Saturday, September 21, 2013

a little Chanel could be good for you

Day to day I keep my makeup pretty simple especially now that I'm not working in cosmetics. My office is small, laid back and pretty casual too, so I generally just wear some BB cream to even my skin tone, a little bronzer maybe, and mascara.  On days I want a little more for my eyes, or on evenings out I like to use Chanel's waterproof eyeliner.  I know that it's not recommended to use eyeliner in your water line, but if you do...I suggest Chanel.  It's pricey, yes...but it works. It goes on smoothly and stays where it's put.  Other liners fade from the waterline area, but that has not been my experience with this product.

I linked it to Chanel's site, but it's available at Nordstrom's and Macy's too. 

Cheers to you!~~tami

As always, I'd love to hear what you're thinking!

Friday, September 20, 2013

too lazy to laser at home!

Laser hair removal works, and can be expensive.  True story.  So I picked up the Remington IPL for at home laser removal.  Did I expect professional results? No, I can be realistic.  The thing is, when you have your handy dandy at home laser machine sitting daily in your bathroom you forget to use it...a lot.  The directions say to use it every two weeks, which I don't.  I tried to up my use to weekly thinking that it would be easier to stay on track (I know it's not what was directed, but hoped the results would be worth it).

So basically, I can not give an accurate review.  Hopefully, in the coming weeks I can get on track with it.  If I can start the habit, and see amazing results...I'll let you know.

Pros (so far):

  • Easy to use
  • I find it to be painless (as compared to professional laser hair removal)
Cons (so far):
  • The cord is kind of awkward (maybe more of a leftie prob), it just doesn't move the way my arm does
  • Sporadic use will not yield results (darn it...not the machine's fault though)
How do you keep smooth?  Have you tried any of the machines that are on the market (No No, Tria)?


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

good hair days

My hair is not my favorite thing...even on it's best days it's super fine, doesn't really hold a curl and is currently in the growing out phase of bangs.  So when another blogger shared her reviews of some bun helpers, I opted to give it a try.  I chose to try out the Bunette in Brunette from Sephora and it totally worked for me!  It's easy to use and definitely gave my fine hair a boost in the volume department (on my own, my hair in a bun is about the size of a super bouncy ball, one of the small ones).  I may add, that I've only used it once in the privacy of my own home though, because it does take some maneuvering to get it just right and I tend to hit the snooze button instead of getting out of bed and being any kind of productive.

I also put a trial size set from Bumble and Bumble, with their sea spray and shampoo and conditioner. I do like it, I feel like my hair has more volume after use...although it doesn't seem like something I could use every day. Bumble and Bumble does seem a bit out of my budget, as my hair budget is somewhat nonexistent.

How long does it take to have a good hair day?  Are expensive products worth it do you think?  What are your go to hair care products?

I'd love it if you'd take a moment to share!


Monday, September 9, 2013

nailing it this Fall

It's getting to be Fall (depending on where you live)...but Summer is still holding strong in Southern California.  It's 6:30pm and we're still in the mid 80s here.  I'm not complaining, I'd like to hit the beach a couple more times before the weather changes.  That being said though, my nails have found their color for Fall (a special thanks to my co-worker for letting me borrow her polish): Peace Love and OPI, by OPI (duh/lol).

This is what I'm wearing on my nails right this moment.  Very pretty, if peacocks wore nail polish this would be their signature color for sure. Why is that I don't post pics of my own nails?  1. I'm super lazy when it comes to taking pics.  2. My hand is not always so steady, so it would just look messy in a pic. 3. I have low self esteem when it comes to my cuticles.  ((Mostly number 1))

I've got to say as far as nail polishes go this one is pretty great.  It went on super easy, it didn't bubble up (which I have troubles with) and I love the's shiny not shimmery or glittery and changes colors at different angles.

It's from the San Francisco Collection from OPI for fall...and I think I will def hit this one up again when the temperature drops.  As much as I love love love summer I'll admit that I'm really getting ready for fall.  I didn't know how ready I was until I reviewed my "I should dress better" board on Pinterest.  Very fall ready that board.  I also added some Peace Love and OPI nail art ideas to my "nailed it" board...which I can totally take with me to this awesome girl at a local nail place (she does awesome nail art and loves pics with new ideas). I love Pinterest...and the people who thought of it.

What are you looking forward to for Fall?  Do you Pinterest?  I'd love to hear from you!