What it Takes to Have a Good Hair Day!

On a normal hair wash day it can take me up to 2 hours to wash, blow dry, straighten, and polish my hair. It’s an exhausting routine but I’ve gotten used to it. With the summer’s heat at record temperatures, it is important for me to find the right products that will combat frizz and protect my hair from the humidity.

      

I’m so happy I found OGX beauty’s Argan Oil of Morocco and Kuku Oil line. For the most part I usually blow my hair out and straighten it but I’m trying to get used to wearing it curl a few times this summer too. These products are great for the girl who likes to wear her hair both ways.

The Argan Oil of Morocco is rich in vitamin E and super charged with antioxidants to protect and renew your hair. It combats the frizz but also straightens and defines the curl pattern.

The Kuku Oil line helps my hair with the humidity in the hair. Without this product my hair would be a giant poof ball in the summer.

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The one thing I also love about all of OGX beauty’s products is that they are affordable. They are available at most drugstores and grocery stores and they won’t break the bank.

Disclaimer: OGX beauty provided me with these products to review but all opinions are my own.

National Bad Ass Hair Day

I played tennis leisurely for about 10 years after my parents signed up for a tennis camp with Nike one summer when I was a kid. My best friend Chantel and I continued the tradition by hitting the tennis courts each summer right before we hit the pool. Let me set the record straight, we aren’t your Williams sisters we are pretty amateur players.

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I recently started taking tennis lessons again on Sunday mornings with my friends from the Junior League. So for four weeks I’ll be hitting the tennis courts again to brush up on my game. The first two weeks were rough but brought back old memories.

When playing outdoors it’s essential to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. It is also important to make sure you have your hair tied up or protected some away. You never know who you may run into after leaving the tennis courts, and you always want to have a #badasshairday. To ensure that I am prepared I also carry a bag with facial wipes, water, dry shampoo, and a comb.  What’s your post workout routine for looking fresh?

IMG_6488.JPG  I’ve teamed up with OGX beauty to celebrate the kick off a new national holiday, National Bass Ass Hair Day. Today, women across the world will be celebrating #badasshairday by sharing selfies of how awesome their hair looks wherever they may be. You could be sitting in your office at work or taking care of your kids or finishing up your evening run. Where ever you are, stop and take a selfie of your awesome hair style today and share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #badasshairday. You’ll find me on the tennis courts this evening joining in on the fun.

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“OGX provided me with compensation for this post as apart of their National Bass Ass Hair Day campaign. The opinions I have shared are my own.”

A Productive Sunday Afternoon

Spring and Fall are two of my favorite seasons because the weather is just right. This spring in Georgia has been really rainy so far, which is horrible when you are trying to have a good hair day. Luckily this weekend the sun was shining and I was able to get outside and soak up the rays while getting some work done. I headed to a local cafe to sit outside and journal while enjoying a nice cup of tea.

   
  

The great thing about sunny weather is you can always look forward to having a #BadAssHairDay. There’s no need to pull your hair back into a ponytail when the sun is shining just right. Thanks to the folks at OGX Beauty, I’m now always going to have a good hair day. For their new #BadAssHairDay campaign, I’ve joined a few select bloggers to show you how to have a productive day and make everyday a #BadAssHairDay.
In order to have a productive Sunday, I have to start my day at church, followed by a yoga session, then a trip to the farmers market or whole foods to shop for the week, and then it usually ends with a dinner with my family or at home alone. I tend to overload my weekends, so sometimes it’s nice to just sit outside and mediate while the wind blows in your hair.

        

OGX Beauty currently has a #HairorDare challenge on Instagram, and you can be involved too! Follow @OGX_Beauty and the #BadAssHairDay and #HairorDare hashtags. Share photos of your Bad Ass Hair Days or do one of the #HairorDare challenges for a chance to win prizes.

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by OGX Beauty and I am being compensated for this post.

Photos taken by: Jessica Dawson

Spring Beauty Must-Haves

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The first day of spring starts on Thursday. This week I’ll be highlighting some spring fashion, beauty, and home decor trends to watch out for during this upcoming season. Starting with one of my favorites, spring beauty trends. This spring is all about taking care of your skin and adding pops of color. Check out a few of the products I’ll be adding to my makeup collection this spring. 

NARS New Attitude Blush // $30

CLARINS Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Juicy Clemantine // $27

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel // $36

Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette // $52

Essie Style Hunter // $8.50

 Which products will you be adding to your beauty routine this spring?

Step Up & Step Out Tour

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I recently read an article about the launch of the Step Up & Step Out tour sweeping the nation by storm. Earlier this week the tour kicked off in NYC with model Miranda Kerr in Times Square.

The tour is heading to the Atlanta area this weekend and I’m asking you to join me if you are in the city for an afternoon of fun.The event will happen at Atlantic Station from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. If you aren’t in Atlanta, don’t fret! The tour is also making stops in two of my other favorite cities Miami and L.A later this month.

Women can come enjoy a one on one consultations on how to step up their beauty routines for summer while enjoying a pampering shaving experience from Gillette. You will also be able to try on the latest spring and summer fashions from Rent the Runway, and then strut their stuff on their blue carpet for a cause. For every step taken on the “blue carpet,” Venus will donate $1 to Step Up Women’s Network, up to $25,000.

If you aren’t in one of the touring cities, you can still give back and get involved by Tweeting with the #stepup hashtag and Venus will also donate $1 to Step Up Women’s Network. Also make sure to check out the Venus YouTube channel for more information on the tour, content from the events and more.

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