Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tara Smith is for "Green" Hair

Celebrity hairstylist, Tara Smith Of The UK, is making her way to the US with her Vegan friendly products.

I first saw her while watching an Explore Modeling video on youtube. Featured Here:
I had to explore more into her products. So I explored her site and found that she has a huge celebrity clientele. Stars include: Rosario Dawson, Lindsay (Lohan), Orlando Bloom, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie and many more.
Though I haven't yet tried her safe hair products (I will), after reading the testimonies, i will most definitely vouch for her. And of course I love the ingredients used.
As posted on her site at Tara Smith Products, her shampoos, conditioners, & styling products are vegan friendly, made using natural and organic ingredients, and contain no parabens or other harsh chemicals.
To purchase this INEXPENSIVE product in the USA: visit Duane Reade

after i try the products i will give a review

Monday, March 21, 2011

Words of Self: Enjoy Life

Have you ever heard the words Carpe Diem?

Well, I first heard it watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He was saying that one must  "sieze the day" and enjoy life before it pasts them by. And I agree!

From this day forth, I ask you the enjoy life to the fullest.

You may want to make a "Bucket List." Write down everything you would like to do or things that sounds exciting and you havent done yet. And start from there. If you cannot think of anything, visit There are many free things to do as well. You might find it at Time Out online magazine.

Have Fun.

Random: Make money online

How To Make Money From Passions
Millionaire Society, 2010

To make money online many people jump right in before they are properly prepared. You know that to be a rocket scientist, a doctor, a brick layer, a construction worker, an office worker, a teacher there are prerequisites, things you must learn, before you can be successful, you don't just jump right in unprepared.

The same applies to the Internet marketing industry even though there are unsavory people out there who'd have you believe it's a "Walk in the Park" and requires no more than the belief that you can just do it.

And I'll have to admit, it is a walk in the park compared to what you have to put up with in the working world punching a clock being a subordinate to someone who does not have your interests in mind, but there are still rules you have to follow and pitfalls you must avoid to actually make Internet marketing work for you.

Most people will not make a dime online and yet there are others who will make more in one month than most people make in a whole year. Why is that?

My answer begins with the age-old chicken or egg question, "what comes first the chicken or the egg"? Personally I vote for, well never mind, each argument you or I make comes back to the same old conclusion - I have no clue and I don't think many of us do either.

But one thing I do have a clue about and know for sure is that to make money online you must first have Passion for the company products and/or service of any Internet business from which you expect to make money.

Passion in this sense simply means that you've researched and like the company and products or services. It is then that you translate that like (or Passion) into the education, excitement and work that usually accompany Passion.

I will have to say that many online entrepreneurs are so good at what they do that they ignore passion because they can sell anything. But I'm concerned about those of you who are not so knowledgeable at working an online business successfully.

Now, I'm not trying to make anyone believe that Passion is the only thing necessary. Because to be successful you must also have a good website, good marketing, widespread advertising, company support, effective keywords, and etc. Those things are often learned from the company you join - but sidestep Passion and you reduce your chances for success dramatically.

It therefore follows that, if you have no Passion for the company and the products and services provided by that company, again, you won't attempt to do the work you are being taught.

Internet marketing work is typically not all that difficult or time consuming but it does take motivation caused by Passion to get you off and running with a sustained effort so that you won't stumble.

You have a great resource in the Internet search engines to search about the Internet Marketing industry for business opportunities, USE IT!

Your research should uncover a company that you like and have confidence in. It should be solid, founded on great principles, and easy to understand with great products and services that are sell-able for which you can have Passion. If you don't find it move on.

You can find the right opportunity containing the attributes identified above.

Comments like, well, that one sounds good and the compensation plan is excellent so I guess I'll start that business - does not sound like a decision based on anything near Passion. And remember when you hear that an Internet "guru" does that, don't be tempted, because as I said earlier they are experienced and can sell just about anything, without being Passionate about the company products and services.

Note: By the way it's your goal to get to the point where you can sell about anything online. That end skill and goal is a worthy one indeed.

Remember, there are other steps you must make before you step into Internet Marketing but if you don't first find the right company products and services to be passionate about, all of those other steps may just cause you a lot of frustration instead of bringing you great success.

Not being Passionate about a company and products and services that has market proof that it will sell is a pitfall you simply must avoid.


Millionaire Society is a private
society of millionaires who's only
goal is to teach you every single thing
you must know to build your own 6 or 7
figure online business

If you want to make money online,
join the society before it's too late.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Feeling oversized!?!?

Do you love yourself? Do you want to lose weight or tone up?

