Sunday, September 26, 2010

HellCats Halloween How-to

Hey Chicas!

I know its early but for all of those planners out there, we like to know what is going on before Halloween comes, so I thought I would give some makeup and hair tips on some costume ideas.  If you have more ideas on what you are going to be, let me know and I'll do a makeup tutorial on them!

 Here is my HellCats version of the competition to get into Regionals.  I chose the character Marti, because I love her! 

The picture to the right is of her, and the picture to the left is obviously me!

The look is great it would be good for any cheerleading costume.  The bold makeup is very pretty and noticeable but still not unwearable, but I wouldn't recommend you rockin' this at work.  I used all drugstore products except for one which was a BedHead product but can easily be duped by any blue, it was just the only one I had on hand.  So the list of prodcuts are:
Primer:  Loreal Magic Perfecting Base
Base - Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow Vanilla Chillia 
Gold - Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow Gold Digger
Brown Base - Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow So Foxy
Light Silver - ELF Shadow Palette in Drama
Dark Silver - ELF Shadow Palette in Drama
Highlight (white) - ELF Palette Shadow in Drama
Liner Upper - Maybelline lash line stiletto in black
Liner Lower (black) -ELF Palette Shadow in Drama
Mascara - Revlon Fantasy Lash in Black

Contour - Milani Sunset Duos
Highlight - Hard Candy Blush Crushed in Honeymoon
Cheeks - NYC Mosaic Face Powder in Pink Cheek Glow
Design - Annabelle Smudgeliner in Electric Sapphire
Gold Star Sticker
Sparkles - Two Option 1. Annabelle Gold Digger or 2. Lola Gold Sparkle Facial Powder

Bonnie Bell Liplites in Creme Brulee

All products are from the drugstore, and farily priced, all colors can be used in your regular makeup routine.  All the brushes that were used are ecotools, and in the travel set sizes, they are awesome brushes and can be purchased at Atlantic SuperStore!

These colors really give you the exact same colors as on the show.  I have a comparison picture of the work I'm so proud of!

The eye on top are Marti's from HellCats, and the lower ones of my peepers!

I'm just as pleased as punch with this look!  Hope you enjoyed it.  If you'd like to watch how to get his look step by step, check out the video below!

Hope this gives you a great start to the week!  And remember it never hurts to rock the attitude that cheerleaders have either!  Be positive!!

Caitlin xoxo

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rainy Days

Hey Chicas!

So I thought that I would just write a short little blog post...if that is possible as mine are always soo long it seems.  I have found some awesome bath and shower products that are under $5 at Wal-Mart.  The video shows the information pretty good, so I just thought that I would share.

Have a great weekend!

Caitlin xoxo

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pink Sugar - Dupes!!

Hey Chicas,

So Pink Sugar is THE popular scent, and at Sephora they always seem to be sold out.  Its on their top sellers list, so needless to say its hard to get.  But I have come across two very very similar alternatives to the famous Pink Sugar Scent: Hard Candy, and Delicious Cotton Candy.

I have made a youtube video discussing it, if you would rather hear me discuss this then read the actual notes that make up the perfumes...check out the video below ( could always subscribe to me too...thanks)

The rest of this post discuss the notes that each perfume has...I'm gonna use colors to show the ones that are similar between them.

Pink Sugar & Hard Candy will be blue.
Pink Sugar & Delicious Cotton Candy will be Purple.
Pink Sugar, Hard Candy & Delicious Cotton Candy will be fuchsia.

If you want to buy Pink Sugar from Sephora, you can check it out on their website .  Sephora’s description of Pink Sugar scent is "Stylish and lively, with a distinctive personality, Pink Sugar takes you on a journey through the pleasures and flavors of childhood with a playful blend of vanilla and caramel.” 

The actual notes that make pink sugar are: Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.

Hard Candy can actually be purchased at Sephora, or they say that they carry it, but then doesn't show any I don't know. I know that Wal-mart carries thier makeup, I'm assuming they will have the perfume too?  Guess that I should have checked on that

Just so that you can compare the notes the site states that Hard Candy contains:
Top notes are: white tea, rhubarb and pink pepper;
Middle notes are passionfruit, jasmine and rose;
Base notes are cashmere musk, vanilla, caramel and cedar.

Obviously they are slightly different, but the end results are soo similar (4 notes), the way they are organized the smell comes off the same...basically.  The base notes make them similar, but it is the top and middle notes that make Hard Candy a little more floral (maybe more mature?).

