Amazon Gift Guide For Her 2021

Hi friends, I hope your Christmas & Holiday season are going great! I wanted to share some of my favorites & finds on amazon that would make great gifts for all the ladies in your life mom, sister, wife, girlfriend, best friend etc! Hopefully this list gives you some ideas & makes shopping a little easier for you!

Make-up Case – This is perfect for traveling & has TONS of room for your makeup & pouches on top for brushes.

Magnesium Bath Flakes – I love taking magnesium baths at night they help you to relax & wind down, they help with insomnia, anxiety, joint pain, cramps, depression & it’s great for your skin.

Bath Pillow – this is an great gift that most people wouldn’t think of to buy for themself but is incredible once they use & have it.

Scalp Massaging Brush – this little brush helps stimulate your scalp to promote hair growth. Use it while shampooing your hair in the shower to get a really good scrub too.

Claw Clip Set – These have been a HUGE hit this year, comes in a pack of 4 & a few different color options! You could even buy a set and split them up.

Olaplex Hair No. 3 – I’ve been using this hair mask for awhile & I absolutely love it. You can use it once a week leave it on for at least 10 minutes & up to over night for extremely damaged hair.

Hair Turban Towel – comes in a pack of 2, that you can split up into 2 gifts if you need. It would be such a cute/practical gift if you pair it with the claw clip set, scalp scrubber or even the hair mask.

Detangling Brush – the top selling brush on amazon & everyone is saying it’s better than the wet brush, I just ordered one too!

Bath Tray – another great item for the person who seems to have everything! Makes relaxing in the bath that much more convenient.

Working Hands Cream – By far my favorite hand lotion, I put it on at night and my hands feel baby soft in the morning.

Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller – better than blotting papers, seriously look it up on tiktok or YouTube it’s MIND BLOWING.

Beauty Blender Set – I absolutely love these makeup blenders, they’re such a great price & work better than pretty much any sponge I’ve used. Extra 10% off coupon.

Sherpa Throw Blanket – great size 50×60, you can never go wrong with gifting a cozy blanket.

Cozy Bathrobe – everyone loves a good robe ESPECIALLY on cold winter mornings. Comes in tons of colors too!

Memory Foam Slippers – cute & comfy which is pretty much the best combo there is.

Letter Necklace – I love personalized gifts, they feel so much more thoughtful & this one is still a GREAT price.

Pavoli Gold Hoops – another great inexpensive gift ideas for your BFF, sister or mom, the best part of this brand is that the hoops don’t tarnish. I wear mine everyday & have for the past 3 ish months – working out, showering everything & they still look brand new.

Acrylic Lap Desk – I need this in my life, like right now while I’m typing this actually. It’s so beautiful & won’t clash with their current bedroom decor. Great for someone who works from home!

Be Still Devotional Book – I have about a week of devotionals left & it’s such a relatable book. The perfect way for anyone to start their day off.

Candle Accessory Set – beautiful gift for home decor or candle lovers. This is a practical gift to make your candles last longer and it’s pretty enough to display. Extra 5% off coupon right now.

Double Walled Glass Mug Set – The most beautiful mug for every coffee drinker, comes in a set of 4.

Pebble Ice Maker – I don’t feel like I need to say anything about this, but I will point out it’s on sale right now! $100 off right now!

Tumbler Cup – 40 oz and reminds me of the Stanley cups everyone is fighting to get. Comes in 6 different color ways and is such great quality!

Charcuterie Board – this wood charcuterie tray would make such a great host gift! 5% off coupon right now!

Alarm Clock – I’ve seen this alarm clock circling online, it’s so beautiful + it has 2 USB ports connected to it. It’ll feel like you’re in a hotel in your own room. Extra 5% off coupon at checkout.

Apple Tag – clip to your keys or a purse, it links to your phone so you can always find where they are.

Alexa Smart Plug – I just got these for my bedroom, they’re so convenient for lamps because now I can tell Alexa to turn them off when I’m in bed!

Electric Lighter – I absolutely LOVE mine, it’s so convenient & rechargeable.

Gel UV Light – I’ve had this for 2 years & it works great! Perfect for the DIY beauty queen, would be great for a teen gift too my niece loves doing her nails! Extra 20% off coupon right now.

Rechargeable Travel Mirror Light – such nice quality & you never have to worry about doing makeup in crappy lighting!

