Help! Which Hairstyle Should I Try Next?

I’m in a serious hair rut. It’s mostly due to the fact that have I have zero time to style it these days — that’s what having a 2-year-old and a full-time job will do for you. But, I’m still just desperate for a change. I’m also a little bit torn as to which direction to go next though. Should I go shorter, blonder or just add some bangs? Two girls at my office told me to stick with the length, but I thought I’d open it up to you. So … given the three options, which do you think I should choose? Here’s a recent pic of me after a pro blowout. My hair normally lives in a ponytail:

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OK, voting time. Which look (pulled from my Pinterest board, of course) should I try next?

 

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My Nail Polish Prayers Have Been Answered

cnd vinylux bicycle yellow

If you haven’t tried CND Vinylux Weekly Polish and Weekly Top Coat, you simply must. It’s my new manicure/pedicure obsession. Here’s why:

No. 1: It’s the perfect hybrid of Shellac/gel and standard nail lacquer. It’s long lasting, but doesn’t require special curing, buffing or removal.

No. 2: There are 70 (yes, seven-zero) shades to choose from. Including the fantastic Bicycle Yellow pictured above. It was my color of choice.

No. 3: The finish is super shiny.

No. 4: My manicure lasted eight days before chipping. This is a small miracle. Considering that normal polish usually chips after three to four days on my hands, I was beyond impressed at this polish’s longevity. I continued to wash dishes sans gloves, dig through my bottomless pit of a bag for keys, my phone and everything else day after day and it still held strong.

No. 5: My pedicure is on day 17 and looks nearly flawless (minus some regrowth). While pedicures always last way longer than manicures, this is still noteworthy.

The only thing that would make this product even more amazing: zero drying time. Right now it dries in about the same time as a standard lacquer, but a girl can dream, right?!

One final warning: It does take a skilled manicurist to apply the product. Precision is key to getting a nice smooth finish that will last as long as possible. If you’ve tried this previously and didn’t have great results, you might want to try it again with someone who you’re confident is a nail polish application perfectionist.

 

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Feed Your Skin Avocado

Avocado

I’m kinda obsessed with avocados. I’d eat them with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily if I could. In fact, I think I’ve had them with at least one meal every day this week. But, avocados aren’t only a fabulous food to ingest thanks to their high vitamin content. They’re also great to slather on your skin because they contain powerful antioxidants, moisturizers and vitamins A and E, which together keep skin looking youthful and hydrated. So in celebration of one of my favorite fruits (yup, they’re a fruit), I thought I’d share a few products that contain avocados. Let your skin gobble them up.

sundari neem and avocado balancing moisturizerMoisturizer: Sundari Neem and Avocado Balancing Moisturizer, $57

 

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Twisted Tuesday: My Fave Braided Hairstyles From Coachella 2014

From floral headbands to Kool-Aid-colored strands, the hairstyles seen at the music festival of the year are always worth talking about. But, my favorite looks from this year’s Coachella are on the more conservative side. Fun, but totally wearable even outside of a two-weekend-long party.

lea michele coachella braided hairstyle

Lea Michele’s subtle cornrow braid is a great way to add interest to an otherwise basic down ‘do. Create an extreme deep side part and separate out a two-inch section of hair just opposite your part. Create a very tight inside out French braid, securing it with a tiny clear elastic just below your ear. Continue reading

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