If the answer is YES to either of these questions, you should join my bandwagon and start  working out at least a couple of times I week.

For me, the answer is YES for both questions. I love my body but i want to help it tone up and enhance different places on my figure. I would like to tighten and shape my abs, underarms and thighs.

In order enhance these features on my body, not only have I been drinking water and trying to change my eating habits for the better, but I have been exercising. I started working out 6 times a week, at least 30 minutes to an hour each day, and switching up my routine each day.

I took ideas from many places, LWN TV, celebrity trainer inputs on the television, P90X and Insanity infomercials, online sources, and my past dance classes. This helped me to get a daily workout plan. I'll first stretch and then work out a different part of my body each time i work out. Changing up your routine, aka "muscle confusion," as said from a P90Xer, helps weight lose in toning to be an ongoing process. By doing highly intense routines I will be able to lose weight faster.

My routine:
Mon: ABs or Core
Tue: Cardio 
Wed: Chest & shoulder or  SHoulder and Arms
Thur: yoga
Fri:legs & back
Sat: stretches

This will work for anyone, not just me. If you do want to buy pricey dvd sets, you can go on youtube or other free online sources where the have workouts you can follow. If you have internet trouble, try going to to a discount store and buying some of the workout DvDs, some costing as little as $5. But remember always change up exercises or put in additional reps so your body can keep progressing,

You may see many testimonies or sources on youtube or online for Insanity or P90X. Here are two form youtube:

For more advice you can visit the Live Well Network.
Any ideas or comments? Please share.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recession Proof Beauty: How To Get Clear, Smooth, Radiant Skin - BeautyS...

Maybelline Fit me™ Foundation & Powder #1

Among my purchases of last week, lay my Fit me by Maybelline, which I am very please with.

After seeing that Maybelline had a new while on and being redirected to watching the lovely introduction to the merchandise & tutorials of how to use, I knew i had to get it. The Fit me makeup collection consist of liquid foundation, pressed powder, liquid concealer, blush, and bronzer. On site, I searched for the foundation i thought would be my color, there were many to choose from. In one of the intro videos, i was told that there would be an in-store color guide that you can put on top of your skin.

Where I found it, Where to buy:
After searching long and hard in brooklyn for a store that sold the inexpensive Fit me goods, I went into a target. Most products were gone and there was no color code for the for the medium-dark complexions. I decided to get 315 liquid and 350 powder, based on observation. I got home and there were no items in my bag.   The next day I went to Soho (which brings me to another foundation story that i will reveal later) and saw a Rite Aid. Still there wasn't much product on the shelf & no color guides at all, this made me believe everyone was after the product. I purchased the liquid in 320, honey beige, and the powder in 355.
BUY GUIDE: Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, Sears, Harmon, drugstore, and Walmart

How I Applied:
I applied the liquid foundation in 320 by adding dots of the products all over my face (& neck) and then in, circular motions, dispersed the foundation. I learned this trick when i sold Mary Kay. I did two coats for better coverage.

Next opened the powder, which contained two compartments. I grabbed the soft applicator from the lower compartment, which included a mirror, then pulled down the mirror to reveal the powder in 355. I used the applicator to dust the compacted powder on to my face. A lil went a long way!

I then let it sit a few minutes and blotted with tissue.

The products were light on my face, as I was told it would be. They went on smoothly and really did complement each other.
The liquid foundation seemed a lil too light, i am unsure if this was my complexion color. Next time I will try the liquid foundation in 350, caramel. It gave me a nice shine. if i could have only worn the foundation, it would be nice.
The glow-like look, which i like, was diminished after the application of the matte powder. The color was a hint too dark for me, next time i will get 320, honey beige, or 350, caramel.

Price: very inexpensive. I bought them each for about $7.30. It will remain in that price range
SKin Match: Because of the powder the overall look was darker than my complexion.
Coverage: Though having an adequate coverage, next time i will use the concealer to hide my dark spots some more. The powder did, however, cover the creases that the foundation neglected to cover effectively. After a while, a natural shine came.

Finish: When i first used the foundation i wore my coastal scents primer. Bad Move! the extra titanium dioxide from the primer gave me an ashy finish. Without primer, it looked natural, as if this were my skin color
Made: in the US by Maybelline New York

* all photos are unedited, raw, and haven't been tampered with!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Words of Self: Treat yourself for a better attitude


What to do?
  • Try giving yourself some me-time. Have a relaxing bath (or shower if you prefer) with some bath salts and maybe even candle light. 
  • Get you hair done, do it yourself or go to the salon. 
  • Get pampered, have a massage. 
  • Go shopping and buy yourself something, try not to slurge. :) 
How you may feel after?
If you know in your mind you are looking your best, you fell your best. Your attitude changes in a way that may make you more sociable or more content. You may began to walk with your head high and smile. 
When you feel happy and content with yourself you will look awesome. Smiles and facial movement bring about muscle stimulation and glowing and purified skin.