Neck Massager – my mom got one of these last year & let’s just say the entire family has enjoyed it haha.

Adidas Cloud Foams – I have 2 pairs of these, by FAR the most comfortable shoes I’ve worn.

Luggage Set – great gift for the globe trotter in your life! Extra $20 off right now!

Cricut Maker – on my list is this cricut maker, would make a great gift for the crafter in your life.

Xx, Kennah

Nordstrom Black Friday Picks

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – top seller every winter season, bonus because they’re comfy but look dressy!

Nordstrom Pajama Sets – 3 colors on the sale, these aren’t my all time favorite moonlight pajamas but they’re a very similar warmer version.

Ugg slippers – comes in 6 colors, great for gift giving!

32 oz. Hydro Flask – I love this monochromatic grey hydro flask, I just ordered it for myself. Comes with straw lid & flex boot to protect it!

Nike Sweatshirt – comes in 7 colors & all colors on on sale! I love that because even the good colors are on sale not just the less popular ones.

Steve Madden OTK Boots – these are such a great price point for over the knee boots. They are such great quality beautiful boots & the suede fabric is super soft. Obsessed with the pointed toe and flared blocked heel.

Free People Ruby Jacket – I’ve been wanting this jacket for awhile, but I’m sure you know along with the FP name comes the price tag, but this is such a great deal! The 2 colors on sale are indigo & dirty olive.

Half Zip Pullover Sweater – I’m loving this half zip sweater & big collar trend. Comes in quite a few colors, hem is not quite “cropped” but it is shorter and falls in line with your waist.

Baublebar Smiley Bracelet – I can’t handle how cute this gold beaded stretch bracelet is! Only $12 & would make such a great gift for a GF!

Vince Camuto Ankle Boots – Give me all the trendy Western boots! I love these western styled take square toed booties.

BP Quilted Reversible Jacket – YES you read that right it’s reversible! A quilted olive green on one side and faux shearling lining on the other. I love the length & it such a great deal!

Levi’s Straight Leg Jeans – 501 ripped straight legged jeans, such a great price for Levi’s.

Sam Edelman Ivory Chelsea Boots – I’ve seen these style boots everywhere recently, I love lug boots so much! These are a modern ivory take on the classic ankle boots.

Barefoot Dreams Blanket – I got this blanket last year & it was my FAVORITE gift. I use it all the time, it’s so soft & cozy. Not over hyped if that’s what you’re worried about.

Free People Long Sleeved Cotton Tee – This is such a great layering piece with jackets or a cardigans. Olive green & white are on sale! I love the extra long sleeve with thumb hole detail.

Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills – such a great deal on this staple beauty product! I love the brow pencils or really ANY brow product from ABH.

Philosophy Bubble Bath & Shower Gel – there are certain season products I love to buy & this candy cane bubble bath is one of them! I’ve already taken a few candy cane baths this year. Smells amazing and the gel is so luxurious feeling. Would be a perfect stocking stuffer too!

ABH Brow Freeze – This product has rave reviews & is the one product you need to create feathered brows.

Mac Lipstick – Blankety is by far my favorite year round lip color. It will go with anything & is the perfect nude.

Xx, Kennah

Amazon Christmas Decor

Hi friends! Who else is already feeling the Christmas magic in the air?! I’ve already started decorating for Christmas, but I haven’t completely finished. I saved a little bit of decorating for after Thanksgiving so I’m not completely crazy, right?! I’m loving the natural & neutral this year & I’ve linked a bunch of decor items I found on Amazon!!

Fraiser Fir Candle 6.5 oz

7.5 ft Pre-Lit Fraiser Slim Tree

48 in Faux Fur Tree Skirt

Artificial Snow Spray

Battery Operated Wax Pillar Candle Set – remote controlled, set of 9 varying heights. Would look so beautiful on a mantle!

9 ft Pre-Lit Garland

Mercury Christmas Tree Set – comes in gold and silver & varying sizes.

Pine Picks Set – set of 6 of them! Use to hide the ends of your Garland, add more dimension to a tree, or even in a festive vase.

Boho Ruffled Pillow Color – set of 2 and comes in tons of colors as well a multiple size options!

