Sunday, February 24, 2013

How To Make Your Real Eyelashes look 5 Times Larger !

I have an eyelash curling and lengthening obsession. I am always looking for the best thing to make my lashes grow. But more importantly, when I am putting makeup on I am always looking for ways to add volume and dimension to my eyelashes, without extensions or fake lashes. I will wear them when I want to really get glammed up. But, I prefer mascara and my eyelash curler way more.


 I have tried latisse and it pigmented my eyelids and that just did not sit well with me. I used it for about 2 years and the pigmentation on my eye went away. But, I came across something that has made my lashes grow like crazy ! 


NutraLuxe Lash MD , I purchased it at a medi-spa near my house and I have never looked back. My eyelashes got crazy long from it ! And, no bad reaction. Win-Win !!







Aside from that, I have way more things that I do. LOL.

 I am addicted to Maybelline The Falsies Mascara  . I apply two coats. Once the second coat is applied while still wet I apply Japonesque Lash Fibers and proceed to put another coat of mascara on. Yes, sometimes they look spidery. But, I love long, thick exaggerated lashes.



Japonesque Lash Fibers

Maybelline The Falsies


So, curl , mascara two coats , fibers and one more coat of mascara and here is the finished product :










Really adds drama to your lashes ! I love drama , but only the lash drama ! LOL



What is your eyelash routine ?




Friday, February 22, 2013

Glam Glow Review

I went into Sephora to pick up some goodies for my ever changing skin. I came across a product that one of the employees HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I was skeptical at first. But never in my lifetime have I EVER had anything make my skin glow the way Glam Glow has. It is a mask with granules. You apply for ten minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. I was AMAZED at how brightened my skin tone was. It made me glow, literally. 


I am thrilled with this purchase ! This is going to be a staple in my skincare routine



Glam Glow is a must try to turn dull skin luminous !







Grab it at sephora and let me know your thoughts ! 








Monday, February 11, 2013

Prabal Gurung For Target -- OOTN


I really loved the collection that Prabal Gurung collaborated with Target on.

 I snagged a few dresses that are gorgeous. Here is a sneak peak of what I purchased. 


   
           Neon Green Prabal Gurung Sulphur Dress























I grabbed this sulphur neon Green dress and the gorgeous (pictured above) strappy sandals !



Dress - Prabal Gurung For Target 

Shoes - Prabal Gurung for Target 




Makeup :

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse 

Pressed Powder - CoverFx

Mascara - Lancome Hypnose mixed with Maybelline Falsies mascara

Lip color - Revlon " Daring Pink "

Bronzer - Benefit Hoola 

Blush - Chanel 48 Enchanteresse 

Eyeliner - Physicians Formula Eye definer Felt Tip Eye Marker Blended out with Mac Carbon Eyeshadow 


Hair Curled with Milani Hair Triple Threat 3-in 1 clipless ceramic curling iron with the biggest barrel attached to give loose waves.



Did you get anything from Prabal Gurung for Target ?

What are your thoughts?


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hair Products I Can't Live Without

After a total not thought out bob haircut. I decided I needed to do everything in my power to get my hair to grow back longer and stronger then it was in the first place. I am a constant user of heat protectant sprays. I avoid heat styling my hair as much as possible. I have put some highlights in my hair, but I love them so much ! I was always hesitant to put any color in my hair from previous experiences. But, with subtle highlights that don't start at the root of my hair, I don't have to spend hours at the salon. 


This post is dedicated to all of the products that I use in my hair currently, that I love.



First off let me give a much needed pat on the back to Suave for their keratin infused line ! It is easily just as good as shampoo that I have spent 50+ dollars on. Although, I still like to wash my hair with expensive shampoo. Everyone has their thing. But this stuff is liquid gold as far as I am concerned ! The whole line is great. They work amazing in conjunction with one another. I always use Suave Keratin Infusion shampoo, conditioner and heat defense leave in conditioner together. The smell is also great ! 







When my hair needs a serious dose of moisture I love Kerastase Shampoo it instantly feels like my hair is repaired once I use the shampoo and conditioner combo.








Bumble and Bumble makes such amazing shampoo and basically everything else under the sun is great from Bumble and Bumble. The seaweed conditioner makes hair feel like silk. When I use the seaweed hair conditioner and shampoo my hair gets too soft. So, I se the Bumble and Bumble Alojoba shampoo with it. This combo makes my hair feel just right.



