“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.” ― Marcel Proust

 

Hello! It has officially been a year since I have moved to Dallas and I still don’t know where the time has gone…In this past year I have learned so much about myself, had my eyes and heart open to so much more than I thought possible, and in a weird way I think I have finally realized what I am looking for in life and not being so scared to let people in. Of course I take it one day at a time and God bless whoever has the patience to wait for my walls to come down. But I feel like this past year forced me to see life through MY eyes and no one else. I didn’t really know anyone here and retreated into a hole and refused to come out for months. But these past two months something inside of me changed, I can’t quite my finger on it but I started to feel different…alive again really. I would wake up and tell  myself “today is going to be a good day.” I kept my positive attitude going, I told myself to go out and live again, suddenly the sun was shining brighter, I wasn’t saying “no” or make up lame excuses to hang out, my relationships with my loved ones is getting better, my communication with others is changing, I am not so scared to let others in as much anymore, and I am learning slowly it is okay to let people to get to know the real Soloni. I am not saying that every thing is peachy keen over here in Soloni town but I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My future is bright but only if I continue to open my heart up to life. I don’t want to be afraid anymore…I honestly just want to be my best self but my true self not what I think the world wants me to be. I am kind, intelligent, goofy, quirky, fashion conscious, very loving when given time, a good friend, shy when it comes to guys, a bit dramatic, cultured, obsessed with the LA Lakers and OCK Thunder, proud of her heritage, and a self proclaimed foodie.

I just moved to the city a month ago so I continue to look forward to my new adventures. Cheers to 2016 of being the year of not being scared anymore, letting people get to know me, opening my heart to new things, but most of all never losing my happiness to my fears again.

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” -C. Joybell C.

Thirsty Skin!

Hello! So at this time of the year our skin tends to get a bit of dry or if you’re me extremely dry. I believe that healthy skin is beautiful skin which means during these harsher weather months you need to be HYDRATING! One of the first steps to ensuring your skin stays dewy and fresh you need to be using a face wash with the right ingredients. Just because it say’s it will hydrate your skin doesn’t mean it really will. Here are my top 5 favorite hydrating facial washes. Thanks for reading. Xoxo. 

  1. Glamglow Thirsty Cleanse $39 at Sephora.  It contains Brazilian yellow clay to help to remineralize the skin, pure green coconut water to immediately boost skin for intense hydration, olive milk rich in olive lipids and proteins to replenish skin, and plumeria flower blossom extract rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 to restore the skin barrier function. Indian gooseberry revitalizes and restores natural skin clarity. It will leave your skin feeling looking feeling beautiful.
  2. Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil Gel $28 at Sephora. This cleansing oil hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin silky smooth. A signature, lightweight botanical blend of tsubaki oil (camellia oil), wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and rice bran oil hydrates, smooths, and protects for the appearance of firm, youthful skin.
  3. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $38 at Sephora. The Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Rich in amino acids, soy proteins support moisture retention, giving skin the appearance of elasticity and firmness while rosewater balances and tones the skin
  4. NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser $29 at Sephora.-This creamy, moisture-rich formula helps maintain skin’s moisture balance while removing makeup and impurities. Formulated with NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex™, Gentle Cream Cleanser contains wild rose extract, chamomile, and monoi oil, a natural oil known for its hydrating and moisturizing abilities.
  5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser $32 at Sephora. This rich and creamy cleanser is formulated with rich emollients and an enriched mineral water blend, and its avocado butter infusion of jojoba, avocado, and grape seed oils leaves skin with a cushiony, comfortable feel. Ideal for normal to extra-dry skin types, it gently and effectively removes impurities so that skin still appears soft, smooth, and supple.
    Winter Skin!

     

Holiday Hair!

Hello! As with the transition from fall to winter came I decided that my hair also needed to transition with the climate change…I decided to do  the balayage hair technique. It is super flattering, natural looking, and looks good all year around. You still need to use shampoo for color treated hair and heat protectors. With balayage it grows out beautifully and looks natural which means less visits to the salon and helps save money! I recommend this look for anyone who wants to change up their hair color but does not want a high maintenance look. Thank you for reading! Xoxo.

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Fall Flavor!

Happy Friday! Lately I have been gravitating towards longer nails, with a bit of a pointed shape, and lighter shades. Lighter colors are chic, work appropriate, and sexy in a understated way.

For fall, lighter shades of brown, grey, and pinks are the perfect hues to go on your beautiful hands and toes. Dark reds, dark blues, and dark purples are beautiful colors to wear when you start transitioning your look from fall to winter. Have a beautiful and safe weekend everyone! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.

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Thought of the Day.

“The world can be a scary place, it can hurt you, it can create situations where you feel as if you are losing yourself. There are times in life where you will find yourself fighting to find yourself among all the pain. This is when you will become strong and through all that heartache you will find your strength. That strength will mold you into the person you are meant to become. Don’t let the anger and hurt of the past make you bitter..let that anger make your heart so strong that all it will feel is happiness and compassion. Our past should not be an excuse to be angry and mean however our past should stand for perseverance. Become that person who brings goodness and purity into the world. Vow to yourself that you will make this world a better place because at the end of the day we only answer to ourselves at night.” -Soloni Behl

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Back to the Original.

Happy Sunday! The end of summer means goodbye blonde highlights and hello to brunette roots. I decided to go back to my dark locks and give my hair a rest from all the dye! I love it and feel dare I say…sexy?! HAH! I am loving my look and ready for some boots and chilly weather! Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.

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