Stocking Holder – set of 4. I love how simple these are. I think these are a great option if you’re wanting to decorate the top of your mantle with a garland or candles. Sometimes stocking holders have cheesy sayings or characters & this allows you to choose what you put on the mantle, but still be able to hang your stocking in a beautiful & secure way.

Cream Cable Knit Stocking Set – comes in a set of 4.

Mistletoe Dinner Plate Set

Gold Bells – I’ve seen these styled at the base of a staircase hanging from a garland, on the end of a mantle, & even displayed sitting on a tray. They’ve been selling out everywhere & I can see why the coloring is beautiful.

Velvet Green Pillow Covers – these come in a few color options as well as sizes. They’re so beautiful & elegant!

Mistletoe Serving Bowl – if you’re hosting this year this bowl & serving tray below will definitely help elevate & keep your event cohesive. These are gorgeous pieces to invest in that you’ll be able to pull out & use or display each year.

Mistletoe Serving Tray

Pre-Lit Birch Tree Set – 5 ft & 6 ft trees. These would look beautiful in an entry way or dinning room. I love finding pieces that are neutral & won’t clash with current decor.

12 pack of fairy lights – 7 ft each. I add these to EVERYTHING garlands, wreaths & trees. I got a tip from an interior designer to add multiple types & sizes of lights to your tree to make it look more ethereal.

Tabletop Christmas Tree Set – I love these bottle brushes! Would look beautiful styled on floating shelves, an entry or dining table.

Gold Candlestick Set – there’s something so beautiful about a simple tablescape with candlesticks at different heights.

Natural Wood Nutcrackers – these would be beautiful on their own & fit perfectly into the “natural” Christmas vibe, but you could also use them for a craft project. They would look beautiful sprayed white or black & I’ve seen both trending this year.

Xx, Kennah

Amazon Round-Up

Cropped Criss Cross Back Sweater – This sweater comes in multiple colors as well as color blocked options. I love the detailing on both the front & the back of this sweater, It has a twisted front and lace up back. Cropped length would look great with a high waisted pair of denim!

Ivory Flat Brim Hat

Vegan Leather Hobo Bag

Side Slit Turtleneck Sweater – I’m OBSESSED with the side slit detail on this tunic style sweater. It’s plenty long to wear with leggings. Truly a beautiful sweater for a holiday party or date night. 10 different color ways.

Off White Chelsea Boots

Gold Circle Stud

Los Angeles White Sweatshirt

Denim Jacket with Shearling Lining

Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater Dress – Another great date night option is this best selling dress. Pair this sweater dress with a cute scarf, a pair of tights & over the knee boots to stay warm! This sweater comes in tons of colors including a dark maroon red.

Black Tights – Best selling tights!

Over The Knee Suede Boots – #1 Best Selling Boots & comes in a few different colors.

Twisted Hoop Earrings

Corduroy Button Up – These have been so popular this year & work great for layering up. Would look cute paired with denim, leggings or even a leather skirt! Plenty of other colors to choose from.

Flannel Button Down Plaid Shacket – I LOVE how this shacket looks when paired with the faux leather leggings (linked below) + a pair of combat boots. This jacket has 4 pockets – 2 hand pockets & 2 chest pockets. If you want an oversized fit, size up!

Faux Leather Leggings

Steve Madden Amulet Ankle Boots

Turtleneck Sweater Asymmetric Hem – This looks like such a high end sweater, I’ve seen on so many people and styled many different ways. With the asymmetric hem you can always pair it with a layering tank underneath and wear it with leggings & lug boots or dress it up with a leather skirt & over the knee boots.

Beaded Gold Bracelets

Long Sleeved V-Neck Botton Down Dress

Black and White V-Neck Sweater – Can be styled with denim and a button up or the button up dress above and lug boots link below.

Platform Lug Boots

Cropped Corduroy Jacket – This button down cropped corduroy jacket has been a staple piece this year. I love the pockets on the front & the cropped length that fall just perfectly when paired with high waisted denim. It comes it a few colors including this blocked version with plaid.

Black Pom Beanie

Teddy Coat – Another great layering piece that will keep you warm this winter! What is winter without a cozy teddy coat?! Runs oversized so size down if you want it to fit true to your size.

Black Brooklyn Sweatshirt – Would look so cute styled with the teddy coat, Pom beanie & faux leather leggings!

