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My work- Chailey (Miss Teen Grayson County pageant)

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This is Chailey. I had the pleasure of doing her make-up for the Miss Teen Grayson County pageant last year.  It was a very rushed event and I literally had about thirty minutes to do the make-up while her hair was being curled at the same time.  I arrived two hours early only to find out she had to go interview with the judges before she got ready.  By the time she got back we literally had about 45 minutes total for hair, make-up and changing into her dress.  I was applying gloss on the way out the door. 

She ended up looking beautiful and placing as first runner up. (The winner's grandpa had sponsored the competition....).

My Hysterectomy

On December 6, 2010 I arrived at the hospital at 8am for my LAVH (laprascopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy). I was terrified because I had watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy where Mandy Moore played a patient who underwent an easy operation but never woke from anesthesia. So, I was terrified of not waking up. I went as far as to give my husband instructions for my kids if I didn't wake up.
I'm not sure of the specific timeline because there were no clocks and I wasn't allowed to have anything on me, so I will give a rough estimate how things went.
My husband and I waited in the waiting room for about ten minutes before they took me back minus him. I went to the pre-op room and got into my gown and laid in the bed while they took care of everything that had to be done. I had two nurses working on me. They first checked my bracelets and asked me the same questions over and over. The first nurse tried to put in my IV, but because they have to use such a large needle i…

Goat Milk Stuff

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Okay, so I discovered this brand after watching a video from the super sweet Wendy (BentleyBlonde) on YouTube. I had to order after hearing how good the Cranberry soap smelled and how gentle these soaps are on the skin. I have very sensitive skin to fragrance, lotion, soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, you name it. I also love holiday scents and Christmas scents are my favorite.

The brand is called Goat Milk Stuff and the products are hand made from Alpine goats milk. The goats are raised by the Jonas family, about a half hour from my house in Southern Indiana. They also drink the milk, and take great pride in not feeding the goats hormones or anything that can pass through the milk and onto the skin. I would love to plan a trip to meet this intriguing family one day and see how the soap is made, and the goats.

The package arrived in a standard USPS shipping box. Inside were the five half bars I had ordered plus 3 sample pieces of other scents. I ordered half bars to make sure they wi…

TRESemme' Freshstart dry shampoo spray

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Before- 3 days since shampoo. I wanted to wait until my hair was really dirty to test the product.


After- No oil and my hair looks clean and fresh.

My thoughts:

This is a great product and well worth the less than $5 price tag. It works well if used properly. I use it in sections spraying at the roots and combing through. It worked best for me if I teased the roots a little afterward. It will leave a white cast on the roots if not combed through or worked into the hair. The color will disappear once all the oil is absorbed.

If you are looking for a dry shampoo, but don't want to pay the high end price, this is the product you.

This product is available at Wal-Mart. Check your local drugstores for availability.


Black Friday Beauty Sales 11/25-11/29

Eve Pearl 55% off thurs-mon- BPCM2010

Nyxcosmetics.com 50% off friday

Smashbox.com 20% off- FFSB20

Stilacosmetics.com 20% off- STILALOVES

**will update as I find them

Jennifer Nettles talks hair, make-up and clothes

Sugarland's, Jennifer Nettles, answers fan questions about all things beauty. In this webisode taken from sugarlandmusic.com, Jennifer's Glambassadors talk about her new hair cut, make-up routine and clothing style. Jennifer showcases her bubbly personality, as always, and reinforces why we love her. She is a style icon, role model, and everyday woman.

Her hair type- naturally curly, random. loves Big Sexy Hair dry shampoo, hairspray and a curling iron no curl look

Her make-up style- Armani Silk Luminous foundation, neutral smokey eye

Clothing style- tank tops, blazer, layered, edgy- Raquel Elegra, H&M- don't skimp on a shoe

Fashion Icon's- Debbie Harry, Rita Coolidge, Carly Simon, Janice Joplin

Estee Lauder Perfectionist eye patch- Review

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8 pairs $100

What this is:

An eye patch designed to target eye wrinkles using a bio-peptide formula to boost collage. Lauder claims it is powered by a micro-current of energy. Claims to work in 20 minutes with long term effects after continual use.

How to use it:

Start by opening the single use pouch and removing the eye pads. You will notice an L and an R on the pads for left and right eye. Peel the patch off and apply it one inch under the bottom eyelid, skinny end in. I placed the fat end directly on the area outside the eye where wrinkles are most prominent. Wait 20 minutes and discard.

My thoughts:

These patches are very easy to use, but I'm not sure I would want to dish out $100 periodically to purchase as there are comparable patches out there for a fraction of the cost. If you have sensitive skin like me, you might have a reaction the the glue that sticks them to your face. I experienced constant itching, but no tingling as described on the website. The patches removed e…

Having an Ojon day

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If you have never experienced Ojon you are missing out. I love the nutty smell of this unique hair oil.

