Monday, November 26, 2012

Still a Little Girl

I loved playing dress up when I was a little girl. I saw this picture on Pinterest and believe this is so true. Clothes are so much fun and there are so many different styles out there. I still love trying all different styles and trends. While I have a basic style that I stick to I still have my days where I may be a little more rocker or more girlie.

Do you agree with this saying? Do you ever still play dress-up?

*Picture from here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dry Shampoo Showdown

Over the past year I have been trying to find the right dry shampoo for my hair. I have very long hair that is fine. I don’t like to wash it everyday because it dries out my ends, but I have oily hair. I don’t want to have gorgeous hair one day and my hair be plastered to my head the next, which is why I have been on a quest. =)

 I had heard so many great things about it and I really wanted to like it. I just don’t think it worked with my hair. It just made it feel thick and dirtier. It didn’t make my roots look less oily. I think it made my hair look worse. It may just not work with fine hair.

Grade: F

I tried this one because it was meant for darker hair and didn’t leave as much of a white residue. It worked really well. It made my hair feel cleaner and it definitely looked less greasy. It was my favorite until....

Grade: A

I tried the Suave. This stuff is awesome! (You may remember me mentioning it in my August Top 5) Not only does it make my hair look clean, it makes it feel cleaner too! Plus, it smells amazing! Yes, it gives that white residue but it blends in really well. This is definitely my new favorite!

Grade: A+

What dry shampoo do you like?
Check out how to apply dry shampoo here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beauty Essentials: On the Go

So, I was cleaning out my purse the other day and noticed that some items that I put into my purse makeup bag disappear while others are always there or multiply! I figured that the items items that are always there or multiply are my on the go beauty essentials.

I always have:
  • Powder
  • Blotting paper
  • Eye drops
  • Tweezers (although I don't really remember using these ever)
  • Heel Protector (This is great for when you feel a blister starting)
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comb
  • Hair ties
  • Evian spray (mostly in the summer)
  • Lipbalm/lipstick (these are the ones that multiply like crazy!!)
  • Lip Pencil

What are your On the Go Beauty Essentials?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bad Day Fix

When I’m having a bad day there are a few things that I like to do to try and perk myself up.

If I wake up in a bad mood or not feeling well I try to pamper myself a little bit. I’ll alway myself to have a sweet breakfast, like a donut. (YUM!) I will also force myself to spend a little extra time on my makeup. I will do a full face of makeup even if all I am doing that day is hanging around the house. There is something about doing my makeup and reminding myself that I am beautiful that helps me feel better.

If it’s the end of the day I will pamper myself. I will take a super long shower by candlelight. (I don’t take baths...ever.) I’ll give myself a facial and pamper my skin in general. Then I go to bed early, spray my pillow and sheets with aromatherapy oils, light my BBW aromatherapy candle, and read a book.

What do you do to perk yourself up when you’re having a bad day?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tutorial: How I dyed my hair!

This is how I dyed my hair recently. I used Clairol Natural Instincts in the color Cinnaberry.

Contest Rules:

1. You must be subscriber to my channel

2. This is open internationally!

3. You must be 18 or older or have your parents permission

4. Leave a comment telling me what you think of my hair or a

 story about when you dyed your hair (on the YT page).

5. Winners will be announced on my Facebook and Twitter 

(links are below) on November 16th!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Crest 3D White Strips: Initial Thoughts

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you'll know that I received a free box of Crest 3D White Strips from Influenster. You may have heard of Influester's Voxboxes where they send out a bunch of free products to a select number of people, but they also send out individual products too. I am super excited to use these because I have used them in the past and like them. It has been at least 4 years since I used them last and I am excited to see what improvements they've made.

Today, is the first time that I have used them and I wanted to give you my initial thoughts. As I am writing this they are on my teeth. =)

I received a full size box with 20 applications. The box is really big compared to how small the actual strips are. Literally half the box wasn't being used and I really feel like they are wasting resources. The ones I received are the Advanced Seal and I have to say they really do seal onto your teeth. I remember the old ones use to move around constantly and the whitening gel would leak out and taste super nasty. Crest has definitely fixed that problem. I can talk without any problems. Also they stick on so well that I had a bit of trouble getting them off the first time. You only have to wear them for 30 minutes once a day which is really nice. I noticed on the directions that it says you can wear them up to 2 hours for a deep whitening but I don't know if I could go that long without drinking. ;-)

After 30 minutes I took the strips off and really didn't notice a difference. Only time will tell. I'll do a full review on my Youtube channel with before and after pictures so, be on the look out for that. =)

*The Crest 3D White Strips were sent to me by Influenster for review. All opinions are my own

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cooking Channel!

About a year and a half ago I started up a cooking channel, but after a bit I stopped. I have recently restarted the channel under a new name, HBCooks. Right now there are only the old videos up but I have a couple new ones already recorded and they will go up starting this week. I hope you enjoy them, and if you try any of the recipes please let me know! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Ulta Haul and a Giveaway!!

Check out my haul! Make sure to comment on the actual Youtube page to be entered in the giveaway.

Beauty Wishlist: Makeup Sets

Here are some products that are on my wishlist. They are all set or palettes. You can find them all on and I will link each one. 

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bon Set- I saw this on Beauty Broadcast and fell in love with it.

Too Faced Natural Face Natural Radiance Face Palette- Again saw this on Beauty Broadcast and I thought it would be great for when I am traveling. Almost everything you need is right there.

Urban Decay Naked Palette- Yes, I know I am so late on this. I just haven't had the money to spend, but I have played with it in the stores and I really do think it's a great palette.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco Glide-on Pencil Set- I have two UD 24/7 eyeliners and I love them! They are great because they are very creamy and you can smudge them out for an awesome smokey eye. So, of course I want them in every color now! ;-)

Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4-piece Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Enthusiast Set- Sheesh that's a mouth full! TiffanyD hauled these in a recent video and I have always wanted to try them. I have heard a lot of great things about these blushes.

Tarte 5 piece Lipsurgence Collector's Set- I received one of these in a Birchbox awhile back and even though the color is way wrong I love the formula and want to try more out. I have a full review here.

Stila Vibrant in Vancover Travel Palette- I have several of these and they really are great for traveling, especially weekend trips. They fit perfectly in your purse. They have them in so many color options too!

Benefit The Pretty Committee- This kit has some really great highlighting products like High Beam and Eye Bright.

Sephora Favorites Super Stars Beauty Essentials- I love the idea of these kits because you get to try so many great products that are high end and super popular like, Nars blush in Orgasm and Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder.

These would all make great Christmas gifts for your friends!

What's on your beauty wishlist?

Look out for future Beauty Wishlists, Makeup and Skin Care, too!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I just wanted to say that I'm sorry there haven't been any posts in a few days. I have been really busy at work because it's the end of the quarter and grades are due. This in turn has also made my cleaning suffer and I have been trying to catch up on that. I have tons of blog ideas. I just need to find the time to actually write them and take the pictures for them. I hope to be back on track by the end of this week. Thanks for understanding.
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