Christmas has crept up on me! It seems this transitional phase of mine has put me in a rather awkward position. In between work, more work, eating, and sleeping, when do I have time to go Christmas shopping?
Well, I might not have a ton of time to go shopping, but you might! Without further a due, here is a list of what I’m hoping to see under the tree this year.
My new job allows me to work from home and has little to no dress code, so what better time for me to do something drastic? I’ve been itching to try pastel hair for a few years and now seems like the perfect time to give it a shot!
The colors I’m wavering between are mint, cotton candy pink, lavender, and sky blue.
One thing to consider (besides cost) is care. How DO you keep your pastel locks lush and free of damage? I’ve been doing my research and found a couple very helpful guides. Eseme and Laneway has a pastel hair Q and A post that I found answered a few questions I had. The How To Make Pastel Hair Color post on the Brighter Side Blog is a great step-by-step guide for those of you looking to do a little DIY pastel hair. Personally, I don’t trust myself enough to do it alone, but more power to you! Brighter Side also has some great tips to help you prevent your pastel hair from fading.
Today, I washed my hair. Usually, when I scrub-it-up, it’s guaranteed I’m going to have what I have dubbed a fluffy hair day. This entails that while my hair is soft and smells like eucalyptus, it’s pretty much not going to do what I want it to.
You’d think this would lead me to conclude that if my hair isn’t going right, nothing that this day will bring will. You couldn’t be more wrong, my pessimistic friends! Days like this call for two things: a cute beanie and a bright lip! Need to cover for a fluffy hair day? Here’s an adorable beanie/lip pairings guide I made especially for you using my favorite matte lipsticks from NYX!
Today, I wore my panda beanie I picked up last year at Target and NYX’s matte lipstick in Shocking Pink. Quite similar to this pug hat in my chart! I love the cupcake beanies from Neff. I’m crazy about mint this season. Try it with a light pink shade like Hippie Chic. I paired this bejeweled beanie with Alabama, a deep brick red color. Perfect for the holidays! This neon pink beanie from Banana Republic would look great with Pure Red, a classic bright red shade.
Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily has some great tips for prepping your lips and making your lipstick last longer. Read this before puckering up!
There are so many inspirational bloggers I have to thank for firing all of my blogging cylinders. I wanted to thank them by featuring a special blogger in this segment I’d like to call Blog Crush!
Keiko Lynn has been a go-to of mine for outfit inspiration and makeup tutorials for quite some time now. I just love the way she seamlessly pulls everything together in a quirky sweater or a loud jacket! Keiko is quite the layering queen!
How do you dress like a Keiko Lynn? It’s really a lot easier then you think! Just think quirky layers, vibrant colors, and prints with punch! Top off the whole look with an adorable pair of spectacles.