Saturday, December 28, 2013

Skin Booster Smoothie Vitamin E

My current obsession is creating and mixing healthy smoothies. I make all different kinds of smoothies; from energy smoothies, to a liver cleansing smoothie. I want to share this delicious smoothie in particular because not only does it taste good but it is very healthy on the skin and contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. I am all about slowing the aging process bit by bit. I mean, what is the hurry? I am 37 years old, but I do not have to look like one, right? 

1 cup of Almond Milk
1/4 cup Blueberries

blend and serve :) 

Perfect for the skin from the inside, out. I promise you will love it. I want you to do this amazing drink and then come back and let me read all about it. 
Please also read my previous post on Vitamin E and Wrinkles. Stay Beautiful!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

#JollyVoxBox from Influenster

NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow
This lightweight formula blends effortlessly for the ultimate eye look.
 Rimmel London New Show Off Lip Lacquer
Intense rich color of a lipstick combined with an invincibly smooth lacquer shine.

The lip gloss picture truly shows the color. The eye shadows are very light and natural.  

Skinny Cow Candy
Presenting almost to good to be true Skinny Cnady. Melts in your mouth chocolate with only 130 calories per pouch. Yummy!

Ducklings Mini Rolls
Excellent for repair, crafting, and imaginative projects. I use this on my daughter's bedroom door edges. Girls love print designs.
Puffs Ultra Soft
Still the best lotion Puffs facial tissues.
I want to thank Influenster for sending me this little box. Loved all products and you will too.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why Won't Your Hair Return to its Natural Texture After Straightning?


What happened is heat damage. Yes, your hair can lose its ability to curl and will remain permanently straight, and damaged. This happens when you use heat that's too high – it doesn't have to happen over time. One incident with a too hot curling iron, flat iron or a any hot tool and this could happen. Even if you wear your naturally curly hair straight all the time, this isn't a result you want because the hair has been fried straight and now is not healthy.

The only solution for the damaged hair is, unfortunately, to cut it off. If you have several damaged sections all over, you'll need to get rid of them, which means an overall cut. If you're trying to grow your hair longer, this is probably the last thing you want to hear, but it's necessary for the overall health of your hair. Once you cut off the damaged parts, you can start or return to a healthy hair regimen. Keep in mind that the new regrowth will be curly and healthy.

There are many hot tools with a controlled heating button. It will make you adjust the heat yourself. I also recommend a heat protectant for your hair before the heat. I have been a hairstylist since 1999 and as a professional I recommend weekly deep condition. I personally straighten my hair every two days and my hair is still curly. Hope this information helps and visit back soon.

Monday, December 2, 2013

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser by Murad

Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is ABSOLUTELY the BEST SCRUB I have ever tried!!!!! The Jojoba beads are extremely gentle on exfoliating and at the same time provides enough moisture to skin. No irritation whatsoever. It removes my makeup and mascara nice and gently. A must buy. I promise you will love it.

Why I love it:

Ø         Very gentle exfoliating beads that work super mild even to sensitive skin

Ø         Effectively heals acne/pimples mark

Ø         Ability to remove dead skin cells and brighten up skin texture

Ø         Makes your skin CLEAN, SOFT and HYDRATED

Ø         Suitable for all skin types

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 by Murad

I love Murad Skin Products and I am used to using heavier face moisturizers. This is the first time I tried this light weight crème. I really love it especially those mornings I wake up kind of with and oily face. I was surprise and I am extremely happy. Perfect for the morning sun which has SPF protection. It contains Vitamin A,C, and E for radiant skin. Try it and you will love it as much as I do. I promise. :)
What it is:
A lightweight daily moisturizer with UV protection for combination skin.

What it's used for:
Murad Pore Reform Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA++ hydrates your skin as it balances oil production and defends against environmental damage for a clear and rejuvenated complexion. Lactic acid exfoliates and brightens your skin while microencapsulated multivitamins condition, firm prevent dryness. Japanese alder flower extract clears away blackheads for skin that is radiant and healthy.

Treats These Conditions: Firmness, Large Pores, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Hyperpigmentation, Sun Damage , Dry Skin , Anti-Aging
Suitable For These Skin Types: Combination, Oily


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Murad Resurgence Hydrating Toner

Cleanse | Tone
Maintain a healthy balance with this refreshing formula. Tones to hold moisture and softness in. This classic toner rebalances and rehydrates skin while neutralizing surface impurities.

