This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Serious Shine

September, 23, 2014

Last Saturday, when my alarm went off at 7 am, I immediately hit snooze. It was the weekend. But once I realized that it was also the Nordstrom Fall Trend Show, I bolted out of bed. Some people strive to be fashionably late to events, but – trust me ladies – when it comes to a show with the hottest hair-and-makeup news, presented by stylists straight from New York Fashion Week, and backed by the beat of the latest music, a girl wants to be exactly on time!

Trend Show A

When I laid my eyes on the above Aveda beauties with their shined hair reflecting the stage lights, I have to admit I was lusting after their look. After the show, I was very excited to meet with one of the Aveda stylists and learn their tricks.

She explained that the first step is to obtain lasting volume. To get this, she used Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion. It casts a volume spell on your hair, instantly infusing it with enviable fullness.

Trend Show B Aveda

To use the potion, divide your hair into two-inch sections. For each section, squeeze about ¼ centimeter of product into your hand and massage it into your scalp and the roots of your hair.

Next add the shine! Here is how my hair glowed after the stylist applied Aveda’s Daily Moisturizing Oil.

Trend Show C

I know that when it comes to hair care, us girls normally avoid the word oil. After all, no one wants oily hair. But if you rub a couple of drops of this serum in your hands and smooth it all over your hair, your locks will be left with just the right amount for a healthy sheen.

While I was getting my hair styled, I was thrilled to have my good friend Sean stop by and say hi. He is one of the supreme beauty experts. If you never got to read his amazing makeup tips, here they are.

Trend Show D

As if we weren’t already having enough fun, along came one of my favorite shoe connoisseurs, Dakota! All I have to say is, “Nordstrom, I wish you had a trend show every weekend!”

Trend Show E


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