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The YES TO STYLISTA Experience

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8-months ago in early October, I took a leap of faith and entered a competition with Yes To, in hopes of becoming their next Yes To Stylista. After making it into the Top 10 of the photo submission round, we were asked to make a video and I sent that off in late October, yet again crossing my fingers. On November 9, they announced their big winner—and it was me! I was floored!! The prize came with a $1,000 cash prize, a trip to San Francisco to meet the Yes To crew, and a 6-month guest blogging spot on their Tumblr

On December 1 (also our wedding day), I began my 6-month Yes To Stylista journey. What did it involve? Basically, I received products in the mail, tried them all out (all of which were amazing and motivated me to throw out all my old and non-natural garbage), and then I blogged about it! I wrote a couple posts a month for the Yes To blog, and even made a video. In January, I was flown out to San Francisco for my big 3-day trip to meet the team and receive the royal pampering treatment! I blogged about that trip here and here, and made a video about the trip here. That was the trip of a lifetime, and the Yes To team was the most amazing group of people. I truly felt like I was one of them, and I was treated with such kindness and generosity! 

Since the trip, I’ve kept in contact with the crew via email/instagram, and I’ve continued my guest-blogging adventures. My 6-months expired on June 1, and looking back, I’m just incredibly thankful and blessed for this once-in-a-lifetime chance. It’s been an amazing time and I’m so thankful for every single opportunity that Yes To has given me. I made friends, I tried wonderful products, I got to reach out to a bigger audience and new group of people, and I just tried to take in every moment! 

If you ever, ever have a chance to enter a contest or step outside of your comfort zone in order to win something big, my only advice is just do it. You never know where that next step will take you. 

To the Yes To team—thank you guys so much. The past months have been a dream-come-true and I’m so grateful for all you’ve done for me. You treated me like a part of your Carrot family, and totally spoiled me rotten. I am forever thankful for everything and for this amazing opportunity. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

In case you missed any of them, click HERE for my Yes To posts on this Tumblr, or HERE for my very own Yes To promo posts & posts that didn’t make this Tumblr on my blog! 

And now—just one more for old times’ sake—what do YOU say “yes” to? Thanks again, Yes To!! ♥♥♥ xoxo Annelise Rowe

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Yes To Spring Essentials

Hey guys! Annelise, your Yes To Stylista, bringing you my Yes To Spring Essentials!

As the weather warms up, it’s so important to protect your skin! I went to Palm Desert on vacation recently, and the sun there is much stronger than in Idaho, so you can bet I took extra steps to take care of my skin.

I always layer on a moisturizer with SPF every morning, and after a long day outdoors hiking, swimming or exploring I like to use an after-sun serum. I don’t know about you, but my face just loves to break out in the warmer temperatures, so I’ll be taking my Yes to Tomatoes spot stick with me everywhere!

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These three items are my spring essentials. What do you say “Yes To” this spring?

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Yes To Celebrating Earth Week!

Happy Earth Week! What a wonderful time to get out and give back to this beautiful planet. Whether you’re helping “paint the town” like a big group of volunteers in Boise do, or gathering trash from the side of the road… do something for Mother Nature this week while you celebrate the Earth!

I spent the last week in Palm Desert and it was my goal to be outside and experience nature as much as possible. I hiked through Joshua Tree National Park, and what did I notice most? The natural beauty of the earth and the lack of trash. There wasn’t any to be found!

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I also visited The Living Desert, and observed many desert-dwelling animals and their climates. In my mind, there’s nothing better to do during Earth Week than take a hike and just get away from the computer!

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This week, whether you’re outside making this world a better place or just experiencing something new, make sure you layer on that sun block to protect your skin! I love the Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30. It goes on well and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy! After the sun, I always apply Yes To Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum (with Shimmer) to soothe and protect my skin.

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What are you saying “Yes” to during Earth Week?

