Thursday, April 28, 2011

LOOK OF THE DAY: In a Bohemian Groove!!!













Long Gray Cardigan (Forever 21)
Long White Tank and Leggins (Target)
Booties (Charlotte Russe)
Jewelry & Sunglasses (Forever 21)
Clutch (Aldo's)



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LOOK OF THE DAY: Corporate Tuesday!!












Blouse (Macy*s)
Skirt & Accessories (Forever 21)
Shoes (Marshalls)


ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Sunday, April 24, 2011

3 Eye-Care Tips to Help You go from looking Tired to looking Fabulous!



Did you know that "Dark circles under the eyes tend to age us more than wrinkles or grey hair" OUCH!!

Do you wake up looking more tired than we you went to bed? I do for sure!!!! absolutely a few of my friends always tell me that I look tired and I know have some under eye "baggage" -- puffy eyes, eye bags, dark circles, and shadows. It's not unusual to see women and men in their 20s and 30s who have this problem. 
Well not to worry dolls here I am again with
an effective way to help you take extra care of your beautiful EYES and those annoying Dark Circles (gggrrrr)




Not Getting Enough ZZZ's??? *I'm not*
When we're sleep-deprived blood flow slows, leading to dark circles. Plus, your eyes and surrounding skin may get dry and irritated and make us appear older than we absolutely are.

To the rescue: Lactic acid is a skin-soothing anti-inflammatory, so soak a cloth or cotton pads in cold milk and place over lids and leave there between 10-15 minutes.







Had One Too Many? :)
Alcohol's dehydrating effects can leave eyes dry and itchy-and that's not the worst of it. If you eat salty foods and drink too much (it's tough to resist those pretzels with that cold beer!), you are probably going to become bloated, which means your eyes will also look puffy the morning after. To jump-start the re-hydration process from the inside out, drink plenty of water, then, as soon as you get home, remove eye makeup *I know you may not feel like it, but trust me dolls is a must before going to bed* and apply a moisturizing eye cream.









Clean Sweep
The skin around eyes is extra thin, so it needs more TLC. Erase the day with gentle Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (yikes must get one myself)







Always P!nk Positive & Stay Beautiful Girls!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

LOOK OF THE DAY: Safari Inspired Promenade!!

 















Blouse. Belt, Earrings & Ring Forever 21
Jeans Marshalls
Shoes Target



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Product Review: Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew The Brusher Gel-Cleanser

Hi Dolls,

First of sorry for the lack of outfit postings but last week was my son's spring break and decided to take the week off and just be a mommy...so my outfits and make-up were non-existing for whole week (sigh) it was nice but must say missed getting dolled up every morning..What can I say I'm a girly girl at heart ;-)

Also been fighting the flu and lost my voice therefore I'm writing a review instead of making a video (sorry)



Here's my review:

This is a gel formula which contains Vitamins B5 and E and NO salicylic acid. The brush is attached to the bottle and isn’t meant to be removed.
How to use: Simply twisted the collar of the bottle counterclockwise, squeeze the bottle and a small amount of gel will burst out in the center of the brush the applied it by lightly massaging the brush on your face in small circular motions. You can twist to close and open the brush so no water will get into the bottle.



This cleanser does its job without drying out my skin. The brush feels like a massage; its awesome and surprisingly relaxing. The cleanser smells super good. I don't rely on this product to remove all my makeup if you're like me at the end of the day runs straight to your cleanser without using any make up remover first the is not going to provide a super-deep clean. Specially for me because I use primer, foundation, powder, blush., etc..the whole nine yards of makeup.

My experienced this product is really more like an extension of and an added benefit of using the cleanser. As per the promise on the bottle it does smooth skin after 1 use. Skin feels nice and smooth after use, not tight and itchy, and also allows moisturizer to absorb easier I do like the formula of this gel, it lightly foams from the brush movements and didn't make my skin feel tight or dry after cleansing. 



Overall I think that it is a great product, and I will continue using it everyday but it does not substitute my daily exfoliator!!! (My exfoliator review is next so stay tuned)


Hope this helps and as always thank you so much for all your support and oh so sweet comments!! Love you all my beautiful followers!



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Eliminate Large Pores in 4 Simple Steps!!

1. Steam your face with warm water:
First you need to open up the pores and unplug them in order to treat them. To do this, fill up your basin with warm water. Make sure that the water is extra warm but at the same time, it should not be scalding hot. Hold your face over the basin for about 1-3 minutes. Then you need to create a juice made of lemon and pineapple. Then grab a washcloth and soak it in that juice. Place the washcloth on your face firmly for at least one minute. Then rinse your skin with warm water. Lemon and pineapple juice contain natural enzymes that tighten and firm the face and purify and brighten the skin. Lemon particularly has the ability to cleanse and shrink the appearance of pores. You can purchase lemon juice and pineapple juice from your local grocery stores. Lastly, apply ice cubes to your face. Place the ice cubes gently along your pores for 15-30 seconds. This will have a tightening effect on your skin.


