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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Parnevu T-Tree Products : Hair Care

As part of a product review, I received Parnevu shampoo and leave-in conditioner.  

Per their site, Parnevu T-Tree Oil products are uniquely formulated to promote growth, prevent hair breakage, repair split ends, and eliminate dry scalp, leaving you hair healthy, vibrant and strong.
Click HERE to read about the miracles of tea-tree oil


My hair is long (some say very long) and I have a constant issue with dry, brittle, damaged and of course, with split ends.
My head without any styling products (mousse is my favorite of all) is one big fuzzy/frizzy mess without waves let alone curls.  

After 3 weeks of continued use of Parnevu, oh yeah! and a glass of wine. :)  I took this picture to show curls have re-gained definition and it shows even at the end of the second day without washing my hair and NO styling products.  

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I recommend it.  A yummy relaxing herbal scent, leaves my hair very soft.  

However, it wasnt a happy story from the beginning.  I started using Parnevu Herbal Grow along with the shampoo and conditioner.  Unfortunately, shortly after staring this new regimen, I noticed more hair was being left behind after leaving the shower.  (falling) I of course panicked!!!!!!!!!! and contacted Parnevu right away, they were very concerned and answered all of my questions.  I discontinued use of ALL products nonetheless.  

After going back to my regular shampoo for some time, I noticed (at this point am a lot more observant) that some times, my hair went through falling periods, so I went back to Parnevu and am glad I did, but I never used the herbal growth again. 

With the understanding that not every product works the same way for everyone, Parnevu's customer service restored my confidence in the product and I now use it regularly.

PARNEVU T-Tree Herbal Grow 

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I have to admit am a little backed up on my reviews but working hard on catching up, while at it, I also started catching up on some blog reading and saw XO, Noelle's tag and post about her... I thought what a neat post.. she's awesome and now I get why :)

Theeeeeen, I saw a similar post by Beyond Beauty Lounge and the light bulb went on to join...  After getting to know these two amazing bloggers, I thought it was only fair for you to get to know me a little as well, after all, I have gotten to know a lot of my readers through questions and messages and on our Facebook page.

So here it is!!!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is definitely curly.  On good days small spirals and on bad days just a fuzzy/frizzy mess 

2. What is your natural hair color?
Dark Brown.

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I do not dye my hair, but am considering it since I have a lot of grays in the front (you can even see them on the picture above)

4. How often do you wash your hair?
Every other day/every two days (when am lazy)

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
I change it up between about three different styles.  The picture above, is my pineapple look because at the begining of the day, curls are on top of head looking like a pineapple then they fall back.  A bun (for work) and then all out.  

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do it myself for the most part but do visit salons especially for pedicures and when I want a little extra pampering

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Sometimes daily, especially when swatching.  I dont swatch collections at once, I wear each color for a day or two (MAX) then change it.  

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
I polish in the winter, but can last for weeks :) 

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
It depends what am doing and where I am going. 
Everyday look can take 5 minutes, a statement-look can take about 20-30 minutes. 

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Definitely face.  Eyes are a breeze on the norm.  Unless it's what I call a-statement look.

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I have more than what I need and when someone asks if they can have any, I obviously say, I need it all... that makes me a hoarder.  But I love to have the option to pick one over the other. 

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Hardly ever. 

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
No.  I wear very basic makeup for work. 

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
No.  They always ask me, since they see my pictures online and even doubt that some of the looks are mine.  I feel like punching them but oh well!  lol

15. Will you leave the house without makeup. 
Absolutely!!! especially if going on a hike :) 

16. How many high end products do you have?
I don't know... but not toooo much to wish I could sell it to buy more. 

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
about once every two weeks, sometimes a little more.  Don't judge me.  Am working on getting better

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I normally think about it as am going to bed.  When unsure if I have what I need clean and steamed (or ironed) I actually lay it out.

19. How often do you change your handbag?
Once a month maybe?

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
I only wish I would get as sleepy at night as I am every morning.
Let's just say I can stay up till 6am but never ask me to get up at that time.

21. How often & when do you workout?
Ahhhh (sighs) I miss those days.  
Now, I work out every.... NEVER!!!!!!!  :/

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
Right handed

23. How tall are you?
5'5''  without shoes... 
then really tall depending on how sexy I feel (varies with each pair of heels)

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Yeap. My native language is Spanish.  

25. How many pets do you have?
I have two furry children (Maya -2 and Milo -about to turn 1) and 4 guppies (fish) whom I love with ALL of my heart.
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26. How often are you on Blogger?

27. Do you read the comments posted on blogs?
It's my FAVORITE thing of all, especially when on MY blog.  :) 

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
oh yeah!

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted to include all of the things that I would blog about, even though shoes is my favorite thing, I thought I'd blog more about beauty, then nails then shoes but I also wanted to do more things so I added fun... It should've been pets but oh well... it's a long name so I now hashtag BSNFun ... it kinda just fell into place and I think it's worked out.  :)

30. What kind of camera do you use?
I have a Cannon DSLR and a Cannon Powershot.  Sometimes cell phone pictures have proven to be very handy.  Am trying to stick to the SLR but I just grab whichever is nearest.  

31. How often do you clean your house?
With my furry children, I have to clean EVERYDAY, but I don't.  I vacuum every other day (now that my mom is visiting she's vacuums TWICE a day.  and a deep cleaning on Thursday nights.  

32. What is your favorite color?
I absolutely love Royal Blue. 

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
This is a loaded question... I love too many.  I dont think I have a favorite.  

34. Do you swear?
Rarely, but I do... I really try not to but sometimes it just comes out :/ I wish I had more will power. 

