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Monday
Jul302012

ghd Green Peacock Styler.

I straighten my hair almost everyday. My hair is naturally very wavy, almost curly and it frizzes more than it curls or waves. My hair is very long and very thick and I have gone through many hair straighteners. I swear I break two or three a year. I've been using this one for over a month now and it is performing beautifully and showing no signs of wear at all.

If you have to straighten your hair, you might as well use one that is totally hot and stylish, right? I think so, and that is why I use a gold standard in hair straighteners, the ghd Gold Classic styler, but it is styled and colored in a great green peacock shade in a special limited edition. It is called the ghd Green Peacock Styler.

This ghd Green Peacock Styler is amazing.  The super smooth ceramic hair plates glides over hair without ever puling or dragging. It just glides and instantly straightens and smoothes hair.  It even comes complete with a storage bag and heat resistant mat. The mat helps protect surfaces from the high heat of the styler, and this baby gets hot.

What I may be most thankful for is that this styler comes with a two year warranty. I won't have to worry about this baby breaking down any time soon.

The ghd Green Peacock Styler is sold on the ghd website and it sells for $225.00.

Monday
Jul162012

My Easy Summer Makeup.

In the summer, I'm constantly on the go. I need a fast and easy, but still pretty; makeup look to keep up with my hectic summer lifestyle. My daily makeup routine does just that, and makes it look like I spent much more time on it than I actually did.

I first start off with a tinted moisturizer, which even out my skin tone and gives just a bit of color to my face. Then I apply concealer around my nose, eyes, and other problem areas. I then use 2 foundations. One is a cream to powder and then I use a powder one over that. I use one foundation, the cream to powder one, that matches my skin tone and another that is a shade darker. The reason for doing this is to prevent my bronzer from appearing too harsh on my face; using a foundation darker than my skin tone helps by blending with my bronzer in order to create the perfect shade. It is also very important to do all of this very lightly. II know it sounds like I am applying a lot, but I am not. It all blends perfectly onto my skin and makes it look very natural. I then use my favorite eye shadows combined with a product called Glam Rocks, which are used to add sparkles around my eyes and to give the overall look that extra bronzy glow. I top it all off with Mascara - an absolute must, and a nude lip gloss which adds the perfect touch. This look is quick, easy and perfect for summer.

Here is a list of the products that I use everyday to create my look:

Face:
Nuance Salma Hayek Tinted Moisturizer - medium/deep
Mally Poreless Perfection Glowing Foundation - tan
Urban Decay Surreal Skin Foundation - hallucination
Rimmel London Shimmering Maxi Bronzer - sun love

Eyes:
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick - trailblazing brown
Stila In the Light Palette - bliss and champagne
MAKE UP FOR EVER La Boheme Baked Eye Shadow Palette
LORAC Glam Rocks - Metallic
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara

Lips:
MAC Kissable Lip Colour - Woo Me

What are some of your summer makeup products?

Thursday
Jul052012

IT Cosmetics Face Disc Bronzer, Blush and Luminizer.

I am all about keeping it simple when it comes to makeup. When I saw this Face Disc that has a bronzer, blush and luminizer all in one, I knew I needed it. So yeah, I took it from my Mom!

The Face Disc is named Live,Love,Laugh Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc   (I swear my Mom always has it on in the background) The name is a bit of mumbo-jumbo, and at my age I really don't care about the anti-aging ingredients. I care about a product that simplifies my too busy life and looks pretty on me. That, it does. These colors look beautiful on me!

Just look at how pretty it is. Never mind the fact that it is a HUGE palette of color.

I like that when I where these shades, they don't come off. Even if I go to the gym or go out for a run (which I try to do without makeup, but sometimes I don't have time to take off my makeup and reapply - that's a another story for another time) my face still looks bronzed. These powdered are waterproof and sweat-proof.

I use a bronzer brush to sweep the matte bronzer in the places the sun naturally hits my face - my nose, across my forehead my chin and up high on my cheekbones. Then I use a fluffier brush to apply the highlighter color where I want to glow. You know, the areas that I want to stand out.  I apply this to the planes of my cheekbones, up higher then the bronzer, but then sort of blend it into that. To apply the blush, I use my regular blush brush and gently swirl it on the apples of my cheeks. The look is me, only better and bronzed.

I hope you like my pictures.  I took a photography class last year and I hate boring pictures, so you'll probably notice my pictures will be taken in different places. Since I love the pretty pink and yellow flowers my Mom planted on the deck, I thought I'd use that as the background.

Live,Love,Laugh Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc is from a brand called IT Cosmetics that regularly has shows on QVC. It is on sale for $38.00, but you have to think of it as 3 products in one.