Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crown Braid Tutorial

The Heidi Dutch Halo Goddess Crown Braid. #mouthful But I can't think of a better way to describe it.





Girls this seriously is so much easier than it looks. #promise
1. Put hair in two pony tails (use clear elastics & place it behind/below your ears)
2. Braid each pony make tight!
3. Loosen them up! Start at the bottom & tug braids to make wider .
4. Now take braid 1 & fold it up & over onto noggin.
5. Repeat on other side with the second braid
 *Depending on how you want it to look you can place the braids closer to the forehead, or away.*
6. Use bobby pins to secure braids onto head.
7. Tuck ends into opposite braid & VOILA!
F.Y.I. *I cut the clear elastics to make a cleaner look*
P.S.S I'm wearing 18'in clip in extensions & put them on upside down. (so that you can't see the tracks)
XXOO



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Klyde Warren Park

Went to the park yesterday with the pup and roomie.  Never been to Klyde Warren Park, but I must say that I was impressed. It's a beautiful and modern. Makes me feel like I'm in a fun city! If you live in Dallas and haven't been I suggest you go. They even have a dog park inside it. Be careful though if you blink you might miss it. #itsmini


 


Did I mention the park is built over a freeway? 
Visit
XXOO 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sugar, Sugar


Why exfoliate your lips? Because nobody likes dry, cracked, lizard skin lips. I always exfoliate my clients lips before I apply lipstick. This allows the lipstick to lay on the lips flawlessly. Have you ever put lipstick on when they are cracked? It doesn't look so pretty. Why? Because the lipstick lays deep within the lines of your lips? Making them appear uneven. #deadskin #ew When I was in Utah Whitney and I made ourselves some homemade sugar lip scrub. Might I add that it was delicious and edible. Ingredients and directions below.





Basically add all ingredients together. I put them into an old mason jar. Then I used a skewer stick to mix them together. You might need to add more sugar to get the right consistency. I like mine very grainy. Makes it feels like my lips are getting a better scrub. Put the jar in the fridge and it's good for about 2 weeks. Kiss Kiss!
XXOO




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Twelve Degrees

Ok quick post: Had the best time while I was in Utah! My friends are amazing and better than yours. Monday Whitney and I had a mini photo shoot with our very talented friend Chantel. Here a sneak peek. P.S. here is her website WEBSITE. I highly recommend you use her if you want the best photos. 






It was probably the coldest day in Utah when we did this. My face felt like botox by the end. I'm pretty sure one of my toes fell off due to the cold, but it was totally worth it. 
XXOO

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scrub-a-dub


Sometimes I am blown away by how many clients I get that don't exfoliate. It's very important to exfoliate because it removes the dead cells that dulls skin's appearance. Also it unplugs pores and can provide a healthy glow. It's the key to vibrant skin. So scrub your face it's good for you!


I can't tell you enough how much I love Freeze 24-7's 'Icecrystals' anti age prep exfoliating polish. I just want to scream it off a mountain top!!!! This stuff is AMAZING. #nojoke I am literally obsessed with it. Hands down the world's best facial exfoliator. It leaves my face feeling soft like a baby's bottom. It crazy how much better my skin looks/feels after using it. (more info HERE) $65


Now to my absolute favorite lip scrub. This goes to Sara Happ. She's a genius. This is the tastiest scrub I have ever used. Plus it's edible! It comes in all sorts of flavors such as red velvet cake, brown sugar, vanilla bean, peppermint, and so on. I have the coco flavored one as you can see. (more info HERE) $24


What would I do without my Clarisonic? This baby has made my skin so much better. It's seriously amazing if  you don't have one, where have you been? Get it HERE (Prices range from $119-235) What I especially love about my MIA Clarisonic is that you can use any facial wash with it. It helps deep cleanse the pores without being too harsh on the skin. I know they are pricey, but I promise you wont be upset.
XXOO

Friday, January 11, 2013

Curly Hair: Tutorial

Here's a written tutorial on my signature curly hair. Everyone asks me what I use to curl, and how I do it. So I figure I'd blog about it. Down below are my finished looks. Scroll a bit more and we'll get down to business. 











Hot Tools Nano Tapered Iron 1 1/4 in $44 (Ulta)

Spornette Little Teaser Brush $5 (Sally Beauty)

Oscar'Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray (Nordstrom)

Hair clips $3 any type i prefer these kind (Sally Beauty)


You will want to curl your hair in three sections starting at the bottom. Clip all your hair up except the bottom layer. I usually section my bottom layer sixths (three long curls on each side of the face). Now here is the key, you want to hold the hot wand upside down with the ( skinny tip facing down). Curl your hair around the wand. Make sure you curl away from your face  This is very important. It will make the hair will look better! Then take you next section down and repeat until your finished. Spray with hairspray not too much, but just enough to run your fingers through. VOILA you're done! F.Y.I. I curl my bangs in small tiny sections to make it look more piecey. 


