The hair trend I keep hearing about this summer is called bronde.


Bronde? What is that? Like.. brunette and blonde mixed?

Basically, yeah. It’s somewhere between blonde and brunette — the perfect balance between the two. Major stars are ditching their signature colors for this hot new hue. Blake Lively dyed her gorgeous blonde locks a shade of “bronde” earlier this month and people went crazy over it!

Other stars to embrace bronde are: Cara Delevingne (pictured above with her shade), Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, Diane Kruger, and Ashley Tisdale who’s loving her switch up.

Ashley says:

I’m naturally brunette, but have been rocking the blonde for a while now. With this strawberry color I wanted to do something different. I’m always fighting my natural warm color by bleaching and trying to maintain an ashy blonde. Which means I have to constantly get my hair done and the health of my hair ends up suffering.

This is why, this time around I decided to go warm, have a hint of red, but stay in the blonde-ish area. Basically I wanted the best of three worlds. [Stylist] Kristin, who’s a red-head herself, helped me find the right shade of red and what to do to make the color last.

I decided on this “strawberry bronde” color, which has been such a relief to my hair since I was relying on extensions to cover up the damage up until now. Seriously, I was doing the most. Since I’m now embracing my hair’s natural warmth and no longer fighting to make it make blonde, I’m getting a break from the bleach and can rock my real hair length.

And here’s the final result of Ashley’s strawberry bronde look. Strawberry Bronde

Call me crazy, but I hate this color. First of all, I was naturally born a “bronde” and I’ve fought all my adult life to change it! (I thought it was called “dirty blonde” though, not a very nice term for hair color) I just don’t find anything “standout” about it. I do love the fact that it’s totally low-maintenance (no roots! no brassiness! no fading!) but that’s about it. I’m hoping this trend will fall away with the leaves this coming autumn. To me, bronde is the color I go when I’m switching from my normal platinum blonde hue to a rich brunette and don’t want to fry my hair in one sitting. Sorry brondes. I’ll pass on this one!

xo A


Things I love: Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows

Can we talk for one quick second about eyebrows? I feel they are truly underappreciated. First of all, they have the very important job of protecting our eyes from sweat and other weird stuff that could fall down our foreheads (hey, I’m not judging) and they just get completely abused. I used to have my brows tweezed and waxed too thin every other WEEK (!!), and for why? Thick brows are AMAZING. My brows are unruly and have a mind of their own and I looove them for it. They frame my face in a lovely way. Plus, think about how weird we’d look without eyebrows? (My something new for the day is that there is a tumblr called Celebs With No Eyebrows and now I’m mesmerized.)

Kim Browdashian

In my old age, I have learned to treat my brows with the love they deserve, and a good brow gel is key for a strong brow game. (I use Maybelline Brow Drama in Soft Brown). The brows I admire most in the world are those of Ms. Cara Delevingne. Aside from being completely gorgeous and seeming like a total nutter, Cara has THE BEST eyebrows. I read in an interview that she said she doesn’t do anything to them at all, they’re just naturally that amazing. I couldn’t be more jealous.

The beautiful thing about a blog is that I can write about anything that crosses my mind, and what better way to introduce the world to my musings than to write about my #womancrusheveryday Cara Delevingne. I won’t even begin to pronounce or spell that last name, but I can’t wait for her acting debut in Paper Towns (and of course Suicide Squad next year!) so here are some pics of her beautiful bushy brows.

Things I love: Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows