Hello Gorgeous!!!

...I'm going to make your search for great beauty products a whole lot easier!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stacey Keibler in Marchesa

OMG!!  I'm in love with Stacey Keibler's dress!!  She looked amazing in that Marchesa!!  So beautiful!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maybelline Color Tatto 24 Hour Eyeshadow

I'm trying to make the most of my down time here at home.  Can I just say I'm bored out of my mind!!  Ugh!!  Stuck at home since Monday in hiding!  You can only do enough laundry, sweeping the floors which isn't on the top of my list of to-do's anyways,  pinning to Pinterest,  face booking...getting bored with to say the least, and beginning to watch Ice Loves CoCo?!  I've never even attempted to watch that show, but I do admit the two of them make me giggle.  I may have to start the DVR on that one.  So needless to say I've been inspired to blog!

Have any of you tried MAC's Paints and Paint Pots?  They are amazing...they dry to a powder finish and last all day.  Now I'll be honest here I have not tried Maybelline's version of them yet, but I hear they are pretty darn good.  I can tell by just a color swatch on the back of my hand they just might be comparible to the Paint's and the Paint Pots.  Maybelline's Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow.  I bought the color "Tough as Taupe" last week and I'm anxious to start trying it.  They also have some fun colors as well.  You beauties have a great day!!

Tip:  I'm sure you already know this...remember to use a brush when applying these kinds of shadows.  :)


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Obagi C Clarifying Serum

It's Sunday lazy day for me and the fam' so I'll just do a little blogging!! After making a trip to my local dermatologist's for some "work your magic and make me look younger trip," I decided to follow a friends advice and try her recommendation on the Obagi! As I was browsing through all their products, I thought hmmmm which one is she freaking talking about?! Thank goodness someone was listening to my conversation and she said, are you Amber...this is what she uses and her skin is amazing right now! The word amazing is always a seller in my book! Of course I bought it and I love it!

The Obagi C Clarifying Serum is totally worth it. I noticed a change in my skin in just one week!! Think of it as mini chemical peels! I was using it a.m. and p.m. for a bit, but I had to stop and only do either or. It helps really helps with sun spots and just evens out your skin tone. I love a flawless highlighted face...it's just pretty!

Quick story so be careful! My husband and I have been cheating and tanning a bit before spring/summer begins. :/ He was showering and said it seems weird my face seems to be getting more color and burning a bit! It doesn't usually do that!! Of course being one that takes of my skin, I cringed and said, it's the Obagi...your face is very sensitive! You should always use sunblock on your face when and if you tan. My face is ALWAYS at least one or two shades lighter than my body because I use sunscreen in my facial moisturizer! Always do that your future self will thank you!! I use a facial self tanner to even it all out and you can't even tell...except my husband refuses to use self tanners! Hmmmmm!!

XoXo~ Amber

Monday, January 23, 2012

Olay Hair Removal Cream

I saw this advertised in the magazines which seemed like forever before it was actually released! I do believe it was worth the wait because this is such an easy way to remove the ugly little mustache some of us tend to get! I find it removes those stubborn little hairs pretty easily. It comes with a skin guarding balm and the actual removal cream. Put on a light coat of the balm just to protect your skin a bit so it's not so harsh then apply the cream. Wait 10 minutes and wipe off with a tissue! It's that easy!! I'd say it's a bit easier than heating up your waxer. It will even save you a trip to the salon.

XoXo~ Amber

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Laura Geller Inkwell Waterproof Gel Liner

Has anyone ever tried gel eyeliner? It's definitely one of my favorites! Laura Geller is releasing her new gel eyeliner called "inkwell". I have been using this one for about a week. It comes in a package of two black and plum purple for $33. That's a good price when most department store gels are $30 for one! What's great is it has a brush that pops out of the handle!! Use it by itself or pop it into the top for a longer handle. It's the perfect brush for precision that you need for gels!

