Monday, July 28, 2014

5 Gorgeous Bridal Hair Tutorials

Step 1 Prepare hair by spraying with White Sands Undercover Blow-Waving Lotion.  Dry hair upside down to give maximum root life.
Step 2 Whilst head is upside down, tease entire head of hair as much as possible.
Step 3 After teasing and whilst still upside down, place an elastic on the ends of the hair to create what looks like a little pony. Ensure the front section of hair is pulled directly back away from the face.
Step 4 Flip head upright so that the ponytail now looks like a cone.
Step 5 Tuck the ends of the ponytail back into the body of the hair to hide the elastic and drop the hair to the side. The style will looks like its falling out, this is the desired effect.
TIP: The teasing is what is holding the style together and given its fullness.
Step 6 Lightly position any loose hair around the front of the face into place and finish with a light spray of White Sands Infinity Hair Spray to hold style in place.
Look 2:

Step 1 Create a clean straight right hand side part on clean dry hair.
Step 2 Section hair in 1-inch sections, spraying with White Sands Infinity Hair Spray before styling.
Step 3 Using medium size hot rollers, curl one section of hair at a time, winding the hair on a 90-degree angle.
Step 4 Allow the hair to cool for 20 minutes before styling.
Step 5 Using an afro comb, gently brush the hair on a downward stroke until curls are blended to soft waves.
Step 6 Sweep hair to right hand side creating a soft low ponytail and secure into place. Ensure hair at front fringe area is left free.
Step 7 Smooth fly-aways and add shine with White Sands Smudge.
Step 8 Lightly finger tease the ends of the hair to add texture to finished style.
Look 3:
Prepare the hair by spraying with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Styling Spray.
Step 1 Starting at nape, section hair in 1-inch sections, curling all hair with a conical wand (Curls do not have to be perfect, you are just creating movement and texture for the plaits).
Step 2 Allow to cool for 10 minutes before running fingers gently through hair to loosen the curl.
Step 3 With a wide tooth comb, brush hair into a high pony tail at the temple area.
Step 4 Divide the hair into 3 panels & plait each panel.
TIP:  If your hair is thin, attach a ponytail hair extension to the base of the ponytail elastic. Lizzie recommends Amazing Hair Australian hair extensions.
Step 7 Gently stretch each plait to loosen and widen.
Step 5 Position each plait as desired across the top of the hair and face, creating all your fullness on the crown and front of the head. Secure in place with bobby pins.
Step 6 Pull out a few strands of hair to soften the style and create a whimsical flyaway finish.
TIP: Do not apply any finishing product or hair spray to this style.
Look 4:
Prepare the hair with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray, blow-dried into hair before styling.
Step 1 Create a clean straight left hand side part (do not do this style in middle parting).
Step 2 Section the hair in 1-inch sections.
Steps 3 Using a conical wand, curl a section at a time holding hair on a 90-degree angle and winding from roots to ends, starting at the nape. Continue until full head is curled.
Step 4 Ensure hair is curled very tight.
TIP: Do not stretch or pull on hair after winding as you want to keep a very tight curl.
Step 5 Allow hair to cool for 10 minutes.
Step 6 With a large tooth comb, or your fingers, gently comb curls to slightly loosen.
Step 7 With a small tooth comb, gently comb out curls at the top crown section to create a smooth finish, not disturbing the curls in the lengths of the hair.
TIP: Be careful not to disturb the curls too much and remember you can use your fingers to create more texture and separation.
Look 5:
Step 1 Spray White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray on dry hair then blow dry hair dry.
Step 2 Part hair on side parting.

Step 3 Divide the front away from the back.
Step 4 Using a conical wand, hold hair at a 90 degree angle and wind hair from roots to ends until full head is complete.
Step 5 Taking small sections of hair alternate between a tight curl (holding for 6-7 seconds) and looser curls (holding for 3-4 seconds), styling full head.
TIP: Always use a tighter curl on the hair at the crown.
Step 6 Allow hair to cool for 10 minutes before continuing styling.
Step 7 Tip head upside down and run your fingers through to loosen curls. Then run a very wide tooth comb through curls to finish.
Step 8 Give hair a good shake to loosen and spray with White Sands Infinity Hair Spray.
Step 9 Turn head upright and with fingers, tease end of the hair in an upwards motion to create the finished look.

Thank You,

Hair: Lizzie Liros -
Makeup Artist: Ann Hassarati
Photographer:  Dario Gardiman

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Best Eye Shadow for Your Eye Color

One of my favorite ways to wear makeup is to emphasize the eyes and wear a subtle lip color. I usually reverse the look and make my lips pop for the evening night out. However you choose to apply it, there are some shadow colors that look amazing when paired with certain eye colors. If you’re looking to enhance your own natural eye color, here’s a list of complementary shades that will make the look pop.

