Gap Boyfriend Jeans + Giveaway!


During my Gap party, I didn’t have much time to try on all of the totally re-designed Born to Fit jean styles (you know, with all the sipping and chatting), but it didn’t take long to find myself the cutest pair of Gap Boyfriend jeans. They are absolutely perfect for my lifestyle!

With a fun pair of shoes on date night.


OR I can pair a wider roll with a tank and flip flops for daily errands.


Either way, these bad boys are going to accrue some major mileage.

Have you seen all of the new Born to Fit jean designs? Perfect boot, Sexy boot, Real Straight, Long & Lean, Curvy, Always Skinny – listen ladies, with all of those options you can’t possibly go wrong. You WILL find the perfect pair just for you. (p.s. – The Sexy Boot was quite popular at the party.) And don’t feel left out, men! There are 6 styles for you as well!

I think you should give it go. In fact, I am giving away two $50 Gap gift certificates to help you find that perfect fit. Just leave a comment on this post before Friday, August 28th at 6 p.m. PST and I’ll randomly choose two winners to receive the $50 gift certificates. (Although, I’m intrigued….which Gap Born to Fit style of jean do you think you would wear? Tell me in the comments!)


How to Acheive a Smooth and Straight Look


I have fallen in love with a hair dryer and must shout it from the rooftops.


The Sedu 4000i. This powerful bad boy is the king of smooth. Take a look for yourself!


OMG. Please don’t dwell on that first photo as it was VERY EARLY in the morning. (The things I will do to spread the word about hair products, I swear.)

Armed with a round brush, your favorite heat protectant and the Sedu, you can whip that crazy hair into shape in minutes!

Start by combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb. (Mine is from Sephora.)


Add you favorite smoothing/heat protectant. On this particular day, I used Redken Satinwear Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion.

(Others I like are Kerastase Chroma Riche Leave-In Treatment, Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion, Matrix Sleek Look Sealing Serum, Sedu Moisturizing Heat Protecting Boost and my absolute very favorite on the entire planet, Kerastase Nectar Thermique. Which is an entire post in itself. Seriously, it is worth EVERY PENNY.)

Work the product through your hair.


Oh, wait. For those of you with sideswept bangs, go ahead and knock those out by drying them in the OPPOSITE direction of how you want them to lay. Seems counterintuitive, but it works! See?


Okay. Separate your hair into sections.


Start drying away!


Remember to keep the dryer nozzle pointed downwards towards the hair shaft as you pull your round brush slowly through the length of the hair.

Keep drying all of the sections until your face is dripping with sweat and you feel like dying.


When dry, add a dab of shine-enhancing product. (Favorites are Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream and Moroccan Oil. Be careful with the Moroccan Oil, as you might want to take a swig after smelling the heavenly scent.)


Work the product through the mid-length of your hair to the ends. Touch up with a flat iron if necessary, and voilá!


Smooth and straight, baby.

Are you ready for the best part? I’m giving away not one, but FIVE Sedu 4000i hair dryers courtesy of Say it out loud right now, FOLICA DOT COM IS THE BOMB. (No, they really are. They have EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your hair and more.)

Leave a comment on this post before Friday, August 28th at 6 p.m. PST and I’ll randomly choose 5 winners to receive a Sedu 4000 hair dryer!

In addition to the giveaway, Folica is offering 10% off and free shipping on all orders of $75 or more (excluding Chi Appliances) from now until September 4, 2009. Just use the code THURSDAY at checkout!




Update — Mir


Remember Mir?


Mir had some styling dilemmas, and if you recall, I was 100% in favor of growing her hair out. (In fact, for all you curly girls who might have missed it the first time, that post was chock full of product and styling tips!)

I recently received a great update from Mir! From her email:

I heeded your advice and found a great stylist who actually knows what to do with curly hair. No more am I a triangle head! (She does minimal layering on the top, then pulls sections straight out from my head and thins it from underneath. It’s like watching a dog be brushed with the Furminator — huge clouds of hair fall away, but miraculously, I never end up bald. It’s mystical.)

The resultant thinned-out hair lays out nicely when worn curly with minimal poof, and can also be flat-ironed with relative ease when I want a change.

Thanks for the advice! I kind of love my hair now!

Take a look at Mir’s beautiful curls now!


To change it up, Mir also works the flat iron like a pro.


Thanks for the update, Mir. You look wonderful!


Update — My Dream Hair


Remember my dream hair photo from a couple of weeks ago?


photo from Garance Doré

Well, I took the plunge this afternoon!


I am loving my blunt bangs!