Hey guys! SO without further ado, I am going to spill the tea on my NBR Extensions and answer some of your most asked questions. Grab your favorite drink, get comfy and let’s jump right in!
Ready Set, Rapid Fire Q & A…
Q: What are NBR Extensions?
A: NBR stands for Natural Beaded Row Extensions.
Q: What is the Maintenance/upkeep like?
A: My personal experience with the Maintenance Appointments are every 8 weeks. I get my NBR Extensions moved up. They grow out flat with your natural hair and my sweet spot is 8 weeks, move up, gloss treatment and I trust Maeghen to color/ highlight my my locks! I love everything she does, lightened a little in the summer and then went back more of my natural dark brown for winter. She is the best, and I always leave the salon with shiny healthy hair!
Q: Where do you get your NBR Extensions done at?
A: I go to Vera Salon, Specifically I have my hair done by Maeghen, her and her team are so talented, and truly take such pride in each clients hair.
Q: How long are your extensions?
A: I have 22″ Extensions
Q: Why is NBR better than clip ins?
A: I am SO glad someone asked this, because I had worn clip ins for YEARS throughout High school and College. I have worn everything from Clips Ins I purchased at Sally Beauty to Barefoot Blonde Clip In’s by Amber Fillerup Clark. Although Clip ins may seem like a more “budget friendly” way to get that full head of hair you are searching for. I actually found myself in a constant pit of frustration and unhappiness with how they looked in my hair. First of all, you have to clip and unclip them EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU WEAR THEM. (The struggle is real). Second, they DO NOT lay flat with your hair like NBR. Clip ins show the clips if you to take your hair from wearing it down to flipping it up in a pony tail, where as NBR you can have your hair down and then whip your hair up in an updo without a sign that you have fake locks. Clip in extensions are SO thin compared to NBR, it is truly day and night. The clip ins do not feel like real hair after a few weeks and are very easily damaged. NBR is so natural looking, feeling and with the right products truly sticks through the styling tools with ease. Clip in extensions rarely match the true shade of your color of hair, where as NBR is a perfect blend to your natural hair, when done professionally by hair artist and salons that specialize in the field.
Q: I am interested in NBR but do not need super long hair, prefer shorter styles, is it worth it?
A: NBR Extensions are great if you want to add length to your hair, OR VOLUME. So many clients of Vera Salon have shorter hair and get one row simply just for volume. Short or long, NBR is SO worth it. I cannot express the confidence, and overall appearance boost it gives you. I feel like my hair has a mind of its own, having NBR has truly made me LOVE my hair every single day! Keep in mind, your stylist can cut and blend the NBR Extensions to specifically meet YOUR needs.
Q: How long have you worn NBR Extensions?
A: I have worn them for exactly one year! Never going back!
Q: Does you hair grow differently now that you wear NBR Extensions?
A: My hair grows faster and healthier now that I wear NBR Extensions, especially compared to when I would wear clip ins. There are minimal points of contact on your head, and you are not constantly pulling your hair out like you do with clip ins.
I am so fortunate to be a client of Vera Salon, located in Lake City Florida. It is a perfect location for you girls in the Jacksonville Area and surrounding cities. Vera Salon has a talented team on NBR Hair Artist who take education, service and hair VERY seriously. I have so much trust in my hair dresser, Maeghen, she is my “hair fairy” as I like to call her. She is a perfectionist, and is beyond talented when it comes to hair extensions. I have completely dedicated myself the the NBR Process, and consider myself a forever client. The confidence that Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions give me is night and day, they look so natural and never show, unlike clip ins.
The Process, what you need to know:
The Process of NBR Extensions is unlike any other. No matter how long, short, thick or thin you hair is- NBR can be modified for your individual hair goals and needs. The Hair Extensions are applied by hand, with minimal points of contact on your scalp, making it perfect for hair health and preventing damage unlike other methods. The wefts are hand tied in rows that lay flat on your scalp creating that “Mermaid” hair naturally. Your hair artist with color, and style your hair to blend perfectly with your natural textures and colors to give you the hair of your dreams.
My Current Hair Care Routine With NBR Extensions
I use my WetBrush to Brush my locks out daily, I believe that this brush protects my hair, and does not pull my hair out as I brush it. It is important to brush your extensions out daily from the root. This brush is perfect to use on your wet hair, fresh out of the shower!
