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Holiday Hair with Formulate {+ A Life Update}

December 10, 2018



hair washed with Formulate and styled with this curling iron
{dress & shoes via nordstrom}
It's seriously been forever and a day since I shared an actual blog post. This past summer was truly magical - I got to marry my best friend on a gorgeous, sunny Saturday and celebrate with the Hawaii Honeymoon of a lifetime. I can't wait to relive it again in the coming weeks. I have lots of content planned for the new year, including two new series: "Wedding Reflection Wednesdays" (where I'll recap everything #ReadyToBeRivera) and "Casual Fridays" (where I feature go-to, effortless work looks that will ease you into a wonderful weekend). Aside from blog-related updates, we're had a lot going on at the Rivera Residence ...we bought our first home in early October. Homeownership is wonderful, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. If you're solely a www.righttoremainfab.com reader, be sure to follow along on Instagram @RightToRemainFab. I'm on there a ton more, especially during December. My 9-5 is more like 9-midnight with year-end fast approaching.

Now, let's get into the topic of today - hair! hair! hair! I had the opportunity to participate in Formulate's launch by testing on their first batch of product. Formulate's concept is simple: shampoo and conditioner that is created specifically for you. How many times have you walked aimlessly through Target, Sephora, Ulta or the drugstore (or wherever you opt to buy hair products) searching for "Mr. Right"...and by that, I mean, "Mr. Right Haircare."

Formulate's site is very user-friendly, and inquired about hair concerns and goals from root to tip. After the proper formulation is determined, you get to select your scent. My main hair concern was the need for volume, and my top goals included reduction of thinning and growth. In terms of my fragrance of choice, I opted for the mid-tone, coconut-based option, known as "Tidal". You can read all about my specifics here: https://www.formulate.co/u/righttoremainfab. PLUS, you can enter to win a free shampoo and conditioner set! There will only be one lucky winner, but all runners up receive a $5 off coupon!

Unlike some other collaborations, Formulate has really given me adequate time to put their product to the test. You may remember my partnership with Smile Brilliant from a few months back. Formulate is their new sister company, so I was honored and thrilled to spread the word about the new kid on the block. My custom set arrived around mid-september, and I've consistently used it since. Let's chat about the pump dispense system first - it is life changing! You get the perfect amount of product each time. Between the formulation and the delivery, my hair gets super clean and stays that way for days! I've gone close to a week without the need for a second wash. For full disclosure, I used this fantastic dry shampoo after 2-3 days. Formulate has also had a huge impact on my hair growth. I still have my Glam Seamless Extensions in, and I had almost an inch of growth within a 7-8 week period...that is unreal! I can attest that I've had no change in diet. I would even go as far as to say my dietary plans have been totally derailed since the wedding

To keep it short and sweet, I highly recommend that you give Formulate a try! It's somewhat difficult to show my true results with photos, so be sure to check out my Instastories - feel free to DM with any questions.

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Lauren xo 

My Bridal Shower 4.28.18

June 20, 2018

It's hard to believe that my bridal shower was just about two months ago, and now our wedding is literally around the corner! Between work, wedding, home life, social commitments and trying to stay healthy, my blog has fallen to the bottom of the list. I do post on Instagram at least 3x/week, so definitely head over there and click the "Follow" button, if you haven't already.

I've been hoping to share my beautiful memories with you all for some time now. So, finally, after much anticipation, here we go...April 28, 2018



Venue: The Grand Oaks Country Club in Staten Island, New York
Invitations: Anna Soiree 
Photography: Mike Gloria Photograph
Event Coordinator: Fashionably Planned
Dress: JVN by Jovani (purchased at Ivory & Co. in Staten Island, for my local NYC readers)
Signature Game: "The Shoe Game"
~ There were, of course, many more pictures; however, in an effort to respect all my loved ones' privacy, I only included images of the decor, my mom, Will and my bridesmaids. Thank you for your understanding. ~

My mom worked tirelessly to make the day perfect. Her love and excitement shown through in every aspect of my shower, and celebrating such a special time with our friends and family meant the world to me. Our upcoming marriage certainly felt very real prior to this milestone event, but it really hit home afterward. There aren't many words that can accurately describe my joy on that incredible Saturday, and honestly, at this very moment. No matter what I've accomplished in life thus far, my greatest title will be Mrs. William Rivera. I'm truly #ReadyToBeRivera!

Up next...my bachelorette weekend recap! Ideally, I'll get that up next week. Stay tuned, friends. I sincerely appreciate you being a part of our journey.

Lauren xo
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