Oct 31, 2012

Hydrating Skincare on a Budget

The cold months are upon us and we all need more hydration to keep our skin looking healthy. This moisturizing duo by Murad is perfect for day time use, and most suited for those with normal to dry skin. The Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture cream (shown here in the large jar) is a very rich and fresh, almost sweet smelling cream. I noticed a difference in the moisture level of my skin, when I did not use it, so it does work. Added benefits of this product are that it improves texture and tone, and is great for sensitive skin.

In the small jar, the Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes is great for firmness and wrinkle control.

Both of these products provide results lasting up to 8 hours. Results will vary, however, so it is best to try it out for yourself. The cute packaging, and carrying case make this a perfect gift or party favor.


Murad Hydrate for Hope Set

Oct 15, 2012

New Fall Fashion


Gabriela Moya Fall/Winter 2012


Philippe Matignon Fall/Winter 2012/2013

Ironing with Rowenta

Ironing can be such a chore and when you are in a bind for time in the morning, every precious minute you can save is so important. Rowenta has a powerful line if irons that can suit your needs, weather you just iron on occasion to make your delicate blouses look flowing and gorgeous, or even if you iron your husband's work clothes every day, like I do.

I use the Rowenta Focus for my daily needs. Check out this chart (click to enlarge) to see which product is right for you:
Learn more at www.rowentausa.com

Hotheads - Heat Free Hair Drying



If you live in an area where the weather is usually humid, or where it rains a lot, you know how hard it is to keep your curls under control. Frizz is a secret daily battle for you, and you just want it to go away! The Hand Dry Hair Towel  and The Hand Dry Hair Glove can be your new solution for gentle drying that controls this annoying problem.



When you get out of the shower you can wrap your head and hair with the the Hand Dry Towel to ring out excess water. Leave your hair in the towel for a few minutes, then unwrap. Gently comb your hair with a wide tooth comb, starting from the tips, going up to the root, then put on the Hand Dry Gloves. The gloves give you the dexterity you need to scrunch or maneuver your hair any way you please. You can also apply your product before using the gloves, and continue to scrunch your hair up toward the root, for a drying effect, in place of using a hair dryer and diffuser combination. This is great for giving your hair a break from damaging daily heat effects.

Achieve the hair style you desire this Fall and coming Winter season, with Hotheads Hand Dry products.

Oct 11, 2012

Viewing Problem Resolved!

If you were recently having problems viewing this blog, the issue should now be fixed. There was malware being detected by my computer, but I have removed a few elements, and it should be eradicated.

Sep 7, 2012

Relastin Skin Revitalizer Review


Taking just a few minutes out of your routine to care for your skin can do wonders for your appearance. Including a facial cream into your beauty regimen will give you more plush skin and a coveted glow that all women want.

This is a glorious and fresh cream that is not too heavy. It can be used in the morning, or in the evening. I preferred to use it in the morning after I was finished in the shower and after I washed my face. It does not leave an oily after residue, so it would be nice to use for normal or combination skin. If you have very dry skin,  you may want to try the Relastin Ultra Emollient cream. However, the fact that the Relastin Skin Revitalizer cream is light, is what drew me to it, and would get me to continue to use it. I wear makeup almost every day, and if a product is too oily or greasy feeling, it does not help my makeup to stay looking fresh, and shine free. The Skin Revitalizer, contains the Zinc Firming Complex, which truly helps your skin to feel rejuvenated, and more youthful.

To learn more, visit www.relastin.com

Aug 6, 2012

My Mistake

Hello everyone,

Please excuse the mess on this blog. I accidently deleted all of my pictures on my blogs, because I removed them from my gallery on my new phone, not knowing it would remove them from my albums online. Please bear with me while I salvage some of my previous posts, by finding the old images and adding them. It will take a few days, and I may delete a few posts. Thank you for your patience.

