My summer 2008 was ALL about Sex and The City The Movie. Love this version of Auld Lang Syne. Happy New Year!!!
Rimmel Sexy Curves boasts up to 70% curlier lashes with voluptuous volume, 16 hour curl hold, and a triple plump brush. Now, the 70% is a bit of a stretch, in my case I noticed significant curl and increased volume which I was very pleased with. I've only worn the mascara for about 7 to 8 hours at a time so I can't comment on the 16 hour claim.
When I pulled the brush out I was a little unsure about the triple plump brush and made a mess of my lashes because I was applying it too fast. I removed my first botched attempt, recurled my lashes and reapplied. My second attempt came out so much better. I was able to navigate the brush between my lashes and those three plumps help boost lashes to a fuller potential.
After a week of wearing Rimmel Sexy Curves and loving the results, I had to add it to my makeup bag and retire one of my other mascara MVPs, lol. This is a great drugstore mascara that retails for under $8. Let me know if you try it. I'd love to know what you think.
P.S. No clumps and no flakes...SCORE!!!!
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
Did you get everything you wanted? Any gifts leave you scratching your head in confusion? LOL!
My Christmas joy was cut short because of an evil headache that took hold of me. As the day wore on, the headache became worse. I was at my mom's house and not in the best of moods. I suffer from headaches quite a bit and the last thing anyone wants on a holiday is a freaking headache from hell. But, I digress. My gifts were greatly appreciated and that's what I enjoy most. I love giving gifts. I was very pleased by what I received, there were some surprises and I do enjoy a good surprise.
So here's my 2008 Christmas Gift Haul:
- 450 thread count sheet set in pale gray (but the color looks more silver to me)
- 600 thread count sheet set in pale lilac
- Jensen iPod Docking Digital Music System (LOVING this!!!!!!)
- Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker
- 2 cookbooks
- Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
- Style A to Zoe (I already have this so I may exchange it or do a giveaway here.)
- * Marilyn Monroe tote bag (cute, huh?)
* The Fashion Book
- * Candles from Yankee Candle Company
- * Nordstrom gift cards (2)
* Victoria's Secret gift card
I've been boycotting the skinny jean trend from day one but when I happened upon the Lindsey Skinny Jean on Forever21.com, I decided to throw caution to the wind and order a pair. Priced at a very low $12.50, my wallet won't take a hard hit if the jeans look horrible on me (please fashion Goddess make me look fabulous in them ;~)
Hopefully in a few days I can share with you guys that the jeans fit and look as good as they do in the picture. Stay tuned...
Sheer Organic Shines (top pic) ($6.95) deliver high wattage shine and fresh flavor with Beeswax, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter, while Stevia makes these glosses naturally sweet.
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I was uber excited when I happened upon the latest collection of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes at Walgreens last week. I grabbed two bottles of Jumpin' Jade (one for me and one for my blogging buddy, Jamie)
The color is GORGEOUS!!!! The polish dried in an instant which was a plus because the nail salon was crowded and sometimes I have no patience to wait for my nails to dry. My nails are going to be a hit at tomorrow's Christmas gathering. I have a really cute cocktail ring to rock too ;)
These polishes aren't on Sally Hansen's website yet. I should've taken a picture while I was at the store :(
It annoys me to no end when products are in the stores but not on their company's website. What's that all about???
My hair is thick and relaxed so I really have to nurture it. Earlier this year I decided to grow my hair long. I was tired of my bob, and didn't want to go back to the short tapered cuts that I wore a few years ago. Starting a growth plan is essential to achieving the desired length. I took three months to really get to know my hair. During the get to know my hair phase, I discovered what products worked best in my hair, invested in more natural oils, and paid close attention to my shedding problem.
My hair was growing quite nicely until I hit a bump in the road in May. I had surgery and was hospitalized for three days. A week before going into the hospital, I got a touch up and a deep conditioning steam treatment. Thanks to my overprotective mother, I wasn't able to get my hair done again until the third week in June. The anesthesia dried my hair out and caused some breakage. My stylist cut the damaged ends and I started taking two 500mg biotin tablets along with my daily multivitamin. I began researching vitamins more extensively in August and seeking advice from friends who were also growing their hair long. I'm telling you guys vitamins are the key. I noticed a change in my hair within a couple of months. Some days I do slack and forget to take my vits and on those days I try to at least take my GNC program. I really need to come up with a better way to take all those pills in one day. Any suggestions????
