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My Straight Hair Routine | Volume | T3

Easy tutorial to create a smooth and sleek straight hair look with natural volume.

I have been wearing my hair straight recently and have fallen in love with this style all over again. It’s due to my new tools that you need to know more about! 

Easy tutorial to create a smooth and sleek straight hair look with natural volume.



You guys know how much I love my T3 curling iron (full tutorial HERE). I was so excited to receive the Single Pass Luxe Flat Iron and the Featherweight Hair Dryer, they have completely changed my straight hair routine. I love my curly hair but sometimes you need a change. Lately, I wear my hair straight at least 3 times a week. It’s smooth and sleek thanks to these new tools. 

The Single Pass Luxe Flat Iron has tourmaline and ceramic plates that help to create a smooth texture on your hair. There are 5 heat settings on it, I use the 4th! I don’t have to use this on a chunk of hair more than once it’s that efficient. 

The Featherweight Hair Dryer is amazing! It isn’t as hot as some of the salon hairdryers I am used to but this is a good thing. The lower heat helps to create less frizz and a sleeker appearance. It’s lightweight and easy to use. Especially with my long hair, I have to hold my hair dryer up high the entire time. 

Now for the tutorial!

STEP ONE: I use THIS microfiber towel after I get out of the shower to absorb the moisture. After about 20 minutes, I take my hair out and smooth it with my fingers. I then use THIS hair dryer for about 5 minutes smoothing out the top of my hair first and then making sure everything is dry. You can see how I do this HERE

STEP TWO: Next, I spray THIS Dry Bar Triple Sec in my roots to help with some natural looking volume. I mix it in with my fingers just slightly.

STEP THREE: I then shape the front pieces of my hair to shape my face. This is to add depth to the style.

STEP FOUR: Next, I go through the hair next to my roots to make sure its smooth and lays flat. This is KEY to help your hair lay flat vs. having kinks.

STEP FIVE: I then take the pieces from underneath and smooth them down to the tips of my hair. I only smooth what needs to be smoothed to help with the health of my hair.

STEP SIX: Next, I make sure all the layers around my head are smooth. I pull them to the front so that they all lay in the same direction.

STEP SEVEN: Finally, I take all the hair on either side of my face and smooth it down in one direction slightly curling the end up. This gives it great movement.

I hope this helps you achieve that perfectly straight and sleek style!

Easy tutorial to create a smooth and sleek straight hair look with natural volume.

Beauty Tutorial

How I Curl My Hair [Updated]

One of the most asked questions I get is how I curl my hair! I am sharing how I do this and my favorite products I use to achieve it!


EDIT: I had an influx of questions about how I curl my hair! I updated the products and gave you my new favorite products I have been using but the system is still the same!

This whole settling into Oregon transition has been much more of a process then I thought back in April. Since moving I have tried some new products and tools to combat my hair changing texture with the new weather here.

THIS hairspray and THIS texturizer have completely changed my hair. It will now hold a curl. I switched to THIS curling iron because it helps with heat damage and is the only one that will curl my hair now. I have never had a problem with my hair curling so it was devastating trying to find a new curling iron.

Since we haven’t found our new home yet, I have made a point to wear something that makes me feel put together. Our room is anything BUT put together. I have always struggled with anxiety and nervousness, especially when my surroundings are not necessarily stable. Wearing a cute robe such as THIS one makes my mornings just a little bit easier. You should try it sometime!

PS be on the lookout for this makeup tutorial, it’s my new routine!

Luxy Hair Extensions Chocolate Brown 20″

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Wet Brush (New favorite brush HERE)

T3 Curling Iron 1″ Barrel

T3 Curling wand

Drybar Triple Sec (all about my favorite Dry Shampoo HERE)

Drybar Money Maker Hairspray (New favorite HERE)

Bioionic hair dryer (New favorite HERE)

Beauty Spring Style

Color Correcting Face Powder, What is it? | Givenchy

I have been delving into color correcting products for my face due to my acne prone skin. The first product I have tried, I have loved! It’s the Prisme Libre Face Powder by Givenchy.


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With acne prone skin, I struggle to have an even finish and color tone. I have looked into color correcting products due to the fact that they tone down the redness of blemishes. Since on most days my entire face is a giant red blemish, I needed to try these products out.

The product I first tried, is in a powder form. The Prisme Libre Setting Powder by Givenchy is one that you use on top of your face makeup to set your foundation. A mix of colors in the powder tone down the redness in your skin. Hello, this is amazing!

Not only is the powder super lightweight as to not aggravate the skin more, but it also has a color changing quality for my skin. I love the smell of this product. Setting powders can have a subtle or not so subtle grandma perfume smell. Love it on my grandma but not on my face where I smell it all day long.

If you are looking for a setting powder to help with your color tone, try this one! It’s available at Sephora!

This product was given to me by Givenchy to try out. All opinions are 100% my own.