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Weekly Favorites | 3.24.18

DIY Purple Hair Mask For Blondes

1. DIY Purple Hair Mask

I shared this little DIY tutorial over on my IG Stories highlights (still there under HAIR if you want to watch) that I use to refresh my blonde. I mix up my own purple hair mask and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes to cancel out any brassiness while deep conditioning at the same time. My blonde tends to turn a little golden yellow/orange in between highlights – can be caused by different water types, product build up etc. So to neutralize those colors, you have to use it’s complementary color on the color wheel.

A little art school lesson for ya: Purple cancels orange, blue cancels yellow. 

Here are two of my favorite concoctions for my DIY Purple Hair Mask:

Kerastase Reflection Mask + Kerastase Reflection Touche Chromatique
Any regular Hair Mask + Amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner

Bonus: I LOVE  the Alterna Color Hold Shampoo + Conditioner for regular color protection.


SodaStream Review

2. SodaStream Obsession

Don’t get me wrong, I will not be giving up my LaCroix infatuation anytime soon. If anything, it’s only amplified my obsession with carbonated water. So much so that I now also make my own using SodaStream. I love SodaStream because instead of casually drinking a LaCroix here and there, I’ll fill up my water bottle and have it next to me while I work. And I can tell myself “Okay Krystal, you have to finish this bottle of water before EOD.”

The bottle also makes it super easy to put the cap on and pop it into the fridge without losing the fizz. I can’t tell you how many times Jordan has put a half-full LaCroix can into the fridge thinking that he can go drink it later… NO FOOL, the bubbles will be gone. What he doesn’t know is that I throw it into my SodaStream bottle and then re-carbonate it. 😉

The flavor drops I like the best are the raspberry and lemon – so yummy for spring!


Capri Blue Volcano Products

3. Capri Blue Products

If you have ever walked into an Anthropologie store, than you already know what Capri Blue Volcano smells like. It’s literally the scent of Anthro. Literally. They are always burning it in there. See this post for more about my Capri Blue candle obsession

BUT what I want to scream to the world is that they now make a Capri Blue Volcano PERFUME and SOAP. My gosh, I can finally bathe myself in my favorite smelling candle of all time.


Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Botanics

4. Botanics Skincare Giveaway!

Get fresh-faced for spring with a few Botanics hibiscus products! Use the toner to prep and revitalize your skin before using a moisturizer. And use the facial wipes to wash off oil and makeup from your day – they gently exfoliate while you cleanse!

To enter to win this trio of Botanics Skincare, just drop a comment below with one of your favorite things this week + your IG handle so that I can contact you!


5. Best Weekend Sales

 * Score 40% off sale styles + 40% off shoes and accessories at Ann Taylor

Take 40% off select tops at Express

30% off  tops and sweaters at Loft and 40% off sale items

Up to 40% off Closet Favoritse at Banana Republic

All orders ship free at Anthropologie *

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Is this giveaway open worldwide? If it is, my favourite thing this week was walking to work two mornings in a row, instead of taking the minibus like I usually do! 🙂 My Instagram handle is @charmainenyw ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    March 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    • Reply Carolina

      Loving my new jade roller! Helps tighten skin and helps my tension headaches. My Instagram handle is carolinaaz

      April 2, 2018 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Annette

    My favorite thing this week was starting to cook for my elderly dad on a regular basis. My mom passed away in January and he was her caregiver. Now I’m taking care of him, sorta. At least this way I know he’s eating healthy and we get to visit over dinner each night. @agratefulattitude is my IG ID.

    March 24, 2018 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply meghan

    Love the fresh spring weather this week!

    @meghanberdelle

    March 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Cameron

    My favorite thing this week has definitely been spending time with family and friends for Easter! The weather is also great! Feels like spring ☀️
    @stephc257

    April 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    My favorite thing this week was feeling refreshed to finish out the school year strong after celebrating Easter with the family. Plus reading your blog is always a highlight!

