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Friday, December 10, 2010

Boots No 7 Extreme Length Mascara

No 7 
Who isn't on the never ending quest for a great mascara? I know I am. I find something, I like it, it gets discontinued or the formula changes. NEXT!

 My Brow Studio is right by Super Target so I go over there in between appointments to shop. :) It's DANGEROUS to be soooo close to Target lol. If I don't like what I am wearing that day. I go buy a different outfit haha. Lately, every time I go over there I have been buying different mascara's to try. Sadly, nothing but disappointment and money in the trash. The last mascara I bought cost 17.99 and sucked. I guess I should of taken it back.

Then one day as I was walking through the make-up section at Target...a bronze tube and a thin green wand,catch my eye. I back up. "Ohh, what is this" I think to myself. I read all I could about it. With an Aesthetic background somewhat of a cosmetic snob lol. How's it going to wear? Will it make my eye's itch? Will it be a pain to take off? (ya never know with mascara now days, it never comes off when you want it to!) What are the ingredients? Is the formula any good? Never the less I behold the bronze torch like bottle in my hand & throw it in the basket. It's 7.99. What the hell, right? :) Last black/brown too. Ha!

My lashes on No 7 Mascara. Love it!
Can I just say the next day when I was finishing my look with a sweep of mascara; Vavoom! Length. Vola! Dark cremy texture. Shazam! Long luscious lashes! Omg. This stuff really works! Boots No 7 Extreme Length Mascara surpassed my expectations! Surprisingly my skepticism was laid to rest. My eyes don't itch!  My lashes are dark, long, and beautiful! It wears all day & it comes off with my eye make up remover, no problem! SCORE!

Again, it's me Beauty Review Junkie Your talking to. I'm giving it a month to see if I still love it as much haha. It's been two weeks. So in two more weeks I'll let you know. But, I have this feeling it will be a staple in my make-up bag until it gets discontinued and I am forced to hunt down the next best thing. ;)

That's it for now. Chow. :)

P.S. It's a lil cheaper on Amazon 
Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara - Black

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CocoNUT for Beauty

Put the Lime in the Coconut... :)

One of my newest beauty discoveries is Coconut Oil. 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil has many beauty benefits. Coconut oil is an antioxidant, helps prevent wrinkling of the skin, makes your hair shine and helps keep the scalp healthy. Coconut Oil also can be used to cook with and to aid in weight loss.

One day as I was walking the isles of Whole Foods and saw a jar of Coconut Oil. I randomly decided to buy some. I didn't know much about it. In fact I had it for months before I started to learn about all the benefits of Coconut Oil and start using it. Since I had it I decided I needed to figure out what to do with it. I Googled Coconut Oil and read all the things you could use it for. I was particularly interested in the different ways you could use it in a beauty regimen. It can be used for, moisturizer, scalp and hair treatments, deodorant, & chap stick just to name a few.

Since using Coconut Oil at a few nights a week in place of my moisturizer and as a hair/scalp treatment, I have noticed that my skin appears more even, feels softer, and has reduced my blackheads. My hair is shiner and my scalp feels healthier. I also read that it helps your hair grow because it nourishes and stimulates the hair follicle. I'm not sure if that is true, but I must say that I have noticed new growth. So maybe its true? I am a believer!

I have also used it to cook with and as a butter substitute. I have used melted Coconut Oil on popcorn, I have used it on toast with raw honey (delicious!). I use it for any cooking that requires vegetable oil. Its especially good in cupcake or muffin recipes. I have used it as a sweetener in coffee. I kinda went obsessive with the stuff lol. Once you start you almost crave it. I think it's because of the nutritional benefits you get from the Coconut Oil. It is rich in lauric acid which is considered to be equally important as the Omega's.

Here are some beauty recipes to try. Feel free to tweek them if you  like & come up with your own concoction. Make sure you share 'em with the rest of us. :)

Coconut Honey Face Mask:
1TBL Spoon Softened Coconut Oil (be sure not to melt it)
1TBL Spoon Raw Local Honey
3 drops Rose Absolute essential oil
Leave on 15mins. Then rinse.

