15 Days of Fitness: New York Streets Dry Shampoo

True story.

This past week, I had my last day of 15 Days of Fitness and a major spin workout and THEN a poolside event hosted by StyleHaul and Kia Motors USA in Malibu.

Oh boy. How was I going to take my workout-wasted limp ‘do and turn it into Malibu Barbie-ready?

BEFORE: Ugh. Post-workout Lull with a limp 'do

After all, I was going to an event with bloggers and pr girls, galore – the toughest critics around.

Well, I looked in the beauty closet and found this little Skipper doll of a product.
Ok, I’ll give it a try. It can’t get any worse.

Well, New York Streets Dry Shampoo ($17) did exactly what it said it would do. It revived. It refreshed and my-oh-my, did it volumize. Just look!! And it did all this without any of that pesky residue that we hate.

After: Say whaaaa???!

So, with my newly christened sexy bedhead, I headed to the Kia Malibu party.
And, I’m not even the slightest bit ashamed to tell y’all that when I got there, because of that righteous bedhead, I let my ASTR swimsuit cover show a little leg.

After all, summer is short. But just because your hair isn’t doesn’t mean it can’t be low maintenance and lovely.



Weekend Wanderlust: Kelly Golightly & L*Space Swimwear’s Flamingo Fiesta

L Space straw & paper pineapple decor *Photo by Fred Baby

What’s better than lounging poolside in Palm Springs on a Saturday afternoon? If you ask me, not much.

Can you say Swan Lake? In my L*Space The Ruched One Piece in Black ($158) on Swannie. *Photo by Nikkia Phoenix

That’s why I was delighted to be invited to my friend and fellow blogger, Kelly GoLightly’s & L*Space’s Slim Aarons-inspired Flamingo Fiesta poolside glam event a few Saturdays ago.

A pretty poolside Flamingo Fiesta that would make Slim Aarons proud *Photo by me


Upon entering Kelly’s oh-so-chic and darling desert abode, I was greeted with a Lette flamingo macaron cake…

Flamingo Macaron Cake by Lette

flamingo-shaped watermelon delights…

Watermelon Flamingos! *Photo by me

and a bevy of fellow blogger babes.

Not much brighter than a bevy of blogger babes poolside! *Photo by Fred Baby


Venturing a little deeper into the deep end of the party, there were custom Skinny Girl & Nekter Juice Bar cocktails, towels by Tide and Pool, cute custom signs by Our Heiday and festive tablecloths by Elephant Landing.

The Festive Flamingo Fiesta tablescape *Photo by me

The BEST part? I was tickled pink to get to wear 2 pieces from L*Space:

The Ruched One Piece (pictured here with my buddy, Swannie, again ($158) – a 70s-reminiscent one piece on just this edge of sexy:

Donning the L*Space Ruched One Piece ($158) with my friend, Swannie, again. We got pretty close.

And the Storm Watch romper ($180) – a little class with sass:

Dawn McCoy, BeautyFrosting, L Space, L*Space, swimwear

My day in the sun. In my L*Space Storm Watch Romper ($180) *Photo by Fred Baby

L*Space swimsuits & covers were coveted, cocktails were shared, sun was soaked (with sunscreen, of course) and laughter was heard often, as it should be. It was, truly, the perfect poolside fete hosted by our hostess-with-the-mostest, Kelly Golightly.

Thanks, Kelly!

The side effect of too much fun in the sun? Laughter. *Photo by Fred Baby




BF Asks: What was your favorite poolside detail from the Flamingo Fiesta hosted by that whiz, Kelly Golightly?



Mani Monday: The Perfect Palm Springs Mani

Mani Monday: The Perfect Palm Springs Mani

Listen, I have to tell you something up front. The mani you see pictured here was directly inspired by my good friend, Kirbie Johnson of PopSugar’s Olive And June mani for Coachella.
Yep, I ripped her off. I plagarized her nails.

But, I mean, COME ON!!!
How could I not when I was invited to one of my favorite fellow blogger Kelly GoLightly’s Flamingo Fiesta with L*Space Swimwear? So I headed to Pampered Hands on Melrose and prettied up my paws.

Prettying up my paws at Pampered Hands with a palm tree! How fabulously festive!

I opted for a little personalization with a punchy peach Essie polish and gold french mani with a palm tree on the right ring finger and a flamingo on the left. I was especially excited about the flamingo art because our hostess-with-the-mostest, Kelly, loves her flamingos.

Look! My polish matches the stitching on my L*Space swimmie cover-up!

So while I’m not a super craftsy girl when it comes to my nails – and I sadly can’t exactly tell you how to do this mani – I urge you to take these pics to a nail salon (or talented friend) who is known for their nail art.

After my mani, I felt 100% Palm Springs-prepared.




Summer Swimwear Stunners from The Girls With Glasses

Summer is in full-effect and I have yet to find a maillot (swimsuit for those non-Frenchy) that I love!

Lucky for me, I stopped by The Girls with Glasses last week and found their Summer Swimsuit post. Beauties, I’m in love!! With which one, you ask? With ALL of these suits!

Thank you Summer & Brooke for introducing me to this treasure chest of sweet swimsuit stunners!

Summer Swimwear Stunners from The Girls with Glasses

1) MARC BY MARC JACOBS Finch Charm Peplum Maillot ($182)
6) Anthropologie Sweetheart Patchwork Maillot ($218)

Now, there’s only one question to ask…

Which one do you get first?

Thanks again to The Girls with Glasses for featuring these stunning swimsuits!


BF Asks: What does your dream maillot (swimsuit) look like?