Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Hey ladies,

I'm sorry I haven't been remotely consistent, but my life is very crazy right now. I know, that's not a good excuse; however as a college student, college and my health are my first priorities. Anyways, I'm transferring to a university this Spring and I'm still not sure where I'll be attending(definitely online). I have had 3 internships, 2 of which backed out or never happened, and the third internship(only one I have at the moment) is blogging about topics that interest young mothers. I also have a YouTube channel (which is now linked above. Hint: Subscribe to my blog and YT channel to learn about something that will happen soon!!).

I will try harder to be more consistent beginning with this post. At least, updating once a week.

I hope you lovelies have a wonderful week, I will write to you next week!

Monday, August 19, 2013

How To Grow Your Hair Faster

Hey ladies,

SO you want to grow your hair longer?

Here are a few tips to get the length that you want fast!

  1. You have probably heard of this tip already, but \it is crucial. Don't brush your hair when wet! It is like a rubberband right after you wash it and easier to break. I  don't even use a comb because there is still that risk. 
  2. Keep any kind of chemicals away from your hair. During the summer our hair can be doused in chlorine and other pool chemicals. Bleach has the same effect: i.e. chlorine bleach. These dry out and strip natural oils from the hair shaft leaving it dry and brittle.
  3. No heat! Unless you make sure to use a heat....and UV protectant? A heat protectant spray that contains a uv protectant will safe guard your hair from the sun( I like Not Your Mother's Heat Protectant) 
  4. Instead of wearing a tight ponytail - let it loose. Having a tight ponytail puts stress on the roots and hair by pulling out hairs when making the ponytail tight and breaking the hairs as you keep tighening the ponytail.
  5. Brush hair in moderation - Brush your hair at least once a day, but no more than two times because brushing can cause breakage. Not brushing your hair can also cause damage because you have to get out more tangles the next day.
  6.  Keep your hair moisturized. Dry hair is harder to brush through and can lead to damage. I heard Mane N' Tail has a great conditioner.
Well.. that concludes my list, but if you have any more suggestions then please leave a comment for everyone else to see.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sassy Strawberry Colada Featuring - Slim-Fast Strawberries ’N’ Cream Shake

Hey ladies,
We all like to have a cocktail from time to time but they can be too sugary and high in calories. What can we do to fill our glasses while not feeling guilty? Slim Fast has given us another option. They've come up with a few cocktail/mocktail recipes to help us feel full and satisfy our need for a girls night in. I was sent the Strawberries n' cream shake and used it in the Sassy Strawberry Colada mocktail.

The mocktail was smooth, sweet, and didn't taste like I was drinking a Slim Fast shake.  I think that having the natural fruit helped. It was a great treat.

FTC: I was given one bottle of Slim Fast Strawberries N' Cream Shake and plastic glass for free from Influenster and Slim Fast

Here's what Slim Fast says:
SlimFast1 can help you Get What You Really Want this summer!
SlimFast is the perfect base for deliciously creamy summer cocktails/mocktails. SlimFast has partnered with DR Mixologist, Darryl Robinson, host of “Drink up” on The Cooking Channel, who created four exclusive recipes featuring some of the tastiest and trendiest ingredients of the season. With just 130-190 calories in every delicious cocktail, you won’t have to worry about enjoying the summer in your favorite teeny bikini.2
SlimFast products are sold at Amazon.com, as well as other online and local retailers nationwide.

1Losing more than 2lbs per week is not recommended. Exercise 30 minutes daily and follow the SlimFast plan.
2Cocktails are not a part of the SlimFast 3-2-1 plan. Occasional use recommended. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol and please drink responsibly.

What cocktail are you going to make over with a Slim Fast shake at your next girl's night?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes

I couldn't even wait to show you the bar (perfect timing for the TastyKake to show up, I was craving chocolate)!

My yummy Tastykake was of the Marshmallow variety, which has chocolate, marshmallow, and a cookie.. They even come in two other varieties: York Peppermint Patties and Hershey S'mores.  It is small enough that you don't have a sugar overload, but big enough to keep your taste buds content...at least until you need a Tastykake fix!

