Time to Take a Break

Sometimes a girl just needs a break!

I’ve got a pretty busy couple of weeks ahead of me as we get back into school and help my mom move.  I just wanted to let you know that I won’t be able to post much.

I promise I’ll be back soon!  And I’ll still be on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure you connect with me there!  And if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for??!!  It’s not hard, just go over to the side bar and click the little buttons.  🙂  I love sharing with you and hearing from everyone!!

I’ve got lots of ideas for upcoming posts so stay tuned!!  🙂

But for now I will leave you with one of my favorite songs of the moment:

Je’kob:  Love Is All

Enjoy!  🙂

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Beauty Bargain Alert: Glass Nail files at Big Lots

This week we made a stop at Big Lots.  I enjoy the adventure of shopping there because you just never know what you might find!

I have wanted to get my hands on a glass nail file after I heard that they are better for your nails.  How are they better?  They create a nice smooth edge to the nail without the pulling or snagging that weakens the nail.  My nails are pretty hard, but once they get a bit passed my finger, they tend to rip and snag very easily and it drives me nuts!

This package was labeled “Trendy Tools” and came with two glass nail files in different colors.  Both have a protective plastic cover.

I found these in the makeup/cosmetics section.  And the best part??

The price!

Only $2.80 for TWO!!  Cant’ beat that!!

I’ve already used these on my nails and I have to say that I can definitely tell a difference.  My nails feel much smoother along the edge.  I don’t think I will ever be a long nail kinda gal, but I’m really hoping that this will help keep my nails from ripping and snagging as they grow.

Each Big Lots location seems to have slightly different things in stock, so I’m not sure if you will find these in your area.  But if you’re like me and enjoy the thrill of the hunt, it’s worth a stop to look.  🙂

Happy shopping!

Sparkle Nails!!

This combo has me mesmerized!  I just love it!

This is one coat of Rimmel Lasting Finish Polish in Black Satin (430) layered with one coat of Wet N Wild Born into Privilege from their Be Jeweled collection.

And just in case you missed that, let’s review:  ONE COAT!!!  Yes, that glitter polish is really all that and a bag of chips!

These Be Jeweled Wet N Wild polishes came out this past spring and are just beautiful!  I featured The Crown is Mine from this same collection in this post.  They don’t seem to be easy to find anymore, though so check your drugstores or eBay if you are looking for them.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was so touched to find that my girl, Life of Bun had nominated me for this award!  She has a great blog as well, so go check it out!

And as part of this award, I’m supposed to share 7 things about myself:

  • I can’t whistle.
  • I went to college for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
  • I used to weigh 50lbs more than I do now, but I still have about 10lbs I would like to lose.
  • I have 7 children – 4 girls, 3 boys and they are the 7 best children on the planet!  True Story!
  • I love coffee.  No really.  I really LOVE coffee.
  • My husband is a musician.  And he’s really hot.  For reals.
  • I was a total tom-boy as a kid.

And now I get to nominate 7 other beautiful blogs as well!  Here are some of my favorites in the blogosphere! 🙂

Life of Bun

Bridgett’s Beauty Blog

Katie:  normal girl

All The Pretty Jars

Le Zoe Musings

Moxie Reviews

Sparkle Girl’s Life

These are some fabulous blogs, so check them out!!  Share the love!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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New video is up featuring my recent purchase of mineral eyeshadows from Madison Street Beauty on etsy.  Check it out on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks for watching!  Have a great day! 🙂

Review: Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment & Osmo Berber Oil

Last month, All the Pretty Jars (great blog, check it out!) had a giveaway as a way to say “Thank You” to her readers.  I was super excited to find that I had been chosen as one of the winners!!

And what did I win?

Two mini bottles (10ml) of hair oil products:

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment

Osmo Berber Oil with Argan Oil

I was pretty excited, as I have never tried either of these products!

So first lets start with Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment:

Pros:

  • smells good – this has a rich, earthy scent that I really enjoy
  • smooths hair, tames frizz
  • makes hair shiny
  • leaves hair feeling silky and soft

Cons:

  • contains silicone – this is not a huge con, but because of how my skin reacts to silicone, I MUST wash my hair before bed any day that I use this or I will have cystic-type acne on my face from where my hair & pillow touch my face during the night.

And onto the Osmo Berber Oil with Argan Oil:

Pros:

  • smells good – this has a light, fruity scent that is very different from the Macadamia oil, but still very pleasant
  • smooths hair, tames frizz
  • makes hair shiny
  • leaves hair feeling silky and soft

Cons:

  • contains silicone – same issues (for me) as above

Conclusions:  I really like both of these oils.  The Macadamia has a thicker consistency than the Osmo, but they work very similarly.  Osmo claims on the bottle that their product will reduce drying time, but I do not blow dry my hair so I cannot comment on that.    Both of these leave hair looking shiny and healthy while keeping frizz away.  While I like the fragrance of both products, I personally prefer the scent of the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment.  As mentioned above, they both contain silicone, so for someone like me whose skin is very sensitive to that ingredient, it’s a bit like playing with fire.  But I like to live on the edge a little and will continue to use these! haha!  I just have to make sure I wash my hair before bed to prevent the product from building up on my pillow and causing problems for my skin.

I am really glad to have had the opportunity to try these out!  A big THANK YOU to Mamifi at All the Pretty Jars!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

New Video: Copper & Blue Tutorial

Posted a new video on YouTube this week!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!