Delicious “Cotton Candy” is another option that is created by Designer Gale Hayman Fragrance. The actual notes include: citruses, bergamot, cotton candy, lilly of the valley, fig leaves, brown sugar, licorice, vanilla, caramel, cedarwood, and musk.

So Delicious "Cotton Candy" is almost idential to Pink Sugar,  the citruses, is very similar to sicilian orange, so really the difference is so minute.
Pink Sugar scent is a wonderful scent for all year round, no matter the season.  Hard Candy and Delicious Cotton Candy are wonderful alternatives.  As I said in the video, (at least I got rid of the orange face!) I'm not even gonna bother looking for Pink Sugar anymore, I have the Getaway kit, and the two other perfumes (that are almost exact duplicates)...I'm set, and I don't feel that I'm missing out on it at all.

Just wanted to present you guys with an alternative to Pink Sugar, if you couldn't get your hands on it.

Caitlin xoxo

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Leah Miller Inspired Look

Hey Chicas!

I  was watching So You Think You Dance Canada the other night.  And I fell in love with Leah Miller's look from the show.

This is the best picture that I could find of her makeup...... if you watch the show, you'll know the look I'm talking about.  It was such a nice change from all the smokey eye dark colors we have been seeing the past few years.  The gold eyes really sparkled and showed up against her skin, and made her look naturally beautiful.   But of course that isn't hard when you are her! :)
So of course I had to try to recreat this look at home.  It is really easy once you see it done, a few colors and that's it.  You could add more colors, but why make things harder then they need to be.  So I hope that you can see the similarites in the two looks....the video I think shows it a little  better. 

So these are the products that I used for the makeup look.  Not that many when you think about it.   Quo Eyeshadow - Quo Quad in Angel - Bronze & Champagne (dupe Covergirl Golden Sunset - First Light and Golden Sunrise)        

Mascara - Revlon Fantasy Lash 3 coats
NYC Mosaic Face Powder - Pink Cheek Glow
Hard Candy - Blush Crushed in Honeymoon
Beauty Rush - Lotta Colada

 To the left are the swatches for the dupes of the Quo Quad Palette in Angel, it is fairly old, and at my shoppers they didn't carry any single Quo eyeshadow...strange I thought but whatever.  I actually already had a good dupe, that I likely should have used in the tutorial but didn't because I forget I had it...oppsie.  The top colors are from colorgirl Golden sunset (L-R) Golden Sunrise, First Light.  And the bottom swatches are the Quo Quad (L-R) Bronze, Champagne.  The Covergril one is totally more gold then the Quo ones so it may even be close to Leah Miller's actualy look, plus the pigment is awesome!

Hope you enjoy it!

Caitlin xoxo

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Q&A- Blind Pimples

Hey Chicas!

This is hopefully going to become a weekly thing here on CaitlinChic.  I had a reader send me an email, and ask me a question:

"I have a super important question for you, I have been getting a lot of blind pimples lately, with lots the past few days, on my mid to lower cheeks. I haven't been eating junk or greasy food or changed my facial treatments..any suggestions?"

This is a very common problem among everyone, and what a lot of people seem to think is that food is directly related to their breakouts....not entirely soo.  There are some foods that will cause issue with your face, but its the way your body is reacting to that food, and it comes out through the skin, you may even have an unknown allergic reaction to something in the food, and instead of the standard not being able to breathe (which is totally serious and I'm not trying to lighten it up) you will get the breakout instead.

The weather has started to shift, and your skin is reacting.  In the winter or colder months your skin doesn't overturn the cells as quickly, this causes dry skin to be standing in the way of your fresh new skin cells showing.  Between these layers is when your will get breakouts, because oxygen can't get in and the natural sebum and oils occurring on your face are then trapped between the layers, causing the breakout.  A solution would be to exfoliate your face a little more regularly with a salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide scrub, do this at night (your face should be red afterwords) and then use your spot treatment on the area.

A lot of bloggers/youtubers seem to tell you what you can do to solve the problem in the terms of products...but if you don't really understand why you will continue to have the problems, because spot treating issues will not resolve the underlying ones.