Jillian

Aug 5, 2012

A Great Bra for your Favorite Sexy Tops

Black Plunge Padded V Bra sold at AMIClubwear

Ladies, a plunge bra is a must have for your wardrobe. The straps are adjustable and removable, so you can use just one strap, attached from one cup to the other, around the neck, to wear under neath your favorite sexy halter. For those tops you thought you couldn't wear unless you had a strapless bra, this is a great alternative. It is also easy to care for, and sits flush up against your rib cage, so have no fear with this purchase. Please note that this bra is suited best for women with more rounded breasts, that do not sag. If you have more mature breasts, you will need a bra with more support, and/or padding.

May 25, 2012

Summer Makeup Idea


Products used, but not shown: Elizabeth Arden shimmer powder in Nude Shimmer

This is a look I use frequently because it is quick and not too overbearing. I don't always darken my eyebrows so much, but just did it for fun this time.

First start off with clean and dry skin, pluck any stray hair, and add your primer now if you prefer.

Face:
Use the True Match foundation in your shade all over your face, then apply concealer if you want. (I didn't conceal today).

Eyes, Eyebrows & Eyelashes:
Apply eyeshadow with an eyeshadow brush that you prefer or press on with the tip of your finger (elizabeth arden shimmer powder in nude shimmer). To apply eyeliner, use the MAC flat brush shown above (i used too faced eyeshadow in Rapture, as a eye liner). Line the outer upper and outer lower lids to give the illusion of your eyes going up and out. Use the MAC brush to fill in eyebrows as well (clean brush before using on brows). The eyebrow powder shown in the photo is from Walgreens. It is a very cheap product but I love it. I use the darkest shade from middle to outer brow, then I use the middle shade from middle to inner brow. Extend brows with eyebrow powder if you want to make a stronger impact. Use Maybelline Illegal Length mascara on upper and lower lashes.

Cheeks:
Use the Artistry by Amway 3D face powder in Shimmer Pink. Apply in the center or hollow of cheeks to add definition, as well as around jawline and under jawline for depth. Use Maybelline FITme blush on apples of cheeks.

Lips:
Line lips with BeautiControl lip liner in cinnamon (my absolute favorite makeup product for years, but unfortunately no longer available!! I'm very upset about this and will be contacting BeautiControl soon). Fill in lips with Avon Smooth Minerals lip gloss in Pink Quartz (another must have for every woman!!).

Finish the entire look with a few dabs of matte powder to take away any shine in those specific areas. (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand). I find that patting the powder on is better than using a brush at this stage, enabling it to embed into the pores a little, and cover the surface of the skin more effectively. You do not have to go crazy with this powder. Just a little goes a long way, and keep it in your bag for touch-ups.

Note: If you are not very experienced with makeup, apply your mascara and lip gloss last, to prevent powder for adhering to the lashes and lips.


I hope you like this look and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Mar 8, 2012

Alejandra G. Interview - Hot New Shoes!

Alejandra G. recently launched a new, self titled, luxury shoe line. It is so bold and is suited for the most daring individuals. What girl doesn't like new shoes?




Here are a few questions that I had for the creative designer, Alejandra:
1. What type of woman wears Alejandra G. shoes?
The type of  woman who wears AlejandraG’s is a woman who wants  to stand out , a woman who knows that accessories are the standout item of her outfit.. Someone who is trendy confident in her style and wants to stand out. Ag makes her outfit a statement. 

2. What was one of your latest inspirations for one of your designs? 


"I don’t mean to sound trite, I am inspired by everything around me. I look at the European runways, a sunset, what other girls are wearing, etc. I love mixing up textures, color blocking, fringe, mixing up materials."


3. What are your favorite materials to work with? 

"I love all materials, leathers, skins, rhinestones, stones, metals, etc."

4. What inspired you to become a shoe designer?

"I have always have had a passion for  fashion.  I own over 250 pairs of shoes in closet. They range in price so for me it is about the style.  I  saw a niche for the style I am creating which is different and fresh and a departure  from what most anyone else is doing now."


5. What can we expect from you in the near future?

"I am going to keep doing a lot of material blending and something very fresh and I will soon be launching a line of  accessories, handbags and men's shoes."
I wish Alejandra much success in her new endeavors, and cannot wait to see what she will come up with next.

So many shoes, so little time...