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Yes To Glowing Skin

Hey friends! Annelise from Aunie Sauce, the Yes To Stylista, letting you in on my skin care secret to achieving a healthy glow in 4 easy steps! 

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1.     I start with the Yes To Cucumber Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes to remove my makeup and get rid of any gunk that might have accumulated throughout the day!
2.     Next, I clean my face with the gentle and creamy Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser. If I miss any makeup with the towelettes, this picks it up without an issue. My skin always feels smooth and hydrated after using this cleanser.
3.     Before I moisturize, I add a little Yes To Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum for that extra boost in hydration.  I have one prominent dark spot on my cheek, and after just a couple weeks of use, I already have noticed a reduction! (Yes to results!)
4.     Lastly, for the day I apply a moisturizer with SPF to protect my skin from any sun damage and at night a heavier cream to get the best out of my beauty sleep while my body is repairing and restoring!
 
What is your Yes To skin care recipe?

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Yes To Tips: More Bang For Your Buck

Hey friends! Your Yes To Stylista Annelise checking in and bringing you a few quick tips to maximize your Yes To! If you’re like me, you’re apt to find multiple uses for a product. These are some of my ways to get more bang for your buck.

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When you’re finished moisturizing with your mini Yes To Body Butter, use the cute little container to store to-go items like bobby pins, hair ties or even vitamins.

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Touch-up those makeup mishaps, fallen eyeshadow or mascara smudges after you finish applying makeup by swiping the mistakes with a Yes To Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelette.

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If you run out of shave cream, or you’re looking for an option that works just as well and if not better (especially to moisturize), why not try shaving with some Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner? Also, if your water is as dry as ours here in Idaho, try applying conditioner to your body like you would lotion for an in-the-shower moisturizing layer of protection.

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My favorite and most often double-use for my Yes To products is to double your Yes To Lip Butter as a cuticle cream to freshen and revive dry, cracked cuticles and knuckles. Just dab a bit on any time you need a little cuticle love.

How do you say “Yes to maximizing your bang for your buck when buying products?”

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Yes To Staying Motivated

Hey guys! Annelise here—Yes To’s Yes To Stylista—popping in to talk about one of my favorite things… being fit! At Yes To, they’re all about helping people feel their best, not just with amazing products, but with giving back to the community… so let’s talk about being our best, in honor of our favorite brand!

Two months ago, I shared a couple New Year’s resolutions that I was holding on to with all my might. Mine pertained to the skin and hair care departments, but the prospect of a new year and new beginnings often brings with it some bigger goals, like losing a couple extra pounds, running a marathon, or even just joining a gym.

Now that we’re two months down the line—and we’ve made it past Valentine’s Day and all the chocolate, candy and cookies that goes with it—it’s time to look back and re-visit those goals. Have you been keeping up with them? Have you accomplished some? Have you been backsliding a bit (or a lot)?

Here are some tips to keep motivated, to help you achieve your fit-body, and to possibly even inspire you to take that single first step that could change your life forever. Let’s say YES to getting fit!

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1. Just do it. I know that’s an overused and over-hyped term… but seriously, just do it. If you’re hesitant to join a gym, that’s OK. Maybe try walking a lap around your neighborhood, doing some sit-ups between commercial breaks, or just opting to park farther out in the parking lot. You don’t have to go to a gym to get a good workout, in fact, some of my best ones are at home! If I’m in a time-crunch, I’ll do a quick walk or bike ride around my neighborhood (yes, even in winter), and then do a couple quick exercises in my driveway—and if you find you have nosy neighbors, invite them to join! A quick 15-30 minute heart-rate elevation is always the best way to start off my morning or finish my workday.

Yes To tip: Don’t forget to pack a couple Yes to cleansing towelettes in your bag for after your workout—they get rid of sweat and grime while brightening and rejuvenating!

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2. If you’ve made the effort to set your alarm or you’ve said you’re going to do it, but you never actually get around to it—grab a buddy. Whether it’s your friend, a personal trainer at the gym, a sibling, a coworker, or even your dog… have someone there to keep you accountable. If someone is depending on you, it makes it a lot harder to say no. Plus, how could you say no to that cuddly face?

