Jul 20, 2010

"Strip Show"

Did you know that the sun can strip your hair color up to 25% in the first few days of coloring your hair? Protect your tresses from UV damaging rays by using a protective heat spray or after shampoo UV color care spray.

I love the Ever Pure Sulfate Free UV Protect spray,smells fabulous with rosemary and mint,and is all natural. This protects and conditions, leaves hair shiny and strong. $8.99. View the entire line at http://www.lorealparis.com/ along with great tips and videeos.

Another great choice is Aveda sun Care Protective Hair Veil This protects hair with UVA and UVB filters ,and has an anti oxidizing formula to keep those high lites looking great. Heavenly scent with wintergreen,cinnamon,coconut oil,and flowers,although it is a bit pricey at $26.00 it is worth every cent for all of the protection. I recently tried this at the Aveda concept Salon and loved it. See http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10531/PROD14843/Hair_Care/Extra_Treatment/index.tmpl for further details.

So soak up those rays without doing damage to your hair or hair color. don't let your hair do a strip tease.

Shine on!

Until next time~

Hugs and Hearts

Jul 9, 2010

"Iced..Iced Baby"

The kitties are camped out underneath the ceiling fan,it's time for shorts, tank tops,sandals and enjoying the Seattle summer sun!

In the name of being "fashionably cool",here is a great iced coffee recipe that I decided to try at home,it was so yummy that I wanted to share..Hope you enjoy!

Start with your favorite Starbucks Coffee (I used Sumatra) just your morning brew will work fine,but don't let sit for too long. Let cool

In a 8-10 oz glass pour coffee halfway,add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar,stir.

Then add about half a glass of milk. (2% or low fat) Add just a hint of pure vanilla extract,or cinnamon to taste. Fill glass with ice, and enjoy!

You can also add a scoop of vanilla or coffee ice cream!

Until next time~

Hugs and Hearts


Jul 3, 2010

Be A Frugal Fashionista

Some of my favorite makeup brands are Stila,Nars (cream eye shadows,and blush),and Urban Decay (just about everything)
But every now and then when funds are low,or when I'm in a pinch I will go and buy non department store brands.

Having shopped and thrown away quite a few items, I can share with you some of the best little buys out there. Believe it or not,Maybelline Matte Mouse Foundation is one of the best products I have found. The formula looks alot like mousse,but goes on smooth and gives a pretty flawless look. the coverage lasts all day. for around 8.00 this comes in alot of great shades and the porcelain is a great match for my skin tone.Another great buy is their colossal volume express mascara.non clumping volume and longer lashes for under 7.00!  what I liked best was that it does not smear or streak like some other bargain brands do,and comes off easily. no raccoon eyes in the morning.

 Another great buy is Cover Girl brow & eye makers. This was the only eyebrow pencil that I could find that would work for a redhead. they come two to a pack for under 5.00 and last forever.

My favorite bargain eye pencil? Sephora  Try their Nano Eyes eye pencil. they come in just about every color,fit into a makeup bag and the price.. just right 5.00 ,and lip gloss is a cinch with Sephora brand fresh gloss,fresh minty taste and scent, a sheer pink shimmer for 7.00 perfect to slip into a pocket!
Proof that you can be a foxy fashionista and still be on a budget.

Make "Cents"?
Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts

For more information please see the Sephora site
sephora.com and visit www.maybelline.com