Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hair, Long Beautiful Hair

Hey beautiful,
     I'm going to tell you all about my love for long hair and how I make sure it becomes long and stays healthy (aka my hair routine). Just when ever I talk about long hair I think of the hippie musical Hair and this one song called "Hair" (very original, I know) which is all about having really long hair and not wanting to cut it. So last May I cut 7 inches off my hair which made it shoulder length and i missed my long hair so much. So in order to grow it back nice and healthy I did some research. I came across all these vitamin lists to make your hair grow faster and I really didn't want to take all these vitamins, so I kept looking. There beyond the vitamin lists I found my answer.
-The Lush "New" shampoo bar, I know shampoo bar? It sounds crazy but it is amazing. So basically what it does it stimulate your scalp with mint and cinnamon. This I didn't think was so bad for you seeing as it is all natural and being used on your body apposed to taking something. I love this thing some much that I am on my 5th bar of it and this stuff doesn't go quick. It lasts me 3 months, though I was my hair every other day because its better for your hair.
-Then since the shampoo may be a little crying at times I use the Aussie Moister conditioner afterwards and then pull my hair up letting it sit for a little bit. And rinse it out.
- When I get out of the shower I let my hair towel dry for abut 10 minutes and then put in Redken Extreme Anti- snap. Which I use as a leave-in conditioner to prevent breakage and split ends. And then I use Biosilk to smooth out my hair.
- Only after that do I brush my hair with a wide tooth comb, to prevent the kind of breakage a brush would do. From there I let it dry completely. I try to never straighten my hair or use any heat, though I do daily on my bangs.
These are all the steps I take to make sure that my hair grows long and healthy.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, December 2, 2011

Building the Great Wall

Hey Beautiful,
     So Taylor and I may have medium sized make up collections, but it didn't start out that way. I'll tell you all about the easy and affordable way to start building up your collection with high end make up. Now the most important thing is to not go out and buy a ton of make up all at once. You can build as slowly as you feel that you need, pledge to buy one high end make up item that you would really like once a month. Also going for some of the mini gift sets and travel sizes are really great. You get a lot of different products for cheaper and that way if you don't like it you're not stuck with an expensive full sized product you feel obligated. Going to the store and trying things out will prevent any mistakes or regrets. Look at the important things when buying high end make up. It's good to go with high end eyeshadow because the colors come out better. Lipstick is a good buy to because it's usually doesn't dry out and the color is usually better too. Mascara isn't so great to buy high end, there are a lot of more affordable ones that work great, plus you're supposed to throw it out every 3 months. The biggest thing is prioritizing, build up your basics before buying that teal eyeliner or yellow eyeshadow.
I hope this helps you guys build a make up collect that you will come to love.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winter Skins

Hey beautiful,
     So I know this is gonna sound gross but in the winter my arms get dry and "scaley." Now I'm not talking about my entire arm but the backs of my upper arms. For years I have tried extra lotions, gauze sponges, moisturizing body washes and even other body scrubs. But i found the key, it's a Lush product. Don't know what Lush is? Well let me tell you. Its a company that hand makes all their all natural soap, boy washes, lotions and hair care. From their I got Buffy, which is a body butter (a.k.a. a body scrub). They use ground rice to help exfoliate and its all held inside Shea butter. So will you get rid of all the dry skin, your moisturizing the new skin. I do this once a week, during the week I use a gauze sponge and never use lotion on my arms. This is also great for when you shave your legs too, at any time of the year. Its best when you do it before shaving.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall and Winter nail polishes

Hey Beautiful,
     I know I already told you about my favorite fall and winter nail polishes but I have to add two more. Recently I have been into getting my nails done and through this have found two more amazing colors to tell you about. First is Wicked by Essie. It's simply a deep red color, though deeper than Red Zin by Sally Hansen. And least but certainly not least Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI. I know this has been a cult favorite for years but i just had the chance to use it on my own nails. Its a very deep almost black, purpley red color. Those are my two new favorites.

