How to turn a bad hair day into a good one

The worst part about starting your day is realizing you’re having a bad hair day. Bad hair days can totally ruin your day…until now. I’m sharing my secrets on turning a bad hair day into a good one!

Dry Shampoo

The first thing I do when I wake up with a bad hair day is try some of my favorite dry shampoos. Eva NYC, Living Proof are my go-tos and Not Your Mother’s is Caroline’s favorite. They instantly transform a greasy hairdo into one that looks like you just washed it!

Anti-residue shampoo

If you’ve gone a few days without washing your hair or your shampoo and conditioner seems to not be working lately, try this amazing anti-residue shampoo from Neutrogena. It’s affordable and totally transforms my hair. Caroline swears by it and I can always notice a HUGE difference in her hair when she washes it at least once a week with this shampoo!

Invisibobble and bobby pins

Another hair-hack for a bad hair day is simply throwing it up in a bun or ponytail and calling it a day. Recently, I have been obsessed with Invisibobble. The clear or hair-colored coils keep your hair from kinking up, so you don’t need to commit to keeping your hair up all day because of all the kinks in your hair. Additionally, bobby pins can bring a somewhat boring hairstyle to the next level with these cute and fun ones I found on Ulta. They keep frizzy hair at bay and out of your face and look cute doing it, too!

Hairspray

There’s also nothing worse than styling your hair only for it to fall flat later. These hairsprays are my favorite for keeping my curls or blown out hair in check.

Also, I get so many questions on how I curl my hair and what tools I’m using. I currently use all curling wands, straighteners and blow dryer from ONE brand. Click HERE to shop them.

Have a favorite hair product that can transform your bad hair day? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hair Food – Infused with Honey Apricot!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.

I recently discovered Hair Food – I decided to end my evening last night with a good read and pampering myself and my new hair extensions to some extra love! I’m excited to share my review below and thank you Hair Food for partnering with me on this review.

Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Infused with Honey Apricot Fragrance is the set I decided try. My hair tends to need extra moisture with all the products and heat I have been using recently.

I’m such a product junkie so I’ve been super excited to give these a try. My hair was SO happy – always remember, we take care of our bodies and skin…don’t forget your hair! I also love how the Shampoo products are Sulfate, Silicone, Paraben and Mineral oil free! That is a huge check mark in my book and the way I take care of my hair and my extensions.

I always make my shower or bath experience all about pampering myself and taking time to relax – a good 20 mins of peace is always needed. I love how Hair Food is based around pampering and hydrating your hair!

Let’s dive into the Key Benefits of the Shampoo:

  • Uniquely infused with honey and apricot fragrance
  • Moisture Shampoo is designed for system use with the Moisture Conditioner. Use together for luxurious moisture and nourishment for healthy looking hair
  • Silicone Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

Key benefits of the Conditioner:

  • Cleansing Conditioner Infused with Honey & Apricot Fragrance
  • Lightweight Cleanser that leaves hair smooth and soft
  • A conditioning recipe that gently smoothes the hair cuticle and helps protect hair against future damage
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

The conditioner didn’t weigh my hair down — which I’m a fan of and personally NEED. I only use conditions half way down my hair to my ends. I don’t apply conditioner on my scalp, only shampoo!

For under $10 each, this is a great way to try a new product and give your hair the love it deserves. They also have some other great products in the line….a few I’m going to be trying in the future as well. Here are a few to keep your eye out for:

Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo Infused With Strawberry Ginger Fragrance

Hair Food Renew Shampoo Infused with Apple Berry Fragrance

Hair Food Volume Shampoo Infused With Kiwi Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Color Care Shampoo Infused with Mandarin & Guava Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Quench Shampoo Infused with Peach & Honey Fragrance

You can find Hair Food at your local CVS. Learn more here!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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My Favorite Products of 2017!

Favorite time of the year: Beauty Round Up!

I tried so many products in 2017 and I wanted to do a round of my favorites! Everything from my favorite makeup products, haircare and skincare. Below you will find a break down of each category and then linked items for you to easily purchase. If you have any questions feel free to reach out or send me a message on Instagram. I love being able to share my favorites with y’all!

