How To Get Shiny Hair During The Winter

During the winter, everything gets drier. Your scalp, hair, nails, skin, etc. It's the worst! As someone who deals with borderline psoriasis on my scalp as well as very dry hair, it gets a million times worse during the winter. My sister told me that I have the course-ist hair ever (ha), and compared to her, I do have very course hair that needs a lot of extra TLC. Here are all of my healthy & shiny hair secrets:




This mask smells fucking ah-mazing! If you're in the market for a new hair mask, this is it! Not only does it smell divine, it moisturizes the driest hair. In the shower, it feels like your hair has been wrapped in silk. Everything about it is luxurious from the packaging to the feel. Many times I just use this mask as my conditioner because 1. my hair loves it and 2. love that glam feeling.



This tonic works wonders! I spray it on my hair while it is damp, before drying, or before I let it air dry. Either way, I end up with volumized, bouncy hair. This product is extra loved because it's FABULOUS for those of us who hate layers. it still adds volume even if you have zero layers. LOVE! 



This one is a two-fer. I use this oil after the volumizing tonic to protect my hair from heat styling, and then again after my hair is styled to add texture (twirl your hair around with this oil and you'll love the results!) and also to get rid of flyaways. 


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For those of you naturally shiny hair, well aren't you lucky. For everyone else, you've probably wondered how to achieve that gorgeous, bouncy, Herbal Essences commercial hair vibe. I did before I discovered Kenra's Shine Spray. After styling your hair and using everything else on it, spray the shine spray all over your hair and you will instantly have shining hair! It's not greasy looking or feeling at all. 



How To Wear: Track Pants


How To Wear: Track Pants



It's been awhile since we've talked STYLE here! My favorite trend of 2018 so far is track pants. I never thought that I would wear track pants again after the late 90's/early 2000's, but hey, everything that's old is new again. We've seen this time and time again. 

I remember being in 7th or 8th grade, and my most beloved outfit was an adidas track suit. The material was that swishy fabric and I just LOVED it. To make that situation even more amazing, I wore black adidas slides with it. OMG. 

But now, in 2018, track pants are back and better than ever. So much more chic. The best ones come in luxe, flattering fabrics. My favorite style is the wide leg style because they're just so slimming and stylish. I love the pair I'm wearing above from Pretty Little Thing - they're very Gucci-esque, no? I love the green and red stripes on the sides. 


The best way to wear wide leg track pants is with a fitted top or a tee tucked in. Avoid baggy tops since the pants are kind of billowy. I like to avoid clunky shoes with wide leg pants in general, and love to wear sleek pointed toe pumps to elongate the look of my legs even more. 






Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2018


Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2018

It's almost here...VALENTINE'S DAY!

Some hate it, some love it, and I am one who LOVES it because it's all about love. I love that you can make this day special whether you're single or taken, or whether you plan to stay in or go you!

I've learned my lesson over the years that going out on Valentine's Day can just be such a shit show. The lines, waiting, and rushing to get you in and out of a restaurant is stressful. The past couple of years, Jeff and I have made dinner together at home and then went to see the 50 Shades movies. Have you guys seen them? Tell me your thoughts in the comments if you have! 

While we're chatting Valentine's Day, have you gotten the perfect gift for your significant other. friend, family etc. yet? No? Then you're in the right place if you're looking for some non-basic ideas for yourself, your man, your girlfriends, and then some splurge worthy items.





+ My favorite gift that I have received for Valentine's Day so far are the long lasting box of roses that I received from Blooms by Heinau. Inspired by nature, travel, and design styles from around the world, Heidi Intriago is the creative mind behind Blooms by Heinau. “I have vivid memories of European spring and summer seasons, when everything blooms with color,” she says about being part of this unique floral design business. If you're looking for an amazing & personal gift for yourself or for a girlfriend, mom, or sister, you have to check these boxes out. I don't know what's better than having REAL roses displayed for a whole year. 

+ I love giving gifts that someone wouldn't normally purchase for themselves. This could include a car detail service, a massage, a facial, pedicure, the gift of unlimited movies at any theater via Movie Pass (Jeff loves this and has also given it as a gift), and/or a house cleaning service. 

