Year Of The Hair

“Invest In Your Hair. It Is The Crown You Never Take Off.”

2020 is going to be the year of Hair for me. Why? Because it’s finally growing again. See, after having kids, my hair started falling out and thinning… like a lot. With my hair thinning combined with my ever oily roots, I had pretty much given up on ever having a “good hair day” again. That was until I started to include Hum Nutritions Hair Sweet Hair vitamins into my daily routine.

Seriously, I was a skeptic. A hair vitamin can’t actually do anything for hair, right? But, I also figured what could it hurt to give it a try. So I did. And after about three months, I started to notice a difference. My hair stopped falling out, and started growing in thicker. It’s been easier for me to keep volume too. So in the spirit of good hair days again, here are my top tips for Fabulous Hair over the next decade.

  • Hair Vitamins:
    • See above. Hum Nutrition’s hair vitamins gave me my healthy hair back. And lets be honest… you can’t have a good hair day without healthy hair! Plus, these Hum Nutrition vitamins have PABA which helps maintain natural hair color (anything to keep those grey at bay, right?) and FoTi, a Chinese herb for healthy hair.
    • Recommendation: Hair Sweet Hair – http://www.humnutrition.com CODE: 1B54BB for $10 Off

  • Hair Color:
    • Seriously, hair color can make or break your whole look. It can make a hair cut, can bring out your eyes, can complement or clash with your skin tone and can even make you look thinner. Hair color is an art form. Find a colorist who sees it as such and is just as concerned about the overall hair health. And once you get that fabulous hair color, maintain it.
    • Colorist Recommendation: Hair Colorist Michael Canale – If you live in or near Los Angeles, DC, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County or Dallas, go to Michael. He is the best in the biz, voted “Best of the Best” Allure and responsible for countless Celebs, politicians, CEOs and socialites hair colors. http://www.canale.com
    • Maintenance Recommendation: Maintain that gorgeous color with Canale’s Cool Blue Signature Gloss. http://www.canale.com

  • Hair Cut
    • Find a haircut that works for you and your face shape. And be honest about what works for you… and what doesn’t. Example, as much as I would love to try a Pixie cut, there is no way that would work with my bone structure. And that’s ok. I know it, and I’m willing to admit it. So I will always have to be a longer hair kind of girl.

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
    • There are tons of great shampoos and conditioners out there. Find one that works for you and your hair type/concerns. I’m currently loving Strands Shampoo and Conditioner because it is formulated specifically for my hair and hair concerns using samples of my actual hair.
    • Recommendation: Strands Hair Care – http://www.strandshaircare.com

  • Hairdryer
    • Want to help maintain healthy hair but still want to use a hair dryer? Find an Ionic one. An Ionic Hairdryer uses negative ions to break up positive water molecules, meaning your hair drys faster without opening up the hair shaft. There are so many great options out there. I’m personally loving the DryBar Buttercup one. Now once you have your hair dryer, if you’re looking for volume, dry your hair upside down to achieve longer lasting volume.
    • Recommendation: DryBar Buttercup – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcpRD

  • Hair Products
    • Hair Mask: I recommend using a hair mask once a week to help keep hair healthy. I have been loving One ‘n Only’s Strengthening Restorative Hair Mask recently.
    • Dry Shampoo: One way to help keep hair healthy (and help hair color last longer) is to go a couple days between washes. My favs are DryBar’s Detox and Batiste’s Dry Shampoos. Remember, the trick to dry shampoo is to spray it in your hair before bed so it soaks up all the oils while you sleep.
    • Heat Protectant: Before drying your hair or using any hot tools on your hair always use a heat protectant spray. I am still testing several ones and will let you know when I have a recommendation.
    • Texturizing/Volume Spray: This is definitely a necessity for fine/thin hair. Find a finishing spray that adds texture and volume to your hair. I am personally loving DryBar’s Triple Sec at the moment. It adds some dimension to your hairstyles and can even make your hair appear thicker.

