Favorite Hair Products of Summer 2017

Honestly I think my hair is my best quality. I always get the most compliments on my hair. I try so hard to keep my hair looking it’s best but it gets to be a chore sometimes because my hair is so long. My hair used to be a mess. I had short hair that was all split ends, dry, damaged, brittle, all that. That’s when I started taking really good care of it. I didn’t cut my hair for 4 years and it grew quite a bit. Then I started using haircare products to keep it looking it’s best. I have different products that I switch on and off with during the summer and the winter so I’m going to show you what I use for the summer. I’ll probably end up making one for the winter too haha. I’ll link all of the items down below!

  1. Suave Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Not Your Mothers Sea Salt Texturizing Spray:
  4. Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo:
  5. Combs
  6. Hair, Skin and Nail vitamins

 

  1. Suave Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

Color Shampoo

Suave Professionals Color Protection Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

I’ve been using this shampoo since the beginning of summer and it’s really held the color in my hair. I used to use a damage control shampoo, but it stripped my hair of it’s color pretty quick. This shampoo is guaranteed up to 70 washes and it’s been true to it’s word so far!

2. Coconut oil

Coconut Oil

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

I have a really dry scalp so I love using coconut oil, especially in the winter. In the summer I use this coconut oil about once every 2-3 weeks. It moisturizes my hair after I bleach it and strip it of all moisture. It also helps my hair grow, so I’m not complaining haha

3. Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

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Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, 8-ounce

I’ve been using this product for about 3 years now and I don’t have any complaints. I love putting this in my hair after I wash it and put in it braids. I let my hair dry (which takes way too long), then take it out of the braids and add some more spray. It keeps the waves in my hair much longer than going without it. The only thing I would say is it dries out your hair a little so be careful how much you use.

4. Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

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Herbal Essences Biorenew White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9 FL OZ

I love this product because it does everything it says it does and it smells good which is a plus. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling weird or dry after using it. You just spray it in, style as you please then brush/comb it out. It makes my hair feel freshly washed again and the feeling lasts all day.

5. Combs

Combs

Magic 10 Piece Professional Styling Comb Set

The last time I went somewhere and got my hair done, the lady said I shouldn’t use a brush because it causes split ends due to the bristles. Instead, she told me to use a comb and that’s what I’ve been using for about 3 months. I used to have really bad split ends and it caused my hair to not grow anymore. Now that I’ve been using a comb I’ve noticed a huge decrease of split ends in my hair, which has made it start growing even faster!

6. Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins

Vitamins

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies

These are probably the main reason my hair has been growing so much. I take two of these every morning with my breakfast. I have been using this product for about 10 months now and my hair has grown about 10 inches since. An inch a month. It’s worth trying if you’re desperately trying to get your hair to grow!

Those are all the hair products I’ve been using this summer! What haircare products do you use? Let me know in the comments! 💙

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Old Settlers

The second week of August comes around and everybody from Brimfield knows what that means… There’s going to be more than 30 people in Brimfield at once! A lot of you are from the city so you’re probably all thinking “You must live in the middle of nowhere”. Well that’s right! I live in the middle of nowhere. The town I live in has about 1,000 or less people living here. Small right?

Well, back to the topic of Old Settlers. That’s what the name of the carnival that comes to town once a year is called. There’s rides, food, and entertainment. They block off the highway that goes through town so you have to take a detour. Not a big deal this town is small. The carnival lasts from Thursday to Saturday, with a race and a parade Saturday.

Thursday it rained. Bummer. It stopped after about an hour though and all carried on as normal. It was the first day, so not many people were up there. I did get to see my favorite (girl) cousin, Devynn. She moved out of Illinois about a year or so ago and I don’t get to see her much. I’m so glad I got to see her Thursday.

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This is the only normal picture we have together.

Friday there was definitely more people. I spent the night with Andrew, Carly, her boyfriend Taylor, and their baby Pheonyx. It was also Carly and I’s 6 year friend-aversary. So we had to spend it right by going on rides that made us feel like we were going to die. Like the swings.

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5 idiots on swings

We told our boyfriends to pay attention for the picture. Andrew proceeded to turn around and yell at some kid, and Taylor decided to start flapping his arms like a bird….

The ride was fun… but we all felt extremely dizzy after..

On the plus side, I got a stuffed penguin!

Saturday, there was a 5K race at 8 in the morning. I don’t run in it, but some of my family members do, so my dad and I always go up there to see them. Everybody in my family can run except me… I’m the one who chose to do gymnastics instead. While everybody was running miles and miles, I was flipping on a trampoline.

