May 2015 - 3 Hair Products I'm Loving

May 21, 2015

Cutting my hair off was amazing.  Yes, I had natural hair before the cut and didn't need to big chop but I wanted to cut my hair so I did.  I think at some point I fed into the hype of growing longer natural hair and forgot to just have fun with it.  Length isn't my main objective to wearing my hair natural.  My main objective is to keep my hair from breaking off and looking a hot haggard mess at any length.  For me, this means keeping heat away from my hair therefore I have been only wearing it curly and have been trying out some new products to see what works for my short curly hair.  These are some recent discoveries that I'm loving.

1. Kohala Spa Coco Mango Conditioner
Price:  $18 for 8oz;  $30 for 16oz;  $48 for 32oz
Purchased from Kohala Spa

I used this exclusively while on vacation in Hawaii and my hair loved it.  Thanks to those hotel samples I was winning!

2. Eco Styler Gel Clear
Price:  $5.19 for 32oz
Purchased from Sally Beauty

I've tried both the Clear and Green versions and my curls seem to love the clear one better.

3. Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Price:  $7.50 for 1.4oz;  $24.00 for 6.7oz
Purchased from Aveda

I was not a huge fan of this product when I used it alone but when I use it in combination with the products previously mentioned my curls pop and look so shiny and moisturized that I had to put it on the list this month.  Love the trio.  My stylist introduced me to quite a few Aveda products and I am really loving the product line right now. 

Cheers! - Sabrina

Sephora & Haul Spring/Summer Face Must Haves: Nars, Make Up Fore Ever, Urban Decay

May 15, 2015

I forgot how much I love shopping at Sephora.  The one in my city is located inside of JCPenney's and has amazing customer service people that are really helpful.  Now because I love nice people, they really made it hard for me to stick to my goal and my budget but I did it!  I purchased the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Mattifying Primer and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

For reference I have dry skin in general but my t-zone has turned into an oily mess these last few years and I needed a primer for the center of my face.  After reading about the MUFE primer on Addicted to All Things Pretty I really wanted to try it out and so far it's been really helping me maintain my dewy foundation look without the oily appearance (it's a thin line between oily and dewy.) The Urban Decay Setting Spray is just something that I received a sample of a while ago and wanted to really give a true test run.  I like it thus far and have added it to my every day makeup routine.

My Nars products were purchased from because they are one of the few retailers that carry all 20 shades of the Sheer Glow and their shipping is always timely and I have never received a damaged product.  I purchased Nars Sheer Glow foundations in New Guinea and Benares along with the Nars Illuminator in Laguna.  I love Nars and these products are my favorites.  I started mixing the Laguna in with my foundation but I prefer the shade Orgasm because of the different undertones in my skin.  Therefore, I have switched to mixing the Laguna in with my body moisturizer and I love using it on my collarbone and legs on warm days to give my skin a glow.  I also use the Laguna on my cheekbones when I forgo foundation and just want to have a healthy glow on the skin.  

Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer
Shade Purchased: Mattifying Primer
Price:  $36.00 each
Purchased from Sephora

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 
Shades Purchased:  New Guinea & Benares
Price:  $45.00 each
Purchased from

Nars Illuminator
Shade Purchased:  Laguna
Price:  $30 each
Purchased from

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray
Shade Purchased:  All Nighter
Price: $14 for 1oz. size or $30 for 4oz. size (I purchased the 4 oz)
Purchased from Sephora


Everyday Makeup - Get that Glow Breakdown

Dec 20, 2014

This picture is the basic look that I do most days.  I have calmed down on my eyeshadow and liner lately in order to really focus on skin which I think is the most important thing in a makeup look.  Hope you like this look and let me know if you have any questions.

     MAC Studio Finish Corrector - Pure Orange
     Nars Sheer Glow - New Guinea mixed with MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NW45 and Lustre Drops - Barbados Girl
     MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40
     MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Deep
     Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder - 20 Stay Nutmeg
     Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer - Ebony 8
     Bobbi Brown Highlighter - Bronze Glow
     Nars Blush - Taos

     Too Faced Shadow Insurance
     Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector - #4
     MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40
     MAC Eyeshadow - Texture
     Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner - Black
     Red Cherry - DW

     Nars Lipstick - Dolce Vita

Bridal Bliss with

Oct 30, 2014 recently contacted me with a great idea of pairing my makeup looks with some of their dresses and I was like HECK YEAH!  What is better than looking at wedding dresses, besides eating cake...nothing!. So I put on my Sex and the City movie and started obsessively looking at all of the wedding dresses on their site.  2 hours later, I realized that I wasn't actually getting married again and I needed to start working on look ideas.

Since I could not bring myself to narrow my search down to one dress I decided to create 3 different makeup looks.

Look 1:

Wedding Dresses
These two looks scream beachy, glowy, dewy skin to me.  Think Gisele B√ľndchen or Nia Long.  I would pair the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation with their Illuminator to achieve the dewy skin.  You will also need bronzer for the face and a highlight for the cheekbone, nose and cupids bow, I typically use Guerlain and MAC for those categories.  A little bit of bronze eyeshadow and mascara (or some individual falsies) on the eyes and some sheer lip color on the lips complete this look.

Look 2:

Wedding Dresses

Everyone knows, or should know, that I  love a red lip.  I would definitely tap into my retro vibe with this look.   Think matte skin, defined brows, winged liner, and matte red lips.  I would also do Dita Von Teese hair but that's just me. 

Look 3:

Wedding Dresses
These two looks definitely make me want smokey eyes and pinky nude lips.  These looks are romantic and glamorous.  I chose the Nude'Tude Palette from theBalm because with this palette you can easily create a variety of smoky eye looks.  Pair this look with dramatic lashes, peachy/pinky cheeks and some "my lips but better" lip colors. 

Now that you have seen my makeup looks, run over to and obsess!  Also, in case you guys were curious about my own wedding, I did my hair and makeup, wore a glamorous mermaid style dress and had a ratchet reception!  Cheers!



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