  • Silk Pillowcase
    • I never realized how much of a difference a pillowcase can make, but a silk pillowcase can make a huge difference in your hair. It reduces friction, which leaves your hair less frizzy. Plus, a silk pillowcase is better for your skin too. That’s a win win in my book.
    • Recommendation: Blissy (http://www.blissy.com) or Slip (https://shopstyle.it/l/bcsbw)

And there you have it. My top tips for fabulous hair in 2020. Can’t wait to see what hair styles you choose. Happy styling!

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Best Of Beauty 2019

Over the past year, I have tried a lot of great (and not so great) beauty products. With that said, I decided the best way to close out 2019 and the decade was to reveal my Fav Finds from the past year. Check them out below!

Best Anti-Aging Product: Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More Expression Line Smoother – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcdzp

This is my fav find of 2019! I seriously call it Botox in a bottle. It uses Peptides to relax the muscles underneath the skin, essentially numbing them. I use this on my forehead and I started noticing a difference after the first day of using it. Now I can’t live without it.

Best Toner: Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcdBc

I’ll admit I was skeptical about this toner… until I tried it! It helped even out my skin tone, get rid of breakouts and left my skin glowing.

Best Daytime Eye Cream: Robin McGraw Revelation’s Dot Your Eyes – https://www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com/collections/treatments/products/dot-your-eyes-1

This eye cream uses power peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. A great eye cream for the daytime.

Best Nighttime Eye Cream: Kate Somerville Line Release – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcdEt

I love this eye cream for night time. It does a great job of moisturizing the undereye area and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Best Hair Vitamins: Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair http://www.humnutrition.com Code: 1B54BB for $10 Off

Who knew hair vitamins could make such a huge difference? Well, let me tell you, they can and do. I have been loving these Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair vitamins. Not only do they taste like strawberry candy (I seriously look forward to taking these everyday!), they work. Ever since having kids, my hair started thinning and falling out, thus, why you always saw me with my hair up in photos. I started taking these and after a couple months, my hair stopped falling out and growing in super healthy. Now I wear my hair down all the time!

Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair – https://shopstyle.it/l/bceCl

Looking for a great anti-aging moisturizer that not only makes your skin look more youthful but also doesn’t make you break out? Check out Kate Somerville’s Deep Tissue Repair. It has quickly become my fav nighttime moisturizer.

Best Acne Product: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – https://shopstyle.it/l/bceBt

Looking for a acne product that shortens the lifespan of those pesky breakouts? Check out this Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Super easy to use and helps dry out those breakouts in no time. Just put a Q-Tip in the bottle (DO NOT SHAKE FIRST), and apply this to your breakouts before bed and wash it off in the morning.

Best Natural Deodorant: Kopari Deodorant – https://shopstyle.it/l/bceCv

The switch to Natural Deodorant was a struggle this year. Most of them do not work, and left me smelling so gross (seriously… even the kids commented on how bad I stunk 🤢), that was until I tried Kopari’s Coconut Oil Deodorant. And let me tell you… It is amazing! It works even better than those non-natural deodorants I’ve tried. Check it out!

Best Dry Shampoo: DryBar’s Detox Dry Shampoo – https://shopstyle.it/l/bceBC

Finding a good Dry Shampoo can be rough, because let’s be honest… Most of them just don’t work. But that is not the case for DryBar’s Detox Dry Shampoo. As soon as I tried it, I quickly fell in love. I have been able to get up-to three days out of my hair with this baby… And I used to be lucky if I could even get to day two hair!

Best Face Mask: Cellcosmet CellRadiance Mask – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcdCn

By now, most of you know I love my Face Masks, and I have tried a lot of great (and not so great) masks this past year. But alas, there can only be one Best. And that would be this Cellcosmet CellRadiance Mask. The nanostructure of the actual mask helps it adhere perfectly for the skin. But most importantly, it showed great immediate results. My skin literally looked and felt tighter, hydrated and radiant.

