Friday, December 11, 2015

Gorgeous Braided Holiday Updo | NO HEAT

Now that I've shared some outfits for your holiday parties we need a fun hairstyle! This is a braided updo that can be worn for any occasion and doesn't need any hot tool styling! I love utilizing braids in a look because its different then the traditional curls. 
I hope your holiday parties are festive and merry!!!

Products Mentioned:
Living Proof Dry Shampoo
Living Proof Flex Hairspray

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5 Holiday Party Outfits

December hits and so do the holiday parties. I celebrate Christmas, and have a party to attend every weekend this month... I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! Since I know there are so many things to do in December, I put together 5 outfits for every occasion!
I'm a pretty thrifty shopper, I love getting just about anything on sale! So I worked with SheIn to bring you these looks for a affordable budget. They have such cute trendy clothes for a awesome price. And they always have sales (THEY HAVE 40% off the site right now!) if your in need or just like shopping (guilty) check them out!
Enjoy these looks, and which one is your personal favorite?

1) Comfy & Cozy
Sweater- SheIn
Pants- American Eagle
Boots- Roxy
Scarf- American Eagle
Beanie- H&M

2) Edgy + Classy
Pants- Ross
Booties- Old
Necklace- Shop Lately
Rings- @LostAtSea_Jewelry

3) Edgy Rocker
Sweater- SheIn
Faux Leather Leggings- Old
Platform Booties- Public Desire
Necklaces- Twisted Silver
Cross body Bag- All Saints
Sunnies- Forever 21

4) Sexy Rocker
Faux Leather Leggings- Old
Heels- Target
Necklace + Midi Ring- Kendra Scott From Roxy Box
Lipstick- LimeCrime "Jinx"

5) Bohemian Sexy
Dress- SheIn
Cardigan- American Eagle
Heels- Target
Necklace- Express
Bracelets- Old
Lipstick- MAC "Ruby Woo"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Surf Family Fun Beach Day VLOG

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I thought that I would share a video of what I am thankful for most. That would be my awesome family! I have 3 brothers, and a mom and dad who all love the ocean so much. Whenever we get the chance to go surfing together, we take it. And this past week the weather has been even warmer then usual, with gorgeous crystal clear water and fun little waves. I am beyond thankful to live back in California, and to be around my family. Nothing matters more then those who you care about!
I hope you guys enjoy this fun video of what we love to do and share together as a family. I wish you the best Thanksgiving ever!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Men's Haircut: Classic Undercut

When you see your youngest brother grow up in front of your eyes! Had such a fun time doing my brother Dakotas hair! We had been growing it out for a "man bun," and loved how it went with his surfer boy style. But the other day Dakota decided that he wanted a short look, long hair can get annoying! So when he came in I showed him a picture of a classic mens haircut with the short undercut and transformed him for a kid to a man! 
Now he has his new "adult" look, who doesn't like a classic men's haircut right? What do you guys think of his new style??? Be sure to watch the tutorial and let me know!

Products Mentioned:
EVO Gangster Grip
EVO Cassius Cushy Clay

Friday, November 13, 2015

Living Proof Hair Care Review

If you look in my shower, you'll find a bunch of different brands of haircare. I love trying new things, while keeping a few favorites that I rely on. Since my followers are from around the world, I like to review all use all kinds of shampoo and conditioner so that no matter where your from you can find a good haircare line! Same with my styling products...I might be a hoarder #hairstylistproblems. Haha! I was really excited to work with Living Proof and begin my experience using their products. They sent me 8 products to share with you, spoiler alert...this line is pretty amazing and smells so good!

If your looking for a haircare line that leaves your hair happy and healthy, helps with styling, and works like it says...I 100% recommend Living Proof! I'm so happy with my products, minus the play-dough smelling hairspray. I did a tutorial using some of these products that you can check out! I share how to get a Sexy Voluminous Blow-dry featuring Living Proof! 
Be sure to head over to their website and click the product selector, this will help you discover the perfect products for #YourBestHair!

(All products were sent to me for review, and I am absolutely sharing my 100% honest feelings in this post. I love you guys and will only recommend the best!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

D.I.Y. Whitewashed Pallet Wall

I have been wanting a pallet wall forever! Now that we are in our cute little Beach Cottage, I can finally add in the perfect accent wall for our room. This whole project is pretty inexpensive since its recycling the use of pallets. I found mine on the side of the road and at a local dumpster. Lol, my husband says I get "crazed" eyes when I see a pallet in the trash as I say "Think of all things we can make with that one!" Yeah, I know I'm crazy but hey it turns out to be for a good reason! 

This project was definitely a two person job! I would enlist someone to help you especially when disassembling the pallets, and hanging everything up. I'm so thankful for my husbands building skills...and tools! We only spent 30$ on this project, we had most everything so all we had to buy was the frame wood and some nails. I already had paint so we just used some left over colors.

If you want to see how we designed and built our gorgeous whitewashed pallet wall please watch the video below for all the instructions. I'm so proud of how this turned out, and if you decide to make a wall yourself please snap an after pic and tag me on Instagram (@alexsismae) so I can see your pallet wall!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sexy Voluminous Blowdry || Tips & Tricks

Today I am sharing how to get sexy volume when you blow dry your hair at home. Not only am I showing you how I do this, but I also wanted to share a bunch of tips to get the perfect blowout. Sometimes we start doing a style and it may not be the best way to go about achieving what we want. So I hope this video helps get your hair maximum volume, to where you feel like your on the cover of a Victorias Secret catalogue! 

Products Mentioned:
Amika Cloud Blowdryer + Nozzle
Chi Round Brush
Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream
Living Proof Blowout Spray
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection
Living Proof Flex Hairspray

(These products were sent to me for review.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Laguna Wedding

Weddings are my favorite thing when it comes to hair. I love all the gorgeous curls and updo's, and the work that goes into styling the hair. Being apart of making a woman feel so special on their wedding day is truly amazing! 

This wedding for my bosses client, Lauren, was such an perfect day! We styled all their hair, and our makeup artist Kim did their makeup. It was a natural California look with a bit of glam, one of my favorite styles. Each bridesmaid was able to choose their own updo, which gave a nice look since everyone was able to wear something they were comfortable with. 
Our gorgeous bride Lauren went with a half up look and tousled curls. I think her twisted half up went beautifully with the long vail and breathtaking dress. Her whole look was simply heart-stopping. I know her groom got his socks knocked off when he saw her walk down the aisle!

Enjoy these pictures, hopefully they will inspire you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Boxycharm | First Impressions | October 2015

I love this subscription box so much, and this month is a good one! Instead of me simply showing you whats in my Boxycharm box...since thats kind of boring, I'm going to try them out and and share my first impression. That way even if you got the box too, you can see how I feel about each one as I try it for the first time! Check out the video, and if you don't have Boxycharm you should sign up! Its only 21$ a month, and this month I got $137 worth of products! Huge steal ;)

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