City Living: Gust-O Blow Dry Bar

Thursday, February 28, 2013

What girl doesn't love a good blowout? No, not the God-awful Pauly D type of blowout. I'm talking about the type of blowout that puts a little extra pep in a girls step. The kind that makes you toss your hair around a little bit more and just makes you feel nothing short of fabulous. That's what the lovely folks at Gust-O Blow Dry Bar did for me last night. 

To say the weather was miserable would be an understatement. And after a long day of work, I couldn't WAIT to head to Newbury Street to be pampered and mingle with some other Boston bloggers. I was greeted with a glass of pink champagne and a Georgetown Cupcake (side note: most amazeballs cupcake I've ever encountered). Sara, my stylist, introduced herself and then I was swept off to be shampooed, conditioned and scalp massaged. Talk about relaxing. After a brief conversation about how I normally style my hair, Sara decided that she was going to give me a sexy, voluminous 'do. The finished product was exactly that. I couldn't WAIT to show it off.

Gust-O is located at 221 Newbury Street in Boston. Call 617-927-5451 or visit their website for an appointment! They have a large selection of blowouts and updos to fit any personality or occasion.


*I received a complimentary blowout during their Blogger Lounge party. All opinions are 100% my own*
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White Fur

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fur Vest: H&M; Blouse: J.Crew Factory; Jeans: J Brand; Bag: c/o POSE & Rebecca Minkoff; Heels: Zara (old); Watch: Michael Kors; Rings: Stella & Dot; Lipstick: MAC Snob; Nails: OPI Alpine Snow

I've always felt a special connection to the hippie era. Maybe it's the fact that I was raised in a mostly-carefree small town where we listened to Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead. Years later, I still tap into my hippie side once in a while, as evidenced by today's outfit. I used to make fun of my mother whenever I would see pictures of her in bell bottoms. She'd always say "they were so cool back then -- I was so cool!" And here I am sporting similar pants, funny how that works. I have a feeling my future children will do the same to me some day.

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Spring 2013 Hair Trends

Friday, February 15, 2013

I have enough hair for three people and unfortunately, only three ways I'm able to style it: straight, curly & the occasional top knot. So while searching for ways to update my 'do without actually having to cut it, I stumbled upon some chic and easy hair trends for the upcoming season. I'll definitely be incorporating these into my rotation!

From fishtail braids to side-swept braid/chignon combos, I love how casual AND dressed up braids can look.


Head Wraps
Perfect for the beach or boat, I will certainly be rocking this look on my imaginary yacht in Newport this summer.

Sleek Ponytails
Sexy, modern, simple. Right up my alley.


Messier Top Knots
My knots currently consist of meticulously pulling every strand back into a perfect bun. This spring it's all about letting the frizz fly (to an extent) and embracing the inner wild child that just doesn't give a f**k.

What are your favorite hair trends? Will you be trying any of these this spring?

L's Spring 2013 Wish List

Thursday, February 7, 2013

L's Spring 2013 Wish List

With New York Fashion Week in full swing and a blizzard looming, all I can do to get through the long day is think about warm weather clothes. I'm obsessed with what's trending this season and can't wait to get my hands on the items above. As we all know by now, emerald has been named color of the year. A color I don't typically gravitate towards but plan to work into my spring wardrobe with accessories and nail color (LOVE the idea of emerald green nails!)

Black and white is already my go-to color combination (as last seen HERE) so I'm psyched to see all the graphic black and white on the runways lately. Stripes are also huge. Never thought I'd be drawn to striped heels but this Zara pair is killer. And the number one item on my spring wish list is this gorgeous floral belted dress from Prabal Gurung's collection for Target -- debuting Sunday, February 10!

What's on your wish list for spring?  


City Living: MiniLuxe Newbury Street

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MiniLuxe Boston -- located at 296 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115 (call for an appt 857-362-7444)

I love being pampered just as much as the next girl. Especially this time of year when the weather is miserable and my skin is super dry. So when MiniLuxe invited me into their Newbury Street location for a warm oil mani and pedi, I nearly screamed with happiness. 

As soon as I walked in I was warmly greeted by the receptionist. The ultra clean and trendy salon was bustling with Saturday afternoon activity but I was promptly approached by the sweetest technician I've ever encountered. The warm oil mani and pedi are like your typical manicure and pedicure but instead of getting a quick slap of lotion massaged into your skin, you are treated to an extended massage with warm, soothing oil that leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. I could have easily fallen asleep I was so relaxed -- especially during the pedicure. And for someone who is as tightly wound as I am, that's saying a lot.

MiniLuxe also offers facials (at the Wellesley location only) and waxing, as well as an entire wall full of their wonderful products and the cutest gifts. I am kicking myself for not picking up some of the Creme Brulee lip scrub -- it's heavenly and does wonders for cracked winter lips.

I loved their huge selection of my favorites -- OPI, Essie, & Zoya to name a few.

I ended up with Essie "Bobbing for Baubles" on my fingers and "Over the Top" on my tootsies
 If you're in need of a mid-winter treat, definitely head to MiniLuxe. A quick mani/pedi or facial is just what the doctor ordered to fight cold weather depression. You won't be disappointed!


**I received services for this post -- all opinions are 100% my own**