With all this outdoor snow and indoor heat, my hair has been feeling rather dry lately! Over the weekend, after my shower, I smothered some of this Argan Oil Hair Mask all over my hair and let it sit while Nico and I picked out a movie to watch.
After 15 minutes, I rinsed it out and already felt my hair to be much smoother and I’m sure healthier since it got some solid deep conditioning it desperately needed.
Not to mention, the product smells AMAZING! You can even use it as a daily conditioner, just leave it on for 10-15 mins once a week to get the deep condition.
I am sure by now most of you have heard about the new beauty craze. It’s called 3D Lash mascara! I was skeptical myself. I mean I have tried Sephora’s “best seller” extension fiber mascara and all I got was a clump of white specks.
However, this mascara has BLACK fibers.. genius, right? I don’t know why people made white fibers to begin with? Anyways, if you know me, you know I wear minimal makeup and the only time I wear more makeup is if someone is applying it for me! ahhh those runway days…. BUT if I can apply this mascara and make it look like I have full amazing lashes- then you better believe you can too! This is my first try – I hear it gets easier and more amazing with a little bit of practice… and practice I will —for all the Holiday parties I got going on =)
www.lashesbymelanie.com to get your own! She can give you some expert tips too 😉 Coconut oil as a makeup remover? uhm yes!
Just tried this out and I took it with me to Mexico for the wedding and I was able to get my hair done really fast. The video is my second time ever using it (and my first attempt at taking a beauty video), so I will admit it takes a little getting used to (the tool and my bad video), but before I became an expert, I wanted to just show you my first experiences with the InstaWave and how I still got great results!
Sidenote: What are being using to take those great beauty videos? I know lighting is probably one of the most important factors…sigh
I just ordered the Winter Wonderland Set of candles from Amazon and they smell amazing!!! They all compliment each other too- so I can put the Hot Cocoa one in my kitchen , the Roasted Chestnut candle in my living room and the First Snow candle in my bedroom and they all flow throughout the house to make it really feel like ….. the holidays!
Such a great gift idea too – you can get it for anyone as they come in so many different themes – like Man Cave, Spa Day & New Born Baby! They burn really light with not much soot at all, so that’s always a plus!
Check them out on Amazon before they all sell out! **One of my readers will get a set of candles of their choice ($30 value). Leave me a comment and I will choose the winner in the next coming weeks…. here are your options:
Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves
My friends have always critiqued me- or maybe they were complimenting me?- when it came to my choice of outfits. I mean saying “What the hell are you wearing?!Only you could pull that off!” – is a compliment, right? I’d like to think so.
Whether it was wearing a party dress with ankle booties, wearing a white crew t-shirt tucked into my black leggings with a navy blazer or mixing patterns like floral with stripes, or my favorite- wearing cute socks with closed toe heels! (oh my, a horror to my friends), I ALWAYS strive to make Fashion fun- to make it ME- to make it different- and the best part is — I actually don’t care what people say- because as long as I feel confident and I feel good- I have a great time and I get things done! “Look good, Do good” mentality.
I know there are a lot of people out there who may not feel as confident or as comfortable stepping out of the norm. I guess what I mean is people who don’t live and breathe fashion. You know the people who find items that “go” together…. making sure the jacket matches the shirt or the top matches the pants.
All that going and matching and fitting might make for a perfectly good outfit, but it’ll never really get you to a great one. For greatness, you’ve got to go in the opposite direction.
I make it a point to find items based on differences, rather than similarities. You know this actually helps you get more use out of your clothes than if you were persistent on always matching.
I will share with you the common ways to not follow the “My shirt must match my pants” mentality and thus get that Great outfit!
1) Wear ankle boots with a party dress. You will look fierce, yet not too prim and proper.
2)Vintage tees with classic blazers
3) Jeans and Heels
4) Stripes and Florals – okay, do pick a color that is in both prints – like blue stripes — blue florals 🙂
5) Brown and Black and Black and Navy – I remember when people would cringe (and still do) when I tell them to wear their brown shoes with black pants. Same for Navy/Black. Think LBD with a navy gold chain clutch.
6.) Leather Pants and Chunky Comfy Knit Sweater – something cozy and sexy about some leather and a gramma knitted warm sweater.
7). Leather “work men” belt and polished dress or coat or high waist long skirts – In college, I would wear a belt with almost every outfit. I have my mothers Camel color leather braided belt that she wore in Poland when she was in her 20s =)