MAKEUP:

 

Favorite Lip:

 

Favorite Concealers:

Favorite Eye Palettes:

 

Favorite Foundations:

Light to Medium Coverage

Full Coverage:

Favorite Bronzers:

Favorite Blushes:

AND Real Her Blush Palette (shown in photo above to the left) Direct link to their website is HERE.

HAIR PRODUCTS:

Hair Masks:

Shampoos:

Conditioners: 

Hair Sprays:

Heat Protectants: 

Dry Shampoos:

Also loving Amika dry shampoo but it’s currently sold out every where but EBay!!

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How I go from Frizzy to Straight, Silk Hair with Sexy Hair!

**This is a sponsored post with Sexy Hair**

Sexy Hair has just launched a new line – it’s improved! HEALTHY SEXY HAIR!!  I have partnered up with them again and I am excited to show you how I take my frizzy hair to straight, silky hair with these products. It’s for focusing on Hydration & Hair health, it contains Mimosa Flower Extract & Moonstones!!

Hope you find one of these new products to incorporate into your daily or weekly routine. Who’s ready for another hair tutorial?!? Me!!

This line is packed with 10 fabulous products for you to try. Below I have picked out 3 to show you how easy it is to accomplish the look of silky healthy hair. Below are the 10 items in the line, click each item to learn more about it and what benefits it brings to your hair routine!

  1. Love Oil Moisturizing Oil
  2. So Touchable Weightless Hairspray
  3. Styling Paste Texture Paste
  4. Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner
  5. Fresh Hair Air Dry Styling Mousse
  6. Hair Laundry Dry Shampoo Spray
  7. Moisturizing Conditioner
  8. So You Want It All Leave-In Treatment
  9. Surfrider Dry Texture Spray
  10. Moisturizing Shampoo

I’ll be using the Love Oil Moisturizing Oil, Hair Laundry Dry Shampoo Spray and the Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner. 

I used the Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner in the shower — I only use the conditioner on my ends. After I shower, I take a towel and dry my hair so it’s a little damp and then apply the Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner. I apply the Tri-Wheat from the middle of my hair down, brush through then blow dry!

My rest of the steps you can view on my Youtube Video below:

Make sure you subscribe to their YouTube channel, there are tons of videos to help show you tips and tricks for using their products. Direct link is HERE!

I can appreciate when a hair care line makes products for everyone. Below you can see the full range of not only this collection but each collection they have. Join me in making your hair SEXY! 

Big Sexy HairBIG SEXY HAIR

Healthy Sexy HairHEALTHY SEXY HAIRStyle Sexy HairSTYLE SEXY HAIR

Smooth Sexy Hair

SMOOTH SEXY HAIR

Blonde Sexy HairBLONDE SEXY HAIR

Curly Sexy HairCURLY SEXY HAIR

 Vibrant Sexy HairVIBRANT SEXY HAIR

Strong Sexy HairSTRONG SEXY HAIR

Long Sexy HairLONG SEXY HAIRSexy Hair ToolsSEXY HAIR TOOLS

Hot Sexy HairHOT SEXY HAIR

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Day 1 Shu Uemura Art Of Hair x Gallery Of Style Tokyorama

I was honored to travel to Tokyo with Shu Uemura Art of Hair for their Gallery Of Style Tokyorama finalist contest. I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words this amazing experience. Can I be honest? It’s hard! Learning about Shu Uemura, meeting with the team & the finalists, exploring Tokyo was incredible. Below I will go through some of my favorite moments, products and explain a little background about the legend himself on DAY 1! Day 2 and 3 will be separate blog posts – more in depth on the Gallery Of Style completion and their designs, so keep your eye out and enjoy!!!!

Waking up this view didn’t get old. Tokyo reminds me of NYC but bigger and calmer. haha – Not kidding. I only heard one horn being blown during our entire stay. Can’t lie, I appreciated it.

Day 1: We toured the city, 100% acted like tourist and we had a blast. Below you will find our photos from the Senso-Ji Temple, Ueno Toshogu Autumn Dahlia Garden and us enjoying sukiyaki!!

The entrance to the Ueno Toshogu Autumn Dahlia Garden, one of our favorite places! It was such a gorgeous experience. Some of the dahlias were taller than me, no joke!! I wish I could of taken some with me.