 Stay beautiful, Rose

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Falling into Winter

Hey Beautiful,
     Although I tend to wear dark nail polish all year round I have special ones saved for the fall, that also fit into the fall and winter time.
1.So firstly, my all time favorite that i will wear at any point during the year, Midnight Cami by Essie. Its a deep navy blue which looks amazing when it catches the light, but from far away looks black.
2. Midnight Ride by China Glaze (I promise there not all "midnight" colors). It's a deep purple, that in the light looks looks light but from far away looks black. Not all my colors looks like this and even though this and the first one look and sound the same I find a difference.
3. Red Zin by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. Obviously its red, but not bright. Its a deep red color, though its not a wine color. Everyone needs a red and this is my fall red.
4. This is my last color, I usually use it for an accent nail. Gilty Pleasure by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. A great gold color, thats not too yellow and is a deep gold.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Pearly Whites

Hey Beautiful,
     Do you whiten your teeth? I kinda do. I like the look of nice white teeth, but not the over bleached kind. To get them I originally used the Crest 3D White strips, but i could never complete the whole box. By the end of the first week, my teeth would be so sensitive I was having trouble eating any food. It really sucked so, they'd start to get white but never white enough. Then I always used the toothpastes with the added extra whitening factor. They also never really whitened my teeth, if so I couldn't tell. Last month while at the drugstore I got the Crest 3D White toothpaste and I love it. My teeth have gotten whiter, without there being any sensitivity. So that's all I have to say. I think if you whiten your teeth but suffer from sensitivity, you should try the Crest 3D white toothpaste.

  Stay Beautiful, Rose

P.S. I don't use the mouth wash that goes along with it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Are You Beautiful?

Hey beautiful,
     I was thinking of what product I was going to review today that will make you look pretty or improve something. Then I realized that i should mention everyone is beautiful in their own unique way and beauty isn't just on the outside. You could have the perfect nose and beautiful blue eyes, but if when you open your mouth and show your ugly personality, no one will like you. It's like when you go to a restaurant and order a meal that sounds amazing and when its set in front of you it looks amazing too, but its to salty, or bitter, or spicy. It can completely turn you off and you won't finish the meal. That's how people are. Looks may be deceiving but once you dig a little deeper it can make a person just walk away. So if you have an amazing personality, your kind and caring, sweet and compassionate your more beautiful than anyone else around you. Whats on the outside doesn't matter. One day I was complaining to my great aunt that I hated my nose and i wish it looked like her and she told me the most amazing thing I have ever heard. "We all look different and unique so that when we meet the person were meant to be with, they can tell who we are," I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. Just remember it doesn't matter what everyone else thinks, just whats that one person thinks and no matter what they'll see you as beautiful. You should feel the same. Just know that even though I'm on here talking about beauty, I still believe the only true beauty is whats inside.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

P.s. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Remember that.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Presents for Birthdays

Hey Beautiful,
     It's my friends birthday (not Taylor's, I have more than one friend) and she likes her make up but not lots of color. I'm pretty sure she doesn't have a lot and only really wears neutrals. So instead of opening her eyes I bought her a neutral palette. Just it was such a great price for the eye shadows your being given that I was like omgosh I have to tell someone about this. It's the best palette you could ever give or get. I have 3 Stila eyeshadows, all were like discounted otherwise i wouldn't have them. I just can't see spending $17 on a single eyeshadow, that doesn't even come inside a case. Though this palette is 3 Stila eyeshadows, full size, for only $14. One of the 3 colors is even the eyeshadow color that Stila is known for, Kitten. My friend now has 3 amazing Stila eyeshadows that make a great smokey and has the color Kitten as one of them. I would just like to say that I'm a little jealous, though I could easily buy it for myself, just that she got it first. I might even just go buy myself this palette tomorrow. Anyway off topic, I just wanted to tell you guys that next birthday that comes up share the love. I love make up and I love to pass on the great things I find to my friends that have a liking for make up but really aren't that into department store stuff yet. I get to add to their little collection and help them find something they love.

