Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Birchbox Review: August 2011

One word: Disappointed
I basically signed up for Birchbox for more makeup samples. I always use pretty much everything I get from the Birchbox but for some reason I just didn't care for most of these items. This is to the point where I unsubscribed. I'd rather go with a subscription service where I can use the items and the past year of watching YouTube I have been jealous of the New Beauty Testtubes and the quality of samples that you get from it. Sooooo, I unsubscribed to Birchbox and subscribed to the New Beauty Testtube. 

1.) N4 Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioning Masque ( eh, not bad and its paraben free)
2.) Befine night cream & exfoliating cleanser (lotion smells odd)
3.) 2 x Tocca SPF 30+ sunscreen towelettes ( works)
4.) Stila tinted moisturizer spf30 - medium shade (works well)
Extra) hair tie ( ugh, really? Nothing fancy or special or nice about it)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Cetaphil facial products Review

I was looking for a daily facial regime and research these products online since I have combination normal/oily skin. These worked for a while but I didn't see any dramatic results after 2 months.
Gentle Skin Cleanser- soft feeling on skin but nothing spectacular
Daily facial cleanser- has an alcohol type smell and stung my eyes
Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15- worked well out of all the moisturizer
Moisturizing Cream- so extremely thick and oily! I now use it for my sons exzema. Definitely wonderful for extremely dry patches in body.
Moisturizing lotion- worked ok but nothing spectacular

Overall, this line did not work for me.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nail Polish Review: Essie Coat Azure

Essie- Coat Azure
I did two coats and this color is fabulous! It's a very nice sky blue. I bought it at Target in the clearance section for $3.99!! Deal!

Clairisonic Mia Review

My opinion in the first few days of using the Clairisonic was WOW. I used it along with my husband and we were both very impressed at how our faces looked and felt after washing. I was using the Clairisonic with the Clairisonic cleanser and it just polished my face like no other. I have been using the Clairisonic for about 5 months now and I'm absolutely obsessed. I only use it in the evening because I was finding that my skin was beginning to feel raw from using twice a day. It works like a charm! I recommend the Clairisonic to everyone.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Makeup Idea: The Blues

MAC painterly pot
Rock & Republic electric e/s
MAC night owl e/s
Tarte lights camera lashes!
Urban Decay virgin e/s
Urban Decay buck e/s
MAC mineralized skinfinish soft and gentle
NYX jumbo eye pencil milk, electric blue
MAC prep & prime lash
MAC engraved PowerPoint eyeliner

Hairstyle Ideas: Part 5

Hairstyle Ideas: Part 4

Hairstyle Idea: Part 3

Hairstyle Ideas: Part 2

Hairstyle Ideas: Part 1

Hairstyle Idea: Simple pinned braid

What you'll need:
Small clip/ flower
Steps to achieve this look:
1. Take a section of front hair & braid about halfway
2. Secure with rubberband
3. Pin to the back of hair with flower or clip.
Optional: tease hair to achieve volume

SIMPLE, CUTE, and partly out of your face.

Nail Look: Nude Zebra

Star dune- Nail lacquer Aldo accessories
Pearl white- Kiss brush on nail art
OPI base & top coat

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hairstyle Idea: Milkmaid braid n Pony

What you'll need:
2- small elastics hairties
1- hairtie
4- bobbypins
Steps to achieve this look:
1. Part hair half up and part in the middle.
2. Braid one side beginning from the front side bang area (repeat) and secure each with a bobbypins
2. Tie all hair down, bun, etc.