Friday, October 2, 2009

MAC Graphic Garden Brush Set

A while ago I purchased the Graphic Garden brush set by MAC that is exclusive to Nordstrom stores only. Overall I really like these brushes and I know the SE brushes aren't as good as the regular ones. Even though they're not as good, I think these sets are really good for someone (like me) who is just purchasing MAC brushes for the first time.
$50 for 5 MAC brushes, a makeup bag and a brush bag is a really good deal to me. I also love that they're smaller than the regular size, and it makes it a lot easier to carry them in my purse for touchups if needed. I bought the Shape & Perfect set which includes the 275, 212, 168, 187 and the 194 brushes. 

What do you all think about the MAC brush sets?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Project Healthy, Kardashian Hair

A few weeks ago before I started school again, I decided cut my hair in attempt to get rid of all my split ends and make my hair really healthy. Naturally, my hair is curly but I like the more "curled/wavy look". I have really long hair already, but I also wanted to try out clip in hair extensions for the first time too. As you may know, I love the Kardashian sisters and I've always wanted their beautiful hair.

This is a picture of my hair without the extensions/after the cut:
In my mission for healthy hair I've also picked up a few products. The Healthy Sexy Hair Products were on sale for 2 for $5.. which is a complete steal! (This was because of old packaging). I also picked up a few CHI products because I saw them at TJ Maxx for a lot cheaper than beauty shops.

Healthy Sexy Hair: Soy Milk Moisture Shampoo, Soy Milk Conditioner, Soy Salvation Deep Treatment, Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner, and Soya Want Flat Hair Hairspray.
CHI: Iron Guard, Infra Shampoo and Infra Treatment.

Overall these products were really good and for the most part I will be repurchasing. They make my hair incredibly soft and shiny. My ends also are a lot softer than they normally would be after using heat so frequently. The only problem I have with these products is that the leave-in conditioner tends to make my hair a little flat if I go over-board.

Friday, September 18, 2009

my new HG of shaving.

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been updating, I have just recently moved back into college to start my second year, so things have been kinda hectic! I also forgot my camera cord, therefore I can't upload any pictures unless I use the photo booth on my macbook. Thank you to all my new followers! :)

Okay so, I bet most of you are wondering why I'm posting about shaving.... its because I had to let you guys in on this new product I purchased! 

(I apologize for the poor image quality, this is using my photo booth.)

Every morning I have been shaving my legs using these 2 products (along with moisturizer afterwards), and my boyfriend and friends have made comments about how smooth my legs feel! I sometimes get razor burn, but haven't at all since using these products.
  • First, is the Venus Spa Breeze razor. Which I believe can be purchased at most drugstores. I'm not sure how much they are there because I got my package at Costco's (warehouse/wholesale type store) and bought around 20, yes 20 cartridges for $24! Usually I use men's razors but I really like that this razor has a two moisturizing strip built in. The only complaint I have is that the strips do run out before the razor is dull, but it most definitely can be used without the added strips.
  • Now, to the product I'm most excited about. The Evolution of Smooth Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss. I have always wanted to try out their products, and when I found this in Target I chose it over a normal shaving gel. It says to shave either wet or dry, and I have only tried this in the shower but I love it! I love the fact that it is a cream, which leaves my skin feeling soft, and smelling like vanilla!
At my Target the shaving cream was around $4.99? (Kind of expensive but believe me, you only need two pumps!) and they only had 2 types when I went. BUT you also can check out the 5 other fragrances here The Evolution of Smooth (I can't wait to try the Island Blue!)

What shaving products do you girls use?! 

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ins & Outs

Here's a few things I have been into/not so into recently. 

  • Finding a job up at school.
  • "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" - New series of the Kardashian girls... I love them!
  • Searching for the perfect handbag.
  • Moving back to school in 2 weeks.
  • Getting back into shape/eating healthy. 
  • Really nice MA at the MAC counter!
  • A whole week of the temperature being 95 degrees... too hot and muggy!
  • Being job-less.
  • Junk food!
  • Headaches 


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review: Lush Sugar Scrub

Lately, I've been obsessed with making my thighs appear as firm as possible. Since I've seen so many good reviews about Lush products I decided to make a trip there myself to see if they had anything. This was one of my first times in the store because they just opened in the mall closest to my house. The employees there are also SO friendly which is a plus because its a definite turn off when I go somewhere and the people working are rude. 

I decided to pick up the Sugar Scrub, which claims to "tackle cellulite and stimulate activity to sluggish skin". And the reviews are right, I see a difference in the appearance of my thighs after a few uses. It is reasonably priced at $4.95 if you're going to use it on specific parts of your body, but it might get pricy if you are planning to use it on your whole body daily. The smell is really clean also, which is a plus! 

The only problem I have with this scrub is the whole thing cannot get under running water or it will dissolve, but other than that I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a really good sugar scrub. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

first post!

After watching many youtube videos, and reading countless blogs I've been inspired to start my own. Enjoy :)

A little about me: My name is Nicole but most people call me Nikki or Nik. I'm 19 years old and I live right outside Boston which I absolutely love because I'm right near everything... clothes, makeup, food.. what more could a girl want?! To my boyfriend and friends my shopping addiction is probably a little extreme but I'm sure any girl who blogs about beauty will agree that it is necessary.