Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hawaiian Silky

I had to give this product a try because everybody else was doing it. LOL.

I have a daughter who has curly hair and I have relaxed hair. To save money, I often buy products that work for both of us. That keeps my wallet in check and me out of the beauty supply store so often. There are a few things that seem to work well for us because the products are natural and gentle.

Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14-in-1...What can I say about this product? I honestly like it. This is another item that is great my daughter's and my own hair. The smells is nice. Fruity almost :) I like that a lot. The consistency was a bit of a shocker though. I was expecting it to be a little thinner. It doesn't bother me at all though since our hair tends to get a little dry at times. I love the way it makes it so easy to comb through our hair and can be sprayed evenly throughout the hair. This is summer love at first spray. LOL. I know it sounds cheesy, but I really do plan to keep this in my regimen for the summer and longer maybe.

Monday, June 21, 2010

CutesyGirl.com Sale

Hey Ladies! Just wanted everybody to know that CutesyGirl.com has a rockin sale going on right now. Tons of styles start as low as 9.99 a pair. Unbelievable! It's true tho. I think that I may pick up a few pairs myself. And those that spend 50.00 get free shipping. That's all the time though. Make sure you check out this sale before it's too late.

Click HERE to go to the sale. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

L.A. Colors Makeup Products

As I promised, I'm finally doing a review of the lot of L.A. Colors items I've accumulated over the past few months. Let me be totally honest. After using their products, I feel like an idiot for paying tons of money for Sephora and other products that cost a lot more. I have the finishing powder, and array of eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliner, blush, and lip products. They are serious competition for bigger brands.

The only drawbacks I can think of for this line is a complete line not being available in stores across the U.S. and the color intensity. The packaging is simple and to the point but tends to give and appearance of being cheap. Technically at the price it's available for, it is cheap. The products are good though.

The colors won't pop without the aid of an eyeshadow primer. This is true for most eyeshadows because they crease and fade. With the primer (I prefer Urban Decay), they last all day and look pretty like the more expensive brands. Color options are somewhat limited, but mixing colors give you a wide range of choices.

Lip gloss and lipstick with this brand is average. You have to reapply frequently, but I don't mind for only a dollar. You get what you pay for. The pigments are pretty and natural. They're moisturizing as well. I don't get the cracked lip or peeling from these. I used them frequently whether I had a full face of makeup or I'm just dressing up my lips with a light face powder.

Mascaras and eyeliner work pretty well. They say as long as you prime the eye first. Clumping is occasional and running of liner happens when my eyes are really watery.

I think I'm talking to much now. The bottom line is that I give L.A. Colors the seal of approval for an inexpensive line that provides good colors, portability and style that won't leave you broke and sorry. LOL

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Satin Cap

Satin is an essential part to preventing breakage of the hair and loss of moisture. I NEVER sleep without my satin. On nights where I'm too lazy to put on a cap (or don't want to be confined), I always sleep on a pillow covered with a satin pillowcase. Other nights when I'm more dedicated and less tired, but reach for a satin cap or hair wrap.

The other day on an expedition to K-Mart with my sister, I picked up a satin cap made by Conair. It's glorious. The band is nice and snug, and the weight of the satin is much lighter than my previous satin caps and wraps. It was also half the cost of the deluxe satin cap I bought which was 6.99. The bad wore out quickly and the mesh netting on the outside was strange. It was great while it lasted, but this Conair cap is much better and cheaper at 3.00.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Update Pic

This is what my freshly relaxed hair is looking like. Like I said, I need a trim. LOL. It's still doing quite well. My ends are filling in pretty nicely, and though it's hard to see from this angle, I've reached beginning BSL/ full APL. I'm happy about the progress. Who knows where my hair will be after the summer with continued pampering and moisture. :)

BTW... Sorry for taking so long to post. It's been a looooooooong week. LOL

Monday, June 7, 2010

Smooth, Real Smooth

Finally! I am relaxed! And my hair has grown like crazy. I'm just so shocked, and in a good way. My hair is thick, full of body, and genuinely in great condition. I'm so happy with my hair, I don't know how to act. LOL. I'm still wearing my protective styles because now I can seriously focus on length. (I'll post pics tomorrow.)

At this point I'm focused on retaining and gaining length since I've achieved the total hair health that I've been working on for nearly two years. I need a trim, but aside from that, I'm not experiencing any real issues with breakage or thinning. This is the best condition my hair has been in since I began my journey nearly two years ago. If I keep things up, I will hit my summer length and health goal. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Blues

I've been so busy that I've practically ignored myself. My hair is still not relaxed. My nails look awful. I think it's because so much has been going on. That's ok tho. I'm gonna conditioner wash my hair tonight and give myself a well deserve manicure. I may do a pedicure too.

My new growth is crazy! LOL. I'm doing all that I can to keep it in check until I do decide to relax my hair. I've been using this nutrient spray by Garnier on the new growth especially because it contains oils that are good for the hair and keeps frizzing and dryness at bay. I got it at Wal-Mart for just over 3 dollars. I know....My pj-ism is getting me again. I can't help it tho. This stuff is cool. You have to shake to activate it and it smells wonderful.
I'm still going through all this makeup I have trying to decided how to review each item. I don't want to dedicate the whole summer to makeup, so maybe I'll do a mini haul and review with two groups: Loves and Have to Dumps. Honestly tho, there isn't much that I want to dump. :) Til then I'll be around. HHG!