Monday, January 17, 2011

Giveaway Winner Is.....

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway!
So the lucky winner is.........
cutiepatutie!!! I already emailed her and she was so happy!
Thank you again ladies!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

5 At-Home waxing tips from the pros

Like I said in my last post I've been waxing for 8 yrs. I rather wax then give someone a pedicure! I've picked up alot of tips along the way but for now I will only share the 5 most important ones with you.

1. Never wax just after sunbathing or a tanning salon

Tanning always harms epidermis – the outer layer of skin. So, when you are putting hot wax on it, pulling and ripping it off can peel a few layers of your skin, and you can end up with visible bruises or even scabs.
Wait at least 24 hrs after to wax.

2. After waxing, wait at least a few hours …

Before going into a hot tub, sauna, or a public swimming pool. Otherwise, you might be in danger of getting unpleasant skin infections. Slight damage to the skin, caused by waxing, coupled with improperly maintained water provides a breeding ground for bacteria. The hot water from the hot tub will make it worse, it will feel like your legs are on fire. A shower is ok.

3. Do not wax if you have …
  • Skin allergies
  • Acne
  • Inflamed skin
  • Very sensitive skin
  • Cold sores
  • Cysts
  • Boils
  • Growths
  • Sunburn
  • Peeling or broken skin
  • Cuts
  • Warts, moles
  • Active herpes virus
4. Always read instructions for the waxing products you are using …
Otherwise you might end up with burns or clumps of wax stuck to your skin – uncomfortable and absolutely un-beach worthy…

5. If you are not sure how to wax – call a salon for information …

When it comes to at-home waxing, it’s better not to do something than to do and then regret. If you are unsure about how to use the waxing product you purchased, call the nearest beauty salon for a professional advice. Most of the professionals will gladly explain how to work your home kit and their piece of advice will guarantee you a healthy, beautiful, and hair-free summer! :)

Also areas to avoid...
  • Eyelids
  • Inside the nose
  • Ear cavity, use cuticle scissors and clip the unwanted hairs.
  • Do not apply wax to the nipples on a man or woman.
If you have any skin condition, cancer, medication check with your doctor before you do any waxing.

I hope this helps you!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Planning a wedding and blogging....

So I realized that I have 171 days!!! That's 5 months 3 weeks until my wedding!!!!! I want to show you some photos, and explain why I haven't posted as much like I used too.
I am having a Shabby Chic theme. Lots of DIY projects. Very small, maybe 55 ppl.

My Wedding Dress

DIY project- dyed my crinoline

Bridesmaid dresses.
The reason I am sharing this detail of my life with you all. Is because I am planning and making items so my blog post's wont happen everyday like they used too.
It's only for this month I have to finish some paper bouquets! I should be finished them by the end of this week. So I will be back to posting daily.
I am also trying to make more video's.  
Thanks ladies and see you daily hopefully next weekend! xoxo

Homemade Beauty Recipes

Here are some quick recipes with ingredients that almost everyone has at home.

Honey Mask Recipe
The best facial mask is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

Lemon and Egg Mask Recipe
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Leave on your face overnight or, for a quick pick-me-up, just 15 minutes. Splash warm water on your face to rinse.
It helps to removes blotches, because the lemon works as a bleaching agent.

Lighten Circles Under Eyes Recipe
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream.

Banana Wrinkle Fighter Recipe
Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry.

My favorite is the banana, and honey mask! I'll be posting more recipes throughout the year.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

My Mom's elf Haul

When  I went to my mommas house this weekend, she had her elf order to show me. I also wanted to share with you what she bought. It's not a full review because I only used them once, but from what I've seen I'll share.

1. Cream Blush- Flirt and Tease.
I never touched a cream blush before so I didn't know what to expect.
This one feels like a sponge. Nice and creamy and smooth. The color is great, you can built it up to how ever dark you want or go for a natural look. I really like these blushes!

