Monday, April 26, 2010

Review: Need A Margarita?

I'm currently using this body scrub from Bath and Body Works from their True Blue Spa line. And let me tell you how much I LOVE this scrub!! Not only does it smell like a MARGARITA but it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and moisturized.

I think the citrus smell of this body scrub is perfect for the Spring and Summer season just because it really smells like you're on a vacation! In a way, you don't even need to put on lotion after you take a shower (even though I still do) because it's so moisturizing.

I only use a nickel size amount for my arms, legs and decollete area. Once all the sugar has dissolved I leave it on my body for a minute or two to allow the oils to seep into my skin. Once you rinse it off, you'll be amazed how soft and supple your skin feels.

DESCRIPTION: This tropical citrus scrub is the vacation your skin needs from locking and feeling landlocked. Sugar exfoliates to sweeten your spa experience balanced with just a little salt (the way you like it), while exotic oils moisturize and transport you to the tropical island of your choice every time you shower or bathe.

AVAILABLE AT: Bath & Body Works in store. I can't seem to find this product on their website.
SIZE: 6 oz/170g

Skin feels smooth and moisturized in the shower and long after you rinse it off
Scent is amazing if you love citrusy/lemony/margarita smells lol
Thick sugar crystals doesn't make it harsh on your skin
Safe for people with sensitive skin
Can last you a long time since a little goes a long way

Sugar dissolves too fast in my opinion which is why I gave 4.5/5 as far as meeting my expectations. But in a way it helps prevent you from over exfoliating
May not be easily available for people who may consider purchasing
If you're looking for a sweet smelling body scrub, this product is not for you


DISCLAIMER: The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. This product was purchased by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company of the product.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

HANA Professional Flat Iron Review

I've been lemming this Pink Edition Hana Professional Flat Iron ever since I've seen it being reviewed on a lot of other beauty blogging sites. At the time, I was also looking for 1 inch flat iron so I can do curls with them. I usually straighten my hair with a 1 1/2 inch flat iron so it's way too big to do curls.

I was finally chosen as a giveaway winner so big thanks to Tammy for hosting this giveaway for Misikko for providing this flat iron for me.

Includes: Travel Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, Shine Shield Styling Therapy & Tin Case

PRICE: $109 (currently on sale for $73.99)

heats quickly at a high of 450 degrees
made of ceramic plates that won't damage your hair
floating plates allow less tension on your hair
easy to see the numbers on the dial (most numbers on flat irons are too small)
thick swivel cord
glides smoothly and does not tug on hair
red LED light blinks when the flat iron is ready
tourmaline embedded plates which gives your hair shine
gives nice curls

takes time to straighten long/thick hair
no auto shut off

I'm really loving this flat iron. I also love the fact that it comes with a heat proof silicone mat which allows me to set my flat iron down freely without burning anything. And I've had really bad experiences with other flat irons burning the paint on my vanity! For a one a inch flat iron it actually straightens my hair just as well as a 1 1/2 inch flat iron would and that's what I usually use for flat ironing my hair. I also love using this for curling my hair. Unfortunately I don't have any picture of my hair curled using this product.

My hair looks so much shinier in the after picture!
This is with no Shield Shine treatment. I love how the tourmaline gives my hair shine.

DISCLAIMER: In no way is this blog accepting any form of payment for products received by companies. The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. The products in this review were provided by the company.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Inexpensive Makeup Storage & Organization

I've been using these trays for years now and I love them because they fit perfectly inside my makeup drawers. I also love the fact that you can rearrange them in almost any way you wish. This is good for when you have particular drawers that you would like divided with different products.

You can find these trays at Walmart in the kitchen area. They run for $1 for a pack of 2 or 3, depending which one you get. A couple of years ago I purchased a set of black trays that were for the same price at CVS. Unfortunately, I haven't seen them there in a while but if you're lucky, they might still be available.

I took pictures of different ways you can store these trays in your drawers just so you guys can get an idea of what I mean by the different variations for storing them.

 An example of how I would organize my lippies from lipglosses to lipsticks.

This particular drawer is by Sterilite.

Disclosure: This product was purchased by the author of this blog.

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

LOOK: Sunday's Best using MAC products

Here's a look I wore to church today, which is the only reason why I named this look Sundays Best. It's just a brown, sort've everyday look I suppose. It's nothing fancy, definitely something I just threw on to go to church and I wanted to show you all what I had on. Hope you all had a great weekend! (:

UDPP as a base
MAC Painterly paint pot applied all over lid
MAC Romp eyeshadow applied all over lid
MAC Unwritten eyeshadow applied lightly on the outer corner and crease
MAC Carbon eyeshadow applied lightly on the outer corner
MAC Nylon eyeshadow applied to the inner corner
MAC Brule eyeshadow applied as highlight
MAC Gold Mode pigment (discontinued) applied on lower lash line
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner applied on upper lash line and lower waterline
Elegant lashes #??
Lancome Double Extension mascara

MAC blush in Feeling

MAC Underplay lipstick

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Look: Purple and Silver w/ Grey Contacts

I finally had a chance to do a look recently. This is the first time in a long time since I played with makeup so my skills are a little rusty! I tried doing a cut crease look but I ended up blending out the outer corners instead. Hope you all like it. (:

Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base
MAC Painterly paint pot applied as a second base
MAC Silver Fog pigment (LE) applied wet all over lid
MAC Beautiful Iris e/s applied to inner corners & blended upwards towards highlight
Light purple e/s from Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette applied above crease
Dark purple e/s from Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette applied to outer corners
MAC Violet Trance e/s applied to outer corners and lower lashline
MAC Brule e/s applied as highlight
NYX white eyeliner applied to lower waterline and wing
Revlon Colorstay Liquid eyeliner on upper lash line

MAC 4N l/s