The Secret Addiction
Olive Oil Hair Treatment

They Say Olive Oil Was Used Century’s Ago To Aid In Digestion, To Moisturize And Aid In Acne-Free Skin And Healthy Teeth. Believe It Or Not, It’s Actually A Great Hair Treatment!, If You Go Down Your Beauty Aisle And Find Your Hair Treatments Where They Have The Moroccan Oil & Coconut Oil Ones, Some Have A Bit Of Olive Oil In Them Because It Aids In Dry, Damaged & Frizzy Hair Just Like The Other Oils. They Also Say It Aids In Hair Growth As Well Which Is What Most Of Us Women Want.

I Decided To Give It A Try Because I Have Dry, Damaged, Flat, Scalp Is Oily, Thick & Frizzy Hair. I’ve Tried So Many Hair Treatments Mainly For The Fact Of Heat From Blowdrying, Consistent Dying & Styling And I’ve Only Found One I Like. I Had A Shower Yesterday So I Have 19 Hours Of Buildup And I Did This Treatment. Covered My Hair Root To Tip In Olive Oil Massaged It For A Few Minutes Into The Scalp And Used My Fingers To Comb Through My Hair To Make Sure It’s Coated Well, Put A Shower Cap On And Did A Few Things Around My House While I Waited For 30 Minutes. 

Used Cold Water.. Yes Cold Because The Hot Water In Your Shower Is A Source To Dry Hair Which Leads To Damage And Breakage Of Your Hair. Anyways Then Normally Washed My Hair With My Normal Shampoo & Conditioner. I Noticed My Hair Lathered Up Without A Problem Very Quickly And Rinsed Out Clean With No Residue, Then I Used My Conditioner Mixed With My Normal Hair Treatment Mask Then Rinsed Again. Wrapped My Hair In A Towel And Then Patted My Hair Somewhat Dry With The Towel And Let The Rest Air Dry. 

Now That It’s Fully Dry I Can Sure Tell The Difference! I Mean BIG DIFFERENCE! My Scalp Isn’t Oily, My Hair Is Amazingly Soft & Shiny And I Can Feel That My Hair Is Healthy. I Will Be Definitely Be Adding This To My Once A Month To Do List Just To Aid In Healthy Hair And Possible Growth But Time Will Tell And I’ll Make Sure I Give An Update Post To See How Well Continuous Use Works.

Olive Oil Hair Treatment

They Say Olive Oil Was Used Century’s Ago To Aid In Digestion, To Moisturize And Aid In Acne-Free Skin And Healthy Teeth. Believe It Or Not, It’s Actually A Great Hair Treatment!, If You Go Down Your Beauty Aisle And Find Your Hair Treatments Where They Have The Moroccan Oil & Coconut Oil Ones, Some Have A Bit Of Olive Oil In Them Because It Aids In Dry, Damaged & Frizzy Hair Just Like The Other Oils. They Also Say It Aids In Hair Growth As Well Which Is What Most Of Us Women Want.

I Decided To Give It A Try Because I Have Dry, Damaged, Flat, Scalp Is Oily, Thick & Frizzy Hair. I’ve Tried So Many Hair Treatments Mainly For The Fact Of Heat From Blowdrying, Consistent Dying & Styling And I’ve Only Found One I Like. I Had A Shower Yesterday So I Have 19 Hours Of Buildup And I Did This Treatment. Covered My Hair Root To Tip In Olive Oil Massaged It For A Few Minutes Into The Scalp And Used My Fingers To Comb Through My Hair To Make Sure It’s Coated Well, Put A Shower Cap On And Did A Few Things Around My House While I Waited For 30 Minutes.

Used Cold Water.. Yes Cold Because The Hot Water In Your Shower Is A Source To Dry Hair Which Leads To Damage And Breakage Of Your Hair. Anyways Then Normally Washed My Hair With My Normal Shampoo & Conditioner. I Noticed My Hair Lathered Up Without A Problem Very Quickly And Rinsed Out Clean With No Residue, Then I Used My Conditioner Mixed With My Normal Hair Treatment Mask Then Rinsed Again. Wrapped My Hair In A Towel And Then Patted My Hair Somewhat Dry With The Towel And Let The Rest Air Dry.

Now That It’s Fully Dry I Can Sure Tell The Difference! I Mean BIG DIFFERENCE! My Scalp Isn’t Oily, My Hair Is Amazingly Soft & Shiny And I Can Feel That My Hair Is Healthy. I Will Be Definitely Be Adding This To My Once A Month To Do List Just To Aid In Healthy Hair And Possible Growth But Time Will Tell And I’ll Make Sure I Give An Update Post To See How Well Continuous Use Works.

