Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A quick pick me up?

Hey Chicas!

So yeah this post is likely not what you are expecting it to be about.  I'm all about trying to cut down the amount of time it takes in the morning to get ready for the day.  So the most time consuming task for me in the mornings hair.  Washing, drying, and styling, primping, curling, straightening....the list could honestly go on forever.  So yeah I've been known to skip a day (or two maybe three) between washes, because really my hair doesn't get that oily or dirty in one day.  But that all depends on your hair type and scalp conditions, so if you can't you can't, but have you really tried to go more than one day.  I know I've discussed it with my other friends, the none blog ones, and well you have to give it a good go.  For more tips and tricks click this, or click this to see my first blog post and video on the subject, and if you want a more updated one with my still running all time favorite click THIS!

So I picked up the John Frieda Luxurious Volume.  It's made to give your hair a refresher during the day if you have fine or limp hair that gets oily throughout the day.  The product says this about it "The perfect pick-me-up styler: refresh your volume, anytime, anywhere. Use this dry spray-shampoo to renew volume as fine hair starts to drop during the day. Recreates volume at the roots while refreshing style by absorbing oils for a fresh, full look. Can be used anytime, anywhere."

So I guess they are suggesting that you carry around in your purse if you want a little more lift to your hair.  Well its defiantly small enough to go in your purse, but the price tag was not.  I paid about $12 for it but its only 100 g size small..small.  Over priced, yeah I think so, but the real question is does it work?

Are you going to go from flat to your head to this hair, like their ad states?

No freakin' way people.  The only real volume that it gives is when it removes the oil, that in itself will give your hair more body.  It will not give you the above style....ever!  (I knew that the product would not give me the pic's hair, I'm really not that dense, but some remote likeness would should be expected) It is good in that there is no residue, no white spots, the well the size, because it does matter.  ;-)  Also the bad side is that it's not the greatest and refreshing your hair, meaning it does an OK job at removing the excess oil, but I've had better (I'm on a roll tonight).  It does smell OK, doesn't leave you feeling that you put stuff in your hair, but the size and the lack of volume (like non-existent), and oil absorbing leaves me wanting more....

So it's OK, if you want a small bottle to travel with and are willing to by double then what my fav is, go for it, other wise leave it on the shelf.  You can do better.

And maybe you should pickup my suggestion of a holy grail dry shampoo , before the holiday party season, you never know when that extra 30-40 minutes of sleep will be needed! :-)

Caitlin xoxo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Classic Adele Makeup Look

Hey Chicas!

So its been over a month(ish) since I've done a makeup look.  I know total slacker on my part.  All shall be reveled soon though.

So I was on LaineyGossip the other day (aka...weeks since this tutorial was actually filmed) and saw a picture of Adele at an awards show.  I love Adele, for many reasons.  Her voice is wonderful, and it's nice to see a woman that isn't trying to fit into a mold that many other singers are attempting to do.  She is just herself and its nice to have a classic lady to look up to!

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But what drew me towards the picture has her classic eye makeup look.  Its totally doable look, it can be scaled up to be more of a going out look or toned down look for the office.  The look that I created is a mixture between the two sides.

Products Used:
Too Faced EyeShadow Primer
L'Oreal Infalliable Eye Shadows
Time Resist White*
Hourglass Beige*
Endless Chocolate
 Eternal Black
Annabelle Smoothliner - Black
Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Carbon Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara - Carbon Black*
Hard Candy Boxed Blush - Skinny Dipping
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Color - Opulent Organza*
Colour Riche Le Gloss - Nude Touch*
* denotes a product that L'Oreal Paris Canada provided me for either the Best Bold Eye Look Contest, or as part of the prize pack that was awarded to the top 5 finalists.

I love the look, and I think that it came pretty darn close to what Adele is wearing (minus the lips, I really wanted to try the Orange lips).  But as always you be the judge!

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So I just wanted to send out a XOXOXO to Morgan who I'm told has watched all my videos!  Wow, that shows some dedication.  Thanks so much for supporting my channel and my blog, it means a lot to me that you enjoy them soo much! :-)

I promise that I'll be more regular...with videos and posts, other things you really don't need to know right!  So yeah..awkward moment there.  Watch the video below to get this look!

Caitlin xoxo