Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Be Thankful!!!!


Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I want to share a few things I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my beautiful family. I have no idea where I would be or what I would be with out every single one of them.. especially my little girls. They are my world, I am so very blessed to be their Mommy!

I am thankful to have a gorgeous home to call my own. A place my children will be raised in and hopefully (in a long long time, LOL) grandchildren will be blessed to visit.

I am thankful for my four fur babies..they like to keep me warm on these cold winter days :)  

I am thankful for my health! 

Last but not least... I am thankful for God <3

I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Here is my new hair style. I am loving it!! 
All my damaged ends are off...woot woot!!!

Let me know what you think!!???

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cutting It OFF!

Today at 2:30pm I will be cutting my hair off! YIKES!! Haha I am so nervous but excited at the same time!

As I have mentioned in my Home Remedies post I have done a lot of damage to my hair. At this point I hardly can get a brush through it. I love long hair but it is time for a change in style and to cut the damage off!

Here are some inspirational pics!

WHAT DO YOU THINK??!! I will have pics posted later as well!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Natural Home Remedies

About three years ago I started bleaching my hair because I wanted super blonde hair for my wedding. 

Wedding Day

I have always been a natural blonde but through the years my hair has turned into a dark blonde, almost light brown.. :(   Well, after the whole wear and tear on trying to keep it blonde, my hair had turned into.. how should I put it, CRAP! Breakage, feeling like straw just straight up garbage. So, a year ago I decided NO MORE! And I dyed my hair to a light brown and just let it go.  But of course all the hair that was previously bleached faded, I had kind of a rocken ombré effect going on which I kept for a while...a month ago I went back to light brown....

Lots of damage has been done to this head of hair! I use a lot of top of the line products, but not seeing the results I wanted. So I set out to find more natural hair care remedies. Below is my current regime that I follow: 

Coconut Oil treatment: Organic unrefined Coconut Oil and Olive Oil.
I do not have an actual "recipe" for this. Basically, once a week I spritz my hair with some rosemary water (recipe below) then scoop out about a half of a hand full of coconut oil in my hand, mix with about a quarter size of olive oil, rub it in my hand for a few seconds then run it through the shaft and ends of my hair. I also, take ONLY Olive Oil and rub it into the roots and massage in. I usually put this on before bed and leave it on over night.. shampoo and condition in the morning. NOTE: I shampoo twice to be sure to get the oils out. 
Coconut Oil keeps your hair AND skin soft and healthy!

Olive oil: twice a week I put olive oil only in my roots before I go off to bed. I massage it in, tie my hair up and wash it out in the morning.

Rosemary spritz (helps with split ends): I have a rosemary plant in my kitchen: crush up some fresh rosemary, mix it with warm water-into a spray bottle. Shake it up! There you go DIY leave in conditioner. You can also use dry rosemary from your kitchen. (I use this spritz every time I wash my hair)
Rosemary leaves your hair soft and shiny and also reduces hair loss and stimulates the hair follicles! 

These regimes may not work for everyone! But I really like the way my hair turns out after I do these treatments. There are many out there, these are just a few I use. :)

Let me know if you have tried these or have your own nature home hair care remedies. 

Weekend drugstore finds and OOTD

Hey beauties!! Hope you had a great weekend, I sure did!

My daughter took the picture so it's not that great lol! My girls and had a great weekend, we visited the library and went out to lunch, then had our very own photo shoot in our front yard hehe! 

She is already a diva! (Top: Carters Jeans: JcPenny Boots: Peebles)

Drugstore finds:

NYC skin matching foundation in nude

NYC Smooth Skin loose face powder

Olay moisturizer .. My skin is so dry right now! Ugh!

Burt's bees facial cleansing towelettes.. Tried these tonight and loved them

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Family!

Right here is what keeps me going everyday, not makeup, beauty products and clothing (that's just an extra bonus!) but my beautiful girls! They are the light of my life. Everything I do I do for them and yes I do things for me too, but making them happy is number 1 in my book.

                           Lyndsi first day of 1st grade                                      Kaydence 1st day of pre-k

          Kaydence and Lyndsi                                                                               Kaydence

My husband and Kaydence while camping

 And me with my father and grandmother tasting some wine lol

So, here we are one crazy family full of love <3


Urban Decay Naked Palette 3....TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!

NAKED PALETTE 3 Coming soon......

Will you be getting Naked with 3???!!

Urban Decay Naked 3

Yes... I said it, it looks awesome!!! I am probably one of the few that do not own Naked or Naked 2.. CRAAAZY I know, right??? Out of the two I would most likely purchase the 1st one over the 2nd, the two are a lot alike, who knows maybe I will go for all of them. :) BUT 3 has some beautiful rose/pink/peachy colors that are just beautiful! The palette has 12 new shades with a finish of matte, pearl or a shimmery metallic.