The Best Eye Shadow for Your Eye Color

Brown Eyes - Brown eyes can really pull of a great variety of looks. To make them pop, try using shades of blue, navy, or purple for a fashion forward look. For an intense look, play with fake eyelashes. It can change the look dramatically.

Hazel Eyes – To emphasize the blended beauty of hazel eyes, try using shades of gold, grey, and brown.

Green Eyes – To really play up green eyes, try using shades of burgundy, violet, and pink. Shades of dark blue are also a great way to offset the eye’s natural color.

Blue Eyes – try warm tones such as bronze, peach, brown and mauve make a beautiful contrast.

Grey Eyes – Grey eyes really sparkle in shades of plum, dark green, violet, and mauve. For a smoky look, use a smudged eyeliner in Dark Browns

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bride Simple Hairstyles Ideas

There are so many details that go into planning your perfect wedding day, from your dress to the table decorations, to the ceremony and everything in between, the details can make the day. Deciding on that perfect wedding hair can be as stressful too. Whether you’re going for a classic up do or a  natural hair do like cascading down your back. I put up some ideas that can help you decide and you can discussed with your hairstylist.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

BB, CC, and DD Creams


With BB, CC, and now DD creams in the store counters, makeup shopping can get confusing. To much to learn but truth be told, there’s not a ton of differences and

 Here's is a comparison list in details:

BB Creams
What it stands for: Beauty balm
Texture: Creamy and moisturizing
What it does: Offers daily sun protection, extra hydration, and a touch more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. Because they don't have a high concentration of anti-aging ingredients, "use them as a supplement—not in place of—your other anti-aging creams or serums.

CC Creams 
What it stands for: Color correcting
Texture: Lightweight and fast-absorbing
What it does: Imparts an airy veil of coverage and a boost of both instant and protective coverage. "They typically have light-diffusing particles, which visually even skin tone, plus a super-dose of antioxidants.

DD Creams
What it stands for: Daily defense
Texture: See BB Creams
What it does: Not much more than its predecessors. "These have SPF, protect the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss, and balance uneven tone. Ps. DDs were created for dry areas like feet, knees, and elbows.

I hope you understand them a little more. Which ones do you like? I use CC Studio Gear Cream, sometimes under my foundation for extra coverage and smoothness on certain spots on my face.

What do you use? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

You're Doing It Wrong With Face Wipes


We use cleansing wipes in place of a real cleanser-and-water routine a bit more often than we’d like to admit. We’ve also been hearing some rumors about the potential negative side effects of using them regularly, which just about scared us back to soap and water every night yet again. That was probably a good choice.
“Cleansing wipes are a great option to wash away some of the dirt and grime when on the go, after the gym, or when getting home super late after a night of dancing, but they shouldn’t be viewed as a permanent substitute for twice daily cleansing at the sink,” says Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, a board certified dermatologist and chief medical spokesperson for Sebamed. “The active ingredients in makeup remover wipes are generally the same as regular cleansers: Both rely on surfactants, which dissolve makeup as well as help lift makeup, oil and dead skin.”
The biggest difference between cleansing wipes and a proper facial cleanser, she says, “is that without the added step of rinsing with water, wipes aren’t as thorough and leave behind a portion of the grime on your skin. Since you’re not rinsing the residue left behind, skin is often exposed to high concentrations of solubilizers and surfactants that can leave skin dry and irritated.”
As for what not to do? Dr. Nussbaum advises against using cleansing wipes for more than three days in a row. “When you’re back at the sink, make sure to replenish skin with a milky cleanser that will really emulsify leftover residue,” like Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash ($39.95, She says of the cleanser, “It’s a great multi-tasking, soap-free milky cleanser that provides a gentle, deep cleansing of the pores while naturally conditioning the skin.”

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Signs You Should Get Your Thyroid Checked

I have been suffering from thyroid disease for couple years now. Trust me when I say this is no fun and I wish there would be a cure. I found this great article on another website, and I posted the link at the bottom of this post for credit to them.

Let's take care of our health. Let's inform one another and stay healthy!