BEAUTY RUSH Neutral & Color Quads I Finally Finished Taking The Loose Eyeshadow Powder And Pressing Them In To Their Pans They Officially Have A Home :) And Now Are They Ready For My Kit.
Colors Starting From The Top <Left To Right>: Quad #1 - Bronzinger, Bronzinger, Brown To Earth, Bronze Ambition.Quad #2 - Blutopia, Gold School, Laguna Beach, Glow Nude. Quad #3 - Violet Femme, Violet Femme, Plum Crazy, Plum Crazy.

BEAUTY RUSH Neutral & Color Quads
I Finally Finished Taking The Loose Eyeshadow Powder And Pressing Them In To Their Pans They Officially Have A Home :) And Now Are They Ready For My Kit.

Colors Starting From The Top <Left To Right>: 
Quad #1 - Bronzinger, Bronzinger, Brown To Earth, Bronze Ambition.
Quad #2 - Blutopia, Gold School, Laguna Beach, Glow Nude. 
Quad #3 - Violet Femme, Violet Femme, Plum Crazy, Plum Crazy.

Beauty Wonders Of Castor Oil

There Are Many Uses Of Castor Oil… It’s Been Used For Centuries! Mainly For Health.  I’m Explaining Today About How It Can Be Used For Beauty! Yes You Heard Me, Beauty. I’m Going To Talk About Two Ways To Use It Because I Will Be Trying It Myself.
First Is Eyelashes / Eyebrows - Two Main Oils Are Used For Eyelash / Eyebrow Growth Is Castor Oil & Olive Oil. Both Have Pulling Effect That Taps And Draws Out Impurities. The Oils Enter The Eyelash Follicles And Work To Stimulate It’s Regrowth Activities And Thickens Your Eyebrows. Just Brush A Small Amount Of Oil Of Your Choice Onto Your Eyelashes/ Eyebrows Before You Sleep, Then Wash It Off In The Morning. This Treatment Is So Mild It Can Be Used Every Night.
Second Is Acne - Castor Oil Is Rich In Ricinoleic Acid, Which Fights Off Acne Causing Bacteria. It Effectively Penetrates The Skin Layers, Making It An Excellent Remedy For Acne. To Use Castor Oil For Your Skin: Wash Your Face With Warm, As This Will Help Open Your Pores. Simply Massage Your Face In A Circular Motion With The Oil. Keep It Overnight. Wash Your Face The Next Morning With Cold Water.

I’ve Tried Dozens Of Products To Help Acne, The Only Thing Is It’s A Money Grab. I’ve Noticed In My Years Is Mostly All Of Them Have Alcohol In Them Which Dries Out Your Skin, Then You Need A Moisturizer To Counter Act The Dryness Which Can Leave Your Skin Oily And Castor Oil Does Both Moisturize And Fight Acne. It’s A Win Win!

MAC Cosmetics 15 Neutral Palette I Finally Got Around To Cleaning It Up Cause It Was Absolutely Covered In Eyeshadow Just From Use But I Also Got Around To Finishing It! Now It’s Ready For My Kit.
Colors Starting From The Top: Row #1 - Gesso, Crystal Avalanche, Nylon, Vanilla, Blanc Type. Row #2 - Brule, Naked Lunch, Malt, All That Giltters, Honey Lust. Row #3 - Soft Brown, Cork, Amber Lights, Saddle, Woodwinked.
I Took Out Rice Paper Because I Need To Replace It, I’ve Used It All It’s Officially Hit Pan.

MAC Cosmetics 15 Neutral Palette
I Finally Got Around To Cleaning It Up Cause It Was Absolutely Covered In Eyeshadow Just From Use But I Also Got Around To Finishing It! Now It’s Ready For My Kit.

Colors Starting From The Top:
Row #1 - Gesso, Crystal Avalanche, Nylon, Vanilla, Blanc Type.
Row #2 - Brule, Naked Lunch, Malt, All That Giltters, Honey Lust.
Row #3 - Soft Brown, Cork, Amber Lights, Saddle, Woodwinked.

I Took Out Rice Paper Because I Need To Replace It, I’ve Used It All It’s Officially Hit Pan.

Make Sure You Have Hours In Advance To Do This.
It’s Very Time Consuming It Takes About 800 Rhinestones To Complete This Look.

