Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goodie Simple Styles: Spin Pin

Goodie Simple Styles: Spin Pin
French twist Up-do with spin pin

French twist Up-do with spin pin

I have been waiting to try theses for a while and was excited to see them in my local store so I picked them up.  I was not disappointed with the pins. They come in colors for both blonds and brunets. The pins hold hair well for everyday wear. I would not suggest them to hold your hair up with vigorous activity like running, but for everything else they are great. They make a French twist supper easy; where with regular bobby pins it may take 20 bobby pins to hold, a French twist only needs 2 Spin Pins. They are also really nice for regular or even messy buns.  
      The Spin Pins corkscrew shape works much like a screw, righty tighty lefty losey. With any hairdo using them I like to face them pointing in towards my head and twist then turn them and twisting into the hairdo. I find this leaves the hairdo very secure.The pins hide in the hair well and are basically invisible.
  1. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck (no ponytail holder needed).
  2. Twist your hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends.
  3. Spin one pin in from the top and the other up from the base, taking care not to interlock pins.    (Directions given by the Spin Pin packaging)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Epic Fail!!! (Get Fit Week 2)

Happy Easter All!

So this week in the world of getting healthy was an epic fail. Because of the Holliday my job is hectic beyond belief. I have had to switch my normal schedule for overnights which then also switches my diet to Little Debbie’s, coffee, soda, and pretzels, yah not conducive to a healthy diet. As far as exercising goes it’s been work sleep work sleep work. When I get a chance to sleep it’s for 14 hours at a time. So needless to say I haven’t lost any weight but the good news is with the horrible diet I haven’t gained any either.

Plan for week 2
-calorie counting
-Elliptical cardio

Keep up with and join the get health fun with me on Facebook at Project Skinny Bitches

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Here I go again. (Get Fit Week 1)

After months of being lazy and bad eating habits a surge of motivation has hit me. I seem to find that it usually has a direct correlation with warmer weather and more sunshine. Whatever the case may be I have made the decision the get back on the healthy track. All winter I have been a glutinous sloth, I have been feeling rundown and lacking energy and I think that eating healthy and exercise are just the keys to feeling better.  Losing weight would be a perk. I would love to go clothing shopping and be able to pick something out and have it fit and not worry about the store not having any more fat girl sizes.
I have done this before, get the motivation to get healthy and lose weight but it doesn’t last long. That is why I’m putting this out for the world. If I let others know what I’m doing or do it with someone then I feel like I have someone that I have to be accountable to. I don’t want to let someone down so I keep it up.  So I’m going to make this into a weekly update, how I’m feeling, what I’m doing and if it’s working.

The plan for week 1
-          Calorie counting.  I have a problem with overeating and eating the wrong stuff, this helps me be more conscientious of what and how much I’m eating.
-          Working out.  Finally putting the elliptical I bought months ago to use.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain

The water-based colorants of Outlast Lipstain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won't come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its pen-like precision applicator makes it easy to define your lips – just draw on color without any hassle! (Cover description)

ever bloom kiss 400, teasing blush415, flirty nude435, scarlet pucker402

  ever bloomkiss 400, teasing blush415, flirty nude435, scarlet pucker402
The Cover Girl Outlast Lipstains are a nice light looking and light feeling lip color. They last very well. I tend to get 4-5 hours out of one application.  The colors tend to be true to the packaging colors which make picking out a color easy. I love these for everyday work looks where I don’t have time to continuously reapply lipstick.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

“Oatmeal Honey Coffee Face Mask” Home Remedy Series Part 2

This is one of my favorite homemade face masks. It helps to calm redness and tighten the skin. It always leaves my complexion even and minimize a breakout.

You will need
-A Blender
-1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 Tbs of Coffee Grounds
-2 Tbs of Milk
-1/2 Cup Hot Water
-A Squeeze of Honey

Blend dry oatmeal first to break it down some and then add rest of the ingredients and blend. It should be a thick consistency. If mixture is still hot let cool so not to burn your face. Then apply the mix all over the face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash off with wash cloth.

What the ingredients do for your skin
Oatmeal - is used primarily for its skin calming, anti-inflammatory
Coffee - caffeine in coffee has a number of benefits for your skin, from treating redness and inflammation, to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, to getting rid of cellulite
Honey - Honey is the ultimate natural antibacterial agent its acidity plays an important role in its antibacterial activity
Milk - can help exfoliate dead skin, and refine the layer underneath. Milk makes the skin becomes smooth, shiny and not scaly.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

“Brown Sugar Lip Scrub” Home Remedy Series Part 1

This the first in a series of my favorite beauty home remedy's

If you have dry flaky lips this is the perfect homemade solution.  I use the lip scrub before I apply lipstick; it gives the lipstick a nice smooth surface to go on.  Plus the petroleum Jelly moisturizes the lips as you scrub.

What you’ll need
·           - A container to mix and store the scrub
·            - 1 Tbs brown sugar
·            - 1 Tbs Petroleum Jelly
·            - 3 tooth picks (to mix with)
What to do
1-          -Mix sugar and Petroleum Jelly together
2-         - Rub scrub on lips
3-         -Wipe off with dry paper towel, and then a wet paper towel to get rid of any sugar that may be left.