Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Mane

Hey Beautiful,
     Recently when I went through my hair care routine and changed it around to accommodate healthy, fast hair growth the shampoo I was using was something I changed. Mane n' Tail, a shampoo you are also able to use on your pets, was highly recommended.  I didn't switch to the conditioner, because I thought the shampoo was going to be very drying and to compensate I would need a moisture rich conditioner. However, I stand corrected. It is a very moisturizing shampoo, without being to heavy and leaving my roots greasy. When I was out a hair mask, I only shampoo with this since it doesn't take away any of moisture that the mask left behind.
     I think it is a great shampoo, that leaves my hair soft and moisturized. I know I keep harping on the point that it moisturizes my hair, but its my favorite part. It doesn't weigh down my hair and make it greasy. Though it does have harsh sulfates, something I forgot to check for at the store, it doesn't have the same damaging effect most shampoos with such sulfates do. If it's something that's really important to you then, then this shampoo isn't for you. The Mane n' Tail shampoo may just beat my all time favorite Lush shampoo, I'll get back to you on that in a few months.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Mask of my Face

Hey Beautiful,
     Yesterday I picked up the one of the infamous Freeman's face masks and couldn't help but try it the second I got home. If it wasn't absolutely amazing then I would not be writing this review the day after I first used it. Here are my opinions after using it for the first time.
     I used the Cucumber Peel off face mask. This is a clear gel formula and is really sticky. The whole thing just reminded me of hair gel. It was a little hard to get on at first since it was so sticky, once you get the hang of it your fine. The cooling sensation is a little bit strong at first but after a long, hot day it feels great. Basically this mask is different from anything I have ever tried before so it took a little bit of getting used to.
     Once it is on and you look like you have clear lip gloss all over your face, you wait. The bottle says 5-10 minutes, I left mine on longer. Just wait til it peels itself off. I scrunched my face and the entire mask began to peel right off. It leaves your skin feeling super soft and amazingly clean. You can just leave it after that because it peels off completely. However I have been struggling with really bad break outs for a few weeks, so I wash my face afterwards just to be safe. Even after gently cleansing my face, I have that same super soft feeling. I can't stop rubbing my face it's so soft. though I have to. Touching your face constantly is really bad for your skin.
     This is a great mask, that everyone should try at least once. I can't see why someone wouldn't try it with it being only $4 a bottle, some places sell it even cheaper. I would recommend this to anyone, I'm even thinking about inviting my friends over and having a Spa party with this stuff. 

  Stay beautiful and try a face mask, Rose

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Haul #8: Mini CVS

Hey Beautiful,
     Today was my last day of class and yesterday I posted my 100th blog post. As a treat I figured I would make tonight a spa night, the only thing I was missing was a face mask. I took trip to the CVS on my corner just for a Freeman's face mask. There wasn't much selection at my CVS, which was a good thing because I liked so many of them I was unsure to get. I got the Cucumber peel off mash, I read a lot of good reviews on it. While there I got a 2 other things. My all time staple face scrub, St. Ives Apricot face scrub. As well as the Clean and Clear Deep action cream cleanser, one of my favorite face washes.

   Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hair update

Hey Beautiful,
I know I was supposed to update with a picture yesterday about how the growth is coming along. To be honest I think it's grow a bit however it is very unnoticeable. To do an update every 2 week is kind of dumb because u can't see a real difference. So I will be posting an update every month, regardless if I see a difference or not. I'll also be including some hair care tips and tricks I have come across while researching how to get this mop on my head to grow.
Stay beautiful, Rose

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nails Inc

Hey Beautiful,
     If you remember while in Vegas I bought a Nails Inc Wyndham set on sale at Sephora. It was a set of one nail polish, in Kensington and a special effects top coat. Now you can no longer purchase this set, or the top coat, but heres my review.
     First of all I'm going to talk about the nail polish color, which appears to be a deep teal. However once it's on your nails it's a dark forrest green. I don't lik this polish without the top coat. I don't not like formula at all. It is dry and clumpy, which most of the time is manageable. The brush is super small which makes smoothing out the clumps hard. Most of the time this nail polish ends up streaky because the brush is just way too small.
     The top coat I really like. The iridescent flakes are such a cool effect. No matter what color you layer this over, they range from a teal to green color in light. A great alternative because this is no longer available is the Essie 'the Shine of Times'. The flakes in this polish range from an orange to lime green over most polishes.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Best Friend Tag

Hey Beautiful,
Saw my best friend today for the first time in a while and we decided to film the best friend tag for you guys.

Stay beautiful, Rose & Liviyaaa

Friday, July 20, 2012

OOTD: hot day, cold class

Hey Beautiful,
     Last week was pretty hot, but I had class and it freezing in the room. So when watching Leahansays the other day, she referred to a maxi skirt as 'the blanket you wish you had.' In her case she was talking about a cold movie theater on a hot, I'm talking about class. And what she said was true. In class it kept my legs warm but outside it kept them cool.
Skirt: Old Navy
Tanktop: Hollister
Sandals: MIA Hyram in 'Luggage'(sorry about my toes, I need a pedicure)

Stay beautiful, Rose

Summer Beauty Voxbox

Hey Beautiful,
      I got my first ever Voxbox and here's whats in it.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Monday, July 16, 2012

JR Watkins Salves the Day

Hey Beautiful,
     I was going through my box of beauty samples from my Birchboxes and such. In there I found a the JR Watkins hand and cuticle salve. Lately my cuticles have been dry and cracked for some reason. So immediately I pulled it out and put it right on.
     When you first put it on there's the slightest greasy feeling, after 5 minutes it goes away. It leaves your cuticles soft and hydrated. You need to used the littlest amount to make your cuticles softer. The specific one I have is Lavender scented and it's amazing. I could sit here and smell it all day. This salve comes in two other great scents. It's also 99.50% all natural.
     A 2.1oz container is $9, to me it's worth the money. It's a great product that really help your cuticles and container will last a long time.
  Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lasting Lines