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
I should really get back to work.  My lunch hour is coming to its end.  :-p

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Summer Colors: Review and Swatches

As part of a product review, I am bringing you today The Zoya PixieDust Summer Collection.  By now, you have to have seen the origina Zoya PixieDust Collection and in case you missed it, you can see my review HERE.  

I love Zoya for being safe and healthy polish.  So safe that it's even safe for pregnant women to use from Zoya's very beginning.  

The original collection was such a hit that with the upcoming summer season, Pixie Dust in season-perfect colors infused with even more magic and wonder was simply a MUST! 

All colors contained are full of sparkle have a matte finish and do not require base or top coat but can be added for a glossy finish.

Zoya's PixieDust is the perfect combination of texture and sparkle.

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All pictures below are with two coats and no top coat. 

First up, is Beatrix.  It's the orange child of this collection.  Perfect tone for summer sunsets.

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Liberty.   With  blue being my favorite color, I am infatuated with this shade and its sparkle... it's like Tinkerbell sneezed all over my nailbed and spilled her fairy dust on my favorite blue mani  :) 

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Stevie.  (sighs) although is described as a violet, I think it's more of a lavender.  It's sheer (as all pixies) so if you want it to look more like a violet, add another coat or two. 

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Miranda.  This deep rose is the perfect addition to any stash.. If you can't get the entire collection, get at least this one.   It's femininity just speaks for it self this is new 'red' for a day or night out in the out in town.

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Destiny.  The coral child of this collection.  Very  trendy and fashionable this year.  

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And last but not least, Solange.  Is best described by Zoya as follows:
"best described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula."
 a best-selling.
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PixieDust welcomes nail art.  I decided to do a subtle color blocking using Beatrix and Thandie of the Zoya Stunning Collection (review of the full collection will be forthcoming).

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You may know how hard it is to remove glitter off of your nails.  This chart better illustrates my opinion as to the removal of any PixieDust

Individual bottles retails for $9.00 and the entire collection is also available for $54.00

For more details and more colors visit zoya.com
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Which one is your favorite?? I love reading your comments.
Do you have any already?

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Barielle Summer Fun Amusement D'ete

**product received for review**

ahhhhhhhhh summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it... it was just yesterday we were talking about holiday  manis and polish collections and the past few weeks has just been summer summer and we're not even done with Spring :)

Summer is synonym of outdoor fun!!!!!!!! just like Barielle Shades Summer Fun.

This is a super cool kit that can also be used whenever warm shades are requried... say, a winter vacation to a sunny place ;)

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The kit contains 5 shades as follows:

Mint Ice Cream Cone and Ocean Breeze compliment each other for a cooling summer breezy gradient.  This was my first "spring has sprung" mani.
(Gals plate with Berry Go Round)
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Berry Go Round: :-p  makes me think of a berry smoothie on a carnival night while on a ferry's wheel or your favorite ride :)

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Peach Popsicle :  Gorgeous peach/coral
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and lastly, Pink Flip Flops: No kit can go wrong with a pink shade
cute cotton candy pink :)

Another polish I lost to my mother ... she just couldnt take her eyes off of it and I gave in :-p  now it's in her stash :)
She's Barielle happy
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The kit can be found on Barielle's site retails for $25.00 and often you can find great sale for 5-bottle kits for $15.00
Like them on Facebook for news and promotions and of course, Follow them on Twitter

Which is your favorite??? Do tell!! I love reading your comments!!!!!!! :) 
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Indie Invasion: Maya Cosmetics - Paramour

I love Maya Cosmetics and as part of a product review, I received Paramour, one of her latest releases.... 

Paramour is a light-pinkish-nude color with pink glitter hexes and black hexes and lines.  Simply gorgeous and classic, yet also trendy.

Two coats seen below.  Removal is super easy despite the glitter ;) 

Remember that Maya donated a full size bottle of Daydream as part of a 4,000 Facebook likes celebration (but we first have to get there) :)

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Also, for those of you that do NOT know Maya Cosmetics, is ran by a husband and wife team. After serving in the Army (with naked nails of course) Katherine became obsessed with nail polish, her newfound passion and started creating her own. John is the behind the scenes-beyond the lab guy.

All polishes are 4-free. No animal testing but animal-approved. See what I mean HERE :) 

Also, customer service is beyond superb! Katherine has always responded ALL of my numerous emails promptly and has not left any questions unanswered. 

All bottles seen above retail for $9.50 and are available NOW! on the site
Be sure to Like Maya on Facebook and Follow Maya on Twitter

What do you think?? I love reading your comments!!!!!

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ALERT: Accesorize on a budget with Pretty-Nikki

As part of a product review, I received some items from Pretty-Nikki Boutique and yaaaaaaaay, I can't be more excited.  Nothing like trendy styles at affordable prices

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Look at the above double strand necklace.  Classy and trendy black and white as well as a gold-color chain.  Very light weight.. I have no idea what material this is made of , seems like plastic, feels and looks great!!!!!!! and comes with matching earrings.

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Speaking of earrings, look at these!!!! goes with everything! 
nuff said!!!   :) 

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This is my mom!!!!!!!!!!! she fell in love with this set as soon as she saw it so I kinda lost it to her :-p  
black beaded necklace-earring set.
I had every intention of keeping it which says it's perfect for all ages 

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Bracelets are "THE" thing!!!!!!!!! this is a gold-color asset to any jewelry-accessories collection.

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and lastly, RIIIIIIIIIINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  look at this dragon-like adjustable ring.... my first of its kind and am super happy with it.  Wore all day for work and no black marks behind.  Label also stated led and nickel free and that's always a plus! :) 

and if you think the above is AWESOME!  look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pretty Nikki's site is under construction and once that is finished can be found HERE
However, She's on Facebook 
and can be followed on Instagram ( @prettynikki_boutique ) be sure to like and follow her

what do you think??? which is your favorite!!!!!!!??????

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