With this crazy heatwave we have been experiencing in New York, I’ve hardly been able to bring myself to blow dry my hair, put on makeup or wear anything but a tank top and shorts. So to beat the heat, I’ve been embracing a more au natural look and only using a handful of beauty products, which include…
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On Thursday we drove out of New York City in a beautiful 2016 Volvo XC90, that the brand loaned to us for our road trip to Cleveland. It took us eight hours to get there (one hour longer than normal because of road work and traffic), which isn’t terrible but definitely isn’t short either, so I wanted to make sure I was prepared to sit in a car for that long and be as comfortable as possible.
Click on “read more” to find out what I brought with me and why this outfit was the best travel outfit ever…
On Sunday, Casey and I met up with friends at The Standard Beer Garden in the Meatpacking District. Even in the late afternoon, it was still 95 degrees outside, which is crazy and you feel like you want to just walk around in a bathing suit. But after battling extreme heat day after day, I get pretty tired of just wearing the same shapeless sundress or basic tank and shorts. I want to still attempt to look stylish even if it’s roasting outside!
So I decided to take it up a notch and actually style myself despite the sweltering weather. I was hot, but because this white lightweight sheath of a dress is so breathable and flowy it allowed for my skin to breathe and not feel smothered. I wore a silky slip underneath since the top layer is see-through and belted it to create a more shapely silhouette.
Now onto the hair. When you have long hair and you wear it down when it’s hot, it can really add extra heat. So I always make sure to whip my hair up into either a messy bun or milkmaid braids (watch my tutorial here!) so that I still feel cute without my neck feeling like I’m wearing an unnecessary summer scarf.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and here’s to a productive and happy week! xo
Photos by: Casey :)
Sunglasses: Forever 21 / Dress: Forever 21 / Slip: Unknown / Bag: UGG (old – below are some similar options) / Shoes: Nine West (old – I searched all over to try and find something similar but was only able to come up with one sort of similar pair below – sorry!) / Belt: J.Crew
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Today’s post is a tutorial on how to get milkmaid braids and a fresh faced makeup look in just a handful of simple steps. I also created a quick video tutorial as well, so you can check that out HERE, if you’d like, otherwise scroll down to learn how to get the look!
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Milkmaid Braid Tutorial:
Step 1: Texturize your hair with hair powder and dry shampoo
Step 2: Part hair down the middle and divide into two sections
Step 3: Start by braiding hair on one side
Step 4: Flip the braid up and over
Step 5: Secure with as many bobby pins as needed
Step 6: Braid the other half of your hair
Step 7: Flip the braid up and over and overlap it with the first braid
Step 8: Secure with bobby pins
Step 9: Spritz braids with hairspray
(I use Aveda Control Force Hair Spray)
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Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
Fresh Faced Makeup Tutorial:
Step 1: Mix an illuminating creme with BB creme.
Step 2: Brush the mixture evenly all over your face.
(I use the Smoothing Face brush by Bare Minerals)
Step 3: Set with powder
Step 4: Lightly contour with bronzer
Step 5: Apply shimmery blush
Step 6: Highlight cheeks with a high frost powder
Step 7: Fill in brows with brow powder
Step 8: Apply lots of coats of mascara
Step 9: Gently tap on under eye brightener
Step 10: Pick a bright lipstick and wear it like a boss!
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