Oregon Zoo Day!

We took a trip to the Oregon Zoo on a Thursday afternoon! Before the trip we checked the weather and it said 40% chance of rain.. Now living in the Pacific Northwest 40% of rain didn’t stop us from going



Just minutes after we got to the zoo the weather changed completely from rainy to sunny and Aaliyah got to see everything she wanted without squeezing her way through or waiting her turn.



From sea animals to leopards, tigers, monkeys, elephants and lions. Our day began with a happy attitude and ended with an hour long nap in the car ride home for our little safari girl.


 

 

6 Key Products Every Blonde Needs

So I’ve heard.. Blonde hair is an ass to maintain. I did my research and what I must tell you is INVEST! Invest in your products! You invested in turning your hair blonde right? Why not invest in keeping your hair blonde?! I found 6 KEY PRODUCTS EVERY BLONDE NEEDS. Now for my blonde, platinum, and grey hair readers or readers wanting to go blonde. This post is just for you. Once you go blonde you never go b….

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1. Purple Shampoo

PRAVANA – PURE LIGHT Sulfate-Free Brightening Shampoo

Purple is the opposite of yellow. So applying purple shampoo cancels and neutralizes any warmth tones in your hair getting rid of  brassiness. Washing your hair with purple shampoo should be about 2-3 times a week

2. Dry Shampoo

BATISTE – Hint of Color Dry Shampoo 

After dyeing your hair, you probably heard washing your hair every single day is a big no-no. Washing your hair too many times a week can actually damage hair and strip your hair color. That’s where dry shampoo comes in. On days you don’t wash your hair, apply dry shampoo!

3. Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

PRAVANA – The Perfect Blonde Masque

Just like how your face is in need of a face mask once a week, your hair is in need of a hair mask once a week. A deep conditioning mask is full of protein, natural oils, vitamins, and minerals. Hydration is really important for both skin and hair.

4. Leave-In Spray

PRAVANA – The Perfect Blonde Leave-In Treatment 

On damp or dry hair, a good leave in spray can be used every day. It protects your hair from UV rays, also strengthens, detangles, and helps reduce damage from heat styling.

5. Hair Oil

KERASTASE – Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complex Oil

Hair oil is very important. After heat styling or before you leave the house, apply a few pumps on the palm of your hands and start from the ends of your hair working your way  towards the top. Most hair oils help maintain frizz, split ends, and nourish your hair making it smooth and shiny.

6. Heat Protectant Spray

KENRA – Thermal Styling Spray 19

Any time you apply heat to your hair it’s really important to spray a heat protectant. A heat protectant spray will prevent hair damage and can be used for all hair types!

Products I linked are products I currently have and is an example to show you. There are many products to try! 

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Brown to Blonde Balayage

There’s a first time for everything.. And for the first time today I went blonde! I got my hair done by Shalin Slyter at Glow Boutique Salon  located in the Pearl District of Portland, OR.


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The previous time I colored my hair was September of last year by Shalin and we did a beautiful brown balayage..

Here was my grow out since then..

I was in NEED of a major hairdo and was ready for something bold.. I fuckin’ did it. I went blonde! I’m a blonde asian and I love it! 


Thanks for reading about my hair transformation! I will be writing a separate post soon of hair products I use to upkeep my hair. Please like and feel free to comment and share!

MARCH BEAUTY FAVORITES


Products I recommend to you and what my skin loved. Here are my beauty favorites I frequently used in the month of March! From skincare to makeup, let me start off by stating my skin type is combination. My t-zone is oily and I am dry in some areas. I have a few dark spots and hydration is a must. My skin tone is medium with an olive undertone.


SKINCARE

  1. Kiehl’s – Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque 

This mask is made with Amazonian White Clay which is perfect for those oily areas and it also picks up dirt and unwanted buildup that are clogging pores. A little goes a long way and works wonders. I use this about once a week, my boyfriend uses this twice a week!

