SHOP MY CURRENT FAVORITES


Beautiful simplicity

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When we went into 2018 I really though this was gonna be my year. I had so many ideas, and so many things I wanted to do, but I just never really got the motivation I needed to do them. 2018 has been more about self love and caring than anything. I have learned so much about myself in the past couple of months and it was definitely for the better. 

I started a new school which was much harder than my previous one. I moved and made new friends, experienced new things. I gained a lot and I lost a lot but it was exactly what I needed. I really cleansed out the negative in my life, the negative experiences, the negative people and I stopped saying yes and started saying no. I learned that it is nothing wrong in caring about yourself and what you need before others sometimes. 

Its been a year when I started caring about things like doing my nails and getting my brows done. Not because other people do it but because I wanted to and it made me feel better about myself. I decided to start taking baths or relax in the jacuzzi at least weekly just to wind down and I have slowly starts toe exercise more and more because I mentally and physically the need to go to the gym, not because I “should” go to the gym. 

The last time I did any kind of hairstyle was like years ago. I have just had like the simple long cut trimmed hair for so long that I felt it was time. I got longer bangs and trimmed my hair and I am actually loving it. It just adds some dimension. For anyone wondering I went to Gold On Grand Salon in DTLA and will probably continue to go there. Support your small businesses people. 

Long lasting style without stiffness – TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray

Thank you TRESemmé for sponsoring todays post. 

Ever gotten your hair curled, and an hour later your curls are gone? You’ve lost volume, or you have had to use so much hairspray that your hair looks like it could be a peace of a sculpture. These are just some problems that I have encountered when trying to style my hair. I was blessed with very fine and controllable hair. But with that I also got the flat not so voluminous treat. Volume and hold is two of the most important key features that I look for in my products. But I also don’t want my hair to look brassy or stiff.TREsemmé just launched their new Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray and I was beyond excited to try all of them out. In a new more compact bottle. But just as much product as their former design. I am loving the smaller compact. Makes it so much easier to take with me when I am on the go. The cans are specifically created to be easier to hold. TRESemmé launched 4 different Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Sprays which includes; TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend. TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Boost. TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth and TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture.Because of my fine hair the Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture with a hold level of 1 is my favorite. It gives me that small and very light hold that my hair needs. And it doesn’t matter how much of it I spray, it never gets stiff and keeps my hair light and bouncy. I will usually go for a flowing wavy hair and the Texture spray helped it last all day. The new Micro-Mist Hair Spray uses superfine micro-mist particles that penetrate through the top layer of hair to provide deeper coverage throughout your hair. Which means no funky clumps or unevenness when you spray. It also has humidity and frizz resistance all without the heavy weight.It is easy to say that I have fallen in love with the new TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray line and will definitely continue to use these products. Hair is more fun when you find the products that works for you. You can find the TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray  products at your local Walmart.

Happy and Healthy Hair with Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal

This post was sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts, opinions, and results are my own.

Having healthy hair goes right along with keeping my skin glowing and clean. But, to be honest, I have not been treating my hair all too well recently. With working long days (12 hours or more) and stressing a lot, I have not had time to worry about my hair. You know stress goes straight to your hair. I have had quite some damage! It was time for me to chop off all my hair and start treating my hair right again! So, I decided to remove all my split-ends and damaged hair. I began using the PANTENE PRO-V DAILY MOISTURE RENEWAL COLLECTION to make sure my hair stay healthy. Adding moisture helps hair during the dry and cold winter, too.


Going back to the stress thing. If you are stressed a lot like me, it will show on the outside. My hair has been a horrible mess plus my skin is breaking out in places I have NEVER ever had breakouts before! Lately work has been very busy and takes up most of my time. But, we need to remember to treat ourselves too. Start with the small things like updating your routine.

Immediately after using the PANTENE PRO-V DAILY MOISTURE RENEWAL Collection I noticed an improvement of my hair. Its lighter, frizz free, silky soft and smells amazing even after several days of not washing it. I only wash my hair about every four days or so – So it does go through quite a lot! It is absolutely an individual decision on how often one washes their hair but I have found this to work the best.

I rarely use any heating tools, that includes a blow dryer. I always let my hair air dry. Also a personal decision but I try to avoid any heat tools where they are not absolutely needed. I do not want to strip my hair faster than necessary because it is very fine. I got my moms Asian hair strength but my dads Scandinavian fine hair. At some times it makes it a little bit tricky to find the right products, especially for styling as I need and want to add some volume without causing breakage and drying out my hair.

