Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer

I am looking for an outstanding bronzer. OUTSTANDING I say! Well one of my friends suggested Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer. It received mixed reviews on Sephora and it seemed as if the product worked best on Olive and Darker skin. (Which is a plus for me!) I will give this a try but I wanted to hear of anyone else's favs. I will report on the Lorac.

Cantu Leave In

I used the cantu Leave In last night on my flat ironed hair and it was great. It only takes a little bit and the cream is not too heavy on my hair. I used this before while wet bunning and it was a huge hit. I was afraid it might be to heavy on my flat ironed hair but that wasn't the case at all. It is definitely worth trying.

FHI Platform Flat Iron

I went to have my hair done two days ago and my beautician used the FHI Flat Iron. You all know I love my Royale Flat Iron. LOVE IT!! But after she used the FHI Platform, I was looking to see if my Royale was somewhere in hiding. This FHI letf my hair silky straight and beautiful. The best factor was she used no extra products to flat iron with. This iron made all the magic happen on it's own. (Not some truly amazing product!) This is a great tool for less than the retail price of the Royale. I saw the FHI Platform on Amazon for $140.00.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sonia Kashuk : Blending Sponge

Have you seen the Blending Beauty Sponge at Sephora? It's a neat little that has been getting rave reviews all over the net. The Sponge is around $20.00 at Sephora. Check it out on

Sonia Kashuk has a similar sponge that is GREAT!! I love this thing. I use mine damp and my makeup is flawless. My foundation application was seamless and smooth. I wont go so far as to say I will stop using my brushes, but this sponge is pretty darn amazing. It is $9.99 in the store and $8.99 online. (Target)

*You can also wash the sponge with Dr. Bonners liquid soap! Truly Amazing. Check out Sonia Kashuk products in any Target.

Tools : Sonia Kashuk : Design for All : Shopping Directory : Target

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Clarisonic Brush

I remember seeing the Clarisonic facial brush in my dermatologist office and thought, "No way that brush is needed! They come up with so many ways to make a buck!" Well, I moved the brush to the back of my mind and didn't think about it again.

Fast forward six months later. I kept hearing all the rave reviews about this brush and went into 'research mode.' I LOVE this brush! I no longer think it's hype or a money marketing scheme to push an unnecessary product. My skin is much smoother since using the Clarisonic brush.

This brush can be found in major department stores, on the web, and Sephora. I have the pink brush and I give this product 5 of 5 stars!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cucumbers and Lemon Flavored Water

Water is essential to our bodies and something we all must drink at least 8 glasses of daily right? Right. (Well technically, water intake depends on one's body weight...etc.) But for the sake of the 'norm', lets go with the recommended eight glasses a day.

Now, here is a tip you must try. I stumbled across an article telling how a few celebs (Beyonce and Oprah) would not drink their water unless it had cucumbers and lemons in it. Well, I gave it a try one day and it was really delicious! The taste is very...........refreshing. I like it better with cucumbers only. Either way, the whole water drinking experience is ten times better! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

*Some people leave the peel on the lemon. This left a horrible after-taste in my water. I peeled the lemon and experienced a better tasting flavored water. If you look down a few entries, you can add the True Lemon packets I blogged about to get the lemon flavor. Happy water drinking!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pibbs 514 Hair Dryer

I have had my Pibbs 514 Dryer for over a year and only used it two times. My main rationale for getting the dryer was it would pay for itself if I used it consistently. Well, it still hasn’t paid for itself. One of the main reason I wasn’t using it before was because it was so hot on my ears. My ear always felt like they were on fire!! I intended to find something at Sally’s to cover my ears, but I never remembered to look.

