My Mika Fowler Makeover

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I take the French approach to hair, which is a nice and fancy way of saying I’m lazy. I haven’t blow-dried my hair in a decade and I only started using a curling iron again a few months ago. I’m ultra low maintenance when it comes to my hair. Which is why it’s so important to find a hair stylist who listens, who truly understands the depths of your laziness, and who can make you look your best despite it. Enter Mika Fowler.

Don’t believe me? Look at my before picture to see just how bad things had gotten…

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Going Blond: Should I Do It?

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I’m bored. With my hair. I’ve needed a cut for months but haven’t managed to make it happen, partly because I can’t decide what I want to do. Bangs? Extensions? Kelly Osbourne lavender locks? One option I’m now considering: going blond.

Help me decide: Should I do it? Some hair-spiration below…

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How To Drink More Water

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Happy Friday, loves! Do you have fun plans for the long weekend? We have zero plans and couldn’t be happier. It’s just what we need. Before we take off, I thought I’d share a little tip for getting healthier in the New Year: an easy way to drink more water and get more vitamins. Goodness knows we could use both, as we’re really focusing on boosting our immune systems these days (having the flu three times in two months will do that to you).

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Dr. Lancer Skincare Giveaway

By now you’ve probably heard the news: Oprah is my half sister. ( I know!) And, as she obviously wants to make up for lost time, she wants to give away one of her Favorite Things (just in time for the holidays!): The Lancer Method Luxury Collection.

Read on to see how to win (a $300 value!)…

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Party Nails / Nails Party

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Recently The Spoon Sisters sent me this Nail Art Pen & Polishes Set, so I invited my friend and fashion pal Sydne over for a nail art party yesterday. We had a grand girly time painting our nails and eating the three Cs of lady food: cheese, cupcakes, cocktails.

Here are a few pics in case you’d like to throw a little nail art party of your own…

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Chic Ponytail Holders

I’m a ponytail girl through and through, especially these days when this recent move has me at my wit’s end — or more like split end. I’m like a new mother, minus the baby (or maybe my collicky apartment is my baby). Time, time, there’s never enough time. Especially when it comes to my hair. So when I spotted these chic ponytail holders, that will instantly take my tomboy ponytail to something far more stylish, I was smitten.

Here are a few of my faves…

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Beauty DIY: How to Polka-Dot Your Nails

 

While getting ready for Cinco de Mayo dinner, I decided to re-paint my nails. Though I had quite a few fun colors to choose from, it’s this sunny yellow I love best right now so I decided to just stick with that.  But I thought it would be fun to add a little twist.

Earlier in the day, we were at Paper Source, where I picked up a few metallic pens for writing notes and cards. The pens were lying next to the polish on my coffee table and that’s when inspiration struck: Why not polka-dot my nails?!

 

 If you’d like to polka-dot your nails, here’s the quick how-to:

1. Paint your nails (I used two coats of Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow) and let dry thoroughly.

2. Using a Sakura Gelly Roll gold metallic pen, press firmly yet gently to create each dot.

–>  Tip: You just want to quickly press down and remove — don’t move the pen around or it can smear. 

 

That’s it!  I’m looking forward to trying this again with mint polish and the silver pen I picked up too. You can find the pens for $1.49 each at Paper Source or pick up a 10-pack of multiple colors here.

 

Do you have any favorite nail polishes, patterns or color combinations these days?