Hair Tutorial: 10 minute waves

IMG_6262IMG_6265First: I start off my separating the hair right above the ear because I find this makes it easier whether you have long or short hair! I then split the hair into two sections, and grab a 2 inch section and curl! If you have thin hair then grab a 1 inch, but I have pretty thick hair so I find it waves best in 2 inch sections!IMG_6264Once I wrap my hair around my wand I hold it there for 5 seconds…yes 5 seconds is enough time on my hair since I have a natural wave already, but don’t let that discourage you! If you need to hold it longer then just play with a few pieces until you find the right length of time!IMG_6256The biggest mistake I see people doing when they curl their hair is that they do the same curl on the bottom section as they do on the top! For a wave look you want to make sure the curl is more of a wave and not tight against your head, if you give it more of a loose wave then it will give the illusion that your hair is longer and thicker! After I curl the bottom section I always brush the curls out with my fingers NOT a brush! IMG_6258Then I start the top section where I wrap my hair around 3 times like the bottom section, but I hold my hair on their for 10 seconds so that it will have more of a defined wave!IMG_6255I know some people will curl their hair going in opposite directions, but I like the look of it all going one way for waves! Also I never wrap all the hair around the wand, I leave out just a little bit of the end because it will give a more “natural” look LOLIMG_6257Once I curl all of my hair and before I brush out the top with my fingers I get about 3 or 4 small sections of my hair and do tight curls close to the root!IMG_6260Curling close to the root will give tons of volume, which I know is something a lot of people struggle to find without using a ton of hair spray! After I do that I lightly brush over my curls and I am all done and it takes me about 10 minutes! I rarely use hair spray unless i’m going to a special occasion because my hair will hold the curl for hours, but if you find that your curls fall then use Big Sexy Hair Hairspray, it will hold your hair in place without giving a gross feeling!IMG_6261

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Curling Wand: Ulta (UNDER $30)

I hope you all enjoyed, this was a very highly requested post and if y’all would like be to do other hair tutorials then just let me know! A big tip of curling your hair is that you don’t have to spend $200 on a wand or curling iron! Its all about technique and I just bought this wand 2 weeks ago and i’m sure none of y’all could see a difference in how I curl my hair since it has nothing to do with the wand! I just picked this one because it was pretty haha! Anyways I hope this helped and I will talk to y’all soon! Lots of love!

| Quote of the Week |

“Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it’s beautiful to love the ordinary.”

XO, LOVIE

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DIY: HAT RACK + Motivation

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| Everything bought at Lowes |

Happy Friday Gals! Since I recently moved and had a chance to experiment and have fun with my room, I really wanted to do a DIY! I got the inspiration from Aspyn Ovards youtube channel! If you go back a few months you will be able to find it and she also has a few other fun DIYs in the same video! I first got command hooks and then about 2 or 3 days later the whole thing came falling down…so I had to get screw in hooks and they work and look so much better, so get those and not command hooks! I love fun and easy DIYs because I love that sense of accomplishments and seeing the before and after!

Speaking of accomplishments I watched this video on youtube by Kalyn Nicholson where she talks about motivation, and she says that if you start your day of with a simple task like making your bed or making a nutritious breakfast, you will feel more motivated to keep up with the rest of your tasks for the day! I have started making my bed every morning before the gym and it really does help and it also keeps you from crawling back in bed after working out instead of actually getting stuff done LOL!

Hopefully this was helpful or y’all got some inspiration from todays post! If you decide to do the Hat Rack please send a picture! I would love to see it, and if you find it helpful to perform a simple task in the morning please let me know as well! Lots of love! Tune in next week for workout gear, hair tutorial, and a super fun post 😉

| Quote of the Week |

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

XO, LOVIE

NEW ROOM TOUR

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| Pillows, Bedding, and Throws: TargetHome goods | Pictures: Etsy | Mirror: Home goods | Purse Hangers: Target |

Happy humpday! So todays blog post is my well awaited room tour! On Fridays blog post I will show how I created my DIY hat hanger! It was so much fun to make and I got the inspiration from Aspyn Ovard! All of the stuff I got for my room is honestly just a mix of Target and Home goods, but I seriously took months planning my room and ordering everything I needed! I will be mounting my TV on the wall some time next week, so i’m super excited about that!

