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All photos were taken by my lovely friend, Lacy, who patiently helped me document every single step of this process. 

Hey everyone! So, I’ve teamed up with Vidal Sassoon to take on the fun challenge of coloring my hair at home with their new Salonist hair color product. I chose Dark Red Violet 4/46 (eeek, talk about nervous!) but everything in the box provides professional tools (brush and a bowl) to achieve awesome results, so now you can color just like the pros!

The truth of the matter is, I’ve done at home color before and the results have left me with uneven color and eventually very dull looking hair. Unimpressive to say the least. So, over Christmas, I had it done professionally and was really happy with the outcome. It’s been about three months and my little brown roots are starting to show, so this project couldn’t have come at a better time!

My hair is naturally brown, so when it was colored a few months ago, I brightened it up a bit and went with a pretty purply-red. I loved it so much, that I decided to aim for a similar color this time around.

Something to remember when coloring your hair is, in order to achieve color that is full of depths and tones, it’s essential to treat roots and lengths separately since new hair growth and previously colored hair absorb color differently. Coloring also alters the pigment content, changing the hair’s surface structure and making it more porous. So since lengths have been colored up to 20x more than roots, the lengths require less dye.

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One of the reasons I decided to give Salonist a try is because it features an innovative 2-step technique that leaves hair seamlessly blended, avoiding streaks and stripes. This was one of my main issues in the past when using at-home color kits. The two-step process brings you vibrant, multi-dimensional hair color with convenience, speed, and accuracy. So, with that said, here is a step-by-step of my experience with the product…

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1. First off, make sure to wear the gloves! Then empty tube 1 and bottle 1 together in the Salonist bowl and mix until smooth.

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2. Next, use the Salonist brush to apply the color cream to your roots, starting with your hair’s natural part. Continue all the way down the back of your head. Brush the color cream onto your hairline. Part your hair again, ½ -inch below your natural part, and brush color cream onto the roots. Repeat this process as many times as needed to completely cover your roots. Use approximately ¾ of the color cream in the bowl.

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Oh my gaaawd, I’m really doing this!

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3. Add the VS Serum into the ¼ of color cream still left in the Salonist bowl and mix well.

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4. Scoop the mixture out with your hands and blend it throughout the lengths of your hair. Massage the color in all over, even at your roots. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.

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5. Rinse out the color, and wash your hair with a color-safe shampoo. Then apply the included Salonist Color Preserving Conditioner and let it absorb for 2 minutes.

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Voila, all done, and so happy with my gorgeous results! Next up on the hair to-do list…a haircut!

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 A few more tips from the experts:

  • The baby hairs around your hairline are weaker and softer and therefore develop faster than the hair around the crown. If you want even hair color, start coloring hair at the crown and then work your way out. Your hairline and bangs should be last. Just remember that application is key, otherwise you’ll be left with patchy hair color.
  • Apply hair color like you’re unraveling or peeling an orange. Start by applying hair color at the crown and then take sections of hair and work clockwise. You’ll want to finish applying hair color around the nape and the hairline since those strands develop faster.
  • To avoid hair color staining your skin, apply some Vaseline around your hairline.

You can get your very own kit of Salonist at Amazon.com or other major mass retailers. Check out VidalSassoon.com for more info!

P.S. I created a video documenting my step-by-step process on my YouTube channelso if you’d like to see that as well, click here to take a look! 

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A few weeks ago, Casey and I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with our sweet and extremely talented friend, Tate Tullier and equally amazing wife, Sarah, who both kept us laughing yet perfectly styled the whole time, even though the wind was pretty brutal that day.

We all had so much fun as I am sure you can see in the photos below, so I’ll let the images do the talking, but if you are in need of a wonderful and inspired photographer, Tate does everything from portraits to weddings, so check him out here!

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I figured I’d better not completely inundate you guys with photos of just me and Casey, so if you would like to see a few more of us in front of the blue wall being our silly selves, click below!

(My outfit details are also listed after the jump.)

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For a while now I have really been into red lipstick, but I always struggle with it when it comes to actually wearing it while eating. It’s always coming off on my food, water glass, napkin, you name it. So I decided to film a little video this week to test out my three favorite long lasting red lipsticks (all drugstore brands) to see whether or not they would stay on (or how well) throughout each meal. I wore a different one for breakfast, lunch and dinner and documented the experience – one in particular had impressive staying power!