Another issue is what are you doing to your face during the day.  Are you resting your hand on your cheeks alot, this can cause a transfer of oils and lack of breathing of the skin.  Are you washing your hands enough?  I know it is simple but are you?  When we are coming into flu/cold season, just a thought.  Did you start up in the gym again, are you working out in your makeup?  When you sweat the pores open and before they can release the sweat they have to take in the makeup, and then gym equip (gross and dirty) and if you are wiping your face its likely the cause.  So honestly think about what your face goes through in the run of a day, is anything different?

So a blind pimple is really a papule: a solid, elevated lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter.  They rarely are able to turn into a pustule.  The pore is clogged farther down then a standard pimple is.  Avoid all want to pop it or pick.  Don't do it!! Because it is soo deep in the skin, you puting pressure on it will cause it to spread farther out in the skin, giving you more papules/pustules.Placing a hot face cloth on the area for increments of 10 sec until cool will help to bring anything (aka. pus) to the surface.  Also, increase the number of fluids you are taking in during the day especially water, to help flush your system.

Hope this helps!

Caitlin xoxo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Perfect Pouty Plum Lips

Hey, Chicas!

Yeah so I'm pretty sure fall is here.....rain, cold, leaves falling.  Yeah, it is here.  But the good thing about September is the fall fashion!
 You can always take your makeup ideas from the runway, well not straight from the runway, they may need a little more fine tuning, you could say. 

All of purple is dominating the fall 2010 makeup trends.The falls hottest color is purple, or plum or any other incarnation of the color. The shades which can range from deep dark eggplant to lilac can be worn on your nails, lips and eyes. With such a selection of colors you can decide who you want to rock this trend.  

My previous post discussed the Plum look for the eyes, and there is a youtube tutorial on that as well, if you are interested.

But Lips should not be ignored.  I honestly think that lips are the easiest way to stay on trend, you can keep everything else about your makeup the same and just change the lip color and you have a whole new look.  Or at least that what I tell myself, to feed my slight addiction to lip products...hehe.....but we are not talking about me here so....

I took the purple lip trend a little farther, and tried to shoot to birds with one stone, and did a tutorial on how to make your lips look bigger.  So this tutorial will not only show you a great lilacily color but how to do it so your lips look perfectly plump and kissable, the bigger the better!  Please remember that making your lips look bigger can be done with any color, not just the purple.

I love the purple trend and will be rockin' it all season long!

Enjoy getting plump pouty plum lips!

Caitlin xoxo

Items mentioned:
Lip Balm: whatever you got.
Lip Linner: Annabelle Pink Rose
Lip Stain: Covergirl 400
Lip Stick: Revlon Colorburst Lilac
Highlighter: Hard Candy (blush) Honeymoon (any other highlighter product would work)
Bronzer: Milani Sunset Duos (any matte bronzer, or even dark powder would work)
Gloss: Stila (the purple there is no name, any purply gloss would work)
Gloss: Rimmel Jelly Glamour (clear)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Plum Eye Makeup

Hey Chicas,

YouTube is not liking me too much today...I have tried to upload not once, not twice but like 5 times!  Talk about annoying...*breath in breath out*
(thanks mom for taking the pictures, I just couldn't get mine to look right).

Plums, mauves, and purples, are very in this fall.  In a soft, romantic type of application.  Nothing to harsh, or dark, dark...not saying that you can't have dark eyes, but it will have to be blended and used with lighter softer colors to balance it out.

So this is the look that I came up with.

I personally think it looks nice and light, free and soft, for autumn.  I kept all the colors in the pink-purple-grey range, but in a very wearable way.  So you can still rock the purple/mauves/plums in a nice and even professional look.

I used a brand called Natural Beauty, that I purchased from Winners a few weeks ago.  There were still quite a few there today, so I think you could still get your hands on a set if you like.

The kit was only $15, like seriously only $15 for 3 mineral eyeshadow and brushes and eyeliner!  Please, like I could avoid buying that!! haha

So this is what I got in the kit (gosh, I wished I had kept the package...oh well).Sans the crease brush...that baby is missing.

I'm not going to discuss the application method of this look, for that you can watch the youtube video on how to get the look here.

The swatches of the colors are shown to the left.  So from left to right:
* Sweet
* Temptress
* Glamorous

You do not have to use these exact ones, there are always dupes out there to be found.  If you want dupes, for Sweet, a sparkly frosty light pink.   Temptress, a matte mauve like a browny purple.  Glamorous, a sparkly deep purple with gold specks. I was browsing through shoppers today and found 2 different dupes that I think would work well....Maybelline quad in Lavender Fields (not super pigmented though very soft), Covergirl in Dance Party (usually more pigmented then Maybelline), and finially one that I think would be best, but you'll have to use another lighter shade if you want the exact look I have is L'Oreal HiP in sculpted.

