Hearts of Gold

Holiday & Winter Black Friday Weekend Finds

My Black Friday weekend search continues with some super cute neutral winter and holiday items on J Crew, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Tory Burch and Ily Couture.  If you can't tell, I'm loving grey winter accessories this year!

#1 J Crew Winter Socks | 30% off with the code HOLIDAY |
#2 Kate Spade Glitter Bag | 30% off this weekend |
#3 Topshop Pom Faux Fur Beanie | 60% off this weekend |
#4 Anthropologie Monogram Mug | 25% off with code SHOPTOIT |
#5 Taupe Striped Scarf | 25% off with code ILYGIFT |
#6 Sam Edelman Boots | 10% off this weekend |
#7 J Crew Crystal Fabric-Backed Earrings | 40% off with code HOLIDAY |
#8 Tory Burch Robinson Mini Square Tote | 30% off with code THANKS |

Happy Saturday everyone!

BLACK FRIDAY Handbag & Wallet Weekend Finds

I love sales, and of course Black Friday!  I find that Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping can be overwhelming though.  So I've put together some of my best finds and will be posting them throughout the weekend so you can see some awesome deals all in one place!


Use code: 30BLACKFRI on all AMAZON bags below for an extra 30% off!


Breakup With Buildup & Get Voluminous Casual Curls

 "Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down and mess me around...
So build me up Buttercup, don't break my heart."

-The Foundations
The most questions I get on my blog and social media are about my hair, so I thought I'd do a quick hair tutorial for you today.  I've had a few people comment on how pretty and thick my hair is (I don't know if I agree ;), but I do have a few secrets on how I get my hair to have volume and look fresh, especially with 3rd day (after washing) hair.  

The key to voluminous hair is breaking up buildup
My two tips to get rid of dull flat hair by breaking up buildup
#1 About every third or fourth wash I use a clarifying shampoo.  I have so much wavy hair that I typically use products that moisturize, smooth, but ultimately weigh down my hair.  Don't get me wrong, I love the moisture from these products, but my hair quickly gets bogged down with build up.  So if you feel like your hair is looking flat, and you've been using the same shampoo and products for awhile, start with a clarifying shampoo.  

#2 After washing my hair, I use the Goody Clean Radiance brush that I picked up at Walmart.  It sounds crazy that a brush can make that big of a difference, but the copper bristles actually reduce product build up in your hair.  This is key, because you can't use a clarifying shampoo too often or it will dry your hair out.  However, you can use this brush every time you detangle your hair and it will reduce buildup without sapping your hair of all moisture.

*Why getting rid of buildup is important.  Have you ever noticed that when you get a new shampoo, you love it for about a month and then your hair looks flat again?  That is usually due to buildup!  It took me forever to realize that was the reason my hair would look dull and still feel a little greasy, even right after washing.  Less buildup creates more volume and body in your hair since it isn't weighed down with previous product.  In addition, less buildup makes hair look more healthy, radiant and gives it a natural shine and bounce.

My tutorial for everyday, voluminous curls
#1 Brush through your hair with the Goody copper bristle Clean Radiance Brush
#2 Barrel curl your hair away from your face
 #3 After each curl, quickly wrap your hair around a large velcro curler (make sure to do this quickly enough so the hair cools only on the velcro curler)
#4 Continue until all of your hair is in curlers and then wait until hair is cool (about 15 minutes)
#5 Once your hair has cooled, take curlers out in a spiral motion
#6 Gently brush through the ends of your curls with the Goody Clean Radiance brush 
#7 Now you are ready to go with loose, effortless looking, casual curls
*Photos taken by Kenzie Dawn
*Post is sponsored by:
 However, all opinions, content and tutorial information are my own.  Disclaimer: results are based on consumer usage & participation study. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial & my tips to get rid of buildup!  
Have a great holiday week.

Fight Frizz & Dry Hair This Winter

"It's delightful to have ambitions.  I'm so glad I have such a lot.
And there never seems to be any end to them--
that's the best of it.  Just as soon as you attain to one ambition
you see another one glittering higher up still."
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables