Buh-Bye, Bad Hair

Step aside, OGX Hair Mist, because there’s a new kid on the block. I’ve found my hair holy grail.Hair #3.jpg

The OGX coconut milk anti-breakage serum! What a mouthful, huh? I don’t use a lot of products on my hair, I usually like to keep it natural. Up until I became obsessed with OGX, I just used coconut oil and Calia products.

But–cue the dramatic music–everything has changed. I recently purchased the OGX coconut oil serum, and I love it more than the OGX mist! Both are similar, but I’ve only been using the serum for a week, and it’s already my favorite.

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Pros:

  • It smells amazing
  • It hydrates my hair more than the mist
  • It’s inexpensive
  • My hair has been really silky after using it

Cons:

  • If I use more than a few drops, my hair gets really greasy

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I still love the mist, and I’ll still continue to use it, but the smell of the mist makes me feel nauseous sometimes. The serum is thicker, and I feel like it really does a better job of hydrating and making my hair silky. I just use a few drops after showering or when my ends are really dry.

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I would 100% reccomend this, it has made my hair so silky. What is your hair holy grail? If you’ve tried this product, I would love to know. Have a great day!

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February Wrap Up & Favorites

Would you look at that?! It’s already March! I took and edited tons of photos today for new  content in March, so stay tuned, I have some awesome posts coming up.

My February was really nice. For the beginning of February, we had a ton of snow, and towards the end it was in the 60s and sunny. How was this month for you? Let me know in the comments, I’m curious. And now, without further ado, let’s get into the post. Feb #2.jpgFeb #7.jpg

The OGX coconut oil mist was my favorite product this month. I did a review on it if you want to take a peek, here’s the link. This mist has just made my hair so soft and silky, I love it. It’s super inexpensive too, so when I run out I won’t feel bad about buying more.

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These E.L.F. brushes are only a few dollars at Target. They work well and are high quality for a low price, so I would definitely recommend them! I think I’ll buy some most of their other brushes, since E.L.F. has a good variety.

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I read so  many books this month, but out of all the books I read, this one has been my favorite! Zodiac signs are my guilty pleasure. Uh-oh, the secret’s out. I don’t do the horoscopes or any of that stuff, I just find it interesting (I’m a Virgo, by the way). This is a Sci-fi series with (you guessed it) Zodiac signs. There are some plot holes but overall the universe is really interesting!

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Not Your Mother’s is one of my favorite brands, and I’ve used their dry shampoo so much this month! It works well and doesn’t smell like strong chemicals, which I’ve found with other dry shampoos. It isn’t too expensive, either. (Do you see a common theme? I hate overpaying for products.)

March is going to be a busy, hectic month for me, but I have a lot of new content that I’m excited to share. I hope that you all have an amazing month. What was your favorite product this month, and have you tried any of these products? Thanks for stopping by!

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600 Followers & Ask Me Questions!

Unknown.jpegWell, well, well, would ‘ya look at that! I have 603 followers! I was on WordPress last night when I saw this and might have screamed, I can’t remember. 😉 (By the way, how was your Superbowl? Mine was pretty awesome.) Thank you so much for following my blog, it means the world to me and makes me so happy to see new followers. To all you new followers-welcome! Since there’s been a lot of new visitors lately, I think it would be great to do a Q & A post. A lot of bloggers do Q & A posts, so I guess I’m hopping on that bandwagon.

Just comment down below with some questions that you may have for me–it can be about my blog, my life, whatever strikes your fancy! Don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll answer all the questions in the next post, so stay tuned. Thank you for following & reading!

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The Gratitude Tag

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To quote Thomas S. Monson, “Have an attitude of gratitude.” Isn’t that a great way to live by? The world needs more gratitude, y’all. The other day, I thought, “Why not make a WordPress tag like that?” So I did. Within a few minutes, I whipped up a blog graphic to go along with it.

