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Detailed Hair Care Routine

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My hair routine has done a complete 180 from about a few months ago, and I am so happy to be finally sharing it with you guys! One random Sunday I spent a few hours on Pinterest and Youtube looking into healthy hair tips, and how to get my hair to grow. I have done a lot of research on hair, so I am going to be sharing that all with you today. I'm going to be walking you through my haircare routine: explaining my daily, weekly and monthly routine along with products that I consistently use and re-purchase.

My hair routine has done a complete 180 from about a few months ago, and I am so happy to be finally sharing it with you guys! One random Sunday I spent a few hours on Pinterest and Youtube looking into healthy hair tips, and how to get my hair to grow. I have done a lot of research on hair, so I am going to be sharing that all with you today. I’m going to be walking you through my haircare routine: explaining my daily, weekly and monthly routine along with products that I consistently use and re-purchase.

Throughout the post I will be answering FAQ that I get from you guys about my hair, and how I go so long in between washes. Since I do get a ton of questions, I’m going to focus solely on my routine in this post! But, I am working on a post dedicated to dry shampoo and tips on only washing your hair once a week! So, make sure you stick around for that and subscribe so you are notified when it goes live.

I did a full hair tips post about a year ago, and most of those tips are still relevant if you want to check that post out too : How To Grow Long Healthy Hair Read more…

August 21, 2017
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My Summer Lipstick Collection

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Sharing all of my favorite lipsticks for summer. Favorite lippies to wear in the summer, and can easily be worn in the fall too | The Blonder Life

I have been cursed with super dry skin, and that also includes extremely dry lips. I have literally spent the majority of my life testing out chapstick and trying to get them under control. Now, at age 24 I think I have finally found my saving grace of chapstick (lol) and am loving wearing lipstick!

With dry lips, the last thing you want is to smack on some bright red lipstick and draw even more attention to yourself. But, now that I’m feeling confident about my lips I’m loving trying out new colors and wanted to share with you guys all of my favorite summer lip colors! Read more…

July 27, 2017
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I Tested 3 Self Tanners and Didn’t Turn Orange

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Sharing 3 tanning products at all different price points. The 3 self tanning products I cannot live with, or without. Self tanning routine, and tips for a even application | The Blonder Life

Something that has hit me kind of hard post-college has been how little time out in the sun I have had this summer! I went to college in San Marcos and the campus had a river. So, needless to say, I spent A LOT of my college years out in the sun hanging out with friends! Probably all April – September I was hanging by the river or pool every week multiple times! For all my college readers – do NOT take college for granted.

So this time when April came along and I looked at my basically ghostly color I realized I had to do something! That’s where today’s post comes into play! Read more…

July 19, 2017
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May Favorites + New Video

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Hooray for Wednesday, just one day closer to the weekend! Push through friends. I have a new video up on my channel today, and it’s a collaboration with my gorgeous friend, April, who is also a blogger at DarlingApril.com. She recently launched her YouTube channel so we wanted to partner on this video and share some things we have been loving in May!

With June right around the corner (literally tomorrow) what better time than today?! Read more…

May 31, 2017
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Favorite Charcoal Mask

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My favorite charcoal mask | The Blonder Life

Honestly, I love testing and trying out new skincare products. It’s so fun to try on a new face mask, or use a new night time moisturizer. I love getting to find new products to implement into my nighttime routine!

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February 22, 2017
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15 Simple and Easy Ways To Improve Your Skin

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15 easy and simple ways to improve your skin. Giving tips + my favorite products to implement into your routine.

Let’s talk skincare!

15 easy and simple ways to improve your skin. Giving tips + my favorite products to implement into your routine.

This has been something that has been super important to me lately, and honestly, I have wasted so many years not taking care of my skin. Our skin is oh so important! It’s one of the few things we will be stuck with for well, ever so why not take care of it like our first born child?

I have been very blessed with clear skin all throughout my life, but have gone through the awkward bumps and redness here and there. So I do feel ya if you struggle with not-so-great-skin. Feeling comfortable in your own skin all starts with a great skincare routine!

I try to switch up my routine based on the seasons since depending on the weather our skin will react different! During the summertime, I make sure to wear a foundation that has SPF, or even a tinted moisturizer. This one’s my favorite! In the winter months, my skin gets extremely dry. This is when I will switch over to all hydrating products, and I try to let my skin have a break from foundation when I can!

15 easy and simple ways to improve your skin. Giving tips + my favorite products to implement into your routine.

15 easy and simple ways to improve your skin. Giving tips + my favorite products to implement into your routine.