  • Tightens pores without drying
  • Soothes irritation and softens skin
  • Locks in moisture
  • Restores suppleness
This is product is so gentle on the skin. I cleanse my skin with first with Murad Cleanser and then I use this to toner and I hardly see any dirt on the cotton. I do see an improvement on the elasticity of my skin. It tightens pores and I love it.

Ingredients: Lecithin and Grape seed which help lock moisture  and restore suppleness. Peach and Cucumber soothes irritation and softens skin. Osmolytes helps regulate water balance for hydration levels. I guarantee you will love Murad Products as much as I do.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Daily Cleansing Foam by Murad

If you have been visiting my blog regularly, you already know that my number one choice of skin care products choice is Murad.
Daily Cleansing Foam is a dual-action foam that deep cleans to remove dirt and oil as it tightens pores. Witch Hazel and Copper Gluconate remove excess oil without stripping skin of its natural moisture.

  • Revitalizes and provides antioxidant protection.
  • Sodium PCA leaves skin feeling balanced.
  • Helps to remove excess oil.
  • Recommended for combination to oily skin.
I recommend cleansing your skin daily and moisturize. This is a must product to use because it clears your pores and then it tightens them. I also recommend you to read on how to deep cleanse your pores. I recommend to follow with a Murad Moisturizer.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving 2013

I am thankful for all the good and bad in my life. I am truly blessed for existing in this world. I am thankful also for my 37 years of life.
I want to wish all my followers, and visitors a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2013 may everything you wish for come true.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cancer and Your Birthday Month as a Reminder

I do not want to write a post about how important it is to get annual check ups. I feel like we all know that already. Although we all seemed to know that, some of us women do not get checked annually. Life and circumstances steers us some other directions sometimes and we forget things. I feel that if you pick your birthday month as a reminder, every year you will not forget it. My birthday month is November so I got my check up 2 weeks ago and my results came back negative. Thank you lord!

It doesn't have to be your birthday only, it can be any holiday. Even a family members birthday. The important part is to pick a date that reminds you to make that doctor appointment. If we find it early we can survive this horrible disease.

If you know anyone going through this and need support please read my previous Cancer post for workshops info.

Thank you so much for reading,

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter Skin and Scalp Dryness

Its officially cold outside! The change in weather dries my skin and scalp really bad. Coming off of the summer season and it is important we take care of our skin.
I believe in oil treatments is essential to the hair to protect and completely revitalize the scalp. For these treatments I recommend; VO5 oil treatment. I recommend applying an oil treatment to the scalp once a month. The oils are applied before shampooing for about 5 minutes followed by shampoo and conditioner.

Brush it out.
Anyone who cares about treating their scalp properly, must have a good brush. While they might be expensive, it's smart to invest in a good brush. Brushing stimulates blood flow which makes her grow faster.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GE reveal 75W halogen bulbs

The pictures are not edited or with no filters. They are original from my camera Iphone. The picture on the left the lamp has a regular light bulb of 75watts. The picture on the right is the GE reveal 75w Halogen Bulbs shown above.

You might be asking yourself why this kind of post on this kind of blog? Well Good lighting enhances the mood and desirability of these spaces. It contributes greatly to people's sense of well-being. We need good light in a spa, hair salon, hospital, offices yes everywhere. Please sign in to the website and find out more information for the importance of saving energy.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter

Hi everyone. I wanted to let you guys know where to follow me online. If you are already following me, thank you very much. I follow back as well. My twitter is @sexy_scissors and on Instagram is tastefully_alluring
see you there!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Radiant Skin

Just because you partied all night doesn't mean you have to look like it in the morning. What you eat and don't eat shows on your face. Take some of my tips and I will have your face glowing.
Vitamin E - brightens drab skin. I eat Almonds and I also drink orange juice for my Vitamin C. Vitamin C also helps fight wrinkles and banish under eye bags. I eat Apricots for Vitamin A that helps produce cells. We also know that water is a miracle potion. If you want great skin you must hydrate-water dissolves nutrients from food and helps transport them to skin cells. Drink atleast 8 cups daily! A must
My favorite that I love is Salmon. Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids and helps boost collagen. Making skin soft. Heathy stuff. Try it you might like it. I hope you enjoyed my post and come back soon.


Friday, October 25, 2013

My Look of the Month is Charlize Theron for October 2013

Charlize Theron wearing Alexander McQueen. I love her as an actress. She is classy and very beautiful. I love her with very short hair but this look gives her a more sophisticated look. Stunning!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Do you want to go blonde like Kim Kardashian?

