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Tips for Glossy Hair

As Fall approaches we are constantly searching for our new look. Scrolling through Pinterest and Fashion magazines you will notice hair looks glossy and polished as the cooler weather rolls in. Here are a few tips to get your mane in check for the new season…


Alanna Arrington/ Next models LA “Davines MELU shield was used to protect her strands from the heat & to add shine during the styling process. ” -Kristen Linares


    With the help of award-winning hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer here are some tips for getting that model worthy glossy hair!



The heath of your hair, just like your complexion and physique, can be improved by a good diet. You need to eat healthy, rich fats, such as the ones found in eggs and olive oil, alongside a healthy diet to encourage growth and keep the hair moisturised. Don’t have time to cook? Blend super foods such as Kale and blueberries in a smoothie with Coconut Milk! It’s quick and delicious.

Drink lots of water


Water has hundreds of benefits, including on the muscles, on general fatigue and on digestion, so it’s no wonder that upping your water intake will have a positive impact on your hair. H2O helps to hydrate the hair, which in turn stops breakages and frizz, making your hair glossy and luscious. Aim for 6-8 cups a day.

Think before you brush


Pulling ineffective brushes and combs through your hair could cause a great deal of damage and breakages, which in turn can leave your hair feeling dull and lifeless. Choose a high-quality brush suited to detangling, such as The Original Tangle Teezer, and try not to brush your hair too often.

Go smart with the products


If you want to up your hair’s gloss-factor, the products you choose will go a long way to boosting it. You can purchase specific glossing treatments, some of which also give your color a boost, while adding shine and increasing your hair’s smooth appearance. To add shine to dull hair, a serum is a great choice – and just because it’s oil, it doesn’t make it oily! Alternatively, you could try using shine spray. Shine spray is a lighter product, which is well-suited to finer hair that might not be able to handle a heavy product.

If circumstances dictate, take it to the kitchen


You don’t have to always go all-out with products to get the gloss you’re looking for. Coconut oil, which has been a foodie sensation for some time, can work wonders on your hair. Massage a small amount of unrefined coconut oil through your hair, paying close attention to the ends of the hair and working your way up. Wrap hair up for 30 minutes, rinse, then wash as normal. You’re sure to feel the difference!shutterstock_263429684.jpg

Keep it cool


It may well surprise you just how much a blast of cold on your hair can impact its glowing appearance. When you’ve finished washing your hair, rinse with cold water and, when you’ve finished drying, blast some cold air. If you can take it, we implore you to give it a go. 


JORD raises the bar for natural fashion!

    As I opened this beautiful wood box I fell deeply in love with JORD. Everything about their timepieces says, attention to detail. Not only is this a beautiful accessory but that fact that each timepiece is one of a kind is just too cool!


I chose to wear the “ELY” series in natural green and maple. The wood is super smooth and comfortable to wear. I love that I finally know what time it is without looking at my iPhone. This series also has the date display which is super helpful!

  It was so fun to examine this watch. JORD was sure to add as much detail as possible. On the back of my watch is a beautiful engraving of the logo and  also the phrase “Born in St Louis”.  Supporting local businesses has always been wildly important to me.



  Wearing a wood watch has inspired my other fashion accessories. This set has been a favorite since receiving my new piece!

  From left to right: Sunglasses (Free People) JORD woodwatch (ELY series) Necklace with Amethyst stone (family heirloom) Footwear (Merona)

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Naturalizer Shoes: From Day to Play

Saint Louis Fashion week was a whirlwind of fun and fashion! My favorite part was the presentation hosted by Naturalizer Shoes & Brown Shoe Company. I have always been a lover of Naturalizers since I stand on my feet all day doing hair and makeup. I was thrilled to see the new designs are cuter than ever while still maintaining their strong level of comfort.


“For more than 85 years, Naturalizer has understood how truly comfortable shoes can help women move energetically through their day and live life to the fullest. Born in 1927, Naturalizer was the first brand made truly for the shape of a woman’s foot. Our heritage is built on our commitment to designing beautiful, fashionable and trend-right shoes that feel as good at the end of the day as they do at the beginning. Naturalizer is one of the few footwear brands who provide a wide variety of sizes and widths from size 4-11 and 12 in narrows, mediums, wides and wide wide widths. We also carry boots in wide calf sizes.” -Naturalizer

I chose to leave the presentation wearing a pair of McNair knee high boots. They are perfect for my downtown living lifestyle! Super comfortable and beautiful in design.

Walking on the cobblestone in downtown St. Louis has never felt better!


I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of shoes from the Naya line by Brown Shoe! Naya is about 4 years old and was designed as a fashionable comfort brand. Designers Ron D’Aloia & Jenny Matthews were at the presentation to explain their designs. When asked, “What woman wears Naya?” Ron’s response was, ” I don’t want to give her an age. This woman is confident, affluent, and fashion savvy. She knows fashion and enjoys comfort.”


Overall, I really loved spending time learning more about a brand I already love!

Sizzle, Swizzle, & Swirl with Ruth’s Chris!

As a blogger there are so many great sponsored opportunities that come your way! Recently I was invited by ALIVE magazine to attend a private, sit-down dinner with 10 of St. Louis’ most influential food, fashion and lifestyle bloggers in promotion of Ruth’s Chris’ Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl and Pre-Fixe menus and the company’s St. Louis locations. We were asked to cover the dinner and our overall experience. I am always more than happy to give my opinion on food!

 I don’t know about you but I am one of the most indecisive people when it comes to what I want at a restaurant. This Sizzle, Swizzle, & Swirl menu is great for people like me! I didn’t have to think about what to eat. All I had to do was enjoy it, which left me more time to focus on the great company I had with me!

This is a great way to start any evening and an even better way to catch up with your closest friends! I invited my good friend Emily Lane to join me. We were immediately impressed with their drink selection. I chose a mojito and it was AWESOME!

This was my first time having a wedge salad! It was delicious! 

Need another drink half way through your meal? We did. They gave us an Ipad to make our selection! Oh how I love visual-modern menus!


My entre included Stuffed Chicken, Crab Cake, Steak, and a Roasted tomato. YUM. IMG_6908

 I am a HUGE fan of dessert! This mini cheesecake, berries, and Rosé were perfect!


ALIVE is giving YOU a chance to win a family style dining experience, for you and four of your friends. YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T ENTER ;P !!

The Downtown St. Louis location of Ruth’s Chris will be serving all items on the Prix Fixe dinner menu. One winner will be chosen at random on Aug. 21 at the end of the business day. One entry per person please. Multiple entries will not increase your chance of winning. Dinner does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity. 


Big thank you to Ruth’s Chris for sponsoring this post! This was a wonderful experience and a great way to spend a Thursday evening with some of my favorite people!

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HOW TO: Look RAMS ready!

The St. Louis Rams invited me to preview Lady Rams and provided me with a complimentary membership! I thought it would be fun to come up with a few different outfit options paired with some Pinterest hairstyles. My friends at CLR-MNSTR were more than happy to help me! Here’s a little info and few tips on how to look RAMS Ready for each event! 

Lady Rams Kickoff Event: June 12, 2014

Launch party featuring the opportunity to meet Rams personnel and mingle with other Lady Rams members!




Ladies Night at Rams Training Camp: July

 Get the first look at the 2014 St. Louis Rams at this up-close, private event


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Girls Night Out: September

Catch the latest fall fashion paired with your favorite Rams pieces at our Lady Rams Fashion Show, featuring food, drinks, and guest appearances throughout the night.



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