goldilocks

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think is “I can’t wait to do my hair”.

JUST KIDDING (that is probably the biggest lie I have ever told). Goldilocks and I have more than just the whole hair thing in common, we also like our sleep.

If you haven’t already noticed the obvious, I have plenty of hair. Honestly, it’s probably enough for three people. I do not, however, have extra time or extra hands to manage it all.

Which is why, most of the time, I don’t.

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Sometimes, you just have to embrace it. Beauty, my friends, is not perfection, and we all know that a messy bed head means you just had a wonderful nights rest.

But because not every day is appropriate for that just-rolled-out-of bed look, sometimes I need a little help. Here are some of my tricks for (attempting) to tame the mane.

1. Would you believe me if I told you that I only use one product? (this is actually a truth) The only thing that touches my tresses, beside the obvious shampoo and occasional dose of hairspray, is coconut oil. Let me tell, you it is absolute MAGIC. Coconut oil has the ability to lock in moisture without the use of petroleum-based ingredients and other chemicals like other products. It also protects from sun, chlorine, and lots of other wonderful summer things that tend to ruin our hair. My favorite it is Nutivia. Want to know an extra little bonus? It also tastes yummy! Just rub it into your ends to heal split ends and add crazy shine. Check out this article from Fashionista for a ton of other beauty uses!

2. Most mornings, I’ll use a flatiron for five minutes and call it a day. If I’m feeling really fancy, I’ll spend some precious sleep on this (super) easy style. When I tell my friends about these 5 minute curls, they don’t believe me. Here’s the tutorial.

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But now it’s back to my hair hero, Goldilocks: the girl that found her perfect night’s sleep AND had fabulous hair. This week, I started reading a super cool blog about my favorite activity, sleeping. Casper’s site and blog tell you all about an up and coming company in New York that is absolutely full of Goldilocks-approved beds. When I’m all grown up one day, I’m definitely purchasing one for a lifetime full of fairy tale worthy nights.

I hope these little tips help you tame your mane, but remember that sometimes messy is wonderful.

Love,

Maddie

all that glitters

Holidays are the perfect excuse to wear a little extra sparkle. Whether this comes from glittery sweaters, gemstone jewelry, or the bubbles in champagne, Christmas celebrations are all about beautiful light.

This month (and just about every other month of the year), I am loving vintage-inspired jewelry.

Statement earrings to be specific.

Now let’s take a peek at some of my favorites!

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Some of these darling pieces are recently purchased, and some really ARE vintage!

This pair happens to be one of my very favorites. They match just about everything, which is a VERY good quality in jewelry if you ask me!
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Every Christmas, my sisters and I do a secret santa exchange to save a little money. These blue gems were given to me this year by my sister Chloe. I would say that she has expert gift giving taste, but I actually helped her out a little (ok actually a lot)…earrings66

The next two pairs are also blue and also from Target (I’m sensing a trend here).

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blue flowers (similar)

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These pearl and gold beauties are another vintage find. I just love how versatile and effortlessly classy they are!
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Wishing you a lovely, light filled holiday with a little added sparkle!

Love,

Maddie

John 1:9; Which was the true Light that enlightens every man who comes into the world.