I have two different sizes, but both work for my hair!
I also apply Oil to the bottom of my hair daily
I use this curler (I love all three options depending on the curl I am going for) as well as this hair dryer!
I use the following Shampoo, Conditioner and Blow Out Cream Every Week when I wash my hair!
Interested in NBR? Have questions? Want to set up a consultation with an expert?
Mention my name at your next appointment with Vera Salon, they have graciously extended a discount to you for 10% off all services. “KAYLA10”!
Huge thank you to Vera Salon, specifically Maeghen, for being the answers to my hair dreams for over a year!
Christmas is a week away, and we are all finishing up our last-minute gift list…
I am sharing the cutest “Mini’s” this season has to offer, from my favorite beauty products to sweet-scented candles, these mini’s are perfect for your best friend or a stocking stuffer! All products are linked, so happy shopping…
First is the Real Techniques Beauty Sponge, that doubles as a gift and an ornament!
Next we have another adorable ornament, the Evo Power of 3 – It’s a Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask.
This Lafco Golden Chesnut Candle is the perfect gift for a Holiday Party, your mom, a best friend and even yourself. Something I love about this candle is the fact that you can smell it as soon as you open the box, and it has 50 hours of burn time. I am a little obsessed…
This little bottle of Chandon Rose Mini is the perfect size for a girlfriend, pair it with some of your Favorite Mini’s and she can have a spa night at home. Ps. Makes the perfect stocking stuffer! (plus it’s only $8)
The perfect gift for the girl on the go (travel size) Lubricity Labs Shampoo and Conditioner.
Or if you are anything like me and love trying new products without making the initial investment of a full bottle, try out the mini’s!
Mini Kopari Coconut Melt: HERE * I use this as a hair mask, simply a must have beauty product
Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Natural Deodorant: HERE
COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30: HERE
Stowaway Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Mini: HERE
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer: HERE
Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment: HERE
Invisibobble- Traceless hair ring: HERE
Alba 1913 Rich Body Butter: HERE
Metallic Matte Liquid Lip: HERE
I loved testing out all these products, and will be gifting friends and family with my favorites! Wishing you a wonderful week and Happy Holiday Season.
Thank you Behrman Communications for sponsoring this post!
Happy Sunday Loves!
Sunday is the day I take a little time to refresh myself, and plan for a busy week. It is important to me to use products that love me as much as I love them. I have three areas to focus on this Sunday (and every Sunday on repeat) with three unique products all from Kopari Beauty.
The three areas of focus will be Hair, Skin, and Lips! All products start with 100% Organic Coconut Oil and leave your hair, skin and lips feeling so soft and loved.
My favorite product for my hair is the Coconut Melt (Sounds like a fancy desert). The reason I love the Coconut melt for my hair, is it does some serious damage control. I don’t know about you, but I use all types of heat on my hair which damages it over time. Once a week (on my Sunday night’s) I use a generous amount of the Coconut Melt on my hair, with concentration on my ends! I usually let it sit for 1-2 hours while I do laundry, pack my morning gym bag, or be lazy and watch Netflix. Then I just rinse it out in the shower and my hair is left shiny and so soft. The Coconut Melt only has one ingredient, so I know that I won’t have to worry about the harmful ingredients in other hair masks. If you have damaged hair and want to repair your split ends, I would sleep with the Coconut Melt in your hair over night and rinse it out in the morning. I get my hair cut every 6-8 weeks, and I rarely have to trim “split ends” thanks to the Coconut Melt.
More about the Melt
So I obviously use the Coconut Melt for my hair, but it is a very unique product that can be used in many ways. Another way to use this is as an all over the skin Moisturizer (no you will not feel oily). The Coconut Melt is true to it’s name and melts into your skin, leaving you literally as smooth as a baby’s bum. I’ll have to let you in on a little secret, it is great for under eye rescuing! A little goes a long way, but you can say “bye-bye” to that dark under eye. Although I am in my early 20’s it is never too early to prep your skin for aging. For all you Momma’s out there, you can use this on your baby, or Moms-to-be can use it on that precious baby bump.
Purchase Coconut Melt: HERE
The second product that I use not only on Sunday’s but every morning/night is the Coconut Face Cream. It is very light-weight and hydrating (dream cream), my favorite way to use this is right before I apply my makeup! It makes your skin soft, and does not clog your pores like other creams out there. (P.s. Smells Amazing!)
