Saturday, June 16, 2012


Thank you to all who voted for me in the Mary Kay Makeover Contest!

I am pleased to announce that I am a finalist!!!

Three grand prize winners will be chosen and announced by July 18, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

help a sistah out

I would really appreciate it if you would vote for me in the Mary Kay Makeover Contest.

(Vote here:

You can vote up to 5 times per day. All you need is an email address.

I would appreciate it even more if you would share this with your friends and encourage them to vote for me, too.

Thanks for all your help!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

vote for me!

Hello, friends! I need a favor from all of you...please vote for me in the Mary Kay Makeover Contest! Click here to vote: Votes are limited to five (5), per day per person. Voting lasts from June 5 - June 15, so get busy! Thank you for your help!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

we're moving!

Hello, everyone! Connie and I are in the middle of redesigning this awesome blog of ours, and we will soon be moving over to Tune in soon for new posts!

Monday, December 19, 2011

holiday hiatus

You might have noticed we've been absent around here. Unfortunately, we are enjoying our Christmasing so much that you might just have to wait a few more weeks for some real posts. Sorry, dudettes.

Anyways...some changes might be coming your way, so don't give up on us just yet.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Breaking Dawn..or just Breaking Out

do you know how easy it is to break out? its pathetically easy and sometimes we dont even know what we're doing wrong. there's always the emotional aspect of stressing out or being under too much pressure at one time, or even it just simply being our time of the month...but are there some things we can do to prevent other breakouts? why yes, there are.

Conditioning. it works wonders for your hair and i'd never recommend someone to go a day without it, but. did you know that conditioners contain emolients that clog pores? so always try to either wash your face and body after you rinse out your conditioner or be sure and rinse off your back and face before getting out.

Water Temps. Sounds crazy, huh? the temperature of your water when washing your face can affect your break outs? it can. the most effective way to wash is actually to begin by wetting your face with warm water, applying face wash, and rinsing with cool water. the warm water in the beginning opens your pores and the cooler water closes them back up. BUT tricky thing is that if you end with warm water too it can actually help bacteria to grow causing acne.

Wash Yo' Pillow. have you ever noticed waking up a little greasier than you went to bed? yeah, because everyone's bodies work all night long and as a result, you prespire. buut, your bed is the one that suffers it. and sleeping on your sheets and pillow repeatedly for long amounts of time will cause breakouts.

Cell Phones. Or any types of phone really. if you use it and talk on it frequently, you may start to see breakouts on one cheek or side of your face more than the other, its your phone. simply get rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball and clean that sucker up. personally i try to clean mine about once a week.

Moisture. did you know that drying your skin out can cause acne as well? its simple to fix ofcourse, just moisturize it. but be sure to look for oil-free products when looking, for your face you'll need to use face moisturizers because regular body lotions have too much in them and can also clog up your pores and cause breakouts.

Face Touching. Dont be a face toucher, no one likes a face toucher. its the most obvious way to cause breakouts. dont pick at your face and avoid touching your face with your hands ALWAYS.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Operation: Hydration

Colder weather means drier weather, especially out here in the west. I grew up next to the Great Lakes, and we didn't have dry weather. Ever. So this desert stuff is a whole new ball game for me. However, I have found a few products to beat this arid climate.

First off is Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Love this stuff.
This is a great all-over lotion. It is fragrance free, which is great for my sensitive skin. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave an oily residue. I like to lotion up after I shower. Apply to damp skin to lock in the moisture. I also carry a tube in my purse for when my skin starts to feel a little parched. If you like to apply hand lotion throughout the day, make sure you give your cuticles and nails some love, too. They tend to dry out in the winter months also.

Another product in my arsenal is good ol' Vaseline.
I have a tube of Vaseline Lip Therapy with me at all times because I can't stand to have chapped lips. Vaseline also works really well on rough elbows and knees. I like to slather it on before bed. Use a terry cloth sweat band to cover your elbows if you like. That way, you will protect your sheets and give your elbows a better chance to absorb the Vaseline. This also works really well on cuticles. Cracked cuticles can be painful. Just rub a little Vaseline on your cuticles a few times a week, and you can avoid them cracking. Wear gloves to bed for extra protection. What about rough, cracked feet? Mine get that way sometimes, especially in the heel area. Rub some Vaseline on before bed, and pop on a pair of socks. By morning, you'll be in better shape.

For you contact wearers, dry weather can be hard on the eyes. I know when I first moved away from my beloved Midwest, I had a hard time keeping my contacts wet. Now that I've lived here for a few years, it's less of a problem. Nevertheless, I still carry eye drops with me.
Refresh Optive is where it's at. These eye drops are boss. They are safe for us contact wearers, but even if contacts aren't your thing, these drops will work for you. They keep your eyes moist no matter the weather.

Sometimes in the winter, my hair gets a bad case of dry-frizz. Ew. To combat this, I am a big believer in serums. Connie outlined pretty well what to look for in a serum (see here), but I'll tell you two products that have really worked for me. First, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Serum, and second, Fantasia IC Olive Moisturizing Shine Serum Hair Polisher.
Both of these are bombspice. Just a little goes a loooong way. Add either one of these products to damp-dry hair, and say goodbye to the frizzies. Instead, your hair will be super-soft and lightly fragrant (both of these serums smell great). The Garnier Fructis serum might be a little easier to get your hands on, since it is sold at most drugstores or retailers like Walmart or Target. The Fantasia Hair Polisher might be available at those stores, too, but I definitely haven't seen it as often. If you can find it, snatch it up! I have been using my bottle for 2 or 3 years now, and I still have about a 1/3 of it left. I use it almost every day in the fall and winter, and a little less in the spring and summer. Just a few drops is all it takes to keep your hair hydrated.

One more quick tip for staying hydrated: drink water.
If you aren't drinking enough water, your skin will dry out unaided by the weather.

Well, that's all folks! Don't let dry skin, nails, or hair get you down this winter!