2. KORRES – Pomegranate Toner

After a good cleanse, there needs to be a good toner! This toner is amazing.. Like where tf did this come from. It quickly removes excess oil and mattifies the skin leaving it so soft and smooth. Great for oily and combination skin

3. KORRES – Pomegranate Balancing Gel Moisturizer

Following the Pomegranate Toner, I use this moisturizer on top and it leaves my skin full of hydration throughout the day. I definitely recommend combining the Korres – Pomegranate Toner and Korres – Pomegranate Gel Moisturizer to get fast results.

MAKEUP

4. Maybelline – FIT ME Dewy & Smooth Foundation

The weather where I’m from is usually cloudy making my skin so dull and dehydrated. What I love about this foundation is it contains SPF 18! SPF is very important and needed so I love that I can apply this quickly and skip another step in my daily routine. The shade I use is 310 – SUN BEIGE.

5. Maybelline – FIT ME Concealer 

If you’re looking for a good dupe for NARS – Radiant Creamy Concealer this concealer from Maybelline is perfect! It’s $6.49 which equals to buying 5 of these for the cost of 1 Nars Creamy Concealer. This oil-free concealer hides flaws and blemishes and is perfect for applying for under the eye and t-zone. The shade I use is SAND.

6. MORPHE – 350M Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Now let me tell you.. If you’re living without this palette what planet are you from?! This palette is everything you need to live. You could probably use this to contour, bake, do your brows, the whole shebang. This is my go-to palette day and night and girl do I love it.

7. Rosebud Perfume Co. – Menthol & Eucalyptus Lip Balm

I literally take this with me everywhere I go. This lip balm is so hydrating and I can’t stop applying this stuff! No matter if I lose this again or finish this tube, I definitely plan on buying this again and again..

8. NYX – HD Finishing Powder

If you don’t have time to bake, this high definition powder works amazing. I apply this right after my concealer and it leaves my skin with a matte-finish. Its perfect and a little goes a long way! The color I use is BANANA.


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Apps I Use To Make Extra Money

OKAY, so let me just put this out there.. We all have a bunch of shit. Yeah I said it, a bunch of SHIT. Shit in the closet, in the bathroom drawers, your kitchen drawers, let’s just say drawers in general. We like to “collect” everything from purses, tops, bras, jeans, shoes, makeup, or whatever you know you hoard a lot of. But when are you going to wear it or use it? Are you going to wear it again or save it for “later”? I’m going to be straight up honest.. I am a impulsive buyer. I’ll buy jeans, a pair of shoes, beauty products, anything that’s a good deal, buy one get one 1/2 off, 50% off, I am all for that! There’s nothing wrong with buying that thing you “have to have” but really think it through.. Let me tell you, there’s this shit I like to collect and it’s called MONEY! I easily made $300 bucks in a month off beauty products. No I’m not saying be a Mary Kay product consultant, go in your drawers and sell your shit! Here’s proof of APPS I USE TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY. 

1. Mercari

You can literally sell everything you have on this website from clothes, to accessories, shoes, home decor, vintage items, beauty products, electronics, even handmade.. Anything you have post it! Here’s the 3 step process..

I personally use this app for beauty products but you can list anything you want. Mercari charges a 10% selling fee and the rest is yours to keep! This app makes it easy to chat with buyers, and turn your money earned into any form of payment you’d like. Or leave your money earned as credit and easily buy items too!

Use my code UURWWQ to receive $2 for free when you sign up!

2. Tradesy

Anything designer, you got it? Sell it or buy it. When I first started selling on Tradesy I instantly  fell in love! Trust me.. It’s hard not to splurge on a nice designer bag but selling on this app is such an easy process! I made $700 bucks off my red bottoms I only wore once. Hey if you win some earnings, lose some and splurge on that bag you’ve dreamt of..

3. Poshmark

And my last favorite app is Poshmark! You can instantly sell and buy from anyone’s closet.. From your friends closet or even your favorite fashion bloggers closet. How cool is that! When I first came across this app I was watching Claire Marshall on youtube and she instantly knew she had shit in her closet and posted it!

Use my code HVQVJ to receive $5 for free when you sign up!