Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Be Happy :)

Hello! I am back from New Orleans and Mardi Gras was very fun. I was very lazy on my exercises and I could not stop shoving great food in my mouth. I need to get back into a healthy routine, and feel free to try some of these tips. Everyone needs a little inspiration for things like this, so get inspired! Also, this list is not limited to healthy eating or anything. It contains goals for maintaing my look such as filing my nails every week. I always let my nails get bad, so I want to try to keep them healthier looking. Some of these things are a bit frivolous, but whatever. Ha ha I need to write stuff down or I will never remember. When you follow even a couple of these tips, you feel better about yourself and in turn, you are happy! Enjoy..

  • Exercise or practice yoga 3 times a week.

  • Everything in moderation, so try not to eat too many unhealthy foods. I will probably limit myself to one sweet food item each day.

  • Drink plenty of water, which clears your skin and helps your body digest food.

  • Don't drink any soft drinks except for Sprite. Cokes and similar drinks stain your teeth, and are not good for you.

  • Take vitamins.. I wrote about the brand I use in a previous post here. I stopped using them and just forgot. :(

  • Keep nails in good shape by filing them and painting them when they chip.

  • Maintain my self tan by applying lotion everyday on my legs and arms. I did a post on my favorite self tanner here.

  • Have any more tips? Leave a comment!

I do have more posts coming up. It takes me so long to get around to writing a review on products and other things! They are coming so here are a few that are in the works.

  • Clinique 3 step skin care system

  • Rusk Deep Shine lusterizer

  • Clinique high impact mascara

  • Jane Iredale mineral makeup
  • Cartilage piercing

  • Cutting bangs for your hair

  • & more! Feel free to request!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Loreal Voluminous Eyeliner


I updated the Google Idea of the Week, which is now Camilla Belle. She is a gorgeous actress who you are probably familiar with. She is in When A Stranger Calls and 1000 B.C. (one of my favorite movies.) You can check her out in the new movie Push, too. If you are a huge Twilight fan like me then you know that she is friends with Robert Pattinson aka Edward Cullen. So look to the right of the page, and Google her!
And.. back to business. I am loving the Loreal Voluminous eyeliner right now. It is an eyeliner pen with a slanted tip. The tip allows you to choose the thickness of your liner, and it really makes your eyes pop! The eyeliner is relatively easy to apply, and it gives you a very dramatic, bold look. I used it in my Mardi Gras inspired look, which is my previous post. The eyeliner pen does not smudge because of how quick it dries. The price is around $10 and it is available at any drugstore. Check out the swatches I did (love the wavy one!) Also, if anyone has a request, comment, or suggestion please leave me a comment or email me!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mardi Gras Look!

I am so sorry that it has been a week since I updated! I want to tell everyone that I am going to New Orleans this weekend for Mardi Gras! I am super excited, and I came up with a makeup look for the festivities. Now I know that Louisiana is basically the only place that celebrates Mardi Gras, but this is still a fun look for a night out. It is dramatic and yes, very sparkly.. feel free to tone it down. I love experimenting with makeup, but I am in no way an expert! I did this makeup in about 5 minutes so it is easy.. I did do a messy job on my eyeliner. Haha. Enjoy!
Products I used:
  • Maybelline New York eyeshadow in Antique Jade 165 (green shadow)

  • CQ eyeshadow in Very Violet 305. Far left shade. (inner corner purple)

  • Covergirl eyeshadow in Gold Sizzle 420 (lightly dusted over brow bone)

  • Lancome eyeshadow in Bikini Golden. Bottom right shade. (dusted heavily over brow bone)

  • Clinique High Impact mascara in 01 Black

  • Loreal Voluminous eyeliner pen in black

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color

Hey hey everyone! I was in Walmart the other day looking at the makeup, and I saw the cutest nail polishes with a diamond (definitely fake) on them. I immediately bought a couple! The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength polishes cost around $4 each. I got Sweetheart, a girly, pink cotton candy color, and Flawless which is just a clear base coat. Painting your nails is usually a huge hassle, because the polish chips in just a few days. However, these polishes lasted an outstanding two weeks on my nails before they chipped. It does take about ten minutes for the nail polish to dry due to its thickness. Don't make my mistake the first time I used the polish! I thought I could do a quick nail job before I went to work... well, they were not dry and looked horrible! There is no way to get the nail polish to dry except for waiting. There is no rushing this nail polish to dry, but the wait is worth it. No more touch ups every two days! Yay.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Crest White Strips Pro Effects

Hey everyone! A couple of months ago I decided to try the Crest White Strips Pro Effects, and I loved them. These strips are Crest's highest level of whitening, and I saw results within 3 days of using them. You apply the strips for 30 minutes twice a day for 10 days. While using the strips, I did experience a lot of sensitivity in my gums and teeth. My gums hurt so bad by the third day! Not everyone deals with sensitivity, but the results that I got was worth the pain. My teeth got significantly whiter each day, and many people comment on how great they look. I dealt with the sensitivity by applying the strips once a day, and sometimes I skipped a day. The results are the same, but it just takes longer. I think you are supposed to do the whitening treatment twice a year to retain your white smile. I actually never got around to using all my strips.. So if they can get any whiter then that's amazing. The price is $4o, but you have to realize professional whitening costs hundreds of dollars more!
If you do decide to buy the strips, here are some tips:

  • Keep your mouth shut while you are wearing the strips! You don't want a ton of saliva to build up in your mouth.
  • When you wear the strips, rub your teeth occasionally to get rid of the air bubbles that form.
  • After removing the strips, rinse your mouth out with water and wipe your teeth with a Kleenex to get the sticky stuff off.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Free Music From Lala!

I know how sketchy the music sites that offer free downloads are these days, and I don't blame you for being cautious. Most of the time the music is not even free, and you have to give the company your credit card number and personal information.

Lala is a music site where you buy your music for 10 cents per web download, or 89 cents per MP3 download. It is very easy to join, and the only information needed is your name and email address. Once you are a member, they give you 50 free web downloads. You can only listen to web downloads from your computer, but I listen to the majority of my music from my iTunes library anyways. One reason to switch to Lala, or to just begin your music library, is because it is much cheaper considering songs on iTunes range from 99 cents to $1.29.
Some people find Limewire and similar sites more convenient, and yes a lot cheaper (free), but it slows down your computer significantly, and it is illegal.. You can listen to the whole song or album before buying it on Lala. On iTunes, you can only listen to a 30 second clip. I encourage everyone to at least join and use your free web downloads. It really is free! I am listening to John Mayer's album Continuum, and I have loved it since it came out. It's amazing!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Super Bowl Sunday!! And... my team lost :(

I just finished using the last of my Pantene Beautiful Lengths shampoo and conditioner, which cost about 8 dollars together. The shampoo and conditioner are designed with "Aquacurrent Science" to help strengthen your hair, and in turn, make it grow longer. What attracted me to these products was the commercial.. I cannot resist products that are supposed to give me long, silky hair like the woman in the ad! I am impressed with this hair duo, because the creamy conditioner makes my hair feel smooth and my hair has a really nice scent that does not fade throughout the day. I have never used any shampoo or conditioner that has made my hair smell that great for so long like this one. And on another positive note, I really believe my hair has grown a lot faster because of this hair system. Also, when you purchase one of the Beautiful Lengths products, Pantene donates money to a program that helps women with cancer. I highly recommend these products, so enjoy!
And check out the Google Search Idea this week! I cannot wait for this movie, so check out the trailer. Look in the sidebar>>>>