For the entire month of June a belle will be hippin’ you to all the cool hair gadgets, beauty products & unique finds your lil heart can handle. Exciting, right?! Yea, we can’t stop smiling too. We are always sent items to review. Some we like & some we don’t (which is why you will NEVER see them on this blog).
This month your fave belles will focus on the products we CANNOT. LIVE. WITHOUT! I’m often complimented on my curls out in the streets and I thank you all!!!! xoxo. Now, it’s time to let you all in on my lil beauty secrets.
How do I achieve these killer curls at home in the comfort of my own crib you ask? It’s the way this home body gal prefers. A while back, our sweet friends at Bed Head sent these Rock ‘N Roller Bubble Curling Iron Wands for us to try–along with a few others. You can see our 1st Bed Head vid here on YouTube now!. Verdict? 4 polished thumbs up! For less than $25 (on amazon), you can have salon-inspired locs without breaking the bank. Ain’t that sweet? More deets below, friends.
Rock N Roller – Funky Texture
Rock the Look! Bed Head’s Bubble Wand Curling Iron gives defined spiral or tousled waves for softer shinier curls without any nasty frizz. Who’s winning? You & I!! This is my #1 go to curler for a fierce look & here’s why:
Tourmaline, Ceramic Technology
Clamp Free Wrap and Go Design
Unique Bead-Shaped Barrel
Multiple Heat Settings
Heat Protective Glove Included
Style Guide Included
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Heeeey, friends! This is our first post of the New Year and we are beyond excited. The sis and I want to start the year off right by talking about how to get your face BEAT CHILE! There’s nothing like a simple face made up with some of the best products that don’t cause your wallet to scream. Less expensive does NOT mean junk. Beauty lesson for 2014: Be open to try new things and have fun!!!!
Spring is coming upon us. Ladies, we have to embrace color & use makeup that makes us look fab from day to night.
A belle has been dabbling around in a few beauty products and just had to share them with y’all. If you missed our segment on Fox 6 News, don’t fret because a belle has you covered.
New to makeup? Well, before putting on any makeup, start with a clean face. Tamika and I both get lots of compliments on our skin. We always clean thoroughly to remove dirt and oil.
Our fave beauty gadget that helps us do just that? Revlon’s Advanced Facial cleansing system does the job. It has six interchangeable attachments that will have your face feeling renewed! You can use any cleanser of your choice, but be sure to clean your face every night. Got us? Good!
Cate McNabb cosmetics are hitting the scene next month. It is a line of beauty products that are all natural (you read right), and encompasses eyeliners, gloss, and more. Tamika and I wore the lip gloss, and let me tell you….it is FAN-TASTIC! We both rocked their “Pink Lady” shade. It’s fun, flirty & can be worn day or night. The sis applied a little more gloss to her lips to achieve a brighter pink color, whereas I did a light application for a subtle daytime look. Either way you cannot go wrong.
I am often in search of cute colors that don’t peel on my lips or leave a residue. With these lip glosses, we were not disappointed as they actually lasted AND did not peel. Score!
We adore this line and will be making some purchases very soon. Aren’t these colored eyeliners adorable? Spring on the fun!!
Starlooks is an online monthly subscription service of cosmetics: eye-shadow, blush, etc. The monthly “StarBox” is $15 and you may cancel at anytime. On air, we wore the eye shadows from May 2013’s StarBox. Although our colors were natural, spring is about having fun with color…so we added color liners to our eyes for a pop. When you buy your blush, shadow, or lipstick, keep this in mind. Also, we have an extra StarBox for the 1st beauty to leave a comment & follow/like our latest Instagram post referencing this blog post. Good luck! It pays to read, right?!
So, what colors/products will you rock this spring?
DISCLAIMER: These items were sent to a belle for review over a period of time. This most certainly doesn’t affect our opinion in any way!
Friends a belle will be back home this weekend to discuss some fab must-haves live on Fox 6 News. Although some cuteness will be shared, there’s an even better part!! Wanna know the best part?
The sis is back & we’ll be rockin’ it out together with Karen Vanessa Araiza tune in (if you’re in our hometown) & check back on Monday(8.19.13) because we’ll give you the run down of these lovely items. Ahhhh…. there’s nothin’ like fierce hair, arm candy, & a beat face (*hint, hint)!! No?
It is just me or does it seems like summer is almost ready to go back on vacation? These weeks & months are passing by so fast that a belle can hardly keep up. One thing I’ve been keeping up with is my hair/skin care regime. I often switch products & look forward to finding new potions & gadgets to make my life more enjoyable/stress free all while saving a few pennies. If I can save money by doing certain beauty related tasks myself, then I’m all game.
Nothing makes this chick happier than rockin’ a fierce head of curls or walking around with almost flawless skin. Let’s face it, no skin can be 100% flawless all of the time, right? *side eye* At least mine isn’t, honey. I am bound to have a break out or two from time to time.
Recently, the sis & I were sent some fab products to try & we can’t wait to share them with you. Check out some of these must-have items that we’ve been testing/playing with for some time now.
