Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aveda gets me every time!

So I am going to a conference tomorrow in Chicago and I wanted to wear my hair straight(ish).  Well, we all know that me + straight hair = a mess.  So I have been reading about Aveda's Smooth Infusion line for a while.  I finally went to the store and the woman that helped me was very knowledgeable and basically got me to purchase everything *sigh*.  I am going to do my hair tonight and see how it turns out.  I'll provide yall with some pictures and include the "instructions" she gave me, as well.  She told me that I should be pleased with my results once I am done.  We will see!  Stay tuned!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Top 5 Beauty "Must Haves"

I know I usually stick to hair, but I really wanted to share my top 5 beauty "must haves".  But before I get to that, I wanted to share pictures of my straight hair and trimmed ends - and yes I trimmed them myself (thank you Amber for giving me the confidence to do it)!  Check out the pictures below and look at how long my hair has gotten!
Okay so now on to my top 5 beauty "must haves".
  1. Proactiv - I never had acne or blemish problems as a teenager, but as of lately, my skin has been acting crazy.  So after talking to my best friend about her experience with Proactiv, I decided to get some.  Already after about 3 weeks of using it, my face looks amazing!  I once again feel confident and comfortable leaving the house without foundation.  This stuff is a "must have" if you are experiencing skin problems.
  2. Sexy Curves Mascara by Rimmel - I LOVE mascara.  I am actually pretty crazed when it comes to mascara.  I have tried it all too.  From the expensive stuff like Dior Show to the cheap drugstore stuff.  And I must say, I have better success with the mascara I buy from CVS.  I was skeptical about Sexy Curves when it came out, but I am in love with it now!  The mascara actually does it what it says it going to do.  Love it!
  3. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter - I haven't experienced dry skin since I started using this body wash years ago.  Sometimes, especially in the summer, I can go without lotion or just use baby oil after a shower.
  4. Wen Hair Cleanser - Anyone who has read my blog knows that I love Wen Hair Cleanser.  It is sulfate-free and can be used as a cleanser/conditioner/detangler/leave-in.  It is definitely worth the money!
  5. Bare Escentuals - Once I tried the foundation, I never looked back.  It is easy to control how much or little coverage you want and it feels like you aren't wearing any make up!  I never had a problem matching my shade.  Since the make up is all natural, if you happen to fall asleep without washing your face, you won't break out.  Their products are great for sensitive skin.  I use the foundation, eye shadows and shimmers.

Monday, April 6, 2009

You be the judge..

Yall can be the judge of whether my hair color looks any different. The first picture is from this weekend and the second and third picture second is from today, after I colored it. What do yall think? I kinda see a difference but I am not sure...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring is here!

So you all know that I have been toying with the idea of going lighter. I have been torn because I continue to get so many compliments on my current hair color, but I want a change. Well after a lot of research about mixing box hair color, I am going to color my hair in a few minutes using Textures & Tones in Light Golden Brown and Honey Blonde. I have read great things about the outcome of mixing these two colors together so I am excited to see the results! I think having the Cherrywood color in my hair right now, will make the color a bit warmer. I didn't want to use just Honey Blonde because I feared that the color would end up brassy or orange. I will post pictures of the results - please pray it comes out pretty!

Update: So I colored my hair. There isn't a huge change in the color, but I think it looks a little more golden. I won't really know until I untwist it and see it in the sunlight tomorrow. The picture below is right after my blow out. Ugh! I was definitely hoping for more drastic results! Maybe a rinse in a gold color will make the color pop more. I have no idea. Night yall!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Check me out!

Hi everyone!  I am pleased to announce that my first piece is up for all to see on The Coil Review.  Please check it out and remember to show the site some love.  The Coil Review is a fabulous resource!