Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

A few weeks ago we attended the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, here in Los Angeles, and had a blast! After being shuttled to Will Rogers State Park, we spent the afternoon sipping on champagne, playing games and, of course, watching an excellent polo match.



Continue on for more photos from the event!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Have a Spa Night at Home! | Masks & Treatments for Every Skin Concern

My obsession with flawless skin started at a young age, due to overwhelming breakouts and the desire to prevent said blemishes from appearing in the first place. I quickly discovered that blemishes were far from my only skin concern and that getting a great facial doesn't have to be limited to your esthetician's office.


I've compiled a list of my favorite masks for virtually every skin concern including breakouts, dryness, blackheads, and redness. Keep reading to learn more!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Break Out of Your Friendship Rut!

Friendships, like any relationship, can get stale or over-saturated. If you have been attached at the hip with your bestie for what feels like forever, it might be time for a new routine. Chances are, your friendship angst is just due to a mild case of boredom, so let’s shake things up a bit. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Celebrate with Us | 100th Post + Boxfox Giveaway!!!

It all started with two blondes (and a few problems...) and now we are at 100 posts! Can you believe it? To thank y'all for following along on our blogging journey, we wanted to do a very special and sweet giveaway from one of our favorite retailers, Boxfox! First let's celebrate...



Monday, September 14, 2015

Whiten Your Teeth in 10 Days With GLO POP

Are your teeth looking dull and yellow? If you're anything like me, you love your coffee! Unfortunately drinks like this stain our teeth causing them to look yellow over time, no matter how well you take care of them.


I've never been a fan of white strips because of how messy they are and how hard it is to keep them on without sliding off. So when I discovered the 10 day kit, with a simple gel applicator, I decided to test it out. Keep reading to learn what I thought!

Friday, September 11, 2015

6 Essential Pieces to Get Your Wardrobe Fall Ready

Like it or not, summer has come and gone. It may still be sweltering outside, but the kids are back in school, PSLs are back in your cup-holder, and rich autumn hues are making their way onto department store shelves. You may be mourning the last few days of wearing your beloved white pants, but with NYC Fashion Week already in full swing, it's time to make sure you've got all your fall essentials covered by shopping this post.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

3 Delicious and Healthy Treats to Serve Poolside this Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day Weekend, y'all! Whether you're going to relax with your toes in the sand or planning a stay-cation, these treats are an awesome addition to your menu. Add our party punch and finger foods to your festivities for some healthy noshing. They will be the life of your party and they each take less than half an hour!



Friday, August 28, 2015

Rocksbox Review | How to Get your First Box Free!

We recently received our second set from Rocksbox. This time around, our gems were super adventurous! Keep reading to see what we thought and learn how to get one month free.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chop, Chop! | Pick the Perfect Lob for your Face Shape

If you've been dying to go for the chop, this handy guide is for you! To all the ladies who worry this shorter style will emphasize their wide forehead, pointy chin, or antennae, fear no more. Don't let the doubters get you down -- everyone can pull off the medium-length, long bob. It's all in the way you style your cut.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Drybar's New Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo | Is It Right For You?

Is your hair looking brassy and dull? Drybar's new Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner may be right for you!


I've been a fan of Drybar and their products for several years now, so when I found out that they made a shampoo and conditioner, specifically for us blondies, I was thrilled! With little reviews of the new product, I decided to give the shampoo and conditioner a try and see for myself if it does what it says it will do. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sorority Rush Tips | What to Wear, Chit Chatting, and Finding the House that Fits!

So you want to join a sorority? These alums have tons of info about the recruitment process, chit chatting tips, what to wear, and defining those confusing Greek Life terms. Keep reading for our ten top recruitment tips.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Retinol Fixed My Dull, Tired Skin in Just 18 Days | Before & After

Curious about retinol? This one-size-fits-all wonder ingredient can fix all your complexion woes. Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, is a cell communicating ingredient, which means it quite literally tells your skin to behave. After only a few days of use, I knew retinol would be a staple in my beauty arsenal forever. Check out my results and read ahead if you're ready for healthier, younger looking skin.

Before & After: With Makeup



Friday, August 14, 2015

Tips for Happy Healthy Hair

During these hot summer months everyone heads to the beach, lake and pool for some fun in the sun and relief from the heat. Unfortunately for our hair, the chlorine/salt water and prolonged sun exposure can be very drying and damaging to our luscious locks.



