Monday, September 19, 2011

Face of the day: Smokey eye (pic heavy)

Im uploading a new makeup tutorial right now, its gonna take forever. Here are the pictures from the look (click read more for the rest of post)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I think this nail design is my fave so far!!!

This once again was not what I had in mind when I started painting my nails today...especially since when I started my hand was wrapped up since I fractured my thumb today...booo to that. Couldnt paint it accurately though with my hand wrapped so away with the wrap! Dedication.
Anywho..I used sinfuls base coat (first time trying it) sinfuls blue in why not and black and white striping polishes. Seche top coat. I LOVE this. I think im gonna play around with different colors once this comes off

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Face of the day

So this is my first time doing a face of the day....and I have to feels a little vain. However here it is! Were about to head out to texas roadhouse to eat, I am in LOVE with the free butter and rolls lol. Sooo tasty! I hope everyone has had a good sunday!

Makeup used:
Foundation :A mix of mac studio fix liquid in nc45 and nars sheer matte in syracuse
Concealer: Benefit erase paste in number 2
Bronzer: Nars Casino to contour cheeks
Blush: Wet n Wild mellow wine and Mac Dainty
Lips: Mac impassioned lipstick
Eyes: Mac paint pot in painterly, Mac shadows in wedge and brown down, Revlon matte shadow in vintage lace and lined them with bobbi brown cavier ink cream liner ( i cant remember if its a called or cream or gel, its just like fluidlines but bobbi browns version) mascara loreal collagen.

Vitamins, Coffee, and Rainbows!

I have been taking a few different vitamins for a little while now to help with faster hair growth, better skin, stronger nails and overall health! These things help with so much more than just hair nails and skin. I got mine from

Friday, September 9, 2011

Latest Nail Design!

This took an insane amount of time! Only because I had no clue what I was doing! Im going to show you the exact way I did this however I will say, I realized towards the end had I done this process BACKWARDS it would of went way quicker...However since I did take pics all the way through im posting them lol.

 I started off using a nude color by wet in wild as a base

Then I put a black dot in the center of my nail using a long thin striping polish

Now for your stripes

its ok if they look a little jacked up and thin that will be fixed

Filled white in the little triangle

made the black line thicker

Added a blue stripe

Added a pink stripe

Finally the last stripe which filled in the rest of the nail green

At this point I realized had I started with the green and worked my way up it would of taken way less time AND I needed to go back over each color from the botton up anyways to make them more prominant so my suggestion is start from the bottom up in the first place and it will take way less time than it took me :p Its going to look messy at this point but its ok because we start cleaning them up now with an art brush and pure acetone. Be careful to not mess up all your hard work!

Small squared art brush

Dont use this if you have fake nails, and dont use it regularly its too strong I only use it to clean up nail art
once they were all cleaned up I added a yellow stripe at the top after the back leaving a smaller white portion than before. I was seriously just figuring it all out as I went lol it was only supposed to be one stripe at first then next thing I know my whole nail is stripes! It works though :)
Few shots of the finished product and the actual products used all mine the grey bottle of polish idk why I lined that up I didnt use any grey.

Products used minus the grey color Idk why I put that there.. The brush laying next to the art brush came with a striping polish I bought years ago, threw away the polish kept the brush and I clean it with the pure acetone. Thats another reason this took so long, one brush tons of colors! Had to reclean it after every color booo to that.

Hope you like!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1 Mile down 20 lbs to go!

I finally mapped out what would be one mile if I ran over and over around my block, when I took off I was hoping for 3 miles..... I got one lol Either way its good! Its better than sittin on the couch watching desperate housewives on netflix :) My goal is to lose 20 lbs. Right now im 150 lbs 5'7". Prebaby I was 130 and thats what I want to be again. I just want to be healthy fit and strong. With a six pack ;) haha so 1 mile down! Lets see if I can do a mile a day! If anyone wants to join in a mile a day run let me know! We will report back here daily!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aubrey Organics = LOVE!

So I purchased Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner from been sitting in my bathroom for a couple of weeks till today when I finally used it! Lets just say....AMAZING!
I knew as soon as it hit my hair it was good, my hair felt so good. It has made my hair feel amazing! The plus to this stuff is its all natural! I try to use mainly all natural products in my hair so this is right up my alley! It can be used as a regular rinse out condish or a deep condish. I used it today as a deep conditioner, didnt sit under the dryer just used my own body heat did some laundry cooked dinner etc. It did the job just fine! This stuff is for dry and or damaged hair! You can purchase it at whole foods or any other health food store. Or at :) google coupon codes!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Braid N Curl!

This is my fave fave way to wear my hair lately its similar to the twist n curl only its braids which for me work better than twist

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Latest Nail Design..simple and cute :)

I was trying to think of what colors I wanted to do and brown and green seemed perfect. It makes me think of nature. The white dot keeps it light and brightens it up a bit. All I did was paint my nails the brown shade by sinful called Nirvana two coats. I then painted my fourth fingers the green color by sinful Innocent. The white dot is the same polish I posted in my other nail tuts only I didnt use the brush provided, I used a dotting tool. You could easily use a tooth pick. Topped it off with my top coat and dont forget your base coat prior to your prior polish!

