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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Guest Post...

Hey Y'all! I'm over at Belle in the City today for Sarah ! 

Be sure to visit her adorable blog


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tone it up!


Bikini Series!

I've said it before... I am in LOVE with Tone It Up!
They are motivating and adorable!
I love that they are so girly & chic. Sometimes "trainers" can be a little pushy.
Not these ladies!
They will help you get done with your workout and feel great! Another reason Tone it Up works for me is all of the resources. I like that I can check in with them on Twitter {@britdenman} or on Facebook.
They help keep my accountable. It's also great hearing from other people like me who are following the series as well!

Take a look at Karena & Katrina's website.
There you can find links to sign up for the Bikini Series!

{Check out the video below, how fun?}


Photo & Video from


Monday, April 23, 2012

Life according to my iphone {3rd edition}

Do you follow me on instagram??

New Necklace! Love this color!

Have you tried Kombucha!?!
helps digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite control, anti-aging...

Yay! Pedi time!

He was too cute to eat :/

Coco sleeping. On her back? is this normal ??

A Cut Above Boutiques first fashion show!

Spring Cleaning... Why do I still have all of these!? 
 I kept one :]

Easter Baskets

Loving neon for gym time!

Top: Gap
Shorts: Nike
Shoes: Easy Tone

I need a haircut, any ideas?

Bright colors online now!

Glass of wine at Junior League meeting

setting up our fashion show!

I have a caffine problem

OOTD: Work
Blazer: A Cut Above Boutique $40
Tank: Target
Shorts: Jcrew 5" chino

April Birchbox

OOTD: Work
Top: Victoria Secret (4 years ago :/ )
Pants: Gap
necklace: Target


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

lets talk hair...

Shall we? 

I have had a lot of questions about hair products and tools.

I use mostly Redken & Kenra in my salon...


  I love to try new products.

{Disclaimer : I am a licensed cosmetologist & these are only my personal opinions and suggestions.}

lets begin: 

{shampoo & conditioner}

I use Redken Real Control at home for my hair. 
This is nourishing shampoo for dense, dry, sensitized hair.


For my Blonde clients I recommend & LOVE:

Smells AHHHMAAZING! {grapefruit extracts}
&revives hair for a bright, sparkling, shiny finish

a great once a week deep conditioner I recommend:

Provides intense smoothing, long-lasting conditioning, nourishment and control.

After shampooing your hair, apply a quarter size amount to hair and comb through. You can leave it on 10-15 mins or until done shaving. Your hair will honestly feel like BUTTER. It's awesome.


For blondes that start getting brassy, I love this purple based deep conditioner. You can also use this once a week or as needed.

After shampooing apply and leave in 3-5 mins.

Styling products:

Before I comb hair I ALWAYS spray damp hair with pravana intense therapy.
{Think no more tears for adults!}

Redken Align: Protective straightening lotion

Apply to damp hair and blow-dry straight. Follow with a flat-iron.
This also smells great!


I also Love Kenra Blow dry spray:

Helps reduce blow dry time & protects from heat.
{smells like coconuts!}


For root lift


aquage uplifting foam

For maximum volume, apply to towel dried hair section by section, lifting each section as you go. Blow dry with round brush.



Kenra Silkening Gloss:

After I have straigtend a clients hair, I apply ONE pump to my hands and work form midstrand to ends. Then to smooth fly aways.

I also like to seperate curls with this, adds shine without getting frizzy.
Smells like Lip Smakers chapstick :]



My favorite
 {from my Miss FL days}


Dry Shampoo

Hands down the BEST dry shampoo I have ever used.
I have tried almost all of them {even the ones from drugstores}

NOTE: Shake well between each spray. Spray throughout dry hair to absorb excess oils. Let sit for a minute. Then use comb or fingers to brake up any powder.


So that is a few of my favorite hair products. 

I would love to hear what your favorites are!

 Do you use any of these at home?

Any product that you recommend?

photos from, and google.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Erin Condren Product Review

Okay, its offical.

I'm obsessed with all of Erin Condren's products.

I ordered the Life Planner and adorable spring greeting cards at the end of March.

Be sure to visit Erin Condren's website

Right now the planner is on sale & runs from April-December 2012
I got mine for $30

How cute is the package?!?

Pink & Green {My wedding Colors}

Goodies inside

{Enjoy I Will!}

Love all the designs inside

Monthly Tabs

6 pages of stickers
*Hair Apt___
*Doc Apt___
*Girls night
*Date night

My Spring Cards:
The Denmans


Monday, April 9, 2012

Giveaway WInner!

Congrats to Lia Mayes at Life is aMAYESing

you won a $25.00 gift card to

A Cut Above Boutique

Thanks for everyone who entered & thanks for following!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

5 hours left for giveaway!!

Hurry! Only 5 hours to enter the giveaway for a $25 gift card to

Enter below!


Thursday, April 5, 2012


We have reached 150 followers!

whoo hoo!!

As a thank you to my readers ...I wanted to host a giveaway!

Drum roll please...

has had a few blog giveaways...

So why not host one here right?!?

One lucky winner will get a $25.00 Gift Card to

Here is how to enter:
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