How to Curl Your Hair with Foil and a Flat Iron

how to curl hair using flat iron and aluminum foilI’m always looking for ways to fix my hair without having to spend too much time on it, so my interest was piqued when I saw a YouTube video about how to curl your hair with only foil and a flat iron. Consider me intrigued and naturally, I wanted to try this method out myself. It does make me wonder, however, who comes up with some of the “how to” videos I see online. It’s like, “Hmm, I am bored and have foil and my flat iron. Let’s see what I can do.” Ah, but I regress…

Today was the perfect day to try it out, as I left the house with wet hair this morning to drop my son off at school. I came home and was prepared to curl my hair [Read more…]

The Lazy Girl’s Way to Pretty, Wavy Hair in just 8 Steps

image of a curling iron to help you with making wavy hairLet’s face it: There’s a lot of maintenance that goes into being a girl. We have to keep up our nails, get pedicures in the warm months, put on makeup, pick out the right outfit, fix our hair, and pick out the perfect accessories. And that’s just to make us presentable. It’s exhausting, right? On top of all of that, we have kids and husbands to take care of. Pets to feed (and kitty litter to clean. My life is so glamorous.) Laundry to fold. Businesses to run. Errands to [Read more…]

5 Household Items That Can Help With Winter Beauty Issues

Tee bags can do wonders for your eyes.Ah, winter time. The time of the year when you can sit by a fire all bundled up and enjoy the colder temperatures… but these colder temperatures also bring along beauty issues for you to deal with. Instead of running out to the store to pick up the latest and greatest beauty product, take a look around your house.

You might be surprised at how many household items can help you with beauty issues, especially during this time of the year. It’s not always necessary to [Read more…]

The 11 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without In 2015

Who else loves Lush Bath Bombs?All of us ladies have our tried and true, most favorite go-to beauty products. These are the products that work perfectly with our skin. The products that have never let us down and continue to be at the top of our lists because of just how well they get the job done. And I have a lot of these products.

Now I’m sure there’s equally great lotion, for example, out there, but I’m so happy with mine that I stay true to the brand. I always buy the exact same lotion and [Read more…]

14 Little-Known Beauty Tricks You Need To Know

face mask for soft skinWhether you want smoother hair, lip color that doesn’t fade, or to make a luxe body scrub that will hydrate your skin, look no further! These beauty tips will help you have all of the above and more. The best part? Most of these beauty tricks are already things that you should have at your house.

1. The perfect blow out
For shinier hair and to get the sleekest blow out possible, don’t start out with a brush. First, make sure you divide your hair into three sections (semi circle around the crown and then in the middle of your head). Then focus on one of the bottom sections first. Always work from the bottom of your hair up to the top. Once each section is [Read more…]

6 Red Hot Tips To Wearing Fabulous Red Lips

Image of 4 sets of lips wearing red lipstick‘Tis the season for red lips, but how do you pull it off without looking like a clown? After all, Halloween has come and gone and I can’t imagine anyone wanting to look too costume-y, especially on the face. Red lips can be intimidating, so picking the right shade of red is crucial. Here’s a secret: Everyone can wear red, but you just need to follow some beauty rules in order to give yourself a classic look. And one of my favorite things about wearing red lips? It makes your [Read more…]

Birchbox Time: My October Fanfare Birchbox Review!

Image of the October 2014 birchbox set.It’s that time again to review my latest Birchbox. The October Fanfare Birchbox! It’s seriously just like Christmas when I get this fun little box delivered to my door every month. It’s the best and I love that I get introduced to products I probably wouldn’t know about otherwise.

That being said, this box isn’t my favorite by a long shot. I’m big into scents and some of the scents in this box are just too strong for me. And I was given mascara, which is pointless because I sell Younique and there’s no other mascara in the world that would make me change from my beloved 3d fiber lash mascara (To learn more about Younique, click here.). So yeah, this box isn’t my favorite, but maybe you might find something you want to try, so onto my reviews. [Read more…]

Birchbox Reviews: Here’s My September Beauty Box

Photo of my September Birchbox where I share a full review of all the productsAre you a member of Birchbox or looking for Birchbox reviews? For those of you who haven’t heard about Birchbox, it’s a subscription-based beauty box that arrives at your doorstep every single month for only $10. You can customize your Birchbox as far as your skin tone, coloring, sensitivity, hair color, eye color, and what you are looking to receive every month. I just received my September Birchbox and realized that I’ve been a member for over 3.5-years now. That’s a lot of samples that I’ve received and reviewed, y’all!

