Hair Masks and Tips for Dry, Colored Hair

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The Body Shop- Banana Truly Nourishing 

Where are all my color treated hair followers at?  You’re not alone, although years ago I thought I was! After a lot of research and trial and error with soooo many products I finally found what works for me. Yay! I’m going to be sharing a few of my favorite products that I have used and seen results. These products are great for color treated hair, and for non colored but dry hair too!

One of my all time favorite hair masks I always use is the Banana Truly Nourishing hair mask from The Body Shop. I absolutely love the smell and the texture of my hair after each use. It smells like, you guessed it bananas!! It has a blend of community trade natural and organic ingredients. It’s made from banana puree from Ecuador and brazil nut oil from Peru! This is 100% vegan, and a once a week treatment, but I use it minimum 2-3 times. It really helped my dry, damaged, overly colored hair lock in moisture and get that shine back. I currently have blonde hair, it’s not my real hair color, shocker! I’m naturally a very dark brown so getting my hair this light definitely took time, and a lot of TLC. I use hair masks at least 2-3 times per week, along with argan oil and coconut oil mists daily. Having blonde hair takes a lot of work to keep it healthy and hydrated. I have noticed such a big difference in my hair ever since I started using these products.

The Body Shop also has the shampoo & conditioner of this line, it smells amazingggg! The natural ingredients of this line is also what really made me comfortable to use on my colored hair. Since I have color treated hair, I’m always looking into ingredients to make sure it’s sulfate free and no harsh chemicals. Not only does that help with the health of your hair, it helps keep your color more fresh. I literally go bananas over these products, and the hubby really loves the smell too! I use themask anywhere from 20 minutes to 1-2 hours! I will leave it on and go on with my work and to do’s at home. The longer the better, so that your hair can actually soak in all the amazing  ingredients! It’s $18 and you can find it here!  The Shampoo and Conditioners come in a few different sizes, check them out here! The Body Shop has some great sales throughout the year, so look out for those deals! 

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The Body Shop- Rainforest Nutrition Hair Butter

Another great item from the Body Shop is their Rainforest hair butter. This is a deep conditioning, and luxurious moisture butter. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and I can easily brush through my hair after each use. No tangles! The scent of it is a very light and fresh scent inspired by the rainforest. It’s great for dry hair, or if you have dry ends. It contains community trade honey from Ethipoia and olive oil from Italy! Honey & olive oil are two amazing ingredients for dry hair! You can even make your own natural DIY mask at home. Maybe that’ll be another post? I have a lot to share on hair!

Another great fact for this product is that it is silicone, paraben and colorant free! My hair was screaming YAY when I first saw this. A helpful tip: I actually will use this on my ends when I do my banana hair mask. It’s called a hair butter but it’s a hair mask. It says to leave it on for 5 minutes and the wash it out with warm water. I’ll leave it on anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. The butter is $14, you can shop it here! 

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HASK-ARGAN OIL MASK

Do you know about argan oil? Do you use it? Argan oil is so good for nourishing dry, damaged hair. Coconut oil is amazing too but I have heard that for blonde hair it will slightly darken and change your color. Since my color is very important to me, I use Argan oil and it’s been doing wonders for me. Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Treatment also contains Keratin. Keratin is a super strengthening, and hydrating treatment. It will restore and smooth dry, damaged, and chemically treated or over processed hair. Argan oil is amazing because your hair can easily absorb it and it will intensely hydrate your hair. The oil adds so much moisture and will bring those gorgeous locks back to life! Shop the hair mask here. 

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Their shampoo and conditioner is a really great set to use along with the hair mask. This whole collection is sulfate and paraben free. I found a really good deal on Amazon for the shampoo and conditioner set. Only $13! Shop it here!

 

I hope this post helped you if you’re looking into some amazing products for dry, damaged hair. These products really helped me get my hair shiny and healthy again after getting it bleached and colored. I used these products for at least 2 months and it took some time to see a big difference. Remember that everyone has different hair. Your color, texture, genes, treatments, all are different. My best advice is try a couple different products and give it at least 1-2 months to see great results. I always love to find more affordable options that don’t break the bank. I always keep this in mind- Just because it’s more expensive or has a big brand name on it, doesn’t mean it’s always better.  Here’s to healthy and happy hair in 2019!

