NYE 2013

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Element Dress// Forever 21 Belt//  Gianni Bini Shoes// H&M Clutch
The year 2013 has been without a doubt one of the most life-changing years for me from spending my 1st full year in California to taking on a new career and having the opportunity to travel around the country. As the chapter closes on one capriciously momentous year and sights are set onto the next, I can’t even begin to imagine what 2014 has in store. Being someone who never put much stock into the mercurially afflicted idea of New Year’s resolutions, if anything, 2014 represents a progression of a time ripe with exciting opportunities. Aside from all of the effervescent glitz and glam that most of us will don tonight, I like to coordinate my NYE look on my outlook for the year ahead. So, this year I opted for a bright ecru lace dress and polished it off with a ultra-femme bow belt and bubblegum pink pumps. From this point of view, the future is looking pretty bright!
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Truly Natural with Pantene

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Throughout years of constant heat treatment, styling, coloring, and enough product to supply the cast of Jersey Shore for an entire Summer, my hair has been put through the ringer. Already of an ultra baby-fine texture, even a little bit of treatment ways heavily on my hair. So, when Popsugar reached out to me to try Pantene’s Truly Natural Hair Care line, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Having such sensitive hair, anytime I switch to a new Shampoo and Conditioner, I like to use it for about a week before assessing to give my hair time to adjust. However, after just a few days of using the Pantene Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo and Deep Conditioner, my hair already started to regain it’s natural bounce. The natural look and feel shined through even more after styling with the Defining Curls Custard and Shine Serum with Argan Oil. Follow the steps below for tips on how to enhance your natural curl.
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While hair is still soaking wet, tuck the front pieces behind your ear so that they will dry on their own with a natural shape.

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Apply a pea-sized amount of the Defining Curls Custard to your finger tips and loosely scrunch hair around the crown. Using the same amount of the Shine Serum with Argan Oil, move to the ends of your hair and twist around your finger away from your face. 

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Since I rarely have time to let my hair air dry, blow drying my hair is a necessary evil. But, to lessen the heat impact and reduce any frizz, I use the hairdryer on a warm, low setting and angle downwards from root to tip. 
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And after using a little bit of the Defining Curl Custard, Shine Serum with Argan Oil, and low-level drying, my hair feels bouncier, healthy, and most important, Natural!

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Check out Pantene’s Facebook and YouTube page to learn more about the Truly Natural Hair Care line and stay up to date on their full suite of products. 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pantene through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pantene Truly Natural, all opinions are my own

Family Gift Guide

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With all of the time we spend shopping and with our family and friends throughout the year, for some strange reason its easy to get stumped when picking out the perfect present for them during the Holidays. You want to get just the right thing, at the right price, that truly speaks to their personality. So, over the next few weeks I will be sharing several gift guides customized for everyone on your list that I hope will ease the holiday shopping process this season.

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