Odds and Ends

March 31, 2012

1. I just finished up my Pantene commercial behind the scenes series at Hair Thursday, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t leave out a single detail. Part one here. Part two here. Part three here. Part four here. Phew! 2. I’m drooling over my new Joy the Baker cookbook. What do I make first? Banana […]


The Hair Photo a Day Project

March 30, 2012

Have you all heard of Fat Mum Slim and Pantene’s Photo-a-Day Collaboration? Obviously, I’m a fan of Fat Mum Slim’s Instagram challenges, and I think I might need to join this one a day late. The best part about this particular photo challenge is that it leads up to April 27th, when Pantene and Seventeen […]


My Pantene Commercial: Behind the Scenes (The Finale!)

March 29, 2012

Part one here. Part two here. Part three here. I know, I know. Don’t cry for me, Argentina. My behind-the-scenes series is coming to end. (Wait, are those tears of sadness or utter relief that you don’ t have to read this stuff anymore?) So we’ve covered the fitting, the sleepless night beforehand, the 5:45 […]


Hair Tutorial Love

March 22, 2012

I don’t think I’ll ever see the day when I’ll be able to post a video tutorial without cringing the moment I hit publish. You are your own worst enemy, right? So you can imagine how excited I get when I see photos of you all rocking the latest hair tutorials. Here are some great […]


My Pantene Commercial: Behind the Scenes (Part Three)

March 21, 2012

Part one here. Part two here. Let’s just rename this post to The Swish. Isn’t that what it’s all about? The infamous hair swish. You guys, I did a lot of swishing. A LOT OF SWISHING. Like, approximately 3 hours of non-stop swishing. Here’s how it went down. I stood on a specific spot in […]


Three Ways to Wear a Deep Side Part

March 21, 2012

We’re in the thick of deep side part mania right now, so I figured I would put together a Style United tutorial on the easiest ways to wear one. These three styles build upon each other, so you can wear one or all. The first hairstyle is a modern take on the Veronica Lake look […]


Look! I heeded your advice!

March 14, 2012

Here’s another segment I shot for Yahoo’s The Thread about fashion and beauty etiquette from the 20s through the 50s. The REAL reason I want to show you this is that I totally took your advice during my No Shopping Challenge weak moment in January. (Thank you!) The majority of you all told me to […]


My Pantene Commercial: Behind the Scenes (Part Two)

March 13, 2012

Part One here. I woke up the morning of the shoot around 5:00am. Actually, I think it would be more accurate to say that I got out of bed at 5:00am. After getting a taste of the size and scope of the commercial the day before, my nerves got the best of me overnight. I […]


I’m Taking Over Pantene’s Twitter Today!

March 8, 2012

If any of you all frequent Twitter, please click over to Pantene’s twitter handle, @Pantene today. I’ll tweeting about the commercial, as well as answering any questions you all might have. See you there!


My Pantene Commercial: Behind the Scenes (Part One)

March 6, 2012

I thought I would give you a little behind the scenes look at my commercial shoot for Pantene’s Aqua Light campaign. (Except by no means is it going to be a “little” look, as you can probably guess by the “Part One” designation in the title. I’ve been waiting 5 months to tell this story, […]


SWIIIIIISSSSHHHHHHH

February 27, 2012

Are you sitting down? Yes? Okay, good. You are looking at the newest face of Pantene‘s Aqua Light campaign. (Oh, there goes the heart-beating thing again.) Starting today, if you live in North America, you might just be seeing me on your television (35+ networks!) for the next few months. (Dying.) I’ve had 5 months […]


Braid Love

February 20, 2012

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed my recent obsession with braids. I don’t know if it’s because it seems like the perfect challenge or I have a thing for Pippi Longstocking, but I can’t get enough. I like to sport a cute side braid or a few little ones tied together […]


Fashion and Beauty Essentials for Spring

February 16, 2012

Well. You all are about the most lovely people ever. Thank you so much for your supportive comments this week. Really, you had such wonderful things to say, and I loved reading every single one of your achievements. We’ve got some serious superwomen in our midst. As much as I want to leave that post […]


Loose Waves Tutorial (1 Curling Iron, 2 Ways)

February 2, 2012

Rumor has it some mighty fine individuals have tried my curling iron tutorial with success. (Can we call it the Whoorl Curl? Oh, come on…please? Humor me.) Take a gander at these hot mamas. Three favorite ladies – Mandy, Rita, and Molly. LOVE IT. Keep sending pics! (This reminds me of my Blunt Bang Brigade […]


How To Flat Iron Your Hair

February 1, 2012

Using a flat iron isn’t super time-consuming, I swear. Here are four simple steps to achieving straight, smooth and shiny hair!


How To Create Loose Waves (The No-Clamp Curling Iron Method)

January 20, 2012

You know what I think you should do this weekend? Create soft, loose, and bouncy curls in your hair and make all the other ladies completely envious. Awwww, yeahhhh. For those of you who go waayyyy back with me, my very first hair tutorial involved creating loose curls with a curling iron, but not using […]


Best Products for Wavy Hair

January 20, 2012

My 2012 resolution is to embrace my natural texture, and here are some of the products I’m currently using. Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner Wide-tooth comb Aveda Be Curly Pantene Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment Redken All Soft Argan Oil Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Some of the […]


Odds and Ends

January 13, 2012

1. I spent most of yesterday being filmed for a documentary featuring stylish moms. (What the WHAT? How super cool/exciting/insane is that?? I can’t wait to see!) I just had to share this photo because I can’t stop laughing. First off, Wito is the little speck in the distance, about to be taken out to […]