Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just because you wear tights or leggings..

I see ladies wearing the leggings or tights with short shirt/dresses..so short it's almost as though you are passing a car accident where you cannot take your eyes off of it but you feel guilty for even looking. Oh come on ladies do not act like you haven't thought the same things. Lol! The post stems from a girl I was walking behind back into the building at lunch. She was wearing black sleeveless dress. The dress was so short, if you sat down in it, the entire public would be viewing you cha-cha! Now my only logical thought is this woman thought the shortness of the dress was no concern because she was wearing leggings underneath. Ladies!!! Leggings are not pants!!!! Most of the time the leggings are so shear you can basically see through them. This poor woman is walking around in a dress way to short with see thru leggings on. I almost approached her to be careful but couldn't bring myself to tell her.
Please ladies, just be careful with leggings and tights.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Addict: Coconut Oil :)

Hey girls, looking for something more in a lotion or just want to try something new? Try coconut oil! :) eeeeek!! I am so excited about this easy product that serves multiple purposes. I tried it this weekend as a lotion. First let me tell you.. When you look at the coconut oil it doesn't look like oil but like wax. I put some in my hand and the warmth of my hand turned it into liquid and I started applying it on my body like lotion. It smells soooo good!!! It's coconut so if you don't like it, then u wouldn't recommend the product for you. 2nd I applies it to my hair and let my hair soak in the oil for about two hours. I then washed my hair and styled. It made my hair so silky and healthy. 3rd I decided I would get creative and use this mixed with sugar and waa-la instant sugar lip scrub.
I am looking for more ways to try this awesome product and guess what.. It's healthy for you!!! :)
Do you use coconut oil? If so, how? I'd love to hear your stories.

This multi use product is my new go to

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Travel: Carry On Bag

Happy Sunday ladies!!!! :) I hope you are all having a great weekend. My nieces 17 year old birthday is today and let me tell you.. I feel old. :/ lol!
So I'm watching the travel channel and day dreaming about all the places I want to visit. With traveling comes the packing. I know some pro packers and some not so pro packers. I am in te middle. I have some good tips and tricks for making the most out of my packing but I just know you all have some even better tips. I'd love to hear them! :)
First let's start with your carry on bag. I cannot stress THIS enough..i have had the airport lose my luggage enough times to know its the little things that make a huge difference. First thing I put in my carry on? An extra pair of panties. Yes ladies, I went there! Lol!! I always make sure I pack a small amount of make up, just essentials to freshen up during a lay over or really long flight. Oil absorbent sheets are a life saver. Chapstick and lotion is also a must have for me. Next, I make sure I pack some snacks. You just never know if you might get hungry, and I refuse to pay outrageous prices for some small snacks. Finally, I make sure I keep my powercord for my electronics. Airports have places you can plug in for free. :)
I am sure I am forgetting a lot more tips and might not know more. I'd love to hear your tips for traveling.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

DIY:Did you say shirt scarf?

Ladies, I have come across some really awesome DIY fashion and make up tips, tricks, and crafts. I will be posting a new DIY post every Saturday as I embark on my journey of fun! Haha!
I wasn't planning on attempting my shirt scarf tonight but fell and rolled my ankle. So I figured it was best for me to elevate my ankle and get to work on my scarf. There are a number of ways to create these cute scarfs and please remember..this is my first attempt.
1) find a cotton tee. I found that the bigger the tees the longer the scarf.
2) cut tee into about 1 inch strips until you reach the armpits of the tees. Lol
3) stretch the strips an watch how they transform into cool rolled fabric.
4) line up the strips and be sure to line up the seams.
5) once you line up the seams, place a piece of fabric and roll around to hide seams. I tied the price of loose fabric into the pieces and then cut off the excess.
Waaaa laaa!
I added a couple more gatherings. I also braided one. It's really pretty awesome.
If you try this great DIY craft, post pics and us know more tips and tricks.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Do You Wash Your Hair Too Often?

To wash or not to wash our hair; this is a dilemma I continue to struggle with each day. Every style magazine tells us washing our hair too often makes our hair dry, frizzy, and damaged. Not washing our hair everyday allows the hair’s natural oils to repair damage and helps with breakage, but what happens when you’re one of those girls who have naturally oily hair? I know if I don’t wash my hair every day it becomes heavy and looks greasy. I know, sounds so stylish, doesn’t it? Well, I’m not going to let my greasy hair stop me! I wanted hair that doesn’t look like straw but doesn’t look like I just dumped olive oil on it either. With that said, I turned to Dry Shampoo.

Basically my definition of a dry shampoo is the best alternative to allow your hair some rest without looking like a grease ball. Usually comes as a powder or aerosol spray you use just on your roots to suck up the oil without drying your hair out. I tried a couple different dry shampoos’ ranging from really cheap to really expensive. The one I like is, “Rock on” by Beyond the Zone. The product does the same job as a more expensive dry shampoo and is pretty cheap being only around $7-10 depending on where you buy it. This saves me money for some shoes.  I also don’t use a dry shampoo all the time so I imagine if you plan on using a dry shampoo every other day you might want to try a more expensive brand.

I also know of some tips/tricks I shared below. I want to know. Do you wash your hair everyday? Do you have any tips of us? Keep the comments and thoughts coming.

• Baby Powder is also a cheap alternative to a dry shampoo. Just put a little on your roots and it will suck up the oil. WARNING: Be sure you are blending the powder in or your scalp will show the white powder.

• If you feel the need to wash your hair every day, wash just the roots and leave the rest of your hair alone.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yoga Pants: Trendy or Lazy?

Ok ladies, I will be the first to admit, I throw on a pair of yoga pants more often than I should. Why? Because they are easy & comfortable. I was also going to say you can dress them up or down as well but it's just something I tell myself because it sounds better than saying I wear them when I'm too lazy to put together an outfit. Ha! I went to breakfast this morning and noticed most of the women were wearing yoga pants. We all know you just woke up and didn't actually work out! Lol! Is there a place and time when we say no more yoga pants? When do you look yourself in the mirror and say, "I will not wear them today. Today I will put together an outfit and conquer the world." lol!!! So my question to you and the men as well...I want your opinions on yoga pants as well, when is it ok for woman to wear them and when is it not?