Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I love makeup and love to try different brands and new products. Between the expiration date and the amount of makeup I have, I normally do not completely finish the product. I saw a fun post on 15 Steps, Then a Beauty Blog where she is taking on a challenge to use these products up before she starts thinking about buying new ones.
Now I am not able to refrain from using new products until I have used all mine up. I like to try new products way too much for that. However, I wanted to come up with a list of products that I love so much that I will end up using all up. It might take me awhile, but I know I will!
Last week I got a haircut and had several inches cut off. As much as I loved my longer hair, the ends were dead and I had an unbelievable amount of split ends. Plus I had dramatic layers that I was not a fan of. So I got a hair cut to freshen everything up and have subtle layers now. My new hair rests a little below my collar bone. One of the things I was excited about was that I would not have as many tangles in my hair. Well I honestly cannot tell a difference in the amount of tangle I now have. It feels like the exact same to me. So I have to bring in reinforcements to make my hair tangle free. I have been using UNITE’s 7SECONDS Condition Leave In Detangler.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
While I always use a makeup primer, I do not use a makeup finisher. I have only tried a few finishing products and just was not impressed with them in the past. I think all the ones I used was a powder, and powder typically just does not work for my skin. Mally Beauty has a finishing primer, but it is oh so much more than just that. It is called the Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. One of the best things about it is that it is not a powder.
I recently reviewed Erth Minerals products, which are 100% pure crushed minerals. I was able to review their foundation, blush, eyeshadow, and lip gloss. I think it works a whole lot better than its pricey competitors and looked wonderful on my skin. The mineral makeup is very high quality and extremely affordable. There is a large selection of different products and color options.
You can check out my full review of all the products here to get all the details!
Friday, August 3, 2012
If you have been reading my blog for awhile not, you would know that I think taking care of your skin is very important. It is something that I spend a good amount of time each day doing. I am also big into skin care systems. I do not know what it is, but I prefer to use products formulated to work together in hopes of achieving the best results possible. For about the past ten days I have been using skincare products from Exubrerance.
I have done several posts about EdenFantasys in the past. I always like to share products that are on my wish list or let you all know about good sales that are going on. I have ordered from their site a handful of times and thought I would share with you about my first hand experiences with the company. I made a list of the key things that really stood out to be when I ordered from EdenFantasys and why I love this company so much.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
One of my biggest flaws and frustrations is my pores. The area around my cheeks and nose has large, visible pores. I have given up on trying to reduce their appearance with products, since I feel they have not been of any help. So I have recently started looking for the best product to help reduce the appearance of my pores. Besides having large pores, my skin becomes very oily throughout the day. So I have to use a primer that helps to control and minimize my oil, minimize my pores, and set my makeup. Phew, that is a lot to ask for from one product. For the past two weeks, I have been using Mally’s Perfect Prep Poreless Primer Glow. I can happily say this product provides me with all three benefits.
Monday, July 30, 2012
I know clip in hair pieces have been huge lately. Celebs, teens, ladies, moms, and woman from all over seem to be styling a bold hair accessory I absolutely love the trend and think hair accessories create such a fun look and have long thought that I can pull off this look. I actually did not own any until now and am so glad that I do. I am now a proud owner of the Clip-In Animal Print hair pieces from POP by HAIRUWEAR.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I love the idea of receiving a surprise in the mail each month. I know there are companies that send makeup and nail polish each month. I recently learned that there is a company that offers this, but instead they send a different pair of earrings each month! This company is called the Diva Dangler. Each month a new pair of fashionable earrings are delivered to your home, office, apartment or dorm.
No matter what time of the day it is or where I am going, I always have a least a spritz of perfume on. I like the smell of the perfume on my body, and it makes me feel good knowing that I am giving off a pleasurable scent. I know finding a perfume that I like can be difficult sometimes. I have to absolutely love the scent or I will not wear it. LAVANILLA is a company that has created products that are simply divine and are good for the body.
Friday, July 27, 2012
I think keeping my skin moisturized is very important. No matter what, I put lotion on my skin every day. I feel like I have tried a decent amount of lotions brands. Some I love, some I hate, some I simply forgot about, and some are just okay. I recently tried a product from a brand that is new to me called L’OCCITANE, and I instantly loved it. This moisturizing gel is perfect for this unbearable heat by cooling my skin and leaving it smelling refreshing and so soft.
