Last week, I discussed giving our house a fresh start with new wall art, but I’ve been seriously sidetracked with all the NEW 2018 home decor collections as well as all the home SALES that are currently happening. I’ve basically been putting together a major wishlist and getting lost in Pinterest-y worthy rooms. If your house is looking a little sad after packing up the holiday decorations, this post is for you! Below you’ll find some of the items that I’m crushing hard on right now + a list of my favorite spots for fresh home decor updates!
Is getting back in the gym on your to-do list for 2018? (Mine too…) And I find that nothing really motivates me more than new activewear. In fact, I recently went through my workout drawer and tossed a ton of old stuff that either was worn too much or not often enough because I didn’t like the way it fit. So now that I’ve cleared out some room, I’ll be adding a few more of today’s top activewear picks from Nordstrom. SO many blush pretties right now!
Ps. Anyone trying Whole30 for the first time like me? It’s a lot similar to the discipline it took for my juice cleanse!
I hope you’ve survived the Cyber Weekend so far and still have a little left in you for Cyber Monday! I’ve rounded up the BEST Cyber Monday Sales + gift ideas under $25 in case you’re still looking for stocking stuffers! I’ll be updating this list as I get information on new sales and codes.
Still on the hunt for something specific? Shoot me a DM on Instagram! Plus, check my IG Stories throughout the day for more fun giveaways and sale picks!
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?!)
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
You guys, this post is LONG overdue. I am re-launching Friday Favorites this month so that it’s even better (and more consistent) than ever! Not only am I handpicking my favorite things on the internet each week, I’ll be including the best weekend sales deals too! Because after a long week, we all need to treat ourselves, right?
AND starting next week, there will be a holiday giveaway happening EVERY FRIDAY right here in Friday Favorites. It’s just the beginning of a ton of holiday content that I’ve been planning behind-the-scenes to make this year the best season of GIFTING ever on APOL! 🙂
K, let’s get it started!
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Best Weekend Sales
Express – 30% off sweaters + outerwear | 40% offdresses
After traveling the past two weeks, I was really ready to get back to my regularly scheduled computer time and back to Jordan and the dogs. So this week it was back to work, and now I have a holiday content calendar that I’m extremely excited about!
This week, I also shot a few outfits for easy layering and fall date nights – there was a sneak peek of one last night on Instagram! And last night, I went to the Baton Rouge fair – y’all it had been SO long since I had gone to the fair. I somehow refrained from eating all of the carnival food, so I’ll call it a win!
I originally had planned to head to Oxford with Jenn and Kathleen, but decided to stay home and instead do…nothing with my boys. And y’all it feels great. Here’s hoping that each one of you gets to take advantage of a little “nothing time” this weekend. 😉 xo