Friday, December 23, 2011

Giveaway: Nail polish, Lip balm, Make up bag, Perfume...

With Christmas around the corner, Naara wanted to do a giveaway for her followers to celebrate the holidays!!




RULES TO ENTER:
  • You must follow her.
  • Leave a comment with your email.(+2 entries)
  • If you blog about this giveaway on your blog, leave ANOTHER comment with the link & your name. (+3 entries)

 TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • The deadline is December 30, 2011.
  • The winner will be announced on December 31, 2011.
  • Winner will be notified via email. 

If you would like to enter click here


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Epistick Facial Hair Remover



DIRECTIONS: - Bend the stick into an inverted "U" and place it against the hairs you want to remove. Hold the handles, twist the stick in opposite directions. The hairs are trapped between the tightly coil spring which grips and removes them in one swift movement.


REVIEW:  I have been wanting to try the Epistick for quite awhile now. I have upper lip hair and blonde hairs on my face so I was looking for an alternative to waxing.I decided to do some research on the epistick and read reviews on it. A lot of users recommended it saying that it's fast, painless, and works well. So I thought what do I have to lose. I decided to go on ebay and found five for $3.29 with shipping included. It took about 14 days before I received the product. I must say the first time using it, it hurt. My face was also red. I would definitely recommend using it after taking a shower. Despite the redness and pain from using it for the first time, I would highly recommend it and will continue to use it.


Pros:
  • Super cheap
  • Quick to use
  • Actually works at removing the hairs
  • Convient to pack for travel
  • No chemicals, or anything harmful for your face


Cons:
  • Painful
  • Only for facial hair
  • Doesn't remove all hair (may have to go over several times)
  • leaves face red after using

  •  Pen size and light weight, take it wherever you go!!
  • Removes hair root for long lasting hair-free complexion
  • Original threading facial hairs remover, no pain!

RETAIL: I purchased mine off ebay for $3.29, shipping included,  if you would like to purchase click here


Have you ever tried this product?? Did you like it?? 





**Disclaimer: this product was purchased by me, I was NOT paid to review this product. this was all on my own behalf**

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Award

 I was awarded the Versatile Blogger award by Anel click here to view her blog. Thank you Anel. Go check out her blog, it's great!



The Rules for this award are super simple: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you and give them a shout out on your blog with a link to their blog.

2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Send on the award to 15 other bloggers whose blogs that you appreciate and then let them know that they have won the award.
Well, here are 7 random facts about me:

1. I love make up.
2. I love Reality TV.
3. I have a big family: three brothers and my parents
4. I'm a proud mom to a son named Christian Elijah who is 6 and a step mom to a daughter named Tessa Elizabeth who is 9.(I'm the only one she knows as her MOM, and I love her just as much as if she were my own). They are my world.
5. My boyfriend Bobby is my TRUE love. I would be lost without him. We are hoping to get married in 2012. (Wish me luck)
6. I have never did drugs and NEVER will.
7. I love self tanner and can't live without it.  I feel so much better about myself when I have a tan.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giveaway: Mac Cosmetics

Francesca just recently had her birthday and this month celebrated her one year as a blogger. She decided to do a Mac giveaway to celebrate with her followers.


RULES TO ENTER:
  • You MUST follow her blog.
  • When you comment you must state if you want the giftcard, two lipsticks,two eyeshadows or one blush and state the shade of your choice. (ex: Two lipsticks, costa chic and snob) and with your email address
  • For extra entries:

    Follow her on twitter @francescaxdoll (+2)
    Tweet about her giveaway  (+3)
    Sidebar/Post it on your blog (+4)


 TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • The deadline is December 31, 2011.

If you would like to enter click here

Giveaway: Nume Petite Flat Iron

Want to win A Nume Petite Flat Iron  from geniabeme??



RULES TO ENTER:
  • 16 and up
  • US and Canada
 TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • The deadline is January 02, 2012.

If you would like to enter here

Giveaway: Smashbox palette and Benefit's Tan About Town set

Kelli is hosting a giveaway for her 50 follower mark.


RULES TO ENTER:

  • Leave a comment with your name, email address, and one beauty product that she should go out and try.  =2  entries
  • For two extras entries, blog about her giveaway on your blog. Make sure you write the link in the comment box. = 2 entries

 TERMS & CONDITIONS:
  • This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents.
  • The deadline is December 23, 2011 at midnight PST
  • The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011
  • Will will be randomly generated using random.org and notified via email. You will have 24 hours to respond back to her or she will chose another winner.

If you would like to enter click here

Giveaway: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Dani reached 100 followers and was sweet enough to host a giveaway.



RULES TO ENTER:

  • For 2 extra entries, re-post about this giveaway on your blog including a link back to this blog post.
  • To enter, you must leave only one comment on this post with the following information:
    -Your e-mail
    -Tell her what are your favorite type of posts to read
    -The link to the re-post on your blog

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • You must follow Foxy Lady Beauty publicly via Google Friend Connect.
  • Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  • Must be 18 years or older, or have parent or guardians permission. 
  • Giveaway will be open until December 13th.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the 15th of December.

