September 29, 2011

Hair Tip: Ponytail Sleeping

Do you ever notice that your hair gets greasy overnight even thought you just washed it the night before? We all want fresh looking hair in the morning and throughout the day but our hair doesn't always cooperate.

Here's a tip:
If you wash your hair at night or know you're not going to be washing it the next day, comb out your hair and put it up in a ponytail (or a bun) before bed. Gently pull on your top hair to create some space so its not flat against your head. It will keep some of the volume in your hair and lift your roots from your scalp so that it's not absorbing oils as much. Make it loose so it's not uncomfortable or damaging.

If you still wake up with some greasiness try using a dry shampoo (like the Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo) on your roots. It's inexpensive and a quick solution for when you're on-the-go!

September 14, 2011

Brand Review: Victoria's Secret

This has to be one of my favorite stores ever. I cannot go to the mall without paying a visit to VS and most of the time I leave with a bag in my hand.

I normally buy underwear, bras, swimsuits, shorts, yoga pants and other things.They have great deals on underwear most of the time and their swimsuits last years and years. I do have to replace my bras every so often because they stretch out over time but they are the most comfortable bras I can find.

I love everything in their Pink line.  From yoga pants to hoodies....it's all so cute and in really fun colors - not to mention super comfy!

As for their beauty products, I don't buy much of it. I like their makeup, but I don't find it necessary to add to my collection. Some of their scents are really nice too. They have tons of products! I'd rather spend my money on the clothes though.

As for the prices, VS can get expensive if you don't keep track of what you're getting. The best time to go is during their semi-annual sales when you can get some really great deals and stock up!

September 7, 2011

20 Things I Love About Fall

As summer comes to a close, I can't help but think of the things I love most about fall...


1. Pumpkin picking and carving/decorating
2. Boots!
3. Family get-togethers
4. Football
5. Pumpkin pie... mmmmm
6. Halloween
7. My birthday! (24 this year)
8. Baking delicious treats
9. Comfy clothes, blankets, and hot chocolate on a cold day
10. Black Friday! Need I say more?
11. Taking walks
12. Fall fashion...and shopping for it
13. Warm, soft scarves
14. Fresh apple juice and other goods from local growers
15. Candles with "warm" scents
16. Starbucks - hot drinks
17. Cooking (and eating!) holiday meals
18. Shopping/planning for gifts
19. Smokey eyes!
20. Thanksgiving dinner (and leftovers!)

Ah, my list could go on and on. I see I have a quite a few food related favorites.
What are some of your favorite things about fall?

September 4, 2011

Review: Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Palette

As soon as I saw this palette I wanted it. The colors looked amazing from what I saw online. I texted my bf the other day that it was a must-have and he surprised me with it! I had the chance to use it a couple times already and I definitely know I'm going to enjoy this palette!
Here are my observations:



Like
- I love the variety of colors in the palette. Neutrals, unique colors and darker shades. All brand new too!
- The eyeshadows apply very smoothly.
- My favorite shadow is Omen which is a purple.
- It is $55 but I consider that a pretty good price considering how much individual eyeshadows normally run from Urban Decay. It's worth it!

Dislike

- The packaging is not my favorite. Sure it's pretty to look at...until you get your fingerprints all over the mirrored lid. And the inside is a shiny metallic purple, making it hard to focus on the colors, not to mention very hard to photograph!

 
Overall, the positives out weigh the negatives. The colors and quality of the shadows are what really matter to me. I think I will have a lot of fun with this palette and I'm anxious to try out more looks.



I also have the Naked Palette and the Book of Shadows Volume III (NYC) so if you want reviews on those let me know. Also don't forget to check out my shop and like it on facebook if you want!

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