Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Great store to find nail art supplies plus more

One thing that most people didn't know about me was that during my freshman year in college I did nails out of my dorm rooms to help ends meet. It's been 10 years and I'm still hooked on nail are design and all things girlie.

I happened upon this website called Born Pretty Store and I have been hooked on all of their products. I tell you they have thousands of items to pick from. When I went to CosmoProf in Vegas in 2014 I found these really cute rubbery 3D flower decals but could never find them in stores, not even online at beauty stores like Sallys or Amazon had them, it wasn't until I found Born Pretty Store that I finally found them.

I am going to try and control my ordering in 2015 to just once a month but please don't hold me to it, LOL. I have my eyes on more water decals, more 3D metal decals and holographic polish!!! I have been using the code NEET10 to save on my purchase and they also have FREE SHIPPING!! Can't beat that! Great prices, plus discount using NEET10 and free shipping, you can't go wrong!!

Check out this video about my latest haul from Born Pretty Store.

Here is the website http://www.bornprettystore.com/ and don't forget to use a good discount code like NEET10.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Take a Look: What's in my Makeup Stash

Take a look at my neutral eyeshadow palettes. These are the neutral eyeshadows that I use on myself for work in cooperate America. I have an office job where I dress in a suite almost everyday. I tend to keep my eyeshadow makeup pretty basic and neutral during Monday - Thursday. Fridays I tend to add a little pop of shimmer but nothing too heavy.

I have a nice collection of neutral palettes. (Keep in mind, I am a working professional makeup artist on the side and these are NOT the things I use on my clients, ewwww not sanitary lol).

Hope this information helps.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: Instantly Achieve Beautiful Curls with the KISS InstaWave

Instantly Achieve Beautiful Curls with the KISS InstaWave

Now a lot of you may know that I'm a Natural fine thin 4a Curly Girl. For the most part my hair is in it's natural curly state but beginning 2015 I will be straightening my hair more often. I was thinking that every other month I would straighten my hair and give bunning a break. So for the last 6 months I have been on a mission to see which products and which tools would work best for me, something simple and to keep styling time at a minimum. 

I came across the InstaWave from Kiss. Many of you don't know that my hair holds heat like no other. Whenever I flat iron or even blow dry my hair it's so hot I can hardly touch it unless I'm wearing gloves or using a lot of towels to protect my fingers. So when I saw this InstaWave curler I really wanted to try it. So here goes:

(After flat ironing my hair)

(Letting the barrel spin and it curling my hair)

(First two curls done)

(Curls done on my bangs)

(Really feeling myself, lol)

(Added a glitter bonnet to the back, I was running late)

(Oh yeah, this is cute, LOL)

(Not too bad)

(Has settings of High, Low, and Off. There is a clockwise and counter clockwise spin setting)

Now for the review....
When I plugged this iron into the electrical socket I was worried because I started to hear a hissing noise. I immediately sent an email to the company and awaited their response. I went ahead and use the InstaWave despite the low hissing sound. I at first couldn't figure out which way to spin the barrel so that I could have my curls frame my face and have them go in the right direction. I sectioned my bangs into two on each side. Then I sprayed on some heat protectant and a little holding spray. I wrapped just the end of my hair into the barrel and then I clicked the spin button. It movedkind of quickly and it swirled my hair unto the curling iron. Once the barrel reached the roots of my hair I stopped spinning it and I held it for 30 seconds. I pulled down on the curling iron and out slide my first curl. I was impressed and I was super happy that I really didn't have to touch my hot heat holding hair. YAY!! 

If there was anything I would have done differently I would have not put as much oil in my hair during the flat ironing process. My hair seemed a bit stringy so I know for next time.

After about a week I got a response from the company about the hissing noise, I was told it was normal. The hiss sounds like someone is letting the air out of a balloon, not to loud but noticeable if you listen for it.

After having used it a second time the hissing isn't as loud as when I 1st tried it.

Would I recommend this product? Yes
Does it work on African American type 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c hair? Yes. The texture doesn't matter
What length of hair does it work best on? Because of the size of the barrel I would suggest shoulder length hair and longer.
Would you buy more from this company? YES
Where can you buy this product? http://www.KISSInstaWave.com Target and ULTA
Does it tangle your hair? Not if you section it before curling.

Hope this information helped.


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