Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron Review & 3 Tips for Stronger, Healthier Hair



 



Hey guys!  Sorry I've been MIA for awhile.  Things have been pretty hectic around my house lately.  Actually I've been keeping a bit of a secret from you ... we're building a house!  It's totally stressful and time-consuming, but I can't wait to get some pictures up so you guys can see the progression of the house.   

Today I'm reviewing the Irresistible Me dual voltage diamond flat iron (sounds pretty snazzy, right?).  Every girl loves diamonds, and this dual voltage flat iron has crushed diamond particles in the plates. 

So first off, the flat iron was shipped incredibly fast and the packaging was pristine.  It comes packaged in its own box that has all of the features and pertinent information printed right on the inside. 

I've been a dedicated CHI flat iron user for years, so I honestly didn't expect that to change when I was offered a chance to try out this Irresistible Me iron.  I was so surprised when this blew my CHI out of the water!  Reasons you need this flat iron:
  • All buttons are on the inside so you don't accidentally push them while straightening your hair.
  • Adjustable temperature setting.
  • Digital temperature display which automatically switches between Celsius and Fahrenheit, depending on the supplied voltage.  Perfect for all of you world travelers!
  • Shuts off automatically after 30 minutes.
  • It heats up FAST.  Like 10 seconds, crazy fast.  This is my favorite feature.  I'm impatient.  I hate waiting for my flat iron to heat up.  I know it only takes like 2 minutes but I still hate waiting.  You can plug this in and immediately use it on your hair.  It's seriously amazing!
So if you're in the market for a new flat iron (and even if you aren't) you should definitely check this out.  It's hands down the best flat iron I've ever used.  To view the complete features list, visit Irresistible Me's website.  The dual voltage flat iron retails for $149, and if you sign up for their emails you'll receive a coupon in your inbox for 20% off. They've also got some amazing hair extensions!

For all you flat iron using ladies out there, I have 3 tips for keeping your tresses healthy and strong, even with all that heat styling.
  1. ALWAYS USE A HEAT PROTECTANT.  My favorite is Dry Bar's Hot Toddy, but there are lots of products out there.  Find one that works for you and use it!
  2. DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR WEEKLY.  I personally don't like to spend a lot on my shampoo and conditioners, so I use this inexpensive Pantene 3 Minute Deep Conditioner weekly.  The rest of the days I use a normal conditioner, but I shampoo and condition right when I get in the shower, and then I let the conditioner sit on my hair while I finish my shower and rinse it out last.
  3. DON'T HEAT STYLE EVERY DAY.  It really takes a toll on your hair if you do, and I've noticed such an improvement in the health of my hair since I've stopped washing and heat styling daily.  I try to go at least 2 days between washes, and I try to let my hair air dry at least once a week.  On the air dry days, this fun sea salt spray gives me some beachy waves that look great in the summer especially.  Give it a try.  I promise your hair will thank you.
*The dual voltage flat iron in this review was provided to me by Irresistible Me in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Visit their website to see their amazing selection of hair extensions, tools, and accessories!    
   

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LuLaRoe Clothing Review and a GIVEAWAY!

 LuLaRoe is a new-to-me clothing line that I'm so excited to be featuring today!  The company was started by a single mother of 7 children, and the clothing is designed to be stylish yet comfortable enough to chase your kids around in.  And every single piece is comfortable enough I could seriously sleep in it.  Being a stay at home mom I LOVE dressing comfortably, and these clothes are a great alternative to yoga pants and t-shirts!  The clothing is sold by consultants, and you can purchase through Cindy's Facebook group here.  She holds a sale every Wednesday, and she gives away freebies almost daily.  So if you like free swag, you have a good chance of winning some on her page - plus, she is giving a FREE MAXI SKIRT to one lucky reader, so keep reading to enter!



 
 
So can we please talk about these leggings?!  You all have leggings.  You can buy them everywhere.  I get it.  But these are seriously the most comfortable leggings EVER.  I wish you could reach through your screen and touch them.  If you buy these for nothing more than lounging in, you NEED a pair.  Or ten.  I chose a patterned pair, but they also offer solid colors.  They are super stretchy and come in one size fits all, so no worries about picking the right size online.  Being 5'3", I was afraid the one size would be too big for me, but they fit perfectly!

LuLaRoe Maxi Shirt c/o  |  Express graphic tank  |  Watch  |  Sunglasses (under $10!)

This maxi skirt comes in tons of different patterns and solid colors, and like all of the LuLaRoe clothing, it's SO comfortable.  I knotted mine but you don't have to wear it that way.  Cindy is giving a FREE skirt away to one lucky reader, so make sure to enter below!

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*This giveaway is only available to those readers located in the US.

LuLaRoe clothing does tend to run a bit big, but if you buy through Cindy's facebook page (which makes it crazy easy to shop!) she has a spot on sizing chart unique to each and every style.  I am wearing either an XXS or XS in each piece (depending on where I fell in the sizing charts), and they fit perfectly.

Thanks for reading, and good luck to everyone on the giveaway!  Cindy is also giving away TWO free pair of leggings - one for you and one for a friend.  Head over to my Instagram to enter!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How To Get Glowing Skin for Summer

 

Anyone can apply makeup to achieve flawless-looking, dewy skin, but what about those lucky few that have naturally gorgeous bare skin?  Ever wonder how they got their perfect complexion?  Good genes ... just born lucky, right?  That's what I used to think.  And of course there are some of those.  But anyone can achieve glowing skin.  Yep, that's right - ANYONE.  You just have to know the secret.  And I'm going to let you in on it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Cutest High-Low Top - and it's on Major Sale!


This flowy high-low sheer top by Leith is one of my favorite purchases this summer - and it just went on MAJOR sale!  Originally $54, it's on sale for $33 right now!  This top has a cute button-up front that sits right at your waistline, and the back is super long.  I have the back tucked in here, but when I wear it untucked it goes to my knees.  Since I'm short I prefer to wear it tucked in, but it looks so cute worn long too!