Love Your Locks


In the midst of skincare, healthy eating, fitness, eyelash extensions and perfect brows I think many of us forget to love our locks.

… or at least I do.

Here are a few of my favorite must-have hair care products.

1. Hask Dry Shampoo

I don’t know about you but I try to wash my hair as little as possible. Basically, as long as I can get away with unwashed hair I will. And if you ever see me wearing a hat, you can be sure my hair is dirty. If you’re like me and can’t be bothered by washing your hair nightly, dry shampoo is my saving grace. I usually reach for mine on day three, and after a few sprays I’ve thoroughly convinced you that I woke up with freshly washed hair… muhahaha. Now you know my secret.

2. Maui shampoo & conditioner

If you’re looking for a good silicone and sulfate-free duo I’d highly recommend these guys. They have a range of scents and specialized ones, they make my hair smooth and shiny and they smell amazing.

3. Vanity Planet leave-in conditioning treatment

Made with enriched oils and vitamins, this revitalizing hair treatment strengthens and repairs damaged or dry hair. Love this one for the winter months when my scalp gets dry, or as a great addition to any pampering routine. Hair mask + a bath, now that’s heaven.

4. Matrix Sleek Look hair oil

I have been using this product since I was around 11… and guess what, I still love it. I use this when my hair is damp from the shower and it does a great job of detangling the hair, leaving soft, shiny locks. I start at my ears and work it in, focusing on the ends which need the most love.

As always, thanks for reading… give yourself a spa night and don’t forget to love your locks.

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Boho Meets Mid-Century Modern

I have never been good at interior design.

It’s actually turned into a running joke between me, my mom and sister, because for some reason I have always struggled in this forte.

Ever since I was little I’ve loved all things style when it comes to clothing or accessories, and I consider myself a pretty creative girl… but when it came to decorating my bedroom I had a mental style block and used to find interior design overwhelming.

So for the first time in literally eighteen years, aka my whole life, this is the very first time my room is exactly decorated how I want it (give or take a couple things). I’ve taken inspiration from a variety of places, mostly instagram’s “explore” page, and I’m really happy with how everything has turned out. I incorporated some vintages pieces as well as more modern, minimalist accents which all came together for a cozy, inviting style.

Before…

 

After…

One of my favorites pieces is this thrifted vintage blanket that I used as an area rug… I don’t know if people do that, or if it’s weird, but all I know is that I like the way it looks. I really think it ties my room together.]

I am on the lookout for a new pendant light for my ceiling because mine is ghetto… so if you know of a good one please let me know!

Floating wall shelf: Target

Duvet cover: Target

Bedside table: thrifted

Wicker chair: thrifted

Rug: thrifted blanket

Standing mirror and circular mirror: Ikea

Desk chair: Ikea

Desks: Ikea

Posters: Ikea

Hat hanger: thrifted

Wall drapery: Urban Outfitters

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Thrift with me || Autumn Finds

If you’re looking for me, you can find me at the thrift store…

but what’s new?

I’ve been lucking out with some amazing finds lately, and I personally love to see people’s Goodwill treasures, so here are mine…

Form fitting corduroy skirt

I love the texture of this and how classy and slimming it is for a day in my esthetics studio, or dressed up for an event.

$5.99

Tropical vintage skort

With all the functionality of shorts, but the cute and sassy look of a skirt… it’s the best of both worlds. I was drawn to this tropical print and perfect vintage style.

$5.99

Midi button down denim skirt

This one is a bit out of my fashion comfort zone, but I’m excited to style it and bring a Little House on the Prairie feel to my closet.

$5.99

Retro orange blazer

The color of this is the best part, plus the material reminds me of linen. I took out the shoulder pads and now I see myself rocking this to work all the time.

$4.99

Handmade orange planter

Perfectly fitting for my mid century modern bedroom- I can’t wait to put a plant in it!

$4.99

My dream leather work shoes

I have been looking for shoes like this that I can wear to work everyday for MONTHS. The ones I’ve been looking at average $90. And I finally found these perfect babies in my exact size and I couldn’t be happier about it.

$9.99

Gold statement earrings

I’ve always been an earring girl. So when I saw these beautiful funky statement earrings (which I’m thinking are from the 80’s), I couldn’t pass them up. They tie together any outfit.

$2.99

Woven baskets

I immediately imagined putting plants in these two adorable baskets when I saw them… and here they are in all their glory on a floating shelf above my bed. How dang cute are they?!

(Keep your eye out for a post all about my room decor soon)

Large $6.99

Small $2.99

I want to know… do you guys find amazing treasures at the thrift store? Or do you feel like all you find is someone else’s trash? 🤷🏽‍♀️

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my closet. Thanks for reading… xoxo

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Summer Travels: Panama

In the month of June, my sister and I boarded our long-awaited flight to Panama.

The country in Central America, not the city in Florida.

‘Why Panama?’ You may be wondering… Well, my best friend (Anya, for those of you who don’t know already) lives there with her family. So basically, we chose Panama because we had a free place to stay. And because who wouldn’t want to at least see what Panama has to offer when such an amazing opportunity arises?

I will say that it was nothing like I imagined it would be. Leading up to the trip, I thought I would be stepping foot into a place that was either like Hawaii, or like Mexico. But I was very wrong, and it reminded me of neither destination. Panama has a culture all it’s own.

City life, the Panama Canal, swampy rivers, rainforest, humidity, thunderstorms, exotic creatures and Spanish that was spoken much too fast for me and my high school level to comprehend. That’s what I experienced in Panama.

Of course, I loved every second of it because I was able to spend it with my best friend and my sister (who is also my best friend).

It is truly a time that I will never forget. I was able to visit a small island on the Pacific Ocean with clear, blue water and cute, narrow streets that were lined with authentic food. I took a boat ride through the biggest canal in the world (the Panama Canal), all the while, stopping to feed wild monkeys that were swinging from the trees. I jumped into a swampy part of the river, only to be told after I got out that a crocodile was sighted nearly thirty yards away the previous day. I got to jump off of small waterfalls. I met new people. I got to experience the life of the Embera tribe (a native group of people who speak their own language and live ruraly). Then I was caught in a full-blown thunder storm on our boat ride home, where, for the first time, every inch of me got wet (from rain), without having to take a shower.

I would not have changed even one thing about my trip. And I can’t express how grateful I am for the memories and adventures.

I filmed and made a short video of each aspect, just so everyone could see the true beauty of traveling somewhere new. You can watch it here

Where do you want to travel? And why haven’t you done it yet?

As always, thank you for reading. Love all. Love Madeline. xx

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If you’re planning to visit Panama… I recommend going to

-Toboga island

-Captain Carl’s tour

-The Embera village tour

-The Panama Canal

-Casco Viejo

-The Causeway