Breezy Days

Quick and Easy Holiday Hairstyles

November 24, 2014
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With the holidays fast approaching I already have my December calendar filled up with parities galore. It makes my heart sing! I love throwing holiday parties and attending fun soirees with friends & family. My go-to hairstyle is wearing it down with loose curls, but I definitely need to change it up. With my Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret® and Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer, I was able to create some quick and easy holiday styles! I don't like to look too put together, so these styles are meant to be messy, sexy, and fabulous! :)

Along with my new hair tools I picked up the Conair Velvet Paddle Brush and Conair Professional Round Brush. Brushes should be replaced every 6-8 months, so I was in need of an update! 

I blow-dried my hair after a shower with the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™, which decreases your drying time by 70% and helps you avoid heat damage by utilizing lower temperature and faster airflow. I then curled my hair with the innovative Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®, which draws your hair into the chamber and curls it for you. It also has tourmaline-ceramic technology that reduces frizz making your curls soft and smooth every time! What?! SO COOL. 

The first look is SUPER quick and easy. Curl the hair, tease the crown, and put on a cute glitzy headband. Voila, festive hair-do!

With this look I braided a loose braid on each side of my head, then raked all my hair back with my fingers and paddle brush into a messy bun. The curls help to create more texture with the low bun. This will be perfect for my Ugly Sweater Christmas party where I'll be running around putting up last minute decor and busy hosting. My hair is pulled out of my face but still looks cute and put together!

I have short side-swept bangs which means my braids need a lot of hairspray! I did a french braid until the back of my head and a wrapped pony to cover the elastic, then teased my pony to help the loose curls look thicker. Plus adding some red lips and gold star earrings doesn't hurt the holiday vibe ;)

I picked up all these awesome hair tools at my local Walmart while I was out doing some early Thanksgiving dinner shopping. I definitely don't want to be stuck in the crazy shopping traffic the couple days before Thanksgiving. I love how all Walmart is my one-stop shop for all my needs! Comment with any of your favorite quick and easy holiday looks I need to try out!

Francesca's Collections Holiday Gift Guide

November 21, 2014
I love Francesca's Collections because of their affordable and unique items that are PERFECT for picking out jusssst the right thing for both your BFF and mom! I picked out some things for my best friend Sam and my mom that I know they would both love. 

And what's Christmas shopping without getting something for yourself....;) I'll definitely be picking up these items at Francesca's on Black Friday or Cyber Monday! While Francesca's stores won't be open on Thanksgiving, they will have some killer deals online. Happy shopping! 

For BFF:

For Mom:

For Me:

*This post was sponsored by Francesca's Collections. All thoughts & opinions are my own!*

Cozy Cool

November 15, 2014
I am decked out in Pink Blush for this post! The sweater, leggings, necklace, and cargo jacket are all from this adorable online boutique. The ducks kept on following me around during the shoot, so I'm positive they approved of my cool-weather look ;)

Friday night I went with my blog BFF's to the Groopdealz GLO party and it was a blast! We especially liked the taco bar and photo booth. We might have gone through the booth a few times just so we had a variety of pics to choose from...haha #bloggerprobs 

By now you should all know that I'm blind as a dang bat. I've written a decent amount of posts talking about my array of prescription glasses, and how I like to have stylish options! These burgundy frames from Firmoo were the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe.

What did I tell you, the ducks were having the time of their lives just following me around! They obviously needed some outfit pics to post on their blogs too ;)

Photography: Caitlin from Becoming Me
Glasses c/o Firmoo
Beige Knit Sweater c/o Pink Blush
Cargo Jacket c/o Pink Blush
Necklace c/o Pink Blush
Fleece lined leggings c/o Pink Blush
Boots: Shoedazzle
Socks: gift from my BFF Sam