May 29, 2012

Review: It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin

After hearing all the hype that the It's A 10 products offered 10 benefits for your hair, I decided to give in. I figured I would try the leave-in that had keratin for added benefits for my hair, which if my math is right means that this product should possess all the benefits of the original, plus the boost of the keratin. Check out the benefits the product provides above.

I have been using this product for nearly 6 months and the bottle is still about halfway full, and I spray about 4 times into my hair after showering into damp hair. The product smells amazing and the fine mist is not too heavy.

Overall, I really like this and will definitely continue to use it until I run out and then some!

May 27, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of May 27th

  • Mox Botanicals (Sale begins 11am ET 5/29)

  • Beauty & the Beach: Cosmetic Cases, SPF, & More (Sale begins Noon ET 5/27)
  • Caudalie Skin Care (Sale begins Noon ET 5/29)

  • H20 Plus, JEAN-MICHELLE (Sale begins 8am PT 5/28)
  • KareCo and Lumenesse (Sale begins 8am PT 5/29)
  • myfaceworks, Youngblood Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/30)
  • Nature's Shea Butter, Wet Line Pro (Sale begins 8am PT 5/31)
  • Kinerase, LA Tan, Lashfood (Sale begins 8am PT 6/1)
  • Zana Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 6/2)

  • Michael Todd Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 6/1)

  • Dr. Hauschka, Hair Care Secret: Jonathon Product (Sale begins 9am PT 5/29)
  • Buyer's Picks: Flat Irons, 29 Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 5/30)
  • Sonya Dakar Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/31)
  • Tammy Fender: Holistic Skin Care (Sale begins 9am PT 6/1)

May 26, 2012

Link Love: May 20-26

Closet Tour! [NikkiPhillippi]

3 Sex Mistakes You Should Avoid [College Candy]

4 Time-Saving Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle [fit Sugar]

Christian Louboutin Introduces Their First App for iPhone and iPod Touch [Fashion Pulse Daily]

NEW: MAC Cosmetic's Hey, Sailor Collection [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

Safe Sunscreen: The Top 3 Things To Look For [BlissTree]

May 24, 2012

Sweet Sale: Julep Maven Box for $0.01

I was recently introduced to the Julep Maven program by a friend, and I had to share the deal! Sign up for the Julep Maven program, take a style quiz, and viola- you are officially a member! Enter the codes PENNY or COLOR2012 and select free shipping to get your first Julep Maven Box (a $19.99 value) for $0.01. Sign up here!

If you aren't interested in the program, you can purchase the Julep brand polishes for $14 each at Sephora.

May 22, 2012

Recipe: Hibachi Steak

Perfect for kicking a Chinese food craving in the butt, this easy recipe can be made with a few simple items you probably already have in your refrigerator. This recipe was super delicious and easy to whip up and clean up.

May 20, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of May 20th

  • Caudalie (Sale begins Noon ET 5/21)

  • LORAC, Mario Badescu Men's Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 5/21)
  • Dr. Brandt, Rain Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/22)
  • FACE atelier, NEO Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 5/23)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson, NYX (Sale begins 8am PT 5/24)
  • Anthony Logistics, e.l.f. cosmetics, Epilady, Immoral Tanning (Sale begins 8am PT 5/25)
  • Senna Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/26)

  • Actifirm Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/20)
  • NuMe, Swim & Sun: Summer Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/21)
  • Strivectin (Sale begins 9am PT 5/22)
  • Amal Oils, Institut Karite Paris (Sale begins 9am PT 5/23)
  • Bremenn Research Labs (Sale begins 9am PT 5/24)
  • Basq Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/25)
  • Shimmer & Glow: Summer Makeup & Accessories (Sale begins 9am PT 5/26)

May 17, 2012

Quote du Jour: Brigitte Bardot

Do you have a reason for loving?

I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back on you.