And if you have other colors you would like to use.  feel free.  It is only makeup. Wear it, and work it to fit your style and color you like.  I'm simply doing it for the trends but any color would work!

This is the look that I have....the youtube video may have better representation of true colors.

Here is the list of products that were talked about and/or used in the turtorial.

Eyes -
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Natural Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow           

Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow - Vanillia Chilla
Revlon Fantasy Lash Total Definition - Blackest Black

Cheeks - Cameo Makeup Palette Blush - Pinky Purple

Lips - Revlon Color Burst - Lilac

Standard Eyeshadow Brush, small crease brush, large crease brush, small percision brush, and small angled brush.

Hope you guys enjoyed this, and experment with the trends to fit you.

Caitlin xoxo

Sunday, September 12, 2010

EcoTools and Superstore!!!

Hey Chicas,

So I was just wondering through Atlantic Superstore (the big one on university ave), and what did my little eye spy?  Well it was a small display on the end of an isle of the makeup/hair area.  And what did the little display have to offer....

Man was I totally excited.  They had makeup brushes as well as some sponges and other beauty accessories.  Now the only other place in Canada that I have found these brushes at has been at Winners (see blog post about that here), and as we all know that is a hit or miss type of thing.  

The selection isn't super, but I'm assuming that they are just trying them on an introductory basis or something, because they have never had them there before.  The prices arrange from $5-$19.  They had a few individual brushes a retractable one, which would be great for travel, a pack of 5 brushes  ranging from facial to eyebrow.  

The one that I decided to purchase was the 6 piece eye brush set - Eye makeover- in the travel size which is going to rock!

It has an elastic band to hold the brushes in, and a mirror in the case!
A mirror in the brush case, what a novel idea! I'm pretty pumped about that.  It has a normal standard eye shadow brush, angle brush, contouring brush, small precise brush, and a small contouring brush.  So this little one is filled with all the kind of brushes you could need on a weekend travel.
 As you can see the case is pretty small, fitting into the palm of my hand easily.  The good thing about the mirror is that its hard (obviously) but this will make sure the brushes don't get all mangled in a soft case.

Its small enough you could keep it in your purse all the time if you wanted to.  Myself, it would be too much, I have enough crap in that thing already.  

I just wanted to share this news with your guys, they are a very affordable brushes, and good quality, and earth-friendly.  

If you are looking to update or just add to your brush collection, check out Atlantic Superstore.  And hopefully you will be as happy with them as I am.

 (I apologize for the poor lighting in the pics, it was on my phone camera.  So not too bad for a two year old cell phone camera though!)

Brush away!

Caitlin xoxo

Friday, September 10, 2010

How to properly remove nail polish

Hey Chicas!

So everyone hates it when their nail polish chips and its time to come off.....even worse is when its your toes, and your finger nail polish is still good.  How do you remove the polish on your toes and keep it on your fingers?  

Well in this video I will talk about what type of nail polish remover to use, what kind of bottle to buy, as well as the removal medium of my choice.  I give you some tips and tricks for fast, and efficient removal.  I think it will be worthwhile.....especially at the end where I do a demo on how to. (if I do say so myself!)


Caitlin xoxo

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blackheads! I Hate Them!!!

Hey Chicas,

This is some information and tips for one of my BFFs! :) you know who you are.

Blackheads, are otherwise known as a comedone, are a mass of hardened sebum and skin cells in a hair follicle.  When the follicle is filled with an excess of oil a blackhead forms.  It is dark because it is exposed to oxygen and oxidizes.  

Blackheads are not simply a bit of dirt that is stuck in your pore.  The black is the oxidized product of oil, think of it as the equivalent of tarnished silver.  No matter what you do, pores will continue to produce sebum....and will continue to be exposed to air....meaning you will always have blackheads :(. Sorry to burst your bubble!)

To start you have to eliminate the factors that can lead to clogged pores.  Get rid of any foundations and heavy moisturizers that may contain oils.  Wash with a foaming cleanser, then apply an acne medication over blackhead at night to help unclog pores.  The most effective ones will contain at least 2% salicylic acid, which helps to break down the adhesions between cells, softening existing plugs and preventing new ones, retinol, or glycolic acid lotions are also good.  You bascially, want to reduce the amount of oil that is produced on your nose, which will help to eliminate the number of blackheads.

