Thursday, October 15, 2015

Finished Something- Glacier Bay Scarf

Finished a scarf that I started last year.  I decided I wasn't allowed to start anything new without finishing something.  This pattern was pretty simple.  It seemed to initially take forever but once I remembered the pattern and got back into the swing of things (a year knitting hiatus makes you rusty)  it was smooth sailing.

This is the Glacier Bay Scarf knitted in Red Heart Super Saver Mulbery Mix.  I lot of k2tog and yo but it makes for an interesting zig-zag piece.  To the scarf collection it goes!!



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Neutral Eye Go To

Okay, here they are.  The swatches from the Hard Candy palette I got for Christmas.

Can you see the colors on my skin?  Perfect for when I want a light touch of eyeshadow but don't feel like anything bright.  Definitely great for work as well.


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Sorry for the crappy presentation.  I have forgotten how to do this blogging thing!  I just remember how fun it used to be so I am giving it another shot.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Natural Hair- Week1

WEEK 1-  2/21/2015- 3/1/2015

Straight flat ironed hair, what do  I do with this.  Not much.  I got it done on Saturday and wore it out until Monday.  My Monday night workout pretty much had me back to natural in the middle and still smooth around the edges.  Ponytail time, or since the cut I will say pigtail.  Yep, smoothed it out in a pigtail for the rest of the week.   I contemplated just reverting all to natural but I wanted to start fresh with some new products as well.  So until Saturday, what my wash day was it was a pig tail.

In the mean time I stocked up on my goods (posted here).

Sectioned into 4 sections
Light finger tangling with coconut oil
Cowash each section with Tresemme Naturals
Detangle each section with Denman Brush
Apply Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstuctor and put on plastic cap.
Left in for Approximately 10 min while I took my shower
Rinsed each section and ran Denman through it
Applied Alikay Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner to each section
Applied Design Essentials Naturals to Each Section
Applied the magic potion oil to each section.
Each section was twisted with a clip on the the end to air dry

After a few hours of drying I put a part in my hair and put about 10-12 twists through out using As I Am Twist Defining Cream .  A few pieces of hair were dry not still damp so I spritz a little water as needed and let it dry.  After drying, mostly air dried but had to do 15 min under the hooded dryer since my daughter was anxious to get out of the house, I rubbed some coconut oil on my hands unstwisted and fluffed.  

My hair feels good.  Definitely not as much hair on the shower floor.  I think it is because of the cut but am not sure if it is because my hair was coming from a flat-ironed style.  We'll see next week.  The ends look 20 million times better and I am so glad I decided to get it cut.  The strange thing is it doesn't look shorter.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hair Products Haul

Yaaaayyyy... new products to try.  I got my hair cut last weekend and wanted to start fresh with new products.

Here is what I got:

Denman D31 brush- Amazon
Hair clips- Sally's Beauty Supply
Wide Tooth Comb- Sally's Beauty Supply
Bobby pins- Target
Combs- Target
Magic Potion chock full of various oils- my hairdresser
Spray bottles- Target
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner- Target
Design Essentials Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion- Sally's Beauty Supply
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute - Sally's Beauty Supply
Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner- Target

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Little Hard Candy

I go through phases with make up.  From absolutely nothing daily to full face for about 1 month.  Full face for me is only eyes, lips, and some foundation.  I can't do all of that everyday.  Lately I have been trying to find that middle ground though.  You know, just a lil' sumthin' sumthin'.  For me that middle ground is lipgloss and eye make up.

imageimageThese Hard Candy items were either gifted to me or by me.  The Hard Candy Top Ten Eyeshadow Collection in Feelin' Blue belongs to my daughter.  Can you tell how much she has used it?  I gave her this palette ages ago and it pretty much remains unused.  The colors look wonderful however, I know I don't gravitate toward blues and she obviously doesn't either.  The goal here is to watch a few videos and rock out an amazing blue eye sometime this month.

The brown set is one that was gifted to me by my daughters.  They know I love makeup and they also know I keep it basic.  This neutral palette is right up my alley. The kit came with some other goodies as well.  I will give the mascara and eye crayon a try as well as the eyeshadow.  Bronzer may be a little to advanced for me right now though.