Had to stop and take a stunning photo of a few Shu Uemura products! The morning we left for our day I used cleansing oil shampoo gentle radiance cleanser for normal hair and scalp and after blow drying, I added a dime size of their essence absolute nourishing protective oil. I then used my straightener and my hair stayed straight ALL day. No joke. I got so much feedback and questions when I posted on my insta-stories. It’s true. I’m officially hooked. You need to add this to your “must have” list for hair products. Trust me! Nothing worse than your hair curling or getting frizzy when you’re trying to have silky smooth hair.

We then started to walk to the Senso-Ji Temple. When we first arrived it wasn’t busy and I was able to truly just take a minute to appreciate my surroundings. I even called my grandma (3am EST) and luckily she was awake! I was able to share some of this experience with her which was a great feeling.

It’s almost like playing “Wheres Waldo?” but “Wheres Tonya?” — it was packed within 5 mins! People of all cultures and backgrounds swarmed the area, taking photos, all wanting to feel the history. Being around so much culture and history made me realize how small we each are in such a bigger picture. It’s life changing.

By now we’re all starving and sukiyaki is calling our name! Luckily, Carl and I aren’t strangers to this. Our neighbors made it for us before and we loved it. Below you can view the process and after. Yum!

Day 1 was amazing — as you can see. We had a blast enjoying Tokyo. Day 2 and 3 will be coming this week on my blog. Stay tuned for some amazing hair creations and my top 5 products!!!

Mr. Shu Uemura himself, the legend.

“Mr. Shu Uemura is recognized around the world as a true master of contemporary beauty. He took a revolutionary path to polarize the art of makeup. With an unwavering passion, he has built a global brand synonymous with artistic expression, purity and quality. In August 2007, Shu Uemura Art of Hair was launched in the United States, expanding Mr. Shu Uemura’s mastery of beauty from face to now include hair. Today, Mr. Shu Uemura’s unique vision of eastern beauty combined with the sophistication of western glamour continues to inspire professionals around the globe.”  – Shu Uemura The Art of Hair 

Top 10 Shu Uemura haircare products – click HERE.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Do’s and Don’t of Tape-In Extensions With Glow Studios In Ashburn VA

If you know me, my hair is MY thing.

I love having hair extensions. I’ve had them all, I swear. With that being said, my favorite MOST NATURAL looking hair extensions are the tape-ins I got done at Glow Studios here in Ashburn, VA.

Below, I will be showing you my before, during, and after photos, as well as how they have held up the last 4 weeks. It’s very important to know how to take care of your extensions, so you’ll also find some tips and things I have learned along the way! Would love to hear your thoughts as well and if you have any questions please email me: tonyamichelle26@hotmail.com – I’m an open book!

I had the privilege to get my hair done by the one and only Kristen Shehadi. She is the owner of Glow Studios! Funny story, when I used to work in the corporate world, my boss and 2 co-workers all had been going to Kristen for years!!! Wish I would have listened earlier. haha!

Let’s jump right into getting tape in extensions. 

I’ve been trying to grow my hair out and this is my current length: 

I like my hair to be 20-24 inches long. It gives me the room to have long loose curls or tight curls. I love how tape-in extensions provide extra thickness for me as well. Even if my hair was longer I would still add a few pieces for the thickness. I know a lot of my friends do this. Plus it’s fun to play with! 

Consultation: You will have a consultation with the stylist to determine the color, length and thickness you’d like. This appointment usually takes around 15-20 mins. Super quick and easy!

Install Time: Once the hair is ordered and delivered to Glow Studios you will set up your second appointment to install your extensions!! This is the FUN part. The time it takes will depend on how much hair you’re getting and if you need them layered and styled. This will be determined during your first appointment.

Do’s of Tape-In Hair Extensions:

1. Always brush your hair / hair extensions before washing. Shower or bathe. When you brush your hair before shampooing, you’re brushing out any knots or tangles you might have. You want to make sure you massage your hair when you shampoo, as well. Use your fingers as a brush in the shower.

2. Always hold the top of the hair extensions with your hand when brushing. Imagine that you have a pony tail in, holding it in place and then brushing. You don’t want to pull or tug on your hair, this will make them loose. The less stress you’re adding to them, the better they will be and the longer they will last! Remember, this is an investment.

3. Always use the shampoo and conditioner your stylist recommends. They know the ins and outs of which products won’t break up the tape holding in your hair. Their advice is key!! They will also tell you which products NOT to use.