May 14, 2012

Gossip Girl "The Return of the Ring" Fashion Round-Up

Elizabeth and James Floral Bruce Silk Jacket
Elizabeth and James Floral Ozzy Silk Short

Elizabeth & James Floral Dew Skirt

Naeem Khan Summer 2012 Beaded Orange Gown
Salvatore Ferragamo Stingray Miniaudiere

Reed Krakoff Spring 2010 Color Block Trench Coat

Sportmax Spring 2012 RTW Floral Studded Blouse

RED Valentino Daisy-Hem Jacket
RED Valentino Daisy-Hem Miniskirt
Elizabeth and James Jamie Tie Blouse

May 13, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of May 13th

  • EVOLUTIONMAN (Sale begins 11am ET 5/19)

  • Baby Quasar (Sale begins Noon ET 5/15)

  • NuME Style (Sale begins 8am PT 5/13)
  • Kinerase, Stila (Sale begins 8am PT 5/14)
  • Booty Parlor (Sale begins 8am PT 5/15)
  • theBalm (Sale begins 8am PT 5/16)
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics, ISO beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 5/17)
  • Crown Brush, La Fresh, Neutrogena, Suncare Defense (Sale begins 8am PT 5/18)
  • Institut Karite Paris, RapidLash (Sale begins 8am PT 5/19)

  • Pangea Organics (Sale begins Noon ET 5/14)
  • CARGO Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 5/17)

  • Michael Todd True Organics Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/13)
  • Votre Vu (Sale begins 9am PT 5/14)
  • myface.cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 5/17)
  • Bubalina: Organic Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/19)

May 12, 2012

Link Love: May 6-12

FM: Online Shopping Tips [hellostyle]

4 Things You Should Never Say On a First Date [YourTango]

How To: Camilla Belle at the Met Gala's Non-Gothy Dark Lip [xoJane]

Lust List: Tub Time [Real Beauty]

Meet Benefit's SpyGal - a Marvel Comic Book Action Hero Inspired by the POREfessional [Temptalia]

You Can Now Buy Your Own Tanning Mom Doll, Cancer Sold Separately [Crushable]

May 9, 2012

Review: May 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Arquiste L'Etrog- Warm notes of citron, palm leaves, and myrtle combine in this transporting scent, inspired by the aromas of a medieval harvest festival in Calabria, Italy.

beautyblender blendercleanser- Keep your makeup sponges and brushes in prime condition with this soy-based formula, which removes built-up bacteria and oil.

Color Club Nail Polish in Disco Nap- Give nails a gilded look with this luxe metallic polish.

Dr. Jart + Waterfuse BB Cream- Think of this four-in-one moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and skin-perfecting tint as the (extremely stylish) Swiss Army Knife of your beauty lineup

twistband Skinny Headband- Keep your hair perfectly in place with these colorful elastic headbands.

Birchbox Extra: Birchbox Notecards- Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery.

Check out Birchbox:

May 7, 2012

Gossip Girl "The Fugitives" Fashion Round-Up

Peter Som Spring 2012 Silk Floral Dress
Stella McCartney Faux Nappa Crossbody Bag
Miu Miu Penny Loafer Mary Jane Pumps

May 6, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of May 6th

  • Tanda Skin-Care & Teeth Whitening Devices Feat. The Pearl (Sale begins Noon ET 5/6)
  • Smashbox Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 5/8)

  • Vivant Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 5/6)
  • Pixi Beauty & Pop Beauty, Rock Your Hair (Sale begins 8am PT 5/7)
  • Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 5/8)
  • Proliss (Sale begins 8am PT 5/9)
  • Somme Institute (Sale begins 8am PT 5/10)
  • HerStyler, Tweezex, Whitening Lightning (Sale begins 8am PT 5/11)
  • Sprayology (Sale begins 8am PT 5/12)

  • Bath + Body Skincare Items (Sale begins 9am PT 5/6)
  • Babo Botanicals (Sale begins 9am PT 5/7)
  • Perfect Hair: Professional Styling Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 5/9)
  • Dr. Brandt (Sale begins 9am PT 5/11)
  • GHD: Shampoos and Conditioners (Sale begins 9am PT 5/12)

May 3, 2012

Glam It Yourself: Stud Your Ballet Flats

Studs are in for spring! Pair studs with a bright pair of ballet flats, and these will become your most-worn shoes this spring season. Follow these steps to find out how I went from drab to fab!

Supplies: Studs, Ballet Flats, Krazy Glue, Sharpie (optional)

1. Apply krazy glue to the back of your stud.

2. Begin applying different studs in a pattern. *Optional- mark with a sharpie where your next stud will go*

3. Enjoy your finished shoes!

May 1, 2012

Link Love: Apr. 22-28

Goodwill 50% off Sale Haul [thefashioncitizen]

20 Kitchen Essentials [Lick My Spoon]

April's Most Wanted [W Magazine]

Ask the Design Team: How Do I Keep My White Jeans White? [James Jeans Blog]

Nicki Minaj's "Starships" Sets Bikini Trend for Summer 2012 [Style Caster]

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies...Ever [Cupcakes and Cashmere]