Four Easy Hairstyles For Long Hair

If you have been around here awhile you know I love hair extensions but I rarely do anything fancy with my hair just simple beach waves. Well as of recent I have been branching out and trying new looks. Here are four of my favorite hairstyles to try and if I can do these styles ANYONE can do them!

Amber Fillerup inspired- WRAPPED LOW BRAID


Khole Kardashion inspired- HALF UP PONYTAIL

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Amber Fillerup inspired- Bubble Braid or Bubble Pony


Amber Fillerup inspired Beach Waves- My Everyday Look


My Tips

  1. Not everyone has really thick extensions to make the braids look big and thick, so make sure to tease the base of your hair and all the way down, then just tame and smooth for extra volume. Then your ready to get started.
  2. On the wrapped braid I like to use a clear rubber band over the section wrapped around the base of my pony instead of a bobby pen. It sounds weird but it actually works to keep it in place better and it doesn’t show.
  3. The cheaper the curling iron the better, it’s true the curls are the beachest the cheaper the iron.
  4.  For those perfect beach waves hair spray is a must, I spray and brush each sections before I curl. The curls truly hold much longer!

Happy Hairstyling Friends!

Best Brow and Beauty Spa in San Diego- High Brow Beauty

unnamed-8.jpgHappy Friday babes. I don’t know about you but when I was a little girl I remember watching my mom take care of her beautiful skin. She always made it priority to use great products and wash her face morning and night. I carried that with me into adulthood . So for me taking care of my skin is really important and an everyday thing. So when I got the opportunity to try some of High Brow Beauty’s amazing treatments I was thrilled and I’m so excited to share my experience.

Talk about a darling little beauty spa set in downtown San Diego. High Brow Beauty offers Brow DesignEye Lash Extensions, Keratin Lash Lift,  Waxing, Sugaring and a variety of Facials .

The team of ladies that work there are the total dream team with years of experience in the world of beauty. First, I got my eyebrows shaped and they design the perfect brow arch for me with a “no stencil” ! My eyebrows hadn’t been touched in months so I definitely needed some shaping and cleaning up. Here is the before and the the following photos are the after!

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After eye brow shaping I went straight into the Organic Medi Facial. Which they describe as the perfect marriage of medical science and luxurious pampering, this gentle yet effective facial is 100% natural. They used this incredible pumpkin enzyme mask that left my face so smooth and I’m still glowing two days post facial.

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We finished the morning off with Keratin Lash Lift. There will be another blog post coming next week completely dedicated to this treatment, because well it’s just that cool!!! And it’s a great alternative to eyelash extensions. I don’t want to give to much away but if you are one of those people who has to use a eye lash curler everyday… the Keratin Lash Lift is for you!

I can’t thank High Brow Beauty for hosting me and if you are interested in trying some really great beauty treatments check them out. They are running a special for Valentine’s Days, only $39 for Brazilian waxes ( $16 savings)!!!High Brow Beauty- Eyelash Lift

Brows, Facial and Lash Lift, were provided to Positively Posie free of charge. These are all my opinions though!

How To Reduce Cellulite…is it possible?

unnamed-7.jpgAlright babes it’s time to tackle the topic of cellulite. We are living in a time of flawless #fitspiration photos that have taken over our Instagram feeds. HELLO… reality is 90% of women have cellulite ( me included)!  I will be the first to admit that I wish my body was smooth and cellulite free, but it isn’t. I’ve learned that depending on my weight, workout routine and hormones levels my cellulite can all of the sudden be more visible. Now listen, I know this can be a touchy subject and some people don’t care one bit about cellulite, and if you are one of those women– more POWER to you! But that is not me, I’m always trying to improve myself and my health & body! I feel like society tells us to just airbrush every flaw away but I believe there are solutions to try to better those flaws! And although I haven’t been able to fully get rid of my cellulite, these life-changing tips have helped reduce the appearance of my cellulite A LOT. Remember it’s so important to apply all of these tips consistenly to help get toned, fit and confident.

What is this thing called Cellulite?