As you can see,  it’s called The Gratitude Tag, the most original name that I’ve ever coming up with! (Just kidding). Here are the rules:

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  • List five things that you’re grateful for. Try to think out of the box!
  • Nominate five other bloggers to do the tag.

The rules are easy as could be! I’ll start it off.

  • I’m grateful for a good book an a rainy day.
  • I’m grateful for yoga and YWA.
  • I’m grateful for all of you amazing followers! Thank you for following me in this journey.
  • I’m grateful for nature & snow.
  • I’m grateful for the Internet! (I had to.)

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For this tag, I’m nominating:

May Everly

BeaFree

Glucksgeist

Alice and the Adventure

IvanaMakeupWorld

And there we have it! A new tag to spread over WordPress. 😉 Thanks for reading! Before you go, I would love to hear something that you’re grateful for in the comments!

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January Wrap-Up & Favorites

It seems like I was just writing a post on New Years–and here we are! It’s February, already. January is usually a pretty meh month, but I actually had a fantastic january (thanks for asking). But I’m glad February is here; at least Valentine’s Day and the Superbowl provide something to look forward to. Anyway, all that aside, let’s get into the post…

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The E.L.F. Need It Nude eyeshadow palette has been my absolute favorite thing this month. I love the E.L.F. brand so much, because it’s super inexpensive, and pretty good quality for the price. This palette not only has gorgeous colors, but it’s super pigmented and applies easily.

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On that note, I wanted to post a picture of my E.L.F. products. I recently purchased new E.LF. eyeshadow brushes–if you’re looking for brushes, I recommend this brand, they’re only a few dollars.

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Peppermint oil is a must-have in January. I use it in my diffuser, and it makes my bedroom smell delicious, along with the benefit of preventing sickness. I also love it in my shampoo (just put a few drops into your shampoo bottle for hair growth).

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The Hamilton book was one of my Christmas presents, and I’ve spent countless nights flipping through the pages and staring at the gorgeous pictures in it. I know every Hamilton song by heart, so it’s really interesting to read the book and learn how it was made.

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Clinique Happy Heart perfume is another one of my favorites. I’m honestly a lotion girl, but perfume is nice when I feel like being fancy. 😉 However, this scent is something I wear every day! It has a clean, super sweet & feminine scent, which is right up my alley. I don’t like heavy perfume scents, so this is really nice, since it’s so light.

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I’m going to be living by this for February! Every week, I save a quote for myself, and I found this one on Pinterest. If you want to check out my inspirational quotes & motivation board, here’s the link. Well, that wraps it up, buttercup! Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a fantastic day/night.

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500 Followers!

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I came home today to find this wonderful surprise waiting for me! My blog officially has 500 followers! I want to give all of you a big thank you for following me and my blog in this journey. Since I have so many new followers, I’m going to refresh the new-comers (welcome!) with a bit about me.

My name is Abigail, most people call me Abi, and I’m thirteen years old. I started my blog to share my passions with the world–sewing, beauty, yoga, healthy living, fashion, and so much more! You’ll find a variety of topics on my blog, with a bit of a quirky writing style. I live with my family & dog, and have a love for mango strips and nature.

I know I’ve already said it, but life is short y’all, and we need to say thank you as much as possible. So: thank you. Thank you for commenting, liking, following, or doing all of the above. It makes my day. And, thank you for just being here, for taking the time to read my posts in the first place. I’m so glad you’re here! ❤

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I would like to give a big thank you to Ivana for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award, I’m so honored! ❤ Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

I started my blog in 2013, and I remember sitting in my dining room coming up with different names for my blog. My mom suggested, “How about the freckled fashionista?” My freckles have mostly faded away, but the name still sticks, and I love it. At first, I posted about all sorts of random things, but over the past few years as I’ve gotten older, my blog has shaped into something I’m super proud of, and it continues to grow every day.  I now post about all sorts of things that interest me, from sewing and fashion, to lifestyle, beauty, and more.

