Introducing: Dessange Paris – Miracle Oleo Collection

dessange-paris-miracle-oleoAbout the line: 60 years ago the House of Dessange opened its doors in Paris, quickly becoming highly sought after salon by chic Parisians. Today, the brand is branching out and releasing four new custom lines available to the public for the first time exclusively at Target. The Miracle Oleo Collection is infused with 3 highly potent oils – argan, camellia and pracaxi – to repair and nourish dry and damaged hair due to processing, color treatment, and heat styling. 

 As a self-proclaimed hair product snob, for the past few years I have been exclusively using only professional grade shampoo and conditioning products available at my hair salon. My hair is thick but also on the dry side, and if I don’t take care of it properly, I can get extremely brittle split ends, and also dandruff. That also means I limit washing my hair to once or twice a week at most, to keep the precious moisture in where it needs to be.

I tested the Dessange Oleo Miracle Replenishing Shampoo, Replenishing Conditioner, and the leave-in Replenishing Oil. I use a generous amount of each product because my hair is long and also pretty thick. Since I don’t wash my hair too often, I’m very thorough about it when I do. I enjoyed the fragrance, it is scented with notes of orange, gardenia, and sandalwood. For my dry hair, I felt it was left clean and moisturized. After washing and pat drying my hair, I added a few drops of replenishing oil to my hands and ran my fingers through the length of my hair, taking extra care to focus on the ends, and then blow-dried as usual. Sometimes leave in oils can make hair look too greasy, but this one just gave my hair some extra shine. Overall, I love the product line, especially for the value.

Dessange Paris is giving away a set of the collection to one of my readers, so if you are interested, please be sure to leave a comment below! I will announce the winner by Monday! Good luck!


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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!