Greek Yogurt for Your Hair? + The Benefits of Greek Yogurt for Hair and Body

By now, I know a lot of you already know about the benefits of Greek yogurt for your diet.  It’s packed with protein.

Greek Yogurt For Your Hair (that is NOT gross and sticky)

But did you know it’s also great for your hair?  Yes, I just said Greek yogurt for your hair.  Now, I’m not just talking about the DIY hair and face mask made with greek yogurt and honey.  Trust me, I made it before and it was slightly gross and a B**** to wash off.

Also an important reminder about DIY greek yogurt for your hair and face.  You have to get PLAIN yogurt so the sugars and other flavorings don’t break you out or leave your face and hair feeling sticky and you feeling slightly nauseated after having the mask in your hair for ten minutes. (You know just a quick FYI, since I see recipes for these DIY masks all over YouTube and Pinterest….)

What I’m actually talking about today is much more exciting and much less gross.  Greek yogurt for your hair in a brand new Shampoo and Conditioner sold at Walgreens!  And guess who’s it by? HASK! Of course!

I love HASK hair care because it’s affordable, smells great, and takes care of my hair without any sulfates or parabens!

HASK greek yogurt shampoo and conditioner comes in a variety of scents.  My favorite is Pomegranate.  It’s sweet and fruity- the perfect scent for summer!  Since I bleached me hair, I’ve been loving the Deep Conditioner from HASK!  It leaves my hair feeling softer, stronger, and shinier.  And did I mention that HASK is affordable??!??  I hate having sulfates and parabens in my hair products because they way down my already flat hair.  But many more affordable shampoos are packed with that stuff.

Plus, this Pomegranate scent also has color protection properties so no brassy hair here!

The Benefits of Greek Yogurt for Hair and Face

Greek yogurt as we probably all know by now is packed with protein.  These proteins can help moisturize skin and hair and help repair them.  Moisture promotes better skin elasticity and stronger hair follicles, so your skin and hair will be stronger and more radiant.

Being a student, I’m always looking for a good deal without compromising on ingredients.  For me, HASK has it all!  What scent would you choose?

 

**Disclaimer: I received the shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner free for reviewing purposes.

All opinions expressed are my own.**

Under $25 Products You NEED for Summer-Proof Makeup



The summer heat is in full effect. And when you’re a makeup lover like me then it’s a constant struggle to maintain a clean face.  After a few years of struggling with melting eye makeup, smudged eyeliner, and patchy foundation, I’ve finally found the solution for summer-proof makeup.  (YES! It’s possible.)

These products aren’t for a natural face either.  I understand those that are willing to forego the coverage for lighter, more natural makeup in the summer.  But, I’m in school and more stressed than ever.  Stressed, for me, means breakouts.  So, I’m not going to walk out of the house feeling like I’m not ready for the day.  When I have my eyeliner, foundation, and contour on point then I can take over the world (with a strong cup of coffee, of course!).

So, here are the five products you NEED for summer-proof makeup…

 

The Keys to Summer-proof Makeup

Prevention is key.  It’s hard not to look cakey when you’re piling on powder after a sweaty walk through the dry (or humid) heat.  When you pile on powder it collects, clogs your pores, and settles in fine lines (which is probably not the look you’re going for).

So, let’s start with skincare.  You may think, “Hey it’s summer. My primer is hydrating enough right?”

No, no, and NO!  You have to moisturize properly so you don’t have excess sebum.  When you don’t hydrate your face creates sebum to counteract the dryness and this leads to clogged pores (and possibly more breakouts).  So remember to hydrate and protect your face with SPF!

The two keys to summer-proof makeup are: hydrate and prime!  With these two tips, your makeup will last ALL day!

The Five Products

  1. Facial Spray
  2. Primer
  3. HD Powder
  4. Setting Spray
  5. Lipgloss

Now, for the makeup portion. Once your face is fully hydrated. Use a facial spray to really lock in that hydration!  I love using the EVIAN facial spray at this step because it’s cooling on the skin and really helps my skin feel more refreshed.

(TIP: I also keep a bottle of this stuff in my purse because it just helps me feel refreshed after a long day in the heat.)

The next step is:Prime it.  I like to use a BB cream or CC cream with SPF as my primer because sun damage is no laughing matter.