I chose to use the Daily Moisture Renewal Collection mostly because of the Winter season. My hair and skin tend to get really dry during colder weather. There are several other collections available from PANTENE that target a variety of needs and concerns. Whether you have damaged hair, colored hair, volume-less hair, curly hair or simply just need to try another hair care product because your current isn’t working as well, Pantene has it. My favorite product in the collection is the Pantene Moisture Renewal 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner as it works quickly and I don’t have to worry about spending a lot of time conditioning my hair. It’s the perfect deep-conditioning treatment and I don’t have to do any extra work with their proprietary Pro-Vitamin formula that helps to control hair’s moisture levels and prevent damage for a soft, smooth, moisturized feel

Although this post is sponsored by Pantene, I will not say something that I don’t really think. The new PANTENE PRO-V DAILY MOISTURE RENEWAL COLLECTION has been really great for my hair and I will continue to use it until I find something in par, or better for my hair! Pantene is available to purchase on Amazon and if you’re like me and love Amazon Prime. Sometimes I am too lazy to head to the local store! Amazon also has the best prices.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PANTENE. The opinions and text are all mine.

Easy and Quick Summer curls with Sally Beauty + Product talk

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today I wanted to do another hair post, but, this time I am gonna talk about  newfound products I love at this moment as well as share with you how I did my awesome curls that I have been rocking lately. They are so, so easy to do and it will only take you a couple minutes!

First lets start with products; Sally Beauty Supply is my go to for any professional hair products which you may already know. When I posted my old video on how I went from brown to grey hair you probably noticed that all the items I used were bought at Sally Beauty Supply because they have everything I need in just one place! Most of the times that I got here I know exactly what I want but the other day I went there to browse for new products and I came across these awesome products that I will be talking about today.

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Since I do have extensions in my hair  wanted to find something to help me nourish my hair. I do a hair mask once a week to maintain shine and to keep the extensions healthy since they can benefit or get any nutrients from my natural hair oils. Now, it is also extremely important that I use products without parabens so a lot of items that I once used I no longer can use and I’ve had to get new things. Now of course these are always better choices, extensions or not, it is just more important that I dot use it when I do have extensions in my hair.

I found this awesome bran called ion, which I for some reason have never even looked at before. Most of their items are 100% vegan, paraben and sulfate free! I made sure to look on every single bottle to make sure I wouldn’t pick up an item that had parabens in it. I picked up the ion Heat Protecting Smoothing Spray, ion Volumizing Freezing Spray and the ion Dry Shampoo which I will be using for styling my hair. You can watch the video a little further down!! 

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At Sally Beauty Supply I also picked up some silk drops from ion to add some shine if my hair ever looks a little ry and dull and of course my favorite organ oil to add some nutrients and shine because LA is extremely hot right now and it is just not a good time.

I absolutely fell in love with both the hairspray and the dry shampoo, I honestly think these are the best I have ever used. The day after my hair wasn’t at all dry or kind of sticky that it gets sometimes when you use hairspray. And the dry shampoo just really did the work its supposed to do extremely well and I was super impressed. Anyways if you are on the hunt for  new hair products, or styling tools or even just hair color Sally Beauty Supply is definitely the place to go.  I would recommend them any day to anyone. Take a moment to watch how I make my awesome curls.

Also, Follow Sally Beauty on Instagram HERE for some awesome beauty inspo.

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Getting Tape In hair Extensions : Rapunzel Of Sweden

A few weeks ago when I was in Sweden I visited the Rapunzel Of Sweden salon in Gothenburg to get some extensions put into my hair. I haven’t had permanent extensions in my hair for about a year and a half now and was really eager to get longer and fuller hair again. Let me just disclaim that I from start wanted to have micro rings, which I even told them. And they said that I would have multiple options once I got to the salon. But when I got there I was told that mirroring wasn’t an option because that would have to be ordered ahead of time. So, I did feel a little bit forced into doing the tape extensions since obviously was wasn’t an option. I have also tried wax and that was my first time ever having extensions in and it was awful. I have had microns two times and I was really comfortable with it, I really liked it and it was easy for me so I was a little bit sad about not being able to use that method. I had to try the tape method instead.

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This is the results after visiting the salon. My hairdresser, Johanna, intensified my natural hair colors which are darker in the roots and then naturally sun bleached by making the color a little bit more chocolaty before we went ahead and put in the extensions. As you can see it is a little it darker and kind of fades out. We used a mix of no. 2 and no.3 in the brown shades to get a more natural result. I also have the 50 cm length.