Many people are scared to go lighter because of what hair bleach can do to the hair. If it is not done properly it can result your hair being damaged and even breakage. I have been a hairstylist for 13 years and I believe the stylist is the one damaging the hair if she/he is not properly educated. The bleach must be done to a strand test and timed to the desired lightness. Timing is important. Not only timed but the hair shaft must be lightned first, followed by the roots then the ends. Since hair tips are typically more porous (making color absorb more quickly) and hair near the scalp is heated by body temperature (quickening the color process). Then, work up to the roots and down to the ends. Following this will create minimal hair damage.
• Test your chosen color on a sample of hair before applying the color all over. Choose an area hidden underneath the top layers of your hair.

• Shampoo and deep condition, then wait a couple of days before coloring to allow the natural oils in your hair to build up. Your hair’s natural oils protect during the color process. Also condition your hair weely after the service.

  • Trim your hair about 6 to 10 weeks. Trimmimg the ends will eliminiate split ends.
I am thinking of lightnening my hair too and if i do I will post my pics here as well. Good luck on your hair color project and I hope I helped you to decide. :)


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

John Russo Photography Fragrances

Photograph for women is a fruity-white floral scent composed of timeless notes and embodied by the beautifully styled photo of Brazilian model Marilia Moreno which adorns the box.  With her wavy hair cascading across the shoulder of her beaded gown, Moreno resembles a classic starlet of the Hollywood of yesteryear, who would have been perfectly at home in Photograph's freesia and tender fruits, atop a classic floral heart of muguet, rose, lavender and gardenia. A musky/ambery base adds a modern touch to these traditional feminine notes.
The men's companion Photograph scent shows that good taste never goes out of style. Just as model Gui Fedrizzi wears a classic tuxedo with the carefully-maintained stubble favored by trendy young men, so do many modern men rely on traditional aromas to exude class, elegance and masculinity. The citrus notes, spices, leather and tobacco notes that served Hollywood elite in the Golden Age continue to captivate 21st-century men (and women!) in Photograph.

I am in love with these perfumes. The bottles are designed to look like pure elegance. Please visit

Monday, September 30, 2013

My Personal Tips for Flawless Skin

Having flawless skin is absolutely my thing! When my skin is glowing and blemish free, I project a confident self. I feel sexy and extremely proud for my age. When my skin looks dull, dry or I am battling zits and other blemishes, I feel self conscious and shy.

 Read my 8 rules for flawless skin below and add your own in the comments! xo

  1. Remove your makeup everyday. A must!
  2. Drink lots of water daily and drink less soda. Stay hydrated!
  3. Get your beauty sleep, at least 7 hours daily.
  4. At night, try using retinoids. Helps with wrinkles and also fades spots and scarring.
  5. Don’t overuse acne products. This can lead to drying and in some cases severe drying. Follow the recommended instructions.
  6. Use sunscreen. This is an absolute. Look for oil free or sunscreen made specifically to not clog pores.
  7. Don't stress. Try a new thing called yoga and RELAX!
  8. Read books. Books takes your mind to other places.
Exercise daily! Be Happy! Age 36 and proud.



Monday, September 23, 2013

5 Tips for Beautiful Winter Skin

I know I do not want to think about it yet, but winter is around the corner! And when winter hits my skin it gets super dry. This season 2013, I am going into winter prepared and ready to tackle the freezing weather like a super hero.

5 Tips for Winter Skin
  • Pick moisturizers with sun block.
  • Go soft and subtle on the cheeks and eyes.
  • Try cream-based blush in a rosy tone.
  • Give your makeup a weightless look with a nourishing light foundation and my favorite is True Match.
  • Go for dark tones on your lips with a hydrating lip color like Cover Girl Tempt Seduction 355
 Also I drink a lot of orange juice (vitamin C) which it is important for the skin and to prevent a winter cold.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nerium AD Age-Defying Teatment

 NeriumAD age defying night treatment cream is my new obsession.You have probably came across a few of those too.  I am totally amazed and impressed with what my results has been.

I used the product as directed.   I noticed that my skin was looking brighter and tighter.  I am impressed and speechless.  I could definitely see that my face looked softer, and tighter. I am ecstatic. I love to see results with my own eyes.

Not only do I love the results, I also love not having to use several products at night before going to bed.  Since using NeriumAD I found that when I do wear makeup it looks much better.  I also like the clean fresh youthful look I have when I am not wearing makeup.

I absolutely love NeriumAD and will continue to use it. If you are looking to take years off your face and look younger in days then you need to give NeriumAD a try.  I hope you found this NeriumAD review helpful and I look forward to hearing about your NeriumAD experience.

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