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

Daily Deals

Hi guys, here is a list of all the deals that I could find going on today! Wow there is a lot, I’ll update it over the weekend as well.

Buy one GET ONE FREE from Quay sunnies, going on until October 14th. Linked are a few of my favorites.

High Key Black Fade

Jezabel Gold

High Key Rimless Gold

High Key Rimless Gold + Black Fade

After Hours Tortoise + black

Noose Cat Eye Tortoise

Express 40-50% off everything, online & in store, both on men’s & women’s.

Hooded Puff Sleeved Sweater

Ruffle Sleeved Sweater

Cable Knit Sweater

Ruffle Neck Sweater

Mock Neck Black Sweater

Leopard Crew Neck

Select tops only $25 at Express

Lace Black Mock Neck

Orange Mock Neck Balloon Sleeve

Pleated Puff Sleeve Black Top

Pink Smocked Peplum

Lace ruffle mock neck

Abercrombie & Fitch 40% off + extra 15%

Sage Ruffled Bodysuit – comes in a few colors.

Tie Dye Bodysuit

Ruffle Sweatpants – comes in other colors.

Satin Skirt

Tan Hoodie

Plaid Skirt

25% off Pink Lily Sitewide with code : TGIF after 3 pm CST code switches to 20% off.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Basic Witch

Ghouls Rule

Halloweentown University

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season

Cozy Season

Cheetah Pumpkin

Sweater Weather

BOGO 50% off tops at Target

Cheetah Print V Neck

Rust Peplum Shirt

Ribbed Long Sleeved Knit

20% off one item at Ulta

50% off Butter Bronzer from Physicians Formula

Mac Lipstick + Liner combo only $24

Tula Breakout Set on sale for $98

$150 off Kitchen Aid Mixer

20% of Instant pot, only $79

Xx, Kennah

Winter Nightly Skincare Routine

Hi guys! Thanks for coming back to my blog. This week I am tackling a huge problem I am struggling with RIGHT NOW! Dry winter skin! Everyone who lives in Utah knows this same struggle, here are my tips so your face doesn’t feel like its splitting when you smile.

Step one when getting ready for bed at night is to remove all my make-up from the day. I love these bulk packs of Kirkland wipes from Costco, I’ve found a ton of make-up wipes aren’t wet enough to take off all your make-up and then you end up using more than one. These aren’t like that at all.

Step Two is washing your face! I use my Clarisonic cleansing brush along with baby soap because my face is really dry and sensitive right now.

Step Three is this facial spray from Mario Badescu, I use the Rosewater one. If you didn’t know, your skin will absorb your moisturizer better if your skin is wet first!

Step Four of course is moisturizer. My favorite winter moisturizer is The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb from belief. It smells so dang good & works wonders.

Step Five isn’t one I do every night, typically only when I’m really struggling or have a spot that is extra dry. With me it’s usually my chin or nose. Bio Oil is a great option for extra love.

Step Six, we cannot forget about the lips! I’ve shared this before & I’m still in love with this Laneige Lip Mask. I also wanted to note that this thing lasts a long time! You’ll wake up in the morning with a soft plump pout.

3-4 Times a week I use this exfoliating facial wash a few times a week. I swear it makes you feel like a new woman. The citrus scent is so refreshing, it will really wake you up if you use it in the morning!

BONUS : If your hands are really dry use working hands lotion! It’s the same as the healthy feet that I’ve loved.

Xx, Kennah

Beauty Tip : Plump Lip Hack

I unintentionally found this hack while using a lip exfoliator from E.L.F. I originally bought it to help my lipstick go on smoother. I use it 3-4 times a week and have noticed a HUGE difference in the size and plumpness of my lips. This exfoliator is THREE dollars. It keeps your lips looking and feeling so soft. It’s not too messy because it comes in lipstick form and really scrubs off the dead skin. I purchased mine from Target, but it is also available at Ulta and it has a 4.5 star rating! I use the clear one because it has big exfoliating sugar grains. For the price I think it’s good. It’s not going to plump your lips up like $800 lip injections would, but I love this and will continue to use it. The exfoliator is also cruelty-free which gives you even more reason to try it out!

Xx, Kennah

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Awhile ago I posted that I was looking for the perfect nude lipstick that was super light and didn’t cast weird hues and I finally found it! I tried ABH Liquid Lipstick and not only did I fall in love with the color, but also the formula. This lipstick is SOOO crazy long lasting. I wore it out on girls night to The Cheesecake Factory and it lasted through an appetizer, entree (which was a burger might I add) and even looked perfect after dessert. It’s say smudge-proof but really no matter how had you tried you couldn’t mess it up. Matte liquid lipsticks are supposed to be a dry formula, but it wasn’t drying if that makes sense. I’ve tried a few lipsticks that actually make my lips feel constricted because they’re so drying and then they start to crack. This wasn’t like that AT ALL! It feels so smooth and nice. After trying it I logged onto Ulta to see all the colors they have (which are all so pretty) and there was so many good reviews. The color I used is called Milkshake, but I will definably be purchasing more!

