Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

I don't know why, but for over a year I have been obsessed with red polish. On my nails or on my toes. I try to change it up and explore other colors, but I constantly come back to my trusty reds. 
Plus, red is a color that looks great for any season. 
Here are some of my personal favsies. 

Essie Lollipop

OPI Big Apple Red

 OPI Rock Apulco Red

Chanel Rouge Fatal

Chanel Dragon

Essie Red Nouveau  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ombre ombre ombre!

Today I hopped on the ombre hair trend bandwagon and am loving the results. I was super nervous to color my hair but it came out stunning! I have dark brown hair so the ends are a lighter caramel color, not too blonde or brassy. I think this trend is a great way to make a semi-drastic hair change and the upkeep is totally effortless since your "roots" are supposed to be predominately showing.

Love it or Hate it??
(i love it)

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm a Bad Girl

I tend to talk a lot about mascara's that I hate, so I think it's time to discuss my very favourite mascara in the whole wide world. Benefit BADgal Lash. Its a super dark black color and it has a HUGE wand, which isn't for everyone but I find that the big brush really covers and coats each lash and gives a higher impact level. My lashes get super full and thick from just two coats. I've been using BADgal for about 4 years now, and I don't think I'll ever turn my back on it. If you've never tried it and are a little afraid of it's massive wand, go to Sephora and pick up A Little Bit BADgal. It's only 9 dollars! It comes with the full sized brush but its just in a smaller tube.
 They've also expanded their colors and have a Plum BADgal and a Blue BADgal. 
They are all really pretty colors.
Best. Mascara. Ever. 

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I Don't Feel Like P.Diddy

Out too late? Stayed up all night studying/partying? Just couldn't sleep? We've all had those nights. The next morning usually looks like something that should be in a horror film or a Ke$ha music video. Bags under our eyes, pale, lifeless skin and crazed hair is the truly stunning piece of work that falls out of bed.
For me, black under-eye circles and puffiness are my biggest culprit on these mornings. 

I recently discovered a new product that is great for reducing puffiness and making your eyes feel cooled and look much more awake. The Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller is fantastic. It instantly relives tired eyes and really perks them up. It makes me instantly feel more wide awake. No joke. I was totally skeptical towards this product, but it really does work. What a great discovery. Now you have no excuse to skip your 9:00am class. 

Found A New Love For Foundation

I've never been a big foundation fan. 
Well, that's a lie because I've never really worn foundation.
I hate having a cakey feeling on my face so I tend to choose face products that are light but offer a good coverage, like creamy concealers or tinted moisturizers. 
But I guess I really never gave foundation a chance.
Last week I decided it was time to take the plunge. I didn't do toooo much research on the formula that I wanted, but I have always heard great and positive things about NARS Sheer Glow. 
So I picked myself up a color is PUNJAB in case you were wondering. They have a great range of colors as well, so everyone can find their perfect shade. 
I LOVE THIS STUFF. Its super creamy, goes on so smoothly, feels like velvet on my face once it dries. 
It gives a really good coverage too and it isn't heavy at all. 
Definitely turned a skeptic into a believer.
Thanks, NARS. I know I can always count on you.

K-This Sucks

About a month ago I needed a new shampoo and conditioning team so I decided to be a little adventurous and go for a brand that I hadn't tried before. I picked up the Joico K-PAK Shampoo and Conditioner. I had heard some things about the company, but mostly only positive reviews of their products so I was excited and eager to try the products out for myself. 
Joico is a salon brand that is well known for their hair care system and have a wide range of products to choose from for different hair types.
The K-PAK collection of hair care products claim to have a high concentration of Quadramine Complex, which is unique to Joico products, and helps to rebuild, strengthen, protect and reconstruct your hair. I chose the K-PAK system in particular because my ends are always very dry and I like to keep my hair as conditioned and strong as I can. 
 I found the conditioner left my hair feeling dry after I got out of the shower and after over a month of using the products my hair is no softer and it even appears to be more damaged than it was before. On top of that, they're $25 each! Not a bargain!
Maybe I'll stick it out a little longer with them and hope for a hair miracle....

Not likely.
I really didn't like these products. I'm sticking with my trusty Pantene.

Tweety Bird

Chanel Mimosa is part of the Summer 2011 collection. 
It is a bright canary yellow, perfect for a hot summer day. 
I am literally running to get a bottle. You should as well.