Breezy Days

On the Road Between

June 29, 2015
This view was on the side of road between Princeville and Hanalei on Kauai. GOSH I MISS THIS. Looking at these pictures just kill me! It was so gorgeous there. Loved being with family, in the gorgeous weather, in my comfy Flor de Luz dress :)


Mariluz dress c/o Flor de Luz Shop

Get Beachy Waves in a Dry Climate

June 9, 2015
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I'm a natural blonde...and a natural beach babe ;) Growing up, every summer we were at the beach at least twice a week, and I loved the wave I had in my hair from being near the ocean air. Since becoming landlocked in a dry climate, the wave doesn't come as natural to my hair anymore. While I have to put a little more effort into creating that same look, I enjoy the confidence I feel from this effortless summer look! 

I've created this look using John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ products I picked up from my local Walmart. While it's labeled "Beach Blonde™" that doesn't mean that brunette and red-head beach babes can't join in on the fun! 

1. Wash your hair with John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Purifying Shampoo and Smooth Seas™ Conditioner which helps to nourish and prep your hair with the texture needed for this beachy style! I loved the minty smell and refreshing feel of these products. 

2. After blow-drying, use John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray and take chunks of hair, twist them, and spray with Sea Salt Spray while holding the twisted piece of hair for about 15 seconds. The infused sea salt helps to create more texture, which is sorely needed in a dry climate! Plus the coconut scent is to die for :) Follow up with some light hairspray of your choice for hold. 

3. Curling rods are the best! I wrap a piece of hair away from my face to create face framing curls. Wrap it loosely around the rod, and tug the end of the piece of hair back and forth to move the curl back and forth around the curling rod. This ensures a messier and not-so-perfect curl. I typically leave the ends out to make it seem more natural. 

4. After curling a section of hair, pull/shake out the curls to make them fall apart and follow up with another generous spray of John Frieda®'s Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray. 


5. Tease your crown with a teasing comb to create height, because with a dry climate my scalp creates more oils (ew!) which flattens my already thin hair. Not fun! I live for my teasing comb and hairspray haha

6. Voila, finished product! Perfect for a low-key summer day tending to the garden, laying by the pool, or a casual date night. I wore this look all day while running errands with my mom and hitting up the beach, and the beachy waves held all day long!  

Where are you going to wear this beachy John Frieda® look this summer?

UNPLUGGED // A phone free networking event

May 26, 2015
Location: Sodalicious @ The Village Apartments (602 N 600 E Provo, UT)

Does anyone even remember the last time you didn't have a glowing screen in front of your face? Whether that be a smart phone, laptop, tv, or iPad...I constantly have one burning into my eyeballs! DevMountain is sponsoring this event: Unplugged/A Phone Free Networking Event, where you check in your phones at the door and get some much needed human interaction!

Come for a free Sodalicious soda, live music, face-to-face communication with rad locals, and to chill with a boa constrictor...for serious!