After I prime my face, I put on my favorite liquid foundation.  I believe that layering on too many powder products just leads to cake face so I avoid it at all costs.  Since it’s summer the heat will definitely test your makeup so I would use your favorite long-wearing foundation.  Currently, my favorite is the NARS luminous weightless foundation.

Once your foundation is on, powder with an HD powder.  My favorite powder at the moment is the NYX HD powder because it doesn’t break me out and leaves my face with a soft finish.

(TIP: if you have dry skin, use the EVIAN Facial spray as your setting spray to prevent skin tightness and keep your face hydrated with a natural glow!)

After powdering my whole face and completing the rest of my makeup, I set it all with a setting spray.  I love the LOREAL Infallible setting spray.  Ever since hearing TATI from GLamLifeGuru rave about it, I knew I had to pick it up.  And coming from an oily girl, this stuff is amazing. My foundation lasts so much longer now!  No gross patches here!

Now, finish off your look with your favorite lip gloss.  In the summer, I like to carry around a lip gloss instead of lipstick because no one wants a tube of melting lipstick in their purse right?  RIP to all the lip balms and lip sticks I have lost to the summer heat…

And that’s it!  What tricks do you guys use to summer-proof your makeup? Comment down below!

 

**DISCLAIMER: I received the EVIAN Facial Spray free for reviewing purposes.

All opinions expressed are my own.**

2017 Korean Fashion Trends (AKA The Street Style Essentials)

My fashion inspiration is Stylenanda and Chuu’s editorial pictures.  They’re layering and styling is amazing and so unique.  It’s honestly a work of art.  2017 Korean Fashion Trends are twists on classic pieces, inspired by color, and plays with textures.

Hyuna and Krystal have been my style icons lately.  They’re take on the 2017 Korean Fashion Trends is awe-inspiring.

Before we get any further let’s map out these trends. What’s awesome about these trends is that you probably have most of these already in your closet!

2017 Korean Fashion Trends

First on the list is the quintessential T-shirt.  Don’t think of it as a lazy day thing or just for pajamas.  Your tee deserves so much more so let it shine by layering a cool blouse underneath it.  A fitted mesh top or striped blouse would turn your old tee in to a street style classic.

Don’t forget to work those ANGLES!  For a more slimming look, try getting a pair of shorts that’s fitted at the waist and looser on the legs.

The next thing on our list of trends is inspired by the 60s/70s, the striped top.  You can layer the striped top under a tee or wear it alone.  This combo looks great tucked in to a pair of high waisted jeans.  If you want a cool grunge look then pair this top with a pair of distressed mom jeans.  And don’t forget your converses to finish off your outfit!

In Korea, oversized tees, sweaters, and cardigans are taking over the market.  They look great paired with short shorts and boots or worn as a tunic with a cool pair of sneakers.  Korean girls love this new look because it elongates their figure and makes them look slimmer.

So, here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve been wearing lately.

First Look: The Classic T-shirt

2017 Korean Fashion Trends

Korean fashion has changed the way I think about a t-shirt.  Seriously, t-shirt and jeans are no longer a boring outfit.  Instead they are chic, high-fashion items.  When you layer a tee with a textured blouse, it creates an interesting mix of casual meets sophisticated.  Basically the essential key to street style fashion.

What do you think? Would you try this look?

AHA vs BHA and the Alphabetical Lingo of Skincare Products


AHA vs BHA Neostrata Glycolic Wash

So, you’ve just run out of your favorite cleanser.  You head to your local pharmacy or beauty shop to pick up a new one.  But as your browsing the aisle, you’re shocked at all the new product releases.  You pick a few up and scan the bottle.  Okay, deep cleansing…brightening…hydrating…that words are familiar.  Then you get deeper in to the aisle and you start seeing: PH balancing…AHA…BHA…

Now, you’ve wondered in to unfamiliar territory.  All the “new” products just confuse you.  Like what are they supposed to do for your skin? You think,”The packaging looks cool, so it must be good right?”

If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.  I’m here to decode the alphabet for you because when it comes to skincare products you shouldn’t buy blind.

AHA vs BHA

Nowadays, it just seems like skincare products should come with their own dictionaries.  What does it all mean? Well, there are two very popular ingredients in skincare: AHA vs BHA.

Both AHA and BHA help with exfoliating the skin and improving collagen levels.  Basically it gets rid of the GUNK and leaves you with smoother, plumper, and more radiant skin.  If you want to know about the importance of exfoliating regularly click HERE.  Now what’s the difference between AHA vs. BHA?

