Category Archives: Beauty

What I Wish I Knew About Skincare in my Early 20s

Skincare is one of those things that I didn’t take seriously until I saw early signs of aging on my skin. In my teens, I was so focused on battling breakouts that caring for my skin’s future wasn’t my priority. Instead, I was busy throwing anything and everything that promised to stop breakouts at my face, drying it out beyond belief and setting the stage for fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Keep Skin Looking Younger // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Olay. All opinions are my own! #ad #ageless

In my early 20s, my skin changed and fighting breakouts were no longer a priority. My skin cleared quite a lot, and by my mid-20s, I saw the first signs of aging. Very fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead made their appearance, and I began to wish I knew the importance of anti-aging products before I ever saw the effects!

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What to Pack for a Spring Holiday

Pretty sure that Memorial Day Weekend snuck up on me. How it already the end of May?! For me, it traditionally marks the end of spring and the start of summer here in the Pacific Northwest. And as soon as the temperatures bumped up a few notches here, the first thing I wanted to do was go shopping for all the summer things! Give me all the cute hats, swimsuits, cover-ups, and sunglasses. Add a dash of sunscreen, a cute beach bag, and a good book to read, and I’m set.

What to Pack for Memorial Day Vacation // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fred Meyer. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support this blog! All opinions are my own. :)

Fortunately, Fred Meyer has all the essentials that I was looking for. They’re kind of my go-to place for anything; they’ve got groceries, clothing, housewares… pretty much everything you need to keep your life running smoothly. It’s kind of perfect to have a one-stop shop, especially when you’ve got a bit holiday weekend coming up and you kind of forgot about it. ;)

With that said, today I’ll be sharing some of my essentials that I found while shopping with a holiday trip in mind! But really, these would be perfect whether you’re planning a staycation or are flying 1,000 miles away!

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Short Hair, Don’t Care

I’ve had long hair for as long as I can remember. There have really only been two times in my life when I opted to cut it; once when I was feeling adventurous in middle school, and another time in college after I had ruined my hair color with boxed dye. There was no saving it, so I just kept having my hair cut until it was all gone.

I’ve had some traumatic hair experiences too. Like the boxed dye nightmare I mentioned, I was scared to color my hair for awhile after that. Who knew if you had a red base, going darker could be so challenging?! I sure didn’t! Or that Sun In really isn’t such a great idea (seriously, all middle school girls need to be warned!). Or that time I had my hair done for prom and it turned out awful and took 2 hours longer than anticipated, meaning I missed group photos with my friends. Not traumatic at all. ;)

Haircut at Gene Juarez Salon Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty Blog Disclosure: Thanks to Gene Juarez for providing a complimentary service in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own!

What wasn’t traumatic was cutting my hair short a couple weeks back at Gene Juarez. I honestly didn’t plan out what I wanted much. A few hours prior, when Googling “round face haircuts” and “heart-shaped face haircuts” I found a couple of cute looks on Google Image Search, sent them to Dave, and decided to show my hair stylist and see what she thought. If I had thought about it too much, I probably would have chickened out.

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The One Thing that Transformed My Skin This Spring

It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with dry skin. Some people get patches on their hands or face during winter that clear when the weather gets warmer, and some people, like me, suffer off and on all year long with itchy, tight, dry skin on their face and other places on their body. Not only do I suffer from dry skin, but I have sensitive skin and am prone to patches of eczema. The struggle is real.

How to Combat Dry Skin // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty Blog  Disclosure: I’m sharing Curél® in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™” #curelskincare #enddryskin

How to Combat Dry Skin

I sound like a real winner, don’t I?! ;) While it may seem like my skin looks bad, it usually doesn’t. For me, my dry skin is more of a sensation; I often feel itchiness and notice flakiness when scratched that is enough to drive anyone a little bit crazy. All this to say, this spring I finally found a product that transformed my dry skin, and I can’t wait to share more about the transformation I’ve seen over the past three months of using the Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer!

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3 Festival Outfit Ideas for Every Style

Well, it’s officially music festival season! Looking outside and seeing raindrops on the sidewalks and windows doesn’t make it feel very much like it here in Seattle, but I’ll just pretend I’m in the California sun. ;) While I’ve never been to Coachella, I have definitely embraced some of the festival vibes of our local music scene. From Folklife to Sasquatch and Hempfest, Seattle and Eastern Washington has a music scene and lifestyle all it’s own. And fashion is most definitely an integral part of it, which is why you always need to have some good festival outfit ideas up your sleeve!

Festival Outfit Ideas // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: Thanks so much to Fred Meyer for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

3 Festival Outfit Ideas for Every Style

Photos by Bailey Makaimoku Photography

With festival season in mind, I thought it would be fun to create three festival looks perfect for your next outdoor music adventure. Whether you’re heading off to a music festival yourself, planning Coachella outfits for next year, or just are interested in creating a look that looks like you should be at a festival, I’ve got an outfit for you! Best of all, each of the items in these outfits can be found at your local Fred Meyer store, which means that every single item is affordable. Heck yes to being both on trend and affordable!

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