 

XO,

Stephanie

Golden Globes Fashun

The Golden Globes are this Sunday, who’s going to be watching? What about the amazing red carpet lewks?! I know some people don’t like watching the entire show, but I’m all about the red carpet looks when it comes to the awards season. I think a lot of people are, and they’re also a great way for designers to spread key trends for the upcoming season. 

Do you remember any of last year’s lewks? Almost everyone was wearing black for the #MeToo movement. I personally love to wear black, it’s very flattering and makes you stand out more. Here’s a refresher and some of my favorites from last years looks:

 

Nicole Kidman in Givenchy Couture with Fred Leighton jewelry

So classy, and chic! I adore Nicole!

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Alison Brie with Bulgari jewelry

Simply stunning, loving the necklace with this dress and up-do on her!

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Saoirse Ronan in Versace Atelier

Saoirse is one of my favorite up and coming actresses! She’s soooo good in ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ If you haven’t seen them, do it! Thank me later.

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Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo Couture

Love black lace for any occasion!

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Gal Gadot in Tom Ford and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

This looks more of a party outfit, rather than an awards show look. But, it works so well on Gal!

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs and Irene Neuwirth jewelry

Looking gorg as always! Loving the shoulder detail!

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Margot Robbie in Roger Vivier and Gucci with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Stunning Margot per usual! The dress cut & details are one of my favorites!

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Lily James in Valentino Couture

Very feminine and chic!

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

Very sexy look! I love the floral appliqué throughout her dress.

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Naomi Campbell in Jean Paul Gaultier

Gorgeous gown on her! I love a sleek, straight hair look for long gowns. It looks so sexy and helps emphasize the gown more. 

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Helen Mirren in Zuhair Murad and Stuart Weitzman shoes with a Judith Leiber Couture bag

Sexy and elegant look for her. 

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Justin Timberlake in Dior Homme and Jessica Biel in Christian Dior Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Two of my favorites, they’re so cute together! Loved her gown, you can never go wrong with Dior Couture!

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Diane Kruger in Prada

Diane’s look was definitely my top favorite! Everything from the dress, the details, her hair, looked so stunning and on point. The beaded cape, gave me this goth bride vibe, and it looked amazing on her! Love, love, love!!

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Claire Foy in Stella McCartney and Christian Louboutin shoes

My favorite Queen, she looked beautiful in a sexy and simple suit. The bold red lip was a perfect touch!

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Stay up to date even more on my Instagram and stories @adventures.of.s  Let’s chat about what your favorite fashion lewks were & will be this coming Sunday the 6th!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

New Year- new me, same me. Whatever works for you!

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Hello my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and Holiday with your loved ones. It flew by for me and I enjoyed it sooo much! The food coma was real, too real. My decorations and tree are still up, and will be up until for a bit more. I love decorating for Christmas, it makes me sad to have to take them down. After Christmas, comes New Year’s Eve & Day so there’s still a lot to be excited about!

I wanted to write a post on the new year and all the great goals/resolutions you can make. To me the new year is a great way to start fresh or continue on strong just like it was any other day. With the new year, it’s sometimes forced onto us to have these goals and big projects in place. I personally love to plan and organize my planner to have a better day, week, month scheduled out. But, for the new year it’s also great to take a few minutes and reflect on how you did last year.

What was the best and worst thing that happened? What can you do to better yourself? What is something that excites you? Is there something you’ve been wanting to do for a while now and never got the courage or time to? Your New Year’s resolutions can be simple, and easy. It doesn’t have to be this huge production of making charts & graphs and almost forcing yourself to it just because everyone else has their resolutions. It can be something that lives only in your head and heart. Whether it’s to drink more water daily (one of my goals this past year), eating cleaner, saving up more money, traveling more often, keeping your house clean, etc. 

