I have had many questions about my hair and I have not forgotten about them! I wanted to share with you a brand I use often and LOVE! Unite is a great brand that works with all types of hairstyles. Since cutting my hair and going a little darker than usual, Unite has helped maintain my hairstyle and color!
I see a lot of gals asking what to do about the brass tones in their hair all over social media! Well, this blonde shampoo will do the trick. When applying you want to use a small size (depending on your hair and how much you need to cover) Then I keep mine on for about a minute or less because my hair grabs quickly to the purple. If you leave it on to long your hair will get a grey/ white tone but will fade within a couple days. The trick is to put it on your roots or the brass areas you are wanting to naturalize. I do not apply this to my ends because they are already very blonde already.
They don’t just call it purple shampoo for nothing! This is the perfect solution when you want to brighten your dull blonde or brass tones!
I use the Purple shampoo about 2 times a week sometimes just once. The next time I wash my hair I am sure to do a hair mask or deep condition.
Their dry shampoo is a lifesaver! Do you know you should not wash your hair every day? I was in a habit where I was because my hair always got so greasy, then realized that is why it was. The Unite dry shampoo has changed the game, perfect for when you are on the go, stay at home mom (shout out to my sister) and simply when you are running late in the morning to work!
The liquid dust is my favorite product to put in my hair when it is wet. I already have thick hair so when I apply this to my roots when it is wet it gives the areas that are not as thick some volume. If you are looking for more volume in your hairs life, this would do the trick!
OIL OIL OIL! I use to be so scared of using it because I feared that my hair would look greasy but the secret is that a little goes a long way. You just apply a little bit to your hands and apply it to your ends. Mainly I do this when I straighten my hair because I get little frills on the ends of my hair!
I have gotten so many questions lately one what hair products I use from the maintenance of it and the curling irons I use. I am getting ready to start some fun hair tutorials and would love to hear what you want to see!
I mean look at these colors?! Why wouldn’t Fall not be my favorite season? For starters the colors in the leaves are breathtaking and growing up in Northern Michigan I was so lucky to have experienced breathtaking Fall season. I sure do miss those days. But KC you still are beautiful during the Fall.
Call me crazy but being a “Blonde” I was always opposed to wearing mustard yellow anything but as of late I have really been obsessed with this color and realized I could totally pull it off! I got this shirt recently on my shopping haul with Legends Outlet Mall at Old Navy.
Tip of the day: Always try on something you think you would never wear because I am sure it will look great and it doesn’t hurt to try! This vest is the perfect layering piece to any shirt or sweater. It is so cozy, let me tell ya!
Legends Outlet Mall is your one-stop shop when shopping for Fall statement pieces. They have such great deals and with the holiday’s coming up it is a perfect time. When I went as mentioned above I had to stop by one of my favorite stores Old Navy and picked up some items that will be statement pieces in my closet this season.
Linked below are the items <3 Be sure to head to their stores since limited sizes are online <3
Photos by the lovley Shanley Cox
WHAT IS UP WITH THIS WEATHER! I am ready for FALL. Bomber jackets, booties, colored jeans and fab earrings. If you missed it this morning I was on Fox 4 talking about Fall’s must haves. Some fun things I talked about are right here in KC!
They have many more earrings and accessories on their website and their store in Liberty, MO.
I also talked this morning about colored pants, bomber jackets, and how the Fall “It” color is going to be red! I don’t know about you but red is not my color, but the more I see things online it totally can be trendy!
The clothing you see in my images is from Shop Scoobie, you can find them out in Leawood at a store called Trendz or their downtown location The Garment District.
( I will be sharing a few outfits through out the week individually in posts, stay tuned!)
A few beauty products I talked about as well were the JAFRA Eye shadow duo set that is the perfect transition shadow from Summer to Fall.
I always have a blast working with such fun companies and being able to share with you all this months Fall must haves.
Stay tuned for next months segment 🙂
Good Morning and thank you for tuning in to my segment! If you missed it well your still in luck! I am sharing a full recap on the products that I talked about how to beat the August heat! All these products I am talking about are so easy to incorporate into your day-to- day lifestyle.
