Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pinterest is my new favorite thing...

Have you heard about this one?   My friend, Lainey, introduced me to it...   (check out her blog if you want some great recipes)   It is a virtual pinboard where you can post anything from decorating ideas, recipes, workouts, or travel ideas.    No more magazine rip outs for me.   :)   I now have a place where I can store all my ideas & feel organized doing it!   Check out pinterest when you can.   Right now, I am putting up all my magazine "rip outs", but soon I will be checking out other boards for new ideas.   You can also find your friend's boards via twitter, facebook, or email!   Let the creative juices flow!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Want an eyeliner that won't smudge??

Honestly, this is the best eyeliner I have ever used!   It is Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes...   Usually by the middle of the day my eyeliner has traveled to the crease of my eyes & I look like a raccoon.     (winter & summer)   I read about this eyeliner for something to wear while at the pool, but it mentioned it was good with the heat.  At first, I bought it in the black color and loved it as a base.   It was a little too drastic for a daytime look.   Then, I got it in the brown (2L)...   LOVE!!   Can't wait to try other colors!    I got them at Sephora, but here is the link to Make Up For Ever.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Coconut Oil!!

The latest health craze....   Coconut oil!   Not only is it better to cook with because it has a high smoke point, but the other benefits are almost uncountable!    Here is a list of 80 uses for coconut oil.  These include moisturizer, eye cream, hair conditioner, deep treatment, bug bites, skin problems, & so many more!   Check out the link - you will be surprised how many there are.  I have done the hair treatment for 30 minutes & loved the results!   (very keratin like!)   I have used it as an eye cream & it absorbs immediately.   (btw, there is literally no smell)

Initially, I bought a cheap bottle from the International Farmer's Market.   I was so impressed that I have bought a "name brand" & "organic" bottle!   I will update you on the difference.  Here are the bottles I have purchased:
I will post here  under comments as I continue to find more fun, useful uses!   Here is an answer to how coconut oil is good for you & how it also helps burn fat.    Let me know how it works for you!