2. Buy Pore-Refining Products:
Beauty 4 Ashes(r) and Zia(r) are two great all-natural skin care products who make acne and pore refining products. Beauty 4 Ashes (r) Christian Health & Beauty makes a " U Big Pore Baby System" and also Neutrogena's Pore-Refining products are all good. I personally like making my own pore-shrinking natural remedies that have been proven to reduce large pores, including lemon, brown sugar, egg whites and aloe vera.



3. Make a Pore-Tightening Mask:
Take Rhassoul Clay and mix with lemon juice, aloe vera juice, and green tea. Rhassoul Clay tightens the pores and purifies the skin. Green Tea is a clinically researched, antioxidant packed and skin healing substance. Celestial Seasonings makes fabulous green tea that is full of vitamins and minerals and comes in many varieties. They also have many special blends on their website. Rhassoul Clay can be found at your local whole foods market. You can also buy a spa detox system from Beauty 4 Ashes.



4. Regularly eat citrus fruits:
You should regularly eat citrus fruits such as oranges and lemon, as they contain the necessary nutrients that produce stronger skin and rebuilds your collagen, resulting in your skin and gaining more elasticity. The more elastic your skin is, the smaller your pores will become.


Hope you enjoy this post and as always let me know if any questions and suggestions!!! XoXo



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DIY Pedicure: How to get your Feet Sandal Ready!!!

Hi Dolls,

Are your gorgeous feet ready for "Sandal Season" are they? 

Well if you know me by now I am the DIY kinda girl and love giving myself pedi and mani's because really who wants to go and get their pedicure done anywhere. I mean seriously those places are usually so yucky and look so unsanitary YUCK..can't do it!!!!


So here's my DIY pedi job:



Step 1: Remove any old polish using a cotton pad not a shred-ready tissue.

Step 2: Soak your feet in warm. Add bubble bath salts, or shampoo or hydrating dish soap works too.
Have tired, swollen feet? Add some Epsom salts to the water -- it works like a charm.

TIP: Add one cup of milk in the water and keep your feet soaked in that water. It will loosen the dead cells.

Step 3: Dry off one foot and massage a drop of cuticle oil onto each nail. Glide a wooden cuticle stick around the nail to push back any dead skin that might be clinging to the nail plate. Switch feet (putting the first one back into the water) and repeat.

Step 4: Pull your first foot out of the foot bath and wet your leg up to your knee. Using a granular foot scrub, massage along the bottoms of your feet up to your knee concentrating on stubborn calloused spots like the balls of your feet and dry/cracked heels.

Step 5: Glide a callus smoother/foot file over rough areas to smooth (not annihilate) the skin on your toes and bottoms of your feet.

Step 6: Use a curved toenail trimmer to cut the corner of each nail at a 45-degree angle to help prevent painful ingrown nails, then cut too-long nails straight across. Smooth/shape nails with a fine-grain, flat file. Next, swipe a remover-soaked cotton pad over nails a final time to remove any hidden residue. Use a toe separator (or weave tissue between your toes) to prep for polish.

Step 7: Apply one thin layer of base coat, followed by two thin coats of nail enamel in your chosen color and one final thin layer of shiny top coat. Let each coat dry for about two minutes between applications.

Step 8: To make your pedicure last longer, apply a fresh coat of clear polish every three days. (Do this right after hitting the beach to make polish dulled by sand look fresh again.)

Step 9: Strap on ridiculously hot (outrageously-expensive-but-you-only-live-once) shoes and strut your stuff.



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cheap Fabulous Finds: Tribal Print Sundress

Nicky Hilton wore a tribal print sundress from Target
She mixed her $19.99 bargain find with a Balenciaga handbag and flip flops for a cute casual look. 
Gotta love that high-low mix.





Shop for it @ Target for only $19.99



 Always Pink Positive And Stay B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Girls!!


LOOK OF THE DAY: My BDAY Outfit

 Hi Dolls,

Wanted to post this pic sooner but kept forgetting and so sorry for the quality!! seriously need to invest on a better camera!!


Jumpsuit, Accessories and Belt Forever 21
Shoes Marshalls



ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

Friday, April 8, 2011

33 Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever wonder if items from your kitchen make a beauty mask? Can split ends be reversed? Does chocolate make you break out? Well...worry no more read on and determine what’s fact and what’s fiction in the beauty world.


33 Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction?





