Sunday, May 29, 2011

Louis Vuitton Wish List!

I really wanted to write more random blog post since as of right now most, expect for a few, of my blog post relate directly to a video.  I will still be doing that but I just wanted to also write posts on things that I either can not make a video on or things that are just to random for a video ;)

As some of you might know I love handbags, they are my total guilty pleasure and if I could I would buy every single one I like; but that is unrealistic because one I would not have the money and two I would never be able to appreciate the bag if I just keep buying new ones.  But if I was going to buy a few new bags all but one (that one other would be from Chanel) would be from my favorite accessary (I do not want to say handbags because they have so many other great things and I do not want to say fashion because they do not have my favorite clothing lol) designer, Louis Vuitton.  What girl does not love LV.

I currently have one Louis Vuitton bag which my parents bought for me as a graduation present from high school.  I was torn between the Speedy 35 and Alma but I went with the Monogram Canvas Speedy 35 because that was my dream bag forever!

Since then I have not bought any other LV bags but I did buy the Zippy Organizer in Damier Ebene Canvas.  The damier ebene is my second favorite print, and monogram is of course my favorite.

I have spent hours browsing online and in stores looking at different bags.  Below is a list and links to each item I would hopefully be able to add to my collection in the future.

The perfect carry on bag

I would never want LV luggage unless I was on my own private jet because otherwise the bag would be thrown around and ruined.  A carry on is nice because it will be with you on the plane and it will be perfect for weekend road trips.  This is probably the first item on my wish list that I will buy.

Cute shape and size

I love the alma shape.  The one downside to this alma is that it is not that big.  I love oversized bags that fir everything and while this bag will fit everything I need it is not huge.  This is more of an everyday bag when I am not in school.  (there is no way a book could fit in there)  I also like the Monogram Canvas Alma MM because it is much larger and while it is the same shape the bags looks very different.

Classic and perfect tote

Oh the neverfull, another classic and popular LV shape.  The MM is perfect for class, I really like the GM too but I am worried it would just be to big! if that is even possible.  While the Damier Ebene canvas PM is a great everyday tote and the red lining is such a fun touch!

Unique and beautiful

Wow, I love this bag.  Isa was the first one to show it to me and tell me how much she loves it, now Isa is not a big LV fan (she likes gucci more) so for her to love a LV bag it must be amazing.  I do not think I have ever seen anyone with this bag in person and I kind of like that, it would be nice to have a bag not many people have.  And I just really love the unique shape!

An interesting fact that some people may not have known is Louis Vuitton bags do not go "on sale" you will not find a clearance bag like some designers do but there are some outlet Louis Vuitton stores that carry older season bags at a discount.  But you will not find a Speedy 35 or any of the bags I listed above on the sale rack so I better start saving.

Please note that this is all what I would like but I am not buying all of these bags anytime soon, I many never buy any of these bags I just like to look and "dream" about maybe buying one or all.  But odds are I would not buy these bags for years to come and it would be over my life time. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Get Ready for Summer with Sun Laboratories' Body Polisher!!

Sun Laboratories contacted me and offered to send me their Body Polisher to review and I am so glad I accepted because this is one of my new favorite products!

I explain everything clearly in this video below and also show each of the interchangeable heads in action but I thought a corresponding blog post so necessary.

For 59.95 you not only get the Body Polish but you also get a beach bag and the Juniper bath and body set :)

Facial Buffer
This is by far my favorite "brush" and I have never seen another brand have anything like it before.  This sponge like head is gentle but you still feel like it is getting deep into your pores.  This is by far my most used head and I can not speak highly enough about it.

Small Facial Brush
This brush is the classic brush everyone loves to use.  I really like it too, I will usually use this brush for my strong exfoliators and it leaves my face feeling refreshed and looking great.

Large Brush
This has to be my second favorite because it is much more exciting then a wash cloth when you are in the shower.  The brush size is large enough to cover a lot of area quickly but not to large where you feel as though you are not getting clean.

Pumice Stone
The best head for anyone with super dry feet, elbows, or knees.  This is greta at removing dead skin and smoothing out those rough areas without being to harsh and painful.  After I use this stone and the large brush I love to follow up with the Juniper Berry Hand and Body Lotion

In this awesome gift set you will get the a cleansing gel, exfoliating body gel, hand and body lotion and a loofah.  This set can be purchased on it's own or you ca buy it along with the Body Polisher for $59.95.  

Check out their website to see other great scents and all the other products they sell! :D

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Project Empty Bottle

For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about you can watch this video below so it will make more sense :)

REDKEN Extreme Shampoo - LOVE LOVE LOVE this is my favorite shampoo ever! I had mixed feelings when I finished this bottle one because I love it so much but at the same time I was happy to finally finish a shampoo, it seemed to go on forever since it was such a large bottle.  Of course I will be repurchasing this shampoo soon, it may not be the first product I repurchase but it will always be a shampoo I use.