Right now I am still learning to get used to it. It has been about 3 weeks and I am not yet sure if i will keep the extensions or take them out in a few weeks when they are due for some maintenance Even though I absolutely love having long hair again, it is also extremely hot in LA and maybe the timing wasn’t perfect. I also would really like to do a YouTube video answering your questions about tape in extensions or hair extensions. So if you have any questions please comment them or tweet me @reduxsuqad_.

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My off the shoulder flower romper is from Zaful and I am absolutely obsessed with off the shoulder clothes, especially rompers! It is so light and perfect for summer time. You can find it here if you are interested in getting it.

Current Favorites : Hair products and tools

My hair has honestly lately been such a struggle to take care of. Not only because of my grey hair period that completely destroyed my hair with all the bleaching. But also small things, like the water in the new house has changed the texture completely. I am looking into shower filters but I’m a little bit unsure about whats good since I’ve never used one before. With that said, lets talk about some of my current favorites for my hair that has helped me a lot lately.

OGX keeps sending me packages, and packages, of different products from their different collections. They have tons of products that is suited for any kinds of hair you can ever imagine. If you follow me on snapchat you know that I get packages from them all the times because I feel like I get them every other week. (I almost think I actually do). I haven’t even had time to try out everything they’ve sent me yet but these 4 products that I am currently using are right now my absolute favorites!

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For shampoo and conditioner I right now use the ones from the Anti-Gravity + Hydration O2 collection. They not only smell so good but I really feel like they hydrate, smoothest and gives my hair some volume that it is missing since my hair is super fine. It has just simply worked wonders on my hair – and Im excited to try even more products from other OGX collections. From the same collection I also absolutely love the Gravity-Defying + Hydration weightless oil & lift tonic. It is just a really nice finish to spray in my hair to make sure my hair stays volumised and nice throughout the day.

Another item that I just absolutely love right now is the OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Weightless Hydration Oil. It seriously smells sooooo good and my hair feel amazing after using it thanks to the coconut oil that is in it. I would probably use this only for the amazing coconut smell. All of these items retails for $7.99 and is super friendly to your wallet if you want to try and discover something new without breaking the bank,n and try different collections to find what suits your hair the best. All these can be found at ULTA as well as other collections.

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Another one of my favorites right now is The Little Black Box from Dreamdry. The box comes in a value set of one Dream Turban that reduces frizz and helps your hair dry faster without destroying your hair. A hair detangled in silver chrome as well as my absolute favorite item of course – The Dream Dryer. A super sleek hair drying tool. It is very light weight and with several different settings (ON/OFF ION generator switch & 8 speeds) as well as hot or cold air it makes it so much easier to blow-dry the hair. I honestly mostly let my hair airdrop because I have found it hard to blow-dry my hair without making it all frizzy and looking untamable. The Dream Dryer has helped me to learn how to blow-dry my hair and all the different settings makes it easy to adjust to different hair types and needs. The box is $295 ($340 value) but totally worth the investments because you will only need one good tool.
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Some items in this post has been sent to me as gifts. This is not a sponsored post and I am not getting paid to write about any of these products. Post may include affiliate links. 

Macadamia Oil Haircare

I received the Macadamia Hair Care Collection from HASK and to be totally honest. I have been obsessed with these products! The Collection included four products; Macadamia Oil Moisturizing ShampooMacadamia Oil Moisturizing ConditionerMacadamia Oil Moisturizing Deep Conditioner and Macadamia Shine Oil Treatment.

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Now since I only wash my hair once or twice every week I haven’t used theses products that many times yet so I can’t tell you what it will do for your hair in the long run. But what I can tell you is the instant effect that it does. As many may know my hair is super fine, but it is also frizzy and dry which is a result of all the bleaching that I did when I had my grey hair. I am constantly trying out new products to deep condition and moisture my hair as much as possible but without leaving it oily. I have stumbled across a few good products but these beats it all.

The HASK Macadamia Collection products are in fact the ideal products for dry and damaged hair that needs a kind treatment. All the products are free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol as well as artificial colors. The schampoo glides though smoothly and you can already feel that it is very moisturizing for your hair. I leave it on for about 2 minutes so that my hair really gets clean and takes up the nutrients. I then put on the hair mask for 10 minutes and finishes off with the conditioner. I would not do a hair mask after the conditioner since a conditioner closes your hair strains. In order for your hair to take up as much nutrients as possible do as I did. I my hair ever did get a bit dry in between washes I would just apply the oil.

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The result of using the Macadamia Hair Care Collection from HASK have been positive and pleasing. My hair also feels less oily and dirty between washes then it normally does while at the same time if feels more smooth and looks healthier.

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