Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lush 2015 Valentine's Day Collection

Hey beauties! It's been a while but I'm back. And of course my first post has to be about my favorite soap of all time. Lush.
I have to say this year's Lush Valentine's Day Collection is quite impressive. I like that Lush finally brought out the red hearts.  Available now at LUSHUSA.com

Lush Lonely Heart Bubble Bar A soft glittery heart packed full of glitter, scented with lemongrass, bergamot, jasmine and ylang ylang.

Lush Throb Bubbleroom
This little bubble bar creates mounds of bubbles in your bath and changes bath water to red! It smells like African Paradise Body Conditioner and makes for a perfect romantic soak!

Lush Unicorn Bubble Bar Sink into a magical bath filled with beautiful essential oils, colorful candy stars, sparkling glitter, rainbows and dreams.

Lush Kiss LipGloss A whipped up potted gloss made from shea and cupuaƧu butters to give lips a moisturizing finish and a hint of glossy pink sheen

Are you excited? I know I am!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Suave Hub is helping you a live a happier Lifestyle

**Sponsored post from Global Influence. All opinions are  my own
Hey everybody!! With the change of weather especially here in Arizona things start to change big time! No only outside with he hot temps, but my body and especially my hair.  When it comes to hair problems, I have many.  I've always wished to be one of the girls that has naturally straight hair, OR naturally curly hair. But the in between wavy/frizzy has NOT treated me kindly.  There are so many surgical procedures out there to change the way you look, my question is ; "Why haven't people created a surgery to get rid of frizzy hair?" I would be the first one to sign up. 
Because of this "unknown cure" which is what I call it, you're stuck walking through aisle after aisle after aisle of hair care products all promising the same thing.   But few do what is promised.  I don't think I'm asking for much in a hair care product especially for the prices I've paid to reduce my frizz.  I've probably spent thousands of dollars trying to find the magic hair serum or magic hair cream that will make my hair look and feel soft and manageable. I have dyed my hair so frequently that I also suffer from split hairs and dryness due to the amount of styling and heat that I've added to the mix.  Needless to say, my situation these days isn't too promising.
Some hair beauty tips I've discovered lately have helped, and if you're in the same boat I'm in, they might be helpful to you as well:
1) Only wash your hair once or twice a week I fully understand a lot of people can't do this because they might have extremely nappy or oily hair, but if you CAN it really does help your hair boost it's strength and energy.  Plus it saves you from having to buy your expensive hair care products as frequently.  Since I have reduced the amount of times a week I wash my hair I've noticed it so much healthier.
2:) Steam curl your curls Yes that's right. This is a tip that has not worked for me because steam curles or regular curlers you roll in your hair do not curl my hair correctly. But if you like the look of big bouncy natural waves this routine is much healthier for your locks.   I've read several beauty articles where  a basic curling iron is extremely damaging. This is one thing I Can't get rid of. My curling iron is my holy grail. Sorry the damage will have to remain !:)
3) Squeeze Dry your Hair .. Huh What? Yes this one is a shocker.  Experts have said drying your hair with a towel almost serves no purpose. Take a paper towel or something that is awesome at soaking up water, it will save you time and also blow dry time which equals less damage.
Walmart Suave Hub  is an online app that helps you find beauty products to fit your specific needs and also offers coupons and lots of beauty tips like the ones I mentioned above.   Suave has really stepped up to the plate to help people, (like me) who enjoy savings and are interested in finding the right hair products for my specific hair.   And it's not just about hair, Suave is encouraging everyone live a healthier life,  all the way from a trip in the park, to an escape to paradise.
Stop by your local Walmart – the one-stop shop for all your Suave needs. For continued savings, sign up for Suave Family Perks (https://suavefamilyperks.com) and submit your receipts to accrue points and redeem for Walmart gift cards. See how you can live beautifully with savings on Suave products only at Walmart.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 Effective Ways to Wash Your Hands

5 Super Effective Ways to Heal Your Dry Hands Fast
Author: Alyssa Craig
While the holidays, the treats, and the beautiful leaves and snow are some of the many reasons people look forward to the fall and winter seasons, there are some downsides to the cooler weather. Depending on the climate of the location where you live, you may experience drier weather that comes from these end of year seasons. The reduced humidity, combined with more frequent washing of hands due to cold and flu season, can result in dry, cracked, and even painful hands. As these months make their appearance, there are a few things you can do to prevent and treat dry hands.

