Monday, January 28, 2013

TAG - All About Me!

So, today Im doing something a little different. This is one of those tags that you see going around Youtube and stuff. But I decided to do it as a bloggy post. So here it goes.

1. When & where were you born?
I was born August 12, 1991. At a hospital in Pennsylvania.
2. Who are your parents & siblings?
I dont really know how this question is supposed to go, so Im just going to say names and a little info about them..
My mom is Margaret, but everyone calls her Peggy, she just got done school for like medical billing stuff, and is working at an eye doctor.
My dad is Dave, hes a mason/brick layer. He builds like brick/stone buildings.
And I only have one sibling, my older sister Jamie, she turns 23 in like 5 days so happy birthday to her. She is a tattoo artist.
3. Do you remember any memories from ages 1 - 6?
I dont know of anyone who actually remembers a whole lot from 1-6 lol, and my memory isnt the best.. But I do have to say, I have a really bad perception of time, like what happened when I was however old or like when things happen and all that. But I know of like some memories or things in my life that Ive been told a million times. The one "memory" would be when I was younger, between 1-6, me and my dad were wrestling or something and my arm came out of the socket. We went to the hospital and while we were waiting we went to get a soda from the soda machine, and I went "mommy I want that soda" and pointed, and POP my arm goes back in the socket. Lol.
But what I do remember from that time, I was very shy and reserved and didnt really open up or talk much until like 3rd grade, and even then I was really shy..I remember like my teachers in school and little things about school, but I dont have like solid memories of anything that early in life.
4. Has your life changed from then to now? Im still shy and pretty reserved, but Ive definitely opened up more, Im a little less shy lol. Ive obviously grown up and matured..Im still basically the same person, but obviously a different person than I was at 1-6..haha
5. Most memorable event?
I have a lot of good memories from growing up. Like camping trips with the family and things like that. But Id have to say my most memorable events would be going to concerts with my sister, best friend, and dad. We would go to like Taste of Chaos, Warped Tour, Ozzfest all that stuff every year. We had so much fun..I miss those times<3
6. Describe yourself in one word.
That is the hardest thing to do..I dont even think I could describe myself in 5 words. Lol. But if I had to choose one word Id probably say goofy. Once you get to know me you know Im a big goofball..
7. Do you have a middle name?
Yes I do. :) Its kind of what I go by.. (well my full name) Its Lee. When I was younger I hated my middle name, I thought it was a boys name and I wanted to change it. But Id say like 7th grade maybe I started liking it, and by like 9th I loved it..and now I love it and I plan on passing it along to my first daughter :) tehe
8. What's your favorite subject in school?
If I could choose ANY subject Id day art, Art is my passion and I love it. But if I have to pick an academic subject it would be math, I think its the class I was best in, it was interesting to me, and challenging..I just always liked math. :)
9. What's your favorite drink?
For the longest time..basically my whole life I was like in love with milk. I would drink it with every was bad. We (a family of 4) went through at least one gallon of milk a day. But Ive cut back a LOT now I limit myself to like one glass of milk a day..if that. (trying to be healthier) So now basically all I drink is water. I still love milk, but I also love a glass of icey water :)
10. What's your favorite song at the moment?
Oh gosh, I love music. I was obsessed with the song "Somethin bout a truck" for like a year or two..but now Id say my favorite song is "Hey Pretty Girl" both songs are by my obsession Kip Moore<3
11. What would you name your kids?
I can not wait to have kids. I want a big family :) I plan on having at least like 5 kids. I want all my kids names to be well thought out..I dont want any of those trend names people do (Like Jackson/Jax) The one name I know I will name my first daughter is Savannah Lee. (passing on my middle name) Ive always loved the name Savannah, and I think it sounds so pretty together. Other names I like are like Bryce, Blake, I used to really like the name Elle (got that name from Degrassi hahah) I dont know..Ive thought about it a lot, and I have a lot more thinking to do. I just know Ill be naming my daughter Savannah Lee :) (steal it and Ill kill you hahaha) But thats definitely something me and my husband would have to talk over and really think about.
12. Do you participate in any sports?
No hahah. I love to watch baseball (Phillies woo!) Ive never really participated in sports. Unless youd consider working out a sport..Ive gotten really into working out in the last like 2 years.
13. What's your favorite book?
