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January 12, 2016

So i’ve been a bit absent on the blog recently so I thought it was about time to make an appearance. I took a bit of a break for Christmas and New Years to enjoy vacation and give myself time to get back into the swing of things. That ended up being harder than I thought. I have been so uninspired these last few weeks that thinking about posting has been the last thing on my mind. It has also been so cold that thinking about getting dolled up and heading outside for pictures was not something that I wanted to do. Honestly, I still haven’t taken any new outfit posts or worked on any new blog content. I’ll get there but it is going to take me so time. Hang in there with me! To make up for my absence, I did want to share some pictures that were taken to help my friend showcase his amazing hair styling skills. He seriously is a hair king and can come up with a hairstyle for every occasion. You can follow him on instagram for more inspiration.

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Hair: www.bradleyleake.com
Makeup:  www.morganmatlock.com
Photography:  www.littlebellsphotography.com

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Gift Guide

Gift Ideas under $25

December 23, 2015

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Surviving the Holidays with Hanes

December 21, 2015

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I’m excited to team up with Hanes to talk about my holiday survival must haves. I think we all have our favorite ways to get through the holidays whether it be buying a new coat or cozying up in our warmest pajamas.  Below are the clothes and products that I use throughout the holidays and these next few winter months.

Hanes Power Shapers do wonders underneath those holiday and New Year’s Eve dresses. They are under $12 and will last you a long time!

I’m pretty sure I have a TurtleNeck in every color. I wear them almost everyday throughout the winter. My favorites are  Here, Here, and Here

You can’t go wrong with a Chunky Scarf. You can throw these on for more layering or use them as your statement piece.

I’m sure we can all agree that we would not survive without a good set of boots. These are super warm and such a pretty oatmeal color.

Lancome Lip Crayons in Oui, Monsier  and Berry Haute

My hair gets super dry in the winter because of the air so I make sure to use Moroccan oil Treatment as much as possible.

I am constantly drinking either hot chocolate, tea, or warm apple cider in the winter because it is both warm and comforting. I use my cat Mug all the time to hold my warm beverages.

Thank you to Hanes for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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Holiday Hair looks with Living Proof

December 16, 2015

I’m excited to team up with Living Proof to give you three holiday hair looks for this season. I asked my friend(Hair By Bradley Leake) to show me the styles that he is doing on his clients that are easy enough to reduplicate at home . For all 3 of these looks, my hair was washed with Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner. Then when it was damp, I put on PhD’s 5-in-1 styling treatment and used the blow dryer on it.  I used some of their other great products for each individual look but I’ll share them below with the steps it takes to create the look.

Look 1-Glam waves:

Prep hair with : No Frizz Styling Cream

Divide hair into 3 sections

Starting at the nape , Curl hair with 1” wand

directing away from the face. Curl

each strand in the same direction

Using a bore bristle brush

gently comb through the curls creating a soft wave

And finish with: No Frizz Weighless Styling Spray and No Frizz Humidity Shield

 

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Side chignon:

Start with: Instant texture mist

Part hair from apex to behind the ear.

Take the back section and pull to desired side and secure with an elastic

-split ponytail into two sections

-wrap twists to create a rope braid.

Take the weak side of the part and loosely braid or twist back

Then wrap hair around ponytail.

Take the heavy side and secure with Bobby pin.

-take the section and split into 2 sections and create a rope braid

Take both remaining rope braids and soften edges by loosely pulling

Wrap both rope braids around each other and secure with Bobby pin

Finish with: Control Hairspray

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Braid/bun:

Start with: Prime style extender spray

Create a ponytail at the crown

Pull the hair through center of the hair doughnut

-leave a 1”. Section out at the back of the ponytail

Wrap the loose ends and secure bun with Bobby pins

Take the 1” section and create a 3 strand braid.

Gently tug at the edges to create a thicker braid

Wrap braid around bun and secure

End with: Control Hair Spray

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This post was sponsored by Living Proof. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Coral Court possible.
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Blanket Scarf and Cableknits

December 15, 2015

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Sweater: Nordstrom// Jeans: AG// Scarf: Asos// Boots: Hunter// Clutch: Clare V.//Hat: Similar//Glasses: Karen Walker

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Gift Guide:Stocking Stuffers

December 14, 2015
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Hair w/ Living Proof

December 11, 2015

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I was given the opportunity to try out some new Living Proof products based on my unique hair care needs and I was so excited because I knew that I needed to switch up my hair routine. I was first introduced to Living Proof’s product selector tool where it identified products that best fit my hair and what I wanted it to do. I first selected what my hair type was, how happy I was with it, and my biggest hair concerns. From there, it picked out all of the products that I would need to give my hair a transformation.

These are the products that they recommended:

Restore Mask Treatment: I was not at all surprised to find that I needed to use this mask treatment. I would say my hair is usually pretty dry and can feel damaged from blog drying and so I was excited to start using this mask. It did exactly what It said and made my hair feel silky after the first time using it.

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector– I discovered this protector a long time ago and loved it so I knew right away that the selector tool had worked. This is a hair mask that improves health hair overtime while the restore mask treatment starts improving hair instantly. I’m excited to continue to use this product and I’ll definitely let you know my thoughts on it after using it for a little while longer.

Full Shampoo and Full Conditioner– Since my hair is pretty long, it tends to feel lifeless and weighed down after a while. Living Proof recommended the Full Shampoo and Conditioner to help my hair feel naturally more full and thick.  It is powered by their sulfate-free surfactant system and  patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA). I noticed a difference after my first time using it. My hair felt shinier, smoother, and I was able to go 3-4 days without washing it or having it feel greasy. Sometimes my hair get too weighed down by products that promise to give you more body but this set did not do that.

Perfect Hair Day(PhD) 5 in 1 Styling Treatment–  I used this on clean, damp hair, from roots to ends after I get out of the shower. It delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day in one easy step- smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. I then either blow dry it or let it air dry. I definitely get more volume when I use the blow dryer but on days where I’m feeling lazy, I put a little less product in and just let my hair air dry. Like I mentioned before, my hair can feel pretty damaged and lifeless so using this product after I get out of the shower helps it to feel protected and full.

 This post was sponsored by Living Proof. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Coral Court possible.
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Gift Guide: For the Kids

December 10, 2015

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Now that my nephew is almost two, he is even more fun to shop for because he actually plays with what you buy him. I tried to include some toys that would appeal to all ages but I’m afraid that I ended up aiming them more towards his age. The three books that I chose, however, appeal to all ages. As a second grade teacher, I know how much my students love these books so if you are looking for some to get a family member, definitely go with these three!

Happy Shopping!

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Outfits

Plaid

December 8, 2015

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 Shirt: Hunter// Tee:Treasure & Bond // Jeans:J.Crew// Socks:Free People// Boots: CAT Footwear c/o// Glasses:Ray-Ban// Bag: She+Lo

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