You guys remember when I shared on Instagram and last week’s post that I’m testing out a mystery haircare product for Walgreens? (One of the more intriguing projects I’ve worked on as a blogger, I think!)
They sent me two unlabeled bottles of shampoo and conditioner for me to blind test for a couple weeks, and share my thoughts.
Admittedly, this made me a little nervous as I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really loved how soft it made my hair and was impressed with the amount of moisture it left in it, especially for a brand that wasn’t from a salon.
Well–as you can see from the little gif I made above–it’s Dove! Their Nutritive Solutions shampoo and conditioner to be exact.
I wasn’t surprised when I found out the news, because I’ve been really loving my Dove Hair Mask lately, and this shampoo and conditioner also did not disappoint! I’ve loved Dove products for years (I also use Dove’s deodorant, lotion, and body wash, but for some reason it took me this long to get into their shampoo and conditioner!)
Friends, this might be my favorite little white dress of all time. It’s by the brand StyleStalker which has quickly become one of my new favorites. (I have another dress from them to show you soon that I absolutely adore!)
I mean, it’s perfect. I love the barely-there spaghetti straps, and the intricate details of the lace. If I were getting married, I would totally wear this in my engagement photos. Actually I probably will wear it in my engagement photos, when I’m 40. (:-P)
Well, I was in such a hurry and so frazzled, I was packing and figured, “hey, I’ll just wear whatever I wear for the Teen Vogue panel to Courtney’s party!”
And then I showed up in a white dress. To an engagement party.
WHAT. AN. A-HOLE.
Luckily, my other best friend named Courtney brought this to my attention, and it became a huge joke with all of my friends who were there. Thank god these were my best friends, and not someone I didn’t know that well. Of course, being the laid-back bride that she is, Courtney (the one whose engagement party it was. Actually both of my friends named Courtney are engaged, so this will continue to be a confusing topic, but hopefully you’ve stuck with me thus far) didn’t care at all, and actually asked if she could borrow this dress for her engagement photos.
So I guess all wasn’t lost. But I will forever be scarred from wearing a white dress to my one of my best friend’s engagement parties. In fact I am still so embarrassed about it, I almost didn’t tell you this story.
But I seem to share more on the internet than I do in real life, which totally makes sense.
Actually that’s not true, I’m a word-vomiter no matter what platform you choose to communicate with me in.
Anyway, by the time you’re reading this, I will be recovering from my friend Coley’s bachelorette party in Vegas (I have a lot of engaged friends, if you haven’t noticed), so please send me good vibes.
(And no, I didn’t even BRING anything white, just in case that fiasco happened again.)
As you guys know, Neal and I moved into our FIRST (eek!) apartment together a few short weeks ago. Although we have quite the lengthy to-do list ahead of us, things are coming along pretty smoothly–however, I was quick to figure out that styling our little space was going to be trickier than expected.
With very limited storage space, we’ve had to get a bit creative and learn on the fly–so here are some savvy tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way to help make the most of your small space.
(P.S. yes, some of these photos are of my actual apartment. Don’t be fooled, everything else outside of the frame is a disaster!)
I have to admit, I’m pretty picky when it comes to DIY’s. It’s just so easy to mess them up, or have them end up looking kitschy or cheesy, you know? Or worse, you can just tell it’s a DIY from miles away.
The best kind of DIY is one that is easy, affordable, and best of all, you can’t actually tell it’s a DIY.
I’ve stumbled upon quite a few amazing DIY sites during my recent Pinterest stalking sessions, and here are some DIY home decor projects I’m putting on my own list! Have you tried any of these?