Ugg Sherpa Backpack

Chunky Lightweight Hoops

Half Zip Cable Knif Pullover

Frilled Sleeved Keyhole Top

Xx, Kennah

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Every Fall season I get the baking itch & pretty much everything I make includes pumpkin during this season. I think I’ve finally mastered the perfect pumpkin bread that’s full of flavor!

‘Pumpkin

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Ingredients


• 4 Large Eggs
• 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
• 1 1/4 Cups Vegestable or Canola Oil
• 1-15 oz. Can of Pumpkin
• 2 tsp Vanilla
• 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1 TBS Cinnamon
• 1 tsp Allspice
• 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
• 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and/or line the loaf pans with parchment paper.
  2. Place eggs in mixing bowl and beat for 1 minute. Add sugar and beat for 1 more minute.
  3. Add oil to the mixure while mixer is on low. Add pumpkin & vanilla and mix on medium until just combined.
  4. Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices and chocolate chips into the bowl with the pumpkin mixture. Mix the wet and dry ingredients on low until mixed while scraping down the edges of the bowl.
  5. Divide and pour the mixture into 2 loaf pans prepared.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick can be inserted with a few moist crumbs but not a batter like consistency. The center should not be shiny or wet looking.
  7. Allow the loaf to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan. Loosen the edges of the loaf with a butter knife. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.

Neutral Fall Home Decor

Hi friends,

It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve actually sat down and written anything out on here. My motivation has completely shifted & I look forward to sharing so many things I’ve found and become obsessed with recently. Starting with my favorite Neutral Fall Home Decor pieces. I go through phases of what I want to spend my money on what I’m hunting and shopping for. It has definitely been home items recently. Most items are Target with a few Walmart & Amazon sprinkled in. Here are some of my favorites below!

Indoor/Outdoor Scattered Rug – This is from the Studio McGee Line & it is absolutely beautiful. It can be used inside or outside – I think it would look so festive underneath a fall welcome mat, but I have mine just inside my door. I’ve already had people who come and go asking about it. For the quality of this rug I was really surprised to see it was only $20!

16 In Faux Olive Leaf Potted Plants – A Hearth & Hand with Magnolia gem! This is a great piece to add in because in the wood base there are some fall hues that will tie in perfectly BUT you can use it even beyond fall into the next seasons because wood & greenery will go with anything. I love a good fake plant, you get the gorgeous greens without having to remember to water!

Loop Pumpkin Throw Pillow – When picking fall pieces I think it’s important to make sure you stick with colors that go with your furniture and decor already – this is one of those pieces. The cream color blends nicely & the design is festive yet subtly. A great piece that will be good until Thanksgiving.

Better Homes & Gardens Acacia Wood Tray – WOW am I impressed with this price point & size. A great Walmart find, trust me when I say the photo doesn’t even slightly do it justice. It’s an Acacia Wood tray with gold handles that looks beautiful on an ottoman or counter area. I went to my local store & I will say the care of their employees is subpar you can tell they weren’t unpacked carefully as some of them had definitely rubbed on one another and left streaks of exposed light wood. When you go just check to make sure the piece was taken care of. I have mine styled on my ottoman with an oversized black vase which will be linked below & a fall candle.

Earthenware Fall Texture White Vase – Ordered this vase after I found it online – my local target is actually the worst because there SO MUCH stuff that they don’t have. I’m glad I found this piece though because I found some really pretty picks (also from target here) & needed a big vase – this one is 10×8.5×8.5 and will look absolutely PERFECT. It even has a smaller sibling piece thats 7x7x7 here that’s layered in the photo.

Large Ceramic Pumpkin Honey Yellow – I love how this pumpkin looks styled on my shelf – it’s such a beautiful neutral tan color they also come in medium & small. When I pulled out all my decor I had true orange pumpkins from previous year & I ended up putting them back in the box because I felt like they clashed so badly. I ended up going back to target and getting the Medium Ceramic Pumpkin Orange & the Small Ceramic Pumpkin Cream. Orange, cream & black all come in multiple sizes as well.

24’x24′ Woven Checkered Throw Pillow with Tassels – Theses are brand new from the Magnolia line – I think they might actually be part of the Christmas launch (the styled photos are Christmas) but don’t even get me started on Christmas. Such an amazing price point & such high quality. These sold out at my local Target in ONE DAY so I had to order mine online & they are BEAUTIFUL!

