Make Sure Your Nails Are 3-Free!

Inspired by my pregnancy, I went with the baby-boy vibes plus a double-party-nail on each hand! Loving it!

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Of course I used one of my fave nail lacquer brands: essie! I love the quality, and best of all- ALL ESSIE POLISH IS MADE 3-FREE!!! Is your nail polish free of the 3 major common chemicals in polish? It’s so important! Believe it or not, the chemicals from your nail color go into the skin through the nail beds. Many brand name cosmetic companies use Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde (Remember formaldehyde??? That disgusting chemical in 7th grade science class used to preserve dead organs and specimens in big, creepy jars?!) There are premier brands that make 5-Free polish, but are generally much more expensive. To take good health measures and still have glam hands, I use a minimum 3-Free polish.

Want a list of safe nail lacquer brands? I love this blog post about it, check it out!

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Try a fun party nail, or cute nail art! Every time I look at my mani/pedi I smile and think about how excited I am to become a mom! Such a joy…and it’s fun to incorporate it into everyday fashion too!

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Remington Curling Wand!

I really wanted a non-tapered curling wand with a wider barrel for a more relaxed wave look. This 1.5″ Remington wand from Target is AWESOME! Here’s the look:

**FYI: I curled the hair from my natural, curly style to keep the volume! If you want a sleeker, flatter look, curl it from straight hair.

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Scarf from Zara, Jacket is A&F, Grey Shirt is Isabella Oliver (fave of pregnant celebs), and of course the Frye boots! Jewelry by Kendra Scott.

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What’s your favorite hair styling tool? I would love to know!

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Getting Your Best Hair Cut!!

I cannot say it enough: The KEYS to a fab hairstyle are healthy hair AND a great haircut!!! A hair cut completely transforms how a person looks.

Some people rock several different lengths, colors and styles, á la Emma Stone or Jessica Biel. Others look fierce with a tried and true hairstyle, with hints of variation every now and then- like Sofia Vergara and Blake Lively!

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I am part of the latter group: A consistent style through the years, with hints of changes! Pics of my most recent cut **THANK YOU ISABEL, MY STYLIST**!!!

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20130922-103040.jpgI will take be sure to take photos from the front next time.

THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR NEXT HAIRCUT:

1. Be SPECIFIC about what you want. Don’t be afraid to communicate. Too many people leave it up to the stylist, and are disappointed with the results. They aren’t mind readers!
2. BRING PHOTOS! Give visual examples of what you want! Look below for ideas of who to bring photos of.
3. Ask for a haircut that will look good strait, wavy and/or curled. Most people overlook this detail.
4. If your stylist doesn’t do what you ask for…don’t feel bad about moving on to someone else! Ask your friends for a good referral.

CELEB HAIR EXAMPLES: Google these stars’ hair for pics to show your stylist (example: “Jennifer Aniston hair”).

SHORT HAIR:

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-Julianne Hough
-Katie Holmes
-Emma Thompson

MEDIUM HAIR:

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-Jennifer Aniston
-Jessica Biel
-Carrie Underwood

LONG HAIR:

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-Jenna Dewan Tatum
-Blake Lively
-Jennifer Lopez

This is how my hair looks styled from the front. Photo by Arina Borodina.

20130922-115538.jpgThank you so much for reading!!! Submit any hair or beauty questions, and I will get back to them!

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Recent Finds I Love!!!

Hello Fashion Dolls!!! I definitely recommend these new finds!

HAPPY 1 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! MY HUSBAND GOT ME BEAUTIFUL, THOUGHTFUL AND ROMANTIC GIFTS FOR OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY…and one of the gifts he got me were these GORGEOUS earrings in clear amethyst from Kendra Scott.

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I am really happy with this new mascara and lipstick; the lip color is the perfect nude with a hint of light pink!

20130812-184009.jpgWearing both the Lancôme mascara and fabulous Dior lip color here:

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And lastly, this recent find…fun details on this dress!

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