1.29.2013

More 90's Throwbacks

Overalls 

I have noticed this trend more, and more. The last time I wore a pair of overalls, was probably 1999.  This is defiantly one fashion trend I will follow this year.  Not the I need to go do yard work style.  I am obsessing over the tailored, fun colors, that can be dressed up with a pair of heels and tons of accessories.  


Free People | Washed Denim Overall | $148
xoxo, p&c

Fringe

Minnetonka Moccasin

I am obsessed with Minnetonka Moccasin shoes.  I own numerous pairs, and they come in so many styles.  From boots, to moccasins, and slippers - they are so comfy.  I love wearing the fringe boots.  You can wear them with jeans, leggings, skirts, and shorts - one shoe so many looks.



Primer


Monistat vs. Smashbox - Primer 

Monistat Chafing Cream used as a primer? What.  Yeah – my thoughts exactly.  I have watched numerous YouTube makeup tutorials, and Monistat is being used as a primer.  I fell in love with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer when I received a sample from Sephora.  BUT spending $36 for one ounce can get expensive.   


So, my first attempt to buy the “primer” was not successful.  I guess everyone knows about this little beauty secret, and Target was sold out.  I was finally able to purchase it, and I was a little nervous buying it.  Why aren't there self checkouts at Target?! 

Monistat has a powdery texture, and goes on smooth.  I do use a moisturizer before applying the primer, and my foundation lasts all day.  This is probably one of the best beauty buys I have ever tried.  The best part is it only costs around $6.  


Both Smashbox, and Monistat have the same ingredient - dimethicone.  I haven't broken out, and I have sensitive skin.  

Final result - I no longer purchase the higher end brand.  

P.S. Good luck finding it - it's always sold out.

The Perfect Red


Russian Roulette & Glitter

I adore Russian Roulette (essie) nail polish.  It's defiantly my go to red nail polish.  Not only is it classic, red nails look good with everything.  I decided to add a glitter accent nail on both ring fingers - The Living Daylights (OPI).  The perfect nail polish can be the best accessory to any outfit.  


ELF


Falsies 

Love e.l.f. (eyes lips face) makeup.  Their brand is practical, and can be compared to higher end brands.  The products are 100% cruelty free - NOT tested on animals, and do not contain animal derived ingredients.  Do you need more reason to try their products?  Well, the prices are cheap, and they offer great online deals (elf online), and can be purchased at your local Target store.

I am in love with their false eyelashes, and they are only $1! My recent trip to Target they had a three pack ($3) of various styles.  So, I had to purchase!  



Lady Godiva


Essie - Lady Godiva

I fell in love with dark nail polishes when Chanel introduced Black Satin.  I remember when that polish came out - it was impossible to find.  I ended up spending $50 on a bottle on Ebay. Ever since then, I became obsessed with nail polish.  Essie is defiantly my go to brand. There's something about having well manicured nails - especially with a dark polish.  It makes a statement, and really looks good with any outfit.  My latest manicure is Essie Lady Godiva.  This is the perfect dark chocolate brown, and I get tons of compliments on this color.  

essie | lady godiva | $8 Target 

Dry Oil Mist

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil

If you are looking for a dry oil that protects your hair from heat styling products, I recommend Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist.  After doing some research on how to grow out my hair, I read that using a dry oil helps protect your hair.  I was torn between the Moroccan Oil, and the dry oil mist.  I decided to go with the Alterna brand. This product is amazing, and not only protects your hair from damages caused by daily use of heat styling products, I also use it as a detangler.  Another plus to this is it does not contain parabens, and sulfates.  

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist | Sephora $24

Stop the frizz


Honey + Olive Oil Hair Treatment

I have blonde over-processed hair, and desperately need to get a trim.  So, I decided to find a hair treatment I can do at home.  After doing some research I found honey, and olive oil to be the best mixture for my hair.  Honey, and olive oil are very moisturizing, and I didn't have any other ingredients to use.  

Hair Treatment
  • one tablespoon honey
  • two tablespoons olive oil   

Depending on how long your hair is you can make a second batch.  Mix the two ingredients, microwave for thirty seconds, and apply to damp washed hair.  I applied to my ends first, and worked my way to my roots.  I really didn't apply much to my roots, and just focused on my ends since that was the most damaged.  I wrapped my hair in a towel, and left the mixture on for about forty-five minutes.  This is a great time to do the Queen Helene Peel Off Mask!  After forty-five minutes, I rinsed the mixture in cool water, and washed my hair with L'Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo sulfate free.  My hair was very soft, and easy to comb!