Thursday, April 29, 2010

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel & Hairspray

My hair is pretty weird, I can either wear it wavy (with the use of products), or it can be kind of straight. Since I prefer it wavy, I am always looking for products to help me fix my hair without a whole lot of effort or hassle.

I wanted to try Tousle Me Softly from Herbal Essence because I saw it in a magazine. I tried the spray gel and flexible hold hairspray. On damp hair, I sprayed the spray gel all over, after using a little bit of frizz serum, and then I blow dried with a diffuser. When my hair was dry, it was kind of wavy - not too bad. Then, I sprayed my hair with the flexible hold hair spray. I did this in the evening because that's when I usually fix my hair.

In the morning, I needed some aerosol spray to touch up my hair and set it, but otherwise it wasn't too bad. The waves are quite nice and you don't feel like you have a lot of product in your hair, it stays pretty soft. I needed the aerosol hair spray to kind of keep the waves though.

All in all, my hair looked pretty good and smelled amazing. I don't know if I would only use this, I would probably alternate between this and mousse. It just doesn't give you a head full of wavy curls, you mostly get these loose/casual waves.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Givenchy 'Ange ou Démon - Le Secret' Perfume

I think I found a new favorite perfume !!! If you haven't already smelled Ange ou Demon by Givenchy, you must ! This perfume is so perfect, it's feminine, light, fresh - just beautiful. I didn't think I would find a perfume as amazing as Flowerbomb, but this one is pretty close. I am very picky about perfume, it's not easy for me to find one that I love.

The only thing that isn't so great is how expensive it is - $73 for 1.7 oz & &95 for 3.4 oz. Since it is quite pricey, ask for a sample. I always do this at Sephora because that way I can spray a new scent on in the morning and see how I like it throughout the day. Plus, if you can't spend the big bucks on perfume, it's a great way to get some free samples of it every time you go to the mall.

Either way, you should definitely try this amazing perfume. There have been quite a few good ones lately. Usually, I can't find more than 1 or 2 perfumes that I like at a time, but there are some great ones lately.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Victoria's Secret UR Sweet Body Glow Moisture Cream

I probably found the best smelling body cream ever! It's called Cupquake from Victoria's Secret, from the Beauty Rush collection. This body cream smells like vanilla frosting, it's amazing. Not only does it smell great, but it's a great moisturizer too. It's a shea butter lotion and it has shimmer it in.

They already pulled it from the shelves but it is still available at You can get 3 for $25. If you don't feel like ordering online, they said they're going to bring it back for the semi-annual sale in June. Whether you order it or wait to get it at the store, you should definitely get some. They have the thicker body cream or the lotion. The lotion doesn't have the shimmer like the body cream does. All 3 smell good, but I LOVE Cupquake, it's the best.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Why Buying Diamonds Online Is Cheaper

If you are looking for someplace to invest in these chaotic financial times, you are probably looking at gold and diamonds. For gold, you have a choice of gold stocks, gold jewelry, and certificate of deposits backed by gold. If you’re looking for loose diamonds, you’re going to get them from a retailer (and pay a heavy mark-up), or you’ll end up buying them online, where you can get them wholesale.

Why Online Sales Are Less Expensive

The very first reason you’re sure to get a better deal online is the sales model. In a retail store, sales people work on commission and they are sure to want to sell you the most expensive diamond they can to get a larger commission. Online, there are no sales people, and instead you get to browse an inventory via a search engine that allows you to search for exactly what you want, even if you want to do it by price tag. In a retail store, the price tags are often hidden under the jewelry so that you have to ask them to bring them out. In this way, you will probably eye something outside your budget and then the sales person can urge you to buy it anyway! Talk about pressure!

Larger Inventories Make for Better Deals

A regular retailer will only have the inventory that is in their store. Online stores can partner with various vendors to locate all kinds of diamonds in different price ranges and of different quality. By cutting out the middleman (the retailer) you can locate diamonds online at wholesale prices, without having to have a wholesale license to buy! If you subscribe to their sites you can even get notice of special sales and promotions and it’s far more convenient to buy online than offline. It’s not a matter of wasting gas to check out what’s in the store. Instead, you just hop online, browse an inventory of thousands of diamonds online, and get the best deal you can without even walking outside your door.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Parisienne Yves Saint Laurent

I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance Parisienne. It is definitely one of my favorites. I am very picky when it comes to perfume, there aren't that many that I like. I have been looking for a new fragrance because lately, I only like Flower Bomb and it's all I wear. So, when this came out, I wanted to give it a try.

It is such a beautiful and feminine fragrance. It is a floral fragrance and is not too heavy (like some perfumes that are way too strong). It's kind of delicate and it just smells exquisite. At first, I asked the girls at Sephora to make me a sample so that I can try it outside of the store. To me, it's easier to see if I like a fragrance when I try it at home for a couple of days. At the store, I spray on so many perfumes that it's hard to tell if I really like something.

Also, Nordstrom is offering a pretty sweet deal for Parisienne right now. You can get a 3oz. bottle of perfume, travel perfume & a lotion for $85. That is the same price for just 1 bottle of the 3oz. size, so that is an amazing deal. If you can, you should at least get a sample of this. You won't be disappointed.