Most of you probably know what cellulite is but if you don’t it’s due to fat cells under the skin that bulge causing a dimpling effect. The Scientific American tell us this, “From 25 to 35 is when you start seeing the appearance of cellulite. Estrogen has an impact on the blood vessels. When estrogen starts to decrease, you lose receptors in blood vessels and thighs, so you have decreased circulation. With decreased circulation you get less oxygen and nutrition to that area, and with that we see a decrease in collagen production….”

Nutrition is Key!

Okay Okay so you have heard it many times but nutrition really is everything. To reduce cellulite I’ve learned I had to lower my body fat a little so that meant eating clean. I constantly load up on nutrient dense foods, which are important for my metabolism and keeping my body fueled. Reach for plenty of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, clean proteins. Guys, if you want to dive even deeper in the world of nutrition and health. Consider getting a Live Blood Analysis done, basically you get to look at your blood under a microscope. This will allow you to find imbalances, conditions, and issues before they become major problems. Pretty darn cool if you ask me!

Tone Your Backside

Toning up that booty is a must if you want to see a smooth backside. I wanted to share some of my favorite moves that I have been doing NON STOP in 2018. These are the types of excercises that have made a huge difference in reducing my cellulite because they specifically target the thighs and butt. I make sure to do 40-50 reps of each exercise   move into every workout, even on arm day!!!  Dumbbell curtsy lunge, weighted bridge and dead-lifts!. Check out my Pinterest for more workout videos.

Roll Out, Roll Out

 I roll out everyday or I at least try to roll out everyday. The last 6 months I have really increased my lower body workouts which means super sore legs & butt. So the 411 on Foam rolling is it helps my recovery post workout and increases my circulation/ flexibility. Foam rolling manipulates and releases the fascia layer helping to smooth out your back side!

If your a first time “roller” let me introduce you to the queen or foam rolling and detoxing Lauren Roxburgh.  This article from GOOP has so many great tips on banishing cellulite and Lauren Roxburgh shows you 8 foam rolling moves to incorporate into your life. Or if your a visual person here is a video I have been using from Lauren (Runner’s Workout) that is only 15 minutes long! Your back side will thank you for foam rolling, I promise!

Shower Essentials 

Pre-shower I make sure dry brush, it increases circulation and gets any stagnant toxins moving. The technique for dry brushing is to make sure your doing long and upward strokes towards the heart. Start at those feet and work up your legs, then booty and stomach. I also LOVE dry brushing pre-shower because it opens up my pores and allow products to penetrate the skin better. Like a coffee scrub ( recommended in that GOOP article and the only one I have tried) or you can totally DIY your own Coffee Scrub.. They say good ole’ caffeine is cellulite’s #1 enemy, it increases circulation and tightens the skin!

Self Acceptance 

At the end of the day we have to embrace and love our bodies, it is something that I’m  working on. I remind myself daily that if I’m doing everything possible to be the healthiest and strongest me than that is good enough, even with a little bit cellulite on my tush!



Everything You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

unnamed.jpgIf your like me you’ve been considering laser hair removal for years, it wasn’t until I was 30 that I finally said enough is enough I need to laser my legs. For most people the “pain” that comes with getting it done, and the price tag scares them off. But for me it has been a life changer! If you have hair that grows thick and fast, and are constantly getting razor burn or ingrown hairs, you need to try laser hair removal. I get my laser done with Juliana in Scottsdale, Arizona at Bellina Med Spa. If you are in Arizona I highly suggest the girls from Bellina Med Spa, when it comes to the world of beauty they are in the know. During my last laser treatment I had a Q&A with Juliana and ask her everything a women should know before getting her first treatment.


Laser hair removal targets hair follicles that are about to enter the (active) phase of hair growth, with the goal of destroying the follicle itself which will end hair growth to a specific area. The goal is to hit the different growth cycles of your hair, because not every follicle goes through each cycle at the same time and speed. Which leads us into the next question…


On average most people need 10-12 sessions. The length between sessions will depend on the body part your lasering. Facial hair sessions are spread to every 2-3 weeks, and then body hair like legs is every 6-8 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.