If you’d like to see, click here to watch! xoxo

Shop the lipsticks below…

P.S. Haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet? You can do so by clicking HERE!

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                 Photos by: My Dad :) 


 

Outfit Details:
Hat (Mine is from Spain, but J.Crew sells this one that is pretty much identical) / SunglassesJumpsuit (gift) / Sweatshirt (similar) / Loafers / Bag

P.S. Happy Anniversary to my parents. Celebrating 41 years today! Xo

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I’m currently still in Orcas Island with my family and it’s been pretty rainy and gray outside, which I am of course used to seeing that I am from Seattle. But for fun, I thought I would pull together a quick and stylish outfit to hopefully inspire you during the inevitable upcoming drippy March and April showers. xo

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Hi guys! Today is a very special day because it’s my Dad’s BIRTHDAY! We are celebrating by spending some time as a family on Orcas Island, one of our very favorite Pacific Northwest getaway spots and soaking up every minute of it. I decided to try and capture the beauty of this place by making a little video for you guys, so if you would like to see, hop on over to my channel (have you subscribed yet?!) to take a look. xoxo

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Spending the next two nights at the Outlook Inn.

I’m wearing Karen Walker sunglasses, J.Crew cashmere scarf (this is on sale plus an extra 30 percent off!) and denim shirt (currently 25 percent off with the code SPRINGSALE), Frame jeans and Rag & Bone booties. My suitcase was a gift from Hartmann Luggage. It has been the perfect travel companion. :)

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Totally in heaven here…

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A bunny!

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The incredible view from our room.

To follow me along in realtime, find me on Instagram at @mystylepill! 

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Hey everyone! It’s YouTube Tuesday, and this time around I created a little video sharing what exactly is in this big ol’ leather tote of mine. As you all know, I love bags, and have those that I rotate between, but lately I have been reaching for this trusty tote from FashionABLE. I love the color, the wear and how roomy it is. It doesn’t have any compartments so I use two slim clutches to keep things organized.

Seeing that I don’t have a car in the city, it’s important for me to have everything I need when I leave the house in the morning since there is a pretty good chance I might not be back home until the evening. Between meetings, client sessions, press previews and evening events, I’m on the go from morning until night and need to be able to transition seamlessly and stay fresh and comfortable throughout the day. That is where the items above come in.

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I would love for you guys to hop on over to my channel today if you have a moment to watch my newest video covering all the products shown up above! Also, if you haven’t subscribed yet, I would be so appreciative if you would! You can do so by clicking HERE!


 Shop the items in my bag…

FashionABLE Navy Suede Clutch / iPad Mini 2  / David Sedaris Book / Zendure Charger / Anker Charger / Secret Deodorant / Tresemme Hair Spray / Tide Pen / Philosophy Perfume in “Grace”  / Aquaphor / Kooba Wallet /  Karen Walker Sunglasses  / Milani Lipstick in Best Red / Marshall Headphones / Caldrea Hand Lotion in Rosewater Driftwood / Mac Mineralize Skin Finish PowderNeutrogena / La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection à Porter / Clare V. Clutch / FashionABLE Tote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Style Remix - tweed dress

 

Hey guys, happy Thursday! So today’s post is all about this little tweed dress from J.Crew. I spotted it during my recent sale shopping haul and thought that it would be the perfect dress to style up and show how to wear five different ways. I know many of you have to go into an office and even though I work from home, I will have meetings where I need to look polished and professional, so I thought this dress fit the bill!

If you would like to see the video version of this remix, head on over to my YouTube channel this morning (make sure to subscribe too!) and you’ll get to see all five outfits up close and in action, plus some bonus footage where I introduce my new fur baby, Susan! xoxo


 

Shop The Looks:

Base Look #1: Tweed Dress: J.Crew

Look #2: White Button-down Shirt: J.Crew/ Earrings: Bauble Bar / White Pumps: J.Crew  or Top Shop via Nordstrom

Look #3: Chambray Shirt: J.Crew / Cardigan: J.Crew  / Tan Belt: J.Crew / Nude Pumps: Top Shop via Nordstrom

Look #4: Black Turtleneck: J.Crew / Necklace: Target / Black Boots: Aldo

Look #5: White Tee: J.Crew / Statement Necklaces: Bauble Bar

Look #6: Black Blazer: Top Shop via Nordstrom  / Belt: Target / Black Pumps: Top Shop via Nordstrom / Necklace: Target (More Options Here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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