Woes of Weaves and Extensions

June 30, 2017

(Pictured above I’ve shown where my real hair ends.) 

Woes of Weaves 

Hi, I’m Emily (“hi emily”) I’m a long time extension wearer. Every so often after spending years growing it long I hype myself up, look at cool people on pinterest for a couple hours and then I head to the hair salon. One hair chop please! Initially I love it, but than it’s time to begin to grow it long again and that is the most painful in between time in my life.

As someone who has been a double process blonde for 13 years I can say that my hair does not grow fast. I take biotin everyday (biotin gummies are my favorite things… they taste like Welches fruit snacks.) I’ve also been excited to try collagen as well, I’ve heard that helps it grow even faster, but have yet to switch.

Extensions are my saving grace. I clip them in every morning and voila! I’m back to Kalesi status. However, I think it’s important to tell you all the woes of having hair extensions. Stuff you wouldn’t normally think about when purchasing them for the first time.

  • Bald Spots: When you wear clip ins they tend to pull at the hair that you have clipped it to. Leaving very small bald spots. They are under most of your hair, so they won’t be noticeable, but you can feel them when you touch your hair.
  • Making Out: Let’s get super real for a second. The most uncomfortable thing about hair extensions is that when you go to make out with someone and they put their hand into your hair at the nape of your head they can feel the clips. It’s super awkward. You either have to tell them before hand or just ignore it FOREVER.
  • Breakage: If you wear bonded extensions they can break your hair quite a bit. It will just take you that much longer for it to grow out naturally.
  • Visible Clips: You have to be careful with the bonds or clips because you can see them when your hair blows in the wind.
  • No Up Do’s: If you wear clip ins because you clip them in about half way down your head you can’t really pull your hair up. Of course, you can do a low style pony. There are pony tail extensions you can purchase like this one here, but that’s really a commitment.
  • More Broken Hair: The hair on the extensions will break after a while. I would say mine usually last about 6 months. I usually purchase mine from Irresistible Me or Ricky’s and I like them. But 6 months is the limit.  You usually can bring them to a salon and get them dyed or toned to match your color perfectly. If you get ones from a salon they tend to be super expensive and don’t last that much longer than 6 months.
  • Awkardness:  Sleeping over a significant others house is super awkward. I didn’t tell my boyfriend for months. He clearly knew I had them after touching them during the second bullet point above. However, I didn’t want him to see me take them out. I thought that would be traumatizing. So, I would get into bed with them in and wait for him to go to the bathroom and then I would run out of bed, whip them off and tuck them into a bag. Another instance is when you take them out and your hair is obviously much shorter and then someone is like “wait, your hair is so much shorter.”

When wearing extensions it also helps to curl or give your hair some texture to make it less noticeable where the extensions begin. I’ve posted pictures above showing where my real hair ends.

I hope these bullet points will not scare you away from hair extensions. I wish someone had warned me about these situations before I paved my way through the extension realm. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. 

Xx, Emily


Summer with Dr Pepper

June 28, 2017

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Okay, so the weather hasn’t been blazing hot beach weather this year, BUT we New Englanders always know how to make it count. If it’s not snowing, there’s always a chance for bathing suits, am I right?! We opted for a day of boating and floating courtesy of the lovely Maelee’s pontoon boat and anchored dock. She did the normal thing and wore a sweatshirt, whilst Emily and I went for one-pieces and bottoms. I’m sorry, but if the sun refuses to shine, I’m just going to pretend like it is. Also, you can still get tan through clouds, and heaven knows Emily and I desperately need some tans ASAP.

We lounged around enjoying Dr Pepper’s crisp and flavorful taste, which is perfect for summer. I’ll have to admit, I never used to drink Dr Pepper until my dad told me it reminded him of old soda fountains from his youth, and let’s be honest I’m a sucker for anything classic and vintage! It’s such a refreshing switch from bland sodas. I’m seeing some delicious mixed drinks in our near future. Shout out to our friend Adrienne, the Liquid Chef! We’ll need your mixologist expertise on this one.

There wasn’t any swimming involved, because well we’re just pansies when it comes to cold water. (Are you the type that can jump into a cold pool? Because good for you. That always amazes me. I’ll dip my toes into the first step and then call it quits. I guess adrenaline isn’t my thing.) Since we spent most of the time on the dock rather than diving off of it, we didn’t want to kick over our soda, so we unleashed this ferocious little unicorn drink float into the lake. Looking back we should have kept him harnessed to the dock with fishing wire. He took off so fast in a breeze we spent most of the day boating to him and scooping him with a fishnet (yes, I’m referring to it as a him.) In any case we made up a game of chase with an inanimate object, and that’s just hysterical. Next time it’s sunny I’m getting in my own floatie and playing marco polo with it.

By the wayyyy, if you buy Dr Pepper at Walmart between 6/15 – 8/15 this summer, you can upload your receipt here to get a prize just like our cute pink unicorn drink float or other fun summer goodies! See below for excitement:

– Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable

– Spend $10, get a Walmart e-Gift Card worth $5

– Spend $20, get a 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack

– Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float

Imagine… prizes without an actual contest. There’s no losing! Go grab your summer essentials at Walmart, and upload those receipts people. Why can’t every store play this game? I’m dying to see the Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float. Also, without giving it away, look for the new unique and individualized Pick Your Pepper packaging hitting stores 6/15. This packaging was designed by millennials, for millennials, so you know it’s going to be Instagram-worthy.

I think our next summer soiree will a be pool party that turns into hot tub party. And if everyone invited reads this blogpost, I expect all of you to bring little Dr Pepper unicorns for the hot tub, because THAT’S a photo opp if I’ve ever thought of one.




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Spring Shenanigans

June 21, 2017

Spring Shenanigans  

This Spring has been exciting here at WanderLust Girls. We’ve visited our favorite place Nashville, yet again. It was for my (Emily’s) birthday this time. We got wind of Monster Jam having an event on my birthday in Chattanooga and knew we had to go! Our adventures took us to Newport, Rhode Island for the opening of Gurney’s, plus meeting up with old friends. Of course, our Brooklyn nights made the cut! Can’t wait to start filming for our next video! I hope you all like these as much as I like making them 🙂 

Xx, Emily