One thing that I’ve always really liked about Birchbox is that you have time after receiving your box to review each product inside. You answer a few questions about each product and then Birchbox awards your account 10 points. For every 100 points, you get [Read more…]

7 Beauty Habits You Don’t Want To Forget To Do

Getting a regular massage can really help your mood and skinThere are beauty habits that you can forget to do occasionally that won’t really make too much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. For example, it’s easy to get so tired at night that you just don’t have it in you to wash your face.

You go to bed with your makeup on and wash it off the next morning when you wake. While you don’t want to get in the habit of going to bed with your makeup on, a time here and there won’t hurt you in the long run. But there [Read more…]

My Review of Lush: Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Yes. I’m In Love.

Image of the Lush Natural Products I boughtPlease tell me you’ve heard of Lush before! In case you haven’t, this blog post and Lush product reviews is for you. I first heard of Lush last November when I was talking to a friend about Christmas gift ideas for my husband. It’s hard to really be creative for Christmas and birthday gift ideas (as I’m sure you know), so I was asking around to see what my friends were planning to get their husbands. This is when Lush entered my life.

My friend made it sound amazing and I couldn’t wait to check it out. I went to Lush the next day and fell in love the second I walked in the door. There was a nice and natural smell right away. It wasn’t overpowering like when you walk in the fragrance department at a store. It was a lovely smell that made me wish I could buy everything in the store! [Read more…]

8 Things Your Mom Never Told You About Makeup

image of a little girl putting on makeupAren’t you thankful that we live in the age of the Internet so that we can watch videos on YouTube and learn how to properly apply makeup? Everything that we could possibly ever want to learn about makeup can be found online.

We can learn how to fill in our eyebrows, the best spots to apply blush for our face type, and other cool tricks that can help to enhance our look. [Read more…]

The Beauty Of A Self-Tanner: My #1 Choice That I Use And Recommend

image of woman on beach wearing self tannerLadies, you know how it is. Summer brings the warmer temperatures and we all want sun-kissed skin. We want to feel pretty and wear less makeup. If you’re like me, I even feel thinner when I’m tan. Clothes just seem to look better on bronzed skin.

But how do you achieve a beautiful tan when you don’t have hours every day to spend at the pool? Not to mention that being in the sun for so long isn’t the best option for you and your skin. [Read more…]

8 Surprising Benefits of Rose Water from Younique Products

Image of Rose Water Bottles by Younique ProductsWhen I first joined Younique, I couldn’t wait to try all of the products, with the exception of one. The Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water. I just didn’t get it and what it was supposed to do. The rose water was one of the last, if not the last, product I tried and you know what? I fell in love with it. To this day, it’s probably my most favorite product that Younique offers… well that and [Read more…]

Top 6 Fab Hair Styles for the Summer

headband hair style

It’s so easy to get stuck in a hair rut, don’t you think? If you’re anything like how I am (and have longer hair), you might notice that you do the same few things with your hair all of the time (hello side braid and pony). This past week I decided that while I do not want to cut my hair, I do want to start trying out new ways to wear my hair. I’m ready for a little change for sure! [Read more…]

Best Dry Shampoo Revealed

As far as I’m concerned, one of the best beauty products ever invented is dry shampoo. It’s one of those things that I wish I came up with. I mean, it’s brilliant and allows for us ladies to go a couple of days without shampooing our hair.

And going a few days without shampooing is awesome because, let’s face it, shampooing hair takes some time. You not only have to shampoo it, but most likely condition it after. Then spray in a leave-in conditioner and/or heat protectant so that you can blow-dry your hair safely without your hair getting damage from the heat. [Read more…]