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.

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 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 or have minimal age related sagging. If you have larger or more mature breasts, you will need a bra with more support, and/or padding.

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...

Feb 29, 2012

Beautiful Sparkling and Glamorous Boots

If this isn't your first Rodeo, you should know, when a woman goes out on the town in the West, she is going to show off and glam it up with eye catching designs and pizazz. Kay's Gold Mine offers just that type of eye-catching look, with her sparkling embroidered boots.

These sexy boots feature intricate stitching, and spectacularly placed sequins to highlight your beautiful feet. Weather you are wearing them with a dress, or jeans, you're sure to be a show stopper.

The boots are lined with a soft faux fur, but allows for circulation. There is minimal rubbing around the toes and sides of the feet, even after walking for hours.

Contact Mrs. Ezell to learn more about prices and sizing, and to buy yourself a pair of these unique and feminine boots!

Sep 14, 2011

Shoe Lovers Desire Schutz!

Schutz shoes are now available at stores such as Shopbop and BHLDN! Schutz is a very new brand and is spreading like wild fire all over the internet. Schutz brand shoes are made in Brazil with flagship stores in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Click on the links to see more styles!

Jul 15, 2011

Drop the Drama and Be Happy for Once

Have you been in a rut in your relationship lately? Does it seem like everything you do causes even more problems and stress? Let go of all of that drama and learn to love again with help from these great books:

I Married You, Not Your Family and Nine Other Relationship Myths That Will Ruin Your Marriage by Linda Mintle, PhD, has a very long title but the help that you will attain by reading this book comes quick. This book is easy to read and is Christian based, which is very important to me. It is not going to push you in the wrong direction and make things worse. Included is advice on how to be freed from guilt, how to reconnect with your spouse, how to empower your spouse and also how to show empathy. You will learn healthy marriage strategies, as well as unhealthy behaviors, and so many other valuable lessons and tips to help make your relationship better. I'll admit, I read chapter 7 entitled "Growing Apart" first, due to some problems in my own marriage, but after I read that, I couldn't put the book down. Another one of my favorite chapters is chapter 10, entitled "Infidelity". If there is one book you read this year about marriages, I suggest it be this one.

A very curious and interesting thing happened to me during these hard times in my life, a few months ago, when I was coping with problems in my marriage. When I was reading the book mentioned above, I came across The Case for Falling in Love: Why We Can't Master the Madness of Love -- and Why That's the Best Part, by Mari Ruti, PhD. It interestingly and similarly has "myths and truths" listed throughout the chapters. So, I thought "how funny..." maybe I was meant to read this book as well, and at the same time! One of the things it teaches us is that men and women are really not all that different, and want the same basic things out of life." "Ruti guides women toward emotionally healthy dating practices, non-combative (yet empowering) attitudes toward dating and the opposite sex, and the preservation of the beauty, mystery and nuance of classic love and romance." Chapter 7, entitled "It's All About The Thing," discusses "our sense of wholeness" and why we are consistently trying to find a perfect substitute for it, weather it be things we do to make ourselves happy, to making it that special someone in our lives. This is the one chapter that I suggest you should read in depth, if you get a hold of this spectacular book.

I have learned so much from these two books so I wanted to share them with you, and hope you find the time to pick up copies, learn something, and be enlightened. Best wishes!