(I used the Rhonna Designs app on my iPhone to make this pic. I used this picture I took from my trip to Oahu in April. This is Waikiki Beach, and I loved the color of those umbrellas).
1. As soon as I finish writing this post, Sofi and I are hitting the road and going to the beach for the first time this summer. I can’t believe I haven’t been to the beach at all yet this summer. I’m excited to beat the heat (it’s supposed to hit the mid-high 90s here today), walk along the beach with Sofi, and just enjoy the crashing waves. Look for pictures on my Instagram later.
2.For those of you with curly hair, you know how important it is to find the right products. It’s only recently that my hair has returned to it’s normal curls. After getting my hair smoothed with the formaldehyde-free keratin treatment last December, my curl pattern was completely changed; it wasn’t curly anymore, it was barely wavy. I’m glad that I got the keratin treatment, because my massive weight loss affected my hair terribly, making it thin, frizzy, and really difficult to manage. But I’ve realized that I’m just not great at blow drying my own hair on a regular basis (I just don’t have the technique), so I’ve decided not to get the keratin treatment again (which costs $300), and instead treat myself to Dry Bar appointments now and then. But let’s get back to the products. Now that my hair is back to it’s normal curls, I wanted to find a product that would keep them defined, control the frizz, but and not build up. After trying lots of different things, I found Curly Sexy Hair. I’ve been using the shampoo, conditioner, Full-On Curls, and the Curling Creme. I like that these products are really affordable, and that they work. I’ve been enjoying lots of compliments on my hair lately, which I haven’t had in about a year.
3. I’ve had a few clothing NSVs this week. On Sunday, I found the cutest top, but it as in the petite section. I liked it so much that I decided to try on the petite Medium anyway, and it FIT! Then on Monday, I was shopping around Target and found a cute 49er tee that was a juniors Large (see Instagram photo). The week before last, I went online to Venus and found a bunch of cute tops, all of which were size Mediums; they came on Tuesday, and every single one fits great (see the turquoise, floral peplum top in my Instagram). Yesterday I was thrilled to finally fit into the Chase Infinite tank that I’d bought a couple of months ago (again, see yesterday’s Instagram workout post). Every time I buy clothes in these small sizes, I am amazed at the fact that they fit. Not only fit, but that they look good. Shopping is such a pleasure now. I’ve always loved getting new clothes, but now that I can walk into any store and find something adorable, I am loving it!
4. I usually love watching movies in the summer, but I have to say that I’ve been very underwhelmed at the offerings. The last movie I went to was The Fault in Our Stars, which was very good. In the many weeks since, there really hasn’t been much I’d be willing to see. But suddenly there are a few that I’m looking forward to:
5. I found this photo on Instagram awhile ago, and I love it. Not only is “choose happy” the way that I try to live my life on a daily basis, but I also love the beach and the image of the sun. Seeing this just makes me smile, and I’m going to put it up on my white board at school as a daily reminder. Because no matter how stressful the situation, how disappointing the news, or how unfortunate the event – I choose my reaction and I choose HAPPY.
Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, full of fun and exciting adventures.