Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Any Suggestions?

I hope everyone is having an awesome halloween! I'm actually staying in tonight, I have work at 7am tomorrow, so I'm actually hoping into bed after this. I did go out and had my fill of partying so don't worry I got my college partying in. ;)

So the reason I am posting is, do you guys have good suggestions for hand lotions? I've been using my trusted Vaseline at night but I need something to use during the day. Vaseline's a bit too mess to use during the day.

My hands looks horrendous because I've been teaching more swim lessons this year, and it's been unusually cold this year in Philly. So Ladies, and Gentleman I seriously need your help, what hand lotions do you love for during the day, without making your hands greasy?

Any brands that you just love? What do you use? Is anyone having this sudden attack of horrendous hands? HELP!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Outfit of the Day

So it snowed yesterday in Philly, I was not thrilled.   It's pretty much all melting today, which is great!
So I'm going out for lunch in a few and I pulled this outfit together, which I got for all under $20.

I got the shirt$4 and sweater$10 on sale from Forever 21 plus.
I got the Jeans from a deb warehouse sale for $3. There are a bit last season, but I don't like to wear jeans that often, I'm a more yoga and leggings girl. So if they're last season I could care less.

Can you put together an outfit under $20. I know I find it hard. But I now started a habit when I look for clothes, is I look on the clearance/sale racks first. I still sometimes get surprised on what great items I find. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ion Demi Permanent Dye

I decided to try out demi permanent dye instead of what I usually use permanent dye. Since demi-permanent is much nicer to your hair. 
Click down below for a review on the dye and the Before & After pictures! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo VS J&J Baby Powder

I'm back with a HighEnd product VS a DrugStore product. 

Almost everyone knows the secret of rubbing baby powder in your hair to soak up the oil and put off washing your hair for another day. But does it work? 

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo pronto (powder) gets raves reviews but is it really worth it? 

Click down below to see what I think about the two as dry shampoos

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The infamous Revlon Facets of Fuchsia.

Ahh here's another blog post about the infamous Facets of Fuchsia. I've been seeing this everywhere and I just had to put my two cents in.

Click down below to see what I had to say.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mac Fluidline VS Maybelline Eyestudio

If you have been reading my blog from the beginning then you know that I have been on a hunt for a replacement of Mac's Fluidline. So I decided to try Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner.
Click down below to find out which gel liner I thought was best.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Last Mani of Pink October

So I was trying really hard to finish and do a pink October this year. I couldn't do it. Sorry! I had to switch up the color, that and I only have so many pink polishes (6 but a few are almost the same color) So here's my last one. Finger Paints' "Hue Left A Message?" Its a pure pink glitter in a clear base. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly. I definitely needs a top coat. After the top coat the polish is smooth, not gritty. It's a very pale pink color on the nails. 
I love this brand, it's cheaper than OPI and China glaze, but the same great quality. Finger Paints can be found at Sally's and are usually $4. Finger Paints actually has an impressive selection too!! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Two Blog Awards

Wow I disappear this week during midterms and comeback to find I won two blog rewards! WOW I feel so honored and lucky. It a great surprise after a super stressful week. Sorry for not posting but I have a High End VS Drugstore post coming up. Also a few eye looks. One more Pink nails look. I like this look so much I'm going to keep it on for the rest of October for Pink October. Click down below to find out awards I won and who won them next!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Buy your NYX products on sale!

Just a quick post letting everyone know that is having a 20% off sale this week to Sunday. This is the best time to buy the already discounted NYX products AND the sinful nail polish colors you can't find in the store!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Elf quad in Rocker

So there's a select few ELF products I actually like  and this is one of them. I find with ELF no matter what it is, that with me it's always a HIT or a MISS. The Elf eyeshadow quad in Rocker is a really cute combo of colors. Great for day or night. Click down below to see what I created with this quad and my thoughts on it. 

Review on Rimmel's Volume accelerator

I bought Rimmel's Volume accelerator back towards the end of August, and have been wearing it everyday with the exception when I switched it out a few random days for waterproof mascara. I've actually used it for over 30 days. I kept track. I just can't find the photo of the picture I took for before reference of my lashes. I couldn't really find anywhere online what this mascara promises to do in making your lashes grow. 
Click down below for the results.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NOTD Baby Cakes

This is my right hand, not even my dominate one! 
So it being October I'm going to be like a lot of other bloggers out there and try to do a pink October. This will be new for me because I've been doing a red october the last couple of years, for the Phillies. Since they're not in the playoffs anymore I'll be doing pink October instead this month for beast cancer awareness. 

This October hits a little closer to home for me this year, my one aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she caught it super early so the doctors say she should be making a full recovery. It's still scary but it's great to know that her doctor has no fear of her beating this. 

My other Aunt is doing the 3day walk this October in Philadelphia. I'm super proud of her, and it just blows me away all the women that get involved with this. I know I'll be joining her on the walk next year. 

Okay now down to business. I painted my nails with Jessie's Girl nail polish in baby cakes. I lent this polish out by the time I sat down to type up this review so if you wanna check out the nail polish bottle you can see it in this post.  

Here's what I thought about this polish: I love the color, it's a great Neon pink color AND it isn't streaky!! It dries super quick, and matte. I didn't like that but I put on a top coat anyway so that fixed that problem. But this polish chips like crazy!! I did my usual mani routine, OPI's chip skip, china glaze base coat, and a clear top coat. I had to take them off after the third day. 