The latest hair challenge I'm facing is Chicago winter. The ridiculously cold and below freezing tempertaures cause major hair trauma so I use two Carol's Daughter products religiously, Hair Balm and Khoret Amen Hair Oil. I take both products to the salon so my stylist can use them before he curls or flat irons my hair. If I opt for a roller set, he applies the hair balm and a tiny drop of the oil after he removes the rollers. Protecting my hair during the winter is my main concern so I wrap my hair in a silk scarf before wearing any kind of winter hat.My hair loves avocado oil, pure silk amino acids, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner, and organic coconut oil. I apply a pea sized amount of avocado oil to my hair when it feels dry. The silk amino acids are added to my moisture spray, thermal protectant, and leave in conditioner. I apply organic coconut oil directly to my scalp twice a week and my hair has been shiny, full of body, and, dare I say growing a little faster? I'll keep you guys posted, I've been using coconut oil for two months and the results have been pretty amazing.
My next Hair Care Boot Camp will focus on finding a salon and stylist. Stay tuned!
Oh, before I forget! My blogger bff wrote a great article entitled "Make the Most of Your Salon Time". Check it out!!!!
I have a really good friend who was recently complaining that her hair just won't grow no matter what she does. Over the years I have seen her brand of hair care and it makes me cringe. If she's not playing kitchen beautician to her already weak tresses, she's salon hopping by allowing any stylist who's rate is $35 and under to do her hair. I firmly believe that you can not be cheap with your hair. You have to make a small investment by using quality products for your hair type, find a stylist that you can build a good relationship with, watch your diet, keep your stress level down, and drink plenty of water.
I understand that circumstances often require us to play kitchen beautician and if you have the skill, and patience then go for it. My friend is really doing her hair more harm than good. She relaxes at home, rarely gets her ends trimmed, and uses heat everyday. I told her that she has to get her hair healthy first and then she can focus on growing her hair out, thus the Hair Care Boot Camp series was born. Stay tuned!!!
In the meantime, I hope everyone had the chance to get a copy of Newsweek. My newest style icon, Future First Lady Michelle Obama is on the cover. Great reading!
I guess I should admit that I am officially style stalking the fabulous Mrs. O and I'm not the only one (Adeea, Jamie, I see you, lol)
The title of this post just says it all, doesn't it?
We have elected the first African-American President of the United States of America. President-Elect Obama said "Yes we can." and YES WE DID!!!!! I never thought I would see the day where a black man would be elected to the highest position in government.
Barack Obama ran a decent campaign where he focused on the issues and laid out a plan for America. His integrity and focus ignited a spark within me. I've been Team Obama since day one and my support never wavered. He is the right man for the job and he will lead this country in a positive new direction. We've done our part in electing him but we must continue to pray for him and his family because he is in for the fight of his life.
I too was prepared for a long wait of two hours or more. My vote tote held snacks, bottled water, a magazine, a book, and my iPod. Surprisingly the whole process only took an hour. The election judges were organized and swift. They were the ultimate multi-taskers, lol!
As I left the polls, tears welled up in my eyes. The possibility of what this country is on the verge of is amazing to me. I thank God that I am alive to be a part of history.
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FROM THE FASHION RUNWAYS OF NEW YORK TO THE SILVER SCREENS & RED CARPETS OF HOLLYWOOD, THE PRODUCERS OF THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC ANNOUNCE THE PREMIERE OF THE MAKEUP SHOW LOS ANGELES, MARCH 15-16, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (October 2008)– The Powder Group and Metropolitan Events and Production are excited to announce the debut of The Makeup Show LA, March 15 & 16, 2009, 9AM–6PM at the California Market Center, 110 East Ninth Street, in downtown Los Angeles. The go to beauty event for the East Coast since 2006, The Makeup Show will bring the same pro-driven, artistic, and community energy to the West Coast for the first time.
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Makeup artist Sandy Linter opened The Makeup Show NYC with a keynote presentation spanning 3 decades of her Career in Makeup, including her recent appointment as spokes-artist of Lancôme for All Ages. Meanwhile, P&G Beauty presented CoverGirl celebrity artist Molly R. Stern and MAX Factor celebrity artist, Jake Bailey for Artist to Artist.
Three Custom Color sold out of custom eye shadow “Snow” created special for Angelina Jolie while Temptu showed off custom made temporary tattoos made for Michelle Williams who has a full body tattoo art in her film Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman, that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Forrest Whitaker's wife Keisha Nash-Whitaker was also on hand to promote her beauty line Kissable Couture along with AJ Crimson. Make Up For Ever launched their HD make up line with on-site demonstrations with HD ready camera and television. The beloved Sharon Gault shared her teenage fresh look she recently did for a JC Penny Back-to-School ad with David LaChappelle.
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