posted on: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene

Hi, friends. As the year passes, I feel that more than ever routines have become vital to my self-care regimen. I wanted to offer some tips on how I’ve been managing this new normal we all have found ourselves in. Whether you live at home with family, a significant other, a furry friend, or alone; these are some ways that can help you decompress at night.

1. Night shower/ wash & condition hair for next day 

My bed is a sacred space so I like to enter it fresh and clean. In turn, I have always been a night shower person (I also love avoiding a blow-dryer). For shampoo and conditioner I am currently using the Hair Volume Multiplier with Bamboo- part of Pantene’s new Nutrient Blends Collection. 

The stand-out benefits from this collection for me are:

- Moisture
- Volume
- Free of silicones, parabens, mineral oil and dyes
- Strengthens hair

After shampooing and conditioning, I apply a bit of hair lotion or oil while my hair is damp. This helps to tame any flyaways while my hair air dries. 

2. Face mask and chill

My favorite thing to do right after a shower is put on a face mask. Since this gives me about 20 minutes to kill, I like to either check my final emails of the night or watch short videos on Youtube. Once the timer goes off, make sure you have a cold jade roller nearby.

3. Prep for tomorrow 

The best way to ease any anxiousness about the next day is to be ready for it. Make a list of what you’d like to complete for that day, prep meals, and pick out an outfit. Wake up with a plan! (even if that plan is taking it easy at home)

If you happen to be on a non-wash day I like the Pantene Waterless Collection, specifically the Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist. I’ve been using products from this collection since this time last year. Ultimate way to reset and refresh. 

- Fine mist and easy to apply
- Rids of flyaways and frizz
- Moisturizing and lightweight 

4. Disconnect from tech
At least an hour before bed, switch your phone to DO NOT DISTURB. Turn off the news and shut that laptop. This is your time to tell your body it’s almost time to sleep. Once I’m in bed I like to read. Getting lost in a book versus constant scrolling has been the ultimate distraction for me these days.

5. Breathing apps

The last thing I do before I fall asleep is guided breathing exercises. There are tons of great breathing/meditation apps that can help you do this. It’s a simple way to alleviate any anxiety or a racing mind at night.

I truly believe that routines are so important to help keep consistency and calm in our lives. We may not always be able to check every box each night, and that is completely ok. Find what makes you happy whether that be adding an extra 15 minutes to your skincare routine, journaling, or having fun trying new products like Pantene’s Hair Volume Multiplier with Bamboo which is available at CVS! Sometimes the smallest things help us smile the most.


posted on: Monday, March 30, 2020


posted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dress: Allen Schwartz, Earrings: Dannijo, Coat: Vintage Armani

Blazer: Zara, Tee: LNA, Boots: Prada, Bag: Vintage Chanel via Rebag

Blazer: Vintage, Knit Crop: Zara, Pants: Billie the Label, Bag: By Far

Oh Paris. You really are special. 

This was my second time visiting this beautiful city and if I learned anything it was that no matter how much you plan you really can't see it all. I went with a list of things to do, places to visit, and a restaurant list as long as a CVS receipt. 

But between squeezing in shows, events, meeting up with friends + my desire to go vintage shopping, there really wasn't enough time in the day. 

Oh did I mention I had severe jet-lag the ENTIRE time? That was super fun. **note to self: melatonin is not your friend** But even with the dreary winter weather it's hard not to be in complete awe at all times. 

As I mentioned before, I really wanted to go vintage shopping during my visit. I was able to dedicate one day during my week there to accomplish this and in my next post will be sharing exactly where I went- STAY TUNED!