Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nail Polish: Mint Apple


Available in most Walgreens for only $1.99!!! (here) "4th one in the 3rd row"

Helloooo new favorite spring polish to be added to my collection (not that I have much of a collection lol) This is a beautiful mint shade with a tint of green under certain lighting. The polish does have very very fine silver sparkle but it is very subtle. I did add a Top Coat of my now new obsession Seche Vite (this is a MUST HAVE if you do your nails often)....
                           Which! by the way Sally Beauty Supply store has a great deal right now 
                            where the Seche Vite Clear Basecoat is FREE with the purchase of Seche 
                            Vite Topcoat! lasting until March 31st of 2012. So that leaves you with a 
                            great deal of 2/$7.99 OR if your a Beauty Club member 2/$6.49. I advise 
                            you go visit your nearest Sally Beauty Supply! (click to use the store locator) 

Warning: Disregard my natural wrinkly hands, I envy women with beautiful hands haha.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dark Hair to Red Hair

(Inspired by and Thanks to a fellow YouTuber: nguerriero19 )
(All materials are from Sally’s Supply Store)

  • mixing bowl  $2.39 (here)
  • tinting brush $1.29 (here)
  • (2) L'Oreal HiColor HiLights for Dark Hair Only in RED $6.39 each (here)
  • L'Oreal 30 cream Developer $4.19 (here)
  • Quantum Riveting REDS shampoo and conditioner reg. $7.29 each (Got both on SALE 2 for $10)
  • Gloves (here)
  • plastic cap OR a plastic grocery bag
  • Measuring cup $1.99 (here)
          Day One:
  1. Pour (one) of the Red hair dye tube (1.2 oz) into the mixing bowl.
  2. Pour 2.4 oz of the L'Oreal 30 cream developer in the measuring beaker to make sure you have exactly 2.4 oz. Then pour the developer in the mixing bowl with the red hair dye.
  3. Mix thoroughly the red dye and the developer until it is smooth.
  4. Section the hair in 4 sections by pinning up each section with a hair clip.
  5. Pick one of the bottom sections and grab a smaller section and apply the dye mix using your tinting brush. Start from the tip all the way up to the roots. (make sure all strands are fully coated) After a section is complete pin up and clip again.
  6. Repeat the previous step with the other 3 sections.
  7. Once you added the final touches to the hairline by making sure it is all coated unclip all 4 sections and gather the hair to clip it all in one.
  8. Cover the head with a plastic cap or plastic bag.
  9. Leave the hair dye for 45 minutes then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water.
  10. DO NOT apply any heat or product to your hair afterwards.  Let it air dry on its own.

          Day Two:
  1. REPEAT ALL of the previous steps EXCEPT do not apply the hair dye onto the roots.
  2. Apply your deep conditioner and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then rinse and BOOM your hair is a beautiful red. 


  • Purchase a Deep Repair Mask to apply after the 2nd day to provide the hair with moisture.
  • Wash hair only in lukewarm or cold water NOT hot because it will wash or fade the color faster
  • Do not wash your hair daily try every other day. 
  • Wait for AT LEAST 3 weeks before retouching

Naked Palette 2 - Bronzed Eyes

(I tried "Linking" as many items as I could that I was able to find online)

Naked Palette 2  (here)
                Shadows Used:
 -Foxy (all over lid & highlighter)
                -Half Baked (Lid & Inner tear duct)
                -Tease (Blending shadow)
                -Snakebite (Crease Shadow)
                -Busted (Outer “V” & Bottom Lash Line shadow)
                -Blackout (Define the Crease shadow)

Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil- Baked similar-->(here)

Crown Brushes (here)

Urban Decay Primer Potion (here)

Maybelline Line Stiletto (here)

Covergirl Lash Blast (here)
L’Oreal Voluminous False Lashes (here)

Foundation: Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless 250 (here)
Corrector: Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless 230 (here)
Concealer: Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless 220 (here)
Blush: Hard Candy Fox in a Box “Skinny Dipping” (here)

Effortless Waves w/ Conair Infiniti Curling Wand

(The hair Protectant and Curling Wand is Linked Below)

Materials Needed:
CHI Iron Guard (here)
Hair clip(s)
Conair Infiniti Curling Wand (here)
Wide tooth comb
**optional** Hairspray (to set curls at the end)
**optional** Glove (prevent burning)

Review: I LOVE this curling wand. It makes curling hair so much faster than the traditional clip curling wand. Not only is it faster but it gives a nice wavy curl compared to the usual spiral curls. You are able to control the tightness of the curl pending on how long you leave it in your hair (shorter time= looser waves OR longer time= tighter curls) experiment with it to find the exact curl you prefer. This curling wand should be available in most drugstores or Wal-Mart and Target; I purchased mine for $29.99 at Target. I would 100% recommend this from any teen to a grown women.

Technique: My technique primarily consist of alternating the direction of my curls (as shown in the video) starting from the bottom to the top of my head. I do not touch my hair after curling until it is all completely cooled down then I gently finger comb the curls to turn into waves.  

Purple Smokey Eye

(I tried "Linking" as many items as I could that I was able to find online)

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush (here)
Large Shading Crown Brush (For: all over lid)
Small Shading Crown Brush (For: Lid)
Small Tapered Shading Crown Brush (For: Outer Corner “V)
Tapered Blending Brush (from Urban Decay) (For: Blending)
Flat Short Shading Brush (from Urban Decay) (For: Crease)
Eyeliner Crown Brush (For: Eyeliner)
Flat Angled Crown Brush (For: Eyebrow) **Optional**
Small Eyeliner Sonia Kashuk Brush (For: Bottom lash line) (here)
Angled Blush Crown Brush

All my Crown Brushes came from this CROWN BRUSH SET (here)

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation Shade:250 (here)
Revlon Photoready Foundation Concealer- Medium 004 (here)
E.L.F Blush- Fushia Fusion #83138 (here)

Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original (here)
(All over lid shadow) MAC- Dazzlelight (here)
(Lid shadow) Naked Palette- Sin (here)
(Outer Corner “V” shadow) Revlon Colorstay(10 Berry Bloom palette)- Darkest Purple
(Above the outer “V”) Naked Palette 2- Tease (here)
(Crease) Naked Palette- Creep (here)
(Highlight) Naked Palette- Virgin (here)
(Inner Tear Duct) Naked Palette 2- Foxy (here)
Black Eyeliner
CoverGirl Lash Blast- Blackest Black (here)
Fake Lashes: From Revlon **Optional**
Maybelline Line Stilletto- Blackest Black (here)
AVON Smooth Minerals Eyeliner- R100 Iris 

N.Y.C Browser in Brunette

Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer- Bare (here)
(Queen Collection) CoverGirl Lipstick- South Beach Sand