REDKEN All Soft Heavy Cream - I have had this deep conditioner for so long and I just left it sitting in my shower for months, I am glad to have finally finished the bottle since there was only enough long one or two uses.  Since using it I forgot how much I loved it.  It is a very nice deep conditioner and it left my hair feeling amazing.  I usually have 4-5 deep conditioners and masks for my hair going at one and once I finish them all I will be buying one at a time and this will be one of my deep conditioners I will use for a long time.

One 'n Only Restorative Mask - This is the second bottle I finished and I love this mask.  I will usually put this in my hair and sleep with it in and in the morning my hair is looking amazing.  I love this and of  course I will buying it again.

JOICO Body Luxe Thickening Shampoo - Another product that only had a little left and it was just sitting in my shower.  I do really like it though, my hair felt amazing and looked so nice after using it. I also love that it is not that expensive and you really see great results.  Like everything above I will be re-buying it once I finish all my other shampoos!

I want to get my hair products down to 2 shampoos, 1 normal conditioner and 1 hair mask/deep conditioner.  I currently have WAY more than that and need to keep myself from wanting to try anything new.  And for the bottle that only had a little left 2 of them count as 1 empty bottle, so if I finish 4 then it only counts as 2 towards my overall 7 bottles :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Glycolic Peel

I think this is a great peel but it might not be the best one for me.  I see results but I wish I could see more.  I have noticed some different in my pore size and my acne scars are starting to disappear but I think I could see more results from something stronger.

If you have sensitive skin and you do not have sever problems with your skin this might be the peel for you.  The results are minor and not life changing but I guess every little bit helps.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Orangix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Line

Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo - $7.99  

Wow is all I can say for this line.  All the products I have tried, expect for the conditioner, have worked wonderfully together and they have totally improved the texture and appearance of my hair.  I know I say all the time that i have super damaged hair and since using this line my hair is better than I could have ever expected it to be.  I do still think my hair is a little damaged but nothing like it use to be.

If you have any sort of damage from split ends to frizzy hair or just damaged hair from heat or over processing it try this line out!  I think the 30-day smoothing treatment is my favorite and the shampoo is perfect to maintain the results and the anti-breakage serum is just a little extra something to help my ends.   

**I paid 9 dollars at Stop & Shop but online at Ulta it cost more

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

At Home Keratin Treatment

Affordable - A keratin treatment in a salon can be anywhere from 60-200+
Easy to apply - As you could see in the video the application process was simple and it took about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Results - My hair looked amazing after! While it did not eliminate all curls my frizz and split ends almost completely disappeared.

Cons -
Smell - My hair smelt so bad! I actually could not believe how terrible it smelt, the smell was the worst when I was straightening my hair but it lingered on till I washed my hair.
Appearance - My hair felt and looked greasy before I washed it out :\ I would not wait till the 48 hours was up.  This goes with appearance, I could not put my hair up to make it look less greasy, you had to keep your hair down and you could not do anything even put it behind your ears.

Advice - 
Put this treatment in your hair when you are not going anywhere or not seeing anyone.  Next time I do it I will lock myself in my house and do nothing ;) I also think I will try leaving it in for more than 48 hours, I read so reviews on salon keratin treatments and people left it in for close to 4 days. 

Overall, I would repurchase without a doubt repurchase this treatment! It was affordable and my hair looked great afterwards.  I ended up going on vacation shortly after I applied the treatment and since I went in the pool the treatment did partially get removed from my hair.  Some of the curls in my hair did come back but my hair still looks frizz free and is very soft, the wave just kind of started coming back.  For me the pros out weight the cons and this treatment is well worth it.

I do not think this treatment will be reduce super curly hair but if you want frizz eliminated and a reduction in your waves or curls I would say give this treatment a try.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vegas! My Beauty and Cosmetic Items for Traveling

Ziplock Bag
Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
One n' Only Aragon Oil Conditioner
Coppertone Sport SPF 30
Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil SPF 4
Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion face SPF 30
Vaseline Aloe Fresh Hydrating Body Lotion
Dove Go Fresh Body Wash
CHI 44 Iron Guard
CHI Hair Straightener
Conair Infiniti Curling Wand

ELF Train Case
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Hair Ties and Clips
Royal & Langnickel 5 Piece Cosmetic Travel Sized Brushes
Blush Brush w/ Brush Guard
Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation
MAC Tinted Moisturizer
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller
e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter
MAC Sheertone Blush in Sincere
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner in Black
MAC Opulash Mascara
Salon Perfect Lashes in 110
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
Inglot Palette
MAC Lipstick in Playing Koi
MAC Lipstick in Creme d'Nude
NARS Lipgloss in Turkish Delight
e.l.f. Makeup Mist and Set
e.l.f. Makeup Removing Cleansing Cloth
St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

April Beauty Favorites 2011

Inglot Freedom System Palette
MAC Lipstick Creme d'nude
MAC Sheertone Blush in Sincere
Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum
Salon Perfect Lashes in 110

I think next month on my blog I am going to talk about my favorite items that do not relate to beauty or fashion :)