"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tip of the Week: Do You Own Facial Waxing...

I'll be honest-I'm hairy, that's right, hairy.. I've got eyebrows that would put Oscar the Grouch in second place.. Add in a fuzzy lip and chin and this is a HUGE problem.. And let's face it, Facial waxing is EXPENSIVE!! It can cost anywhere from $5 to $10 PER SPOT WAXED..

Being unemployed, this was becoming a serious problem for me.. I couldn't afford to get waxed, But I soon figured out a way to remedy that issue.. Waxing my OWN face..

One day while I was browsing in Sally Beauty Supply, I noticed that Wax Warmers only cost around $25 (and some only around $20, depending on how much wax you want them to hold).. Of course there's things you need to buy to go WITH the warmer-wax, muslin strips, applicators- but all in all, that's a good deal considering you could potentially pay $30 for one session of brows, lip, and chin.

The problem that I foresaw was actually getting the brows right.. I didnt want to end up with one brow.. or worse, half a brow on my entire face (the lip and chin wouldnt be tough at all).. I thought about it and thought about it and came up with an idea, then firmly asked for a Wax Warmer and supplies for Cmas.. My mother got them for me :) and even gave them to me early..

My idea was a good one. It's worked out GREAT, so I thought I would pass it along to you here.. Bear in mind, I am not professional waxer. I'm just a girl with big eyebrows who needed a cheaper solution..

Here's my Idea: Depending on how fast your brows grow (mine grow fast), go out and pay for a professional eyebrow waxing.. Make it a good one too because you're going to use it as a guide.. Use the line where the hair is barely starting to grow in as a line for your wax, after all, a Pro did that line and did a good job at it.. use a THIN applicator.. They have different sizes for varying amounts of hair coverage.. the thinnest applicator is best because you can get right there in the line without going past it..

So a week before I got my wax warmer I went out and had my brows done professionally.. When I did my own, I took my THIN applicator and followed the professional line, both above and below my brows.. When you do your own brows, be sure to push the muslin strips down into the wax really well, and rub in the direction that the hair grows (ex: Your right brow grows to the right, so rub the muslin strip with your finger, pushing with some pressure, to the right) and then pull the strip off the other way.. Do one section at a time. It's really easy..

Then once you're done waxing, use the brow brush to brush down your brows. You do this to check and see if there's any stray hairs going all willy nilly.. I always have one or two that do this. All you have to do is pluck the stray hair with tweezers and viola.. I recommend using a wax remover creme to be sure all the wax is gone from the face and to soothe your skin. I've also seen people use baby oil for this, but given that I've got oily skin already, I stick to the creme..

Here's the warmer that I got: The GiGi Space saving wax warmer and It holds a large size wax (I used the honey wax)..

Remember to buy applicators, muslin strips, wax, and some sort of wax remover. All in all it costs around $50 for everything, but considering you can use it TONS of times, as many times as you need to, this is a SUPER deal. It pays for itself in no time.. Two waxing sessions..

OH, and a FYI... If you are just doing your lip or chin, all you need to buy is craft popscicle sticks.. They're not huge, not small, just right for waxing and a heck of a lot cheaper. You can get a really big pack at the Dollar Tree for a buck..

And another FYI, if you buy the really thin applicators for brows, break them in half. They are REALLY long, but one side is all you will need.. This way one stick does two brow waxings.. I'm all about saving money.

If you have any questions or if you like this, PLEASE let me know :) And tell your friends. I'm really wanting some followers lol...

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Still Snowing in Georgia...

We had a white Christmas yesterday, and it's still snowing today.. This is a very unusual thing for Georgia.. Usually it snows during the night and after the sun comes up, it's gone...

Since it's nice and cold, I figured I'd show off my new earflap hat.. I got it for myself for Cmas :)

The snow is falling in front of my face and it looks like something's stuck on my face lol.. I am also trying not to start giggling in this pic.. :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

My Wish List...

My Christmas gifts have been given and received.. I didn't have a lot of money to give things this year, so I only gave to a select few.. I got mostly money for Cmas, but given that I am Unemployed and stuck in the gap between the extention and nothing, I had to use most of it for bills and such.. Now I am stuck lusting for things I can't have... Maybe Ill get one or two for my Bday in January :)

Things I desperately want

1. A 3/4 sleeve sequin jacket, not cropped, but not long either. I have yet to find one of these in my size..

2. Vintage jewelry or jewelry parts. I am getting back into making my own jewelry again and I'm in love with vintage :)

3. Torrid's black lace oxford flats.. I love that Torrid has size 12s.. Big feeted people like me have a hard time finding cute shoes that fit, and these rock..

4. Peacock print crossover smocked dress from The Avenue... Unfortunately this is sold out in my size, but I' hoping to get lucky and find it on Ebay.

5. Some pairs of my favorite brand of jeans, Z. Cavaricci.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their skinny jeans. They fit like a second skin and feel great doing it..

6. Avenue's Studded Mini Wedge boots..

7. Cavaricci Couture Grey Missy wedge boots from Torrid.. They are sold out online, but may still be in the stores..

8. Just about all of the Cavaricci Couture line from Torrid. I love all the pieces, especially the studded back vest.

9. The Via Accenti "Mac" wide calf boots from One Stop Plus.. They're heels, but they're not sky high, and they're sporting the wide calf.

10. The grey crinkled chiffon casual dress from One Stop Plus. It was love at first site with this dress.. I give a lustful sigh everytime I see it.

11. And last, but not least, I want some awesome doilies so I can finally make my Doily Scarf :)

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I found the most awesome ring!

I went out walking around some antique stores today and I found THE most awesome ring! for $3! It's handmade from vintage pearls and it's stretchy! I'm in love with it. My mother already tried to steal it lol..

I have a hard time with rings because I've had surgeries on both hands and they both swell.. But this ring stretches with me AND it's made from vintage. I love it. :) here's a couple pics. Please ignore my awkward hands :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just My Size Ruffle Flyaway Cardigan.. a Review!

Just My Size Ruffle Flyaway Cardigan!~

I saw this cardigan online and I wasn't really sure what I thought about it.. Lately I have a thing for cardigans, but this one looked a little bit... well, bland I suppose. Also, beyond the general tees and sweatshirts that they make, I generally find Just My Size clothing to either look cheap or akin to something my grandmother wouldn't even wear.

Tonight I was at Walmart and my store had put that sweater out on the floor.. WOW, it looks a million times better in person.. I eyed it carefully, picked it up, put it back... walked off... came back and picked it up again..

I went and tried it on and I fell in love with it! No way was it bland like I had orignally thought. It was super soft, surprisingly warm for such a thin sweater, and seemed to run a tad bit big, which is GREAT for layering.. And best of all it was only $16! I find it terribly difficult to find something I love for that little bit of money.

I brought that sweater home with me, and I don't regret it for one second.. :) Maybe this is just the beginning of better things for Just My Size!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This blog is going through an overhaul. I am wanting it to be a combo of daily life and fashion... So stay tuned and we will see if it works lol