Best Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter – https://shopstyle.it/l/bceBK

I finally made the move from MAC’s setting spray to this Urban Decay All Nighter because it is amazing! My makeup stays in place until I’m ready to take it off. Now that’s a win in my book.

Best Skincare Subscription: Beauteque – https://www.beautequemonthly.com Code: TotalTash25 for 25% Off

If you love K-beauty products, than you will love Beauteque’s monthly Beauty Box and Mask Maven subscription options. I have found so many great products this way.

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Best Of Ulta Beauty Holiday 2019

Gift Guide

Ulta Beauty is one of my fav places to shop during the holidays. Why? Because whether you’re shopping for family, a friend or yourself, they have some amazing options (and great deals!). Check out the Top Picks of 2019 below:

$25 And Under

$50 And Under

21 Days Of Beauty Top Picks – Fall 2019

It’s time for Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days Of Beauty sale, and you know what that means? There are some great deals on some great products coming up. I’ve gone through all the lists, and these are my top picks. Happy shopping!

Beauty Steals

September 1st

September 6th

September 7th

  • $10 Off Dermalogica Facial with Dermalogica Purchase – I mean… who doesn’t love a good facial?!

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 12th

September 14th

  • Free Benefit Brow Wax with $50 Benefit Purchase

September 16th

September 18th

September 19th

Hot Buys

Available September 1st-21st

Christmas In July – The #NSale Top Picks!

*New Items Added*

It is that time of year… I don’t know about you, but it’s my Christmas in July… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The time when a significant portion of the new Fall merchandise is on sale before the season. While the sale has changed a lot through the years, and if I’m being completely honest, each year seems to have less and less great options, it is still my mom and I’s annual tradition since I was 11-years-old. With that said, here are my top picks from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

*Note – I will continue to add to this list as I find more great options.

Shoes: “Give A Girl The Right Shoes, And She Can Conquer The World”

  1. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Black) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0a
  2. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Snake) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0t
  3. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0G
  4. Steve Madden Winnie Sneaker (Camo) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F17
  5. Ugg Melrose Bootie (Grey) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2f
  6. Vicar Water Repellent Studded Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2n
  7. Steve Madden Lavish Buckle Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTM
  8. Steve Madden Moving Sneaker (White) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2R
  9. Steve Madden Moving Sneaker (Tan) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2V
  10. Ugg Melrose Bootie (Black) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F23
  11. Hunter Original Tour Short Rain Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F23
  12. Paige Kate Asymmetrical Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3k
  13. Ladee Over The Knee Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3o
  14. Born Uchee Knee High Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52da
  15. Adidas Falcon Zip Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ex
  16. ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoe – https://shopstyle.it/l/52gp
  17. Sam Edelman Riza Flat – https://shopstyle.it/l/52i9
  18. Ugg Callen Loafer – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ji
  19. Ugg Wilde Waterproof Leather Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ih
  20. Steve Madden Feather Studded Loafer – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ka

Beauty: “Aging Is A Fact Of Life. Looking Your Age Is Not”

  1. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWater Pro LED Light Device – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTS
  2. Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Like A Pro Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3G
  3. Hum Nutrition Sweet Retreat Dietary Supplements – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTU
  4. Sunday Riley Essentials Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F31
  5. Dry Bar Brushing’ & Crushin’ Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7p
  6. Dry Bar Four Pack – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7y
  7. Mario Badescu Essentials Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7D
  8. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7J
  9. Slip Pillowcase (Caramel) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7P
  10. Slip Pillowcase (White) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7W
  11. Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5w
  12. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F8g
  13. MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brush Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5B
  14. SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F72
  15. GlamGlow Super Duo Clear & Renew Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F87
  16. BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Kit – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F9m

Clothes: “Style Is A Way To Say Who You Are Without Having To Speak”