Later that day there was a parade. I got some candy, ate the candy, got sick from eating the candy… you know how it goes. To make it all worse, I went on a ride that is high up in the air (I hate heights), goes in circles (I don’t like being dizzy), and went backwards (hell. no.). But on the bright side, I got a really cool picture.

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The rest of the night was spent with Andrew, Carly, Taylor and Pheonyx again. We saw some old friends, new friends and family. It was a good night. By 11 I was passed out in Andrew’s truck. I slept through all of our friends talking/yelling and hanging out. Andrew woke me up at midnight to tell me it was time to go home. It was a very good weekend.

I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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I Miss You

Sometimes I wonder if I miss you as a person or all the memories we’ve had together. 

I find myself asking that question a lot. Do I miss you? Do I just miss the memories? Or is it a combination? I honestly have no idea.

My first love, my best friend, my everything at one point in time. Two years of our lives spent together. Everything disappeared. The feelings faded away. Now it feels as if we’re strangers. Even sitting next to you feels like we’re a thousand miles apart.

A person I used to know every detail about, every little detail. I knew you and you knew me. We were inseparable. Staying up all night texting, getting lost in the conversation at 3 am.  The excitement I got hearing one of your favorite songs as my ringtone when my phone lit up with your name on it every few minutes.

As the sun came up we both went into a peaceful sleep, only to wake up six hours later. The texting resumed right where it left off. Making plans to hangout, cruising down country roads, listening to your favorite songs with the windows down. We could sit in silence enjoying each others presence without it being awkward.

Hanging out with our friends late at night, McDonald’s runs, and all the little jokes we shared. I wished the time we spent together would never end.

All good things come to an end. 

Now we’re practically strangers. We went from knowing everything to knowing nothing. Confiding our secrets in each other ceased. The adventures, the jokes, the late night texting conversations and the countless hours spent together are now just memories in my head. We talk sometimes, but it isn’t the same. We’ve changed.

We’ve been through our share of fights. Days turned into weeks without talking because we’re both too stubborn to apologize. It tore us apart. Our own stupid immature mistakes.

Someday I wish we can be close again like we used to. You’re a closed book now. I know deep in my heart nothing will be the same as it used to be between us. God has a path for the both of us. Only he knows if we’re meant to be in each others lives.

Lately I’ve been asked what my biggest regret in life is. I had trouble coming up with one but now I see its clear. My biggest regret is letting us become strangers. 

As I used to tell you every day, wether you’re in my life or not, I’ll still care about you. I’ll be here forever if you need your friend. I don’t know if you’re going to read this, but if you do, I have a message for you: I miss you. 

I Bleached My Hair… Again

Hey guys! Long story short, I bleached my hair again two days ago. I did it because my roots were growing out pretty fast. As most of you know, I hate my brown hair. Most of you probably haven’t seen me with brown hair so here’s this picture from last winter:

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If you didn’t read my post from about a month and a half ago, I decided to start a process of dying my hair platinum blonde. Since it was such a dark brown color and lightening hair is a process, I used a regular box dye to lighten it to a golden blonde. It ended looking like this: 90DFE782-65BC-46AC-9251-8957F638A868.JPG

That still wasn’t the shade of blonde I wanted it to be though. So after about 3 weeks I got it bleached. I had never bleached my hair before so I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard horror stories of hair falling out after they bleached it. I already shed like a cat so I didn’t wanna go bald. But I did it anyway. This is how it looked the first time after I bleached it:

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Words couldn’t explain how happy I was with my hair. It was the color I’ve always wanted it to be ever since I was like 14. Plus all of my friends said I look hot… all 2 of them. Shoutout to you guys.

After about a month and a week it had grown out about an inch because of the Hair, Skin, & Nails pills that I take. So I decided to get it bleached again. Here’s the outcome of that:

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We didn’t take into account how long my hair is, so we only got one box of bleach when we should’ve gotten two. We’ll probably end up touching up my roots again here in a week or two. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out then!

Since I’ve started bleaching my hair I’ve learned that there are some things you should do to take care of your hair after bleaching it.

  1. Take Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins or some source of Biotin.
  2. Don’t wash your hair every day.
  3. Use a color protectant shampoo and conditioner.

That’s all I have to say for now, but I’ll give you guys an update the next time something big happens with my hair! I’m going to link all the products I used for my hair down below! I hope you all liked reading! 💙

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies

Vitamins

L’Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinums Hair Color, Extreme Platinum (Packaging May Vary)

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Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo – 12.6 oz – 3 pk

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August Goals

Another month, another post for goals that I may or may not do very good on! This is my third month doing this and I feel like I’m slowly getting to be more and more productive. So I’m going to try to make this month a really good one! (Try is the keyword there). 