1. Myth: Chocolate makes you break out.
Fiction. Chocolate won't cause a breakout, but it is true that a poor diet can irritate your skin, so try to limit your chocolate cravings!


2. Myth: Cucumbers will help de-puff your eyes.
Fact. Eye puffiness can be genetic, but there are definitely things you can do to reduce darkness and those puffy bags we loathe! Cucumbers can do the trick — and so can anything that's cold and can be easily applied to your eyes. The coldness restricts blood vessels which reduces swelling and puffiness. Just make sure to limit the application to about five minutes for optimal results




3. Myth: 8 hours sleep can help me lose weight.

Fact. The experts tell us to aim for 8 hours a day, but if that just seems impossible, shoot for 6-8. Obviously we're not eating while we're sleeping, but in addition, not getting enough sleep can prevent us from burning as many calories as we should throughout the day...so get back in bed and rest up! (You don’t have to tell us twice!)





4. Myth: Your cell phone can make you break out.

Fact. Okay this is gross, but...apparently cell phones are premiere breeding grounds for germs. Some experts say the average cell phone has more germs than doorknobs and even toilet seats — yuck! Make sure you take a clean cloth to your cell phone screen every so often to help get rid of any breakout-causing germs!




5. Myth: Waxing or shaving will make my hair grow back thicker.

Fiction. Contrary to popular belief, shaving and waxing will not make hair grow back thicker. Most people think this is true because when hair grows back in after waxing/shaving, the hair is a bit shorter than normal, therefore seeming thicker and coarser while longer hair appears more fine.
6. Myth: Pumping the mascara wand helps to apply mascara better.

Fiction. This is a big no-no as far as mascaras are concerned. The only thing you get when you pump the mascara wand is extra air and bubbles in the mascara tube which dries it out and decreases its lasting power. If your mascara is running low but it's not time to toss it, just slowly twist the brush as you remove it to pick up more of the product.








7. Myth: Sharing makeup with your friends is like trading germ.
Fact. As much as you'd love to try your friend's new lip gloss, m.akeup applicators and brushes pick up entirely too much bacteria. Just pick up your own makeup, and make sure the makeup stores you buy from clean the products they use to test on customers.





8. Myth: Popping a zit is fine if only done once in awhile.
Fiction. Please try your hardest to leave your skin alone — especially during a breakout! Messing with a zit will spread oil and bacteria to the clean parts of your skin. Plus, popping a zit will undoubtedly aggravate your pores and won't leave you with the fresh-looking skin you were after in the first place!





9. Myth:
Obsessive face washing can eliminate acne.
Fiction. We know it seems backward, but over-washing your face will dry it out and remove natural oils, which will put your face into over-oil production mode. Stick to washing your face twice-daily, once in the morning and once at night.



10. Myth: Drinking tea can make my teeth look yellow.
Fact. Red and white wine, soda, tea, and coffee can all contribute to the yellowing of tooth enamel. If you just can't give up your morning tea or latte, try to sip through a straw when possible to minimize contact with your tooth enamel.





11. Myth: Drinking lots of water will keep my skin healthy.
Fact. Drinking water will definitely keep you hydrated and healthy and those benefits apply to your skin too! Next time you're craving a soda, reach for a tall glass of water instead — trust us, your skin will thank you!






12. Myth: The best place to apply perfume is on pulse points
Fact. Applying perfume to pulse points is the best way to make your scent last all day. Fragrances react with heat, so spritz your perfume on your wrists or the back of your neck and you won't need to worry about re-applying.





13. Myth: Cocoa butter will help get rid of stretch marks.
Fiction. There are plenty of creams and lotions that claim to eliminate or at least minimize stretch marks. While we would love for all of these to work, stretch marks are caused by weight gain or loss, and usually can't be reversed.

14. Myth
: Olive oil can be used to make an at-home cleanser.
Fact. Believe it or not, olive oil really can be used to make a quick at-home cleanser — but only for normal complexions. Mix a quarter cup of olive oil with a teaspoon of brown sugar and dab onto dry or flaky areas to exfoliate the dry skin.
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15. Myth: Split ends can be reversed.
Fiction. Unfortunately, once split ends happen, the only way to get rid of them is by getting a haircut. The good news is that the right hair products can definitely make them less noticeable. Also, try to limit the use of heated tools and appliances (hair dryers, flat irons, etc) for shinier, healthier locks.


16. Myth: Tanning in the sun clears up bad skin.

Fiction. No way! Sun exposure just causes additional skin irritation and damage. Make sure to cover your face with a good oil-free sunblock to prevent any additional irritation if you're going to be out in the sun.