1. Water
One preventative tactic you can use is to buy a humidifier for your home. As the humidity goes down, you can make up the difference with your own humidifier in your bedroom. This will help your hands and skin to keep from drying out quite as quickly.
We often talk a lot about drinking water and staying hydrated in the summertime and the advice is no different come fall and winter. Drinking at least eight, 8 oz glasses of water per day will not only help your body stay hydrated and function well on a number of levels, it will also improve your skin and help with dry hands.
2. Moisturizer
Moisturizers can help your skin to rejuvenate and feel healthier. You can help your hands to keep from getting dry by applying moisturizer multiple times per day. Consider beginning this even before dry hands become a problem! For the best effect, use moisturizers that are oil based instead of water based. Specifically, look for non-clogging oils such as avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, and almond oil. If your hands are particularly dry, you may benefit from an organic moisturizer treatment such as those with tropical oils to help with deep healing and moisturizing. Read more about the benefits of these treatments here.
3. At Home Spa
Spa days are wonderful but they are not always realistic, so to heal your dry hands, consider treating yourself to your very own at home spa! Because the skin on your hands is relatively thin, it could definitely benefit from a little pampering. It is more simple than you think and will have you wishing you had been doing this at home all along.
First, exfoliate your hands to remove dead and dry skin cells by using an exfoliating cream that can be found at most drug stores and supermarkets.
Second, slather your hands in petroleum jelly. Be generous and be sure to cover all areas of each hand and in between fingers.
Third, put gloves over the top of the jelly and let this sit overnight. You will wake up with your hands feeling like new!
4. Wash Your Hands Gently
With the onset of cold and flu season and especially if you have a job that requires you to wash your hands often, such as a nurse, cook, teacher or mother, you may be washing your hands frequently, causing you to be even more susceptible to dry hands. Make sure you use mild soaps that will not be too harsh on your skin.
    Use warm water, rather than hot water.
    Towel dry your hands thoroughly after every wash.

Hand sanitizer, while alcohol based and known for drying out skin, is actually easier on your skin than soap and water. Consider carrying some hand sanitizer with you for small cleaning needs.

5. What Not To Do

It is just as important to know what not to do to take care of your hands as what you should do. Especially once the weather gets cooler and wetter, wear gloves to protect your skin. However, you will want to avoid wearing wet gloves for too long. Carry an extra pair with you when the first pair is likely to soak through or make sure the gloves you purchase are waterproof. You can also watch out for your hands by avoiding perfumes as much as possible, as these tend to be alcohol based and will dry out your skin.
Dry hands are a common, often forgotten, side effect of the colder fall and winter months. However, as you prepare in advance, take good care of your hands, and use the proper moisturizers you can restore your hands to their summertime glory.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Favorite Hair Masks For the Fall

Hey beauties!!! One of my favorite beauty products EVER is a good hair mask.  I have dry, frizzy, damaged bleached hair and if I don't constantly repair it with repair masks and deep conditioners I would have a total mess on my hands.  Especially this time of the year it's absolutely crucial  to improve my hair's health because of monsoon season and how frizzy my hair can become. 

Carol’s Daughter Tui Color Care Hydrating Mask ($20.00, carolsdaughter.com): To instantly fix dull, color-treated hair so it can have all the softness, shine and vibrancy you want. Enriched with Cacao Butter and Olive and Maurita Fruit Oils to rescue and deeply condition your hair.

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask ($9.50, stylesource.com): This creamy, rich conditioning treatment is a moisturizing hair mask that revitalizes dry and damaged hair. It restores natural moisture balance and elasticity for shinier, more manageable hair.

Brazilian Tech Keratin Deep-Penetrating Conditioning Treatment ($6.38, stylesource.com): is a protein and vitamin treatment that helps to improve the strength of hair. This high-performance professional conditioning treatment helps to restore your hair's natural keratin that may have been lost or damaged during daily styling and chemical/color treatments.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Currenty Loving: VII O2 M Oxygen Mask Eye Repair

Summer is over which means your tan is starting to fade and before you know it you're back to pale with wrinkles, sun spots and all that other nasty stuff that happens when you age.Every year that goes by I notice more lines, more wrinkles, more crow's feet. And it all seems to be happening around my eyes. 

I've tried several different eye creams but none of them seem to do what they say.  Eye creams are good for moisturizing under your eyes but that's about it. I love putting a good eye cream under my makeup for better coverage and it really does help set your foundation and concealer.  

The reason I was drawn to the VII Oxygen Eye Repair Mask  ($55) is for a few reasons. This is an eye mask that you leave on the entire night long. Very intriguing. A box of the masks will run you $55 for 6 packets.   If that sounds expensive it isn't because they do work extremely well.

This eye mask is suitable for all skin types. We want your eye skin to be the best it can be from the inside out. VII oxygen mask provide everything your eye skin needs to be healthy - all the essential fatty acids. Say goodbye to tired eyes, dark circles, and fine lines - now you can always look refreshed, bright - eyed and lively, soothing eye by VII oxygen mask. These pics of cool gel conform to the shape around the eye, infiltrating the entire area in soothing botanical extracts, as well as targeting specific issues.

 Benefits: To awaken the eye skin cell viability and fade dark circles,eliminate wrinkles and puffiness ect.

 Details: VII O2M contains plant oxygen extracts(EOPE)to active cell oxygen capacity that is 24 hours repair the eye skin. The magical of plant oxygen extracts(EOPE) which stimulate the mitochondrial DNA of the core elements-cell memory(cimc),the release of precipitation memory gene in the state, to active cell memories ,to support energy, and repair fiber cells to improve vitality and elasticity,smooth the fine lines and wrinkles.

