When I was at Disneyland, do you know what hairstyle I saw on just about every mother? The POSH, the wedge, the angled bob. It was very cute on some and downright ridiculous on others. I would LOVE to have this cut but I want to grow mine out.
Check out the next post regarding an article on this cut.
I read some good reviews today about a new line that Carmindy Bowyer from What Not to Wear is endorsing for Sally Hansen. I am going to pick up a few items this week and review them. A good trip to Target never hurt anyone. (Update on Tuesday: Could not find the makeup line at Target or CVS....hmmm.)
2. You can use a great lipstick color as a cream blush. Choose lighter shades and blend on after foundation but before powder. (Rosemary has been doing this since I was little)
4. When your mascara is dry and not applying well, run it under hot water for 5 minutes. Good as new.
5. Brow gel is a waste of money. Use regular hair gel on a brow brush or old toothbrush for the exact same effect. (Brandon will think I am nuts but sounds good!)
6. For a whiter smile, brush teeth with a bit of baking soda. (Dad always did this!)
8. Q-tips work just as well as brushes. However, for really good, inexpensive brushes, visit your local art supply store. ( I better check into this one. Are they made of different products or contain harmful oils?)
10. When your favorite shadows or blushes break, don't throw them away. Put the remains in empty film canisters and use them like loose powders.
* Warning Oprah fans, this may offend*
I was reading about some of Oprah's favorite products in her latest magazine (thanks to a gift to my mom from Aunt Jean). She listed a balm that removes eye makeup. I thought maybe I would give it a try if I ever saw it in a shop.
As I was happily shopping in Downtown Disney (truly the happiest place on earth) I entered Sephora (a girl's happiest place on earth). I made my poor son Carson go with me because he was misbehaving. Turns out they have great stuff in there for little boys to destroy! He had a great time and I happily found my product! It was quite expensive for this little bitty can of balm. $19 for 2.2 oz but heck I was on vacation and I could skip out on some expensive popcorn and snowcones later to make up for the purchase (no pun intended).
Turns out Oprah is a rich woman. Anyone who thinks this is a great deal is nuts! It is basically a canister (very cute I must add) of vaseline! Yes it took off my makeup after scrubbing but it also left a nice greasy feeling like vaseline. It also kept my lashes greasy and if there is any mascara left on your eye it will be all over your pillow (sorry Mr. Hotel Mgr.).
I will continue to use my canister until it's all gone and then use it for spare change, jewelry or for more vaseline. Sorry Oprah, but this time you were wrong!
Here is what the website says about it:
Balms Away What it is:A vitamin-infused, skin-soothing eye makeup remover.What it does:TheBalm Balms Away's moisturizing formula easily removes eye makeup, ensuring that your beauty sleep delivers the restful benefits it should. It's made with vitamins A, C, and E, and a blend of plant-derived sterols and lipids that hydrate and restore skin.
Let me know if you have used any other SAMY products and what you think!
Here is what the website says:
Samy’s Directions: For a firm hold, anti-frizz, high polish finish, hold can upright 10-12 inches from hair and spray in short bursts. To build extra volume, spray between layers at the roots. Use in conjunction with other hair care products from Samy Salon Systems.
Another secret- if you cannot get it off or don't have any remover, simply put on more of the color and wipe. Continue this process until it is all off. It is messy but in a pinch it works.
This is what the website says about it:
Moisturizing with conditioners, 90%. Outlast Smoothwear contains semi-permanent color (PermaTone). Discover a smooth look and feel that lasts all day! Cover Girl® Outlast Smoothwear gives you beautiful satin-rich lipcolor that looks and feels smooth for up to 10-hours - even through eating a meal! Apply the smoothing colorcoat for up to 10-hours of satin-dipped color, then glide on the conditioning moisturecoat as often as you like for conditioning moisture and soft shine.
Made in Ireland. Doesn't get much better than that!
From the website:
What it does:Beauty is in full bloom. Tarte combines two universally flattering shades of their best-selling Natural Beauty Cheek Stain, infused with a proprietary T5 Super Fruit Complex™, swirled together. The result is a fresh, healthy glow that's twice as nice. $28 1oz
25 for $7.99
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
This stuff is great at night- just before bed! You can use it on your lips, dry heals (under socks), elbows, knees, and cracked fingers. Plus, when the boys have dry skin on their face, I will lather it on quickly before they have a chance to say, "no". In the desert, we need all the help we can get with dry skin. If anyone else knows of a good cream or ointment, let me know! I am always open for suggestions!
Thanks for Aunt Maryann- I think she told me about this stuff!
Jonathan Antin, Famous Los Angeles hairstylist and star of Blowout.
This guy was on a show called, "Blowout" on the Bravo channel. I don't think it is on anymore but it was very entertaining. My hairstylist did not like it because she didn't like the way they portrayed hairstylists as spoiled babies. I think she was secretly jealous that she wasn't on the show! This man is so dramatic and emotional - about everything! He has a lot of celebrity clients so that was interesting too.
He created this hair product line while the show was on so it was fun to see it from start to finish. I decided to gamble and buy some of the products and fell in love with a few (including dirt and the hairspray). I hope they bring this show back soon!
A product that I cannot live without is Silky Dirt! It's $28 for a tube but lasts for at least 4-5 months. This is what I do: I wash my hair and blowdry it without too much product. Then I use this in my hair, use a small amount of hairspray and then flat iron or curl my hair. It really gives your hair texture and body. It also helps control frizz. A little goes a long way.
It can be purchased from Sephora in store or online. This is what they say about it:
Silky Dirt Shine & Define Crème What it is: A unique, shine-enhancing grooming crème. What it is formulated to do: Perfect for dull or damaged hair, Silky Dirt helps create amazing supermodel shine, plus sexy, natural, long hair definition as it protects the hair from damage and color fading and adds brilliance, body, and control. What else you need to know: Silky Dirt's unique formulation can be used on damp or dry hair and is 100 percent vegan, containing no animal, wheat gluten, or gluten-derived ingredients. Silky dirt is also free of mineral oil, synthetic colors, and DEA.
Here is her link: free shipping always! http://ckinstle.avonrepresentative.com/
As for the name Moody Maria - Aren't you a little moody when you buy a product that doesn't work?
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