Month: September 2014

Curly Girl Review: Carol’s Daughter’s “Hair Milk” Collection

If you follow me on Instagram (@style_dose) you would know that I’m a curl lover who’s been on the “natural” hair journey for some time now. It wasn’t always that way, I remember straightening my hair all the time because I wasn’t too fond of my natural curls…I preferred the straight tresses. Until I came across other naturalistas who made me fall in love with the beauty of natural curly hair. I was inspired to go “natural” and bring my curls back to life. I started researching how to properly take care of and style natural curly hair and sooner than I knew, I was learning how to embrace my curly hair. I found myself falling in love with my curls again! I was no longer interested in getting blowouts every week, and if I did straighten my hair, I couldn’t wait to drench my hair in water to make those curls spring back to life.

Along with the love for curly hair, came the love for hair products also. Throughout my hair journey, I must admit I did become somewhat of a product junkie…just a little (hehe). I love trying out new hair products, curious to see what wonders they can work on my curly mane. With that being said, I was super excited when Carol’s Daughter reached out to me about joining their brand ambassador program. Of course I said yes! I was a fan of their hair products even before getting on board, so it was a win win situation. I love coming home to a Carol’s Daughter package, anxious to try out every new goodie they send my way on these curls of mine…and i must say my curls are defiantly fans of their products.

My first package included some products from the Hair Milk collection.  I decided to try a few products together and share the results with you guys!

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  1. Hair Milk nourishing and conditioning cleansing conditioner
  2. Hair Milk nourishing and conditioning styling foam
  3. Hair Milk nourishing and conditioning styling butter
  4. Hair Milk leave-in moisturizer

I used the cleansing conditioner to wash my hair, it worked to cleanse my hair and scalp and get those tangles out! I like to finger untangle my hair in the shower, the conditioner had enough slip to allow me to do so. After rinsing off the conditioner and getting out the shower, while my hair was still drenched, I worked just a bit of the leave in moisturizer throughout my hair from the roots to the ends. My hair seemed to be softer and I do think it helped keep some moisture locked in my curls. Next, I put a few pumps of the styling foam. I must say, I really do like the styling foam! It was light and didn’t make my hair crunchy like other mousse products. I would definitely use the foam on its own for styling. Finally, I put some of the styling butter. The styling butter along with the other products gave my hair a “wet” kind of look. I would probably use less of the butter next time. Not that I think it was a bad product, it works wonders for some people and I still liked the outcome, I just don’t think it works that great with my curl type. Since my hair is not that thick, I find that when I use any styling “butter” or “pudding” of any brand it weighs my curls down so I prefer to use styling products with a light weight formula or just use a tad bit of styling butter.

 Here’s a look at what my curls looked like after using the Hair Milk products:


Make sure to follow my Instagram account @style_dose as well as @carolsdaughter for more hair tips, tutorials, and giveaways! Until next time! xo

 

 

 

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Miami Diaries

Ready for it or not, summer has come to an end…(sad times). After weeping about the fact summer has ended, I decided that I was going to end my summer with a bang in one of my favorite destinations, Miami! It was the perfect scene for labor day weekend as I enjoyed my last days of summer.

I didn’t get a chance to photograph as much as I wanted to since time really does fly when you’re having fun but any who, here is a look at my Miami style:

Bienvenidos a Miami!

What a beautiful view!

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Swimwear is a must for South Beach! Take a look at some of my options:

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photo 2Swim suit: Nasty Gal // Kimono: Forever21 // Shorts: Forever21

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photo 3Swim suit: Nasty Gal // Kimono: Forever21

photo 2 photo 1 photo-7 Swim suit: Ralph Lauren at Macy’s // Pants: Forever21 // Sunglasses: Forever21


Here are some of my OOTD:

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Dress: Love Culture


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Jumpsuit: Forever21


 Thanks for stopping by! xo