The Volumed Ponytail September 02 2014, 0 Comments


I tend to wear my hair up during the summer for the heat is too unbearable to and sweaty hair isn’t fun. With the exception of the last few days- NewYork has had a cool summer so the heat hasn't really been the excuse. It has been more about time and I find the pony an easy style to wear especially if you're a mom on the go.

The trick is to make it look full. Even if you have fine hair you can have a ponytail that looks thick. To be honest what I find helps with all hair is using a textured or volume spray paired with a strong ponytail holder. Even when I tease my hair to create the look in the photo, it falls out so a textured product is key. The ponytail I am wearing (above photo) is actually a clean ponytail. Some people feel the dirtier the better, which I think depends on the texture of your hair for fine hair can get weighed down when dirty.

2 Easy Steps to a full pony.

  • I took a texture spray and sprayed it into the ponytail. You can actually see one of my co-workers hidden in the background spraying her own hair to pump up her layers. Hard day at work, I know. These sprays create instant volume and the air moves the hair while holding it so it looks tousled. The only thing I’ll say about these sprays is that some of them can dry your hair so I wouldn’t suggest using it daily unless you us extra condition on your hair.
  • I then just wrapped it with a plain elastic band then added the metal clip which helps give the pony extra life. You can use two to three elastic bands to create the same effect since the lift is key to this look.

3 products I have tested and have great results:

 Now go get your pony on!

Posted by Donna



6 Beauty Products to ease you out of winter... March 10 2014, 0 Comments





It goes without saying (but I am going to say it) that this winter has not exactly been a motivator to up one's beauty routine. There was definitely a point, perhaps the third snowstorm, where I kind of gave up on trying to wear pretty things. I just wanted to be warm. Now that we are starting to thaw up a bit and can be hopeful for sunnier days with spring on the horizon and no more snow days (fingers cross) we can all take a bit of peak of some products that ease us into the warmer weather. By warm I mean 40/50 ish East Coast mamas.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Nail polishes all Essie:

Sew Psyched is traditionally a fall color however I love it for spring, it is a great polish to balance any shots of color you start wearing and it looks great on nails, quite sophisticated but not without being a bold red.

Chinchilly-my favorite neutral with a hint of mauve, this color also works with much of your fall wardrobe but is a subtle way to welcome a more colorful wardrobe.

Secret Stash-My favorite toe nail color, who cares if you are the only one who can see this color or just say whatever to frigid temps and go pink.

New fun colors.

Kerastase Spray A Porter: This spray doesn't have a heavy smell like some textured products. The effect is light and tousled hair. 

Here is a nice DIY Beach Spray!

Love & Toast Shampoo: A light weight shampoo that smells minty. Hair has a nice shine and has that just clean smell. No paraben, phthalates, petrolatum or synthetic color.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish: My skin especially lips became quite dry this winter. I love this scrub and used it just last night and felt immediate softness. Ingredients include oils of meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed as well as  shea butter that  provides moisture.

My favorite DIY Sugar Lip Scrub.

Email me your fav beauty products for Spring!