I never used to really be into reading, but in the past 2-3 years IVe been trying to read more, I really like itm but I dont read nearly as much as I wish I would. But Id say my favorite book is "Burned" I read that in like 10th grade for a reading class, and I really liked it.
14. What's your favorite color?
My favorite color is definitely turquoise. Its so pretty, and it reminds me of my grandmom :)
15. What's your favorite animal?
Okay..for the longest time when I was little and stuff I was like obsessed with dogs. I love dogs..but Id have to say my favorite animal that Im absolutely obsessed with, and I know its weird, is GOATS! I love them to death. Every time I see one I like squeak and Im like goaaaat! haha If you know me you know my love<3
16. What's your favorite perfume?
I honestly dont wear perfume hardly ever..Ive never owned much perfume and IVe never been really into it. And I know this is weird but my "perfume" is Febreeze hahah I love the smell of it..and I keep a little To Go bottle in my purse just cuz I love the way it smells. So fresh and clean smelling. Love it :P
17. Favorite Holiday?
I guess I would say Christmas time..and I know everyone says this but I love how its like a family time, everyones closer, we all relive old memories, I love baking cookies with my mom, I lovehelping my mom make Christmas dinner..I love the lights. Its just a fun time of year. And Im still waiting for that white Christmas :)
18. Have you graduated high school?
Yes I have. I graduated in 2009. :)
19. Ever been out of the country?
Unless you consider like stepping off of land into the ocean "out of the country" no haha. I want to, and I will one day. Eventually Im going to take my parents to Greece, at least my mom I know she wants to go. And like out of the continental US Im going to take my parents to Alaska one day, but I havent been out of the country day though :)
20. What languages do you speak?
I dont speak anything other than English fluently..I took 2 1/2 years of spanish and 1/2 a year of french, but I hardly remember anything.
21. Who are your siblings?
I already answered that in question #2
22. What is your favorite store?
I would probably say..Home Goods. I love that store..they always have so many cool unique things there. (and a bonus if it has a TJ Maxx attached I like that store too..) Or Target. I love Target. :P
23. Favorite restaurant?
I dont really like eating out too much, Im a vegetarian, so its hard for me to find something veg at restaurants sometimes, but I would def say this place by me called Georgines. They have amazing food..and you get a lot for cheap..always have leftovers..
24. Do you like school?
Im not in school anymore. But when I was in know all you wanna do is be done. But now looking at my life I kind of miss it. I mean theres things about it I miss..idk.
25. Who's your favorite youtube guru?
Hm..toughy. The first person I really watched on youtube was Kandee Johnson. I really loved her videos. I would like check every day to see if she posted a new video..then Idk I feel like her videos started to change a little. I mean I understand she has 4 kids, and with the little one its gotta be hard. But then I started watching Blair Fowler, and I loved her videos especially the ones from when she was still in TN with her accent and stuff..but I still like her. But the one Im really liking right now, who I just started watching like 2 weeks ago is MacBarbie07. Love her attitude and her videos are always fun and cute. And I love the way she edits her to watch :)
26. What's your favorite movie?
Oh gosh, well Im gonna split this up into 4 parts haha (cheating)
Favorite Disney movie - Lion King.
Favorite movie when I was younger - Cry Baby. If youve never seen this go watch it. Its so funny..and theres so much in it now that I see and Im like omgsh that was so inappropriate for me when I was younger. But its just one of those movies that I watch and im just happy.
Favorite Horror movie, because horror is basically my favorite kinda movie - House of 1000 Corpses & The Devils Rejects.
And absolute favorite movie - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. ALL TIME FAV. <3<3<3
27. Favorite tv show?
Meh..honestly I dont really like watching tv that much. Its just so much..blah. But I love watching cooking shows. Family Guy. This show Rehab Addict..and all time fav..Spongebob. Ive been obsessed with that show since I was like 8?
28. PC or Mac?
I prefer Mac..unfortunately I dont have one..but I do like Mac better.
29. What kind of phone do you have?
White iPhone 4S
30. How tall are you?
Im actually somewhat tall..Im like 5'9"
31. What are your future goals in life?
My main goal..I know this is silly..but it shows my love for goats. My main goal in life is to live on a farm with goats. :))
Another main goal is to have a large close family.
And pretty much just to be successful and happy..whatever I end up doing..I just wanna be happy. I dont want a 9-5 job that I hate..I wanna do something I love..I dont care if theres me my husband and our 5 kids crammed in a little house, as long as were happy..thats really it.
I have a few small goals, but those are my main wishes for myself in life.

