Thursday, June 23, 2016

Getting Great Hair for my Big Summer Event

I'm heading to Italy in the next couple of weeks and want to make sure I have healthy hair. I want my hair to be maintenance free while I'm away. However, I did just get back from my cottage and it's safe to say the lake and sun has dried out my hair big time. But I was lucky enough to come home to some goodies from Pantene to help get my hair back to a healthy state, so

I started off with using the Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. This collection is amazing and is the most intense Pantene formula yet! As I was washing my hair, I could feel instant results – it felt super lightweight and smooth! I decided to take it a step further by applying the 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner. This conditioner comes in four different variations. I used Moisture Renewal, which was perfect to help with my super dry and brittle hair. This made my hair feel wonderful! After getting out of the shower, brushing my hair was a breeze. A quick blow-dry and style was all I needed to do. Once my hair was dry, I used a quick spray of Airspray, which gave my hair flexible hold without any stickiness or crunch. I love how I was still able to run my fingers through my hair after! This effortless styling is exactly what I want for my upcoming trip and my hair looks and feels super healthy and hydrated.
Before my fried cottage hair. 

When I'm away in Italy and want to style my hair, I want to make it as simple and easy as I can. I love a great braid hairstyle. I usually just stick to a simple dutch braid along the hairline, but for those nights when I want to make my hair a bit dressier, a full wrap around braid in a bun looks extra special. The best way to achieve a dutch braid is the braid goes under, not over. Once you've finished the braid, spray with Pantene Airspray and start to gently pull hair out to create a bigger braid look. Once braids are finished on both sides, collect all your hair at the back and twist it into a bun. I kept my bun in place with a few bobby pins and hairspray. I’ve recently been loving Pantene Airspray because it is the first ever alcohol-free, aerosol hairspray, so my hair doesn’t feel sticky or crunchy and it smells phenomenal. It kept my bun in place and kept those pesky fly away hairs down!

Big thanks to Pantene for helping me plan my summer hair looks for Italy! I can’t wait to recreate this look all summer long! 

-Sydney Hoffman

*This blog post was made in partnership with Pantene. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pink and Coral Lips

If you follow me on Instagram @sydhoff3 you will know I love lipsticks. I'm probably wearing a different colour on my lips in every photo. I've gone through my lipstick collection and picked out my favourite pink and coral shades that will be perfect for spring and summer!

I'm always looking for new lipstick colours and brands, so if anyone has any favourites please let me know :)

-Sydney Hoffman

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Victoria's Secret Swimwear is LEAVING :(

Guys!!! The most upsetting news ever!! Victoria's Secret swimwear is going away forever. I know most of you already know this, but I'm spreading the news. I just adore their bikinis because they're affordable, stylish and super trendy. On the plus side of them closing...everything is on SALE!! Serious sales, up to 40-60% off serious sales. I purchased a one piece bikini for Italy and was pretty pumped to get it for 30% off. Little did I know they keep increasing the sale each week. I've put together some bikinis ill be sure to grab before its too late.

                                 Wrap Halter                                                        Strappy High Neck Top

                            Flounce Bandeau                                                           Crochet Monokini

                              The Flirt Bandeau                                            Colourblock High-Neck Top

This is the one I bought in store for 30% off.

Apparently Victoria's Secret will be closing swimwear, and concentrating more on their active wear line. I think thats an amazing idea, although I wish they could do both. I've heard amazing things about the quality and price of their active wear line, so I will picking up a couple of pieces soon.

-Sydney Hoffman

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kentucky Derby

I just got back from the Kentucky Derby and omg I had so much fun!!! What most of you didn't realize is that I didn't actually attend the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby. Although I did technically attend the Kentucky Derby, it wasn't exactly the real thing. My best friends family moved to Lexington, Kentucky and about five minutes from their house is Keeneland Race Track. Instead of spending $500 in Louisville at Churchill Downs, we only paid $5 to attend the Derby at Keeneland Raceway. Unfortunately no actual races happened there, but it was basically the derby without the actual horses. Everyone parks outside and tailgates until the races start. Everyone still dresses up in the craziest hats and fascinators. You can still bet while inside Keeneland, and even get all the drinks and merch like my mint julep (below) as if you were at the real derby. Only difference is, instead of watching the races live, you watch them on a big screen in the middle of the raceway. So if anyone out there wants the Kentucky Derby experience without the big price tag, I would highly suggest heading to the Keeneland Race Track.

It was a must to get a mint julep.

Our tailgating spot was quite beautiful.

My mom is absolutely the best, she made my fascinator. I don't know how, but that women can create or make anything!!

Cutest bathrooms.

Dress: LOFT
Bag: LeChateau
Shoes: Aldo
Sunglasses: Sabo Skirt

-Sydney Hoffman

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Trench Coat Season


Coat: Vero Moda || Jeans: Bluenotes || Shirt: (Dad's Old Shirt) || Boots: Aingle || Bag: Material Girl || Sunglasses: Ray Ban ||

-Sydney Hoffman