My Italian heritage makes me oily AF (hair and skin) and I used to be scared to use oil products because I thought it would exacerbate the problem. But actually if you use the right kind, oil is great for all types of hair and skin! Here are some of my favorites:

Moroccanoil Treatment


Sephora, $44

The one that started it all. This makes your hair so soft and shiny without weighing it down! I use the classic formula because I have super thick and naturally wavy hair. But if you have thinner hair or are weary of oil they have a light version too. I've featured the big bottle for $44, but they have mini versions that are only $15 if you don't want to make that kind of commitment!

Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo

Maple Holistics, $10

I've learned that oil in my hair for conditioning purposes works great, but I was pretty apprehensive about a shampoo that has oil in the name because my roots always get super greasy in less time than it takes me to eat a whole box of macaroni & cheese (aka very fast). So when Maple Holistics contacted me about sending me their Argan Oil Shampoo to try I was skeptical, but y'all it is actually great! It conditions my hair without making it oily like I expected it to (moral of the story: don't judge a product by its name). Lucky for you they have free samples you can try! While you're on their site, be sure to check our their blog post on derma rolling.

Tarte Maracuja Oil

Sephora, $48

What's even crazier than putting oil on your hair? Oil on your face! But really, it's not that crazy—it's actually great for your skin! I have used Tarte's Maracuja Oil for years and it makes my skin so soft. A little drop goes a long way, so don't put too much on your first time! And if you're still skeptical, try using it at night before you go to bed.


What are some of your favorite beauty oils to use? Comment below! 

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

Friday Fall Favorites


Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. Cooler weather, Alabama football, Halloween AND my birthday?! It's a no brainer. So in honor of my favorite time of the year, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things for Fall. 

1. Warm coffee on a cold morning

I love waking up when it's a little chilly out (one perk of not having air conditioning!) and making delicious warm coffee to drink in bed before I start my day. When I'm not in a rush I go the extra mile by using a French Press (You can get one for under 20 bucks on Amazon!) and then frothing your favorite creamer (I use Trader Joe's Soy Creamer) to add that Starbucks touch (Amazon to the rescue again at 10 bucks!) at home. 

2. Jewel-toned nail polish

Colored nails are still in and give a great pop of color to your outfit! I love choosing deeply saturated colors for Fall like this ruby red nail polish from Dior. It's a little pricey at $27, but the color is worth it! 

3. Bronzer

This summer I was a liiiiittle lazy with my tanning (even though I live by the beach—go figure), so I give myself a little color with a spray tan (L'oreal's Sublime Bronze is the best and only 11 dollars!) and a bronzer. Too Faced makes the best bronzer—I've been using it for years! Snow Bunny is great if you want a slight sun-kissed look and Sun Bunny for when you want a deeper color.

4. Super conditioner

I have been working hard lately trying to get my super fried hair back to normal. Between the sun, too much pizza, and dying my hair (plot twist: I'm not really blonde) my poor tresses have suffered. Maple Holistics must have super powers and knew my struggles because they contacted me and sent me a complimentary bottle of their Silk18 Conditioner! Ugh, what angels. This stuff is amazing and has helped my hair so much! It has essential oils and amino acids that have brought my hair back to life. It's only 12 dollars so hop on that! They also have a free samples page if you want to try their awesome products before you buy. Who doesn't love free stuff?!

5. Fall candles

Not gonna lie, I rolled my eyes at all of the fall candle memes going around lately. And then I bought one from Target called Friendsgiving for only $15 and I get it now. It smells divine! And it's in the shape of a pumpkin and mercury glass and so cute and I'm in love.

6. Vampy lipstick

Dark, vampy lipstick is quintessential Fall. I'm not the biggest fan of matte lips but I love the feel of lipstick, so it's been tricky for me to find the right lipstick where my lips don't look 70 years older than me. This is where Dior's lacquer stick comes in and saves the day! It gives saturated color without drying out your lips and stays on forever. It's expensive ($35!) but honestly it's worth. Every. Penny.


What are your favorite Fall products? Share in the comments below! 

Posted on October 13, 2017 .

besties reunion in chicago

My group of college sorority sisters and I talk all the time in our 87 different group chats, but we only get to all 6 be together once a year. This year we chose Chicago as our destination and I'm still on Cloud 9 from it! Still exhausted, but on Cloud 9. Here's a recap from the weekend: 


Top: Q (similar) • Neckerchief: Vintage (similar)

After forcing myself to not be a diva and take the train, we got drinks at a cute Speakeasy-type place called Sparrow then obviously had to get deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's. We were eagerly awaiting Abby to get in town because we planned a surprise engagement party for her! She's the first one of us to get engaged, so obviously we had to go all out.  

Not pictured: "Can you feel the love tonight?" from the Lion King being played in the background.

Not pictured: "Can you feel the love tonight?" from the Lion King being played in the background.


Um, can we talk about how perfect of a ring shot this is?! 


Shirt: Cabi (similar) • Shorts: Victoria's Secret Sport (similar) • Shoes: Nike (similar) • Purse: Kate Spade (similar) • Sunglasses: American Eagle (similar)


Jacket: Zara (similar) • Top: Zara (similar) • Jeans: Cabi (similar) • Shoes: Topshop (similar) • Purse: Kate Spade (similar) • Earrings: Gift (similar) • Ring: Vintage  


Friday we went to Lincoln Park Zoo (surprisingly free, how cool is that?!) then scampered all around Chicago. Drinks at Cindy's Rooftop was so cool because you got such a great view of the city! Had some delicious tacos at Mercadito, and then ended the night at a really fun supper club called Untitled


View from Allison's amazing apartment. *heart eye emoji*


Top: Zara (similar) • Shorts: Zara (similar) • Shoes: Zara (similar) • Cuff: David Yurman

Then on Saturday there was no shame in our Basic game and we had brunch at the insta-famous "Rosé all day" place aka The Hampton Social. It was even ironically National Rosé Day! What are the odds?! The whole place was so cute I was obsessed. Definitely recommend for a girls' day out. 


Obviously the Southerner in me had to get chicken and waffles. So good! 


Sunday was a very sad day because I had to go home back to LA. But hopefully I can convince the crew to come here for next year's reunion! 

Posted on June 13, 2017 .


Ruffle Jumpsuit

Asos, $72

Bows, ruffles, and jumpsuits: my 3 favorite things! All it's missing is a slice of pizza.

Rainbow Sandals

Modcloth, $40

Reminds me of childhood *heart eye emoji*

Bell-Sleeved Top

Lulus, $44

I would definitely knock drinks over in this top and it would definitely be worth it.

Lemon Dress

Show Me Your MuMu, $146

Beyoncé who?

Nude Lip Set

Sephora, $28

Pretty colors + amazing brands + cute packaging = need.

What's on your wishlist right now? Share in the comments below!

Posted on May 3, 2017 .