If you aren’t too sure what your thyroid is or what it does – don’t worry, you aren’t alone. The thyroid is an endocrine gland that’s responsible for production and storage of hormones that can affect nearly every organ in the body. It’s good to be aware of your thyroid since it can have a fairly significant impact on a host of bodily functions such as your heartbeat regularity, body temp and even metabolism. This way, if you are experiencing any changes in your body you can always check off to see whether they are being caused by this tricky gland. Your thyroid is located in your neck, is shaped like a butterfly and due to genetics, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies and a host of other issues can end up sluggish or over active. When your thyroid becomes under or over active, a variety of symptoms can occur. Take a look at these signs you should get your thyroid checked to stay in tune with your thyroid health at all times. You feel like your heart is skipping. If your heart feels fluttery or like it’s beating super hard, this can be a sign of hyperthyroidism – meaning too many thyroid hormones are flooding your system all at once. You’re tired all the time. While exhaustion can certainly be associated with a host of other issues, feeling consistently tired can be a sign of an underactive thyroid. When you’re still tired after a great night’s sleep day in and day out, it may be time to see your doc. You feel wired, anxious and jittery. When an overly active thyroid is making too many thyroid hormones, your whole body can feel like it’s going into overdrive. If you’re feeling like you just can’t chill out and relax, you may be suffering from a hyperactive thyroid – and it’s time to get it checked out. You’re hungry all the time. You may not experience any weight gain, but an increased appetite is a common sign of hyperthyroidism. You can’t seem to find your sex drive. Hypothyroidism has been known to be a contributor to a low libido, but a lack of desire can also be affected by exhaustion, weight gain and general body aches. You have dry and itchy skin. Slowed metabolism can starve the skin of necessary moisture and can be caused by lowered thyroid hormone production. Brittle nails, reduced sweating and flaky skin can all be signs that it’s time to have your thyroid checked. You feel unusually down and out. An overactive thyroid can quickly result in feelings of sadness or depression because serotonin levels are affected by thyroid disorders. Thyroid malfunction can affect so many parts of the body that this list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to signs that you should get your thyroid checked. Have you ever suffered from any of these symptoms?

Have you considered asking your doctor to check your thyroid function? - See more at:

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Just Natural Hair and Skin Care Product line by Just Natural

This Color line is specially formulated with paraben, silicone, sulfate and salt free. Helps to keep the vibrant of your color longer. It  hydrates and repairs also for a more healthy growing. It contains UV barriers for extra protection against the sun rays.  I use the following products below and I will include the link for purchase and more information.
I also use this hair lotion (pic below this text) I wear it when I wear my hair curly. It is a leave in conditioner. It improves hair each day as you use it. It moisturizes my curls leaving them anti frizzy. I hope you like these product as much as I do. Keep healthy hair!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to Choose The Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

Experimenting around with hair color can be so much fun and terrifying at the same time! But, have you ever noticed certain colors make you look a bit washed out? Finding the perfect hair color means finding a shade that helps you look your best and finding the perfect hair colors for your skin tone is actually easier than you think.

·     If you have a cool skin tone, most likely you have blue, green, deep brown or grey eyes and you look stunning in bright whites paired with silver jewelry. Hair colors with a cooler pigment base like black, auburn or ash blonde will make you look your best.

·     If you have a warm skin tone, you may have hazel, brown or green eyes. You look great in warm ivories, coral and other warm colors. You also look your best in gold jewelry and hair color with similar warm tones – like honey and golden blonde.

·     If you have a deep skin tone, you probably have dark brown eyes and you look your best in bright colors. The best hair colors on you include those same deep pigments – like chocolate brown and black.

I always dyed my hair black for years and I finally found the right blonde for my skin tone. which is the pictures in this post. I use redken salon color 8n in front half and 6n half head towards the back. I like the contrast.

What do you think?


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Irresistible Me High Quality Hair Clip-In Extensions.

All Irresistible Me extensions are made of the same high quality grade 100% Remy Human Hair. You can wash them, curl them or color them to match your own hair. The Royal Remy clip in extensions have extra soft and fine hair, giving them the feel of European hair. You can wear them straight, roller set or curl with curling iron to give it an extra bounce and body. These extensions will also last longer than most clip-in hair extensions. (About 3-9 months depending on how you use them and take care of them.)
The extensions securely attach to your hair with small snap-on clips that were sewn onto the hair extensions that clip right under your own hair. The clips we use are of high quality and ensure a tight grip that prevents them from slipping. You won’t even feel them once you clip them on! They are high quality made. Please visit their website for more information.
I must say that I requested Light Brown and it matched perfectly with my natural hair. I am in love with them and so will you.
Check my pictures out using this extensions. I also have to point out that they came in a fabulous box well packaged together. Take a look!
Prior 2 post to read for the care of your hair extensions:
4 Tips How to Take Care of your extensions.
and also
Taking Care of your Extensions
Light Brown


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Monday, June 23, 2014

DIY Facial Mask Recipes

There’s alot to be said about walking into your kitchen, looking around and realizing that some of the best beauty ingredients are hiding right there in your cabinets and inside your fridge. From moisturizing to exfoliating, DIY facial masks not only get the job done, but most of them can be made for pennies – especially in comparison to a salon facial.

