Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Juju Babe Jelly Sandals Review

Okay so as you can tell by the title this a little review on the jelly sandals from American Apparel. I am not going to lie when these shoes first came out I was very snobbish towards them saying to myself "who would ever wear these ?"

 I would and I have fallen under their spell. I bought them two weeks ago and I got to say they were worth the money I spent. They were only $40 bucks and I purchased them in Silver and in Black. To begin with they're quite cozy to me but be warned when you decide to purchase these size down because they do run big. I was also surprised by how soft they are! Like, they really do have that jelly feel to them but the heels/soles are still pretty solid. I mostly wear these with colorful socks cause your feet WILL sweat wearing them alone, although they look cute both ways. The heeled version pretty much compliments and flatters the majority of outfits that I have tried on and do promote good posture whenI walk. Overall I give these shoes a 9/10 because they're affordable , cute and are durable!  The only con in them is they're sizing but good luck and I hope this review helped you when you want to purchase shoes like these.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Ombre Experience ♡

So not to long ago I finally got to ombre my hair for summer , I was so ecstatic about doing it but was scared about the bleaching process. I know bleach has very harmful chemicals that can basically fry your hair causing someone to cut that section of hair off. I know for me that was not an option so everything had to be done perfectly. If you don't have the extra income to spend on getting it professionally done , like me , then do your research. I did extensive research on how to bleach ,how long to keep it in and the after care. However with the after care I went a different route..Unfortunately this isn't a vlog because I've already dyed it.

So to begin with the bleach I used was by Loreal 30 developer  and obviously powder bleach because my hair is so dark I had to use a high volume to lift my black hair. I mixed it for about 3 minutes then put it at the very ends of my hair and let it set for about a hour because thats when I saw my desired hair color.Other with light hair can probably wait about 30-45 minutes. I think went up more on my hair then let the bleach stay for about 30 minutes to get that nice gradient effect. My hair came out splendid but didn't have the same texture of course. 

This was the end result

My hair came out just the way I wanted but in real life the blonde was ten times more intense !

So for after care I then used this amazing Olive oil shampoo and conditioner that I used right after bleaching it. I shampooed as normal and the instructions said leave the conditioner in for 45 minutes. It did wonders for my hair and had my hair feeling as if I had never bleached it ! You can purchase this treatment at your local wal-mart for around 5 dollars.

Then on the days when I wouldn't wash my hair I would use Argon oil all over my head to treat split ends , speed up the growing process and keep my hair hydrated. However be careful not to over hydrate cause that easily make your hair break because it's so soft. I then and still do take biotin took keep my hair healthy and growing normally! You can purchase the oil at CVS or Sally's beauty supply and the biotin from wal-mart.

That's all for now and don't forget to follow !

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Necessities ♡

So it's that time of year again where the heat is at an all time high and I basically want to walk around nude. But since that is socially unacceptable I have a few summer necessities that help me get through Florida's unbearable heat. This post will show you what I need during this heat and how I maintain a matte face when deep down I'm sweating up a monsoon.  

So for starters we need to break out the shorts for obvious reason. I realized the blue and black denim shorts are constantly worn during this time of year and have yet to fade. I bought a pair of colored shorts recently to add a pop of color to my wardrobe and it's very summer-y. I also purchased the hampton shirt that you see in the bottom left corner. They were 50% off , light-weight and breathable ♡   

We then go into cute bathing suits for the summer that can not only be worn by it's self but in my case a bodysuits paired with cute shorts or even some nice high-waisted pair of pants. The reason why I defiantly recommend wearing these as bodysuits is because since they're made for swim wear they're able absorb in type of body fluid or water. In our case sweat , yes I know gross, but think about when you're going to a concert or just out around town and you're wearing a normal shirt. Not only will the sweat stains show but it will smell but not with swim suits.

I live in these spandex crop tops because you can dress them up or down for summer and winter ! They're accentuate and flatter your body in every way and can be paired with anything.

Now for makeup , When I wore foundation I would switch to Tinted moisturizer for the summer because its light weight , provides a decent amount of coverage , and has SPF in it to protect your skin from the sun. I then used a setting spray that I got from ebay because I want to keep everything in place  and keep my face hydrated but not oily looking. Later I go in with waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliner because I  tend to sweat around my eye during the day which caused my mascara to drip down my eyes making me look like a hoodrat. However with the power of water proof that doesn't happen anymore and I've heard waterproof damages your lashes so what I do to prevent that is using a little scoop of vaseline and putting them on my lashes to prevent that and keep them nourished.

Have a nice day and thank you for reading.