Week of WEN Challenge & WEN Hair Care Deluxe Kit Giveaway

Week of WEN

Have I got a beauty regimen boost for you! I’m so excited to be a part of the amazing #WeekofWEN challenge! For the next week I am going to be using WEN’s Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner every other day in place of my usual shampoo and conditioner routine. Yes, you heard me right! I’ll eliminate an entire step and product from my beauty regimen – now that’s a benefit I know we can all appreciate!

Creator of WEN and International Hair Expert, Chaz Dean, created a formula that cleanses your hair thoroughly without lathering or harsh ingredients. Without stripping your hair and scalp of it’s natural oils, it washes your strands, leaving your hair with more strength, moisture, and better color retention {which being a blonde, I especially appreciate!}. A lucky one of YOU will take home a WEN Hair Care Delux Kit which includes Cleansing Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Styling Creme, and WEN Six-Thirteen Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment! All you have todo is follow them on Twitter or Facebook to enter!

As the week goes on I will be sharing my experience on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtags #WenHairCare and #WeekofWEN, so stay tuned!

Week of Wen Challenge Via Fashionable HostessWeek of Wen Challenge Via Fashionable Hostess BlogWen Cleansing ConditionerThis post was sponsored on behalf of the Wen Hair Care “ambassador program”.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own. 

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No Prep Needed Appetizers

Nut and Chip Bowls

Recently I got an email from one of my readers asking about easy, no-prep appetizer recommendations, and it occurred to me that with the Holidays around the corner, it’s great to be prepared at a moment’s notice. I wanted to share my response on the blog so all of my hostesses are equally as ready to entertain! Here it is:

  1. I would recommend always having a fresh cheese in your fridge, specifically brie because you can serve it cold with a few figs on top {see this FH recipe}, or if you have a bit more time and a package of crescent roll crust, you can bake it {see this FH recipe}.
  2.  Of course, an array of crackers are a must in your pantry to accompany your cheeses. I love Carr’s Crackers, Kale Chips, or Baked Sweet Potato Chips {I have a great recipe for ones I made with coconut oil here}.
  3. Want to be more health conscious? A crudite platter – mini carrots, celery, and peppers in a range of colors served with either hummus, salad dressing like ranch, or even salsa. Have some extra time? Make my Home-made red pepper hummus.
  4. Nuts and dried fruits are yummy and healthy too. I like to put out a couple of different options – a bowl of almonds, a bowl of cashews, and a bowl of figs, similar to my picture above. I usually stay away from Pistachios because the shells get my coffee table all messy!
  5. For those of you who rarely go to the grocery, you will need some options that won’t spoil. My girlfriend recently introduced me to Plantain Chips which last forever in the pantry, are a yummy snack, and need no dipping accompaniment.

I would say the most important thing to remember in entertaining on the fly is the presentation. Make sure you have a fabulous cheese plate, cocktail napkins, and pretty glasses for these special occasions. I always set my glasses out on a tray like in this FH post, dim the lights, and light a few candles!

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Baby Fall Knits

LOVE Sweater for Baby Old Navy #OldNavyStyleBaby LOVE Sweater from Old Navy #OldNavyStyle

With that Fall chill in the air, I am all about layering up my little one so she is warm and snug, because no chilly day is going to keep us from strolling through the park! For today’s Fall fashion look, I layered an Old Navy crew-neck “LOVE” sweater {totally holiday festive} over a chambray button-down shirt. Not visible is the fitted ribbed tank I also layered beneath – yes, I am that paranoid mom who always thinks it’s really cold! Then, I paired this look back to Old Navy black skinny jeans and adorable Old Navy ankle boots {similar here}. The finishing touch – a red bow to match the heart in her sweater. Reese is ready for a good rumble in those Fall leaves!

Baby Knit Sweater from Old NavyBaby Cowgirl BootsBaby Gluck in OldNavy Sweater #oldnavystyle

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