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summer beauty tips

I wanted to get a head start on a good skincare and makeup routine for summertime so I decided to pop into Ivy Wild Beauty to get some help from the beauty guru herself, Rachel Mulcahy. The organic, DC based beauty shop has such a great collection of natural skincare and makeup products PLUS Rachel is super knowledge and helpful when creating a personalized skincare regimen. I learned SO much from our consultation and wanted to share the tips with ya’ll. Below is a skincare + makeup tutorial that I am excited to put to use all summer long!

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SS19 Trends

Who else is totally obsessed with this Spring’s trends?! Usually, Spring is all colors and florals, but this year she has gone a bit more edgy. I am totally living for this whole neutral + pastel + neon green color combination, but what I most love is this season’s play on shape and structure. The silhouettes are the making the biggest statement: whether it’s a super tailored look or a very relaxed fit. The more ‘minimalist look’ is making way for silhouettes to shine! I’ve shared some of my favorite looks below, but honestly Storets is straight killin the whole SS19 game. not sponsored, just obsessed.

And the accessories?! *swoon* The shoes are strappy and sporty, the bags are getting into shape, and just about everything is going transparent. Clearly, this season’s comeback kid is the hair clip, but pearls and seashells are other throwbacks that are everywhere right now. Expect to see more of those all year!

What trends are you loving this season? Any brands that you think are killing the game? Share your favorites in the comments below!

XOXO,

Alysse

tutorial: messy hair

Styling short seems easy enough, but can be super tricky! Whether I am going for a straight bob or a super curly-do, I always use my straightener. I’ve found that using a straightener gives me more control over what my hair does, especially when it comes to curling it. I think it gives you more of a “bend” than a traditional curl – so you get more of a beachy waves look. The key is patience! I’ve spent far too much time watching YouTube videos and practicing so don’t get discouraged if it takes you a few times. I also got a bunch of questions on what hair products I use – so I have shared a few details on my favorite products to use for this look below. Enjoy my first ever so please don’t judge this editing quality tutorial on “messy” hair!

As far as hair care products goes, I don’t really use much – and should probably use a bit more ahem, like more hair protectant. But, I do have a few must-haves. Frizz Ease has been my ride-or-die since I learned what a straightener was and I literally always have the Touch-Up Creme in my bag. Also, Morrcanoil has a cult following for a reason my friends:  IT. IS. THE. BEST. Especially if you have coarse hair, YOU NEED. I’m also a big fan of anything by Living Proof so I tend to lean towards that brand line for dry shampoo, deep conditioners, and protective spray. Oh! and if it’s post about hair you can’t forget about OAUI. If I’m going for a more beachy look, I’ll scrunch in a little Wave Spray to top it all off.NOTE: I have VVVV thick hair. It is a little deceiving, but I swear it’s true. So I typically stay away from anything or use any products that is volumizing.

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XOXO,

Alysse Katherine