10.23.2012

Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012



I got chosen for this Beauty Blogger VoxBox! You can see my last one here.

 
It'll be really cool if Influenster could do an additional survey to narrow down items that will fit you personally instead of going by random. As someone with unpredictable curly hair, the curl cream would have been a perfect chance for me to rave about! Not a big deal. There's one item I can't say anything about because I don't consume caffeine. ♥

Here we go...
goody simple styles spin pin
Goody Simple Styles 
Spin Pin 

I've NEVER seen these things before. I'm inexperienced with any updo styling so this made me nervous. The box comes with easy instructions showing you how to do three styles! I love the side bun the most.  Wrap your hair up in a tight bun, push the ends underneath and spin these babies in your hair to hold it in place! It's perfect.

I hate having to dig up hair ties and get all of my hair to fit into one. Or having my hand hurt trying to take a hair tie off. These are amazing for me. Using 1-2 spin pins instead of a million bobby pins.

 
NYC Individual Eyes Dark Shadows

This baby had a little accident when getting to me haha. I tend to avoid dark smokey eyes/palettes because of my hooded eyes. Four shades are for the lid, crease, outer v and highlight. There's two creams as a primer base and illuminator.

NYC Individual Eyes
NYC Individual Eyes

I apply the lid color then put the illuminator for my highlight. It helps me out with applying and blending the dark shadows out.  Directions are on the back that you can peel off and lift to view! You can check out the other palettes here. I want to pick up Union Square and Smokey Browns soon!


Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit>
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit 
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit.

I love the quality of these lashes. These are very nice! I've worn them a couple of times now. The length fits my eyes perfectly and the applicator makes the process quick! I believe that applicator would help a newbie out well. Probably better than using tweezers imo! The glue is alright in my opinion.


Bath & Body Works Mini Candles

Pumpkin Cupcake smells SO delicious. Though for some reason it had irritated everyone's nose in the house so we couldn't keep it lit anymore.

 
Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream

I generally don't have problems with frizz anymore. I do like using this to keep my hair feeling smooth plus I LOVE coconut. I will be adding a full size of this to my usual products and pick up Kinky Moves. Dying to try that one out!!


EBOOST Orange

No caffeine for me so here's a picture of it :)

What did you think of this year's beauty blogger voxbox?

*These products were sent to me from Influenster to review ♥

10.22.2012

Amigurumi: Rabbit, Panda & WIP's










I am only selling the bear at the moment. I'm thinking of selling the pattern for it but I'll need enough requests for it to make it worth setting time aside to recreate and take step by step photos. D:


What's on your crafting to do list?

10.17.2012

Review: Manic Panic Rockabilly Blue


manic panic rockabilly blue
I've had Rockabilly blue for the last three weeks or well, trying to keep it. This is such a GORGEOUS color. I am in love with it but the color bleeding and staining are out of control. I've dyed my hair countless times and didn't really care about it. This dye formula is the absolute worst. They really need to fix it.

manic panic rockabilly blueI know better now and use gloves to wash my hair. It's a must otherwise you need to have blue nail polish at hand and avoid touching anything because you'll leave blue fingerprints everywhere. I've had to clean blue fingerprints off with bleach. You can't even scratch your head.

I've only gotten my hair wet once because of how awful the rinsing process is. You have to be extra careful to keep your hair far away from your body or you'll turn into a Smurf! I can't even imagine how it'll be if I used shampoo. Does it strip the color out as much as it bleeds?

manic panic rockabilly blue
I'm disappointed at how this dye doesn't last at the roots. This photo shows ONE day after it was dyed. It's a much lighter blue and turns green soon. No showers or sun. :(

manic panic rockabilly blue
I've dyed my root area four times in the last few weeks but it's not holding up. Like I said this is a super gorgeous dark blue but this basically sucks if you use it on a full head of hair. Staining is practically not worth it. You can't wear any light colored clothing unless you're prepared for a blue stained collar. I have stained my friend's bathroom/walls and my paper exams at school were covered with blue fingerprints. :(

I've tried Punky's Atlantic Blue once so far. Let's see if this is better!

Edit: I attempted this dye again about 4 years later and I diluted the dye heavily. It was slightly better but it still stained if you weren't careful.

Note: I was forced to put watermarks on my images due to websites and shops stealing my images. I do not give permission for my images to be used to help with advertising products.  Do not use. Do not put your watermarks on it.

10.16.2012

Review: Manic Panic Voodoo Blue


Manic Panic Voodoo Blue
This is my first and favorite blue!

Manic Panic Voodoo Blue
I originally had purple hair that I bleached down to a lillac color. Voodoo Blue came out amazing over that base color.

I didn't shampoo while I had this color. It stayed pretty vibrant for 3 months. Color bleeding was minimal for me. I barely had problems with staining the shower, walls or clothing. I'm also prepared by having black pillowcases and black sheets.


Manic Panic Voodoo Blue

Due to summer being crazy hot, my natural oils started to fade the color around my root area. My favorite colors are blues/greens so I personally didn't consider it a grody fading color.  It's a good green too btw! Eventually, I bleached my roots yellow intentionally to plop some Voodoo on top. More pictures here! 

I recommend this color 100%!

Note: I was forced to put watermarks on my images due to websites and shops stealing my images. I do not give permission for my images to be used to help with advertising products.  Do not use. Do not put your watermarks on it.



What's your favorite brand of dye or color? Stay tuned for tomorrow's review :)

10.01.2012

Crochet Pattern: Dessert Bunny with a Whipped Cream Head




Supplies:
❤ worsted yarn
❤ C or D and F hook
❤ optional: yarn needle to weave ends in.
❤ Polyfill
Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn: Cloud, Red, White &  Coal.
(This is tiny yarn! :3)
❤ 9mm safety eyes

-Leave tails so you can weave the parts together!
-Attach the safety eyes where you'll like it to be.

Head C or D hook:
8 sc into ring.
 F hook:
Inc around.
*Inc, sc* around
Sc around.
*Sc in next 2sts, inc* around.
Sc around.
(Start stuffing)
*Sc in next 4 sts, dec* around.
Sc around.
*Sc in next 5sts, dec* around.
Sc around
Sc around
*Sc in next 3 sts, dec* around.
*Sc 3x, dec* around
*Sc 2x , dec* around.
*Sc, dec* around. Sc in last st.
Close

Ears
F hook:
Ch 4
Inc around.
Turn. Ch 1, skip a stitch. Sc, inc in middle top once, sc.
Sl st together to form a circle.

Arms
C or D hook:
4 sc into ring.
Sc around.
Sc around.
Sc around.
Sc, dec, sc.

Legs
C or D hook:
4sc into ring.
Sc around.
Sc around.

Whipped cream
F hook:
Ch 21. Skip once, sc 10x, sl st across in remaining chains. Swirl it and weave together to hold.

Cherry
C or D hook:
Ch 4 into ring. Leave a tail to attach this to the whipped cream.


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