Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The nail polish was creamy warm taupe color but look a bit like mud. The nail polish was more watery than other OPI colors I have tried. I had to use multiple coats to get full coverage. I did notice when my nails did try there was some bubbles and rough spots.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
|Photo Source - Epionce|
This intense serum is like a skin care multivitamin for your skin. It is packed with fruit, botanical extracts and Niacinamide. The potent cocktail promises to reverse fine line, wrinkles, improve skin tone, smooth, soften and improve firmness, elasticity and texture. The creamy formula went on smoothly and left my face feeling soft and firm. I must say, when they say intensive hydration, they really do mean intensive. I used a little bit of the serum on my face and face look like my face was drenched with water. It did take a bit of work to work in all of the serum into my face.The only parts I didn’t like is that my hands were sticky from the lotion and my face did get a bit dry towards the evening. Overall, it was too pricey to buy again and I found other products that work a lot better for less money.
Monday, May 26, 2014
This irresistible blend of white peach and silk blossom with triple silkening moisturizer that softens and smooths skin to the touch. The body wash provides a luxurious lather and imparts a soft delicate scent. I love how soft my skin was and the soft scent is perfect for the treat for the “It’s hot as hell, why am I wearing clothes” summer.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
|Photo Source - Sephora|
I love this floral scented oil. I also like it could be used for on body, face, cuticles and hair. The oil is packed with argan, hibiscus and sesame oil. Rose, grapefruit, spicy pink pepper, cedar, vanilla and white musk lend their extracts to create this intoxicating scent. I smoothed on some of oil after my bath and my skin was soft and silky. I couldn’t stop smelling and rubbing my skin. I absolutely want to buy this by the gallons and pour into a bath and just marinate it. [Try not to imagine that]
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
New Pants Styles to Try-
“The Track Pants - Paired with minimalist pieces, this sporty, slim cut is polished enough to wear to dinner.
The Cropped Wide - Leg Trouser - Fashion forward and surprisingly flattering, this ‘40s inspired style creates a sexy hourglass shape.
The Slouchy Leather - Give your boyfriend jeans a rest and wear this equally laid-back but way more luxe pair.
The Graphic Print Trouser - An eye-popping motif takes this work-ready cut from basic to quirky chic.”
New Golden Powders to Try -
Nars Puerto Vallarta Multiple
MAC Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden
Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Nude Beach
DiorSkin Nude Tan Paradise Duo Blush in Coral Glow
Guerlian Meteorites Pearls
Yves Saint Laurent Terre Sharienne in N. 30 in Terre Tan
Elizabeth Arden New York in Bloom Radiant Bronzing Powder
Multi-Tasking Skin Cream
SK II Essential Power Cream
Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reserving Line/Wrinkle Creme
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Shimmery Body Oils
Clarins Splendours Shimmer Body Oil
Guerlian Terracotta James de Gazelle
Caudalie Dive Legs Tinted Body Lotion
Nuxe Hulle Prodiguese
Summer Florals Perfumes -
Lanvin ME Eau de Parfum
Crabtree and Evenlyn Somerset Meadow de Toilette
Prada Candy L’Eau
Anna Siu La Vie de Boheme
Joie Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum
Taylor by Taylor Swift Eau de Parfum
Mastering Brows -
“1. Don’t tweeze more than once every three to four weeks. This keeps brows from looking too thin.
2. Draw an invisible line straight from the outer corner of your nose. Your brow should start here and end along a line from the corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye. The highest part of your arch should line up just outside your pupil.
3. Shower first to open your pores, soften your skin and make tweezing easier. After use aloe gel to prevent redness and bumps.
4. Pull hairs in the direction of growth one by one working in natural light.
5. Use a regular not magnifying mirror, otherwise you can end up with a hole. If you can’t see the hair in a regular mirror, neither can anyone else.
6. Don’t make the ends too thin, and feather them outward - this gives the eyes a bit of a lift.
7. Overcutting brows can be as detrimental as over-tweezing. Brush brows straight up and trim hairs one at a time.
8. It is a myth that you should never tweeze from the top. The truth is most people need to take a little off the top in order to get the perfect shape.
