immediate results are harder to spot in this case, taking your vitamins doesn't hurt. Hair supplements contain Biotin, the vitamin most known for promoting hair growth. You can get your Biotin intake through foods like liver, eggs, seeds and nuts, and salmon, but like taking daily vitamins is more likely good for you, adding hair supplements to the mix isn't a bad idea either. Currently I'm trying these hair/body/nails tablets from Swisse.

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Risky business

5/1/18

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, leopard print, animal print, And Other Stories animal print top, wrap top, Brixton women's fiddler cap, fiddler caps, Brixton hats, Acne Studios wool pants, woolen pants, boxy pants, Acne pants, Acne trousers, wool trousers, tomboy style, YOOX, designer clothing, Dr Marten platform boots, platform boots, leather platform boots, Doc Martens, Amazon Fashion, clear vinyl tote bag, CLYDE clear tote, Los Angeles, personal styleNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, leopard print, animal print, And Other Stories animal print top, wrap top, Brixton women's fiddler cap, fiddler caps, Brixton hats, Acne Studios wool pants, woolen pants, boxy pants, Acne pants, Acne trousers, wool trousers, tomboy style, YOOX, designer clothing, Dr Marten platform boots, platform boots, leather platform boots, Doc Martens, Amazon Fashion, clear vinyl tote bag, CLYDE clear tote, Los Angeles, personal style& Other Stories top, Acne Studios trousers, Dr Marten boots, CLYDE tote bag, Brixton cap

Balance reiterated by juxtaposition: a wrap top in a rather playful print paired with a straightforward, boyish trouser, and accessorized with chunky combat boots and an office-appropriate tote bag. What do you get? Something that, at first thought, seems out of the ordinary and maybe even out of place, but actually feels just right after successfully romping around town looking as such.

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April favorites

4/30/18

Neon Blush, February favorites, favorite products, monthly favorites, Los Angeles, beauty and fashion blogger, J Hannah nail polish, miso nail polish, yellow neutral nails, silk scrunchies, satin scrunchies, Zebra mildliner pens, Lord Jones CBD gummies, Kevin Murphy hair products, Kevin Murphy plumping rinse and wash, Med Men, Dosist sleep pen, MedMen DTLA, MedMen WeHo, MedMen Los Angeles, NARS liquid blush set, makeup blush, liquid blush, Oribe hand cream, Classpass referral, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte lipstickNeon Blush, February favorites, favorite products, monthly favorites, Los Angeles, beauty and fashion blogger, J Hannah nail polish, miso nail polish, yellow neutral nails, silk scrunchies, satin scrunchies, Zebra mildliner pens, Lord Jones CBD tummies, Kevin Murphy hair products, Kevin Murphy plumping rinse and wash, Med Men, Dosist sleep pen, MedMen DTLA, MedMen WeHo, MedMen Los Angeles, NARS liquid blush set, makeup blush, liquid blush, Oribe hand cream, Classpass referral, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte lipstickJ.Hannah nail polish in "Miso"

At a glance, this subdued yellow might seem unconventional as a polish, but its charm really shines when it's finally applied. It's subtle but slightly bold, understated but chic, relatable but unique all at once. And while J. Hannah's entire line of nail lacquer offers the best set of neutral colors, "Miso" is my favorite for its interestingly colorful approach into the neutral zone. It's perfect year-round really, but donning this muted pastel hue during spring and summer seems especially appropriate.

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Right off the bat, I ought to say that I'm not much of a lipstick person, much less one for the matted variant. BUT! This Velour Extreme Matte lipstick collection from Laura Mercier is a game changer. True to its name, the product is velvety smooth, very pigmented and actually long lasting. Like, you-can-eat-and-not-feel-like-you-have-lipstick-on-and-only-reapply-once-in-a-day long lasting. It's honestly hard to pick one swatch, because every single hue is wondrous, but if I *had* to whittle it down to my top five, they would be: "On Point" - a bright and fun neon orange, "Vibe" - a cool and relaxed pinkish beige (what I'm wearing above), "Fierce" - an alluring milky chocolate, "Fire" - a fiery reddish orange reminiscent of a sultry night in southern Italy, and "Power" - a sophisticated-but-fun berry burgundy hue.

