Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review > Organix Moroccan Argan Shampoo & Conditioner

I started using the Organix Moroccan Argan shampoo and conditioner about a month ago when I purchased when the 19.5 oz. was available at Ulta for the same price as the the regular size. If I remember correctly, Organix is normally priced between $7-$8, so it is relatively inexpensive.

The first time I used it I fell in love with it. #1, its Sulfate-free and leaves my hair smelling so good! The consistency of both are pretty standard to most other shampoo and conditioners, them having that somewhat lustrous look to them. I can say I've used both shampoo and conditioner evenly, so I'll have to replace both at the same time, which in my opinion is good. I hate having old shampoo left over when I've used all of the conditioner.

In addition to them being Sulfate-free, they claim to instantly penetrate the hair shaft restoring shine and softness while strengthening and creating soft, seductive, silky perfection. I can say that with the exception of the silky part, my hair did feel really soft and did not feel stripped after washing. I experienced minimal tangles and the conditioner gave my hair good slip for detangling. It also helps against UV damage and heat styling and has vitamin E and antioxidants in it.

I give this product a 4/5 overall and it will definitely be a staple in my regime going forward. The only thing I wish was that I could fine it in the 19.5 all the time, but that's really no biggie.

Thx for reading!


Blog Platforms

Hey guys! Just a quick post about blog platforms. I'd like to get back to blogging regularly, but I can't seem to figure out which blogging platform is the best for me. This has been super frustrating. Leave me a comment and let me know your fave platform.



Saturday, March 26, 2011

You look like somebody I know!

You ever had someone to tell you that you look like somebody they know?  I get this all the time and its really starting to freak me out/annoy me, because I'm wondering where are all these people walking around that look like me.  Almost everyday, especially at work (I work in Retail :-/), someone tells me I look like someone they know.  I should really just start asking them if they have a picture, tyo see if the person really looks like me or not, lol!  Anyway, I just thought to get that off my chest, since I'm literally told this every day!

Do I look like somebody you know?  Do you get people to tell you that you look like somebody they know?  Do you always see someone who looks like someone you know? I'd just like to know, lol. :-)




Sooo....this makes my umpteenth comeback from hiatus, sad huh?  I just get so busy with life and work, and being stressed that watching videos(instead of making them) is all I end up doing.  I do the same with blogging.  I follow nearly 200 blogs(per my Google Reader) and you'd think with all that blog reading that I'd be motivated to blog myself, right?  NOT!  Its mainly just an outlet for me, not so much a motivator.  What motivates me is having something to say, so If I feel like I have nothing to, or rather anything quality to say then I do say(or blog) anything.  Now, I feel like I finally have something to blog about, because so much has transpired in my life since I first went on hiatus last summer, and I need to update everyone. Of course this all won't be in on post, but I will start chonicling my life's adventure's much more from now!

Stay tuned...please!



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review > Bath & Body Works | Carried Away

This is Bath & Body Works newest fragrance and I really, really like it. It is a fresh and fruity smell, with notes of raspberries, whipped vanilla, and white jasmine. It definitely has more sweet than floral notes, so if your looking for something that is not too floral, a bit sweet/fruity then this is your fragrance. When I first smelled this fragrance I was not a fan of it at all. It reminded me of BBW's other raspberry fragrance Black Raspberry Vanilla, which to me smells a bit musty to be honest. Back in the day, like high school/college days I loved Black Raspberry Vanilla, but then all of a sudden it started to smell really musty to me. I think I had the body butter or something in the fragrance line that took me forever to use and I got tired of it.  Needless to say, I wasn't excited about Carried Away for this very reason.  Since it debuted, it has really grown on me and I actually like it now.  Using the Shower Gel and Body Cream is what really sparked my liking of this fragrance.  I've yet to actually layer the fragrance in my usual way that I do, in that I use a cleanser, moisturizer, and fragrance mist/EDT, because the verdict is still out on me actually being that concentrated with the fragance.