What are you going to do on Valentine's Day this year?

xo, Lynn






You know the phrase "I woke up like this"... I am constantly thinking of the queen herself (Beyonce) every time I talk about my lash extensions. Because I really did wake up like this...well, sort of. 

Not only do lash extensions make me look awake and refreshed even when I'm not, the best part is that having them shaves off a good 5-10 minutes of getting ready each morning. That is HUGE. No more mascara, no more false lashes...which I'm pretty lazy about putting on daily anyway. 

Nothing makes me feel instantly prettier. You have to give them a try if you wear mascara daily or if you love the look of full lashes without any fuss.

I have tried classic eyelash extensions and I have tried volume eyelash extensions. Both are great, and choosing between the two just depends on what you like. If you're more of a natural gal who just wants some extra oomph in the lash department, classic lashes are your best bet. But for me, especially with my ultra blonde natural lashes, I wanted to be EXTRA. 

I've been getting volume lash extensions done for about two months now and I couldn't be happier with them.

The process

Unlike classic eyelash extensions, which are placed one by one on every single natural lash you have, volume lashes (AKA 2D-10D lashes) are created with 2-10 professional grade false lashes made into fans and then applied to each natural eyelash. I cannot imagine a fan of 10 lashes on ONE eyelash, and wouldn't recommend it, however 2D and 3D lashes are so fabulous. 

It's really a peaceful experience with no pain. You lay down while a licensed technician applies the lashes, and I usually fall asleep! If you're getting a full set of lashes, the process takes 1-2 hours. I have my lashes filled every two weeks and that takes about 45 minutes. 

I always ask for a wispy style. You've probably seen eyelash extensions that look like a bug is sitting on the person's eye - no thank you! This look occurs when lashes of all the same length and volume are applied to each lash, creating a solid effect. Varying the length and volume is super important to get that fluttery, wispy look. I also ask for a more cat eye effect because I like my eyes to look more elongated.

Once you're done, you're good to go! There is no downtime. The one no-no is no hot water or steam around the eye for 24 hours. So make sure to shower, swim, surf, or whatever you plan to do around water beforehand. 

Upkeep and tips

+ The upkeep is truly very minimal. It's recommended to wash your eyelash extensions, but I don't. I wash my face everyday and I assume that my lashes are taken care of in the process. 

+ Never use oil around your eyelashes, as this will soften the adhesive. You know I'm ALL about oils, and I still use them around my eyes, I just don't apply any oil to my lash line...who does?! 

+ Brush your lashes out every morning. If you sleep on your side, sometimes the lashes get kind of wonky and turn in different directions. Brushing them with a disposable mascara wand does the trick, and also cleans any residual makeup off. 

+ This tip is most important: find a professional technician who has experience and uses the best products. I researched and looked at Yelp and Instagram - pictures are SO important! This is a beauty treatment that I would not recommend buying a groupon for, or going with the cheapest option. 

Have you tried eyelash extensions? Let me know which kind you've tried!

Happy (almost) Friday!

xo, Lynn


Glam Workout Wear You Need!


Glam Workout Wear You Need!


A gal can never have too many workout clothes. Am I right? 

I find myself living in workout wear 90% of the time...anytime I can get away with it! 

Why? Because workout wear is SO COMFORTABLE. And these days, there are amazingly beautiful, glamorous, and edgy options available. I've never been into blah basic workout wear, however I do like to keep things practical.

So I'm sharing my top picks for GLAM workout wear that actually works as workout wear. Wow, was that a mouthful or what?!

If you have any amazing brands to share, please do in the comments!

xo, Lynn





You can call me the queen of sunless tanning. Laying in the sun is horrible for your skin. SO BAD. I used to lay out all the time on vacations and during the summer, and since I got smarter about how bad it is for your skin, I have worked hard to reverse any damage and I started using self tanners about 15 years ago. And boy have I had my fair share of horror stories. 

Oompa loompa? Check. Splotchy skin? Check. Green tan? Check. Red tan? Check. Orange palms? Check. And the list goes on.

I'm sharing more about my self tanner horror stories, the BEST self tanner I have tried yet, and how to apply it evenly in my video. Hope you love it!

Do you have any self tanning tips? Please share!

xo, Lynn

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