I always go through cycles when it comes to healthy eating. I will be dedicated for awhile, and then I fall off completely. For the past week or so I have been eating healthy and doing very good if I may say so myself! I just signed up at a new gym and have been very motivated. The hardest part for me is not the working out, but the cravings. I seem to get afternoon cravings when I am at work, and then again around 9 o’clock at night. I have a very hard time resisting, but luckily I have been using Fembody Appetite Control 100 Gum to help get me through it.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Having a wallet is a necessity. For me though, I always have trouble finding the perfect wallet. They either seem to be too long, too thick, or just too small. I do not carry around much in my wallet. I just have the few plastic cards, money, and a few punch cards. So the wallet I use is just a little too bulky for what I need. Alicia Klein has created the perfect wallet to fit my need. This wallet is called the Taxi Wallet.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I know it is the middle of summer, but that does not mean it is too early to start planning the perfect Halloween costume. I know for me that time ends up going by so fast, and the next thing I know Halloween is only a few days away. It seems like that for any important day or holiday, so it is never too early to start preparing. Anytime Costumes is the one stop place for a costume none of your friends will have with matching accessories to really wow your friends.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Perhaps, every people have the dream of becoming rich and being better off in life. While the old doctrine of graduating from school and securing a good job, more and more people are becoming aware that the path to being rich is more complicated. A good education and a secure job can be essential, but these alone are not enough. If you want to make your money grow, you have got to have more than your day job. Here are some tips that you can do to make your money grow:
GandLClothing.com opened in 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa as a store for railroad workers, construction workers, and farmers to buy clothing for work. Fast forward to today and they are still open, and with online site as well. So now people all over the country can experience G&L Clothing.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I think it is important to use natural beauty products, since they are better for your skin and body. IN LOVE is a body and skincare company that realizes the importance of natural beauty products and has created products for the lips, body, face, underarms, and more! These products are only made from quality ingredients found in nature. My favorite thing with IN LOVE is that every ingredient used in their products is beneficial for the body, since they do not put insignificant ingredients in.
Monday, July 16, 2012
I absolutely love S’mores. These tasty treats are just one of the things I love about summer. Between the heat and not having time, I have only been able to enjoy one smore this year. That is such a disappointment for me. I hope to experience atleast one more, especially since National S’mores Day is coming up. This day is Friday August 10th. To help celebrate, Balance Bar has created Balance Bar Smore’s.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Summary of Perfectly Crazy:
Sexy, stylish and successful Nell always prided herself on her common sense. So why is she suddenly crazy for David her married best friend of twenty years? With a single kiss Nell's perfect Californian life turns upside down. All the safety of her well-adjusted marriage to a respected plastic surgeon and her growing fashion business pale in comparison to the passion experienced in that kiss. Can she go on as before or will she make the biggest change of her life? Will she face disaster and tragedy or perhaps adventure and a second chance? Or possibly both? Find out from this fast paced book where the sceneries are changing as fast as the movies. Life is full of surprises and challenges that anyone would call perfectly crazy yet they may become reality one day. Or will they?
When it comes to my sense of style, I tend to like more unique items. It can be difficult finding fashionable and stylish while still being unique accessories and clothing. That is why I am exciting to have found Asrai Style. This online store is filled with wonderful accessories and clothing. Asrai Style sells different types of bags, women's apparel, pashmina scarves, jewelry, home décor, and fashion accessories.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Summer is all about capturing those special moments on camera so you can remember then forever. You should capture those memories with family, friends, out in nature, on vacation, watching fireworks, and those just random moments. Shutterfly is having a photo sweepstakes that that can turn your summer pictures into a wonderful vacation!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I think silver jewelry is so chic and classic. Silver jewelry goes with basically any outfit, and it is just so timeless. When you go to buy silver jewelry, the nice thing is not you do not have to worry about it going out of style as well. Silver jewelry really will last you forever. There is a company that carries beautiful and unique silver pieces. The site is iLoveSilver.com. With this company, there is no need to spend hours looking through different websites for silver jewelry, because everything is all in one place!
This post brought to you by Revlon. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love wearing makeup. After I step after the shower each morning, I start putting on makeup. I like that it makes me feel prettier and puts me in a good mood. I have been thinking about my makeup routine and have decided I have been stuck in a safe, nothing too out of the ordinary rut. I haven’t been using any bold colors or trying new styles lately. I know that I am not the only woman who is in a safe rut. Revlon notice it too. Thus the Revlon Expression Experiment was born.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you were to ask me “if you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?”, I would more than likely say at the beach. The beach is so beautiful and relaxing and living so far away from it makes me always want to be there. Sitting here typing this, I would love more than anything to be swimming in the ocean or just laying out on a beach chair. Well here is a cosmetic company called Pacific Illusions Beauty that is inspired by the most beautiful oceans and resorts in the world. This company features rich shades and high quality makeup.