Hot Oil Hair Treatment:
2-4TBL Spoons of Coconut Oil me(depending on your hair length and thickness)
10 Drops of Tea Trea Oil
Leave on for 30mins. Then wash and rinse. (Conditioner is optional since the treatment is a conditioning treatment.)

Facial Moisturizer:
1/4 teaspoon softened Coconut Oil
1 drop Essential Oil of your choice

Essential Oil Ideas:
Lemon essential oil- Oily Skin
Rose Oil- Dry Skin/Aging Skin
Lavendar Oil-all skin types
Chamomile Oil- Sensitive Skin

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Costume Contest

Fashion Camp is giving away $100 for the best Halloween Costume. Come on Make-up Junkie's let's shake up this contest!


For the discriminating fashionista's. You are going to dig this!
The Fashion Camp

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Green living is another passion of mine. I guess I'm sorta a beauty health nut :) I believe the two intertwine. Don't you?

I am researching an organic product line called Miessence. Has anyone heard of it? They appear to have a nice selection of certified organic home and beauty products; beautifully packaged botanical perfumes, cosmetics, skin care, hair care, mother and baby, health care, & household items. Here's the link if your curious Miessence .

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beauty Mayhem

I had to share my beauty mishap stories! Yes I said stories. Not just one, or two, but three beauty mishaps all within a few days of each other. If I would of read my fortune for the month it would of said, "This month beauty is not your forte, run from any beauty you seek!"

Ok so here it goes... A couple clients of mine come in with the cutest perms. Inspired by their look I got the bright idea that I too must have a perm! So the next thing I know I am in perm rods and my scalp is on fire! When the perm rods came out I was expecting these big bouncy locks. You know? Like the one my clients had. To my disappointment I looked like a frizzy poodle! Here's the deal. I must think that I am also a hairdresser. My friend who is an amazing hair stylist tried to convince me that I needed my hair cut to minimize any potential frizz. But I wasn't having any of that because it has taken me so long to grow it out from my short short cut two years ago. Bless her heart when she saw my hair she was like "At least let me nip the ends." lol So of course I let her. Even so I looked like I was wearing a birds nest on top of my head, according to my sweet boyfriend no less. What a mess!

It doesn't stop there. I go into to get a fill. My usual guy is on his way out because he has to file his taxes. So I let one of his employees do my nails. How bad can it be right? Wrong! She applied the white so thick that my nail bed looked like it was wearing a top hat!. Yikes. And when it was all said and done my nails were so un-humanly thick it looked as if I had cat claws. In my effort to hide the hideous sight I paint my own nails immediately when I get home. First I tried a nice light color, but you could see the thick white band of color through it. So I remove that and paint my nails a deep taupe. It looked better, but I just wanted to wear gloves all week. So at this point, in my efforts to get beautified, I now have a poodle on my head and cat claws for nails...

It get's even better lol. So I'm sitting in the nail shop drying my toe nails after an amazing pedicure. I am sitting next to this cute little girl with bubble gum pink nails and glitter. I made a mistake and said to her "awww, your nails look so pretty". You think that would be enough, but nooooo. I had to tell my nail lady how cute I thought this little girls nails were. In her endearing accent she commented back, "You want sparkle too?". I was like, "Ummm, no thats ok". She rebuttals, "Honey, no problem, I give you sparkle too". Again I insist "No, no it's ok". Then she comes at me with a bottle of glitter and said, "Honey, give me your foot". Then the next thing I knew my hot pink toe nails now had lots and lots of sparkle. Bling Bling! The shine from the glitter was so bright that it blinded my eyes, then the room began to spin, and for a moment I was 10 again!! I'm still sporting my glittery toe nails as we speak! lol The funny thing is that I have had several compliments on my toe nails!? :/ Back handed compliments I wonder? lol Oh well....

So you see, I am a walking frizz ball with claws and sparkles. lol

(since then I have replaced my nails and tamed the do. I still have some g-litter removal to do. When is trash pick up day?)
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