Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts


No Foundation, No Problem!

Ever wonder how your going to get a flawless look without foundation? ever try to figure out how the hell am I not going to melt in the heat?                

Living in this hot climate makes it pretty difficult, but I think I have come up with a solution that has been helping me look put together without all that heaviness on my face.  I am not claiming my face is flawless, but I am getting pretty close ;)                            

My Favorite Products

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Big Giant Lashes, Oh my!

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Too hot for foundation look

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Hello, My Beauties!

I have to say the truth, I haven't been wearing foundation since the heat started. I hate that feeling of melting foundation on my face, it freaks me out, so I have been doing a little something to help me look like a person without actually being a person! 


Get Better Skin + Giveaway!

Hello, My Beauties!

Since the weather has been changing my skin has been freaking out! My pigmentation and cystic acne has been acting up, I recently recieved a product for review from and you wouldnt guess how lucky I am! I won a giveaway from the beautiful Hope Aslinger over at Beauty&Bliss, She gave away a product from the same company, so I decided to write a review on both products, don't you love twofers?


dr.brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

Hello, My Beauties! 

Today I have a lil piece of heaven to share with you all. The dr.brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant.
I got this sample tube and I could not wait to share it with you all, but with the move it got delayed. So lets get into this bad boy.

Key Ingredients:
Chamomile - calms, soothes and reduces irritation.
Aloe vera - healing emollient that soothes irritations and prevents scarring.
Aluminum oxide - pharmaceutical grade crystals that polish and remove dead skin cells.
Jojoba - easily absorbed vegetable oil that soothes and softens the skin.
Lactic acid - alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk gently sweeps away dead skin cells and softens skins texture

Dr. Brandt recommends: Dampen skin with warm water. Slowly and gently massage cream onto skin for 1-2 minutes avoiding the eye area. Rinse well, pat dry. Best if used 1-2 times per week allowing 3 days between applications. 

I do exfoliate often like almost everyday, BUT! its with a gentle exfoliant so its not that bad, I hope.
I have never microdermabrasion-ed myself so this method is new to me.

Anyhoo, I looked at the tube and thought what is this little tube going to do for me?
I applied a small dime sized amount to fingertips and immediately I got hit with this lovely lemon scent.

I began to apply it to my face and noticed a little goes a long way, It spread to nicely and smooth.
It has a gritty feeling to it, like a soft fine milled feeling that allows you to know this product will go deeper than any other product had before. 

Once I had it spread I couldn't just stop there, I brought out my ClariSonic Mia and used it for the recommended minute all over my face . 

Wow! It was so heavenly and felt so good. I can honestly say my face has never felt like that before.
My face felt clean and fresh and it looked brighter too. I just love that I felt like, Okay I know my face is clean now. 

This product claims to get your skin ready for your other products. This is true, I felt like it opened my face and ready to accept the goodness of my other skin care products.

I love this product! but the price tag Breaks my heart :( 

I do recommend you try this product at least once, so you can understand the love I feel for it.

I did get three uses our of the trial size, so a little goes a long way.

2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner - Best Scrub

dr. brandt microdermabrasion is a revolutionary formula designed to mimic the transformative brightening, smoothing effects of the popular in-office microdermabrasion treatment at home.enables better absorption of skincare products an at home alternative to professional, clinical treatments helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations.
This product retails for $78.00 for a 2oz. tube on

Have you tried an at home microdermabrasion product?

Have a great day, stay blessed :)

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 brows, lips, lashes, skin

Hello, Beautiful!

When I hear the word secret, the things that come to mind are friends and their dirty little secrets. I mean there has to be someone in this big world that knows that stupid thing you did with you know who long ago. Right? Thank heavens, I thought it was just me :) What if we couldn't trust that person? What if that person decided to spill the beans? How would I handle it? What would I do? The horror!!

Well, thankfully I am at the stage in my life where I just don't care who knows what anymore. I can tell you it's a very liberating feeling. So since we are on the subject of secrets I wanted to share some secrets that I have found around the net pertaining to beauty and makeup. Some of these are tricks of the trade and some just make you go, aha! 


Week Round up! Things I blogged About.

Hello, My Beauties!

I can't Believe the week is up already! But I am glad its friday :) I have no special plans for the weekend, besides lounging in my pajamas and cuddling with my chunky monkey man, Alan my 3 year old. Today I wanted to share with you this weeks posts and speacial behind the scences stuff of


Too Faced Bronzer Beach Bunny

Hello, My Beauties!

With summer quickly approaching I am getting ready for summer! Summer always means me wearing less foundation and going for a more sun kissed look. When I want to achieve a natural glowing from within look, I always reach for my Beach Bunny from Too Faced. I do not contour with this as it can be a bit to shimery for my taste as a contour shade, but as a all over color look, I love it especially for my skin tone.



Hello, My Beauties!

