Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Zoya Petals Spring 2016

Zoya gives us a beautiful soft collection of nail polish colors this spring. The collection is Petals. I can see the Pantone Color of the Year influence!
Zoya Petals Collection swatches
Leia is a sheer opalescent white. It has flecks of fuchsia, green and gold. It looks very shimmery pink on me. This color fits right in with the trend of wearing a sheer glittery nail color. It would also look beautiful on top of a color.
Zoya Petals Collection Leia
Aster is a periwinkle with flecks of fuchsia.

Azalea is a medium fuchsia pink with fuchsia and white shimmer.
Zoya Petals Collection Azalea

Zahara is bright shimmery coral with a bit of opalescence.
Zoya Petals Collection Zahara
Tulip is a creamy pink salmon with a barely there shimmer.

Laurel 
is a creamy warm pastel pink with a barely there shimmer. 

They are beautiful colors. Perfect for spring and summer too! You can find them for $10 each in salons, at zoya.com and Amazon. Find Zoya polish on Amazon

Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
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Monday, March 21, 2016

How tame hair static

Hello friends! Is your hair acting wild and crazy like mine? 
static hair
The calendar says it's spring but my dry staticky hair says it still feels like winter. We need a little humidity. Just a little. When it gets too humid here in Philly, we all complain! There are a few easy things we can try to help calm that fly away hair till the humidity comes! 

Tips To Calm Hair Static

A Shaving Brush & Hairspray
Calm static like the hair stylists on professional photo shoots. Spray on a little hairspray then use a good old fashioned shaving brush to gently smooth down the hairs without disturbing your hairstyle. My favorite hairspray is Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine. Find it in salons and on Amazon. Find shaving brushes in the shaving cream section at your favorite drug store or super store.
Conditioner
Always use a good conditioner at every shampoo. Well hydrated hair will be less fly away. You can also try a leave in conditioner. A leave in conditioner leaves moisturizers on the hair that reduce static. Apply  a leave in conditioner to clean damp hair, don't rinse, then blow dry and style your hair. The Conditioner by Paul Mitchell is a great leave in conditioner. It also works as a lotion for your skin!
Hair Oil
A little hair oil works wonders. Put a small amount of a hair oil, such as Moroccan Oil, in your hand. Work it into your hair. It works on dry hair as well as wet hair. Hair serums work too. Many hair serums are silicon based instead of oil based. Try Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.

Ionic Blow Dryer

Use an ionic blow dryer to calm the static. Iconic blow dryers emit negative ions. Staticky hair is charged up with positive ions. The negative ions attach themselves to the positive ions and calm the static. An added bonus, ionic blow dryers help make your hair shinier.

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Dryer Sheets

Use a dryer sheet to gently smooth down fly away hairs. Or rub a dryer sheet on your hair brush before brushing your hair. Dryer sheets are also great for calming static in your clothes. Rub them on that clingy shirt and the cling goes away.

Metal Comb

Use a wide tooth metal comb instead of a plastic comb. The metal helps reduce the electric charge in your hair. A comb also creates less static than a brush.

Hand Lotion

If you don't have any hair products handy, try a bit of hand lotion. Put a little bit of hand lotion in your hand, rub your hands together to distribute it so there is a light film of lotion on your hands. Now lightly smooth down the staticky hairs with your hands.

I hope these tips help you tame those fly away hairs!

xo
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rose Lipstick: Urban Decay Lipstick Review & Application

I've been looking for the perfect shade of rose lipstick for some time now. A cross between a pink and a red. I don't know why it's been so hard for me to find. I find a lipstick color I think would be it but it turns out to be too fuchsia, too red or even too coral. I found one that is almost perfect. I say almost because it turns a little more red on me than I want it to.

It's Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Catfight. Urban Decay describes it as a pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone. Here is is on my daughter.
Urban Decay Lipstick
It seems to look great on different skin tones. It works well for me with my medium beige skin, but I think it looks even better on my daughter's pale creamy skin!

Alternative colors to UD Catfight

Urban Decay Lipstick Revolution has been changed to Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. Catfight has been discontinued 😞but Alpha, Anarchy, Menace and Big Bang are also beautiful shades of rose.

I put together a little video review to let you know what think of Urban Decay Lipstick and give you a few tips. 

You know I love Urban Decay Primer Potion, Eye Shadows and Foundation, too.

 The video also includes an application of the lipstick so you can see how it looks on me and my daughter. Plus, you get to hear my daughter sing!!!

Click here to watch the video

Ingredient list
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Cafight: 
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrated Silica, Squalane, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado/Avocat) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate. [+/- (May Contain): CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake)].

Shopping:
Find Urban Decay Lip Products at Ulta, Sephora, the UD website, and on Amazon.

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       Have a Beautiful Day! 

xo
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