Saturday, May 28, 2016

Trending... The Second Vogue Coloring Book

NO! TOO SOON! I just recently purchased Vogue Colors A to Z, and now another Vogue coloring book is on it's way. The first Vogue coloring book launched in November by Vogue UK, and due to it's success, another is being released at the end of August. Come on Vogue! Give me a chance to have some social life beyond my coloring book and crayons.

Picture via Vogue

This time around Vogue Goes Pop with a 60s theme. I'm going to try to hard to resist the urge to purchase another coloring book! 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Review: Diora Keratherapy & Moxie Hair Salon

I've wanted a Brazilian blowout for years, but the thing that always stopped me was the thought (and price tag) associated with putting so many harsh chemicals on my hair. I thought my prayers had been answered when a friend of mine introduced me to a zero formaldehyde product called Diora Keratherapy. This product offered at Moxie Salon, promised to tame my frizzy hair for up to six weeks. The best part was that this treatment was only $50... Too good to be true! Too good to be true was right... Oh boy, was I surprised when the beautician informed me that the $50 treatment was for a one-time, one-wash treatment. The six week treatment was $150...

After I got over the misleading information previously provided to me (a.k.a I was internally fuming the entire time my hair was being washed) I went ahead with the treatment. I figured with a really good dry shampoo this blowout would last me until graduation. As I'm writing this post I'm still kind of ticked off about being mislead by Moxie!

(Can you believe how uneven my hair is straight?! You would never know when it's curly.)

My hair is stick straight, silky smooth, and probably the healthiest it's been for years! If this treatment lasted longer than one wash I'd be in love. It's a great product.

I still don't know exactly what I payed for. (UGH!) There are no Keratherapy products online that are a one-time straightening system. Possibly it was the Express Renewal Plus+ Express Keratin Treatment but I still have no idea. Transparency between client and professional is always greatly appreciated. My appointment at Moxie made me miss the amazing talent and kindness of Rachel from Sol Beauty Salon.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Possibly four of my favorite words: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. Save up 40% from now until June 5th just in time to stock up on outfits for summer! Here is round one of some of my sale favorites.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Victoria's Secret Swimwear

The rumors are true... According to multiple sources, Victoria's Secret is discontinuing swimwear, clothing, and accessories in order to expand their activewear line. April Fools' Day has already passed, right? Where are high school and college students supposed to find inexpensive, cute bikinis now? 

Last year VS swimwear "brought in about $500 million for the company, or about 6.5 percent of total sales." The silver lining? All swimwear is up to 60% off online. I'm stocking up on all my favorites before they're gone! Here are some of my favorite VS pieces. Take 40% off with code SAVE40SWIM. 

The bralette and knockout bottoms were my first ever bikini from VS and I LOVED both of these pieces. I'm definitely stocking up before they're gone. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vogue Colors A to Z

Call me a kid, but I love coloring! I was recently reunited with coloring books earlier this year as a way to overcome stress caused by senior year. I can loose myself for hours with my 96 count pack of Crayola crayons and my coloring book. If you follow me on Instagram (@whattheclique) you'll know I recently purchased the Vogue Colors A to Z coloring book. Verdict? LOVE. 

"Edited by Vogue Culture Editor Valerie Steiker and designer by Deputy Design Director Alberto Orta, the beautiful book published by Knopf features a Jazz Age-inspired alphabet, as well as ironic Vogue covers from 1912 to 1932." Via Vogue: Introducing the First-Ever Vogue Coloring Book

 Get your copy here

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tie Front Dresses

The sunshine is finally back out after almost two weeks of straight rain. (!!!!) So when I saw some sunshine peaking through the clouds this morning, I knew I had to go catch some rays.  

Unfortunately, the clouds took back over after about an hour, and the rain returned. The short time the sunshine however, was exactly what I needed to start dreaming of summertime. 

Gal Meets Glam (+Gal Meets Glam

To beat the summer heat and humidity in Virginia I normally opt for a comfy sundress. Sundresses make it so easy to look put together with little to no effort. My favorite blogger, Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam, recently introduced me to a new trendy sundress that is a must-have this summer: tie front! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cabana Cream

Summer is so close I can almost taste the salt air and feel the sand in my hair!

Buggs Island 2014 

As the school year comes to a close, I've begun mentally packing my suitcase for the summer. The top of my list include bikinis, beach cover-ups, sunglasses, flip flops, and most importantly sunscreen. I burn easily, so not wearing sunscreen is a no-go for my fair skin. 

Picture via Gal Meets Glam 

This summer there is a new edition to my packing list: Cabana Cream. I'm ashamed to admit I always get so caught up in enjoying the sunshine that I forget to protect my hair. Thankfully Cabana Cream has me covered. Cabana Cream is a leave in treatment with sunscreen that defends your hair from the harsh effects of chlorine and salt. Did I mention it also smells like PiƱa Colada?! This product is sulfate free, paraben free, color safe, keratin safe, and is water soluble. 

I was so excited when Cabana Cream sent me a sample to try! I'll be beach bound with Cabana Cream a couple weeks, so stay tuned for a more in-depth beach post! In the meantime be sure to follow Cabana Cream on Instagram