July 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
I’ve had a lot of people asking me about my hair lately. I do not understand why, as I do not feel I was blessed with the beautiful, lush hair I’ve always dreamed about. Regardless, I wanted to share a few hair secrets that work for me…
-I only wash my hair every other day, and lately I have been going as many as 3-4 days, depending on if I’ve been to the gym or whatever. Dirty hair is the best for styling, whether it be braiding, curls, pinning it up, etc.
-When I do wash my hair:
I usually try to wash it at night. I let it towel dry for a few minutes and then I brush it out (this is the only time I ever brush my hair). I leave a few tangles in it (my hair tangles like c-r-a-z-y) as I feel that adds a little volume 🙂 After that I rub a dime-sized amount of Moroccanoil Oil Treatment all over my hair. Then I twist it into a low bun while its wet and secure it with a rubber band. I leave it like this until bed time, and then I let it out to sleep. When I wake up, I have natural waves in my hair. I curl it into spiral curls using this curling iron and finish with a mist of the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. I usually hope to achieve the ‘Kate Hudson’ tousled, yet perfect beautiful beach waves look (see below) but fall far short. Sigh…
June 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
I do not consider myself talented when it comes to make-up. I wear the same tinted moisturizer, eyeshadow, black eyeliner and mascara combo almost every day, with little to no variation. My birthday/celebration of summer *pink* party was this past Saturday. I knew I wanted a special look to celebrate the last year of my 20s. I had the very talented Herbert at Nordstrom do my make-up and he did an AMAZING job. He used mostly Bobbi Brown products, along with his favorite mascara by Dior (but only on the top lashes, which I wasn’t aware of). Here are some of the products he used, as well as a picture of the finished product. I think my favorite part about the look was the bright pink lips. I never wear lipstick and when I do I feel like such a grown-up!!
1. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer & Corrector, $32.
2. Bobbi Brown Blush in Peony, $24.
3. Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Golden Nectar, $38.
4. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Cosmic Raspberry, $22.
5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss, $22.
6. Dior ‘Iconic’ Mascara, $28.
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $21.
April 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
Love the new Summer 2011 Chanel Makeup collection. Especially this bright yellow polish. Need.
March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
My hair stylist uses Moroccanoil products on me and I love them. They smell AMAZING (seriously!!!) and actually work. I use only the oil treatment on my hair right now. I don’t use many products on my hair at home which is probably why 6 out of 7 days I end up with a bad hair day. I am dying to try these other products, especially the glimmer shine spray!!
2. Glimmer Shine Spray, $26.
3. Hydrating Styling Cream, $32.
4. Luminous Hair Spray, $21.
March 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Springtime always makes me think of fresh, bright colors. I usually don’t mix up my make-up routine but this Spring I want to try neutral eyeshadow paired with light pink blush and a coral lip. Here are a few items I want to add to my beauty bag:
1. MAC Cremeblend Blush in Something Special, $19.50.
2. Chanel Le Vernis in Orange Fizz, $25.
3. Essie Polish in California Coral, $8.
4. Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Coral, $6.25.
5. Jemma Kidd Eyeshadow Duo, $18.
January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
I am no expert in applying eyeliner. The first time I tried to use liquid liner I ended up looking like a linebacker (black under my eyes, not even sure how that happened???). But, after a little research and some practice, I finally figured it out! This is my favorite because of the felt tip, which makes getting a perfectly straight line so much easier. I definitely suggest adding this to your beauty bag!