White Knife Block Set – To me this is a decor piece because it sits out on my counter, but it’s also really functional. If I’m going to leave something out all the time you better believe it’s going to be pretty. I’m absolutely obsessed with these!! Not really fall, but I love it and had to include it!

96oz Pumpkin Serving Bowl – I can’t even explain how excited I am to use this adorable serving piece. It’s only $15 & such great quality it is truly a beautiful piece. It’s so beautiful you can leave it on your stovetop. I leave mine on a floating shelf in my kitchen when not using it.

Decorative Towels are a great way to make an impact when decorating in a very inexpensive way. I picked up a few of them the other day! Apple Picking, Yellow Checkered, & Orange Checkered.

Stoneware Pie Pan Orange – Another beautiful serve ware piece that is so festive for all your beautiful fall pies. There’s a few different serving pieces in this beautiful Orange color and I’m going to collect them all.

6×6 Fabric Figurine Pumpkin – I also grabbed a few of these to mix in to the ceramic pumpkin I got & they look so cute together. If you have floating shelves they mix so beautifully together.

Xx, Kennah

Free People Dupes

Layer Up Tee from Free People – this is such a great layering piece for the fall! The Free People version has cuffed sleeves which adds just a little bit of detail & dimension to the shirt. The dupe for this shirt I found from Forever 21! Both long sleeved shirts have the slight v neckline detail, the FP version does have a curved hem & is more an off white while the F21 has a straight hem & is true white.

FP Queen of Hearts Oversized Tee – the FP version is sold out in every size but XS right now. I found a dupe on Buckle’s website for only $37 less than 1/2 the cost & it’s in stock in every single size!! The Buckle version seems like a cream shirt & a more distressed print while the FP version is a color they’re calling sand. Both have ‘Queen’ written down the sleeve.

Free People Dolman Jacket – this jacket was such a huge hit last year & it’s back again this year!! I linked a Forever 21 version that you guys loved so much, but it’s always sold out! Target just came out with one & I’m obsessed + it’s only $40! The FP version has 3 color options right now while the Target jacket has 8. Both have a quilted design with pockets & cinched elastic waist in the back. The main differences are the Target jacket has a hood & the pockets are on the outside of the jacket while the FP are inside & has more of a collar without a hood.

Free People Summer Daydream Buttondown – I found a great dupe for this buttondown on Amazon, almost 1/4 the price! These shirts are pretty dang identical, the Amazon version comes in 11 colors and the FP version comes in 9 colors.

Xx, Kennah

My NSale Picks

SHOES //

Casual/Sneakers

Classic Slip on Vans – on sale for $39.90, normally $59.95. Let me just start by saying I’m OBSESSED with these cotton candy colored slip ons. I wasn’t a huge fan of the checkered vans, but these I am on board with. Fits true to size.

Adidas Swift Run Sneaker – on sale for $56.90, normally $85. What is an NSale without a cheetah print pair of Adidas right? These were a HUGE hit last year & they will be again this year. Fits true to size.

Boots

BP. Western Mule – on sale for $39.90, normally $59.95. These block heel mules come in 3 different colors: black, chestnut, & taupe which are all perfect for fall. Fits true to size.

Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots – on sale for $89.90, normally $134.95. These pointed toe boots come in 2 different colors. This is an amazing price for over the knee boots. They are such great quality the fabric is so soft almost velvety suede, they’re tight around the calf & have a modern looking block heel. They run true to size.

Caslon Chelsea Boots – on sale for $59.90, normally $99.95. These waterproof lug style boots were such a huge trend last year & I’m so happy that they’re back! Fits true to size.

Steve Madden Cedar Bootie – on sale for $89.90, normally $134.95. These block heel boots come in 3 colors & have a V-cut along the top with a zipper detail on the heel. These run true to size.

Vince Camuto Booties – on sale for $99.90, normally $150. These come in 7 different colors & have the cutest snip toe. These run 1/2 size small.

Steve Madden Hayle Platform Boot – on sale for $79.90, normally $119.95. These modern lug boots with a sock detail are quite possibly my favorite shoe of the sale. Fits true to size.

HOME //

32 oz Grey Hydroflask – on sale for $39.90, normally $54.95. I’m obsessed with this grey coloring! It comes with a boot & a straw lid.

