Not one to ever say no to a beautiful bouquet of flowers, I recently tried the new service from UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery service offering affordable arrangements starting from $35. By on-demand, the orders are delivered within an hour or can be scheduled for when you need them (in the Washington DC and NYC metro areas only), and come with a handwritten note and a bouquet artfully wrapped with a touch of burlap and tied in a bow. Order online or via its app to truly experience the most convenient of services, with the flowers themselves coming from Rainforest Alliance Certified™and Veriflora Certified farms. I was quite impressed with the look (and smell) of my bouquet, which was simple, elegant, and modern, and lasted practically two weeks. If you are in either city and need to give (or would like to receive) a gorgeous bouquet, give UrbanStems a go!
clairol natural instincts
January 19, 2016
[My summer and fall of 2015 color – Nice’NEasy’s Sunkissed 8SC Sandy Copper Blonde]
I like changing up my look, however, when I find one that I like, especially when it comes to hair color, I’m a bit reluctant to switch it up. This July, Clairol Color Director James Corbett lightened up my tresses for more strawberry blonde appeal, which I absolutely adored and felt spot on for summer. With the start of a New Year, going for a richer, deeper shade of red just felt like a natural progression for me, and an update that James was equally psyched about.
[My two new shade options to try at home – I’ve been using Natural Instincts since 1995!]
James used Nice’nEasy’s 110 Natural Light Auburn on my hair, with the option for me to use that, or the Natural Instincts 16 Light Auburn at home when my roots begin to show in 4-6 weeks time. As much as I love seeing James, it’s nice to be able to do it myself, since I chronically wait way to long in between salon visits. Since July, I had touched up my color at home twice with Clairol, having procured both boxes at the same time, so there was never any excuse that I didn’t have what I needed when it came to my roots. Are you feeling that it could be time for a hair color change? Don’t be afraid to #FlirtWithColor; even a slight change of color, which is generally recommended when coloring at home, is a welcome one!
[It feels really, really good to go into 2016 with my newly minted, vibrant red tresses! Thanks James!]
Full Disclosure: The color service was provided courtesy of Clairol.