The Hair Care Product You Didn’t Know You Needed; Just In Time For Summer!



Even though in Miami it’s always been summer, I know the rest of America is itching to shed their winter coats and get their daily doses of sun. I don’t blame ya!

So in honor of spring being officially here, and summer just around the corner….it’s time to freshen up! Starting with our locks. 

Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year to sport beachy, messy waves. There’s just something about unkept hair that screams “I’ve been at the beach all day!”

That’s where Tresemmé Perfectly (un)done comes in to save the day. I’m a lover of hairstyles that are as effortless to create as they look. And this little miracle potion makes My life easier for sure. In the bottle, it’s a liquid…but once you dispense it, it becomes a foam, almost like a light mousse. It’s not sticky at all and it doesn’t leave your hair stiff or dried out. You can still run your fingers through your hair, it keeps it voluminous and doesn’t clump up your curls the way a hair spray would or some texturing sprays. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing. I wish my hair would smell that way all the time. I can’t quite place the smell, but it’s fresh and clean.

Here’s how I achieved the style in the photo above:

First, I washed my hair and let it air dry until it was mostly just damp.  

Then I took about two or three pumps of the foam and applied it to my hair, from the roots to the ends. Just running it through with my fingers. 

I put my hair up in a messy bun and let it finish drying. My hair dries really fast so it didn’t take long at all. I’ve even left it in a bun over night. The result is perfectly tousled, undone hair. For extra volume, I went in with a curling wand and touched up a few bits here and there, but other than that, voilà! Perfect hair, in almost no time! 

I can’t explain how much I love this stuff. My hair is naturally wavy…but not enough to leave it alone. There’s always a myriad of products and tools to use and Tresemmé has successfully cut it down to just one product for exactly the style I want. it holds waves perfectly and I don’t find the need to go in with hair spray.

This has become a serious staple in my hair care and I’ve officially named it holy grail status. 

Amen. 

Oh, how the hair gods have blessed me. 

Face of the Day: Sexy Bachelorette Party Makeup



Went to my first bachelorette party last weekend, and needless to say…it was exactly as the movies make it out to be. Wine, strippers and all lol

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share my makeup for the night…as it’s much sexier than what I usually wear. 

Products used:

- ponds dry skin moisturizer to start

- maybelline baby skin primer 

- covergirl the de-puffer concealer in medium under my eyes and around my nose.

- rimmel stay matte powder in translucent 

- benefits Bella bamba blush

- nyc smooth skin bronzer in sunny

- Mac mineralize skinfinish in soft & gentle

- tarte “view from the taupe” shadow in my crease from the Be Mattenificent palette 

- for brow highlights and inner corner highlight I’m wearing “sand out from the crowd” also from tartes Be Mattenificent palette 

- Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara 

- stila stay all day liquid liner in intense black 

- Mac lip liner in Redd 

- Mac Matte lipstick in Lady Danger 

And that’s it, there’s my face lol

Thanks for reading folks!

Nails of the Week: Essie’s Butler Please



I have dozens of nail polishes, yet I always gravitate towards the same ones. One of those is Butler Please. It’s the perfect color to get back into the spring and summer mood. It’s bright, long lasting and I consider the perfect shade of blue. Essie can do no wrong in my book, with my temperamental nails and all. Polishes don’t always survive very long with me without chipping but Essie and their formulas always keep my nailsies looking cute.

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Warby Parker & My New Glasses

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Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you my new glasses from Warby Parker. :) If you follow this blog, you know I love them and have posted about them before. Well the time finally came to purchase new … Continue reading

Never Lose Your Headphones Again!

I’m the kind of person who constantly loses my headphones. Even the giant ones. As a matter of fact, the bigger they are…the easier they are to misplace for me.

So I have come up with a solution that can maybe work for some of you as well. I spent a lot of time online looking for a stand or something where I could always keep them readily available. But the stands were either not my taste, too big or too small or just too expensive.

During a trip to TJ Maxx, I was wandering around the home stuff when the idea hit me….

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Yes! Those adorable iron hooks make excellent headphone holder keeper things! (That’s exactly how I said it in my head too)

Anyway, I thought it was a neat way to keep my darling headphones always in reach… Instead of them doing some weird tango around the mess in my room.

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Resolutions and Why I need to be serious about them.

Sometimes I wonder what’s the point of making new year resolutions, and why everyone gets so caught up in the “new year, new me” hive mind. No one ever really follows through…right? Isn’t it always a long term plan that somehow turns into a short term, short lived plan?

Then I realize that going in with that attitude is what disrupts the progress.

I think I’m going to turn my resolutions into a state of mind, a state of being…instead of words written in a planner or a journal.

Turn them into tangible, attainable tasks and goals that can be worked on day by day, little by little. Because sometimes breaking down the big picture into smaller, less intimidating ones are just the trick.

So here’s my list of goals for 2015, a lot of which may be similar to last years (because I too am guilty of quitting a couple months in)…

1. Stay Hydrated
I’m a huge fan of soda and other deliciously fizzy drinks. To the point where it’s become an unhealthy addiction. There are some days where I can go through multiple liters of coca cola. It’s horrible. This year though, I’m making it a point to give up the fizzies, or at least curb the intake…by a lot. I find that keeping a bottle of water with me at all times helps. If I have something to drink already in front of me, I don’t reach for anything else. That’s not to say that I don’t have moments of weakness and never reach out for a cold can of soda though. I’ll allow myself a cheat day here and there…and honestly, I feel better knowing I’m drinking more water (and consequently peeing like a racehorse because of it).