Goals: 

  • Take good care of my hair – I’m going to be bleaching it again soon. Last month I bleached it and it grew an inch with the Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins I take everyday. I’ll have them linked down below.  
  • Keep eating somewhat healthy – I’ve been doing pretty good at eating healthy, but just in the mornings. In the afternoon I turn into a bottomless pit that will eat anything and everything I see.
  • Try a little harder to exercise – I need to start walking everyday again… and not just walking to get food. Walking to exercise.
  • Start working on my gymnastics again – Andrew, John, Samm and I went to Elevate, a trampoline park and well… we all sucked. I used to be really good at gymnastics but for the past year or so I’ve stopped. I need to practice with Samm on my trampoline then go back and be a little better haha.
  • Live the last month of “summer” to the fullest before fall starts – Don’t get me wrong I love fall and the feeling I get when the leaves start changing colors, but I love all the memories I make in the summer with my friends. This was defiantly a summer I will never forget and I want to make this last month the best one yet!

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies  

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Those are my goals for this month! Let’s see if I manage! What are your goals for this month? Hope you all liked reading! 💙

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July Goals Update!

Hey everybody! July is coming to an end and that means we get to see how well I did keeping up with the goals I made at the beginning of the month… oh boy. This month flew right by. It feels like just yesterday it was the 4th of July. Time needs to slow down! Well, let’s get on to seeing how bad I did 😅.

My Goals: 

  • Not get sunburnt (Again from last month)
  • Be less anxious (No more anxiety!)
  • Start planning ahead (Blogging wise)
  • Exercise everyday
  • Eat healthy
  • Connect with my readers more (Social Media)

 

How I Did 

Not get sunburnt – I went to the lake and my face and only one shoulder got burnt. It wasn’t a bad burn though so I’m happy about that! It had turned into a tan by the next morning. 7/10

Be less anxious – I didn’t talk to a lot of people so I wasn’t very anxious this month. I did pretty good. 8/10 

Start planning ahead – In the beginning of the month I was barely ever home and wasn’t able to sit down and plan much… but towards the end of the month I dove right into things and started getting everything figured out! 6/10 

Exercise everyday – Well that didn’t happen! oops… but I did go swimming like twice a week, if not more. Does that count? I walked a lot too. 6/10

Eat Healthy – Now that is something I managed to do! I didn’t eat any family sized bags of Doritos in one sitting! Yay!! I’ve also started eating bananas or strawberries every morning for breakfast. (If I get up for breakfast) I’ve been sleeping in a lot lately. 8/10

Connect with my readers more – I’ve had a few people who read my blogs message me on Instagram and we’ve become good friends now! I’m so happy about that!! I love meeting new bloggers. If you’re a new blogger follow all my social media down below! 10/10 

45/60. I think I did a little better from last month. I’m excited to make more goals for August and try my best to achieve them. I’m not going to be lazy anymore! I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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Favorite Songs Pt. 2

I’ve already posted one of these last month, but I’m always discovering new music and artists are releasing new music all the time. Since last month my list of favorite songs has completely changed so I thought I would tell all of you my new list of favorite songs that I listen to on repeat all day long.

Artist/Song

  1. Allen Walker: Faded (Oasis Trap Remix)  – I was watching America’s Got Talent on Youtube and I saw a guy dancing to this song. I love trap music so I had to look this song up. Now I listen to this song about 1,000 times a day.
  2. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber:- Despacito – I hear this song sooo many times a day. I don’t know what the hell they’re saying but it’s pretty catchy. Andrew hates this song with all his heart so when it comes on the radio he changes the station. I heard on the radio that they banned this song in Malaysia because they speak Spanish there and it’s too dirty for kids to listen to. Does anybody know anything about this?! Let me know in the comments.
  3. Kane Brown: What Ifs – One of my friends showed me this song one night awhile ago and now it’s one of my favorite songs.
  4. Logic Ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid: 1-800-273-8255 – This song really speaks to me because I’ve been down this road before. I think it has a really good message and it’s a really good song.
  5. Yellow Claw Ft. Ayden: Till It Hurts – I love trap music. If you do to, definitely check out Yellow Claw. They have some of the best trap music I’ve ever heard.
  6. All Time Low: Dirty Laundry – I still love All Time Low with all my heart so I had to throw one of their songs in here.

Those are the songs I’ve been in love with for the past few weeks. Have you guys heard of any of these songs? Let me know in the comments! Hope you liked reading! 💙

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