Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving & Shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone is well and at home eating lots of turkey right about now, but if you are not, perhaps you are already out trying to beat the Black Friday crowds? I know I will be soon! So for those of you who will be out pounding the pavement with me at 2AM, here is some fun info on Black Friday!
    womenspersonalfinance net black friday infographic v2 Womens Black Friday Infographic

Aren't those statistics crazy? Personally though, I tend to feel like more women talk about Black Friday, but then again, I am a woman who happens to be obsessed with great deals!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hair Review: Goody Spin Pins

Being the kind of girl that doesn't like to spend a ton of time on her hair, I have discovered something amazing! Goody Spin Pins!



Honestly I have no idea how I ever did my hair up in a bun without these amazing pins! Before I had the chance to try out these pins, creating a ballerina bun or top knot in the morning took wayyyy too long for my liking. If I had wanted to wear a bun that day it was guaranteed that I had to wake up at least 25-30 minutes earlier which is not something I would be jumping for joy about. But thanks to these magical pins I am guaranteed to have a perfectly cute bun up on my head in less than 5 minutes!




The Old Way:
1.) Put my hair up into a high pony tail, which took 5 minutes in and of itself just to get it perfect
2.) Once the ponytail was just right and secure I would put a chignon doughnut onto the ponytail
3.) Splay the ponytail all over the chignon doughnut
4.) Put a pony over the hair splayed around the doughnut to keep the hair in place
5.) Wrap the excess hair around the bun and secure with bobbie pins

The New Way:
1.) Gather my hair up into a ponytail and hold it with one of my hands, not using a ponytail holder
2.) Start twisting my hair while still holding the hair into the "pony"
3.) Keep twisting until the hair starts to coil around itself
4.) Tuck the ends underneath
5.) Twist in one Spin Pin from the bottom of the bun and another from the top and whalah! I'm done!

Technically, there are still the same number of steps involved, but just holding my hair and twisting takes much less time than than actually putting it into a pony, sliding the doughnut onto the pony and splaying the hair around. I also like the fact that instead of having two hairbands and a zillion bobbie pins attempting to hold my hair in, there are just two simple spiral pins holding it all in place securely (well actually more securely than the hairbands and bobbie pins does!).

Thanks to these spin pins, doing a nice bun takes just a few short minutes and no longer requires a long process for virtually the same result. The Verdict: If you like to put your hair into a bun often, invest in these pins! They will save time and frustration without sacrificing looks.

The Stats:
 - Super easy to use! (Just spin em' in!)
 - Faster than other methods I have used for buns
 - Securely holds buns for everyone with thin hair to thick hair
 - Retails anywhere from $5.50-$7.29

How do you like to style your hair?
Tell me in the comments!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Beauty Blogger VoxBox!

Hello Ladies and Gents! Today I have in store an overview of some goodies I was sent in the mail from Influenster, so let's dive in and see the products shall we? I think so!

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012 
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin in Dark
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit in 05
New York Color Individual Eyes Kit in Dark Shadows
Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair
Cream (1.5 fl. oz)
EBOOST Daily Health Booster (1 packet)
Bath & Body Works White Barn Nutmeg And Spice Mini Candle 1.3 oz.

Have you tried any of these products before?
Tell me what you think about them in the comments!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Favorites!

As you may have noticed, posts have started to become few and far between lately and I greatly apologize for that. October was one hectic month and I am afraid it is only going to get even more hectic in the coming months as well. Before jumping to any conclusions, yes I am still going to be blogging! Hopefully I can get to blogging a bit more regularly and structure my time more, but we are all human and sometimes just need a while to rest. So to start off the month of November on the right foot, let's get on to my monthly favorites!

Makeup
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit in 05
I was just recently sent the Beauty Blogger VoxBox courtesy of Influenster and found these lovely lashes hiding out on the bottom of the box. Now being a novice false-lash applyer (is that a word?), meaning I have only worn false eyelashes once before, I wasn't sure how well me+these false lashes was going to turn out like and it definitely turned out in my favor! I won't go into too much detail as I have a review coming soon, but I can tell you that these lashes are seriously amazing! They add a great amount of length and fullness without looking crazy-dramatic.

Stila Perfect and Correct Foundation in Fair
As always, a review of my new favorite foundation will be coming soon! However, before then, I will dish out the basics: Great forgiving formula can create light to medium-full coverage, Primer and moisturizer mixed right into the foundation, and creates a natural finish that helps control oil and balance dry areas.

Essence Silky Touch Blush in Adorable
Lately I have found myself reaching for this blush in the morning for a quick natural flush worthy of any daytime look. This shade is pretty much my go-to quick blush for those times I just want to go for a natural look or to soften up a dramatic look.

Hair
Goody Simple Styles: Spin Pin in Dark
These little twirls of metal have become a lifesaver! I always want to be able to spice up my hair routine, but never have the time to in the hectic mornings, but thanks to these spin pins all I have to do is twist my hair around itself and spin these pins in and I am good to go!

How was your October?
Tell me some of your favorite products used last month in the comments!