Big hair

Is my hair big enough?

In this volume of the ride or die series, we’re talking HAIR. Fussing with my hair is one of my guiltless pleasures. The phrase guilty pleasure is an oxymoron and I’m not here for it. I don’t do my hair all the time, but when I do, I go big. Here are my must have products to ensure my tresses are on point.

Why do I love the afore mentioned so much? They work, period! My hair type is course and curly. I have thin strands but millions of them. The products above work for my hair type. Anytime I blow dry my hair I use the volumizing spray on the roots only and the thickening spray on the bulk of my hair. Using a mega (2.5″) round brush allows me to get the volume I’m craving. Once the hair is blown out and full, tease the roots and spray. If you’re feeling an Aqua Net moment, then set that hair with Redken’s Control Addict. If you need more movement, go for Aveda’s air control. To give clean hair some texture, some oomph, some pizzazz, hit it with dry shampoo. BOOM!

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Shoe boxes

Shoeicide

Her feet are KILLIN her, I call it shoeicide. Ehhhh Fabolous? Anyone, anyone? I’m that bissssh who loves a good pump with just about any look. I got a slow strut like I’m walking to the alter. I could not care less where I’m going or if I’m overdressed for the occasion. Life is the occasion, and one can never be over educated or over dressed. Pump up the volume on your stilettos queens!

Pumps featured above: suede nude heel, pointed toe black bootie, white pump and black sandal

fresh flowers and baked goods

Teacher Appreciation Vol. 2

Can’t thank teachers enough for all they do. My gratitude for their efforts is impossible to put into words. These trinkets are merely a token of appreciation for their unwavering support and guidance.

I know it sounds crazy, but I love shopping for teachers. Careful thought goes into curating a theme, color or aesthetic for the gift. There are many ways to go about this, I choose to use “meet the teacher” night as a jump off. The goal is to get an idea for the teachers vibe, their hobbies, favorite foods, etc.

For example; a personalized stationery set from AThingCreated paired with a rubber stamp and a pack of gel pens or Sharpie markers would make a lovely gift. On the other hand, flowers arranged in a jam jar with a gift card to Target/Amazon/Nordstrom is a no brainer. Just put your heart into it, Queen. It’s the thought that has always counted most. For more inspo, click the pictures below which showcase shops here in Pittsburgh, as well as Molton Brown, Farmgirl Flowers and Etsy.