Get to feeling and looking better ASAP!!!

March is National Women Month. Try ...

Since this month is all about the women of the world, share your time with your love ones. Clean, get makeovers, check out a film, have a barbeque, or just talk and laugh!

As mentioned earlier, March 21st - March 27th is Wellness week. There are many places that you can take your mothers and daughter along with you.

Well+Good is hosting a free Wellness Week event March 24 at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
Many Spa's around your area are giving out great deals. Treatments, massages, saunas, etc. are either $50 or 50% off.

Fitness studios and other spas are also conducting free classes: yoga, workshops, and discussion.

 Here are some places to check out.
Some in NYC

Great Jones Spa       

A green spring clean!!

Have a safe and clean home. Have a green spring cleaning.

Learn ways how:
The Easiest Green Cleaning Recipes You Can Make at Home

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Facials are necessity!! Facial FAQ

About 6 months ago, I herd a couple of females talking on the train about how facials cleared up their skin. This made me want to get a facial myself. Not having money to spend on what i had thought was considered  luxury, I decided to look online for at home facials. I saw many methods, which was mostly to cleanse. Some methods were involving oatmeal and others using citrus fruits. I copied some recipes but never got around to giving myself one. recently I was looking on youtube and stumbled across a facial tutorial by a licensed esthetician. I liked what i saw and decided to research and learn more.

What is a facial?
"A skin treatment that may involve steam, exfoliationextraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage... It often contains mineralsvitamins, and fruit extracts."

Why do my skin need a facial? 
This is like saying why do my body need to stay active. A facial cleanses your pores and purify your skin. some are deep cleansing for cleaning the pores, healing dark spots, or hyper-pigmentation, or brightening for a gradual illumination of the skin tone. It shouldn't be a luxury, but a part of life.
Where should I get a facial done?
At a reputable beauty salon or spa, which consist of wise estheticians. Don't settle for a cheap way out, if that method isn't proven to work for you. If a facials is not done right it will worsen skin.
Why do I need someone who is licensed?
They will know how to analyze your skin and make the facial to your needs. They will also be able to give you products, tell you techniques, and provide equipment you most likely will not have at home. ANd most likely, mistakes will not be made. 
How many times should i have a facial?
As much as needed. Facials should be a part of your life. Some people need to do them more or less each month. It depends on the person and the reason.
Can I do my own facial?
if you are knowledgeable, maybe. If you really rather it that way, research, research, research! YOu also may want to speak to a dermatologist.
What if my skin doesn't get better?
Either the method wasn't done right or it is the other products you are using. Try using natural makeup and better skin care, without harsh chemicals and other toxins. 
Are facials affordable?
Normally they cost approximately $50. You may get some on sale. There will be many spa sales this month from March 21st- March 28th and Next month April 14th-April 20th. Try searching on Spa Week or Spa Finder.

I have yet to get a professional facial. But i will later on this month, no matter the price!!!
For questions and concerns, comment.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fashion 2011: WInter Ends as Spring Brightens

Now that the season is starting to warm up, I would love it if I didnt have to still see all the dull colored hues. I love color and so should everyone else. Are you ready to brighten up the end of your winter? With the addition of a little color it can lighten up the mood the bad wether brings. Sprucing up your look, be it makeup. outerwear, businesswear, comfort wear, or even workout clothing, will liven up wear ever you are at.

Bright colors, such as orange, pink, and maybe even a lavender, should be worn as an accessory. Try putting royal purple on your nails or coral on your lips or eyes color some color(s) on your eyes,

Speaking of brightening, Spring is coming in three weeks. The upcoming season has a lot of different trends coming our way.  If you happened to see the fashion week you might have noticed that much of the clothing was leaning toward a relaxed and comfortable fit.  I know you all are tired of seeing pictures from fashion week here are some Spring 2011 styles from stores you may know or buy from. But trust me, these trends aren't just limited to those designers, you should be seeing the styles in any women clothing store, even pretty girl ;).