So I know this isnt really "all things beauty" but I thought Id give it a shot..if you dont like this kind of post please feel free to let me know (nicely)

And lastly, I tag all of you to go ahead and post all about you on your own blog or video and leave the links in the comments below, I love watching these kind of videos and getting to see what others say. :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Intensive Therapy!

So today is my "intensive therapy" day. I have nothing to do today but clean, so I decided to do a full body therapy day.
By that I mean hair treatments and facial treatments.
Heres a quick little rundown of what Im doing right now!

So to start off with, I washed my hair yesterday, blow dried it with a heat protectant, and thats it. Just pulled it back, no further heat or products. 

(Ive noticed my hair seems to be looking thinner and thinner, so Im trying to not do too much to it, not pulling it back super tight, not applying too much heat, and now Im going to be doing this hair treatment weekly!)
So Im using this Global Goddess Shine Coconut Amla Revitalizing Hair Treatment.
Ive used this only once before, so I dont really know the results of long term use. But I liked it after my first use..and Ive been meaning to use it again, but I just havent gotten around to it until now. So this stuff is really cool. Its supposed to be like the oil treatment Indian girls use weekly on their hair to "promote growth and wash away stress." And I must say, it did make my hair feel thicker with just one use. Im liking this, and I definitely will be using more often!
Its made from:

  • Coconut Oil (nourishes)
  • Neem Oil (soothes scalp)
  • Amla Extract (rejuvenates)
  • Henna (adds volume and shine)
  • Grape Seed Oil (protects)
  • Avocado Oil (moisturizes scalp)
It says to leave it on your hair for 30 min, then shampoo & condition as normal. You can also leave it on your hair overnight for an even deeper conditioning. Just make sure you put a towel down on your pillow so you dont get oil all over your stuff and ruin it!

So, while that was sitting on my hair I thought it was the perfect time to do a facial mask also.

So Im using Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Mask.
I love doing facial masks. I have pretty oily, acne prone skin. So masks are a great way to eliminate excess oil, clear pores, and remove dead skin. Leaving my face baby smooth. :)
This stuff is amazing. I absolutely loooove it. It has so many great ingredients that are so good for your skin. 
Its got:

  • 10% Sulfur - Helps dry and clear acne blemishes 
  • Kaolin - A type of clay that helps to absorb excess oil 
  • Eucalyptus - Antibacterial properties help prevent future breakouts and provides a soothing herbal scent 
  • Aloe Vera - Helps soothe and hydrate the skin
So this stuff you basically just apply to clean dry skin, leave it on to dry, then wash off with cool water. I let it sit on my face for probably 20-25 min, if you have dry skin dont leave it on for more than 10.

The one thing I dont like about masks though is they leave a weird chalky feeling on my skin, so I usually do rinse my face lightly with a face wash. 

So when my 25 min was over I got in the shower and quickly rinse my face and used a little bit of my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. Im not going to go into detail about that, but you can click the links to check it out!

Next, I shampooed my hair with Phyto Phytoneutre Clarifying Shampoo.
This has been in my closet for months now, and this is acyually the first time Ive used it. And can I just tell you..I love it!
This shampoo is detoxifying. It has eucalyptus oil, which stimulates the scalp and eliminates product build up without stripping hair of its natural protective barrier.
Apply a quarter size amount to hair, lather, rinse, repeat.

Then once that was rinsed I sprayed this Redken Extreme CAT.

This is a protein reconstructing treatment. You spray it on your hair after you shampoo (ring out extra water) lather it up a little and let it sit on your hair fro 3-5 min. Then rinse and follow with conditioner. You can use this 1-3 times a week. And I definitely will be!

And lastly, I wanted to use my Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus. But I couldnt find it, so I used my Ion Effective Care Treatment.
I got this stuff years ago when I was bleaching my hair like once a week (lol not even exaggerating) and I used to use it all the time, but for some reason I stopped, and its been in the back of my closet for years. Well I used it again today, and Im glad I did, because this stuff works so good!

So that was my day of "intense therapy" and my hair and skin is loving it, and so am I! Ill be doing this full treatment at least once a month. Definitely using the conditioner and CAT once a week. 