XXOO

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Loved my look so much from yesterday I had to post. Top knot, check. Fancy necklace, check. Smokey eyes, check. What a combo. Anyway today is Friday, and you know what that means?? I'll be flying to Utah to see my favorite people!! Hopefully my flight doesn't get cancelled. Utah is having a huge storm and is estimated to get 2-4 feet of snow. Just my luck. I better bundle up! #vacayhereicome

Kinda obsessed with my makeup here.
XXOO

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ginaaa's

I  really need it to be Friday all ready. This week is going by way too slow. I am trying to be as patient as possible, but it's so hard. Knowing that I will be in Utah with these two babes this weekend! AHHH I'm freaking out. Totes excited to see my besties. We are going to get weird all weekend long. Uhhh well until then I will be here holding my breath. #loveyouwhitcuhanddanilonglegz



Were the three best friends that anyone could have. 
XXOO


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Soup & Quinoa

Get yo grub on! Kick start 2013 with more home made meals. I don't care if it's healthy or not. Try not to eat fast food or out as much. That's one of my resolutions. 



Quinoa

-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
-4 Ears of corn shucked


-1/2 Stick melted butter
-1 Tbs honey
-1/2 Tsp salt
-1/4 Tsp black pepper
-2 Cups uncooked quinoa 
-4 Scallions chopped

Directions:
Boil corn, when cooled off cut the kernels off the cob
 For the dressing whisk together lemon juice, melted butter, honey, salt and pepper in bowl

Rise uncooked quinoa then cook in a pot of boiling salted water (2 cups of water per cup of quinoa)

Add quinoa, corn, chopped scallions in a bowl add dressing. Toss evenly and serve.


No pictures for the sweet potato soup. #sorrynotsorry 
 Ingredients:
-2 large sweet potatoes 
-3 pinches of salt
-1/2 tsp Chipotle powder
-1 avocado diced
-1/2 cup no chicken broth
-1/2 cup soy milk or almond 

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees & bake the potatoes until tender about 45 mins (I wrapped mine in foil) 
Remove the skin
Mash them and add them in the blender with the broth and non-dairy milk 
Add the spice and salt to taste
Garnish avocado on top and enjoy


I got the Quinoa recipe from HERE and the Sweet potato soup recipe HERE

XXOO


Saturday, January 5, 2013

DTX

Dallas fog is dreamy.

#Fog #Dallas #Texas #Buildings #Freeway #Skyline #City #Road #Home #Love #Ride
XXOO

Friday, January 4, 2013

Detox Water

So I tried Jillian Michaels detox water yesterday. Got the recipe from HERE. Instead of distilled water I used tap water. It taste like lemon water making it easy to drink. The weird thing is that it smells like peanut butter. I'm weird though so it might smell different to you. So far I haven't noticed a HUGE difference, but hopefully within a few days I will. Take for seven days. #LetsGetSkinny All you need for this drink is: 

Water bottle to hold 60 oz (got mine at DollarTree)
1 T  100% Pure cranberry juice (no sugar) 
2 T Lemon juice
1 Dandelion root tea bag
I also added one Truvia sugar packet

You can get the cranberry juice at any grocery I got mine at Sprouts. Same with the lemon juice. Now the Dandelion root tea is from Sprouts as well, but not sure if they sell it at normal groceries. Most likely at Central Market or Whole Foods.


Wish me luck
XXOO

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nars Skin Care



"The best skin is skin that can reflect light."-Francois Nars

So this is my daily skincare routine. I love Nars and have been using their skin care for about two months. So far I have no complaints. All of Nars skincare is dermatologist tested. It is fragrance, paraben, and alcohol free. 

Left to right.
Aqua Gel Luminous oil-free moisturizer. $58
Optimal Brightening concentrate. $72 (I have the old formula)
Multi-Action Hydrating Toner. $32
Gentle Cream Cleanser. $29
  • P.s. this isn't the whole Nars skincare collection. I really like their Total Replenishing Eye cream which is $58 I just haven't bought it yet. I also don't have the Double Refining Exfoliator it's $34 and to be honest I don't really care for it. I have a different exfoliator that I will blog about. But don't get me wrong I have lots of friends who love Nars exfoliator. It is still a great one to have.






I saved the best for last. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. A.K.A. The essential skin care item to have. This baby saves me when I get a juicy red blemish. I mean it doesn't have to be juicy or red it can be small, underground, or just a zit that wont go away. This lotion makes any blemish disappear. Use it at night after you wash your face. Take a q-tip and dip one end into the pink solution on the bottom. Then apply it onto blemish. DO NOT shake the bottle. $17


XXOO
FYI this isn't my full skin are essentials I will post more of my skin are later on. You're welcome.