Yes To tip: Don’t have a buddy? Try tweeting a friend! Use the hashtag #YesToGettingFit. You’ll be extra motivated if you can see all your hashtags adding up with all the effort you put in!

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3. Have fun! You know what they say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” so don’t think I’m encouraging you to dedicate your life to the gym. One of my favorite things about being the Yes To Stylista is learning all about the influence behind Yes To, the desires to being healthy, and all their efforts to help people be their best and to make the world a better place. They say YES to being the best you.

The bottom line? Do what you enjoy, eat the foods you love, and spend a little bit of time bettering yourself each day. You’ll be surprised at how much you like the new you!

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Yes To My Bestie!

As we approach Valentine’s Day, so many people think about their “loved one,” … or lack thereof. For me, February is a time where I get to spread a little extra love to all the people I love—and let’s face it, there isn’t much that tops a relaxing day in with your best girlfriend. If it’s going to be cold and snowy outside (it is in Idaho, anyway), you may as well make the best of it by staying home and having a girls-day-in.

This past weekend, I had my bestie, Shaye (who was also one of my bridesmaids at my wedding in December), over for some grapefruit mocktails and at-home-pampering….to celebrate Yes to’s awesome new launch…Yes to Grapefruit!

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How to make this mocktail:

  • 6 parts pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 parts soda water (we used Sprite instead)
  • 2 grapefruit wedges


Directions: Just add all ingredients, a couple cubes of ice, stir, and garnish with a grapefruit. It was refreshing and just what we needed to kick off our pampering.

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While sipping our Grapefruit Fizz’s, we headed to the bathroom to clean off our makeup with the NEW Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes, so we could apply our soothing masks! We used the Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask. This was my first time ever using a mask, so Shaye had to show me how it was done. One of my favorite parts about the mask was the cooling and soothing sensation that I got when I put it on. I could actually feel it working.

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While we let our masks dry, we goofed off in my bedroom—making funny faces, giggling, arm wrestling (it’s not just for guys), and totally hamming it up. We laughed so hard that our masks started cracking off.

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After our masks, we were refreshed, had super-smooth faces, and just enjoyed spending some time together.

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That’s what being girlfriends is all about. We get each other. Hanging out, enjoying each others company, being able to be totally candid and yourself with a person you trust and care about… that is what girlfriends are for. Girlfriends add something special—a little sparkle—to brighten your life. I’m so thankful for my bestie.

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So, who’s your best girlfriend? Keep her in mind as you remember to check the Yes to Facebook page all through the month of February. Why? This month, Yes To is doing a special feature for Valentine’s Day—and it’s all about best girlfriends. Keep your eyes open & make sure to keep checking back for tons of awesome deals, prizes, and even a big contest that you definitely won’t want to miss!

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Yes To Resolutions

Resolutions. Those simple standards we set for ourselves every New Year, which never end up being so simple—or easy to keep. This year, I’m setting some New Year’s Resolutions that I know I can follow. 

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When it comes to making changes, every time I try to cut something out, like pop or fast food, I usually end up eating/drinking more pop and fast food than before I made the commitment. This year, I’m making changes in the two beauty departments that I know can use some work, and where I know I won’t let myself down—hair and skin care.

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Yes, hair and skin care—two “simple” things, but things that often get neglected in our daily routine, not to mention our resolutions. Here are 6 hair and skin beauty resolutions that I’m setting for myself this year.
HAIR CARE
  1. Make sure to get my hair trimmed every 3-months. I’ve been trying to grow my hair out now for a little over a year, and what’s helped to keep it healthy is regular trims. I just need to stay on top of it!
  2. Use a hair care regimen daily. The cool thing about the Yes To Carrots products is they have regimens for every hair type. Dry, color-processed, hair that needs an overhaul… they’ve got it all. My favorite daily product is the Yes To Carrots Pampering Hair Care Regimen. It’s simple, it smells fresh, and it’s great for daily use.
  3. Stay away from colors, highlights, and processing. In October of 2011, I began a year-long “no hair processing” challenge for myself, called Bye Bye Beehive. I finished it in 2012, and I decided I still was going to stay away from color processing. It’s made a huge difference in making my hair healthy!
SKIN CARE
 