Bioderma Hydrabio Brume
● Provides a precise dose of refreshing cleansing water which soothes and enhances sensitive skin
● Perfect balance of mineral salts and trace elements makes this the perfect product for sensitive and dehydrated skin
● Relieves burning, itching, sunburn, razor burn and other irritations
● Instantly refreshes skin, and can also be used to remove makeup or remove excess product after facial treatments, masks, etc.
● Available for $14.90 at Beautylish.com
Embryolisse Eau de Beaute Rosamelis
● Refreshing alcohol-free toner, great for cooling off skin and reviving your skin in the AM or as a mid-day pick me up!
● Restores skin’s pH balance for a refreshed complexion
● Orange and witch hazel extracts minimize pores and brighten skin, while cornflower and rose extracts calm redness and soften skin
● Use after cleansing face, and follow with your favorite moisturizer
● Available at Dermstore.com for $35
Nerium Eye-V™ Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches
● Instant remedy for stressed, fatigued or puffy eyes
● Patches feature ThermoReact technology and a host of ingredients to deliver a quick, cooling, quenching boost for an instant “eye lift” effect
● Sleek and translucent design makes Eye-V™ patches easy to wear while driving to work, walking your dog, or in-between meetings
● Use once a week to keep eyes fresh – can be stored in the fridge for optimal cooling effects
● Available at Nerium.com – $55 for a box of 5 sets of patches
Lancome Energie de Vie Illuminating & Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel
● Frosty roll-on applicator and cooling gel formula hydrates skin while eliminating signs of fatigue
● Features a frosty roll-on applicator with three steel rollerballs to instantly refresh, cool and wake up tired eyes
● Plumping crystalline gel breaks into water for an instantly cooling and hydrating effect
● The formula is specifically formulated to retain 60 times its weight in water, leaving skin ultra-hydrated for up to 24 hours
● Available at retailers nationwide for $39
Rustic MAKA Soothe Spray
● SOOTHE After Sun Spray goes beyond today’s standards of natural with the aim to first and foremost effectively nourish the body without any toxic ingredients
● SOOTHE harnesses the cooling power of Peppermint essential oil to cool sun-kissed skin on contact
● Organic Calendula calms the skin, while soothing Aloe hydrates and nourishes within
● Easy to use, no-fuss spray locks shut for no-spill storage in any travel bag
● Cruelty-free and made in the USA
● Available at RustikMAKA.com for $15.95
Good Morning and thank you all for tuning in this morning and wathincg me on FOX 4!! I had a blast sharing with you all how I incorporate these fun products in my summer routine! If you have any questions please feel free to email me!
Below is where you can find out more information on the products that were seen on TV! Enjoy.
COOLA Eco-Luxe SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray
- Easy spray-on application
- Broad spectrum SPF 50 protection
- Anti-aging anti-oxidant infused spray that nourishes and hydrates skin
- 70%+ filled with certified organic ingredients such as cucumber, algae, and strawberry extracts
- Offers water resistance for up to 80 minutes
- 8 o.z. Spray available at http://www.coolasuncare.com/
Lavish by Vikki Ziegler Hair Perfume and Body Fragrance
- Offers two products- ‘Fresh Start’ for daytime and ‘Evening Essence’ for nighttime
- Extends your blowout or simply freshens your hair
- Humidity and fly-away control for your hair
- Both ‘Fresh Start’ and ‘Evening Essence’ are available at http://www.vikkiziegler.com/
Pulsaderm Sonic Washcloth
- A battery-powered facial cleansing tool that delivers 10,000 sonic pulsations per minute
- Antimicrobial silicone brush
- Suitable for all skin types
- Men- recommended to use prior to shaving
- Women- recommended as a makeup cleanser and remover
- helps remove blackheads and blemishes
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Available at http://www.pulsaderm.com/
TxturePRO by Wet Brush Detangler
- Uses bristles that glide smoothly through thick, coarse and coily hair without snagging and tugging
- Minimizes hair shedding while brushing.
- Heat resistant bristles that are perfect for use with a blow-dryer, hot iron, etc.
