Blogger, stylist and mum-to-be Kyree Harvey from Miss Kyree Loves chats to us about her personal style, beauty routine and embracing her individuality.
Q: Describe your personal style – how do you make it your own?
A: I’ve never been fully happy with my own style. I love comfort and oversized clothes and things that generally make me look older than I am (hello nana). But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more and more comfortable in my own skin and with how I dress. This laid back, simple style that I usually wear, is true to me and slowly learning to love it. I add a bright lippy to any of my outfits which dresses up the casual look.
Q: How has your style changed over the years?
A: I’ve always preferred comfort over anything else but lately since growing a pregnant belly, I’ve began to love a more dressy look. To make me feel more beautiful, to highlight my new curves and to match my vibrant personality. I’ve always hated tight clothes, but since being pregnant I’m loving the figure hugging designs.
Q: What are the essentials for you when it comes to beauty and self care?
A: I believe in a simple, easy to manage routine when it comes to self care. I’ve always been a lazy beauty goer, putting on a decent moisturiser and body oil is about as far as I’ll go with looking after my skin. I know I’ll get even lazier and of course busier when bub comes along soon, so I’ll have to ensure I prioritise ME at least once a day. After all, these face wrinkles aren’t going to go away on thir own!
Q: You’re about to become a first time Mum! How has pregnancy changed your style and beauty routine?
A: I’m very excited to become a mummy finally. I’ve increased my daily water intake to keep hydrated and I’ve noticed a difference from this in my skin and my scalp. I usually have really dry completion so it’s nice to be getting that under control. I also use a body oil daily which is really therapeutic, even if you’re not pregnant I would suggest doing this just before bed. Rub your whole body, giving your skin a quick massage and this will not only feel amazing but it rejuvenates you and helps you sleep better.
Q: How does your hair fit in with your style? How important is having beautiful & healthy hair to you?
A: SO IMPORTANT! When I have bad hair, I basically have a bad day entirely. The way your hair is defines the mood you’ll be in for that day (or week!) I find that when my hair is shiny, freshly coloured and styled, I’m vibrant and feeling like I could rule the world. When my hair is looking fabulous is also when I’m feeling my most attractive and sexy. I really do believe it’s important to keep on top of ensuring your hair remains healthy because you’ll end up with better self esteem and a healthier outlook on your day ahead.
Q: Tell us a bit about your hair history – what do you love about your hair now?
A: I’ve always been blonde but I’ve also tried the chocolate brown too. A lot of people say brunette suits me but I don’t feel all that confident with darker hair. It washes me out because I have such fair skin and I feel like blonde is far more refreshing (even thought it’s harder to maintain). I’ve always had long hair until recently when I chopped it all off. I LOVE my short hair when it’s styled but I still miss my long hair and chucking it in a bun at the top of my head.
Q: How do your stylist and colourist customise your hair to make it perfect for you?
A: I go for a head full of foils to cover my dark mousey natural hair, this brightens and refreshens the look. My colourist also recommended to use a toning shampoo between salon visits, so I keep a silver shampoo at home which keeps on top of that gorgeous blonde colour.
Q: What are your biggest challenges with your hair, and how do you deal with them and/or how does your hairdresser help with them?
A: My hair is a frizz ball once it’s blow dried. I really struggle to do my hair myself, I can never do it like a hair dresser. So having to do my own hair is always a headache because I want it to look perfect, yet i can’t ever get there! As I don’t often have time to head in to the salon, I try to only wash my hair twice a week, then I’ll blow dry straight and curl with the straightening iron to smooth out the fizz.
Q: The past year has been pretty big for you – getting married, working on Miss Kyree Loves full time, traveling around the US and now preparing to become a Mum. What are your top 3 time saving hair tips?
A: Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend!!! Travelling and blow dryers don’t always mix so dry shampoo allows you to travel and still have fresh looking hair on the daily. Take a salon clip with you – I don’t like using hair ties as they break your hair, so instead I use a clip to hold my hair up.