Welcome back to Forge A Frenzy, hope you’re powering through this Monday!
I am suuuuper fortunate to have a bff who is also a fab photog in ATL and we explored around the city (on this rooftop) and around Ponce City Market which is a huge multi-use space with tons of shops, eats, apartments, and trendy hipsters.
I am stoked to share my favorite product for this week (probably favorite product of the month actually) because it has changed my hair routine and given life to my hair.
I have become an avid YouTube watcher and one of my favorite YouTubers at the moment is Kristin Johns. Kristin is super cute, down to earth, and I feel like I can totally trust what she has to say. I also love that she uses her platform to talk about Jesus and just be real. She is married to Marcus Johns, who used to be a big vine star and is now acting! They are the cutest couple and they bring hope and truth to social media which really, really rocks. ANYWAYS. She did a video on her hair routine (linked here) and I wanted to try some of the products she mentioned because we have similar hair types. My hair always seems to be lacking volume and gets oily at my scalp really easily.
Insert Bumble and bumble prêt-à-powder. This magical powder is a dry shampoo, volume booster, and style extender ALL IN ONE. Normally I would say that beauty companies exaggerate a little bit on their descriptions but this one is right on point.
I have tried some other powder dry shampoos including the Lush Dry Shampoo and I was happy with the results, but it seemed to be a super messy process as the application at the top does not allow for much aim. While it is still a great dry shampoo, this Bumble and bumble powder has an amazing application process and allows for direct contact with your hair while acting like a dry shampoo and giving your roots a major boost. Sure, it still gets a little messy, but not nearly as ‘covered in powdered sugar’ as the Lush product does.
My friend Kelsie, who I visited in Atlanta, also used this product after I purchased it. She has a much different hair type than I do, but still lacks volume, and she loved it as well. Converting people to prêt-à-powder daily.
On the Bumble and bumble site, they mention you can also apply the powder by placing some on your brush and then running it through your hair, which sounds like an awesome idea and I am going to try that way tomorrow! Right now I simply part my hair all over my head and insert the powder near my scalp and down towards my ends. I then just brush my fingers through my hair to make sure it doesn’t leave a white residue and I am ready to go!
LIFE CHANGING, Y’ALL.
Let’s talk price. This bottle is $27 and while that may seem a bit steep, I have had my Lush dry shampoo for over a year (with the same amount of product as this B&b bottle) and am not even near halfway through the bottle. I used it every other day, if not every day and I can only imagine the same would be true for this Bumble and bumble product. I have tried SO MANY drugstore and high end products with the hope that they would give me the volume this product does and none have come close. So for me, $27 is worth the price of the results.
I just want to say that this post is not in any way sponsored!!! (But if you’re reading this, Bumble and bumble, I would love to colab 😉 ) I just truly love this product and want to share it’s magical powers.
If you try this product, reach out and let me know! I would love to hear your results.
I went to a flower shop (Every Bloomin’ Thing in Costa Mesa) this morning (see the pic at the bottom of this post) and she made me such a beautiful bouquet!!! Fresh flowers are definitely going to be added to my weekly routine. This weekend is full of yummy food + drinks with friends, more unpacking, and photo shoots! Keep up on social media ?
HI! Happy Monday and welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!
It has been two long weeks since I have last posted and wowza, life has been crazy. I took an unintentional hiatus from Forge A Frenzy over the last two weeks due to two life events: Moving from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach, and a much needed trip to Atlanta to see my dearly missed friends.
All of that being said, life is finally settling back down to normalcy. I am figuring out my new commute to work, unpacking tons of boxes, and scouring Pinterest for room inspiration ideas. And I got a pedicure. Pedicures always put life back on track.
I have two fun looks coming up on Forge A Frenzy, this one and another that will be posted shortly, but after that there are going to be some home/interior posts coming because that is where my hard earned money is going towards these next few weeks. I have slowly but surely been redoing the furnishings in my room and I have some cute DIY’s (that don’t look like DIY’s) that I am going to be tackling. The rest is a mix and match of HomeGoods finds and Target scores. I like to get the best bang for my buck and those two places have really been helping me out.
On top of that, I have tons of new places to add to my Atlanta food + drink guide that I will be summing up in a post as well as adding to my Atlanta Travel Guide page. Such exciting stuff!!!
Y’all, I am super excited about starting this series. As you guys know, I am a lover of products. I have an obsession with trying new beauty products and my bathroom is FULL of products I’ve tried and loved or tried and hated. As I am preparing to move a little ways down PCH to Huntington, I am packing up my things (again) and organizing all of my products on top of trying to fit in the new ones I am accumulating as the weeks go on.
I try products from makeup to hair to skincare to shower goodies to anything that promises to make my skin soft and glowy or my hair voluminous and shinny. I’m a sucker for good packaging…
Along with buying tons of products that I see other bloggers using, brands often reach out to me with new products that they want me to try and review so I thought that this series would be a good way to incorporate those products onto my blog. This series also lends to the idea of starting up a YouTube channel, which is something I have been thinking a lot about.
All of that to say, here’s to fun new products and Friday’s!
Monday’s are always a little rough to start off, which is why I like to start my day off with some tea (Rishi is my current fave) and some Jesus. Pretty much how I like to start off most days, but it makes Monday’s a little bit better.
This past weekend I was able to take a quick break from work + social media and it was immensely refreshing. I am going to do a little recap of my weekend in the mountains later this week! I also have lots of fun ideas for content (like a ‘product of the week’ concept) and new collabs + products to share with you guys that I am super excited about. So staaaaaay tuned.
With Memorial Day now behind us, summer feels so close!! I feel like after Memorial Day, pools are open (at least in the South) and school is out and that really cues the start of summer! For those of you who are wondering, the first official day of summer is June 20th, but I am all about starting summer celebrations early.
I’ve had a million different things on my mind for this post. I wanted it to be personal. I wanted it to be an update on life. I wanted to move past just chatting about my outfit, move past SEO terms and audience centered content. I wanted to be vulnerable. I wanted to be open. But that didn’t really help me narrow it down. So I will be going a little bit deeper here. If you are up for the challenge of connecting the dots throughout this post, maybe there will be something that catches your attention.
I talk a lot about my blogging journey, where I began (see my first post here) (lol) and where I am hopefully headed. Along the way, there have been and will continue to be many things that I try that lead to success and that also lead to failure.
If you search ‘how to be a successful blogger’ on Google, these things will probably pop up:
– Email lists
– Sponsored posts
– Facebook Groups
– Google AdWords
– Sell your soul