17. Myth: Spot reducing exercise works.
Fiction. If this were true, we'd be the happiest people on earth! Sadly, you can't just pick one spot and do certain exercises to trim fat where you want. Aim for total body workouts like running or swimming with light free weight exercise to lose more weight and look fit and trim overall.





18. Myth: Avocados can make a great skin mask.
Fact. Sounds weird, but it works! Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with a little bit of lemon juice. Apply this mask to your face and neck for an over-the-counter toner/firmer.





 19. Myth: Certain cleansers can make your pores smaller.
Fiction. Pore size is genetic, so although there are tons of products out there claiming to shrink the size of your pores, they don't work to minimize pores permanently. What they can do is temporarily make your pores appear smaller. Hey — we'll take what we can get!


20. Myth: Crossing your legs causes varicose veins.
Fiction. There are plenty of ways to potentially develop varicose veins, but none of them are related to crossing your legs (sigh of relief). Some examples of what could causes varicose veins include genetics, obesity, trauma to the skin, etc.





 21. Myth: Toothpaste can zap 
a zit.
Fact and fiction. Toothpaste contains ingredients that can dry out the skin, ultimately drying out/clearing up pimples. While this is true, drying out the skin can also cause irritation, so the benefits are short lived. Bottom line: Stick to your normal skin treatment or see a dermatologist if you are experiencing issues with your skin.



22. Myth: Matching eye shadow will make your eye color pop.
Fiction. Actually, contrasting your eye makeup with your eye color is what will really stand out.
Here are a couple recommendations based on your eye color:


Green/Hazel: Plum, deep browns, and light golden hues


Blue: Smoky charcoals, chocolate, and bright berry tones


Brown: Soft pinks, natural beige, and shades of bronze




23. Myth: White wine can stain teeth in addition to red wine.
Fact. And all this time we thought red wine was the tooth's worst enemy. Turns out, white and red wine negatively affect the surfaces of your teeth which makes them more susceptible to tinting and discoloration. When it's all said and done, limit your wine intake to maintain your pearly whites!

24. Myth: Teeth whiteners can damage tooth enamel.
Fact. Make sure you follow the directions line by line when using teeth whitening products. If these products are used improperly or too frequently, it can result in permanent damage to your teeth.






25. Myth: I pluck one gray hair, multiple gray hairs will grow back in it's place.
Fiction. This isn't true — which is good because some of us were starting to worry! While plucking gray hairs won't make more grow back in its place, it's not a good habit to get into since it can damage the root.



26. Myth: Consistently wearing dark nail polish can turn your nails a yellowish hue.
Fact. This was tough news to take since dark nail polish is definitely in this season, but not to worry — this yellowing is temporary, not harmful, and can also be avoided! Before painting your nails a deep dark hue, paint on a layer of clear base coat to protect your nails from any discoloration.





27. Myth: Sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles.
Fact. After hearing this, we're never sleeping on our sides again! The American Academy of Dermatology says that sleeping in certain positions may result in "sleep lines." After time, these lines can turn into deep-set wrinkles, so flip over and get your shut-eye on your back.



28. Myth: Brushing your hair 100 times every night will increase its shine.
Fiction. We wish! Brushing your hair too much actually increases the potential for pulling out strands of hair. Instead, just brush your hair when drying or styling it and use a shine spray if you're looking for more luster.





29. Myth: Cutting your hair will make hair grow faster.
Fiction. While we wish this one were true, it seems your hair will grow at its own pace (usually about half an inch per month) no matter how many trim-ups you take. Don't do away with trimming your hair altogether though, since it will look much healthier without the split ends!


30. Myth: Beauty products have an expiration date.
Fact. That's right — just like groceries, your beauty and hair products have a shelf life, too. The expiration date depends on the beauty product. Here are a couple common ones:


Mascara and Liquid Eye Liners: 3 months


Liquid Face Makeup, Cream Eye Shadow: 6 months


Powder Face Makeup, Powder Eye Shadows, Pencil Eye Liners, 


Lipstick, Lip gloss: 2 years



31. Myth:
Coconut oil is an effective skin hydrator.
Fact. Coconut oil contains natural moisturizers that will help breathe life into dull skin. If you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts, then steer clear!




32. Myth: You don't need sunscreen on a cloudy day.
Fiction. The sun's damaging UV rays are still in full effect even on a cloudy day. In fact, the cloud cover sometimes gives a false sense of security, since some think that cooler temperatures and less sunshine can’t lead to skin damage.





 33. 
Myth: Ignoring a need for glasses can lead to wrinkles,
Fact. Ignoring the need for glasses means more squinting, right? And more squinting leads to...you guessed it — wrinkles. In fact, any repetitive facial movement can lead to wrinkles so wear your glasses and sunglasses!







ALWAYS P!NK POSITIVE & P!NK BEAUTIFUL

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