Function of Beauty

It's no secret that I have a slight obsession with beauty products.  Every single visitor to my apartment without fail comments on my waytoolargeformytinyapartment makeup collection or on one the 5 dry shampoos I have on hand at any given moment. Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn all about Function of Beauty - and their amazing products - at their Notita pop-up shop last Friday!

Haven't heard of Function of Beauty? Neither had I - but after just briefly reading about their incredibly brilliant concept, I quickly decided this was a must do on one of my [seemingly rare] free days.  So here are the basics: the company was founded by a very logical man who realized that we all specific needs/wants when it comes to our hair but the current haircare industry only offers extremely generalized options. A fancy algorithm & some creative engineering later, Function of Beauty can customize your own unique formula of shampoo & conditioner! Brilliant!

The process is as easy as completing those addicting Buzzfeed quizzes [I'm not the only one addicted to these, right?!].  First you'll create a hair profile including your hair type (straight, wavy, curly, or coily), hair structure (fine, medium, or course), and scalp moisture (dry, medium, or oily). Then you select up to 5 goals you want to accomplish with your hair. This can be anything like improving shine, nourishing the roots, and controlling oil. What I love is as you choose your hair goals, you'll see an ingredient list of what will be added to your unique formulas.  Guys, you have control over the ingredients!! How is this just now a thing?! And get this - you then get to choose the product color, scent (including the strength of scent!), and they print your name on the bottles. Yes, really!!

 Your unique formulas are created with this amazing custom made filling machine!

All the ingredients funnel into the bottles then with a simple shake everything is combined and it's ready for use! 

all photos c/o StyleHouse PR

With over 12 billion possible combinations, it's so nice to know that they are all paraben free, sulfate free, and cruelty free.  They're also made in the USA - Pennsylvania to be exact! If you can't already tell, I'm super impressed with this company and am genuinely excited for you to try it out for yourself.  The pricing is already incredibly reasonable (& shipping is already free!) for such a customized product, but you can also order yours online through this link to get $5 off your first order! 

If you are in NYC - check out the Function of Beauty pop-up shop through Wednesday 11/16. 
219 Mulberry Street // 11am to 9pm

Just let me know if you have any questions about the products or the brand in the comments below! Enjoy your week! 


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Endless Summer

Urban Outfitters dress (on sale here / similiar style in black here)

The last of the summer looks.  I bought this dress back in February when I was overeager for warmer weather - and somehow didn't even put it on until September.  Growing up in Kentucky I was always (totally jokingly - I think!) teased for always having a closet full of clothes with the tags still on. [Personally, I blame it on my mom as she was the shopping addict at the time - I've clearly since taken that crown.]  But after 3(!!) years of living in NYC I've really learned to edit down my closet. And then edit again.  And then edit some more.  Somehow this little dress never got returned and it patiently waited on me to give it a whirl.  I gotta say - it was worth the wait!


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Romper Room

Anthropologie earrings (also love these and these)

Okay so I can honestly say that I never imagined I'd be wearing a romper on this blog! For someone that doesn't ever wear shorts, well, this sure was a huge feat!  This romper from Tobi was an easy choice because of it's loose style - it has all the leg room these thighs need! I'm already thinking about all the other rompers out there that I am ready to conquer (specifically loving this one and this one). Sometimes it just feels great to get out of your comfort zone and this was definitely one for me. 

I wore this look out to grab some flowers and have some dinner with Tyler recently. I know I've said it a lot lately, but I've just been all about comfort.  This outfit was no exception - super simple and incredibly effortless.  With this crazy spring weather the temperature can change drastically in such a short period of time so having the perfect layers on hand is essential.  That's obviously where this denim jacket comes in hand.  It is everything. While I've always worn denim jackets, it wasn't until I came across this one from Anthropologie a couple years ago that I knew what I was missing out on. The fit on this jacket it everything and has become such a staple in my wardrobe.  It was clearly a no brainer to pair with my Tobi romper to fight off the chill of this spring weather. 

I hope you've enjoyed this series of looks with Tobi! If you missed them, be sure to catch up on look one and look two.  Once you've seen all three, let me know which look was your favorite!  And don't forget, first time customers get 50% off of their first orders at Tobi!  Definitely check out their dresses, rompers, and jeans to add some super cute pieces to your spring & summer looks!


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