Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I think the biggest complaint that women have about camping is the "going without washing your hair for days" part. Gross, but come on girls, it is sooo worth it!! haha Anyway i have a solution to this problem! Dry Shampoo of course!! It is now my camping must have!
People seem to have a love/hate relationship with it. I think finding just the right one is the trick. And i think people hate the idea of not washing your hair everyday. It's in fact actually healthier for your hair and scalp if you don't. The natural oil your scalp produces helps with the overall health of your hair, it helps with shine, split ends, and promotes hair growth as well as combats dry scalp. I'd recommend shampooing every other day. You can still shower in the mornings just try not washing your hair. Dry Shampoo is also great for after workouts on those days where you are too busy to fit in anything more than a rinse of your sweaty bod.
The dry shampoo trend spread like wildfire while i was working at a beauty supply in Utah. I was able to test like 8 different brands!! It was nuts!! So now I consider myself a dry shampoo expert!
And this one is great because it is HOMEMADE! Any brand of corn starch will do. Just grab a pinch and then massage it at the base of your roots and wala it takes the oil out of your hair! Or you can out it in a salt shaker for easier application. If it leaves your hair a little white just massage in a little bit of water. Corn starch isn't as great as the professional versions but when you're on a budget it works perfect!
And now its time for a funny story....so i was working one night at the beauty supply when this girl came in. bless her heart. She asked me what i thought about dry shampoo, and then explained how she likes to go 7 days without washing her hair. 7 DAYS people. I wish she would've came in on day 7. That would be a sight to see.
Anyway if you haven't tried a dry shampoo before let me know and i'll get you some! Especially for all those exciting camping adventures this summer will bring! I know im already planning some of mine....Moab, Yellowstone, McCall, Matt Warner...............
Sunday, April 22, 2012
First rule: don't use nail polish remover on wood. It actually ruins finishes and leaves new, maybe even worse looking, stains. Don't panic, though, because there's actually a really easy way to fix the polish-on-wood problem. Just spritz your polish puddle down with plenty of hair spray (we use Aqua Net), let it sit for about 20 seconds, and then wipe it off. You might need to repeat the process a few times, but it's far, far preferable to having splotchy furniture.
Probably one of the most common polish problems, this is also a tricky one. Nail polish remover can interact with some dyes and fabrics (it'll actually melt acetate), so perform a spot test before you use it. If you use remover on your fabric, make sure to launder it directly afterward. And if remover isn't an option, you can always try hair spray. Dry cleaning solvent can also usually remove polish, so if you can't get it out at home, don't be afraid to run it down to your cleaners.
If you were in a rush and ended up both ruining your nails and painting up your hair, the fix is pretty simple. If the polish is still wet, just grab some non-acetone polish remover and run it down the polished strands. If it's dry already, work some conditioner or oil gently through your hair until you can slide the polish bits out.
First of all, what color is your carpet? If it's light or white, using a non-acetone polish remover is probably your best bet. If it's dark and you're not sure about whether the dye might interact with it, try pouring on hair spray or rubbing alcohol and then blotting the polish up with a sponge or paper towels. Don't give up if the polish just seems to keep coming — you want to get every last bit out.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Those of you who grew up with me know that my all time favorite eye make-up remover is Vaseline. For sleep overs, cheerleading competitions, and formal dances, it was a staple. Vaseline is pretty random and common right?! The best part is its cheap and sold everywhere! It even comes in travel sizes!
So here are my top 5 favorite uses for Vaseline! Try them out and let me know what you think!
2. Try using it to soften dry and cracked elbows/hands.
3. Use it to soften dry cuticles.
4. For kissable, luscious lips, spread some on your lips overnight as well!
5. You can use it to prevent spray-tan streaks: Rub all over the backs of your knees, ankles and hands to fight frightening spray tan lines.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Drink at least 2 bottles of water a day!
(this may not seem like much but im used to drinking none)
Make working out become more of a habit. Im good for 3 days a week, but i would like to kick it up a notch. I don't have an exact weight im trying to get down to. I know numbers on a scale won't make me happy, but working out and eating healthy will. If i lose weight in the process then GREAT!!
I want to eat healthy. My body doesn't do well with excessive fat, carbs, and sugar. (expecially since i don't have a gal bladder) Everything in moderation right?! I am going to fit in more protein, and fiber!
Im going to take off my make-up every night before bed! My skin and eyelashes will thank me! Being a newlywed made it so that i didn't want to climb in bed without looking my best ;) but that's stupid reasoning because my husband loves how i look without makeup! I just need to get over it and take it off!
(these are my favorite makeup removers ever, besides good ole Vaseline, ill post on that subject another time though)
So what are some of your beauty goals for 2012?