DRESSING MY MOM LIKE ME
If you all have followed me for the past year, you are probably aware that I am super close with my mom – or you may know of her as ‘Coco’. My mom and is like a sister to me or a BFF really. She has THE most fun sense of humor – no joke – I am always laughing with her. Laughing until I’m crying to be honest! Especially if my sister is with us!! My mom is my opposite in so many way – she is not Type A —– at all. :/ She is extremely creative, witty, silly, laid back, etc. John always says “why are you two laughing? Nothing funny happened? Why are y’all still laughing?” because we have little inside jokes or silly things that just always keep us laughing. It is hard to explain because I know what he means but we just have that type of connection! Anyway, so yes we are opposites in many ways but we are total opposites in our outward appearance / features as well. People make comments about it all the time because no one expects us to be mother-daughter – until they hear us converse! 🙂
Anyway! My mom comes every other weekend when John is super busy at work- she has been our life saver!! She helps us tremendously and we’d be lost without her! When she comes- she brings basically nothing except for new books and things for Luke. She uses all of my hair, makeup, shoes, clothing, skin care, etc. We wear the same size in pants, tops, shoes, belts, etc. so it’s nice that she can just borrow my things and not have to pack, ya know? [Okay, I promise I have a point!!] Basically, when she comes she wears my clothing and I’ll post a video of her on my IG-Story and she will be wearing something I wore a week ago or just 2 days ago on my blog/IG. I will get e-mails and comments from people asking “where’s your mom’s outfit from?!”. It happens literally every.single.time! We always laugh because we think it has to do with our different coloring, possibly? Like, maybe blondes notice her outfits more because they are seeing them on a fellow blondie?! Does that make sense? Anyway, over the weekend she was in town and she was looking for something to wear in my closet. And I said “let me pick out your outfit and and fix your hair… and make you look like me!”. She changed outfits like 5x!! I had her in a cadet cap with black jeans and a black top and wedges initially – because that is an outfit I’d wear day-to-day but after lots of changing we decided to kind of match!!! It was so fun. I always tell her she’s like my little blonde doll because she’s fun to dress! It’s interesting to see how outfits I don’t like on me will look so good on her with her coloring!
So after lots of outfit changes and tons of laughing/crying, I told her I was going to fix her hair and bronze her skin [she loves when I do her contour!]. She has a totally different hair texture than me so I love love love fixing her hair! I have this Infiniti Hot Air Brush that works soooooo well on her hair – especially when it needs a little pick me up. It’s meant to be a tool you use to style your hair as you dry it, which is amazing if your hair isn’t terribly thick or heavy. I don’t use it like that on myself simply because my hair takes a ton of heat and power to get all of my hair dry. But I do use it on myself after my hair is dry just to get a little bit of volume and smoothness at the top of my head (around my crown and also my bangs!). Not even sure if that makes sense or not but basically when my hair is almost fully dry, I use the Hot Air Brush just to smooth out key sections. My moms hair is a little more easy to work. But on this particular day, I used it to kind of refresh her hair since it was a little flat and needed a [literal] pick me up! She loves loves loves volume in her hair so I used the brush to kind of lift the roots and make her hair look freshly washed! Sidenote, I get my Conair products at Target! I have several of THESE curling irons – in different sizes because they are so good. My mom doesn’t live near a Target so on the weekends she is here – we always go to Target… for *one* thing of course, ha!
Anyway, just a little tip if you are trying to make your hair last longer between washes- this tool is a game changer! I also love the 2-in1 Styler as well – I did a post all about that back in December! It is amazing because you can use it to straighten your hair OR curl your hair! I love love love the look of hair curled with a straightener – it has a different look to it, ya know?! The curls are a little tighter but also a little shinier – and I think that’s why they last a little longer!
[PS. I get asked what my favorite travel steamer is and THIS is the one we take with us EVERYWHERE!]
Any who! Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I am partnering with Conair to giveaway TWO of their Hot Air Brushes!!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
#1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog! All you have to do is enter your e-mail address and you’ll get an e-mail to confirm.
#2. Leave a comment on this blog post! Leave me a comment telling me something fun about your mom and you OR what you’d like to receive for Mother’s day OR what you are gifting your Mother for mother’s day!
Thanks to Conair for sponsoring today’s post.