Monday, April 30, 2012

Getting Out of the Hairstyle Comfort Zone

Blue Hair Flairs Color Rub

Ok, so I’ve failed the 30-day hairstyle challenge...again! I couldn’t create a different hairstyle each day because after the first couple weeks I just started getting lazy and didn’t want to spend the time doing my hair different each day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Choosing Beautiful Bathrobes

Lovin' my new, cozy robe :)

A friend recently gifted me with the most comfortable white bathrobe, and I realized how much I've been missing out on this little luxury! Even if no one but you will even see you wearing the robe, slipping it on will instantly help you feel relaxed, pampered, and as gorgeous as you truly are.

You can find bathrobes for sale virtually anywhere, from discount and department stores to online retailers to spas and beauty supply boutiques. Choosing bath robes that are luxurious, elegant and lovely to look at is important. There are several possibilities to take into account when shopping for bath robes. Consider the following and pick a robe that you will look forward to putting on after a long, challenging day.

Katy Perry Wows Again In New ghd Campaign

Katy Perry for ghd ad

Not too many ads or press releases catch my attention nowadays, but ghd's latest campaign featuring Katy Perry as a mermaid really drew me in. Maybe it was her outfit, the creativity and colors used in the ad, the exotic look created with her hair...or perhaps all of the above.

Katy's hair is styled with the new ghd hairdryer, which is the latest addition to the iconic UK-based hair care line that has been around for 10 years.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Organic Surge Body Lotion & Skin Perfecting Polish

Organic Surge skincare productsIf you've been following my blog, you know how much I appreciate beauty products that are either all organic or at the very least have mostly natural ingredients and do not contain toxic chemicals. With so many people getting skin cancer lately, it's made me really think twice about what I put on my body.

Earth Day is this coming Sunday, so this is your friendly reminder to be good to your body and consider using more natural beauty products :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beauty Is Underneath....Your Clothes

The other day I was thinking back to an episode on the Oprah Show that featured lingerie - particularly bras. It was called the “Bra Intervention”, and I was surprised to discover that the majority of women (85%) actually wear the wrong size bra. Another mistake that women make when it comes to bras is not wearing the right type of bra with certain outfits.

I can certainly relate to this because for a long time I wore bras that were one size too big - not because I wanted my breasts to appear larger, but I didn’t like the feeling of being “confined”. What I’ve come to realize, though, is that having the right fit can make a huge difference in your confidence, how you look, and how you feel about “the girls”.

Here are a few things I’ve learned about finding the right fit in a bra:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Give Your Beauty Closet an Update

Caboodle makeup organizer
I recently did some spring cleaning of my closet and beauty products. When you're a beauty and fashion blogger, things can accumulate real quick. I didn't realize how much hoarding I've done with makeup and beauty products! And it's not like I was using even 50% of these products.

I had purchased a Caboodle awhile back to organize my jewelry (Yes, these makeup cases are still around!), but I felt it was much better served for my beauty products.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hairstyle Tip: Add an Accessory

Doing this series on hairstyles has truly been a challenge. As you may recall, the last time attempted this 30-day challenge, I failed to create a different hairstyle every day. This time around, I've been able to try something new each day, but then I haven't been able to post it on the 30 Day Hairstyle Challenge page on Flickr.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What Color Diamond Is Best?

Diamonds Are

Believe it or not, diamonds naturally come in a variety of different colors and shades. Clear diamonds, also called white diamonds, are just the most popular color. Generally, you seldom hear about other colors of diamonds, however, there has recently been a trend in colored diamond jewelry.

Emerald Cut Canary Diamond CZ Sterling Silver Ring
This is in part because of Rihanna's hit song "We Found Love", which mentions yellow diamonds, also known as canary diamonds. As such, the sales of yellow diamonds have soared. If you are looking for a unique and hip gift to give someone or yourself, consider a piece of colored diamond jewelry.

Unexpected Jewelry Discovery

Jewelry Display at Papyrus
NIQUEA.D boutique in Payprus

If you've been reading my blog for some time, you know how much I preach about accessories being the difference between a stylish outfit and one that's just "plain Jane". Every once in awhile I get compliments on my outfit, but people tend to notice the jewelry I wear more than anything.

So imagine my surprise and joy when I went into the paper store Papyrus the other day in search of inspiration for my greeting cards only to discover that the store now has a jewelry collection...and these are not just your regular jewelry. This is the type of jewelry that just makes you "Ohhh" and "Ahhh".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Latest Obsession: Spring Nail Polish Colors

Cabinet of Nail polish
A peek at my nail polish collection...

I was never one to paint my nails. Actually, I'm very good at painting my toe nails, however my finger nails are another story. I just get annoyed when I get a chip - which happens a day or two after I paint them - so I never really bothered with putting nail polish on my fingernails.

I had a friend in college who painted her nails every single day. She would sit at her desk every day after she did her makeup and repaint her nails. I thought she was crazy.

But now I understand.