4. Always  use a heat-protectant spray before styling your hair. Remember to treat your hair extensions as if it’s YOUR hair. I always say, if I buy it, it’s mine. haha! So, every time you blow dry, straighten, or curl your hair, use a protectant spray. This will obviously make the hair last longer, which is what you want.

Dont’s of Tape-In Hair Extensions:

1. Don’t go the cheap route. Make sure you always let your hair stylist order the hair for you. It’s hair they have used before, it’s a company they trust, and they know you will be happy with the product when it’s finished. You want your hair extensions to last and look great—and you also want to make sure they don’t damage your natural hair. Well-made hair extensions applied by a professional are the way to ensure all of the above.

2.Don’t wash your hair everyday. Even if you don’t have extensions, you shouldn’t be washing your hair every day. It’s best to wash every 2-3 days. Dry shampoo will be your best friend and you will notice how the natural oils in your hair will do their job. The more you wash your hair, the more the tape will start to loosen up and move down.

3.After getting your extensions installed, wait at least 24 hours until you wash your hair. They may be tight at first but within 2-3 days they will loosen up to where you don’t even feel them. At least for me, I don’t feel mine at all. They are super light and feel natural! Do NOT use conditioner on your scalp, this will break up the tape extensions. Only use conditioner on the ends of your hair.

This is my hair after:

Isn’t that crazy?! I was SO excited when I was finished. These extensions are perfect for a quick turn around, if you have an event coming up, wedding, etc. They look and feel VERY natural. If you’re looking for a thicker look, they also do Mermaid extensions which I will also be trying out in the next few weeks after using my tape-ins for a little longer.

Kristen layered my extensions to blend in perfectly with my hair. I am SO picky with who I trust with my hair cause I’ve had and seen horror stories. It’s huge for me to say I trust Kristen with any service she provides. I left for NYFW a few days after this and no one believed that I had extensions, thats how well these blend in and sit flat with your head.

Why I love Glow Studios and why you should check them out:

It’s also very important to have a stylist truly listen and understand what you’re trying to achieve in the service you’re asking for them to provide. I wanted a natural look for my extensions and thats exactly what she gave me. I’ve had them now for exactly one month and in the next week or two I will go back to get them moved up and then discuss the mermaid hair.

I’m also really excited to find a salon that is more than your average salon. Glow Studios is truly about the experience and being your one stop shop for what you need. You can get your hair needs taken care of, get a facial, a massage and MORE. There are even more exciting services that will be added soon and I can’t wait to share those with you as well. Make sure you keep your eyes open on their social media accounts and mine as well. Glow Studios Instagram account: @glowstudios

It’s ALSO about the experience they give you and it’s not your normal salon. I’ve been to a lot of places where you just feel like a customer and that’s it, no personal touch or friendship. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a smile and a “We will be right with you” — my biggest thing going anywhere is how they treat you. Whether there isn’t anyone in the place or you’re slammed, just a simple hello to acknowledge that I’m there is huge to me. I loved how everyone was friendly and wanted to chat. It’s somewhere you feel welcomed and more than just a customer.

Beyond the normal day to day services they also provide an amazing day for children with special needs. This hits close to home in my heart and I was blown away by this. Sensory Sundays! What’s that? If you have a child with special needs, this day is catered to making them feel comfortable while getting their hair cut. To me, this just shows the type of business they are. They not only care about providing amazing services to women, but also to their children. If you have any questions about Sensory Sundays or want to attend, reach out to Glow Studios. They would love to fill you in on what they provide and  also answer any questions you might have!

Glow Studios

44025 Pipeline Plaza #115

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 723-0900

hello@glow-studios.com

 

This post was in exchange for services. All opinions and thoughts are 100% mine.

Professional photos by: @carlingzhouphotography

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Dove DermaCare to the rescue!

I can’t be the only person who goes a few days without washing their hair and has issues with a dry scalp and even flakes! YIKES! Right? I’ve tried other products and they all still left me with a dry scalp. I finally hit the jackpot when I tried Dove DermaCare Scalp series of shampoos and conditioners. At least for me, I need a shampoo and conditioner that will leave my hair feeling moisturized while I go a few days without a wash. No one wants to be that person with flakes, I mean, come on, that’s not very flattery or comfortable.

