Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lets talk about hair styling product.

I don't know about you but I am always on the hunt for a great setting lotion and spray.  My styles take some time to create. Maybe not while I'm actually pinning them up but, there is a whole lot of prep that goes in to them.  Honey, pin curls take time. So do roller sets! Prepping your hair and getting that set in place to hold a sky high bee hive or a perfect (ahem) victory roll is essential.

What ends up as a quick pin up started as a time consuming set.  Well, if I'm going to take the time to set it, I want it to hold.  I mean really, REALLY hold.

You know I've gone cruelty free. Look, I don't need you to burn the eyes of some poor bunny or kitty to prove I shouldn't be spraying hairspray in my eyes.'s HAIR spray, not eye spray.  You would think it was common sense but I won't get started on that.

Let me tell you about what I just found.  The awesome folks at Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) sent me a bottle of their spray gel and their hair spray. Let me tell you, I honestly wasn't sure how this was going to turn out.

Watch this and see.  The proof is in the I want pudding.
Ok, so obviously you know you need to stop reading now and head over to BWC.
Not even kidding...Go.
Are you still here?
Hee hee!

Much love to you!
XOXO ~Sharon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Vintage" skin care...with a new twist!

I've been on the hunt for a new skin care line. One that is cruelty free, really works fighting the hands of time, has proven results and a long history. 
Well, I think I have found one. 
After searching the web I happened upon Elizabeth Grant. This line has a long history. Knowing my love of all things 1940's the story behind the Elizabeth Grant line really caught my eye. Intrigued, I started scouring the net for reviews. Oh boy did I find them. The overwhelming majority of reviews I read were fantastic. So, what was I to do? Seeing my budget is not exactly a hefty one I found that one of the home shopping networks carried it.  Honestly, the prices were great for the amount of product they offered. 
Today, my package arrived.  I was really way too excited about this.  I have the Elizabeth Grant Five-Piece Biocollasis Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Repair Collection gracing  my vanity.
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As a sucker for packaging, this is right up my alley. The gold is gorgeous, seriously, the packaging on all her product on her website is fantastic. 

I have started filming my journey with this product. Closeup shots of my skin before and with the first application.  Immediate results? I see them. The immediate firming alone is impressive. It feels fabulous and just, decadent.  
Over the next month I will film on a weekly basis and hopefully will end up with one video showing the progression of my skin from ok to gorgeous. High hopes? Yes. Do I think I'm being realistic? Actually, yes I do. 
I'll keep you posted with the results I'm getting. So far, I'm in love with the firming, smoothing and over-all luxury of the serums. My skin looks and feels hydrated, plumped up even. I'm loving it day one!
Stay tuned and be sure to check out Elizabeth Grant to read her story and the story of  her amazing line!  

Much love and hopes for a less wrinkled tomorrow!
XOXO ~Sharon  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring clean

When was the last time you purged your makeup collection? For some reason we seem to know that makeup has a shelf life when we are talking about it, but completely forget that fact when we are using it.
Here is what I have to say about the topic. Take it or leave it but...I got this from the FDA and they may approve some questionable things, but they know when stuff is expired.
Yikes! what a thumbnail!

Ok so, now, if you are at all like me you have suspicions about some of the makeup in your collection. Hmmm...time for a spring clean! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

YAY! Another give away!

Ok so...My birthday is next month and I want to do a give away. 

Details?  Check out the video.  You will want to actually click on the youtube icon and watch it on youtube so you can enter.  So excited about this one!

Good Luck!  Oh, and have you checked out ChicStar yet?  Just click on their link over there ---->