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This set of shampoo and conditioner does what it says it does- it plumps and strengthens and refreshes. But what I love most about these two, and about the Kevin Murphy hair brand in general, is that I generally feel like I have to wash my hair less often after using. It stays feeling clean (without ever giving me that 'stripped' clean feeling), AND my hair smells amazing for at least two days following the wash. Everytime I tousle my hair or run my fingers through the top of my head, I still get whiffs of this wash and I love it.

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If you're like me and you often feel sore, or if you have a hard time falling asleep or even just feeling relaxed, these CBD gumdrops from Lord Jones are your answer. Lord Jones makes an array of CBD-infused products but these all natural, old-fashioned confections are seriously some of the best cannibis products out there in general. After having one, I feel calmer and relieved, and sometimes I'll even pop one for that time of the month. They're non-psychoactive so it's a treat and treatment in one! On a side note, Lord Jones also regularly hosts medicated sound baths (electronic mixes) around Los Angeles - if you're interested in attending, you should follow them to look out for upcoming opportunities.

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When it comes to working out, I get bored pretty easily so it's important that I get to hop around to various studios and attend any class at any time. Classpass lets me do that. I've taken over a hundred classes, everything from (hot) yoga to boxing to pilates to HIIT/circuit training to barre to vertical climbing and power plate exercising. Better yet, the app works on a credit system (each class is worth a different amount, depending on the length and time of the day), which allows you to set your schedule month to month however you see fit-- if you're feeling really inspired to work out one month, you can purchase a bigger package and have the ability to attend 10-14 classes. Conversely if you're strapped for time in the next month and can only manage three or four classes a month, there's a tier perfect for that as well. I truly love the versatility and freedom I get with Classpass. If you've never tried it, use my referral link for $40 off your first month. Springtime is my favorite season for working out-- the weather is right and coming out of hibernation I begin to feel excited and motivated for summer, so if you feel the same, go out and do something! Once you find your favorite studios, it's worth it, I promise.

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It is not very often that I feel completely wowed by a makeup product, but these are the most recent ones to make me feel that way. I've been recommending these blushes to just about everyone I know. The texture is light and and the finish gives you the most natural, gorgeous flush. In all honesty, all of these colors are flattering--I just added the limited edition "Hot Tin Roof" to the arsenal this past month--and sometimes I'll even mix two colors to get a slight variation. A little goes a reeeally long way, so I feel that you really get your bang for the buck.

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For someone who has a hard time falling and staying asleep, this sleep pen from Dosist has become a vital part of my nightly routine. It'll get me sleeping in no time and keep me sleeping soundly. I started using this after I would get clogged up from allergies (and therefore had trouble falling asleep), and now I continue to use it just because I generally wake up the next day feeling so refreshed after doing so. Definitely recommend!

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Even though we have really mild winters in Los Angeles, my hands still manage to dry out and crack quite a bit. This hand creme from Oribe has grown to be one of my favorites - it's rich and truly moisturizing for hours. After continued use, I noticed it repaired my dry skin and kept it soft and moisturized for a while, so the effects seem to be long lasting. This hand creme is a pretty penny but worth the investment.

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Scrunchies! What's not to love? They're fun. They add a nice touch to your bun or ponytail. They make you feel like you're wearing a corsage. They also surprisingly hold really well and rarely snag your hair. I got my assorted pack of 12 on Amazon here.

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After getting into bullet journaling in 2017, I decided this year that I would get more creative with layouts, colors and such. Leave it up to these Zebra mildliner pens to amp it up. These pens are perfect for your usual highlighting, but do well for regular coloring, too. And the colors are PERFECT. I get that weird, giddy feeling I used to get on the first day of school with my fresh school supplies whenever I use these.

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Blue jean baby, starry eyed lady

4/18/18

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Combining denim and a starry pattern in an ode to welcoming spring in none other than rag & bone, one of my favorite brands of all time. It's a label that's synonymous with the effortlessly cool, that's fun but grown, that's mostly casual but usually thoughtful - something that I've always associated with spring styling.

As mentioned previously, this year I'm trying to widen my sartorial reach to more prints and patterns, and try sophisticated silhouettes while maintaining the casual, simple aesthetic that I normally go for. These spring/summer pieces from rag & bone strike the perfect balance between the fresh and familiar:



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