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Holiday Gift Guide // For the Beauty Buff

Gift Guide For The Beauty Buff

Drybar Blowout Peace on Earth Good Hair to All! | Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa® 2X Brush Cleaning Glove | Sephora FavoritesUrban Decay Naked Smoky PaletteGLAMGLOW GIFTSEXY Ultimate Anti-Aging Set | GLAMGLOW Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment & Wet Lip Balm Treatment Duo | Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Plump Up Glossy StainGiorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation | Boscia Japanese Cleansing Ritual for Flawless Skin

One of my favorite gift guides, for the beauty obsessed in your life, or treating yourself! You can’t go wrong with any of these glam gifts.

 

DIY: At Home Blowout

Basic At Home Blowout - TheSubtleStatement.com | #blowout #drybar #hair

Drybar is definitely a place I indulge in, whenever I’m in a city that has one. I can’t say enough amazing things about their products. To get blowout-worthy hair at home I use a purifying shampoo, a volumizing conditioner and then a volumzing mousse on freshly combed damp hair. I dry my roots, then flip my head over and dry 80% off my hair, flip back over and style as I dry. I usually follow up with a styling wand for beachy waves, then spritz with a medium finish hairspray.

Basic At Home Blowout - TheSubtleStatement.com | #blowout #drybar #hair

To keep my blowout in tact over the next following days (day two is usually always better), I shower with a terry cloth lined shower cap, use dry shampoo, a 3-in-1 texturizer, and a sea salt spray. These products aid in only having to repeat the process a couple times per week.

At Home Blowout - TheSubtleStatement.com #drybar #blowout #hair

                                     

My Healthy Essentials

Healthy Essentials - TheSubtleStatement.com

21 Day Fix Program | Running Shoe | Dry Shampoo | Shower Cap | Water Bottle | Blender | Shakeology | Containers | Challenge Group

Loose Waves Hair Tutorial

 

Loose Waves Hair Tutorial | TheSubtleStatement.com #iwokeuplikethis

detangling brush / volumizer / protein cream / hydrating oil / shine spray / shine brush / curling rod / hairspray  / dry shampoo / shower cap

I rock my best “loose/undone waves” once they have been slept in. I sometimes style my hair the day of, but it gives a more done up look instead of an I woke up like this perfectly fallen waves (literally.) Doing this routine the night before makes for an extremely easy morning, eliminating any styling, while achieving perfectly fallen waves, that with the help of dry shampoo and shine spray will last a day or two afterwards.

After washing my hair I use a detangling brush to smoothly brush out my wet strands. I then spray a volumizer at the roots, a protein cream from the crown down and the layers around my face (it works wonders!), and use a couple drops of a hydrating oil on my ends (it keeps ends shiny & speeds up the drying time.)

After blow drying or letting it air dry, or a combination of the two, I spritz on a shine spray from the crown down, and around my face. I grab a section of hair and smooth through it with a shine brush (this helps eliminate frizz & great for blow drying too) and use a curling rod to make slightly undone curls. (Video tutorial coming soon!)

To do this, I hold the curling rod upside down, vertically, and wrap the section of hair around it in the direction away from my face, and holding the ends with my fingers to secure it. I hold each curl for about 20 seconds and then unravel, as I still hold the curling rod vertically upside down. I do this until all sections are complete, in no particular order so it doesn’t look too uniform, then spray my favorite medium finish hold hairspray throughout. It keeps curls intact, but keeps hair feeling and looking soft, instead of crunchy or straw-like. Once cool, you can work your fingers through it.

By the next morning the sections have fallen into the perfectly loose waves. I have never been a fan of shower caps, because they have always held more humidity and moisture, until I came across this one by Drybar (at Sephora) The terrycloth lining prevents moisture, and keeps your locks looking exactly the same before you slipped it on. I usually throw my hair into a loose messy bun and slip on the shower cap while showering. When I’m finished, I remove and spray a little dry shampoo at the roots for volume and to avoid greasiness, while holding the rest of my hair away, not to get it anywhere else. I then spritz a little shine spray and work my fingers through if needed, and it’s complete! Having extra time in the morning without having to style and having a good hair day at the same time equals double perks! For the following days, repeat with the shower cap, dry shampoo (roots only), and shine spray around the face and crown down. You can use the shine brush and redo any waves to touch up, as well.

