That's me when it comes to change...one big scaredy cat! I'm not very good with change, however minor it may be. I am more of a set-schedule, routine, creature of habit type of girl. Especially when it comes to my hair. I'm not exactly sure why I use my hair as a security blanket. I secretly envy all of the girls out there who can change their cut or color as often as they change their underwear.
But me, I just like to keep my hair as easy going as possible. I did a post a couple of weeks ago on wanting to go a bit lighter. Summertime is the perfect excuse to throw in some highlights, although my hair gets lighter naturally because I go to the pool and the beach a lot this time of year. After all the advice seeking (Thanks girls!) and after asking the boyfriend a million times what he thought ("babe, I really don't care"), I decided to just park my indecisive butt at the hairstylist's chair and have her work those scissors. The cut is pretty much the same, with long layers all around, gradually getting shorter in the front to frame my face. But she added some highlights and now my hair is a few shades lighter than it was before.

I do really like the highlights, as it has been years since I've really had any. But I'm still a scaredy cat who's afraid of change, and I don't know how long I can maintain them. So I'll be going back to my former, darker, self in the future. I'll probably be scared of that too!

On another note, I am wearing a new lipstick from Victorias Secret called Scrumptious. I have never tried VS lipsticks, and I was surprised by how smooth and creamy this one feels. I recommend!
It's a peachy-nude with just a hint of a vanilla scent. It's what I was wearing in the picture above, just for reference.



  1. I think you look great! Makes your skin radiant.:D

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  2. Oh wow! You look incredibly amazing! Love, love, love the hair! Definitely a great look for you!
    Also thanks for the VS lipstick rec, I think I may have to get that now after seeing it on you, it's a great shade!

  3. You look wonderful! I tend to be a creature of habit as well. So I know how hard it can be to make a change :) But this one was a good one for you. Thanks for the recommendation on the VS lipstick. I love their lipglosses but I've never tried the lipstick - may need to give those a try.

  4. Marie: Thank you, I do feel like it makes me look slightly more tan ;)

    Andi: Yes, I really like the color. VS has a wide color range to choose from.

    Jessica: Thank you! I have tried the beauty rush lipglosses, but never the ones from the makeup line. I might have to soon!

  5. I am also a creature of habit. Whenever something shakes my schedule up, I get really stressed. LOL!

    That said, you made an awesome change! Your hair looks great!!!!

  6. Your hair looks amazing! Seeing how great your hair looks with your eyes makes me want to go back to my natural brunette hair color... which I haven't seen since the seventh grade lol. I'm a creature of habit too, and don't want to risk dying my hair dark then having to go through the very damaging process of going blonde again if I don't like it, so i'm scared :/

    That lipstick shade is lovely, I recently tried an eyeshadow out from VS and I like it a lot!

  7. The highlight and cut look great on you. At 25 I still haven't find a hair stylist I like/one that I go back to more than 3 times :(. Your boyfriend's comment is funny heh. My husband's typical response is somewhat similar and not helpful at all, "Love, you look good in everything". Yep, very helpful...

  8. Kate: Well it's nice to know i'm not alone in my routine-ness ;)

    Caitlin: I love your blonde hair! I would totally dye it really light if I could!

    Sydney: LOL, so true! My boyfriend couldn't care less about my hair color! At least we know they love us no matter what we look like ;)

  9. you look great! I'm a creature of habit too...I find what works and stick to it! :)

  10. I like the hair. Although I also love yours dark too. To you I am sure the change is huge but I like it because of thr subtleness of it.

  11. U look gorgeous! I'm loving that look on u. I wanna try VS lipsticks too...that shade is so pretty!


  12. I don't do well with change either, but you look absolutely STUNNING, dearie! I love these highlights.
    xo Josie

  13. Pretty haircut Noelle! I haven't colored my hair in over 2 yrs much less highlights - probably like 4 yrs for those. I'm too scared of the maintenance.

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  14. Your hair looks so nice, I love it! I haven't checked out VS's make up in a while, I'll make sure to swatch Scrumptious and see how it would look on me : )


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  15. lipstick looks great!
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  16. Veronika: Thank you =)

    April: I like my hair dark too, but I think I'm going to keep my hair like this for a couple of months. Then I'll go back!

    Cynthia: Thank you sweetie!

    Josie: I really like the natural look. Nothing too crazy for me!

    Vivian: I agree! I hate maintaining highlights!

    the startsteam: Even if scrumptious doesn't work on your skin tone, I'm sure there will another that will ;)

  17. i love the darker hair but i know how you feel about wanting to switch it up! This looks gorgeous on you as well! perfect for summer xo


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