Posts Tagged ‘weekend’


photo: JEN GOTCH  post designed by kristin ess

Ladies and gentleladies… not all bobby pins are the same. This weekend, go through your stash. Test what you’ve got. If you pull them apart gently and they stay apart, you need new bobby pins. They should be strong enough to stay closed. If  they’re not, you’ll have a harder time getting your updo to stay! The stronger they are, the less you’ll need. This is a little tip that goes a long way.

Have a great weekend!



photos:  post designed by kristin ess


Ladies, let’s be extra nice to our hair this weekend. It’s exhausted! This is my absolute favorite do-it-yourself home hair mask and it’s SO simple! Read carefully because it includes a couple of very important steps for making it work properly.

You’ll need: a bowl, an electric mixer/beater, ripe avocado, 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, a clip (any kind: claw clip, sectioning clip, anything to hold your hair up!), shower cap + a blow dryer.

  • in a bowl, mix half of a ripe avocado (smashed) and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil (double the recipe for long or thick hair).
  • using your electric mixer/beater, whip the two ingredients together until they reach a creamy consistency.
  • take the bowl into the shower with you for an easier, less messy application.
  • shampoo hair well, ring out excess water, then apply the mask all over. if you have fine/flat hair, skip the roots and only do middle to ends. clip it up and cover it with the shower cap.
  • jump out of the shower and warm the treatment up with your blow dryer on a low heat setting for about one minute. heat will allow the treatment to soak in much further than it would without. try to leave it on for as long as you can. anywhere from 5 minutes-30 minutes is perfect.
  • jump back in the shower and rinse thoroughly. condition as usual with your regular conditioner.

Alternatives: If you don’t have an electric mixer, just mash the avocado up well with a fork or the back of a spoon. Add your olive oil and then manually whisk for a full minute or until it becomes creamy. If you can’t make time to get out of the shower to warm the treatment up with a blow dryer, just clip the mask up in the shower with no cap and the steam will help it soak in.

Also– feel free to add a drop or two of fragrant essential oil! Jasmine, lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, anything. Your hair will soak up the scent as well!


photos:  post designed by kristin ess

Sometimes you’ve gotta love super simple style. These girls got it just right. This is a great look to try over the weekend and should only take a couple of minutes! Create a deep side part and tease the crown area for a little volume. Grab sections from the lowest part of your front hairline (near your ears). Braid, rope, or twist them back. Tie it off with a clear elastic. This is amazing with a little natural, messy texture so maybe avoid using a brush on saturday morning and do this before heading to brunch instead. We love it paired with a blazer. Happy weekend!!



photo: post designed by kristin ess

Yes. Often a pain, but so worth it when it’s done, right? We don’t mean to sound like your mom or anything, but seeing all those pretty little sparkling bottles + packages organized like this just gets us more inspired to be fancy and play beauty shop! Get in there this weekend. Throw the old out to make room for the new. See you all on Monday.

XO Lauren, Kristin and Amy Nadine