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    Gifts For The Girl Who Has Everything | Best Hair Day Ever Giveaway

    Every birthday and Christmas, I get told that I’m the most difficult person to shop for by family, friends and even my own husband!! Of course, I think that’s preposterous – there are PLENTY of things that I would love to receive, haha. So I’ve been rethinking my holiday gift guides this year because I know everyone has that difficult person (aka me) to shop for on their list. Each week, I’ll have a new set of gifts for the girl who has everything.

    This week I’m focusing on hair products – mainly because I think they get overlooked too often and every girl wishes for good hair days. Because let’s get real, us girls spend a lot of time and money on our hair, and we always need hair products as they continue to run out. I don’t know about you, but if Santa brought me a stocking full of dry shampoo, I’d be the happiest girl evaa. 

    Breaking down some of my all-time favorite hair products that I use regularly and why I love each one – and why they’d made a perfect gift set for any girl on your list. (AND HELLO, what about a gift card to that person’s hair salon too?!)

    PS. See more of my Holiday Posts Here!

    Click anywhere below to go to the product page!

    Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo + Triple Sec

    I use this combo religiously. Not only because it smells phenomenal, but because it really does give my hair the perfect texture for styling. I go through this dry shampoo like no other, so I like to stock up! Dry shampoo is my BFF.

    Silk pillowcases

    Most people sleep on silk pillowcases because it’s better for your skin, but did you know it’s also better for your hair? I sleep on my silk pillowcases every night to help prolong my waves and for better second day hair!

    Aquis Hair Towels

    Okay, I know it sounds extra, but I also have two special hair towels. I do not dry my hair with our regular towels because they are rougher on the hair follicles. I am now a loyal fan of these super absorbent hair towels from Aquis. I have both of the versions pictured above and swap between the two of them.

    Aveda Favorites

    Okay this deserves it’s own section because there are SO many Aveda hair products that I swear by. If you’re blonde, you definitely need to try the Blue Malva products to keep your color from turning brassy as well as the Color Conserve for color-treated hair. I use the Smooth Infusion and Thickening Tonic after every wash even if I’m just air drying my hair. Air Control always adds a little bit of life into my hair and smells amazing! I definitely encourage people to try out Aveda’s products or gift them!

    Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging

    I recently tried this shampoo and conditioner combo and am obsessed with it. It smells so good that I would catch myself just smelling my hair throughout the day. That sounds weird, but it’s true. If someone gave me the jumbo bottles of this, I’d jump up and give them a hug!

    Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

    The first time anyone used this on my hair, I was at the salon and thought it was magical hair spray. So I told them to add it to my bill, and almost had a heart attack when I realized how much it costs. Needless to say, I don’t often buy this for myself, but if someone else bought it for me… that would be reeaaal nice. Worth the splurge if you’re looking for a nicer stocking stuffer idea.

    Drybar Heat Tools

    I travel everywhere with my Drybar Buttercup travel dryer. This is the perfect gift idea for someone who travels often paired with some of the travel-size Drybar products. Their new curling wand is also ah-mazing!!

    T3 Heat Tools

    Not only are they pretty, there are a ton of barrel size options for the T3 curling wands. I also have the full-sized hair dryer too. Multiple T3 sets are available this year!

    Heat Tool Under $100

    How sleek is this rose gold straightening iron? I’m in the market for a new straightener and want to give this one a try. You’ll have to let me know if you’re familiar with this one and have used it!

    PS. Let me know if you think this was helpful – or if you’re excited to see more posts like this!

    IG Stories Giveaway

    In case you missed it, I’m hosting a giveaway over on Instagram Stories to win a HUGE set of hair products and an Amika hair dryer. Enter below via the Rafflecopter widget + follow along with me on Instagram to enter a new holiday giveaway every Friday!

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    Giveaway, Lifestyle

    Interval Treadmill Workouts + A TreadBR Giveaway!

     As I’ve mentioned here and there, I’ve started a new exercise schedule for myself this year, but I haven’t exactly mentioned WHAT it is. With one month down, I’m already starting to see and feel the difference in myself, and it’s from my TreadBR membership! Tread is a combination of interval treadmill workouts mixed with strength and core training.

    I wanted to try Tread because a. I’ve had friends rave about it and b. I needed something that worked with my ever-changing schedule. With one full month down, I love that I’m never bored (the classes are different every day) and that I’ve been able to develop a more disciplined schedule for myself. See my post on how I’m making time to workout here.

