Design Files Vol.1
Design Files on Natalie Catalina

Thursday is here! I'm pretty happy about it. This week has been dragging, most likely because we are working from home and I'm beginning to get cabin fever! So I'm off to a cafe today to enjoy a change of atmosphere. As I mentioned earlier this month, I really wanted to come up with new posts this year and last night, as I was shutting down and thinking that I'd skip this week's third post, I was inspired! I very often buy and snag paper goods for design inspiration, but my favorites are always the retro or vintage ones I find in emporiums and random shops around town.

Anyways, I thought why not share my favorites here! So there you are, the first of (hopefully) many design files from my own personal collection. This one I found in a favorite shop of mine in my hometown of downtown Frederick, MD, called Tiara Day. This is a theater magazine from 1938. What I love most about it is the typography - clean, chic, simple. What do you think? Do you guys collect paper goods too? I love watching my collection grow.

Back to the weekend...for several personal reasons, I will not be attending the march this weekend. I'm choosing to get out of the city (as many roads at my apartment and the metro and the city in general will be crazy) and spend time with my mom and a few of our female family members for a "winter sleepover" as she likes to call it. We'll be cooking dinner and binge watching The Thorn Birds. So I'm happy about that. Wishing all of you going to the march (and inauguration) a safe and peaceful time, and I'll definitely be following along on social media. Happy almost weekend.

Hair Care (The Way I do It)
Hair Care on Natalie Catalina

Guys, I love a good beauty post. You all know I don't do them often. Basically, I just don't do them. That's because I find that others do them better. I'm not a beauty guru and I definitely don't know what I'm talking about most of the time, especially when it comes things like which brushes to use for makeup or contouring, a special skill I have yet to adopt. Yet here we are with a good old beauty post on hair. Hair I know. I love my hair and I love taking care of my hair. I can do hair. 

I'm not much of an organic-obsessed person and I don't do all the natural things or know all the secrets to growing perfect, thick, luscious hair. I'm just a girl who knows what I like (and what works for me). Here are my top six hair care steps for my weekly routine along with the products I'm loyal to and believe in. I recently stumbled upon Function of Beauty a startup company that is doing amazing things for hair. Their basic concept is that every one's head of hair is different, so why use the same shampoo? I agree, don't you?? You get to customize your shampoo and conditioner based on your hair's personality and then your goals for your hair. Plus you get to choose a color and scent, and your name gets printed on the bottle. Brilliant, I tell you! Naturally, it inspired me to do a post on hair and the products I use, so there you have it.

What is your hair routine? What products do you love?


hair care

1. Function of Beauty    2. Organix Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist    3. Wet Brush    4. Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer    5. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer    6. Kiehl's Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment

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Good Things
Good Things on Natalie Catalina

Back today with a new Good Things post to start the week, keeping things simple. I'm on holiday so hopefully while you're reading this, I'll be exploring the city or relaxing on the couch. Wishing you a wonderful day off - and if you're working, hope it's an easy day for you. Happy MLK day! 

good things

1. Singin' in the Rain     2. Knotwork LA      3. LR Winnie Babouche Flats     4. Venamour Studio    5. Golden Cat Art

Moodboard on Natalie Catalina

Anyone else feel like this week is dragging? Maybe I've just been so anxious for the weekends go here lately. Tonight I'm heading to a fun event in DC with my friend Kate! We'll be doing a Creative Conversations class in vision boarding for 2017 at Matine with Beauty School DC. Obviously this is right up my alley. I'll definitely be sharing it on my insta stories and will hopefully create an awesome board that pulls together my creative goals for the new year!

With the class tonight and just because moodboards are the best, here's a little one full of glam and shiny things and a little mantra for the year ahead. Have a fabulous weekend and see you Monday! 

PS. Thank you to all my new subscribers! I had a significant amount of people join this week and it made me so happy to see that you all are following along and want to see Natalie Catalina in your inbox. Lots of new faces :) If you found my blog through another blogger or website, let me know so I can feature them on my site!!