Thursday, November 14, 2013

Just Me and the Sun's Fading Rays

Only seven days left...
I'm doing my best.
How will I hold back the tears and the sorrow?
Will I feel this way tomorrow?
What will I do when she's not here by my side?
When she's died...?
How will I get through the endless fall days?
Just me and the sun's fading rays...

(original poem)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Delicious All-Natural Peppermint Tea

For all the tea-lovers out there, this is a tea that you must try! It's perfect for the chilly holiday seasons, and will surely get you in a jolly mood! The name of this tea is Stash Peppermint Herbal Tea, and it's caffeine free. If you check the ingredients label, you'll see it's 100% natural and the only ingredient is peppermint leaves. The package looks like this:
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This tea can be found at your local supermarket, which is where I bought mine. It only takes 3-5 minutes to steep, and all that is required is a tea bag, a mug, and hot water.
I personally fell in love with this tea after my first cup. It has a rich, deep peppermint taste, plus it's caffeine free. I value that aspect of this tea because I can drink it any time of the day or at night. It's natural ingredient makes me feel secure in that I'm not putting crap (aka 'artificial flavors' and 'high fructose corn syrup' depending on the tea) in my body.
I hope you enjoy giving this tea a try!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Leopard Print Nails!

Who doesn't love leopard print nails?
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It's unbelievably simple to create your own leopard print nail look. Plus, they turn out great! I could write a tutorial, but I think this video would better explain it.
This video also features the half moon nail design.

I hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Get Longer Eyelashes

Having long eyelashes is really simple. All you need is the right mascara and a pair of eye lash curlers.

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The mascara I use is Maybelline Illegal Length, and it's the best mascara I've ever used. I look for lengthening mascaras, and this one is the best! It makes my eyelashes looks super long, plus I get tons of compliments on it from my friends. I'm always getting asked what kind of mascara I use.

Mascara isn't everything. My lashes wouldn't be half as long as they do if I didn't use my eyelash curler, and you might as well not use a curler at all if you don't know how to use it properly.
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I use a Revlon eyelash curler very similar to this one everyday. It's very powerful and curls my lashes perfectly every time. I like the black cushion grips, however, mine always fall out from the squeezing after I curl my lashes. This isn't a big deal because I can just pop the grips back in and it's as good as new. Overall, I love this curler.

Now, how to use it correctly...
The first thing I do to begin my mascara routine is curl the lashes on my first eye for at least 20 seconds, sometimes 30 seconds. This is an important step to take note of because many people think it's okay to curl their lashes for only about 5-10 seconds each, but that doesn't do anything. After I curl the lashes on my first eye, I apply my mascara, root to tip, as directed on the package. Then I repeat the curling and mascara on my second eye. After that's done, I curl the first eye's lashes for about 20 seconds again. Depending on if I want to or not, I'll apply a second coat of mascara. The ending look doesn't look that much different if more than one coat is used, so you can mess around and see which method you prefer.Curl the second eye again, and apply another coat of mascara (optional). Curl the first eye again (for the third time) and apply more mascara if desired. Repeat for the second eye. If it looks like my eyelashes could be a bit longer, I'll curl each one again. The ending look is super long eyelashes. After this routine, when I look up, I can feel my eyelashes touching just below my eyebrows. That's how long my lashes are and yours should be if you follow the routine!

If the Shoe Fits...

The newest trend this fall is cowgirl boots! Teenagers and women alike adore this boot style. Do you own any yet? If you're looking to buy a pair for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming holidays, keep reading!
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These Report (brand) boots are grey suede and are just the right price! I purchased my pair from Famous Footwear and got them on sale for $49.99. The price tag is a bit steep, but once you try these on you'll understand why. They aren't too wide at the top like many boots of this style are, plus the suede material means they're soft to touch. The double buckles add style. If you're interested, the link to them is here

If you own these boots, let me know how you like them in the comments!

The Secret to Long Hair

The plague affecting many women, young and old, is the keen desire to have long, flowing, hair.  There's something enticing about long hair that everyone seems to love. Unfortunately, many of us are impatient, and wish we could wake up with our hair six inches longer than it was when we went to bed. Although this is impossible, there are some tricks that will help your hair grow faster.

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Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner is well known for making hair healthier, longer, and softer---fast! Some people report never seeing such results, but on the other hand, many women claim that their hair grew three inches over a time period of three months while using these products; that's double the average hair growth rate! 

When growing out your hair, keep in mind heat damages hair. This includes straighteners, curlers, wands, blow dryers, and hot water. Try washing your hair with warm water, and either decrease your usage of heat styling tools on your hair or eliminate them all together. It'll be difficult to get used to it at first, but before you know it your hair will be much healthier and you'll learn ways to style your hair without heat. Dying your hair and getting highlights is also very damaging.

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Common knowledge is that hair should get trimmed every few months to keep it healthy and to keep it growing, however, that's the last thing you'll want to do. If you're trying to grow out your hair, try to get your hair cut as few times a year as possible. I recommend scheduling a hair appointment only when you start to notice dead and split ends. If you don't use any heat and don't dye your hair, this will be around once a year. It probably sounds crazy, but think about it. On average, hair grows a half inch every month. If you get a trim every two to three weeks, your hair isn't going to make any progress in growth.

These are just a few simple tips and tricks to keep in mind. Good luck with growing your beautiful hair out! Remember: be patient!