   Stay beautiful, Rose

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bed Head

Hey beautiful,
     In the morning I don't wake up an hour and half early to do my hair, so basically i got to school with bed head. But it's good bed head. I'm not that girl walking down the hallway of your school, with my hair all knotty and sticking up every which way, looking like a really badly teased mess. No hat is not me, and if that is you I'm sorry for making fun of you, it just had to be done. So how do i make my bed head acceptable. That's easy.
     First you should shower before going to bed and leave your hair wet. I put product in mine, either Redken extreme anti-snap or Biosilk silk therapy, and brush it through. And then I sleep. When I wake up, my hair is kinda curly, wavy-ish so I leave it. Just straighten my bangs and go. If your roots are sticking up funny just straighten them a bit, so they lay flat. I do not brush my hair, otherwise it looks frizzy. depending if I remember or not I also use a hairspray. Right now I'm inlove with Sebastian Shapers+. It has the best flexible hold, like ever. I tend to play with my hair and run my fingers through, with this it'd never stiff or hard and doesn't become flaky. I hope you guys can now go to school with bed head too.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Monday, September 19, 2011

Behind These Glasses

Hey Beautiful,
     I have been wearing my glasses a lot lately, because i got these really cute new grey ones and the first day I did my make up as usual i realized something. The rules are different when it comes to make up and glasses. If you define your eyes with eyeliner on the top lid or waterline, it looks very heavy and over done. So that was the first thing I got rid of. No eyeliner anywhere. The next was the smokey eye which lost it's sexiness behind the glasses and also looked to heavy and over done. After realizing these two things I was like a hiker without my map or compass. After trying a few different things (just eyeliner, just eyeshadow, just mascara, just concealer) I came to my new everyday look which I don't leave the house without.
     So even though I'm wearing glasses, I still conceal under my eyes because I have dark under eye circles and i feel the glasses make them look darker and heavier. To conceal I use my Garnier eye renew and then set it with my Mac MSF.
     Next is the minimal eyeshadow. First I put on the Mac paint pot in 'Bare Study' and place Stila eyeshadow in 'Karat' over top, to set it. These are both skin tone, shimmery eyeshadow's that will make your eyes pop from underneath the glasses.
     I found that mascara seems to define my eyes, all by itself, pretty well without making my eyes look heavy. So my last step is my mascara, which changes from day to day depending on which one I grab. Before putting on my mascara I always curl my eye lashes.

    Stay Beautiful, Rose

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pulling my Hair Back

Hey beautiful,
     The other day i mentioned in my haul that i got the Scünci 'the evolution hair ties' and i have to say I hate them. So there these thins round rubber hair ties and the idea is there not to supposed to slip. And the don't slip, your hair stays the way you put it. This may sound great so far but this isn't a positive review. Imagine putting a rubber band in your hair, or if you ever have, it pulls on your hair as you try to get it out. Now no matter how well it holds my hair, the fact that it pulls my hair out as I take it out is an absolute not. So I will stick to my forever loved plain Scünci pony tail holders with out the metal.
    Stay Beautiful, Rose

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Haul #1 Drugstore

Hey beautiful,
I went to CVS and Rite Aid today and raided it. All the products I mention will be reviewed.
-Burts Bees Rejuvenating lip balm
-3D White vivid toothpaste
-Sally Hansen mega shine top coat
-Sebastian Shaper plus
-Redken Extremé Anti-snap
- John Frieda brilliant brunette shampoo and conditioner
- Covergirl liquiline blast brown blaze
- Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in gilty pleasure
- Covergirl eyeshadow trio in shimmering sands
- Scünci the evolution hair ties
That's it, lol it's actually a lot.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Looking into Her Smokey Eyes