Check out some tips to keep your hair hydrated, silky and shiny!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Detox + De-bloat with SkinnyMint | Teatox Review

Here’s the skinny: If you’re looking to shed a bunch of weight, this probably isn’t the cleanse for you. If you are interested in an easy way to detox your body and reduce bloat, you’re in luck.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Three Years Post-Op | My Breast Reduction Journey

It's been a little over three years since my breast reduction and I couldn't be happier with my decision to go under the knife.



For as long as I can remember girls would come up to me and say, "You're so lucky! Can you give me some of yours?"  I would always laugh and say, "You're welcome to have some! I don't want them." They didn't realize that I was completely serious...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Healthy, Yummy Dessert | Detox Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is my go-to when I'm craving something sweet but don't want to be naughty. It tastes indulgent, but has amazing health benefits. With Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, this tasty treat will satiate you and draw out toxins from the liver. (More than you can say for that pint of Ben & Jerry's, right?)

Photo c/o Hungry for Change

Here's one of my favorite recipes

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Product Review | Argan Cleansing Oil

In my never ending quest for perfect skin, I decided to give Argan Cleansing Oil a try. I've read great things about Argan Oil in general, so I thought I'd test it out as night time cleanser. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Brow & Lash Tinting | Before and After!

Having golden locks can be a blessing and a curse. I adore my naturally flaxen hair and the brightness it brings to my complexion and baby blues, but I have major #BlondeProblems when it comes to my practically translucent eyelashes and eyebrows.
Tinting is a game-changer. 


Brow and Lash Tinting Before and After

Both photos are with no eye makeup and no photo editing, so you can see my results clearly.
(I am wearing tinted moisturizer, though. I woke up with super red, irritated skin that morning!)
I apologize for any discrepancy in lighting. I am not a professional. These photos were taken on my Samsung Galaxy S6.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LA Apartment Tour | Stylish Home Décor

We’re back, blondies!

L + T have been hard at work moving, job hunting, and creating the perfect living space. But we’re finally back in action and ready to share all our blonde problems with y’all. 



Roomies! <3

We are happy to welcome you to our new apartment in sunny Southern California! The BFFs are back together at last. From Lake Tahoe and Phoenix, Lauren and Tory packed up their lives and moved to Los Angeles!

We can’t wait to show you more updates on our crazy lives and sneak peeks into the everyday fun that is living with your best friend of almost a decade! 


Click to see our Blondie Bungalow! <3

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Excuse the Mess!

Blonde Problems is currently under construction, but we will be back with more fashion, beauty, and lifestyle posts in the future.


A Throwback L + T photo just for you!



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter 2015

Hoppy Easter! <3<3

This holiday is a special one for us because our families get together every year to enjoy a delicious brunch!

This is the 8th year that our families have gotten together. We typically go home (Kansas) and dine at Flint Hills National, where both of our families belong. We start with a champagne toast, take some photos (of course), and head to the club for mimosas and brunch.

The first year we started this tradition, Lauren and Tory were freshmen in High School.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Makeup Favorites

When it comes to a makeup routine, we all have our favorite brands and go-to products. Today I'm sharing some of the products that I can't live without!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Cleaning | De-Clutter Your Kitchen!

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to whip your place into shape! Start your spring cleaning with a few, simple tips on how to de-clutter your kitchen.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February Favorites

We've officially bid adieu to the month of February, but our love for these fashion, beauty, food, home, media, and culture picks has just begun! Check out what we couldn't get enough of last month.




Victoria's Secret PINK Strappy Back Flounce Top. I haven't bought a new swimsuit in probably 3 years. This one is comfortable, super cute, and really flattering. I bought this flouncy top with the high-waisted bottoms, which are currently unavailable in the same pattern, but I love how there are so many styles and color options so you can mix and match however you would like. L

Emma Stone Academy Award Gown. Did you watch the Oscars? Before the show starts, it's all about the fashion! One of my favorite looks was this gown worn by Emma Stone. She took a risk with that lime green shade, but it works and all of the detailing is beautiful! You can check out my complete Best Dressed list here. T

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick. The best two bucks you can spend on beauty. Throw this in your purse and apply throughout the day to dry, chapped lips, blemishes, etc. I usually swipe some on under my eyes every few hours to rehydrate my parched skin and keep my makeup from looking patchy. L

