Harvest Season

Happy Halloween Week!

This weekend, I explored some gorgeous farms & orchards in the DC metro area.  It was a blast! I had so much fun getting into my cozy outfit, picking pumpkins and apples, and drinking tons of cider!  My first stop was Butler's Orchard Farm for their cute pumpkin patch!

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I absolutely love fall so I am making the most of it :) We also went over to Walter's Orchard next door for apple picking! Because we were late to the season, there were only Fuji apples left, but they're my favorite kind to eat, so I didn't mind!  I loved every minute of this cliche fall activity, especially because it was my first time!  I really love the east coast so far, there is so much to do and see.

Outfit Details:

Flannel Blazer by Banana Republic; Scarf by Burberry: Sweater by H&M (old); Leggings by Forever 21;

Boots by Tory Burch (i'm wearing last year's version, I linked this year!); and Bag by Rebecca Minkoff

So I definitely wish my hair was this fabulous on a daily basis, but I'm wearing  my 100% human hair clip in hair extensions by Irresistible Me.  My hair is about 1/4 of the thickness you see here in real life :X This is my favorite way to style them, so let me know if you want to see a post with some details on how I do this!  For now, check my blog post here and the website here to pick up your own set of real hair extensions!

Happy fall my loves!!! Tag me in all your activities! I want to see what you're up to for the season :)

stay gold,

Tiffany

Hair Goals with Irresistible Me

Hi loves!  

So much has happened in the past two months! I missed you all a bunch while I was on hiatus. I'm writing a huge post about my cross-country move to share with you soon!  It's pretty emotional and there's a lot I want to cover so I'm working on it :) 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a more lighthearted beauty post with y'all!  I've been wearing clip-in, real human hair extensions from Irresistible Me for the past month.  I love the amazing volume and length they provide! Plus they are helping me stay warm in the cooler East Coast weather haha!

My hair came in the cutest packaging and when it arrived, there was SO much! I am still learning to do braids with them in, so I can't wait to do a tutorial for you.  I chose a 24" length and a 200gram set, the longest, thickest set possible.  I recommend doing this if you already have long hair like me, because you can always cut your extensions if they are too long for how you want to wear them.  But for braids and major glam, longer and thicker is the way to go!  This helpful chart shows how long they will be on you:

The customer service is super helpful in letting you choose the right color, and exchanges are pretty easy.  Though their color selection is a bit limited, you can do what I did and have your extensions custom colored by your stylist.  I knew I would have to do this because I have baylayage in my hair, and no clip in set would ever match perfectly.  Mine held up well after coloring and I love the way they look! 

Overall, I think clip in extensions are great for days you want to feel extra glam, or when you need some more bulk for certain styles.  I found that Irresistible Me's extensions to be a good value compared to some of the other options out there, and the customer service was great! Do you have any questions about wearing clip ins? Have you worn them before? How would you like to see me style these in the next post?

It feels good to be back.  Thanks for sticking with me! I love you <3 

stay golden,

Tiffany

Beauty Rush

These days, it seems like I'm always rushing around...from work to social activities to the gym and everywhere else in between.  I used to be the girl who loved spending all morning getting ready, but now I don't have that luxury.  I was chatting with my friend Kalaya (check out her blog!)  and as a new mom and business owner, she has even less time than me! Together, we picked out some of our favorite products to help feel beautiful, even when you're short on time.


Tiffany's Picks

I picked out my favorite hair helpers for you guys to try.  My hair is very fine and brittle, and sometimes quite dry due to my history of coloring.

