Fashion Week Beauty Prep

Earlier this month was Phoenix Fashion Week, and as you can imagine, I was a combination of excited and ecstatic. I love a good runway show, and even more, I love a good red carpet photo opp.
The week leading up to the event, I made a list so I could stay organized and be sure to have a stress-free week. My list looked something like this:

– Wear Eloquii’s Ruffle Shoulder Dress
– Eye look: winged liner, big lashes, nude lips
– Minimal, earthy Bling

– Rock that Monif C jumpsuit
– Brown Smokey Eye, contour on fleek
– Hair down and pin straight

– At home facial (moisturizing!)
– Root Touch Up
– Pick up new deodorant

When it comes to getting ready for an event, I like to color my hair at the very last minute, making sure it’s perfect and without a lick of regrowth. I always keep my hair the same shade so that damage stays to a minimum. I’ll admit it, I have wimpy hair! I picked Clairol Natural Instincts in Dark Warm Brown (perfect for my medium-light skin tone and dark eyes). I especially love the Natural Instincts line because the chemical-y smell is SO minimal. In my small bathroom, the smell of hair dye chemicals can get so overwhelming, but Clairol has somehow managed to minimize the smell!

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I also snagged a bottle of Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner because – let’s face it – we want that color to be as bright and shiny for as long as possible! I’m also a sucker for packaging (as you know) and the happy pink bottle looks cute in my shower.

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Last on my to-do list was pick up a new deodorant. Any good Phoenician will tell you that there isn’t a stick in the world that can stand up to our summers. Allow me to introduce you to the chupacabra of deodorants! Secret’s Clinical Strength is the ONLY deodorant I will use, ever. I swear by this stuff.

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My Phoenix Fashion Week schedule was a series of event after event from as early as 8 AM and going into the wee hours (because – you know – after parties). I know that when I’m wearing Secret’s Clinical Strength Deodorant means that I can have an 18+ hour day without ever worrying about getting stinky – and my favorite perfume can stay front and center in the scent department.
Side note: I actually gift this deodorant to my girlfriends – that’s how life-altering it is.

QOTD: With all of the holiday parties coming up – I’m wondering what YOUR beauty routines consist of? Do you ladies color your hair at home?

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