You could even cover it with strawberries, peanut butter, or ice cream if you need even more sweetness. It's great warm or room temperature with a nice, cold glass of milk.

Any way you eat a Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kake it will be the perfect dessert! If you feel a craving coming on, fulfill it by going to the Tastykake website

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Its been how long since I've posted?!!

Hey ladies!

Wow, I'm so sorry for keeping you waiting. I have to make a decision about which University I'll be attending, while switching health insurance, trying to find a job to help pay for the university,  continuing my internship, and my college class.

The only things checked off that list are the insurance, my college class has ended, and maybe trying to find a job, but we'll see.

Again, Thank you for your patience! Keep an eye out for more posts, and I will talk to you soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Taste:Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC

Hey Lovelies,

I love watching television, maybe a little too much, but....there's a new show called The Taste and I had to see what it was all about. By the title I knew it was a cooking show. I didn't really think any further into the title, so when watching the first episode, I was amazed that the cooks/chefs actually only had one taste of a chance to flaunt their skills. This one detail makes The Taste different from every other cooking show out there alone. Did they stop there? No. no, no, no. There are four very accomplished judges: Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey. who will each coach a team(kind of like The Voice).  "In each episode the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through various elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors' dishes blind -- with no knowledge of whose creation they're sampling, what they're eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be sending home" (Influenster).

Does my review make you crave for more info? Then check out the last episode of The Taste here: http://abc.tv/Z3jimp

FTC: I was not paid with money nor items for writing this review. These opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Review: One Love Organic's Skin Savior

Hey lovelies!

I know I've been slacking on the posts, but you can read my last post to find out why.
To make this post as short as possible I'm going skip the tangents and get right into the review.

I received this amazing jar of product in my Birchbox a couple of months ago and was just using it as a nightly moisturizer every now and then. This moisturizer is sort of grainy, but it smoothes quickly into skin and you only need a very small amount. I love using it at night because it can be used as an eye cream and facial moisturizer. I love the light lemon meringue scent because it only lasts for a couple of seconds.

I found the creator and followed One Love Organics on Twitter. Then I decided I would tell them how much  I love the "Skin Savior". The company replied and said that this product isn't only amazing at moisturizing skin, but can be used as a leave in hair conditioner, lip balm, cleanser, and cuticle cream. I was flabberghasted by her reply because I could put it in my hair?! I was a little afraid to at first because I thought my hair would get too oily. When I finally did, it was like love all over again because it made my hair silky, smooth, but not too oily. It is great at detangling as well. Just use a litle amount at the end of your hair and work up so that it won't get too oily.

I'm so sad that I'm almost finished with the jar, but it did last me at least 3 months. Should I splurge($68 for 3.5 oz.) and get more?

FTC: I was not paid or given anything for writing this review. These are my honest opinions.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Semester Begins This Week!

Hey Lovelies!
This week I began the spring semester, so I probably won't be able to post more than once a week. :( I currently have an internship and 13 units this semester. An internship is like a part-time job except that you won't get paid(some do pay, but they are part and full time jobs labeled as internships). I'm interning for a company which wants me to redesign and update a website for an italian chef/model. The classes I'm taking this semester are calculus, Data mapping, and a couple of computer networking classes, which will go towards transferring to a 4 year university and a web design certificate.

My future posts will be about some of the trends for spring and summer, more product reviews, hauls, and monthly favorites.

I will be having a giveaway on my youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/SweetCutie24?feature=mhee) soon. You need to be a subscriber to my youtube channel to enter. Watch for a new video titled giveaway.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Top 12 of 2012(Beauty)

Hey lovelies,
I know that this post is a week overdue, but better late than never right? These are my favorite goto makeup, hair care, and skin care products. I'm going to get right to it so that I don't go off into a tangent.

12. Yes To Carrots Nourishing Cleanser:
I love this stuff! It is really gentle, but cleanses my skin deep down. I also noticed that my skin wasn't as dry after and didn't have raccoon eyes the next morning. It smells like baby powder which some youtubers didn't like, but I happen to like it.

11. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: I will never change powders again(ok, ok! I might experiment with others, but this is my holy grail powder) I have heard many other beauties use this powder and thought "nah, nothing's better than my Maybelline Dream Matte Powder", but since Maybelline changed the formula, the Rimmel powder had a chance of moving into take Dream Matte's spot. Now, I don't like anything else but Rimmel's powder to set my makeup and mattify my skin.

10. Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips for Smoky Hazel Eyes: This is my favorite palette for travel because it is small, but very versatile. The dark colors could be used as eyeliner or crease color. There are so many variations of look that could be created with this palette that there was only one other palette that I used this entire year.These eyeshadows can create smokey night to chic everyday student looks.

9. Lorac Haute Couture, St. Tropez Quad(Limited Edition): Yup, this is that other palette that I used when I didn't use the PF Shimmer Strips palette. It is the perfect natural look, but a little goes a long way. To see what the palette looks like and my go-to look, head over to that post

8. NYX Slide on Pencil: This came out this year and absolutely will not try any other pencil eyeliner because these pencils live up to their name. They do come of pretty fast and smudge easily, but I don't wear eyeliner long, so I don't really notice that as much as others. I definitely want to add more colors to my collection, since the only one I have is black.

7. NYX  RLG Pinky Natural: My go-to "my lips, but better color. It lasts pretty long and has a great scent(watch for review/swatches on this soon).

6. Milani Bronzer(Med. 2): This bronzer isn't too orange-y or shimmer-y. It is a matte lovers dream. I think its perf for every day conture and even just a tan overall appearance(maybe review)

5. Jordana automatic Lip liners: These go on so well. They stay on for a really long time and hold ontol lip stick/gloss really well. Great variety of colors too.

4.  Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser: I love what Maybelline has been coming out with lately! This is one of those products, I mean it doesn't make my dark circles disappear, but it does lessen them and brightens up my eye area. I use it just around my eyes because it looks odd elsewhere.  I love these concealer also because it doesn;t fall into my crease lines.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: This is the concealer I use on my scar, pimples, or redness. My cheeks are always red and this concealer hides that amazingly! It doesn't leave a ring or get too dry, looks just opaque enough that it still looks natural.

2. CoverGirl Lashblast Waterproof Volume: This is the first mascara ever that has actually made my lashes look full and voluminous. I began wearing it in the summer because I love to swim and after I would go to dinner or an event and my mascara looked fresh.

1. Tresseme Leave - In Conditioner: If you have tangles in your hair, you need this right now! Just a couple sprays allows the comb or brush to glide through your hair with a little effort. It also smells good too.

I hope you liked my favorites of 2012! What are 12 things you reached for most in 2012?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Review: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Hey lovelies!
Sorry there was a bit of a delay, but I got a new camcorder for Christmas and I was trying to edit a video that I made. Before I go into the review, I have to say that I received this product for free from BzzAgent; however, these are my honest opinions. I would hate to find out that a product is hyped after I purchased it.
This product is Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Hand Cream(Fragrance Free). This hand cream can be used on dryness everywhere, especially lips, elbows, knees and hands.  The claim is that "just a dab heals dry skin" and "it provides highly effective relief for even the most uncomfortable dry, cracked hands"..
Before I used this cream, my hands were peeling, nails were also peeling and brittle, and I had a couple of hang nails. Within a single use, I noticed that my hands stopped peeling and looked refreshed. I used it the next day without any additional signs of improvement. On the third day, I did notice that my hands were alot softer, smoother, no sign of peeling and even my nails were longer(my nails usually peeled before they grew longer than my finger tips). As I continued applying the moisturizer once a day for 2 weeks, I saw fewer hangnails, no peeling, baby smooth and soft skin.
The hand cream even worked on my split lip because after I applied it evey night, my lips felt smoother and moisturized. I did not like using it on my lips in the day time because the cream felt too heavy and thick.
After seeing all of these amazing results I think that this product definitely lives up to its claims. For $2 a tube, it is definitely going to be my goto moisturizer.
Have you tried this? What is your favorite moisturizer?