This creamy liner doesn't dry very fast so it is great to smudge and create a halo effect!! Great for a winged look as well!! Overall I like "inkwell" and will continue to use it. :)


For more information on Laura Geller products please visit http://www.laurageller.com/

Note* I have received this product compliments of http://www.beautystat.com/site/  to use for two weeks and submit my review. My review is and always will be my own objective opinion. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

H20 Sea Salt Skin Smoother

I swear this season is killing my skin!!! I feel terribly dry so I have been using H20 Sea Salt Skin Smoother in my regimen!! My husband uses it all the time...probably more than me! They will tell you to try and use a sugar scrub in dry climates, but I'm not into them so much!! I don't feel like it exfoliates as much and it dissolves too quickly! We love this salt scrub because it has lots of oils in it! Just before I'm about to get out of the shower, I turn it off and scrub my body down with H20 and rinse off. You definitely don't need any lotion after your shower. It makes for a great stocking stuffer!!! I get this one at Ulta. :)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Simply Smooth Xtend Magic Potion

I'm sure a lot of us have tried a Brazilian Blowout...or a keratin treatment! We all know you can do this at home as well! I have a favorite at home treatment I really like, but it is pretty time consuming! So needless to say I haven't done it for quite some time!

Keratin is a protein that covers the hair shaft and in turn staraightens curl or for us ladies with already straight hair uses it as a heat protector or for the health of our hair. It makes our hair soft and silky!

You can buy products for upkeep of your treatment or simply use keratin products without having to have the treatment simply to keep your hair in good shape! For instance one of which is "Simply Smooth" magic potion by Xtend. I have been using it on only my ends before I blow dry as my heat protector for around 2-3 weeks!  It really works nicely and my ends don't look so dry. It also gives my hair some shine that I love so much!! So give it a try!! Remember you will never find fabulous beauty products unless you experiment with them!! :)

You can find this product at select stores. One of which is www.drugstore.com

Note* I have received this product compliments of http://www.beautystat.com/site/ to use for two weeks and submit my review.   My review is and always will be my own objective opinion. :)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tarte Amazonian Blush!!

So I'm sitting in the airport in NY because my husband likes to get here hours before hand!! Ugh!!! So here I am listening to an Italian family and their conversation...in English! I had to walk over and tell the young girl in her twenties how beautiful she was...just because!!  :)

Anyhoo this blush is fantastic!! I've heard of it, but never purchased it just because of the massive amount of blush I already own!! I broke down and bought a few colors a few weeks ago and so glad I did!! I do have to warn you though it really stinks!!!! :P

The blush is infused with clay from the Amazon River and claims to last 12 hours!! Women with dry skin can benefit from its hydrating and nourishing properties!! For those of you who have combination skin, it will target your dry areas and aid in restoring a more beautiful complexion!! I would say its wear time is pretty great! On me it lasts the 12 hours it claims to, but I do have to retouch at about 9 hours and that's if I'm switching my daytime look to an evening heavier look. I love blush!!!!!!

Alright time to board!! Gonna watch The Help and read my US weekly and hope the person I have to sit next to is halfway normal!! I've gotten stuck with some odd ones...that's for sure!! You beauties have a great afternoon!!

XoXo~ Amber!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pureology...Nano Works!

Kerastase and Pureology are my favorite hair care products!!! The Nano Works luxury system is great and by far my favorite shampoo and conditioner out of the line! The only con is it's a little pricey, but if you color your hair it might be worth it, since regular salon visits for hair color can get expensive!! This shampoo definitely extends the life of your color! It has a blend of anti-aging oxidants and a full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens. That alone is fantastic!! In addition to its deep conditioning ingredients Shea butter and Guar Gum (whatever that is) it's amazing!! There are a lot of lines...so go check them out!!! I'm now trying a few other items in the line so hopefully I'll blog about those as well!! I hope you beautiful ladies have an excellent day!!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Yon Ka Paris- solution 46

I have recently fell in love with Hydrafacials!!! The products they use are by Yon Ka Paris and of course they push their products after the facial! So far I have bought one...the Solution 46. It's a clarifying lotion designed to lighten and brighten your skin. Great for all skin types!! I am really liking it so far! It burns a little when you use it, so you know it's doing it's job. I call it my nightly peel! I'm sure I will venture out within this line so be expecting more on Yon-Ka Paris!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kerastase Elixer Ultime

