One thing is for certain, Pittsburgh Winters are cold! My hair and skin really take a beating. This time around I made a couple of changes to my Winter hair routine.
Last year I got great results using the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor. In the past I would suffer from breakage during the Winter months. I wasn’t conditioning my hair enough. I use the Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor as a weekly treatment for my hair.
This is actually the second bottle of the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary I purchased. I massage my scalp with this castor oil. I will be using this Jamaican black castor oil with rosemary to seal my ends as well.
Shea Moisture released the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore collection last year. I picked the leave-in conditioner as something to try from this collection.
The New Orleans Saints will be the last team I’m featuring for the series NFL Teams Makeup Look. They have won a Super Bowl Championship. The team colors for the Saints are old gold, black and white.
MAC Eyeshadow (applied to the center of the lid) – Woodwinked
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
- Crave – applied to the inner and outer third of the lid
- Faint – used as a crease color
- Naked 2 – used as a brow bone highlight
Rest of Eye Makeup
- NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid and crease) – Black Bean
- Stila Smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner (applied to the upper and lower lash line and lower water line) – Stingray
- Clinique High Impact Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)
- Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow
- NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
MAC Lipstick – Fetish
- Iman Second to None Luminous Foundation – Earth 5
- NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
- Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer – Spice
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Tagged beauty, black, Clinique, Dermablend, Iman, MAC, makeup, New Orleans Saints, NFL, NYX, old gold, tutorial, white
When I initially saw the Sephora All Occasion Eye Ensemble I really wanted this set. I saw a detailed on temptalia.com http://www.temptalia.com/sephora-collection-occasion-eye-ensemble-review-photos-swatches. Even though $49 isn’t a lot of money for ten eyeliners, I was still hoping to get the All Occasion Eye Ensemble marked down. The day after Christmas I visited one of my local Sephora stores and there it was. 🙂
(L-R) Good Mood, Summer Cruise, Tiramisu, Girl Talk, Black Lace, Girls Night Out, Clubbing Stilettos, Welcome to My Loft, Purple Stilettos, Diamonds are Forever
It was a typical Fall in the City of Pittsburgh. In the beginning there were still some nice mild days. Pittsburgh Fall weather can get pretty cold too. I found myself having to adjust my beauty routine for colder weather. At least I had a preview of what my Winter beauty routine might look like. Here are the items I reached for on a regular basis.
- Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser
- Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil
- MAC Polished UP Lipstick
- Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment
- MAC Sable Eyeshadow
- MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow
- MAC Wedge Eyeshadow
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser. I had to clean my brushes more often since I’ve been doing the NFL Teams Makeup series. It’s nicer to work with fresh clean brushes. This cleanser cleans my thoroughly without drying them out.
I use the Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil underneath my regular moisturizer. It absorbs into my skin without feeling greasy. The argan oil gives my skin an extra layer of protection against the cold weather.
Not only are these scarves fashionable, I wear them to protect my hair from the cold and windy weather. These are the scarves I mainly wore throughout the Fall.
The Polished Up Lipstick from MAC was easily an everyday lip color for me. It looks very natural.
The Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment is actually a back-up deep conditioner for me. I used this deep conditioner when I’m now on my Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor.
MAC eyeshadows in Sable, Handwritten, and Wedge have been my go-to combination for the Fall. This combination comes in handy when I don’t have a lot of time to apply makeup. This combination is not only great for work, but for an evening looks as well. All I need to do is change up the eyeliner and lip color.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Shea Moisture Raw Shea butter Restorative Conditioner have been a haircare staple for me. My hair has a tendency to on the dry side.
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Tagged argan oil, beauty, Coastal Scents, haircare, Ion, MAC, Moisture Retention, Nature's Shea Butter, Repair Solutions, Restorative Conditioner, Shea Moisture, skincare