Now that summer is right around the corner I’ve been thinking of some new heatless hairstyles to feature. I recently wore my hair in this style and realized I didn’t have a tutorial for it. The one I do have that is slightly similar is a really elaborate hairstyle with a 4 strand waterfall braid and big elegant bun. I figured it’d be fun to show you a more “basic” everyday version of the style. I honestly feel like this hairstyle isn’t too exciting but hopefully you learned a few new techniques from it. Let me know what you think; I love to hear from you!

What I’m wearing: Open Stitch Sweater

Four Strand Braid Low Bun Supplies:

Four Strand Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by creating a part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Divide this section into 4 pieces.
  • Step 4 / I’m going to number the strands 1-4 starting with the strand closest to the hairline as number one.
  • Step 5 / Take strand 4 and cross it under 3.
  • Step 6 / Then cross 3 over 2.
  • Step 7 / Cross 2 under 1.
  • Step 8 / Now take strand 3 and cross it over 2. Those are the steps so now just repeat them while adding in new hair to the outside strands.
  • Step 9 / So add in hair to strand four then cross it under 3.
  • Step 10 / Cross 3 over 2 and 2 under 1.

Instructions continued:

  • Step 11 / Add a new section into the new 2 strand, or add in hair to 1 before crossing it over 2.
  • Step 12 / Now continue the braid until it’s about an inch above the ear. Then braid the section to the ends without adding in new hair.
  • Step 13 / Criss-cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 14 / Next divide  off a small section on the right side of the head to add in later.
  • Step 15 / Now combine the rest of the hair together in a low ponytail.
  • Step 16 / Wrap a hair band over the hair and on the last wrap only pull the ponytail half way through to create a loop.
  • Step 17 / Take small sections of hair from the loop, bring them up to the head, and pin them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 18 / Then combine the ends left sticking out, wrap them towards the hair band and tuck them in to form the bottom part of the bun.
  • Step 19 / Next pick up the section on the right side that was left out. Twist it together, pull on the top a little bit to make it bigger and then lay it over the top of the bun. Wrap the ends around the side and pinning it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 20 / Now take the braid and gently pull on the sides to make it really wide and a lot bigger.
  • Step 21 / Then lay it over the bun, wrapping it around the side and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 22 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.


This post was made in collaboration with Curel®, a KAO Worldwide brand.

As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with dry skin and have been searching for the perfect solution to treat it for good. Recently I discovered the new Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer and was so excited to use it and see how it would help my skin. Today I am so excited to share with you a quick update and what I learned.

It’s been a few weeks since I first started using this moisturizer and can happily say, with daily use, my dry skin is gone! To use it effectively, I made sure to always apply it to my wet skin right after a shower or bath before I toweled off. It glides on the skin so smooth. It’s a thick cream and feels so luxurious on the skin. I could tell right away that it was going to work wonders for my combatting my dry skin.
No more, would I look down at my legs or arms and see red, cracked, flaky skin. My skin is so different from when I was younger and finding the new Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer has become the perfect solution for treating my uncooperative dry skin.

Living in Utah and Arizona where the air is so dry was a main factor in my dry skin. Not to mention stress, hot showers and harsh soaps my skin was in need of some serious tender, love, and care. If you are someone who suffers from dry skin then I’m sure you can relate to how uncomfortable it can be to have dry skin. The worst is when someone else would notice the dry skin around my elbows and knees or my dry, red knuckles. Now I make a daily, conscious effort to take better care of my skin. I am so happy that the solution only takes a few extra minutes every day!

In case you haven’t heard of the new, Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, it’s a new wet skin formula that lays the foundation for better moisturizer. After a bath or shower, since your skin cells expand, it provides an easy way for Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer to soak in and penetrate into just showered skin before it’s dried off.

The skin’s natural moisture barrier is maintained by ceramides which are building blocks necessary for healthy skin. Skin that is dry and damaged have lost their ceramides so it’s important to put them back into the skin. Since Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer contains an advanced ceramide complex it can help penetrate the skin to the source of the dryness. This helps replenish the skin’s ceramide levels and repair the moisture barrier. With new ceramides and Hydra Therapy dry skin can be targeted in a unique and effective way.

