Archive | June, 2013

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Introduces Final 12

25 Jun

Check out these Nail Artists and some of their amazing work!!

Click the link below

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Introduces Final 12.

NEW! Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray…out tommorow!

24 Jun

Just when our high-tech makeup setting  sprays were getting a little lonely on the shelf, our product development team  had the brilliant idea to create an antioxidant-rich prep spray. In an exclusive  partnership with Skindinavia, UD launches B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep  Spray. This scientifically advanced formula contains the first stabilized form  of vitamin B6, which absorbs oil, minimizes pores and reduces redness. Spritz it  on any time of day to hydrate, prep and soften your skin with vitamins and  antioxidants. Use it in the morning to prep and wake up your skin, during the  day to refresh your skin (without messing up your makeup), or at night before  your treatment. Versatile enough for people of all ages and skin types, men  included, this energizing formula is great for your skin and it feels amazing.  The more you use it, the better the results.”-UD

Super exciting! I will be purchasing and reviewing…. 🙂

 

 

Sephora Package

20 Jun

I was overjoyed when I came home to see a Sephora package on my porch today.

I ordered Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed Palette (a bronzer, highlighter, and blush),

and got free samples of Philosophy’s Cinnamon Buns shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath,

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Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24,

Clarins Body Lift,

and Prada Luna Rossa for Men.

Also with my Beauty Insider points I got Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara,

and with a promo code got a year subscription to Lucky Magazine! All that and I only paid $30!  Check back for product reviews of these items later this week! 🙂

DIY: coconut and flower hair oil treatment and a pineapple foot rub

16 Jun

               

Coconut oil and flower hair oil treatment:

(This will need to be prepared the night before you plan to use it)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh flower petals
  • 2 tablespoons rose water

Directions:

  1. Bring the 1/2 cup of coconut oil to a boil in a small pan
  2. Add the rose water
  3. Add the fresh flower petals of your choice
  4. Let return to a boil for three minutes
  5. Let the flowers steep in the oil overnight
  6. In the morning, strain the oil through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into an airtight container
  7. When ready to oil your hair, rub a few tablespoons in your hair and wrap tight in a towel
  8. Let sit for about 20 minutes, then shampoo and rinse as normal

Pineapple Foot Rub

This one is easy as pie:

  • Take 1 cup of fresh pineapple and puree in a food processor
  • Take the pineapple mixture and spread and rub all over feet including your heels and around your nails (you may feel a tingle)
  • After 10 minutes rinse off with warm water and pat dry

Mila’s Room

11 Jun

So my little bundle of joy is due to arrive this September, and I have not been able to quit making/buying things for her and her room!  I painted the walls an aqua blue green color, revamped an old and ugly brown dresser into a beautiful white one with new hardware, and decorated the room with hot pink, orange, and white colors.  It is a work in progress, still have more to do!  I was thinking of creating a unique design above her crib rather than the cliché letters that spell out her name…there’s also some more furniture to be added, and then the whole room tidied up.  What do you think so far?

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Rainbow Nails

11 Jun

Since it’s been raining so much around here lately I figured it would be nice to see the sun come out and catch a few rainbows…Here’s some rainbow inspired nail art that I would like to try out:

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Here’s hoping for some rainbows and sunshine ahead!

Splurge or Save? When to buy designer versus drugstore beauty…

5 Jun

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We all have our favorite beauty products, while others we seem to constantly be changing and searching for that right one.  Learn what to splurge a little extra money on and what you should save on without sacrificing your look, and most importantly, your wallet.

First things first…Foundation- definitely a Splurge item.  I’ve had so much trouble finding that right shade and texture, and when you find it, you don’t want to let it go! I’d much rather splurge on foundation knowing that it is the exact shade and formula that works for my complexion!

Next, Mascara- Save. Don’t get me wrong, designer mascaras can be nice, but either way all mascaras need to be changed within a three month time span and usually dry out before then anyway.

What’s next? Eye liner- most definitely a Splurge.  I line my eyes dark and use quite a bit of liner doing so, and I have tried almost every single eyeliner I have come across trying to get one that was long lasting, highly pigmented, and that didn’t irritate my eyes.  I splurge on my Urban Decay eye liner, but it glides on so smooth and lasts forever, unlike the cheap brands that fade away or smudge/run, if you can even get them to apply nicely in the first place.  Your eyes deserve a break from any extra irritation!

As for lipstick- I personally Save on most and once in a while Splurge on one cute gloss or lipstick…but really, if you have a good lip primer, you can get away with a drugstore brand lipstick and no one will tell the difference.

Eye shadow- I believe in a good eye makeup primer, splurge on the primer if you find a good one!  Eye shadow seriously lasts a good while, so I splurge on a good palette that’s nicely pigmented and is versatile when it comes to matching my look…If you can find a great shadow for cheap, then definitely save if you can!

Nail polish- in this day and age, Save! With all the nail strips and stickers and cheap brands of polish out there, you can get a ton of polishes for the price of one designer brand and still have a great manicure!  Now if the nail polish is a one-of-a-kind or a handmade nail polish that you can’t live without, that’s another story…but you can always afford a couple of those if you save on the rest of your polish collection!

And last but not least, Blush/Bronzer- If you don’t want to look like a clown from over applying a cheap blush…blend!… or better yet splurge a little more on a better brand, they are usually nicely pigmented and have more natural looking shades that last longer and apply beautifully.

Hope this helps!