Helpful tips… Things I have come across

Often times we come across fun, fast and easy tips for skincare, make-up application or any other beauty treatment that might make our lives easier… but… as goes with life… we forget until it’s too late… this post is a few of those tips I have come across via the web, friends and myself that I thought were worth sharing, and IF you choose to try any of them… PLEASE let me know what you think… please give reviews!! I am curious and I know being only one person, it takes me longer to try out all these things! 🙂 Thanks ahead of time!


Photo: Here's a fun sugar tip from the Mother Nature Network: Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.

Here’s a fun sugar tip from the Mother Nature Network:
Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.


Soften your pout

Soften your pout:
Give your lips a smooth makeover by first coating them
with petroleum jelly, then cover mouth with plastic wrap. After 5 minutes, remove wrap and lightly scrub your lips with a soft toothbrush.


Before you toss that old tube of mascara, save the wand.
Wash it off and use it to separate and de-clump your lashes.


Remove makeup easy

When you run out of your favorite eye make-up remover,
Vaseline can be used in a pinch and it’s safe and
easy to remove even the toughest eye make-up!


Condition while soaking up the sun

Condition while you are soaking up some Vitamin D!
Massage a deep conditioner into your hair while you’re at the beach.
The sun’s heat allows the treatment to better penetrate your locks.


Once a week, use a natural honey face mask for softer skin and cleansed pores.
Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and the best type to use is a raw honey, which usually has a sugary texture and doesn’t drip like processed honey.


For shiny hair, mix one egg with a mashed up banana and
apply it as a thick paste to your hair. Leave it on for 10-30 minutes, depending on your hair texture. Then, wash it out as usual and use conditioner only at the ends.

Washing your hair with boiled rice water is also a great alternative for shiny hair.

Use a mixture of pure olive oil with 1/2 parts sea salt as an in-shower body scrub.
This combo completely eliminates the need for lotion and is great for winter weather.


Photo: Mangoes help you look and feel good. They contain 100% of the daily amount of vitamin C your body requires, boosting your immune system and collagen production, and leaving skin looking younger and healthier. Thanks NewBeauty for today’s tip!

Mangoes help you look and feel good.
They contain 100% of the daily amount of vitamin C your body requires,
boosting your immune system and collagen production,
and leaving skin looking younger and healthier.


If you assume a crusty cut at the corner of your mouth is chapped lips, don’t.
It could be perlèche, a fungal infection. Dab on an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin.


This is something I wasn’t aware of… maybe it’s been out for a while?! 
I think it would be a real positive tool in our foot regime…
specially when we buy those CUTE

and very new summer sandals that might tend to rub too much on the heel, ankle or toes, before said sandals are broken in… I think I WILL have to pick some of this up for myself!


If you have any tips, for your skin, hair, make-up anything to do with Esthetics and beauty… PLEASE share! I would love to have them available for anyone that might have or need some advice one day! 

Thanks for reading… hope you have enjoyed some of the tips I provided!!!

A Really Good Concealer

Great post… with some great details about a make-up concealer… I am in fact in need of a new one for my my under eyes… it seems as we age… those evil dark circles become harder to cover… specially when we aren’t getting our proper sleep at night… not always advised to use a crutch… however, it’s great to have a great concealer in the old bag of tricks to cover up said tired eyes when you are heading out to work and cannot rest more… 🙂

A Really Good Concealer.

Red Lipstick??? PART II (the results)


April 15, 2012

Hello ALL!!!

First… and foremost thank you all for taking the time and reading my previous post regarding my so called fear complex regarding red lipstick… just to let you all know… said fear… still there… but much more under control and I have found the way and was able to successfully dive in and I think I found decent results… I have shared a couple photos below with said lipstick… I think it turned out pretty well!

I greatly appreciated everyone that gave me insights and gave me hope that I could in fact do this.  Heck just by reading my post… it made me feel better.  I am sure some of you got a good chuckle… but… I still wonder how many of you ladies also have a little contempt or potential fear with regards to RED LIPSTICK too? Perhaps my post will help and afford you the embarrassment of having to ask for help in the near future?

regardless… I just wanted to follow up and say a great big HUGE thank you and send my appreciation out to you all for reading, liking and posting to my blog.  I really like having you all take the time to do so… it means a great deal and I hope to always make this blog helpful, worthwhile or at least entertaining!

