Monday, April 30, 2012

Nail Polishes For This Spring

spring nail polish picks 2012 essie opi
From Left to right: 
<3
 OPI Did It On 'Em
 Essie Tart Deco
 OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender
 Barry M. Tangerine
 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Flirt
<3
spring nail polish picks 2012 essie opi
I'm obsessed with all these colours. I think they all look great especially if you have tan skin. Bring on the sun :D 
spring nail polish picks 2012 essie opi



Friday, April 27, 2012

Heading Off To Work

Hello ladies!

I finished getting ready for work a bit early so I thought I'd have some photo booth fun :)



<3 My Makeup <3
Face
NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Stromboli
Laura Mercier concealer and translucent powder

Eyes
UD Primer Potion 
UD Naked palette - Sin on my lids, Naked in my crease
MAC e/s Carbon, Corduroy on my eyebrows
Maybelline Illegal Length mascara 

Cheeks
Dior Amber Diamond highlight
MAC Peaches sheertone blush
NARS Laguna bronzer

Lips
Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Natural 
MAC Kissable Lip Colour in En-Chantee (l/e)


<3 My Outfit <3
Striped long sleeve shirt- Aritzia 
Black Blazer - Urban Outfitters 
Layered Necklace - Guess 


I love my blazer, it's tailored perfectly, and is super comfortable. I should really get another blazer since I pretty much wear it every day for work :S And I really should start styling my hair for work but by the time I'm finished doing my makeup I'm way to lazy or simply out of time. I always prefer a polished face over polished hair...anyone else with me on that?! Anyway gotta jet to work now. 

xxx
Alma

LOL my name tag is backwards...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer

aveda review scalp revitalizer invati line alopecia bald spots hair

This may be a bit of an over share, but in the last several months I've been having issues with hair loss. You'd think that I'm a little premature to be dealing with balding right?!!?!

My doctor told me that hair balding (aka alopecia) can happen to anyone at sporadic times, and researchers have no idea what it causes it. She also said that it can be quite difficult to regenerate growth so she recommended me to a dermotologist for steroid injections. Ummmm yeah. Not really up my alley....

I decided I wanted to stick to more natural methods of improving hair growth so I purchased the Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer. I justified the very pricey cost of this product since coping with alopecia has been quite distressing, and spending money appeased my emotions. lol. But also it eased my mind knowing that I have a topical treatment that is easy to use and supposedly produces great results.

Anyway, on to the review:

Pros:
- Firstly, let me say that I have noticed a substantial amount of regrowth on my bald spots, which is amazing! I'm not sure if it is due to this product alone as I have been doing other things to help with regrowth (like taking supplements and changing my birth control). But who cares, at least I'm doing something right and I'm sure this product has something to do with my success!
- Contains many great natural ingredients, like vitamin e, ginseng, turmeric, and ayurvedic herbs (herbs used in traditional medicine)
- I love the nozzle because it is sanitary, doesn't leak and it allows you to spray the product to specific areas which minimizes on waste. The rest of the packaging is nice and sturdy as well
- Smells very nice :)

Cons:
- Very Expensive, I think my bottle was around 70$
- I'm sure you can go to the health food store and find cheaper, effective alternatives if you are willing to research it.

All in all, I really would recommend this product if you are in the market for hair growth products, and are willing to dish out the dough for it. It actually works, I am very impressed!

But if anyone has any other products they have been using for hair growth, or scalp care be sure to leave a comment and let me know!

xxx

Alma

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Platform Wedges Lusting


There are so many adorable wedges coming out this season. Aldo and Nine West have some great wedges very similar but for now I'll just drool over these designers. Ugh I want.


platform wedges 2012 trends burberry
Burberry

marc jacobs platform wedges 2012
Marc Jacobs


chie mihara platform wedges 2012 trends
Chie Mihara

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Smokey Eye & Spring Nails

 Naked palette smokey eye look

FACE: Nars Sheer Glow foundation, Dior Amber Diamond, MAC Gingerly blush
EYES: MAC Blackground Paintpot, UD Naked palette, Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara, 
LIPS: MAC Shy Girl


 Naked palette smokey eye look

NAILS: Essie Absolutely Shore, Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!


essie absolutely shore nail polish opi sephora flurry up!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Quick Face of the Day


Hola Senoritas! This is the makeup I've been sporting lately, well minus the lipstick, which is MAC's London Life. For the day I think it is a bit bright so I blot most of it off and add a lipgloss.

Face: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder
Cheeks: Dior Amber Diamond, NARS Laguna
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette Sin, Buck, Dark Horse, Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner, Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara
Lips: MAC London Life Lipstick, MAC Funtabulous Dazzleglass


I'll switch up my lipstick daily, sometimes I'll go for a peachy nude, or a cool toned pink or a brownish beige. But as for my eyes, I've been keeping it quite simple with a light shimmery eye and black winged liner. 

Anyhoo, thats all for now!

~ Alma