Purchase Coconut Face Cream: HERE
I saved the BEST for last! I am obsessed, with Kopari’s Coconut Lip Love this product puts every chap stick/lip moisturizers to shame. On a natural look day, I will apply this and out the door I go. If I am dressing it up, I apply this as a base for my lipstick. I apply this to my lips once a day, and I seriously have smooth, even, hydrated lips for 12 hours. I do not have to reapply, and it is literally the “holy grail” of all lip products. I carry this with me at all times, and I even made my Fiance use it! (No judging!)
Purchase Lip Love: HERE
These three products prep me for my week, and leave me feeling hydrated, happy and healed from blemishes. If I was stuck on an Island and could only choose three products to have… it would be the Coconut Melt, Face Cream, and Lip Love.
You can Kopari’s full line of products: HERE
Have an amazing week Babes!
Happy Friday! Another week has flown by, just like this past Summer. There’s one thing you should keep from that Summer Bucket list… your TAN.
Self Tanners can work miracles on your skin, moisturizing, adding a “glow” and maintaining that effortless natural tan year round. The hard part is finding a Self Tanner that doesn’t stain your clothes, turn you orange and is hassle free.
As a girl on the go, I have a small amount of time to make my tan happen. Thankfully I have been rocking my tan from Summer to Fall with Tanceuticals Self Tanner. I am going to walk you through my process of tanning my face and body, as part of my nightly routine. You can have a flawless tan, with little effort and amazing products.
First, I have my Self Tanning Face Lotion which is available in Dark and Light! I wash my face as normal, then use an exfoliating brush and scrub to prep my skin. Then I pour a quarter of the product on my palms and rub directly into my face, like a moisturizer. The reason I apply this at night, is to let the product sit on my face for a recommended 7-8 hours. I was hesitant at first to put a Self Tanner directly on my face, in fear that I would wake up with an orange tint or even worse, a breakout.
I have normal skin (not oily, not really dry) but I feel like this product is great for girls with dry skin, the Self Tanner acts as a moisturizer as well. The product is not over powering and gradually tints your skin with a tan. I typically apply this to my face 3 times a week, and a little product goes a long way! I tan extremely easily so I use the color “dark”. If you want to try it out and haven’t gone dark, I recommend trying the light, then working your way into the darker tint.
Something that I like to do is exfoliate my neck as well, so that I can apply the Self Tanner directly to my neck for even coverage. This adds a more natural tan look, and no need for blending with bronzer/makeup.
Next, I tan my body head to toe with the Tanceuticals Self Tanning Body Lotion again, I use the tint “dark”. There is a light option as well, for those who like to gradually build their tan or don’t tan very easily. The very first thing I do before tanning, is take a shower. I usually shave my legs (this acts as a natural exfoliater) and I then use a body scrub to remove any dead skin. If you are serious about a good tan, you will need to invest in an exfoliater!
Tanceuticals Pre-Tan Exfoliater is reasonably priced, and has this amazing coconut scent (yum!). So after your exfoliate head to toe, you are ready to tan! I start by taking my Tanning Mitt (prevents your hands from staining) and squeezing the product directly on the mitt. Then I work my way from my feet up. I tan my entire body, feet, legs, stomach, back, neck, chest, arms and face. Keep in mind you want to apply with even pressure and circular motions for best results and no streaking.
Problem areas… Girls, let me tell you, I have never been able to successfully tan my back. EVER. I could not reach it, had to have assistance, or it was terribly uneven. I was so happy inside when Tanceuticals came out with their Body Buddy Back Applicator ❤️?? you mean I don’t have to twist my arms in all different directions to tan my body? (Life Made)
During the winter I tan my entire body twice a week, this works for me to keep a consistent tan, and I live in Florida so I might even be in shorts on Christmas ??
If you have never tried a Self Tanner, or need great results, I would recommend The Self Tanning Kit for starters.
After all, Tanceuticals is the #1 rated Self Tanner: See HERE
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today is all about Beauty and organization. I am always looking for little ways to declutter my Vanity area (and my life) so I thought I would share some amazing ideas on having a clean and fun space!
