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Beauty Talk

Blowout for Maximum Volume

Hi, ladies! A couple of weeks ago I posted a quick hair tutorial on how I blowout and style my hair for massive volume in my Instagram stories and added to my "Highlights" only to realize not everyone has access to the Highlights ( they are stories that are permanent on the Instagram profile, meaning you can access them all the time). Thanks to all the girls who were still asking questions even after s few weeks! Because the whole tutorial was a hit I decided to give it a permanent home accessible to everyone here and on youtube! Feel free to shoot me questions if you still have some :) https://youtu.be/3bo82_JmRIc All the products I use: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3060628"] My favorite tools: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3060633"] I got a lot of positive response when I posted this on insta, if you…

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Parker Smith Jeans & Broad Ripple Hangouts

Lack of color tan hat and cult gaia bag

Did I tell you about my latest denim obsession? Parker Smith Jeans it is. And to light up our gloomy winter days, I decided to take you around the hip Broad Ripple area in Indy to show you my favorite hangout spots while wearing my favorite Parker Smith Jeans! First stop The Garden Table. They have a gorgeous location downtown but I also love this smaller, more rustic version in BR. It's just as popping with a cool crowd! If you love fresh produce, health-conscious and delish gourmet brunch foods you'll definitely love this place. Not to mention some of the best cold-pressed juices in town! I'm all for their avocado toast with topped with an egg and the Hoosier Heater juice is my all-time favorite!! All Photos Credit to Amber Bryant from Images By…

Beauty Talk

Microblading Eyebrows – Video – Before & After Photos

Microblading karina style diaries

This much-anticipated post is finally here! I got so many questions when I posted my microblading experience at the Lash & Brow Design Co on my insta stories , but I wanted to wait until I had the video feature with live content besides pictures for you to see and learn about the whole process of microblading eyebrows. As a bonus feature, I'll show you my lash lifting and tinting experience also. What's Microblading? It's a semi-permanent makeup that allows for a correction or full reconstruction of the brows by emulating the stroke of hairs. Brows look full and natural, unlike tattoos. It's important however to do your research when looking for a professional in your area. As the industry grows a lot of places start to offer these services. Make sure you have live…

Beauty Talk, Karina's Videos

How I got rid of Melasma

First and foremost if you struggle with Melasma, you know it totally sucks. I hear you! I've been testing multiple products and treatments for the past few months and I'm excited to share with you how I got rid of melasma on my face. I'm also talking about how you can prevent/minimize these stinkers from showing back up. Melasma seems to be triggered by hormonal change (pregnancy, birth control pills stress etc) it's commonly known as "pregnancy mask". I started developing mine after taking birth control pills and it sort of happened overnight (it was an awful realization!). After months or reading and trying to find videos on youtube I decided to make an appointment with my dermatologist and that's really when things started changing. Little did I know that I could've been preventing…

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Ironworks Hotel Indy – Preview it Through My Eyes

Pajama set karina style diaries

Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) Let me just tell you how beautiful this place looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic woods. Upon entering the hotel we…

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White Sweater Dress

Keyhole ray-bans winter style

There have been some great debates (over my mother-in-law's Sunday dinner table) about colors of clothes that goes better with a certain color of skin. Have you guys read or even heard of the Color me Beautiful book?? If not, it's basically a guide to help you choose colors that make you look your best based on the the "season" that your skin color fits in. I know it sounds confusing but it's actually a very interesting approach, except it's pretty limited and I honestly don't think we all fit into one category or "season" alone. I prefer the approach of warm, neutral and cool skin tones. For instance I'm a neutral, meaning I can wear warm or cool shades and look perfectly fine. Some skin tones are a true warm and a true cool…

Beauty Talk

Burberry Fresh Glow Collection Review + Quick Look!

Burberruy Fresh Glow highlight and contour tutorial

I've been using these Burberry Fresh Glow Collection guys for quite a while, and yes it took me forever to come over here and share (so please forgive me!) but I'm finally ready! I wanted to create an everyday fresh and natural look with these products so it appeals to everyone. If you are makeup savvy and like a bolder look you can also achieve it with these, in fact that's why I love them. Their versatility is endeless. Thinking eyeshadow?? Go for it girl, bring them in your travel bag and that's all you'll be wearing! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2975954"] Burberry Face Contour N.1 // Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base - Nude Radiance Burberry Fresh Glow highlighter - Rose Gold N.4 // Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen- Nude radiance N.1 MAC blush Melba // MAC Lipstick Nudes: The Right…

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Pre-Christmas Insta Roundup + End of Year Chat with Failures and Successes of 2017!

Karina style diaries and brixton

This is indeed the craziest busiest time of the month. Wrapping up the year is always hectic. I've been trying to not beat myself up so much for committing with SO MANY functions on the same week. Besides my full-time job and last-minute christmas shopping (and trust me we only get ONE present per kid, so no endless amounts of gifts) I have something going on every single evening of this week...talk about being wiped out! Tonight we'll go see the girls Christmas Concert, the first one for Sophia. Tomorrow will be my first day volunteering with a ministry I've been dreaming of being a part of (more on that to come!). Friday I have an amazing collab on the books that I'm not even the slightest bit ready for. Secret Santa with the…

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Embroidered Dreamy Dress

I sure felt like a princess in a fairy-tale wearing this dreamy embroidered dress. Phazazz in tow and all made for a picture perfect day! I can surely see this Chicwish beauty strolling around Holiday parties and as a spring fling presence as well. And that my friends is what appeals to me most about this dress, it's versatility. I went for a simple fall vibe here with a pair of beige booties and wore my hair down in soft waves. Dress // Booties // Bag [show_shopthepost_widget id="2952763"] Other possibilities include (but are not limited to) a more elaborate occasion such as a holiday party as I mentioned or a nice dinner. I would wear it with a pair of nude or red pumps, or dressy booties with a stiletto heel. A (faux) fur coat would…

Lifestyle

Olly Girl Multivitamins – Part II

Bella and Sophia horse Olly Girl campaign

*This post is a part of a sponsored campaign with Olly Girl. As always all opinions are my honest and own experience. Thanks for supporting the brands that support me. Since the girls have been taking their Olly Girl vitamins for over a month I wanted to circle back and tell you some of the things we noticed in their daily lives. As a refresher (or if you didn't catch our first post) Olly Girl is a multivitamin gummy especially designed with the needs of growing ladies ages 12-17 in mind. Their multivitamin is formulated with Biotin to target strong hair, skin and nails. It contains vitamin C which plays a role in collagen production (something I know they'll thank me later in their lives). It supports bone health and keeps their immune systems in check. Besides…

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