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GOODBYE BRASSY BLONDE

I recently colored my hair the blondest it has been in a long time (thanks to Madison at Spoke and Weal). I knew the second I dyed it that keeping my hair color a bright light blonde and not yellow or brassy would be a struggle. Luckily for me I knew I had a few key products in my shower that would help me in my quest to battle the brass. Purple Shampoo and few other Color Correct products have been my secret weapons for years to keep my blonde locks in check. Not sure what I’m talking about? Read on to see what you’ve been missing out on.

How to Color Correct Brassy Blonde with Purple Shampoo

Why should I use purple shampoo and/or color correct products?

As anyone who colors their hair knows, over time your hair color can turn yellow or brassy. By using a purple shampoo you can color correct to help combat that brassy or yellowing effect. This will make your hair color stay the exact shade you want for longer, and hopefully save you a few bucks at the salon.

Why will purple shampoo make my blonde hair less brassy? 

Purple is exact opposite of yellow on the color wheel, which is why it cools the gold/brass tones down.

I only have blonde highlights not all over color – do I still need to use purple shampoo?

YES! Even highlights can get brassy over time.

LOREAL everpure sulfate free blonde shampoo and conditioner

I love this set from Loreal because it is sulfate free which is perfect for my fine thin hair. You can get each bottle for $5.99 each, so this is definitely a great option that doesn’t break the bank.  Nothing beats a cost effect way color correct and keep the brassiness at bay!

ORIBE bright blonde shampoo and conditioner

Oribe is the Rolls Royce of the haircare world and they boast some of my all-time favorite products (hello dry texturizing spray). So when I heard about their Bright Blonde shampoo and conditioner, I was super excited to test it out. Full disclosure, these set will cost you a pretty penny, but in my opinion is fully worth it. Their formula is so pigmented that I saw results immediately after my first wash! Since they are on the pricier side, I recommend alternating use with the Loreal Everpure.

DESSANGE california blonde brass color correcting creme

What I love about this Dessange cream is that you can let it sit on your hair to instantly color correct with virtually no damage. This is a great option if your hair is already a bit brittle from color and you want some serious TLC with your brass correction.

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LOREAL everpure sulfate free blonde shampoo and conditioner | ORIBE bright blonde shampoo and conditioner | DESSANGE california blonde brass color correcting creme

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SideSmile Style Floral Maxi Dress-7

Greetings from paradise y’all! I’m currently living my best life at the Westin Grand Cayman located on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach. I can’t wait to show more photos from the island (don’t worry I’ll do a full recap post), but in the meantime I wanted to share my packing list for this trip. I brought along breezy tops and denim shorts for the daytime and plenty of floral maxis for nighttime. I tried not to over pack this time, so I’ll have room for plenty of souvenirs 😉

PS. Y’all can follow along this weekend on my Instagram, I’ll be posting some fun behind the scenes pictures and videos to my story!

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DAYTIME

NIGHTTIME

SWIMWEAR

ACCESSORIES

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LIKELY floral maxi dress – 25% off with code CHICWEEK also available here | HERMES oran sandals | GORJANA hoop earrings | RAY-BAN aviators | CULT GAIA ark bag

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SideSmile Style Panera Rosa Buenos Aires Argentina-36

One of my hands down favorite restaurants we went to in Buenos Aires was Panera Rosa. I discovered this pink little gem while researching different places to eat during our trip on Instagram. As soon as I saw the decor, I knew I was in…the fact that the menu also looked amazing was just syrup on the pancakes. I will say that the service was a little slow, so don’t expect to rush in and out. The location is perfect if you are staying in the Recoleta neighborhood and want to grab a bite before jumping on the Buenos Aires Bus hop on hop off tour as it is located directly across from one of the stops. Bottomline Panera Rosa was one of the most Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Buenos Aires. I highly recommend stopping in if you like al fresco dining, brunch, millennial pink, and photo opps.

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SideSmile Style Panera Rosa Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Buenos Aires Argentina

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One of the hero pieces I brought on my Argentina trip, were these copper loafers. At times, I honestly questioned why I bothered to pack any other shoes at all! They never gave me blisters, were super comfortable to walk in, and were so much more fun that just plain tennis shoes. I’m debating getting another pair in the pink patent leather. What do y’all think?

More Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Buenos Aires

– Brandon
– Milion
– Casa Cavia
– HiebabuenaShopThePost

TALBOTS polka dot top | BLANK NYC black suede jacket | MOTT & BOW high waisted denim | G.H. BASS & CO rose gold loafers | CELINE sunglasses | GUCCI soho disco bag

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How to Get the Most Out of Your GlamSquad Appointment

Back in September, I teamed up with GlamSquad for my fashion week hair and makeup looks. Having the team come to my hotel room each morning was such a lifesaver and just gave me the extra confidence I needed for all my meetings and shows throughout the week. Beyond fashion week, I’ve also enlisted GlamSquad’s services on numerous occasions from my Birthday to a few Weddings, and even just a night out on the town. Getting professional hair and make up done can be amazing, but it can also be quite intimidating if you’re not sure exactly what you want or how to communicate it. So as a seasoned GlamSquad user, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks to make sure you get the most out of your appointment and walk away feeling fab!

1.Bring in a reference photo

Using a reference photo with your stylist ensures that you are on the same page from the beginning of the appointment. It simply gives them a better idea of the look you’re wanting to achieve. After looking it over, they can talk through any modifications that need to be made. It helps to pick a photo of someone with similar hair to your own in terms of thickness and length. Makeup is a little less rigid, but it never hurts to pick a photo of someone with similar coloring to your own. Check out these Pinterest boards for some serious hair and makeup inspo.

2. Have them use your own foundation.

This request may seem a bit high maintenance, but trust me it will make all the difference! Whether you realize it or not, you probably have a pretty specific preference on what kind of foundation you like and think looks good on your face. The Shade, a Matte or Dewy Finish, level of Coverage, all of these factors come into play. Getting it wrong can make your whole face feel off. I’ve never regretted making this request, and I promise you won’t either!

PS. I use a combo of Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 3.5 and By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Serum Foundation in Vanilla Beige for my perfect shade.

3. Spring for the individual lashes

I love getting individual lashes done, because they add a touch of drama while still looking natural. And if you are extra careful, you can sleep in them have them last a few extra days!

4. Keep makeup in tact with setting spray

I keep this travel size setting spray from Caudalie in my purse to use throughout the day. Just mist on a few spritzes every few hours and your makeup will stay perfectly fresh all day.

5. Extend your blowout

I like to make my blowouts last as long as possible. To keep my roots looking fresh, I use dry shampoo at night before bed. Doing it at night gives it a chance to really soak up any excess oil. To keep my curls in tact, I put my hair in a very loose sleep bun secured by an alligator clip. In the morning I rake my hands through my hair and add hairspray // more dry shampoo where necessary.

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