  1. It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product • $24.69: I always spray this in my hair post-shower.  It acts as 10 products in one, including a conditioner, hair treatment, heat sealant, and blow dry serum.
  2. Living Proof Prime Style Extender • Living Proof • $18.55: I love to use this product after my hair is halfway dry.  It sets the hair and preps it to hold whatever style I choose.  I apply then finish my blow dry.
  3. Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk • $20: I only wash my hair once every 2-3 days, to preserve my color and to prevent it from drying out.  In between, I spray this dry shampoo to help absorb excess oil and add body.  I actually like to spray it on before I sleep (before my hair even has a chance to get oily) but if I forget, a few sprays in the morning and my blowout is good as new.
  4. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray • $44: My hair is very fine and flat, and I used to spend hours trying to give it volume and body.  A couple sprays of this however, and I have incredible volume and texture, without having to backcomb.  My hair remains touchable but looks amazing.  It's expensive, but trust me, it's the best product on the market.
  5. Tigi Bed Head After-Party Smoothing Creme • $6.99: My ends are somewhat damaged from being colored and from heat styling.  When they're sticking out like a frizzy mess, I will put a dime size dab of this in my palms and run it through my hands.  It smooths and softens all the dry brittle ends, making everything look healthy and touchable without weighing my hair down.  It's the perfect last step to tame flyaways.

Kalaya's Picks

Kaylaya picks show off some things she uses every single day.  I love that these options are versatile and easy to use.

  1. Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base • Chanel • $50:  When I became a mom “doing my makeup” became 1 of 2 things, either non-existent all natural or figure out how to do it in the least time possible while ”faking” you spent hours sitting at your vanity perfecting every brow and lip line. The second option is always preferred and this makeup base is my secret weapon.
  2.  Aquaphor Healing Ointment Jar - Fragrance Free - 14 oz • Aquaphor • $7.29–13.49: This fragrance free, water based healing ointment is perfect for on the go and I don’t leave home without it (try trial mini jar to throw in your already super packed bag). Perfect for dry skin (winter given), scrapes (I’m a little clumsy), scratches (ok maybe a lot clumsy), skin irritations (who doesn’t get a questionable blemish here and there), burns (when it happens add Aquaphor to the usual “hold it under cold water” method). There are days (especially in the winter) where I am sitting in a meeting and notice my dry hands..do they notice, I ask myself? It comes in handy to have Aquaphor on me at all times for these moments + the accidents here and there. I now buy Aquaphor baby for the multi-use (hers and mine) as it is 100% safe to use on Luna. It is also great for chapped lips!
  3.  Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser+Waterproof Makeup Remover • Garnier • $8.99: We all fall asleep with our make-up on from time to time...it happens..you’re not alone- you partied all night, slumber with a new boy (all you single ladies), OR like me you are a mother who probably falls asleep with your make-up on because you’d rather spend the time cuddling with little mush. Micellar Water is a quick fix to the next morning when you wonder “should I fake-up (touch up your day old make-up) today?” it is quick and easy to remove make-up + cleanse your face for a fresh start, so you can skip the fake-up. I have to be honest, I have been using the passenger’s seat as my vanity lately and Micellar Water as my sink..let’s just say I don’t miss the water drips down my arms..
  4. BLOW PRO blowpro faux dry Shampoo - 1.7 oz. • JCPenney • $15: For when the baby powder is out..BLOW PRO is my brand of choice. There are days where dry shampoo is the fix to my messy, thrown up in, tangled hair (don’t get grossed out, if you’re a mother you get it). Not to mention dry shampoo always makes me feel like I just left the salon after getting a head of fresh highlights (ahh..the feeling).
  5.  Rosebud Salve in a Tube• Rosebud Perfume Co. • $6: A MUST in my book. The oldest, best fix in the book for chapped lips+ it adds just the right amount of gloss for that high shine lip we all strive to sport- you know, the one I was talking about spending hours in front of your vanity to achieve..how about achieving it right out of your back pocket with quick application! D AND D, done and done.

Thanks for reading loves!  How do you get to feeling your best when you have no minutes to spare? We'd love to hear your tips and tricks.  Be sure to follow Kalaya (@kalayakingkreative) and me (@littlegoldbook) for more insight into our everyday routines!

stay gold,

Tiffany