    @tayloranderson927

    April 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Meg

    Capri Blue omgosh! Love it. My favorite thing so far this week was some awesome weather in the north east and being able to spend QT outside.

    @mvisalli7

    April 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Frank Body lip tint in Send Me Nudes. So soft, not sticky. It’s like your lip color but better. For days you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup. Plus it smells like coffee!!!! @heather_0000

    April 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Katie Bendersky

    My favorite thing this week was booking a trip to Thiland! If you went and have any recommendations I would love to hear it! My Instagram is kbender18

    April 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Katie

    My favorite thing this week was getting a chemical peel! My Instagram handle is kbender18

    April 2, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Amber

    Love your posts always! 💕 I would say my favourite thing this week is waking up to the beautiful sunshine though the blinds and my husband kissing my forehead before he leaves for work. 🌞🌻🌼🌸@ambieenicollee

    April 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Mariella

    My favorite thing this week is tea tree oil! I’ve been breaking out lately, and it’s really been helping dry out my acne and reduce redness!

    @mjbrochard

    April 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Whitney Sharman

    Favorite thing this week was celebrating Easter with my fam and the gorgeous weather!! Love this giveaway :). Insta handle is @whittysharman

    April 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    @brittev….I would like to win.

    April 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Sara Konda

    My favorite thing this week was seeing my family for Easter. I love spending time with my family and I always try to make an effort to see them!

    Instagram- @sarakonda

    April 2, 2018 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Kenna Stanton

    My favorite thing this week was hunting Easter eggs with my niece and nephew! @kennaroses

    April 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I loved spending Easter with my fam. @lololovesart

    April 2, 2018 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Elisha James

    My current fav product is Solarcaine Aloe Vera!! 😭… however, prior to my little sunburn and even now, Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak was on repeat. It’s super hydrating, soft and even sensitive enough for my skin now!
    @leleighj

    April 2, 2018 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Linda

    I love daylight saving time! The sunshine is helping me get through the days until summer. My handle is linda__ly!

    April 2, 2018 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Karrina Barnhill

    My favorite thing this week is my new bronzer from Anastasia! She seriously makes the best makeup. @justtryingtoparent

    April 3, 2018 at 6:58 am
  • Reply Carly

    My favorite thing this week was my new hair products from Organix! @carly_maas21

    April 3, 2018 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Shenia

    My new favorite thing this week is I’m starting yoga! It is helping me so much and I think it’s amazing! My insta is : sheniageu

    April 3, 2018 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Mindy Von Elling

    My new favorite thing this week is a butterbeer recipe found on Pinterest! It’s delicious and let’s me geek out on my Harry Potter 😜
    @mindyvon

    April 3, 2018 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    My favorite thing this week is the spring weather that’s bringing all the beautiful flowers 💐 IG: stephcain01

    April 3, 2018 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Kaili Campbell

    My favorite thing this week would have to be ice rolling my face, I just got a new ice roller off of amazon and it’s already doing so many wonders for my face!
    @kaili.campbell

    April 3, 2018 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Tess

    My favorite thing this week was starting the workout plan my sister created for me. It’s been fun telling her how the first day went and getting tips and advice and I’m already so sore! It’s great sisterly bonding! 😄 IG: @tmaddz13

    April 3, 2018 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Miranda Davis

    I’m loving that spring has finally arrived (read: warmer weather!) in Atlanta this week! Yay!!

    IG: audandmurray

    April 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply haley sloan

    I’m loving the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil facial cleanser this week!!! refreshes senses and gets my skin soooo clean! @haleyannesloan 🤗

    April 3, 2018 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Jess Haney

    Spending time with family I don’t see often, celebrating our risen Savior and beautiful Spring weather!! ☀️

    @jess_haney

    April 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Katie hulsman

    I’m absolutely loving the spring weather and new changes
    @kthulz

    April 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm
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