All Pictures are Shoppable and Budget friendly! (Click on what you want to purchase)
First things first, you are going to need storage. Some of you love the Acrylic Storage, but others do not want to see all the beauty products through your storage.
I love this simple white clutter free organizer, perfect for Makeup, Beauty Products, Brushes etc. This is great if you want a clean space with small storage.
For those of you who have a love for makeup like myself, I think these are the “prettiest” organizers and so fun for your vanity.
Multi Drawer Organizers
These are perfect for everything, literally everything! You can even label the drawers for a more organized feel.
Happy Organizing my friends! Making sure everything has a “home” allows for a clean and easy space.
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Thursday Everyone! I am so happy to be sharing with you an amazing company, that supports an even more amazing cause. Headbands of Hope sells the most gorgeous Headbands, and for every headband purchased, a headband is given to a child with Cancer.
What I love about their headbands is that they have so many different styles, so there is one out there for every girl. The headbands make great gifts for friends, family members and yourself. I am wearing “Teal Lush” which you can purchase HERE
I am going to put images of my favorite Headbands for FALL below, you can click and shop!
The Headbands are not only trendy, but affordable. They have a unique feature on the headband that allows you to adjust it to fit your had perfectly. This was important to me because I do not like when I feel that the headband is too tight. I wore my headband all day, headache free.
More about Headbands of Hope, you need to checkout their Giving Gallery the photos aline will warm your heart. It is so important to support businesses with a passion for serving and helping others. The company was Featured on the Today Show: HERE
So what do you say? Do you want to Help give Hope with a Headband?
Shop Headbands of Hope Instagram: HERE
It’s Sunday, and I couldn’t think of a better way to start the week off right, than an at home Spa Night.
I am constantly on the go, and I am sure many of you can relate to having very little “me time” on a weekly basis. Thank goodness there are some amazing products to help you relax and enjoy the “spa” feeling in your home.
First is the L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath. The trick is to start filling up your tub with hot water, and pour a small amount into the running water. The aroma is delightful and a little goes a long way. The Foaming Bath adds the perfect mix of relaxation and rejuvenation to your bath time. I bring a magazine or book into the tub and soak, staying away from my phone and other electronics giving my mind a nice peaceful break.
If you love to relax, but don’t have time for the bath, or do not have a bath in your home no worries. L’Occitane has an equally amazing Almond Shower Oil. Something that I love about this product is that it is a body wash and a shaving cream. Yes, they recommend it as a shaving cream! (Amazing) It is SO smooth and nourishing to the skin, I am obsessed.
After your shower or bath it is all about HYDRATION. Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream is a non greasy lotion (Heaven Sent) and is made for sensitive skin. I use this immediately after showering or soaking in the tub to restore my skins hydration on my face and neck. You only need a small amount, and it soaks right into your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow morning and night.
Lastly, I think most women do not take time to moisturize their hands. Sure we get the occasional manicure, but do we show our skin daily love? I have been using the L’Occitane Hand Cream for over 2 years, and I carry a small tube in my purse. It feels amazing, leaves your hands super soft, and keeps your skin youthful. When we think of “aging” we don’t necessarily think our hands. There are so many ways to protect your skin, this is my favorite.
A Spa night at home is made simple with L’Occitane.
I hope you guys enjoy! These products also make amazing gifts!
A perfect body in the simpliest words is the body you accept, the body you love, the body you no longer have to compare to others and the body you are happy in. Perfect is non existent and everyone is so unique and different, we will never be exactly alike. There is no diet that can guide you to the perfect body, even working out 7 days a week may not bring you to your goals.
Think about your body, and the fact that it is yours. Here are my best tips for a “perfect body”.
1. Workout to be healthy, and feel confident. Not to harm your health in the process of achieving an image.
2. Compliment yourself. Focus on your good qualities and rid your mind of your flaws.
3. Don’t compare. You aren’t any other human on this earth, so stop comparing.
4. Eat the right foods and do not starve yourself. (P.s. Chocolate is a must, of course in moderation☺️)
5. Learn to accept yourself, loving yourself first can help you love others so much more.
6. Accept off days. A day where you feel bloated, stressed and overwhelmed doesn’t mean you have a horrible body and you need immediate change. Relax and take life one day at a time.
7. Say “See Ya” to your scale. Weight is just a number, just like your age.
Happy Monday! I hope this helps you all.