Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter Survival Kit Part One: Sally Beauty Supply Purchase

Winter Survival

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.

Winter Survival 2              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.

Winter Survival 3This 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.

Winter Survival 4

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.

Winter Survival 5

NFL Teams Makeup Look: New Orleans Saints

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.

Saints Look

Eyes

Saints other EyeshadowMAC Eyeshadow (applied to the center of the lid) – Woodwinked

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Saints Eyeshadow

  • 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

Saints 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)

Cheeks

Saints Cheeks

  • Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Lips

Saints LipsMAC Lipstick – Fetish

Face

Saints Face Makeup

  • Iman Second to None Luminous Foundation – Earth 5
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer – Spice

Saints Look Again

 

Sephora After Christmas Purchase

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. 🙂

Sephora Eyeliner

Sephora Eyeliner2

Sephora Eyeliner3

Sephora Eyeliner4(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

Sephora Eyeliner Swatches

How I Survived This Past Fall

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
  • Scarves
  • 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

Brush Cleaner        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.

Argan Oil                    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.

ScarvesNot 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.

Polished Up LipstickThe Polished Up Lipstick from MAC was easily an everyday lip color for me. It looks very natural.

Ion Deep Conditioner            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 EyeshadowMAC 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 Shampoo ConditionerShea 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.