This is a good post for dorm inspiration or just your bedroom! Another good place to look if you’re creating a room is Hobby Lobby and look on their website because most of the time they have a 40% off one item coupon! Sorry this post wasn’t very long, but I will be making it up through the next few weeks! Lots of love!

| Quote of the Week |

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

XO, LOVIE

High End Date Night Look

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| Jacket: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Dress: Nordstrom | Shoes: Louboutin |

Happy Monday ladies! May your coffee be strong and your eyeliner be even! Today I have a very very busy day full of a lot of exciting things! This morning I went and worked out which has become a nice stress reliever, but omg my arms are still hurting from all our arm exercises that we did like 3 days ago! I used to be in cheer and since I was a base I was really strong, but sadly I haven’t been as strong in years! I am in the middle of working on a post all about my favorite workout attire and what I do at the gym!

I have had several people reach out to me about wanting a hair tutorial and I hear y’all so hopefully that will be up next week! What kind of tutorial do y’all want to see first? How I curl? or 4 easy hair styles? Let me know in the comments or just shoot me an email! Today is my first day on my own without my momma holding my hand and i know its going to be hard, but I got this haha! I wore this little number to my “off to college dinner” haha! We went and ate in downtown Dallas and even though its 100 degrees and still summer I had to wear my new leather jacket from the Nordstrom sale!

Room tour is coming this week!! As well as a Pinterest project I created for my room! So lots of exciting things will be happening in the next few weeks! Thanks for all the support! Lots of love!

| Quote of the Week |

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

XO, LOVIE

Summer to Fall Outfit

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| Boots: Similar | Top: H&M | Jacket: Forever 21 | Jeans: Similar |

So…I’m officially moved in!!! Its crazy and so surreal to be [kinda] on my own and doing big girl stuff lol! I will have a room tour come to the blog next week since I had a lot of emails and DMs about it! Hopefully y’all can get some inspiration for maybe their room or dorm!

I will give a real update next week, but I just joined a new gym up here a few days ago and am trying to get a schedule down for all my days! Once I figure out my routine I will let y’all know! My biggest and best trick for losing weight is CYCLING! Cycling is amazing for dropping weight, this has a story time that goes with it so i’ll wait and post soon!

Lots of Love!

| Quote of the Week |

” You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”

XO, LOVIE

Top 15 from The Nordstrom Sale

A New Design (2)one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight |A New Design (3)

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Tomorrow the Nordstrom sale goes live to the public! So everyone that doesn’t have a Nordstrom card can finally shop the hyped up sale! Above are only a few of my favorites from the sale because online there are 46+ pages of JUST WOMEN CLOTHES! Its crazy how much is on sale and I promise you will find something you can’t live without! I currently own #5 and #7! I also have a romper but i didn’t put it on my top 15 because no offense but I didn’t like how the model was styling it so I just felt it didn’t do it justice! Don’t worry though I will be doing a blog post next week with the adorable romper!

STORYTIME! So after dinner in downtown Dallas with my mom and sister we decided to go to the mall to catch it before it closed to go shop in Nordstrom, but when we got in there I saw so many things I fell in love with in the sale section that my sister being the great/kind person she is LOL went and opened a credit card so that we could shop! When my mom came in the store and found us we had to admit that we opened the card, but she didn’t seem too disappointed haha! We bought a few things since we couldn’t spend much time there since the mall was closing, but don’t worry I have been shopping online and will shop more when the sale goes live to the public this weekend!

Today is move in day and Dylan and I’s one year soooo crazy!! We just decided to do breakfast in the morning and then he’s helping me move up! I can’t promise I will have a Friday morning post, but I will definitely get one up Saturday at the latest! Thanks so much for all the love and support!!

| Quote of the Week |

” You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”

XO, LOVIE

Weekend Errand Look

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| Shoes: Sam Edelman | Top: Anthropologie [Additional 30% off all sale] | Shorts: American Eagle | Hat: Francescas |

Man. Oh. Man. What a week it has been! If you read my last post then you know why, and if you haven’t had a chance to check that out then the reason its been a long week is because I’m moving to Fort Worth next week! So many exciting things coming up, and I can’t wait to tell you all! Maybe a giveaway coming soon 😉

So with all the moving and painting I guess you can say my style lately has been pretty minimalistic and very on-the-go chic haha! These shoes are the highlight of this post! Lets just take a moment…Yeah Sam Edelman knows how to make good shoes! These are so comfy and freakin’ adorable! I totally recommend these sneakers!

This week may be a little crazy so please bare with me as I transition everything to a whole other city! If y’all want a room tour then let me know, and I will more then happy to give that to y’all! Hope everyone has a positive and happy week! Lots of Love!

| Quote of the Week |

” You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”

XO, LOVIE