life hacks

Beauty Basics

BEAUTY BASICS / / CURLY HAIR CHER

Cher is my summer hair goddess. FOREVER. Long live this beacon of curly haired goddessness, this lady who is brave enough to say- fuck this 450 degree straightener, I will not be held captive by you any longer! 

I was Netflix binging the other day and I came across one of my favs - Witches of Eastwick - (omg its so good if you havnt seen it go now) Cher slays the summer style in this movie, and especially inspired me with her wild locks. Her overalls too, everything, everything she ever does I am totally obsessseddddd. 

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Deva Curl Mist-er Right is my most used product when I let the locks go wild, this spray refreshes my curls so well and smells like real lavender. John Frieda Curl Reviver Styling Mousse and Surface Bassu Shine Spray are also favs of mine.

Rock on Curly Babes!


 

 

 

Angela is the other half of HOC. When she's not hovering over the Instagram or managing the website, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds & getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. She is currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore.

follow her journey here @angelabasolis

The Lounge

The Lounge / / Cold Brew Coffee

The summer heat is upon us which means totally different makeup routines, workouts and food choices. No longer do I crave the hand warming effects of a scalding cup of deli coffee. Now I want the glacial temperature of an iced coffee, specifically a cold brew. 

Why am I totally and completely obsessed with cold brew? Despite some initial wariness of this being a hipster fad, I assure you they may have hit it on the nose with cold brew. Not only does it have lower acidity than regular coffee, its easier to make and it actually gets better the longer it sits in the fridge! It takes days for cold brew to go stale. If I can walk into a steamy city kitchen in my usual morning zombie state and pour myself a cup of already made coooooooool coffee then my day has just started off so much better. 

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If you fancy yourself an intermediate to advanced coffee snob...here's an easy recipe to make your own cold brew: 

Steep ground coffee (preferably coarse) in water using a coffee filter, cheese cloth or nut milk bag. While steeping, store in a room temperature or colder setting, soaking for 12 hours or more. Cold-brewed coffee doesn’t go stale as quickly as hot-brewed, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy the ease of your new morning coffee!

Or if like myself you're kind of like...meh thats just not how I roll, use my Starbucks hack:

Starbucks just introduced their new cold brew! Not only is it delicious, it makes me so much more zippy than the regular iced coffee. I have no idea why this is, but I am so fine with it.  Hooray! Order a Venti Cold Brew No Ice. You get twice as more as you would usually get without the ice, and since its already cold it dosent really need it. Whatever you don't drink put in the fridge for the next day! Cuz duh cold brew gets better the longer it cold brewwws. So not only do I wake up to Starbucks only a few steps from my bed, its so much easier on my NYC budget. They are also running a promotion if you buy 5 iced drinks you get the 5th free! YASSS FREE! 

Also, a lot of better grocery stores sell organic pre made cold brews. Check out this ranking of best cold brews. Stay cool and enjoy!

Guest House, Insipration

Guest House / / Ange's Deck Party

It's 'Drink Boozy Apple Cider on the Deck' Weather and I couldn't be more excited. As we delve into Fall, I'm putting away my Custom HOC bathing suit and Local Natives Records for some more comforting Autumn Essentialls. 

Check out some of my October Obsessions Below

Thanks to our Contributor Ange for this post!

Angela works as HOC's Marketing Director & when she's not hovering over the Instagram, she enjoys manicures, taking pictures of clouds and getting white girl wasted while watching Bill Murray movies. Currently doing important Mobwife related research at the Jersey Shore. Follow her Journey Here

Guest House, Life Hacks

Guest House / / Marzyhart's Life Hacks for Bad Bitches

I'd like to start off by saying that I'm so excited to be a part of the House Of Correia team and to watch it growing from the ground up.

Keriann and Ange are an endless source of creativity and inspiration.

So, it's Fall! Whether you've been working your butt off all summer or you're just heading back to school after a relaxing break, I've got some great tips for the ladies out there. These are essentials I've discovered on my journey. There are some things a great night's sleep just can't give you. So without further ado, I present you with this list:

Coherent breathing. Last but not least, the glue that holds it all together. Every day I take 5 minutes when I first wake up, on the train, in my car before I drive somewhere, in a bathroom or a coffee shop and I close my eyes, take a deep breath in and count to 4 in my head. I repeat the same thing as I exhale. I either set a 2 minute timer on my phone or do 8 sets. Thoughts come and go but I do my best to not hold on to them. This helps increase concentration and gives me some "me time". I feel like the day is mine and I'm in control. If you take anything away from this post, I hope it's this final hack.

Extra Fluffy Puppy not Required, but totally Recommended. 

Extra Fluffy Puppy not Required, but totally Recommended. 

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