Last night I waited until 11:30 to rinse conditioner out of my hair out. I knew my hair would be soaking wet the next morning if I didn’t sit under the Pibbs dryer. So, I sat and thought of a way to make it work. Well let me tell you, a creative mind saves money! I took my cotton squares (I use them to remove makeup) and placed them over my ears. It worked like a charm!!! I said under the dryer for 40 mins and my hair was dry. Yes, only 40 mins! I didn't rollerset; I did a braidout. Now this is coming from a person who normally has to sit under the dryer for two hours to dry. “Oh Pibbs, how I love thee!”

*Here is an Amazon Link to the dryer, but it can be googled to find the best deal.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

True Lemon

In a search to find something to help drink more water (I hate drinking water), I came across True Lemon. It is a packet of crystallized lemon that can be added to water bottles or any 10-16oz beverage. It comes in Lemon, Orange, and Lime. I have tried Lemon and Orange and tend to like the lemon better. Give it try.

* Consistent fresh lemon or lime taste without any mess, waste or inconvenience;
* 100 percent all natural ingredients including fresh lemon or lime juices and oils;
* 0 calories and 0g carbohydrates;
* No artificial or natural sweeteners;
* No preservatives or sodium; and
* Offers 25 percent of an adult’s daily Vitamin C requirements.

*I am not totally giving up my crystal lite yet.* They can be found in any local grocery store.

Ballmania Lip Balm

I was in Dilliards this weekend and the saleslady kept raving about Ballmania Lip Balm. I was like, "I will pass, I found something I already like." She kept talking about other things and the convo goes BACK to Ballmania. Then the proceeds to tell it was one of Oprah's pick. I am still sitting there like . So I think of the nicest way to say I don't care what is Oprah's pick; I gotta like it.

This lady is not letting the Ballmania Lip Balm issue die. So she opens up one and say, "Try it."

Well, I am pleased to say it is now one of Tee's picks!

This stuff

* Feels great
* Has SPF 20
* Smell and taste good (It's impossible NOT to taste it.)
* Can be purchased at the mall
* Cute,
* Only 7 bucks
* It will last awhile.

You can check it out at

Royale Flat Iron

I have gone through some flat irons and was on this constant search to find the 'perfect' flat iron. Well, my search is OVER!! My new love is the Royale Flat Iron. WHERE HAS THIS FLAT IRON BEEN ALL MY LIFE! Now the lady had me thinking she was being to much of a 'super sales women' using terms like, "This will be your new best friend, love, live it, dream it, believe, caress it, become one with it, this will change your life." So I thought, But after using the thing and seeing my own before and afters, I was sold!!!! Now, I have a few irons I need to try to sell now. (and I loved my Sedu before I tried this iron.)

I am so impressed by this iron. Here is just a little bit from their site. "The 100% Ceramic plates produce far-infrared technology that seals the cuticles with the natural moisture and causing the hair to be humidity safe, while eliminating any frizzy or puffy influences." I agree with them.

This iron has a feature that even dries damp hair. When the woman said this, I was like, "No way you are putting that iron on my wet hair to fry it out." But I watched her do it and then she did mine, just wow. (Only the premium flat irons has this feature she said.)

I purchased mine in the mall. They are the 'pushers' you normally try to hurry past because you know they are trying to hustle off something. Click here for the link to the website.


Multani Facial Mask

I have been using a new facial mask for about 3 weeks or more. I purchased Multani powder at my local Indian store. If the Multani is not on the shelf at your local store; ask them to order it. Sometimes you can save on shipping fees like this. (I did!) There is also google search. (Search Multani Powder)

I mixed the Multani powder with Rose water. <--- (Also purchased at the local Indian store) I was instructed to use Rose water and I haven't tried anything else.
Mix the powder with the rose water to make a paste. It doesn't take much. I apply the paste with a foundation brush. <---Personal preference.

This mask is great and my skin is baby soft.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A year later..........

It's been over a year since I made my last blog. What's been going on??? Well,there has been school, family, traveling, just life I guess. I plan to do better this year updating the blog from this point forward. Anything you would like to see or have me discuss, let me know okay! Huggles.



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