For first time users, this treatment comes in a solid form. You scoop it out with the included comb and warm it up into your hands where it becomes an oil. Then, simply apply it all over your hair and comb it through to make sure it's evenly distributed. I cover my head with a shower cap and leave it on for as little as 20 minutes up to overnight.
When ready, wash and condition as normal. You can use the Ojon shampoo and conditioner of your choice, or use whatever you have.

Some useful tips for applying:

1. Remove rings and bracelets so as not to get them oily. I use this time to put my rings into my jewelry cleaner to soak

2. If using another brand of shampoo/conditioner, choose one that is sulfate free. A sulfate formula will strip the oils from your hair and you will end up back where you started. (I will make another blog showing you how to choose a good shampoo/conditioner)

My Christmas wishlist, along with some stocking stuffer ideas

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This post is to help out my husband or anyone else interested in knowing what I am wanting this year.

#1- If given the option, having my kids all here at Christmas would be all I could ever want.


#2- This Camcorder. Stocking options for this gift- SDHC card, battery, case


#3- Lancome Beauty Box, Party Pinks (Macy's)


#4- Estee Lauder Blockbuster (Macy's)

#5- Jumbo Hot Rollers


#6- All Wrapped Up Collection (Bare Escentuals)

#7- Guess Panoa boots in Black (Macy's)


#8- Tommy Hilfiger Coat, long sleeve empire waste Black (Macy's)


#9- Turbo scarf Large from Ireland in color Starburst

#10- OCC Airbursh set


Stocking Ideas:

OCC liptars, Bare Escentuals holiday items, Garnier tinted eye roller, shea infused socks, Dove deodorant, nailpolish, pink gloves, this book, this book, Chelsea Handler books, Coach wristlet/wallet, Tiffany & Co anything, Vintage inspired hair accessories, Tallulah Tu necklace and necklace, Spanx tights and leggings size D, cute panties, Mac items from…

Wet n’ wild Night Elf swatches and review

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This palette is a limited edition holiday set that is well worth the $4.99.  Four of the six shades are creamy and highly pigments. The other two (the black and the red) are chalky and have some fallout.) The three left shades are what makes the kit so great. The shades are very wearable and blendable and highly pigmented. This set also comes with a mini black eye liner.
The Night Elf palette is available at Walgreen’s.

Estee Lauder Blockbuster time!

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Details: $55 with fragrance purchase

18 shade eye compact- ivory slipper, silver bell, tranquil moon, smoky ember, candy crave,polished platinum, enchanted forest, hot cinnamon, peacock blue, sugar biscuit, amethyst spark, french vanilla, wild sable, nude fresco, berry burst, safari green, tempting mocha, provocative plum.

Blush compact- nude rose, rosewood, pink kiss, soft matte bronzer

Full size Eye make-up remover

3 Artists pencils- softsmudge black, softsmudge brown, slate writer

Pure Color gloss duo- pink kiss, plum divine

Pure Color long lasting lipsticks- pink parfait, tiger eye, rose tea, boise de rose

Travel case and cosmetic bag. Stand-up mirror. 4 brushes



Let me start by congratulating Estee Lauder on putting out a collection that is WAY better than last year's collection. I have not picked up anything from the kit I bought last year except the mirror. The eye colors had no pay-off and were too light.

This year, the kit contains the new Pure Color shadow colors that we…

Pick ONE beauty product you can't live without!

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My one must have beauty product would have to be my Burt's Bees Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate.


Unlike other lip balms or chap sticks, this one has no waxy feel. Instead, it feels almost like an oil on your lips that sinks in deep and hydrates. I keep these everywhere- car, by the bed, in my purse, on my vanity. I have also been know to hand these out to friends, including guys, and they have become hooked on them too. I worked in a warehouse for a while and we were all using these because our lips got so dry. My co-workers would literally come get them and take them from my work station, so I had to keep extras.

This balm is great for cold or dry weather and also is very nice at healing sunburned lips. A staple for anyone who likes to have soft, moist lips! It is tinted a red/berry shade and can tint your lips slightly depending on how often and how much applied. It wasn't anything noticeable enough to keep any guys I know from using it. It also has a slight smell th…

Lancome- Holiday Time- Beauty Box

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This is my favorite time of year to buy beauty products because of all the fantastic deals. Every brand comes out with their own special holiday set. Lancome has blown me away this year with their Beauty Box. It surpasses last years box with full size products and two color choices. I want them both!


The first selection is the neutral/warm or brown collection, which they are calling Glamorous. I will find out the shade names and edit them in at a later time. This is the collection for you if you like a natural look, or favor brown tones.
The second selection is the pink/berry or cool toned collection, which they are calling Party Pinks. This is the collection to choose if warm colors do not look good on you, or if you just love a pop of color.
Both sets come with a full size Bi-Facil eye make-up remover (which is the best on the market for removing mascara or eyeliner), a kohl eye pencil, Definicils mascara, 2 brushes, blush duo, eyeshadow quad, 3 lipsticks, 2 juicy tubes and a cosmetic…