If you would like to enter click here 





Review: Farouk CHI Digital Ceramic Flat Iron 1"





PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Ceramic coated plates for far infrared heat and negative ions - meaning healthier, shinier, smoother hair
  • 1" plates make versatile styling easy
  • Curved plate edges allow straightening, curling, flipping and other styles
  • Digital temperature settings are easy to read and control
  • Flash heats up to 392ºF - temperature is adjustable to allow fine control for all hair types
  • Professional swivel cord
  • On/Off switch
  • CHI celebrates the launch of the Digital CHI with a free studded faux leather fashion bag!
  • One year warranty
(for more information or to read reviews click here )

REVIEW: I received the Chi 1" digital flat iron two years ago from my amazing boyfriend for my birthday. At the time the Chi did a really good job and I was very pleased with it.

In the past few months though, I have been very disappointed. It doesn't seem to work as well as it use to. I have tried putting the temperature to the highest setting, and even putting the temperature to a setting in the middle.  It just seems to damage my hair more and more. I have thick, long hair and I'm looking for something to cut the time it takes to straighten my hair and to add shine and make hair silky soft.


PROS1 year warranty, can be used to curl or straighten hair, swivel cord that doesn't tangle.
CONS Creates frizz, doesn't glide through my hair easily, doesn't cut down my straightening time.
PACKAGING: No complaints.
OVERALL:  This iron retails for $134.95, with free, same-day shipping. It can be purchased here A one year warranty is included. This would be a great straightener for someone with thin short hair but I'm looking to get rid of the Chi and move on to a better straightener.

What is your favorite straightener??  




**Disclaimer: this product was purchased by me, I was NOT paid to review this product. this was all on my own behalf**


Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter Tanning Lotion

(photo courtesy of Bikini Kitchen)
"Bikini Kitchen’s all-natural Booty Butter Tanning Lotion is perfect for babes of all shades who desire a stunning summer glow. It can be worn along with your favorite SPF lotion, which we highly recommend, and you’ll still see amazing results. Our all-natural suntan lotion is really potent stuff – so if you’re a fair little mamma, you may want to limit yourself to an hour in the sun your first time. "

DIRECTIONS: Shake well before applying.


INGREDIENTS: 
  • Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil – This potent Hawaiian “secret” bronzes all skin tones quickly.  It is also excellent for the skin as it moisturizes while you tan.  In fact, since it is a skin-healer, many use it for dry skin and psoriasis.
  • Kona Coffee Extract – The natural acids in the coffee soften the skin and revitalize circulation.
  • Soothing, Moisture-Rich Mix – Boot Butter is super moisturizing, combining Aloe which soothes and nourishes the skin, along with Macadamia Nut Oil and Light Mineral Oil so your body glistens with moisture.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E – Vitamin A helps form new blood vessels, which give the skin an attractive, rosy glow; Vitamin C fends against damage caused by the sun; Vitamin E protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage and reduces the severity of sunburn.


REVIEW:  Last week I received a 1 oz sample of Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter Tanning lotion from a promotion I won on facebook. I wanted to share my thoughts with you. :)

Pros:  

  • A little goes a long way
  • Absorbs quickly leaving your skin soft
  • Allowed for a deeper bronzed tan
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Good for all skin tones 
  • Very moisturizing
  • Very smooth application with no streaking or discoloration
  • Water resistant
  • Works great with a normal lotion with spf

Cons:
  • The lotion was quite greasy. I was a tad fearful of rubbing up against something and the "bronze" color rubbing off or staining my clothes. The plus side of the greasiness is that my skin still felt moisturized even after my shower!
  • Took longer than an hour to see results. 


  •  Water resistant for you bathing beauties! 
  • A Great Bug Repellent so no bugs bite your booty!! 
  • Absolutely NO animal testing

RETAIL: 1 oz sample $6.95, $24.95 for 8 fl oz,  and can be purchased here


Have you ever tried this product?? Did you like it??





Disclaimer: I was sent this product for consideration to review. I am in no way affiliated with Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter Tanning Lotion, nor am I being compensated for this review. As always, these are my honest opinions.

Review: Beautisol Summer Glow dark self-tanning lotion

(photo courtesy of Beautisol)

"Beautisol Summer Glow dark self-tanning lotion is the perfect product for anyone looking for a deep, dark tan fast! "

DIRECTIONS: Exfoliate your skin in the shower using Beautisol’ Go Slough Yourself-Dual Action Scrub, pat dry and apply a light body moisturizer to dry areas such as the ankles, knees and elbows, if needed. Put on a tight-fitting pair of disposable gloves to prevent palms from turning brown. Apply a liberal amount of Summer Glow evenly to each section of your body, starting with the lower portion and working your way up. Allow the product to dry before getting dressed and, by all means, stay away from the water until your tan has developed (about 6–8 hours later). The longer you keep the product on your skin, the deeper the tan will develop. To build an even darker tan, reapply the next day.


INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Cyclopentasiloxane, Citroflex 2, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Erythrulose, Phenoxyethanol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Caramel, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Phytic Acid, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Fragrance/Parfum, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Red 33

REVIEW: Beautisol was kind enough to send me a generous sample for review. I love self tanners and I'm always looking for new ones to try. The first thing I did when I received my package was open the bottle to smell it. It smells so good. The ingredients are superior. I'm impressed with the lack of chemicals in this product. The self tanner itself, is a deep chocolate brown. It's tinted which makes for easy application. The formula is light weight and very easy to apply.The drying time is anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Apply at night and shower off in the morning and you will be amazed with your golden tan. It will look like you just came back from Hawaii!! Overall, I think this is one of the best self tanners I have tried so far. I will be purchasing a full size bottle. 

  • Gives an immediate bronzing effect so you look tan and gorgeous instantly  
  • Provides a long-lasting, natural-looking dark tan
  • Moisturizes & nourishes the skin with anti-aging properties 
  • Helps hide skin imperfections 
  • Innovative Pure Scent odor eliminating fragrance technology reduces the unpleasant processing odor by up to 80%
RETAIL: $39.00 for 6 fl oz and can be purchased here


Have you used this product or a similar product? What did you think? What is your favorite self tanner??




Disclaimer: I was sent this product for consideration to review. I am in no way affiliated with Beautisol, nor am I being compensated for this review. As always, these are my honest opinions.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Haul: Hair brushes and accessories





While shopping in Dirt Cheap I noticed they had there Goody hair brush and hair accessories on sale. I was able to get:

Goody Aiden claw clips 2 pack-$0.69
Goody Boar Blends Ceramic Round brush-$1.49
Goody girls 100 piece elastics(for my daughters stocking)-$0.69
Goody Pro vented cushion paddle brush-$1.49
Goody Simple Styles Modern updo-$0.69
Goody Trisha claw clips 2 pack-$0.69
Goody yvette claw clips 6 pack(for my daughters stocking)-$0.69


After taxes my total came to $7.01. Woo hoo. I was so proud of myself. 







Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review: Solerra Sunless Silk Spray Tan


"Solerra sunless silk is scientific luxury formulated to deliver the longest lasting sunless tan with flawless caramel color. This rich spray encapsulates silky moisturizers and advanced tanning formulas bonding them to your skin with patented Invisicare polymers forming an "invisible" layer of tanning beauty. Sunless silks' patented formula slows the natural exfoliating process and replensishes the skin with Essential Oils and Anti-aging mositurizing technology for a natural-looking, helathy tan that lasts 7-10 days. Rapid-tanning process tans fast and won't streak! Enjoy a "radiant" tan and silky smooth skin year-round with Solerra sunless silk. "

DIRECTIONS: For best results cleanse skin with Solerra Xfoila Pre-tan body-smoothie and apply Solerra Palms Tan-prep to 'Tan Free Zones" prior to use. In well light area while holding can 4-6 inches from skin spray evenly over entire body or areas desired to be tanned. Carefully wipe palms and soles with baby wipe or washcloth with soap after use. Allow to asborb until dry then wait 4-6 hours for maximum tanning results. Shower with gentle cleanswer and do not "overly scrub" skin. Apply Solerra Drench Post-tan moisturizer daily for longest tanning effect.


INGREDIENTS: DIMETHYL ETHER, WATER (AQUAPURIFICATA) PURIFIED, ALCOHOL (DENAT), DIHYDROXYACETONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER-VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, BLACK JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES, ERYTHRULOSE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

REVIEW: I was very anxious to try this self tanner out so as soon as I received it I tried it out that night. I made sure I exfoliated very well before spraying the self tanner.  The self tanner itself, is a golden caramel color. It absorbs quickly with a light golden color guide. A little goes a long way with this spray. It is a tad bit greasy but nothing that would discontinue me from using. Also I personally don't care for the chemical scent. A big plus is the drying time. This product doesn't take long to dry and you can get dressed and go about your daily or nightly routine. Overall, I really do like the self tanner and could deal with the scent. It gives a great golden tan the next day after washing off which I really love. The tan will last you anywhere from 5-7 days.

Enriched with Vitamin E • Neutral Scent • Fast Drying• Non-streaking

RETAIL: $23.99 for 5 fl oz / 150 ml and be purchased here

Have you used this product or a similar product? What did you think?


Introduction to my blog


Hello ladies and gentlemen!!

My name is Brandy and I'm 28 years old. I live in Alabama and I'm a complete beauty junkie. I decided to start up a blog just for fun. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. :)