Monday, November 19, 2012

Not Your Mothers - Smooth Moves

I received a sample of Not Your Mothers Smooth Moves in my Influenster Beauty Blogger voxbox. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to styling products, I have salon brands, and drug store brands, and anything in between! I really love Not Your Mothers Smooth Moves, it is a frizz control hair cream that smells like vanilla and coconuts!  I have been using it for almost a month now, and I have tried to buy a full size bottle, but my local Walmart was sold out, I did pick up a volume spray (more on that in a different post).

Since I have cut my hair off again, I keep the front straight and I blow out the back and crown area to get volume and height. Smooth moves has been a great addition to my product collection. It smooths my hair removes frizz but doesn't get crunchy, doesn't leave "wet" spots, and most importantly to mee doesn't make my hair greasey!

My local Walmart sells Not Your Mothers products for $4.94! Yes that is $4.94, I spend more than that on nail polish! I highly recommend adding Not Your Mothers to your hair care products.

Once my local Walmart restocks I will be picking up a full size bottle of Smooth Moves. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox 2012

Yes it is true! I received another voxbox! This will be my third box, and it is still so exciting!

For anyone who doesn't know what Influenster is, it is a website, no scratch that a community of people who share their knowledge and experience with products. 

Influenster is not a monthly subscription service and you are not guaranteed a box. BUT! There are plenty of ways to earn a box, complete badges, write reviews, and keep active in the community. Influenster matches up boxes and users based on demographics, badges, and how active you are. For more detailed information please visit the Influenster Site

On to the 2012 Beauty Blogger Voxbox!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let the swatching begin!

I've been busy with work and reorganizing all my makeup and nail polish storage. I started putting a nail kit together, and the most epic of projects which I'm not even halfway done with is swatching out my nail polishes onto spoons!

Nail Polish Storage and Kit

My current as of this post nail polish storage


So far ALL of my nail polish is in the Helmers with room to grow. I have most of my nail supplies in here as well. I also have a fishing tackle box (you will see) that holds most of my kit supplies, for gels, acrylics and nail art stuffs.

Keep reading after the jump!

I've got helmers!

Two beautiful shiny red ones! I know I know in my last post about Ikea I said I wasn't going to get the Helmers for my nail polish, and I have really been kicking myself since April for not getting at least one then. I have approx 400 bottles of nail polish (At the time of this post I don't have a full count). Right now my Helmers are set up by brands, but I'm still moving things around. I am in the process of sorting out all of my nail storage. One helmer is full strickly with polish and the other has overflow polish, and then supplies.

My goal for when we move is to have Multiple Helmers for my nail set up, along with a manicuring table. I would love nothing more than to have helmers for polish only, nail art supplies, mani/pedi supplies, gel/acrylics supplies. Yes yes I know that is like a zillion helmers, but I love these little cabinets! plus it is super easy to move a drawer from one to the other. and for something so small they fit A LOT!

I have plans to get more for other storage needs once I no longer live with my mom, I have big big plans for these little helmers! I'm sure I'll end up with a second 9 drawer alex since the one I have is almost full of makeup now!

OH I almost forgot I picked up 11 (I meant to buy 10, but in my excitement of shopping in Ikea I forgot how to count) antonius inserts, they are $3 each, but being that Ikea doesn't ship them and well Ikea is about an hour and a half away, which doesn't sound like much but when you have to take the parkway to the turnpike its far! So I will plot and plan my trips to get the most bang for my trip! I also picked up the rationell variera drawer liner, I bought 2 rolls, and I think I only used a roll and a half so far.

This was only my second trip to Ikea, but I have a tip for newbies like myself to shopping in Ikea! The store can be overwhelming, because they are well HUGE and you will want to look at everything! I created a shopping list on Ikea's website, then I printed it out, and when I printed it out I sorted based on where my items would be located in the self service area. Most of the smaller items were just listed, but the Helmers and Antonius units were in the self service area so they had they Aisle and Bin numbers already. Also if you plan on buying smaller items, bring bags, you don't get shopping bags from Ikea, I didn't know this (stop laughing veteran Ikea shoppers).

OK OK enough blabbing!!! Here they are!

Antonious basket in a drawer

I am working to create a full post on my nail storage, because well I have a lot of stuff between polish, misc supplies, and my kit. I just wanted to show off my shiny new helmers!

Links to items I purchased
Antonious Inserts $3 each
Helmer $39.99 each
Rationell Variera $3.99 each

Instagram - Yes I have that too!

I have an Instagram account too! I actually forgot my login information.....But I will be using Instagram much more, I will be using it to post pictures before they even reach my blog! You may also see lots of pictures of my ferret and cats :)

Instagram user name - Kizzie421

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Makeup Forever No 75 Blush

Makeup Forever No 75 Blush

This is my first Makeup Forever product and I LOVE IT! It is marked as a blush, but at Sephora they said it can be used as an eye shadow too. Which I have done and it rocks my socks!

Maybelline Color Tattoos OVERLOAD

 Maybelline Color Tattoos OVERLOAD

Over the last few weeks I have added 9 new colors to my Color Tattoos collection. Some are from the original collection, some from the new fall jewel tone collection, and one from another limited edition collection.

New Products from ELF, HD Blushes & Baked Shadow Pallets

New Products from ELF, HD Blushes & Baked Shadow Pallets

I was super excited to see that ELF was coming out with their own HD Blush, I was even happier to see the Studio $3 price tag, then to top off my excitement I got an email for 50% off Studio products! As you can see I ordered a few things, all 5 of the HD Blushes, both of the Baked Eyeshadow Pallets, and 2 lip glosses.

ELF Baked!

ELF Baked Blushes and Shadows

Wow I'm really late getting this post up! Back in July I placed an order with ELF during their buy one get one 50% studio sale. So naturally I ordered a lot. I picked up 4 baked blushes, 5 Baked shadows, 1 lip scrub, an eyebrow kit and 2 new brushes! (I am working on a separate blog post for all my ELF Brushes)