Maintaining my skin, ensuring it stays healthy and hydrated will always be a high priority for me. I could tell after the first use that my skin felt softer and more smooth. I can honestly say that I no longer feel embarrassed or self-conscious of my skin and love how hydrated it feels all day long. I’ve made Curel Hydra Therapy a daily part of my skincare routine and love how healthy my skin looks again!

If you’ve tried a ton of different moisturizers and haven’t found one that you love then I highly recommend trying Curel Hydra Therapy. It’s helped me heal my dry skin and I know it’ll work for you too!

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My computer’s about to die and I’m sitting here trying to figure out what to type. I never know what to say and always want to say something about the weather. I literally have to stop myself every.single.time. Instead, here are five random facts about me (:

  1. I’m a thrill-seeker; Cliff jumping, sky diving, motorcycles, you name it, I’m in.
  2. I’m a minimalist at heart. I’d throw everything and anything away if I could. I have to stop myself because I know having certain things is socially acceptable, but I really dislike having “things” simply to fill space.
  3. I love the smell of a campfire. My friends would always complain their clothes reeked after a bonfire but I relished the scent.
  4. I constantly want to be on a trip or planning a trip. The minute we get home from any vacation I always ask AJ where we’re going next.
  5. I’ve visited 12 countries, and lived in Japan for 6 years. I never learned to speak Japanese fluently and really wish I had because it’s the question people always ask once I say I lived there.

Shop Spring Pink Floral:  FLORAL TOP | JEANS | MICRO / similar | BOOTIES / similar | LIPSTICK (mehr)

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It’s been a  loooong time since I’ve posted an instagram recap. I thought it’d be fun to do a new one in case you don’t already follow me on there. I’ve started posting more outfits and style posts recently and wanted to share the details on here as well. You can also find everything on my new “shop” page as well. It’s on the top bar of the home page titled “Shop my Instagram.” 


HAIR | WHITE TOP (3 colors) | CAMISOLEDENIM / low rise option | BOOTIES (2 colors) | LV PM / similar

SIMILAR HAIR | ORANGE TANK (4 colors) | WHITE BRA | GRAY LEGGINGS (also in black) | GRAY NIKES (on sale!)

HAIR | SHEER TOP (2 colors) | CAMISOLE (fav!) | PINK SWEATER (2 colors) | WHITE JEANS

LUXY HAIRBLUE LACE TOP (2 colors) | CAMISOLE ($12) | WHITE JEANS | NAILSBOOTIES (3 colors) | DUVET (3 colors)| EUROS (3 colors)| PILLOWS (4 colors)

SIMILAR HAIR | SUNGLASSES | GREEN TOP (4 colors) | GRAY LEGGINGS (also in black) | NIKES (on sale!)

HAIRSILVER THERMAL, also here (almost sold out!) | LACE BRA, also here | NAILSJEANS


It’s officially Summer here in Arizona! The high was 98 today and we took the cover off the pool yesterday. I absolutely love it. Moving from Mississippi, this place feels like a vacation location. My mom was telling me today how sad she’ll be when we move because it always looks so beautiful in pictures on snapchat. She’s right and I think I need to convince AJ to find his next job on the west coast because I don’t think I could handle moving anywhere else.

Speaking of which, I was so excited to wear this top because I thought it was so cute and casual. Needless to say, I was getting so hot while snapping these pictures that I had to change once we were done. The material is a lot thicker than you’d expect! It wear so comfortably though, so if you’re still experiencing the transition into warmer weather then I’d definitely recommend it.

STRIPED TOP (comes in 3 colors) / similar | JEANS  / similar | BOOTIES (20% off!) | LV PM TOTE / similar | LIP LINER (dervish) | LIPSTICK (mehr) | NAILS (hi maintenance)

Shop Spring Stripes:

STRIPED TOP (comes in 3 colorssimilar) | JEANS  (similar) | BOOTIES (20% off!) | LV PM TOTE (similar) | LIP LINER (dervish) | LIPSTICK (mehr) | NAILS (hi maintenance)