Modest Gold Sequin Maxi Skirt Featuring Headbands of Hope!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today’s outfit is all about Fashion with a Purpose!

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Headbands of Hope and I have teamed up to not only promote these super cute handmade headbands, but also with every headband that is purchased, one is given to a child with cancer! How awesome is that?! 

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Around the same time Headbands of hope contacted me, a local Salt Lake City volunteer group invited me to attend and participate in a bike parade and 5k for a sweet little girl named Ruby, who was born with a large mass on the back of her head that resembled a tumor.

During a routine MRI scan this spring, a technician inadvertently captured the top of Ruby’s lungs in the image. A CT scan soon followed and it was discovered that Ruby’s lungs were full of tumors. She was given the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

After hearing what Ruby and her family were going through, the community decided to round all their resources together to organize a bike parade and 5K run to raise proceeds for the Thackeray family.

The turn out was unbelievable! Many well known Utah shops donated 5 table full of merchandise and gift baskets ready for the Silent Auction!

There were so many good things to bid on! ( a dozen full of tamales were among the items lol)

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Being a kids bike parade I dressed up as Snow White! ( because what little girl doesn’t like Disney?!)

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For the Headbands of Hope photoshoot I decided on wearing this gorgeous gold plate headdress that has a diamond chain draped on the outside! A floor length sequin maxi skirt with my “Walking with Purpose” tee seemed to match the mission of Headbands of Hope perfectly!

I would totally check out their website and pick out headband and become a headband hero to a little girl battling cancer! It’s amazing to see what an impact a small decorative headband can have on a girl’s self esteem! >>>>Check out the Giving Gallery HERE!<<<

 

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Because giving looks good on all of us!

Gold Plate and Diamond Headdress || Get Involved with Headbands of Hope || Photography by: Trish Karen 

 

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Happy National Ice Cream Day Featuring Halo Top Creamery!

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Happy Sundae Funday!

Sweet Treat Sunday?

Sunday A La Mode?

Clearly I had way too many opening lines for this blog post! (That’s a first!)

Whatever the title may be, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

(Sorry I had to sneak that last one in 😉

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! It’s the All-American treat that never goes out of style!

I am a HUGE and I mean HUGE ice cream fan!! However most of you who are following me on SnapChat (if you haven’t already followed me on snapchat you totally should! 😉 Modestly.Hot)  know that I have been on a weight loss journey (coming soon to the blog) of losing 10 pounds! (Currently down 12! woohoo! )

As a result I have been reducing my calorie and sugar intake which meant ice

cream was totally off limits!

{INSERT Sad Emoji Face here}
Until the ice cream angels of Halo Top creamery enlightened me with information that I could have the entire pint of ice cream for only 240 calories a pint!

QUICK! Someone pinch me and grab me a spoon!

Even better a 1/2 cup of ice cream is just 60 calories with just 4g of sugar!

At last, Healthy Ice Cream!!

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This collaboration was a match made in heaven, not only because they came at the ice cream deprived stage of my life, but I couldn’t agree more with the branding of the gold foil top! (If you have not noticed we love our gold around here).

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The flavors I chose were Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, and Lemon Cake.

What I immediately noticed as I opened the pint was that it stayed frozen for a longer time, which is explained on the back of the pint.

Halo Top does not use artificial softeners, no corn syrup, no synthetic growth hormones which explains why it freezes a little harder than the other guys!

But hey it is totally worth the wait!

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Here are quick mini reviews of each of the 4 flavors I chose:

Vanilla Bean:

PROS: Probably one of the most “natural” tasting ice creams of them all!

You can definitely taste the organic vanilla beans and the sea salt! None of that artificial “fake” tasting vanilla!

CONS: If you prefer ice cream full of “in your face” flavor, this pint may have your palette desiring for more.

However, I actually enjoy the softness in flavor without being overly sweet.

Chocolate:

PROS: This pint truly delivers on the authentic taste of cocoa beans! Strong but delightful!

Rich but not overindulgent where I wished I would have skipped dessert all together.

CONS: It tastes darker than milk chocolate, but not as potent as dark chocolate. Strictly  milk chocolate fans might opt for another flavor.

Lemon Cake: 

PROS: Rich, creamy and you DEFINITELY won’t miss the cake at all!! It tastes exactly like a lemon cake! No joke! I know which pint I am reaching for when a cake craving at midnight strikes! SOOO GOOD!

CONS: It is the most rich out of all four flavors, you have been warned 😉

Mint Chocolate Chip: 

PROS: Hands down my favorite one!! You wont miss out on any of the major competitors version of mint chocolate chip because this one is right up there with them! Plus its high packed with protein and low sugar!

CONS: There are no cons to this one. Period. 😀

 

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DIY ICE CREAM SPRINKLE INSPIRED OUTFIT!

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A white tulle skirt + Popsicle sticks + one crazy blogger with a hot glue gun = DIY Sprinkle Skirt! 

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How genius is this sprinkle inspired DIY thanks to the gals at Treasures and Travels Blog! 

A late night spent on Pinterest is the result of this skirt!

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Oh! Before I forget in honor of National Ice Cream Day, the awesome team of Halo Top  and I have teamed up to bring one lucky ModestlyHot friend a chance to win 4 FREE Pints of their choice!! (giveaway will be posted later tonight!)

As always, Thank you for 29.6K friends followers on IG!!!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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White Tulle Skirt || Organic Healthy Ice Cream || Photography by: Charissa Lee

DIY Ice Cream Skirt Tutorial 

 

Meet My City Monday: Best Utah Nail Salon Featuring NAILED Salon Review!

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Welcome to a new blog series, “Meet My City Monday” where I will be giving you a tour of my personal favorites in my home state (ahem the best state EVER lol) Utah!

Today will be a review on the infamous NAILED! salon located in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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Arriving there: The NAILED! salon/boutique is located in Salt Lake City, Utah

in a quaint but endearing neighborhood that could easily be missed if you do not have your google maps turned on. Here is the specific address:

875 700 S , Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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On Mondays Ashley and Karli get manicures and pedicures at NAILED! salon.

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First Impression: When we first arrived at the salon we were enamored by the most adorable story tale entrance of this quaint little house turned into a nail salon!

As I walked in I was instantly greeted by the girl at the counter with the best customer service and she was totally fine by this weird blogger taking random pictures of their establishment.

The main entrance of this salon is the cutest boutique filled with the trendiest of items and seating areas for you to sit and wait for your appointment. While I was waiting I was instructed to go pick a nail polish color for a much needed pedicure!

Of course I went with a rose gold glitter OPI nail polish! (I forgot the exact name!)

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My gorgeous friend Karli from @teach.shop.love  and I, very much could get used to getting pampered like this every day! It’s always a fun time when we get to catch up with each other!

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Once we were seated our wonderful nail techs did their job and then some!

Both of our nail techs carried on a conversation as if we’ve known each other forever! (Totally not awkward!)

They were pretty efficient in their work, yet they did not RUSH us! No wonder they have won “Best of the Beehive” numerous times, and even featured on Instyle Magazine!

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This nail salon exemplifies what it is to live in the gorgeous state of Utah. The overall experience is warm and inviting, yet always achieving excellency. Many places in Utah have a very “home-y” feel to them all while being top notch in their industries. This is what i love most about my home state! I cannot wait to share my even more of favorite places in my awesome city, Salt Lake City!

If you are a Utah local I have linked below the business hours and the exact directions. I totally recommend them and encourage you to go check them out next time you need to pamper yourself!

Until next time!

God Bless,

Ashley Amber

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NAILED! Salon
875 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
nailedboutique.com
(801) 532-6245
Open now: 9AM–8PM