Let’s start off with what it stands for.  AHA is an acronym for Alpha Hydroxy Acid.  It’s a gentle exfoliant that clears away the lingering dead skin cells the surface of your face.  Plus, AHA restores moisture and builds up the collagen.  For this reason, people with sensitive, dry skin love this stuff.  And if you’re still looking for the perfect mother’s day gift.  Any type of skincare with AHA will be great for her because AHA builds up collagen (which plumps up the skin) and prevents sun-damage by strengthening the epidermis.

BHA is short for Beta Hydroxy Acid.  It’s a deep-cleansing acid that is amazing for treating acne-prone skin and clogged pores. Unlike many cleansers in the market, BHA can get through the excess sebum on acne-prone faces.  By penetrating through this gross layer, BHA can kill the bacteria and reduce the inflammation of blemishes from the inside out.  Because BHA exfoliates while treating blemishes, BHA also is great for treating hyper-pigmentation.

Remember, to always use a good moisturizer and serum after exfoliating because that’s when your products absorb best!

For more detailed info, check out Skinstore and Stylecaster.

Which One Do You Need?

I prefer a combination of both.  AHA in the morning and BHA at night.  I use the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash every morning to gently exfoliate my face and prepare it for smooth makeup application.  I love how the Neostrata wash foams up and never leaves my face tight or stripped of moisture.  After using this was for a month, I’ve noticed less bumps on my forehead and reduced pore size around my t-zone.  Plus, the wash is fragrance-free so it doesn’t irritate my skin or cause any breakouts.

For days when I have a major breakout or I’m starting to noticed some pretty large blackheads, I go in with the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid from CosRX.  I take a toner pad and soak it with the liquid and just wipe it gently over my t-zone to get rid of the blackheads.

But for dryer skin, I definitely recommend the AHA vs BHA because BHA is definitely dries out my skin if I use it too frequently.  AND FYI, I have acne-prone combo skin, oily in the t-zone and dry under the eyes and around my chin.

Would you give AHA or BHA a try?

Comment down below!

**Disclaimer: I received the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash free for reviewing purposes.

All opinions expressed are my own.**

Book Review: Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso l Should You Read It?

girl boss sophia amoruso

Girl Boss is a hit! Ever since HULU released their exclusive show, the book’s popularity has soared once again.  Quite frankly, I read this book a few months ago amidst the Nasty Gal bankruptcy and Sophia Amoruso controversy. Despite working insanely hard to grow Nasty Gal in to a huge fashion franchise, Amoruso stepped down as CEO once the company started taking financial hits.  Instead she focused on her own new-found popularity as a Girl Boss (or to her playing a more important role as an author and general famous person).

I started reading Girl Boss around November and didn’t actually finish the book till mid-January.   It was one of those books that I read a chapter of and tossed aside.  But as I was back in school again (after swearing up and down that I’ll never go back).  I needed a pick-me-up so I thought hey, why not?  And picked up Girl Boss to continue reading where I left off.

Book Review: Girl Boss

At this point in the book, Amoruso is just starting to get her sh** together.  She works harder than ever before and starts devoting most of her time building her ebay store.  Her hard work pays off (sort of).  Spoiler alert! She starts getting regular customers at her ebay store.  After getting a few good checks from Ebay, Amoruso took the plunge and quit her job.  She devoted every second of her life to fixing pictures, answering questions, writing descriptions for each vintage piece, and styling them for cover photos.  Her devotion and concentration paid off because just a year from that day she started up her own website.  The the website got bigger so she expanded.  She built a company that had to move in less than a year because they simply outgrew the space.

The book documents the growth of Amoruso’s company and her own personal growth.  It’s an inspiring novel that speaks to younger generations who are fed up of hearing about their parent’s hard work pays off lecture.  Amoruso speaks to us in a fun and encouraging way.  She has a call-to-action in her book that is simply too hard to ignore.

The Nasty Gal Controversy

However, as we’ve read from financial reports Nasty Gal did take a financial hit and to the media, it seemed like Amoruso was jumping ship when she stepped down as CEO.  But some financial advisors said it was smart, praising her for getting as far as she did with no prior knowledge of the inner workings of business.

What do you think? Did you like Girl Boss? Are you watching it on HULU?