Tomorrow is the big day!!

So tomorrow is my first official day of cosmetology school, and also exciting news, I got some great sames today, and I plan on using them tomorrow and writing a review! Stay tuned in. 

  

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My everyday hair products (how I keep my hair healthy)

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These little beauties are my hair life savers. I have used these products (not always same brand) for about 8 months now, and they have made such a difference.

The coconut oil is something I use once a week. (I do not always buy the same exact coconut oil.) It is what I use for my weekly hair mask. I coat my hair with A LOT of coconut oil, wrap it in cling wrap, and sleep with it on. I get up in the morning, rinse my hair, and just use conditioner on it.

The detangler, I do not always use the same brand. I honestly picked this one up because it has aragn  oil in it. One thing that I do that many people do not is that no matter what detangler I use I put a little of the coconut oil from the tub in it and shake it up. I do this because I want to put coconut oil in my hair everyday, but not like doing a mask

Coconut milk, I LOVE this product. I have been using this the longest of the three. It keeps my hair looking shinny and healthy. I also use it on my six year old daughter’s hair because putting a little oil in your child’s hair actually helps prevent lice. I recommend using this on your hair after you have showered. Put it in after you towel dry, but before you brush in addition to the detangler. Using the two together helps detangle your hair, and that helps reduce breakage.

One other thing I would recommend that is not pictured is argan oil. I used to use this everyday as well, but ran out about a month ago, and just never picked anymore up. I fully intend on buying more, because it is the one product I used even before the coconut milk. I actually used to mix the two together and put it in my hair.

Two Family Dollar products I couldn’t live without. 

  

These two products are something k picked up for the first time when I was young and broke. I honestly didn’t expect them to be that great, but they were so cheap I figured I would give them a try, and I am glad I did. 

When I was younger my face never broke out. Ever. Over the past 2 years the acne I never had as a teen is finally catching up.

I started out just using the scrub, and I really liked it, but somehow during a move it ended up packed away and I totally forgot about it. Well, I finally found it and since using it, my face has begun to clear up, but the real difference is when I started mixing it with the clay mask. 

I read the reviews for the mask on influenster, and with 1200 reviews it is holding strong with a solid 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Something you would never expect from a $2 product from family dollar. So, I bought it. It can be used for spot treatment when a zit comes up, or an all over face mask. (Like below) 

  

I have to say, I really was pleasantly surprised, and I plan to use these products for years to come. My skin is clearing up, it is beautiful and soft, and I think I am addicted .  

Five Minute Overnight Heatless Curl Part Two: Your Questions Answered.

Yesterday I received a question from a reader about my five minute overnight heatless curl tutorial. (View Original Post Here) She tried it out and got beautiful curls, but had a few questions. Here is what she wrote:

“Hey girl I tried your blog about curly hair and I have long thick hair and I didn’t know if there was an easier way to do it without the band being so full and the hair tangling and without it being frizzy (I wrapped it with a scarf) the curls turned out great on the middle and the bottom but the tops were frizzy. Also, do you do a lot of medium pieces or large strands?”

These are great questions, and honestly, something I should have addressed in the first post.

I just wanted to say again that I have thick hair that does not hold a curl, and this is the only way I have found so far that keeps my hair curly all day long.

First I would say instead of using a scarf, try a bandanna. That is actually what I normally use. You want to use something that ties so in the morning you can untie it and slide it out through the curls instead of having to try to get a headband out of them.

Second, I would say once every five wraps, to grab the part already wrapped around the bandanna, and slide it toward your face, so that by the time you make it to the back, you have enough room.

Third, if you are anything like me you move around in your sleep and that will cause the top to be frizzy. I like to wrap a scarf over my head, and then take cling wrap and wrap it around that once or twice. The reason for this is that just wrapping a scarf is still cloth rubbing on cloth when you move around and the scarf may move and still cause some frizz. Another thing that may help is to put a little moose in it right before you start wrapping it. This will help the style hold as well.

Last, as for the amount of hair, I usually use about a 2 to 3 inch wide section to start. I wrap it around and add another section of the same size to it.

Free makeup samples? Here is how. 

For anyone that is interested in getting FREE MAKEUP SAMPLES, I am putting his out there. You do have to put in a little bit of work. You need to connect your Facebook, Twitter, and etc and then go and review makeup products you already have. I spent about an hour setting my influenster up, and I got my email today that I am getting the next free sample box. Check out the link below if it is something you are interested in. Who doesn’t want free stuff? www.influenster.com/r/1237355

Do your girl a favor and click on that link for me. 

5 minute overnight heatless curls.

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I am a big fan of not putting heat on my hair. I rarely straighten my hair, and have found that when I know I am going to wear my hair down that doing this quick fix the night before works well for me.

So I have that type of hair that falls flat just five minutes after curling it with a curling iron. I’ve always been jealous of the girls who can put a curling iron in their hair for a few seconds, dust it with hair spray, and go. It takes me hours to curl my hair, and it only lasts about 2 hours.

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(My normal straight hair)

So, I started looking for a way to get that curly hair I have always wanted, and I finally found it. I did not have time to film a video tutorial for you, so I snatched one for you. You can find the link at the very bottom of the post.

READ THE TEXT BELOW THE PICTURE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS

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I find that this picture most accurately shows how to wrap your hair I do find that there are a few important things it leaves out.

1. Your hair needs to be damp, but I am talking damp like if your hair was dry and you sprayed some detaingler on it. This is important because if your hair is too wet, you will not get curls.

2. No matter how you part your hair during the day, part it down the middle when you are doing this and just move your part in the morning. If you do not have equal amounts of hair on both sides, one side of your head will have smaller curls than the other side.

3. Most importantly, do not twist your hair like the picture is showing. Just wrap it around (TIGHTLY), add hair, wrap, add hair…etc. Twisting it actually makes it less likely to dry, and less curly. I never twist mine. Like the girl below.

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So when you are done it should look like this

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I recommend wrapping a scarf or something around it before going to bed to help keep your curls from getting frizzed up.

Take them down in the morning and…

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Here is the link to the youtube video

Product Reviews: e.l.f cream eyeliner, e.l.f mist & set, and MAC prep & prime eyelid primer

So I have recently purchased and tried out these 3 items. I like all three of them, but like everything else there are pros and cons.

The elf cream eyeshadow (only $3 at Target) goes on smoothly, but persoannly I felt like it went on really …transparent… I had to go over it with a black eyeshadow to get the dark black color I was wanting.

The MAC eyelid primer (not cheap), is amazing. I have tried a few different brands, but so far this is my favorite (I have yet to try Urban Decay but I have been told that once I try it I will throw my MAC away)

The e.l.f mist & set (only $3 at Target) … well it stinks, and it is sticky. I feel like my makeup didn’t stay any better than it usually does, and i have no intention of using this again.

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Purple hair, don’t care.

Ok, ok, I have lead you all on for to long, but enough is enough. I tallied your votes and……

I have dyed my hair purple! I absolutely love it! I have to say, I think you guys did great at picking a color that suits me well.

So I went from this..

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to this…

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What do you all think? It was definitely a journey to get it to this point as I had to bleach it, but I think it turned out very well.