Wednesday's Health/Beauty Tips: Too Much Heat Is No Good

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

As all of us girls already know heat is extremely damaging to our hair. It's ok if we use a small amount of heat, but too much is not healthy for your hair. One of the things that can happen to your hair because of it is split ends. Split ends is the splitting and fraying of the hair shaft due to the excessive use of heat and mechanical stress. Breakage is another cause of heat damage. Breaking of the hair is a result of constant heat exposure. Heat is not the only reason for damaged hair. For example, coloring( bleaching and dying) your hair is really damaging. Actually any chemicals put into the hair is not healthy.
Solutions and ways to repair damaged hair: If you want to straighten your hair or blow dry your hair that is fine, just do not put heat on your hair everyday. I put heat in my hair only once a week and I see a big difference. As for coloring, try using ammonia free dyes.

Repairing damaged hair is easy, but it takes time and patience. There are a lot of hair masks and hair treatments to help your hair and nurse it back to health. Hot oil treatments help your hair a lot, it rebuilds your hair from breaking and also keeps the hair moisturized. The hot castor oil treatment is a popular treatment used to fix damaged hair. I am sure there are plenty of oil treatments at your nearest beauty supply store.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Are there any methods you use to eliminate heat?

Liebster Award!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I have not did a Liebster post in awhile, mainly because I do not want to be repetitive in what I say. I am so grateful to Christina from  for nominating me, I really do appreciate it. Thank you so much! Everyone go and check out her blog!
The Liebster award is passed on through bloggers with under 200 GFC followers and helps to promote their blogs. So here are the rules:

1. Those who are nominated must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Once nominated you must write 11 random facts about yourself. 

3. You must also answer the 11 questions from the person that has nominated you. 

4. Come up with 11 questions to ask the 11 people you have nominated for the award. 

11 Random Facts About Me

1. My middle name is Olivia.
2. I love pizza.
3. I like to sketch clothes.
4. I love to draw flowers.
5. I like hanging out with my family.
6. I like to cook.
7. I like to watch YouTube videos.
8. I read magazines.
9. I like to dance.
10. I listen to music... a lot.
11. I want to own my own fashion store.

Questions From Christina

Why do you blog?
I like to blog beause I like to connect with other bloggers and share my interests with other people.
What influenced your blog name?
I am a Jerseygirl and the 1216 is my birth month and date.
What is your favorite summer activity?
Pepsi or Coke?
Are you a dog person or cat?
If I had to choose, I guess a dog person. I do not have any pets.
What is your dream summer vacation?
To go to Miami or Cali!
What has been your favorite book you read?
I do not really have one.
Beach or pool? 
What has been your most memorable accomplishment?
I don't know. I guess graduating from highschool was my most memorable. I can't wait to graduate from college... that will be my next accomplishment.
What is your current favorite song?
I have 3 favorite songs... 1. Tamar Braxton- The One 2. Little Mix-Wings 3. Ariana Grande-The Way
Do you like sweets or salty snacks?
I like sweet snacks. For example, I rather have a sweet snack one in awhile and enjoy it. Sometimes salty snacks can be too salty.
My Nominees (Sorry for only eight)
My Questions for my Nominees
1. In the next 5 yrs. where do you see yourself?
2. Heels or Flats?
3. On the go makeup look?
4. Why did you decide to blog?
5. Guilty pleasure?
6. Favorite food?
7. How long have you been blogging?
8. Favorite Tv show?
9. In your spare time what do you like to do?
10. Favorite movie?
11. Goals for your blog?
These are my nominees and my questions for them! I look forward to reading your response!

Milk and Protein Olive Oil: Leave-in Treatment

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Milk Protein soothes the scalp and while it strenghtens your hair, it also adds great shine. The Olive Oil part promotes a healthy scalp, which is really good for me. It repairs damage and also adds shine. I'm growing my hair out so this really helps. The last thing included is Omega 3. The Omega 3, rebuilds strengthens, and protects hair. The milk and protein olive oil helps repair breakage in your hair and it also smells really good. I have been using this for a long time and it helps my hair a lot.

Directions: Shake well to activate, mist onto hair after every shampoo and conditioning.

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Freeman Feeling beautiful Facial Peel-off Mask (Cucumber)

  • This mask clarifies and renews skin
  • Made with natural Botanical ingredients
  • Freeman feeling beautiful has a full range of skin and body products
  • This mask gently peels away from skin
  • The Cucumber Extract leaves skin smooth and silky .
To Use: Apply evenly to the face avoiding eye area. Leave in 5-10 minutes until dry. After, gently peel rinse with warm water.

This feels so gentle on my skin and it smells so good. I was using this yesterday and I felt as if I was at a spa. This peel off mask is a great cleanser, my skin feels soft and refreshed.


My Elf Powder Brush

Saturday, June 1, 2013

  • This brush can be used with wet or dry products.
  • You can use this with powder or blush.
  • This is also perfect for contouring.

-Directions: Dip brush in powder and tap off excess powder before use.

-Care Instructions: Clean this brush regularly with the Elf brush cleanser and shampoo. This helps maintain color application. Then reshape your brush and let dry. If you do not have the cleanser and shampoo, it's ok. I do not have the cleaner and the shampoo, so I use warm water and my regular shampoo to clean. For me it works fine.

I love this brush because it feels so soft against my skin, a lot of brushes are usually hard and rough and leaves your skin irritated. This is very good when blending your powder or blush and as mentioned in the beginning, this also works with wet products. As for contouring using this brush gives you a natural look.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the Elf Powder Brush! Have you tried this before?