With all the hype on clear skin, people seem to forget about their bodies too. Making sure your whole body is healthy and hydrated is super important. My mom is all about skin and body care so I’ve learned plenty of tips through her (thanks mom!).
- drink lots of water – if you’re already doing this for your face/general health, you’re good!
- SPF – the last thing you want on your glowing skin is sun damage/sun spots… take care of yourself
- baby oil – this is one of my moms tips… before drying off after the shower, rub baby oil allover, let it soak in and then dry off
- aquaphor – this is super weird but if you’re skin is in dire need of some moisture, load up on aquaphor at night and when you wake up in the morning you’ll feel as soft as a baby’s butt (which makes sense because they use this stuff on baby’s butts lol)
- sugar scrub – scrub off all of that dry and dead skin with any sugar scrub, I like this one from Soap & Glory because it smells like lime and it’s just amazing
I have already posted about my color/routine before and I’ll link that here. However, I’ve changed the color of it 2 times (officially, lol) since then so it is time to update it!
GO FOLLOW RAY (the amazing artist behind all of my hairstyles) ON INSTAGRAM @creRAYtor and @craycraystylesz & let me know if you want his tips and tricks!
My natural hair color is a chocolate brown with natural red highlights:
I got highlights around a year ago (Aug):
Then I got a full balayage in April:
When I went to California my hair got even lighter in the sun:
Recently, I was reallllyyy missing my dark hair and decided to go back to it!
Here is how my (amazing) hair dresser did it (if you want to ask your stylist too)
*by the way, Ray (my hair magician), is an artist for L’Oreal Professionnel & he used all of their products on my hair*
- Glaze it- using the Dia Light
- Sealed it- using Power Mix Vitamino Color
- Styled it- using Liss Unlimited Smoothing Cream
some more updates!
✰I picked up my opening 2 piece and unfortunately it’s too big! I bought it from my sisters friend and she wears a size bigger than me. The outfit is too good though so we tried to get it taken in but unfortunately the beads make it impossible to alter.
✰We have another dress that I’m going to wear instead and I loveeee it so I can’t wait to show y’all.
✰I’ve been trying on a bunch of interview dresses but we still haven’t found the one!
✰On the gown: WE GOT THE STAINS OUT! We asked our dry cleaner to do it but he said the best option was spraying Shout on it and then putting it in the wash on delicate. IT WORKED.
I recently went on a family road trip from LA up to visit family in Sonoma (check out my post on that trip here). For me, road trips usually (actually, always) consist of sleeping, readjusting, and sleeping some more. But, if you can’t sleep in the car or are trying to stay up and chit chat with your girlfriends… here are some 🔑 essentials.
- rosewater ya know the drill, I live for this stuff… more info on it here
- snacks bring your favorites~ I recommend goldfish and pringles
- water stay hydrated!!!!!!
- polaroid/gopro record it all+ make a cool vid, take sick pics of the sights on the way
- sunglasses sun glare is the worssttt
- hand sanitizer ah! stay clean, sooo many germs and you can’t wash your hands
- picnic blanket it would be so fun to stop at a park/beach+ have a makeshift picnic
- music what would a road trip be without a good playlist?? take a look at mine here
- lip balm you’ll thank me for this one, cracked lips without any help will be no fun
- hand lotion similarly to above, dry hands + no lotion to fix it will drive you insane
hey dolls ✰ if you haven't read my last post (diary entry 1) you may be confused so go read that one, then come back here!
✰ My opening number outfit, fitness tank are both on the way! I cannot wait to see everything and hopefully it works out lol.
✰ My gown and talent costume came! Bad news though, we ordered my gown off of Poshmark and the seller forgot to mention the fact that there were grease stains on it. Yea. I'm not happy about that. I'll keep you updated on whats happening but as of now, I have no gown.
✰ I am still looking for my interview outfit, we found some backup options on RentTheRunway but hopefully we find something permanent!
✰ My talent routine is all finished and looks SO good, I am so happy with it!!!!! My (super amazing) sister has been such a big role in the entire process and she has been workin her booty off on glamming up my costume. I'm not revealing the whole thing soooo… here's a sneak peak! It's gonna look SO good!
✰ whats up girlies?!
I'm sitting here (sweaty and in a sports bra), back in NJ, Pinterest-ing and putting off unpacking and cleaning. So instead of getting my act together, I'd rather pretend I'm still on vacation and share some deets from one of my favorite outfits.
When it's hot and humid out this top is my go-to, it's from Free People and I have it in 2 colors because I love it so much.
My bikini top is Maaji and this thing is so secure and comfortable! Zero padding but lots of straps means no wardrobe malfunctions in front of the entire children's camp behind me, lol.
To pull the look together I threw on some white shorts, which didn't stay on much longer after this pic was taken. Mine are Michael Kors but any pair will give the same look. All of my bracelets are from the local shops in town (Udderly Perfect & Nikau Kai) and, of course I have my Ray-Bans on- which are custom so shop this similar pair.
I just wanna say a huge THANK YOU to all of you guys who have been reading and following my blog! I have really been stepping up my game and workin' my booty off and your positive feedback is so appreciated!
I have so many new ideas coming and I cannot wait to share everything with y'all! I've also been super active on my twitter and it's definitely the most interactive social to connect with you honeys so follow me on there!
For all of my NY babes, I'm planning on shooting there soon so please send your location recs my way!
And lastly, I'm planning on investing in a web designer within the next few months so if you have any good recommendations please let me know about them!
I told you that I had exciting things planned (on Instagram and Twitter, of course), so here is a new series! Come follow along on my Road to the Crown (Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen). If you're not sure what I'm talking about, I will be competing in local pageants this season in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Organization. BTW, this isn't like anything you've seen on Toddlers and Tiaras– this is a scholarship pageant which "promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens." So basically, this is an amazing organization and I recommend it to any girl reading this!
There are 5 sections in the pageant: Opening number, interview, talent, fitness, and evening gown/onstage question. I will keep you updated as I get my outfits for each event.
I've done 3 other pageants in the past, all within the same system and it was an absolutely amazing experience. I took about a 2 year break and I am so excited to get back into it. It truly is incredible. I'm gonna (regretfully) share some photos of when I was absolutely gorgeous and knew exactly what to do with my hair and makeup (…psych, lol. These pictures are so so rough).
#1 I was so honored to have won talent, fitness, 1st runner up, & a congeniality award granted by the staff of the pageant in my very first pageant everrrrr!
#2 uhhh so I wasn't exactly as prepared for this pageant as I should've been and I can't seem to find any photographic proof I actually competed hahaha… I had an amazing time and made so many new friends, though!
#3 This pageant was insanely fun and I definitely have the most pics from this and a video of my talent (which was half lyrical/half hip hop -when I rip off my tutu lol)