Hey Beautiful,
     Boys may look into your eyes all the time, that's just something they tend to do when they like you. But you want other girls to be looking too. A guy friend once told me "Girls don't get dressed up and do their make up for guys, cause were not really looking, but for other girls," I take it to truth. For me the eye catching look isn't the lime green eyeshadow or glitter, but a dynamite smokey eye. I never give myself enough time to get ready so this is a very simple quick look, that's almost fool proof.
     I like to use my Mac paint pot in 'Bare Study", Stila eyeshadow in 'Coco' and Covergirl eyeshadow in 'Brown Smolder.' If you don't have these exact colors you can use a soft beige with some shimmer, a medium brown and dark brown. Oh and don't forget your primer. We want the colors to stay vibrant and crease-less all day. I like my Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'original.'
-First apply your base. Then apply the soft beige all over your lid and up to your brow bone. This will act as your base color, lid color and brow bone high light.
-Next apply the medium brown in your crease and bring it up just a bit.
-Lastly dab the dark brown in the corner. Don't blend it very far up or onto the lid. Blend just enough so there isn't a harsh line.
     Once you finish this, apply black line to waterline and tight line (upper waterline) and a black mascara. (My favorite eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 liner and my favorite mascara is Maybelline Colossal lash.) If you want you can smudge the dark brown thinly along the bottom lash line or the black eyeliner, neither is necessary. And that's it. At first it may take 15 minutes but after your used to it, you'll be done in 5 minutes. since you did such an intense eye, keep it light on the lipstick and blush.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's in the bag

Hey beautiful,
     I was online the other day ordering my new bag for school and I was like I'm going to tell you guys all the great stuff I fill it with. So firstly the bag. I got a L.L. Bean boat and tote in pink berry medium, with regular length straps. I don't need to carry much this year so I got a smaller size but if I had more classes and school supplies I would have gotten the large.
     Now to all the goodies inside. Of course I have a small 1 inch binder to write my notes in and two pencil cases. Ones for actual pens and pencils, the other for some basic make up.
For pens I have every colored gel pen you can image to take notes in, I hate taking note but this makes it fun. Then I have my lead pencils, I find them much easier. You no longer have to carry around a pencil sharpener or get up and sharpen your pencil in the middle of class in front of everyone. Plus they don't draw all over the inside. Also a highlighter or two, I try to keep at least two different colors in my bag.
Lastly my make up bag, now I don't carry much with me because I'm never in school for very long an my make up doesn't tend to fade. I only carry a concealer, black eyeliner, chapstick, lip gloss and face powder, and a brush for my face powder. What do I use? Well I'll tell you.
Concealer (just for under my eyes)- Garnier Fructis skin renew
Eyeliner- Urban Decay 24/7 liner in 'zero'
Chapstick- Burt's bees acai berry (the purple cap one)
Lip gloss- Nars 'Turkish Delight'
Face powder- Mac MSF natural 'light' (I'm a very pale person)
  Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, September 2, 2011

Nailed It

Hey beautiful,
     So maybe like me you've had trouble finding that nail polish brand that seems to last forever. Luckily I have. A few months ago I got a Zoya nail polish in 'Jules'. At the time it was a company I had never heard of, so I went on the website and read about it. All the nail polishes are vegan friendly and a free of many harmful chemicals such as: Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and camphor free. I find this really good because of bite my nails all the time and with regular nail polish I'm probably eating all those nasty sounding chemicals.
I had used it a few times, not very often. I had my coveted Essie nail polishes that I swore by instead. However one day I used the 'Jules' polish as an accent nail color with my Essie 'nice is nice'. Well by the third day the Essie had chipped off 7 nails almost completely but on the two nails I had the 'Jules' wasn't chipped at all. The Zoya polish wouldn't chip for another 5 days, even through me picking at it. I think that's when I realize it was love. Well maybe not love but I had realized I found a great nail polish. Zoya polishes cost $8, the same as an Essie polish. Though I'm pretty sure they can only be ordered online.

Stay beautiful, Rose