How to Achieve Healthier Hair

January 25, 2018

When your hair looks good, you feel good. But when you have problems with your hair, it can really affect your confidence. Let's take a look at some of the most common hair problems many of us face and what you can do to stop these issues in their tracks. Because bad hair days should never stop you from living your life to the fullest.


Heat Damaged Hair
Curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers are hair tools that are used by many of us on a daily basis. These heated tools, although convenient, can cause extensive damage to your hair over time. For starters, you could let your hair air dry or use no-heat curlers. But there are numerous options out there that allow you to style your hair without heat.

Dry Hair
When your hair is dry, it can look drab. It can also cause your hair to be more susceptible to damage. The easiest remedy for dry hair is moisture. There are many hair products for dryness, including hair butter and oils. Another solution is to find a great leave-in conditioner to use after you shampoo.

Dandruff, although common, can be extremely irritating and embarrassing. There are numerous dandruff shampoos and medications on the market. But there are also several items you might have at home that can be used to treat it. Baking soda, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar are all known home remedies for dandruff.

Hair Growth & Hair Loss
When you suffer from hair loss, it can be really hard to accept. Many people find themselves hiding at home because of the problem. A quick and easy fix could be buying a shampoo for hair growth and thickness. You should ultimately talk to your doctor so you can pinpoint the root cause of the problem. It could be stress or something more serious.

Split Ends
A haircut is always a great way to say goodbye to split ends. Taking folic acid can also help prevent them. And if you blow dry your hair, use a diffuser to prevent further damage from occurring.

Frizzy Hair
Frizzy hair can be a massive source of frustration. The first step is finding the right shampoo. Your shampoo needs to be sulfate free, and it’s even better if it doesn't include glycerin.

We all experience problems with our hair at one time or another, but what matters most is how you deal with them. The tips listed above should be a great start to having healthier hair.

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Put the Personal back into Gift Giving

January 23, 2018

With the advancement of technology, it can be really easy to order a gift card online and send it in the mail without giving the receiver much thought. Gone are the days when people used to spend hours trying to find the perfect gift. These days, a gift can be picked, paid for, wrapped, sent, and delivered with just the click of a button. Even though the receiver will be able to buy whatever they want with the gift card, it doesn’t create that picture-worthy face when they open a present they really love. In this commercialized and consumerist day and age, how do you introduce the personalized thought back into your gift giving process?


Make Something
Even though this may sound ridiculous, this type of gift has a lot of thought involved. If you know the person you're buying for, it can be incredibly sentimental. Giving them something they can keep and treasure for a long time is going to be well received and greatly appreciated. Creating a photo album or collage of the years you've been friends, or writing them a poem or song could definitely pull at their heartstrings. Personalized cards are also a great way to show you went above and beyond, and you can include memories and future plans to really put a smile on someone's face.

Make Notes Through The Year
If you are extremely organized and like being prepared, make notes of things your friends have mentioned they like or need throughout the year. This will not only be a surprise to them that you remembered, but will also show that you listen and care about what they have to say. You can even create a mix of gifts that you’ve purchased through the year, so the receiver has several personalized items to open. Just remember, it's the thought that counts. Don't feel you need to break the bank to give an awesome gift.

Take Them On A Day Out
Nothing is more personal than spending quality time with your friends and loved ones. Whether that's taking them to lunch or dinner, or visiting a museum or national park they've always wanted to visit, you will be creating a memory that will last both of you a lifetime. You could even take note of somewhere they’ve always wanted to visit and surprise them by keeping the destination unrevealed until they arrive. As an extra happy, you can take of photo of your time there and frame it to give to them at a later date.

Putting some personal thought into gift giving is always going to be well received, even if the thought (and gift) didn't cost you a penny.

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Friends

January 16, 2018

If you're a Friends fan like me, you've seen every episode countless times. You feel like you actually know Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe. The jokes are still funny, and you can quote entire episodes verbatim. You can also take any episode and relate it to every day life. Here are 5 life lessons I've learned from Friends.

1. Don't ask a guy out unless you're sure he likes you.
Joey: Alright Rach, the big question is, does he like you?
Because if he doesn't like you, this is all a moo point.
Rachel: A moo point?
Joey: Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.

2. There are seven basic erogenous zones on a woman's body.
Monica: Now everybody knows the basic erogenous zones. You got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Chandler: There are seven?
Monica: The important thing is to take your time. You want to hit them all, and you want to mix them up. You gotta keep them on their toes.
Rachel: Ooh, toes!

3. When getting a spray tan, it's imperative to listen closely and follow directions.
If you don't, you could end up AN EIGHT!

Chandler: Hold on. There's something different about you.
Ross: I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.
Chandler: Was that place... the sun?!

4. If you can't get your baby to laugh, rap Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back to them.
It works like a charm. Babies love big asses.

Rachel: What did you do to make her laugh?
Ross: I, um.. Well, I sang.. Actually, I rapped Baby Got Back.
Rachel: You what?! You sang, to our baby daughter, a song about a guy who likes to have sex with women with big giant asses?

5. When your best girlfriend is having a bad day, you grab some beer,
pop some popcorn and sit around in wedding dresses.

Rachel: You know, I gotta tell ya. This really does put me in a better mood.
Monica: I wish there was a job where I could wear this all the time. Maybe someday there will be...

I'm the kind of person who

January 11, 2018


...loves Adam Sandler movies

...corrects bad grammar & spelling

...listens more than talks

...never checks voicemail

...will always be a Coke drinker

...starts celebrating Christmas on November 1st

...would rather wear heels than flats

...quotes Friends in every day conversation

...always has her toenails painted

...prefers winter over summer scared of spiders

...hates clutter

...cares about fashion

...obsesses over miniature goats

...uses a lot of dry shampoo

...cannot whistle

...does not like beer at all

...acts like a fool watching college basketball

...could eat cheese dip every day

...has never seen Office Space or The Princess Bride

Today's post idea was blatantly stolen from Stephanie at Not Entirely Perfect.

2018 Golden Globes Fashion, Best Dressed

January 9, 2018

Even in a sea of black gowns, it wasn't too hard to choose my favorites.

On anyone else, I wouldn't like this tux.
But on him, yes please.

She looks fab.
Love the hair and red lip.
The dress is simple, but stands out.

I love this dress on her.
It flowed beautifully on the red carpet.
PS - Did y'all know she was dating Norman Reedus?!

I love everything about this look.
Gorgeous dress.

HELEN MIRREN in in Zuhair Murad
I want to be her when I grow up.
Slaying it at 72.
Love this dress.

JESSICA BIEL in Dior Haute Couture
This could have gone terribly wrong.
I don't normally like what Jessica wears.
And I'm not even sure I love this dress.
What I do love is the entire look.
She looks like a movie star.

EMMA STONE in Louis Vuitton
I couldn't find a picture of Emma alone on the red carpet.
Her dress is so pretty, especially up close.
Her stylist and hair/makeup people deserve a raise.
They always get it right.

all images via People + Us Weekly