To start our morning off today, Taylor and I decided we needed a coffee fix, so we headed on down to our favorite local spot. The menu there is overwhelming because there are just so many awesome options to choose from. Not only are the drinks delightful but the atmosphere is incredible. When I walk in, I feel a sense of comfort and peace; super eclectic if you will. Taylor and I decided to skip out on coffee and go for a matcha (green tea) latte, which may I add was PHENOMENAL. I love matcha for it’s amazing health benefits. You should definitely look them up sometime.
As Taylor and I received our drinks , we decided to take them outside to the coffee shops deck. It was a beautiful overcast day. I know that may sound strange to some of you, but a lot of the time , these are the days that make me the happiest. I decided to dress casual and comfy. I wore a pair of worn out jeans, a Ramones tee with a black cropped jacket , a burgundy scarf ( in which I made myself) and combat boots to throw it all together. I had a lot of girls asking me today what curling iron I used on my hair to achieve the look that I did. I used a 1 1/2 ceramic curling iron by Revlon.
The only products I use are TREsemme Thermal Creations as a heat protectant and garnier fructis marvelous oil. WHICH may I add is the ONLY oil that I have ever found to fully saturate and maintain / manage my frizz all day! I am very impressed with that product. My hair is fortunately naturally curly, so I don’t really have to worry about hairspray and IF I ever use anything I only use One N’ Only Argan Oil Volume hair spray- which is mainly a spray to help maintain frizz and protect your hair from the humidity. I am TOTALLY against hairspray otherwise. I don’t think people realize how damaging it is to their hair. All in all , it was another lovely day spent with my darling sister.
So I am really looking forward to this week because my sister decided to come and stay with me. During the day while Caleb is at work, it has been really lonely, so I am excited to have someone to do things with. We decided since it was such a beautiful day that we would take a stroll through the city. I love checking out all the local shops ! We first stopped at a local pizzeria to get some pepperoni wraps, and Taylor got buffalo chicken rolls. They were AWESOME! We then decided to drop by for some coffee. My addiction varies between iced green tea lattes made with matcha or an iced caramel macchiato.
What I love about this city is that everything is pretty much within walking distance, and I love how many bike trails there are. There are almost just as many people riding their bikes from place to place as there are people driving! Okay… maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s still impressive. In Wv,, we really have it made when it comes to the convenience of getting in and out of the stores/ restaurants we love the most. In Pittsburgh, however, parking is nearly impossible and it probably is in your best interest to either walk, or ride a bike; but I can’t complain much because it encourages and promotes living a healthier lifestyle. So it is kind of a win win. All in all, it was a beautiful , eventful day.
This weekend, my lovely sister Taylor and I had the privilege of working with our dear friend, Beth Keener. She is an artist, designer and the best part is that she is an amazing woman of God. Her talent is incredible and I am so grateful to have been able to work with her to model one, of her many very own handmade clutches! Below are some of the shots of her new fall line of handmade clutches which will SOON be available on her website, you wont want to miss it!
Below is from about a week ago. My cousin Genna took a brave step and went for this edgy, very chic cut /look. I had so much fun doing this ! Her hair was very over processed so we had to take a lot off anyways and this cut was just so fitting for her ! We weren’t able to color it all because her hair needed a few weeks to repair and be nourished with deep conditioning treatments, but we decided since we couldn’t color it all over , that we would give her a fun cheetah print patch were her undercut was ! This of course, wasn’t damaging at all because it was new fresh hair .
Below is a before and after picture of my fellow classmate Kaliegh. She was ready for a new look and I though blonde highlights were a perfect idea with summer soon to be approaching ! I just love the brightness and glow that blonde hair brings! It definitely made her complexion shine more and brightened her face. I absolutely recommend some highlights, even if a few for spring or summer . It just gives you that perfect “glow”.
This past weekend was my sister Taylors Varsity Ball dance, and she looked so stunning in her bat sleeved black boho styled dress. I did a simple waved out look to match the style of her dress. I also added a cute 60’s look by adding a small braid and connecting the two in the back. Super easy, and super beautiful! This look was achieved by my favorite tool ever, the wand
Had the opportunity this past weekend to do hair for my dear friends photography business. They were doing a boudoir photoshoot! I had assumed most girls would want big bombshell curls, but one client wanted it all up with a lot of volume! This was a really fun hairstyle for me! I didn’t even use rubber bands! I actually had forgotten them, so I resorted to bobby pins! I simply curled all of her hair and really teased her crown, and then basically twisted the sides back and pin curled all of the back up! For a messier look, I pulled little hairs out around her face and ears! Super simple , easy and cute!