Thursday, June 23, 2016

Getting Great Hair for my Big Summer Event

I'm heading to Italy in the next couple of weeks and want to make sure I have healthy hair. I want my hair to be maintenance free while I'm away. However, I did just get back from my cottage and it's safe to say the lake and sun has dried out my hair big time. But I was lucky enough to come home to some goodies from Pantene to help get my hair back to a healthy state, so

I started off with using the Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. This collection is amazing and is the most intense Pantene formula yet! As I was washing my hair, I could feel instant results – it felt super lightweight and smooth! I decided to take it a step further by applying the 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner. This conditioner comes in four different variations. I used Moisture Renewal, which was perfect to help with my super dry and brittle hair. This made my hair feel wonderful! After getting out of the shower, brushing my hair was a breeze. A quick blow-dry and style was all I needed to do. Once my hair was dry, I used a quick spray of Airspray, which gave my hair flexible hold without any stickiness or crunch. I love how I was still able to run my fingers through my hair after! This effortless styling is exactly what I want for my upcoming trip and my hair looks and feels super healthy and hydrated.
Before my fried cottage hair. 

When I'm away in Italy and want to style my hair, I want to make it as simple and easy as I can. I love a great braid hairstyle. I usually just stick to a simple dutch braid along the hairline, but for those nights when I want to make my hair a bit dressier, a full wrap around braid in a bun looks extra special. The best way to achieve a dutch braid is the braid goes under, not over. Once you've finished the braid, spray with Pantene Airspray and start to gently pull hair out to create a bigger braid look. Once braids are finished on both sides, collect all your hair at the back and twist it into a bun. I kept my bun in place with a few bobby pins and hairspray. I’ve recently been loving Pantene Airspray because it is the first ever alcohol-free, aerosol hairspray, so my hair doesn’t feel sticky or crunchy and it smells phenomenal. It kept my bun in place and kept those pesky fly away hairs down!

Big thanks to Pantene for helping me plan my summer hair looks for Italy! I can’t wait to recreate this look all summer long! 

-Sydney Hoffman

*This blog post was made in partnership with Pantene. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pink and Coral Lips

If you follow me on Instagram @sydhoff3 you will know I love lipsticks. I'm probably wearing a different colour on my lips in every photo. I've gone through my lipstick collection and picked out my favourite pink and coral shades that will be perfect for spring and summer!

I'm always looking for new lipstick colours and brands, so if anyone has any favourites please let me know :)

-Sydney Hoffman