#BehindTheHair | HASK Orchid & White Truffle Collection

#BehindTheHair

My hair and I have a “special” relationship. It’s attached to my head, so we get pretty up close and personal. For many years our relationship was on “thin” ice and “dry” as ever. It was lifeless, due to years of chemical straightening and lack of communication between us. It wanted more moisture, but I wanted to straighten my hair everyday. I did the bare minimum but my hair required quite a bit of love and attention. It got so bad that I basically had to start over. I didn’t go bald or anything, but I got a trim and didn’t put heat in my hair for like a year and put my hair in a lot of protective styles. I deep conditioned frequently, and gave my hair the love it needed. Now we’re bestie’s. I love trying new hair products that’ll moisturize my hair but I’m super precocious because some products just don’t agree with my hair. I was recently sent HASK’s Orchid & White Truffle Collection to review. I’ve been wanting to try HASK products for quite some time so I was really exciting to review their products. Image of Hask shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner I was sent the Orchid & White Truffle moisture rich shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner. Their products are free of sulfates and parabens which is always best. You don’t want to wash your hair with gross chemicals, especially if you wash it everyday. When hair wash day came around I was SO ready. Upon pouring the shampoo in my hand the first thing I noticed was the scent. No lie, this shampoo is the best thing I’ve ever smelled. It lathered up so nicely and really cleansed my scalp. I don’t know if it’s just me, but with certain shampoos, after the first wash my hair feels like it’s been stripped down. I didn’t get that feeling at all! My hair felt nice and velvety after the first wash. The conditioner smells lovely and made my hair feel like butter. By the time I put on the deep conditioner I didn’t think my hair could feel any better, I was wrong. My hair smelled and felt amazing, it was so soft and moisturized. I honestly felt like the shampoo girls in commercials. #BehindTheHair The products perfumed my hair for days. It was delightful. My mother actually asked me what perfume I was wearing. All in all, I loved the HASK products and would recommend it in a heartbeat! You can find HASK products here and here This post is sponsored by HASK. All opinions are my own. 

The Best Etsy Shops To Buy Party Supplies

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I love Etsy.

The love I have for this website is never-ending. Every encounter I’ve had with a seller has been nothing but pleasant.  I just can’t get enough.

Etsy is my favorite place to shop for party supplies. One, because it’s handmade. Two, because you can usually customize it. Three, you’re supporting small businesses!

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite shops to create one of a kind parties. These shops are the best of the best. There’s also a nice little gift for you all as well 😉

 

  1. Paper Anchor Co.

The Best Etsy Shops for Party Supplies

What’s a party without a geofilter?! Paper Anchor Co. makes the most beautifully crafted filters that I have ever seen. Desiree, the owner is so talented! Not only does she make these awesome filters but she makes floral watercolor illustrations and wedding stationary. Desiree is so kind and great to work with. I most recently got a filter for my cousins baby shower and everyone was obsessed!

The Best Etsy Shops for Party Supplies

GIFT ALERT: For all Truthfully Yours, Dahlia readers you will get 10% off your order when you use the code TYDREADERS.

The Best Etsy Shops for Party Supplies

2. ModParty

If you’re looking for nice party favors that your guests can actually use afterwards, you MUST check out ModParty. I actually ordered these exact cups for the baby shower (I know you’re probably sick of hearing about it). Cups are awesome little party favors! Each time you use it, it’ll be a nice reminder of  the party. This shop has a bunch of  party, bridal and baby shower decorations that you can customize. Everyone loves a good customization.


3. OkieHeartStudio

I never understood the power of a cake topper until I got one from Okie Heart Studio. Guys, it’s so pretty. Like really pretty. It’s such a nice touch to a cake or cupcakes. Did I mention it’s also really pretty? You can customize them too!

4.  Paper Supply Station 

I’m a sucker for a good banner and Paper Supply Station makes the BEST banners! see for yourself.

5.  Party Haus

Balloons are a must. If you love the foil ballon look Party Haus has all the goods. You can also customize your balloons as well.

