Monday, November 23, 2009

Deep Condition, Detangle, & Co-Wash

The title of this post tells it all. I love this conditioner for my hair so much! I only rinse out 75% of the conditioner, then squeeze out any excess water and proceed to style/dry my hair. This big 16oz jar is no more than $3 at Sallys. I can't vouch for the other Lustrasilk conditioners but this one has great slip and does not contain mineral oil. So check it out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Emerald Smokes

Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad, Emerald Smokes

Price: Approx $5.99
Where: Any drugstore, Target, Walmart
Ingredients: Lots of garbage

They Say:
Four coordinated eye shadows provide fade-proof color that remains true.
  • Advanced formula glides on effortlessly with superior smoothness
  • Velvet-tip applicator blends without tugging or pulling
  • All-day crease-resistant wear
  • Also available in singles, duos and trios
I say: Love it! Great color payoff, smooth, no fallout, highly pigmented, easy blending. Nothing but positive things to say about it. The only thing I must mention is the fact that I did not follow the directions to a T . I used the highlight color for my inner lid and tear duct as well as a brow highlighter.
Overall : 5
Pictures don't even do this look justice


Hear Me Lord

Psalms 88:1-2
Oh Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: Let my prayer come before thee:incline thine ear unto my cry

Sometimes we feel the need to remind God of our afflictions by pointing out "Hey, see my pain, how miserable I've been, my suffering. Take notice and do something about it, I need you" But God already knows what you're thinking before you think it. What you'll say before you say it. He just wants YOU to realize that you need to lean on him and wait. Waiting is hard for us to do but he will never just ignore us or put whatever were going through to the back burner..everything that is meant to be will be, in his time if it be in his will.

Prayer: Lord, You see what it is I'm going through, you know my heart, hear my cry and comfort me. Amen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Maybelline's Emerald Smokes

Model not wearing Emerald Smokes in this pic.

So I was drifting down the makeup isle in Walmart, and had to back track when I saw this advertisement of Jessica White for Maybelline. Yes, I got sucked in and bought the pallette she was supposedly wearing. So stay tuned because I'll be trying it out and posting my final results...

Emerald Smokes

Bzzzz Burts Bees

Burts Bees Natural Acne Solution
Price: $9.99-$17.99
Size: Too Small!
They Say: Natural Acne Solutions™ products are clinically proven to help reduce and prevent acne for naturally clear, smooth and healthy-looking skin. The 4-step product regimen works so well that even a dermatologist’s daughter, Annalisa, chooses Natural Acne Solutions™ products for her skin. Find out more, then skip the synthetics and get beautiful, clear skin, naturally!
I Say: I've purchased everything except the Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I don't have the guts to buy a $17 face lotion right now. Overall I really like everything else. If I can try all the garbage out there on the market why not try something that's potentially better?
The Targeted Spot Treatments stinks (because of the willow bark) and the Pore Refining Scrub is very creamy and leaves your skin feeling soft. It does leave a light film on the skin but I use Witch Hazel as a toner so that solves that problem. The bottles are a little to small. But its really quality vs. quantity. A little goes a long way.
Overall: 4

If you love Burts Bees like I do, run to Target!
During the Holidays they offer gift sets which contain there full sized products. Unlike some companies, they don't cheat you but rather treat you because you get to stock up and save or give it as a 'gift' lol for christmas for only $19.99. Yeah baby!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Waiting To Do My Hair

So I ran out of my Afroveda and I placed my order on November 8th. Oh how I hate to wait for my products to come in the mail. Its pretty safe to say that my products may not be here until next week. So what I'll probably end up doing is using my Kinky-Curlys' Spiral Spritz for a few days to just to set my twists along with the few scoops of Shea Amla that I have left. The wait to do my hair how I want it to look, reminds me of when I had a relaxer and how I had to wing it in between my touch ups. I had to be careful not to irritate my scalp, not to scratch and only do low manipulation styles. This wait however is full proof. The only disaster that can occur is if she sends me the wrong products (heaven forbid).

So my husband thinks I'm a real cornball because I am infatuated with Bath & Body Works new Signature Fragrance Collection called Twilight Woods. He feels because I'm a big fan of the new movie Twilight, that I'm jumping on board with the new scent. That sounds preposterous {laughs}. That may have very well have been the companies intention but I stumbled across this great find accidently. But boy, let me tell you was love at first whiff.

Bath & Body Works: Twilight Woods
Size: Regular 8oz: $10.50-$29.50 ; Candle $5
They Say: Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods. Fragrance Top Notes: Juicy Berry, Sparkling Mandarin, hint of Coconut Fragrance
Mid Notes: Creamy Frangipani, Soft Mimosa, Wet Honeysuckle, Wild Freesia, Apricot Nectar Fragrance Base Notes: Oud Wood, Skin Musk Captive, Vanilla Milk, Warm Wood
Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted wood.

I Say: I'm really enjoying this fragrance. I was really trying to stay clear of un-natural body care but as you ladies can tell, I'm failing.

Overall: I love this fragrance so much, I'll probably buy the candle. My husband will really think I flew off the deep end then. I'd probably loose my mind if he came home with a Versace Blue Jeans Candle. I'd probably blow that sucker out first chance I got.


Monday, November 9, 2009

God Is Love

The Lord is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?-Psalms 27:1 The world can be a scary place. It's so easy to be afraid and fearful. But with God, we can lay all of our burdens unto him and let him handle it. The world isn't a match for God, he wins hands down. Stand behind him and let him take control of all your tough situations.

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.-Psalms 27:14
It can be hard for us to just sit around and wait when we're anxious, worried, or excited about something. But God knows the desires of our heart. Take the waiting period and use it as a time to build up faith and surrender your all to him; every joy and every cry. For he will take that time to build you up and give you the strength of 10,000 men. Then one day you'll look around and the wait would of been over.

Prayer: Father God, give me the strength to wait on you. Guide my life and open doors that need to be opened and make a way where there seems to be no way. Give me peace that surpasses all understanding, and lead me. In Jesus name I pray..Amen.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Product Review

Afroveda's Purr Whipped Jelly

Price: $9 -$24
Size: 8oz-32oz
Ingredients: All Natural!
They Say: ".....It provides SUPERB curl definition and frizz protection, all while providing moisture and sheen. Enriched with natural oils, exotic butters and nourishing extracts and botanicals. This gel will elongate your curls, naturally. Also works great to smooth edges, slick hair and to hold twist and locs in place.
I say: I am highly impressed. This is my favorite styler for my twist-outs. It gives my hair a medium hold and makes my
twist-outs look wonderful! I also use the Jelly to slick back my
hair. No frizzy edges with this product.
Overall: 4.0
Because its all natural and handmade my batch had little hard
particles in it. Hopefully, my next order will have a smoother