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Lily Aldridge Balayage Hair

Lily Aldridge Balayage Hair

Every girl has their favorite Victoria’s Secret model, and mine just so happens to be the beautiful Lily Aldridge. From her flawless skin, and full eyebrows, to her perfect pouty lips, and stylish hair, Lily Aldridge is my idea of a perfect 10.

I have been saving photos of Lily’s hair for some time now, so, I could try to recreate her hair cuteness when my next hair appointment rolled around. My hair dresser Angela, at Salon Radiance 2, is the best at balayage hair coloring, so, these are the photos I brought to her for inspiration.

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My hair is naturally a bit lighter than Lily’s, so, I left my natural color alone, and instead just added some Lily-ish highlights around my face, and to the ends. While it’s not nearly as healthy as her hair, nor is it her exact color, I do love the overall change, just in time for Summer.

Lily Aldridge Balayage Hair

My hair has been lighter for a while now, and I am so happy I made the switch from dark to my natural hair color, it is so much easier to maintain! I really think all girls look better with their natural hair color anyway, as it really brings out their features the best.

If you have darker hair, and are looking to lighten up, you will need a reliable hair stylist that will make sure to do as little damage as possible to your hair, while correcting the color. I can vouch for Angela’s color correction skills, as she has always done her best to keep my hair in good shape, while lightening it back up for me.

To get more information on this process, or to schedule an appointment with Angela, you can text her directly at 619-201-7638.

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Kim Kardashian in Alexandre Vauthier & Azzedine Alaïa

Kim Kardashian in Alexandre Vauthier & Azzedine Alaïa

Kim Kardashian was spotted grabbing lunch at Hugo’s restaurant in Los Angeles earlier this week wearing a super cute, Alexandre Vauthier sleeveless turtleneck dress, paired with Azzedine Alaïa Spring 2009 python and bell sandals.

This outfit is super easy to recreate after finding these embellished black and gold Not Rated heels… simply pair any high collared LBD with these similar “Bloody Mary” Not Rated heels and you’re looking just as fab for a whole lot less.

Kim Kardashian in Alexandre Vauthier & Azzedine Alaïa

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Get the Look for Less in Nasty Gal & Not Rated

Kim Kardashian turtleneck dress 2014

Shop Dreaming in Midnight dress Shop Not Rated heels.

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Khloe Kardashian in All White

Khloe Kardashian in All White

Isn’t it funny how every few months or so, a different Kardashian pops up with some dramatic new look? Lately Khloe has been the one in the limelight, receiving tons of attention for her post divorce weight loss. I can’t blame people for talking about her though, as I think she is looking great and I really love this outfit look!

Khloe is wearing white Frame Denim skinny jeans, a Touchdown Jersey by Ricki Brazil, Louboutin pumps and a Hermès Birkin bag.

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khloe kardashian 77 jersey white denim

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Hollywood Goes Blonde

Hollywood Goes Blonde

If you haven’t noticed already, Hollywood has gone blonde and lighter hair is officially in. If you would have asked me a year ago what I thought about lighter hair I would have said that brunette is better, but lately I’ve actually been loving some of the lighter hair my favorite A-listers have been showing off.

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Right now we are seeing less ombre and more of the balayage hair style which is basically just a more natural spin on the once popular ombre. I’m normally not one to rush into trends but this hair is super pretty so I had to try it out. After all, it’s nice to switch it up sometimes right?

As you know, my hair has been dyed dark for many years now so I had to be careful when lightening it. The only real way to get dark hair light is to lift the dark color with bleach so for the past 4 months I’ve been gradually lightening my hair with my hair stylist. Now that most of the dark is out, I finally was able to add some blonde highlights without frying off my hair completely. While I still love dark hair, I think light can be fun as well… So what do you think?

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The key to lightening your hair, like I said, is to have an amazing stylist help you out to ensure you don’t damage your hair so, if you are wanting to go lighter here in San Diego my hair stylist’s name is Angela at Salon Radiance 2 in La Mesa. Angela got my hair exactly like my inspiration photo and was really careful to not ruin my hair. Going lighter can be a scary process so using someone reliable is a must. Keep in mind though… no matter who you see, bleaching your hair will change it’s texture so bleach at your own risk. No seriously, be careful! I had very soft, healthy hair before I started and it’s not as silky now however it’s also still in a good condition so I got lucky.

Another tip, now that my hair is a bit dryer than before I will lather it with coconut oil before bed and sleep with it on. Simply warm the coconut oil up with your hair dryer for 30 seconds and then apply to your entire head. This will restore so much moisture and leave your hair super shiny! Anyone can try this out that needs an extra boost of shine, it’s my new favorite trick.

For any going lighter hair questions you can text Angela at: 619-201-7638

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How to Curl Your Hair Using a Flat Iron

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Flat Iron

Curling hair is definitely a skill that you are either born with or not. For me I’ve always been pretty good at curling my hair with a curling iron however, I totally suck at using a flat iron to get the super bouncy curls you see all the celebrities wearing. Every time I get my hair colored, my stylist uses a flat iron to curl it but I’ve never seem to be able to recreate this look myself at home so, I wanted to not only learn how to do it myself, but to teach you all the tricks as well.

