TO ØL – Sur Amarillo & Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit


My two favorite things this spring are To Øl’s Sur Amarillo and Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit in “Candy K”.

First off, this dry-hopped sour is legit.  Not too sour, not too hoppy.  It’s foamy and earthy.  It has a good amount of carbonation too.

And this Lipkit, yes, I had to stalk the internet to find out when a restock was about to happen.  Kylie Jenner has built herself a product that literally sells out in seconds.  It’s so hard to snag one, they might as well be Phish tickets. Anyway, I lucked out and grabbed one and a Matte Metal this month (I’ll review it later).  After trying out this lip liner and lipstick, I’m fairly certain I’ll be buying more.  It’s not tested on animals, smells like vanilla, looks very pretty, lasts for several hours, and is comfortable to wear.  It’s worth the price tag and the shame that comes with buying into celebrity-endorsed products. These lipkits are amazing and did I mention that they are cruelty-free?!

Drinking: Sur Amarillo by To Øl.

Wearing: Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit in Candy K, $29 And Show Me Your MuMu Black Crisp Mal Top, On Sale for $80.


Cruelty Free Hair – R+Co


It’s hard to find good beauty products that legitimately work and aren’t cruelty free.  R+Co has been around a few years but I just now started to invest in the line this year.

It was hard to spend $25 on a bottle of shampoo.  Really hard.  But it’s also hard to watch videos of what animals go through when companies test products on them. I want that to end and I want to support brands that are cruelty-free.

So my love affair with R+Co was born because of my bleeding heart and because I was out of shampoo and conditioner when I went in for my 6-week highlight appointment.  My stylist suggested the Gemstone Color Shampoo & Conditioner which have a nice fragrance.  The cute packaging is a pluss.

My real favorites have been the Pinstripe and the Park Ave.  Pinstripe is a good detangler and smoother. Park Ave makes blowdrying my naturally curly hair much easier.  I don’t need to run my brush through my hair so many times because the balm really takes hold and helps straighten.  Tinsel is a great smoothing oil that you can use before and after blowdrying.  I like to use it as a moisturizer on lazy days when I don’t want to wash my hair or style it.  I rub it on the ends and braid or put my hair into a bun.

The next product I want to try is Dallas thickening spray ($28).  It does the same thing as the volume mousse I have (but the bottle I’m trying to use up is tested on animals).  Once it’s empty, I’m definitely switching to Dallas.


2 Ingredient Hair Mask


One of the best hair masks I’ve ever used came from a Pinterest suggestion of using egg yolks as a masks.

Conveniently, I trash a ton of egg yolks when I make breakfast. Dont! Save your egg yolks!   Put them in a container and return them to your fridge.

Before shampooing & conditioning, try this:  Add one egg yolk to melted coconut oil (one heaping tablespoon microwaved for around 30 seconds) and apply to your hair ends first.  Try to avoid your roots and don’t leave the mask on past 10 minutes.  I leave the mask on for only 5 minutes because my somewhat fine hair will become greasy.

This combination adds so much shine and manageability to my hair.  Super simple and inexpensive too.