First up is Beauty Chic’s Facial Sauna. Yes, it’s cute & super easy to use (plugs into the wall). In the past we’ve paid a pretty penny for facials & let me tell you that this little pink cutie gets the job done just as fast/well. The hot steam makes your skin soft & open your pores.
The coolest part is that the steam can be used as hot therapeutic goodness to your nose. How? Well, the steam that’s created when you add water to the device is soooo soothing & it opens your nasal passage. Talk about a top notch DIY gadget, huh?!
This sauna has helped this stinkin’ cold I have tremendously. Score for me!!! Woot!! Also, before I forget, the mask kit smelled divine & was simple to use. My skin felt so much better afterwards. You can find this sauna everywhere from Ulta to Target. It’s less than $30 & can be used with any facial mask of your choosing. Pics below.
The lotions from derma e® pictured below are our #2 must-haves for summer DIY skin care. Why we like ’em? They work VERY well. Are natural, USA made, are paraben-free, vegan, creamy, & award winning.
Skip the spa & pamper your own skin at your home. My skin is always extremely dry & sensitive, but these 3 items below are pure sweet heaven on Earth. My fave is the Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm. Anything with ‘balm’ in the name is alright with me. LOL 🙂 I even used this after my mini at home spa day with the Beauty Chic Facial Sauna a while back.
This balm has a very light scent & is filled with all types of nutrients to make your skin softer. You can find it at Whole Foods or by visiting their sitehere. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now & it’s a keeper that’s used daily. A little of it goes a heck of a long way!!
Last, but certainly not least is Bed Head TIGI’s Rock N Roller. We love this brand & their irons!! They are simply thebomb.com. Did you see my review on another BHT item (here along with a video)? Frankly, y’all, there is no need to spend money on getting your hair professionally curled when you have these babies. They produce great texture & fierce curls. Celeb-like curls in a matter of no time in the comfort of your own bathroom = 2 fist pumps in the air!!
The Rock N Roller looks a lil’ weird, but is easy to use, come with fab instructions, & have two different curl textures that you can achieve with this one gadget. You can curl your hair in between the grooves or fully around the balls. Once I upload my tutorial on YouTube (hopefully before next week is out), I’ll update this post with it. Sneak peek below!
*Saturday (7.20.2013) morning I’ll be talking about these items live on Fox 6 News for all of our hometown peeps! See you then!!!!
So, do you have any DIY gadgets/lotions/etc. that you can’t live without or ones that make your life less stressful? Your fave belles would love to hear about them!!
*Disclose: These items were provided to us, but doesn’t affect a belle’s opinion.
Y’all, a belle had a fab time last night sipping on cold lemon water, meeting new peeps, & just conversing with other women about this HOT mobile phone spy beauty business I’m about to give you the tea on.
It was hot in HOTLanta, but this girls night out party was even hotter. Have you ever heard of VIXEN by Kimber? I hadn’t until recently & I’m so glad that I now have a new place to shop (like I really need a reason).
You already know that I buy essays online paper writings discount code have “the shopping problem” so it doesn’t help to know that this brand is near me in a brick & mortar (Perimeter Mall to be exact). Still being new to Atlanta, I find it interesting that there are always new treasures waiting to be discovered. VIXEN by Kimber is one to find & keep. 🙂
Founder/Creative Director, Monica Leaphart (pictured below in the to.die.for. gold dress), was in the building looking *snaps fingers* fierce, honey.
She’s a sweetie & has the perfect VIXEN look for you with over 21 styles to choose from. Unreal, right? Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either–especially since I normally only rock 2 styles of lashes. It’s funny that I just said that– I didn’t start wearing lashes until Yoli(one of the many fab MUAs here) applied them to my eyes at this FUN event recently.
The fact that VIXEN by Kimber has so many styles is beyond exciting. Another cool fact is that Leaphart’s lashes come in a plethora of materials ranging from exotic mink to paper lashes. I chose the premium human hair lashes, but we’ll get to that in a few. ‘kay!
Prices for these lashtastic beauties range from $20-$40, but last night they had a special price for guests: 2 for $30 (reg lashes) & 2 for $60 (mink lashes).
VIXEN by Kimber encourages you to “Be a Vixen” & I obliged! They have the perfect vixen for any of you belles. Though they offer various styles, there are 4 types of VIXENS according to them: Natural born VIXEN, Undercover VIXEN, Million Dollar VIXEN, & VIXEN Next Door.
Wondering which ones I rocked? I picked the Undercover VIXEN look for the night & had to have the style below. Because I was talking, walking around, etc., I didn’t spy phone app get to take many photos. Luckily, I snapped one last night at home so that you could see them better. Have a gander.
Check out the rest of our photos & check out Tiny’s lash tips below!!
Fierce VIXEN by Kimber Tips from Tiny:
1.) Make sure your eyelid is clean before applying lashes & measure the lashes to your lids. Sometimes you have to cut them if they’re too long for your eyes.
4. Choose a lash glue that’s works for you. You can use one that’s waterproof or not–it’s your choice. FYI– (I use Ardelle’s DUO, but found out last night that I had a mild allergic reaction to the LashGrip brand so try them all to see what you like/can tolerate).
5. You can wear VIXEN by Kimber lashes for up to 2 days at a time as long as you don’t sleep on your face!