The one thing I learned here is that it is possible to become a great hair stylist- if you’re willing to put in the work. Practice makes perfect so let’s get to practicing!

How to Curl Your Hair Using a Flat Iron

-Reasons to try it out-

  • Your curls will last way, way longer.
  • Your curls will be much bouncier with tons more volume than using a curling iron.
  • You decide the curl style with one tool: depending on your technique, you can create wavy or doll like curls.

-Tips to Remember-

  • How you iron the last inch of hair will determine the outcome of your curl. If you curl to the very end of your hair, your curls will be very bouncy and doll like. If you leave a straighter end, your curls will be wavier. I like mine more wavy so I leave some hair out at the end.
  • Always tease your hair before curling it for added volume.
  • Some tutorials suggest you curl all different directions however, I like them to be the same so I always curl away from my face, on both sides.
  • In the video below she is also wearing Bellami hair extensions for added volume so she is able to leave the iron on the hair longer, do not leave the heat on your real hair this long!

-Things You Will Need-

  • A good flat iron with rounded edges to ensure a smooth curl, I got mine from my girlfriend Heather who sells them. She had this super cute pink one I had to have- you can buy the same by emailing her at ➨ imnotperfect1@yahoo.com.
  • A silky hair oil to smooth out curls after curling, I use Moroccanoil®
  • A good YouTube tutorial, my favorite is this one below ⇩⇩⇩

how to curl your hair with a flat iron

Once I am done curling my hair I will use the oil to smooth out each curl.
And wah-lah! Super bouncy, voluminous curls that last for days.
how to curl hair with flat iron

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Khloe Kardashian By James White For Cosmopolitan UK February 2014

Khloe Kardashian By James White For Cosmopolitan UK February 2014

Khloe Kardashian is proof that great things can come from heartbreak and divorce. Not only is she much better off without Lamar Odom and all his crazy issues, she is looking cuter than ever in the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan UK by James White. Khloe also opens up to the magazine about her recent divorce and being eager to kick off a new year with a fresh new start. Khloe tells Cosmo UK “I love the new year and new beginnings, I need a good fresh start; I’m excited for this year to be over with. You only live once so let’s make that one time perfect. We can’t fix our mistakes and imperfections, so let’s have fun. You get what you give out in life.”

Khloe continues by saying “I don’t regret anything about my life. My life has made me who I am at this moment, and I’m very happy with who I am. No matter if it’s great, disgusting, beautiful or ugly; it happens and it makes you you. Life is about how you process things.”

When talking about how she got through the hard times, Khloe tells the magazine that it was mostly thanks to the support of her sisters and mom. From having sleepovers to just having quality girl time, she’s a big believer that women need to stand by each other. While she’s been attacked for her weight in the past, she knows how important it is to have positive women in your life at all times.

“Women can be quick to attack each other, when we should be building each other up,” she told the mag. “There are enough people out there who’ll put you down. We should be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. I’m not happy with my arms, so if I see a girl with great arms I compliment her. It doesn’t make me hate her; it motivates me to lift more weights.”

And I couldn’t agree more, here’s to a happy fresh start for all in 2014!

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Mike WiLL Made-It — 23 ft. Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa

Mike WiLL Made-It — 23 ft. Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa

There is something about those that reject the opinion’s of others and do as they please that kind of just makes me love them. Miley DGAF and while at first I was appalled at her new image, she’s kind of won me back with her new album BANGERZ, it’s actually pretty good, and also with this collaboration with Juicy J and Wiz. Plus, I like some of her edgy looks and I really want her perfect skin.

Check out her latest photo-shoot with Terry Richardson and then listen to her new song.

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Miley-Cyrus-Terry-Richardson

Miley-Cyrus-Terry-Richardson

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Best Nude Pumps Under $200

Best Nude Pumps Under $200

Every girl knows that a cute nude pump is an essential part of her closet however, finding a nude pump that’s actually stylish enough to own, while still being affordable, can be pretty tricky. While Carrie Bradshaw and other celebrities show us how fabulous their designer nude pumps are, for most of us a new pair of Manolo’s just isn’t realistic. So, with that being said, here are  twelve nude pumps that get the job done, all for under $200.00.

I’m always on the hunt for a great nude heel so if you’ve found a great one leave it in the comment section for me to checkout!

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1. Aldo $80.00  2. Jessica Simpson $60.99 3. BCBG $199.99

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4. Charles by Charles David- $99.00 5. Jessica Simpson $54.99 6. Haute & Rebellious- $32.00 nude heels 2013

7.  Type Z - $39.99 8. Report- $59.99 9 Steve Madden- $93.99

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10. BCBG $60.99 11. BCBGeneration- $64.99 12. Ted Baker $101.99

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