    I’m excited to team up with my new TreadBR family on a giveaway for not just one but TWO people! We really wanted to give away an unlimited month TreadBR membership (a $250 value) but also realize that not everyone lives in Baton Rouge to win. SO we’ve added in a second winner who will recieve activewear set from Tread’s monthly activewear capsule. Each month pre-selected activewear pieces go up on the TreadBR website that can be mixed and matched together! This month’s brands include Koral, Blanc Noir and Vimmia.

    To enter to win, keep your eye out tonight for the giveaway post to go up on Instagram tonight at 8 pm CST!

    “Read More” to see how I schedule my interval treadmill workouts + see more of these two activewear looks!

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    5 Smart Desk Accessories To Get Organized & Productive + A GIVEWAY

    We’ve got the first full week of the new year under out belts to see how we’re feeling! Are you still motivated or are you losing some steam? In case you’ve already been pressing the snooze button, I’m sharing 5 of my favorite desk accessories to get organized and productive! AND at the very end of this post, you’ll find one amazing giveaway. Up for grabs you’ll find all of the essentials you need to GSD (get shit done)! Now let’s get started!

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    See all 5 desk accessories to get organized and productive below + shop my favorites by clicking anywhere on the image below:

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    Giveaway, Lifestyle

    New Year’s Fitness Giveaway

    This morning, Jordan and I had our annual New Years Day brunch! Complete with a dozen chargrilled oysters, mimosas, crawfish étouffée, a boudin omelette and cheese grits. It was raining outside, football was on TV, and for someone who majorly overindulged at brunch, a nap was a no-brainer. So when Jordan woke me up to tell me it was time to go to the gym, I gave him major side-eye and threw a temper tantrum for about ten minutes. But you know what, I somehow got up and went with him. Sometimes, you just need a little extra motivation right? I’m hoping that this New Year’s fitness giveaway will give you a little added motivation to tackle your health resolutions for 2017!

    I teamed up with so many good brands to put together one HUGE giveaway package – I’m so excited for whoever wins this one!

    Included in this giveaway:

    3 pairs of Puma sneakers | Organic Girl veggie and juice subscription box

    Dear Kate leggings | 3 pairs of Pointe barre socks

    Fab Fit Fun Winter Box | Frends earphones | Bioderma cleansing water

    Henri Bendel sweatshirt | Splendid LA tote bag

    strength tubing | jump rope | mat straps | + more!

    Enter the New Year’s Fitness Giveaway in the Rafflecopter widget below!

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    Giveaway, Holiday Blog Posts

    Holiday Beauty Giveaway – Worth $1000+!

    Congrats to these winners! (Plus, I added two more prizes!) Look out for an email to claim all prizes:

     GRAND PRIZE: 1. Katherine McCulla
    2. Joanna Ravenholt | 3. Nicki Joseph | 4. Katy D
    5. Mariaelena Dominguez | 6. Ashley Dixon
    7. June Richard | 8. Kenny Hall | 9. Nicole Ackerman

    I’ve been saving up some pretty fabulous beauty products to thank you guys for being SO crazy awesome this year supporting APOL. You guys are EVERYTHING, and I’m so excited to start giving away more holiday prizes tonight! Who is ready for one MAJOR holiday beauty giveaway?! Not only do all of the products tally in at over $1000, there are going to be multiple winners in tonight’s giveaway – SEVEN to be exact. (Lucky Number 7!) The odds are in your favor to get holiday glam in no time!

    Alright, let’s cut to the chase and talk prizes. Included in this giveaway are beauty products by Buxom Cosmetics, Pixi Beauty, Bare Minerals, Bioderma and Nails Inc! One main prize winner will win the huge beauty package that includes all of the items in the second flat lay image in this post. Two second prize winners will get smaller Pixie Beauty beauty sets with assorted products. And four more lucky ladies will receive one of the four Buxom Cosmetics beauty sets seen below.

    All you have to do to enter is follow the Rafflecopter widget instructions below. There will be multiple entry options, and completing them all will increase your odds! This giveaway will end sooner to ensure that the winners receive their prizes before Christmas. Giveaway will end on Sunday, December 18, and winners will be announced here that night. Good luck ladies!

    Enter to win this Holiday Beauty Giveaway below!

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