32 oz Fog Hydroflask – on sale for $32.90, normally $44.95. I LOVE this Fog color. I don’t know how to decide which to get, but this one is a wide-mouth screw on cap.

Marble & Wood Serving Board – on sale for $24.90, normally $39. This would be SO CUTE for holiday treats coming up. For how modern & high quality this piece is this price is a steal! This also comes in a few other colors/combos.

Round Marble & Wood Serving Board – on sale for $49.90, normally $59. Comes in 2 color combos & would look great for appetizers or deserts.

Set of 4 Cheese Knives – on sale for $24.90, normally $34. These gold cheese knives would go great with one of the serving boards if you like to make charcuterie boards!

Barefoot Dreams Blanket – on sale for $97.90-119.90, normally $147-180. These ALWAYS go so fast. This year I feel like there are so many different print options : cheetah, floral, ligne, & solids. Let me just say these blankets really are as soft as everyone makes them out to be.

BEAUTY //

St. Tropez Jumbo Express Self Tanner – on sale for $49, value $88.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Set – on sale for $33, value $55. Comes with 2 brow wiz sticks + mini clear brow gel. One brow wiz stick is normally $23 so this is a great deal, I love the brow wiz!

Jumbo Size Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant – on sale for $39, value $55. This Salicylic Acid will help exfoliate the skin, unclog pores & reveal beautiful glowing skin. *don’t use while pregnant.

Nars Blush Duo – on sale for $40, value $60. This blush color is SO BEAUTIFUL!

CLOTHING//

Moonlight Pajama Set – on sale for $29.90, normally $40. These have 4.7 out of 5 stars & 1,100 reviews that speak to the comfort of these jammies. They also come in long sleeve/pants version. I ordered the cheetah print, loved them so much I ordered another pair. They come in quite a few colors & fit true to size.

Queen Graphic Tee – on sale for $44.90, normally $69. Graphic tees are a popular part of the sale & this one has some beautiful fall tones. Fits true to size.

Johnny Cash Graphic Tee – on sale for $44.90, normally $69. I love the vintage feel of this graphic tee & it fits true to size.

Madewell Bobble Cardigan – on sale for $58.90, normally $98. This cardigan comes in 4 different colors (antique gold is my favorite) & fits true to size. I know this one will be a big hit this year, it already has 4.4 out of 5 stars & 76 ratings. Just note the length on this cardigan is shorter.

Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket – on sale for $31.90, normally $49. Comes in 4 different colors & fits true to size. This is such a great layering piece for fall to throw on over a graphic tee. I am praying this one doesn’t sell out before I can snag one.

Free People Turtleneck Sweater – on sale for $79.90, normally $128. This cozy turtleneck sweater comes in 4 different colors & runs large so order one size down. 4.2 out of 5 stars!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – on sale for $64.90, normally $98. These were such a huge hit last year I’m glad they brought them back again. They run small so order 1 size bigger!

COATS

The North Face Heatseaker Jacket – on sale for $104.90, normally $139. I’m obsessed with this quilted water repellant jacket! One of the top items on my wish list!

BLANKNYC Plaid Shirt Jacket – on sale for $59.90, normally $98. This is an easy shirt to throw on overtop when you’re going out. This jacket has the perfect fall plain colors too! This piece makes me so excited for fall. Fits true to size.

Some items may go in & out of stock. I’ll try to update and add more things as others sell out.

Xx, Kennah

Hair Care Routine

Hi friends! Today I’m deep diving into my hair routine to tell you exactly how I’ve been taking care of it. I won’t lie, I’ve never been the one who wants to spend money on hair products. I don’t know what it is but skincare has always been my jam and I love seeing my results. However, I’ve really been wanting to take care of my hair better to help it grow fuller and longer so I’ve been experimenting for awhile and found the things I love and what works great for my hair. Hopefully this will help you along on your hair journey.

Shampoo & Conditioner! I genuinely used to believe shampoo was shampoo until I changed up what I was doing for my hair. Before after I’d get out of the shower and my hair would be impossible to brush out and felt so dry EVEN WHEN IT WAS WET. It just felt rough – and it definitely was just that ROUGH. I shamelessly tried to convince my boyfriend to help me out on multiple occasions. THEN I found this shampoo & conditioner that I L-O-V-E. Amika products #1 smell amazing, I even went back and bought the hair fragrance so I can wear it as perfume. The entire line smells the same way – which I also love. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling fuller, hydrated and VERY SILKY & SHINY. I shampoo my hair 1-2 ish times a week depending on what’s going on & how hard I workout. If my hair is feeling super greasy I double shampoo.

