Archive | June, 2010

I wanna be a billionaire…

30 Jun
so F****in bad
buy all of the things I never had…”
*Billionaire by Travie McCoy
(love this song right now)
Here are a few things I would love right now if I was a billionaire!
Gucci ($1300)
and of course…anything from Chanel!
What are some of the things you dream of if you had a billion big bucks??
XO,
Anna
*Heels & Top from Net-a-Porter
*Bag from Gucci
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A little tribute to Snookie

29 Jun

Hey everyone, as promised, here’s the post on how to tease your hair.

 

1.  You will need a teasing comb and a brush.

2.  Texturizing powder is optional but I highly recommend it.  This is my favorite one and it works well with all hair types.

3.  Apply texturizing powder to roots.  Remember to “sprinkle” the powder on versus dumping it all over.  Skip this step if you don’t have any texturizing powder.

4.  Pull hair straight up (about 1″ sections) and slide the teasing comb down to your roots.  Repeat a few times with every section until you build a “base”.  You can start your sections from the front or back, I prefer to start from the back of my head.

5.  Your hair should look a little something like this when you are done teasing your sections.
6.  Lightly run the brush over the top to smooth the outer layer of the hair.
7.  Push the poof up a little bit and pin the hair as desired. Hair spray and voila!
You can make your poof as big or as little as you want by controlling how much of a “base” you create.  Hope this helps.  Feel free to email or comment if you have any questions.
XO,
Anna

Engagement Outfit

28 Jun

This is the outfit I wore for our engagement photos.

Captain Dress (Dear Creatures)
Hdreamur Flats (Steve Madden)
Our photo courtesy of Yvonne Wong Photography

XO,

Anna

Liya Kebede

25 Jun

…is my favorite supermodel.  I think she is one of the most beautiful human beings inside and out.  If I could look like anyone in the world it would be Liya Kebede.  She has been featured on the cover of American Vogue at least twice, is the first woman of color to represent Estee Lauder Cosmetics and is also a Goodwill Ambassador for theWorld Health Organization.  Liya is also the founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation.  The foundation is dedicated to helping and saving lives of mothers and children around the world. I can only hope to meet her one day, she is such an inspiration to me.

Who do you find beautiful and who inspires you?

XO,

Anna

The Summer Wind

24 Jun

Aviator Shades (Top Shop)
Tank (Aritzia)
Necklace (Forever21)
Skirt (Forever21)
Sandals (Franco Sarto)

XO,

Anna

Taco Truck

23 Jun

Mmmm….we went to a taco truck for a friend’s birthday!  Deeeelish!

The side of the truck.

mulitas- kind of a mix between a taco and a quesadilla

carne asada tacos

tortas- a sort of mexican burger

XO,

Anna

Blow Out

22 Jun

Today’s post is how to achieve the look of a great blow out on your own at home.  I would say the way you blow dry your hair is one of the most important things to achieving lots of volume.  Here are a couple of different ways you can make your hair voluminous and curly.

The Classic Blowout.

1. Start with towel dried hair.

2.  Apply mousse through hair concentrating on the roots area.
( I like to use Redken Guts)

3.  Blow dry hair starting from the roots to ends.
Pull your hair up and in the opposite direction it wants to go, this will create more volume.
4.  When hair is about 90% or more dry, section it off like so.
5.  At this point, you can use a round brush and a blow dryer but I find that its not as easy for anyone that’s not a stylist to do it that way so I like to use a Hot Air Brush.  The specific one I get is made by Hot Tools. I like it because the bristles don’t get stuck in your hair.
6.  Take smaller sections of hair and wrap it around the brush and roll it up like you are curling it.  Turn the brush on to high (leave for about 10 seconds or until hair heats up) and then to cool (about 5 seconds) and release.  Once you get the hang of it you can leave the brush on high the whole time throughout instead of turning the brush on and off.
6 1/2.  For the bottom half of the hair I flip it so that I can add a little tension and get smoother results.
7.  Once you get to the top over direct the hair and roll under.
8.  Voila!  Fluff with hands, a little bit of hairspray and you’re done!
If you like something a little more curly…
1.  Follow blow out instructions steps 1-3.
2.  For this style you’ll want to use a bigger curling iron.  For my hair length I could use a 1 – 1/4″ or 1-1/2″ iron.  You’ll also need some hairpins.
3.  Grab about one inch section of hair and curl.
4.  Form curl and pin into place.
5.  Repeat steps 3-4 until your whole head is curled and pins are in place.  Spray hair spray all over and let set for about 5-10 minutes.
6.  Take pins out.
7.  Brush hair out.
8.  Fluff with fingers and style!
I hope this was helpful and gave you guys some ideas on how to work with your hair to create volume.  For people in the Seattle area that want a fabulous blow out without doing the work yourself you can always visit me or Kim at the salon!  We’re available for all your hair needs : ).  If you have any other questions feel free to leave comments or email me!
XO,
Anna

 

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