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Frizz Free Friday: A Homemade Hair Mask that Actually Works

9.30.2011


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It's always fun to take matters into our own hands, and I tend to take extra special care of my hair during these upcoming drier, cooler months. Now, I have some frizz issues (don't we all?) from time-to-time, and I've tried maaaaaaaany things in a pinch to hold down the fort. I've tried vinegar masks, banana and almond masks, egg yolk and olive oil...the list goes on. I can't help it, it's just fun! But nothing, NOTHING has worked as effectively for frizz and "Omg" shine as this Avocado hair mask

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I know it looks like a bowl of dip, but that would be the wrong sort of application

You'll need:
1 whole, ripe Avocado
1 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Olive Oil (EV preferred)
1 Tbsp Loose Peppermint tea (optional since it's a bit cumbersome to clean up)

1. Combine everything together, making sure you blend the crap out of the avocado, otherwise it'll hard to spread it out evenly. Extra Virgin Olive oil is fantastic for your hair! It's just PACKED with vitamin E and has more concentrated levels of B-vitamins than regular Olive Oil, but if you only have the regular stuff on hand,  that's totally fine.
2. If you choose to add it in, brew the loose tea and mix in the leaves. The peppermint, I find, makes the mask and your hair smell really lovely 
3. Apply the mask to dry hair from root to tip, you'll get an idea of how well this stuff works when you notice how soft your hands get too!
4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and chill about for 5-10 minutes, I dunno, go watch Mad Men or something or catch up on some emails. I usually keep the mask and cap on in the shower, letting the heat and steam work with the mask to make it work a bit deeper.
5. Rise out and wash with your normal shampoo. I use Arrojo's Gentle Sulfate Free awesomeness

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The Avocado's superfruit abilities are never-ending! I love this mask for how siiiiiiiiilky it makes your hair. Not only will your head be frizz-free until your next shampoo, it'll also be crazy shiny.

So there you have it! It's cheap, messy & fun!

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Comfort After Class & Chillin' at Google!!

9.28.2011



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Zara pants, Fairy Tales are True tank, American Living for Jcpenney jacket, Deena & Ozzy flats, BDG satchel, Warby Parker Sunglasses

Sh'na Tova Everyone!!
Gosh, I love these pants. I picked up this lovely, lose-fitting number earlier this week along with the top at Buffalo Exchange earlier this week and it's been great for knocking around town. After classes and before a few events yesterday, I grabbed some lunch with Nat in this. Some super lovely weather has been bestowed upon us this week , so all I needed was this light jacket that I have come to love and wear with almost anything.

Thanks to our friend Ben, we also had the AMAZING opportunity to check out the Google offices! It was really awesome getting a behind-the-scenes look at the host of our blogs! I had heard about Google being an amazing place to work at, but I had no idea just HOW awesome/epic the offices were here in NYC. Between game rooms equipped with pool tables, ping-pong, massage chairs and foosball, can you really go wrong? Oh, and public scooters to get around? Dude. Amazing.

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J.Crew Perfects

9.25.2011

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I mean, really, could you be more effortless?



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In\Out

9.24.2011



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Photo props to Chrsitina
UO men's cargo jacket, Thrifted sweater, Forever 21 blouse underneath, Silence & Noise jeans, ASH boots, Jcrew belt, BDG satchel, Adderbite ring

On days where I'll have to run from classes to blog-related functions or vice-versa, I always have to be super conscious of what I decide to put on because  1. The classes at The New School are always FREEZING cold (then again, I'm just cold all the time) and 2. because I usually have a lot of train hopping to do in order to get around. On this day, I spent the early mornin' with Christina checking out the show room for the Amazon Contemporary shop (Had me in a fall state of mind, sooooo many cute/epic coats I want) and then after some food and fun around the area & Trader Joe's, I had to head to my History of Documentary class.

I guess I just went for a collegiate thing with my sweater-over-collared-shirt getup. This satchel is seriously saving my life, it holds all of my books AND it happens to stay closed with all the weight anyway!

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Wrapped Up

9.23.2011

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Mmmmmm...Bánh mì.....

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A/T wrap cardigan, Amber Sakai skirt, Vintage boots, Lucky Jeans belt, Moni Moni bag, Vintage rings

Apologies for the lack of Frizz Free Friday up in here, but it has been a CRAZY week in the world of Claire, lemme tell ya

My boyfriend Joe and our good friend Moishe came down this week to look at apartments for their big move, and not only did they find one, they SIGNED for it! What was expected to take months happened in just 2 days! It all happened so fast I wasn't even able to get any shots of us hanging out this week, there was so much to do! I can barely even begin to get at how excited I am, Joe and I have been together for about a year and a half. He's the first boyfriend I ever had and we've always been slightly apart since I'm here in NYC for school and he had to stay upstate with his school. This is a big change for all of us and I've just been reeling in the crazy excitement!

But yes, after all of that died down, Natalie and I grabbed our usual dinner-date/catch-up extravaganza over Vietnamese food and Israeli Coffee. I wore this crazy awesome wrap cardigan that basically has its own scarf, I love it! Total fall staple forever basically.

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Candid Flora

9.21.2011

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Shots by Jorge Aguilera
Tramp blouse, Spring & Clifton sweater, Thrifted Gap shorts, vintage bag, Qupid flats, Warby Parker sunglasses

Fashion Week here in NYC might have ended but the fun doesn't stop there! It was nice getting an email this past week from Jorge who was kind enough to send these shots along from me going to and from shows, I was having so much fun I wasn't able to get any outfit shots myself!

I looooove layering this weird garter sweater, I get asked all the time where the other half is (ha!).

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