 

 

 

 

Cheers to 25 Years

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Published April 15th

Cheers to 25! Go shawty, it’s ya birthday. We’re gonna party like it’s ya birthday. Cheers to 25!

Oh. man. I’m 25 today.

If I didn’t feel like an adult before, I definitely feel like one now.

I am feeling so blessed to have seen 25 years of life and can’t wait to experience another year of adventures.

Cheers!

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Julie & Jean’s Oh Baby Shower

Gold glitter oh baby sign

Oh Baby

The photos are finally here! I had so much fun planning this shower for my cousin and his wife. As you know I will jump at any chance to plan a party.

My cousin (Natalie, event partner extraordinaire)  and I decided to go with a floral theme since baby girl is due in spring. We incorporated florals from the decor all the way to the cake. Now, purchasing florals can be very expensive so we opted for a few really beautiful flowers, fake floral vines (on sale at Michaels!) and tissue paper flowers that we made.

Tissue paper flowers surround by the word oh baby spelled out in balloons

 

 

 

 

Also can we talk about this amazing SnapChat filter?! Ugh, I die. The filter was made by the very talented owner of Paper Anchor Co, Desiree Perez. It was such a hit and really went with the floral vibe we were trying to create. Desiree is hands down, the best! And for all TYD readers she is offering 10% off her Etsy shop when you use the code TYDREADERS.

 

 

 

 

P.S. Sorry for the poor quality photos, the lighting wasn’t the best!

Special Thanks To:

Desiree of Paper Anchor Co for the filter

Okie Heart Studio for the cake topper

Kerry’s Kakes  for the AMAZING cake

ModParty for the adorable cups

Ur Envited Too for the glitter banners

Tracey for picking up the cake!

My ENTIRE family

Weekend Travel Essentials

Weekend Travel Essentials Coming In Hot.

I’m whizzing off to good ole Pennsylvania to host my cousins baby shower this weekend.

It will be lit.

Our car is currently filled to the brim with all the goods. Don’t worry! I’ll be sharing behind the scenes fun on Instagram & Snapchat (dhjoseph). You’ll get to meet my wonderful family, so I do apologize in advance. Just kidding, they’re amazing. Also I’ll be sharing everything on the blog in the next few weeks, so you don’t miss out on any of the party details!

Did I mention i’m up at an ungodly hour? Or at least i’m writing this at an ungodly hour? Gotta love that event planner life, am I right?!

But I digress…

Since I do not live in Pennsylvania (#marylandmade), I am required to do a bit of traveling. My favorite mode of transportation is car, as long as it not a crazy distance like 6 or more hours. I’m not about that life. The drive is about 2 hours and half, and I like to be prepared…like really prepared.

Today I’m sharing with you my weekend travel essentials. These are items I have trouble living without but also make my life away from home more convenient.

 


 



Since I gave up coffee for the lenten season, my grumpiness and headaches have gone away because I found some great alternatives. It’s still not the good stuff, but I’ll make due. Normally coffee would be in this.

First things first, snacks! No one wants a hangry Dahlia so I take the necessary measures by packing my favorite protein bars, perfect bars (the carob chips is the bomb! It tastes like a peanut butter cup). An orange because I purchased way to many and kombucha because probiotics are important. On a serious note, I LOVE kombucha and I’ve noticed such a difference in my gut health, it really is a game changer! I always grab the Clearly Kombucha in the asian pear, it’s so delicious.

My laptop so I can get some work done in the car but also add some last minute songs to the baby shower playlist.

A book and my bullet journal for the trip home.

I brought my essential oils to keep me zen, eye mask because I’m up at the crack of dawn, and jojoba oil for my lashes (it’s super conditions and makes them grow). I also packed some toothpaste tabs, so I can freshen up!

Lastly, my wallet. Super boring.

The end!

What are some of your travel essentials?!

 

Spring Dress Envy With Asos

Spring is here and I’m having some serious dress envy.

Asos currently has 20% off all dresses.

Run, don’t walk.

 

My love for this store is never-ending. Everything is so chic and reasonably priced.

It’s perfection.

Here are some of my favorite from this sale.

They’re all chic with a big side of sass.