Wear Your Favorite Satin Scarf as a Headband (here's how).

 

Every summer, I go through this awkward phase where I have no idea what to do with my hair.  Now that I transitioned, I barely wear my hair straight anymore.   The humidity makes it darn near impossible for me to wear a braid out in peace so I'm left with little options.

This year, I want to get a little creative.  My first order of business is to compile a collection of hairstyle ideas that are both cute and functional for the hot, sweltering summer months.  The first option I've chosen is an easy one --copious use of headbands.  


 I own very few headbands.  I find it hard to find cute options that go with various outfits.  Plus I have a big head which adds another layer of difficulty in finding the perfect headband.  On the other hand, I have a draw full of satin scarfs.  Many of them have beautiful designs that could beautifully accessorize mundane topknots.  


As soon as I saw this picture above I immediately wanted to figure out a way to quickly convert all of my favorite scarves into stunning headbands.  A satin scarf headband is a wonderful hair accessory because, unlike their cotton counterparts, your edges will be protected and loved.  Satin is a hair-friendly fabric so you don't have to worry about it drying out your hairline or being too rough on your precious baby hairs. 


So let's talk about how to do it!  


There are a lot of videos that show how to turn a scarf into a headband, but they don't actually teach you how to transform your scarf in a way that looks convincingly like a headband.  The video below does a wonderful job explaining the process in a way that's easy to replicate.   



While you're here, check out this video that demonstrates how to transform your satin scarf from a cute hair accessory into a lightweight, stylish top for summer.

Add to Cart // Colourpop Lippie Stix.

 


Although I've worn a mask in public for the past year, I've still purchased more lip products in the past year than ever.  Maybe it's because a part of me misses wearing lip color.  Or perhaps, I've been stockpiling in preparation for the day when we can safely interact in public without masks again. 

When that day comes, I'll be ready.

Especially now that I've found my new favorite lip products.....Colour Pop Lippie Stix. 

Let me tell you all the ways I love them. 

How to Transform Your Life in a Year. Guaranteed.

Recently, I heard a piece of advice that I've been thinking about every single day.  It all started when I somehow stumbled on the "anti-MLM" part of Youtube.  In one video, the Youtuber shared a clip of of a secretly recorded MLM Zoom meeting.  


On the call, the woman told her team that their lives...one year from now, will be the direct reflections of habits they instill today. 

Here's how to Snag these Modern Must-Have Luxury Wine Glasses.

Not long ago, I came to the conclusion to stop buying cocktails featured on restaurant menus (unless it's a restaurant that I know makes decent drinks).  Why? Because these drinks are typically overpriced and poorly made.  For the price of a sugary beverage, I could probably select another meal from the menu which means more leftovers to take home....and who wouldn't want that?!  

Instead of throwing money away on expensive libations, let's create delicious beverages at home for a fraction of the price.  To add a bit of inspiration, may I suggest that you get into these modern glasses that make any drink look 10x more appetizing?  

Working on Your Summer Body? Don't Forget to Add Vitamin C for Added Fat Loss.

 


Summer will be here before we know it.  This summer, in particular, feels special because it holds the promise of our first bit of normalcy after enduring a year-long pandemic.   I don't know about you but my weight definitely fluctuated during quarantine.  At the start of lockdown, I gained quite a bit of weight.  But, as time wore on, I lost most of it thanks to long walks.  But, after receiving my second vaccination shot, I gained some of the weight back thanks to rediscovering brunch again.  


Before things get out of hand, I've decided it's time to get healthy again in preparation for summer.  But this time, I want to make a slight tweak to my strategy.  By including one small action to my routine, I could be burning more fat without having to do more work.

This is How to Get The Most from Your Hyaluronic Acid Serum.


Hyaluronic acid has become the darling of the skincare industry over the past couple of years. Ever since we learn of its moisture-enhancing abilities we've pretty much all integrated hyaluronic acid serum into our daily routines.  But are we using it in the most optimal way possible?


Chances are we're probably not applying highlight acid in a way that fully enhances moisture levels in the skin.  But don't worry, because I'm here to tell you how to tweak your hyaluronic acid application technique so you stay moisturized.

People Are Using Gua Sha Massagers on the Scalp to Promote Hair Growth

 


I was bored so I spent a little time checking out study papers about healthy hair growth.  Little did I know that I would stumble on a document that details a 5 Step Scalp Detox Program and its effect on hair growth.


Spoiler alert-- the 5 Step ScalpDetox program was shown to improve the scalp and increase hair growth.  Knowing that this a proven method made me pay closer attention as I reviewed each of the individual steps.

The Milk Alternative that Supports Healthy Skin & Hair.

 

Prior to quarantine, I enjoyed checking out local coffee shops in the area in search of the perfect chai latte.  After placing an order, I was often asked what type of milk I preferred.  As long as it wasn't cow's milk, I pretty much didn't care which of the remaining options they use. 