I am back with another favorite of mine! I love nude lips, I always have and I always will. No matter what the trends are at the time, I always find myself going back to my nude lips. I feel they compliment me better than any actual color. But don't get me wrong, I always find a way to add some color or drama to my nudies! A color I often reach for during the summer is a bold orange, no matter what your eyes are doing and nude lip with a bold orange blended well will always speak louder than the brightest fuscia, to me anyways haha.

Wet N' Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner

Hello, My Beauties!

Today I just wanted to share a quick post with you all on a liner I recently purchased and immediately fell in love! I have never used a liquid liner before for a winged liner, I only used my liquid liners to blend in my falsies. I have been working with gel liners when it came to my wing and i decided it was time to step up my game, so i picked up some Wet N' Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner in black of course, they did have an electric blue but I know I am not ready for that just yet haha.

Wet N' Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner

I honestly thought this was a felt tip applicator, as I feel that would have been an easier transition for me from a gel liner, but when I got home and opened the bottle, I find out it is a felt tip that acts very much like a fine brush tip. Dont get me wrong, this didn't discourage me, but I know I have to be extra careful when using this product.

It goes on very wet, so there is room for error, but it dries matte which is a big plus for me, I love my mattes!
I also noticed that after I swatched my hand around 10 -15 minutes later, after it looked dry I swiped the swatch and it moved creating a smear. So I know I will have to set this with a black eye shadow. 

I did like that it did not flake or give me those snake scales I usually get from liquid liners. 
This is new to me, so I will see how it does, wish me luck!


Twilash Eye lash Enhancer Review and Demo

Hello, My Beauties!

As you know I recieved this Product Courtesy of a up and coming company, the creators of Twilash! I filmed a short video of my initial reaction to the product, which I will embed down below, so that you can laugh at me haha :). The following day, I filmed my first time using the product and the results. 

Twilash is all in one product meant to replace your traditional eyelash curler, which can and actually does bend your lashes. This product uses the method of ribbon curling, rather than bending your lashes in a blunt force trauma way, it enhances their natural curve. Easy to use and it all in one! Curler, Mascara and Remover all in one contraption! So, lets get into the review!

Twilash Eye Lash enhancer Review and Demo

My initial reaction to Twilash!

For more information on this company and their product please visit

This product was sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Taking a break, some me time.

Hello, My Beauties!

I know I have been MIA from the blogging world for a while and to tell you the truth their has been no special reason other than I just plain needed a break. The crap has been hitting the fan and my wits were at an end. so I took a break, from posting and such. While on my little break I was noticing my skin was getting really flaky especially on my legs, so I went to Rite-Aid and picked up a few things. 



Hello, my beauties!

Today I am a little ticked off. I recently received some products to try out for review and even though the product went well enough I guess. I am ticked off about the size or the amount of product. 

Don't get me wrong I love my samples, But I feel samples are more for clients and customers, not beauty bloggers.  Any beauty blogger will need at least a two weeks worth of product to give a good honest review. 


Garnier Clean Plus

Hello, my Beauties!

Not just better clean , better skin.

Today I wanted to share with you my findings regarding the new Garnier Skin cleansing line called Clean Plus. They created this line with Skin type in mind, because there are a lot of cleansers out there that are good, but they do nothing for your skin type. This line offers skin cleansing for Normal, Oily, Dry and Acne prone skin. I have to admit when I first received this package I was a bit overwhelmed, there are a lot of great products here and I didn't know which to try first haha. So let's get into the review.


AVIVA Hair vitamin supplements Review

Hello, my beauties! I am so glad easter is over and I can get back to normal life again, It was hard staying with family and not being able to keep up my normal beauty regimen, especially since I forgot my own blow dryer and my hair was a horrible mess all weekend, good thing I have some jaw clips to keep it tame. I am so glad I can finally put my hair up, even when its long. I usually only wear it down when  I am seeing people outside of the house. 


Beauty News Network Self Confidence

Hello, My Beauties!

I have a late installment of Beauty News Network to share with you all. I have been seeing a lot on the interwebs about self confidence and they way we see our selves and I found some interesting stuff to share with you all enjoy :)

Beauty News Network Self Confidence 


How do you boost your Self Confidence?

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Coachella Inspired Bohemian Summer Look

Hello, My Beauties!

I hope your having a great holiday weekend. I have been pretty busy, with Beauty News Network and the Worlds Largest Beauty Collab, that I had to take a day off and do something that inspired me.

I was surfing the net and I found some Pictures of Coachella, wow! The looks that the celebrities were wearing were amazing! Especially the bohemian type looks, so I got busy and created this look.

Coachella Bohemian Inspired Summer Look

I did have fun creating this look, even though I had to put together the accessories in a pinch haha, I dont have many bohemian type jewelry pieces and I was missing an earring haha!

You can check out this look here.

Thanks for Stopping by:)

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Zelo Hair Care Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System

Hello, my beauties!

