This or That: Hair and Lifestyle

The final of the This or That series. Check out Part I and Part II!

The final part of this series is on hair and lifestyle. A quick note on the pictures I used… I simply typed the words of the images I was looking for into Google Images. I realized too late that I should have credited all photos to their original owners – apologies as I did not get a chance to do this. None of the pictures are my own!


Curly or Straight

hair texture

WAVY! I have naturally wavy hair and I’m all about embracing what I’ve been given. πŸ™‚

Bun or Ponytail


Buns are so chic and easy to do (next to putting my hair into a jaw clip). Ponytails give me a headache ’nuff said.

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips


Flower clips? I really love wearing flower clips in my hair – I’m not sure what that’s about. I used to own the exact butterfly clips pictured above when I was a tween (ooo yea…gotta’ love the glitter) and I think bobby pins are just too boring.

Hair spray or Gel


I really dislike hair products – they smell, they’re sticky, they make my scalp itchy…the list goes on! But if I had to choose, I would say hairspray. I have an aversion to hair gel because of the jelly-like texture though the smell of hair gel reminds me of my dad. πŸ™‚

Long or Short


I have rocked pretty much everything from a pixie cut to long wavy hair in the past. I can’t choose a hair length because I’ve found that my hair length corresponds to how I am feeling at the particular time in my life (bold and confident = shorter hair, feminine and girly = longer hair). I’m gonna go with medium length hair which is what I’m rocking right now.

Light or Dark


Dark for sure. I don’t think I will ever go blonde…though I have had blonde, red and caramel highlights in my hair before (though not at the same time).

Side Swept Bangs or Full Bangs


I cut my hair into full bangs when I turned 16 and though I liked how I looked, I don’t think I will be rocking full bangs anytime soon. But ya never know!

Up or Down


Up and out of my face is how I like to wear my hair most days. I do need to get better at styling it up though…


Rain or Shine

weather symbol pix

Shine for sure! I grew up in the tropics with hot and humid weather year-round so my skin and body is most comfortable when it is sunny out.

I do like the rain and snow – but I like being inside when the weather gets cooler.

Summer or Winter, Fall or Spring


I love summer because it’s hot and sunny out and I get to bust out colorful clothes and eat ice cream outside. My favorite season of all would be Fall (rhymin’!)
Fall is a special time for me – I have many personal celebrations in the fall (my partner’s birthday, our anniversary etc.) plus I love hot chocolate and wearing snuggly clothes! To me, fall is also about reflecting on things that have come to pass for the year and looking ahead to the new year.

Chocolate or Vanilla


If I had to choose, I would definitely say vanilla…though I’ve been known to go on a chocolate binge once in a while.

East coast or West coast


I live in the West Coast so it’s pretty obvious which coast I prefer. I would definitely like to visit the East Coast but I can’t see myself living the hyper-urban East Coast life. I would miss the mountains and trails here on the West Coast too much!


This tag was a really fun way for me to narrow down and determine my sense of style and personality when it comes to fashion and beauty.

It was useful to reflect back on the styles I used to wear (butterfly clips anyone?) and see how much I have grown and changed. Looking back, I’m sure I would answered some of these questions differently even just a few years ago…I’m sure my choices for this tag will change in the future too as my life changes and I occupy different roles.

All that said, the core aspect of me has stayed true throughout the years in the way I approach fashion and beauty. I like to be stylish but comfort and practicality is also key to who I am, how I live and what I search for in products and clothes. Investing in clothes and skincare is self-care for me…they are a way that I express my love and appreciation for my body and myself.

Have you done the This or That tag? How do you determine your sense of style and personality when it comes to fashion and beauty?


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