Saturday, July 31, 2010

Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioner

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I have last updated. I have been so busy over the weekend working on a paper for my marketing/management class on Belgium, along with working, and then on top of that my Internet stopped working! Well...I won't go into details but I don't pay for my Internet here so I can't really be too upset! :X

But I found a cool app on my HTC Evo that allows me to use the phones internet while plugged into my laptop! I still watch Youtube videos on my phone, it's really fast, but for blogging and stuff, my phone can get pretty annoying! So this is perfect! And it doesn't cost any extra than I'm already paying!

So I wanted to update quickly to let you know that I am still around! And I have a recently had a first time experience with deep clean conditioners! I've always had a bit of frizz going on in my hair and wanted it to be healthier. And I've heard about leave-in conditioners but never bought one.

So I had to get a remote last night [needed to play LEGO: Harry Potter on the Wii and without my remote which stopped working, I could not get to the input channel to play! I've also been playing Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies which is awesome!!] So at WalMart I picked up the Garnier Fructis Haircare Fortifying Deep Conditioner and used it last
night. I have used Sunsilk Captivating Curls De-Frizz Leave-In Cream but I don't think it's the same thing.

So I unfortunately woke up late for work this morning [but managed to make it to work on time...but not with my hair straightened like I had planned to do! But my hair feels VERY soft! I guess I will use this product once a week or so. I will have to find something to do with my 3 minutes I have to wait while it is left in. I ended up counting, but that got boring VERY fast! Have you ever used a leave-in conditioner? What did you use? Did you notice a difference? As always, thank you so much for stopping by!! Take care!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Testing from my HTC Evo

This is just a boring test entry to see how this app works with my Evo. I will try adding a picture to see how it works. Take care and goodnight!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lip Balm Love!

Hi y'all! I mentioned quickly in my last post about a lip balm that I used in a natural makeup look. If you watch lots of beauty videos on YouTube, you might have already heard about it. But if not, I will tell you about it! It is from a company called EOS which stands for Evolution of Smooth. Cool huh?! Well my first encounter with EOS was actually not this popular lip balm...intrigued? Keep reading!

My father is the king of good deals! He is great at finding great deals online and in stores. One of his favorite things to do is the monthly Walgreens rebates. I can not tell you the last time I purchased a toothbrush do to the fact Walgreens seems to have free rebates on them EVERY month! Need a toothbrush? Come to my house! Haha! Anyway, whenever it is a body wash, hair product, makeup, etc...he usually grabs me something. He actually knows pretty well what colors to get me but sometimes will call or text asking what color to get. I can just imaging my Dad in Walgreen "Do you want the lip plumping lipgloss or matte lipcolor?" Hahaha!

So when I go home to visit, I find my little pile of products in my room for me and one is a very odd shaped bottle that says EOS on it. I have never seen this product, nor heard of the brand, which for me is surprising! So I asked if it was mine and he said yes. It was a shaving cream. It claimed to be for use wet or dry, have a stylish design that won't rust in the shower, have tons of moisturizing ingredients, and give your skin radiance and glow! Sounds great right?! But of course, I'm a little skeptical. After using another shaving cream [not gel] it seemed to clog my razor up a bit, dulling it faster than normal. But I gave it a shot. It was free!

Now it is different than a regular shaving gel. Reading some reviews on it, it seems people are using more than they should. This is to be applied in a THIN layer. Almost like an invisible layer. And I guess for some it's frustrating to not see where you're shaving/where you have shaved. But I have been using a cream before so it wasn't the first time. The pump is fantastic in the shower. And the smell is great! If you've ever thought about trying this out, I say it's worth a shot, but make sure to only use a small layer. It's not to be like a shaving gel that covers your legs completely in a white foam!

So when I saw Emily from Beauty Broadcast talking about EOS lipbalms, I knew I had to check them out soon! So I headed to my local Walgreens where I found a cute pack of 3 in a fun summer bag and snatched them right up!

The sphere shape design obviously gained popularity. But I do like it. It's easy to apply [no twisting up and down] and quick to throw in my bag and fish out since it's nice and round with a flat bottom. The Lemon Drop scent is fantastic! Lemon Drop is the only one as of now that does contain a SPF so it is my summer lip balm for sure! But I love all the smells! I wanted to give one to my Mom but I might have to buy her her own since I don't know which "flavor" I could give up! Also, the lip balm is available in stick form as well.

So these are a quick review of my recent tries with EOS products. I hope to see more products by them soon! Give a visit to their website to learn more about the brand. Have you used EOS? Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Face of the Day

I tried out two makeup looks the past two days from some videos I have recently seen. The first look I did was an easy, natural makeup look. I saw this look on YouTube on michellephan's page. To watch the tutorial, click here.

I used a small amount of concealer and powder foundation, a little bit of blush, primer and my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on my eyes and cupid's bow. I filled in my eyebrows and used some mascara. And I finished off with my E.O.S. Lip Balm [I have all 3!]

The look was so easy, quick, and made me feel confident. The minimal makeup look is great to throw on quickly for school or work, without looking tired!

I wore this look out on a date with my boyfriend to Applebee's! It was fun to have a fresh natural face :]

The next look I tried out was a color pop look by juicystar07. It was a neutral eyeshadow on top, with a pop of color for eyeliner on the bottom! Check out the video here.

To copy her look, I used my Stila Road to Radiance Eye Palette and used the color City Chick on my lid. For the bottom pop of color, I used TheAllNaturalFace eyeshadow in Mermaid's Choice.