 Usage: Sleeping eye mask of improved version for EIGHT HOURS overnight, three times a week.The treatment are three boxes for one course, which can effectively keep the eye skin gloss, fade dark circles, firm the skin, eliminate wrinkles and puffiness.

Tips for how to use the eye mask: After facial cleaning, without any other steps, put the eye mask to your skin under eyes, that just starts it at the beginning of the corner of your eyes. You can use it after several minutes from the refrigerator, that will helps you feel more cooler. Before you go to bed, take a eye cover in case the eye mask will fall down.

The VII 02 Oxygen Eye Repair Masks are available for $55 (for 6 pairs) on their website. I love how I've noticed less darkness around my eyes and I look more awake and refreshed. each morning. 

Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Get Kylie Jenner Hair

Kylie Jenner is such a hot trend right now. I see all kinds of tutorials and website posts on "How to" Get her hair and look Here a few ideas!

(The Mermaid Ombre)

To get the Mermaid Ombre, Blue Or Green Streekers do the job:

(Blonde Ombre)

Use Touchback Blonde Or Ash to get the perfect blonde.

The Auburn Ombre

High-voltage color for hair. Brightly colored shoes are a must-have for spring. Instead of a matching bag, accessorize your look with vibrant hair color. With temporary hair color from Streekers, you can have a new look every day.  To get the Auburn Ombre both Touchback Shampoo & Conditioners plus the Streekers would put the look together.

 Touchback Plus adds vibrant color, smooths hair and repair damage and adds healthy shine while maintaining an Ammonia free quality!  

TouchBack Plus Color Shampoo: Cleanse hair and revive dull color with sulfate-free Micro Foam. Each wash adds a layer of shiny color to both natural and color-treated hair, while protecting hair from UVA/UVB damage, oxidation and fading. 

TouchBack Plus Color Conditioner: The perfect blend of hydration and color, this sulfate-free conditioner adds color to both natural and color-treated hair. Like the Shampoo, the multi-tasking formula protects hair from UVA/UVB damage, oxidation and fading.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gorgeous Cosmetics + International Giveaway Prize Pack (Valued at over $100! Ends 9/12)

I'm back with another review of Gorgeous Cosmetics product line up. I have to say I haven't been this impressed with any cosmetic line in a long time.  Their eyelashes have been staying on me all day, and their lipstick is not only "gorgeous" as the line suggests, but it have a formula that lasts all day.  

I created one look with all the products listed below.  Keep reading to find out how you can win all the products listed too!

It's very few and far between that I trust new eyeliners. They could break easily, melt, or the worst? Crease on your eyes.  The Carbon Black Ink Pencil ($24)  is a gel based pencil, so it goes on creamy and stays on all day. I am a  liquid eyeliner kind of gal, so for me to use a pencil it has to go on super black and work as well if not better then my favorite liquids.  The pencil is super easy to use, and it's almost impossible to make a mistake. This is by far my favorite find in a long time. Love this liner. As you scroll down you will notice putting this pencil on both the top and bottom of my eyes really makes my eyes pop.  Usually I would never put black in my waterline but this one was trustworthy.

Gorgeous Cosmetics Cotton Candy Lipstick ($25) is packed full of pigment. I should have known since my favorite candy of all time is delicious cotton candy that this would be in my top 5 of all lipsticks.  This is not a "Pink Pink" yet it's not red, it's more of what I call an "extremely wearable" pink. Anyone can wear this from the pale skin all the way to black skin.  I like to think of it as Pink meets Nude.  My two favorite colors for my lips is a bright Nude and a light baby pink.  This is a mix of the two, unlike any color I've seen.   It goes well with any lip gloss, but the gloss is not needed because this is a creamy non drying formula that packs a full punch of color and has at least a couple hours of wear. If Cotton Candy isn't for you, Gorgeous Cosmetics  has a ton of other colors to pick from. 

To apply my foundation, (foundation review will be next week) I used this gorgeous Foundation Brush.  ($40) Similar to a Sigma  it really helps make your foundation apply evenly and doesn't suck up all the formula like some brushes can. You can really tell the difference in a quality brush and a badly made brush. The bristles  are made out of synthetic fibers and if taken care of correctly can last years. 

My favorite has to be the Colour Pro Blush.($25)  Coral is  is a soft peach pink with a huge pop of coral. Again maybe it's the perfect color match or the formula is really top of the line. It made my cheeks pop all through the day. Remember to keep your makeup going strong a primer and a finishing spray should be used as well; my problem has always been with blush is it's longevity.  Why does my blush smudge off after a few hours?   The Colour Pro Blush from Gorgeous Cosmetics is finely milled with powder dusts so that there really isn't any micro shimmer, it's more of a matte color.  I can only compare it to the consistency of MAC, the only other blush I put on my face these days.

Right now one winner will win a huge prize pack similar to the one above valued at over $100 Make sure you visit Gorgeous Cosmetics website for sales and coupon codes. This Giveaway is International!

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