Carried Away also has a lip gloss, which I did try out, but did not like at all.  It had a pretty nice consistiency, a little on the sticky side, but overall smooth and with lasting power.  However, the scent turned me off, because it literally made my lips smell like armpit.  All I smelled was the musty raspberries and I just couldn't deal with that.

Carried Away comes in the the standard BBW Signature Collection Ritual; body lotion, shower gel, and fragrance mist.  It also comes in a shimmer lotion, EDT, shower cream, and body cream.  I prefer the body cream over the body lotion, because it is more moisturizing and has a sticking power.  I also prefer the shower gel, over the shower cream, because the shower cream literally lasts me only like two weeks, versus the shower gel can last me a month or so.  The EDT, in my opinion smells much betters, but then again its supposed to...that's the whole point of paying the extra money for it and the fact that it is an actual perfume.

So here's the breakdown:

Price - 3.5/5

Availability -           4/5

Scent/Smell -      3.5/5

Packaging -        4.5/5

Overall -           4/5




Monday, February 21, 2011

~ LOTD ~

Its been a while since I did a really jazzy look, so today I paid homage to me old self.  I used the Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. I for this look.  I used the shades Last Call, Roach, and Perversion on the eyes and NYX Cabaret lip liner on the lips.

w/ Flash

Natural Sunlight

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valetine's Day!!! My V-day nails.

Sinful Colors Vamp and ChG Pom Pom.  Such an awesome, gorgeous combo, I had o do it up for V-day.  I love both of these shades individually, however, they're even better together.  Vamp is a deep, bright, rich, almost satiny red, while Pom Pom is a pink-tinted glitter polish.  I have red, which brings out my inner vixen, and pink to soften things up.  Funny, that I couldn't decide whether to go with red or pink, so I found a way to compromise with myself on the issue.

Wishing you lots and lots of love and warmth on this lovely day and every day!



Swatches > Zoya Intimate Collection

I received this swatch plate of Zoya's Intimate Collection, in an order of nail polishes I got from them on promotion.  Just thought to share the swatches, even though I don't have the actual polishes to swatch on my fingernails.




The Rundown: Make Looks

Lead: Woodwinked
Crease: Antiqued blended w/ Intripid(HIP) in outer corner
Highlight: French Cuff
Inner corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Crushed Bougainvillea
Lips: Wonbderstucks Lipglass

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Stila Matte Quad Crease Color
Highlight: Stila Beige
Cheeks: MAC Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: Star Nova Lustreglass

Base: UDPP
Lid: Stila sparkly black
Crease: Stila light pink and beige
Highlight: Mauvement pigment
Cheeks: Breezy
Lips: HIP Lip Duo Snazzy
Contour: X Rocks
Mascara: Zoomlash
Liner: Penultimate winged out
Eyebrows: Dark brown NYX pencil

Base: UDPP
Lead: Metal X Gold Spice
Highlight/Outer corner: Woodwinkeed
Cheeks: Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: L'oreal HIP duo in Spunky

Base: Painterly
Lid: Metal X Platinum Pink
Crease: Revved Up MAC Pigment
Inner Corner: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Penny
Liner: HIP Creamliner
Lip: Fafi Collection

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Steamy
Crease: n/a
Outer corner: Go
Cheeks: Breazy
Contour: X Rocks
Liner: Turquoise Automatic Liner by Ulta
Lips: Amuse Chocolate Lip Gloss

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Platinum Pink
Crease: Star By Night
Inner Corner: HIP Gilded Duo light side
Outer Corner: HIP Gilded Duo dark side (outer V)
Cheeks: True Romantic
Lips: Prestige Lipstick in Raisin
Liner: Purple and black winged out
Lower lash liner: Turquoise Ulta Automatic liner

Base: UDPP
Lid: NYX Eye Pencil in Rust
Crease: Bold & Brazen
Highlight/Inner Corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Breezy
Mascara: Sexy Curves

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Star Violet
Crease: Dark Blue from NYX Lake Moss Trio
Highlight: NYX Pearl e/s in Gold/Champagne
Inner corner: Darker golden NYX pearl shadow