Rocksbox, I’ve Missed You

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Ding Dong: Jewelry Delivery

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Twice now I’ve had to physically run down a Mailman to hand off my Rocksbox shipment. I’ve been so happy with everything they’ve send me since un-pausing my subscription earlier this month (more on that in a minute) that I’ve been willing to literally run down the Mailman to see what they’ll send me next!

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service. For $21 a month, you get three pieces that are typically worth waaaaaay more than that for you to wear as long as you want until you’re done. Once you’ve worn them out, you put them in their box, run after your Mailman (or just put them in your mail box) and send them back!

If you’re done with them after a week, you can send them back and get more! In fact, within the month of May I returned my box twice, which means I essentially paid $3.50 for each piece. And I wore them all multiple times, so the cost per wear broke down nicely.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine if this subscription is for you:

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1. Are you ready to throw out all of your jewelry and start over?

2. Are you wanting to refresh your closet, but don’t have a big budget?

3. Do you need some help picking out accessories?

If you answered yes to any of those things Rocksbox is for you!

You get to put together a wish list that they’ll pick off of, while sometimes sending you something they’ll think you’d like. And AND you can send them a picture of an outfit you need accessories for and they’ll help!

I’ve been loving it lately because I have wanted to throw out everything in my jewelry arsenal and start all over and I’m also wanting to refresh what’s in my closet. So far, Rocksbox has scratched my itch successfully (a tagline I’m sure they’ll steal).

Want to try it free for just a month? Click here!

Want help spring cleaning your jewelry box because you sign up? I’ve got that right here.

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The Surprising Things I do with My Hair

Weirdo, or genius?

I’m just going to get to it – I wash my hair every 6 days. Every once in a while, I’ll have a busy week that requires me to have fresh hair for an event, so I’ll break that cycle but for the most part – every 6 days.

I just started using conditioner.

For a very long stretch of time, I skipped conditioner and shampooed my hair twice while in the shower. This made a HUGE difference in how my style worked and lasted. But over time I realized I needed to be treating my hair better, so now I…

Shampoo. Condition. Shampoo again.

This makes for a decently long shower, but I say it’s one of the secrets to my hair. Because I’m really getting all of the product out. And when you wash your hair only every 6 days, there tends to be a lot of product build up. I was skipping conditioner because it was making my hair too slick. I didn’t want to loose the fullness of my hair, so that’s where the second shampoo comes in. Plus it leaves me squeaky clean.

Curious as to how to get your hair to last a full 6 days? Read here.

Other things I do to make my style last? I hair spray my hair at night. Not a ton, but just a good all over spray and I let it set before I lay my head down on a silk pillow case. That’s another great secret – because that case is going to save your skin, and your hair style.

I only get my hair cut 4 times a year, but that’s because I keep it long. I trim my own bangs with nail scissors because they give me more control.

And where you get your hair cut is SO VERY IMPORTANT. If you don’t have a hair dresser that listens to you and takes your feedback as well as offers their own, then you don’t know what you’re missing! I’ve gone to Barnes & Barnes in Market Square for over 14 years now and wouldn’t go any where else even if offered large sums of money. Steve Barnes gets me, gets my hair and offers valuable insight while taking into account my opinion and the things I like to do with my hair. If you don’t have that kind of relationship. Go get it. They’re in Market Square next to Stock Burgers.

If you have any more questions about what I do with my hair, feel free to leave them in the comments below, also check out this post and this post for summer hair tips and products!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy & Spiffy this Summer

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If you’re going to be in and out of the pool, the heat or even just in and out of bed (CAN I GET AN AMEN) I’ve got some tips to help you keep healthy hair!

This time of year our hair can take a beating, but it doesn’t have to with a few tweaks to our routine.

So take just a few minutes and watch these hair tips that I gave on 10 News This Morning.

One thing I didn’t get to mention on the show… that amazing brush I talk about at the end – that’s a great tool to use to get all the tangles out of your hair BEFORE you shower. I stand there and brush out my whole head before getting it wet so that I don’t have to deal with tangles afterwards.

I hope this will help you maintain spiffy hair this weekend and that you have a great time relaxing with family and friends!

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My Favorite Hair Tools

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Winning the mane game.

There are a handful of hair epiphanies that I can distinctly remember…the first time I flipped my hair over to dry it and how great it was; the first time I used a straightener; the first time I quit fighting my waves and let my hair air dry…the list goes on and on.

As a teenager with lots of hair that grew like a Chia Pet in the soupy Florida air, my constant goal was to fight for the opposite and have small, straight hair. Puberty had brought with it the gift of waves (I didn’t see it as a gift until I got to college), so one year at youth camp, I remember running into our cabin every 20 minutes to re-straighten my ever frizzing/waving follicles.

Oh how the tables have turned.

Over the years I’ve learned a lot about my hair. What works, what DOESN’T work (I’m looking at you electric crimper) and what products help me walk out of the house looking and feeling my best. I’ve also learned how to best take care of my hair without it becoming a full time job.

All of that, I plan to share with you this week on the blog.

So let’s get started…

Here are the products I use on the regular. Click on any of the pictures to get your own!

Besides my hair dryer, this puppy probably gets used the most. I’ve got the 32mm (in the fun blue color). I like the size waves it gives, I don’t know that I would want it to be much smaller or larger (although I’d be willing to try 1.5 inch just to see).

This next product is one that has caused me to put down my straightener. It gives me hair that’s just as smooth and as better styled than if I had stood there for 15 minutes heating up my hair for a second time. It’s a time saver and a hair saver (all my hair strands say, “AMEN.”) Bonus points? It’s less than $15.

Brace yourself, as this is going to be the most expensive thing on the list. It rings in a little under $150 BUT it drys my hair in a nano second (well, maybe not that fast, but still SUPER fast). It’s got a great cool setting and more power than most vacuum cleaners. Favorite hair dryer in my lifetime…

Come back all week for more tips on how to have spiffy hair this summer!

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How to Pack a Purse

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Perfectly pack a professional purse.

If you’re a woman, these tips will come in handy.

Not only am I giving out tips on how to pack a purse, but I’m showing you great purses to pack the stuff in!

If you’re a new mom, hoping to become a mom or just wondering looking for more general tips on how to keep an organized bag – you can check out this post from the other day. Otherwise, scroll down to watch my segment from this week to see what all to have on hand for any kind of beauty/life emergency!

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