Verditc: Well I'm not surprised that I had crazy chipping problems, it was $1.99. Would I buy it again? No. I'll continue my hunt for the perfect neon pink for my summer nails somewhere else. But if you do paint your nails every other day then, this has enough color in it that it would be worth your money. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Eos lip balm in SummerFruit

Eos lip sphere in Summer Fruit

So I was at ulta a few weeks ago picking up more face masks, when I saw this on the stand they have showcasing the mini products. I read about how everyone raves about how much they LOVE these lip balms, so I being me of course had to try it. So I picked one up in summer fruit. If you want to see what I had to think about it click down below. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Beauty Tip 5 - Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

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  • If your one of those poor unfortunate souls (Poor unfortunate souls, In pain, in need -bahaha couldn't help myself) like me who suffer from nose piercing bumps because you irritated the sensitive skin around the piercing. You just dab on a little In the morning and night - if you can squeeze in once in the afternoon that's great but don't exceed three times a day. The bump should be gone in a week if you use it 3times a day

I've read a lot of different articles about how Tea Tree Oil helps heal acne. So I went and found a recipe for a Tea Tree Oil mask. 

Here's the recipe:
  • 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 1  Tablespoon of pure honey 
  • you mix the two ingredents together and lather all over your face and neck. Leave on for 10mins. Wash off with warm water.
      • okay here's the deal with this mask. I have to make mine larger. So I triple the recipe. Also it's kinda really messy, so you might wanna hangout in the bathroom when using this. Make sure you don't get it in your hair. That is not fun getting it out of your hair. 

This post ends my Beauty tips you think twice about, well at least for now! I hope you guys enjoy it and walk away with some new tips! 

Any homemade beauty recipes you'd like to share? I'm always up to trying new things! 


Thursday, October 6, 2011

NOTD Sexy Divide

Getting into the fall mood, I picked a deep, but vibrant
purple color to paint my nails. So I picked essie's sexy divide. It's a beautiful color, but I had some problems.The first coat was extremely streaky, and patch. The second coat cleared up a lot of the patchy/streckiness of it but it was still there. I had to deal because I didn't have time to do a third coat. To spice up this mani I used nail stickers I had floating around. 

I think the stickers gave it a cool vibe. 

Verdict: Now while even with the problems I love this nail polish. I would buy it again but when it comes to buying essie products, only buy it on sale, or buy it at CVS and use your extra care bucks like I do. As a college student $8 is a lot to spend on one nail polish. I'd suggest buying it on sale or not buying it at all. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beauty Tip 4 - ELF Facial Whip

ELF spotlight facial whip
  • This works great as a base for eyeshadow, it's sticky on the lids so your eyeshadow has something to grab onto. 
  • Use it as a highlight. It last all day and night and really noticeable in pictures! I like to put a little over my lipstick on my cupids bow, say hello to noticeable lips (I get more kisses when I do this ;) haha)
Elf Facial Whip in different colors
  • I have it in Pink Lemonade, and I use it as a blush by itself, or under a powder blush to make it last. 
  • I also use Pink Lemonade on my lids. I just swipe some on, but liner on then off I go. 
  • You can buy it in other colors and use it as a eyeshadow as well. Just add liner and mascara and out the door you go. The easiest school look ever. Promise!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beauty Tip 3 - Vaseline

  • I've tried all kids of chapsticks and lip balms, nothing really thrills me like Vaseline(or A&D ointment in this case only) does, Its super hydrating and gives me a gloss look without being sticky.  Apply it to your lips  at night and through out the day and you can wave chapped lips goodbye!  Trust me I was on accutane for over a year and those two products saved my lips big time! 
  • Super dry, cracked hands during the winter? No problemo! Just slather this generously on your hands before night then put on either a moisture gloves or footie socks(if you don't have the gloves, you if you're like me and missing one glove.) 
  • For a person who dyes their own hair, this is a lifesaver. It saves me from looking like I killed someone. (I dye my hair red) I apply this around my hair line, on my ears, and on the back of my neck. This keeps the dye from staining those areas. BUT remember not to get it in your hair, if you do the color won't reach those strands. 


Monday, October 3, 2011

Beauty Tip 2 Scotch Tape

How about scotch tape, only good for taping your pictures to your dorm room or wrapping gifts? WRONG! 
  • cleaning up  makeup fallout, just make a circle out of it, sticky side facing out, stick your finger in the middle and press it against where the fallout is and it's gone! 
  •  nail designs, you want a quick french cover the part of the nail you don't want white, peal away while paint's still wet. You can to do two colors? Paint your nails the base color, than angle the tape over what you don't want painted a different color, and bam! You have awesome two tone nails! 
  • If you  need to clean up the stray fur left behind on clothes by a beloved pet(or your own hair on a sweater), easy clean up in a jiffy when you don't have a lint brush!  


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beauty Tips series - Tip 1

Okay Ladies and Gentleman, I've decided to do this little mini series of beauty tips that make you think twice about your beauty regiment. My hopes is that you take away some new knowledge or that you just improve your beauty regiment. These are tips that work for me and not work for everyone.

Okay Guys I hope you like it!

What do you think of when you see baby wipes? Only one use right? Only usable to babies. WRONG! You can use them in your daily makeup routine!
  1. You can use them to clean your brushes between each use and to stretch out the time between each proper cleaning. 
  2. Wipe your face free of makeup. If your feeling lazy, or just to tired after a night of partying you can wipe off your makeup at night, and not worry about what your foundation is doing to your skin while you sleep. I buy the kind for sensitive skin. 
It's impossible not to love the simplicity of the baby wipes trick at such a low cost, your brushes will thank you. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September's Favorites

I'm on top of things so far this month! Okay, it's only the first of October but whatever it still counts!!

If you click down below you can see what I think of my Septembers favorites!!
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