I’m also big on scents, I tried the three different kinds below and they all smell amazing but the one I loved the most was the Invigorating Mint, smells like mint & cucumbers to me, which is my favorite!!

I even bring these in my gym bag so when I shower at the gym, I don’t go without.

Invigorating Mint, linked here.

Quenches dry hair with a refreshing mint effect while leaving hair smooth and free flowing.  Ph  Balanced.

Pure Daily Care, linked here.

Fresh rosemary scent, provides strands with a burst of freshness and nourishment. No visible flakes with use. Ph Balanced.

Dryness & Itch Relief, linked here.

Coconut and shea butter formula that helps hydrate a dry scalp, relieves scalp irritation while leaving hair smooth. Ph Balanced.

I tried the shampoo and conditioner out for a week and it’s made my hair feel nourished and fresh. I think having soft, freshly scented clean hair has to be one of the best feelings when getting out of the shower. With the NEW Dove DermaCare Scalp series you will get 100% flake free* hair, 100% nourishment, zero compromise!

I know we all need to take a little time out of the week to pamper ourselves, make sure you don’t forget to pamper your hair as well. It’s something everyone sees and at least for me it’s so important to me for my hair to stay healthy and for my scalp to stay moisturized!

For more information on what Dove offers and provides for you and your hair care, click here:

Dove.com

This post was sponsored by Dove but all options and thoughts are 100% mine. I’ve used Dove products for years and will continue and someday pass down to my children. I truly love how all Dove products make my skin, hair and body feel! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you try their New DermaCare Scalp series soon, you won’t regret pampering your hair and scalp — trust me!

Tonya Michelle

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February Box Reviews

I’ve been really meaning to do this blog post for awhile now and finally am! I am going to review my 3 beauty boxes I received this month. I subscribe to Sephora Play, Ipsy and I sometimes purchase Target’s Beauty Box.  Below you’ll find my reviews of some products and my overall thoughts on the boxes themselves!

Ipsy Glam Bag

$10 monthly; Click here to sign up.

(When I was typing this, it kept trying to make Ipsy into Tipsy which I think Ipsy is Tipsy when making their last couple bags)

What I received this month:

Trust Fund Beauty Nailpolish – I’m not a fan of nail polishes in my bag, personally I get my nails done and I’ve always said not to give me these, lol. It’s a gorgeous color tho but again I wish a color would be sent that would fit more people, not everyone can pull off a light blue nail polish. I just know I’m so hard on my nails and I use gel.

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush in Flush: I loved this blush! I will be doing a swatch soon. Juice Beauty is always for the win.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry:  I need to try this color on, it looks like a dark brown which really isn’t my color but I’m willing to try. It would be good for Fall. I wish they were sending more Spring colors.

VENeffect Skin Care Anti-Aging Lip Treatment: I’m a sucker for any sort of lip treatments, this has a little bit of plumper in it without the annoying feeling which is good!

Windy Lux Diamond Complexion Powder in Medium: it’s way too sparkly, I would only use this under my eyes and then put my foundation powder over top.

In the summer months is when I love my Ipsy bags more, I tend to feel they send better selections and colors during that season. Ipsy is one of the best with customer service and anytime I needed something they respond very quickly. I am looking forward to their Ipsy event they will be having this summer – I missed it last year and was bummed out. If you’ve been leave me a comment cause I heard its amazing and so fun meeting other brands.

I won’t cancel my subscription ever with Ipsy even if sometimes I don’t like my bags – the products I don’t like I give to friends who love or I make cute mini travel gift bags which is great to give to someone as well. For the $10 it’s worth it in the end.

 

Sephora Play

$10 a month, click here to sign up.

What I received this month:

NARS Velvet Lip Glide; Rose Pink: Ok, um I’m in love – Anything NARS — yes sign me up. Not only is the packaging so sleek, the color is STUNNING.

Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream: This literally works right away and is worth the $30 for the full size. It 100% wakes up your eyes and gets you going in the am, which for me…is needed!

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy; Nude: A lot of people had an issue with saying this burnt their lips, you have to make sure you’ve exfoliated your lips first. I personally like this product and will be trying it out in the other colors.