Late OOTD..

First time getting dolled up in a looooong time. The only good about this night though was the went downhill from there. was a picture while it was still an ok day. Dress: Forever 21 ?!?! amazing. 24 dollars! Shoes: Aldo

My All Time Favorite Products For Natural Hair!

Regardless of how many products and lines I try I always tend to come back to these products. They are definitely my holy grail. Sometimes I think why the heck do I buy so many hair products when these are so amazing already?! Each time I come back to them I think why did I ever stop using this and fall in love all over again. Best of all, majority of them are all natural :) I try to use mainly natural products in my hair (minus the color yea yea) So lets get started!

1. Unrefined shea butter! This stuff is amazing for your hair and skin. Sometimes I'll whip mine up and add an oil, usually I just leave it alone. I usually buy mine from theres plenty of other sites that sell it though. Just make sure its unrefined! It has a strong nutty scent to it which to me is soooo stinky! You get used to it though. If you really really dont like it, I've found  mixing it with 's vatika frosting it makes the shea smell soooo much better! Speaking of vatika frosting that brings me to number 2...

2. Coconut oil! I use spectrum which you can get at whole foods. I usually get the one that is over by the cooking oils. Not the one that is near the essential oils. Make sure your coconut oil is unrefined as well. Another suped up coconut oil I LOVE is hairveda's vatika frosting. It smells sooo good. I love putting coconut oil in my hair after I've put in my leave in conditioner.  Sometimes like I said for number 1 Ill mix this up with my shea butter and it makes an awesome mix. You can use coconut oil on your body as well but for some reason it doesnt work to well on my skin. whole foods and the vatika frosting is from

3. Castor oil! Another sealant but castor oil is soooo amazing! I use this in my hair daily over my leave ins for my sealant. Even if I use one of the above items ill still add a little castor oil. Castor oil promotes hair growth. I use it on my eyebrows to make them thicker. If I over pluck or tweeze I start adding castor oil at night and my brows fill right back in. Sometimes I put some on a clean mascara wand and put it on my lashes also. I like to add a mix of castor oil and jojoba oil and put those two in a hair color applicator bottle and then do scalp rubs with the mix. Castor oil is sooo amazing!  (however if you drink it you'll be sooo sorry...) you can get this at whole foods or health food stores.

4. Tressame naturals conditioners! I used to use herbal essence for my cowashes but for the past couple years I've been a die hard fan of this one. Its always a go to for me. Im constantly stocked up, I usually leave it in my hair and not rinse it out. If I think I put tooo much in while in the shower then I may run my head under the water for a second or two but this one is fine for me to leave in. I have for a long long time now with no adverse affects. I also like using this when I do roller sets or braid outs or twist. This is at any drugstore or walmart etc.

5. Jessicurl weekly deep treatment! This stuff has never failed me. When I need a good deep conditioner this lovely products always treats my hair right! I would advise to get the unscented version though. Ive purchased both of the scents offered and HATED them. Idk what it is with them but I dont like the scents. I've even used this stuff as a leave in and my hair was soooo moisturized and fly! Its just too small of a container and I have too thick of hair to be doing that regularly lol. I usually get mine from use code nikki15 for 15 percent off :) They usually always have a coupon code for at least 15 percent and the shipping is fast.

6. Hairveda whipped clouds! I loooove loooove loooove this stuff for braid outs and twist outs. Its used best on dry hair. If you go to hairvedas site you wont see it, but those lovely ladies will prob still send it out to you like they did me :) All you have to do is email and ask. Id probably order more than one jar though since its not a product on the site anymore. This stuff smells soooo amazing. Actually theres not one product of hers that doesnt smell amazing. Its probably the only natural line that I love the scent of every single thing! This stuff is shealoe. Which is shea butter and aloe. Which is AMAZING! lol I didnt even realize how much I loved this stuff till it was too late I had already chopped off all my hair booo. Good thing I have 3 jars coming soon!

7. Giovanni Direct Leave in! This stuff has always been a favorite of mine, when all else fails, I pull this out. I put it in my hair daily and my hair thanks me for it. It works amazing for me. I love that I can get it on the ground and dont have to pay shipping. I just wish it came in a bigger size because I fly through the bottles of this. You can get this at target

8. Giovanni Tea Tree shampoo! Now every hair stylist I know has told me not to use this shampoo but I love it. My hair loves it. I've used it for years and never once had an issue. My only issue came when I started using other stuff! lol Came back to this and my hair thanked me. I love love love this shampoo! Its sulfate free, and the tingle that it gives your scalp is amazing. I always come back to this one. You can get this at Target.

So there ya go! My all time FAVE FAVE FAAAVE products :) There are other things that I use, and some I may use regularly but these are the ones that I call my favorites. These are the ones that I use all year long and they work regardless of season. These are the ones that no matter how dry or rough my hair may be feeling once I use them my hair returns to its fly self.