The Elixer Ultime is a new favorite!! Think of it as the ultimate skincare for your hair!! I have renamed it "Liquid Gold"!!! I'm already a huge fan of Kerastase products so I was sure I would love it. I use it every night after I wash my hair. It's very light so it is perfect to use before styling or on styled hair to tame the flyaways! There's more so be sure to check out this link for full product information.  http://www.kerastase-usa.com/_en/_us/conso/products/elixirultime/index.aspx


Friday, October 14, 2011

Nivea Skin Firming with Q10

This one is always my favorite!!! I try new beauty products on a regular basis, but I find myself going back to this one every time because it really softens my skin and smooths it out! If your still not sure try the Nivea then go back to YOUR regular moisturizer for awhile then back to the Q10. You can definitely feel the difference!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Viviscal Hair supplements

I was given an opportunity to try out viviscal hair supplements! It's 100% natural...go green!! My diet isn't perfect so I don't necessarily get the nutrition I need for healthier hair! I also know a lot of you ladies complain that your hair grows to a certain length and seems to stop!! Boooooo!! This supplement has Amino C Marine Complex in it which provides the essential proteins to prevent hair loss and promote growth! My hair falls out by the clump so I'll most likely keep up on these! It also has horsetail extract and vitamin c. It nourishes the hair in four stages. I'll put a link at the bottom of the page so you can read up on the vitamin. I have been taking it for two weeks so it isn't necessarily showing it's full effects, but I have high hopes for this and will blog about it again in four months!!  Remember ladies it is important to keep up on your favorite beauty products.  It will show its effects in the future...especially when we want it to.  Viviscal is getting good press so that's a plus. We might be hearing more about this power hair vitamin in the upcoming months!!  YaY!!!!

For more information please visit www.viviscal.com and take advantage of the friends and family discount and enter code: STAT to get $10 off $50 or more until October 31st!

Note* I received this product compliments of www.beautystat.com and my review is and always will be my own objective opinion. :)


Monday, October 3, 2011

Zen Lotion by Dr. Jules Nabet

I've been using the Zen Lotion for about 2 weeks now and I'm really enjoying it. It's packed vitamin C and micro-encapsulated oxygen for a younger, smoother firming looking face. It's main ingredient is glycerin which works to retain your skins moisture and pull in moisture from the air to keep your skin moisturized. Use it morning and night!!

You can use it multiple ways. I spray it on my face after I cleanse and before I load on my serum and moisturizer! It can also be used as a makeup setting spray, but make sure you use a brush to apply it (stipple it). You can also spray it on an eyeshadow brush to intensify your shadow!!

For more information on Dr. Jules Nabet, please visit www.drjulesnabetskincare.com/  and take advantage of the friends and family discount by entering the code word ILOVENABET upon checkout. Valid until November 30th.


Note* I received this product compliments of www.beautystat.com, but my review is my own objective opinion.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ojon Shampoo and Conditioner

Ojon hydrating shampoo and conditioner have been a favorite lately!! I like to use it maybe 2x/wk. It has lots of great oils in it that nourish the hair! Check it out! You can get it at Sephora!! :D

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BioSilk Silk Therapy

We all love to keep our hair silky and beautiful!! Right? One of my go to's is BioSilk Silk Therapy oil. It is great to put on after an evening shower and let sit in your hair all night. You can put a little bit on damp hair before you style or dry hair to help with the frizz and fly aways!! Days I don't do my hair, I put some in and put my hair up and go! It also smells amazing!!! Mmmmmmm!!

*TIP* I have mentioned this before in a previous post. I'll mention it again in case you missed it. Mix your favorite oil treatment and hair masque! Then put it on your hair and sleep with it on your hair ALL night. I use a cheap plastic shower cap. Just warn your husband how sexy you're going to look tonight!! ;)

XoXo~ Amber

Friday, September 16, 2011

Laura Mercier Face Polish

The best time to exfoliate is when your face is washed and your pores are open. So break out the polishing scrub so it can work deeper and get rid of the yucky stuff that lives deeper in your pores. Your face will be ultra smooth and it will show!! My favorite right now is Laura Mercier's Flawless Skin Face Polish!!! I'm working on bottle number three!! :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

St. Tropez self tanner

I've been loving the St. Tropez bronzing spray. I saw an article that they use it on Dancing With The Stars...of course that sold me on it!!! The spray is perfect and I promise you it's goof proof!!!! You can even trust your husband to spray you!! It gives you the perfect touch of color for fall!!