Btw guys, if you have any tips for me to help my hair grow thicker, please share in the comments. Ive tried a few things, but nothing Ive tried has worked. Im giving this a try, and seeing how things go. But if you have any tips please share, because I need to know! Lol Im starting to get freaked out. Thanks :)

Some products in this review were provided to me for the purpose of writing a review. Those products include Redken products and Global Goddess products. All other products were purchased by me for my personal use. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly my own opinions. All reviews provided here are the work of myself and remain completely unbiased.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DIY Hair and Skin Treatments

Ever see someone and wonder "how the hell does she get her hair so shiny and perfect?!"
Well with this amazingly easy hair treatment, made from something you probably already have in your fridge, youll have people wondering that about you!

There are many benefits from eating eggs, but something that a lot of people dont know is that eggs are also amazing for your hair and skin.
The yolks are rich in fats and proteins, and are naturally moisturizing. The whites contain bacteria eating enzymes which soaks up oils.
That means theyre good for skin, and hair.

If you have oily hair, use the whites. For dry, brittle hair, use the yolks. And for normal hair use the whole egg.

  • Take 1/2 cup of whichever mixture you need. (if you have long hair and need more, go ahead and use what you need.)
  • Apply egg mixture to clean, dry hair. (not freshly washed, if you showered the day before thats perfect).
  • Coat scalp and hair. (healthy hair starts at the scalp, so be sure to get it all over the hair and scalp.)
  • Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water. (you dont want to cook the egg in your hair with hot water)
  • Follow up by shampooing as usual.

Whole egg or yolk treatments can be applied once a month, white treatment can be applied every two weeks.

Like I said above, egg yolks remove oils, so they can be a great treatment for oily, acne prone skin; and yolks are a natural moisturizer, so they can be a great treatment for dry skin. This will also firm your skin!
Its really just as simple as the hair treatment. 

  • Separate the eggs. (youll probably only need one for your face)
  • (for dry skin skip the egg whites part)
  • Beat the whites until theyre lightly frothy.
  • Take a warm towel and press it against your face to open your pores.
  • Apply whites to your skin, apply in an upward circular motion.
  • Let sit for 30 min, or until completely dry.
  • Wipe off with warm cloth.
  • Then apply the yolks the same way as the whites.
  • Let sit on your face for another 15-30 min.
  • Rinse with warm water, then splash with cool water to close pores. (again be careful waters not too warm, you dont want to cook the eggs)
  • (if you feel like they left a weird feeling or if it creeps you out rinse your face with a mild soap after)
Eggs that are not organically produced may contain traces of hormones, pesticides, or herbicides that are present in chicken yards and in the egg production line. In order to ensure that you are not also applying these substances to your skin, be sure to use eggs that are organically produced. (which I recommend you eat also)
Since I have my own chickens, I know exactly what goes in, so I know my eggs are the cleanest and purest possible. 
And obviously, if you have an egg allergy, do not apply eggs to your skin or hair!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: Cellairis by Elle & Blair

I know this isnt technically "beauty" related, but some might consider it fashion, so Im gonna go ahead and post it anyway :)

So, as some of you may know, Elle & Blair Fowler are super popular Beauty Gurus on Youtube. Which has led to many great things for them, such as their own makeup line, writing a book, and their cell phone case line with Cellairis.

If you go to look at their cases, youll find some super cute designs for all sorts of cell phones. They said they designed these to be able to change them daily to match your outfit every day, and sort of use them as an accessory.
Which is a great idea, but coming in at $20 - $50 ($100 for an ipad case) That can be one very expensive accessory, especially if you need one for every outfit.
Theres no doubt that if you have the extra money to spend, and clearly the very successful Fowler sisters have that money, but the average american teen/young adult usually doesnt. So their idea of changing them daily isnt very practical.

However, they do have some really cute cases, which is why I was interested in checking them out.
I picked out two of my favorite cases, which were these:

In the Flesh - $27.99
This was one of my favorites, I love lace, so of course I loved this design. (it is also available in pink and a grayish color)
When I opened it, it looked pretty much exactly the way its pictured, and buying online you never know, even with a reputable company like Cellairis.. So when I first opened it, I loved it.

What I Loved:
- Cute design
- Real lace
- Fit snug on my phone, so I didnt have to worry about it falling off

What I Didnt Love:Pricey for a cell phone case
- On the site it says "an exceptional skinny profile" but I thought it made my phone a little chunky or bulky, my phone felt tiny when I took the case off..
After using it for a week or so, I noticed the one corner starting to come off, which wasnt that big of a deal, I figured I could just put a little dab of glue and fix it. (since the time that I got the case, theyve added a note to the site saying "ATTENTION: This case is made with real lace. Yes, that means its fragile and just like other products made with lace if it is not handled with care it can rip, tear, or deform. We're sure you already knew that we just wanted to state the obvious!" which wasnt there initially)

And thats really it, nothing amazing, nothing un-amazing.. But I have to say, if I were to have my choice again, I wouldnt have picked this case.

