Monday, January 12, 2015

The Best and Worst of the 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet

It's that time again when celebrities are donning (usually) gorgeous gowns and walking down the red carpet of award shows... and I of course have to give my two cents on what they're wearing. As always, this is never intended to be mean towards the person, just because I hate their dress does not mean that I hate them :) 

Okay let's start with the Best....

Emma Stone in Lanvin
I'm a big fan of women opting to wear pants on the red carpet, it's unexpected and is usually a risk that pays off well. (Remember Emma Watson's dress + pants combo last year? FAB) She looks super elegant and I love that the black pants are simple and allow the stunning top to be the focal point. 

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein 
Simple, elegant Calvin Klein's are Reese's red carpet signature and it works for her. She always looks classy and beautiful. This dress is no exception and I'm sure it was even more stunning in person to see how the light reflected off of it as she walked. 

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Product Round-up #1



So a new post series that I will be doing in 2015 is my Product Round-up. I'm thinking I'll probably do this about once a month and I'll share a hair care, skin care, and makeup product that I've been using lately. Some I might really love, and some I might caution you to save your money and not buy. 

Hair Care...
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner
 
The claim for this product is that the "citrus and chamomile gentle formula visibly lightens for a shimmery sunlight blond. Renews hair's healthy look and feel." Let's dissect this shall we? 
"Citrus and chamomile" YES. This is seriously some of the best smelling shampoo and conditioner I've ever used and it is definitely lemony and fresh. 

"Visibly lightens for a shimmery sunlight blond" Ok this is where it gets a little tricky because technically I don't have blond hair. "Then why are you using this shampoo Morgan?!?!?" MY HAIR IS HALF BLOND CUT ME SOME SLACK :) I have ombre hair and the reason that I got this shampoo in the first place is because I wanted to keep the bottom that I had dyed blond looking well, blond.  I'm honestly convinced that I'm under the placebo effect a little bit and the chlorine from swimming is what actually made my hair lighten, but regardless, the bottom of my hair is still as blonde as ever and seems to be getting lighter. (Shimmery sunlight blond is probably an exaggeration for the purpose of using nice adjectives.) I'm curious to know how this works on actual blondes or people who don't spend 15+ hours a week submerged in chlorine so if you've used this stuff let me know :)

"Renews hair's healthy look and feel" My hair does always feel very soft and usually looks pretty good after I wash and condition it with this stuff so I would say that's a pretty accurate statement at least for me.

The Verdict: Even if I'm totally under the placebo effect that this stuff is making me blonder it does make my hair super soft and amazing smelling so I would say it's a pretty good shampoo/conditioner combo. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

7 Hair Health Tips



1. Be Gentle. You shouldn't brush wet hair because it's ultra prone to breakage, use a widetooth comb instead. Also, be careful when brushing out tangles, you're brushing your hair, not raking leaves :)

2. Trim, Trim Trim. It's been said a million times but it's one of the best pieces of advice. Even if you're growing out your hair you have to get it trimmed every few weeks or you'll be left with a lot a split ends instead of lovely flowing locks. 

3. Eat Up. Healthy hair starts from the inside, you have to give your body the right nutrients. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are great for your hair, and your skin too. 

4. Vitamin Boost. If you really struggle with thin hair or hair that just won't grow, you might want to add a natural supplement to your hair care regime. I have recently started trying ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Supplement and while it's too soon to be able to determine any results personally, a supplement like this is definitely something you might be interested in trying. If you're not big on the fruits and vegetables, you can get some of the vitamins and nutrients your hair is missing this way. 

5. Don't Get Burned. If you are a big fan of using heat tools on your hair it is super important that you use a heat protectant. You're hair will not look it's best if it is fried. The heat protectant spray that I use is TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer. It smells really good and has a  nice spray that finely mists your hair instead of just leaving a bunch of wet spots. I usually spray my hair while it's still wet and comb it through before I dry and curl my hair. 

6. Deeeeep Condition. If your hair is on the dry side a deep conditioner might be what it needs. I'm a competitive swimmer so my hair gets all of the moisture sucked out by chlorine. I'm still able to keep it nice a soft though because I deep condition. There are tons of deep conditioners on the market, I'm a fan of L'Oreal's Total Repair Damage Erasing Balm, but there are lots of DIY options that you can make with stuff in your kitchen. Here's a great article I found that lists a few.

7. Go Heatless. If you're someone who plugs in their flat iron or curling iron every single day, it might be time to learn some new styles that don't use heat. Even if you're using a heat protectant your hair will appreciate a break from being burned into submission on the regular. I have a couple posts here, here, and here of heatless styles. Warning, some of these are super throwback posts ;)

I did recieve the ZenWise supplements for free as compensation for mentioning them in this post but as always, all opinions are 100% my own :) You can check out ZenWise at www.ZenWiseLabs.com and purchase their products on Amazon. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Room Style

I created 3 mood boards of different styles using Modani furniture pieces and home accessories showing how just like the perfect accessories and clothes reflect your personal style, your furniture and home accessories can do the same. The furniture that Modani sells has a very minimalist and modern feel to it, like the white sofa in my Modern Muse board, which is the perfect blank canvas to accessorize and customize to your personal style. Modani has a bunch of great modern sofas and you can check out the whole collection here. If the clothing pieces and accessories on the mood boards remind you of what's in your closet, the home decor pieces on that board might be a good jumping off point for decorating your own rooms. 


Click the arrows to scroll through the mood boards :)

Which one of these is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section!
Modani simply provided the inspiration for this post, I did not receive any money to promote the company

Monday, December 1, 2014

Makeup Tutorial Collab: 2 Holiday Glam Looks


Today I'm sharing with you two looks perfect for whatever parties or events you have coming up this holiday season. One is my own and the other was created by my friend Mercedes who I collaborated with so you guys get a bonus look :) Her video will be at the bottom of this post so be sure to check her look out and subscribe to her Youtube channel if you want to see more from her.

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