Hair Tips

I don’t fuss with my hair. Its naturally curly and I have finally made peace with it. Only when I am feeling sassy I will blow it out!
I have though gotten into the habit of not trimming it the recommended 4 weeks, till recently. I will add that my hair grows painfully slow, so my thought was don’t trim it so it will grow. Terrible advice!
I got it trimmed last month and within days I was getting so many compliments on how healthy it looked! So a new habit has been started and this past weekend, I got a follow up trim exactly 4 weeks later.‎
I thought keeping a very low key grooming ritual for my hair would benefit it since I was only aging it (yes you can age your hair).
So regular trims are part of the new hair routine and fingers crossed, here is long and healthy hair!


I have a makeup routine that is about 10 minutes.

It starts with foundation under my eyes, mineral powder all over my face, eyelash curler, mascara then the most tedious part, eyebrows!

Since I do love the look of a full, defined brow, I spent hours (sadly this is true) on Instagram looking at videos on how to properly fill in a brow. I have realized that I need to part ways with my old method with brow pencils & welcome a well angled brush & brow pomade.
A few months back someone shared that she used MAC gel liner and I have been hooked ever since.
After many failed attempts, I now got the hang of filling in my brows with a defined yet natural look.
I have also found this amazing angled brush that is both affordable (under $3) and works wonders for application.
Would love to know what your favorite brow pomades are?




Alternative Fashion

My fashion sense is always evolving. I find my self looking for pieces that are unique, comfortable and loose. I cringe at CPR dresses!

I’ve also have been kinda addicted with boutique shopping lately. I find pieces that not everyone is wearing and I always walk away feeling happy that I am supporting local shops and designers.

Upon discovering Alternative Fashion I took an instant liking to the earthy and minimal collection. It also helps that the designer Alyssa Couture reflects the brand with friendly and creative qualities.

Launching her collection this past Spring 2015, Alyssa’s creations are both simple and effortlessly chic. I share my top 5 looks that I would gladly incorporate into my wardrobe.

Alyssa defines the ideal client to be a “free-spirited, confident woman whom values comfort, ease, and effortless style.”

Shop the collection at

Photographer: Matthew Lomanno

Model: Charlotte Hulseman

Hair: Jeannine Cardinal/ Tara Whitten

Mua: Kaleigh Bisson.