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Nowhere Under The Sun

On today’s topic of what might be the most first world problem ever, I’d like to talk about tanning and challenges it comes with. Aside from the UV protection and cancer risk (which is a pretty big deal already) there are 4 main struggles when it comes to tanning: 1) you are not in a place, or a job that allows you to go tanning naturally 2) you are so pale that you can’t tan even if you want to 3) maintaining that tan is almost impossible 4) tan lines, moreover the lengths you go to avoid them and unless you are tanning on a nude beach, getting them no matter what. There is one single solution to all of the problems above, including the cancer risk, and it’s self tanning. I tried going to the solarium the past 3 years (it started before my wedding when I needed to get a little color, fast) and even though it was just for 2-3 sessions, I felt the extreme guilt of putting my body at such …

Braid Me Single

I’ve found that when you are frustrated with your hair because of humidity, dirt or anything else and don’t want to tie up your locks entirely or cover them up with a scarf, the key is to find the piece that annoys you the most (for me it’s usually the hair framing my face on the right hand side) and braid it, tie it back  et voila – you went from bad hair day to a wedding worthy do. Add a swirling bun or hair rings to fancy it up even more, a top bun or a non-perfect asymmetrical finish for a more casual look.

Scarf Season is Upon Us

Anyone with even the teensy bit of frizzy hair knows the cardinal hair rule of summer: no blow drying, straightening or product is going to help you deal with your crazy hair in a heat wave like a scarf can. Keeping your hair in one place (or better, totally hiding it sometimes) all the while acting as a cotton towel around your head helping with the non stop sweating, chance to wear a different color or print everyday and a million ways to wrap it up (turban, headband, bandana, around the bun, in the braid, knotted, tied, let loose and so on) it is the ULTIMATE summer survival tool. Believe me, once you start scarfing there’s no stopping.

Something In My Hair

The first time I ever tried embedding a scarf into my hair routine was when I was 9 with super short hair and all I wanted to do was to be able to braid my hair. The only way to make it happen was to tie a scarf around my head and use it as the third bundle of hair needed for a proper braid (I also did the towel over your head after a bath thing, comb as a huge hair pin thing, necklace as a tiara – the whole shoot). Which is why I’m particularly excited about this new hair trend; using scarves, ropes, beads or even rings to adorn and embellish regular braids and buns and now that have enough hair it should be less depressing than before.

Bang Bang, Fringe is Back

Like every ill-fated woman, I have horror stories about my hair when I was growing up(ish) and a majority of them is around the same idea: trying to grow out my bangs for nearly 5 years after I chopped them off in senior year high school because bangs were about to be ‘in’ and I was one of the first girls in the school to try the new do. Honestly for the first couple of months it was indeed cool, I was the “girl with bangs” but after that it was an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs, I’m going to grow it outs and god it looks awful I have to cut it agains and at the end, when I did manage to grow them, I promised myself that I’d never do it again. And just like every other superficial promise I made to myself, I’m thinking about breaking it now. Why now you ask? Because what Alexa Chung or Zooey Deschanel couldn’t do all these time, Felicity Jones and a parade of …