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HOW TO GROW YOUR HAIR LIKE A MERMAID

Girl, I see you. Your poor hair hasn’t grown more than an inch longer than what is now. AND it has been FIVE years! I’m right, huh? Honeyyy, it is time to do something different and show your hair some love. Whether your hair seems to break off at a certain point or doesn’t grow at all, let’s dive into a few ideas that will change your hair game.

Cool it, Sister!

I get it. You’re in a rush 25/7 and you have no time to breathe let alone style your hair. When you do have time you blast as much heat onto your hair to move quicker. Cool it, Sister! A lower temperature will allow you to go back and reapply heat if needed. You do not want to be the girl who burns her hair off! Burnt hair=damaged ends=breakage!!

DID YOU KNOW… When you apply too much heat to your hair, the color in your hair can burn out. For all my blondies out there, burnt blonde hair turns a brassy color that you can’t get rid of!

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Cut yo hair…

I know. This is the last thing you want to talk about. You dream of long mermaid hair and panic strikes at the thought of cutting your hair! But cut yo hair and it will grow. A healthy hair strand is so much stronger than a split and fried one. A broken edge will just keep breaking but a solid edge will stick with you through everything.

DID YOU KNOW… split ends are irreversible. Once you have split ends the only way to get rid of them is to cut them.

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Oil saves lives.

Have you heard of castor oil? This has been my go-to lately because of the ricinoleic acid, which comes in high amounts in this oil and improves blood circulation to the scalp. This stimulates dormant hair follicles and increases the amount of new hair growth. Apply to scalp and let this magic oil stay on your scalp for 30 minutes or even overnight for the best results. Castor oil can also be applied to natural lashes and eyebrows to help them grow! TIP: Double shampoo hair to reduce the oily leftovers of this treatment!

DID YOU KNOW… Castor oil actually contains antimicrobial properties and reduces acne as well as heals wounds!! Caution: This oil is said to induce labor and is a natural laxative so keep away from your mouth! Lol

Happy hair is healthy hair. Love your hair and it will love you right back and you will have mermaid hair in no time!

XOXO,

Abi

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These 3 products will change your life…

I see that face of horror you hold when you finally gain awareness of the number of beauty products you own. Filled with empty promises you now guard your heart against the brutality you feel when brands sell you pretty products but you never feel the true power you desire. Yes, we’re still talking about beauty products! I have been in search for years for products that actually do their job they promise you so here is a list of favorite products of mine that ACTUALLY do their job!

Natural Deodorant

Until recently I have always used the same deodorant and never had an issue with it. Lately, I started to get these really bad reactions under my arms. I began to venture out and try new things. Everything from crystals to putties and pastes and even tried making my own! Honestly, every time I walked into the drugstore I was in search of a better solution. After months of searching, I found my holy grail.

Schmidt’s Bergamont + Lime Natural Deodorant has changed my world. All-natural and free of harsh fragrances, aluminum, and parabens, I now smell amazing AND it last ALL DAY! With ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, shea butter, and more this Deodorant is Certified vegan and cruelty-free. To all my gluten-free peeps… yes its gluten-free too!!

To use: Gently hold the stick up to your skin to warm and soften the product. In addition, begin to kindly apply and wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care!

Click here to get your own>>> Schmidtsde Deodorant Lime Bergamot 2.65 Oz

Oil-free makeup remover

How many times have you battled the wonderful raccoon eyes that come with mascara? Every day huh! What if you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum and have beautiful lash extensions? Did you know that oil actually breaks down the lash adhesive! As a lash artist, I have searched for quality oil-free makeup removers since I have started lashing and this is hands down my favorite.

Mary Kay’s oil-free eye makeup remover is a must-have for any makeup lover. Designed for those with sensitive skin and eyes, you will never have to wonder if this product will cause irritation or discomfort. I myself have such a hard time finding something that doesn’t irritate them. For instance, with my contacts especially my eyes would always itch like crazy with other removers and I have never had an issue with this guy! Because Mary Kay cares about the quality of their products enough that they actually had it ophthalmologist tested! This go-to has even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and is a consistent best seller.

To use: Lightly soak a cotton pad and press lightly onto eye area for about 15-30 seconds while it does its magic. Makeup will disappear right before your eyes WITHOUT any harsh rubbing!

Click here to get your own>>> https://www.marykay.com/cherisimmons/en-us/products/best-sellers/mary-kay-oilfree-eye-makeup-remover-180101

Detangler & Heat Protectant

If I had to go down to one hair product for the rest of my life this would be the one! For years, I always thought I HAD to have a million different hair products in my bathroom. Boy was I wrong! This discovery has changed my life and I use it on EVERY guest that sits in my chair.