  1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – http://www.shopstyle.com/shop/TotallyTash/43271317
  2. Adidas Lock Up Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gba
  3. Adidas Lock Up Track Pants – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbd
  4. BP Cozy Top (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5Z
  5. Rails Military Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F50
  6. Caslon Camo Sweatshirt – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbo
  7. Vince Camuto Zebra Drape Cardigan – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbr
  8. Caslon Drape Knit Blazer – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F52
  9. Something Navy Leopard Sweater – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GbH
  10. Caslon Camo Colorblock Tee – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GbV
  11. BP Cozy Sweatpants (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbn
  12. Caslon Shirttail Tunic (w/ Steve Madden Booties) – http://www.shopstyle.com/shop/TotallyTash/43274187
  13. BP Bold Stripe Cardigan – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nH
  14. PST By Project Social T Sunday Starter – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nZ
  15. Caslon Plaid Shirt – https://shopstyle.it/l/52mZ

Jackets: “Honor Wears Different Coats To Different Eyes”

  1. Cozy Teddy Jacket (Camo) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gci
  2. Faux Fur Coat – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcI
  3. Leopard Print Water Resistant Coat – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcO
  4. Leopard Denim Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcU
  5. Metallic Stitch Utility Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcX
  6. BlankNYC Snakeskin Moto Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nh
  7. BlankNYC Onto The Next Drape Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52oH
  8. BlankNYC Record Breaker Moto Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nq

Girls Shoes: “To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dream”

These were my girls’ top picks from the Kid’s Shoe Department.

  1. Plae Mimo Water Friendly Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uo
  2. Skechers Twinkle Toes Holla Glam Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52wo
  3. UGG Classic Short II Sequin Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uV
  4. Plae Ty Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uW
  5. Sam Edelman Bella Lliana Studded Metallic Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52wO
  6. Ugg Cozy II Shimmer Slipper – https://shopstyle.it/l/52xb
  7. Sam Edelman Blane Embellished Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52vn

The Glow Of A Mud Mask

Happy Face Mask Friday! So I’ve been using Pixi Beauty’s Glow collection for several weeks now and decided to stick with the glowing theme and try their Glow Mud Mask. Full of ingredients that detoxify and brighten the skin, this mask sounded like it would work great.

The ingredients:

  • Kaolin Clay: This ingredient is excellent for detoxifying the skin. It’s known for drawing out excess oil and doesn’t dry out the skin. Plus, it’s safe for sensitive skin.
  • Sea Salt: Sea Salt cleanses the pores and can fight acne causing bacteria.
  • Ginseng: Ginseng is a great anti-aging ingredient that brightens and tones the skin.
  • Aloe: This anti-inflammatory ingredient helps retain moisture, fight acne and soothe the skin.

The Verdict: I always love a good mud mask, and this Glow Mud Mask is another winning skin treat from Pixi Beauty. My skin looked and felt cleaner, smoother and glowing. Plus, it wasn’t dried out. You should totally check it out!

A Gold Of A Glow… Mask

Happy Face Mask Friday! This week I decided to add some glow (and gold!) to my skincare routine with Oh K!’s Glowing Skin Gold Foil Sheet Mask. This K Beauty mask fights the sings of aging and acne while soothing the skin and leaving a healthy glow. But why? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:

  • Gold – Gold is a great skincare ingredient known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin elasticity and leaving the skin glowing.
  • Apple – Packed with Vitamin C, this ingredient prevents premature agin, leaves the skin glowing and treats acne and dark spots.
  • Cherry – Did you know that Cherry is known for treating acne and rosacea? It also fights free radicals.
  • Chamomilla Flower – This ingredient is great for soothing the skin.

The Verdict: I love this mask! It really left my skin soothed and brighter. Plus, it even reduced the naturally red undertones to my skin. I will definitely be making this mask a part of my regular routine.

If you want to check out this mask, you can find it here: https://amzn.to/2JDou0i

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