Let’s Just Say This Is A Heads Up To Possibly This Being My Halloween Makeup This Year Since I’m All About Trying ANYTHING To Do With Makeup.
I Thought I Would Share What I Bought Today To Give A Try&#8230; Individual Lash Extensions. I Bought The Starter Pack Because I Needed The Adhesive And The Removal Serum. I Have Watched A Few Tutorials And Think I Can Give Them A Try On My Own. I&#8217;ve Had The Eyelash Extensions Done Before Through A Salon And It Was Expensive To Keep Up. I Can&#8217;t Wait To Try This, They Have Three Lengths In The Starter Kit - Short, Medium, Long Flared. The Other Pack Is Just Plain Short Flared. I&#8217;m Only Wanting The Fullness Of The Lashes Not To Extend Them. I Find When I Got The Extensions Done At The Salon They Looked Really Fake.Ardell Duralash Naturals Individual Lashes In Short Black FlareArdell Duralash Combo Pack / Starter Kit  

I Thought I Would Share What I Bought Today To Give A Try… Individual Lash Extensions. I Bought The Starter Pack Because I Needed The Adhesive And The Removal Serum. I Have Watched A Few Tutorials And Think I Can Give Them A Try On My Own. I’ve Had The Eyelash Extensions Done Before Through A Salon And It Was Expensive To Keep Up. I Can’t Wait To Try This, They Have Three Lengths In The Starter Kit - Short, Medium, Long Flared. The Other Pack Is Just Plain Short Flared. I’m Only Wanting The Fullness Of The Lashes Not To Extend Them. I Find When I Got The Extensions Done At The Salon They Looked Really Fake.

Ardell Duralash Naturals Individual Lashes In Short Black Flare
Ardell Duralash Combo Pack / Starter Kit  

These Are The Wonderful Gifts I Got From My Family This Year For Christmas. I Love How My Family Knows What I Love And Know Exactly What To Get Me :)

• LA SENZA:
Body Kiss Love, Pairs Body Lotion
Body Kiss Goddess Nectar Body Spray
Body Kiss Goddess Nectar Body Lotion

• Bath & Body Works:
Enchanted Triple Moister Body Cream
Winter Candy Apple Triple Body Moister Cream
Cashmere Triple Body Moister Cream

Roll-On Vera Wang Rock Princess Perfume
Roll-On Vera Wang Princess Perfume
Roll-On Vera Wang Preppy Princess Perfume
Sirens Paris Perfume

Hope Everyone Had A Great Christmas And Got What They Wanted This Year!

I’ve Been Busy With My Personal Life And I Really Wanted To Show You All The Makeup Masks I Did For A Halloween Party Me & My Fiancé Went To The Other Night. We Got So Many Compliments On The Masks Quite A Few People Asked Where I Got It Done And They Were Shocked To Hear We Didn’t Pay A Dime That I Did It Myself. For My Fiancé’s Mask I Used A Skull Mask Picture We Found On Google And Changed It Up, I Decided To Do A Half Corpse/Half Beauty Mask.

Products Used:
NYX Shadow Pencil In Black Bean
NYX Shadow Pencil In Milk
MAC E/S In Carbon
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Ben Nye Crème Pot In White
Ben Nye Crème Pot In Black
Dollarama Scrapbooking Jewels
Ardel Lashes In Black #139
Duo Lash Glue (Other Option Spirit Gum)
Black Zipper

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

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anyone who’s ever tried to even out their eyeliner. (via dingyfeathers)
Drugstore Haul.

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• Lei Lani Cosmetics:
Coverstick Concealer In Bronzed Bodies
Coverstick Concealer In Bronzed Bodies

• MAC Cosmetics:
Eyeshadow In Crystal Avalanche
Eye Shadow In Cranberry

• Billie Cosmetics: Nail Polish
Pink Pansy
LT. Mauve

• NYC Cosmetics:
Kohl Eyeliner Pencil In #921 Jet Black 
Kohl Eyeliner Pencil In #924 In The Navy
Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil In #923 Charcoal

• Rimmel London Cosmetics:
Soft Kohl Pencil In #061 Jet Black
Volume Flash Scandaleyes Mascara In #003 Extreme Black

• Wet n Wild Cosmetics:
Shimmer Eye Pencil In #155 Silver

Makeup Tip!

If you don’t want super clumpy lower lashes, you can use black liquid eyeliner instead of mascara to darken your lashes.

Make Up Kit Levels.

Build your Makeup Kit as you become more Experienced!

SO many people ask me how to get started with makeup, what products I recommend for beginners, and the staples that everyone should have in their kit.  Well, here is an in-depth post telling you what to try and how to use it… in simplified language to help even you complete “noobs” understand how to start out in the wonderful world of makeup art!

LEVEL ONE:  Beginner

Start out with the absolute basics, so that you can become accustomed to applying different types of makeup to all the areas of your face.  

Tinted moisturizer - gets you accustomed to applying moisturizer before you put on your makeup, and gives sheer coverage to start evening out your skin tone.  BB creams are essentially tinted moisturizers, so you could try them as well.  Use your fingers to blend a small amount all over your face and down onto your neck to prevent any “foundation lines”.

