Friday, October 29, 2010

LOTD: Christmas Cometh Early

Today I was really feeling Christmasey for some reason. Maybe it's the huge dip in temperature that has kicked off my mood, idk, but I really like this look.

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in 11 
MUFE HD Powder
MAC Mineralize Skin finish in Dark

NYX Jumbo pencil in Black - from lower lid to just above the crease
MAC E/S in Guacamole - inner lower lid, to middle of lid
MAC E/S in A Bluer Blue - middle of lower lid to outter V
MAC E/S in Blue Edge - Outter V
NYX Jumbo pencil in Black - Liner
L'Oreals Voluminous - Mascara

Mehron Cheek Cream in Berry Blush

Lord & Berry La Dolce Vita lip gloss
L'Oreal HiP in Spunky


Monday, October 25, 2010

LOTD: Pink & Grey

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in 11 
MAC Mineralize Skin finish in Dark

MUFE Aqua Cream in Silver - Lower lid, up to crease
Urban Decay E/S in Grifter - middle of lower lid to outter V
MUFE Blush Powder in N92 - outter V into Crease
MAC E/S in Brown Down - Crease
Coastal Scents Black E/S - Line eyes
L'Oreals Extra Volume Collagen - Mascara

Clear Gloss


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Where's A Hidden Gem?

Hi ladies and gents! I'm so sorry that I've been on an unplanned hiatus, however, my laptop died. I'm kinda sorta thankful because I was sick to death of that stupid Dell, and now I get to have my beloved HP. However, this has definitely put a cramp in my blogging time. I can now only blog at work until my computer is delivered at the end of next week, and I'm really not trying to use my work computer for that. So, for now I will update when I can, hopefully with two product review entries this weekend. I hope to get back to blogging regularly the first week of November. Ciao!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Flat Twist Out Results

I'm tired of wigs. I'm tired of wearing them, adjusting them, dealing with their heaviness...just tired. I made a decision last week that I have finally got to find a style for my natural hair that I like so that I can wear it out because I just can't do wigs right now *shakes head vigorously*. It was when I snatched my wig off that I remembered that I kind of like the look my hair has when I undo the twist I keep underneath the wig, so I decided to recreate it for my every day look to see how it would work out.

First I detangled my hair by separating it into 6 sections, slathering Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise onto each section, and brushing each section tip to root with a denman brush. I let the hair mayonnaise sit there for an extra 30 minutes before washing out.

Next I shampooed my hair with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo, then conditioned with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner. I left this on my hair for two minutes, then rinsed.

I then towel dried my hair (I know some folks prefer using a t-shirt, I don't, I just don't rub the towel on my hair but squeeze instead) and then applied Sebastian Potion #9 leave-in conditioner. I started to flat twist my hair (about 9-12 flat twist), applying Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding to each section (this product DOES contain mineral oil, so beware if that's a big no no for you) before twisting.

I left the twists in for a full 24 hours before unraveling. I moisturized my hands with jojoba oil and began to gently unravel my twists. Once they were all I pulled my fingers through the base of my hair to give it a little more volume, stuck a bobby pin on the side to give it some kind of style, and voila!

I really like my hair like this AND I'm wearing my natural hair out today at work for the first time. I've gotten soooooo many compliments! I'm happy because I think this style is here to stay for a while!

I so heart this video! I want to show it to every little brown girl I know to boost their hair confidence. It sure boosted mine!