The Lazy Girl's At-Home Blowout

Revlon Blow Dryer

My biggest pet peeve? When my hair is wet.

It clings to my neck, it drips everywhere, and it stays wet for hours - which is exactly why I blow dry my hair almost every single morning. A no-fuss, as-fast-as-possible-so-I-can-sleep-a-little-later blow dry. It's something I've done since high school, so I'd like to think that I'm a bit of an expert by now. So, of course I was excited when Revlon reached out and offered to let me try out their new 360 Hair Dryer & Styler. Since receiving the dryer, I've used it every single morning, and today I'm teaming up with Revlon Hair Tools to share my tips for a low-maintenance (and super fast) at-home blowout.

Revlon 360 Hair Dryer Styler

Here's the thing - this hair dryer isn't what you're used to.

Revlon's new tool has two settings: it can act as a normal dryer with a closed barrel, but you can also twist the barrel to create the tool you see above - the "vertical 360 mode" allows you to actually put your hair into the dryer between two jets of air that dry your hair from the front and back - which not only dries it a lot faster, but the air flows downward, so it also helps to smooth down the hair cuticle for less damage/frizz and more shine. 

Revlon 360 Dryer

Step 1: The rough dry. After getting out of the shower and towel-drying my hair, I use the styler as a "normal" hair dryer and roughly dry my hair until it's about halfway dry (about 2-3 mins). I also make sure to flip my head upside-down and blow cooler air onto the roots to lock in some volume.

Revlon 360 Hair Dryer

Step 2: I section off my hair (normally just into a top layer and a bottom layer) with a clip. I'll twist the barrel of the styler to "vertical 360 mode" and start taking sections of hair and running them through the dryer. The KEY here is holding the end of my hair and slightly angling the dryer when it reaches the end so that it gives the bottom of my hair a little bit of a curve (so much easier than trying to curve the end with a normal dryer and a brush!). Since the hair is getting dried from both sides, each section of hair will dry very fast, and if you do the curve-at-the-end trick, you're left with the effect you normally get from a round brush.

Revlon Hair Tools Blow Dry
Revlon 360 Hair Styler

Step 3: Take down top section of hair and repeat with the vertical 360 mode.

Step 4: I'll switch the dryer back to a "regular" hair dryer and go through to make sure all of my roots are completely dry.

Lazy Girl's At-Home Blowout

Optional Step 5: Pretend you're in a hair commercial

And that's it! Thanks to Revlon's styler, it takes very little time and I'm left with soft, shiny hair. I'm no professional, but this is about as close to a salon-worthy blow-dry that I can get at home (and without getting my hair all tangled up in a round-brush).

Quick & Easy DIY Blowout
Lazy Girl's At-Home Blowout

Shop Revlon's 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler at:

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Photos by Nicollette Petersen.
Special thanks to Revlon Hair Tools for sponsoring this post.

And We'll Never Be Royals

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When you see Vienna, it's easy to understand why there's such an artist's culture there - the city is so stunning that you can't help but feel inspired. These photos were taken at the Schönbrunn Palace, one of Vienna's main historical monuments (and one of the prettiest places I visited during the trip). For an autumn day that was on the warmer side, I wore this silky L'Academie top - which felt like an appropriate amount of elegance for a day of palace exploring - and a pair of floral mules.

L'Academie Ruffle Top
Floral Mules
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Halloween 2017 Ideas

It's almost time...

And I'm so excited. To be perfectly honest, I've had Halloween ideas popping into my head for the past few months, and since last year's post was such a success, I thought I'd do another this year on Halloween costume ideas I'm loving. I already have my costume figured out for this year, but I'd wear any of these other ideas in a heartbeat:

Butterfly Halloween Costume

Idea #1: The Butterfly

I found these awesome butterfly wings randomly on Forever21 and the idea took off from there. I'd go for an all black outfit + these wings + wavy hair + a few glued on butterflies with some Snapchat-inspired butterfly makeup.

 

 

 


Cyborg Halloween Costume

Idea #2: The Cyborg

Any excuse to wear a silver jumpsuit, right? Top it all off with some fierce robot-esque makeup and a sleek ponytail. I really like the metallic neck detail in this inspiration photo.


Idea #3: The Dragon

Forget the Mother of Dragons - why not just be the dragon? You could get super creative with this one, but my first thoughts were a snake print cropped top, dutch braid, and wings.

Dragon Halloween Costume

White Walker Halloween Costume

Idea #4: White Walkers

This is a great one to do with a group of friends. Frosty makeup, white hair spray paint, and an all-white ensemble (or more of a silver "armor" look would work as well). If you're up for it, you can even get icy blue contacts from your eye doctor (just make sure you get them from a doctor!). 


Let me know if you end up using any of these and be sure to follow along on my Instagram to see what I end up wearing this year!

Vienna Waits For You

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Top (similar) | Jeans | Boots (similar) | Bag

These photos are from one of two palaces we visited during our stay in Austria last week. For five days, we explored Vienna and tried to soak in as much of the city as possible - which included visiting lots of gorgeous buildings and eating lots of cake.
One of my favorite pieces I brought on the trip was this black ruffle-sleeved top. When you're traveling, versatility is key. This was something I could throw on with my everyday jeans/a leather jacket/mules before heading to get breakfast and then later pair with black pants/heeled booties for a night at the opera.

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Belvedere Palace, Vienna
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Chic This Week 047

What's CHIC this week (Vol. 047)

Turns out Taylor's not the only one with a snake theme this season - check out Bulgari's clutches, Gucci's Dionysus collection, and snakes/snake print popping up on clothes & shoes more than usual this fall.

One of my favorite pieces for fall: a leather skirt. I actually just picked up a new one yesterday.

NYFW notes: big sleeves aren't going anywhere.

I'm a huge fan of embellished booties - check out this pair I found for under $100 (I might need these...)

Pumpkin Spice Lattes aren't really my thing, but I do have a favorite autumnal Starbucks drink. A few years ago, a barista made me an off-menu drink called an "Apple Chai". If you like hot apple cider, definitely give this a try. PS: it's caffeinated (!)

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