Concealer - Use this on any areas of your face that you need more coverage, such as over blemishes, under your eyes, and around your nose and mouth.  Put a tiny amount on your finger and pat - don’t rub - this onto your skin to blend.  Concealer comes in stick, liquid or cream (jar) form.

Pencil Eyeliner - This will help you get used to applying things around your eyes, and will help bring more definition.  Draw short dashes along your upper lashline as close to your lashes as possible, and then connect these lines to create a smooth shape.  

Mascara - Mascara is one of the most important products you can use.  Carefully apply this to your upper and lower lashes, using only one or two coats.  Wiggle the brush at the base of your lashes first to add volume, and then bring up through to create length.

Lip Gloss or Tinted Balm - These will just add a little color to your lips without being too dramatic.  Gloss will make your lips shiny and add sheer color.  Balm moisturizes and creates just a light flush of color.

Mastered all of these products and their application?  Now you can move on to the Amateur level and try out new items!

LEVEL TWO - Amateur

Now you can start experimenting with all different kinds of makeup, and more importantly, brushes!  You’ve already figured out the bare basics, and it’s time to elevate your look.  You DON’T need to (and probably shouldn’t) use all of these products at once, but try them out to see what you like and what you’re comfortable with wearing.

Foundation - Apply this instead of your tinted moisturizer (but make sure you’re moisturizing first!) in one thin layer all over your face, blending down onto your neck to prevent foundation lines.  If you need more coverage in some areas, add a tiny bit of concealer and blend it over top.  Foundation comes in liquid, cream, stick, and powder form (if you are using powder all over your face, apply concealer first)

Powder -  Use a sheer pressed or loose powder in your T-zone to set your foundation and to prevent shininess.  *Do not use powder if you have dry skin*

Blush and Bronzer - Apply a light wash of color to the apples of your cheeks.  Pick colors that compliment your skin (if you are light skinned, go for lighter colors, dark skin - pick saturated tones). Apply just a small amount at first, and then build up the color to your liking.

Eyeshadow - Start out with a small quad of neutral colors, like browns and creams.  Watch a few YouTube tutorials and learn different application techniques before you go for darker or brighter colors.

Liquid and/or Gel Eyeliner - This type of liner will create very clean, sharp lines.  It can be tricky to learn how to apply, but is definitely worth mastering.  

Lipstick - Lipstick is a fun, and really easy way to take your makeup look to the next level.  Start out with muted pinks to compliment your skin tone before you move on to brighter shades like red, fuschia or coral.  Click here to see how to find colors for your skin tone!

Brushes - Brushes are important for applying all of the products I’ve mentioned at this level.  There are tons of different types of brushes out there, (click here to see my brush guide) but the absolute basics to start out with are foundation brushes, a powder brush, a blush brush, a flat eyeshadow brush, a blending eyeshadow brush, and an angled eyeliner brush.

Once you’ve mastered these products and their application techniques, you can move on to the more advanced products at the Novice level!

LEVEL THREE:  Novice

Lip Liner -  Once you’ve fallen in love with lipstick, lip liner is the next step you need to take to make sure your lips look as perfect as possible.  Lip liner keeps your lipstick from fading or bleeding into fine lines around your mouth.  You can also use liner to create ombre looks, or all over underneath your lipstick to make a different color.

Lip Stain - Lip stain is a great option for when you’re on the go, because it is long lasting.  It provides a sheer, matte wash of color, and can be worn alone or with other lip products. You apply this like you’re coloring in your lips with a marker!

Brow Filler - Filling in your brows is important, especially if you’re going for a more full-on makeup look.  They don’t need to look gaudy, just natural and full.  You can use a brow pencil, or just a bit of eyeshadow with an angled brush.

Contour and Highlight - After you’ve learned how to apply blush and bronzer, you can finally move onto contouring.  Contouring and highlighting helps define your cheekbones (and other parts of the face) to create a more defined shape.  Use a matte bronzer as a contour, and a shimmery highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones.

Face Primer - Apply this all over your face underneath your foundation to fill in pores and fine lines.  Primer acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup, to help create a smoother, more long lasting makeup look.

Eye Primer - Apply a small amount to your lids and blend in before applying eye makeup.  Primer smooths out your lids to help eyeshadow blend more smoothly and show up more vibrant.  It also helps prevent creasing throughout the day.

Think you’ve mastered all of these elements and their application?  Now you’re completely unlimited!  Try out glitter, bright colors, crazy eye looks… test your boundaries.  Makeup isn’t meant to be boring, it is an artform!  Use it however you like, as long as it is for good.