How to Style a Lob

I recently-ish decided to chop all my hair off and go a little bit darker for the season.  I was terrified to cut off 8+ inches...but got inspired to try a lob look.  I was completely at a loss on how to style it, but like a fairy godmother, my sweet friend Nadia offered to give me a lesson!

We decided to do a quick blowdry, messy waves, and then add in a waterfall braid across the back.  Here's the pictorial:




  1. Spray a root lifter in your hair and blow dry your hair using a large round brush.
  2. Section off your hair into layers, clipping up the top layers out of the way. Begin taking 1 inch sections and wrap them around 1" curling iron.  You can use a smaller one if your hair doesn't hold a curl well.  For this look I wanted very soft waves so we used a bigger curling iron.  P.S. Some girls swear by wrapping one layer of hair away from the face, and the next towards the face, and repeat until done.  I kind of just wrap my hair is all sorts of directions haha.  Just make sure that by the front of your face that you wrap away from the face for more flattering cheekbones :)
  3. After your hair is all curled, mix some smoothing cream with a tiny bit of  water based hair paste, warm it up in your palms, and run your fingers through you hair to create a pretty, undone texture.  Ta-Da!
  4. We decided to add a waterfall braid to my hair.  You basically french braid, but instead of crossing over the right strand as you normally would, you drop it down and pick up a new piece of hair to replace it.  A great and detailed tutorial on how to do this by Missy Sue can be found here.
  5. We waterfall braided both sides and pinned the ends together to make it look like one continuous piece.
  6. I sprayed everything lightly with this hairspray to hold it all in place!




Nadia offers at-home blowouts and styling all around Orange County! She came totally prepared to my place and made me feel like a princess!  It was such a fun and luxurious experience, and all I had to do was roll out of bed.  Check out her instagram @blowyoubeautiful!  Message her the next time you need some pampering.  All my readers who mention the blog will get special pricing!

Message me if you have any questions or if you need me to help you get an appointment with Nadia.  Have a great week loves!

stay gold,


Beauty Tutorial: Lashes

Hi Girls!

I have teeny little asian eyes, so I love love love to wear fake lashes.  I actually wear them most days.  They really make a HUGE difference in your look and don't take that much time once you learn how to properly apply them.  Here are my tips and tricks to amazing lashes!

My favorite lash products are handmade by House of Lashes.  You can get all their products by visiting their website at:  <3

My favorite lash products are handmade by House of Lashes.  You can get all their products by visiting their website at: <3

1. Measure the lashes against your natural lash line.  Trim them (from the outside) to match your natural eye length.

2. Flex the lashes a few times...bend them into a U shape both ways so they're a little more flexible and softer.

3. Apply glue to the band and wait at least 45 seconds for it to dry a bit. My favorite glue is the brush on variety because it's precise and neat!  Try this one from Duo!

4. Curl your lashes and apply mascara if desired.  Also, you might want to apply a very thin line of liquid liner.  I love this one by Kat Von D. The brush tip is amazing and it stays on like ink.

5. After the glue is tacky, take some slant tweezers and pick up your lashes.  Look DOWN into a mirror (I set mine on the countertop) and press the lash as close to your natural lash line as possible.  Start with the middle section, then press the inner and outer corner. You may need to gently tug your eyelid tight and wiggle the lash band to make sure there aren't any wrinkles. 

6.  After your lashes are glued on, take a little liquid liner and draw over the lash band to blend it seamlessly.  You may also apply mascara to blend in your natural lashes--but don't do this if you're using expensive re-usable lashes.

All done!  It gets easier with practice, I promise.  And it's totally worth it--let's just say your batting average just hit 100 ;) Questions?  Product advice needed?  Product suggestions?  Message me!

stay gold,


Tutorial: Trinket Dish

Happy February!

I love February.  First because it's my birthday month (biased I know) but also because it's a month full of love.  Though I'm not big on Valentine's Day (oversized teddy bears and cliche red roses are not really apart of of my aesthetic), I still think it's nice to celebrate all the sweet people in your life.  This year, I decided to make trinket dishes for all my amazing girlfriends.  They're super simple and customizable, and sent with a love note, they'll make a really great gift.


  • Ceramic Dishes (I used these ones from Amazon)
  •  Rubber Figurines (Try these ones from Safari LTD)
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Gold Paint Marker (Optional)
  •  E6000 Craft Glue

  1. Pick out your figurines and spray paint them, being sure to cover all sides.
  2. After they dry, use E6000 to glue them to the dish.
  3. Using the paint marker, draw a pattern on the dish if you wish.
  4. Add some sparkle, and viola!  Easy peasy and oh so lovely.

Show me how yours turn out!  Let me know if you have any questions!  

stay gold,