Saturday, March 15, 2014 0 comments

charlotte Russe 3/15


New York & Co. 3/15

New York & Co. 3/15






GAP picks 3-15

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 0 comments

Aeropostale 3/5/14

Monday, February 10, 2014 0 comments

Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush Review

I recently purchased the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush and I have had wonderful results.  My skin is oily/combination and I wear make up on a daily basis.  I have seen all the hype about the Clarisonic, but there was no way I was going to spend $200 on a face brush.   Then I got a catalog from my Mary Kay consultant and saw that the company came out with their own version for only $50!

This cleansing brush doesn't have to be charged (batteries are included) and comes with 2 brush heads.  Mary Kay suggests that you change your brush head every 3 months.  There is 2 speeds and you can use this brush in the shower. 

Here is the science behind the hype:

How much have you been missing?

After cleansing: Pink = makeup residue
[left] Using the Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush
[right] Manual cleansing by hand
In a clinical study, women applied fluorescent makeup to their foreheads (to show residue under UV light). Using cleanser, they washed one side by hand and the other side using the Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush. After cleansing, even though the women thought they had removed all makeup, there was still residue left, as shown in UV lighting in the right side of the image.

My Results:

After just one use of this brush I noticed a world of difference!  My skin was softer, smoother, and my moisturizer worked 100% better.  I think anyone can benefit from this brush.  Whether you need to exfoliate, have large pores, or just want to remove make up every night I recommend this highly!

My Mary Kay consultant, Hollie Young, is amazing and will take care of you, please vist her website at (this link will take you directly to the skinvigorate brush) and send her a message saying I sent you. 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 0 comments

My secret to a great manicure

 As a mom it is near impossible to give yourself a great manicure. As soon as you get that last coat of polish your instantly regreting this decision. You remember the laundry needs to be folded, dishes need to be put away, "Why isn't this drying faster!". You can still give yourself a salon manicure without the cost and the smudges by taking a 30 minute break and focusing on yourself (it's ok, the laundry can wait).

First get your tools ready. You will need:

Nail Polish Remover and Cotton Balls
Nail Clippers
Nail File
Cuticle Remover
Orange Stick (Cuticle Pusher)
Cuticle Clippers
Nail Buffer
Polish of your choice
Hand Moisturizer
Cuticle Cream

1. Using Nail Polish Remover, remove all previous nail polish and oils.
2. Clip nails to desired length then file edges. I prefer short nails.
3. Using Cuticle Remover, apply along cuticle and let set for 1 minute. Then using an orange stick, push cuticles back. Any extra cuticle can be removed using clippers. Wash Hands.
4. Using the Nail Buffer buff nails until they are nice and smooth. I think this is the secret weapon to a fake gel manicure!

5. Now paint your nails. You may ask, "Where's the base coat?"...and my answer is, "Aint nobody got time for that!" I used two coats of Sinful Colors in Tempest, one coat of Sally Hansen Crackle in Fractured Foil, then two coats of Wet n Wild matte top coat. I still don't know how I feel about the matte top coat, but I'm really trying to like it.

6. Finish your manicure by applying cuticle cream and moisturizer. I reapply cuticle cream every morning and night. Now sit back, enjoy a glass of wine, and try to resist the urge to touch anything for 10 minutes. Let the countdown begin!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 0 comments

My hair product routine