9. If you chair your hair color, change your brows to match. Darkening brows adds fullness. Don’t dye them yourself - get it done at a salon.
10. Delicate features look best with thinner, more elegant brows. Thicker ones are perfect with stronger bone structure.”
Your Ultimate Brow Kit
K. Streicher Beauty Apres Calming Cream
Sania’s Brow Bar Angle Mechanical Pencil
Cle de Peau Eyebrow and Eyeliner Compact in 1
Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Taupe’
End of the Summer Hair Rescue -
Keratase Spray a Porter
Organiz Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo
Shu Uemura Muroto Volume Pure Lightness Treatment
New Star Ingredient - Camellia Oil
“These antiaging face concoctions are infused with oils from the ultra - hydrating, antioxidant rich camellia flower, called tsubaki in Japanese. They leave skin dewy, plump and smooth in seconds.
Lancome Absolue Sublime Oleo Serum
Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil
Tatcha Gold Camella Beauty Oil
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
White Hot Nail Polishes to Try -
Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Porcelain Party
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Textured Nail Color in Sugar Fix
Candie’s Glitter Nail Polish in White Noise
Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish in N01
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Vapor
Tips for Damage Control for your Hair -
Philip Kingsley Paddle Brush - “Your scalp is the source of healthy hair. It’s important to stimulate it a little each day simply by brushing from roots to ends.”
Oribe Signature Moisture Masque - “Rub a dime - sized amount of deep conditioning mask through dry hair before the beach or pool. It protects strands from saltwater and chlorine”.
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner - “Summer’s harsh elements, such as the sun’s UV rays, cause hair to become dry and brittle. Keep split ends under control with shampoos and conditioners that contain oils like almond and coconut”.
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum - “Stay away from hair care products with alcohol as the primary ingredient. It can dry out stands and cause breakage”.
Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy Damage and Color Repair 7 Day Intensive Treatment Tubes - “Creating a solid foundation with a well-nourished scalp not only gives you strong, beautiful hair but can help you get to a longer length faster”.
New Bronzer Products to Try-
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF
Too Faced Bronzed and Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer
Nars Multiple in South Beach
Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen
Physicians Formula How - To - Wear Bronzer
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronze and Glow Matte Bronzer and Cheek TintLaura Mercier Illuminating Powder
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Just in the perfect timing for summer travel - carry on essentials
The Wet Brush Squirt in Pink
T Spheres Pep Up Aromatherapy Massage Balls
Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment
Revlon Baby Stick for Lip and Cheeks in Pink Passion
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Cooling Eye Roller
Sephora Target Eye Remover Swabs
Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes
Shiseido Sun Protection Compact Case and Foundation
Fresh Scents to Try this Summer
Clinique Happy Summer Spray
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Summer Limited Edition
Yves Saint Premieres Roses eau de toilette
Giorgio Armani Code Summer for Women
CK One Summer eau de toilette
Master Your Mani - Pedi
“Step 1 - Smooth your feet. It best to pumice calluses while skin is dry. If you do it in the shower, you may take off too much skin.
Step 2 - Hop in the shower. The heat will soften nail beds. Grab a washcloth and conditioner, and push back cuticles on hands and feet. After, use cuticle nippers to snip away hanging bits only.
Step 3 - Define your shape. Trim nails while you’re still damp. Water softens them and prevents splits while they’re being cut. And file carefully! Find a file with a grit between 180 and 240.Step 4 - Prep and polish. Do your toes, then your fingers. To get the smoothest application, first remove oil from the nail with polish remover. And don’t forget base and top coat.”
Friday, May 16, 2014
“The Best Bikini for Your Body -
If you have a Big Bust : Extra wide straps are not your only solution, we promise! If you’d prefer a top with skinny straps, just make sure it also has underwire, which will keep you from feeling overexposed.
If you have a Small Bust : Skip padded tops, which can end up making your chest look overstuffed, and fake your curves with tops that feature feminine ruffles and bold patterns instead.