Blackheads are trapped by dead skin cells and need to be cleansed, exfoliated and extracted.  But even if they are extracted it is impossible to not have them come back.  The bacteria in the follicles causes a blockage, obviously or we wouldn't have them, from sebum and dead skin build-up, oxygen cannot reach the bottom of the follicle, resulting in the bacteria to grow. 

If the pores can be exposed to oxygen, the bacteria will have a harder time growing, as they thrive in nonoxygen rich areas.  This is why exfoliating is soo important.  I find that everyone tells you too, but you don't really know why, so thats why.  Now you know! :)

So, hope that's enough of my esthetican side coming through.  So yeah everyone has them, just some are smaller then others, and some hide them more.

You can temporarily get rid of the blackheads; (in brackets, are my suggestions, things that I know work for me and others)
-cleanse your face with a non comedogenic facial wash (foaming ones,  go deeper, but can also dry out your skin)
-exfoliate you face once a week (if oily skin, more often)
-toner, will leave the treatment on your skin longer and absorb deep into the skin for treatment(Biore Triple Action Toner, leaves your skin with a nice cool tingly feeling)
-use acne spot medication (clean and clear persa-gel at 5% benzoyl peroxide, or a salicylic acid treatment cream is great, the medication must be at least 2% or not bother)
-clay masks (will help to absorb any excess oil)
-Biore strips (works on some not on others, I personally love them!)
-moisturize with a non-oil cream/gel (love Clean and Clear soft night cream, and their Finishes pore perfecting moisturizer for day)

These things will help to "clean" them, but you can never get rid of them totally.  Nothing has been proven to reduce pore size permanently, though remedies like, clay masks and toners can make them appear smaller for a few hours.  If they are "cleaned" and removed of the sebum build-up they will appear smaller and not black.

So, sorry to say that you can get rid of them in the short run, but the long term you will be blessed with them.  The important thing to remember is everyone has them, you are not alone, so don't sweat the small stuff!

Caitlin xoxo

Monday, September 6, 2010

Magnifying Mirror - Bloody Horrible!

Hey Chicas,

I have a little glimmer of wonderful advice, that I learned in school.  Here goes...

You now those magnifying mirrors, the one with the normal mirror, and then you flip it, and you have a crazy monster looking back at you, and all you did was flip it!!

Well first off, calm the heck down!  Those magnifying mirrors especially with the light, do nothing to help your self esteem in the mornings.  I know you do it, don't lie to yourself!

The problem is what is invisible at a reasonable distance is distorted up close.  Think of it like the zoom on your camera, it can only go so far before the picture is all pixilated and fuzzy, but when you zoom it out is clear and perfect.  You can only go so far, until you lose the bigger picture.

Some things do not need a closer inspection, if you can't see it in a "normal' mirror, no one else will see when they are talking to you or even looking at you!

Your face becomes grotesque cluster of freckles, hairs, lines, blemishes and crater like pores, all ready for your unneeded probing, and picking.  You are only going to make it worse!!!

Not only will you start picking at stuff, that will likely bloch your face into self induced redness. Step away from the mirror, no one will answer the question "Mirror, mirror on the wall / Who in the land is fairest of all?".  When you looking that close into the mirror, you will not find anything good, so why do you need to be all self-deprecating in the morning.  Answer: YOU DON'T.  

They do have their place, for false eyelashes etc., your face in general, not at all.

Do yourself a favor, and put down the mirror, before you hurt yourself!  You'll thank yourself later.

Caitlin xoxo

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dry Shampoo - Youtube

Hey Chicas,

I did a little youtube video on my fav dry shampoo's that I talked about in the previous blog post.  I also do a demo on how to use them in your hair.  Thought you might enjoy.  If you really like it, you could subscride and comment, it is free! :)

Caitlin xoxo

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fav. Dry Shampoos & Review

Hey Chicas,

I finally found them all!  Aren't you all proud, I would be too, if I could have remembered where they all were!  But what has been lost has been here it goes.

So I was smart, and quick enough this morning to even order them in preference!  Meaning that starting from the left and going to the right is my number 1 choice/fav to my least.  But read the reviews if not you may miss an important point.
I have a mix of some salon brands and other drug store products, so there should be something there for everyone.