Here’s wishing you all a great start to a new week! CHEERS!

Red Lipstick….???


April 10, 2012 (well just barely… by the time I finish this post it’ll most likely be April 11 after midnight… )

So… I have something coming up that calls for red lipstick… and to tell you the truth… it’s been ages since these lips (pointing to mine) have been touched by red lipstick.  I recall… if I put it on just right… it looks pretty damn good… but if I put the wrong shade and do it wrong… well… it’s just looks like I am a… well never mind!

I have been fearing Red Lipstick… how silly does that sound?!  But… it’s the truth!  I fear the red staining… the smearing… the fact that I might just muck it up and then it’s a pain in the arse to remove and start over… or at least that’s what I remember the very last time I tried wearing red lipstick.

You see… I don’t wear that much lipstick.  I do wear things to condition my lips… Carmex when I need something to sooth chapped lips, I LOVE my Hempz lip balm… some of the best stuff… In my opinion that is… good Ol’Chapstick is a great stand alone… I like things that are easy… and not messy.  Guess that’s the “Tomboy” in me still showing through?!

So I have been perusing he make-up isles and have found myself getting even more lost then I was before… who knew there was that many zillions of red lipsticks?! Seriously?! how many shades can there possibly be???  I mean RED is RED… what am I missing? I know that there is some that have more ‘orange’ tinting and some that have more brown tinting and some that cross into the pink colors and so on… but… come on… do we need a gazillion red lipsticks to get lost in ladies?!

So… now I am stuck! I need advise… I need to figure out what kind of lipstick will work for me… my color and skin that is.  I HATE orange tinted reds… UGH… it just makes me washed out… sickly!  This I do recall well!  The brown… I just feel… and I know I will insult someone… but I feel OLD.  Brown lipstick always makes me think of my grandma… just old.  Sorry… I know there is some beautiful shades of browns… but this old chick ain’t going anywhere near brown/red lipstick! Don’t try to tell or sell me on the reasons why… I already know Brown, khaki colors, dark jewel tones are suppose to be my ‘colors’ according to the color chart… when I went through Esthetics training… this was something we were all shown… of course lucky me… I got pegged I will quote one student… “Puke green color” Great… Jamie can ROCK the puke colors… that could have came in handy when my daughter was an infant… maybe I could have played those shades off better huh?? before you say it… I know.. I know… EWWWWE!

I digress.

So… I am thinking a deep blood red… or perhaps a pink-red.  But… I tend to fall into my norm… going towards the pinks and purple hues of the reds.  I think I might be brave… perhaps it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and go for the deep blood red… bright mate/gloss/shine??? that I am not so clear on… my lipstick and the red color will go along with a noir  theme… picture it: very old, black and white… late 1940’s early 1950’s maybe an early Marilyn Monroe-ish version of the lip color… although… I have a different shape… more… “Betty Boop-ish” shape… this is what worries me most… do I enhance the points… or play them down?

I know… such a strange post… but… alas this is what’s been hanging on inside this big head of mine… don’tcha just wonder what else is kicking around up there now??? You know you’re curious!!!

So… I have the next two days off… I am going to be searching out some decent shades… buuuuuut if you… yes you the person reading this ridiculous post!  If YOU have suggestions… I would love to hear them!  please… lay it on me! Advice advice advice… would love to hear anything you have to suggest… Red Lipstick is definitely out of my comfort zone… and the fact that I rarely wear lipstick in general… well… it’s something I could use!!

OH! Please keep in mind… I am budget conscience and therefore cannot and will not spend a LOT of money on said lipstick… so… with that being said…

What colors are your favorites?  Any suggestions on putting on or taking off? Any techniques you like?

so… if you have read this… i appreciate your time and hopefully you have some humor and can understand this little delima… of sorts.


Eliminate puffy eyes and droopy bags forever!

Eliminate puffy eyes and droopy bags forever!.

This is something I have been seriously been dealing with of late… thanks for the great tips and advise… I will be trying some soon!!!

I hope this comes in handy for anyone else that needs some tips for those unwanted puffy eyes and droopy bags…