If you have an Hourglass Shape : Embrace your bombshell body with a retro-inspired suit. Vintage cuts are especially designed to show off things like a tiny waist and killer curves. “
New SPF Products to Try -
Clarins Sunscreen Spray Oil - Free Lotion SPF 15
Sun Bum Pro Premium Face Stick SPF 30
Shiseido Sun Protection Compact Foundation SPF 34 in Limited Edition Case
EOS Lemon Drop Smooth Sphere Lip Balm SPF 15
How to get a Great Self Tan -
“1. You can exfoliate furiously, but the key to a seamless, glowy finish is to use a lots of moisturizer, especially anywhere you’re dry - your elbows, knees, etc. It blends everything perfectly.
2. Feet are the toughest spots to get right. Use lots of moisturizer [before and/or after the tanner - it works beautifully either way] and blend like crazy.
3. Do you hands last. Wash the tanner off your palms thoroughly with soap and water. Let them dry; put a dot of tanner on the back of one hand and rub the two backs together.
4. Do it the day before you need to look fabulous. If you miss a spot or overdo, you can correct it the next day. Oil, soap and a washcloth will tone down most mistakes.”
The Best BB for Dark Skin
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB in Deep
L’Oreal PAris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Deep
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35 in Dark
Dr. Brandt Pores No More BB Matte in Medium to Dark
The Fishtail Braid by John Barrett owner of eponymous salon.
“1. Divide the sections of hair you want to braid into two pieces. Take a small outer piece from one side and cross it over to the inside of the opposing side.
2. Repeat with small outer pieces crossing over to become part of the inside of the first section.
3. Keep crossing small outer pieces into the opposite inside until braid is complete. Pull aparty for a more relaxed look.”
“Thin Hair - Coil damp hair with thickening mist into pin curls. When it is 60 percent dry, go over with a diffuser to set curls - run fingers through.
Curly Hair - Flat iron each piece - not too straight to stretch the curls out into waves.
Long Hair - Braid damp hair and leave overnight or until it’s dry.
Short Hair - Wrap small sections of hair around curling iron and tousle.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
How to get curly hair for your hair type -
“Straight - Loose, bouncy curls are the easiest for you to rock. Add mousse to wet hair for staying power, and blow dry. Once hair is 100 percent dry, hold a 1.5 inch curling iron vertically and wrap 2 inch section of hair around the closed barrel. Hold for a few seconds and then finish with a blast of hairspray so the curls last all day.
Wavy - To amp up your natural waves, scrunch in a lightweight curl gel and blow-dry hair upside down for extra volume. Spritz with flexible hold hairspray, and let them set while you do your makeup. Unpin them and rake your fingers through your hair for a natural tousle.
Curly - Play up your natural texture with a diffuser. The fingers spread out the air so strands don’t frizz. Just add a little smoothing cream first, then point the dryer up for more volume or down for less.”
“No Frizz Ever - Leave in conditioners are a curly girl’s BFF. Coat strands in a downward motion to smooth hair cuticles while also locking in moisture. Follow with your favorite styling product and twist curls into place with your fingers. Then it’s hands-off until hair is dry.
Pretreat your strands - thick, unruly curls will benefit from a hot oil treatment before shampooing - work it through dry locks 15 minutes before jumping in the shower. The slick stuff helps moisturize and make your tresses easier to untangle.
Revive second day curls - You will get too dry if you wash every day, so mist just the frizzy pieces with a mix of leave - in conditioner and water. Then shape curls into place.Trim often - You’ll know you’re due for a date with the scissors when it starts becoming harder than normal to detangle your hair - it’s a sign you have lots of split ends that need to be snipped”.
“Three Steps for Younger - Longer Skin
1. Cleanse Less but Exfoliate Daily - Wash your face once a day instead of twice a day. Skip the morning suds. The best formulas combine humectants, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, with mild fruit acids or non - scratchy microbeads.
2. Make Your Moisturizer Multitask - Look for broad - spectrum sunscreen, protective antioxidants, and wrinkle - fighting peptides. Also, don’t skimp on sunscreen.
3. Wear Retinol to Bed - Vitamin A repairs skin at every level. Prescriptions versions are more potent but are more irritating and pricer than over the counter drugs.”
New Products to Try This -
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Buff
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
Alba Botanica Good and Clean Foaming Cleanser
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll On Hair