Thursday, October 2, 2014

Life With My Best Friend

So excited for my second guest blogger (during my two weeks of work craziness). Brianna is literally my blogging soul sister. We have so much in common it is scary :) Brianna's sense of humor is hilarious. She has a shoe collection that would make any fashionista drool! Plus, she is also a banker by day, blogger by night--so that automatically makes her awesome! Your gonna love her post below--and make sure you follow along with her blog--she never disappoints :) 

Brianna over @ Life With My Best Friend

Well hello there ladies! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brianna and I am the proud author of a little blog I like to call "Life With My Best Friend." What started out as a fashion and lifestyle blog has progressed into a mish-mosh of crafts, tips, about me's and anything else I can come up with.  Here I am:

First, I want to thank Tori for giving me the amazing opportunity to post here today! This is my first guest post and I am SUPER excited that I was asked to participate. If you are already following Tori, you probably know that she is one of the coolest chicks out there...And her fashion sense?? Hellloo?! Sparkles and glitter and animal prints all combined into one outfit---FABULOUS! If you are not yet a follower of Tori then I suggest you get that tush in gear and start reading!!

Today I am going to share a few of my secret beauty tips with you. Some of them are pretty obvious and you may already be doing them, but hopefully I can give everyone a few helpful hints!

Vaseline--This probably has endless uses, but here are a few that I live by:
Use Vaseline in place of chapstick. It lasts longer and provides a much better coat on your lips.
When dying your hair, spread Vaseline on your ears and along your hairline. This will prevent any dye from staining your skin.
Stubborn pimple that you have popped and now won't stop bleeding? Smear some Vaseline on that baby and it will stop bleeding twice as fast!
Dab a little bit on your wrists and neck before applying perfume, and the scent will last so much longer!!


Bobby Pins--Want cute polka dots in your nail polish but don't want to spend money on all of those fancy paint markers or thin brushes? Pour a little bit of nail polish on a plate and dip the rounded edge of the bobby pin into the paint. An easy (and cheap) way to spice up your nails!

Coconut oil--I'm sure most of you have heard of the coconut oil hair mask, but if you haven't, I'm here to tell you about it. You can find a jar of coconut oil at any grocery store (it will be in the baking aisle next to the olive oil). Apply a generous amount to dry hair (when I say generous, I mean that my hair looked like a mess of grease and oil by the time I was done applying). Once coated, place a shower cap (or in my case a plastic Wal-Mart bag) over your head for an hour. I had to shampoo twice to remove the oily residue but OMG what a difference. My hair was so smooth and shiny for DAYS after I was me ladies, it's worth the $7.00.

This is the brand that I use and it is fabulous!!

French Braids--My hair is straight. Like, won't hold a curl for anything, thin and limp and as poker straight as it comes. You can imagine how frustrating it can be when I want to try something different. Well, the one thing that works for me 100% of the time is french braiding my hair at night, after my shower, and sleeping with it in. By the next morning I have a head full of curls that last all day. Best solution ever to straight hair.

Nail Polish--Sure, nail polish is a fun way to spice up an outfit or show your personality. But did you know that you can also stop a run in your stockings with a bottle of clear nail polish? How about when that ring keeps turning your finger green? Betcha didn't know that you could slap some clear nail polish on it and Voila! No more green! Last, but certainly not least, ever think about painting the soles of your shoes with colored nail polish? I may or may not have a pair of black pumps with neon pink heels, courtesy of my favorite polish color.

I hope that by passing along some of my secret beauty tips today I have helped at least one of you out of a sticky situation. And thank you again to Tori for allowing me this AWESOME opportunity!!! I hope you take a minute to stop by my page! :)

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Thanks so much to Brianna for guest posting, isn't she so stinkin cute?! And, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to her--she celebrated on Monday :) Only two days difference from mine--not shocking considering all our freaky-friday-like similarities!

Hope you are all having a great week


  1. I'm going to have to try the coconut hair mask! It sounds so easy too!

  2. Literally never thought to use bobby pins for nail art, but the idea is GENUIS!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  3. Ahhh thank you so much for the opportunity to guest post! :) And I literally JUST posted on your IG about our anniversaries being so close---omg seriously when are we meeting in person!?!?


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