My Favorite Hair Products

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Hello everyone! 

While I was thinking of new things to blog about, I realized that I’ve never actually shared my favorite hair products with you. As someone with very long and curly hair, I know how important a good routine is. Keep reading to find out some of my favorite products!

Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner: Yes, I can promise you that I do own those big containers that I’ve decided to show. The product is just that good, especially for my curls. Instead of weighing them down or making them look flat, this product does a great job boosting them. I’ll say this probably one million times when writing this post, but the shampoo and conditioner smell heavenly. It’s 100% worth the money; Moroccanoil products are so great and always leave my hair soft, clean, and smelling amazing!

SheaMoisture Leave-In Treatment: If you want to close your eyes and imagine that you’re on a tropical vacation, this leave-in treatment will help your daydreams. With its coconut and beach-like scent, this product helps rehydrate and restyle your hair. I love using this when my curls need a little bit of volume and protection from frizziness. This spray completely helps give your hair that freshly washed vibe when it’s been a couple of days. I can’t really speak to this as a treatment, but more of a replenishing spray; however, it’s strong and healthy ingredient (coconut oil) does help repair hair, so I’m sure it would be awesome to spray this after brushing through wet hair.

12 Benefits Spray: This is a miracle, do-it-all spray. Seriously. On the bottle, it claims that it “seals color, smoothes frizz, repairs damage, prevents split ends, moisturizes dry hair, strengthens fragile hair, prevents flat iron damage, protects from chlorine, wind, and sun damage, adds shine, softness, and a silky finish, protects from blow drying, improves texture and manageability, and has an anti-age formula that keeps hair youthful.” Yep, all that in one pink bottle. It’s the best, and it smells the best. Since it is pricey, one way to make it last is by pouring half of it into a separate container and then filling it back up with water. This seriously helps if you’re using it to respray hair and make it look better. Besides that, I usually reach for it as soon as I brush my hair and spray it in. 

Are you sold on any of these products yet?

Here are their links so you can get your hands on them!

Moroccanoil Shampoo

Moroccanoil Conditioner

SheaMoisture Spray

12 Benefits Spray

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Pep-Talk Sunday: Taking Time To Relax

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Hey everyone!

Happy Sunday! I’m back, and hopefully for a bit longer this time. I’ve been so busy with work, college applications (which are done now, yay!), and other things so of course, this had to be put to the side for a little bit. I know that I don’t owe an explanation, but I just like to keep you guys updated! So many of you have still been checking out my blog and past posts lately as well, so thank you for the great support! You are the best.

This blog post is kind of going to be like a little pep-talk for all of you since it’s Sunday, and a new week starts tomorrow. I think I might turn this into a series where I upload a post like this maybe once a month, or every two weeks, depending on what you all want!

Today’s topic is going to be about not doing it all. If any of you are like me, you might also be someone who finds themselves working and becoming busy. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to relax and not put so much pressure on ourselves. And when we do take time, we might feel as if we are wasting time or undeserving of a break.

However, taking time to chill is so important, both physically and mentally! If you don’t take time to rest, you’re overall going to be more tired and less productive. This is your reminder to take time for yourself this week! Whether that’s reading a book, getting your nails done, listening to your favorite podcast in the car, or catching up on your favorite shows, take time to relax.

Remember, it’s okay to not do it all. It’s a part of being human.

Hope this helped in some way or another. Thanks for sticking with me, and I’ll talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Favorite Fall Pieces – Urban Outfitters

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Hello everyone!

While looking through Urban Outfitter’s website, I found so many new pieces for fall that are absolutely adorable. I think all of these items are super versatile and can be worn throughout all different seasons as well. If you’re looking to up your wardrobe game for fall, keep reading!

Truly Madly Deeply Caroline Stripe Sweater in Neutral Multi: I saw this sweater in store, and it’s one of the cutest sweaters I’ve ever seen! I really like the abstract color scheme and how the sleeves are monochrome. I would never think to pair the orange with the pink, but it looks so stunning. I think this would be such a great sweater for both fall and winter. You could also pair it with a skirt or shorts if it’s warmer outside.