Mirakle Cream | BB cream | Mud Mask | Brightening Mask | Clarisonic | Neutrogena moisturizer  

15 Ways to Improve Your Skin

  1. Drink more water. Try fruit infused water if you’re not a big h20 fan.
  2. Exercise more
  3. Sleep more, stress less
  4. Eat (or drink) your vegetables
  5. Sleep with a humidifier
  6. Stop touching it
  7. Take a break from makeup
  8. Apply a face mask weekly
  9. Exfoliate often
  10. Take off your makeup every night
  11. Change up your routine with each season
  12. Cut back on sugary foods
  13. Take Omega3
  14. Use sunscreen always
  15. Invest in a Clarisonic, or another skincare tool.

SHOP SKINCARE FAVORITES

January 25, 2017
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The Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions

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A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder LifeRevlon Rose Gold Curling Iron

Today’s post is a little bit different than the typical style, or lifestyle post I usually share with you all! We are talking about hair extensions! Something I never thought I would be sharing with you guys. But nonetheless, a post I am really excited about!

About a month ago Irresistible Me reached out to me literally minutes after telling a co-worker I was looking into buying hair extensions – funny how that works? Talk about awesome timing! So, of course I emailed them immediately back and here we are today talking about hair extensions!

I was clueless when it came to the world that is hair extensions. I knew I wanted longer hair, but didn’t know how they would look on me. There are a million different kinds that all come with different colors, lengths and even thickness. Working with Irresistible Me took all of the guessing work out of it. They were SO helpful and made sure I got both the length and color I was searching for!

What length should I choose?

I knew going into it that I wanted a noticeable difference in length. I have always wanted long hair, but have never been patient enough to let my natural hair grow out. Or when I do let it grow out I always end up chopping it off. Top 10 things I always regret. I think most girls have gone through this phase. Anyway, Irresistible Me has a hair chart that shows all of the different lengths you can choose, which was really helpful while picking. I could visualize what my length would like, and sort of figure out which one would be too long, and what would be just right!

A Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions | How to put them in, what color to pick and how they will look on - The Blonder Life

I am wearing the golden blonde Royal Remy hair 18 inches in 200 grams.

How do you find your perfect color?

What’s really great about Irresistible Me is they have a video specifically to help you find the right color! In the video they show all of the color options in natural light, so you can see what they genuinely look like. Also, they compare all of the same tones to each other so you can really see which one works for you! I have lots of natural highlights in my hair, so didn’t really know what color would work best for me but the video was a life-savor. It was super helpful that I could compare all of the different shades of blonde! I could pick out which ones were like platinum as opposed to the more dirty blonde!

I am extremely happy with my hair extensions! They are so soft, and natural looking. And since they are real you can color, wash, cut and style them however you want! I have been wearing them in lots of different braids lately. It’s so fun to have so much hair to play with.

RelatedHow To Grow Long & Healthy Hair

And surprisingly almost no one has noticed me wearing them. Which is crazy to me because they add SO MUCH length to my hair! I have worn them to work, a few events and even on Snapchat! I was expecting a few messages from people asking about them, but nope. But guess it’s all out for everyone to know now huh? Ha!

And another tip for those of you with hair extensions already, or those about to purchase: bring your extensions to your local salon and have your hairdresser cut your extensions and hair together to make them more blendable! They will know what to do!

How do you put them in?

YouTube was my go-to as soon as my package came in the mail! There are a bunch of influencers and beauty vloggers that have tutorials up on how to put your extensions in! Also, just practicing. Everyone’s hair is different, and you will start to learn where to put your extensions in! It’s all trial and error.

If you have any questions about hair extensions please feel free to leave me a comment, or email me at theblonderlife@gmail.com.

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January 18, 2017
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Easy Fishtail Side Braid

Posted in Beauty + Hair, Style

Christmas Eve is tomorrow, people! I cannot wait to eat too much and get all dressed up.

Tonight I am having a friend reunion with a bunch of girls from high school!  I am bringing over my favorite caramel apple sangria that is always a crowd pleaser. If you are still in need of a festive adult drink this one is the best!


One of my go-to hairstyles for the holidays is a side fishtail braid. I actually only learned how to fishtail a few months ago, but have since then become a pro. Or so I like to think. They’re really easy to do once you practice a few times. Once you get the hang of it I promise it will be your go-to as well!

I am a big fan of any type of braid for a holiday look. I think it’s a fun spin on the classic curls or straight hair! It gives your outfit just a little bit more in my opinion.

Step 1. Pull all of your hair to one side

Easy Fishtail Braid | The Blonder Life

Step 2. (Optional) Tie into a pony tail

If you choose to do this step cut off the clear elastic when you are finished.

Step 3. Divide into two sections

Easy Fishtail Braid | The Blonder Life

Step 4. Grab a small piece from behind opposite section

Easy Fishtail Braid | The Blonder Life

Step 5. Take that piece and cross over to front

Easy Fishtail Braid | The Blonder Life

Repeat steps 4 + 5 until you reach your desired length.

Easy Fishtail Braid | The Blonder Life

I hope that helped you guys! I know it’s sometimes to learn off of photos, but once you try it out and practice you will get the hang of it!

 

December 23, 2016
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