Beauty Tutorial

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.

Athleisure Spring Style

Why would I give up Dairy…rather, cheese? | Giveaway

Why on earth would I ever give up dairy?! I am sharing my 8 week journey so far about giving up my favorite food group and WHY. Plus, I had to share these cute pictures of Tana <3

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If you follow me on IG and saw my stories on this subject, then here is the back story. If you DON’T follow me on IG, I shared 8 weeks ago that I was giving up dairy for my health. It has been a long time coming that I was in complete and udder (pun unintended but rather hilarious!) denial about.

My sister and husband both have encouraged me for years to get rid of it in my diet. Try telling a cheese obsessor to rid themselves of their most favorite treat, it will result in tears. Trust me.

Fast forward 8 weeks and I am here to say I am so glad I chose to do this. I have never felt better in my life, except when I accidentally eat something with dairy in it. Then I feel the absolute worst. I have never known what normal felt like. Doesn’t everyone’s stomachs hurt whenever they eat?! No, Nicholle. No, they do not. Normal means you aren’t in pain, have aggravating acne (still working on this one), and monstrous headaches all the time. Instead, the headaches come from stress or dairy exposures but that’s ok, it’s much better.

There have been trials and mistakes as I am getting to know a whole new way of eating. Seriously, cheese was an entire food group for me: bread, fruit, vegetables, sugar, milk and eggs, and CHEESE. The trials have been worth it. I would love to share more about this health journey if y’all are interested. This would help if you are looking to lose a little bit of stubborn weight, vegan, allergy, or just curious! Let me know via email, comment, etc.

Why this topic and sharing an athleisure wear look?! Well, taking dairy out of my diet has meant I actually feel good to work out. It has been an amazing change for me. I no longer feel super ill which would make me feel unmotivated to work out. Let’s be real though, the past 2 weeks of starting my new job has made me exhausted and not able to balance working out yet. When I wasn’t in a transition time, I felt amazing and motivated to workout.

The point of all of this is to take your health seriously. No matter what it is.


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Spring Style

Embroidery for the Spring.

Embroidery shirt under $20 for Spring!

I am loving this blouse for the Spring! Under $20 and perfectly matches with shorts. 

Embroidery shirt under $20 for Spring! Embroidery shirt under $20 for Spring! Embroidery shirt under $20 for Spring! Embroidery shirt under $20 for Spring!


I love wearing shorts with blouses like this in the Spring. It’s perfect for the transition time when you want it to be much warmer than it actually is. Wearing a long sleeve top with shorts is the perfect way to balance it. 

This top is so comfortable! The ruffles give it a cute feminine flair along with the embroidery. I love that it’s still very neutral in colors so I can wear it to work as well. 

My favorite shorts for the Spring and Summer!

Would you wear this top with shorts?