Short Brim Felt Fedora in Black: I never wear hats, but I personally love the way they look and am definitely planning on buying one very soon. This one is my favorite! I tried this on, and I really loved the way that it looked. Even though it says it’s short brimmed, I think the brim is the perfect width. It honestly doesn’t look like a fedora when you have it on; when I wore it, I had it sitting upwards on my head rather than straight down. It looked so cool!

BDG Rodeo Drive Straight Leg Jean in Light Blue: These jeans are amazing. I love the wash of them and how they’re structured, but still have that looser, mom jean style of fit. Unfortunately, they are currently out of stock in my size, but I’m definitely going to try them on once they’re back in stores or online!

UO Floral Tiered Babydoll Dress in Black Multi: I saw this dress in white awhile ago, and I think it looks so comfortable and cute. I love the pink roses on it and how simple but sweet it is! I think this would look great with a pair of boots and a leather jacket for fall/winter!

Have you been loving any items from UO lately? Their fall collection is looking great so far!

Here’s what I’m showing:

Truly Madly Deeply Caroline Stripe Sweater in Neutral Multi

Short Brim Felt Fedora in Black

BDG Rodeo Drive Straight Leg Jean in Light Blue

UO  Floral Tiered Babydoll Dress in Black Multi

Talk to you soon!

Emily Berrol

 

My Favorite Cafes and Small Restaurants

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“One thing ’bout me, I am a foodie, so you know I take you for a bite to eat.” -Coast Modern in their song Cute, but also many other people in this world.

Although I don’t consider myself a major foodie, I do love coffee, tea, cute cafes, and finding new places to visit. Therefore, after being asked to write this blog post, it only felt right to follow through.

I’m not going to be naming any chain coffee shops (but Starbucks, if you’re reading this, please do give me a sponsorship). I wanted to focus on places that are more unique and in big cities so that more of you have access to them. Of course, since I’m from/lived in California my whole life, many of these will be located in Los Angeles. There are also going to be several in New York because you guys know that I travel there often.

Anyways, let’s get on to the actual post. (P.S. These are in no particular order.)

  1. Le Pain Quotidien: I fact checked the locations that Le Pain has since I have one that’s local but also see them everywhere in New York, and they’re in 17 different countries! This is a restaurant that you should definitely check out. They have a great selection of brunch items, drinks, and pastries. This is my favorite place to get avocado toast. I also really love the atmosphere of Le Pain; the one by me has the cutest outdoor seating but also an adorable French bakery looking interior.
  2. Sarabeth’s in New York City: My dad and I had breakfast here when we were in New York, and it was so delicious but also so cute inside. They had a huge menu with a lot of different types of foods. It’s also right by Central Park so it’s a great location if you want to explore more of the city afterwards.
  3. The Butcher’s Daughter: This is an awesome restaurant in both NY and LA. Well known for their cute paper straws with avocado print, The Butcher’s Daughter specializes in plant based meals. I really love this because I’m a big fan of salad and like pressed juice just as much as the next person. I had their kale caesar salad and water flower juice. It was really delicious, and again, the atmosphere was incredible; there were plants hanging everywhere and fresh, white walls. I went to the one in the West Village.
  4. Alfred’s Tea Room: This is such a cute spot in LA. I finally decided to check it out a few months ago after seeing so many photos of it. It definitely lived up to my expectations. The drink I had was super good, the people working were friendly, and it was an awesome spot to chill out at. If you love pink and tea, you must try this place!
  5. Carrera Cafe: This is another cafe on Melrose. Once again, it’s another place I found out about through Instagram. The cafe has a big painted wall outside, which is so pretty. One thing I’ve noticed about Carrera is that it has a lot of tables inside and is bigger than Alfred’s Tea Room. It’s also right on Melrose, so you can stroll down the street and do some shopping or plug in your laptop and do some work inside!

These are the first five places that I thought of. If you liked this blog post and want more in the future, be sure to let me know! What’s your favorite cafe?

