Take It Off!! FOREVER!!

2 Mar

silkn

Ok…so I never thought an “at home” laser treatment would really work but…IT DOES!! I have been using the Silk’n Flash&Go All-Over Hair Removal Device ($299 http://www.silkn.com) since the beginning of December and I have had amazing results! I have been using this on my underarms and bikini area and all the hair that I have been “removing” is gone!! All you do is choose your setting between 1-5, 5 being the strongest and then you aim the light on the area and press the “trigger” and the light flashes. Then you move on to the next spot. Your legs will take longer but you can do your arms and bikini area in less than 10 minutes! It is not painful at all! I do it on setting 5 and you feel a little heat pressure and a strong pulse, no pain that is unpleasant like waxing or epilating. When you compare the one time price of this machine to the price of the several professional sessions you would have to purchase, this is totally worth it!!! I recommend this for anyone that hates shaving, waxing, tweezing and has unwanted hair!!

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Dynamic Duo!

26 Jan

nars lip gloss

nars lip pencil

I absolutely love the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24 http://www.narscosmetics.com) paired with the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26)! These two lip colors together are the perfect combination! The lip pencil adds subtle color and the gloss shines your lips and doesn’t leave that sticky texture like other lip gloss. I don’t like to wear gloss on bare lips because I feel kind of “naked” so I like that the lip pencil is matte and shines through the gloss and makes your lips really pop! The lip pencil is even nice to wear alone if you want a more dramatic look and it doesn’t dry your lips out. I also love the great names that NARS gives their products! The lip pencil color I use is; Sex Machine and the lip gloss I use is: Candy Says! They have some really fun colors out for Spring too! This is definitely something to try if you need some new lip color!

Sugar Lips!

10 Jan

fresh sugar lips

If you want to put something fun and save your lips from winter weather, try Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh ($22.50 http://www.fresh.com). I got two samples and I am obsessed! My lips were cracked and in one day they were healed! I have the original formula and the Rose tint formula. They are basically jumbo sized chap sticks that are formulated to heal your lips and leave them with all their moisture. Sugar is natural way to prevent moisture loss…who knew??? They are also packed with SPF and leave your lips soft and supple for 6 hours! I love using the original formula under my lipsticks and the Rose Tint formula for when I use a gloss or don’t want to use any other color on my lips at all. I really recommend these for winter, they are a lip saver!

Favorite Product For The New Year!

9 Jan

Bumble-and-bumble-Hairdressers-Invisible-Oil
I am hooked on Bumble Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($38 http://www.bumbleandbumble.com)! I have been using it for two weeks and it has 100% changed how my hair feels! It is for anyone that wants to reduce frizz, tame flyaways, add shine and strengthen hair against breakage. I apply before I blow dry and it leaves my hair smooth and soft and SOOOO easy to manage. You can also use a little when your hair is dry to help manage flyways. It is oil so you don’t want to over do it! The product is a blend of oils that help you to manage your hair better while it is wet and keep it looking great when it is dry! If you have a hard time blow-drying your hair, give this a try! It helps to keep hair tangle free and smooth during the process. It is a product that everyone has to have to for the new year!

Save Your Ends

24 Nov

So, I have been MIA but I have been trying out some new products and have found some AWESOME ones!!  I am someone who is addicted to my flat-iron and I color my hair so of course I have to protect my hair from split ends.  I have been using Kerastase Fibre Architecte ($42 www.kerastase-usa.com) on my ends for the past three months and let me tell you, I have decreased the amount of split ends I normally get by about 90%!  I usually look down at my hair and think “AHHH!”  but now I am hunting just to find one split end to disprove that this product works…  The product is a repairing serum that you use on wet hair before you blow dry or heat style.  You only need a small amount and you only need to put it on your ends.  The trick is, when you press the pump you need to make sure you press it evenly because it is a dual chamber so you are getting two products coming out at once.  I like it because it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy and it makes it shiny.  This is a must have product for anyone with long hair or with problems with split ends.  It will allow you to go longer between haircuts and you can continue to use all of your heat styling tools!

Get Deep Clean

16 Sep

After using Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser ($6 www.neutrogena.com) for a month in Africa and having ZERO breakouts, I now swear by it!  I have used a million and one cleansers and this one does the trick!  I use the cream cleanser when I am not using my Clarisonic and I use the foaming cleanser when I do.  I love to use a cleanser that gives my skin that tingly clean feeling when it is rinsed off and this does just this that!  It doesn’t irritate or dry out my sensitive skin but it does remove all my makeup and oil on my face.  When I was traveling in Africa it is very dusty and this removed all the dirt off my skin and I did not break out at all!  I am excited to try other products in the Deep Clean line and the best part is, you can find them at the drugstore!!

Smooth Infusion

12 Jul

I am always testing new hair products and my recent favorite for the summer is from Aveda.  It is their Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother ($24 www.aveda.com).  In the summer I have to battle the humidity especially when I straighten my hair.  This product helps defend against humidity for up to 12 hours!  I put this on wet hair after I put on all my other styling products and use a wide tooth comb to get this distributed evenly throughout my hair.  Then I blow dry and use my flat-iron as needed.  Your hair is smooth and sleek for the whole day!  I wash my hair every other day and this product does not make your hair feel oily or heavy.  You can definitely go without washing your hair and feel comfortable.  I did have to get used to the smell.  Most Aveda products come from plants and they smell very “earthy”, they don’t smell bad, but I am one of those girls that loves floral “girly” smells so this took some getting used too.  The good thing is the smell goes away so you don’t smell it on your hair all day.  Other people I know that use it love the smell because it is that natural citrus “woodsy” smell…”to each their own” as I say.  In any case, if you fight humidity or just want to get your dry hair looking smooth, give this a try, you won’t be disappointed!