"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Product Review: Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner

  With the weather being crazy like it has been my hair has been depleted of it's glow and has become EXTREMELY dry.  I was watching missglamourazzi www.youtube.com/user/missglamorazzi on YouTube and she had this in one of her favorites videos.  I figured I would give it a try.  Price point it was very reasonable and if I didn't like it wouldn't be so heart aching to toss it.  Results actually surprised me but not like I thought it would.  Let me explain.
  As far as my hair is concerned it worked well enough for me to "like" the product but not "love" it.  The smell is WONDERFUL(duh!  It's Herbal Essences) and the actual cleansing part was pretty good but it weighed my hair down.  Around my crown area it was quite thick with product which I used dry shampoo on and it helped.  However, by the end of the day I felt greasy.  It did make my hair look  better.  My hair is thin and this would be great to use for the bottom half of my hair.  I do think this would be a great product for someone who has a dry roots and course hair.  I did use this all month and I discovered that it is a "once and awhile" hair product.  Until my new discovery.
Rather than wasting it I thought I might use it as a shaving gel/lotion/cream.  It's designed to be a "clean", product free product so it shouldn't make my skin go haywire.  Right?  The results on using it as a shaving product is AMAZING!  Not only has my hair been dry but so has my skin.  I lathered this on my legs and arms and shaved away.   My skin is moisturized, glowing and it didn't cause me to break out.

DISCLAIMER:   I do have to warn you to BE CAREFUL in the shower because it will get on the shower floor and make it slick.  I am not responsible for your actions or any result this product may give you.  It is recommendation and only that.  
  Let me know what you think and/or if you try it.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nail of the Day: Simple Easter/Spring

  Sorry I have been missing for a little bit.  I just thought I would share my choice of colors on my nails for Easter.

  Light lilac purple and pale pink with iridescent glitter is a perfect and simple nail combination.  Especially if you are not wanting something over the top but that still has the eye catcher look.  

  From left to right:  Pale cashmere, Provence, Disco Ball, Revlon's Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat, and Out The Door Top Coat.
  I am loving the new top coat.  I found it at Fred Meyer for $4.99.  It dries just as quick as Seche Vite and gives my nails the perfect shine without shrinking my nail polish color.  Woohoo!  Win!
  Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Spring nail polish color is to wear.  My favorite is the Provence.  Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My Outfits for the Week

  As you know by now I plan my outfits for the week.  Yes, I know, I am crazy.  Like I have said before it keeps me from standing in my closet, staring at my clothes with no time to spare trying to figure out what I am going to wear.  I thought I would share my outfits for the week and how I pull them together.
  I take one piece and build my outfit around that.  Jewelry, a pair of pants or shoes anything can inspire me.  So...this is my week in outfits.


  My inspiration is the scarf.  The bright colors drew me in.  I bought it this last weekend at H&M for $5.95.  You gotta love a good deal.  My shirt is a v-neck from Walmart and my jeggings as well.


  Inspiration behind this outfit is the necklace.  I scored this puppy (along with a pair of earrings to match) at Walgreens for $5.99.  This necklace is really light weight and can go with pretty much anything.  My jeans are from Hollister I got on clearance for $14.99 and I paired them with my gray Mossimo boyfriend tee from Target.


  The jean vest and pink knot earrings are both the items behind this outfit.  I have been wanting a jean vest for awhile.  A few weeks ago I went to Savers and found this Calvin Klein vest for $7.99!  The earrings are from Forever 21 and were only $3.80.  My shirt is Merona from Target and my pants are (that I have had for almost 10 years) from Hollister.


  The earrings above are Thursday's inspiration.  $3.80 at Forever 21 really can make an outfit.  My shirt is Mossimo at Target and my jeggings are from Walmart.


  Thankfully the weather will allow me to finally wear my leopard print sandals that I got from Wet Seal for really cheap.  My shirt is Mossimo from Target and my jeans are from Aeropostal I got on sale for $20!  You can't tell by the photo but they are slightly worn.
  Let me know if you guys liked this kind of post and what inspires your outfits.

DIY Easter Cards

  Simplicity has been my way of thinking lately.  Maybe it's the fresh air or the feeling I always get when the weather changes but I think it made this project shine.
  What You Need:
1.  Scrapbook paper with different patterns and a few different solid colors that correspond
2.  Pre-made, blank cards
3.  Glue stick
4.  String

  How to make:
1.  Take your different patterns of scrapbook paper and cut out whatever shape you like.  I did Easter eggs but you could do bunnies.  Set those aside.
2.  Cut your solid color scrapbook paper to the same width of your cards but slightly longer.  Basically make it "peek out" of the bottom of the front flap of the card.  
3.  Glue the solid color to the inside of the front flap of the card.  Then center your shape and glue on the front of the card.  *You could cut the solid color with decorative scissors to make it really pop.
4.  Open the card and lie the string along the fold of the card.  Fold close and tie the string, centering the bow.

  There you have it, really simple and unique Easter cards.  I hope you enjoyed this post and get inspired to make your own.  Use what you have and remember that you don't have to make any one the same.  Bright colors are a great alternative to the typical pastel colors.  Nothing tells someone that you are thinking about them like a personalized greeting card.