Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I LOVE THESE!

Some of My New & Old Make-Up Favs

MakeUpFavs
MakeUpFavs by JazzyO on Polyvore.com


Mac Fix + : An aqua-spritz of vitamin & minerals, infused w/ a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. This can be used under powder or foundation to give your skin a glowy dewy look, or as a refresher for your face. However, a Mac Make-Up artist recommended this to me as an eye shadow enhancer. Here's the trick, spray a tad bit of this on your brush (I use the small shader #242 - Pictured next to the spray) then you can either dip it in your mineral, pigment or pressed eyeshadow. This makes the shadow super creamy and more vibrant, bringing out the color to its full potential. I love this stuff!!
Mac Paint Pot in Painterly: A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. I seriously wanna do the HAPPY dance every time I think about this stuff. This is GREAT for many reasons, I have dark circles around my eyes, even my lids are darker than my face so this works perfectly if I want a more natural look & don't want to wear eye shadow, I can put this on w/ a little liner & it looks great. Also as a primer, it holds very well & gives you minimal creasing and lasts me a good 10 hours. This comes in about 8 different skin tone shades.
Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit: This stuff is great, it's one of my favs that I always keep in my purse. It's super soft color that goes well with all skin colors. You can wear it alone for a tad of color or add it on top of a lip stick for an extra shine.
DiorShow in BlackOut: Hands down the best! I keep going back to this stuff, I prefer this over the new Extase too. Not a fan of that one at all, same great mascara but the application brush is wacky, it makes your lashes clump together.
These have really been my Go-To products for the past few months!











Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The New Edition of Rock Wit' Cha

Rock Wit' Cha by Bobby V


Bobby V did a fantastic job with this Bobby Brown remake of Rock Wit' Cha. Rock Wit' Cha was releassed in 1988 off of Bobby Brown's sophmore album Don't Be Cruel.

I'm feeling it! What about you?



Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring 2011 Trends & Favs

Spring Fashion Inspiration
Corals, Turquoise, creamy buttery pastel nail polishes, gold jewelry, nude shoes, statement necklaces, stones, wedges, fringe, tassels!

Enjoy this lil' Polyvore I created :)



From left to right
 
1. Go For Baroque Peasant $78 - Anthropologie.com
2. Maryln's Gold Tone Knocker Door Earrings $9.96 Amazon.com
3. Rebel Designs Cuff $148 - Lorisshoes.com
4. Nail Polish by Essie - Mint Apple $3 - Amazon.com
5. Florid Spectre Blouse $168 - Anthropologie.com
6. Turquoise Shorts $198 - Anthropologie.com
7. Herringbone Roll Up Shorts $68 - Anthropologie.com
8. Melie Bianco Purse in Taupe $78 - Lorisshoes.com
9. Essie Spring 2011 Collection Nail Polish, Sand Tropez $8 - Essieshop.com
10. Mineral Cascade Necklace $58 - Anthropologie.com
11. Michael Antonio Gezana in Nude Reptile - $54 Lorisshoes.com
12. Media Via Belt $38 - Anthroplogie.com
13. Tom Ford 2011 Spring Collection Sunglasses
14. Butter London Nail Polish in Yummy Mummy
15. Essie Spring 2011 Collection - Nice is Nice
16. Essie Spring 2009 - Pink Lemonade
17. Dolce Vita for Target Wedges $29
18. Vintage High Waist Jeans $23 - Forever21.com
19. Zipper Ankle Cargo Pants $25 - Forever21.com
20. New Sping Collection Dylan Medium Tote in Coral $435 - Linea Pelle 
21. Dolce Vita Jade Wedges in Desert $165 
22. Chanel Spring 2011 Collection 
 
What are some of your favs? I don't know about you guys, but I find great inspiration w/ these Spring staple pieces. I'm sure great reps for higher end items are available too!! I just LOVE anthropologie, wish they were cheaper tho :)

Review: Caruso SalonPro Molecular Steam Hairsetter

Caruso Professional Rollers
Molecular Steam Hair setter
Caruso have been around for ages, they have a reputation for having an exclusive molecular steam haircare system & the only patented steam hair setting system with worldwide dual voltage.  This set comes with 30 soft foam rollers, that you place individually in the setting system one at a time for about 60 seconds, this infuses them with heat, which is supposed to be a healthier option than curling with an "iron".  Then you wrap your hair on the infused roller and cover with a shield. You can also place the shield on the steam setting system so that the shield is warm to get the outer parts of your hair.  The patented roller & shield design creates even moisture penetration & allows airflow for quick evaporation. You can also add heat by running a hair dryer over the shields. Gentle moisture penetrates to the hair's molecular core allowing it to relax & bend. As moisture evaporates, hair is "set" in curled position. The molecular is supposed to hold so strong, that the curls should last a few days.

Sooo...I tried this a couple times. The first time, I wasn't that impressed but I blamed it on myself for only giving myself 30 minutes before work to give it a first run. #Fail.

The second go, I blow dried my hair then sectioned it off into three parts. I used the smallest rollers for the front portions of my hair and the larger ones for the back. Before I rolled each piece of hair, I sprayed it w/ some Pantene hair spray. After I had all my hair rolled, I waited 5 minutes & took them out. Here are my results:


As you can see the very underneath section is kinda straight since I used the largest rollers.



The best curl that took was by using the smallest rollers wrapped tightly


The steam is supposed to give you a less "frizzy" curl, especially by spraying hair spray, I thought for sure I'd have none, but I was wrong.

I give the Caruso system a 3.5.  For my next go, I most likely will run a blow dryer all over my rollers for a good 5 minutes to add some more heat. By day 2, I had some wave sort of like messy beach hair.

How do you curl your hair? what works for you?