  1. Wash my face every single night before bed. I am terrible about going to sleep with my mascara on after a long, hard day.
  2. Exfoliate my face at least once a week. I’ve never been able to find a facial scrub that works without irritating my face, until I discovered the NEW Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub. I don’t use it daily, but I keep it in the shower and include it in my routine at least once or twice a week.
  3. Moisturize after every shower. Living in Idaho, I’m prone to very dry skin. Often, I skip putting on lotion or body butter right after the shower. I’m changing that in 2013. I have just about every Yes To Carrots, Cucumbers, Blueberries and the NEW Grapefruit body creme product, and I take my pick from all of them depending on what I need most. I always recommend a good lotion application after every shower, and this year, I’m taking my own advice!
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I don’t know about you, but those are 6 resolutions that I won’t only keep, but I’ll adopt into a daily routine for the rest of my life. For me, it’s always easier to add things in than to cut things out, so in 2013, say YES to resolutions, YES to adding in body and hair-loving products, and say YES to a brand new, more beautiful YOU!

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Holiday Hair-spiration

Oh, the holidays. That magical time of year where we string up lights on the tree, greet our friends and family with hugs and treats and enjoy our favorite dessert, fruitcake. Just kidding about the fruitcake.

Holidays are also the time of year when everyone has a party. Whether it’s a holiday office luncheon, a family Christmas gathering, or a New Year’s bash, the chances are—you’ve got parties to attend. As your Yes To Stylista, I’m here to bring you a couple new holiday hairstyles that can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion.

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For both styles, I began with the Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief Shampoo & Conditioner. I live in Idaho and our desert climate does a lot of drying damage to my scalp and hair during the winter months, so this is my go-to regimen when my hair is feeling a little itchy and like it needs to be refreshed. After the shower, I always use the Yes To Carrots Leave-In Conditioner to make sure I’m sealing in that moisture and preventing my ends from drying out.

First, let’s discuss the low side-ponytail. For the holidays, my easiest hair trick is to add an accessory. Whether it’s a headband, a jeweled bobby pin, a flower, or a bow—accessories are sure to brighten even the simplest of hairstyles. For look number one, I paired a low side-ponytail with a bright and sparkly red-bow headband. For fun, I made the low side-ponytail a topsy tail by tugging on my ponytail to loosen it, creating a little gap right above the ponytail holder, and pulling the ponytail through it, creating that favorite throw-back hairstyle that adds a little pop to any simple pony.

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For Holiday style number two, I’m going back to my go-to, the twist and pin. This is the same style (just higher) that I did for my wedding day. But—this style also has a fun twist, a Dutch braid up the back. To do this style, I began by curling my hair with an overnight method I refer to as the “Friar Tuck,” though, you can curl your hair any way you prefer. After it was curled, I flipped my head upside down, Dutch braided (like a French braid only with the hair going under instead of over) the bottom half of my hair, tied that off with a small clear elastic, and then gathered all my hair in a ponytail at the top of my head. I began pinning pieces (three for the top half and three for the bottom half), until I had twisted and pinned all the pieces of the ponytail. I added a couple extra bobby pins to pin the loose ends and to make it look a little more full. I finished the look with a bright red bow to add that holiday flair. To tame some of the fly-aways that the hairspray doesn’t catch, I smoothed some Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum between my fingers and touched up the pieces that wouldn’t stay down. I finished the whole look with a veil of hairspray and a bright green scarf to really get me into that Christmas spirit.

