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August 27, 2015

KÉRASTASE | Book of Braids + Matérialiste

Kerastase Book of Braids, Kerastase materialiste
Hey ladies!! Today's post is all about Kerastase, the leading hair product creators. Seriously this stuff is like the Chanel of shampoo. I've now been using a few of their lines over the past two months and my hair is LOVING IT! I'll tell you more about what I've been using in another post but today I'm going to talk to you about the release of their super adorable Book of Braids AND the launch of their new product called Matérialiste. The Couture Book of Braids is a book filled with super cute illustrations on an array of braids to master for just about any occasion. Not a good braider? Neither was I but this book gives you step-by-step instructions, tips and what Kérastase products work best with each braid. Want to get your hands on a copy of this book AND get entered to win a super cute Matérialiste tote filled with Kérastase's Couture Styling Collection? It's very simple just click THIS LINK and sign up to get entered! 
Kerastase Book of Braids, Kerastase couture collection
K but can we talk about these products for a sec? So Matérialist is new to the collection and what it does is actually plump your hair. Yep that's right we plump other things up like our lips and now we can do it to our hair. All you do is spritz it to the area you want to braid and as it dries the cuticle expands and gives you a fuller looking braid. I know I just got all you thin haired girls excited! Other products I'm currently loving in the collection are Volume in Powder, perfect when backcombing for volume and Spray À Porter for that tousled beachy wave look that I always rock. If you want to give any Kérastase products a try enter MARLABRAIDS to receive free shipping on your order! 
Kerastase book of braids
Let's hop back to the braids again! Kérastase invited myself and a handful of other bloggers to attend a braid demonstration followed by a one-on-one to master a braid of choice. With my short hair I unfortunately can't take part in a lot of them but the 'swept-back secret braid' I could which is perfect really because it does fit my style best anyway. Above is the page out of the Book of Braids that illustrates this one and as you can see it gives you steps as well as recommending Forme Fatale and Laque Noire for products. On top of these two I did use the matérialiste so my braid looked fuller on my short head of hair. You can also notice under the braid name that there are two little icons. One tells you that it's a braid you can complete in 5 minutes and the other means it's short hair approved. This book is so cute seriously go get your copy now, it's a resource you'll want to have on hand forever. 
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August 21, 2015

Long Slit Tee's

Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Hello Hello!! Being a fan of long lengths is something I've talked about in a recent post so here is the style again but this time a tad different. Not really a shirt dress because the slit is too high in the front that without anything underneath would be more scandalous than I'm willing to go with my outfits.  So I'm sticking to long tee's with a slit twist. Slits have evolved so much over the past few years. Slits will ALWAYS make me thinking of Angelina off the bat but it's just cool to see them go from being seen in dresses, to skirts and now more casual ways like this tee. Here I'm styling it with shorts but I originally tried in on in store with a super ripped pair of jeans and more recently threw it over my faux leather leggings and it looks amazing every time! I love a transitional piece like this, so I'm pumped that I stumbled on it. Today's outfit I accessorized with my new Ray-Bans from Smart Buy Glasses, an online store that offers a super wide range of designers for both glasses and sunglasses and tagged at competitive pricing. Also a bonus, they offer worldwide free shipping AND IT'S SO FAST!! Go check out the selection and scoop up some sunnies for their end of season sale!
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Smart Buy Glasses, Ray-Ban Club Master, One Teaspoon Bandits
Top: Mendocino | Shorts: One Teaspoon | Sunnies: Ray Ban c/o Smart Buy Glasses | Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: American Eagle | Bracelet: Goldeen

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

August 17, 2015

Sanuk Shoes

Hey everybody! I hope this post with artificial palms trees brings a bit of happiness to your day. Palm trees does translate to happiness for me but also because with them comes warmth. And now I just got extremely excited thinking about my trip to Spain that is just around the corner! EEEeeeeekKK! So today I've styled my look around these super adorable boat shoes by Sanuk. These guys I slip on on the daily because they are so easy to go with anything and they are beyond comfortable. To keep things casual I paired them up with my new one teaspoon jeans that are big time torn up and I just love 'em. The other thing I'm super into at the moment are all these super cute bralettes that keep popping up everywhere. So cute that they need to be exposed with tanks like these that are droopy in the front or the sides to make it happen. To get a little focus off the exposed chest I've layered up a few of my favourite necklaces to also add a bit of edge to this basic casual outfit. Hope you like and enjoyed your weekend xx
Tank: Wilfred by Aritzia | Bralette: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: One Teaspoon | Shoes: Sanuk

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

August 11, 2015

The Cleavlace

Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Yep, I'm coining it folks. My favourite accessory of the moment is what I call 'the cleav-lace'. This one I picked up from Melanie Auld and to say I'm obsessed with it would be an understatement. Today I'm pairing it up with THE BEST white button down blouse from Anthropologie and not shockingly my one teaspoon shorts (still more posts to come in these guys so get used to it). This is actually one of my favourite outfits right now and please while you are at it take note of the SHOES! They are from ALDO, super hot! You can wrap the straps around your ankle or lace 'em up your leg AND THEY ARE ONLY $90!!!! I'm going back for the black, like why didn't I just grab them at the same time, I KNEW this would happen. Anyway back to the cleavlace, it's a clever new take on necklaces we typically wear everyday. It's sexy and TRUST!!! THIS IS your new bikini accessory for the season. I know y'all are into the body chains still but for me they have been replaced (actually scratch that I've been wearing mine over clothes now) but to the pool or the beach it is now... THE CLEAVLACE. 
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Melanie Auld Necklace, Aldo CASAROLO sandals, One teaspoon bandit cutoffs
Blouse: Anthropologie | Shorts: One Teaspoon | Shoes: ALDO | Necklace: Melanie Auld | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: Biko

Photographer / Tania Martinez