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts online lately with some people feeling anxious and stressed out when the new year comes around. I’m here to help you know it doesn’t have to be! It’s all how you perceive it and what your style is. If you’re more chill and relaxed about it, then it’s just another day. A Tuesday to be exact. One thing that really helps me out every day is my calendar on my phone and my planner. You basically schedule and plan out a whole bunch of things on the daily, so treat January just the same. It is a fresh start and a new page in all of our books, so why not make it easy, and stress free one! 

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We all deal with things our own way, but never be hard on yourself. Love yourself and everything that has happened to you. This is how we grow, and reach the better days. Nothing comes easy, but you can be easy on yourself (and others). Take it one day at a time, and try to be the best version of yourself! You control your life, your possibilities. I’m here with you, all the way. We got this! Let’s goooo 2019!

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XO,

Stephanie

Christmas dress-mas

The Holidays are here and in full force! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all survive the ultimate food coma and family overload? It’s officially the first day of December!!!! Christmas is 24 days away, how exciting! This time of year is my favorite, and if you’ve been following my stories and posts on Instagram I’m sure you already knew that lol. Christmas is such a beautiful and cozy holiday, everything is lit up and decorated. It’s also a crazy, eventful month with lots of occasions, including Hubbys birthday!! I’m always looking for new, beautiful outfits for my events. I decided to do an awesome Christmas dress-mas post and share the amazing pieces out there with you guys! Let’s be real, we all love shopping and getting new clothes. I’ve been obsessed with all the gorgeous Holiday collections coming out! I LOVE velvet, sequins, and rich jewel tones. This post is focusing on Revolve and their collections, let me know what other brand/site you’d like me to review. 

 

REVOLVE 

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Gorgeous dresses from Revolve! Prices range for each dress but the highest I believe goes to about $228, which isn’t bad at all for a big occasion piece. Find these dresses above and soooo many more here!

 

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Michael Costello has absolutely gorgeous pieces for his new Holiday collection! One of my favorite pieces is a stunning mustard jacket and pant set in the first picture. They’re sold separately and together they’re $346 (without tax, etc) The sexy, lace jumpsuit is sadly sold out! Hopefully it comes back in stock soon! His prices are around $200-$350, find them here. 

I hope you dolls enjoyed this post! Lots of great options out there for your Holiday looks. Stay up to date on my Instagram page and stories @adventures.of.s Happy Saturday! 

XO,

Stephanie

Leopard Love

One of the biggest trends this season is, leopard! I’m sure you’ve seen this print everywhere and on everything! This trend has hit every category from clothing, to shoes, and accessories! I’m a huge fan of animal print, especially when it’s around Fall/Winter with the cooler weather. 

I’ve been looking through manyyy sites to see which brands have some amazing pieces. Literally every brand today has some leopard print and prices vary greatly. Usually for smaller trends I tend to not invest so much into them. I can usually tell when it’s something that will continue through seasons or not.  Instead, I buy from a more affordable brand. That way I don’t feel guilty having to donate that out within a year. I love a bold statement piece, whether that’s a knit or some booties! Scroll down and enjoy some of the amazing pieces I found for you!

 

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Where my petite gals at?! This faux fur beauty is in Petite sizing and it’s $130

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Another huge trend is suiting for women, and with this you’re hitting both right on the target! Leopard and suiting, yes please! It’s $210 at Topshop, you can find your size here.

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Fur pouch anyone? Accessories with a statement! It’s $55 

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I’m personally obsessed with booties, I mean they’re so trendy and comfortable. I’m all about getting some extra height with the comfort of a chunky heel! This beauty is $150

 

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This beauty has metallic Baroque and quilted velvet panels, a Peter Pan collar, and it’s made in India! It’s rather on the expensive side, but it’s a great investment piece you can revive each year. You can find it at Bloomingdale’s for $795

 

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Long bell sleeves, a contemporary fit, popular color top from Parker for $248

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA 

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Contoured cat detailing (yes please) in the front, pointed toe, velvet material, and made in Italy! Charlotte Olympia is one of my all time favorite women’s shoe designers!  Bloomingdale’s carries this gem and it’s $510!

 

AQUA CASHMERE 

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These types of printed knits are everywhere, and you can find them in so many different fabrics/colors! This specific one is cashmere from Aqua. It has a distressed look and it’s a part of the 100% Bloomingdale’s collection. It’s currently on sale (yes!) for $138.60 on the Bloomingdale’s website.

