nine truths about having dyed hair

I’ve written more than a handful of posts about dyeing your hair. My guide on maintaining dyed hair remains number one in my popular posts even years after first hitting publish. Hair dye is kinda my thing (…or at least one of my things.) I’ve had the idea for this post for a while now,

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back on my nail game

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red + Wet N Wild It’s Sher-Bert Day! If you’ve been reading The Dainty Squid for a long time you might recall a little feature called ‘weekly nail’. It was exactly what it sounds like, a weekly post featuring my nail art. I really, really loved those posts, and creating fun

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what I wore: bridal shower ready!

I haven’t been that great at blogging about wedding related stuff. It’s nearly completely consuming my life but at the same time, it’s almost like there isn’t a whole lot to share,Β at least not that I’m willing to share just yet! What can I say? I like to keep secrets! The biggest thing I want

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what I wore : covered in bugs

details hat – Target glasses – Louise via Warby Parker shirt – Bug Me button down by Catalog Classics (no idea why that listing only takes you to one specific size but here’s a link that shows all available sizes) lapel pin – Caitlin Stout (no longer available) overalls – TJ Maxx (I also recommend

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affordable + dyeable hair extensions!

For nearly a year my list of beauty related things I wanted to try included extensions. The urge to buy them would come in waves. I would desperately ‘need’ them and spend hours researching then completely forget about them for a bit. My research was never really conclusive. Good extensions usually aren’t cheap and there

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a few of my favorite face masks

One of my favorite little rituals here in the Dainty Squid household (less than 135 days until I can call it ‘The Stroup household’! Ah!) is doing face masks with Jeff a couple times a week. I grew up with two brothers and a dad who were basically deeply offended by ‘girly’ products like lotion

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what I’ve been wearing pt. 2

Back again today with another ‘what I’ve been wearing’ round up! I’ve begun making more of an effort to get dressed on days I work from home in the hope that it helps me be and feel more productive. So far, so good! Here’s what I’ve been wearing… dress / shoes This dress is one

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