Because the goal is to hit the different growth cycles of your hair. You’re looking at a few months to complete treatment. It is important to remember that with each session your hair is going to become less dense and more fine.With each session you will notice that shaving becomes much easier with less razor burn and ingrown hairs. YAY!


It is important to prepare your skin prior to each treatment. Make sure to shave prior to your treatment, and it helps not to be super tan prior to your session (so NO spray tan a few days prior).


The price is going to vary based on the size of the treatment area, as well the med spa you choose to go tot (that is why I suggest Bellina Med Spa ). Most places will have a package deal of 5-6 treatments for X amount and then a smaller fee for yearly touch ups. But before you spend the money make sure that you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. If you have blond, gray or red hair ALL laser hair removal treatments WILL NOT respond the way you want because the laser targets melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle ( Just a friendly reminder! )

Check out Bellina Med Spa on: Facebook | Instagram | Bellina Med

*not a sponsored post


Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty is here

Most of you know how much I love beauty products from my monthly beauty budget picks post. It doesn’t get much better than Ulta’s Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty sale starting September 3! Guys, this is big news — a new sale every day with up to 50 percent off of must have products like Naked, Becca and Tarte. Prepare yourself cause your gonna want to buy something from each day. Check out the calendar below and don’t you worry I’ve narrowed it down to my top SEVEN must have picks. Let’s get shopping……

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SEPT 4: Buxom Plump line Lip Liner  is a must have because it is an all-in-one plumping lip liner that has a nice built-in brush to help define, contour and fill lips. UGH I am obsessed with BUXOM.. and they are marked down to $8.50

SEPT 6: TARTE The Lip Sculptor Doubled Ended Lipstick &Gloss  is only $10.00 for two in one lipstick and a gloss. For me that is a must try!!

SEPT 12: Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel $19 If you haven’t tried Peter Thomas Roth products you need to jump on the bandwagon. This cleansing gel is said to help resurface the skin and support natural cell turnover. At 30 years old this is the type of cleanser I need because it will help diminish the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles!

SEPT 14: Lorac TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder Online Only  is cut down to $16.00. I’m a sucker for a good bronzer and bronzer is build-able (YES!) highly pigmented (double YES!)…can’t wait to try this one!

SEPT 17:Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector  50% off and is only $15.00. OMG one of my favorite products of all time!  This truly has come in handy as a new mom, it really minimizes under eye darkness by brightening and evening skin tone. If you love that glowing look, make sure to snag one of these on Sept 17th!

SEPT 21: Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation $16.50 I have not tried this before but I am always looking to try anything color correcting. During pregnancy I was blessed to get hyperpigmentation known as melasma. So any product that helps color correct I will try!

SEPT 23 Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum $22.50 Vitamin C is not only the great for your immune system but its wonderful for your face too. It is known to help with melasma *pregnancy mask* by a helping to brighten uneven skin tones while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration.



5 Best Self Tanners For A Natural Glow

IMG_3144.JPGAs an Arizona girl I am all about sunscreen or at least since being in my mid 20’s I have been all about sunscreen. The days of sitting out in the sun just to “SunTan” are over for me, who wants age spots and wrinkles for the rest of their life. NO ONE! I have been doing at-home-self tanners for years now and I think I have found a few that will get you that healthy-looking glow.

I have one tanner that is easy for travel situations, another that is pregnancy safe, two that build-able everyday lotions and lastly my ALL TIME FAVORITE tanning mousse. I have used all of these at one time and they are great in their own way!