Like I said, Spring is all about the comfort and loose fit. Featured below is a pair of Hanes' Soft Luxe Wide Leg Pants, in brown, for casual wear. They also come in grey, purple, white, beige, and black. Personally, I would wear these pants in purple, of course, with some flip flops, a cami, and some accessories. is all about the comfort. Flowing bell bottoms (fashion week), loose tops, strips are back, flowing dresses.. platform and cloths. fold over pants
Here are some more wide leg typed pants. 70's style bell bottoms will also be in style. Below are The Marisa Fir Lenin Pant by Victoria Secret. 
This year, we again see the strips. Strips in any color for all style of clothing will do. And since strips bring about a more nautical feel, I decided to feature swimwear. Beneath is the Laguna Hills Pink Triangle Bikini by Hollister.
Many of us ladies are no stranger to the beloved Wedge. Of course the seasons to come will not be a stranger to this style of shoe. However, the wedge is beginning to modernize. Here is the right foot of "Lenny" by Maloles.
Do you love clogs as much as i do? Well I know you'll love that the clog is also evolving. This perfect combination of sandal, clog, and platform greatly pleases me. The Platform Clog by Gevenchi, shown in black, is also available in in brown and beige.
I must confess, when I fist got an email from Barneys with this picture of the new collection of Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony I was ecstatic. I feel in love with the varies shoes by the brand. My favorite was the one below, named "Mary Jane." 

As I stated early, the upcoming season is all about a loose fit and comfort. This loose fit includes pants, dressed and skirts. Styled below is the Washed Silk Short by Juicy Couture.
Everyone loves going out. For those party girls, prints and fitted dresses are definitely back. This dress can be dressed up with some nice jewelry and heels or dressed down with a leather jacket and heels or laced boots. This blue-licious cheetah dress is known as the "Leather Taped Animal Print Ribbon Backless" dress by Burberry. Mouthful? I know.
As i previous stated to wear with the lovely party dress, you can accessorize your clothing with a multi-pocket leather. I doubt the ever go out of style!
I cant help but stress, that loose clothing is the way to go. Though not asymmetrical, like many of the 2011 trend tops, this "Cashmere-silk Draped Cardigan" by Black Label is no exception to the 2011 fashion rules. here is is shown with a fitted dress and some platforms. I would wear it with a pair of skinny jeans and fitted top and flats.
And lets not forget the cargos!! Yes, cargos will probably remain in style for the next couple of years. Actually, I don't see them going anywhere. These Skinny Leg Cargos by Calvin Klein is worn with strips and platform like clogs. This female is surely ready for this upcoming spring.

Of course the list of trends can go on, but these are styles that I've seen. If you have any to add, please comment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Journey to finding the perfect organic foundation: People of color

Its been a year and some months since I began wearing makeup other than lipgloss. It has been just that long since I had the perfect foundation. So I am deciding to start a journey of the perfect natural/organic foundation.

For those yellow, dark beige, and brown skinned, it is very hard to find the perfect foundation. Many factors may come into play. First, you may ask yourself, "where to find safe makeup made for people of color?" Then you sub categorize to an inexpensive choice, not wanting to break your pockets, unusually over the web where you still aren't sure of the product. And of course you don't want to purchase outside of your country wear many thoughts might come to mind: poisons, no guarantees, and non secure payment methods. AND OF COURSE, the main factor is finding your correct shade. Then when match the one of the limited choices, the foundation may not have the best coverage or will end up leaving your skin looking ashy.

Well do not be discouraged! There are many places carrying safe foundation in shades for women of color, and some of these places are solely focused on people of that nature.

On my journey I will discuss what I have found, whether or not I'll buy, and if the product has worked for me or others.

My checklist will include the following:
  • For women of color
  • Expensive or inexpensive
  • Local or guaranteed 
  • Coverage type
  • Ashy finish
  • Match complexion/shade perfectly

For starters:

I will say that b.l.a.c minerals are located in brooklyn and have various shades for women of color. the;r samples are $2 with free shipping. I have not yet found my perfect shade though. Instead of ordering another sample I may try mixing the foundations together in order to find that which compliments me. THEY ARENT CURRENTLY TAKING ORDERS

I have matched my my skin with Coastal Scents Liquid HD Foundation with st-09 but it doesn't give me that full coverage and left me ashy(i used part of a sample). This could be because it isn't my shade. When I coat it with my sheer cover mineral powder foundation that i made from the kit I looks way better. I have reorder the st-09 as well as two sample packet of sf-11. The sample packets are $0.49 and the lowest shipping for me is first class at approximately $1.40

Sheer Cover seemed to work after mixing my shade together from the kit. It didn't. however work as well as you see in the infomercials. Also, the foundation doesn't last long enough for me, I end up having to reapply throughout the day. The kits for a month is $29.99, but you can find the products on ebay and other sites. I know this because i sold the rest of my kit online.