If you really want to fly

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness youpower to your passion.”

Oprah

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If It Weren’t For These…

Hair, skin, and nails vitamin

 I am trying to grow my hair out & want to make sure I’m getting the right amount of vitamins. I bought mine at Costco, and I am really happy with them. My nails are also in gorgeous shape and very strong because of this.

Moroccan Oil Treatment = Liquid gold

I put this in my hair everyday & it makes my hair look, feel, and smell delicious. I have used this for about a year now & would pick it over any other oil treatment (ex. chi) It doesn’t leave your hair greasy either, which is awesome.

Bonne Bell Liplites in Cappucino

This is my ghetto go-to lipgloss. I can’t help but love this product, it’s old school and nothing special but it is the perfect color for my skin & I love the smell.

Terra tints 70% Organic tinted lip balm

Nail Envy Original

I swear by this nail polish. I used to have a big problem with my nails flaking at the ends. I’d try growing them out and they always looked awful and would break. Now that I used this my nails are stronger then ever & always look beautiful & healthy.

These are the beauty products that I use everyday. I’d be a wreck up from the neck up if it weren’t for these. I hope this helps! Let me know if any of you use these as well. What are your favorite beauty products that you couldn’t live without?

Celebrated & Loved

My beautiful grandmother is returning from Calgary, Alberta where she was visiting our family for 2 weeks. Excitement got the best of me & I have been preparing all day. The house is spotless & smells like Christmas. There is nothing like a roaring fire on a cold Winter day in SLC. A storm is rolling in, so I went and bought some logs & groceries to make spaghetti for dinner (hopefully the wind doesn’t take the power out). My grandmother is one of the most loved & celebrated people in my life, I would give her the world if I could. I’m so grateful to have her as my GG…

Kerry & I had a fabulous time together this weekend. We were surrounded by good people & good food. She did my hair & as always, I love it. We went lighter then we planned but it is refreshing and I couldn’t be happier. Sometimes people have to go away for a while for you to truly appreciate and cherish the love you have for them. The few months that Kerry was back in Oregon were very sad, but very beneficial towards our friendship. I love you!

Hairapy: Time To Revamp My Locks

Today is the day for some hairapy with Kerry! I’m about to go caramel on ya’ll. I know most people tend to lean towards darker hair in the winter, & lighter in the spring/summer. But I’ve never been one to follow trends, & if the weather gets to change, why can’t I?

‘Women…. Who made ’em?  God must have been a… genius.  Their hair.  They say that the hair is everything, you know?  Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls, and just wanted to go to sleep forever?’  -Bo Goldman, “The Start of an Education” made popular by the movie Scent of a Woman

She Got Me

Elana busted my balls for skipping ‘Wreck up from the neck up’ this Wednesday. I thought I could get away with it, but Lana caught on. So I didn’t take a picture Wednesday, but I will post two old pictures to make up for it. Deal?

I have been dying for my hair to be back to this length/style. Hopefully the hair fairies have been listening to my wishes. Until then, I’ll just reminisce. Last summer was one of the best summers of my life. I loved both my jobs & met some of the most amazing people through both of them. I was staying with my grandmother, so when I would host at the New Yorker I’d go to the pool all day before my shift. At the salon, the girls always took care of me. Not a split end, blemish, or short lash in site. Life was (& still is) so good.

I miss my ‘Bailey’ necklace. My mum gave Kelsey & I our necklaces on our sixteenth birthdays. I wore mine everyday, it honestly never came off because I loved it so much. But last summer it broke (my name not the chain) and I wasn’t able to fix it. I still consider getting a new one… Their just so simple & pretty. We’ll have to see.

Anyway, I’m going to hop in the tub. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. XOXO

Do It For Yourself

You know your hair is out of control when your mum calls you up & offers to book an appointment & pay for you to go get it cut. I haven’t let anyone lay their little scissory digits on my head since my gorgeous hair stylist/girlfriend/lova Kerry left me (broke my heart) & moved back to Oregon. I can’t help but worry when it comes to my hair. As much as I hate to admit it, I’d rather have it grow out & look messy then have someone make me look like a wreck-up-from-the-neck-up because they don’t know what they’re doing… Once you find that perfect stylist it’s so hard to go to someone new. With that said, my ‘halle berry’ cut has grown into a lovelyyy shag that I somehow manage to squeeze into a pony/nub everyday. Or I put a hat on. I know, I know… A little pathetic. And like any mother would, mine has noticed how much I dislike the way I look (& feel) because of it.

I went from this

To this

and theeen….

To now…

(Super sorry, but my bieber fever hair & I couldn’t arrange a time to take a picture together. A hat will do until my hair is done from being under construction.)

I often talk about treating yourself to things so you feel good about yourself, yet I personally don’t do it. I like to save my money and be smart about what I spend it on, so setting money aside each month to go to the salon is hard for me to do without feeling guilty. I’m sure some of you are thinking, ‘But that’s what women do?’. It’s similar to how my girlfriends always give me shit because I refuse to cave in and buy expensive makeup even though it’s definitely something worth indulging in. I am a strong believer in ‘if you look good, you feel good’. Confidence plays a huge role in living your life your way, so if your confidence is lacking then it’s a little bit harder to carry yourself with pride & power. So I’m going to practice what I preach and make sure I stand by what I see to be true. I’m excited to let my headbands and hats retire so I can get back to feeling beautiful inside and out. I do have to say, sometimes mom simply knows best. Thank you for always making sure I’m taking care of me, I love you momma. XOXO

Hiding My Jerry Curl

I’ve been taking siestas, cooking, dreaming, and applying for jobs for the last 2 days. I’ve also been getting out and being an active little bug. Going for walks, runs, hikes, and then yoga this afternoon. I have been trying to ground myself and find balance in my life so I’m still figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I’ll get back to you about that when I figure it out.

Yes, I am wearing a bandanna. And yes, those are mukluks. I’m in my thermal-underwear shirt and workout pants from yoga class. You could say I’m nature-walk worthy. Or camping trip worthy, either or. Sometimes I hesitate going out with my bandanna on because I kind of look like an idiot. But I don’t really care anymore, it makes my head feel so nice and comfy and it also does a fabulous job hiding my afro/jerry curl. Tonight we made homeade spring rolls for dinner, I ate so many I can barely move. It’s a good kind of full though, not the ‘I just ate 15 nuggets & a diet coke + a large fry’ kind of feeling. They were soo delicious and I can’t wait to make them again to experiment with putting different things inside of them. We had some miso soup as well, that’s a must. Anyway, I’m boring as shit and have nothing good to say so I’m going to call it good & gooo read my goddess cards. Loving you from afar, xoxox, B