Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Favorites (New Hair Products + How I Organize my Jewelry!)

I'm back with another round of Friday Favorites! This has been a tough week... after getting back from traveling last weekend, there were so many errands to run, bills to pay, and lots of cleaning and organizing to do. I think I wore workout clothes almost every day this week (and only put makeup on once!) which was pretty nice :) Without further ado, here are my Friday Favorites this week:

First up, this Brandy Melville sweater! I'm pretty sure it is the Ollie sweater, although I had trouble finding it online (I did see it on Brandy Melville's instagram account though). I originally bought it at the Nordstrom in Dallas, although Nordstrom does not carry the brand online. I wear it at least twice a week, with a very similar outfit as below:

platform wedges // similar sweater here and here // similar phone case

I think a good summer sweater is an essential! I love it for traveling or for throwing on for chilly mornings. Here's how I wore it in Curacao with casual shoes:

same outfit as above but with Tory Burch sandals

Next up, hair products! Here's what I picked up this week: 


 I'm getting a hair cut this weekend because my ends haven't been trimmed in so long. When your hair gets really long it can be really hard to take care of... normal shampoo and conditioner sometimes just don't cut it. I had been using Herbal Essences shampoo & conditioner from the drugstore for the past couple of months and noticed that it seemed to be drying out my hair. One of my friends in Winston, Allison, is a beauty guru and recommended that I try out both the Unite 7 Seconds leave-in conditioner and the sudzz fx moxee conditioner, so I picked them up from a salon this week. Allison has really long, beautiful blonde hair so I was happy to have her beauty secrets! She told me that the 7 Seconds conditioner is called "7 seconds" because that's exactly how long it takes to realize that you never want to live without this product again. And I agree with her!! You spray it on you hair after your shower, brush it through, and style it as normal. It leaves your hair feeling soft and silky, while also preventing damage - the reviews online are pretty incredible, and after using it, I agree with them! It is an amazing product. Allison also recommended the moxee conditioner because it is a "reconstructing" conditioner and is gentle enough for everyday use. It is made specifically for damaged hair - after one use, I already felt like my hair was softer and less damaged. The combination together was life-changing... completely different than after shampooing with my drugstore stuff!


While I was in Curacao, I tested out a new makeup product, this transparent powder duo. This is a really cool compact for those of us with oily T-zones (in the spring/summer my skin gets very "shiny"). When I dusted the matte side on my T-zone it controlled the shine for hours - even in the tropical, humid climate of Curacao. It's completely transparent so you can't tell you're wearing anything on your skin. The other side of the compact is a "glow" infused with rose gold pearls - it is perfect for highlighting cheekbones and doesn't contain any "sparkle" - just a really pretty luminous glow.

Finally, you guys always ask how I travel with all my jewelry.

How to pack jewelry while traveling
How to pack jewelry while traveling

Charming Charlie sent me this jewelry organizer (it folds in half and is very flat, perfect for fitting in a suitcase). I can't find it on their website, but I think they carry it in stores. Each part is attached with velcro, so you can take them out and pack them individually if you wish. I just really love how much jewelry it fits for how compact it is! There's a spot for necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. It was a life-saver on my last trip! 

The problem with most organizers is that they're very bulky and hard to pack. I'm linking up some packable jewelry organizers below (I particularly like this one, especially for the price!):


That's it for this week, folks! If you have a question about something let me know in the comments. I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!

xoxo

38 comments:

  1. Amazing look and I really liked your jewelry organizer! =D

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  2. Love your casual combo, it's fantastic, esp. your hat and bag! :)

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  3. Love your comfy go-to sweater, Caitlin! Every wardrobe should have a beautiful basic like that that is warm, wearable, and neutral!

    The Charming Charlie jewelry holder looks like a great organizer + like the jewelry roll you suggest from Nordstrom, too! Gotta say... Nordstrom is such an awesome place!

    Thanks for another great post with fabulous fashion & beauty tips!! :)

    Have a Blessed Day and a Wonderful, Relaxing Weekend, Net

    "It's a Wonderful Movie"
    (Your Ticket to Family Movies on TV!)
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  4. Love that jewelry organizer, it's so smart! Also I want to try that Bare Minerals duo, my friend was telling me really good things! Thanks for sharing!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  5. The organizer is awesome! I need it too:P

    Shall We Sasa

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  6. Great post!! I need to try that shampoo!

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  7. I am leaving for St. Lucia in the morning and I am definitely going to charming charlies at lunch to see if I can find the jewelry organizer! I love your blog always so helpful and cute!

    Jenn Naturale | shesallnaturale.blogspot.com

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  8. I need a travel jewelry organizer so badly and have never thought to look at Charming Charlie! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Such lovely looks and that sweater is so pretty plus I think I need to invest in a jewelry holder for my travels coming up.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  11. Your throw pillow is adorable! Where is it from?

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  12. I have a jewelry organizer from Pottery Barn and I LOVE it!! Makes alll the difference when traveling as I don't have to worry about my jewelry breaking!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  13. That Bare Minerals powder duo looks like it was made for me! How does it compare to other Bare Minerals products, though? I haven't had the best luck with their ingredients... That Brandy Melville sweater looks so comfy!

    Jen | affecionada

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  14. Love the throw pillow!

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  15. I get super oily throughout the day so I am so checking out that duo compact - thanks for sharing! I have a travel jewelry organizer I got from francesca's years ago and love it! Have a great weekend! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  16. My hair has been pretty dry lately, so I will have to look into this shampoo and conditioner. I think it is related to pregnancy hormones, but I guess we will see ha. Oh and I love all of your cute jewelry! You always have such fun pieces. :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  17. Love this post! I am just starting my blog and yours is super inspirational to me! Would love any advice you have like how to grow my blog, setting blog goals, etc!

    https://shrimpandglitz.com

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  18. Oh my goodness that pink jewelry organizer is amazing and I need it in my life! I've already called my 2 closest stores this morning but no luck :( Hoping they get it in soon!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo,
    abc

    www.amybethcampbell.com

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  19. Loving how slouchy that sweater is - its adorable with white shorts! Also, I need to try that new BareMinerals product STAT, I just heard about it the other day. #SephoraRun

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  20. love it!!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  21. That cream sweater is so pretty!
    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  22. That sweater really does look super cozy!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  23. Amazing jewelry organizers. I love your fringe eartings.
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  24. The jewelry organizer looks perfect! Hope to find a similar case in stores!

    HashtagFabLife

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  25. Lovely home Deco!!!!

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  26. Love your Iphone case!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  27. I need that Charming Charlie jewelry organizer in my life asap! Every time I travel every earring and necklace I bring decide they want to tangle up together and never let go haha

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  28. The jewlery organizer is perfect for travelling! Love it.
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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  29. That Brandy Melville sweater is great! Love how you styled it :) x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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  30. The jewelry organizer looks like it would be great for traveling!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  31. That sweater looks so comfy cozy! I love it.

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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  32. I absolutely adore that leave in conditioner! It is the best & that brand makes the best hair products :)

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

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  33. Hi! I love the mirrored vanity, where is that from?

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    1. Thank you! It's from One Kings Lane :)

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  34. Hi Cait! I love your blog so much! It's definitely one of my favorites and I totally channel you as a role model, both for fashion and life, because you seem like such a genuine sweetheart!

    Can you let us know if you hear of that jewelry organizer coming back in stock anywhere online? I am absolutely in love with it and would love to get the same one because it looks perfect!

    Thank you! Keep being your fabulous self! šŸ˜Š

    xx, MaryKate
    http://www.emdoublekay.com/

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