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Beauty: My #HCLook

on Dec 15, 2014

As most of you know I love a good blowout, I mean what girl doesn't right?! When Hair Cuttery approached me to be part of their #MyHCLook campaign, I was thrilled to say yes. I just recently got a hair cut so a good blow out to go along with a new cut was exactly what I needed. Hair Cuttery was actually my go to spot in my 20's. It was quick, inexpensive and the perfect solution for a 20 year old on a serious budget. For this campaign, I visited their DC location which is not very big or fancy but they have all the tools needed to provide the services you may be looking for.

A few things to keep in mind: Hair Cuttery does not take appointments. Also, the price listed online for a blowout is $20, but it is subject to change depending on your hair type. Sadly I realized that later when the price for my thick and wavy hair went up from $20 to $40. Don't get me wrong, I have paid $40 for a blowout in the past but the $40 price tag also included a fancier and more relaxing environment, a style book, and a glass of mimosa (or two). I guess you can say that I'm a little spoiled by the new blow out bars in town. So even though Hair Cuttery supplied me with a $50 gift card to try their services, I didn't think $40 was a fair price to pay for a simple shampoo/ blow out. However, LaKresha Mitchell (the salon leader) completely understood my concerns and was kind enough to give me a blowout at the price that was advertised online. She was nice, helpful and most importantly she provided me with great costumer service. I would recommend Hair Cuttery for those of you who are looking for a quick blowout without all the extra fancy on the side, just make sure you're able to take advantage of the lower $20 price. And as a side note: My favorite Hair Cuttery location is in Springfield Town Center -- it's brand new and super cute

LaKresha did not use a curling iron to curl the ends of my hair! She was so good with that round brush! 
All Photos By: Tammy of A Loyal Love

PS: To find out which Hair Cuttery location is near you click HERE! Visit their Facebook to check out their new promotions HERE! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hair Cuttery. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Friday Night LIVE Package at The Renaissance Hotel

on Dec 12, 2014
SpicyCandyDC, The Renaissance Hotel
I can't believe it's December already and with that comes our brand new mini lookbook. This time we wanted to feature our currently favorite hotel package deal in DC, The Friday Night Live at The Renaissance in DuPont Circle. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to experience it first hand and absolutely loved it beginning to end.

We arrived at the hotel on Friday around 5PM and immediately noticed the hotel's welcoming aura and chic lobby decor. It was also wonderful to be attended by knowledgeable and friendly front desk staff who made sure our checkin was quick and easy. Eager to get our night stated we rushed to our room and were pleasantly surprised to be greeted with some bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries. Now that's what we call a proper welcome! After unwinding for about an hour and enjoying a little down time, we were ready for dinner at the Westend Bistro (about a block away from the hotel). We met a few of our friends there for a 7 course dinner - an experience we are all still raving about today! It was seriously one of the best tasting dinners we have ever had. Every course and wine pairing was absolutely perfect and left us craving more. We can not wait to go back for more of their signature tuna carpaccio (our favorite) and all the other deliciousness we experienced during the tasting.


SpicyCandyDC, The Renaissance Hotel

Photos by: A Lacey Perspective
(Hover over each photo to get deets on what we are wearing, click to purchase!)

Friday Night LIVE Package Includes:
Complimentary upgrade at check- in
Choice of Friday Night Experience for two guets:
- 7 course "Dinning at the pass" dinner w wine at Westend Bistro (Our choice)
- Picnic on the Jeffereson Memorial Lawn w/round trip transportation
- Moonlight cruise on the Potomac River w/round trip transportation
- $50 lounge credit
- Breakfast for two
- 3pm. Late check-out
- Valet Parking

PS: Katya and I are both wearing blouses from a new brand we truly love! Cooper & Ella. These blouses are so comfy and are perfect to wear on a date or a girls night out like we did here! Stay tuned for more info about this brand along with giveaway info.

(Disclosure: This post was done in partnership with The Renaissance Hotel. All opinions are our own.)