2. Mineral Glow- Shimmer, Bronzer
These are really smooth. The bronzer has NO Shimmer. It's perfect to contour or use in the winter for a bronzer. The shimmer is perfect for a highlighter, it reflects the light beautifully.

 3. Mineral Lip Gloss- Fierce, Au Naturale
It is a sheer gloss, so you can wear it alone or over top of a lipstick. It glides on smooth, without being tacky.

 4. Mineral Lipstick- Runway pink
I love this lipstick! It glides smooth, it hydrates your lips. The pink is a nice natural color.
Mom wore this with the au naturale lip gloss over top and it looked beautiful!
I hope you enjoyed mom's first elf haul. I was excited to use the new blush! Can't wait to buy one. They also stay on if you just was with water, it wouldn't come off my hand! Great product

Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

Thank you Dyna!! She has awarded me my very first award!!
To accept The Versatile Blogger Award there are some rules to follow

1. Thank and link back to who gave you the award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Pass it along to 7 blog you've recently discovered and enjoy

4. Leave your recipient a note, telling them about the award

7 Random things about me are: [I'm going to keep this short]

1. I only know one language even though my dad is polish
2. My favorite foods are ham and pineapple
3. My favorite holiday is Christmas
4. I hate Canadian winter -30 is too cold!
5. I had a pet fish named Bob
6. I enjoy cleaning my house
7. I don't smoke

Here's the 10 Questions

1. Why did you create this blog?
To share my experience with beauty with all the lovely ladies of the world

2. What kind of blog do you follow?
Mostly beauty blogs

3. Favorite Makeup Brand

4. Favorite Clothing Brand
Don't have one

5. Your Indispensable Makeup Product

6. Your Favorite Color

7. Your Perfume
Don't have a certain one I wear all the time

8. Your Favorite Film
Twilight Saga

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
I'm not gonna lie, Hawaii just for the sandy beaches

10. Make the last question yourself and answer
Where do you learn new techniques: YouTube

Tag for the Blog Award and 10 Questions

Pammy Blogs Beauty
Good nuf ranch
Diva Makeup Queen

TAG: 15 Random Facts about Me

The lovely Dyna has tagged me!

Rules: Come up with 15 random facts about yourself and share them with the blog world!
After doing this post tag 5 other bloggers to do this!

Here are my 15 facts:

1. My ultimate favorite color is PINK! if I could I would paint my whole house pink! Even my household cleaning products are pink.
2. My favorite flavor of chips are dill pickle, well ok any flavor that comes in dill pickle is my favorite! I have two jars of pickles in my fridge.
3. I used to hate wearing makeup!!! 
4. I still want to open my own bakery or a cupcake shop. I got turned down from culinary school :(
5. I love to sew! Just little projects like blankets, curtains etc
6. My whole wedding is a DIY! I'm even planning our supper menu. I'm baking our wedding cake, I made most of the decor. The theme is Shabby Chic. I even ordered my wedding dress online without trying it on!
7. I don't have my drivers!!! I get bugged all the time from Mr.Shabby maybe this summer who knows.
8. I am a home body. I hate visiting people, I rather just stay home. I guess it's from the many years growing up on the farm.
9. My one and only best friend I meet in grade 5! and no matter how long we don't talk to each other we know we are there for each other.
10. I am right handed.
11. I am not into big name labels, I shop at walmart, wearhouse one and online
12. I love to make homemade cards with my momma.
13. I wish I grew up in the 1950's 60's. I love their dresses and how the kitchen appliances come in pink.
14. I have never broke any bones, and I only got one stitch so far. I was mad about that! I wanted to go my whole life without a stitch! I'm sure the doc could have glued it but whatever.
15. I used to have braces on, my older sister and I had them on at the same time, we even changed the colors of the rings to match the season's and holidays. I still have one crocked tooth on the bottom from not wearing my retainer. 

Here are the 5 blogs that I'm tagging
1. Vanity
2. Pammy blogs beauty
3. Makeup on time
4. Good nuf ranch
5. Divaesque Diva