I was sent a box of the Zelo Hair Care Brazilian Keratin Smoothing system to try.
I have to admit, I looked online to see what other say about it and they say good things, however my hair is getting thinner by the second and I am currently taking supplements to thicken them up, but Jamie on the other hand was in desperate need of a treatment. So I applied it to her hair, to see the wow results I knew we would get! Lets get into this review :)

I received this box which contains a shampoo and the keratin treatment with an additional spray pump.
unfortunately both spray pumps did not work and would not  dispense any product. 
There was a large instruction pamphlet that I did just browse through because, Zelo has a video on YouTube guiding you through all the steps! How cool is that :)

I have to admit, this process reminds me of the days when I used to purchase a box of those perm your hair at home sets and we just used to not add curlers, just brush straight. LOL the things I used to do haha!

Here is a picture of Jamie's hair before the treatment. As you can see it has some friz and a lot of wave. Her hair is very thick and hard to manage. She basically runs a flat iron through it, but to be honest the wave still comes through.

We started with Jamie washing her hair with the shampoo provided, being sure not to rub the shampoo in her scalp. She said it felt very clean haha!

We towel dried her hair and I split it into 3 sections as suggested, which truthfully I don't see why we need the step but I followed anyway. I tried to spray the product on her hair but as I said the spray nozzles did not work. So I opened the bottle, pour some onto my hands, while wearing the provided gloves and applied it to sections of her hair. FLASHBACK! I felt like I was doing my own hair back in the day, a very similar process. Apply, comb straight and repeat until head is covered.

It was a nice butter colored formula and felt very rich and thick and smelt very natural. We let it set for the suggested 45 mins. I sent her back into the shower to rinse off the keratin and shampoo she originally washed with.

Jamie claimed her hair felt soft, very different than her natural hair. The final step is to flat iron the hair to seal in the treatment, which back in the day we did with a iron! haha, she did enjoy the stories of my beauty adventures :)

She was upstairs flat ironing her hair as I waited for the reveal and I heard her voice calling from upstairs, MOM! I need you! So I ran as fast as I could thinking I screwed up her hair, I pushed the bathroom door open to see the damage and all I saw was the mink, dark, rich brown shiny hair! It was amazing! All that yelling was that her hand got tired and she wanted me to finish her up, haha!

Jamies hair has never been better and who ever has seen her has complimented her hair!
This treatment lasts up to 30 washes Zelo recommends that you flat iron after every wash to maintain the treatment. This product retails for $35.00

I love the way her hair looks after this treatment and will continue to use it and recommend it.
Very easy to apply and use even a 15 year old could do it.

Thanks you Zelo Hair Care for this lovely product and the memories I shared with my Daughter!

I included a small video that we planned to make for this review, but life and someone named Alan had other plans. Enjoy :)

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Ultra Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector

Hello, Beautiful!

I have another lil miracle in a tube for you. First, let me tell you that I was afraid to us this product. I was thinking okay this thing is going to irritate me and cause major breakouts, but for the sake of the blog I had to try it.

The smell is typical Garnier, nicely scented. The texture is nice and creamy, but not goopy. Application in very nice and feels great on your skin. I have to say it did tighten up my skin. Have you ever used those under eye rollers that tightened up the eye area? Well this is that for your whole face. My face felt firm, but soft. I did notice a immediate difference in the look of my pores and overall complexion. I like the feeling, as it feels like a veil on my face protecting my skin as well as making my skin look better. It does have a transforming effect to it, but nothing like a bb cream.

I do like to layer this with the Garnier 5 sec blur, thats when I see wow results and my skin looks very nice with these two matched up. My makeup requires less blemish fixing and less foundation.
 5 second blur review

Ultra Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector

Garnier says:

As skin ages, wrinkles and loss of firmness occur, and skin begins to look less smooth and less luminous. Some anti-aging creams take time to help correct the signs of aging, but you want to see a more immediate transformation. 

Auto-Adjusting Texture, Transforms any skin tone

With breakthrough transforming technology, the Ultra-Lift Transformer provides a double transformation for skin.

Instant Transformation:
The auto-adjusting texture transforms on contact with skin for immediate correction and brightening. It releases micro-pigments that instantly adjust to any skin tone whether you are fair or medium to deep, making skin flawless, smooth and radiant.

Over Time Transformation:
The formula with Pro-Retinol from Nature, which is developed through the process of green chemistry, boosts natural cell renewal while actually protecting skin's surface moisture barrier, to help prevent dryness.* Wrinkles are reduced and firmness is restored.

Instantly: Skin is smooth, luminous and even-toned.
In 5 Days: Skin is transformed, it feels firmer and the appearance of fine lines are minimized.
In 4 Weeks: Wrinkles are reduced and a more youthful look is restored.

Formulation Facts:
- Dermatologist tested for safety
- Non comedogenic – won't clog pores
- Allergy tested
- Gentle to skin
- Non-greasy

I love that it has immediate results and well as over time with use benefits and that SPF 20 helps with summer right around the corner. This is a product I will repurchase and recommend to anyone who needs a boost with skin firmness and wrinkles.

Here is a picture of me with both products on my face.

I think I just found my new profile pic, how often do you change your profile picture?

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