I hope you enjoyed this post on the leopard craze and found something you liked! Everything is linked to where I found them and I stated the prices as well, for your ease of searching *wink* What’s your favorite piece from this post? Thanks for stopping by loves!

XO,

Stephanie

 

Shirt dresses forever!

The weather has been pretty cool early mornings and at nights here in LA. We’re still getting mid 80 degrees here during the day though! That hasn’t stopped me from wearing my favorite shirt dresses out. Shirt dresses are so comfortable and easy to throw on and go! They’re the summer rompers to my Fall/Winter wardrobe, haha. Anyone else agree?

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I’ve recently posted an all time favorite of my printed shirt dress on my Instagram, @adventures.of.s but that exact one is no longer available. So, to save the day I went ahead and found you guys some amazing options for shirt dresses to show off this season! I have a variety of brands and price points for you check out! Thank me later 😉

 

ZARA

ZARA SD 2ANIMAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS
$69.90

 

ZARA SD 3GEOMETRIC PRINT TUNIC DETAILS
$99.90

 

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A SDCloth & Stone Ruffled Shirtdress
$148.00

 

A SD 2Miquella Shirtdress
$138.00

 

A SD OLIVEBelted Utility Shirtdress
$128.00

 

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Harper Striped Shirt Dress- Originally $88.00 it’s on sale now for $66!

 

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Twill Shirt Dress- Originally $155, it’s on sale now for $77.50!!

 

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Stella Sleeveless High/Low Shirt Dress- Originally $68, now on sale for $20.33!! Can you say what a steal?!

 

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Floral-Print Pleated Midi Dress $828.00 (on the more expensive side if you’re feeling risky)

 

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Lucila Shirt Dress $450.00

Can you say gorgeous?! This shirt dress is so divine and feminine. I love floral patterns and the shade of berry pink as the main color is a huge hit with this AW18 trends.

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LULUS $79

 

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LUSH $57

I’m allllll about the chic and comfortable looks, especially for everyday wear or a simple outing. The great part about shirt dresses are that you can dress them up or down. You can be very casual with flip-flops or sandals, or for a party/date night throw on a sexy pair of booties! My favorite is also playing around with a fun hat, belt, and some jewelry to create a full look. Hope you guys enjoyed these links, let me know if you ended up purchasing any! I’d love to know which one you got, and how the fit is for you! Happy weekend loves!

XO,

Stephanie

Paris Fashion Week. Oui s’il vous plaît!

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Paris is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world. Si romantique! Not only is it SO gorgeous, it’s home to one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks! Probably one of the most popular fashion weeks. Many great shows happened in PFW which started September 24th and ended on October 2nd.

One of my all time favorite shows from Paris was Chanel! Duh. Chanel didn’t only have one of the greatest collections this season, the setup for the show was visually simulating! Literally one of the most creative and realistic looking setups I’ve seen. Kudos to the visual team who brought that to life! Karl Lagerfeld created a beach, with sand and real water. No seriously, there was a boardwalk and tiki huts at the Grand Palais!!

What was great about Karl’s show this year was a movement towards feminism and the relaxed touches he added to each look. Some models were barefoot, others in sneakers throughout the runway show. He ditched the heels and created a comfortable catwalk for his models. Some of his looks even had a laid back look with black leggings. I know some people in the industry were like “whaaaaat” but majority of us were like “heck yes!!!” It’s about damn time leggings make it on the designer runway and I’m all for his looks. The show was just amazing, and so many people were pleased with his take on the new SS19 collection.

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Chanel : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019

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Lagerfeld seriously made such great pieces for this SS19, there was denim lace! He displayed all the trends happening now with the biker shorts, sundresses, and sneakers. I loved seeing him bring back the 90s vibe with rhinestone accessories and belts that spelled out ‘CHANEL’

His collection was  all about feeling good, and looking effortlessly put together. Now that’s a lewk so many of us are excited about! I hope you enjoyed this post on Chanel, one of my all time favorite designers. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about his fashion movement!

 

XO,

Stephanie