 It's all the same, right?


While plant-based milk is often a better option than dairy, they aren't all created equal.  


I learned today that one milk, in particular, supports our beauty goals and I'd like to tell you all about it.

Nikki Hall Introduces Us to this "Life Changing" Lip Exfoliator.


 I have a few lip scrubs that I barely use.  Something about rubbing microbeads across my lips with my fingers doesn't really appeal to me.  I felt like I could never master the technique. Should I scrub really hard? Should I lightly exfoliate? 


Once mask requirements became a thing, I pretty much gave up on exfoliating my lips altogether.  


But now I'm inspired to create soft, supple lips again thanks to an Instagram beauty reveal by Nikki Hall. 

Hemi-Squalane Might Be the Most Lightweight Beauty Oil in Existence.


 A couple years ago, I was introduced to one of my favorite hair and skin oils, squalane.  The moment squalane entered into my life, everything changed.  This oil is phenomenal because of its lightweight texture and its ability to feel silky and non-greasy.  


Once squalane came into my life, I thought nothing else could be better.  But perhaps I was wrong. 

There's A Japanese Hair Dryer That Shoots Collagen Directly Into Your Hair.

If you're a long-term reader of this blog, you know that I'm a massive fan of technology in the beauty industry.  I'm particularly interested in the progress and development of beauty tools.  Especially since, when it comes to hair, most styling tools inadvertently result in damage. 

Manufacturers understand that creating a healthier version of a flat iron, curling iron, or hairdryer, is a key to success so they're constantly trying to outdo themselves.  Enter a Japanese beauty supplier by the name of Tescom.  They are the originators of healthier heat styling.  And now they've outdone themselves by developing a line of styling tools that could potentially create healthier hair.  


Here's the kicker, they have a blow dryer that claims to "promote hair growth" and "protect the hair" via the power of collagen.

Temi Otedola Shares Her Fat Burning Morning Tonic

 

I've been thinking a lot about how I barely drink apple cider vinegar anymore.  I keep telling myself how I need to get back to drinking it again but haven't followed through.  Thankfully, I just so happen to come across some much-needed inspiration that will help me get back into an ACV routine.  

 I've veered away from drinking ACV because it sort of felts like a chore.  Vinegar is not exactly easy to drink.  But thanks to Temi Otedola, I'm ready to try again.   

Temi is a Nigerian actress and influencer with over a million followers on Instagram.  Her feed is filled with professionally shot images and promotions for her acting roles.  But her recent IG stories revealed a behind the scenes glimpse of her favorite apple cider vinegar drink tonic.

Stop being Heavy Handed & Start Smoothing the Cuticle for Deeper Deep Conditioning

Last week, I experienced one of the worst wash days of my life.  The whole ordeal was mostly my fault.  I initiated my wash day routine as normal. After shampooing, I stepped out of the shower to start the deep conditioning process.  Once my hair was saturated with conditioner, I placed a plastic bag and proceeded to do a few chores.  


Time flew by and I realized that I didn't have time to finish up the rest of my wash day routine so I made the worst decision of my entire life....I went to bed.  The next morning, I thought I'd awaken, rinse away the conditioner, then easily pick up where I left off.  


Instead, I found myself having to deal with tangled, unhappy hair.  It was a disaster.  I thought saturating my hair with ample amounts of conditioner would shield me from this horrible outcome but I was sadly mistaken.  Days later, I was reminded that putting a ton of product on your hair isn't the key to proper conditioning.  In order to achieve smooth, well-conditioned hair, I had to do exactly the opposite.

Why Saying "I need to" is a Form of Limiting of Self-Talk


This year, I didn't create a ton of resolutions.   Instead, I decided to simply to observe my behaviors in real-time to determine what areas I needed to make a change.


My main focus this year is maintaining a high level of vibration as often as possible.  This means carrying around positive energy that helps me to attract more of what I desire.  


Last week I experienced a breakthrough.  I uncovered a limiting habit that was holding me back.  On the surface, this habit doesn't seem all that bad.  We probably do this without even a second thought.  If you have a tendency to say to yourself "I need to do xyz," I invite you to alter this habit slightly, and here's why...

Kayla Nicole Reveals the "Serum Stack" that Creates Her Flawless Skin.

 


As you all probably know, my favorite thing to discover on Instagram are the beauty products loved by semi-celebrities.  I'm obsessed with unsponsored, behind-the-scenes glimpses of what the girlies are using to create amazing skin.  

And I love sharing the beauty secret reveals with you.


Model & tv-hostess, Kayla Nicole, has been glowing lately.  Perhaps it might have something to do with a recent reconciliation with her NFL beau Travis Kelce.  Or, maybe it's because she discovered a routine that makes her skin look unreal.

 

 
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