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

 

3 Years

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Hey everyone!

About five minutes ago, I clicked on here and was notified that today marks three years of Emily’s Edge! Ahhhh!!!

I wanted to tell you guys thank you SO much for an amazing three years of blogging! You all already know how much I love fashion and writing. Emily’s Edge has become such a big part of me and has opened up a world of self-discovery and pure joy.

I can’t believe it’s already been three years. I know it sounds stereotypical, but it feels like I started this blog just yesterday but also ages ago.

I can’t express my gratitude enough, but just know that I’m thankful for each and every one of you that reads, views, and shares this blog. I’m always filled with so much happiness when I’m told that Emily’s Edge means something to YOU guys. That’s super special, and always will be super special.

Three years down and more to go. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

All the love as always,

-Emily Berrol

Arm Candy

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As you guys know, I’m obsessed with layering jewelry. I’m always wearing my stacks of rings, and chances are that I also have some necklaces and/or bracelets on. However, there’s a few bracelets in particular that I’ve been reaching for lately, and I decided I would show them to you! Maybe it will even inspire your own stack for the summer.

Tai Braided Stone Bracelet: I’ve had this bracelet for so long, but it’s still one of my favorites. It’s the perfect piece to have in your jewelry collection because it looks so beautiful on its own but also layered with other pieces. I love that it’s also adjustable because you can make it fit perfectly (for someone with an abnormally small wrist, this is great). The bracelet comes in different colors on the Tai website as well. Side note: I love Tai and all of their pieces. They’re one of my favorite places for jewelry so definitely go and check them out!

Coordinates Bracelet: This bracelet is super special to me. My cousins had this bangle engraved with the coordinates of where they live. It’s really sentimental for me because the location is super special for many different reasons. Besides how meaningful the bracelet is, it looks super cute on and is extremely unique. When I wear it, it reminds me of my family and all of our shared experiences in one of my favorite places. They had this made at one of their local boutiques. However, if you also want a coordinate bracelet made, there are so many different people on Etsy who can make them!

Pink Tourmaline and Gold Beaded Bracelet: Unlike the other two, this is a recent addition to my collection. My mom makes and sells her own jewelry, and this is one of her pieces. It’s a stretchy pink tourmaline and gold beaded bracelet. I love the stones and how well they compliment all of my other bracelets. It’s a super pretty and practically goes with everything.

Do you have any accessories that you wear everyday? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading. Hope you loved it!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

The New York Diaries- Edition Two

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Welcome back, everyone!

I hope you love the new layout and design of my blog as much as I do. After two and a half years, Emily’s Edge needed to have some updates, not only in layout and design, but also content. I have even more ideas written down that I’m working on writing and getting photos for.

However, when I traveled back to New York last weekend, I knew I had to continue on my New York Diaries series. New York has a special place in my heart, and going there for the second time was a completely new experience!

I actually travelled to Manhattan to look at two schools. Fordham University is my dream college at the moment, so I figured it was time to book another trip and head up there to see the campus. As you can see in the second picture, it is so beautiful. I’m super glad that I got to see it. We’ll have to wait and see if the future takes me to NYC for school. Whether it does or it doesn’t, it will definitely take me back there for even more shopping, quality time with people I love, and amazing restaurants.

While we were there, it actually snowed! Being from Los Angeles, I don’t see snow unless I’m going somewhere cold for a vacation. It actually became too cold for me, and I ended up buying a warmer jacket because my leather one was just not going to do it. (No complaints from me, though. This new teddy jacket is a favorite already, but more on that in another post).

I already miss being able to walk to Urban Outfitters several times a day, the buildings in the city, and being able to really relax and take it all in.

I did so much while I was in New York, and I had such a great time yet again! I did bring my vlog camera with me though, so you’ll get to see even more in my next YouTube video!

There’s so much more content coming your way, and it truly feels so good to be sitting here and writing once again. I hope you guys are having such a great 2018 so far.

Talk to you so, so soon,

-Emily Berrol