How to Grow Your Instagram Account
I get a lot of questions about how to grow and build a business through Instagram so today I am sharing the tips and tricks that took me over a year to figure out!
I have been using TRESemmé hair products for years, so when I heard about their new reverse shampoo and conditioner system, I was eager to try it out. After spending my entire life washing my hair with shampoo first, and conditioning my ends second, the thought of doing it in reverse left me intrigued.
“I am only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hairspray I use.”
Long waves are cause of a lot of hair envy in the beauty world. Those soft, touchable curls are the reason I’ve been growing my hair out for the past couples years. I rarely ever wear my hair straight anymore, as I find it just looks too thin. Curls are a great way to add volume and make your hair look thicker. It also gives your overall appearance a more classy and feminine look.
Washing and drying your hair everyday is extremely damaging. I like to get a few days out of my curls, so the Nume Classic Wand has been an amazing addition to my beauty routine. I love how quickly it heats up and the short amount of time it takes to curl each strand. This wand comes in three sizes: 19mm, 25mm and 32mm. I use the 25mm barrel because my hair doesn’t hold the curl if I go any larger. Don’t worry if your curls are a bit tight, as they will gradually fall throughout the day, giving you looser waves.
Tips for achieving this wavy curl with the Nume Classic Curling Wand:
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Have a good hair day,
by Kiki Davies http://www.pursuingpretty.com
I’ve been blogging about fashion and style for just over a year now. I do it because I love it. I follow a lot of other style bloggers and I’ve noticed that I am slightly different than some of them, mainly because my outfits are affordable.
I am a firm believer that having style does NOT mean that you have to have lots of money. Most women and moms my age shop at the local retail malls. We don’t spend money on lavish Louis Vuittons or Burberry coats. Probably because we know it’s only a matter of time before our kids spill something on it or because we just can’t justify something so expensive.
I love to shop and I feel it’s about finding great pieces in a variety of stores. My favourite store is always Express. Wait for sales and grab absolutely stunning, trendy outfits for half price. J.Crew is another one that can be splurge worthy and they also have amazing sales. I love Joe Fresh, because who doesn’t love secretly adding a new outfit to their grocery bill? Other great finds are always Zara, H&M, Old Navy, Gap, Forever XXI, Garage and American Eagle/Aerie. Check out Shein or ChicWish to find some absolute gems online. Don’t get me wrong, there may be some digging that needs to be done in some of these stores to bypass the cheap and the ugly to find the hidden gems. But they are there! My wardrobe consists of a lot of great items from a lot of different stores. It’s a coordination of these items that I put together that gives me my own individual style.
If you’re shopping with children in tow then you probably don’t have a lot of time in each store. Try looking online before heading in to get a good idea of what is out there. My personal blog is always a good place to look to find great deals at good prices.
If you do want to spend a little extra, splurge on purses (Kate Spade), shoes (Tory Burch) and accessories (Stella & Dot and Jamberry). These easily dress up an outfit and can be worn frequently. You will get much more use out of them and they last longer than one style season!
“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
If you are dreaming of Italy but won’t be getting there
anytime soon, try one of their signature beverages this summer. When my husband and I were vacationing there
last week, this bright orange drink seemed to be
enjoyed by locals and tourists at every cafe, bar and restaurant we passed. On our second day in Venice, we pointed it out to our waitress and she promptly called it a “Spritz”. And you know the
cliché “When in Rome…” (or Venice, right!?) so we ordered two and gave it a
We were soon hooked on this delicious and refreshing
beverage. I’d never tasted anything like
it in Canada before, so while in Siena, we commissioned our bartender to show us
how to make it and what ingredients we would need. Needless to say we did fill one suitcase full
of wine, lemoncello and Aperol for the journey home. The good news for you is that all these
ingredients can be purchased in North America too!
Prosecco –A dry sparkling white wine from Italy, made from
Aperol – An Italian Aperitif that was a sweet tangerine
taste with hints of bitter spices.
Soda Water – good ol’ carbonated water.
Fill your white wine glass half-full with ice. Add 3 ounces of Prosecco, then 2 ounces of
Aperol. Top with 1 ounce of soda
water. Garnish with an orange slice and
green olive! The ratio is always 3:2:1 so you can use that to make a smaller or larger drink!
Watch for upcoming blog posts on “How to do 10 days in Italy” and “Cinque Terre: The Italian Riviera” !