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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How I Curl My Hair.

I wanted to share how I normally style or curl my hair. I'm a huge fan of curling wands and I no longer use a regular curling iron. One of my favorite curling wands that I own is the Bed Head Curlipops 1" Hourglass Wand. I found mine at my local Marshalls store for only $16.99!

I'm sharing how I curl my hair on my Her Hair Company hair extensions. This hair is a Brazilian Wavy texture. This is one of my favorite hair textures and it looks amazing curled! Be sure to click here to see my initial thoughts on this hair.

This is a before photo of me before styling the hair.
The hair has been washed and air dried. This is the natural texture of the hair.


Be sure to watch the video to see how I curl my hair and make my hair more voluminous!

This is a photo of me after using the Bed Hair Hourglass Curling wand.



Now you can see why this is my favorite curling wand! The shape of the wand makes the curls really unique and full. It normally takes me 10-15 minutes to style and curl my hair. I definitely recommend this wand for anyone that likes to curl their hair.


Do you own this curling wand? Thoughts? What's your favorite styling tool?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fashion Inspiration from European Casinos.

Fashion in American casinos disappeared when patrons started walking in clad in t-shirts and shorts. Perhaps it was a strategic move from casino providers to uphold the “no shirt, no shoes, no slots” rule since they began operating on a 24-hour basis to intrigue even the most random people passing by their establishments. But the beauty of casinos of the past was the exclusivity it exuded from its dress code, that once you dressed the part you were immediately perceived as a member of the elite.

Although when the evening rolls in, gamblers do start to look a little sharper with men donning classy shirts and women in cocktail dresses, making you look a little less out of place when you’re planning your outfit for a night of gambling and live entertainment. But instead of dressing up like you would for a trip to a nightclub, as what the majority of people do when going out for a casino night, there is a lesson or two that we can learn from our classier, more upscale European counterparts.


Casino de Monte-Carlo prohibit sports shoes and require a jacket after 8pm, but the patrons don’t seem to have trouble abiding by those guidelines as they’re all decked out in evening wear. For European casinos, it’s basically an unspoken rule that you must dress to impress.

In Germany, Casino Baden Baden expect their customers to wear a jacket and shirt, and a tie is requested, all of which is only fair since it’s considered to be the most beautiful casino in the world. While the men you’re with for this occasion might feel hesitant about the tie, InterCasino states that the key to winning is having self-confidence, and dressing the part will help build that winning attitude you need for the gaming floor. And if the men have to upgrade their attire, so do you. Be bold and have the ladies wear long gowns to pair well with the guys’ suit-and-tie getup.

If you’d rather keep your long gown for another occasion, pair a cocktail dress with the right accessories. Gongjumonica.com says that statement jewelry, a gorgeous pair of shoes and a matching handbag can make you look just as elegant.

Disclaimer: This is a guest post by Jennifer Clayton.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Part 1: My Florida Trip.

I recently went on a trip to Florida about a week ago. My family and I went on vacation in Orlando, Florida to be exact. We stayed at the Orange Lake Resorts, which is only a few minutes away from Walt Disney World. I haven't been to a Disney Resort in years and I was super excited to go! This was also my first time going to one in the United States because the last resort I went to was Euro Disney or now Disneyland Paris.

Our first stop: Downtown Disney! Downtown Disney is free to the public and there is also free parking here. Here you will find dining, shopping, and entertainment. I ate, I shopped, I ate, I shopped, and I ate some more!

WARNING: THIS POST IS VERY PICTURE HEAVY!
I did not take a photo of everything I past by or every food I ate though.

We were approaching Downtown Disney and this was the first thing I spotted.
Downtown Disney is currently under a lot of construction and is being expanded to Disney Springs.

A better close up of the Planet Hollywood restaurant.

The AMC Downtown Disney 24 Dine-In Theatres. You can dine and watch movies here!

I made a list of restaurants I wanted to check out before arriving to Florida. We were already hungry when we arrived and I came across one of the quick service restaurants from my list, which is The Express at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe. This restaurant is actually one of the more affordable spots at Downtown Disney.

My sister picked out the California Roll sushi.

I chose the Pepperoni Pomodoro Pizza. It was honestly the best pizza I've ever eaten!