- Offered in three colors: black, gold and coral
- Available for $9.99 at Target and Sally Beauty
TwinMedix PRO:ESSENTIALS C10
- Paraben-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free
- Anti-aging serum
- Infused with pure Vitamin E and anti-oxidants
- Repairs damage and improves texture of skin.
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles
- Counteracts the look of skin hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- Available at www.twinmedix.com and Target (KIT Online)
Have a great weekend!
Yes, you read that right! I am going on TV this weekend, Saturday morning to be exact! I have been so nervous and to be honest a little freaked out in the best way possible, someone pinch me! Keep scrolling to find out where you can watch.
How fun, I am going on TV this Saturday a 7:50AM on Fox! If you are local tune in to WDAF. I am not going to spoil what I will be doing on there so you have to wake up super early to see me!
Never in a million years did I think I would be chosen to be part of something so fun. I have no idea what I am wearing tomorrow morning but hey, I am sure I can find something! Hence I ran to the mall last night in hopes to find something… it was a fail. Ha
Happy Friday! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @layersnlipstick for a behind the scenes of tomorrow morning!
Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend it was. This weather was all about layering for me. You know your weekend goes by way to fast when you think it is Saturday, Sunday morning…Whoops! Well today I am sharing with you my favorite trend (fringe crop jeans) from Tjmaxx and also what Makeup I am wearing.
I always loved a natural look and lately I have really been getting into makeup and watching tutorials. I will be sitting up in bed watching them late at night and Andrew will always tell me to go to bed! HA! I have had quit a bit of people asking me what products I use. To be honest I have been playing around with a few brands these past few months, this look does not include highlighter which I have recently been playing with a few ones I like that I will share soon 🙂
My skin is very sensitive so that is the main reason why I switch around to see what works best with my skin. Also with the seasons changing, of course you have to switch that up.
Below I have share what products I have used to accomplish this subtle look and light eye. I love a full coverage look but also when it looks natural. I by no means am a professional and am still learning. So for those of you who are newbies to the makeup bandwagon, follow along with me and we will learn together!
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer • Smashbox • $16–39
Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30 • Buxom • $34
Bobbi Brown Blush • Bobbi Brown • $28
Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette • Urban Decay • $41.50
Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner • Maybelline • $7.99
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara • Maybelline • $8.99
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer • Urban Decay • $28
Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder • Laura Mercier • $38
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lip Locked Stain – Lucky – nude petal pink • $24
Good Morning all! Check out this cute and comfy Charlie Hustle shirt, they are all super easy to pair with any type of outfit 🙂 and that handsome guy I had to post this picture of him, because he is always the one behind the camera for me! So shout out to this incredible human being for being so great!
Words cannot describe how busy I have been these past couple weeks. Believe it or not I was going to post this on Sunday, just in time for the Chiefs game! But that didn’t happen, obviously…LOL!
We are trying to make our house some what presentable for Thanksgiving because we are hosting Andrew’s parents for the first time in our new home. I could not be more thrilled! We have put together the guest bedroom finally and added a few touches to the bathroom and kitchen.
The kitchen is almost complete, we are adding subway tile this week and should be finished by the end of the weekend. Fingers crossed! Our dining room is just needing some chairs, and a rug. We also need a rug in the living room and man, it is so hard to commit to something that really determines everything in that one room!
I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday, and I heard its National Fast Food Day! GO out and enjoy that greasy, yummy food!
You guys this weekend was one for the books! Friday night I attended Kansas City Fashion week with my main squeeze! Andrew and I had a blast. It a first for both of us going and we sure did enjoyed every minute of it. I loved all the fashion forward styles, the fun photo bus and I absolutely loved how the evening flowed and their awesome swag bags. The bags were filled with so many great products from Aveda and a few things from the participating vendors.
You can find this exact dress on their website ( my color is sold out but there is a different color available) Roolee This dress it is super comfy, and really great for any occasion <3
Saturday I went to The Florida Georgia Line Concert, Oh my lordy. It was amazing. If you are a country fan, you need to go. End of story <3
I hope y’all have a great week! I am one busy bee. You will find me editing, working and traveling this week into next week to Michigan and Georgia!! ahhh! I am really looking forward to this crazy busy weekend. I am hopefully going to make a pit stop to one of my favorite little stores in Michigan. Stay tuned I hope to find some fun stuff for the new house!