I have recently found that the Amplifier prep gel by Versa Spa works great before you actually go to the salon and spray tan!!! It's a sticky type lotion that helps the spray tan grab onto your skin and you get darker!! I'm sure there's more to it, but that's the easy way to explain it. It's like an aloe vera gel. It works great so I figured hey this will work on my St. Tropez and that it did!!!

XoXo~ Amber

Friday, September 9, 2011

Magnetic Polish!!

How cool is this stuff?! It's works by use of a magnet. You just paint it on and center the magnet over your nail while your polish is still wet!! Ta-dah!! It's the manicure of the season!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nail Art

3-D nail art is so cute and more fun than plain old boring sticker decals!! ;D

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blinc Mascara

If you're one who isn't into big chunky lashes and prefers longer more natural lashes...Blinc is perfect!! It forms a tube around your lash! Blinc adds the perfect amount of length and it almost has a shiny finish to it! The wand is designed more for separation and length and that it does. Did I mention it's flake free? Great for you ladies with sensitive eyes. The best way to remove the tubes is in the shower. Let the steam loosen the tubes up as you shower. It comes off super easy that way. The cost? $28 :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gelish...Elegant Wish

Pretty color to kick off the fall season!! New minis now available at Sally's!! Although you can definitely find a larger size online for a better price!! ;)

XoXo~ Amber

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ahhhhh Kerastase!!!

I have been in love with Kerastase! Their at home hair masques are amazing!! As soon as I step into the shower I wash my hair and slip on a masque. Then I clip it up and rinse right before I step out! Fall is near so we must take better care of those locks!! ;)

Xoxo~ Amber

Thursday, August 18, 2011

LORAC TANtalizer

My favorite!!! It's like a great pair of pantyhose with the perfect amount of sheen that never snags! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Neutrogena Foot Cream

Now that summer is here I'm noticing my feet have been neglected all winter long.  Eeeeeeek!!  I absolutely love this stuff and it has been my fave forever!!  Smooth out your feet with a pumice stone and slather it on before you go to bed.  If you sleep with socks on it works even better.  I'm not kidding....it's good stuff!!!  When I wake up my feet feel 50% better!!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Bandaid Blister Block!

Yes we all know we will go through any amount of pain for the sake of fashion.  When you have a pair of shoes that rub you the wrong way....try Bandaid Blister Block.  It works best if you know where to apply it before you even slip on those beauties!!!  Throw it in your purse just in case you need to re-apply through out the day!!  It is like a mini deodorant stick.  It creates a layer between your skin and your shoe therefore reducing the friction where your shoe rubs on your skin.  In other words your skin glides across the shoe and doesn't rub.  I wore my Loubie's in Vegas and woke up with blisters all across my toes.  Ummmm...yeah I forgot about the Blister Block lying at the bottom of my purse....aka "the black hole"!!

XoXo~ Amber

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Oil!

I'm finally getting my tan on and I want to keep it going strong!!!  Always keep your skin hydrated when you're catchin' your color....otherwise your tan will fade fast.  I love using Vaseline's cocoa butter vitalizing gel body oil right after I get out of the shower while I'm still wet.  That's key!!!   I feel so soft and my tan loves it!!  It has brazilian nut and almond oils in it that make it smell like you should definitely be at the beach!!  Mmmmmmm!!!

xoxo~ Amber

Thursday, May 19, 2011

For Softer Beach Waves....

I love loose beachy type waves in my hair....you know Victoria Secret style!!!   Unfortunately I don't like using the products you spray in your hair made to keep your curls going strong all day,  unless I'm going to be on the set of a movie or something...hehe!!!  I have tried so many products....they are just too stiff and sticky.  My hair is so fine and a lot of products weigh it down.  I found a few drugstore products that I love to use for a soft loose curl.  Take each section of hair, before you curl it,  and spray it with Suave Professioinals light hold hairspray or Herbal Essence's Tousle Me Softly.  They are both light hold hairsprays...so if you're like me and don't like that heavy feeling some products give you...try YOUR favorite lightweight hairspray to curl with..... it gives your hair a soft pretty loose curl.  Finally use your favorite hairspray for a longer lasting hold to finish off your style!  It works perfectly.