This look was really fun! But I did have problems with some sweating off the teal color due to the fact I live in ridiculously humid Texas! So I might wait until it cools off a bit until I wear this look again [or where I'm not walking around outside as much as I did!]

Hope you enjoy the looks! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Hi there! For my first "real" post, I'll do a quick haul! I feel free to talk about what I need to and not feel restricted by time limits :D Anyway, let's get started. First off, I went to Target to check out the ELF line! I was so happy to see some products and grabbed a few. Here is what I got from Target:

Mechanical Eyelash Tool
I've heard good things about this eyelash curler. I've been using my Maybelline brand one for quite a few years now off and on. I haven't curled my lashes until recently, which I now do everyday. It was only $1 so I didn't feel like I had much to lose trying it out!

Nourishing Cuticle Pen
This tool claims to relieve dry nails and flakey cuticles by moisturizing them. I tried it out when I got home and I have noticed my nails are softer. I will see how continued use works for my nails. I heard it can come off when washing hands repeatedly, so I might keep it in my purse. Very easy to apply!

Concealer Brush
This brush is so so tiny! It's quite cute though. I like how tiny it is, but I'm not sure if it will work for my undereye circles. I know it will be perfect for covering up spot to spot!

Blushing, Bronzing, and Blending Brush
Wow! What an alliteration huh?! Well, this is a brush I can tell is cheap. I mean, it only cost $1, but you can tell. It is angled, which I like, but it's not very full. I will try it out a few times, but I wish I had gone with the Studio Blush Brush. I might grab that next time I'm at that Target [the one in my town does not carry ELF]. I'd also like to get the Studio Concealer Brush, since it's a little larger.

Contouring Blush and Brozing Powder
I bought this, having heard good things about it. And so far [with my one application] I've been happy! I think this is a great blush and bronzer. It will be great for travel since it will cut down on blush and bronzers that I have that are seperate.

So that is the product I got from Target. I'm satisfied with my purchases!

The next stop was Ulta. I had to return my Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse I bought because I purchased it in the wrong color [Porcelain Ivory...REALLY?] and also return the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain which I just was not that happy with. I felt it was too dry and not a color I would use often. So here is what I got at ULTA:

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in Creamy Natural
So now that I have the correct color, I am VERY happy with my new foundation! I still might stick to a little bit more powder for a lighter look since it's so hot and humid here, but once it cools down, this will be my everyday foundation.

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Rust
Having bought 2 other NYX colors at my last ULTA trip, I wanted to get some more. I really liked the color of Rust, something I don't really have so I picked that up. :]

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Wild Fire
This color is SO pretty! Not only is my favorite color teal [one of my other favorite colors is orange!] but I like how shimmery this one is! Even though I have two other teal eyeshadows...Oh well!

NYX Lip Gloss with Mega Shine in Smokey Look
I bought the color Beige [which is really more of a pink] at my last ULTA trip so I got Smokey Look this time. ULTA's website did not have a picture of Smokey Look so I just grabbed a random one [Perfect] for the image. I really like this one! I love the NYX lipglosses! Maybe I'll try something more funky next time!

So that was my small ULTA haul. I had to restrain myself quite a bit. There were quite a few OPI nail polishes I liked, some headbands I was eyeing, but I kept myself controlled. I also got some bobby pins but that isn't exciting. LOL :]

I bought some clothes at Old Navy as well, but I'm quite tired and will take pictures of those at a later date! Hope y'all enjoyed! Goodnight!

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Hi there!

Hi there everybody! I'm starting up a blog. The past couple of days I've thought long and hard about YouTube and blogs and what direction I personally want to go in. I've always enjoyed watching videos for tutorials, hauls, fashion, etc. But I also enjoy blogs. For me, writing a blog takes much less time for me than recording a video, editing, and uploading. While I have REALLY enjoyed the videos I have made recently, I do not find it to be something I can continue doing with my last semester of college approaching as well as maintaining a job [not to mention keeping up with friends and family!]

So I have come to the conclusion that a blog is the way to go. As far as tutorials run, there are so many better people on YouTube. What I will do is post videos of my favorite YouTubers when I run across them! What I really am excited to do is share my thoughts, ideas, tips, fashion, makeup, reviews, likes, dislikes, and more with you in blog form! I enjoy finding good deals [I'm a coupon LOVER] and instead of taking the time to record a video, I can just post here!

Now I will probably continue to make videos when time permits, but my blog will be my main focus! So this is my LONG intro blog, but you haven't even learned anything about me! So for those who don't know me, here's the 4-1-1.

My name is Whitney [or Whitney Lynn, either will do] and I'm 22. I'm a senior in college in the hot and humid state of Texas. My family is very important to me, including my Mom, Dad, and big brother, Jeremy! We're a very close family and we really enjoy traveling and movies. I have some wonderful friends and for privacy reasons, will withold names and pictures for them from this blog :] I do have a boyfriend, he is WONDERFUL! His name is Mike [or Mikey] and he lives down the street from me. He likes cars, a LOT. I do have some pets too! There is Tigger, the cat who lives with my parents who I had since I was in elementary school. She is a gray tabby but is getting old. My next pet is my adorable hedgehog named Sonic! She is quite spoiled for such a little rodent. And my boyfriend and I found a little black kitty that I named Mr.Jingles. He lives with Mikey and he is such a terd, but we love him so much! He is pretty much the coolest cat ever. As for the boring stuff, I will be graduating with my BBA in Marketing in December 2010. And I do have a job at a video game store :D I do enjoy video games, reading, baking, crafts, and painting. Hope that helps y'all get to know me! Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for more updates!