Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Alert!

Still need a few little items for those style-savvy ladies in your life? Do them a solid and grab a few Mixed Chicks Dent & Tangle-free Spring Bands to throw in their stocking.

These telephone cord looking bands are perfect for all types of hair, and leave hair kink and tangle free. They're available in light yellow, clear light pink, clear aqua blue, clear amber and clear black.

As a gal with frustratingly fine tresses, these little wonders still did a fantastic job of keeping my hair back for the entire day. I especially loved how the shape of the bands really allowed for a great messy bun or topknot.

I also passed a few along to a pal with completely a completely different hair type than mine and every time I've seen her in a pony tail since, she's been rocking the Mixed Chicks!

Another great stocking stuffer option from this awesome brand is their namesake shampoo, deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner. They gently clean and condition straight, wavy or curly hair and smell like a dream.
I enjoyed a nice little sampler trio!

Mixed Chicks is an all-around amazing company dedicated to women of all ethnicities and backgrounds. They celebrate the fact that "we not only come from everywhere, but we are going everywhere."

And on those adventures, it's always nice to have an extra dependable hair band or two!

Mixed Chicks Shampoo, Deep Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner can also be found on their website.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Party Prep 101

Yule-time soirees offer the perfect opportunity to glam it up and experiment with new fun make up looks. And AVON is, as always, a fantastic resource for quality, affordable products that pack a mean beauty punch.

True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes: I love eyeshadow kits that tell you where to apply the color- a simple aspect that really helps yield stellar results. The mix of silvers and golds in this kit is also great for creating your own look. I am super into the sparkly white Snowglobe highlighter and the perfect moody pewter, Night Star.

True Color Eyeshadow Single in Bronze Luster: Bronze is so rich on the eyes and a unique take on the more traditionally festive silver and golds. It's also a great choice to make your green or blue eyes really pop.

Ultra Color Lip Crayon in Reddy for Me: Although I'm not a lipstick/lip color person, this chubby crayon option was a breeze to put on, left a nice pop of gold-flecked color, and lasted quite a while.

SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in BlackOut: Ever since Sephora SO rudely messed with their eye liner formula and thusly ruined my LIFE, I have been on the hunt for a new, intense, long lasting, black eye liner. And this stuff is the JAM. I love everything about it—it goes on smooth, the color is awesomely inky and it lasts even when applied to the inner waterline. Oh, but you know what I don't love? The fact that I carried it with me so often that I lost it! Arghdsdfjvldfjsdv!

AVON products can be found through your local representative or online at