Hey Beautiful,
     For a while I have heard how great it is to use gel liner on your water line because it's so long lasting. However, I heard it isn't safe if you wear contacts. As you all may know I do wear contacts. There are products, when it comes to eye products, that are even opthamologist recommended. If you look for something on the CVS website, it will tell you in the description box. Though many products don't have such recommendations. I don't like to follow the rules, especially when it comes to my make up, so I tested it out today. 
     I used Mac's Blacktrack Fluideline on my water line. It made my eyes itchy, like you cannot believe and got all over the lenses. I have had this happen a few times with other mascaras and eyeliners. On the CVS website they weren't recommended for contact wears. It was true and I should have listened. I shouldn't have put gel liner on my water line because it made my eyes itchy and got all over my contacts. 

     Though the liner did stay in place all day and not smudge! So if you don't wear contacts try this out to have smudge less, long lasting eyeliner. When I took my contacts out, my eyes were no longer itchy, so this was caused by the contacts. It may affect people without contacts the same way, but from my experience it was fine once I took them out. The color was great too. It stay a dark black all day and didn't fade. 
  Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, July 13, 2012

July Birchbox

Hey Beautiful, 
     I am so sorry that I didn't post my June Birchbox last month. You see what happened is, I hated everything in it. So Basically I threw it on my table and haven't looked at it since. It was selfish of me not to share it with you guys, even though I hated it. So I am sorry. But here is July's!!!!
What's in there
Ahava Purifying Mud Mask
Laura Geller Double Dipped Lipstick
Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Shimmer lotion
Oscar de la Renta Live in Love perfume 
& Headphones

Stay beautiful, Rose

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Roman Holiday

Hey Beautiful,
     As a treat to myself the other day ( I have to find excuses for buying myself make up) I bought Nars Sheer lipstick in 'Roman Holiday'. It's a sheer baby pink and my favorite baby pink. With some I find that it that the pale color completely washed my face out. However since this is a sheer color it gives more of a baby pink lip. This doesn't wash you out and actually creates the perfect baby pink lip for your skin tone. It works with the natural tint of you lip. Personally I love this color.
     I don't only love the color but the formula. Now this isn't a long last lip color, however as it wears off throughout the day it doesn't become drying. Dry or sticky lipsticks are something I abhor. This is neither. It doesn't add any extra moisture to your lips, and it doesn't take any away. It goes on smooth, absolutely not grainy. This is a lipstick worth the splurge.
   Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Grow Lots of Locks

Hey Beautiful,
     I cut of 7 inches off my hair and I know you guys are sick of hearing of it. But I wake up every morning and I miss my hair. I love short hair for summer, but just not on me. I have a very long face, so having short hair just makes that so much more obvious. Today is the day that we shall embark on our hair growing adventure and documenting it on here. I will be trying out all those hair growing myths and products. The first thing I am going to be trying is the Hair Fertilizer  Organic Root Stimulator, which is basically a hair mask. From what Rachel (from CheckInTheMirror) you basically rub it on your scalp, brush it through to the ends and sleep with it at night. I'm going to try using it this way and see what happens.
     I am currently using Lush's New! Solid Shampoo, New is the name of it. Which is also supposed to be an organic root stimulator. I have been using this for years and am on my 7th bar. However, when it's finished I'm going to be picking up some of the Mane N' Tail shampoo and conditioner. This is supposed to help your hair grow healthy and strong.
     Maybe I will also pick up a vitamin supplement that contains biotin and folic acid, other wise known as the hair, skin and nails vitamins. But vitamins don't really react well with my body. I always have terrible stomach pains when I take them, so I don't feel that comfortable this method.
     If you have any other suggestions for me to try, just leave them down below whether it be a helpful comment or link to a blog post about hair growth. I will be putting up a picture of my progress every other week. I don't know how much difference we'll be able to see because hair averagely grows 1/2 inches every month.
     Stay beautiful, Rose
And this is the length
that we're starting with.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blind Make up Challenge

Today was a good day

Hey Beautiful,
Today I got my sewing machine in the mail!!! I have been wanting one for about two years now, for many reasons. The one that really drove me to get one was a really cute dress I got in Old Navy. The dress was way too long and it's just too hard to hem a dress by hand.
If you want a video or any reviews on it, just let me know. I'll be sure to get on that for you guys.

For now stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Monthly Favorites: June

Products Mentioned
Stila eyeshadow palette in 'Karat' & 'Bronze'
Tarte LipSurgence in 'Amused'
Fresh Sugar Lip treatment in 'Passion'
Mac Pro-Lash in 'PitchBlack'
Essence Kajal eyeliner in 'White'
Biosilk Silk Therapy Hair treatment


Hey Beautiful,
If you couldn't tell from my post about dip dying my hair, I really hated the way it came out. I didn't like the whole dip dye thing. My hair was way too dead to dye over it. So I went to the hair salon today and cut off 7 inches of my hair!!!
I had been thinking bout cutting my hair short for the summer, this gave me the push to do it. I couldn't completely get rid of all the pink. If they cut out all the pink I would have lost close to 10 inches. Now there are a few pink tips here and there and it surprisingly looks cute. I'm glad to have cut of all this hair. Now it can be healthier and light for the summer.
Cutting a lot of hair off for the summer can be liberating. If your thinking about it, I say do it. Your hair will always grow back.

Stay beautiful, Rose