Sephora Collection: Fiber Sheet Masks. Have you tried these fiber sheet masks? Lauren and I picked up a few different ones the last time we were in Sephora together and I am obsessed. When I was breaking out, I purchased the Green Tea Mask, which is supposed to help with blemishes, and the next day I saw a difference in my skin. You might look like and alien wearing these masks, but they work and they're easy to use! T




Teavana at Starbucks. I'm so happy that Starbucks finally switched out their old teas for the Teavana brand! I love buying Teavana loose leaf when I have the chance, but this little change has me skipping around and sipping two grande teas per day! My favorites are Mint Majesty, Youthberry, and Jade Citrus Mint. L

Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse. Ok, I might be biased because I started working there last month, but Mastro's is delicious and has a great ambiance! There is live music every night, they have a huge menu, and you might get to see me when you walk in the door :) T

Oil Diffuser. Check out my post on essential oils to read up on why I love this thing so darn much. It has helped heal my dry irritated skin and turned my little 600 square feet into a stress-free spa. L

Joss and Main Rug. I adore this grey + white area rug! I moved into my current apartment in May and have been slowly, but surely, decorating. We have all wodden floors int he dining/living room so this rug was exactly what we needed to complete the space! T




Kingsman: The Secret Service. I don't like spoilers, so I'm going to keep this simple. KINGSMAN IS AWESOME. One of the most thrilling movies I have seen in ages. Michael and I saw this on Valentine's Day and had an amazing time. If your boyfriend has been begging you to see an action movie, this is one you will actually like. L

The Theory of Everything. When Lauren and I were in California we finally got around to seeing The Theory of Everything (just before Eddie Redmayne snagged the Academy Award for Best Actor). The film details the life of Stephen Hawking, his marriage, the successes in his career and his tragic early diagnosis of motor neuron disease. This film is a must see if you haven't already! T

Alpha Chi Couture at SMU. So proud of my girls for raising more than $90,000 (!!!) for Genesis Women's Shelter. Alpha Chi Couture is an upscale, philanthropic event that the SMU Alpha Chi Omegas put on each year. It's a runway show with looks from some of Dallas' most fashionable retailers, a silent auction, and most importantly an event to raise awareness about domestic violence and hope and opportunity to the victims of domestic violence. L

Hillary Clinton's Emily's List Speech. Hillary asked some pretty important questions at the Emily's List 30th Anniversary Gala to re-commit to electing more women to public office. She asked, "Don't you want to see more women running for Mayor and Governor who will put our families first?" She continued, " Don't you want to see more women running for Congress who will follow in the footsteps of Barbara Mikulski and champion equal pay and equal opportunity? And I suppose, It's only fair to say, don't you someday want to see a woman President of The United States of America?" Yes! Should be all of our answers, no matter what part affiliation you are. T



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekly Instagram Favorites

We are inspired by the world around us! Check out our favorite posts throughout the past week <3 <3

Friday, February 27, 2015

Essential Oils and Your Health: 7 Natural Remedies for Better Skin, Better Sleep, and More...

Who doesn't love a spa? Tranquil music, calming tea, the joy of slipping into a fluffy robe, and a foot bath while you wait. You walk into your treatment room and it smells of relaxing lavender or refreshing peppermint.
You're probably familiar with aromatherapy and the notion that certain scents can alter one's mood, but what was news to me is that these scents, in the form of essential oils, can also completely change your health.
Turn your house into your personal spa and wellness sanctuary by adding essential oils into your everyday routine.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Want it Wednesday!

Check out what we're currently coveting and shop it for yourself.