Xx, Kennah

Muah or Blah? The Beachwaver S1

I received the Beachwaver S1 as a gift and I have loved using it to get those perfect loose waves. Before the beach waver I tried every salt spray and wand technique, but nothing gave me what I was looking for! To be honest I was a bit afraid of the Beachwaver at first because I was scared I would somehow burn myself by pushing the arrow button that controls the rotation too far, but I actually get burned way less often using this than my others. It comes with a glove that I do not use, but if you’re accident prone it is a great idea. I have a few curling wands that I use daily and the Beachwaver is by far the quickest to get the job done. It takes me about 10-12 minutes to do my whole head and I have really long hair so that says a lot! It did have a learning curve with it because of the arrows and getting the direction right, but it didn’t take me long before I could turn the speed up! I section my hair off and curl in small sections clamping my hair 1-2 inches from the end to get the perfect beachy look. My hair doesn’t like to hold a curl so I have to hold it for about 8-10 seconds on a medium heat setting. After releasing the curl I lightly spray it with Control Addict 28 High-Hold Hairspray. Once the curls have cooled I brush through my hair and it gives you the most amazing surfer girl waves (if you don’t do this step you will end up looking like Shirley Temple.) This tool is a definite MUAH!

Here’s a link to a tutorial on the Beachwaver by the stylist who does the Victoria’s Secret Angels hair for the show! If you didn’t know the Beachwaver is what all the VS angels use backstage!

Xx, Kennah

Muah or Blah? : St. Tropez Self-Tanning Mousse

Summer is fast approaching and if you haven’t had time to get out in the sun before that first pool party you may be thinking about a sunless tanner. Look no further I’ve found the best of the best. St. Tropez’s Self Tanning Mousse is a guaranteed MUAH. It has helped me in my times of need on more than one occasion. The coloring is perfect and doesn’t make you look orange at all. It’s such a natural looking tan nobody will even be able to tell it’s fake. I purchased the application mitt and it gives me a flawless finish every time. They even make a face mitt (and no this will not make you breakout, I tested it!) There’s no streaking or splotches and best of all no orange hands! I start out by exfoliating and making sure my skin is nice and moisturized. Once you’re completely dried off pump your Tanning Mousse which is really more of a foam onto your mitt and start with a bigger area (not your hands or feet!) and work your way out to your hands and feet. If you start with them they always end up looking to dark for me. Be sure to rub it in circles to prevent any streaks. After applying one coat I dry it with a blow dryer and then apply another layer and repeat. I usually wait a bit before getting dressed because my skin feels tacky almost. This tanner can transfer onto your clothes so be sure to wear darker clothing. It does wash out if you get it on something, but I like to be extra careful. All that’s left is to wait for your color to develop! Don’t worry if you feel like you’re too dark, after rinsing it will lighten up! This self tanner does have a smell, but it isn’t the typical self tanner smell that I hate! I try to apply it 2 times before my event to get a good coloring! If you’re nervous about the price try it out in this beginners kit or get the best bang for your buck with this spring kit that comes with 2 bottles of tanner ($32 a piece) and 2 application mitts ($10 a piece) all for only $40!

Xx, Kennah

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : tarteist PRO

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I LOVE Tarte products, specifically their eyeshadows! When I heard about their tarteist PRO palette I had to have it. It’s not much more cost wise than their other tartelette palettes that only have 12 colors and this one has 20! Every single color is amazing. There are 16 ultra-pigmented matte colors and 4 iridescent luster shades that have a micro-shimmer (NOT a glitter that falls all over your face, which I LOVE). You really can create endless looks with this palette because it has a mix of mild and bold colors. They say it is perfect for all skill levels and they’re not kidding. Like all Tarte shadows you don’t need a primer because it is made with amazonian clay. They blend so seamlessly it takes very little man power to get them exactly how you want them. I’ve really been surprised at how much I use the MOD color. It was very out of my element (or so I thought) but it gives the best warm pop to my eyes. This palette is right on trend with all the colors and looks that are big right now! I also love the luster shades (on the right), they are the perfect shimmery accent. I love to use the color trendy on my bottom liner or glam on the inner corners of my eyes. (BONUS: this formula is Paraben and Phthalate free! Tarte also doesn’t test on animals!) As if you needed any more reason to love this brand.

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Available for Purchase: www.tartecosmetics/com/PROamazonianclaypalette

Xx, Kennah

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : Tartelette Palette

My all-time favorite go to palette is Tarte’s Tartelette Amazonian Clay matte palette. I love this palette because all the colors are usable and it’s not one you buy just for a few of the colors because they’re all amazing! This palette is perfect for brown eyes because it has subtle hues of purple, but is beautiful on anyone (just look at Tammy Hembrow). These colors stay all day and you don’t need a primer because it is amazonian clay. With the variety of colors you can create a chic daytime champagne colored day time look or a sultry night time look. 607-alt-3

Available for Purchase: www.tartecosmetics.com/tartelette

Xx, Kennah