4 Easy Hairstyles For Long Hair// With 5 Minute Tutorials

If you have been around here awhile you know I love hair extensions, specifically Klix Hair Extensions. (Read my post all about Klix.. Here)  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 with 5 minute tutorials. And I promise if I can do these hairstyles ANYONE can do them!

Amber Fillerup inspired- WRAPPED LOW BRAID

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Khole Kardashion inspired- HALF UP PONYTAIL

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Amber Fillerup inspired- Bubble Braid or Bubble Pony

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Amber Fillerup inspired Beach Waves- My Everyday Look

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My Personal 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!

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How To Reduce Cellulite, Is It Possible, Lets Talk About It

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 consistently 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 foam roll 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! AND- the exact foam roller I use here. 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 have to work on everyday #truthbomb. I remind myself daily that if I’m doing everything possible to be the healthiest and strongest me, than that is good enough. EVEN if that means I have a  little bit cellulite on my tush!

Hope you all have a fabulous week, until next time!

xo- Whitney

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This Just Got Real, Self Acceptance in 2018

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Happy New Years Eve Friends!!
I hope your holiday season has been wonderful, it has been so fun around here!
I can’t believe tomorrow will be 2018, this year flew by. I am not a huge fan of New Years resolutions, but in 2018 I really feel like I need a LIFE resolution, not just a New Years resolution.

Self Acceptance is something that I have never had, I’ve struggled my whole life with my ever changing body which led me to an eating disorder and body dysmorphia. As a mom I play such an important role in my little girl’s life, mama is who she looks up too! If I can’t learn self acceptance of my body, how can I teach Blakely to love and accept herself! I have a feeling 2018 will be filled with a lot of personal growth and maybe some tears. Lets just say it will be a big year for us and I’m looking forward to it.

Have a great time ringing in the NEW YEAR, I’ll see you in 2018!
xo- Whitney
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Super Easy Hair Tutorial, Overnight Beach Waves

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I freaking love beach hair, that oh hey I just came from the salty water and I have the sweetest little beach waves now.

I’m finally getting around to posting this Beach Wave Tutorial. As most of you know I have KLIX extensions in my hair(previous post), so I constantly have my hair curled just to make sure that it’s blended all the time ( and I just love the look ).

If I’m being honest here, I am not a fan of my hair being super straight. But I literally HATE having to use heat on my hair everyday.  So I often do this over night Beach Wave routine because there is no heat involved and guys its soooo easy, if I can do it anyone can.

So here we go… I simply take my wet hair and brush it out and divided it into 3 portioned sections.  I make sure that I don’t have it a part down the middle, I find that slicking it all back gives me more volume the next day.

Then I do a simple braid... just the standard old fashion braid but I make sure it is done super tight.I have to admit I suck at braids so I have to do it over like 5 times but eventually it is tight and looks good.

Make sure that you don’t braid to the very end of your hair, for those beach waves you want to leave a 1-2 inches out at the end for that really relaxed looked.

Then sleep in it over night the next day, take out the braid and make sure you toss you hair around, but whatever you do,  DON’T brush through it use your fingers or a wide tooth comb if needed.

For the final touches I use Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray to give it that great volume and beach texture. I spray it at the root and then do what the fabulous Jen Atkin calls the “Butterfly Trick”, grab most of your hair on one side and spray and fan it out shake ( see her tricks here ).

I then just make sure the top section of of my hair has the same texture and curl so I often spray a little Sachajuan Ocean Mist, 5 Ounce” Sachajuan Ocean Mist which gives texture for a “beach” look and feel !

This is so easy and truly will give you such great beach waves, try it out and let me know what you think!

 

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