My first piece of advice to new bloggers would be to stay true to yourself! Find what sets you apart from other blogs, because that’s what will make people follow your blog and come back to it. My second piece of advice would be to just keep posting, no matter what. Don’t give up. The more you post, the more your blog is “out there”. Eventually, all your hard work will pay off!

Here are the bloggers that I’m nominating! It was hard, because I love so many different blogs.

SewChic

SewRedy

Captain Charley

StyledByMcKenz

PinkSundays

Rachael Barbs

Kellyn Roth

Bellechoice

Life as Daisy

Letthesewingbegin

BeaFree

Rynn

Amanda Bella

Beauty By Britanie

Yvonne Lindie

Thank you, all of you, for following my blog & following me in this journey!

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What’s New?

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I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that this is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.

–Anna Quindlen

Hi! I’m popping in with a quick post to let you know what’s new with me.

I’ve said it a million times, but I love autumn. I love it so much. The air is so fresh, so clean, so crisp. Along with pumpkins and apples and leaves, Fall also brings cozy evenings and a sense of comfort and warmth.

We have a pond in our backyard, and in fall and winter we take a lot of walks to the pond to watch the wildlife. My mom took the photos above today, and it’s amazing how colorful the leaves are.

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Doesn’t this look like something out of a fairytale?

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In Autumn, I have a lot of lazy days where I’ll snuggle up on the couch with Charlie and do my homework.

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I love keeping my hands busy, so I crocheted a placemat thing and ended up giving it to my mother. I’m not sure what I think about the grey part. I added it in as an after thought, but something about it seems off. Either way I’m happy with the way that it turned out!

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I know this post was a bit random, I just wanted to share a few photos from my week with you. I wanted to take photos of my newest make today, but it was raining outside, so hopefully we’ll take pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next post. Thank you for reading!

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My Five Go-to Fall Hairstyles

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Autumn is upon us, and it’s my favorite season! With fall comes apple picking, crisp air and leaf raking, and boots & infinity scarfs. In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing with you my five go-to fall hairstyles. Let’s begin!

#1 Dutch Braid

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A dutch braid is similar to a french braid, but it has more volume. I love dutch braids, and I personally prefer them to french braids. Whenever I want to get my hair out of my face on a windy fall day, I will put it in either a french or a dutch braid. Both styles are protective hairstyles and look perfect with any outfit!

#2 Fishtail

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The fishtail braid is a well known hair style, but I wanted to include it anyway because fishtails are such an easy style and there are so many different ways that you can do your hair in a fishtail. I love fishtails because they are stylish, but (like I said about the dutch braid) they keep my hair out of my face.

#3 Half Up Bun

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This is my favorite hairstyle that I’m sharing with you! It’s effortless and only took me one minute to do. It’s just a half up bun–like the other styles, it is very simple. But honestly, sometimes simple is a good thing! With many of my outfits in the fall, I’ll wear a few layers, an infinity scarf, and jewelry. So, I don’t want to go too overboard with my hair, which is why a cute yet basic hairstyle is ideal.

#4 Ponytail With A Twist

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Ponytails are a classic, right? You can do so much with ponytails. High ponytails, low ponytails, side ponytails, loose ponytails, tight and sleek ponytails…the options are never ending. Half of the week I’ll put my hair in a ponytail, and every time I’ll switch it up. My favorite version of a ponytail is to add a few braids into the ponytail. From the front, it looks like a normal ponytail, but no. Never judge a ponytail by its appearance from the front.

#5 Bun

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‘Cause you can never, ever go wrong with a good ol’ bun. This bun is almost as large as my head…There’s nothing like a bun to create a statement! I have very thick hair, and so when I normally put my hair in a bun, it will just fall out and I will keep having to re-do it. So thank heavens for bun donuts! They are a life saver.

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Thank you for reading, and I really hope that you enjoyed this post! Lately I haven’t been sure what to write posts about, so if you have any posts that you would like to read on my blog, let me know in the comments!

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