Cleveland Hair Stylist you NEED to Know!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Meet Ashley Varcelli of Salon Lofts in Cleveland, Ohio.  She will become your new BFF for your hair.

And keep reading… because there is a GIVEAWAY for you & your BFF from her!

Want gorgeous hair?  Schedule an appointment with Ashley. Simple formula for fabulous hair = You sit in her chair…she transforms your hair into “wait – this is MY hair?  How’d you do that? And can you come live with me and do my hair every-single-day?!”

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

What I LOVE about Ashley = She can do ANY style you see on Pinterest or other social media.  Her trendy braids are perfect.  Current styles?  She can totally NAIL them.  Beachy voluminous waves?  Done.

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley styles most of the photos for my Glam Karen blog posts.  LOVE her!

In Cleveland?  You can schedule with her online here and she also can do appointments by emailing if you need a special time that is not on her online schedule.  She works WITH you to get your hair perfect for whatever occasion you need it for.  And she is SO super nice!  <wink>

LOVE how she styled my hair for these recent blog posts….

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

If you live in Cleveland you should check her out… tell her Glam Karen sent you! 

You will LOVE how Ashley styles your hair!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Can’t wait to see YOUR photos with Ashley! 

Tag them on Twitter or Instagram with #GlamKarenAshley

 

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

Make your appointment with her here!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Ashley is offering a FREE HAIRCUT for YOU and your BFF!!!!  Entering is simple… just head to her Instagram post here and follow the instructions!  Good luck!

Ashley Varcelli at Salon Lofts - stylist to bloggers in Cleveland!



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Doing a DIY!

I’ll admit it… most of the time I am not about the DIY.  I’ve pinned dozens of great DIY ideas with great intent, but when it gets to the nuts and bolts of it I just don’t want to reeeeeeally commit to doing it.  Wouldn’t it be easier if I just bought it instead of making it?  This runs through my mind.

However, there is something super satisfying about making something yourself.  So stumbling around Michaels in the dollar section I found some fun things.

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No plan in place.  Just found fun things that ended up in my shopping basket and eventually to the kitchen table.  Now what?

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Don’t underestimate the power of tinkering. 

I did a few different tinkers with my DIY crafty items. 

Tinkering Idea #1…

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com
Step 2

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Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

And voila…

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

That was fun…and my kitty appreciated the decor… but I didn’t LOVE it.  So, back to the DIY drawing board.

Tinkering Idea #2: (I added some floral wire to this new game plan)

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Wrapped it around each glass tube until it looked like this…and I did it twice for a top and bottom.

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Next (and final) VOILA…  Loving this DIY!

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

And check this out – Michaels even SHOWCASED it on their webpage!  Yay me!

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Doing a D.I.Y: It's EASY if you tinker!  Here's how on GlamKaren.com

Now it’s YOUR turn.  What would you like to DIY?  If nothing jumps out to you, just add stuff to your shopping basket that “speaks to you” at the store and TINKER around with it at home.  That’s what I did.

 



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Power to the Pom-Pom! (GIVEAWAY)

It’s ALL about that cute, little pom pom.  That perfect puff that seems to add just the right je ne sais quoi. 

Loving it on shirts or bags or keychains… its adorable.

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

When I saw this pom pom blanket (yes -a BLANKET with pom poms!!  Squeal!)  at the Cleveland Flea, I was kinda in love with it.  My admiration grew when I learned that this was handmade in Morocco!  Bunny + Clyde has an EXTENSIVE selection of unique items that Stacy has literally picked up from all corners of the world on HER personal travels.

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This gorgeous wool blanket that is crafted by hand.  Stunning.  I can’t wait for the cooler fall weather so that I can use this blanket every-single-moment!  I have already determined that this blanket will find a fabulous home either on the bed or on the couch.  In both locations I think it looks like a piece of perfection.

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

How fabulous will this be on a crisp, cool evening in the fall on the front porch?  Fabulous.

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Besides the blanket, I picked up handmade slippers (from Morocco) from Bunny + Clyde

I mean, the fabulousness that exists in these slippers.

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After you wear them only a few times, they literally mold to your foot and become the BEST slippers you have ever owned.  I LIVE in mine.  Wish I could wear them outside the house, but alas…

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Want to WIN a pair of slippers for yourself?  Its SUPER easy to do!

| GIVEAWAY |

I’m THRILLED to partner with Bunny + Clyde to offer you the chance to win your own pair of slippers! Make sure to follow ALL these instructions to enter:

  1. Make sure to follow @Glam_Karen & @BunnyClyde Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post (below) about your favorite Bunny + Clyde item.  Don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
  3. Comment/Like 3 photos on Bunny + Clyde’s instagram
  4. Extra entry?  Comment and LIKE on MORE than 3 of the photos on Bunny + Clyde‘s Instagram feed!

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with Instagram, Inc.  By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. 

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Take a PEEK at the GORGEOUS items that Bunny + Clyde sells…

From clutches to rugs to blankets to poufs!  Try to restrain from too much drooling!

INTERESTED IN MAKING A PURCHASE?

Contact Stacy on Instagram and mention code GLAM10 for 10% off your order!

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Unique hand-made items from Morocco curated by a couple who loves to travel!  II   GlamKaren.com

Fingers crossed you WIN some slippers… and thanks for stopping by!!



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Introducing YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfectors!

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Cue the happy dance when a box from “Influenster” arrives at my door!  And double the dance when it’s a YSL VoxBox!  Two products that I have been so eager to try arrived…and I am going to tell you all about why these are my 2 newest BFF makeup products!

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The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer preps your skin in a VERY silky smooth gel which ALSO has flecks of golden hues in it.  It feels luxurious – and makes your pores disappear.  Must be something with those golden flecks!  All about that!  It also evens out your skin tone and makes it softer.  You only need a TINY amount of this for it to do its magic.  This is a necessary first step to your makeup application.

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The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector goes from this incredibly silky gel to a powder to also help blur those wrinkles and lines.  Its in a compact and is PERFECT to stash in your purse for those touch-ups during the day!  I LOVE how it creates a rosy-glow to your complexion!   You can use it alone (great in the summer!) or to set your makeup or even to mattify your makeup.  And believe it or not – this only comes in ONE shade that works on everyone!  Its genius.  And it is now something I use in my makeup routine and you should too.

selfportrait I received these products from the Influenster program in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own.

SHOP these products here!  Promise – you will ADORE these 2 miracle workers!



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