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara: Haven’t tried this yet but I’m always a huge fan of getting mini mascaras in these boxes for when I travel.

CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer: it’s supposed to help those with oily skin. I’ve only used it twice so far but it’s helped. I noticed my skin half way through the day wasn’t as bad as usual and didn’t need to powder so much. I’m going to give it a few more days but so far I’m happy with it! Clinique always produces killer products, no questions asked.

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Divine Decadence:  This fragrance to me is best for Fall/Winter, it has a woody yet floral smell. Marc Jacobs never lets me down!

I personally believe Sephora Play has the best monthly box, for $10 you get well known higher end brands to try before you purchase the full size. Theres only been 1 month out of the last 6 that I didn’t really care for my items. One month I was missing one but luckily it was something I didn’t want to try anyways.

Target Beauty Box

This box is something that goes lives usually the first couple days of each month. Their boxes range from $7-$14 depending on what kind of items are in the box. I tend to purchase this one every 2-3 months. They do a great job on adding a little bit of everything into this box. Usually a shampoo and conditioner, lotion, face mask or wash, some sort of lipstick. I also use these products when I travel.

Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask:
A skin-moisturizing sheet mask that gently removes impurities and dead skin cells as it hydrates and soothes your skin with cucumber extract, aloe, collagen and vitamin E.

Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash:
Gently brightens and soothes your skin while locking in all the good oils, vitamins and enzymes that skin needs to look and feel amazing. It smells delicious, too.

Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash:
A non-drying, easy-rinse formula that smoothes and purifies your skin, leaving it super clean, fresh and bright. Made with superfruit yuzu and ultra-soft scrub beads.

Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo:
Infuses your hair with keratin to repair, strengthen and restore damaged hair from the inside out, preventing future breakage and leaving hair shiny and smooth.

Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner:
Infuses your hair with keratin to repair, strengthen and restore damaged hair from the inside out, preventing future breakage and leaving hair shiny and smooth.

Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette:
An easy-to-use, clear formula for the face and body that exfoliates, moisturizes and works with the proteins and amino acids in your skin to produce a natural sunless tan.

W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara:
Creates bold, nourished lashes with pure mineral pigments and a botanical blend. A unique brush lengthens each lash and delivers just the right amount of product, preventing clumps.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask:
A super-charged, pure clay mask that removes impurities and soothes your skin in just 10 minutes using natural ingredients for a spa-like experience. I’ve heard amazing things about this mask so I’m looking forward to trying this.

(info for these products were taken from Target.com, I haven’t tried some of the items yet but wanted to give you more details on what they do.)

 

xo, Tonya Michelle

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T3 Micro Wand Tutorial & My Favorite Products.

Hey Ladies, Hope everyone is having a fabulous day! Today I wanted to show you how I use one hair tool to get two different size curls as well as the products I use to keep my hair healthy in the process.

Below you will see how I transform my hair from straight to wavy and kinky curls!!

Just blow dried my hair straight and now ready to start the fun!

Above I’m using my T3 Micro Whirl Convertible (say that 3 times fast, I dare you!) You can achieve two different sized curls from this wand! If you want more loose curls, you start curling your hair from the bigger end of the wand to the smaller end. If you’re looking for kinky / smaller curls you can simply curl your hair all at the smaller end of the wand. I did two different size curls below so you can see the difference. The Whirl Convertible is my favorite size they have, I’m always switching up what size curls I want and this wand gives me both! You can click here to purchase and find more of their wands!

Below is my loose curls.

If you run your fingers or a brush through them, they will loosen up even more.

Below is my kinky/small curls.

I always feel super sassy when I do smaller tighter curls, I love them! ha

Now, below I will show you some products I use to help my hair stay healthy and also some that I use to add volume or to style. I’m not paid by these brands, I just like them and it’s what I use. I also do change up my hair products every other month or when they run out. I like to try new things and I believe its the only way you really know what you love and what doesn’t work for you!

So above are the current hair products I use while my hair is either wet or when it’s styled.