My arsenal of heat defense sprays. I always use the orange bottle called Breakthru on my hair. It is a foam and I apply it to hair as soon as I am done towel drying. It smells great and doesn't make my hair feel greasy. I rotate between Got2b Guardian Angel and Dove Heat Defense Therapy. And when I curl my hair since with Heat, I always use Beyond The Zone  Smooth Criminal. If I know I am doing heavy duty curling or straightening, I will use all 4 to protect my hair. Heat damage is the worst because it cause split ends, fried hair, broken and damaged hair and more. So, never leave home without protection ;) LOL.




Although, I am sure everyone knows this is an amazing hair iron. I love my Chi Air hair straightener. I love that it brings out the highlights in my hair and I even curl my hair with my hair iron. I love this hair iron because I feel like it equally distributes the heat throughout your hair. Plus, it is PINK lol.



I love the Milani Hair Triple Threat Curling Iron .  It has 3 barrel sizes and it is just one hair curler. You change the barrel depending on the size of the curl you want. I think it is amazing. My curls stayed in place for three days and looked great. For a girl with pin straight hair, that says a lot ! I love this curling iron ! 

Below are the results using the smallest barrel :





The curls really brought my highlights out ! Love it .




3 Barrel Sizes for Small , medium or large curls.
Milani Hair Triple Threat


Next day hair using Milani Hair Triple Threat


Don't forget heat defense sprays when curling or straightening ! 
=)




Heatless Curls :

Yes, heatless curls are achievable even when you have straight hair naturally. Here are some embarrassing photos of the process :


I scrunch my hair with Garnier Fructis and Alterna Ocean Waves



Then I section my hair into about 8-10 mini buns :



Hair is divided 

Hair is split into sections and put into about 8-10 messy buns.




I leave that in for about 8 hours. This is a plan ahead kind of hair style. I have slept on it this way. I came up with this in high school, when all I wanted was curly hair. Now it comes in handy when I don't want to heat style but still want to change up my look.

Here is the finished product :






It is definitely not the longest lasting method of curling your hair. But, it is heat free and damage free. And, that makes me happy. 




I also, just for precaution put a light glaze of clear coat in my hair to protect my ever so slight highlight from the blazing Florida sun. Below is the one I used I kept it in my hair for about a half hour. It is called Jazzing and I got it in clear at Sally's beauty supply 


My hair is shinier right now and thats about all I notice. My highlights are shinier and my hair is more manageable. So, thats a plus !


And last but not least my FAVORITE PRODUCT for my hair that was a somewhat recent purchase :


Living Proof Prime Style Extender

At first I was like, "really, a primer for your hair?? "

But, now I do notice I can go at least 2 extra days between shampooing. Major bonus and if I need to refresh my hair I just run this through and blow dry for a short amount of time and I love it ! 


This is my favorite hair invention so far ! 


You can find Living Proof Prime Style Extender at Sephora HERE


Sephora Coupon Codes :




What are your favorite hair products ? 



Let me know !




Saturday, February 2, 2013

DIY Hair Mask , New Fave Shampoo and A Must See Hair Stylist In New York


I did an amazing DIY hair mask last night and wanted to share with you guys because it made my hair super soft and shiny. And, it only has 3 ingredients that are likely in your refrigerator or pantry ! 


What you need :


4 tablespoons olive oil (depends on hair length, I need more because my hair is longer)
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise 
1 egg







Directions :

Crack egg and scramble in a small bowl 
Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil 
Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and whip it together until it as all one consistency


This is the consistency it should be. All ingredients mixed together thoroughly.


Leave on for a minimum of 8 hours. If you can get away with sleeping in it, do so !


This made my hair extremely crunchy while it was on, so for that you are warned. But, the after look was more than worth it. My hair was soft and silky ! 



I used a shampoo that I have never used before, it was recommended to me by Christina Oliva who does AMAZING hair check out her Instagram HAIRGODDESSOFNY (that is her instagram username) she does beautiful hair extensions and is a very positive girl, which is very refreshing !! I would definitely check her out and if you are in the New York area she is definitely a go to girl, for hair extensions and all other hair needs. She has done work with numerous celebrities as well ! 

Check out her website here as well : www.OliviaChristensen.com


The shampoo she recommended was Neutrogena The anti-residue shampoo. It made my hair feel squeaky clean ! It was definitely needed after the heavy mask I had in my hair. I just applied a small amount of conditioner to my ends when I was done and my hair looked amazing ! 


So , I recommend Christina , the DIY hair mask and , Neutrogena The anti residue shampoo !!! 

All Amazing ! 


Enjoy your luscious locks !!