June 24, 2016

July 4th Loose Curls | Hair Tutorial

Wow!
I can't believe I'm saying this, but next week is July.
How is that possible? I still feel like it's May of 2012 which is pretty embarrassing. 

Today, I'm jumping forward and sharing the hairstyle I will be rocking this Independence Day. I'm heading to Texas for the long weekend which is going to be so nice to visit my family and my 7-month old niece. That being said, I am planning on taking a million pictures so I need a hairstyle that is fun and fits the July 4th theme.


 Click the play button below to watch this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

June 23, 2016

Get Summer Ready With Me, FAST!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target#TargetStyle #MyBeautybyTarget

Hey there girlfriend,
I don't know about you, but I am a total summer girl. This is my seasonthe only one I truly understand from start to finish. What can I say? This Texas girl has her hot-weather beauty routine down. 

It’s time to bring on the vacations, stay-cations and on-the-go moments with confidence. Today, I’m going to give you everything you need to know to take on summer like the girl boss that you are. Think of this post as your one-stop shop for looking fabulous, FAST! 

SKINCARE


Travel and last-minute festivities often leave me feeling like I have zero time. But no matter how rushed I am, I will never skip my skincare steps because in all reality it takes only 2 minutes. Bare Republic Natural Mineral Sunscreen is my top pick this summer because it’s lightweight, offers great SPF coverage and doesn't leave my skin looking oily after applying. I start with a fresh face and body and then apply it all over. Yes, you read correctly. I do use the same Bare Republic sunscreen from head to toe, because it is a gentle formula that doesn’t flare up my sensitive skin with blemishes. #winning :) 

Tip: After a day in the sun, I have been loving the Bare Republic Milk and Honey Daily Recovery serum. This product is actually a piece of heaven in a bottle and is a great way to pamper your skin. This serum moisturizes your skin, leaving it silky, not sticky like other after-sun lotions. It feels like a high-end product at an affordable price. It’s the little things, ya know?

 MAKEUP


When you’re in a time crunch, you may feel like foundation and mascara are your only options. I’ve got news for you, sister: These 6 makeup products will give you a natural summer look in less than 5 minutes.

June 6, 2016

Top 5 Summer Hair Care Do's & Don'ts


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. #TargetStyle

**Attention my fellow hair lovers***

This just in from Target! Every month, Target has something stylish and new to try, and this month it’s all about hair. You better believe as soon as I found that out I grabbed my purse, hopped in the car and went straight to my home away from home to get my hands on a few of their newest products. Since summer is basically here, I figured that I would play with these awesome new Hair Food products available at Target to give you the do’s and don’ts of summer hair care. 

As most of you know, I grew up in Texas where it's summer year-round. Hair care was essential, especially since I was a swimmer spending 85% of my time in an outdoor pool. Not much has changed now that I live on the beach in California. I still love being in the outdoors, splitting my time between hitting the pool for my daily workouts and the beach to lounge with my friends. 

Summer hair care can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be intimidating. So let's get to my top five do's and don'ts that I've learned over the years.

May 31, 2016

How to Spice Up Your Ponytails | Hair Tutorial

Discloser: This post & video was in collaboration with OGX Beauty's empowerment campaign to change people’s conversation about their hair, and once and for all put an end to bad hair days FOREVER. All opinions and reviews are always my own. :) #BadassHairDay

Hey Kattwalks,
Today I'm sharing my two favorite ways to amp up my ponytail game. Just because I don't have time or I'm feeling ultra lazy doesn't mean that a basic ponytail should be my go-to. I've been challenging myself to branch out and experiment especially on days that I just don't feel like trying and let me just say that those days end up being some of my favorite hair days. I hope this series has inspired you to always have a #BadassHairDay!

Enjoy 2 cute hairstyles that are sure to bring your ponytail to life! Just click the play button below :) 


Special thanks to OGX Beauty for inspiring me daily to be creative and to always have a #BadassHairDay. Want to see more hairstyles? Let me know what I should recreate next time in the comments below.