  • Philip B – Jet Set Hairspray : I use this daily. #heavensent #1
  • It’s a 10 – Miracle Dry Oil Spray: I use this when my hair is frizzing & not listening to me, a little goes a long way! I’m almost out though! #2
  • Umberto – Lifting Powder: I use this when I want some major volume at my roots, no joke, use the TINIEST bit! This is something you want to build up gradually, if you use too much you will need to wash your hair again, lol. Trust me — been there. #3
  • L’Oreal -Frizz Taming Serum: I also use this for frizz, I switch between this and the “Its a 10” #4.
  • Goldwell- Kerasilk Color Protective Blow-Dry Spray: I use this daily to protect my hair before I curl it. It goes on your hair before or after, I use it after, right before I curl my hair. #5.
  • RedKen- Satinwear 02 Blow-Dry Lotion; This is a gel. I personally use this every other day but I need to remember to use it everyday. This also protects your hair from heat. #6.
  • It’s Miracle De‑frizzing Gel: I use this a lot in the summer, humidity doesn’t like my hair. #7.
  • Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner- I use this to help my hair feel soft after day 2 of dry shampoo and not washing it! ha, who’s with me? #8

** I have micro- link extensions, they were done by Gina;  @glamyourhair in Maryland, I love my hair and I’ve had them now for almost 2 months, no complaints so far and these are my favorite kind. I’ve had them all — just ask, these haven’t damaged my hair. If you use her services, you can get $50 by telling her you were referred by me. It’s good towards installation.**

I hope you liked my hair post! I will be doing YouTube videos soon, so be on the look out! My youtube channel is link here, feel free to follow.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Fit Fab Fun Winter Box + Coupon Code!

I received the @FabFitFun winter box last week and I LOVED every item in this box! Below I will be giving you more details on every item, (Note: I did receive the Butter London Mega Volume Mascara but my mother-in law wanted some new mascara during winter break, I wasn’t able to take a photo, haha but I will give details on it below as well). With every item they include in the box, they give a tip on how to use the product! What a great touch!!

This months Winter Box collaborated with their charity; Starlight Children’s Foundation.  

For more information on the Starlight Children’s Foundation click here.

You can donate $25 and give a child a “Starlight Brave Gown” Click here to learn more.

D.L. & CO Candle; I received the Bergamot Woods in Silver, it smells so good that I don’t even want to light it. haha Has that happened to anyone else before? It retails for $45.

Their Website is linked here & their Instagram here.

They are currently have a hug sale on their website! Some candles are up to 50% off.

TIP: The intricately designed candle holder makes a gorgeous centerpiece. Fill it with a cute succulent once your candle burns out.

GORJANA Necklace; I received the Kiernan Double Pendant Necklace in Silver. You can mix and match this necklace with any other necklace and it would look perfect! This will help anyone shine in their NYE outfit. It retails for $75.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram here.

TIP: This bauble is made to amp up and LBD during the holiday season.

Marie Mae Company Thank You Card Set; Who doesn’t love receiving a “Thank You” card? or even a “Thinking of You” card? I know for me it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most! You can a gorgeous 10 pack in this box! These retail for $24.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram linked here.

TIP: Include a photo with a sprinkle of confetti for a festive surprise!

Moleskine 2017 Weekly Planner; Stay on schedule and in style with this planner. It features a diary, planner and notebook pages. You can’t go wrong with a planner that keeps you on task! This planner retails for $20.95

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Use the stickers in the back of the book to mark special events like birthdays.

Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara; It separates, defines, and lifts your lashes to epic heights! It retails for $20.

Direct link to purchase here.

TIP: Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes ti create extra volume. Apply the wand vertically for a more natural look.

O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face; This name made me think about what would happen if I put this on my face. But, it’s appealing — lol. You simply spray it on, massage it off and get ready to glow. I will be trying this later tonight and putting my thoughts on Instagram. This retails for $44.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Eliminate “cakey” makeup by prepping your skin for flawless makeup application.

Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream;  Everyone’s skin needs a little extra TLC, especially if you’re dealing with crazy weather conditions! You can apply this to your hands, feet, elbows and any other body part that is prone to dry skin. It retails for $24.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Apply to the soles of your feet and wear socks to bed to lock in moisture overnight.

This total box retails for $252.95 and you can get yours for $39.99 and if you use the discount code “TONYA” to get $10 OFF!! The regular price is $49.99!!

You can sign up here.

Feel free to send me an email or direct message on Instagram if you have any questions about any of these products or the box subscription! Happy Wednesday Everyone.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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