Tan Towel: The TanTowel towelettes are infused with a clear self-tanning formula that goes on really easy with no mess (Just remember to wash you hands after applying). I throw a couple in my makeup bag while I’m traveling and reapply when I feel like that glow is disappearing.  They come in two sizes: Large for (full body) which is what I use all the time and regular size (half body) is for perfect for touching up your arms and legs. 5 full body towelettes cost $29.00, so I only buy them before we are headed on vacation (ON SALE now if you click the link )

NKD SKN Tan While I was pregnant I was very cautious (like most mamas) about what I used on my skin. But this product is 100% natural and odorless( it really is), a highly nourishing self tan mousse. It is 100% natural DHA and is free from perfumes, parabens/alcohol and it is infused with aloe vera, melon and lychee. It really is a great way to go if you want a nice tan while pregnant. The one thing I noticed about this product was the mousse didn’t apply as easy as other mousse tanners. I expected it to glide on and spread nicely but I really had to work to spread it all over. I felt like I used a lot more mousse than normal to make sure every inch of skin was covered evenly ($19.99 on Amazon…mitt not included).

Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer this is what I consider an affordable tan $9.99 per bottle and great if you like to build up to your preferred tan. It does take about the three days to get some nice color and it provides lots of moisture to your skin. I definitely make sure to rub this product in well because I have had a major streaking incident before.

Clarins Self Tanning Lotion has the most wonderful light scent, it is light weight and never has left my skin greasy or sticky. I never have had any streaks issues with Clarins but it does take a few days to build up that nice summer glow. I love this tanning lotion because no one would ever know that your wearing self tanner because it smells that good! It is a perfect choice for those who wish to maintain a year-round tanned appearance and smell delicious!

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse is my all time favorite tanner! The reason is I have had the most success with….no streaks…the tan stays on for about a 7-10 days…and I can control the depth of tan by how long I leave it on…1 hr = light sunkissed glow 2 hrs = medium golden tan 3 hrs = deep dark bronze. With any mousse tanner always remember to use a mitt and I like to wash my hands careful and blend in areas by my wrists, knees and elbows. The bottle is a little expensive but surprisingly will last you a long time.

FADE THOSE STRETCH MARKS for a week or so (see previous post on stretch marks). Self tanners definitely can help with hiding stretch marks. First, make sure to always exfoliate your skin before you apply any tanner, exfoliation and hydration are 2 of the 3 important tricks to hiding stretch marks. Trick #3 is to apply tanner as normal and then do some detail work by dipping a foundation/smaller brush into the self-tanning mousse painting over your stretch marks to give those white lines even more color. It takes a little more time but when done right can really help fade those stretch marks.

Let me know your favorite self tanners, I love trying outnew ones!

Happy Self Tanning!!

July Beauty Budget Picks

7CE86A02-1A56-4B14-8910-1EF5D6950E84.jpgHappy July Friends… Sorry I have been MIA! I have been traveling and working on a few new ventures. But as you all know I love my beauty budget picks  (<—-shop May/June’s Picks) and I have some great ones to share with you!

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Foundation 30ml .. is a new favorite foundation. My Target store here in So Cal actually has a rep in the store on Friday and Saturdays to color match you and answer any questions. It is a medium coverage and goes on so smooth and I love that it has SPF 15 in already in it… I am pretty fair unless I have tanner on so I use Cool Ivory.

Boots Botanics Facial Oil 0.84 Fl Oz / 25 Ml (Pack of 1)“>Botanics Nourishing facial oil 100% organic with Rosehip is one of the BEST finds ever. I have super dry skin and a lot of the times moisturizers are to heavy and clog my pores. This oil is hydrates and truly locks in moisture for hours, I use right it under my foundation and it also gives my face a smooth finish. It’s infused with Rosehip oil, which is rich in omegas and essential fatty acids, and let me tell you it smells amazing!

L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Primer Mascara, Primer, 0.24 Fluid Ounce“>L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Primer is my go to budget primer for my eyes. I will admit I love Christian Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer, 0.33 Ounce“>Dior 3D Triple Volume lash primer and Mac False Lashes Maximizer – WHITE“>M·A·C False Lashes Maximizer. But for the price L’Oréal primer does the trick and it does it well!

L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Paints Eyeliner, Black Party, 0.03 Fluid Ounce“>Infallible Paints Liquid Eyeliner goes on so smooth, smoother than any liquid eyeliner I have ever used. And it comes in multiple vibrant shades that are really fun to play with, definitely worth the $9.99.

Hope you will try some of these, let me know if you do and love them! And remember to Follow my blog with Bloglovin