Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nail Grow Out Challenge

I'm on a mission to grow my nails out nicely. It bothers me to look at all of the pretty nail polish I have (and all the others I want) and, when I get all lacquered up, I'm dealing with nails of varying lengths, shapes, etc. So, here's my plan, and challenge to grow my nails out.

Keep reading to see my plan and more pictures!

Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow Blue My Mind (Review, Photos, & Swatches)

 Milani Baked Eyeshadow - Blue My Mind

I always get super excited when I learn about a great drugstore find!  Next in my list of drugstore goodies are the Milani Baked Eyeshadows.  I'm a little late in finding this gem but, better late than never!  I've been stalking my local CVS, Target, and Walgreen's stores for this eyeshadows (I think I may have begun to worry some employees by now!).  I've managed to acquire quite a few (ok, more like 10) of both the Metallic and Marbelized Milani Baked Eyeshadows.  Because they're all so fabulous, I'm going to devote separate reviews for each!

This review features Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow Blue My Mind ($7.49 for 0.05 oz).  Blue My Mind is a dark, blue shadow with subtle hints of shimmer.

Keep reading for more pictures and swatches!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Two Strand Twists n Curl Style, Short Natural Hair

Hey everyone!  I have decided to retire the wig protective stylin'!  My hair has some length, it's starting to get warmer, and I just really missed seeing my hair on a regular basis!  In perusing the hair boards and You Tube videos, I started to see that several people are doing this twist n curl thing.  All of the pictures were cute so I figured, let me try this on my short (4-5 inches all around) natural hair.

I love, love, love how this came out!  It reminds me of my short hair cut back when my hair was relaxed.  What I really love about this is I can rock a cute style, while protecting my hair at the same time.  This requires no extra maintenance at all.  I tie my hair up with a satin scarf at night.  I spray a moisturizer on it daily.  That's it!  The curls hold, the twists stay put!

I think I'll be doing this style for the remainder of the year, at least until I can pull my hair into a full puff.  I'm looking forward to how this will look as my hair gets longer!

Below is a You Tube Video tutorial of the look!