Friday, May 13, 2011

TCA Peels

Trichloronic Acid Peel.....I like to do this peel in the convenience of my own home without paying $60+ for a treatment....and I'm loving it!!!  Chemical peels come in different strengths and different kinds and you can get them done at your local med spa. Your esthetician or nurse will go over your skin type and decide which strength and kind of peel is right for you.  The benefits of peels can be amazing, but you aren't going to see your problem areas disappear in just one treatment....so you need to be patient.  Yes it can get expensive, but it's worth it when you are 35+ so starting them at a younger age will be worth it as you grow older.  We want to grow old gracefully.....right?

Benefits of a peel are:  smoother skin,  reduction in fine lines, an increase in cellular turnover,  it  stimulates collagen production (to plump up those wrinkles), helps control acne, and it minimizes hyperpigmentation....for instance those dark colored scars you get from acne or those nasty sun spots.

Now with TCA peels there is some down time depending on the strength.  Your skin will be red and sensitive post peel.  Within a few days your skin may begin to peel like you have a sunburn.  That's good though...it's revealing new smoother skin.  Keep it moisturized at all times especially with sunscreen when you are outdoors.  Oh and don't bother putting on foundation...it falls right off and looks blah...so unfortunately your foundation won't look so good until your skin heals itself.  My skin usually takes about a week to fully recover.

Now remember ladies this is ACID so it can burn your face and permananently damage your skin if your not careful with it.  In other words if you have no experience with it, don't try this at home.  Visit your local  spa and have a qualified professional perform your peel!!!  On another note:  There are different peels so do your research.  Now you're on your way to beautiful skin.  ;D

TIP:  To give your skin that flawless glow (like you get peels on a regular basis), dig out that highlighter and strategically place it in the right areas of your face and voila!!!  Remember....it's the little things that make a difference and people will notice...I promise!!!

p.s.  Please let me know if you don't like the music...sometimes it can be disruptive while you are trying to read and I will remove it.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

STATUS:  I really hate days I skip concealer...you can definitely tell a difference!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Goody Spin Pins

If you ever see me out and my hair is in a bun...high, low, messy whatever.... that's my lazy hair day and I didn't want to put forth the effort of doing it that day.   Using a bunch of bobby pins can be a pain, but these nifty little spin pins by Goody are simply amazing.  Did I say they are amazing?!  I love how Kim K. and Kourtney do their buns and after I saw Black Swan...I was lovin' the ballerina bun!!  They are so easy to use and I love them.  You literally spin or twist them into your do.  It's that simple and it keeps your hair secure and in place.  To keep your bun even more secure, put it in a ponytail first, then use the pins. Keep them in your desk at work, in your purse, in your car or where ever is convenient!!  Next time you're at Target pick some up.  They come in a lighter color too for you blondies out there!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Self Tanners I Heart!!

I have gone through so many self-tanners...I stopped counting at 10!!  I finally landed on a few that are now my faves.  In my opinion L'Oreal puts out the best drugstore self tanners.

The self-tanning moisturizers are great.  They are goof proof.  You apply it after every shower and just build-a-tan!  L'Oreal Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer in Medium is perfect and the one I've used for at least 3 years.  It really gives you a beautiful color.

Another one is the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day.  Now this stuff is awesome.  You apply it and it washes off that night.  It has NO self-tanners in it and it won't rub off on your clothes...that's a must.

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer/ Instant Action.  THis one has the regular amount of self tanner in it and will develop your tan in a matter of a few hours.

I have to add this one in just because some of us just like to have color in our face especially during the winter.  Lancome's Flash Bronzer oil free face lotion with vitamin E.  Perfect for days your face feels a little pale and you desperately need some color.  Love!!!

Just pick the tanner that fits your needs...and you're on your way to beautiful glowy skin!  ;D