Keep reading for a look at some of the best facial mask recipes that you can make right at home.

Baking Soda and Orange Juice Mask – this baking soda will exfoliate and rid your skin of blackheads while the orange juice tightens pores. 1 Tsp orange juice 1 Tsp baking soda Mix together and spread a thin layer on face and neck. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes. Rinse, moisturize and enjoy!

Yogurt and Honey Mask – for bright and beautiful skin, the lactic acid in the yogurt will exfoliate and heal blemishes. 1 tablespoon plain yogurt 1 teaspoon honey Dash of ground cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg Mix together ingredients and apply directly to your skin (it will tingle a little bit), leave it on for 7 to 10 minutes and rinse.

 Moisturizing and Brightening Kiwi Mask – this will leave your skin soft and glowing – and will stay good in the refrigerator for up to three weeks! 2 Kiwis Pureed 3 Tbsp Plain Yogurt 1 Tbsp Orange juice 1 Tbsp Almond or Olive Oil Peel kiwi and blend ingredients until smooth. Spread over face and neck. Leave on until dry and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

My personal favorite is a drinkable, smoothie boost of Vitamin E... Click for the recipe

Also a DIY mask to soften Wrinkles... click link to read recipe

The importance of Exfoliating your skin. Click on link to read information.

Enjoy your glowing skin! Have you ever tried a DIY facial mask recipe? If so let us know which ones.

Thank you,

Friday, June 20, 2014

Overnight Self Tanning Lotion



The Sun Giesee suntan lotion is the leader self-tanning brand globally, owning to its popularity with celebrities, hair stylists, and any folks out there.

These products are able to achieve the same results as taking that beach vacation, but are safer. They are manufactured from all natural ingredients and thus, enable consumers to achieve the desired golden-bronze tan, without the risk of developing skin rashes, blemishes, or other skin diseases.
Sun Labs Tan Overnight Self Tanning Lotion has become one of our favorite self tanners.  I would definitely recommend  this product to my family and friends.What I like most about Sun Lab is how easy it is to apply.  It produces a smooth and streak free look. 

This product has a very subtle guide color in it that washes off in the shower.   The final color that was produced was about two shades darker than my natural skin tone and had a tint of sun kissed bronze. Highly recommended for men as well.

Sun Labs applies very easily.  First exfoli9ate skin in the shower. Second apply the tan lotion extender, and to maintain tan apply the third lotion in the evening. That is it! Easy as 1,2,3
I saw color changes in my skin instantly after using Sun Labs. 

To order and for information please visit their website


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kimble Beauty Brazilian Nut And Acai Berry Conditioning Masque

Kimble Beauty Brazilian Nut and Acai Berry Conditioning Masque helps restore dry and damaged hair.
 Apply the Brazilian Nut & Acai Berry Conditioning Masque to wet hair and massage thoroughly. This deluxe treatment penetrates to the root of any hair problems, repairs dry damaged hair while keeping the scalp clean and healthy. I apply this treatment on my hair all day, run errands and  then rinse off completely. I also use the shower cap (pic below) for all day use in the privacy of my home of course. :)
This product smells delicious and works magic for dry hair so don't be afraid to use it.

I trust this product because Kim Kimble celebrity hair stylist, who comes from a third generation of hair stylist, still believes that old fashioned natural hair care is the best thing to use for outstanding results. The hair products are designed to be nurturing, using the best quality of natural ingredients, herbal extracts and essential oils. We have also designed these paraben-free. The products have integrity; they do what they say they are going to do.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Tips for Wearing Hair Extensions Clip Ins

The picture above is me wearing black, 18 inch extensions. I bought them naturally straight but I curled them to blend in with my short hair.  I have changed color of my hair so I need to buy new extensions to match my new color. A few years ago, woman were freaked out with adding fake hair to their own hair.  But now, hair extensions have really gone up in quality and down in price  making them more attractive and affordable.

 Match not only color but cut

Once you’ve picked the perfect color of extension to match your hair, you want to take those guys for a haircut.  Take the extensions to your stylist so she/he can cut them in the exact way your hair is already cut and blend.

Take proper care

After wearing them, make sure to wash them with baby shampoo.  Let them dry naturally and brush them out to the way you want them to fall.  Store them flat.  If you bundle them up, they’re sure to stay that way.

You want to make sure you purchase hair extensions that can handle heat and styling (usually natural hair or synthetics).  Curling the extensions and your hair will make them look more natural and hide any inconsistencies.

Have fun with them and the best part is you remove them at night for another look!

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