Rebel Princess - $27.99
I loved this case when I first saw it, it is definitely my style..a little "rebel-y" with a touch of glitz and "princess"
When I opened it, it was also exactly as pictured, no complaints. 
I remember reading and hearing before that Cellairis uses a special way of applying rhinestones so they wont fall off, which is one of the reasons I picked this phone, because I dont usually get cases with rhinestones because they fall off so easily, and theyre not cute anymore..but now that Im on the site looking for that in writing, of course, I cant find it. Anyway..

What I Loved:
- Super cute design, of course
- Rhine stones, who doesnt love rhinestones
- Fit really well on my phone, and clipped on really fast and easily
- Site also said it was slim, and it was pretty slim

What I Didnt Love:
- Once again, a little pricey
- After putting it on and off I noticed it started feeling a little loose..not as snug as when I first got it..
- Then after a little longer, it kind of started falling off..the corner kept coming off and it no longer fit nice :(
- Their awesome way of attaching rhinestones FAILED a bunch of mine fell left a little shiny spot from the back of the rhinestone Im guessing, so it still had a similar look, but not really..

So, all in all for both cases, Id rate them both 3 out of 5. If I had the option to get these cases again, I probably would have gone for something else for both..something that wont fall apart or have pieces fall off..something that wont itself fall off my phone..I wish there would have been more reviews when I got my cases to help me in my I hope this review helps in yours.

If youve tried any Cellairis cases (not necessarily just Elle & Blair ones) feel free to share your reviews on them :)

Have a super sparkly day!

The product in this review was provided to me for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly my own opinions. All reviews provided here are the work of myself and remain completely unbiased.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Clarisonic Brush Review.

I know Ive mentioned this before, but Ive never given my full review on it. So here it is! :)

Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System
I have the classic clarisonic which has one button, two speeds, comes with charging cradle, either a sensitive or normal brush head and 3 1oz. trial size cleansers (Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser, and Nourishing Care Cleanser)
This version retails for about $195 But is on sale right now (as of Jan 1, 2013; not sure when sale ends) for $159!

Clarisonic also has:
Mia - 1 button, 1 speed, smaller size, universal voltage charger, sensitive brush head, 1oz trial size Refreshing Gel Cleanser. $119
Mia 2 - 2 speeds, 1 minute pulsing T-timer, and a protective travel case universal voltage charger, sensitive brush head, 1oz trial size cleanser. $149
Aria *new* - 3 speeds, sleek design, drying stand, and USB enabled pLink charger, wall adapter, sensitive brush, 1oz trial size Refreshing Gel Cleanser. $199
Plus - 3 speeds, universal charging cradle, sensitive brush head, body brush head, 1oz trial size Refreshing Gel Cleanser, 2oz trial size Refining Skin Polish. $225

They also sell all of their cleansers, replacement charging cradles, chargers, brush heads, and other accessories. See more at

The Sonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the brush gently, yet thoroughly removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than manual cleansing alone. Removing these impurities has been shown to allow a 61% better absorption of Vitamin C, and better prepares skin for other products. 

What I Love:

  • Amazingly deep clean
  • Leaves skin soft
  • Removes all dirt and makeup from skin
  • Unclogs pores
  • Comes with trial size cleansers so you can figure out which one you like
  • You can buy brushes for your face type, and also comes in body sizes.
  • You can use any cleanser you want with it, you dont have to use a Clarisonic cleanser

What I dont Love:

  • Pretty pricey, although it is definitely worth it, its just a lot of money to throw out all at once for a simple little brush.
  • Honestly, thats the only thing I can think of.

I would definitely give this a 5 out of 5. It may be expensive, but it pays for its self, and youll really just have to try it for yourself to see.
And if you dont love it they have a Feel and See Guarantee, a 90 day money back guarantee!

There are other brands that offer similar brushes for less money, but honestly theyre not the same, and I recommend this over any other brushes.

The product in this review was not provided to me for the purpose of writing a review. I purchased this product for my own personal use. I am simply sharing my experience with it. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly my own opinions. All reviews provided here are the work of myself and remain completely unbiased.