2. Think Happy Thoughts
I’m reeeeeaaaaaalllly good at angry rants. Almost too good. I’m that friend who is the ultimate pessimist, that girl who sees the glass half empty. Instead of being happy about 80% sunshine, I get bummed about the 20% chance of rain. I don’t know why that is. If I’m painfully honest, I have always considered myself to be an inherently negative person. But it does not suit me. It does not suit me because I am the advice giver in my inner circle, the rock and the confidant. So why am I so pessimistic? No clue. But I do know it’s time to change that. The positive advice I give to those close to me, also needs to be directed inwardly. The good vibes I wish on those I love and care for, need to be wished upon my own life as well. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the nasty stuff and forget about the good things. So from now on, I will try to find at least one good thing in every day. I won’t care about the 20% chance of rain, because a little water never hurt anyone anyway.

3. Get The Creative Juices Flowing
Beyond the dark and twisty pessimist, and past the dorky, clumsy exterior lies a volcano of creativity. Why it hasn’t erupted is totally beyond me. This year I need to express myself more through art. Painting, writing, making things…I need to do it. Even scrap booking or pottery. I feel like my life needs something more than what I’m doing now. Ever feel that way? You ever just wake up one morning and just feel like painting?

4. Financial Freedom, Finally
Money management has always been a struggle for me, as im sure it is for a lot of other people. On top of crappy management theres also the shopping addiction I have. Mix those two together and I im sure I dont have to explain what an awful catastrophe it is in my life. Im pretty sure this may have been part of my resolutions last year, and of course I stopped caring half way through. However, there are big plans in mind for 2015 and if I want them to really come to fruition, I need to be somewhat financially capable, if not free, to make these things happen. So yes, this may be the biggest goal of them all, but its also the most important to me. Its time I get the student loans under control, jump on the money saving train and learn to curb my spending. Welcome to adulthood, Tiny T…its about time you showed up.

5. Stay Organized
Im the first one to admit that I am a total mess. I never clean up after myself, and my room always looks like a tornado came through it without mercy. Thats me, an unmerciful tornado. Clean laundry? Wont get put away until the next weeks batch. Shoes? Never in my closet. Making my bed? I dont even know what that means. Dont even get me started on my car. *ashamed* But like all things in life, this must come to an end. I REALLY need to get my shit together and get more organized. I can never have the type of place I want if I continue to stay so messy. I think a big part of me not being so much of a morning person (other than being deeply in love with sleep) is that waking up in a cluttered, messy place is bound to start affecting your mood at some point. All of which leads me to my next point, which goes hand in hand with this one:

6. Stop Hoarding
Yea. I hoard. I hoard like a hamster shoving food into his cheeks. I hoard the most ridiculous things, “collect” the most ridiculous things. Its a very serious problem. How many tea pots do I need before its too many? How many pairs of fluffy socks before its a disease? Do I really need 56 fleece blankets? Do I really need a million candles? -_- By now im sure you catch my drift. 2015 will be the year of the purge. I want to go through everything I own, from clothing to books and get rid of or donate things that I REALLY dont need cluttering up my life.

What are your resolutions? Do you think you will keep any of them?

Thanks for reading!

OOTD: A Day At Morikami Museum

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Hello darlings! This past friday I had a sibling day with my brother, and we went to hang out at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Morikami is a beautiful garden/museum show casing japanese culture, art and beautiful gardens (and tons of … Continue reading

Style Crush: Kylie Jenner

What better way to say goodbye to 2014 than with a style crush post?! It was only a matter of time before it happened…but its time i admit my girl crush on Kylie Jenner.

I love her hair, her makeup (exaggerated lip liner aside)…and most importantly, her style. Of course, shes gorgeous when shes done up to the nines for a red carpet event, but my favorite kylie is when shes dressed “down” (if we could really call it that). I love the ripped boyfriend jeans, flannels and band tees. Right up my alley!

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FOTN: Vampira

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Hello my friends! Welcome back to my happy little corner of the internet. Last night was date night! I was really pleased with my makeup, so I thought I would share it with you. Its a very basic face with … Continue reading

Mini Trader Joes Haul

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Hello there, friends!

This is a first for me here on Chroma Me Silly…a grocery haul! I watch these all the time on youtube. Honestly, i was pretty tempted to vlog my day…until i realized i had nothing to vlog with. :( Anyway, i went to trader joes today. How i love that place!

Is it just me, or is grocery shopping one of the most fun and relaxing things ever? Maybe im just getting old.

I picked up some beautiful flowers. I currently have them arranged in a crystal vase on my desk. I have never been much for flowers, but lately i just want to have them around. They’ll make a nice background for blog photos for sure. :)

I picked up just a few random things: oatmeal cookies (trader joes makes my favorite kind!), balsamic vinegar (random but i go through a lot of it in my house lol), spiced chai mix, three types of honey for my tea that came in a little box of cute glass jars and some cat food for my girl, Sinatra.

Definitely a boring post…but i enjoy seeing what other people pick up at the grocery store, maybe you guys do as well?

Thanks for reading loves!