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These two styles can be dressed up or down as you like. If you don’t want to add a bow, try a flower or a sparkly clip. If you don’t get it right the first time, play around. This second hairstyle always looks different when I do it, and that’s the fun part. Happy Holidays!

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Yes To Your Best Big Day ‘Do

Just a short month ago, Yes To Carrots announced that I was their next Yes To Stylista. Me. The small-town Idaho girl named Annelise Driflot. To say that I was blown away would be an understatement. I may have even cried a little—or a lot—depending on who you ask. Just kidding, ask anyone. I cried a lot.      

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On my blog, I’m known for being the girl who is “not.” If you’d ask my amazing readers, they’d tell you that I don’t share any recipes, DIY projects, or adorable photos of chubby-cheeked babies with them. In other words, I’m not a Pinterest chef, I don’t craft, and I’m not a mom… yet. 

See, I threw in that last little word “yet” for a very specific reason. On December 1st, yes this December 1st of 2012, I was married to my oh-so-handsome husband, and became Annelise Rowe. We’ve only been married eleven days and I don’t think it’s possible for me to be any happier, though I’ve heard it only gets better from here.

Now—back to that “yet”—since I was just recently married, I’m expecting many of the things I’m not known for will begin to slowly appear on my blog. As you know, when Yes To Carrots was looking for their next Yes To Stylista, they wanted a girl who was all about hair. Despite not being crafty, I will admit, I can put together quite the hairstyle or two. I’m not a trained hairstylist, nor do I claim to be an expert on the matter, but hair tends to be something that I like to have fun with.

As my wedding day approached, my friends all wanted to know who was doing my hair. I told them plain and simple—I am. Before the wedding day, I asked my readers which style they preferred in a “Wedding Hair Ideas” post. Though I had an idea about which style would work best with my dress, I wanted to put my ideas out there to get a feel for what everyone else thought, too. My readers, friends and family agreed with me, the Pinned Updo was the way to go.

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What’s great about the Pinned Updo is that it’s never the same. Oh, and don’t forget the fact that it’s so easy. All this simple updo takes is some bobby pins, a teasing comb, and hairspray.

I began my hair that morning by washing and conditioning with the Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Regimen. I love the subdued fresh scent of the shampoo and the way the conditioner really locks the moisture into my hair. Then, I blow dried my hair. After the blow dry, I had my friend (since I’m not the best at curling my hair), curl my naturally stick-straight hair with a curling rod, creating pretty, wavy curls. When she was finished, I teased the crown of my hair with my teasing comb, using a bit of hairspray to keep it in place. For the first pins, I took the front pieces of my hair that hang next to my bangs and twisted them back, securing them at the back of my head with bobby pins where a low half-ponytail would sit. I repeated that four times, making four twists (two on each side) that joined together at the back to make the Twisted Half Up featured in my Wedding Hair Ideas post. Next, I simply took a piece of hair, twisted it once or twice, and pinned it at the back of my head, creating a little pouf of hair. I repeated that process 8-10 times, until all my hair was pinned into little poufs. Then, I pinned the ends that were sticking out. After all of my hair was pinned where I wanted it, I went through and gently tugged each pouf, making them appear a little more full. I finished by straightening my bangs and spraying a veil (or three) of hairspray over the updo. The Pinned Updo lasted all day and ended up having about 20 bobby pins total.

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Though I know written directions aren’t always the most user-friendly, what I recommend with wedding hair is simple—have fun. Play around, either with your hairstylist or by yourself, and test out new ideas and options. By tinkering with my hair in my bathroom one Saturday afternoon, I discovered this style and fell in love with it. It’s not only appropriate for a wedding, but for a holiday party, a black-tie event, or even a nice date out on the town. Also, if you’re looking for something with a bit more oomph, add a few fresh flowers, some pearl pins, or a birdcage veil for an exquisite wedding updo.

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I hope you enjoyed this style! I’ll see you next week with a couple more ideas for festive holiday hairstyles. In the meantime while I get used to my new last name, here are other places you can find me:

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