1. Tony Moly Egg pore Blackhead Out Oil Gel. When Lauren posted about this egg on her Instgram page last week, I was intrigued! In the last couple of years I've noticed that I get blackheads more frequently, so I'm all about trying this product. Korean beauty products, such as this one, are some of my favorites and for only $6.59 it's a steal!
♡T
2. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. My beauty rule of thumb: If your favorite beauty gurus love something, buy it. They know what they're talking about and that's really all there is to it. L
3. Lampe Berger. My boyfriend's mom recently introduced me to this wonderful product. It purifies the air and gets rid of any unwanted odors VERY effectively (read: your Febreeze bottle sucks). The Lampe Berger was born out of necessity in 1898 to rid hospitals of sepsis, but eventually a fragrance component was added and the Lampe Berger became a bit of a collector's item. There are tons of pretty options for each room in your house. I particularly like this Renoir version. L
4. NARS Velvet Lip Liner in 'Nihiwatu'. Confession time. I don't own a single lip liner! I used to swear by that nude lip liner + sheer-ish gloss look in my high school days, but haven't repurchased a liner since. Now that lining your lips has made an official come back, it's time for me to restock. An obvious first choice is red. L
5. Sam Edelman Lace V-Neck Dress. I recently took another job as a hostess and we are supposed to wear all black. When I was looking through my closet I realized I could use a wardrobe update on the dress department. This Sam Edelman dress would be the perfect LBD to add to my collection! T
6. Etsy Cast Iron Soap Dish. I was searching for another item when I came across this vintage style soap dish for only $16.50! I love the light cream color and it's delicate appearance, which will add just the right touch to spruce up my powder room. T
7. T3 'Twirl 360' Curling Iron. Now that I've cut my hair, it's time to give more thought to styling. I used to rock my limp locks without a care and, truly, "air-dry" was my middle name, but I think this cut requires a bit more doing. I've bought *gasp* mousse and have actually attempted a blow out, so the next step is graduating to a real curling iron. L
8. Retro Card Holder. As I was cleaning out and reorganizing my desk at work, I realized that I've acquired several business cards. I need a more efficient way to store all of the cards I have, which makes this retro card holder the perfect solution! ♡T
9. Aura Cacia Car Oil Diffuser. I'm in love with my oil diffuser (Post on that coming soon). So in love, in fact, that I never want to be without oil-diffused, yummily-scented air again. Enter: oil diffusers for your car. Genius! L
10. William Sonoma Nespresso Vertuo Line. My friend Alex has been raving about her espresso machine, so I've been browsing all the options. I found this machine on William Sonoma, which brews coffee, espresso and lattes. This particular machine also happens to be $100 off! Score. T

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

Winning an Oscar is the highest achievement one can receive from their work in film, but before the show starts it's all about the fashion!

Check out some of my favorite looks from last nights show:

Monday, February 16, 2015

SNL 40th Reunion Special


Live from New York, it's Sunday Night!

The Saturday Night Live 40th Reunion Special aired last night on NBC, after showing the first episode of SNL and a red carpet event. 

The special reunion episode averaged an incredible 23.1 million viewers and, in my opinion, was a huge success and revitalization for a show that continues to have a huge cultural impact. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pick the Perfect Bouquet: What These 8 Arrangements Really Mean

Nothing is more delightful than the surprise of fresh flowers. A cheery bouquet is a lovely way to brighten someone's home and their day. But, if you want to really wow your special someone, put some thought into the meaning behind your blooms.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Moscow Mule Monday!


The Moscow Mule is definitely one of my favorite cocktails and it's no secret that they're having a comeback! 

This delicious and refreshing drink has, according to Liquor.com, been around since the 1940s when a vodka distributor and ginger beer maker joined forces to promote their otherwise unpopular beverages. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Style Your Space: Ten Luxe Looking Homewares for Under $100

When your apartment starts to feel a bit stale, it's time to style your space! You don't have to shell out loads of cash to add little luxuries to your pad. Make your house a home with the addition of these beautiful home accessories.



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

January Favorites!

We've officially bid adieu to the month of January, but our love for these fashion, beauty, food, home, media, and culture picks has just begun! Check out what we couldn't get enough of last month.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Ice Ice Baby - Why The Ice Roller Should Be Included In Your Morning Routine

A great way to reduce redness, the size of a lingering pimple and puffiness in the morning is to apply something cold, like an ice cube.

This is a beauty secret that I picked up after reading about tips and tricks models use when their skin could use a little extra TLC. It's also a great way to prime your face before applying makeup because it reduces the size of pores.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Have Your Cutest Valentine's Day Ever!

We may not have Cupid's arrows, but arm yourself with our Valentine's Day look book and gift guide and you'll do just fine. From décor to beauty buys, we've got you covered. Grab your gal pals or that special someone and check out our girls' guide to Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Waste Management Open Style

Attending The Waste Management Open has become an annual tradition for my friends and I, and this year is no exception! It's unique to Phoenix because it's basically a big, well-dressed party.