Monday, October 14, 2013

DIY: Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Hi guys,
I know its been awhile but with the long weekend and all I wanted to do a quick and easy DIY post!

First let me explain the importance of a hot oil treatment. Hot oils are used for many reasons, mostly to help treat dry, damaged hair but they can also help with hair growth and to relax frizzy, unruly hair. Hot oil treatments should be done about once a week.

coconut oil or olive oil
a bowl
shower cap

This mask is super easy! All you do is add half a cup of coconut oil or olive oil into a microwavable bowl. Then add 4 tbsp of honey. Mix this all together then put it in the microwave (covered) for two minutes. The mixture will start to crackle. Wait until the crackling end before you remove it. Put this mixture on your hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour and then rinse it out with shampoo. Voila a simple DIY hot oil treatment.

wear old clothing- oil can be messy
leave it on as long as you possibly can
do this treatment about once a week

xoxo, Kelsey

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day: The Do's and Don'ts of Date Night Makeup

Valentine's Day is here, and no matter if you are going out with a group of friends or going on a date with someone special, there are always guidelines to the perfect date night makeup.


  •  Experiment, tonight is not the night to try some crazy purple eye makeup or an up do you've never tried
  • Wear to much makeup, the last thing you want is your makeup caked over their clothing. An awkward situation for both parties
  • Don't cake it on, keep it simple and pretty. Remember less is more
  • Don't look like you just came back from a sunny getaway- this is for you bronzer lovers
  • Don't wear to dark of lipstick, again you want to be the one wearing the lipstick- not them
  • A simple, flirty, and pretty hairstyle
  • A neutral and pretty eye 
  • Remember the last minute preparations- brush teeth, deodorant and perfume
  • Scrub and moisturize lips
  • Have freshly painted nails
Whatever you are doing tonight remember less is more and simple is pretty.

Have a great Valentine's Day everyone xoxo

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Hair Growth Miracle

Exactly 5 weeks ago I went to a hair salon to get my hair dyed and trimmed. Neither had turned out exactly how I had planned them too. My hair went a little more red and a little bit more then I wanted was cut off. My dye faded quite quickly but the length was another story. Being someone who loves long hair I went on a rapid search to find something that would make my hair grow. Needless to say I found such a product that does the trick!

Hair Fertilizer by Organic Root Stimulator ($9.49) is the product I ended up purchasing. It is a nourishing product that is meant to help the scalp. By helping the scalp you are helping the area where your hair grows from. It helps your hair grow and also grow stronger. It is meant for people who have chemically damaged hair, hair loss, or just want to maintain there current length hair. Not only do I put this in my roots, but, I also apply it to all my hair to help add thickness. I apply it at night, sleep in it, and wash it out in the morning. I would not recommend putting this in during the day because it's fairly greasy. 

My hair on July 10/12
5 weeks ago my hair was above my shoulder. 

My hair today

Now my hair is about 3 inches below my shoulder, after using Hair Fertilizer about 4 nights a week.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Lazy Girls Beauty Guide

You know those days when you really don't feel like doing anything? Well here are a few tips to make you look a little bit more put together on those lazy days :)

1) Want to add a bit of colour to your face? Try using a 2 in 1 product like Stila Convertible Colour or Benefit Lip and Cheek Tints. These products are 2 in 1 and apply colour to both lips and cheeks. Easy for any girl who is running late or doesn't want to use too many different products!

2) No time to wash your hair? Use a dry shampoo or baby powder to make it look and feel cleaner.

3) No time to curl your hair? Try using a wave or sea salt spray after you've washed your hair. It gives your hair the perfect "beach wave" look!

4) Don't have time to wait for a tan? Try using a one day instant tanner. You'll have a beautiful tan for where ever you need to go that day! My favourite is Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs!

5) No time to do your eye makeup? Try using a cream shadow. It gives you a nice wash of colour and is effortless. My favourites are Mac Paint Pots, Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows or Maybelline Colour Tattoos!

Thanks for reading xoxo

Monday, July 23, 2012

Things You Can Do Today To Get Healthy

We all need a little push in the right direction sometimes. Here are a couple tips of things that you can start today to help you become a little bit more healthy!!

1. Drink more water: water helps to hydrate your body making you look and feel healthier. It also has great affects on the hair, nails and skin!

2. Eat more fruits and veggies: This one is hard for me being a junk food lover. However adding a couple handfuls of fruit into your cereal or with your eggs in the morning and having a salad with dinner is a great start!

3. Sign up for a gym: The best way to start exercising is to actually sign up. Maybe ever get a trainer if that will get you more motivated!

4. Walk to places instead of drive: Obviously this is if you can. But why drive or take a bus down the road if you can walk? It helps you to get more active and you can enjoy the sun too!

5. Do at home exercises: Before bed or in the morning try doing some things you can do from home. For example, sit ups, the plank, push ups, etc.

Haul: Sephora, Mac, Nail Polish and Perfume

Hi guys this is just going to be a quick blog post on some beauty items i've picked up recently!

As you can see I have finally given in and gotten myself the Naked Palette by Urban Decay. I figured it was time and I'm glad I did. The colours are gorgeous. The Naked Palette also comes with a mini (3.7 ml) Primer Potion which is an eyeshadow base. They help to make shadows last longer and appear more vibrant. I also picked up St Tropez Gradual Tanner. This is to be used every day as a moisturizer. I had to get a back up Nars Laguna Bronzer as mine is almost out. This is my all time favourite bronzer.  I was contemplating trying a different but decided against it last minute. I also picked up the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour full coverage foundation. I am in the shade Light 4. This foundation also has SPF 15 which is great for summer time. From MAC I picked up two eyeshadows. The first is "Wood winked", a bronzy shade, and secondly "All That Glitters", a perfect "barely there" shade. Both shadows are veluxe pearls. I have finally brought myself to buy Dolce and Gabbana's "Light Blue." This is quickly becoming my favourite perfume! As for nail polish I got O.P.I's "Do you Lilac It?" a pretty lilac (obviously) shade. From Essie I got "Instant Hot" A pretty white with flecks of shimmer. And lastly from China Glaze I got "Flip Flop Fantasy" A nice pink colour for my toes!

Thanks for reading xoxo

Friday, July 20, 2012

Products I Regret Buying

Ok so todays blog is going to be about products I regret buying. I don't have too many because I usually do a ton of research before purchasing any products.

1. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes: While the IDEA of this product is amazing and innovative, the product itself is anything but. I got mine in the shade "Pink Frosting" beautiful colour, however the pigmentation and application of this blush really are not great. However the blush is fun to play with!

2. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer: The main reason I dislike this product is because all of the shades for this tinted moisturizer are targeted at people with yellow undertones, which I don't have. However, if you do and are looking for a tinted moisturizer this one works great!


3. Nars Cream Blush in "Enchanted": I am a HUGE Nars fan, however, this blush is just....weird. It's basically orange with huge flecks of glitter. When applied to the cheeks it just looks like glitter. 


Hopefully this helps you all to save some money and avoid these products! xoxo