Beauty, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Product Review: L’Oreal’s Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser

Source Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylparaben, Citronellol, Ethylparaben, Glycol Distearate, Isobutylparaben, Linalool, Methylparaben, PEG 14M, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium 7, Propylparaben, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance. The Claim: “[S]pecially formulated to nourish skin and boost radiance while gently exfoliating and removing…

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Beauty, Skin Care

Recharging my Skin

Lately my skin’s been feeling drab and yucky.  I’ve been slacking on my skin care regimen and trying new products.  Given the current state of my skin, it’s time to get back on the Wash, Exfoliate, Tone, Treat and Moisturize routine.  I will spare you the before pictures, but I’m going to challenge myself to 7 days of consistency.  Same…

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Product Reviews

Product Review: Chi Silk Infusion

In honor of my recent decision to put away my flat iron, I’ve decided to do a product review of Chi Silk Infusion: Ingredients: Cyclomethicone*, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Red 17, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Boron Nitride Powder The Claim: CHI Transformation System Silk Infusion helps strengthen your…

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Beauty, Tutorials

Nail This: Marbling

I decided to try something different with my nails.  Here’s my first try at marbling my nails. Check out the step-by-step guide below. 1. First get a small dish of water and colors of nail polish. 2. Add tape around the edges of your nails. 3. Add drops nail polish alternating between the two colors in a concentrical pattern onto…

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TAG: 21 Hair Questions

I saw this TAG on Affair With Beauty’s Blog and thought it was cute.  So, I tagged myself, lol.  Check out her answers: here. 1. Why did you start taking better care of your hair?I moved to a new state and could not for the life of me find a decent hair stylist to do my hair.  So, I had to…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

French Onion Soup

I was going to the farmers Market and decided to try making something new using fresh ingredients.  After a quick search of my favorite Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, I jotted down the ingredients for his French Onion Soup.   Melt 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat.  Add 1 onion* (sliced), 1 garlic clove (chopped), 2 bay leaves,…

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My Relaxed Hair

Flat Ironed Hair

As the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve found myself flat ironing my hair more often than usual.  Since June, I’ve flat ironed my hair 3 times already (yikes).   With that I’m beginning to realize that I’m not very good at styling my hair.  I can typically get the front to look decent/good.  But the back of my head always…

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