Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Barbie!

Today is my birthday meaning there will be many upcoming posts on presents I received such as products and clothing! Thank you to all my new followers, it's a total boost logging onto Blogger and seeing I have new subscribers! Hope you girls have a fab day


Monday, June 20, 2011

A Cheap and Foolproof Way for a Fabulous White Smile

All girls desire a shiny white smile. A woman or mans smile is one of the very first things you notice about someones physical appearance; so why not start off with a great first impression? Through trial and error I've found the most efficient, low cost, and result yielding process for pearly whites. Plus White 5 Minute Bleach Whitening Gel has been on the market far longer then Crest White Strips etc. The assumption that you get what you pay for, I opted for pricier whitening systems. Did I see a difference with pricier whitening products? Yes. Were the results worth the price? No. So while in Walgreens I picked up my last alternative before professional whitening. Thank god I did. Below I will give detailed instructions on the process I use. Hope this helps some of you girls! (and guys)


Plus White 5 Minute Bleach Whitening Gel can be found at Walgreens and occasionally Walmart, unfortunately I haven't been able to find it anywhere else. You can also purchase it select websites for a few dollars cheaper, such as Amazon. But beware, the last time I ordered Plus White to save three dollars, I received a bottle filled with an unidentifiable liquid.....ew (I believe the gel melted for whatever reason)

You do not necessarily have to follow my way of apply Plus White, you can also simply put it on your toothbrush in combination with your toothpaste, or apply directly to your teeth with a qtip. I have found however that making my own trays ensures I don't ingest 90% of the gel, and also I can be positive that the product was working on my teeth for the instructed 30 minutes.

Make sure when purchasing your tube you shake it beforehand. I've noticed occasionally the gel can turn to a liquid for whatever reason

Purchase moldable mouthguards from a sports supplier, or any store such as Target, Walmart etc. Because mouthguards are meant for your upper teeth only, it will feel weird molding the second mouthguard to your bottom teeth. I personally think the results are worth the slight discomfort.


After thirty minutes is up, remove the mouthguards and rinse your mouth out. Although the gel is okay to ingest, I'd rather not be swallowing a product containing bleach.
The results are fantastic, and I would love to hear from those who try this method out. Did it work for you? Did it not? What whitening products do you use?


Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Little Pre Birthday Gift

Being a June baby my birthday is coming up. While out shopping for graduation gifts I couldn't help but pick a little something up for myself. I've been hearing for quite a while that Revlon's "Pink Pout" is a dupe for several MAC lippies. So while purchasing a Butter nailpolish for a friend, I wandered to Revlon's isle and scooped up Pink Pout.

I am extremely picky when it comes to lipsticks so I am still trying out different looks with Pink Pout. It is a gorgeous color though, not to mention I'm a huge fan of matte lipsticks

Are you a fan of Pink Pout? Do you own any Revlon Matte Lipsticks? Do you prefer a creamier lippie over those that are matte?


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nails of the Month: Essie Chinchilly

A polish I have been absolutely loving lately is Essie's Chinchilly, a beautiful creamy grey. Chinchilly is the ultimate neutral that goes with just about anything. Two to three coats is necessary for it to be completely opaque. Essie's nailpolishes are my go to for great colors and quality. Although grey isn't exactly a "summer" color, I just haven't been feeling bright polishes these past few weeks.

What shades have been gracing your nails this month? Are you a fan of Essie? If so, what are your favorite colors?


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finding the Right Brush According to Your Hair Type


There are an infinite amount of combs, brushes, and styling tools to choose from when walking through a beauty supply store. There's wide tooth, and fine tooth, ceramic, tortoise shell, vented, thermal, cushioned, round, flat, paddle, and the list goes on. An overwhelming amount of questions leaves a girl wondering whats necessary and whats not, a question I asked myself before I bought my Bass Premiere Boar/Nylon Brush and began doing a little research on.

1. Every girl should own a wide tooth comb and a boar bristle brush (as these are most essential). 

  - After getting out of the shower, your hair is at it's weakest state. Why? Because it's wet. When hair is wet its hydrogen bonds (what binds your hair together to form a strand) begin to breakdown. Because of this, tugging at your hair with a regular brush after a long shower can cause breakage and excess loss of hair. Gently grooming your hair when wet with a wide tooth comb removes any tangles, but is much less damaging then your everyday brush

  - A good quality boar bristle brush also is a necessary brush that should be in any girls hair arsenal. Boar bristle brushes are very dense (helps quite a bit to manage African American hair) and are usually a combination of a synthetic fiber and boar bristles. Boar bristles evenly distributes natural oils in the hair, which in turn creates, healthy, shinier hair, and seals the hair cuticle to improve the appearance of dry or split ends. Massaging the scalp with the boar bristles increases blood flow, in turn promoting hair growth

2. Purchase your styling how you style your hair! Do you like a lot of volume? Or prefer sleek and straight? 

  - For women in search of lift at the roots, turn to a round brush. Do you want a little oomph? Or a lot? Round brushes have a huge selection of widths, meaning the bigger the circumference, the bigger the hair

  - If you prefer a straight and chic look, opt for a paddle brush. Paddle brushes can have plastic bristles or boar. Ceramic paddle brushes are also known to make hair shinier when used while blow drying

What type of brush(s) or combs do you use? Do you have a favorite? Do you use different brushes according to how you plan on styling your hair?


Friday, June 3, 2011

Quick Update

Hey Girls!

This week I have several posts planned including some recent clothing items I purchased, my favorite cream blush, a contouring how to, and a couple others. Check back soon!