The waterfront. You can view some of the Disney Resort hotels in the background.

The side of the House of Blues restaurant.

Characters in Flight. This is an air balloon that guests can ride.

I can't visit Florida and not include a photo of some palm trees.

Outside of DisneyQuest. This is an indoor interactive theme park.

Another view of the waterfront at Downtown Disney.

Along the waterfront you will find a few restaurants like Fulton's Crab House.
It's a seafood restaurant on an actual riverboat. Very unique!

After a few hours of being at Downtown Disney we decided to stop for drinks. We stopped by Dockside Margaritas located near the waterfront. My sister and I got the Orange Grove Rum Runner and my boyfriend and mom got the Florida Citrus Freeze.

Orange Grove Rum Runner includes Siesta Key Spiced Rum, Blackberry Brandy, Crème de Banana and Florida Citrus Juices with a float of Gosling's 151 Rum. Florida Citrus Freeze includes Florida Cane 'Orlando Orange' Vodka and Peach Schnapps blended with Orange Purée.

Anthony's Florida Citrus Freeze. This drink was very tasty!

My black and red sequin Minnie Mouse ears headband I picked up from one of the shops.

I stopped at a new restaurant as we were on our way out of Downtown Disney. Vivoli Gelateria, a gelato shop! It also offers a variety of other Italian goodies other than gelato though. You are able to sample any flavors of the gelato while you're there. I picked out a Media (medium) size cup, which allowed me to pick out 3 flavors. I picked out chocolate-hazelnut, chocolate chip, and vanilla. It was so yummy and very fresh!

A few random snapshots from my phone before and while I was at Downtown Disney.
Photos from left to right: 1) Of course I had to take a balcony selfie before heading out for the day. Natural lighting for the win! 2) Anthony and I enjoying our drinks near the waterfront by Dockside Margaritas. 3) Our Pepperoni Pomodoro Pizza from Wolfgang Puck Express before we devoured it. The best pizza ever! 4) More selfies near the waterfront after enjoying the scenery.

My sister took a photo of me taking photos. Thanks Tiffany!

A beautiful sunset as we were leaving the mall heading back to our resort.

I had a lot of fun in Downtown Disney and ate some yummy foods. I wished I had taken more photos of the food I ate and the shops I visited when I was there though. It's definitely a must visit even if you aren't planning to go to the actual Walt Disney World parks. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Her Hair Company: Brazilian Wavy Hair.

A couple weeks ago I received some hair from Her Hair Company. Her Hair Company offers hair extensions starting at $105 and hair bundle deals starting at $197. I decided to attempt at making my first wig ever!

The hair texture that I picked out is the Brazilian Wavy hair. I have this hair in 18 inches, 20 inches, and 22 inches. I also have a 14 inch lace closure in the same hair texture. The different inches of hair provide a layered look without me having to actually cut the hair.



Be sure to watch the video to hear my initial thoughts on the brand and the hair!

So far I am absolutely loving this hair! I decided to add a little bit of coloring to it and do a soft brown ombre, which is a bit hard to pick up on camera. You can check out the photos below to see the final results and how the hair looks once it's styled.




Disclaimer: This post contains items sent to me by PR or a Company for review consideration.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Hair For Spring.

It's Spring time and I really wanted to go for a different hair style this year. I decided I wanted to go for a bob or short hairstyle. I received this unit from Ginny Lace Wigs and it's a celebrity inspired hairstyle from Taraji P. Henson. She always has the cutest short styles.

I am absolutely loving this hair though! It looks great worn straight, but I think I like it even more when it's wavy. I like to wave it up a bit with my Remington Curling Wand.




Be sure to watch the video for my thoughts and review on the hair!

Style: Taraji P. Henson Bob

Retail Price: $155

Hair Length: 10 inch
Hair Color: #1
Cap Size: Medium
Lace Color: Light Brown
Hair Density: 110-130%
Cap Construction: Lace Front Wig Cap (Not Glueless)
Silk Top: No Thanks



Do you plan on changing your hair for the Spring and/or Summer seasons?

Disclaimer: This post contains items sent to me by PR or a Company for review consideration.
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