Happy Hump Day! Yesterday Andrew and I went out to dinner @ the MIXX and hung out with some of our friends. Adjusting to working from home has been putting me in a funk and so getting out and having coffee and meeting with other creatives and of course visiting my nephew blake and sisters has been keeping me sane. Luther turned 4 months old today! Which is so crazy to me, he finally went down the stairs yesterday guys! And then got sick due to us bribing him to go down with treats, poor thing. But hey he now goes down them no problem!! Today I am editing, making calls and preparing some outfits for a session tomorrow with a friend who takes fabulous photos <3 Below is a fun video I put together of Mr. Luther Nash Enjoy!
You guys I have some thick hair and am currently in the process of trying to grow it out so lets just say doing my hair sometimes is not fun! Lately though I have been really getting into styling it more, rather than just curling it or straightening it! I found out that by curling it so often I was damaging my hair so much. Because it’s summer time I know we all like to throw it up or do something simple but yet cute to make a statement! This is been my favorite go to summer hair style. To accomplish those little wave curls I simply used my straightener!
Today my hair still had some curl it in so I am now wearing it in high pony! I don’t wash my hair that often… I know it sounds gross but I notice my hair way healthier after 3-4 days not washing it! I use a really awesome Dry shampoo I shared with you guys a few posts ago! I know some of you are thinking well does she shower?! OF COURSE! I just put my hair is a cute cap and do my thang! ( I follow plenty of other bloggers/ friends that also don’t clean their hair for a lot longer )
I am thinking about starting some tutorials on hair and just simply sharing more videos on my blog! What do y’all think?! Let me know what you want to see!!
My April Beauty round up! I am so picky about beauty products because my skin is so sensitive. All the products I talk about and use I promise to be completely honest with you all about my experience with them all.
Gillette Venus Swirl : I received this complementary from VOX BOX for Influenster, for reviewing. I have to be honest I hate shaving my legs because I always cut myself and this shaver I didn’t have one cut!! Especially on my knees I usually do but nope! No cuts, or razor burn! #choosetosmooth
Eos Shave Cream: Speaking of razor burn! No matter what shaving cream I have always got razor burn but not with Eos. It was so moisturizing and my legs are so smooth!
NYX Lipstick: NYX has stepped up there game! I absolutely love their lipstick. I received this in my April Ipsy bag and fell in love. I love that it is matte and it lasts for some time. It also doesn’t leave any lines when you apply it!
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation : I have to admit I am just starting to explore different types of foundation ranging from pricing and brands. I came across this one and absolutely LOVE IT! It reminds me of my Tarte foundation but honestly is a little lighter. And the matte texture is the perfect look for everyday!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day : I am a sucker for hair masks. And this is the perfect match for me. I just put it on my hair at night and sleep with a cap and rinse in the morning. I can tell a difference in just one use.
Cera Ve Eye Repair Cream: I have always had really dark circle under my eyes since I was little, and no matter how much sleep I get they are always a little darker and this eye cream has been so great for that. If you have dark circles or even creases already I have noticed a difference after a week of using it!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: I own so many tubes of Mascara! This mascara is my go to now! My lashes are fuller, feel thicker and do not CLUMP! Thats one thing I find a lot in mascara is that they are great but they clump and I hate that. But no clumps here with this mascara!
Kenra Blow Dry Spray: I learned a while ago to always put a heat protector on my hair when using heat! I have tried so many and they either make my hair still feel so dry or greasy! The Kenra Blow Dry Spray has been a perfect match for my hair!
Dry Shampoo : I fell in love with Dry shampoo when I was in college! Some people don’t understand it! I can go 3 solid days with this dry shampoo and it not look greasy. I know your thing EWW! But seriously it smells good, no grease! Also side not that the brand has so many yummy smells! This brand is super inexpensive and can find at your local Target!
I hope you all have a great weekend!