Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Beautycounter Product Review

I had been seeing a lot of talk about Beautycounter lately since they made their way into Target for a short period so I was really excited when my friend Kendra reached out to be about trying some products! She is a Beautycounter consultant who truly loves the products and I could tell by the way she was talking about them. She graciously let me pick out a few products to try and the most intriguing ones that I found on the site were the Peppermint Lip Conditioner, Lip Sheer, Sea Salt Spray and Charcoal Mask. 

Before we get into the review, let me tell you a little about the company and why they interested me in the first place! Beautycounter is actively advocating better skin care across the board by strictly regulating the ingredients they put in the products. They follow the FDA regulations of the UK since the United States had very little restrictions in beauty care and they haven't been updated since 1937! How concerning is that!? Their mission is to remove all harmful ingredients from beauty and everyday care products. And what really makes them different from other companies is that that they keep true to their mission without compromising the effectiveness and quality of the products.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

My Hair Routine for Curly Hair (Part 1)

I have gotten so many comments and questions about my hair over the last few months and I am so happy that I am finally getting a chance to write about it! I thought it was too much information for one post so I'm breaking it up into two different parts; the first one will be more about the products I use for prepping my hair before styling it, and the second post will be more about the techniques I use to curl my hair and the whacky ways I keep my curls intact all day.

If you have any specific questions, please send me an email [astoldbystacy@gmail.com] or DM me on Instagram because I'd really love to get all your questions answered! Also, do you guys like videos or step my step blog posts more on these types of topics?

Before I get too far into this post, I am going to step onto a little soapbox real quick and say that not all hair is created equal. The products and techniques that I use may not work for you. And what works for someone else may not work for me. For example, I know the "popular" or most common way I've seen to curl hair is by drying and straightening it before curling it and there's no way I have time for that. Plus, my hair is naturally wavy and very thick so just thinking about blow drying it, straightening it, THEN curling gives me anxiety. I curl my hair a little differently than what the norm is and it works for me so that's all that matters. Play around with different techniques and do what works for YOU!

With that being said, here are the steps I take from pre-showering to the beginning of curling my hair...


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Essentials: Trendy Items You Need!

I've been trying to get my hands on all the hot items I missed last year, plus popular items that are trending right now! I've had my eye on a fur vest and a pair of OTK boots so you better believe I am grabbing them before it's too late!

I wanted to share some of my favorite fall essentials with you in hopes that you don't miss out either!



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