Design ME’s Fab ME is an 18 in 1 leave-in hair treatment that is ALWAYS the first thing I grab when blowdrying! This bottle defends, controls and makes your hair fabulous with every spray. Here is a list of the 18 amazing benefits straight from the source:

DEFENSE
1. Colour fade protection
2. Split end smoother
3. Breakage prevention
4. Free radical and heat damage protection
5. Revitalizer for hair’s natural protective layer
6. Protection against environmental damage

CONTROL
1. Detangling
2. Enhanced manageability
3. Reduced blow-drying time
4. Static reduction
5. Frizz control
6. Porosity control

FABULOUSITY
1. Light conditioning
2. Shine and luster
3. Hydration
4. Hair strengthener
5. Enhances volume
6. Silky feel

Above all, it smells good, does its job and its only one product! Who would have thought?!

To use: Spray from roots to end on damp hair, brush through and style your pretty hair!

Email me at Hairapywithabi@gmail.com to get your own!!

XOXO,

Abi

#GYFLT

Soooo who else is struggling to fully understand Adulting when it comes to finances?!

Who else wants to learn the right way to budget? Or even learn how to get out of the hole that Student Loans are burying you in??

CHECK OUT THIS NEW FAVORITE OF MINE!!

I know I am not the only one who feels like I will never understand half the stuff I’ll need to in order to make it by in this crazy world! So here’s a book that I found at Barnes n Noble ($15) that has literally changed my outlook on money, debt, and future adulting issues!!

BROKE Millennial- By: ERIN LOWRY

It says it right on the cover! Stop scraping by and get your Financial Life together.

Beware you will get called out in this book and it will definitely open your eyes and get you thinking! Personal Finance is a thing. Setting yourself up for Retirement is a thing. (Even if you’re working your first job!) Consumer Debt, Student Loans, Investing, Credit Scores, Savings Account, Emergency Funds, are all a thing!!

Don’t believe me? Or what to find out more about what I’m talking about? Join Erin Lowry and read her words of wisdom!

***A Sense of Humor is NEEDED***

-Abi

Wise Word Wednesdays

Happy Hump Day Everybody!

What is going to get you through this Wednesday? How about a little inspirational advice?

Today let’s center our conversation on focusing. And not only do we need to focus on our work life and school life we need to focus on our Loved Ones as well. Let’s take the time today to step away from electronics that run our lives. Such as our phones, our iPads and any unnecessary noise.

Let’s focus on what’s in front of us whether that is school, work, a hobby or relationships. Let’s listen to the people around us and step back from our electronics that takes so much of our time. We will be able to have those conversations we miss out on, connect with new people, and live our lives happier and more fulfilled than yesterday.

Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if the time we spent with each other was quality? How different would our friendships, partnerships and overall relationships be??

Sooo today let’s take a step back from what’s going on on our newsfeed or who’s texting us! Let’s put our phones to the side and enjoy the people in front of us. Have Quality conversation, build relationships that will last a life time, and make conversation with random strangers!

You never know who you’re going to run into!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

-Abi

JADE ROLLER MAGIC

What’s that crazy green thing she’s rolling on her face?!

Soooo a huge beauty trend right now that resurfaced from the 17th century in China are Jade Rollers!!

WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS??

Jade Rollers come in all shapes and sizes, and normally come with 1 to 2 Rollers on it. A bigger one on one end to cover more surface area around your whole face like your forehead and cheeks and then a smaller one for those hard to reach places like your eye lids and under eyes.

WHAT DO THEY DO??

Have you ever heard of putting cold spoon under and over your eyes to reduce puffiness?! Same thing! The Jade stones naturally stay cold and help with inflammation, redness and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles! Our facial muscles hold a lot of tension in them just from daily use and that’s what creates wrinkles and fine lines.

The Roller massages your face and increases the circulation and firmness of your skin through the movement and the pressure created by the roller.

The Jade Rollers are a huge help with the absorption of product into your skin such as moisturizers, serums, oils, etc.

My skin has always been super dull especially once I put makeup on. Since I have been using this morning and night my skin has had more or a natural glow to it with and with out make up on.

HOW DO YOU USE IT??

When I use my Jade Roller I start in the center of my forehead and work my way down my face and moving from the center of my face to the outer edges.

NEVER FORGET YOUR NECK AND DÉCOLLETAGE!!

I work up and down my neck and across my décolletage.

**FUN TIP**

Put your Jade Roller into the freezer for a couple minutes to cool it down even more. (Its life changing!)

WHY JADE???