Hair Treatment ! I’ve been obsessed with this olaplex duo treatment, you’ll do this right before washing your hair. 1st you take Olaplex NO. 0, it’ll be a watery consistency and you’ll coat your entire head, leave this to soak for 10 minutes. NEXT you’ll add Olaplex NO. 3 this is more of a creamy shampoo consistency (without the bubbles). You’ll apply this on top of the 1st treatment (root to tip again) this will help to keep your hair wet. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes or you can even sleep overnight with it in. Together these products work better, however I have used NO. 3 alone and it does work by itself. This treatment will help repair breakage & strengthen your hair to prevent further damage. I promise you will notice a difference after 1 treatment how much better your hair feels. I try to do this treatment once a week-every other.

Leave in Conditioner – this It’s A 10 MIRACLE Leave-in-product is a multi-tasker which means I get to skip a few products and swap it for just this ONE. It really is a miracle. It works as a detangler, thermal protectant, prevents frizz & damage/split ends, hydrates, & even adds shine!

DRY SHAMPOO – aka my best friend! I’m sorry to say but the living proof dry shampoo really lives up to the hype. With my hair being black this is one of the only products I’ve found that doesn’t leave my hair horribly grey looking. That being said I do have a few tips. 1- Use dry shampoo before your hair is too oily to be saved. 2- I prefer to use it at night and sleep in it whenever possible. 3- Before using make sure you SHAKE THE BOTTLE, spray directly onto the roots and wait a few seconds for it to absorb the oil. If you see a white cast forming don’t worry! The product binds together with the oil in your hair and you can gently rub your hair back and forth and the product along with the hair oil will flake off. This leaves your hair clean without a buildup of product that makes you hair feel gross. It’s expensive but it’s worth it!

Hair Oil – this bonding oil from olaplex is amazing especially for color treated hair. I use hair oil only in the ends of my hair because I have super fine/thin hair but I want to keep it hydrated between washes. It helps with frizz, shine, damaged ends, & is even a thermal heat protectant (up to 450 degrees)!

Hair Spray! I really love the RedKen hairspray because it comes in different hold levels. Every persons hair is so particular for example my hair does not want to hold a curl EVER. They have from 12 (low hold) to 32 (very high hold). I use the 28 hair spray and brush through with a comb so it’s not sticky and still has a light feeling to it. IF YOU HAVE FLYAWAYS – take an old tooth brush and spray the bristles then brush it though the hair & like magic the flyaways will be gone.

Hair Fragrance – look I know it’s extra but it’s so worth it. I LOVE the amika smell, nothing compares to it & I want me entire body to smell like it. ITS MONEY!!

Wet Brush – I started using this a few years back and another brush will never touch my head. It detangles hair without hurting your head.

Microfiber Hair Towel – these hair turbans reduce breakage you would get from a regular towel, reduce frizz, & help dry your hair quick!

Xx, Kennah

Free People Dolman Jacket & Dupe

Hi friends, I wanted to share this jacket that I’ve seen EVERYWHERE recently. My Instagram feed has been filled with multi colors (5 to be exact) of this adorable knit quilted lightweight jacket from Free People that is to die for. It’s no question Free People has a reputation for creating beautiful high quality clothes, but they’re also known for having a spendy price tag.

Which leads me to this amazing quilted zip-up dupe I found recently at Forever 21! It’s almost 1/4 the price and equally as cute! Both are on trend this season and will transition well between seasons! Main differences : zipper detailing on FP is gold, F21 is silver. FP jacket is distressed. F21 jacket has a hood. Pocket placement on each jacket is slightly different. Do you prefer the splurge or save option!?

*UPDATE – I found a 2nd option for a dupe that I like EVEN MORE than the Forever 21 Version & it’s from Target! Only $40 & such great quality. It is VERY similar to the Forever 21 jacket, both have hoods, diamond style quilting and pockets on the outside. However, the Target jacket has an elastic wrist detail & more distressing like the Free People version that gives it the vintage lived in feel. Target also has a lot more color options (8) & they have frequent restocks.

Xx, Kennah