Is anyone else super obsessed with dark green right now? I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere and I just can’t get enough of it! Green has always been one of my favorite colors but I don’t wear very much of it, although I do love a good mint color in spring. Darker greens are perfect for fall though, and I’ve been loving all the pieces I’ve seen, including this dark green mini dress. I love how this green works almost as a neutral color- it’s great for pairing with so many different colors and accessories.
I love when spring rolls around and I can ditch the tights I’ve been wearing all winter! I love warm weather (good for me since I live in Phoenix) and I spend all winter counting down the days until I can wear a skirt with bare legs. Luckily, it gets warm pretty quick here so I don’t have to suffer for too long. I recently picked out a couple of new spring skirts from Dresslink and I was so happy when they arrived and I was able to wear them with bare legs immediately! I’m not quite ready for mini skirts yet (those seem like more of a summer thing) so I went with two midi skirts in different materials: a white tulle skirt and a red scuba skirt.
I have a confession to make- I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my hair. Most days I brush it once in the morning and call it a day. If I’m feeling particularly fancy I’ll curl it with a curling wand or add a couple of braids. But for the most part, I don’t do much to it. In fact, I have a box of complicated hair styling products that never get any use. Still, I love trying new shampoos and conditioners and I love a good hair serum or oil. I was so excited when Influenster sent me a box with the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Collection. I tried L’Oreal’s Ultimate Straight Collection last year and loved it so I was super happy to try their latest products. I received the entire collection, which includes the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo, Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner, and Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum.
Bright blue and black is one of my favorite combinations for winter. Black is so easy to layer and pops of bright cobalt blue make for a fun look. I love how sophisticated and dressy the two colors look together. This Cynthia Steffe dress was the first nice work dress I bought and it’s been one of my best purchases. I love the fun swirly blue print and the pleated details. I really like the slimming illusion with the print in the middle of the dress and black on the sides and the black waistband replaces a belt to create a more finished look. This is one of those dresses that is super easy to transition from work to a night out.
A couple of weeks ago, Influenster sent me some hair products to try from the new L’Oreal Ultimate Straight collection. I had just run out of shampoo and conditioner so it was perfect timing for me! The Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight line is designed to give you super straight, sleek hair. The products are formulated with Kera-Tourmaline which relaxes hair strands and replenishes keratin for stronger, less damaged hair. These products work with heat to give you the ultimate blowout for up to 48 hours. I received all four products in the line: the shampoo, pre-conditioner, conditioner, and perfecting balm.
Let me start this by saying L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Extraordinaire lipsticks come in strange packaging. There’s no name on the tube, no packaging, just a number on top of the lid and a window in the side that shows the color. Even so, I decided to try one of these. The color I have is 601 Nude Ballet. I’m not much of a nude person because they usually pull way too brown on me but I’m trying to branch out from my normal bright pink so I decided to give the L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Nude Ballet a shot.