Urban Decays Naked Palettes are one of the best selling palettes..and again, I have no idea why I do not own a single one of these....stupid! LOL  I will definitely be purchasing Naked 3 when it comes out. Now, I have not heard when it will be arriving but on the Urban Decay website you can sign up for alerts which I have linked bellow! Will you will be waiting in line on the launch date?? ;)

Check back with me soon and I will have a review and tutorial with this palette, as soon as I get it!!! YAY!

Sign up now to be notified of its arrival

Saturday, November 9, 2013

BH Cosmetics

BH Cosmetics Mini Haul

I am currently loving BH Cosmetics, their eye shadows are gorgeous! They are super pigmented and last all day. I would highly recommend putting a base on underneath as well. So far I have only purchased eye shadows, blushes, brushes and eye primer from this company.

My first purchase from BH Cosmetics was a little over a month ago.  I purchased the 60's palette, AMAZZZZING colors, beautiful and vibrant and mixed with shimmer and matte colors. I also purchased the 7 piece brush set (travel size)..  these brushes are pretty good but are definitely travel size..I believe I got a deal on these and thats why I purchased them. (I will post a pic of this palette soon).

Recent purchase last week.. was the 88 Color Palette in Tropical Matte..Great colors..NOTE: they are not all MATTE colors.. :( which I guess is okay I would have liked to see more matte colors but loving the palette anyway....
Here is a picture of the 88 Color Tropical Palette 

Photo: Holy eyeshadows! BH Cosmetics 88 COLOR PALETTE Tropical Matte Eyeshadow... note: not all shapes are matte but they are super pigmented. 

and I did just a few swatches to show the pigment of the shadows and how pretty they are! I may do a few more...

Photo: A few shadows from the 88 Palette.  

BH San Francisco eye shadow and blush palette.. again another great palette, colors are beautiful and have great pigmentation!
16 eyeshadows matte and shimmer, and 4 blushes.. (these are not great pictures.. I took them with my phone)

Photo: BH San Francisco palette: cool tones 16 eyeshadows and 4 Blushes   

Lastly, I purchased their eye & lip primer

I have used it a few times so far I like it and you do not need to much. A lot of the reviews on the website said "difficult removal" but I did not experience that. I works pretty good so far. I did not take a picture of the primer by itself but here is everything in their packaging! love the San Francisco packaging!

Photo: My new BH Cosmetics came today! So excited to try them out! #bhcosmetics

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Favorite Hair Products

First I will start with the shampoo I use:
Biolage Color Care Shampoo: this shampoo is great for color treated hair, it moisturizes your hair and leaves it soft and shiny! Biolage Color Care Shampoo is free of  Paraben and Dye free.
(Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. Wikipedia) 

I also use Paul Mitchell Super Strong Shampoo but I'm currently out..sad face: Gently cleanses and repairs hair, helps prevent further damage. Both the Super Strong Shampoo and Conditioner leaves your hair feeling super soft and shinny!

Super Strong® Daily Shampoo

Next conditioner that I use:
Paul Mitchell Super Strong Daily Conditioner: Repairs and protects hair, softens and prevents moisture loss.

Super Strong® Daily Conditioner

On occasion I use Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment..similar to the Super Strong..this one is also heat activated, so it speeds up drying time.
Super Skinny® Daily Treatment
For my leave in conditioners:
Right now my absolute favorite is Sexy Hair: Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat. Mild protein reconstructor and is safe for color treated hair.

The ingredients include
Protein that strengthens and moisturizes
 Wheat Protein
Enhances shine and body of the hair
Pro-Vitamin B5
Moisturizes and gives shine and body
Cocoa Extract
Helps smooth the hair & conditions

 *Products can be purchased by your local hair care professional.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

About Me

                                                     HELLO! WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

Little bit about myself... I am currently a stay at home mom.. I have two girls 6 and 4, a wonderful husband. We have a Boxer named Fasier, 9 year old cat named Mookie and two little kittens Jag and well...our white fluffy kitten still has yet to have a name.. we call him whitey, snow ball, fuz buzz, IDK.. 

I was a hairdresser for about a total of 10 years..since I was 18. ( I will be 30 Nov. 22nd..YIKES)  In between hairdressing I went to college for accounting/marketing.. not. my. thing. I will tell you!!! I love decorating, DIY everything..from decor, clothing etc...  I love makeup, beauty products (hair care, nail polish, diy hair products/treatments), clothing... I also love to cook and bake and to take lots and lots of pictures of my family and fur babies!

On this blog I will basically be sharing with you all the things I love, makeup, hair, decorating, fashion, family, DIY and maybe somethings that I don't love as well :)

Also, I am very new at blogging and still learning! Any advice would be wonderful!!! TIA

 If you follow my blog, I will follow back!