Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rhianna's Eye Look

Rhi Rhi's gray/silver eye look is sooo darn cute. I am praying this is a look Candiecc (An excellent make-up Youtuber) will recreate these looks for me. I am loving this look so much that I had to go to a pro. What do you think of this look??

Aveeno Skin Brighting Daily Scrub

Aveeno Skin Brighting Daily Scrub is a super super fab facial scrub. This is a nice gentle exfoliating scrub that is not harsh on the skin. (I have very sensitive skin.) If you are using any scrubs with nuts or shells in them, please throw them in the trash. The nuts and shells are to harsh and can damage your skin. I have used this mask for over a year and I totally love it! It also contains soy. Soy is wonderful for the skin. For more information on soy, click here.

You can purchase it at any drug store (Walgreens,, CVS, etc) or discount stores like Target or Wal-Mart for around $6.99.

Here is the write up on the product from the Aveeno home page.

This daily facial scrub helps improve skin tone, texture and clarity to reveal brighter, more radiant skin. This unique formula combines natural soy extracts with smooth, round microbeads to gently exfoliate while you cleanse, leaving skin soft, smooth and even-looking. Good for everyday use and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Additional Product Benefits Include: soap-free, oil-free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fab Hand Cream

I was given Crabtree & Evelyn Garners Hand Therapy hand cream as a gift a few years ago. I looked at it and thought, "What is this?" It was a gift from a manager and I was sure it was something his wife picked up for the staff. (You know the gift where they feel obligated to get the staff something.....Anything!) I wasn't expecting anything great from this cream. I even put it in the back of my drawer at work and didn't think about it again for awhile.

Well, one day I needed some lotion. (Yeah, I washed my hands one to many times that day and the ashy look is soooo not cute! lol) I pulled out the Crabtree & Evelyn and gave it try. It was okay at first use. I thought, "It does the job. A regular hand cream right?" Here is the kicker, I went to add more lotion later; I didn't need any more!! My hands were so soft. It's not greasy at all!! The smell is not overpowering. I pulled out the lotion and used it daily. (Instead of the Avojuice by OPI that I was enjoying before.)

I can't be without my Crabtree & Evelyn for long. My hands are soo soft. I can tell the difference from continuous use. Give it a try! I really think you will love it too.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins are a really important part for Hair, skin, and nails. Not only are some of these vitamins good for you hair, skin, and nails; they are also beneficial for overall health. When you are healthy your hair benefits too!!

Once I started my journey for long hair, I really started researching different vitamins and ways they would benefit me.

MSM......MSM is great for joints but many use it for hair growth. I used it for a little white and stopped. MSM gave me horrible headaches. :(

Biotin......I love biotin. Not only does it give strong, beautiful nails; it also help tremendously with hair growth. I take 5mg of biotin daily. You must drink plenty of water with biotin to avoid skin break-outs.

Omega 3-6-9 Oil, Fish Oil, and Flaxseed Oil......These are the 'good' fats. These fatty acids are great for hair and skin. I started taking these for my hair but my skin really flourished with these.

Multi-vitamin and Iron......These not only help your overall health but they are good for you hair too!! I use Kroger Multivitamin. My eye doctor recommended this brand and I have been taking it every since.

I have other vitamins and have taken others but these are the most important one I found from my experience with vitamins. I get almost all my vitamins from Vitamin Shoppe

WebMD article

Friday, February 29, 2008


Okay, I have never heard of depotting before I stumble across one of my favorite YouTuber's video months ago. I will admit, I was hesitant at first. But I got a eye shadow palette (Thanks Lorraine!) and decided to give this 'depotting' a go. It's addictive! I depotted five or six eye shadows before I got tired.

So what is depotting? It's simply removing your overshadows from the MAC original container. (Then adding them to a palette if you like.) You can take the 6 cases back to MAC for the 'Back To MAC' program and get a free products! If you have thought about depotting but thought it was to much work, give it a try! It's so worth it. :)

The beginning product

Take a box cutter or a knife and wedge the two parts of the containers apart.

Here it is out.

Take some tongs and a lighter and melt the bottom of the container for about 30 to 40 seconds. (Or until it starts to melt.)

Once the plastic is melted, take a knife, scissors, or box cutter and push the metal pan out of the plastic. Please be careful. (I used my knife)

You can either get some magnetic strips and put your eyeshadow in the palette, or do like I did. :) Moving quickly, As soon as I popped out the metal pan, it was already pretty sticky. I quickly placed the sticky pan in the palette and it stuck! BINGO!

You can take your lighter again and quickly pass it along the bottle of your original case for about 15 or 20 seconds. This will melt the glue on the bottom of your label. Peel off the label and stick it on your palette as to help identify your colors.

Happy Depotting!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

NOTD (Nail Of The Day)

I ordered new nail polish from Carolyn of New York and was itching to to give it try. My first polish used was Spring Street. This color looked more pinkish on the site but it's really a nude color. Even though it wasn't what I expected, I am still okay with the color. The application was smooth. I used three coats to get the color intensity.
Here is the color with and without a flash.

I can't wait to see how this polish 'wear'. *Carolyn's products are DBP Free.*

No Flash

Carolyn New York.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm Blogging :)

Okay, so it seems like every body has a blog and I needed to come out of the stone man era and BLOG! This is the start of something new. Keep looking for updates of all kinds.

*Happy Birthday Mom. I love you.*



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