Jade is known for its balancing, calming and healing properties as well as being a lucky stone!

This is why it is great for calming and balancing skin’s tonality! Jade is also known for its ability to reduce tension hence the reason it’s great for fine lines and wrinkles!!

Hope to see you guys be able to try out these magical things! And become a believer like me!! lol

-Abi

MY DAILY HAIR ROUTINE!!

 

How do you style your hair every day?? Well, here’s how I do mine!!!

*Tools used*

  • Harry Josh Pro Dryer
  • Straightener

*Products*

  • Sun Bum Sea Spray
  • IGK Down & Out
  • Aveda Men Grooming Clay
  • Bed Head Masterpiece Hairspray

Here are the steps I follow when styling my Messy Pixie Look:

  1. After I get out of the shower I normally do my makeup first so I can make sure my hair is able to air dry a little! I don’t brush my hair out when I let it air dry to help with the pieced out look I want to achieve. Once it’s 80-90% dry I spray in the Sea Spray and shake it around!
  2. Then I Blow dry towards my face and blow my bangs straight down! *Make sure to have the Ionic switch on to help avoid unwanted Frizz.
  3. It’s time to straighten next! I start on the side with less hair and work my way around my head. I slightly curl the hair and give it just enough curve to make it seem like I use a Round Brush. Then straighten or bend the hair depending on where I’m at on my head and the look I want to achieve.
  4. My hair sticks to my head if I don’t put a little product in it so I found a Dirt Spray from IGK that give me the perfect amount of lift, piecey-ness and volume. Spray at the Roots throughout my hair and shake it in.
  5. Time to tame it down a little! I then take a little bit of Grooming Clay and piece out my hair and rub it around the back of my head to make it a little more messy. This product help smooth out pieces as well!!
  6. Let’s make this thing last all day! I then grab my hair little by little and lift up as I spray to get the most possible Volume! I spray a fair distance away from my hair and spray a little bit below the section for Max Volume as well. Wait a minute to let the product dry and then scrunch and shimmy till you have your desired look!!
  7. Have fun and personalize this look for you!!

 

-Abi

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE APPS AT THE MOMENT??

 

The month of January I have really tried to focus on my Health and Personal Well-Being.

Basically, eliminating my stress and trying to be at peace with where my life is has been a huge thing for me!

We all spend sooo much time on our phones each day and so the first thing I decided to do when going through my phone for the New Year was delete what I don’t need. I had so many apps I downloaded that I maybe opened once or twice and it really just wasn’t worth having it taking up space on my phone!

Another big thing I did was delete ALL my games!! I spend so much time on my phone anyways going through my social media I decided to get rid of any other distractions that would take up more of my time and not allowing me to ENJOY the Present.

Sooo let’s dive into a few Apps that I haven’t been able to let go off:

  1. Headspace

This has been a huge one for me because it forces me to take a deep breath, get in touch with my body and mind and ultimately being able to live a more Stress-FREE life! This one is packed with Simple and Quick daily meditations that vary from everything such as Health & Happiness to Sports & Students!

*Bonus*

Your kiddos can join the fun as well! They have a special category Just for Kids!!

This one is a Free one but you can easily Subscribe for more in depth and specific sessions.

Subscription to this App if you sign up Annually is $7.99 per month.

2. KHLOÉ

The Kardashians are definitely the kind of people that you either love them or hate them, but if you’re like me and Love them their Apps are Wayyy worth it! I have both The Khloé & Kourt App Downloaded and I’m Subscribed to both and I’m in Love with them! Both share beauty tips, health & wellness, and fashion advice as well as some yummy healthy recipes!! Even a little bit about their lives and what they’re into at these points in their lives!

*Fun Fact*

  • Kourtney is both Gluten and Dairy Free and she not only follows this diet but so do all her kiddos!

Subscription to each of these apps are $2.99 per month.

2. Spotify

I have always been huge music person and so I have always had some type of app that played music on my phone. Years and years back I started using Rhapsody it’s now called Napster and I loved it. I looked up what I wanted, downloaded it and listened away but a big challenge was getting all the music that just came out.

Another music App I really like is Pandora and I’ve used that one for a while too but have been using it a lot now while I’m the Salon! I needed something that will continue to play a station all day and that was good. But what if I could have both???

Spotify brought me that!! Fun and various station that I can pick for any mood or day at the Salon AND I can find all the music that just came out and Download it!! All I wanted in an App and it’s Simple!!

This one is the Price of Netflix & Hulu! And the nice part is you CAN listen for FREE! Just with a little less capability!

Subscription to this App is $9.99 per month.

Abi