Ouai’s New Memory Mist Makes My Lazy Girl Hairstyles Last
Confession: I rarely take the time to style my hair. I break out my beloved rotating curling iron or straightener once or twice a month to add some oomph to my ‘do, but other than that, I just let it air dry naturally. When I do take the time, though, I try my best to really make it count — I didn’t do all that hard work to only get one day’s worth of wear out of it!
Spritzing on the new OUAI Memory Mist ($28) before I create a look makes a huge difference in the longevity of wear. You can spritz it onto wet or dry, curly or straight locks to keep your style set throughout the day — which is perfect for me because I never know what I’m going to get with my unpredictable mane. Read on to understand exactly why I’m obsessed AF with this style-saving spray.
It’s the only product I need for days’ worth of wear. This four-in-one product primes and protects tresses from heat tools (up to 450 degrees), locks in your look, fights frizz, and adds shine. The fact that it saves me from having to re-do second (or third) day hairstyles thanks to memory and thermal polymers is a win in itself. Think of it as an invisible hairspray and protectant you use before you style.
I wish I could bottle the scent up as perfume. There is a noticeable, fresh, signature OUAI scent every time you spray that never smells overpowering. I would use it as my daily fragrance if I could, TBH. Each mist gives off a light, clean fragrance that intensifies each time you spritz, so you can layer it on if your locks need an extra fresh aroma.
It’s straight-up invisible in your strands. Products that leave behind any sort of residue you can see or feel get a hard no from me. This solution looks and feels invisible in your mane, but you will notice that your locks are shinier and frizz-free (prickly pear extract helps with that). Whether you apply it onto wet or dry hair, rest assured that your fingers won’t get sticky and your strands won’t feel crisp.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)