Loose Waves Tutorial | TheSubtleStatement.com

 

Gift Guide: Beauty

Gift Guide Beauty | TheSubtleStatement.com

1. Drybar The Morning After Kit  2. Urban Decay Naked, Naked2, & Naked3  3. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touche Éclat’ Radiant Touch (Limited Edition)   4. NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick (Raquel)  5. Boscia The Black Collection  6. NARS ‘NARSissist’ Smoky Eye Compact  7. NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick (Annabella)  8. Philosophy ‘have a cherry christmas’ Shampoo, Body Wash & Bubble Bath Ornament  9. NARS ‘Larger Than Life’ Long Wear Eyeliner  10. Kate Spade New York ‘Pasley Park Merit’ Zip Around Cosmetic Case  11. Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes  

The Drybar Morning After Kit keeps my blowouts in tack on the days in between. The Naked palettes are amazing, especially for travel, you have so many options. Yves Saint Laurent Eclat Radiant Touch is the only concealer I use, it’s subtle & great for touch ups & how cute is the limited edition packaging? Nars Audacious Lipsticks are a fave, Raquel has been my fave Fall hue. Boscia is my go to skincare line, this collection is the formula for luminous skin. Philosophy ‘have a cherry christmas’ is my favorite scent from their collection, it’s shimmery & smells delicious. Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes ups the anty on any eyelash game!

Friday Finds

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect black leather jacket for ages. I scooped up a Michael Kors version while in LA.

I’m in love with the color palette of this photo. It was a perfect day for an outdoor brunch.

As you may know, I have to stop by Drybar whenever I’m visiting a lucky city that has a location. Getting a Drybar blowout at home? Yes, please! I’m really impressed with these fab products. [1|2|3]

It was such a delight coming home to warm weather and sunshine. I couldn’t wait to throw on my running shoes and go outside.

I just purchased a juicer, and I’m borderline obsessed. Spinach, cucumber, celery, apple & lemon is my current favorite combo. I’d love to hear your favorite juice recipes!

Cruising through the Capital

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After returning from Florida on Thursday, I repacked for cold weather and headed to DC with one of my best friends.

Drybar DC

First stop, Drybar blowouts. I was excited to share the experience with my bff who’s never been.Drybar DC

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Mimosas & Mean Girls @ Drybar DC

Mimosas & Mean Girls. What better way to start the day, while getting a blowout?

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This time, I opted for the Mai-Tai (messy & beachy.) Drybar

Jade & I after our blowouts.

Gerogetown Cupcake

We had to stop at Georgetown Cupcake (aka DC Cupcakes on TLC.) Georgetown Cupcake

How amazing is this Swarovski crystal embellished KitchenAid mixer? 

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They have the best vegan carrot cake cupcakes I’ve ever tried. Yes, the Whole30 got pushed back to this week to avoid torturing myself, and not being able to prepare meals while traveling.

DC

The trip was filled with fun touristy DC  sight-seeing.

Givenchy scarf

Beach days ahead with this fun thrifting find at Current Boutique.

Zaytinya DC

On Sunday we had an incredible brunch at Zaytinya. The mix of Turkish, Greek & Lebanese flavors was tdf! Santorini Fava & Squash Soup, Smoked Olive, Pistachio Santorini Kale Salad and Carrot, Apricot & Pinenut Fritters with Pistachio Sauce.. I definitely plan to recreate these recipes.

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Smoke & Barrel DC

On Saturday we had brunch at Smoke & Barrel. This is one of my faves in DC. A brunch buffet that includes vegan french toast, tofu scramble and sweet potato hash is pretty amazing.

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Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

  1. Gift a Glossy. This current deal from LivingSocial is a 2-year subscription of yours, or the recipient’s choice of 12 fab titles, for just $7!
  2. Drybar Gift Certificate. Gift a good hair day, well a fabulous hair day. *Order by today at 10am & select overnight shipping, or drop into your local Drybar
  3. Frame a Memory. I always keep frames on hand, because they make a great gift. Add your favorite photo for a meaningful present.
  4. Fandango Digital Gift Card. Give the gift of Channing Tatum (Don’t worry, he’s only in a bazillion movies in 2013) Who cares if you have to wait until Feb 8
  5. Send an Ebook. Instantly stream a best seller to your recipient’s Kindle, iPad or Nook.

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This week has been crazy, yet exciting. I’m happy to catch up and share. This morning, I headed off to the Drybar for a long awaited blowout to start off a busy day.

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It’s the ultimate girly-chic sanctuary. The modern aesthetic, bubbly vibe, and constant stream of chick flick favorites are enough to make my day.

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Choose your do (I picked the Straight Up), get a quick wash, and simply sit back and relax, stress-free for 35 minutes.. The end result a great hair day (or two.)

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I quickly snapped a pic on the way out.