it has been quite unbearable as of late in the city, not that we are complaining, the weather is beyond and we wait for it for eight long months every winter. but when our cats don't even want to hang outside you know it's HOT! i've been shedding layers and trying to find as little to wear as i can get away with. last weekend we hit the bike paths and i mistakenly wore these new zara boots (talk about being anxious to wear a new purchase). now it's time to hit the pool. xoxo
you know that feeling after a hair cut, of leaving the salon and your hair feeling perfect? you know that after you wash it, it will be back to the everyday struggle of keeping the frizz away and the volume up. as part of my product trial with schwarzkopf professional and osis+ i am getting a chance to learn, through a series of salon visits about the right way of using hair product so that the way we all feel after leaving the salon can become part of our everyday routine. my first, out of a series of four, was a visit to the leasa renae salon in mindapore. unsure of what to expect we started off with a basic straight blow out, in other words, a smooth, silky hair finish i usually strive for at home.
after an amazing scalp massage and some thorough conditioning, britney, my stylist for the day, used a variety of osis+ products to help achieve the final look. here is the step by step on how to achieve these results:
it's safe to say this will take trial and error in front of the mirror, but with some patience and practice, my hair and i are bound to come to some kind of understanding. to book your appointment with a schwarzkopf professional stylist or to pick up your favourite osis+ products visit the leasa renae facebook page for more details. xoxo
this will be my last post from the stampede. because these are still kicking around i really want to share them. that poncho rocked, too bad this was probably one of the hottest stampede weeks ever and it proved to be kind of useless, yes i am boiling in these but from the looks i got, even at the stampede, it was well worth it. we have been working hard on some client projects the last few days but the online absence should soon end, for all the updates on what we are up to follow our instagram feeds @aniab & @stalman. xoxo
ok so already i'm gonna say > major stampede withdrawals. there is something to be said for being outdoors all day, getting your tan on and, even though surrounded by deep fried everything, feeling pretty healthy. among all of the western inspired outfits i brought out for the occasion there was time for play as well. there is nothing like spending $9 on deep fried cheese and blowing all your money on games you know you can't win, but hey, the doughnut was well worth it. we walked the midway more times then we can count and have all the food locations memorized. not much changes from year to year on the grounds, even if you went back 10 years, somehow that place just doesn't age. these ripped unif tweak jeans had me running back and forth swapping sizes, i ended up choosing a higher fit and a smaller size so that the holes would not get in my way. you know when you have a hole on your knee and you bend your leg too much and you rip it even more... i always try to avoid those moments. and any festival staple of course, the leather backpack. i'm trying out a smaller version for those times when you walk around with something on your back and after 8 hours no matter how light it is, it always feels like a ton of bricks. so practical this year. ventilation AND functionality. xoxo