#1. Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret.  The name is catchy, the packaging in rockin' and the stuff works really well.  It is a salon products so you'd have to buy it from them, or if you have a Sally Beauty Supply store nearby there would carry it too.  It has a nice light fresh scent, with very, very little residue left, and you're hair still feels like hair after you have sprayed it on.  When I start talking about the other ones, you'll understand.  It absorbs the oil with less product then any other brand, and has the nicest formula and spray to remove the oil.  This is my 3rd bottle, so yeah I love it!  Yes it will be a little expensive around $20 I'm guessing, but you'll use less of it because it's a little better, and you get 300ml/6.3oz/179g for it.

#2 Batise, the pink and yellow are the same brand just different scents. The scents I'm not really going to talk about because they are totally your preference whether you want a flowery one, or a tropical one, they are both nice though.  It's my second choice because, the powder is a little heavier(goes on thicker), you have to work a little bit more to remove the residue (but no big deal), you have to use a little bit more (so it doesn't last as long).  But don't get me wrong, I would still use it, and have purchased multiples of them, if I hadn't know about Dirty Secret, Batise would have been my fav.  It can be purchased at Zellers, and even the Winners here has the stuff from time to time.  It is around $8 and you get 150ml/5.05floz/95g (half the size of Dirty Secret, great for travel!) for it.

#3 TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo (for oily/straight hair).  I love the smell of this stuff, it is less strong then the Batise stuff for sure.  The spray is awesome, it doesn't clog, and has a good amount of force, it does go on fairly even but the particles are a little bigger than my #1, therefore if you have dark hair it may be more noticeable. It can be purchased at any drugstore like location, for around $5 for 5.07oz/161g, so you get more than Batise, and less than Dirty Secret.

The more I think about it here Batise and Fresh Start are really really close, with just the particle size and thickness separating them....soooo I'm gonna make them a tie, they are both good, and plus Fresh Start you get more bang for your buck!

#4(or I guess #3, but whatever) Snappi, which is another salon brand (well its where I got it), and I have to say it is my least fav.  I swear it is just baby powder with some moisture put into an aerosol can.  If that's what you want you'll love it.  I don't! It makes your hair feel weird, like you have way too much hairspray on it or something, it just makes your hair feel heavy.  Yes it does remove the oil, but the cost of that is just too much.  I will not be repurchasing it.  Its about $12, for 5.35oz, can't read the bottle for g, but whatever.

#5 TRESemme Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo(for dry curly hair).  You can read the bottle to tell you how to use it...but it won't help you any.  This stuff is the worst! It doesn't work it doesn't take any oil off your hair your roots still look shiny, I have attempted to use it many times when my hair is curly and always the same result.  I will say it is good for allowing your curls to defizz and give them some life but as for oil absorption....not there.  It is the same price as the Dry Shampoo from tresemme $5, and I'm sure its close to the same size.  I will not rebuy this for myself as a dry shampoo, the aerosols spray work better, but for the boys out there, or even women with short hair, it honestly makes the hair look great.  Even it is just to combat the frizz factor. I just don't think people with any length to their hair (meaning around chin length) will benefit from the removing oil factor.

Finally, no its not a dry shampoo, but I can't live without it. It is TRESemme Fresh Start Refreshing Mist for $6ish at 118ml.  I has a nice clean citrus scent, and it just gives your hair a healthy glow and shine.  I even use it on fresh hair days to add nice shine and luster to my hair.  I find that some shine sprays are over kill and can make your hair look oily, which really isn't a good look.  This stuff, no matter how much your spray will not make your hair look greasy.  I just can't say enough good things about it.  I always use everyday!  You should too :)

So, man why are my posts always soo long?  I hope that you find them helpful and informative, that is my goal in all of this.  Go out and try some of these (well the good ones) and see what you think.

Caitlin xoxo

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fishtail Hairband How-to

Hey Chicas,

So my second part to dry shampoo, is having some difficulty.....can't seem to find the ones that I want to review.  So while the search is on for those, I have another hair how-to that is up on my youtube channel TheCaitlinChic

It is super easy to subscribe to my channel then you can leave comments and things that you would like to see whether is be reviews for my blog or youtube, or makeup tips and ideas.  Let me know what you want to see and know.  I have a few awesome ideas kicking around my head so we'll see what happens.  I apoligize for the lighting....I look like a freakin' Oompa-Loompa!  I am working on how to adjust the lighting...if you have any suggestions, even as to what type of bulbs to put in...that would be great! 

Hope you enjoy it!

Caitlin xoxo