Saturday, January 28, 2012

Post #8

 I got my hair thinned! Yay! And my ends trimmed, which is great because I haven't had my hair worked on in a a year I think. And apparently the flakes in my hair isn't dandruff. It's shampoo residue! So excited about this because I have tried multiple products to get rid of my 'dandruff' but it never worked. Now I know why. So according to my new hairdresser, I really have to scrub my head so I can get the residue out. We also purchased this shampoo and conditioner by Redken. She shampooed my hair, trimmed it, thinned it, and blow dried it. I'm considering blow drying my hair now because my hair is sooooo soft. I've been touching it ALL day. She also parted it on a different side. Which for me, normal is parted in the middle; but she parted it a little to the left. I think I'm going to try this look. I went to Hair Cuttery and I am sooo happy!
What do you do when you go to the salon?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Post #7

I am so happy with myself. The last three days. I have really been putting effort into my outfits. I even tried out a new outfit today after I got home; it looks pretty good on me.
Anyways, I though I'd share some things.
Yesterday, as I was getting ready for bed, I noticed my bottle of Aveeno soothing lavender body wash. I decided that I would wash my hands with it so that I would smell it all night. It was so nice smelling.
Also, I've been getting dry patches on my face; so when I get ready in the morning, I apply cocoa butter to my face. It can be greasy feeling but then it protects my face from wind and prevents me from touching my face: ergo transferring oils, making acne. This morning I noticed my feet were especially dry and cracked from the winter. So I decided to take body lotion (because it's so thick and moisturizing) and applied it to my feet, and put my socks on; going through my day like normal. And when I took my socks off after school, my feet were softer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Post #6

So today, I finally went back to school. I decided I wanted to show off a little but not be over dressed. So I wore:

  • Fuzzy Ugg ankle boots
  • Black skinny jeggings
  • White & gray striped t-shirt with small lace breast pocket
  • A square orange scarf 
  • Diamond studs
  • Silver bracelet

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Post #5

I'm not the type of person who wear's gobs and gob's of make-up. I like to think of wearing make-up as smoothing out the (metaphorical) wrinkles; and when you cake your face in make-up, it's like you're changing the fabric (of your face). I don't think I'm gorgeous but I think everyone has natural beauty; they just have to use the right products to bring it out. I only wear Burt's Bee's pomegranate chapstick, Cover Girl Nature Luxe mascara, and Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus midnight blue eyeliner. I wanted to use a slightly colored eyeliner because I wanted to make my eyes pop. My eyeliner is the crayon kind where you twist it out. I use Clearasil tinted acne cream because it gets rid of bumps and it acts like a concealer. I only dab it on my nose (my trouble area) and whenever I get a random pimple.
How much make-up do you where?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Post #4

I am now officially in love with Lush products. I have never used them but I am in love. I plan on buying the Lush No Drought dry shampoo because I go to school and I just don't have time to take a shower in the morning along with curling my hair and doing my little bit of make up. I want to buy the Toothy Tabs and maybe some massage bars because they sound great and I like to pamper myself. Speaking of pampering, today I used both a Mint Julep mask and a clay mask. I prefer the mint over the clay persoanlly. Maybe because it feels so refreshing or the fact that it fights acne. I don't get pimples usually, and I'd like to keep it that way. My only problems spots are my T-zone (I get oily there and only bumps on my nose), and around my lips; like the little place above your upper lip but below your nose, and my chin. I'm not sure what it is, I just seem to get them there only. After I masked my face (and did dishes while they dried, multitasking!), I used my three-step face thing. I'm considering skipping the dry shampoo and getting a few Lush facial masks instead. I might just wait for the masks and use my birthday money to get them. Luckily, I have a few Lush stores only and hour away (ok that's a little far but so worth it!). I feel like the Cosmetic Warrior would be perfect for me. Some people hate the smell of garlic but I love it.....and I also love onions! What a mouth-disaster! See, this is why I need Lush Toothy Tabs; so I don't scare guys away with my yummy garlic-onion breath. JK those scents combined aren't to yummy smelling. So anyways: do you guys have any homemade masks? And what are your feelings on Lush products?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Post #3

Last night I washed my face with this 3-step system. I washed my face again this morning. And again tonight. I want to make this a true habit, washing my face twice daily. I have to get up early (regular time for most people, 6 am), so that mean's I will get to test out my habits; because for a while now I haven't had to get up early because I do online school. Next week I'm joining regular school so I have to start getting up early. So I'm going to see if I can curl my hair, wash my face, put on my little bit of make-up, get dressed, and eat breakfast in the span on 1 hour and 30 minutes. I think I can manage if I get dressed before I leave my room, wash my face, curl my hair, and then make-up myself. Then I get to eat breakfast. Woohoo! I'm the type of person who only wears eyeliner and mascara.

What's your morning routine?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Post #2

I realized how weird the links are in the sidebar when you're looking for a certain post, so I hope this works.

OK, so I get these annoying red bumps on the backs of my upper arms. A friend of mine uses a soap from Lush called Lim Slip and supposedly it gets rid of her red bumps. Sadly, they're discontinuing it so I guess I'll have to find another soap.
I usually just put lotion on it in hopes that it's dried skin, but it doesn't seem so help much. Does anyone have any ideas or tips?

<3 Vanessa

Monday, January 16, 2012

Post #1

Okay, so my first real post of this blog. This blog is about home ideas, things you can do. Tomorrow I'll post again hopefully unless I have finals.

So I did some research and reviews on the Tresemme Aero Hair Spray is supposed to be really good, it doesn't make your hair "crunchy" and is only $3.50 at Target.
I like to go to Target because they seem to have a wide variety and at a good price. I got my Conair 1" Ceramic Satin Finish Instant Heat Curling Iron for $15 there. I would highly recommend this product because I have never personally used any type of hair styling product and my hair has turned out very well with the help of multiple Youtube videos. Personally, I want a hair spray that I can spray on my curls so they don't go flat during  the day. I've seen some gels and milks and foams but I am personally a fan of sprays. Give me your opinion on what products you use and maybe some homemade hair products you've created!

<3 Vanessa