The New York Diaries – Edition Four

The New York Diaries – Edition Four
A cute little pic of where I’ll be living for the next four years!

Hi everyone!

I am officially on spring break, which means it’s time to crank out a ton of new blog posts (yayyy)! However, before I start uploading more content, I need to give you guys my fourth edition of my New York diaries. And oh my gosh, how I miss New York already…

As you can see, the first full day in Manhattan was very rainy. However, as a California girl who rarely sees rain for herself, I didn’t mind it at all. I actually packed really light but made sure I packed the right kind of stuff. Honestly, I’m going to say it – I’m really proud that I didn’t overpack because I usually put so much extra stuff in my luggage that I end up never wearing on the trip.

The reason why I came back to New York was to see where I’ll be going to college in the fall and attend an event there. Oh my gosh, I had such a great time! As you can see, it was so beautiful and warm on campus that day. I’m so happy that I got to go back and see it. It was nice to just hang out for the day and enjoy being in the city I’m moving to.

I did a lot of shopping and walking around when I was there which was amazing. I love that you can pretty much walk anywhere you want to. It was really refreshing and lovely to just spend time in my favorite city and focus on my future for awhile…

It’s crazy to think that I’ll be moving here in a few months. I know I say that a lot, but it’s true. Sometimes I catch myself thinking “oh my gosh, this is my life?!”. I recently found a journal that I had written in a few months into 2017. One of the goals I had written down was to travel to New York. And here I am, two years later, getting ready to move there.

I’m glad I can share this journey will all of you. I have a lot of more posts coming your way very soon so stay on the lookout. ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk to you so soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Guide to Long, Healthy Hair

My Guide to Long, Healthy Hair

For someone who has always had long, healthy hair, it’s a subject that I don’t talk about enough on here. I know many people are looking for ways to maintain long hair or are just trying to find new products to try out. If so, you’re in the right place! I’m going to share all of the ways I keep my curls healthy and long!

  1. Trim your hair when it needs to be trimmed. I’m someone who wants to keep my hair as long as possible at all times. However, in order to keep it at the length I want, I have it trimmed when the ends aren’t in the best condition. If you don’t get rid of split ends, they’ll continue to split even farther up your hair, making it so that you’ll have to get it cut even more in the long run. Take care of it now so that you thank yourself in the future!
  2. Refrain from using a lot of heat on your hair. I never use heat on my hair; even when I get out of the shower, I let it air dry. It’s not terrible to use heat on your hair occasionally, but I’ve heard that a lot of hair damage comes from using an excessive amount of heat styling products.
  3. Use hair masks and leave-in conditioners for extra shine and silkiness. Masks are super great because they come in a variety of purposes and always leave your hair feeling extra soft and shiny. Additionally, leave-in conditioners are also super helpful, especially if you have dyed or dry hair.
  4. Take vitamins with biotin. Biotin is known for promoting hair and nail growth! I take a daily multi-vitamin with biotin in it; I’m not completely sure how much it’s contributed to the length on my hair, but I do know that other people see a big difference when taking it. It can’t hurt, and is worth a shot. ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. Use shampoo and conditioner that you love and works with your hair type. Since I have naturally super curly hair, I’ve tried out different shampoos and conditioners to see which one works best for my curls. Try out a few for yourself and pick one that enhances what you have, whether that’s curls, color, waves, etc.!
  6. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, be patient and do your research. Like I mentioned above, I’ve had long hair my whole life, so I’ve never really seen my hair go from a short to long length. However, if you’re trying to grow yours out, be patient! Nothing happens overnight, and everyone’s hair grows at different speeds. Talk to your hairdresser about products that will work well for you and research ways to grow out hair.

Of course, I am no hairdresser or doctor, but these are things that I do to keep my hair healthy and looking its best.

Hope you all loved this blog post! I’m heading to New York in a couple weeks so expect the fourth edition of “The New York Diaries” within the next month!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Breaking News: Glossier Just Launched A New Brand

Breaking News: Glossier Just Launched A New Brand

By now, itโ€™s no surprise that Iโ€™m a big Glossier fan. I mention them in just about every other blog post, and if I could become one of their brand ambassadors, I would in a second (get on it, Glossier). Glossier Play, the new extension of their brand, was announced recently and officially launched yesterday.

Glossier Play currently sells six items, and in true Glossier fashion, they offer two bundle sets for a lower price. Right off the bat, you can tell that these products are for the adventurous and wild at heart: it offers shiny metallic highlighter concentrates and glitter-filled eyeshadows. Itโ€™s definitely different from the natural and minimalistic products they usually sell, but it still resembles Glossier. The packaging is sleek and sophisticated with clean lettering and cohesive designs. Would we expect anything less?

The collection also offers something new that we haven’t seen from the brand in the past: makeup brushes and tools. With a sharpener and angled silicone brush, Glossier makes sure that their customers will know exactly what to use to nail all of their night out looks.

So, what do you think? Are there any items from the collection that you want?

You can shop Glossier Play here.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol