We have a winner!


Hello lovelies,  today is the end of my Kevin Murphy giveaway, I hope everyone who wanted to got a chance to enter! That would be 5 of you haha

I used my KitchenAid Mixing bowl and names written on paper because I’m fancy and technologically advanced like that.

 

 

And the winner is……..

 

Michelle of Booksnshoes.com!! Congratulations you have won the Kevin Murphy Jet.Pack!

Michelle, let me know if you want me to mail your Jet.Pack, or if you will happen to be in my area any time soon and we can meet up. I am so excited for you to try out these products!

 

Kevin Murphy Giveaway!


Hey gang thanks for being such amazing readers! I really appreciate the visitors to this here blog, and because I like to walk the talk, I would love to show my appreciation by giving away some rad products.

Kevin Murphy is an amazing hair dresser from Australia who created a fantastic product line to solve the problems he was running into on photo shoot sets with products that were already on the market. He uses naturally derived and organic ingredients, many native to Australia, to make a sulfate and paraben free line of shampoos, rinses, styling and treatment products.

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the man, the myth, the legend that is Kevin Murphy, take a hair cutting class with him, and even get one-on-one instruction from him. I also got to attend a styling class by his second in command, Felicity Davis, who designs many of his looks for each campaign, and a podcasting class from Janelle Chaplin his European top dog.  While at the show, I scored an awesome travel set of products called a Jet.Pack, and now I know exactly what to do with them…give them to one of my loyal readers!

The Jet.Pack includes travel sizes of Hydrate Me Wash, Hydrate Me Rinse, Anti Gravity, Session hair spray, and Fresh Hair dry shampoo spray in a nifty black mesh bag to keep them all organized.

I really want to keep the Jet.Pack for myself, but I figured I can get all the products easily, whereas my readers may not even know the glory of Kevin Murphy, so it benefits you more!

Here’s how you enter

It’s really simple, even your 97-year-old grandmother or 5-year-old nephew could do it…I think.

Subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment telling me what you liked most about visiting the Kevin Murphy site. That’s it! Just go to the Kevin Murphy site, check it out, watch some podcasts, click on the links, and then come back here and tell me about your trip.

Want another shot at winning the Jet.Pack for yourself?? If you blog about my giveaway, please leave me a comment letting me know, and I’ll enter you into the drawing a second time 🙂

I will be announcing a winner on Friday October 15th, so you have a week to enter and then tell all your friends about the giveaway so they get a chance to enter as well.

Kevin Murphy is in no way sponsoring this giveaway, it is out of my intense adoration of the products that I am giving them away. If you want to learn more about Kevin Murphy, check out the KM site, Janelle’s blog, or like the KM pages on Facebook here and here.

favorite summer hairstyles


Summer is officially here! The Summer Solstice was yesterday, and now we can fully embrace the glorious sunshine, water play, being outside and active, bonfires, s’mores and all sorts of goodness!

Summer is also a time when your hair gets completely thrashed. Come on, saltwater and chlorine are terrible, as well as sunshine on your colored locks, so here are some options for you to treat your hair well over the summer months!

Deep condition every week 🙂 Find a nice brand of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners and make sure you take a few extra minutes at least once a week to slather on a heavier conditioner to make up for the heat styling, the chemical treatments and the elements. I love Kevin Murphy‘s Born Again Shampoo and masque, which I use on myself. I am the epitome of everything I wrote above: super blonde hair from coloring, I flat-iron or blow dry regularly, and I am out in the sun every day. I need the moisture and the restructuring.

Find new styles that allow you to not blow dry or use heat tools on your hair. I love braids and side buns and little twisty ‘do styles and wear them a lot. I also work with my natural texture a lot, which is wavy, so I will work in some Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion and then twist sections of hair, scrunch a little and let air dry.

I try not to wear my hair pulled back in super tight ponytails too often because the tension will inevitably start to cause breakage around your hairline which is not so cute. Here are a few of my favorite styles for you to look at!

beachy waves

braids and buns

casual braids

twisty buns

looped buns

braids and messy buns